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January
30

Open House Feb 1-2

Wondering what to do this weekend? We have a beautiful weekend coming up, so this would be the perfect opportunity to enjoy it by touring some open houses throughout the Triangle region. The most comprehensive real estate website in the state, HPW.com is the perfect place to start your house hunt and explore all of the options out there.

Our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents know the market inside, and out, and are ready to show you the homes they've listed and answer the questions you may have. So, click through to the HPW open houses to see all of the properties our local real estate agents have listed and go visit them this weekend!

 

Featured Open Houses

 

7205 Summer Tanager Trail, Raleigh, NC 27614

$1,100,000

Sq Ft: 4,762 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 5 (full)

Open House: Saturday, February 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, February 2 from 1 to 5 p.m.

7205 Summer Tanager Trail


109 Arlen Park Place, Holly Springs, NC 27540

$501,900

Sq Ft: 4,040 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)                         

Open House: Saturday, February 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

109 Arlen Park Place


199 Beech Slope Court, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

$750,000

Sq Ft: 4,028 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, February 1 from 12 to 2 p.m

199 Beech Slope Ct


106 Arrowstone Court, Morrisville, NC 27560

$889,900

Sq Ft: 4,636 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 5 (full)

Open House: Saturday, February 1 from 1 to 3 p.m.

106 Arrowstone Ct


6832 Mactavish Way, Raleigh, NC 27613

$799,900

Sq Ft: 6,028 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, February 1 from 2 to 4 p.m.

6832 Mactavish Way


1827 Old Evergreen Drive, Apex, NC 27502

 $748,650

Sq Ft: 3,454 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, February 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and

Sunday, February 2 from 1 to 4 p.m.

1827 Old Evergreen Dr


1204 Hannahs View Drive, Raleigh, NC 27615

$1,150,000

Sq Ft: 4,435 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 5 (full)

Open House: Saturday, February 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, February 2 from 1 to 5 p.m.

1204 Hannahs View Dr


January
29

Improve Your Credit Score

When you're looking to buy a home, your credit score has a significant effect on whether you're able to get a mortgage loan. And if you're able to obtain a loan, your score helps determine the interest rate you'll pay.

Your three-digit score represents your credit history and helps lenders determine whether you're likely to be able to pay back your mortgage loan. The higher your score, the better. Lenders generally like to see a score of at least 660 for a mortgage loan, and a score of 740 or higher will usually help you get the best interest rates for a home mortgage loan.

Our real estate agents suggest the following ways to improve your credit score before buying a home:

  1. Check Your Credit Score
    Check your credit history and score online through each of the three major credit bureaus - TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax. This lets you see whether any incorrect information on file is affecting your credit score, and if so, you can follow each credit bureau's process for having them corrected. You'll also find out whether your credit score is high enough to let you get a mortgage at a low-interest rate.

  2. Pay Your Bills on Time
    Paying every bill on time will raise your credit score over time. This helps demonstrate your creditworthiness to potential lenders.

  3. Reduce Debt 
    Your credit utilization, which is the amount of debt you have compared to your available credit, should be low. Work to lower your balances on credit cards, and don't open any new credit cards or finance a car when you're about to look for a home.

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January
22

Smart Home Features

For many buyers, smart home features are not just the wave of the future. They are a very real priority for the present. Popular tech solutions are transforming homes, providing homeowners with better security, easier access to entertainment, and more convenience than ever before. But not every smart home feature will have buyers swooning, so it's important to direct your efforts in all the right places. Our real estate agents are here to help, with our guide to the smart home features that buyers are looking for in 2020.

  • Smart Security Is the Perfect Place to Start
    If you want to pick one smart home feature that will help your property stand out from other Raleigh homes for sale, then security is a great place to start. Smart security systems provide an unparalleled level of peace of mind for homeowners, making it easier to monitor your home even when you're away. Video doorbells have become a popular solution in many homes, while smart security cameras are perfect for keeping an eye on a vacation home. Wireless security systems make it easy to bundle a variety of security features into one convenient package.

