1108 Wagon Ridge Road, Raleigh NC 27614

1108 Wagon Ridge Rd, Raleigh, NC 27614

4 beds 4 baths 3,700 sqft – $575,000

The setting of this home makes it a MUST SEE!!! Don’t be surprised if deer run in the front yard while you are there. This beautiful Stephen Fuller designed home, with a rocking chair front porch, is located in gated Adams Mountain Subdivision.

This home has pretty much everything!  Lots of hardwoods, plantation shutters, crown molding & transom windows.

1108 Wagon Ridge Dr Rocking

Spacious 1st Floor Master is bright just like the rest of this home.

1108 Wagon Ridge Dr Master
1108 Wagon Ridge Dr Master Bath

The large family room feels even larger because of the cathedral ceiling. The masonry fireplace and built-ins are a perfect addition to this room. Neutral colors will make it easy for anyone to just move right in!

1108 Wagon Ridge Family

The large, bright kitchen / breakfast area is the perfect spot for family time. Lots of cabinet space and a butler’s pantry!

1108 Wagon Ridge Kitchen

The sunroom off the breakfast area is perfect for quiet time and enjoying nature. What a perfect spot to watch snow fall!

1108 Wagon Ridge Dr Sunroom

The formal dining room and an office are both accessible from the foyer.

1108 Wagon Ridge Dr Dining

There is a 2,000 square foot unfinished basement that has already been pre-plumbed and partitioned. There is so much light in there, it doesn’t even feel like you are in a basement!Will make an amazing addition to this home!!

1108 Wagon Ridge basement

Exterior low voltage lighting, extensive landscaping & brick walkways showcase the 2 acre lot.

1108 Wagon Ridge yard

The back deck is perfect for entertaining and family time while overlooking the large yard.

1108 Wagon Ridge Deck

If you are interested in seeing this home or others like it, please contact our office at 919-518-8182 to speak to a buyer’s specialist.  If you are considering selling your home and would like some honest, professional, and experienced guidance, please contact Joe Ward at 919-518-8182 or joe@joeward.net.

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Flood Safety Tips

Thankfully the National Hurricane Center has said that Hurricane Joaquin, although very powerful right now in the Bahamas, will likely not make landfall in the United States. However, the risk of flooding is still very high. While some floods develop slowly, flash floods can develop in a few minutes and without real warning. Knowledge is key when preparing for a weekend like this.

KNOW YOUR TERMS:

  • Flood Watch – This means that flooding is possible. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio or your local television station for more information.
  • Flash Flood Watch – This means that flash flooding is possible. Be prepared to move to higher ground if necessary. Again, tune in to NOAA Weather Radio or your local television station for more information.
  • Flood Warning – This means that flooding is occurring or will occur soon. If you are advised to evacuate, then EVACUATE.
  • Flash Flood Warning – This means a flash flood is occurring and you should seek higher ground on foot immediately.

DRIVING FLOOD FACTS:

  • Six inches of water will reach the bottom of most cars and can cause a loss of control and possibly stall the car.
  • A foot of water can float many vehicles.
  • Two feet of rushing water can carry away pretty much any vehicle (including SUVs and trucks).

The National Weather Service started a phrase “Turn Around Don’t Drown” because of the extremely high number of deaths due to flooding. Many of these deaths are due to cars being swept away. Please watch their PSA:

HELPFUL RESOURCES:

If flooding does occur and you find yourself with nowhere to go, numerous shelters are typically set up in the event of a natural disaster. Check with your local Red Cross chapter or call one of the other hotlines listed below. These resources may be helpful in providing temporary housing after a flood or financial assistance for people who have lost homes.

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 800-621-FEMA (800-621-3362), http://www.fema.gov
  • Red Cross Hotline, 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767), http://www.redcross.org
  • The Salvation Army, 703-684-5500, salvationarmyusa.org

Flood damaged homes can also have mold. To assess the extent of mold in your home, reach out to a mold testing company in your area. In the Triangle, you can contact:

Stay safe in this nasty weather! We are a real estate team who cares about our clients. If you are considering selling your home and would like some honest, professional, and experienced guidance, please contact Joe Ward at 919-518-8182 or joe@joeward.net.

Rain, rain, go away!! Preparing to Show Your House… In Less Than Optimal Conditions.

A lot of real estate agents may take a mini-vacation during the rain saying, “Who in their right mind would want to look at houses in this weather?” My answer to that is there is NO BAD TIME to look at a house. If I have buyers who are motivated enough to want to look at homes in the inclement weather or sellers who are willing to do what it takes to show their home, then I am going to be on the rainy road with windshield wipers blazing!!! Even during times like this when it feels like the rain may NEVER END. I feel like that right now since it’s literally been raining for a week, and I just looked at the 5 day forecast and saw this:

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Facebook is filled with Ark jokes and even a little stir-crazy-depression. It’s what happens when the rain comes down for days and days.

This can be stressful for someone who has decided to sell their home, because they never thought about having to show their home in these less than optimal conditions. Here are a few ideas that can help your home show well, even in the nastiest of weather!

  1. Clear the yard/gutters, etc. – While this should always be done when selling your home, you want to do everything you can to alleviate the risk of the appearance of standing water. People equate standing water to all kinds of bad things, so it’s best to minimize this. Clear away sticks and leaves so that water can flow freely.
  2. Brighten Up – It can be tough to accentuate your home’s positive attributes when the weather is nasty and the house appears dark. Turn on every light in the house!! Yes, even appliance lights. Bright lights will help show the house in the very best light and make it feel welcoming, happy, and inviting.
  3. Turn up the Temperature – You don’t want potential buyers to come in from the rain only to be wet AND cold when they come into your home. Make sure the temperature is comfortable and warm on these cold, rainy days. You want to give the potential buyers more of a reason to linger!
  4. Prepare a Pot of Coffee – What better way to welcome people into your home on a miserably wet and cold day than a pot of coffee? It serves two purposes though. Not only does it warm your potential buyers on a cold day, but it can mask potential smells that can come with the rain – pet smells and damp fireplaces.

If you are considering selling your home and would like some honest, professional, and experienced guidance, please contact Joe Ward at 919-518-8182 or joe@joeward.net.