Chad Wingler's Blog Posts

Chad Wingler's Blog Posts

Questions For New Construction Home Buyers
Here in the Triangle area of North Carolina, we are still experiencing a very strong real estate market.  Homes continue to sell fairly quickly and we are still suffering from...

What To Expect From A Home Inspection
I have been helping buyers in the Raleigh Real Estate market for over 5 years now and not a single purchase has been like another.  Every home purchase is different either bec...

What You Need To Know About Short Sale Homes
I am often approached by prospective buyers and asked about short sale homes.  They see them on the market and don't understand what the difference is in a short sale compared...

Beericana 2017 Is Around The Corner
It is August and with that means a few things are right around the corner here in the greater Raleigh area.  Traditional calendar schools are getting ready to start up, both c...

Be Better Protected With Home Insurance
If I asked you to tell me about your home insurance policy, could you??  If you had to know your limits, coverage or deductible for your home policy in order to have a claim f...

Best Flooring For Each Room Of The Home
Everyone has their own preference when it comes to flooring options.  When I meet with new potential clients to discuss what they are looking for in a home, often one of the p...

Due Diligence When Buying A Home
I meet with just about every buyer I work with prior to going out and showing any homes.  I want to make sure that we are all on the same page in terms of what they are lookin...

How To Come Out On Top In A Multiple Offer Situation
"The Triangle" area (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) has been experiencing a very busy real estate market.  Homes are selling considerably quickly based on a high demand by buye...

Resale Homes And Things To Consider
I was recently holding an open house in Wake Forest, NC on a beautiful home that was about 17 years old.  There was good traffic and lots of interested buyers.  I knew th...

What If My Home Appraisal Is Short
The housing market in the greater Raleigh area is very competitive and homes are selling fairly quickly.  This in part is due to the continue numbers of people moving to the a...

Go In Strong Or Go Away Empty When Buying Homes In The Triangle
To call the Raleigh area real estate market "hot" would be an understatement.   It is becoming almost a regular occurrence for a home in Cary or Wake Forest to have multiple o...

Raleigh Area Tax Rates
Death and Taxes.......the only two absolutes in this crazy world.  There is no control over death and very little over taxes but what we do have a little leverage over is wher...

What You Need To Know About Credit Scores
My wife and I refinanced our home a few years back and part of the process was for the lender to pull our credit and make sure our credit scores were in the range that they were lo...

Whats Happening In Wakefield Heritage And Bedford At Falls River
To say that the real estate market in the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) is red hot would be an understatement.  Houses seem to be flying off the market as soon as th...

Ranch Home Open House Sunday
6604 Blalock  Forest Dr    Willow Spring, NC 27592Sunday Jan. 29th, 12:00-3:00{mls: 2105946}...

Understanding The Year Round School Calendar
Familiar with the Year Round calendar for schools?  Does the sound of going to school without the big summer break scare both you and your children?  It shouldn't and onc...

Is Your Credit Ready To Finance A Home
The 2017 spring Real Estate market in the Raleigh area will be here before we know it.  Are you looking to buy a home in the upcoming year?  Are you planning on financing...

Radon 101 For Home Buyers
When you hear the word "radon", what comes to mind?  Anything?  Go all the way back to high school chemistry  and jog your memory.  Still nothing?  In gene...

Understanding New Construction Model Homes
New Construction homes in Wake County have been the cornerstone of home inventory during 2016.  Although we have been experiencing a lower amount of home inventory on the mark...

Mortgage Professionals Over Mortgage Calculators
Real Estate can be a very fun industry and can be an enjoyable experience for buyers and sellers.  Most often, the thing that creates that enjoyable experience is knowledge an...

Raleigh Triangle Market Q3 Recap
2016 is marching along and soon we will be welcoming the new year.  Some are looking forward to the new year coming.  As for me, I am just trying to keep up with this fas...

Raleigh Area Corn Mazes
Although the temperatures are still pretty warm around the Triangle, the Fall season is officially here.  When we think of Fall, often the thoughts of pumpkins, Halloween deco...

Raleigh Area Multiple Offer Considerations
"The Triangle" area (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) has been experiencing a very busy real estate market.  Homes are selling considerably quickly based on a high demand by buye...

Beericana 2016
It is August and with that means a few things are right around the corner here in the greater Raleigh area.  Traditional calendar schools are getting ready to start up, both c...

