Cary, NC Real Estate News

By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
Nothing to Watch on TV? Your Humble Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area Real Estate Agent Has a Suggestion... Cable. Satellite. Streaming Video. Sure you have plenty of options to watch TV. But, you STILL can't find anything to watch? Your humble Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Real Estate agent has a suggestion for you... Just click on the picture above to tune in now! About The Author Craig Rutman is a North Carolina Residential Real Estate Specialist that can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in the Raleigh - Cary – Apex metro areas; or any place else in the country by connecting you with a relocation professional in your destination of choice. To find all available homes for sale in the Triangle area of North Carolina, please visit www.justnchomes.com Call me TODAY at 919-349-95...
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By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
What? You're NOT Watching the Super Bowl? How About Something Good to Read Then? Your humble Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Real Estate agent has a suggestion... If you're not going to watch the Super Bowl, you might as well spend the time wisely. Just head on over to www.justNChomes.com and find YOUR new Raleigh, Cary, Apex area home. You're moving here anyway, and you have three hours to kill if you're not watching the game, so why waste the day?!!   About The Author Craig Rutman is a North Carolina Residential Real Estate Specialist that can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in the Raleigh - Cary – Apex metro areas; or any place else in the country by connecting you with a relocation professional in your destination of choice. To find all available homes for sale in t...
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By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
Black Ice on the Roads? Not a Problem Says Your Humble Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area Real Estate Agent! Yes folks, there's some black ice on the roads here in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex area. So, by all means, if you must drive, PLEASE be careful out there. In my constant effort to provide first rate service to my clients, your humble Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Real Estate agent has developed a way to safely go out and look for YOUR new Raleigh, Cary, Apex area home! OK. OK. I don't really have my own skyway to take you around to look for your new home. But, fear not people, the hazardous road conditions are just a temporary setback. Temperatures are predicted to be near 60 degrees by the weekend and the roads will be safe again. Until then, you can search for your new Raleigh, Cary, Apex area ho...
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By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
Wally World Wednesday The Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area Edition! However, if you need information on any Raleigh, Cary, Apex area home, or would like to schedule an appointment to see one, please don't hesitate to visit me on the web at www.justNChomes.com Or call me!   About The Author Craig Rutman is a North Carolina Residential Real Estate Specialist that can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in the Raleigh - Cary – Apex metro areas; or any place else in the country by connecting you with a relocation professional in your destination of choice. To find all available homes for sale in the Triangle area of North Carolina, please visit www.justnchomes.com Call me TODAY at 919-349-9530 Email me with your Raleigh - Cary – Apex area questions  
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By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
Does it Snow in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area? The simple answer is YES. We do get snow here in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex area. It's not often that we do, but when the white stuff falls, it's usually just a trace amount. Just enough to close schools and send folks to the supermarkets to stock up on essentials. Today we're expecting anywhere from 3-5 inches of the snowfall. And, yes, it's cold out there! This pending snow will definitely close the town down for a couple of days. Schools are already announcing early releases and some have already closed for the day. Now, just because it's cold and snow is expected, that doesn't mean you can't think warm thought about your new Raleigh, Cary, Apex area home! Just click on the picture above and get started with a FREE no obligation custom home ...
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By Don Johnson, Top Performance Service
(Don Johnson Real Estate Team)
Lochmere Property Values - Curious About Yours? Lochmere has always been one of Cary's most desirable neighborhoods. Residents who live here certainly understand why. With its convenient location to US1, downtown Raleigh and RTP along with a nearby Hospital and Medical Centers, Lochmere has been a favorite for those seeking a nice lifestyle in a well, manicured neighborhood with excellent amenities.   Most people who live in Lochmere are sad to leave. Job transfers, retirement and family relocation needs are the top reasons for leaving. If you are considering a move and would like to know the value of your Lochmere home, take a look at this useful tool. Our Market Snapshot tool utilizes real time MLS data, unlike Zillow and other sites that can be inaccurate due to their aggregating of ...
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By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
In the Words of My Most Recent Happy Home Buyer, This Humble Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area Real Estate Agent ROCKS! Tomorrow, my client and I are heading to the closing table. We've worked together for the better part of 3 months. And, while not every house worked for his particular needs, we did find one that that he's going to proudly be calling home! Today, as we were scheduling the final walk through, he stretched out his hand to shake mine and simply said, "You rock man." For me, nothing in this business is more gratifying than handing the keys to my happy Raleigh, Cary, Apex area home buyers. Tomorrow, once again, I get to do just that. Only this time, in the words of my happy home buyer... Your humble Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Real Estate agent rocks!   About The Author Craig Rutman is...
