Fayetteville, NC Real Estate News

By Julissa Jumper, Fayetteville, NC Real Estate
(Select Properties of Fayetteville, LLC)
Fayetteville, NC is an All-America City! I love living in Fayetteville! It is America's hometown and a city full of heroes! Our Mayor sent this email this morning announcing the results of the 2011 All-America City Contest: Please upgrade your browser
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Thanks in large part to BRAC, the Fayetteville / Fort Bragg market is abuzz with activity. Most of this activity is coming from personnel formerly stationed at Fort McPherson in Georgia that need to sell their homes back in Georgia. This week's question focuses on a scenario that is becoming more frequent due to this situation. QUESTION: A home owner signs a contract to sell his property. The buyer needs to sell and close on their current home back in Georgia, so the contract includes the newly-revised Contingent Sale Addendum. The seller is uneasy and wants to continue marketing his home in case the buyer's house does not sell back in Georgia. If the seller enters into a back-up contract, can he still "kick-out" the original buyer if that buyer doesn't waive the closing contingency?   ...
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By Danielle Germick
(ReMax Premier Properties)
Is raising the thermostat a degree or two really going to kill ya? Fans can make you feel 3 to 8 degrees cooler, allowing you to dial your AC to a higher temperature and still feel just as cool! Wear a wrung out T-Shirt. It works even better if you combine it with a fan. Take a quick, cool shower to keep you cool. The water cost is trivial compared to the electric cost.   I hope these four tips put a smile on your face as the days get hotter!
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By Danielle Germick
(ReMax Premier Properties)
Searching 3rd party websites like Zillow and Trulia may lead you down a windy path. Singing up to view a home on every website is obnoxious. If you would like to gain access to the Multiple Listing Service, the website that local REALTORS use, please click the link below! SEARCH THE MLS
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By Danielle Germick
(ReMax Premier Properties)
  Does the brokerage matter? I didn't think it did, until I saw that it did! YES, the firm in which your agent works for does matter. Companies have brand awareness and recognition. Re/max ‘sells more real estate'! We do! If you look at my small firms numbers and see how many agents are selling the numbers that we are, you will see that this holds a fair amount of weight! When choosing among Fayetteville Realtors to list your home for sale, consider the Brokerage with whom they affiliate. I am supported by excellent administrative staff, innovative marketing personnel and a dynamic broker owner.   REMAX IS WHACK! A MUST SEE!
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By Danielle Germick
(ReMax Premier Properties)
Communication is key between Home Sellers and Realtors - we must work as a team. The home Buyers in my market have a huge inventory of homes from which to choose. If the photos on the internet are not attractive, it is unlikely that a Buyer will consider that home unless it is priced dirt cheap. If the home is not "move in ready," the Buyers will walk three doors down and select one that is, even if it's listed for more. Your home is only worth what someone will pay. I find that a lot of sellers will overlook my market knowledge for someone who's numbers sit better with them. Sometimes we need to put our ego's aside and listen. If you are expecting to make a profit from a home and list with the first agent that agrees with you, is that the best move? If your home isn't worth what you th...
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By Danielle Germick
(ReMax Premier Properties)
  Now thats creative!   Do you rent? Are you afraid of putting holes in your walls? Do you want to kick start the summer with a fun weekend project? I stumpled upon this and thought it was share-worthy!      Step 1: Decide the location and amount of frames and rows for your display. Locate the wall studs in that area, and mark their locations with a pencil. At each end of your display, attach a screw eye anchored in the wall studs for each row, spacing the rows and screw eyes 7 1/2 inches apart vertically. (Our display is 64 inches wide, includes three rows, and accommodates five 6- x 7-inch frames on each wire.)   Step 2: Determine the length of your picture wire by adding 4 inches to the width of the display (the distance between the screw eyes). Cut a strand for each row of frames. T...
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By Danielle Germick
(ReMax Premier Properties)
What's hot....and what's NOT!   Fads come and go. Remember when we looked at avocado green and thought "why?" Now, we're saying...'why not?!?!?'. Much like fashion the wants and needs of the masses as it pertains to home décor and layout change. What's in now? Let's see!                What's HOT! Energy efficient homes adaptable living spaces Less square foot for a more open Kitchen, living and dining area Sustainable materials for flooring and counter tops: Bamboo, concrete, and natural wood. Efficient items in bathrooms: water conserving toilets/showers, door-less showers, heated floors Universal floor plans that suit the needs for the elderly and disabled.       What's NOT!  Wasted square footage: trend is smaller bedrooms and baths for bigger living areas High end finishes Double a...
