Apex, NC Real Estate News

By K.C. McLaughlin, Realtor, e-PRO, Homes for Sale - Cary, Raleigh NC
(RE/MAX United)
K.C. McLaughlin | RE/MAX United | kc@kcmclaughlin.com | (919) 609-7463 1930 White Dogwood Road, Apex, NC For 24/7 Access to Information on this Home call (919) 746-7383 and enter code 2146 4BR/2+1BA Single Family House offered at $285,000 Year Built 2001 Sq Footage 2,380 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size 12,196 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month DESCRIPTION Amazing 4 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath Home with 1st Floor Master, 1st Floor Office, Updated Kitchen with Vaulted Ceilings and New Tile Floor and Large Secondary Bedrooms! New Laminate Floor in Foyer, Family Room, Office, Dining Room and Powder Room. Large Private Fenced Corner Lot with Deck! Extensive Moulding Throughout this Beautiful Home. Great Apex School. Low HOA Dues include Pool! Wonderful Family ...
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By Linda Jandura, Realtor, North Carolina Buyer & Seller Specialist
(Raleigh Cary Realty)
Where did this month go? It seems like I was just writing the blog for April. Okay, actually that was only 10 days ago, being that I was late writing last months stats! All this lateness can actually be considered a good thing, because it means as a Realtor I've been VERY busy. New buyers are out there looking at homes, and some great new listings at great prices are coming on the market. And with interest rates continuing to be at record lows, it's a great time to buy a home in Apex, Cary, or the Raleigh North Carolina area! So how were home sales in May of 2011 in Apex North Carolina? Once again we had a small increase in sales last month! May Sales were up again for the 5th month in a row. Not a huge increase, but slowly improving every month.     In May 2011 the lowest priced home s...
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By Austin Herbert
(DNJ Gateway Mortgage)
  Mortgage markets moved in feverish fashion last week, changing with extreme frequency, and eventually ending slightly worse on the week. Conforming mortgage rates fell to a 6-month low Wednesday but, by Friday, they had retreated higher. Last week marked just the second time in 8 weeks that rates in Raleigh increased. During that span, Freddie Mac reports that mortgage rates have dropped 42 basis points, or 0.42%. That equates to a monthly savings of $25.24 per $100,000 borrowed. One reason why mortgage rates have been dropping is that the economy is growing more slowly than projected. In a speech last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke described the U.S. recovery as “frustratingly slow”. In a separate speech, another Federal Reserve President, William Dudley, categorized th...
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By Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522)
Apex NC Homes - May 2011 Real Estate Market Report Apex, NC Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department is getting pumped up for new summer camp opportunities!  Kiddo's ages 3-13 can participate in a number of options this summer including nature, art, drama, basketball and preschool sports.  For more info check out the apex summer camp registration form.   If you're considering moving to Apex, NC or even if you're planning on selling a home in Apex, NC, it's important to have the right information. Our market report will give you a good overview of how detached homes for sale in Apex, NC performed during the month of May.   The pie chart on the left breaks down the number of detached homes in Apex that were active, newly active, went under contract or closed last month.        ...
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By Linda Jandura, Realtor, North Carolina Buyer & Seller Specialist
(Raleigh Cary Realty)
April showers may bring May flowers, so will the increased number of Homes Under Contract in April bring May closings?  Let's hope so!  In Apex North Carolina,the number of homes closed in April rose to 57. Not an huge increase, but numbers have been improving every month this year so far.    So what homes are closing?  Well,  every price range and every size. But as always, a home has to be PRICED RIGHT for it's location and in excellent conditon to stand out among others and sell .     In Apex North Carolina the lowest price home sold at $125,000.  Actually, 3 homes sold at that price, but 2 were listed higher and sold lower.      Once again the highest price home sold was new construction in the lovely communnity of Abbington.   After upgrades were added, the home closed at $725,0000...
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By Wendy Burns
(Keller Williams Realty - Cary)
 Scotts Mill Neighborhood in Apex NC is a wonderful community and offers so much to it's residents.  The first time I drove into this neighborhood, I fell in love with the architecture and "Pleasantville" type atmosphere.  The homes are modeled after historic registered homes throughout North Carolina (ex. the Pullen house).  All of the homes have welcoming front porches that evoke a friendly atmosphere.  There are paved woodland greenways with wooden bridges over the small meandering creek.  Neighbors walk, jog and bike on these rails which connect to surrounding neighborhoods and parks.  Scotts Mill has a neighborhood swimming pool, park and playground, volley ball courts, tennis courts and basketball court.  They have an established swim team called the "Sea Dragons", neighborhood cl...
