Homes For Sale in Wake Forest NC – Yep, We Got ‘Em

I am so surprised each week when I see new homes for sale in Wake Forest NC, both new Wake Forest NC House Chickconstruction and resales, as well as the price adjustments that may have occurred.  There is an enormous variety if exterior styles, interior floorplans, lot sizes, neighborhood amenities and incentives that it can be difficult to know where to start.

That’s where I come in!  I live, work and play in Wake Forest NC and I can tell you anything you want to know about any neighborhood here.  My son attends the local elementary school and we have friends with kids in the Middle and High Schools here.  I eat in the local restaurants, shop in the local stores, visit the local parks and drive these streets every single day.  I KNOW WAKE FOREST NC! 

I have top lenders that I can refer you to to get your gameplan together for your home purchase.  wake forest nc house chickThey will work with you in getting you not only pre-quaified but PRE-APPROVED for a home loan.  A few dings on your credit report?  They can help you start to clear them up and set up a timeframe for you so that we can plan our home search in the future.

Once you’ve met with a lender and are ready to start searching homes for sale in Wake Forest NC just give me a call or send me an email.  I can start pulling together homes from neighborhoods in Wake Forest that will fit your family profile.  I can send you local information if you are coming from out of town.  Need Wake Forest NC school information?  I’ve got you covered there as well!

Seriously, what’s the hesitation?  Interest rates are at a historic low, real estate prices in Wake Forest NC are extremely attractive and it is definitely a Buyer’s Market at the moment.  Don’t miss this opportunity!

Some great resources for you are:Wake Forest NC Historic District

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Get Prepared for Winter Now!

I know, I know – the season just changed to Fall but NOW is the time to get your home wake forest nc house chickready for the winter so you aren’t left out in the cold.  Yes, pun intended!  😉  Winters can be brutal regardless of where you live in the country but just a few small steps can help get you through winter both safe and warm.

  • It is a good idea to have your heating unit checked now.  Have a professional come out an perform a preventative maintenance routine on your system to be sure it is operating in top condition and is as efficient as possible.
  • While you SHOULD be changing you air filters throughout the house in regular intervals go ahead and add it to a Fall Maintenance checklist – it doesn’t hurt to double check them and start a schedule of when you change them.  A great tip is to use a Sharpie and actually mark on the filter frame when you install a fresh one.
  • If you have a fireplace NOW is the time to have a professional chimney sweep to come out and perform routine maintenance and to have your chimney cleaned.
  • Replace your warm weather window screens with storm windows which will add another layer of insulation during the cold months.
  • Check all door and windows to be sure they are closing properly and have tight seals.  You may need to invest a few dollars for some caulk if you are finding air seeping in.
  • While you have the caulk go ahead and check all of your plumbing fixtures in your bathrooms like shower heads and faucets.  You want to be sure there are no gaps between the fixture and the wall where warm air can escape AND no water can seep into the walls/floors.
  • After that last warm afternoon in the Fall when you mow the grass be sure to use ALL gas in the lawn equipment.  You do NOT want to store any lawn equipment with gas wake forest nc house chickleft in it.
  • Clean out all gutters and downspouts to prevent leaf and debris buildup.  It would be a great time to install gutter guards if you don’t already have them.
  • Check all under house plumbing pipes if you have a crawlspace to be sure there is adequate insulation.
  • Check your attic space!  Be sure that there is no attic insulation covering vents and that all vents are free from debris. 
  • Ceiling fans?  Be sure to reverse their direction for the winter months.  By doing so you will reverse the air flow thereby pulling the warm air up and mixing it into the room.
  • Don’t forget your thermostat – 68-72 degrees should be just fine.  By turning your thermostat down by just a degree or two overnight and while you are away will also help to keep heating costs down.

I don’t know about you but I am super-excited that Fall is here and yes, I am strange, I LOVE Winter!  I will be prepared for Winter and I hope with the above checklist that you will be, too!

Wake Forest NC Parks – Kiwanis Park

Wake Forest NC has an abundant supply of Parks and Greenways!  Trails wind through town, Kiwanis Park Wake Forest NCtennis courts, baseball diamonds and playground dot the landscape and even the doggies have their very own place to romp and play with their buddies!  Through this series you will find information on all the various parks in Wake Forest NC so you can always find a great way to spend a weekend afternoon with friends or family.

