Explore Wake Forest, NC
By Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522)
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  Wake Forest NC Real Estate Market Recap - February 2012   The Town of Wake Forest, NC has an official app!  Wake Forest residents - it doesn't get much more convenient than this!  Need quick action for street maintenece, graffiti or lights?  Take a photo using the app and send it on!  Want to know where the Town parks are?  Need access to town news, job listings or contact info for town departments?  There's an app for that!  You can even pay your Wake Forest Power bills.  Impressed?  I am!  For details see the Wake Forest, NC website.   If you don't yet live in the area but are considering moving to Wake County or Wake Forest, NC or even if you're planning on selling a home in Wake Forest, NC, it's important to have the right information.   The pie chart on the left breaks down the n...
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
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When you are searching for homes for sale in Wake Forest NC you can't just assume that you will be living in Wake County!  There is a small area of Wake Forest NC that I like to consider the Bermuda Triangle of Wake Forest.  ;)  A Wake Forest address can mean that you live in: Wake County Franklin County Granville County Why should you care?  There are a few differences from county to county: SCHOOLS!  If you live in Franklin County or Granville County your children do not go to Wake County Schools.  I know for the majority of people that I speak to that search for homes for sale in Wake Forest are specifically looking for Wake County Schools.   TAXES - taxes are completely different for each county. Public Services such as water/sewer and even cable choices can and do differ. If you ar...
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
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The Easter Bunny is coming!!!!!! The Annual Wake Forest Easter Egg Hunt is coming up this weekend so get your baskets ready.  This event is fun for ALL ages and each year somehow gets better than the last.  This year the hunt is on at E. Carroll Joyner Park which provides tons of open space and is an incredibly beautiful setting so, trust me, there will be PLENTY of eggs to be found and great picture taking opportunities throughout the entire event.  There will be over 3,000 eggs hidden with several "golden" eggs good for "special prizes" to be found as well.  Date:  March 24, 2012 (Saturday) Time:  Ages 3 and under at 10AMAges 4-6  11AM Ages 7-9  1PMAges 10-12 2PM Location:  E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest NC The weather is forecasted to be spectacular this Saturda...
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
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This weeks latest Wake Forest NC Foreclosures Report has been updated and is ready for download.  This list include the areas Foreclosures, Short Sales and REO's available for sale and I have seen many of them inside.  I have to say, the majority of these homes are in fantastic cosmetic condition and priced great.  As with any home for sale a professional inspector should be hired to inspect the property or mechanical or structural imperfections. My Wake Forest NC Foreclosures Report is free for download and the list includes: Home Price Subdivision Bedrooms/Baths Square Footage Garage (Y/N) Year Built Type of Home (Townhome, Single Family) Feel free to take a peek at this weeks latest list and be sure to let me know if you have any questions or would like to preview one or two - I'd be...
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
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The Wake Forest NC Real Estate Market is definitely in the swing of Spring!  There were MANY new listings that hit the Wake Forest NC Real Estate Market this week and just since mid February there have been 118 homes for sale added to the mix!  Competition is fierce this time of year so if you are thinking of selling your Wake Forest NC Home you have to get your home in the best possible condition.  Check out a few of the tips that I offer  - you HAVE to be competitive and on top of your game.    Here are some great tips to get you prepared! There were 34 new listings added to the Homes for Sale inventory last week with just one of them being short sales!  Just an FYI - there have been indicators that a few mores short sales and foreclosures will be hitting the market this Spring making...
By Dianne Goode, Realtor/Broker
(Raleigh Cary Realty)
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A very few miles from Raleigh is the charming town of Wake Forest, and there you will find the Sunflower Studio and Gallery. The Sunflower showcases the work of local artists, including six Artists in Residence and a Guest Artist whose work is on display for a month. In addition to the featured paintings, you can browse and admire jewelry, pottery, notecards, and more. The photo below is of Resident Artist Kathryn Wilson,  surrounded by some of her beautiful pastel paintings. The Sunflower is worth a visit anytime, but it's open late on Second Fridays.  Classes and events can be found on the gallery's website, www.sunflowerstudiowf.com.
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
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Notable Neighborhoods in Wake Forest NC - St. Ives Estates Welcome to St. Ives Estates in Wake Forest NC!  St. Ives Estates is a beautiful community with rolling tree lined streets and simply magnificent custom homes on large, well-manicured lots.  St. Ives Estates is quietly tucked away off of Kearney Road yet convenient to both Capital Boulevard and Highway 98 making commutes to both Durham NC and downtown Raleigh NC a breeze. St. Ives Estates is a swim community with a large pool for residents, tennis courts for residents and a clubhouse that is perfect for neighborhood get-togethers or private parties.  This quiet community offers plenty of room to spread out yet amply opportunity be partake in "community".  Currently, there are 3 homes for sale in St. Ives Estates and they range in...
