Fall at the Pond

Fall is coming to a close & winter is just around the corner. We have had such a great fall season helping our clients and enjoying time with family and friends. We are looking forward to a great holiday season and 2019!

 

About Log Pond Realty

Home is where your story begins. A home is where hopes and dreams are born, memories are made, and lives are lived. We would love the opportunity to assist you in writing your new story.

We can be reached via email at inquiries@logpondrealty.com or by phone at 919.589.3576.

We service the Triangle region of North Carolina including Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Fuquay-Varina, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, and Garner.

Triangle Real Estate Market Summary: December Update

December Market Summary – Wake County General Brokerage

Downtown Apex Home

Fears of a downturn in the local real estate market, fueled by a decline in sales in September, were short-lived as the Triangle real estate market rebounded nicely to end 2017.

Prices continue to edge upward as buyer demand remains strong, especially in the $400,000 price point and below.  Average sales price increased 6% in Wake County.  New home construction, which many hoped would alleviate some of the inventory constraints in the local market, has been unable to keep up with demand.

Overall inventory was down 2%, new home inventory increased 16% and re-sale inventory decreased 17%. Current inventory is 61% less than the level in December 2010.

As we move into 2018, continued price increases and declining inventories will continue to bear watching.

 

December Real Estate Stats

About Log Pond Realty @ RE/MAX United

Home is where your story begins. A home is where hopes and dreams are born, memories are made, and lives are lived. We would love the opportunity to assist you with assisting you to write your new story.

We can be reached via email at inquiries@logpondrealty.com or by phone at 919.589.3576.

We service the Triangle region of North Carolina including Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Fuquay-Varina, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest and Garner.

New Home Community Focus: Heather Glen by McKee Homes

Sun Room w/Double Sided Fireplace

Week 7 of our new home series.  This week we head to south Raleigh, just off of Ten-Ten Road, to Heather Glen by McKee Homes.  Thanks to Carolanne Savio for letting us take over the model.  I really enjoyed the double fireplace!  Great spot to read a book and relax!

This community is just minutes from downtown and features large lots with a variety of floor plans.  Prices range from the low $300s with square footage ranging from 2,225 to almost 4,000 square feet.  This model even had an outdoor fireplace!  Perfect for outdoor entertaining!

Check out the video:  http://bit.ly/2CoK6I4

About Log Pond Realty @ RE/MAX United

Home is where your story begins. A home is where hopes and dreams are born, memories are made, and lives are lived. We would love the opportunity to assist you with assisting you to write your new story.

We can be reached via email at inquiries@logpondrealty.com or by phone at 919.589.3576.

Triangle Real Estate Market Summary: Market Rebound in October

October Market Summary – Wake County General Brokerage
New Home Community in Apex, NC

After the September real estate numbers were posted, many that follow the local real estate market feared a possible slow down ahead. The October numbers were generally robust.

While the number of showings was down 18% and overall inventory was down 2%; including a 13% decrease in resale inventory, the # of new construction homes increased by 16%.  The ability of residential home builders to rebound from the downturn of the mid-2000’s is a key element of a continued growth of the local real estate market.

Over the past few weeks, Kelly and I have been visiting many new home communities across the Triangle.  Many of the communities, especially those in the $350k – $500k price range, have identified that they have been busy with potential buyers viewing their communities.

As we enter the holiday season; one that is traditionally a slow period for home sales, it will be interesting to see if the market continues to enjoy growth.

Market Report Wake County October 2017
About Log Pond Realty @ RE/MAX United

Home is where your story begins. A home is where hopes and dreams are born, memories are made, and lives are lived. We would love the opportunity to assist you with assisting you to write your new story.

We can be reached via email at inquiries@logpondrealty.com or by phone at 919.589.3576.

We service the Triangle region of North Carolina including Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Fuquay-Varina, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest and Garner.

Fuquay-Varina: Come for a day or stay for a lifetime

When I first moved to the Raleigh area, someone suggested that we have

lunch at a restaurant in “Few Quay” or was is “Phew-Kay”? With a correct pronunciation of /ˈfjuːkweɪ vəˈriːnə/, (thanks, Wikipedia). Fuquay-Varina or Fuquay for short, located just 15 minutes south of Raleigh, has flourished into a vibrant, family-friendly community. Its population has doubled in the past 10 years to over 25,000 citizens making it one of the fastest growing towns in North Carolina!

