Garner, NC Real Estate News

By K.C. McLaughlin, Realtor, e-PRO, Homes for Sale - Cary, Raleigh NC
(RE/MAX United)
1607 Sycamore Drive GARNER, NC Price Reduced $8000! Beautiful 3 BR, 3 BA Brick Front Home on Large Cul-de-sac Lot! Wooded, Private Backyard Oasis! 3BR/3BA Single Family House $150,000 Year Built 1978 Sq Footage 2,016 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 3 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking 1 Car garage Lot Size .42 acres HOA/Maint $0 per month DescriptionDon't Miss This Opportunity! Beautiful Brick Front Home on Large Cul-de-sac Lot! Low Maintenance Brick Front and Fiber Cement! Landscaped Backyard Oasis with Fish Pond and Gazebo! Oversized Multi-Tiered Deck! Spacious Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances! No HOA! Call me at (919) 609 - 7463 with any questions or visit my website at: www.KCMcLaughlin.com Property Features Central A/CFireplaceLiving roomOffice/DenBreakfast nookDishwasherRefrigeratorSto...
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By Mike Young, FHA 203k Consultant 916-758-1809
(203kOnLine.com, covering the USA)
The FHA 203k loan program is actually working everywhere in the USA but in Garner NC they are just beginning to understand what others have been working on and why the hype ISN'T hype at all. The FHA 203k loan program, as we all know, is for home that need some TLC up to major renovation. Many lenders will only provide the Streamlined k which has a maximum renovation amount of $35,000 and NO STRUCTURAL work... that is the way we train our Realtors and agents so they can utilize this tool more effectively.  This DOES NOT mean the 203k has a limit on the construction... it doesn't per-say have a maximum if you only use the Full 203k rather than the streamlined k. Since many lenders only do the Streamlined k they will quite often fail to tell you that you can go to a Full 203k and get a mu...
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By Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522)
Garner NC Real Estate Market Report - November 2010 Located just 8 miles South of Raleigh, Garner, NC is known for it's historic downtown area, small town charm, and quiet neighborhoods with large lots and is a part of the Wake County Real Estate market.   If you're considering moving to Garner, NC or even if you're planning on selling a home in Garner, NC, it's important to have the right information.All of our Garner Real Estate market reports will give you a good overview of how detached homes for sale in Garner, NC performed during the month of November.             The pie chart on the left breaks down the number of detached homes in Garner that were active, newly active, went under contract or closed during the month of November.             The table below shows the break down of...
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By Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522)
Garner NC Market Report - October 2010   Outdoor recreation is plentiful in Garner, NC.  A popular choice for residential living where compared with many other Wake County areas you can affordably obtain substantial elbow room. Garner is within close proximity to endless amenities and home to just under 28,000 residents (according to the 2009 US Census Bureau). If you're considering moving to Garner, NC or even if you're planning on selling a home in Garner, it's important to have the right information.Our Garner market report will give you a good overview of how detached homes for sale in Garner, NC performed in the Garner Real Estate Market during the month of October.   The pie chart below breaks down the number of detached homes in Garner that were active, newly active, went under c...
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By Stanton Homes, Design/Build Custom Home Builder in North Carolina
(Stanton Homes - New Home Builder)
Independence Day Celebration - Fireworks and Fun July 3rd 2010 Garner NC For 2011 Garner NC 4th of July Events - Click Here! Celebrate Independence Day on July 3rd at Lake Benson Park!  Gates open at 5 pm, and shuttles are available for parking.  Liquid Pleasure musical entertainment Performances by the North Carolina Symphony, a 68 member professional orchestra Children's inflatables from 5-8 pm Food booths Spectacular fireworks at 9:30 pm No alcohol, pets, glass containers, or BBQs.  Free of charge. Visit http://www.garnernc.gov/Departments/Parks%20and%20Recreation/Events.aspx?Event_Number=103 or call 919-772-4688 for more information.    More Independence Day - Fourth of July Activities Throughout the Raleigh Area: Garner NC FREE Fireworks - July 3rd 2011 at Lake Benson Fourth of Jul...
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By Jennifer Marks
(On Maternity Leave)
Are you STILL searching online! Other Buyers may be VISITING your favorite homes while you are LOOKING online! You may already know the $8000 Tax Credit Deadline is looming and you MUST be under contract to receive it.  Although thousands of buyers start searching online at some point you must go see homes.  The current stats from Centralized Showing proves that buyers are taking action now. Centralized Showing Service (CSS), is the company used by Realtors & MLS members in the Triangle to schedule showings for all properties for sale.  It doesn't matter if you looking at new homes, re-sale, or distressed sales all appointments go through CSS.  CSS has tracked more than 4000 showings in the Garner Area in 2010- that's about 8 Showings per home per month.  Facts about Garner: over 128 ho...
