Summer Fun in the Raleigh Area

SUMMER IS HERE! 

Time for trips to the beach, baseball games, cookouts, outdoor concerts, pool parties and plenty of outdoor fun!  Here are some summer fun ideas around the Raleigh area!

Open Air Tunes

There are hundreds of outdoor concerts in the Raleigh area this summer.  Check out the guide to the hottest concerts in the area.

On the Water Fun

Rent a canoe, kayak, sailboat or stand-up paddleboard and get out on the water! Check out this guide to kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing and more in Raleigh, N.C.

Sailing in the Raleigh Area

Back on Land

Take advantage of the area’s abundance of parks and greenways and hit the ground running with eight of the area’s best trails to hike, bike & run.

Celebrate Independence Day!

Ready to celebrate Independence Day in a big way this year? Fireworks displays, carnival rides, live music, and other patriotic celebrations are lined up all across the Raleigh area!

Roundball Action

Whether you’re a fan of baseball or football (soccer to most) there are plenty of games to watch around the area.

Catching a Game at the Carolina Mudcats

Summer Treats

Ice Cream is our favorite summer treat and there are lots of great options around the area.  Check out some of our favorites.

Fresh Local Ice Cream

About Log Pond Realty

Home is where your story begins. 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 service the Triangle region of North Carolina including Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Fuquay-Varina, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, and Garner.      

Phone 919.589.3576 
Email at inquiries@logpondrealty.com 

Real Estate Market Update – January 2019

 

About Log Pond Realty

Home is where your story begins. 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 phone at 919.589.3576 or via email at inquiries@logpondrealty.com 

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 Year’s Resolutions for Home Sellers

Happy New Year!  With the New Year, it is time to dust off the old year and make plans for the coming year.  Maybe you want to exercise more, read more or spend more time with friends and family?

If selling a home is one of your New Year’s resolutions, here are some quick tips:  

Resolutions for Home Sellers

Thinking about selling your home this year or in the future?  Regardless of the season or market conditions, remember that you only have one chance to make a first impression.  Make your home memorable to potential buyers.  Before listing your home, commit to these quick Home Seller New Year’s Resolutions to help ensure the quickest sale for the highest price.

Home Seller Resolution #1:  Plan Ahead

Do you truly want to sell your home? This is not the time to “see what happens” or “I’ll list it to see if it sells.” This wastes your time and the time of potential buyers and agents.  The 2019 housing market here in the Triangle is likely to become harder for home sellers.  Buyer demand has slowed and there is lots of competition, especially from new home communities.

Once you commit to selling your home, go all the way.  Remember, you only get one chance to make a first impression and most home buyers decide whether or not to schedule a showing in the first 10 seconds while viewing pictures online!

Selling your home is a BIG deal and it takes lots of planning.  You need a team of experts including; real estate agent, contractors to assist with possible home repairs, movers, etc.  This is especially true if you are planning to buy a home at the same time.

Resolution:  Plan Ahead!  Contact a real estate professional early on to discuss your options and to commit to selling your home!

Planning Ahead is Key

Home Seller Resolution #2:  Repair & Replace

Stained carpet in the bonus room?  Leaky faucet in the kid’s bathroom?  Wallpaper in the living room?

Today’s buyers are, for the most part, looking for move-in ready homes. They do not want to dedicate all of their free time and funds to work on the house they live in.  All of those deferred maintenance projects should be addressed.  They will come up on the buyers home inspection.

Also, if your house is still living in the 1980s, it might be time for an upgrade.  There are many simple fixes; e.g. updated paint, lighting, and fixtures that will make your home more attractive to potential buyers.

Resolution:  Repair any deferred maintenance items and bring you home into 2019.

Home Buyers Want Move In Ready

Home Seller Resolution #3:  Cut the Clutter

Boxes piled high in the garage?  Can’t see the floor in the bonus room?  Afraid to open the hall closet door?

A cluttered house can suggest a lack of space, which can impact offers.  Potential buyers want to envision their furniture in your home.  Depending on lifestyle and length of time in the home, cleaning out the clutter can be a BIG project.

Take it step by step, room by room!  Be honest about what you need, want and what you can live without.  The bonus?  You won’t have to pack, move and clutter your new home with stuff you don’t want.

