Explore Wake Forest, NC
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
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  Once again Historic Wake Forest NC will provide a beautiful back drop for this years 6th Annual Gobblers Run 5K Family Event!    The course is open to walkers and joggers and pets and strollers are more than welcome!  The Course is mostly flat and loops through both residential and commercial historic districts.  There Will be one water stop at the mid-point of the course.  The race will begin promptly at 8:00 am!   The race begins at the Boys & Girls Club of Wake Forest at   325 S. Wingate Street        Parking for the event is at the Wake Forest Elementary School which is behindThe Boys & Girls Club of Wake Forest NC.    To register for this awesome Thanksgiving morning 5K you can simply visit Gobblers Run on their website for online registration.  You can register on-line ONLY thro...
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
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Many homes for sale in Wake Forest NC are located within subdivisions that have Restrictive Covenants and are subject to regulation by the Owner's Association.  For that very reason, it is CRITICAL that you review the Restrictive Covenants and Bylaws PRIOR to signing an Offer To Purchase Contract.  It is your Real Estate Agents responsibility (Buyer's Agent) to provide you with the covenants prior to signing the Offer To Purchase.  After reviewing you will not only need to sign the Offer To Purchase, provided you accept the Restrictive Covenants, but also the Owners Association Disclosure and Addendum if the purchase is a ReSale. The Owners Association Disclosure and Addendum will provide you with the Name, Address and Phone Number of the Homeowners Association as well as what is "paid ...
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 October 2011 Market Recap   Wake Forest Real Estate is looking good!  Before we jump into the October real estate stats for Wake Forest we wanted to take a moment to showcase this unique real estate investment opportunity.  Offering 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1144 square feet, this Wake Forest real estate gem has no HOA dues, is in move-in condition and has hardwood floors throughout most of the 1st floor!  Looking for a Wake Forest, NC real estate investment opportunity?  Look no further! Jumping into the real estate stats this month you'll notice that like last month, in October 15% of the real estate activity in Wake Forest either Closed (SOLD) or went under contract (pending), compared with 13% new active listings that came on the market.  This indicates a ...
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
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In the Wake Forest NC Real Estate market, both commercial AND residential inventory and sales are fluid!  Fluid as in moving like a rushing river and changing course!  What may have been considered a reasonable price point a few weeks or months ago for a property has most likely changed. I can promise that no Realtor® will argue the point that if you want to sell your home you must price it properly.  But, even well priced homes will, at times, linger on the market for a little longer and there may be certain factors that play into that. If you are in an area where you have strong competition chances are the other Realtors® and sellers are just as savvy and priced their properties properly.  With that, not every home, regardless of price, is going to be the perfect "fit" for every buyer...
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
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With Winter starting to settle in please remember those that are in need of heat.  There are various programs throughout Wake County where you can help and one in particular is Warmth for Wake.  The goal of the program is to provide fuel to low-income residents of Wake County during the coldest winter months. Monetary donations (100% tax deductible), wood, and gently used space heaters are all accepted!  Volunteers are always needed and to learn more about how you can help and where you can drop off donations please visit the WakeGov.com website.  Warmth for Wake is an outstanding program!  
By Rachel Kendall
(Keller Williams Realty)
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RARE FIND! Like new! MAIN LEVEL OFFICE + GUEST BEDROOM. Former Parade Winner! 2 story family,gourmet kitchen, HUGE bonus rm Timber Tech deck w/All season screened porch! SALT WATER HEATED POOL! Details throughout include hdwd floors, crown moulding, chair rail, neutral paint & ceiling fans. Large back yard. Community lake & walking trails. Gorgeous! See More Homes Like This!! 5604 Pine Rock Court Wake Forest, NC 27587 Rare Find! Like New with 1st Level Office+Guest Rm Home Photo Gallery Virtual Tour Property Map Payment Info Request Showing The Rachel Kendall Team Phone:919-882-6070 Mobile:919-609-2674 Website:Visit Website Price : $474,900 Bedrooms : 5 Bathrooms : 3 Square Foot : 3,953 Lot Size : 40,075 Community : Lakes of Rolesville County : Wake Property Type : Detached Year Built :...
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
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Wake County Holiday Cheer is a one-on-one sponsor program that provides much needed basic needs and gifts, including Thanksgiving Meals, to those throughout Wake County that are in need.  Sponsors are matched with families in need based on geographic location and donor preference.  Program Overview: Holiday Cheer provides community sponsors with an opportunity for personal interaction between the sponsor and the family with whom they have been matched. Sponsors are matched with families based on donor preferences and geographical proximity.   As a sponsor, you will be provided with information about the family that most closely resembles your giving preferences. We generally recommend that sponsors contact their match prior to shopping to introduce themselves, gather any additional info...