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By Danielle Germick
(ReMax Premier Properties)
Summer is around the corner and the kiddos will be home and bored before you know it! Here are a few summer activities thay you will love, and they might enjoy!  Fascinate-U Children's Museum -Fascinate-U Children's Museum features safe, interactive exhibits, static displays and classroom space. The hands on displays represent a mini-city where children can explore their world the way they know best - through creative role-playing, manipulation and interaction. They can operate a store, be on TV, dress as U.S. soldiers, and practice dentistry!Admission: $3.00 per child, $2.00 per adult. 116 Green Street 910-829-9171 Fun Fun Fun at Hope Mills - One of the largest family amusement centers in N.C. featuring more than 125 games and rides. Mini Golf and Batting Cages available. 4670 Cumberla...
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By Clark Cook, Marketing Homes For Sale In Fayetteville NC Area
(1st Choice Realty of Fayetteville, LLC)
Fayetteville has a new news and local event blog sponsored by First Choice Realty of Fayetteville, LLC. The purpose of the blog is to provide local residents with relevant information and generate serious leads for our agents. Our goal is to use the latest and greatest technology to produce a steady flow of cost effective leads for the company. It is estimated to take up to six months to reach the maximum potential. That is why we have stepped up our search for agents in the Fayetteville NC area.  It’s a fact that many agents long for a source of leads that that won’t take away huge chunks of their hard earned commission. Savvy agents who associate with us now, have the opportunity to benefit from our marketing effort.First Choice Realty of Fayetteville also recognizes that training and...
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By Danielle Germick
(ReMax Premier Properties)
I'm tired of renting...now what? Now you begin on your educational journey with a real estate agent who specializes in first-time home buyers. It is important to select an agent that knows the minor hiccups and can predict where question will lie so they can answer them before you get a chance to ask! I like to go over home buying in its entirety up front. I want you to know what to expect and when to expect it. I want you to be able to brace so you are never hit with a curve ball. After you have meet with me, there will be minimal questions and you will leave excited for your new journey! Here are my 5 star rated processes for taking the first step for the next step! Buyer Consultation! We go over everything from head to toe, or Roof to slab? Answer question, weigh the pros and cons an...
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By Melissa McKinney, Realtor, www.LivingFayetteville.com
(Everything Pines Partners Fayetteville)
  First time home buyer in Fayetteville NC? When you start the great adventure of buying a home the sea of information can be overwhelming! Who do you need to call first, where do you start? The most important step, in my opinion, is finding the right real estate agent to look after your needs.  Your agent should have knowledge of the area, and the loan programs available to best suit your needs.  Also it is imperative that you have a team of professionals that take care of each aspect of the transaction that is facilitated by your agent.  You can not have someone that wont return phone calls! That is one of the biggest problems with agents today making sure that the client feels like you are there to care for their needs in a timely manner.With me as your agent, I try to take the stres...
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By Danielle Germick
(ReMax Premier Properties)
Pride of Ownership Pride of ownership is the number one reason why people buy. It means you can paint the walls any color you desire, turn up the volume on your CD player, and decorate your home according to your own taste.  It's the stability and security. Appreciation In 2007 the average price of a home in the Fayetteville, NC was 106k. To buy the same home as of 2009 the average price of a home is 127K. Deductions Home ownership is a superb tax shelter and our tax rates favor homeowners. Interest is the largest component of your mortgage. You can deduct the interest and any taxes. Capital Gain Exclusion As long as you have lived in your home for two of the past five years, you can exclude up to $250,000 for an individual or $500,000 for a married couple of profit from capital gains. ...