Triangle Real Estate Remains Hot For 2nd Quarter 2016
The 2nd quarter in the Triangle real estate market continued to be red hot.  With basic economics at work, you can easily understand why.  Inventory continues to be down ...

Most Expensive New Construction Homes In Wake County
The housing market all over the greater Raleigh/Wake County area continues to be extremely hot.  Homes are not lasting long on the market, sellers are getting premium prices f...

Understanding The Language Of Homes On The Market
Have you ever been in a situation when you are trying to explain something that seems very elementary to you but to the person that you are having a discussion with, you might as w...

Is A Short Sale Right For Me
I am often approached by prospective buyers and asked about short sale homes.  They see them on the market and don't understand what the difference is in a short sale compared...

Raleigh Triangle April 2016 Real Estate Review
Just when we thought the real estate market in the greater Raleigh area (Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina, Wake Forest, Garner) couldn't get any hotter, April came along an...

Fuquay Varina Welcomes Freedom Balloon Fest
This Memorial Day weekend, the WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest is coming to Fuquay Varina along with an anticipated 60,000+ in attendance. Everything cranks up on Friday May 27th with th...

Powell Square Is 50 Million Dollar Fuquay Varina Project
I have been living in Fuquay Varina for almost nine years now.  There has been lots of changes while I have called this southern Wake County town home.  I have seen growt...

Raleigh Real Estate Q1 2016 Summary
The housing market in the greater Raleigh area continues to be a strong one.  In an effort to keep everyone informed of exactly what is going on, I thought I would share a rec...

Looking At Your New Home Before You Own It
Whether you are purchasing a new construction property or a resale home in the greater Raleigh area, you will undoubtedly walk through the home several times during the process. &n...

Holly Springs NC New Construction Market
Holly Springs is a small but growing town in Wake County located southwest of Raleigh.  With a population around 27,000 residents (more than double its population in 2000), it...

Fuquay Varina New Construction Homes
The housing market in the greater Raleigh area is really strong at this time and we don't anticipate it slowing down.  That is especially true in the southern Wake County town...

Home Purchase Repair Negotiations
As a buyer specialist for the last 4 years in the greater Raleigh area, I have had the privilege of assisting more than 150 families with the purchase of a new home. Each one of th...

Understanding Short Sales
Everyone is always looking for a "good deal" when purchasing a home and they want to feel like they "won" in negotiations with the seller or bank.  Short Sales became very pop...

Having New Construction Homes Inspected
The Raleigh area real estate market is heating up for what appears to be a fantastic 2016.  Currently in the market, approximately 50% of the homes that are available between ...

Reasons To Buy A Home In 2016
2015 has ended and with it, the Raleigh area (Cary, Apex, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina,...) has all but recovered from the housing crash of 2007-2008.  There are ...

Spotlight On The Pink Alli Of Cary
I am not a big shopper and I really don't like shopping in the big box stores.  If I am going to shop for something for my daughters or my wife, I like to find little original...

Raleigh Area Breweries Seasonal Options
It is no secret that I enjoy a good beer now and then and I especially enjoy trying the many different types of craft beer offered in the great Raleigh area.  With over 15 bre...

Spotlight On David Anthonys Gifts In Fuquay Varina
No matter where you have grown up or lived, there are always those special places in your home town that everyone knows where to go.  Where I grew up, if you needed anything, ...

Fall Recipe Favorites
I woke up this morning and clicked on the local news.  The first thing I heard was the weather report and the wonderful news that today would start out in the low 50's and onl...

Aviator Brewing Continues Expansion In Fuquay Varina
My wife and I had a long over due date night this past week and we spent it in the Aviator section of Fuquay Varina.  We sat out on the sidewalk between the Aviator Smokehouse...

Local Breweries In Fuquay Varina Continue To Grow
The greater Raleigh area has seen an explosion of the craft beer breweries all over Wake County.  With more than 15 craft breweries in the county, one could say that the Trian...

Raleigh Area Appraisals Struggle To Keep Up With Market
As a buyer's specialist, one of the things I really enjoy is teaching people about the buying process and everything that it involves.  I guess it is the true teacher in me an...

The Last 48 Hours To Closing On A Home Purchase
I remember the last time I purchased a home before I got into real estate was a fast and overwhelming time for myself and my wife.  We had been looking for over 2 months and n...