Downtown Fuquay-Varina

 

Originally, visitors from near and far traveled to the quaint town that is today called Fuquay-Varina seeking the healing powers of the Fuquay Mineral Spring. With 2 beautiful downtown districts, an abundance of charm, a rich history and plenty to see and do, Fuquay-Varina offers a dash more to those seeking an adventure. AAward-winning breweries, a thriving art scene, authentic festivals, entertaining outdoor concerts, exceptional shopping and dining that is more fun than formal – you’ll find it in Fuquay-Varina!

The Story of Fuquay-Varina
Fuquay-Varina, first known as “Piney Woods,” acquired her unusual names from the fates of history. Among the early land grant

Downtown Fuquay-Varina

families were the Burts, Joneses, and Rowlands, but it was a French veteran of the Revolutionary War named William Fuquay who moved his family to the exact site, purchasing 1000 acres of Jones Land in 1805.

 

While plowing a field, circa 1858, William’s son Stephen or grandson David Crockett uncovered a mineral spring. “Taking the waters” became an attraction for people with all types of physical ailments, leading to the annual celebrations at the spring on Easter Monday and the Fourth of July. Conveniently, the early timber rail provided a ready means of transportation while hotels, catering to long-term visitors, surrounded the spring.
Varina
During the “War for Southern Independence,” a young soldier named

Ballentine, born just south of the spring, received morale-boosting letters signed with the pen name “Varina.” He later looked up the Fayetteville lady, married her and brought her to live at his homeplace. Continuing to call her Varina, he named his post office and

Balloon Festival Memorial Day Weekend

mercantile establishment across from the mineral spring for her. When two timber rail lines crossed nearby, “Varina Station” was born.

 

In the early 1900’s tobacco farmers, fleeing the Granville wilt devastating their crops, began migrating into Southern Wake County. Their “golden weed” fostered a large commercial tobacco market. Railroads flourished and traffic flowed along Main Street in Fuquay Springs and around the Broad Street station, now known simply as Varina.

Fuquay-Varina

Splash Pad

Fuquay Springs, incorporated in 1909, joined the neighboring community of Varina in 1963 as 1 municipality. Since that time, Fuquay-Varina has become one of the fastest growing small towns in North Carolina. The town with the hyphenated name and 2 historic districts has been able to successfully retain its small-town charm while successfully adding modern amenities and rewarding business opportunities that have attracted residents from all over the United States.

Links

Official Town Website

Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce

Downtown Fuquay-Varina

Fuquay-Varina Arts Council

Fuquay-Varina Town Hall

Information provided by Fuquay-Varina Historical Society


About Log Pond Realty @ RE/MAX United

Home is where your story begins. A home is where hopes and dreams are born, memories are made, and lives are lived. We would love the opportunity to assist you with assisting you to write your new story.
We can be reached via email at inquiries@logpondrealty.com or by phone at 919.589.3576.
We service the Triangle region of North Carolina including Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Fuquay-Varina, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest and Garner.

New Home Community Focus: Sonoma Springs by Royal Oaks

Week 4 or our new home series and we head south to Fuquay-Varina and Sonoma Springs by Royal Oaks.  Fuquay-Varina is a vibrant and growing town in southern Wake County and this community offers many amenities priced from the $280’s.

With floor plans ranging from about 2,000 to over 3,500 square feet, Sonoma Springs will have homes featuring a variety of styles including main floor master bedrooms, first-floor guest suites, three car garages, and more!

Amenities include a community pool, clubhouse, sidewalks and cul de sac lots; this is the perfect neighborhood for your growing family.

For additional information on this Royal Oaks community, stop by their website.

For questions on this community or other new home communities, you can message us here on our website.


About Log Pond Realty @ RE/MAX United

Home is where your story begins. A home is where hopes and dreams are born, memories are made, and lives are lived. We would love the opportunity to assist you with assisting you to write your new story.
We can be reached via email at inquiries@logpondrealty.com or by phone at 919.589.3576.
We service the Triangle region of North Carolina including Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Fuquay-Varina, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest and Garner.

Why You Need a Buyer’s Agent for New Home Construction

So…you’ve decided to buy a new construction home!  Congratulations!!!

Here in the Triangle, we are fortunate to have a wide variety of new construction options provided by some great builders! Over the past several weeks, we have visited some new home communities across the Triangle and will continue to highlight some of the great options across our area.