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By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
Need a Good Book to Read? Your Humble Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area Real Estate Agent Has a Suggestion! From the looks of this paperback, you can tell that it's a book that's been well loved and has been read countless times. A New York Times Bestseller! A proud entry in Oprah's Book Club! A perennial read on Chapter Chats! In fact, this book is so good, it's made Craig's Classics... 12 years in a row! Pick up a copy today by heading on over to: www.justNChomes.com Or, just let me help take the mystery out of buying and selling a home in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex area by calling me today: Need a Good Book to Read? Your Humble Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area Real Estate Agent Has a Suggestion!   About The Author Craig Rutman is a North Carolina Residential Real Estate Specialist that can assist you wi...
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By Sharon Kowitz, Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling
(CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN ~ COMPASS RE)
     New Year, Fresh Start!  Start 2014 with a fresh start. De-clutter your life by starting at home. Sorting through boxes, and organizing can be a little daunting, so here are some great tips to start pairing down today - a little at a time...   1. Store. A good rule of thumb is "If I haven't used it in a year, do I still need it around?".  If you haven't used it, or need to get to it, consider moving it to a storage facility. That way, if you need it you can get to it easily, but if you don't use it within the next year, it's easier to take to a donation center. Start by calling the storage facilities in the Cary Area... there are many great choices.   2. Sell. Want to overhaul a room and give it a new feel? Want to overhaul your look and give your wardrobe a facelift? Make some mon...
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By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
Don't Let This Wintery Weather Slow Down Your Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area Home Search! While you might be experiencing some cold, rain and snow in your neck of the woods, here in the Raleigh, Cary, Area, the temperatures are still pretty comfortable. And, yes, we're expected to have a cold Monday, but once we get past that, temperatures are expected to climb back into the high 50's to low 60's! Not bad for January, huh? Head on over to www.justNChomes.com to begin your new Raleigh, Cary, Apex area home search in the warm confines of your home. And then, when you see some you like, give me a call and let's go look at them!   About The Author Craig Rutman is a North Carolina Residential Real Estate Specialist that can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in the Raleigh - C...
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By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
Thinking of Getting a Tattoo for the New Year? Your Humble Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area Real Estate Has a Suggestion for You! Now, don't get me wrong here folks. Your humble Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Real Estate agent does not have any tattoos, nor am I endorsing you getting one. But, lots of folks do have them or are thinking of getting one. If you are thinking of adding to your body art, or just starting out, make your decision wisely as it will be with you forever. I'm not so sure this guy did that! Made up your mind to go through with it? Need some inspiration? I've done the work for you! You can thank me later! You can't go wrong with this Raleigh, Cary, Apex one! Happy New Year Everyone!   About The Author Craig Rutman is a North Carolina Residential Real Estate Specialist that can ass...
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By Sharon Kowitz, Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling
(CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN ~ COMPASS RE)
I get many calls throughout the year asking if "Now is a good time of year to sell?" Most home inventory is found in spring to summer months for our area.  Well "NOW" is a good time to sell with only 2.5 months of inventory you have a greater chance than any other time of year. With less competition you should have a quick offer if your home is clean, well maintained and staged ~ remember less is more, time to de-clutter when listing your home. If you are serious about selling you have to pack anyway, so start packing and let's get ready to find your new home! Checkout some Hot Cary Market Facts in our Market Minute ~ Zip 27519, 27513, 27511, 27518   Focus On: Cary Area Housing Market November 2013 Zip Code(s): 27519, 27513, 27511 and, 27518 Units Sold 186 Active Inventory 470 Median Sa...
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By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
This Day in History... As Told by Your Humble Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area Real Estate Agent! It was on this day, December 17th, 1903, that Orville and Wilbur Wright, two brothers from someplace other than the Raleigh, Cary, Apex area, were successful in flying a plane that they built. The first ever flight lasted for a total of 12 seconds and took place in Kitty Hawk, NC, which, just happens to be a short drive to the Raleigh, Cary, Apex area! I'm still amazed that anything other than birds can fly and even more amazed at how far aviation has come in such a short time. We've gone from this... To this... To this... To putting a man on the moon... ...in a little over a century. So, the next time you're flying somewhere, just remember that it all happened right here in North Carolina... just ...