Lastly, when it’s time to list your home, stage it to show in the best possible light.  Your real estate agent may offer home staging as part of their suite of services to take your home to the next level.

Resolution:  Get rid of unwanted items in closets, the garage, and other rooms.

Home Staging is Key

Wrapping Up

Whether you are thinking about buying a home, selling a home or both in 2019, now is the time to commit to your resolutions.  By starting now, 2019 may be the year that you find your self in a new home!

If buying or selling a home is a goal for you next year, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Whatever your plans are for 2019, we hope you have a very happy and prosperous New Year!

 

About Log Pond Realty 

Home is where your story begins. 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 Parade of Homes Week 1 – Bailey’s Hill by Drees Homes

Triangle Parade of Homes Kicks Off this Weekend!!

You couldn’t tell by the weather that it is the beginning of October! Tomorrow kicks of Triangle Parade of Homes sponsored by the Home Builder Association of Wake County.

The Parade of Homes is an annual, free tour that is open to the public and is the best way to view the newest homes and the newest communities throughout the Triangle. The 2018 Parade of Homes will be held on October 6-7, 12-14, 19-21.

Bailey Hill in North Raleigh by Drees Homes

If you are thinking about building a new home, this is a great opportunity to check out the latest styles and new home communities across the Triangle. Each week, we will be featuring a new home community. This week, we are at Bailey Hill in North Raleigh by Drees Homes. Kelly and I just closed on a new in this community and this home is wonderful! This home is an entertainers dream with an open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, floor to ceiling fireplace and massive full basement.

Drees Homes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For questions on this community or other new home communities across the Triangle, check out our website at www.logpondrealty.com or email us at inquiries@logpondrealty.com

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 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.

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.

All you need to do is ask around… Holly Springs is a great place to live and work!

Holly Springs Government Complex

During the past 20 years, Holly Springs has transformed itself into one of the most attractive communities in the Triangle.  Whether it is the town’s balance of commercial and residential development, its reasonable land prices coupled with its proximity to urban centers, or its small-town charm, new residents and businesses continue to be attracted to Holly Springs.

Quality of Life

Tink Park and North Main Street Athletic Complex

All you need to do is ask around… Holly Springs is a great place to live and work. no matter your age or favorite hobby, opportunities to enjoy life are abundant in and around town.  Featuring its North Main Street Athletic Complex, which boasts a 1,800 seat multi-sport stadium, Ting Park, and is home to the Holly Springs Salamanders, a collegiate baseball team that is part of the Coastal Plain League.  The complex boats synthetic turf soccer fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, and hosts various concerts, festivals and other events.

Among the Best Cities in America

Education, public safety, and quality of life remain the most important goals for Holly Springs and it shows!! Holly Springs has won numerous awards and has received numerous honors that reflect the achievement of these goals:

Park Earns Honor from Tennis Magazine. Tennis Industry magazine named North Main Athletic Complex (now Ting Park) as the Public Park of the Year

Holly Springs Among 2016 Best Small Cities in America  WalletHub

Bloomberg Businessweek: The Best Place to Raise Kids in North Carolina

Events

The character of Holly Springs truly can be sensed at the many local events, including the downtown Christmas

Hollyfest

Parade along Main Street, the Farmers Market, and the annual fall festival, Hollyfest.  This free annual town festival includes rides and inflatables, live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, children’s activities and games, and more!

 

Ready for Business

Holly Springs is just not a sleepy bedroom community. Holly Springs and the Research Triangle Region are very fortunate to have a diverse economic base. Our universities, health care systems, and state and local governments offer a strong and stable base, while our technology-focused private sector adds the potential for rapid expansion in employment and wages. In the past several years, Holly Springs has attracted a number of multi-national and regional businesses including; the Novartis flu vaccine manufacturing facility, Rex Healthcare, and Pierce Group Benefits.

Links

Official Town Website

Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce 

Bass Lake Park

Holly Springs Farmers Market

Bass Lake


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: I wasn’t born here, but I got here as quick as I could

Downtown Apex

“I wasn’t born here, but I got here as quick as I could!” is a common expression heard from non-native Apexians. There’s something for everyone in this southern suburb of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Apex combines a relaxing small-town atmosphere with convenience to big-city amenities. There is also exciting new growth in both residential and commercial areas. The town planners are working to ensure that the small-town character remains as our population grows and new residents join our wonderful community!

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