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Do you notice anything different? Look right at the top of the page! Do you see all of the town additions?

When researching anything, we all want the process to be a seamless, simple & accessible process. With this in mind, I really have been wanting to create something that would be most-helpful to my clients in the area I service. That said, over the coming weeks I will be compiling lists for each town highlighting the best resources for that area! Each area will have it’s own tab, making your search as easy as possible. <<sounds of trumpets>>

Keep a lookout for your town and of course, if you have come across any great resources or “hidden gems”, please send them my way!
LISA.HAYES@ALLENTATE.COM

Currently Available:

Holly Springs
Wake Forest

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Budget Friendly Outdoor Comfort

Whether you have a porch, a patio or an entire outdoor space, warm summer days and cool evening nights are meant for relaxing! Do you all agree? As in most diy home projects, you can go as simple or as elaborate as your heart {& budget} allows. Here are some fun ways to get creative with the space you have that won’t break the bank…

Have you transformed your outdoor space lately? I would LOVE to see what you’ve done. Feel free to comment with a photo!

Lastly, if the outdoor space you currently have is giving you the summer-lounging blues, I know we can work together in finding your perfect space for sipping some southern sweet tea!

Let’s get inspired!

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When in NC…. you eat!

Oh the food. The wonderful, mouth watering, savory food! Is 8:35pm too late for dinner? Never!

I stumbled across an article listing the best places to eat in NC. I have pulled some Triangle-specifics from the article but you can find the full list here. Some I have tried, however others I am now eager to put in my reservation for. Have you went to these restaurants or came across some awesome gems here in NC? Comment below with your NC picks.

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MATEO BAR de TAPASDurham

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DAMES CHICKEN & WAFFLESDurham

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*For any Pennsylvania Dutch folks out there I imagine you are scratching your head thinking “these do NOT look like the chicken & waffles I was brought up on!” If so, you are right. This is the southern version; fried chicken, waffle, syrup.

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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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NEW YEAR. NEW YOU. NEW HOME.

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TAKE A LOOK AT THIS GORGEOUS North Raleigh cul-du-sac home in a highly desired location. Some of the awesome features of this home include:

  • Walk-out basement that is fully-plumbed, framed and equipped with electric!
  • 3,455 sqft 5 bedroom / 4 bathrooms
  • 2-story family room with built-in cabinets
  • Granite, stainless steel, cherry cabinetry…..and much more!

Aside from the great features this home has to offer,  you will be close to shopping, country club living & excellent schools!

Hurry! Call me to schedule your tour, but in the meantime take a virtual tour of your future home!!

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To all of my family, friends, colleagues, clients & everyone else too, I wish you a very Merry Christmas & a safe & joyous New Year.

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