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By Jason Graves
(Linda Craft & Team)
The Timber Drive Extension in Garner will open a whole new level of convenience for are residents offering quicker access to White Oak Shopping Center. Here's the latest update regarding the coming transportation improvement project: NC Department of Transportation Will Begin Construction of the Timber Drive Extension This Summer The Town of Garner was recently updated on the status of the Timber Drive Extension project. North Carolina Department of Transportation officials confirmed completion of the final construction plans, receipt of all needed permits, and that all right-of-way issues have been settled. Land for the road and utilities has been acquired, along with easements and environmental permits to allow the project to move forward. Bid advertisement for construction should beg...
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By Lee & Pamela St. Peter, Making Connections to Success in Real Estate
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522)
Lee & Pamela St. Peter | Prudential YSU Realty | 919-645-2522 SOLD! 8 Shadowbark Lane, Garner, NC Meadows of Southfort 3Bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathsSingle Family House SOLD FOR $174,900 in just 49 days! Year Built 2006 Sq Footage 2,165 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 2 full, 1 partial Floors 2 Parking 2 Car garage Lot Size .64 acres HOA/Maint $30 per month DESCRIPTION This Charming 3 bedroom home with spacious bonus room and lovely formal dining room didn't linger on the market long!This home with great features like: a family room with a bay window and fireplace with TV niche. The kitchen has lovely 42" wood cabinets, lots of counter space and a breakfast room. The master bedroom features, cathedral ceiling, and dual vanities in the master bath. There's an oversized 2-car garage, front porch and rear d...
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By David O'Doherty, Clayton NC Homes, Raleigh, NC
(Raleigh Realty Inc)
"The Seed Lady" Anne Hudson at Hudsons Hardware in Garner. Anna Hudson has been working at Hudson's Hardware store for over fifty years and let me tell you she knows her seeds. Ms. Anna has an area in the store where she takes the seeds from local supplier Wyatt-Quarles and measures them out to 1/4pound, 1/2 pound whatever size you need. She has every type of seed grown locally you could imagine and not only that she knows how to grow them and is more than happy to offer advise on planting, soil fertilizer, quantity etc.     I have a tendency to kill any vegetables I grow and I learned more from Ms Hudson about growing veggies than any book I've read. She is a treasure trove of information and is not going to sell you something if the time is not right, today I was looking at yellow squ...
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By Jason Graves
(Linda Craft & Team)
I have not heard anything about Tookies Grill opening up in Garner, but a quick drive down 5th Street to Aversboro Road wrote the headline! They are located at 1322 Fifth Ave. in the Forest Hills Shopping Center. I realized after I passed that I saw the marquis sign was up and they were busy working inside. They make awesome chicken salad! In other notes about Garner, the new Planet Fitness is under construction at 1885 Aversboro Road, in the Timber Landing Shopping Center next to Lowes Foods. They hope to open by late spring. Last, but not least, they are making progress on the new Char-Grill in White Oak Crossing. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="366" caption="Tookies is one of many new businesses coming to Garner"][/caption]
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By Jason Graves
(Linda Craft & Team)
I moved to Garner in 2003 because I wanted a larger lot, a garage and quick access to downtown Raleigh. I got all that and so much more! I am surrounded with shopping and if you know me, I go to Home Depot and Lowe's sometimes 3+ times a weekend getting things done. You'd think I'd be better at making lists by now. To put how close I am to downtown Raleigh in perspective: 5.7 Miles to the Raleigh Convention Center. Why is this important? I want agents to bring their clients to Garner! It's simple, I want to be sure that everyone undertands what a great value that Garner offers. Our middle schools have taken a few lumps in recent years but that is quickly changing. The principal at North Garner Middle School has recently won Principal of the Year and is now in the running for the state o...
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By Jason Graves
(Linda Craft & Team)
I made a quick trip over to visit our new townhomes today and snapped a couple of pictures of the recent progress to share. This first one is from before Christmas- Driveways, bricks steps, and walkways have been completed but the workers this morning had their vans blocking my view so I couldn't update the exterior shot. This is a view taken the dining room in the end unit Richton plan- The arches add a fun element in the design. There are rounded drywall corners throughout, crown moulding and nice handrails. This is another shot of showing the family room. The stairs are wide so you can easily get all your furniture to fit up the stairs. The door goes to the finished walk out basement.   This shot is from the first floor master bedroom plan. This view is looking at the dining room fro...
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By Jason Graves
(Linda Craft & Team)
I moved to Garner in 2003 because I found more value here for my money. I still live in Garner today because we love fallen in love with it. We like our children's pre-school, we like where they will go to elementary school and we love the convenience of being so close to downtown Raleigh. Southerby Bluffs in Garner is a new community of 54 townhomes situated in a quiet location just off Timber Drive and Aversboro Rd within walking distance to the new elementary school, local churches, business and restaurants. The streets are quiet and surrounded by trees and the landscape plan to be installed is fantastic! Homes are priced from the $190's and boast 1 car garages, available first floor master bedrooms and daylight basements, covered decks and patios in the rear and dramatic 2 story fam...