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By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
Nothing to do This Friday Night in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area? Take a Late Night Shower with Your Friends! No. That was not a typo! If you don't have anything to do this Friday night, here in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex area, take a shower! In the very early morning hours on Friday, the Geminid Meteor shower will reach its peak. With up to 50 meteors an hour, and clear skies predicted, this could be an amazing thing to witness. And it could be a fun thing to do. After all, how often do you get to take a shower outside with all your friends and family?!! About The Author Craig Rutman is a North Carolina Residential Real Estate Specialist that can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in the Raleigh - Cary – Apex metro areas; or any place else in the country by connecting ...
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By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
Your Humble Real Estate Agent Erases the Fear of Home Buying and Selling in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex area! Find out how by giving me a call... Or head on over to www.justNChomes.com NOW!     About The Author Craig Rutman is a North Carolina Residential Real Estate Specialist that can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in the Raleigh - Cary – Apex metro areas; or any place else in the country by connecting you with a relocation professional in your destination of choice. To find all available homes for sale in the Triangle area of North Carolina, please visit www.justnchomes.com Call me TODAY at 919-349-9530  
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By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
Graffiti Found on Wall in the Raleigh, Cary, Apex Area. Local Residents Approve! About The Author Craig Rutman is a North Carolina Residential Real Estate Specialist that can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in the Raleigh - Cary – Apex metro areas; or any place else in the country by connecting you with a relocation professional in your destination of choice. To find all available homes for sale in the Triangle area of North Carolina, please visit www.justnchomes.com Call me TODAY at 919-349-9530  
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By Tracy Santrock, Raleigh - Cary Realtor/Broker In Charge
(Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc. )
  One of the frequently asked questions that I receive when buyers are relocating to the Triangle Area of North Carolina is, “What will my property taxes be when I move to North Carolina?”  Fortunately the Wake County property taxesare some of the lowest in the State of North Carolina.  Here are the rates for the different cities in Wake County:     So when are the real estate taxes due?  Each year the tax bills are issued in August/September and are due by the end of the year.   Real Estate taxes are billed in arrears so the tax bill for 2013 is issued in August/September of 2013.    Wake County Tax Rate 0.534       Angier 0.53 1.064 Apex 0.39 0.924 Cary 0.35 0.884 Durham 0.5675 1.1015 Fuquay-Varina 0.385 0.919 Garner 0.49 1.024 Holly Springs 0.435 0.969 Knightdale 0.43 0.964 Morrisvil...
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By Amy Shair, Award-Winning Agent 25+ Years
(Cary Apex Durham NC Referrals - eXp Realty)
Engagement Decisions.  For engaged couples, planning a wedding date and location are the first decisions. At some point during the engagement the couple starts discussions about where they are going to live after the wedding. Two Properties? These days the couple often owns two properties and sometimes they are in the same city. For people in the Triangle for example, the husband-to-be might own a home in Raleigh and the wife-to-be owns a house in Cary. Questions to Consider  Here are some basic questions that might help you decide which house to live in and whether to sell or rent out the other home: 1) Which home is most conveniently located? The saying, “location, location, location” is still one of the most important factors in real estate. If one of the homes is in a great locatio...
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By Sharon Kowitz, Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling
(CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN ~ COMPASS RE)
   We Give Thanks 2013 has been a great year for Kowitz Realty, and we give thanks for our clients, friends and family... you! We couldn't have done it without you! This holiday of thanksgiving reminds us of all the wonderful blessings that we have received this year, and we hope that you have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends. Thank you for your referrals. It is the best compliment a Realtor can receive!    Tired of the same old stuffing? Here are a few of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes and ideas, even decor, to get into the holiday season! Pumpkin Pie and More  - Enjoy the seasons best flavor 50 Ultimate Thanksgiving sides - Delicious ideas to bring home Holiday Breakfasts - Not just about the turkey!  Easy and Festive Holiday Decor - Won't break the bank! Plan for ...
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By Carla Freund, Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489
(Keller Williams Preferred Realty)
Cary, NC is a big relocation area. Many companies are moving their headquarters to Cary, NC or Research Triangle Park. Cary offers a great quality of life and wonderful lifestyle. What some people don't consider is Real Estate is very regional. In our area, it can even come down to the very neighborhood and sometimes the different builders or levels within a neighborhood. It is important you work with a qualified Real Estate Professional who understands Real Estate statistics and can use every bit of information provided to not only help you get the best price when purchasing a home but, to help you not miss out on a great home. When I work with people relocating to the area, I ask a lot of questions. The answers will help me show prospective buyers home that best meet their criteria an...
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