Why Should You Consider Selling Your Home in 2016?

Many realize that now is a great time to BUY a home, but here are the top 4 reasons why it may be the opportune time to SELL your home:

  1. Demand is high. Serious buyers are in the marketplace.
  2. The supply of homes on the market in Raleigh is starting to increase.
  3. Interest Rates are predicted to increase in the future from these historically low levels.
  4. New Construction is coming back, which will provide an attractive alternative for home buyers.

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.

 

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What’s That Smell?

Homeowners may be totally unaware that their home has an unpleasant odor. It can be unrecognizable to them but immediately apparent to visitors on entering the home.

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Cigarette smoke is particularly offensive to people.  It is very common for buyers to refuse to even consider looking at a home where smoking is allowed. This odor permeates the air in a home and soaks into carpets, furniture, drapes, clothing and even the building materials like drywall and cabinets.

Pets may be considered part of the family but it is still a problem when the animals are not adequately house-broken. Urine isn’t just absorbed by the carpet but also the padding and in some cases, the subflooring. Sometimes, walls and floors have to be treated and sealed before painting and new floor covering can be installed.

If a casual friend doesn’t want to hurt your feelings about the jeans you’re wearing, you can bet the ranch that they won’t tell you about the odors in your home. You’ll need to rely on your closest friends to tell you the truth or maybe your mother-in-law.

1108 Wagon Ridge Road, Raleigh NC 27614

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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.

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

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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!

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

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The sunroom off the breakfast area…

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Tasty 8’s Gourmet Hot Dog Co. – Downtown Raleigh, NC

My goal is to post a blog weekly sharing a local restaurant or business that I think is a “MUST TRY.” This week I want to tell you that you should run, not walk, to Tasty 8’s located on Fayetteville Street across from the Wells Fargo Building.

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When Tasty 8’s opened, I was working across the street and was absolutely IN LOVE with the concept. I decided to make it my goal to try every single one of the hot dogs on the menu. I admit, I went A LOT… the pictures below are just a few of the ones I tried!

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You can buy one of their amazing 8 hot dogs:

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See their menu here!!!!

You can add one of eight tasty shakes and fries accompanied by eight dipping sauces. I always go for lunch, so I admittedly have not enjoyed the fact that they also serve 8 styles of beer!

Plus, they have a special hot dog of the month. My personal favorite was the Caprese Hot Dog from a couple of months ago… OH MY YUMMY!!!!

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The special for the month of January sounds heavenly too:

The AV”8″ER Parm Dog!

Ingredients:
✔ Chicken & Pheasant, Mushroom, Spinach and Parmesan Sausage
✔ Tomato sauce
✔ Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
✔ Parmesan Cheese
✔ Neomonde Potato Bun

If you don’t take my word for it, look what Business Insider had to say about Tasty 8’s:

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Go try it today!!

Tasty 8’s Gourmet Hot Dog Co.
121 Fayetteville Street #108
Raleigh, NC 27601
http://tasty8s.com

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.

2312 Clerestory Place, Raleigh NC 27615

2312 Clerestory Place, Raleigh NC 27615

3 beds 2.5 baths 1,826 sqft – $229,900

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Beautiful, well-maintained home in The Pointe at Lemuel in North Raleigh. A great location convenient to I-540. 9 foot ceilings and hardwoods.

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Spacious kitchen with pantry and open to breakfast area and family room.

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Three bedrooms and a big bonus room. Fresh, neutral paint throughout. Deck looks onto a large, fenced in backyard.

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Click here to see the virtual tour!

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.

217 Dalton Drive, Raleigh NC 27615

5 beds 4 baths 5,004 sqft – $549,900
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This beautiful Sutton Estates home is located just off 540. It has county taxes with city convenience! The sellers have put a lot of work into this home – refinished floors, new carpet, paint in/out, and an updated kitchen.

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Updated Kitchen

 

The main level includes the master bedroom, a 2nd bedroom or office, a huge family room with volume ceiling, and a keeping room off the kitchen.

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Family Room

There are two bedrooms and a bath on the second floor and the large basement area boasts a large bonus room with kitchenette/bar and a private bedroom suite, with plenty of unfinished storage areas too. The basement walks out to an amazing backyard pool area which is perfect for entertaining guests!

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Perfect for Entertaining

The aggressive price reflects the opportunity to update the 1st floor master bath and to make the house your own!!! Click here to see more pictures: 217 Dalton Drive, Raleigh NC 27615.

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.