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By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
ActiveRain PhotoBlogger Contest A Friendship Strengthened by Casting a Line... Nearly every year since I moved to the Raleigh/ Cary/ Apex area of North Carolina, my daughter Laura and I have attended the Annual Apex Fishing Derby which is held each Spring at the Apex Community Park. And every year that we've attended, we have taken her friend Melanie along with us. We get up really early to get a good spot, bring along snacks for the day, and hope that this is the year we catch the biggest fish. In the photo below, the two friends are showing off one of their catches of the day. And, just for the record, Laura held the lead for biggest fish caught in her age category... right up until the 2 minute warning bell, when another angler caught a fish slightly bigger to beat her out. Melanie, ...
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By Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522)
Apex NC Homes - April 2011 Market Report Apex, NC comes alive this weekend for the 31st annual Apex PeakFest!  On Saturday, May 7th join in the fun in downtown Apex for the PeakFest arts & crafts festival with food, fun and fantastic times!  For more info on the event check out the Apex PeakFest website.   If you're considering moving to Apex, NC or even if you're planning on selling a home in Apex, NC, it's important to have the right information. Our market report will give you a good overview of how detached homes for sale in Apex, NC performed during the month of April.   The pie chart on the left breaks down the number of detached homes in Apex that were active, newly active, went under contract or closed last month.         The table below shows the break down of the detached home...
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By Nellie Lytvinenko, 919-210-9992, Raleigh - Cary NC Real Estate
(Homes by Nellie-Working with Buyers & Sellers )
Apex NC - Kelly Road Park A recent visit to several parks in the Apex & Cary NC area revealed a most wonderful adventure!  It's no wonder that Apex NC is one of the best places to live and/or work in the country!  There are play areas for children up to 5 years old, and those from 6-12 years old, tennis courts, baseball fields, picnic shelter and walking/running trails. Take the kids, or yourselves and ENJOY the beautiful weather & outdoors!     Kelly Road Park in Apex NC.  1609 Kelly Road located on Kelly Road and behind Olive Chapel Elementary School.     Mother's Day is a wonderful day to take the kids, pack a picnic lunch and head out to Kelly Road Park in Apex NC !   View Larger Map  
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By Linda Jandura, Realtor, North Carolina Buyer & Seller Specialist
(Raleigh Cary Realty)
It doesn't matter where you live, there seems to be some extreme weather situations that make the news. No earthquakes or tsunamis here in North Carolina, and very rarely do we have extreme winter conditions.  Even tornadoes and hurricanes don't happen every year. But last weekend North Carolina was hit hard! Here in the Raleigh NC area we had a string of tornadoes run through our area Saturday afternoon. Starting around 3:00 the TV channels broke into regular programming with extreme weather alerts. Or, as they're now calling them PDS- for particularly dangerous situations! From watching the TV satellite pictures, we could see that we were right in the path of the storm.  The weather man announced to get into your safe place NOW! Just then the power went out with a bang- something had ...
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By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
Come Join the Fun in the Peak of Good Living - Apex, North Carolina's Annual Easter Egg Hunt! - Saturday April 16th, 2011 With so many family friendly events throughout the year, The Peak of Good Living, Apex, North Carolina just gets better and better. Come join the fun this Saturday at the Apex Town Hall Campus for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Bring your baskets and your cameras! Beginning at 10:00AM, this FREE event is open to children ages 9 and under. The Easter Bunny will also be here handing out candy filled eggs and posing for pictures!  For directions to the Apex Easter Egg Hunt, click here. About The Author Craig Rutman is a North Carolina Residential Real Estate Specialist that can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in the Raleigh - Cary – Apex metro areas...
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By Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522)
Apex NC Homes - March 2011 Market Report Apex, NC offers a wide variety of architectural style building all adding to the small town charm.  We've been hearing good things about the New Hope Valley Railway train ride and museum (I can't believe we haven't yet experienced it ourselves!) that runs from May - December annually every 1st Sunday of the month.  Will definitely be checking this out, if you too love and enjoy trains call them at 919-362-5416 for more information. If you're considering moving to Apex, NC or even if you're planning on selling a home in Apex, NC, it's important to have the right information. Our market report will give you a good overview of how detached homes for sale in Apex, NC performed during the month of March.   The pie chart on the left breaks down the num...
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By Stanton Homes, Design/Build Custom Home Builder in North Carolina
(Stanton Homes - New Home Builder)
Easter Events in Apex Easter Egg Hunts in the Raleigh, NC Area - 2011   Easter events and activities are planned throughtout the Raleigh area, and include: Easter Egg Hunts, Easter Bunny appearances, inflatables, live music, nature activities, kite flying, prizes, educational events,  magic shows, and more.   Many events are designed for children of all ages. You will find music, food, and entertainment for the entire family.  Downtown Apex Easter Event Details: Cost: Free Location: Apex Town Hall Campus Time: Saturday April 16, 2011 at 10am What you Need to Know: This event is for children ages 9 and under Bring your Easter baskets Meet the Easter Bunny  Event website         Easter events are being held throughout the Triangle area during the month of April. Click on the links below t...