Beericana 2015 Is Coming
In September 2014, Holly Springs held the first annual Beericana Craft Beer and Music Festival at Sugg Farm Park.  It was  a huge success with more than 2,700 people...

Mortgage Loan Preparation 101
Are you thinking of buying a home someday?  Would you like to own a home but don't know where to start?  Not sure what your first steps are to being a homeowner?  We...

I540 Orange Route Supported By Fuquay Varina And Holly Springs
If you live anywhere near the North Carolina Triangle area (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill), then you know all about I-540.  It is the large expressway that goes around the city...

What Matters To A Seller The Most In The Offer
The real estate market in the greater Raleigh, North Carolina area is very strong right now and competitive.  It is becoming almost a regular occurrence for a home in Cary or ...

Real Estate Closing Day
A real estate transaction can really be a roller coaster ride to say the least.  Sometimes you will feel like you are at the bottom of a large hill and you are sitting there i...

Raleigh Area Real Estate And Appraisals
One of the first things I tell a client or potential client when we first talk or meet is to get set up with a mortgage lender.  It is vitally important to work with a local l...

Why Would You Buy A Home Alone
The real estate market across the country is always changing and there are different rules and laws from state to state.  I run into buyers all the time that when we first sit...

Homeowner Dates To Know
In 2007, my family and I moved from Georgia to the Raleigh, North Carolina area.  We lived with my in-laws in Durham for almost 2 months while we found our next home.  Up...

Factors That Determine Your Credit Score
My dad once got really irritated to find out that he did not have a perfect 850 FICO credit score.  He had asked me to order is credit report and score once.  The report ...

NC Home Advantage Mortgage
Mortgage financing is a must first step for most home buyers.  Talking to a lender is also a part of the process that a lot of buyers want to avoid as long as possible.  ...

Mortgage Assets And Your Paper Trail
Purchasing a home is a large step in anyone's life, especially if it is a first time.  There are many steps that one has to go through.  The first step is to always talk ...

Home Buyer Guide To Radon
Does the word Radon sound familiar?  If not, then go all the way back to high school chemistry or that general chemistry college course and jog your memory.  Still nothin...

WoodCreek Holly Springs Is A Resort In A Small Town
WoodCreek is a master planned community conveniently located in the quaint setting of Holly Springs, NC.  I recently toured the neighborhood again for the first time in over a...

Raleigh Home Buyers Have Rights Too
The Raleigh, NC area is ever changing, growing every day.  Estimates with the Wake County Public School System for the 2015-2016 school year is an additional 3000 students wil...

Aviator Brewing Continues Expanding In Fuquay Varina
When the Aviator Brewing Co. first starting brewing beer in a southern Wake county airplane hangar in Nov. 2008, the owners couldn't have dreamed that someday they would have 4 loc...

NC BBQ Whats Your Style
I was born and raised here in North Carolina and except for a few years living in Macon, GA, I have spent my entire life in The Tarheel State.  Growing up in Kannapolis, NC me...

Holly Springs Chick Fil A True Community Team Player
When I was growing up and fast food was on the menu, we had three choices......McDonalds, Hardees, and Burger King.  Today, there are so many more choices that sometimes it is...

Appliances Equal Money When Buying Or Selling A Home
Negotiating an offer has become one of the things that I really enjoy as part of the real estate business.  It wasn't always this way.  When I first started, I would get ...

Raleigh Real Estate Market Perfect Storm
It has been 6 years since the bubble burst and everyone in America that owned a home got a strong slap in the face.  Those that purchased a home at the height of the market in...

Fuquay Varina Homes For Sale
The economy is on the mind of a lot of Americans and a great sign of the economy recovering from the years that were 2008-2012 is new construction.  Homes are going up all ove...

Septic Tanks 101
I grew up in rural Rowan County north of Charlotte.  My parents home had a well and septic tank.  All of my friends had septic tanks in their yards.  To be honest, I...

Fuquay Varina To Raleigh Park N Ride
Raleigh continues to grow and as the area grows, so does the population.  With the growth of the population and homes comes traffic.  I-540 has helped decrease traffic co...