  • Going Green
    Going green is a priority for so many shoppers, and smart home features make green living easier than ever. Perhaps the single most popular smart home technology is the smart thermostat, which allows you to program the temperature in your home no matter where you are and ensure that your home is always comfortable when you return. Adjust the temperature while you're on the road, or set it to be at just the right level when you get home from work. Many smart appliances and lighting systems can also offer significant energy savings.

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January
22

Open House Jan 25-26

This weekend wraps up the end of Triangle Restaurant week and what better way to work up an appetite than house hunting for your new home.

Many of our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents will be hosting open houses this Saturday and Sunday in some of the best homes on the market in the most popular neighborhoods and communities in the Triangle area.

So go ahead and make those dinner reservations then click through to our open house website to see all of the properties our local real estate agents have listed.

 

Featured Open Houses

 

108 Christofle Lane, Cary, NC 27511

$695,108

Sq Ft: 3,834 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, January 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m and

Sunday, January 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

108 Christofle Lane


2120 Camber Drive, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$1,425,000

Sq Ft: 4,845 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 2 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, January 25 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and

Sunday, January 26 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

2120 Camber Drive


2129 Gardenbrook Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606

$825,000

Sq Ft: 4,065 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, January 25 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and

Sunday, January 26 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

2129 Gardenbrook Drive


2113 Rocky Mountain Way, Apex, NC 27502

$382,500

Sq Ft: 2,668 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, January 26 from 1 to 3 p.m.

2113 Rocky Mountain Way


1205 Hidden Hills Drive, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$549,900

Sq Ft: 3,929 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, January 26 from 1 to 3 p.m.

1205 Hidden Hills Drive


427 Summer Ranch Drive, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526

$304,000

Sq Ft: 1,604 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full)

Open House: Sunday, January 26 from 1 to 3 p.m.

427 Summer Ranch Drive


55 Live Oak Drive, Louisburg, NC 27529

$320,000

Sq Ft: 2,523 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, January 26 from 2 to 4 p.m.

55 Live Oak Drive


January
16

Open House Jan 18-19New year, new house? It's time to make it happen!

Our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston agents will be happy to help you begin your real estate journey, all you have to do is attend some of their open houses. 

Click through to our open house website to see all of the properties our local real estate agents have listed. Most likely there will be a few that catch your eye and turn your head—if so, go see them.

 

Featured Open Houses

 

232 Teague Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$709,900

Sq Ft: 4,000 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full)

Open House: Saturday, January 18 from 1 to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, January 19 from 1 to 5 p.m.

232 Teague St


6109 Montcastle Court, Raleigh, NC 27612

$495,000

Sq Ft: 3,407 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, January 18 from 1 to 3 p.m.

6109 Montcastle Ct


2000 Narrow Water Lane, Raleigh, NC 27614

$1,348,000

Sq Ft: 6,622 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 5 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, January 18 from 2 to 4 p.m.

2000 Narrow Water Ln


2607 Beaver Ridge Drive, New Hill, NC 27562

$775,000

Sq Ft: 4,100 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, January 18 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and

Sunday, January 19 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

2607 Beaver Ridge Dr


3620 Brackenridge Lane, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526

$1,299,900

Sq Ft: 6,441 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full) 2 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, January 19 from 1 to 3 p.m.

3620 Brackenridge Ln


521 Silverliner Drive, Knightdale, NC 27545

$399,900

Sq Ft: 3,698 | Beds: 6 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, January 19 from 2 to 4 p.m.

521 Silverliner Dr


January
15

Sledding in the Triangle

When the weather cools down, many of your favorite outdoor destinations in the Triangle are transformed into winter wonderlands, with sledding and many other fun, family-oriented activities available throughout the winter. Our REALTORS® are ready for winter fun if the rain we've been getting turns into snow, and we've got the local scoop on five fun spots to go sledding in the Triangle.