Kiwanis Park is located in downtown Wake Forest NC right next door to the Wake Forest Library!  It is extremely convenient to make your stop at the library and then skip over to the park for a little afternoon playtime and lunch!  This small park offers a picnic shelter, a variety of play equipment and a gorgeous paved greenway trailKiwanis Park is also located right down the street from Franklin Academy so it is not an unusual sight to see the park overflowing with kids in the afternoon when the Academy is dismissed!  Kiwanis Park is also a very popular spot throughout the day for playdates – always a few moms and their youngsters spending some time at the park!

You can find Kiwanis Park at 400 E. Holding Avenue, Wake Forest NC.

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Wake Forest NC Neighborhood Expedition – Focus on Majestic Oaks

Wake Forest NC Neighborhood Expedition – Focus on Majestic Oaks

Majestic Oaks is a gorgeous new community in Wake Forest NC located just off of Rogers Majestic Oaks Wake Forest NCRoad and adjacent to Heritage.  This new community is intimate with just a handful of well-built custom homes by various well known builders from the area such as Sawyer Homes, Stellar Blu Construction, Williams Custom Building and Cambridge Classic Homes.  Located just around the corner are many conveniences such as shopping, restaurants, banks, a post office, ice cream shops and MORE! 

Currently there are 12 homes for sale in Majestic Oaks and they are in various stages of construction.  Prices range from $299,900 – $375,000.  See below for some of the particulars on the homes within Majestic Oaks

Schools currently assigned to Majestic Oaks are:

  • Jones Dairy Elementary – year round
  • Heritage Middle School – year round
  • Heritage High School

*  please note that schools in Wake County are subject to change.  It is always best to research an address via the Student Assignment Finder that you can access via my website, Wake Forest House Chick.

Majestic Oaks offers a serene community with walkable streets, street lights, gorgeous common areas and Energy Star Certified homes!  If you would like more information regarding Majestic Oaks please feel free to call me or simply send me an email – I would be happy to help!

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Interested in other neighborhoods in Wake Forest NC?  Check out some of my other Neighborhood Posts:

Give Buyers and Their Agents The Time and Space They Need

Give Buyers and Their Agents The Time and Space They Need

It can be tempting when your home is listed to stick around while it is being shown to buyers so you be sure all the finer details are pointed out but, honestly?  It is the worst decision you can make and for many different reasons.

First, your listing agent has more than likely done a fantastic job in advertising and marketing your property.  It’s obvious they have or why else would you have buyers interested in seeing your home.  If you question the job that they are doing then why are you still listed with them?

Secondly, the agent that is showing your home has already received all the information they need from your agent and other various sources such as tax records and public resources.  They will know what to point out to their buyers.

But, most importantly, the buyers and their agent need privacy while previewing your home so that they can openly make observations about your home, compare it to other homes that they have seen and they need to feel comfortable opening closet doors, cabinets, etc.  They need to freely be able to take their time in previewing your home to explore ALL areas of your home.  Your home is YOUR home and what is important to you may not be important to the next buyer.  They aren’t YOU.  They have their own wants and needs and at this point have already found something interesting about your home of they wouldn’t be there in the first place.

The worst thing that can happen during a showing is to have a seller follow on the heels of a home showingbuyer and their agent watching their every move and incessantly trying to “sell” their home.  A buyer will feel nothing but pressure and most definitely be put off.  They have hired an agent to represent them in the search and purchase of their home – THAT is who they trust.  While YOU as a buyer may feel there are special details in your home keep in mind that they may be only important to you.  You are the one with the emotional attachment to your home and you simply can not transfer that emotion to the buyer.

So, please remember, when your home is being shown it is best to simply leave. 
Give the buyer and their agent some room to breathe and “experience” the home.  Trust that your agent will follow up with the buyers agent to discuss any questions there may be or to seek valuable feedback.

Wake Forest NC House Chick Monthly Newsletter – September 2010

 

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Discover Wake Forest NC September 2010
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National Statistics
Wake Forest NC Market Report
Wake Forest NC Neighborhoods
 

Wake Forest NC House ChickFinally!  Cooler temperatures are going to start rolling into the Wake Forest NC area this week which is a sure sign of not just Fall but Festivals, the State Fair, outdoor concerts and MORE!  I am a little shocked to see so much Holiday Decor in the stores already but it does seem like each year it is put out on the shelves and in the aisles earlier and earlier.  I guess it is just a reminder to me that I need to get it in gear and start my Holiday planning!

Wake Forest NC is simply amazing during the Holidays so be sure to keep an eye out for some upcoming posts with details on the events that are sure to grab your attention.  In the meantime, check out some of the latest events in and around Wake Forest NC!  I post the weekly events every Saturday for the following week at my blog Life in Wake Forest NC or you can also check in at Discover Wake Forest NC.  Please stop by and check it out!   