Heritage Continues Leading Wake Forest Home Sales
In the early 2000's, the Ammons family started development of Heritage Wake Forest.  Located on the site of an old dairy farm and over 2000 acres, it is one of the largest pla...

Raleigh First Night 2015
Looking for something to do on New Years Eve in Raleigh?  Don't want to spend a lot of money?  Look no farther than downtown Raleigh for First Night Raleigh 2015   (...

Buyer Consultations Set The Stage
Real estate is a business but it is one that can be ran a dozen different ways.  That is the beauty of what we do......the flexibility to run our own business in the fashion t...

Home Buying Process 101
Buying a home can be a very big decision for a person.  Typically the largest financial purchase that one will make in their life, it is important to understand what you will ...

Wake County Real Estate At A Glance
Being 6'6" tall has its advantages and disadvantages.  I usually can see over people in a crowd so at a concert or other events, I always have a pretty good view.  I defi...

Polybutylene Plumbing And What You Need To Know
Polybutylene is a plastic material that was widely used from the late 1970's to the mid 1990's for plumbing pipes. Typically, poly pipes are a grey/blue color.  If you ar...

Benefits Of A Home Inspection When Purchasing
Purchasing a home for most individuals is the largest investment they make in their lifetime.  For that reason, it is very important to make sure you know what you are buying ...

Buying A Home With A Mortgage
Growing up, I never thought about my life and what I wanted to do after college.  I lived for the day and was just thinking about the next baseball game or what my friend...

Loan Preapproval Vital To Buying A Home
Purchasing a home can be a very exciting time for a person or it can be an overwhelming thought for others.  It doesn't have to be scary or overwhelming but there are some thi...

Purchasing A Home Time Frame Need To Know
When I got into real estate several years ago, one bit of advice that I received from a long time agent was that every real estate transaction is different no matter how similar th...

Pooles Diner Raleigh Not Your Typical Diner
When I think of a diner, I think of  Mel's Diner from the 70's/early 80's TV show, Alice.  I think of a small place with 2-3 waitresses,  a short order cook in ...

Raleigh Corn Mazes Fun For All
I have to admit that I did not experience my first corn maze until my wife and I took the kids several years ago.  I grew up in North Carolina and was surrounded by agricultur...

New Construction Inventory Homes Versus Presale
Are you looking to purchase a home?  Are you considering new construction?  Are you going to buy a new home that is already completed or looking to have a home built? &nb...

Draft Line Brewery Open In Fuquay Varina
Some might start to call Wake County, the new craft brewery capital of the United States.  Recently, another brewery has opened to the public.  Draft Line Brewing Company...

Raleigh MAIN Event 2014
Music, Art Innovation and Noise (M.A.I.N) Event 2014 is coming to downtown Raleigh the month of September. Don't miss out on all the many activities going on throughout the mo...

Holly Springs Beericana 2014
Watch out Holly Springs.......Beericana 2014 is on its way!!!!  Looking for a fun afternoon of music, food, and some of your favorite local craft beers?  If you answered ...

How Does My Homeowners Tax Bill Get Paid
If you live in the Raleigh area (Wake County) and own your home, you have probably received or will be receiving your yearly property tax bill in the mail.  We have been recei...

Due Diligence In The NC Offer To Purchase
Finding and purchasing a home can be a very exciting time for a person.  It can also be overwelming if they are trying to do it on their own.  That is where a buyers spec...

Year Round Schools In Wake County
Familiar with the Year Round calendar for schools?  Does the sound of going to school without the big summer break scare both you and your children?  It shouldn't and onc...

Home Insurance How Much Do You Need
As a buyers agent in the Raleigh / Cary / Wake Forest market, one of the often overlooked parts of the buying process is getting homeowners insurance.  Insurance professi...

Buying A Home After Foreclosure Or Bankruptcy
The last several years since the Real Estate "bubble" popped in 2008 have been difficult for lots of Americans.  People found that they were in homes they couldn't afford, sho...

New Construction Pricing In Wake County
New construction is going up all over the greater Raleigh area.  Whether it be in Fuquay Varina, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, or Apex, new homes are being built and bought up j...

Triangle Mortgage Lending Not All Are The Same
Every real estate buyer in the Wake County area is different.  They are looking for different things, have different requirements for a home and they have different budge...

