Are you looking to purchase a home in the near future but unsure of where to begin?

Say with me….”I WILL…”

Now, let us DO!

Here are 3 “I WILL’S” to kick of your New Year purchasing plan

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The Charm of Holly Brook

Open concept. Screened-in porch. Newly renovated kitchen & bath. Sought-after location.

Have I gotten your attention yet?

This lovely, low-maintenance, all brick home on a quiet street in the highly desirable Holly Brook subdivision is the perfect home to host your future memories. Don’t you think so too? This home features 4 bedrooms & 2.5 baths within walking distance to the pool! Do you find the sounds of nature relaxing? Enjoy sitting on your large screen porch overlooking your private back yard which backs to natural area! This porch/home offers the perfect atmosphere to read a book, sip your beverage of choice, visit with friends & family, etc.

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Do you have children that love the outdoors? Maybe, grandchildren…nieces/nephews? PERFECT! Here…the play set stays!

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UPDATED KITCHEN & MASTER BATHROOM that feature gorgeous granite counters and lovely self-close cabinetry. No cabinet slamming here! Large walk-in closet & soaking tub in Master Suite.

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This home offers a desired open-concept living & dining area too. The charm of this home is not limited to the home itself. The location is sought-after right on the corner of Apex, Holly Springs and Cary off of Kildaire Farm Road. Just minutes from your home will be a variety of shopping & dining opportunities, as well as main road & highway accessibility.

Come see for yourself! Contact me to set up your private tour!

lisahayes@gorealty.biz | 919.656.1599

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Hot Housing Markets Require Something…..Different

If you have done any type of looking, you have learned that you’ve got to move fast around here!

Having a qualified, knowledgable Realtor® can make all of the difference between Under Contract & Still Looking! This home was on the market for THREE DAYS before it went Under Contract.

Realtors® are given exclusive tools that give them insight to the up & coming. Searching on your own is fantastic in narrowing down your must-have & don’t-want list, however in a hot market, having a Realtor® can expedite the process so that your forever home doesn’t end up having a different resident. A hot housing market plays to different rules & takes a unique finesse, in my opinion. It becomes a land where contingencies & time frames are thrown to the wayside in some regard.

If you are looking for a home and feeling a bit overwhelmed by the process, I’m here…happy to work for you & with you!

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Did you know….Finding the perfect neighborhood can be more important to most people than finding the perfect home

As a Realtor®, I can not answer questions like “Will there be a lot of kids here?” or “Would someone of our age fit in here?” due to Fair Housing regulations.  So, where does that leave us when we know that is important to our client?   
If they are looking in the Southern Raleigh, Cary or Apex area, I always recommend we take a trip to 12 Oaks in Holly Springs. 12 Oaks is a master-planned community that upon entering the subdivision, driving through the roundabout surrounded by the beautiful oaks & pines, you know you’ve entered a neighborhood that is truly special and offers something for everyone.
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Offering a variety of homes offered from low maintenance town homes, to small lot villas, to the custom build beauties adorning the Nicklaus Design Group golf course, there is sure to be something to appeal to every homeowner in various phases of life. Each resident is required to be a social member of the country club- creating camaraderie between the residents.  The neighborhood also features lovely pools, community garden, a dog park, play grounds & walking paths.
Nearby the 12 Oaks shopping & dining center has wonderful offerings such as Target, Chilis, Dick’s Sporting Goods, DSW.  Holly Springs has so much to offer and is close to the 540 for easy access to the entire Triangle area.

If you would like more information on this wonderful community, please visit contact me and visit www.12oaksnc.com.  As a local realtor, I can wholeheartedly tell you that the clients I’ve helped buy in 12 Oaks are very happy with their decision.

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4000 Square Feet of City Living…

what you need to know before you buy

I just wrapped up “What you need to know before you sell”, so Let’s dive right in to the buying side…

  • Always. Always. ALWAYS start by consulting with a lender! They will be able to pre-qualify you quickly so you have a great understanding of how much you can spend. Most sellers require a pre-qualification (a pre-approval is different) with an offer, plus why look at $500K house if you qualify for $300K, right?
  • KNOW THE DON’TS. Knowing what you DON’T want in a home helps narrow down your search faster than what you do want. If you are tired of, or too busy to care for a large yard at your current home, don’t set yourself up to get carried away by a home’s beautiful interior if it is on a 1 acre lot with tons of green space.
  • USE A GREAT REALTOR® THAT YOU ENJOY SPENDING TIME WITH, AS WELL AS RESPECT. A good Realtor® knows the market value of different neighborhoods & will help you find the best investment & fit for you. You will likely be spending a good chunk of time with each other. We will negotiate on your behalf throughout the purchase, inspections & will stay on top of everything to bring you to a successful closing. BEWARE of the broker who is obsessed with winning! While it seems like it may be a good trait to get the best deals, they can be more caught up in the win that they lose sight of getting their client the home they want.
  • DONT MAKE ANY MAJOR OR REVOLVING CREDIT PURCHASES WHILE BUYING! Definitely do not open any new accounts! Even depositing large amounts of cash into your bank account can raise a red flag with lenders & delay or destroy the closing. Consult with your lender before you do anything that could affect your loan.
  • HAVE THE PRE-APPROVAL LETTER ready to go so that in a hot market, our offer will be taken seriously!

So there you have it; buying & selling how to’s from your truly. 🙂 I would love to have the opportunity to show you what I would do to help your sell your home or in finding your dream home!

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Will your furniture fit? How’s the neighborhood? You know you are curious what the inside of this beautiful home looks like! Come check it out for yourself on:

Saturday AND Sunday {1/16 & 1/17)
from 2:00 – 4:00pm

Come see your new home!

9612 Heathermill Lane, Raleigh . NC  27617

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