 
I also update a Foreclosure List for Wake Forest NC every Monday – if you would like to be included on that list please let me know and I’ll get you signed up!  There are always some amazing properties on the Foreclosure Report and at really great prices.  

 

Don’t forget, you can always check in with me on Twitter at @lefinley or find out all the latest for Wake Forest NC on my Facebook page – I’d love to stay in touch!!  

 
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a.k.a.  Leesa L. Finley  🙂

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National StatisticsNational Newsletter – September 2010 

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Wake Forest Neighborhood Expeditions


Check out some of the fantastic neighborhoods in Wake Forest NC!  Each month you’ll find several new posts with different communities – if you have any questions regarding any of the neighborhoods you see just give me a call or simply send me an email!

If you are searching for a neighborhood that is not included here please be sure to check my websites neighborhood page – Wake Forest NC Neighborhoods!

Things to Do in Wake Forest NC – September 27 – October 3, 2010

Looks like tomorrow will finally bring with it COOLER Fall weather!  Whew – these records 90s over things to do in Wake Forest NCthe last few days have been rough!  The hot weather can make it tough to get into the Fall spirit and all the Festivals and outdoor events that come with it – but, we made it and the events are on their way!  This weeks list of things to do in Wake Forest NC is full of a variety that will appeal to EVERYONE!

So, take a minute to check it all out and pencil in a few on YOUR calendar!

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) September Morning Club Meetings
Monday, Sept 27; 9:30 am weigh in and 10:10 am meeting
Wakefield Baptist Church, 13029 Falls of the Neuse Rd.
TOPS is a non-profit weight loss support program that welcomes all! Your first session is free and annual membership is only $26.Contact Karen Banks for more information at (919) 569-7595 . http://www.tops.org

Building Strong Nonprofits: Establishing a Nonprofit—The Basics

Monday, Sept 27; 3:30 pm – 5 pm
Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce, 350 S. White St.
The Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the INS Group, presents a workshop series open to members and non-members. In this session, executive directors and board members will learn the key steps and methodology for building a successful strategic plan. The session will enhance a board’s understanding of financial statements, review of the new required 990 form and their fiduciary responsibility. $20 per person/per session or 4 sessions for $70. Contact Mary Yount at (919) 556-1519 or Mary@wakeforestchamber.org.

 
Wake Forest Police Department Fundraiser for Sybrina Hayes

Tuesday, Sept 28; 5 pm – 10 pm
Milton’s Pizza & Pasta, 14520 New Falls of Neuse Rd.
Benefitting Sybrina Hayes, the 14-year-old daughter of Wake Forest Police Officer Brenda Hayes, who is being treated at Duke Children’s Hospital for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. When you order your meal, say you are there to support Sybrina Hayes. For more information, contact Officer M. J. Pender or Officer B. Loveless at (919) 554-6150 , or email hayesfundraiser@gmail.com.

Temporary Road Closure for Police Training

Tuesday, Sept 28; 9 am – 2 pm
Friendship Chapel Road
The portion of Friendship Chapel Road from the 1250 block (Heritage Hills Road) to Jones Dairy Road will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 28 from 9 am – 2 pm. Gateway Commons Circle may be utilized as a detour. (919) 435-9400

Wake Forest Unplugged…Get Connected
Friday, Oct 1 at 5 pm thru Sunday Oct 3 at 5 pm
Wake Forest Unplugged” is a rare opportunity for Wake Forest-area residents to “disconnect” from cell phones, PDAs, and computers, and “re-connect” with their community, friends, and family. Sign a pledge form promising to “unplug” from your television, computer, phone, or video games and instead engage in healthier, more active pursuits. Sponsored by the Wake Forest Recreation Advisory Board. For information, contact Parks & Recreation Director Susan Simpson at (919) 435-9561 .  http://www.wakeforestnc.gov/unplugged.aspx.

NBC 17 Shred-It Event
Saturday, Oct 2; 10 am – 2 pm
Garner TV & Appliance, 6310 Plantation Center Dr., Raleigh
Protect your identity by bringing your personal documents to be shredded! Goodwill will be collecting donations of household goods and clothing.

Concert in the Park
Sunday, Oct 3; 3 pm – 5 pm
E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Rd.
Leroy Savage & The Bottom Feeders will perform at a free concert offered by PineCone. The event will serve as a fitting conclusion to “Wake Forest Unplugged…Get Connected.” Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Co-sponsored by the Wake Forest Parks & Recreation Department and United Arts of Raleigh and Wake County. (919) 435-9560