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
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Wow - the new Wake Forest NC Foreclosures Report has been updated and is ready for download from my website Wake Forest NC House Chick.  This weeks list has some incredible properties available with some pretty outstanding price adjustments as well as a few new additions. If you need a little help understanding the difference between a Short Sale, a Foreclosure, REOs and the like please be sure to visit my site for a little help and clarity. My reports are easy to read and you can find: Subdivision Square Feet Bedrooms/Baths Garages Type Home Price As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to call me or email me - I am always glad to help!   >>> DOWNLOAD REPORT HERE <<<
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
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The Wake Forest NC Real Estate Market is definitely shaping up nicely for Spring!  There were MANY new listings that hit the Wake Forest NC Real Estate Market this week and just since mid February there have been 84 homes homes for sale added to the mix!  Competition is ramping up for a stellar Spring season - don't miss it!  If you want to get your home in the best possible condition for the Spring Real Estate Market check out a few of the tips that I offer  - you HAVE to be competitive and on top of your game.    Here are some great tips to get you prepared! There were 32 fresh new listings added to the Homes for Sale inventory last week with two of them being short sales!  Just an FYI - there have been indicators that a few mores short sales and foreclosures will be hitting the marke...
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
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Notable Neighborhoods in Wake Forest NC - Twin Creeks Twin Creeks in Wake Forest NC is an scenic little pocket of homes tucked in behind Olde Mill Stream meaning there is ZERO through traffic.  The developers did a brilliant job back in 2007 when the area was first being developed maintaining the natural surroundings and leaving as many trees as possible in tact.  This small neighborhood is peaceful and most definitely tranquil! While there are a few homes that were built in 2007 - 2009 the majority are brand new homes with a few lots left available to build on.  Some of the builders you can find in Twin Creeks are Turning Point Builders, Walt Lewis Construction and Humphries Builders.  Their homes are outstanding displays of masterful construction with standard details and finishes tha...
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
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There are quite a few Open Houses in Wake Forest NC this weekend!  Prices range from $104,000 - $409,900 and there are some great subdivisions such as: Wakefield Plantation Crenshaw Hall Staffordshire Magnolia Hall Shearon Farms Heritage Reynolds Mill The forecast is bright and sunny so it should be a great time to get out and see all homes for sale in Wake Forest NC and pop into a few Open Houses. Please click here for a link to what you can expect to find Open this weekend! Need some advice about touring Open Houses?  Be sure to brush up on what you need to know and questions you need to ask....... Are You Prepared To Tour Open Houses?  
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
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Notable Neighborhoods in Wake Forest NC - River Mill   River Mill is one of the oldest manufacturing mills in North Carolina and has seen many transitions in it's lifetime which has spanned the decades!  From the first recorded use in 1855 this mill has had many uses including granite mill, powder making factory during the Revolutionary War, paper mill, cotton mill and lastly an incredible restoration in the mid-80s turning the old mill into condos. This 23 acre site bounded by the Neuse River and Falls Lake is rich in wildlife, tranquility, history and natural beauty.  The backdrop of the dam and falls provides natural beauty beyond compare.  There are three separate buildings that comprise River Mill; The Annex, The Mill and The Woods.  Opportunities are rare to own a condo within the...
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
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Notable Neighborhoods in Wake Forest NC - Caddell Woods   Caddell Woods in Wake Forest NC is an awesome community with a wonderful mix of both townhomes and single family homes is a gorgeous setting!  The location of Caddell Woods makes commuting to Raleigh NC or Research Triangle Park, NC easy with Capital Blvd/US 1 just a short drive away.  Attractive conveniences nearby include Triangle Town Center, Wakefield Commons for shopping, and numerous restaurants are just a few minutes away.  Caddell Woods can be accessed by either Burlington Mills Road (via Capital Blvd) or Forestville Road (via Hwy 401).   Caddell Woods was developed in 1999 with a few of the single family homes and townhomes built at that time, however, building continued through 2005.  There is a beautiful community pool...
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
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Leesa Finley | Circa Properties | (919) 649-6128 Martin Bench Ct, Wake Forest, NC Fresh and Shiny MOVE IN Ready! 4/2.5 + BnsRm with 2Car garage! 4BR/2+1BA Single Family House offered at $219,000 Year Built 2005 Sq Footage 2,349 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size .19 acres HOA/Maint $50 per month DESCRIPTION Superb home for sale in fantastic Swim and Tennis Community conveniently located near shopping, dining, banking and other amenities. Location provides easy access to Hwy 98 for commutes to RTP/Durham, Capital Blvd for commutes to Raleigh and I540. This home has been freshly painted, powerwashed, clean and meticulously prepared for sale! It is SPOTLESS! Once inside this gem of a home you'll be greeted with "Ah-ha - this is what I have been l...
