Apex, NC Real Estate News

By Wendy Burns
(Keller Williams Realty - Cary)
Zumba class is an exercise dance class that combines latin Salsa, Samba, Merengue, with African regae and modern day hip hop.  It has the fun of an hour long party and claims to burn off up to 1000 calories a session.  The Zumba slogan is "ditch the workout, join the party."  But, the sweat tells me it is truly a workout.  This sexy, fun latin movement has made it's way to Apex, NC and the classes are always full!  Lifestyle family fitness off of rte. 55 by Home depot offers 5 classes a week.  I've heard that Cary Dance Productions off of Buck Jones Road in nearby Cary, NC also offer classes.  The new Harmony Pilates Studio in the Historic Tobacco Road building on N. Salem St. in Apex is offering a class this summer, with an intro on March 6th, 2011.  The new Harmony Pilates Studio also...
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By First Priority Financial, Mortgage Loans
(First Priority Financial)
Craig Rutman of Raleigh Cary Realty has this beautiful Apex, NC Townhome for sale. Apex, The Peak of Good Living You've read all about how wonderful the Raleigh/ Cary/ Apex area is. You've wanted to move here for as long as you can remember. But, even though there's no such thing as a perfect home, YOUR vision of a perfect home hasn't come on the market yet...... Until now! This beautiful, like new 3 bedroom 2.5 bathroom townhome, located only moments from downtown Apex, all the shopping you could ever need, and minutes to our award winning schools, is just what you've been looking for! Townhome for Sale in Apex, NC - The Peak of Good Living LinksVisual TourVisit Me on the WebSearch the MLSPhoto GalleryWelcome Home!KitchenDining RoomFamily RoomMaster BedroomGarageRear ViewPool & Clubhou...
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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 - January 2011 Apex, NC is conveniently located just 14.6 miles from North Carolina's Capital, Raleigh, and boasts beautiful subdivisions and opportunities for entertainment within! If you missed last month's report we provided a full recap of how the Apex Real Estate Market performed in 2010.  Now, it's time to start looking at how we're doing in 2011.  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 January.   The pie chart on the left breaks down the number of detached homes in Apex that were active, newly active, went under contract or clo...
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By Linda Jandura, Realtor, North Carolina Buyer & Seller Specialist
(Raleigh Cary Realty)
January's weather was cold and warm here in Apex North Carolina and apparently so were the buyers, many of whom were just "lookers". How many homes did sell in January here in Apex?  35, down from 44 in December.       The lowest priced home was a foreclosure in the historic district of APEX. Listed at $107,900, it closed at $114,001-suggesting multiple bids with the SMARTEST buyer winning the home.            The highest priced home sold was once again in the new home community of Bella Casa. The presale price was $515,000, but the closing price was $526,500, adding on for upgrades and changes to plans.        APEX NORTH CAROLINA HOMES SOLD IN JANUARY 2011     Address Subdivision LP $ SP $ 209 Center Street Not in a Subdivision 107,900 114,001 213 WINDCAP Drive Sunset Hills 138,900 130...
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By Linda Jandura, Realtor, North Carolina Buyer & Seller Specialist
(Raleigh Cary Realty)
Thinking of moving to the Raleigh, Cary, Apex North Carolina area?  Don't know the area well? Perhaps you're like a lot of people and think it might be better to rent a house and get to know the area a little first before you buy?  If so, you may have realized that it's hard to get an agent to show you houses to rent! Want to know why?  Simple, we aren't paid a commission to find you a home to rent!   However, because we've found that there is a need to help renters, and we really would like to help you,  we've set up a system that will be able to help YOU, the client, find a home, with help from qualified Realtors Sandi Ross and myself. Here's how the system works as it is currently set up: •In the Raleigh area Realtors do not get paid a commission when we help you find a house to rent...
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By Linda Jandura, Realtor, North Carolina Buyer & Seller Specialist
(Raleigh Cary Realty)
Apex North Carolina December 2010 Real Estate Market Report  2010 was not a banner year for Real Estate anywhere, including Apex, NC. However, with the number of homes closed in December rising from November, things are looking better for 2011 already!       The lowest priced home sold was a foreclosure on a main road and closed at $46,500             The new homes community of Bella Casa continues to sell the highest priced homes in Apex, with a home closing at $577,898.           Homes Closed in Apex North Carolina in December 2010  Address Subdivision Tot LA LP $ SP $ 1205 Davis Drive Not in a Subdivision 992 59,900 46,500 201 S TUNSTALL Street Not in a Subdivision 1440 139,900 125,000 2808 Leicester Court Amherst 1415 149,900 144,500 3212 Sawyers Mill Drive Sawyers Mill 1636 160,000...
