Just Sold, West Cary Real Estate

April 29th, 2016

Just Sold, West Cary

We found this beautiful Cary Park town home BEFORE it was listed!  It was a win-win for both the buyer and the seller.  The buyer avoided a high pressure competitive offer situation and the seller got his price;  everyone appreciated a low stress, easy transaction process.  It pays to work with a Cary Park insider!

5 Things To Do BEFORE Listing Your House

April 12th, 2016

5 Things to check before you list your home.

Virtually every home that is sold goes through an inspection.    Time and time again I see several of the same types of issues, so now I recommend all my clients get a home inspection and make repairs long before their home is even listed.   You might be thinking “my house is in good shape and if there is anything they find, it can’t be a big deal.”   Remember a home inspector gets paid to find things, so he will!   There are several advantages of getting the inspection done early and taking care of major repairs made before listing:

  • You have the time now to competitively bid or even consider doing the work yourself.    If you wait until you are under contract you may only have a few weeks and the buyer may want to see the contractor license and credentials, which may end up costing you a lot more.
  • You can also have the work done at a convenient time for you, such as during the week you are working from home versus in the tense days just before closing.
  • It shows better.   If your house has no significant issues it shows better to buyers.   Also, if you wait and significant issues are found, the buyer may decide to back out.

So the top 5 issues I see are:

  1. Crawl spaces – Mold, water, damaged insulation, and pests
  2. Signs of water leaks on ceilings and in attics -Verify there is not a current leak, use a priming sealer, and paint
  3. Dry rot on windows, doors, and thresholds – Probe the wood with a screw driver to ensure nothing is rotten.   If so replace those portions.
  4. Broken window seals on double paned windows – Look at every window and verify that they do not look foggy even after you have cleaned them.   If they do, the protective thermal characteristics have been compromised.
  5. Check GFIs – GFIs can get fail over time.   Push the “test” button on all of yours to ensure they are working correctly.

 

Now relax, you have just significantly reduced your odds of having and “exciting” closing on your house!

 

Barbara Green West Cary Real Estate

 

 

Cary Gets A New Park!

April 7th, 2016

 

Carpenter Park FeaturesIn 2007, the Town purchased an approximately 16-acre parcel designated as a future neighborhood park. The parcel is located on the south side of Morrisville Carpenter Road and the east side of Louis Stephens Drive (see map below). In 2012, voters approved $2 million in Cary Community Improvement Bonds towards park construction.  The Master Plan was approved in January 2013.

Its name will be Carpenter Park and it will include the following features:

  • Central Pond with Earthen Dam
  • Restroom Structure
  • Children’s Play Area
  • Play Lawn Area
  • Multi-Sport Court – Basketball & two Pickleball Courts
  • Community Garden (with volunteer assistance)
  • Terraced Lawn Area
  • Preserved Forest
  • Pedestrian Trail – Internal Network and Neighborhood Connections
  • Parking for 30 Cars
  • Flight 3379 & 3378 Memorial (to be funded privately)
  • Small Picnic Shelter at Playground

 

Fred Smith Company has been awarded the contract for park construction. The total project budget for the Project Master Plan, Design, and Construction is $2,983,000.

  •  Master Plan approved – January 10, 2013
  • Construction Documents Completed – Fall 2014
  • General Park Construction – Started in Spring 2015, completion in Spring 2016
  • Community Garden installation – Spring 2016
  • Full construction started in Spring 2015
  • Completion has been delayed due to extended wet weather in fall and winter 2015
  • The community garden will be completed by volunteers and under a separate contract after general park construction is complete.

New Park in CaryThis information is from the Town of Cary site and more information can be found at:

 http://www.townofcary.org/Departments/fdts/facilities/Current_Projects/carpenterparkplan.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Cary 1st Quarter Sales Update

March 29th, 2016

Barbara Green, West Cary Real Estate Expert

 

 

 

 

 

This sales update shows the homes in Cary Park, Southbridge, Horton’s Creek, Copperleaf, and Wrenhurst that sold, are pending, or contingent in the last 90 days.   They are sorted by subdivision for your convience.   If you would like any additional information, please contact me at 919 522 0880 or Barbara@Cary-NC.com.

