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Real Estate for Sale in Chapel Hill NC School District

Are you exploring real estate for sale in Chapel Hill NC city school district? If you are in the market for property in this charming city in North Carolina, which boasts one of the top school districts in the United States, it’s important to find the best real estate professional to represent you and assist you in your search.

Choosing the right home is as important as choosing the right school for your child. By choosing to purchase a property in Chapel Hill, you already made a very sound decision. In addition to being close to three major universities (Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, and NC State), the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school district is known for its exceptional standard of excellence district-wide, from K-12; and two of its high schools, Chapel Hill High and East Chapel Hill High, have been singled out as being two of the best in the nation.

The school district’s mission is “to enable all students to acquire, through programs of excellence and fairness, the knowledge, skills, and insights necessary to live rewarding, productive lives in an ever-changing society.” Environment plays a large part in that process, and Chapel Hill’s diverse community is reflected in the diversity of available properties.

Whether you are looking for a house on a quiet, tree-lined street that is walking distance to the village center, or a high-rise condo in a more urban setting, there is something for everyone. Our agents can show you the best that Chapel Hill has to offer, whatever your budget: homes, townhomes, pre-construction developments, commercial properties, short sales, or foreclosure investment opportunities.

Dwell Real Estate agents combine a respect for the home selection process with an eye for innovation to provide you with a rewarding real estate experience. Knowledgeable guidance, informed negotiation skills, and excellent client care are the hallmarks of a Dwell Real Estate professional.

If you need a local market expert to assist you with your search for real estate for sale in the Chapel Hill NC City school district, please call the Dwell Real Estate team at (919) 260-3333.

Houses for Sale in Research Triangle Park (RTP) NC

When it comes to buying or listing quality homes, houses for sale in Research Triangle Park RTP NC, Dwell Real Estate has a longstanding tradition of excellence.

It’s all about location, location, location. Living in RTP likely means you will enjoy a short commute if you work for one of the 170 companies located in this thriving community. RTP is home to one of GlaxoSmithKline’s largest R&D centers, Cisco Systems, IBM, and other Fortune 500 companies.

RTP residents are only a short drive away from the many museums, theaters, fine dining, and shopping centers in Durham and Chapel Hill, and only a 10-minute drive to RDU International Airport. After a hard day or week of work, you can also enjoy the beautiful surroundings and extensive bike and exercise paths closer to home.

Dwell Real Estate agents are local market experts in buying and selling Research Triangle Park property. We have access to all homes and condos for sale in the RTP community and we are regarded as a leading real estate company in Durham and Wake counties.

RTP offers a substantial selection of properties that offer great value. Our agents can show you the best that RTP has to offer: quality homes, townhomes, condos, pre-construction developments, commercial properties, short sales, foreclosure investment opportunities, and more.

Having a locally-based real estate agent with a proven track record of success on your side can make the home buying or selling process much easier. Dwell Real Estate agents can help you find a wonderful home in Research Triangle Park, at the right price, that offers the potential for excellent capital appreciation.

Don’t make any costly mistakes when looking for homes, houses for sale in Research Triangle Park RTP NC; Call Dwell Real Estate today, and let us help you find the home of your dreams!

Real Estate for Sale In Chapel Hill & Carrboro NC

Home buyers and investors are scooping up real estate for sale in Chapel Hill & Carrboro NC.

In addition to their status as being two of the best places to live in the U.S., Chapel Hill and Carrboro are also home to the best schools in North Carolina. While the two communities have an estimated combined population of close to 60,000, they still have a small-town feel in all the best ways; the diverse community includes white collar professionals who work in nearby Research Triangle Park (RTP) and students and educators from the prestigious Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, and NC State universities.

Chapel Hill & Carrboro offer a variety of competitively-priced homes, townhomes and condos for sale; chances are you will find what you are looking for, whether you want to live in one of Chapel Hill’s “new urbanist” village communities, or find a home close to Carrboro’s natural and recreational wonder, Anderson Community Park.

There’s a lot to know and love about this cultural and intellectual mecca. Working with a knowledgeable local real estate professional gives you the best chance of securing the best deal on your North Carolina dream home.

Dwell Real Estate is one of the leading locally-owned and operated real estate firms in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, NC. Our agents have a proven track record of success and we are uniquely qualified to provide you with all of the information you need to buy, sell, or invest in a home anywhere in Orange County, whether you are considering a traditional sale, a short sale or foreclosure.

In addition to informing you about the best available financing options, our agents will provide you with competitive market analysis, and a resident’s insight into schools, shopping, dining, cultural destinations, and other recreational or intellectual points of interest.

When it comes to real estate for sale in Chapel Hill & Carrboro NC, Dwell Real Estate is your local market expert. Call us today!

Vacant Homes For Sale

Over the years I have sold a lot of home that were vacant (unoccupied) while I marketed them for my clients. I learned quickly that even vacant homes need attention.