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By Linda Jandura, Realtor, North Carolina Buyer & Seller Specialist
(Raleigh Cary Realty)
Does this winter weather seem extreme in all parts of the country lately? From floods and rain in the West to Christmas blizzards in New York City to ice storms in the South, we're seeing it all this year. Sunday was finally a nice day here in the Peak of Good Living of Apex North Carolina, so we took the opportunity to take a family walk with the dog to our favorite neighborhood park- Crowder Park off TenTen Rd.     Lo and behold, there was ice on the pond!! 5 days after our big ice storm, parts of the pond were still frozen over!                 Now, not thick enough for a game of ice hockey that my husband dreamed of from when he was young.  But thick enough to keep branches from sinking.            And thick enough to keep the turtles from peeking their heads up or the ducks from sw...
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By Carla Freund, NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848
(Keller Williams Preferred Realty)
Below is a list of some of the most popular selling homes in Apex, NC up to $200,000 during the time period of July 2009 - January 2011.  This list is not exclusive.  There are many other wonderful neighborhoods as well as homes for sale that aren't in a neighborhood.  For a comprehensive list of Apex homes in any price range, contact your Professional Real Estate Agent.  If you don't have an Agent, you can Search the Triangle MLS for homes that meet your criteria HERE. If the below list says "and above" next to the sale price, that simply means there are homes that sold in this neighborhood for more than $200,000. Please also keep in mind, you cannot average these prices to determine a fair market value.  This is simply to give you an idea of what price range and neighborhoods you migh...
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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 Real Estate Market - 2010 Recap   The Town of Apex, NC is ever changing and improving as community leaders work hard to provide exceptional services to residents.  In a report released by the Apex Planning and Community Development Department, as of December 31st, 2010 the population has increased 76% since only 2000.   Before diving into how the Apex Real Estate market is shaping up in 2011, we think it is important to show how the market in 2010 performed.   Included is our Apex Real Estate recap.  The information details the real estate activity for single family detached homes in Apex, NC.       If you're considering moving to Apex NC or selling a home in Apex, it's important to have the right information. Our goal is to provide you with a good overview of how homes for sale in...
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By Linda Jandura, Realtor, North Carolina Buyer & Seller Specialist
(Raleigh Cary Realty)
Well, here we are again in the frozen tundra of Apex North Carolina!  Many of us former Northerners have been complaining all week about the cold weather that we thought we had escaped.    For the last few days the "weather people" have been predicting a "wintry mix" for today. Meaning it could snow, sleet, rain, or hail. They've covered all the bases by calling it a wintry mix. As usual, whenever something like this is predicted, everyone runs to the store to stock up on milk, bread, and eggs, like we're not going to see civilization again for months. Then we wake up to hear the Wake County Schools are closed! The lack of snow fighting equipment here makes driving treacherous, so better to just stay home and act like true Southerners.  (we got used to this idea real fast the first year...
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By Linda Jandura, Realtor, North Carolina Buyer & Seller Specialist
(Raleigh Cary Realty)
Time once again to find out if Santa is going to be nice to the Real Estate market or if we'll all get coal in our stockings this year.  Last year in November we had the end of the first "First Time Home Buyers Rebate" that spurred several closings for me in November. This year, no such luck. So here's the news: In November, 2010,  38 houses closed in Apex North Carolina.    The lowest priced home was a foreclosure priced at $72,000. However, the final sales price was $75,075, indicating probably multiple bids on this home on Smith Rd.           The highest price home sold was once again this month a new construction home in the community of Bella Casa and priced at over $600,000.             Homes Closed in Apex November 2010 Address Subdivision Tot LA Yr B Listing Office LP $ SP $ 813...
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By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
Live From Apex, North Carolina... It's the Craig Rutman Radio Show! OK, my dear readers, the other night I had a pretty fun time here in downtown Apex, North Carolina.North Carolina radio superstation, FM Talk 101.1 WZTX, was broadcasting live from Studio 123, a local art gallery on Salem Street (our main Street). The featured guest that evening was North Carolina historian and Apex's Downtown Goodwill Ambassador, JC Knowles. Allan Handelman, a nationally syndicated radio personality, and host of the Allan Handelman show, brought Mr. Knowles in to air their own version of the "Antiques Roadshow". Since I always try to attend big events in the Raleigh/ Cary/ Apex area, and not being one to shy away from some "air time", I knew this was one event I wasn't going to miss. Having inherited a...
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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 - November 2010 Apex, NC residents and visitors are getting excited about the Christmas Parade December 4th! The Town of Apex hosts a number of fun activities throughout the year but that's only one of many reasons Apex home owners chose to call Apex NC home. 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 November.         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 during the month of November.             The table below shows the break down of the d...