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
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  Winter is the time of year for most of us that we like to light the fire in the fireplace, curl up with a good book, a glass of wine and forget the bitter cold just outside our walls.  While fireplaces are a beautiful focal point, conversation piece and delight in the winter there are many preventative maintenance tips you should adhere to: Your chimney should be swept annually by a qualified professional.  A qualified Chimney Sweep can be sure that your chimney is free of debris and in good working order. The liner of your chimney needs to be free of cracks.  The liners allow for clear and smooth passage for smoke to rise out and out of your home and the liner prevents gas and fire flames from entering your home potentially cause illness or fire. Ensure that your flue is functioning ...
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
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The 5th Annual Wake Forest NC Police Department Turkey Drive will be held Tuesday, November 22, 2011 from 9am - Noon at the Wake Forest Community House.  Turkeys will be given out on a first come, first served basis.  The Wake Forest NC Community House is located at 133 W. Owen Ave, Wake Forest NC.   Until then, the Wake Forest Police Department is seeking both monetary donations to purchase more turkeys as well as turkeys.  Money or checks (made out to the Wake Forest Poice Department) can be dropped off at the Wake Forest Police Department at 225 S. Taylor St. in Wake Forest NC.  If you wish to provide a turkey donations can only be accepted on November 19th between 9am - noon also at Wake Forest Police Department. The Wake Forest Police Department is located at 225 S. Taylor St., Wak...
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
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Part of what makes Wake Forest NC so amazing is the constant work and planning by the Advisory Boards.  We have many that help shape the future of Wake Forest NC as well as preserve our past.  A few of the Advisory Boards have vacancies and now is the time to apply!  Applications are being accepted through November 16, 2011 and here are the vacancies: Cemetary Greenway Historic Preservation Committee Humnan Relations Council Planning Public Art Commission Recreation Senior Center Urban Forestry Board of Adjustment To learn a little more about each Advisory Board and what they do you can visit The Town of Wake Forest website.  Applications are available for download.  Please note that a few Advisory Boards do have unique applications.   
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
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Looking for a last minute fun for tonight to get ready for the Halloween weekend?  Stop by The Factory in Wake Forest NC from 5 - 8pm this evening for an exciting time of Trick or Treating, Magic, Inflatables and MORE!  There are some awesome stores in The Factory with some great Halloween specials as well. Don't forget to visit the latest shop Cellar 275 - It's the latest Wine Shop in Wake Forest!   Have fun tonight with your ghosts and goblins.........  
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
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Weekends in Wake Forest NC are ALWAYS full of adventurous, exciting and new things to do.  This weekend?  Oh my, a little mix of everything is in store for you and the weather should be absolutely Fall-tastic!!!!!  Check out the Fill-A-Truck for SAFE Haven (Local Animal Shelter for our favorite felines), Trick or Treat at The Market, a Lion's Club Flapjack Breakfast at Applebee's, a Rabies/Microchip Clinic and SO much MORE!!!! And please don't forget about the awesome Wake Forest NC Farmer's Market on Saturday morning - freshest of the fresh from local farmers.   Firing Range Training Friday, Oct. 28; 6 - 8 pm Police Department Firing Range, behind Flaherty Park Community Center Residents in the area are advised that the Wake Forest Police Department will conduct firing range training a...
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
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  Weekends in Wake Forest NC are ALWAYS full of adventurous, exciting and new things to do.  This weekend?  Oh my, it is time for the monthly Art After Hours!  Check out the details below for some of the amazing Artists that will be showcased.  We also have a Steeple Chase 5K this weekend! And please don't forget about the awesome Wake Forest NC Farmer's Market on Saturday morning - freshest of the fresh from local farmers.   Art After Hours Friday, Oct. 14; 5 - 9 pm Downtown Wake Forest On the second Friday night of each month the streets of downtown Wake Forest come alive with food, merchants and music! Everyone is invited to come and experience the dining, art and retail merchants of downtown Wake Forest. Downtown businesses stay open until 9 p.m. You never know what treasure you may...
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 September 2011 Market Recap   Wake Forest Real Estate is looking good!  Jumping right into the real estate stats this month you'll notice in September that 15% of the real estate activity in Wake Forest either Closed (SOLD) or went under contract (pending), compared with 13% new active listings that came on the market.  This indicates a strengthening real estate market as the absorption rate improves.   The pie chart on the left breaks down the number of detached homes in Wake Forest that were active, newly active, went under contract or closed last month. If you've decided that Wake Forest, NC is where you want to be, you might be wondering how to make it happen. If you're just looking to to browse for homes for sale in Wake Forest there are tons of resourc...
By Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate
(RED Properties)
Comments 5
Winter is the time of year for most of us that we like to light the fire in the fireplace, curl up with a good book, a glass of wine and forget the bitter cold just outside our walls.  While fireplaces are a beautiful focal point, conversation piece and delight in the winter there are many preventative maintenance tips you should adhere to: Your chimney should be swept annually by a qualified professional.  A qualified Chimney Sweep can be sure that your chimney is free of debris and in good working order. The liner of your chimney needs to be free of cracks.  The liners allow for clear and smooth passage for smoke to rise out and out of your home and the liner prevents gas and fire flames from entering your home potentially cause illness or fire. Ensure that your flue is functioning p...
By Jeremy Wrenn, C.O.O., Winslow Homes
(Winslow Homes)
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You can forget the days of only dialing 7 digits soon if you live in the Triangle area.  You can start dialing 10 digits as of Oct. 1st (well, really, I think my phone already dials 10 digits), but it will be required on your cell phone after March 31, 2012.  So there probably will be a bunch of April Fools that next day!   WRAL.com has a story on this that gives more background on the why, but suffice it to say, there's a lot of people around here now!   Heck, there will even be a new area code in our area:  984!  919 won't be all alone here anymore, and the area codes will be mixed around based on when a number is issued, not on geography alone.   So get used to dialing that area code as well, soon you'll have to!      
By Dianne Goode, Realtor/Broker
(Raleigh Cary Realty)
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Wouldn’t you be surprised to learn that Boston College wasn’t in Boston, or that UCLA had moved to San Diego?  Well, those schools have stayed where their names imply, but Wake Forest University moved in the mid-1950’s.  I know this is weird, but Wake Forest University is not in Wake Forest.  It’s in Winston-Salem, 90 or so miles away.   Basically what happened was that the Reynolds family (think RJ Reynolds, the tobacco company that brought us such cigarette brands as Winstons and Salems) wooed the university away to a new campus with cash and endowments.  So the location changed but the name stayed the same.   Meanwhile, back in Wake Forest, the  still-lovely former university campus is now occupied by the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
By Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522)
Comments 6
Get Ready for the Wake Forest NC Buddy Run and Food Drive! Wake Forest, NC is gearing up for the 3rd annual Buddy Run 5K and food drive!  Over 200 local children are fed by this event and the proceeds are divided among the Wake Forest, Rolesville and Wakefield backpack Buddy and Track Out Tummy programs. A very worthy cause and perfect time to grab your sneakers and food to donate on Friday, September 16th.  Enjoy an evening of activity with the Town of Wake Forest!  There are a number of different races to choose from: new 2 mile Roller Run for skates and scooters 5K chip timed run a 3.1 mile run on a greenway through Heritage Wake Forest a 1 mile family walk 50'ish yard itty-bitty-buddy-dash A bounce house for the kids, and afterward some delicious BBQ and snow cones available for pu...
By Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522)
Comments 8
  Wake Forest NC Real Estate August Report & Gearing up for PetFest!     Join in for the Wake Forest, NC annual PetFest!  On Saturday, Sept. 17th head over to Historic Downtown Wake Forest for good music, food, drink and fun!     On the docket features: a Pet Parade down Historic South White Street 25 or so vendors and exhibitors geared toward all our pet loving needs Demonstrations throughout the day Pet contests where your pet can earn coveted ribbons and prizes Rabies and micro chip clinic Complementary dog baths   What a terrific opportunity for you and your pup to enjoy a day among great neighbors in beautiful Historic Downtown Wake Forest! Open to the public and free, if you live in or around Wake Forest, NC and have a sweet pup this is a day not to miss!  For more info, visit the...
By Jeremy Wrenn, C.O.O., Winslow Homes
(Winslow Homes)
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From the Town of Wake Forest:     Portion of North Main Street Closed Thursday x The Town of Wake Forest will close the southbound lane of North Main Street, from West Walnut Avenue to West Pine Avenue, on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. while crews repair several potholes.   Detour signs and flaggers will direct traffic around the work area. Motorists are encouraged to take the signed detour or choose an alternate route.   In case of inclement weather, the work will be postponed to Friday     If you can use an alternate route (i.e. N. White St. or Capital Blvd. south) to get where you are going today if you're heading south, it might be easier on you.

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