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By Danielle Germick
(ReMax Premier Properties)
The 82nd Airborne Division will hold All American Week from May 16-20 at Fort Bragg. What is All American Week you ask? The easiest way I can sum it up for you, ‘All American week: A celebration of everything eighty duce!' All American Week is returning this year to Fort Bragg. Last year, due to majority of the units being deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan troops and family members didn't get to partake and watch this infamous event. The week usually begins with a division run on Monday. Thousands of soldiers will be dresses in the same PT uniform and run up and down Long Street as far as the eye can see. Throughout the week there will be sporting events that the soldiers put on and family members can come and watch. Other events during the week included a solemn memorial ceremony for fa...
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By Julissa Jumper, Fayetteville, NC Real Estate
(Select Properties of Fayetteville, LLC)
Homes in Fayetteville I love to post pictures of homes I have for sale in Fayetteville, NC for potential buyers to see. I agree with most buyers of homes in Fayetteville--the more pictures, the better! Check out the photos of the pretty home I just listed for sale in Fayetteville. It is a 3 bedroom home, with 2 baths, and it has been lovingly maintained and so well decorated by the current owners! From the greatroom with fireplace and soaring vaulted ceiling, to the pretty, clean kitchen with stainless steel appliances, to the wooden deck floating on a sea of jasmine, this lovely home is a perfect match for anyone looking for homes in Fayetteville that are well maintained, in a quiet neighborhood, and conveniently located to Fort Bragg, local universities, or major shopping areas. Enjoy...
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By Clark Cook, Marketing Homes For Sale In Fayetteville NC Area
(1st Choice Realty of Fayetteville, LLC)
There are new rules regarding short sales meant to improve the experience for both sellers and buyers, but the legalities and legwork can overwhelm even the most savvy.  Of course, that's where the real estate agent shines, handling the paperwork and the phone calls, leaving you to focus on your move. Keep in mind that if you're expecting to buy a home on short sale, you can get a great deal, but don't expect miracles from a bank that has agreed to accept a price lower than what the sellers owe on their mortgage.  These short sales often generate multiple offers, and if a home has been approved to sell for $200,000, don't expect to waltz in and offer $125,000. The real advantage of a short sale deal is that the home will likely be in much better physical condition than its foreclosure c...
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By Clark Cook, Marketing Homes For Sale In Fayetteville NC Area
(1st Choice Realty of Fayetteville, LLC)
It's not just the economy that may have you thinking of downsizing.  It could be retirement, a recently emptied nest, or just plain "maintenance fatigue."  Whatever the reason, plan your new lifestyle carefully. When looking for a smaller home, don't forget that Location is still the key ingredient.  Even if you don't have kids or they've flown the coop, a good school district and proximity to public transportation and recreation are still the best bets for retaining value. Fayetteville Area Home Sales is the ideal place to begin your search. If this will be a retirement move, think about the future and seek out homes on one level, or at the very least, with the master bedroom on the ground floor.  For practicality's sake, at least one bathroom should be handicap-accessible or easily re...
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By Julissa Jumper, Fayetteville, NC Real Estate
(Select Properties of Fayetteville, LLC)
Originally Posted Here Homes in Fayetteville - Another Home SOLD--in 6 Days! Today was the closing date for another Fayetteville NC home I had listed for sale. The buyer of this beautiful home is getting a great deal on a lovely home! It is located in Country Club Hills, an established community near Fort Bragg, the mall area, and the exciting new growth that is on the north of town on Ramsey Street. It is a 3 bedroom/3 bath home that has a bonus room that would make an excellent 4th bedroom. I sold this home in 6 days! The average days on market this year for homes in Fayetteville in this price range is 113 days. How were we able to sell this home in Fayetteville so quickly? As I have pointed out in my recent posts about the real estate market in Fayetteville NC, new construction homes...
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By Julissa Jumper, Fayetteville, NC Real Estate
(Select Properties of Fayetteville, LLC)
Posted originally at Fayetteville Homes for Sale--Location, Location, Location Fayetteville Homes for Sale--Location Really Matters There are an abundance of homes for sale in Fayetteville, NC. I have pointed out in my latest posts about the state of the real estate market that although Fayetteville home sales are improving over last year, there are still far more existing homes for sale in Fayetteville than the market can absorb, and new construction homes are selling far better than existing homes. For existing homes to compete with new construction for buyers of homes in Fayetteville, they must appeal to buyers in some way that new construction does not. Existing homes for sale in Fayetteville must compete mostly in terms of location, price, upgrades or appreciation if they are to be...
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