  • Pullen Park – 520 Ashe Ave., Raleigh, NC 27606
    Raleigh homes for sale make it easy to go sledding when winter comes, thanks to fun local spots like Pullen Park. Established in 1887, Pullen Park has the distinction of being the first public park in North Carolina. It remains a popular place to visit today, with excellent sledding hills and loads more to do during every season. Travel the trails, take in beautiful waterfront views, and hit the hills for wintertime fun. You can even go for a swim afterward at the indoor aquatic center, which is open year-round.

  • Fred G. Bond Metropark – 801 High House Rd., Cary, NC 27513
    Looking for the perfect place to stretch your legs close to Cary homes for sale? Head for Fred G. Bond Metropark, one of the largest parks in the Triangle. Covering 310 acres, Bond Metropark features something for everyone. There are sledding hills to enjoy during the winter, playgrounds, and extensive trails to explore during every season. Flying down the hills on your sled provides a truly unique way to enjoy the views.

  • Chapel Hill Community Center Park – 120 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    If you're searching for sledding close to Chapel Hill homes for sale, then the Chapel Hill Community Center Park is the place to be. In addition to being home to Chapel Hill's Community Center, this park features ample space for outdoor fun. Stop by for some sledding, take a winter stroll down the winding trails, and check out some public art while you explore. Warm-up afterward with a trip to the Community Center, or take a dip in the heated, indoor pool located on-site.

  • E. Carroll Joyner Park – 701 Harris Rd., Wake Forest, NC 27587
    Family fun is never far from Wake Forest homes for sale, thanks to excellent local destinations like E. Carroll Joyner Park. Joyner Park is the largest park in Wake Forest, checking in at 117 acres, and features attractions for every member of the family. Enjoy some sledding on a variety of fun hills, explore the beautiful, historic pecan grove, and travel the trails. Joyner Park is also home to some restored farm buildings, which look especially idyllic with a coating of fresh snow.

  • Duke Park – 106 W. Knox St., Durham, NC 27701
    Durham homes for sale offer access to a variety of great sledding spots, including Duke Park. In addition to some great hills for sledding, Duke Park connects with an extensive trail system and features a dog park for your four-legged friend. You'll also find a collection of small playgrounds.

When you call our corner of North Carolina home, you can enjoy outdoor fun during every season at local parks and green spaces. Contact us to buy and sell homes throughout the Triangle.

January
9

Open House Jan 11-12

Where do you want to live? What type of home do you want to live in? Stepping up or moving down?

Whether you're a renter ready to take the homeownership plunge, a seasoned homeowner searching for new digs, or simply want to expand your investment property portfolio, HPW.com has the homes you seek. 

The most comprehensive real estate website in the state, HPW.com is the perfect place to start your house hunt.

Our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents know the market inside and out and are ready to show you the homes they've listed and answer the questions you may have. Click through to our open house website to see all of the properties our local real estate agents have listed and go visit them this weekend.

 

Featured Open Houses

 

7221 Summer Tanager Trail, Raleigh, NC 27614

$1,025,000

Sq Ft: 4,540 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 5 (full)

Open House: Saturday, January 11 from 1 to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, January 12 from 1 to 5 p.m.

7221 Summer Tanager


1410 Ainsworth Boulevard, Hillsborough, NC 27278

$428,500

Sq Ft: 2,945 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 3 (full)

Open House: Saturday, January 11 from 1 to 3 p.m.

1410 Ainsworth Blvd


2025 Reserve Falls Lane, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$750,000

Sq Ft: 4,500 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 5 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, January 11 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and

Sunday, January 12 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

2025 Reserve Falls Ln


4932 Cremshaw Court, Raleigh, NC 27614

$849,900

Sq Ft: 5,573 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 5 (full) 2 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, January 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. and

Sunday, January 12 from 2 to 4 p.m.

4932 Cremshaw Ct


2412 Mynster Drive, Apex, NC 27523

$459,000

Sq Ft: 2,863 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 3 (full)

Open House: Saturday, January 11 from 2 to 4 p.m. and

Sunday, January 12 from 2 to 4 p.m.