Thinking Of Buying A Foreclosure Home
Everyone is looking for a "good deal".  It doesn't matter if it is in the grocery store, at the mall, when shopping for a car or a home.......EVERYONE is looking for a good de...

Interest Rates And Home Affordability
The Raleigh area has been experiencing a fantastic real estate market.  Homes all over the area in Cary, Wake Forest, Holly Springs,.....are selling in under 70 days of being ...

HOA Dues And Your Mortgage Qualification
Have you ever lived in a community with a Home Owners Association (HOA)?  If you live in the Raleigh, Cary, or Wake Forest areas, you probably do........especially if it is a ...

Home Ownership Best Places In North Carolina
North Carolina is  becoming a very popular location for "relocation".  I talk to people every day that are coming from out west, leaving the northeast, or relocating from...

NC Real Estate Due Diligence
No matter if you are in the Raleigh / Cary / Wake Forest markets looking for a home or if you are in Asheville or Charlotte, if you are buying real estate, the words "Due Diligence...

Raleigh World Beer Festival 2014
Ready for a good time?  Want to try over 250 craft and specialty beers in one location?  Do you like live music and good food?  If you answered yes to any or all...

Raleigh Area Golf Ready To Tee Up
It is almost March and with that, the grass starts to turn green, the flowers and shrubs start to bloom and the longer days make me want to break out the clubs.  Golf is almos...

Holly Springs Tavern Does It My Way
"The early taverns were not opened wholly for the convenience of travelers; they were for the comfort of the townspeople, for the interchange of the news and opinions, the sale of ...

Zip Code 27526 Fuquay Varina NC
Looking to move to the greater Raleigh area? Do you want to be near conveniences but still get away from the hustle of traffic and the "busy"ness of life?  You want to be in F...

Real Estate Buyer Agents Offer Free Buyer Services
I work as our team's Lead Buyer Specialist and enjoy what I do.  I devote 100% of my time working with buyers around the greater Raleigh / Cary areas and helping them not only...

Savor Fuquay Varina 2014
Its cold outside and the Raleigh area is experiencing a nice little blast of mother nature laying her white coat on the ground.  Winter is great but I look forward to the spri...

Zip Code 27540 Holly Springs NC
Are you looking to move to the greater Raleigh area?  Want to know what the surrounding area has to offer?  Make sure to check out 27540.  Holly Springs, NC fro...

Raleigh Real Estate Numbers For 2013 Tell It All
The numbers in the Wake County area for 2013 Real Estate say it all.  If you have been looking for a home in the Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina,...

Investment Properties Yes Or No
I have been fortunate enough to have had several clients allow me to help them in their pursuits toward purchasing investment properties. There are basically two types of investmen...

Tax Value Vs Market Value
One of the hardest concepts to overcome in the real estate market is the difference between tax values on properties and market values.  In the Raleigh area, these numbers can...

Mecca Restaurant Representing Raleigh Since 1930
The downtown Raleigh scene offers  a never ending supply of wonderful restaurants.  If you want a great steak, then you head to Sullivans.  Want a variety of beer an...

Raleigh Skyline Will Be Changing In 2014
The Raleigh skyline as we now know it will be experiencing more changes in 2014.  A 23 story apartment home building had its groundbreaking last week and is expected to open t...

Raleigh Cary Economy Strong
As a buyer specialist in the Raleigh / Cary area I am expected to know all sorts of odd information on the area of which I cover.  Often, prospective buyers that are look...

Raleigh Market You Snooze You Lose
Often, real estate agents in the Raleigh market get asked when is a good time to buy.  I will tell you from very recent experience as well as statistics, if you find the right...

Foreclosures A Deal Or No Deal
Everyone is looking for a deal these days whether it be at the car dealer, at the local market, or even a neighborhood yard sale.  All of us are looking to get something for m...

RTP Foundation Headed In A New Direction
When most people think of the Research Triangle Park (RTP), located right in the middle of the Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill triangle, they think of large industries and busines...

HOA Q And A
Home Owners Association........friend or foe?  What should you know about a Home Owners Association?  What does an HOA cover or not cover?  If my neighborhood has an...

Southern Wake County And The Complete540 Loop
Do you live in Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina, Willow Springs, southern Raleigh or Garner?  Are you looking forward to the I540 Loop being completed?  Are you concerned wit...