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By Mike Jaquish, 919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate
(Realty Arts)
.  The Trace in Apex, NC, is a small quiet neighborhood that was completed last year by Standard Pacific Homes.  The Trace is located on Salem Church Road, near the intersection with North Salem Street and very near the boundary with Cary along Old Apex Road. Close proximity to Laurel Park Elementary School is a bonus.   View Larger Map   Homes in The Trace range from 2600 to over 3600 square feet.  4 and 5 bedrooms are common, as are 3.5 to 4.5 bathrooms.  You can expect to see modern brightly lit open floor plans, granite, stainless steel, hardwoods, tile, 10 foot and 9 foot ceilings, 8 foot interior doors, and 2 car garages.  A very nice feature for homeowners in The Trace:  HOA dues cover exterior grounds maintenance, and considering the with low maintenance home exteriors, resident...
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By Stanton Homes, Design/Build Custom Home Builder in North Carolina
(Stanton Homes - New Home Builder)
Branston Custom Home Community in Apex Apex NC New Home Lots for Sale We've discovered another great Triangle area community you might enjoy.  Looking to build a new home in Apex, NC? Check out these available lots in Branston, courtesy of  Fonville Morisey/Lochmere Sales Office. Stanton Homes helps make it easy to find the right place to build your new home, by putting together information on great new home communities, lots and land throughout central North Carolina. All information is current as of posting date.   Branston is a custom homes community located in Apex NC. There is currently one lots for sale in Branston, and you can bring your own builder to build a new custom home to your exact specifications. Apex is located in the middle of the Triangle - 5 minutes from Raleigh and ...
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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 Market Report - October 2010 Picturesque Apex NC.  Nicely nestled between Cary, Morrisville, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina and Raleigh. 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 Apex NC Market Report will give you a good overview of how detached homes for sale in Apex, NC performed in the Apex Real Estate Market during the month of October.  The pie chart below breaks down the number of detached homes in Apex that were active, newly active, went under contract or closed during the month of October. The table below shows the break down of the detached homes for sale in Apex NC that went newly active in the Apex Real Estate Market in October: Take a sneak peak at all the new home...
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By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
Apex High School Caps Off Perfect Season to Win State Volleyball Championship! Congratulations are in order for the Apex High School girl's volleyball team. The Cougars were a perfect 27-0 in matches this year!With their sweep over Providence High School this past Saturday, the girls captured Apex's first ever State Championship.Congratulations to the Apex High School Girl's volleyball Team!Apex High School Wins State Volleyball Championship     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; or any place else in the country by connecting you with a relocation professional in your destination of choice. To find all available homes for sale in t...
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By Linda Jandura, Realtor, North Carolina Buyer & Seller Specialist
(Raleigh Cary Realty)
I've just returned from my long awaited vacation to France and am emerging myself back into the world of Apex and Cary real estate. I really didn't need to do too much research on the stats to know that the real estate market didn't fair very well in October.  But I do know one thing- Apex North Carolina is a LOT more affordable than Paris France.  34 homes closed in the town of Apex during the month of October 2010     The lowest price home was a historic bungalow on Center St which sold for $128,300.           The highest priced home was this beautiful private home in Wendy Hills, which closed at $800,000.       Address Subdivision Square footage Year Built Final Sales Price 508 Center Street Not in a Subdivision 1232 1910 128,300 104 Lazy Days Court Homestead Park 1010 1997 128,500 4...
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By Stanton Homes, Design/Build Custom Home Builder in North Carolina
(Stanton Homes - New Home Builder)
New Homes Apex NC 2010 Apex Property Tax Guide How Much are Property Taxes in Apex NC? Read up-to-date Wake County property tax information Whether you're considering relocating from one side of the Triangle to the other, or coming to Raleigh from Texas, California, New York, or elsewhere, you've probably wondered what the yearly property taxes might be for your new home. When were property values last adjusted (assessed)? Wake County, which encompasses Apex, reassessed property values on January 1, 2008.  Many homes saw an increase of value, particularly since it had been 8 years since the last reassessment.  How Much are 2010 Property Taxes in Apex? Here are the 2010 rates, by town within Wake County.  To get the total property tax rate for a town, simply add the county tax to the tow...
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By Craig Rutman, Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
(Helping people in transition)
FREE Pumpkin Decorating in Apex, North Carolina Saturday, October 30th at the Eva Perry Library It's that time of year! Halloween is right around the corner, and our little town of Apex, North Carolina is getting into the holiday spirit. On Saturday, October 30th, the Eva Perry Library, located at 2100 Shepherd's Vineyard Drive in Apex, will play host to a FREE pumpkin decorating event.Starting at 10:30 AM children, kindergarten ages and up, can bring in a pumpkin to create their very own Halloween masterpiece.All decorating supplies will be supplied by the staff at the library. Registration is required so be sure to sign up soon. For directions to the Eva Perry Library Library click here. For more information, please call the library at 919-387-2100. About The Author Craig Rutman is a ...
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