When you decide to take the leap and buy a new construction home it seems so easy.  You get to customize the home from top to bottom and best of all, everything is sparkly and new!!!!

Unfortunately, building a home is not so simple or easy.  Lots can go wrong and you could wind up with a less than perfect new home.

One of the questions that you may have as a buyer is Do I Really Need a Buyer’s Agent for New Construction?  The answer is ABSOLUTELY!!!!

The infographic below outlines some of the reasons why you need a buyer’s agent for new construction.

Why You Need a Buyers Agent for New Home Construction

About Log Pond Realty @ RE/MAX United

Home is where your story begins. A home is where hopes and dreams are born, memories are made, and lives are lived. We would love the opportunity to assist you with assisting you to write your new story.
We can be reached via email at inquiries@logpondrealty.com or by phone at 919.589.3576.
We service the Triangle region of North Carolina including Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Fuquay-Varina, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest and Garner.

Market Summary: Slowdown or Lull?

Q 3 Real Estate Market – Cary, Apex, Morrisville
For those that follow the local real estate market, it is very apparent that the market slowed during the middle to end of September and into early October. It is unsure whether this slowdown is a temporary slowdown or a predictor of lower than anticipated fourth quarter pending and closed sales.  
Historically, home sales tend to slow in late Q3 and Q4; however, over the last two to three years home sales remained robust. Home buyers continued to be very active, even during the holiday season, driving the homes sales numbers higher. This year could be different. In fact, homes sales started to show signs of slipping back during the summer and are reflected in some of the recent sales data.
Doom & Gloom Ahead??

While no one is forecasting the “doom and gloom” real estate market of 2008 – 2010, it appears that the market is, at the least, taking some time to catch its breath and may be returning to a more normal state.


About Log Pond Realty @ RE/MAX United

Home is where your story begins. A home is where hopes and dreams are born, memories are made, and lives are lived. We would love the opportunity to assist you with assisting you to write your new story.

We can be reached via email at inquiries@logpondrealty.com or by phone at 919.589.3576.

We service the Triangle region of North Carolina including Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Fuquay-Varina, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest and Garner.

Apex: A Must See Destination

Every Friday we face the same eternal question – what should we do this weekend?  Maybe this weekend you should put Apex in your weekend plans?

Take a few minutes to see why Apex truly is the Peak of Good Living and learn how much it’s grown since it’s early days as Log Pond, NC. “We weren’t born here, but we got here as fast as we could!”

NC Weekend: Historic Downtown Apex

The town of Apex, North Carolina, located in Wake County, has transformed itself into a must-see destination. Downtown Apex is bustling with retail shops, restaurants and even a new farmers market, but its brick facades still retain its history and old-school charm.

Posted by North Carolina Weekend on Sunday, October 22, 2017


About Log Pond Realty @ RE/MAX United

Home is where your story begins. A home is where hopes and dreams are born, memories are made, and lives are lived. We would love the opportunity to assist you with assisting you to write your new story.

We can be reached via email at inquiries@logpondrealty.com or by phone at 919.589.3576.

We service the Triangle region of North Carolina including Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Fuquay-Varina, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest and Garner.

Checking Out New Home Communities: Stillwater at the Estates

 

One of Available Homes

We kicked off our new home community tour with a stop in Apex at  Stillwater at the Estates. Stillwater Estates is a luxury new home community featuring quality custom homes by Hayes Barton Homes, Legacy Custom Homes, Gray Line Builders, and Future Homes by Jim Thompson, Inc. The Estates features 106 large homesites with properties from the upper $600’s.

We had an opportunity to spend some time with Nina Golden, one of the

Beautiful Entertainment Space

on-site sales agents at Stillwater.  Nina highlighted that the model home recently won a silver award for the 2017 Wake County Parade of Homes.

She also mentioned that the community is preparing some amenities including a state-of-the-art Recreation Center featuring a Pool, Fitness Center and Multi-purpose Sports Court.

Check out the video from our visit to Stillwater at the Estates.  Feel free to drop us a line if you have any questions about this beautiful community.

 


About Log Pond Realty @ RE/MAX United

Home is where your story begins. A home is where hopes and dreams are born, memories are made, and lives are lived. We would love the opportunity to assist you with assisting you to write your new story.
We can be reached via email at inquiries@logpondrealty.com or by phone at 919.589.3576.
We service the Triangle region of North Carolina including Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Fuquay-Varina, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest and Garner.