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Buying A Foreclosed Property

Buying A Foreclosed Property

Everyone wants a deal. Foreclosure properties, also know as “Bank Owned” or “REO Properties” are a hot commodity in our local market because they can be an exceptional bargain especially when you’re willing to invest a bit of sweat equity. They are presently a big segment of sold and closed properties in our triangle area. […]

Heritage Wake Forest Has 12 Stops on Spring New Homes Tour

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Heritage Wake Forest Has 12 Stops on Spring New Homes Tour

Wake Forest residents planning to take the Spring New Homes Tour won’t have to go very far to see almost two dozen homes this weekend. Heritage Wake Forest will the most homes of any development on the tour at 12 homes. Four more homes are in Wake Forest, one in Rolesville, and several within a […]

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The Importance of Inspections When Buying Older Properties

Older homes can be a delight to show, sell and own. They have such character and unique features. However, oftentimes older homes also have unique issues that must be thoroughly investigated. Asbestos siding or asbestos in pipe wrapping – Have you ever seen white, painted-on bandage-like wrapping around a pipe with a cotton candy-like insulation on the inside? […]

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Raleigh Real Estate News

Have you heard the latest top 10 Google searches in North Carolina includes foreclosures in Raleigh? Yep, as a local REALTOR with 22 years of experience selling real estate in the Triangle area, I can tell you that the market for foreclosures right now is white-hot. With Business Week magazine, Fortune magazine and others including […]

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Gadberry Group Lists Wake Forest In Top 9!

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Gadberry Group Lists Wake Forest In Top 9!

 

Posted to the Fans of Historic Wake Forest Meetup Group – Thanks Bob!

Wake Forest, NC – On January 5, 2010, Gadberry Group announced its list of last year’s nine most notable high-growth areas in the US – Gadberry Group’s “9 from 2009.” Wake Forest, NC earned the number 6 spot on that list.

“As a Wake Forest native, I’ve recognized the explosive growth that our community has experienced. The Gadberry data will give us the quantitative tools we need to continue to draw new development to Wake Forest,” said Don Stroud, Wake Forest Area Chamber of Commerce Board Co-Chair.

Headquartered in Little Rock, AR, Gadberry Group provides location intelligence services and data for the world’s top retail brands.

Wake Forest is located northeast of Raleigh and was recognized by Forbes magazine in 2007 as the 20th fastest growing suburb in the US. According to Gadberry data, the Wake Forest area grew from 8,150 households in 2000 to 17,803 in 2009, or 118%. Wake Forest had 13 Emerging Blocks, the second highest in the group.

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Heritage Wake Forest to Display 13 Homes During Annual Parade of Homes

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Heritage Wake Forest to Display 13 Homes During Annual Parade of Homes

Thirteen homes in the Heritage Wake Forest development will be on display as part of the annual Parade of Homes held throughout the region each October. The parade is a chance for the public to walk through dozens of Triangle-area homes over the course of three weekends.

“The Parade of Homes always provides an excellent opportunity for people to tour a number of beautiful homes concentrated in one community,” said Andy Ammons, President ofertiage Ammons Development Group, in this press release.

“It’s a great way for prospective buyers to find the home that best meets their specific needs. We invite anyone interested in learning more about the homes in Heritage Wake Forest to visit us during the Parade of Homes.”

For more information on the Parade of Homes, which starts Saturday, Oct. 3, visit the Home Builders Association Web site.

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Lowest construction bid is not always the best

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One Wake Forest couple found out that getting the “best price” for their attic remodel. As USA Today reported, Aaron and Maggie Wendel worked with a higher-priced contractor and was able to negotiate in their favor.

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