Fiesta Mexicana Is Numero Uno
My parents were in town last weekend and before they left, we decided to have lunch.  After much debate and a lot of "it doesn't matter, where ever you want to go", we finally...

Disc Golf Flying High In The Triangle
My wife and I recently took a trip with some friends to the mountains of Eastern Tennessee for some white water rafting down the Ocoee River.  We stayed in a log cabin no...

Mortgage Rates Are Still Great But Do Not Wait
The Raleigh, NC real estate market is really strong and sellers are enjoying homes selling on an average of less than 90 days for homes between $125,000 and $350,000.  Invento...

NC State Fair Concert Tickets Selling Fast
Looking for a good night of entertainment thats affordable?  Look no further than the upcoming concerts at the NC State Fair.  No matter what your favorite music, you wil...

NC State Fair Is 10 Days Of Fun
Its that time of year again......time to be thinking about the NC State Fair.  The NC State Fair is coming to Raleigh in October from the 17th -27th.  Gates will open at ...

Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo
If you have been traveling around the Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest areas or just about anywhere in Wake County, you have probably noticed a food truck parked in a parking lot or near...

Holly Springs Welcomes Olive Garden
Olive Garden is coming to Holly Springs!!!  Did I just type what I thought I did?  Olive Garden is coming to Holly Springs, NC.   Olive Garden will be open for busin...

Raleigh MAIN Event Hits Downtown For September
Stop everything you are doing and go straight to you calendar and free up your September.  The MAIN Event is coming to Wake County. Music, Art, Innovation, and Noise will be i...

Triathlons In The Triangle For Kids
Over the weekend, my son competed in his first Triathlon event down in Spring Lake, NC  (Emmi Barbaro Annual Little Warrior Triathlon).  When my wife first found out abou...

Housing Market In Triangle Is Sold Sold Sold
Recent reports have come out showing the Raleigh / Durham / Cary area having housing sales up 28% in the second quarter of 2013.  How does this affect you as a prospective &nb...

BBQ Bourbon And Beer
Did the title get your attention?  Want to know where you can get all 3 in one location for a fantastic fun weekend?  You are in luck if you are in the Raleigh / Durham&n...

Real Estate Ducks
What does a duck floating on the water and the Raleigh Real Estate market have in common?  If you work with the Kima Real Estate Group, then you know exactly what I am talking...

Rates Go Up And Your Budget Shrinks
If you are in the market for a home in the Raleigh/Durham area, you have probably noticed that interest rates have gone up over the past few weeks. What does that mean for you if y...

Summer Vacation Preparation For The Home
It is June and that means the end of a school year and Wake County High Schools are preparing for graduation ceremonies.  If your family is like most families around...

Getting Around With Roundabouts
My wife and I had the opportunity after our wedding 15+ years ago to take a honeymoon trip to Ireland.  That was our first experience with "roundabouts".  Not only were w...

Highway Expansion From Fayetteville To Fuquay Varina
Road Construction!!! The most dreaded sign to be seen on a highway, especially when you are in a hurry.  We have all been there, sat there, and slowly made our way toward our ...

Southern Wake Car Care You Can Trust
As a Buyer Specialist with the Kima Real Estate Group at Keller Williams Preferred, I am often asked a lot of important questions from clients.  They want to know who they sho...

Raleigh Tour D Coop
Growing up in China Grove, NC my grandparents had chickens in their backyard.  I would often go down to the coop with my grandfather to feed the chickens and collect...

Holly Springs Town Center Open For Business
Although it has been a long time, the newly opened Holly Springs Town Center has gotten off to a resounding good start.  The large anchor stores (Target, Dicks Sporting Goods,...

American Tobacco Trail Connects Apex to Durham
I hear alot of people that move to the area or visit the Raleigh / Durham area for the first time say that  it doesn't feel like a large metropolitan area.  I like to res...

Sunni Skys Helps Southern Wake Beat the Heat
Spring is finally here and the long hot days of summer are not far behind.  Summer brings with it backyard cookouts, days at the pool, and ice cream.  For those in southe...

Downtown Raleigh Vegetarian Restaurant is a Food Revolution
Meaty Vegetarian dishes????? What in the world am I talking about??? When my wife asks me for suggestions of meals for the week, the first idea I have is the main dish.....and tha...

