It's the last weekend in May which means two things: (1) it's the final weekend to submit a photo of your favorite senior for a chance to win, and (2) it's a great weekend to go house hunting!
We have partnered with WRAL TV to make a Salute to Seniors for the Class of 2020. You can submit a photo you've taken of your favorite high school or college senior, then tune in to WRAL as they showcase this year's graduating class. One winner will be randomly selected to receive a $2,000 travel voucher to celebrate with your graduate. Five additional winners will be randomly selected each week to receive a $100 gift card to Empire Eats or Local 22. The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. on May 31st which is this Sunday so be sure to get those photos in!
After you're done submitting your favorite photo of your senior, head over to hpw.com/virtual and take some virtual tours of the beautiful homes our HPW real estate agents have listed. With houses of all sizes, price points and locations, there is bound to be one that catches your eye.
Sq Ft: 2,201 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)
Sq Ft: 5,207 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)
Sq Ft: 3,877 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)
Sq Ft: 4,879 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)
Sq Ft: 5,085 | Beds: 6 | Baths: 4 (full)
Sq Ft: 4,777 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full)
Sq Ft: 3,721 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)
Spring is traditionally the time when we do a thorough cleaning of our homes, undertaking tasks that we don't normally include in our cleaning regimen -- such as cleaning the washing machine.
Why does the washing machine need cleaning? After all, it's continuously washing itself with soap and sometimes hot water. Isn't it clean enough? Not really.
Soap leaves scum. Detergent residue can build up. There are also crevices in the washing machine's interior where dampness prevails, and where mold and dirt can take hold. Though you regularly wipe down the washing machine's exterior, and you often give the inner tub a wipe with a sponge, your machine may need a more thorough cleaning.
Front or top load, your washing machine could use a thorough cleaning at least once every year. It wouldn't hurt to clean it more often.
If you're anticipating putting your home on the market, a substantial spring cleaning is one way to ensure it stands out among other Raleigh homes for sale. Looking for more tips from our real estate agents to get your Raleigh home ready to show? Contact us today.
Memorial Day weekend is upon us and Mother Nature looks like she is going to cooperate! (Bye, bye rain!) While this year's weekend may look a little different than previous years, we hope that everyone is able to pay tribute to our nation's brave heroes and then enjoy lots of fun in the sun.
While you're out enjoying the long weekend under Carolina blue skies, why not do a little house hunting right from the comfort of your own home. Maybe it's time to upgrade your backyard, entertainment space and look for a home with a built-in grill and room for dining. Or maybe the kids have been begging to live in a neighborhood with a community pool.
With houses in all shapes and sizes in highly demanded locations and neighborhoods, our agents' virtual tours are worth a look!
Sq Ft: 6,387 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)
Sq Ft: 4,613 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)
Sq Ft: 3,032 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full)
Sq Ft: 4,027 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)
Sq Ft: 4,865 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)
Sq Ft: 4,378 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 5 (full)
Sq Ft: 4,289 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)
Is it summer yet? Maybe not quite, but it's finally starting to feel like it, and our real estate agents are more than ready. The warmer weather has us thinking about sitting outside at night, looking up at the stars while a crackling campfire blazes.
After all, summer is campfire season, and these DIY backyard fire pit ideas will ensure that you're ready to take advantage of those warm summer nights! Summer will be here before you know it, so why not go ahead and get started today?
Buy or DIY
A lot of homeowners debate between building their own fire pit and buying one. Sure, you could pick one up at your local Walmart or Home Depot, but there are a lot of advantages to going the DIY route:
DIY Fire Pit Ideas
You have endless options when you build a DIY fire pit. The blank slate your backyard offers can be intimidating, but remember that there's no such thing as a "bad" fire pit design, as long as it's safe and functional! Make sure to do the following:
A Note on Fire Pit Safety
Once you've dreamed up the backyard fire pit you've always wanted, it's time to start building! And when you're done, you can gather your friends for a fun summertime hangout. But before you do any of that, keep a few safety tips in mind:
ICYMI: Our CEO, David Jones, recently talked with WRAL about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted (or slight lack thereof) the real estate market here in the Triangle.
With that being said, we continue to make the safety and well-being of our agents and clients our top priority. We will work to ensure that all possible safety measures, and precautions, are being taken. We are committed to maintaining reliable service to our clients while doing our part to limit the spread of the COVID-19.
Sq Ft: 3,000 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full)
Sq Ft: 5754 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 3 (1/2)
Sq Ft: 3,316 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)
Sq Ft: 4,800 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 5 (full) 1 (1/2)
Sq Ft: 5,515 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)
Sq Ft: 4,333 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)
Sq Ft: 2,800 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)
If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then the bathroom is the sanctuary. The master bathroom, guest bathroom, and even the downstairs half-bath should all feel comfortable and clean. Our REALTORS® know that a little renovating in these important spaces can go a long way. Here are six bathroom remodeling ideas that will inspire you to refresh the room where your family and guests freshen up.
Roses are red, violets are blue, we have lots of virtual tours, just for you!
The real estate market is in full swing these days and thanks to technology, our agents are able to showcase the beautiful homes they've listed by doing virtual tours. We continue to make the safety and well-being of our agents and clients our top priority and will work to ensure that all possible safety measures and precautions are being taken. Maintaining reliable service to our clients while doing our part to limit the spread of the COVID-19 is our top priority.
Happy Mother's Day to all of the wonderful moms out there!
Sq Ft: 7,256 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 5 (full) 2 (1/2)
Sq Ft: 4,230 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)
Sq Ft: 4,034 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full)
Sq Ft: 5,434 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 5 (full) 1 (1/2)
Sq Ft: 4,635 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 5 (full)
Sq Ft: 2,300 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 3 (full)
Sq Ft: 2,720 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)
If you're like most people, living under the current stay-at-home orders has started to feel really mundane. It's true, there's not a lot to do right now, but ordering takeout from some of the area's best restaurants is a great way to spice things up.
Many of our real estate agents have started planning a weekly takeout night. Not only does this give us a chance to try out some new foods, but we love being able to support our local restaurant owners. Here are a few of our favorites!
As we begin the month of May, the spring real estate market is in full swing. Virtual tours have become the new normal in the world of real estate thus making househunting easier than ever. Thanks to technology, the ability to buy and sell homes has continued throughout the current pandemic and we are confident...
We continue to make the safety and well-being of our agents and clients our top priority. We will work to ensure that all possible safety measures and precautions are being taken. We are committed to maintaining reliable service to our clients while doing our part to limit the spread of the COVID-19.
Sq Ft: 4,755 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 5 (full)
Sq Ft: 4,762 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 5 (full)
Sq Ft: 4,218 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 2 (1/2)
Sq Ft: 7,483 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full) 3 (1/2)
Sq Ft: 4,933 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 3 (full)
Sq Ft: 3,761 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)
Sq Ft: 2,696 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 3 (full)