 

Address Subdiv SQ FT List Sold DOM
812 Waterford Lake Drive Cary Park 800 $110,000 $104,450 14
726 Portstewart Drive Cary Park 1,371 $155,000 $152,500 8
526 Waterford Lake Drive Cary Park 1,388 $164,900 2
318 Waterford Lake Drive Cary Park 1,400 $189,900 $180,000 23
1000 Waterford Lake Drive Cary Park 1,182 $199,900 61
1200 Waterford Lake Drive Cary Park 1,182 $225,000 $200,000 113
1000 Waterford Lake Drive Cary Park 1,182 $217,000 13
222 Broadgait Brae Road Cary Park 2,052 $225,000 1
306 Kinellan Court Cary Park 1,928 $225,000 7
1000 Waterford Lake Drive Cary Park 1,740 $235,000 1
1000 Waterford Lake Drive Cary Park 1,740 $240,000 212
5610 Cary Glen Boulevard Cary Park 1,892 $259,900 $250,000 10
1000 Waterford Lake Drive Cary Park 1,740 $275,000 0
241 Broadgait Brae Road Cary Park 2,625 $285,000 $281,500 5
1204 Waterford Lake Drive Cary Park 1,978 $295,000 $287,000 11
1000 Waterford Lake Drive Cary Park 1,955 $305,000 0
528 Alden Bridge Drive Cary Park 2,460 $319,900 $312,000 177
1000 Waterford Lake Drive Cary Park 1,955 $315,000 22
1000 Waterford Lake Drive Cary Park 1,955 $320,000 0
106 Georgian Hills Drive Cary Park 3,370 $340,000 $325,000 21
129 Alden Village Court Cary Park 2,397 $325,000 $325,000 2
700 Waterford Lake Drive Cary Park 1,955 $325,000 0
121 Naperville Drive Cary Park 2,450 $334,900 1
1000 Waterford Lake Drive Cary Park 1,955 $335,000 0
309 Bridgegate Drive Cary Park 3,148 $339,000 3
324 Bridgegate Drive Cary Park 3,159 $340,000 4
100 Bridgegate Drive Cary Park 2,415 $365,000 18
115 Bridgegate Drive Cary Park 2,786 $374,000 0
1008 Grogans Mill Drive Cary Park 3,564 $439,900 $441,000 3
924 Vandalia Drive Cary Park 2,924 $455,000 $449,000 4
917 Grogans Mill Drive Cary Park 4,353 $504,990 $500,000 201
105 Brookbank Hill Place Cary Park 4,040 $535,000 6
309 Greenfield Knoll Dr Cary Park 4,900 $560,000 $547,000 15
2012 Mill Gate Lane Cary Park 4,570 $554,900 $556,000 3
306 Aldersbrook Court Cary Park 3,724 $579,900 7
306 Highwood Pines Pl Cary Park 4,878 $635,000 8
105 Lantern Ridge Lane Cary Park 4,228 $669,900 $659,900 144
306 Belles Landing Court Cary Park 5,088 $800,000 30
2028 Mill Gate Lane Cary Park 6,064 $829,900 $815,000 176
6209 Carolina Rose Court Copperleaf 4,251 $839,760 $849,450 152
6325 Rambleford Drive Copperleaf 4,536 $869,900 8
6312 Rambleford Drive Copperleaf 3,970 $841,000 $900,345 0
6845 Palaver Lane Copperleaf 4,917 $910,000 4
1428 Stratford Ridge Lane Copperleaf 5,377 $995,000 191
7040 Copperleaf Place Copperleaf 6,544 $1,225,000 5
641 Peach Orchard Place Hortons Ck 3,918 $599,900 $582,000 6
608 Rye Ridge Road Hortons Ck 3,717 $584,900 26
944 Blackmar Street Southbridge 4,842 $637,500 49
621 Rolling Springs Drive Wrenhurst 5,302 $699,000 $692,000 73

Chapelwood Home – Sold In Just 3 Days!

March 23rd, 2016
Chapelwood home in Chapel Hill

Exterior

We knew this highly desirable home would not not take long to sell and we were right, just 3 days on the market!    It has bright open floor plan filled with natural light. Large gourmet kitchen w/ expansive granite counters, high-end stainless appliances and beverage fridge. Gorgeous Carolina room overlooking private wooded lot.  Five inch hardwoods thru-out main level, custom bookshelves, private brick screened porch. Luxury 1st floor master suite w/ spa-like bath. Spacious second/third bedrooms, large second level bonus room. Extra storage + oversize garage with fresh landscaping.    2649 square feet of impeccable adult living with easy access to Chapel Hill.