2412 Mynster Dr


209 Regal Crest Drive, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526

$409,900

Sq Ft: 3,372 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, January 12 from 1 to 3 p.m.

209 Regal Crest Dr


437 W Carr, Mebane, NC 27302

$385,000

Sq Ft: 2,460 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, January 12 from 1 to 3 p.m.

437 W Carr



 

January
8

Triangle January Events

Living in the Triangle means that you're never far from the next big event on the calendar, and January is certainly no exception. From live music to fishing, culture, science, and more, there's an event to suit every interest. Our REALTORS® have the exciting details on 6 events happening in the Triangle this January.

  1. North Carolina Symphony – 114 East Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    The historic UNC campus provides endless entertainment close to Chapel Hill homes for sale, and the excitement continues with a performance by the North Carolina Symphony at Memorial Hall. The North Carolina Symphony brings a performance called The Planets, led by conductor Gemma New of the Women of North Carolina Master Chorale. Travel to other worlds, as you get lost in the music of the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra.

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January
2

Gyms Near the Triangle

We all know how hard it can be to stay active in the wintertime. But if your New Year's resolution involves getting in shape—or staying in shape—then you're in luck. The Triangle area offers an endless assortment of gyms and fitness centers, and our REALTORS® are thrilled to share some of their favorites.

  1. Capital Strength & Conditioning - 2422 Atlantic Ave, Raleigh, NC 27604
    With a focus on strength training and nutrition coaching, it's not hard to see why Capital Strength & Conditioning is one of the highest-rated gyms in Raleigh. The 4,200 square-foot gym offers semi-private and one-on-one personal training to help you transform your body and achieve top performance. Plus, you'll find numerous Raleigh homes for sale near Capital Strength's convenient location inside the beltline of Raleigh. 

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January
2

Open House Jan 4-5

It may be the beginning of the new year, but it will feel almost spring-like this weekend in our beautiful area of the state. So, plan on getting outside, maybe taking down those outside Christmas lights and decorations (finally), and then head out to tour homes in Raleigh, Wake Forest, Durham, Holly Springs or any other Triangle suburbs that you prefer.

You'll find newly listed properties and homes in all shapes and sizes that will check off all the boxes on your "must-have" list!

Visit our HPW Open Houses to scroll through all of the homes you can stroll through this Saturday and Sunday and then hit the road to see them.

Whatever your choices are, be sure to allow plenty of time to do some house-browsing by visiting HPW Open Houses, where our local real estate agents know the market inside and out and are ready to show you the homes they've listed and answer any questions you may have.

 

Featured Open Houses

 

717 Fireweed Lane, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526

$359,900

Sq Ft: 3,166 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, January 4 from 2 to 4 p.m.

717 Fireweed Lane


1412 Kinnesaw Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$700,000

Sq Ft: 3,800 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full)

Open House: Saturday, January 4 from 1-5 p.m., and

Sunday, January 5 from 1-5 p.m.

1412 Kinnesaw Street


6109 Montcastle Court, Raleigh, NC 27612

$495,000

Sq Ft: 3,407 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, January 4 from 1-4 p.m., and

Sunday, January 5 from 2-4 p.m.

6109 Montcastle Court


1208 Hannahs View Drive, Raleigh, NC 27615

$1,100,000

Sq Ft: 4,250 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, January 4 from 1-5 p.m., and

Sunday, January 5 from 1-5 p.m.

1208 Hannahs View Drive


2412 Mynster Drive, Apex, NC 27523

$459,000

Sq Ft: 2,863 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 3 (full)

Open House: Saturday, January 4 from 2-4 p.m., and

Sunday, January 5 from 2-4 p.m.

2412 Mynster Drive


7129 Cove Lake Drive, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$975,000

Sq Ft: 5,434 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 5 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, January 5 from 2 to 4 p.m.

7129 Cove Lake Drive


117 Baccalaureate Boulevard, Durham, NC 27713

$383,900

Sq Ft: 2,661 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, January 5 from 2 to 4 p.m.

117 Baccalaureate Blvd


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