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To all the real estate investors out there in the Triangle area, I have an important message for you. If you make your rentals accessible they will come! Recently I was featured in a front page article in my local paper because of my unique niche in real estate.
      Every fall, Wake county has the Parade of Homes where the builders put out there very best examples of their work for the public to come out and see. The homes are judged by the Home Builders Association and win prizes. The majority of these homes are for sale (95%). This fall there was a v...
 I want to highlight a new subdivision which is for seniors who are proactive planners. They plan that this will be their last home. They want to "age in place". This community is the Village of Aversboro in Garner NC.  I think this is a lovely community and I think you will too. It is a young c...
I am honored and tickled pink that there was an article written in my local paper about my niche in real estate and what I do. The title is "No barriers to a dream home".  They even interviewed my  past and present clients Hopefully this will bring some more business but as the article says, "It'...
When someone writes you a glowing letter of reccomendation it just makes your day. I was blown away by the glowing accolades and praise in this letter. I could not have paid Jerry to do better PR for me. What made it all the more special is that it came from someone in my niche: a senior couple w...
One of the hardest things about moving to a new place with a child with special needs is trying to find the resources and support you need. Most of the resources are not found in one place. From my own experience, connecting with other parents who "have been there and done that" has been most he...
Back ground  We moved to Cary NC in 1996, when my oldest son was 2 months old. It was tough in the beginning not having a support system and having a new baby. But what made it easier was the beautiful weather, so many parks to explore, friendly people and what we found to be a GREAT community t...
I am a disability housing specialist and the plain facts are it is HARD to find accessible homes or ones that are built with Universal Design elements in mind. They are out there but they are few and far between.    It's like finding a needle in a hay stack. Accessibility is not the same to every...
I had the pleasure to work in the 50+ Pavilion at the Ideal Home show of Raleigh last weekend. I shared the SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) booth with 3 other Realtors and our goal was to share information with the public about the importance of working with a Realtor who specializes in work...
Are you planning on moving to Cary, NC and you have a child with developmental disabilities? I am the Realtor for you! My youngest son has autism and we have been in the Wake county school system since preschool. I can tell you all the good, bad & ugly. Luckily there has been very little ugly and...

Karen Barbour

Cary, NC ePro
smartphone(919) 931-1939
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