If you have an interest in similar homes, please give Barbara Green a call at 919 522 0880 or email her at Barbara@Cary-NC.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just Listed – Beautiful Chapelwood Ranch Style Home

March 20th, 2016
Chapelwood home in Chapel Hill

Exterior

This beautiful home has bright open floor plan filled with natural light. Large gourmet kitchen w/ expansive granite counters, high-end stainless appliances and beverage fridge. Gorgeous Carolina room overlooking private wooded lot. 5″ hardwoods thru-out main level, custom bookshelves, private brick screened porch. Luxury 1st floor master suite w/ spa-like bath. Spacious second/third bedrooms, large second level bonus room. Extra storage + oversize garage with fresh landscaping.    2649 square feet of impeccable adult living with easy access to Chapel Hill, priced at $ 519,000.

Contact Barbara at  919 522 0880   or   Barbara@Cary-NC.com   to tour this beautiful home !

 

Chapelwood home in Chapel Hill

Kitchen

Chapelwood home in Chapel Hill

Carolina Room

Chapelwood home in Chapel Hill

1st Floor Master

Chapelwood Ranch Home

Screened Porch

Chapelwood home in Chapel Hill

Back Yard

Coming Soon! Beautiful Chapelwood Ranch Style Home

March 7th, 2016

Chapelwood Ranch Style Home

  • All brick home with main level living (Cameron floor plan) in the exclusive Chapelwood community
  • 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths + a 2nd level bonus room
  • 2649 square feet

Chappelwood Kitchen

  • Gormet kitchen with granite designed for entertaining

Chapelwood ranch style home

  • Gorgeous open floor plan with high end finishes throughout

Chapelwood Ranch Home

  • Private screened porch and fenced yard overlooking woods
  • Luxury master suite with spa-like bath
  • Offered at $ 519,000
  • Call for a private screening!

Cary Park Home Just Sold!

February 29th, 2016

West Cary Real Estate - Just sold in Cary Park

This wonderful new Cary Park home was sold in just a few days!    It features 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths, finished basement with full kitchen and fireplace, 1st floor guest suite, expansive decks, fabulous kitchen with granite counters, and expansive decks with wooded views.    This outstanding open floor plan features 3 floors of  wooded views with lots of windows and light.   Cary Park is a great location with 28 acre lake, 2 miles of walking trails, community pool, and easy access to RTP and the airport.   If you have an interest in selling your West Cary home or purchasing a West Cary home, please give me a call at 919 522 0880.

 

 

 

 

 

New Cary Park Listing !

February 22nd, 2016
Cary Park Real Estate

Just Listed ! Gorgeous brick home on dramatic wooded lot in Cary Park.

 

This wonderful new Cary Park listing has just gone on the market.    It features 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths, finished basement with full kitchen and fireplace, 1st floor guest suite, expansive decks, fabulous kitchen with granite counters, and expansive decks with wooded views.    This outstanding open floor plan features 3 floors of  wooded views with lots of windows and light.   Cary Park is a great location with 28 acre lake, 2 miles of walking trails, community pool, and easy access to RTP and the airport.   Please give me a call at 919 522 0880 if you would like more information or would like to tour this great new Cary Park listing.

 

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West Cary Market Report for 2015

January 15th, 2016

West Cary Market Report

West Cary enjoyed one of the highest appreciation rates in the Triangle reaching over 4% in 2015.  Our great schools, easy access to RTP and beautiful homes continue to drive demand for our neighborhoods!  If you are considering selling, your timing is great!  Inventory of available homes is low.  If you are considering buying, interest rates are in your favor!  Either way it takes a pro to navigate this fast market.  Let me help you maximize your investment!

Our West Cary Market report consists of 3 tables:

1.  Detached homes sold in West Cary during the last 12 months

2.  Detached homes currently for sale (active) in West Cary

3.  Links to MLS data for sold and active homes (1&2)

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact Barbara

 

West Cary Real Estate Sold

 

 

Real Estate for sale in West Cary

 

 

Click the links below for a list of homes, then click the MLS number to see details on a specific home:

Sold Link            Active Link          Cameron Pond

Sold Link            Active Link          Cary Park <$500K

Sold Link            Active Link          Cary Park >$500K(Custom/Semi)

Sold Link            Active Link          Copperleaf

Sold Link            Active Link          Highcroft

Sold Link           Active Link           Highcroft Village

Sold Link            N/A                    Horton’s Creek

Sold Link            Active Link          The Reserve

Sold Link            Active Link          Weycroft

Sold Link            Active Link          Wrenhurst/Southbridge

 

Barbara Green West Cary Real Estate