Cameron Village Continues Its Unique Experience
Raleigh Shopping Inside the Beltline?? When it comes to shopping, most people think of the mega-complex areas that have popped up all around (Beaver Creek Crossing in Apex, Holly S...

WBF is Twenty Five Days Away and Counting
WBF????  What is WBF you might ask.  Grab a pen and paper and make sure you write this down on your calendar......WBF is the World Beer Festival and it hits Raleigh, NC o...

Aviator Brewing Brings Fun Times to Southern Wake
Wake County and the greater Raleigh area is becoming a real hot bed for local Micro-Breweries.  None of these are any bigger or more popular than that of the Aviator Brewing C...

Wake County Real Estate Meets NASCAR
Times in the real estate industry in the Raleigh area are fast and furious.  Inventory of homes is at a long time low of only about 4 months.  Homes are selling at a reco...

THE BOTTOM LINE IS THE BOTTOM LINE
There are many steps in the process of buying a home.  First you have to find the right home that fits your budget, negotiate the terms, and then navigate through the inspecti...

Rare Home Opportunity Inside Raleigh Beltline
A brand new listing just hit the market today and won't last long.   Over 2500 square feet with 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths, and tons of storage. 1308 Pitkin Ct in the Driftwoo...

Toll Road Open to Holly Springs
The NC540 Toll Road opened this morning the section from Apex/Hwy 64 down to Holly Springs/Hwy 55.  This section will be toll free for all traffic  until the first of the...

What is the Due Diligence Period
Ever been in a situation where if you had just a little extra time, you know you would be able to get things worked out in your head and be able to make a smarter decision.  W...

You Should Feel Comfortable with Your Realtor
Everyone in the world is different and everyone has different needs, desires, and personalities.  You may get along with a more outgoing personality type person where someone ...

Enjoy The Tollway but Remember to Pay
The expansion of the I-540 Toll road on the western side of Raleigh has really helped with the congestion often found on Hwy 55 going through Apex and Cary.  Once the tollway ...

Make an Offer and Feel Good About It
One of the hardest questions I have to answer comes in the negotiating process.  Recent clients buying a home in the Heritage neighborhood of Wake Forest wanted to know, how m...

What to Expect in the Home Buying Process
Haunted Houses and Spooky Trails pop up this time of year in anxious anticipation.  Suspense thriller movies are blockbuster hits.  What is it that gets our blood pumping...

Save Yourself Time and Preview the Neighborhood
Often times, I find myself standing in front of the refrigerator, trying to cool the house as I try to figure out what I have a craving for.  I remember my dad always saying t...

Step One is Knowing You Have The Money
You ever run into the grocery store to grab one or two items, rushing up and down the isles to make it as fast a trip as possible.  You drop your item(s) on the conveyor belt,...

Wake Forest Relocation Kit
  Peter Kima, Kima Real Estate Group and Keller Williams Preferred Realty The Wake Forest and Heritage Real Estate Resource Wake Forest Real Estate is what we love he...

The Cost Of Waiting
Last week I was heading into my Raleigh Real Estate office and looked down and had about 1/4  tank of gas.  I typically don't like my tank to get that low but as I passed...

What Is A Home Worth
I had a friend recently tell me a story of when he was a young boy and came across a Ricky Henderson rookie baseball card.  He looked it up in a book and found that the book l...

The Good Old Days
It always seems like no matter what your profession, you always hear the term the good old days.  These words are often spoken by coworkers that have been in the business a lo...

Southwest Wake Residential Building on the Rise
When I got into Real Estate, a lot of folks asked me why in the world would you do something like that with the way things are in the market now?  I told them that even though...

School Buses in July
You would have never seen school buses on the road in the middle of the summer when I was growing up in Rowan County.  The only time you would see them in the months of June/J...

Southern Wake Offers It All
The Fuquay Varina  area has grown dramatically over the past 15 years, with the expansions of roads, revitalization projects of the downtown area and with the addition of new ...

FARMERS MARKETS – SUMMERTIME FRESH GOODNESS
Growing up in Rowan County, my grandparents always had large gardens at their house.  They grew anything and everything that they planned to eat not only for the summer, but a...

LEMONADE STANDS MEAN SUMMERTIME AND MORE
Can you remember back to your first lemonade stand?  I remember back in Kannapolis, NC sitting with my best buddy Kevin, at the end of his driveway yelling at cars as they d...


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