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By Jason Graves
(Linda Craft & Team)
It's been hard to get excited about new projects over the past couple of years because rampant budget cuts and the uncertainty of the economic down turn poisoning the air. I decided to look for updates after reading Contracts Totaling More Than $107 Million Awarded For Highway Projects.  According to the NCDOT website, the Timber Drive East Extension from NC 50 to White Oak Rd. in Garner is tentatively scheduled for letting in May 2010. Project letting is the acceptance of the lowest bid to perform the work specified. A project is funded before letting and it's usually 30 to 60 days after funding for letting to take place. The review date is set for March 30. I have been following news regarding the Timber Drive Extension in Garner for years now because I live in Garner and look forward...
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By Stanton Homes, Design/Build Custom Home Builder in North Carolina
(Stanton Homes - New Home Builder)
Market Report - Raleigh NC Southeast Raleigh New Home Listings Down 32% to December 2008  Choices Getting Slimmer for New Home Buyers in 2009 Most Up-to-Date Raleigh Market Reports - How is the Housing Market in Raleigh?   Looking for a new home in the Garner NC area?  Thinking the choices have gotten a little thinner?  You're right.... New Home inventory in Southeast Raleigh NC was down 32% in December 2009 versus December 2008. New Home Listings by Price Point in Southeast Raleigh NC      There were fewer new home listings in Southeast Raleigh NC in every price point - the only exception was new condos, which increased by eight units.  There were 21 single family homes were listed in the Garner NC/Southeast Raleigh area under $150K, making Southeast Raleigh NC one of the more affordab...
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By Jason Graves
(Linda Craft & Team)
Okay, this may not be new to some of you, but it was to me. The sad part is that I live and vote in Garner and I missed this (Though in my defense, the plans aren't new to me but the delivery is.) Garner has opened a new web site called GoGarner.com to showcase recent planning initiatives. "The Streetscape Design, in combination with the Transportation Plan, has the opportunity to be the beginnings of a map for making important land use, infrastructure, and public service decisions for all of Garner." (From http://www.gogarner.org/) I have read a lot of local news about Garner and Clayton lately that is great for current and future residents because as the area continues to grow, there is a defined, comprehensive growth plan. If you have read my blog in the past then you've probably not...
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By Stanton Homes, Design/Build Custom Home Builder in North Carolina
(Stanton Homes - New Home Builder)
Raleigh NC Market Report Southeast Raleigh New Home Listings Almost Half of Last Year Choices Getting Slimmer for New Home Buyers in Fall 2009 Looking for a new home in the Garner NC area?  Thinking the choices have gotten a little thinner?  You're right.... New Home inventory in Southeast Raleigh NC was down 42% in third quarter 2009 versus third quarter 2008. New Home Listings by Price Point in Southeast Raleigh NC     There were fewer new home listings in Southeast Raleigh NC in every price point - the only exception was new condos, which increased by two units.  There were 21 single family homes were listed in the Garner NC/Southeast Raleigh area under $150K, making Southeast Raleigh NC one of the more affordable areas in Wake County.  There were also 32 new homes listed between $15...
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By Jennifer Marks
(On Maternity Leave)
Relaxing between visitors at yesterdays open house I read  July/August 2009 Issue of Realtor Magazine (specifically page 15 or if you missed it ) I have read other articles on active rain and other blog sites with agents defending the "administrative fee" or similar.  I have also seen Broker/Owner & Firms require there agents charge an administrative fee or transaction fee.  I do not charge a marketing, admin or mystery fee and my BIC does not recommend one A U.S District Court (North District of Alabama) ruled on a class action suit againsta brokerage that charged a flat $149.00 fee in addition to commission.  The official case name is Busby v. JRHBW Realty Inc (doing business as RealtySouth) The court ruled against the brokerage - according to Real Estate Settlement Act the fee must b...
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By Stanton Homes, Design/Build Custom Home Builder in North Carolina
(Stanton Homes - New Home Builder)
New Homes Garner NC Garner Inventory Down Nearly 20% From 2008 Easier to Buy A Garner Home in 2009 Why?  Because there are fewer homes to look at!  That means fewer top choices to pick between, which can make the buying process a little easier.  Here's the April 2009 Inventory Levels, by price point. As you can see, inventory is down significantly in every Garner NC price point but the 0-149.9 (which is level), and the Condo/Townhouse category, which has increased from 26 to 41 listings.  This gets even more dramatic when looking at a percentage basis: In April 2009, we see dramatic inventory decreases starting at the $150K price point and continuing across all other price points in Garner NC.  The selections are actually getting thinnest above $300K.  Total Garner NC inventory is down ...
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