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By Mike Jaquish, 919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate
(Realty Arts)
Good-Bye to Borders Books   I remember the first time my wife, the obsessive reader, saw a huge bookstore.  "Kid in a candy store" comes to mind.  Wide-eyed, slack jawed Joy! There is nothing like a good bookstore.  Nothing smells better.  Intrigue and Information abound at arms' reach at every step.  Thousands and thousands of books for the buying, or for just taking the cheapskate perusal. And losing a bookstore is a sad event.  I was in Beaver Creek this evening, and popped into Borders to check out the Store Closing sale.   The deals on a couple of books were OK, but not terribly satisfying, knowing I was scavenging.  The photos are grim and depressing.  And I could have shot the same scenes in the Cary store, or over in Raleigh, except the Raleigh 6 Forks and Wake Forest Rd. store...
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By Linda Jandura, Realtor, North Carolina Buyer & Seller Specialist
(Raleigh Cary Realty)
Good news!!! Finally, sales have been going up.  In March, 2011, 52 homes sold in Apex North Carolina, up from 41 closings in February.   The lowest price home sold at $35,000. It had no working HVAC or septic system.  Still, with the listing price being $29,900, this suggests multiple bids.           The highest priced home sold at $651, 647 and was a new construction home in the Abbington neighborhood.     Address Subdivision LP $ SP $ 7917 Pineslope Drive Not in a Subdivision 29,900 35,000 209 West Street Not in a Subdivision 64,900 58,000 8717 Stephenson Road Saponi Hills 94,900 94,900 607 Olive Street Not in a Subdivision 123,900 117,500 309 cabana Drive Sunset Hills 125,900 119,800 108 Homesong Way Homestead Park 139,900 126,500 109 Sparta Lane Perry Hills 130,000 129,000 8208 Cha...
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By Nellie Lytvinenko, 919-210-9992, Raleigh - Cary NC Real Estate
(Homes by Nellie-Working with Buyers & Sellers )
Presented by Homes by Nellie Apex NC Home for Sale  5413 Lower Creek Court Apex NC 3/4 acres on a cul-de-sac street Huge unfinished 2nd floor is pre-plumbed - great storage or future additional square footage!! Move in ready! No city taxes!   3 Bedrooms, 2 full baths, freshly painted interior, new carpeting, solid surface countertops, most new Pella windows, Trane HVAC, copper plumbing, newer bathroom fixtures     Separate Dining Room features beautiful hardwood floors, crown & chair rail moldings, new windows Kitchen has beautiful solid surface counter tops, tile floors, spacious breakfast area with bay window, smooth top stove
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By K.C. McLaughlin, Realtor, e-PRO, Homes for Sale - Cary, Raleigh NC
(RE/MAX United)
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Wishing you all the luck of the Irish today and always!   Looking for a place to party tonight? Head over to RALLY POINT SPORT GRILL in Cary for their  ST. PADDY'S DAY PARTY with the band A FIFTH OF BLUES  7pm - 11pm. This band rocks so come on out and celebrate! RALLY POINT SPORT GRILL 1837 North Harrison AvenueCary, NC 27513-2408
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By Wendy Burns
(Keller Williams Realty - Cary)
Apex is a unique town in North Carolina with both a charming historic district and bustling retail and business environment.  We are surrounded by several colleges and some of the Nation's best medical care.  We are located about 2 hours to the nearest beaches of Wrightsville Beach and Topsail Beach and about 3 hours to the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina.  Lake Jordan is a quick 15 minute drive for boaters and nature lovers.  There is plenty to do in and around Apex NC.  Our business community is vibrant with local Apex companies, nearby Research Triangle Park and the area colleges and hospitals.  Our Wake County public schools rank among the best. Now, our impressive stats...Apex was voted Money Magazines 14th best place to live and Business North Carolina Magazine's #1 small t...
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By Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522)
Apex NC Housing Market Report - February 2011 More very impressive Triangle, NC census news - the population in Apex, NC increased by a staggering 76% since the 2000 Census.  According to the Apex Development Report the estimated population of residents in Apex is 35,545 (up from 20,212 in the year 2000).  VERY impressive growth!  Population projections have the number of Apex residents almost doubling to 66,042 by the year 2030!!  Booming town? I would say so! If you're considering moving to Apex, NC or even if you're planning on selling a home in Apex, NC, it's important to have the right information. Our market report will give you a good overview of how detached homes for sale in Apex, NC performed during the month of February.   The pie chart on the left breaks down the number of d...
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By First Priority Financial, Mortgage Loans
(First Priority Financial)
Apex real estate-homes for sale in Apex NC Listing by Craig Rutman of Raleigh cary Realty. Beautiful like new townhome in very desirable Apex location. Hardwood flooring throughout first floor. The kitchen boasts solid surface counter tops, ceramic tile backsplash and plenty of counter space. Private garage has separate room for all of your storage needs. Residents of Seagrove's Farm get to enjoy the beautifully appointed clubhouse and olympic sized swimming pool.         Contact us for a mortgage rate quote for a loan on this home.  
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