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
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Wow - there were MANY new listings that hit the Wake Forest NC Real Estate Market this week!  Competition is ramping up for a stellar Spring season - don't miss it!  There was incredibly activity in the Wake Forest NC Real Estate Market last week!  There is still time to get your home in tip top shape to be a contender is this competitive and active selling time - need a little help?    Here are some great tips to get you prepared! There were 30 shiny new listings added to the Homes for Sale inventory last week with five of them being short sales!  Why is that important?  There were none last week and there have been indicators that a few mores short sales and foreclosures will be hitting the market this Spring making competition even more fierce!  The price range for new listings range...
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
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Notable Neighborhoods in Wake Forest NC - Holding Ridge Holding Ridge is conveniently located in central Wake Forest NC with easy access to Hwy 98 (Durham Road) or Hwy1A (Main Street) which makes getting around Wake Forest NC very easy!  Shops, restaurants, every day conveniences and historic downtown Wake Forest NC are just right around the corner and some even within walking distance.  Also, close by is Tyler Run Park which is part of the Wake Forest NC Parks & Recreation System.  This 9 acre park features a baseball field, basketball court, playground, picnic tables and a greenway trail!  Homes in Holding Ridge were built in between 1995 and 2003.  Currently there are 4 homes for sale in Holding Ridge ranging in price from $178,900 - $230,000.  That price range is extremely popular i...
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
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Notable Neighborhoods in Wake Forest NC - Dansforth Dansforth is a beautiful subdivision in Wake Forest NC located off of Burlington Mills Road.  Dansforth was started in 2002 and now has over 200 homes!  The community streets are picturesque with a wonderful community feel.  The lots in Dansforth range from .25 acre to just over .55 acres which allows room to move.  Currently, there are 8 homes for sale in Dansforth ranging from $269,900.00 to $399,900.00.  Square footage for these homes are from 2862 - 3648 and offer exciting floorplans!  Dansforth does have a Homeowners Associations with dues and the dues cover Maintenance of the common areas such as the community entrances, various roundabouts throughout the community and there is a neighborhood pool and club house.   Dansforth is c...
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
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Notable Neighborhoods in Wake Forest NC - Fairlake Wake Forest NC has so many different areas and each has its own flair!  Whether it be an older, single-family homes with large sprawling lawns, patio homes with community amenities, townhomes located within mega subdivisions, Wake Forest NC offers a lifestyle that will fit any profile!I thought it would be a great idea to start highlighting a few of the areas in Wake Forest NC to give you a better idea of what is offered!  There is no rhyme or reason as to why I chose Fairlake to start the tour - possibly because I have had the pleasure of selling a few homes in Fairlake and find that it is an attractive community to many home-buyers whether they are first time buyers or seasoned!  If you are interested in Homes for Sale in Wake Forest ...
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
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Notable Neighborhoods in Wake Forest NC - Hasentree   Hasentree is a beautiful community located in Wake Forest NC.  With winding roads, lush greens of the golf course, bountiful nature all around and some of the most amazing scenery in the areaHasentree is the perfect place to call home.With over 800+ acres Hasentree offers it's residents unprecedented amenities such as a Tom Fazio designed golf course, a 13,000 square foot Family Activity Center, walking trails, pools, playgrounds, and more!  In June of 2008 Hasentree was named a Certified Gold Audubon International Signature Sanctuary - less than 75 communities nationwide have been awarded this distinct award and and Hasentree is one of only five in North Carolina.  The Family Activity Center serves as the heartbeat for this one of a...
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
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Notable Neighborhoods in Wake Forest NC - Bishops Grant Bishops Grant in Wake Forest NC is a gorgeous community with tree lined streets, sidewalks,beautiful treed lots and exceptional homes!  This community was started in 2007 and is growing at a manageable rate so as not to flood the community with too many homes for sale at one time.  Many of the new homes in Bishops Grant have been entered into the 2010 Parade of Homes and with striking features like those listed below it is no surprise. Covered rear porches 1st floor Master Suites and/or guest suites Butler's Pantry Computer niches Walkup attics Rec rooms Under cabinet lighting Bishops Grant has a neighborhoodswimming pool and a clubhouse which is perfect for weaving community fabric and promoting a neighborhood feel.  HOA Dues in B...

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