No one is living in the home but they still get dirty from buyers and their agents walking through. Dirt and debris gets tracked inside, bathrooms get used, fingerprints appear on glass, etc.. Insects find their way into vacant homes and a lot of them never get out alive, dead cockroaches in the middle of the room make a poor first impression. Spiders slowly take over corners of rooms and ceilings and spin their webs. Lights inside and outside get turned on and left to light up the house and yard until a neighbor goes over and turns them off or I go by the house to check on things. Doors get left unlocked and sometimes left wide open! One afternoon I discovered an open screen door to the backyard and a snake on a kitchen counter!

The nose knows. When a house is closed up it can start to smell stale. I usually recommend to my clients that they keep the fans running on their HVAC systems. If its nice out I will try and get over myself and open some windows. Air fresheners are sometimes necessary but they can be overpowering.

Outside of course the yard and landscaping keep doing what they do, grow. Depending on the time of year, grass may need to be cut 2-3 times a month.  Gutters, roofs, driveways, walkways and yards can quickly become littered with leaves, acorns, pine straw and branches. The outside of the house is the first thing buyers see when they pull up into the driveway and its got to look good.

Bottom line is if your house is for sale and you are not living there, if possible try and get at least a couple of people to watch over it. Your agent should be checking on it at least once a week. I have been know to vacuum my vacant listings, spot clean and blow driveways and other areas outside that start to look unattended. I also call yard maintenance contractors and house cleaners on behalf of my clients when things really start looking bad. Consider also giving a neighbor a key and asking them to stop by weekly.

 

 

 

Monthly Indicators – JUNE – TRIANGLE WIDE

New Listings in the Triangle region increased 5.2 percent to 4,104. Pending Sales were up 6.7 percent to 3,154. Inventory levels fell 2.2 percent to 14,610 units.

Prices forged onward. The Median Sales Price increased 3.7 percent to $210,500. Days on Market was down 5.3 percent to 90 days. Absorption rates improved as Months Supply of Inventory was down 12.5 percent to 5.8 months.

Interested in knowing more about your specific community? Get in touch.

From a recent client…

This May, after reading Jeff’s regular reports, we thought it might be time to consider selling. We contacted Jeff and he advised us that it was a good time. At that point we dumped it all is his lap. Since we are living in Florida we did not want to try and micro manage anything so we told Jeff to run with it and do what he thought was best. We trust him explicitly and knew he would protect our best interests.
In quick order we had an offer followed by a contract. Then for a variety of reasons a number of issues arose. Jeff was unfazed, and one by one he eliminated problems and we ended up closing on schedule. Everything was long distance but flawless.
In my opinion Jeff did much more than he had to. He might have easily suggested that we play a more active role. Instead he took charge and shouldered extra responsibilities.
We have known Jeff for more than 20 years. We have always respected his work ethic and character. I would suggest that anyone do the same.

Sincerely,

Jim Groot and Robin Sparks

The Internet will replace agents.

That’s what everyone was talking about (and some were predicting) back in 1995 when I began my brokerage career.

Well here I am 19 years later, a thriving business and with another 19 years to go before retirement.

Drones, yeah that’s what will replace us.

Giving back.

Did you know that when you support Dwell Real Estate you are supporting many non-profit organizations in and around Carrboro? Since our inception in 2010 we have made donations to TABLE which helps feed the youth of our community. Dwell Real Estate has also contributed to the Interfaith Council for Social Service. They provide meals, shelter, transitional housing, health care and emergency services. Most recently we contributed to the Carrboro Elementary PTA which has been enhancing our children’s lives and their learning experience for decades.
Giving back to the community that supports us is important to Dwell Real Estate and we think its important to our clients as well.

Market Warming, But Not Weather

It’s been a loooong winter in North Carolina. More ice and and snow and temperatures below 50 than I can remember for quite some time. Fortunately April is just a few days away and warmer weather has started to make some short appearances – but the sunny spring days are taking their own sweet time getting here and settling in.

The local real estate market has thawed. Inventory in most areas is below 5 months and correctly priced homes are selling in about two months time according to local MLS data.

Thinking of buying or selling in Carrboro, Chapel Hill and surrounding communities? Get in touch with us.

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Year 19

As I approach the beginning of my 19th year as a real estate broker some thoughts come to mind.

  • The Internet has  not replaced real estate brokers.
  • Email and texting is great but talking is still the most effective method of communication.
  • You never stop learning.
  • I have great clients.
  • I still like people.
  • Wether you are buying or selling, there are more details to keep up with than ever before.
  • There is no substitute for hard work.
  • The iPhone is one of the greatest inventions of all time, thank you Steve.
  • I provide a service, some appreciate it and some do not and I am ok with that.

Triangle Real Estate – November 2013 News

The recovery continues in our area. The numbers for November are in and here they are.

  • Days on Market – down to 71 from 114
  •  Inventory- down 11%
  •  Showings-  down 9%
  •  Closed Sales- up 10%
  •   Months of housing supply – 4 months

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