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September
30

Raleigh Restaurants

It's no secret that North Carolina has some of the best food in the country, but many residents of the Triangle are surprised to discover just how many times Raleigh's restaurants have been featured on TV. From local news to international programs on Food Network and Travel Channel, our favorite places to dine are given primetime slots on television. Next time you're headed out to eat, our real estate agents encourage you to check out these Raleigh restaurants that have been featured on TV.

  1. The Roast Grill – 7 S. West St., Raleigh, NC 27603 
    As Seen On Man v. Food

    Opened in 1940, The Roast Grill has been serving up hot dogs on the same grill they used 80 years ago. When Man v. Food's Adam Richman came to town, Raleigh residents knew he'd be taking on the Hot Dogger Eating Challenge. Richman dominated the challenge, downing 17 hot dogs, a half-pint of mustard, and a pint of chili sauce, which caused the challenge to be renamed as the Man v. Food Hot Dog Challenge. Whether you're going in to take the challenge or a single dog, don't ask for ketchup!

  2. The Pit – 328 W. Davie St., Raleigh, NC 27601
    As Seen On Throwdown with Bobby Flay

    The Pit serves up the tastiest pork this side of the Smoky Mountains, but when celebrity chef Bobby Flay came to town, things got messy. Thankfully, the pitmaster defeated the grill master, winning a rib challenge on Throwdown with Bobby Flay. The Pit has been featured time and time again on other shows like Chopped, Man v. Food, and The Today Show, which is all the more reason to see what all the buzz is about. Grab a plateful of barbeque, a fine bourbon whiskey, and taste why The Pit just can't stay out of the limelight.

  3. Original Flying Burrito – 4800 Grove Barton Rd., Raleigh, NC 27613
    As Seen On Food Paradise

    The Southwest meets the Southeast at Original Flying Burrito, which was featured on an episode of Food Paradise's episode "Burrito Paradise." To taste what you've seen on TV, order up the Carolina Burrito. Made fresh from scratch each day, the delicious sauces, salsas, and other sweet and savory menu items are sure to make your mouth water. They even have a separate vegan menu for those who prefer their burrito meat and dairy-free.

  4. Azurelise – 702 Boylan Ave., Raleigh, NC 27605
    As Seen On Road Tasted with the Neelys

    With so much savory barbeque in town, Azurelise offers a sweet alternative. While they received great reviews on Road Tasted with the Neelys, Azurelise's chocolate truffles let their flavor do the talking. The minute you let of one, these delectable chocolates melt on your tongue, you'll know why Azurelise is a standout confectioner in the city. Order up at least two batches; you'll likely devour the first on the car ride home!

If you thought Raleigh's restaurant scene was impressive, wait until you see our housing market! Contact us today to begin touring the best Raleigh homes for sale.

September
25

Can you believe it's the last weekend in September? That means two things: (1) we're one step closer to 2021 and (2) it sounds like a good weekend to find your next home.

Our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents will be hosting open houses in the hottest areas of the Triangle this weekend. So, go get that pumpkin spice latte (or whatever basic beverage you prefer), pull out your fall décor then plan out which homes you're going to go visit.

And don't forget, this weekend marks the first weekend of the annual Triangle Parade of Homes!

At HPW, we are committed to maintaining reliable service to our clients, while doing our part to limit the spread of the COVID-19. In order to protect both our clients and agents, we are asking everyone to please take precautionary measures when visiting our open houses. And if attending an open house still isn't in the cards for you then have no fear, we have numerous virtual tours of these amazing homes and more.

 

Featured Open Houses

 

1505 Malta Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27610

$435,000

Sq Ft: 1,700 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, September 26 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.


7200 Summer Tanager Trail, Raleigh, NC 27614

$1,350,000

Sq Ft: 4,763 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 6 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, September 26 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. and

Sunday, September 27 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.


1520 Cole Mill Road, Durham, NC 27705

$840,000

Sq Ft: 6,386 | Beds: 6 | Baths: 5 (full)

Open House: Saturday, September 26 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and

Sunday, September 27 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.


6815 Holly Springs Road, Raleigh, NC 27606

$799,000

Sq Ft: 4,623 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 4 (full) 2(1/2)

Open House: Saturday, September 26 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and

Sunday, September 27 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.


1117 Eva Street, Durham, NC 27703

$305,000

Sq Ft: 1,380 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full)

Open House: Saturday, September 26 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and

Sunday, September 27 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.


627 Brookview Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

$559,800

Sq Ft: 3,838 | Beds: 6 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, September 27 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.


7309 River Glen Court, Raleigh, NC 27614

$550,000

Sq Ft: 3,800 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, September 27 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.


September
24

What comes to mind when you think of luxury living? Is it massive amounts of space? Or is it having exceptional views? What about elegance?

If you nodded your head in agreement to all of the questions above, then look no further than say hello to 1405 Barony Lake Way. Located in one of North Raleigh's exclusive, gated communities, The Barony, HPW luxury listing sits on two acres of land and provides the perfect combination of comfort and elegance.

This beautiful estate boasts soaring ceilings and extensive moldings throughout it's nearly 10,000 square feet of living space. Enjoy cooking and hosting get-togethers in the gourmet kitchen that features top of the line Thermador appliances and two huge walk-in pantries. The first floor also features a guest retreat that can also serve as a second master bedroom.

Downstairs you will find an exceptional finished basement with a second kitchen, recreational room, gym and media room. Additionally, there are two home offices, a library, a second-floor bonus room and a five-car garage.

If that wasn't enough, enjoy unbelievable views from the large terrace that overlooks the outdoor oasis which includes an in-ground saltwater pool and cabana.

View the full property listed by Kimberly Conroy of our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston North Raleigh office.

For more information on HPW Luxury listings, check out the latest edition of our HPW Luxury Magazine.

September
23

Buying a Home

Once you close on your new home, it might feel like the hard work is over. However, there are still a lot of tasks you need to add to your to-do list to get your new home set up so that it's safe and comfortable for your family. Here are some things you need to do after buying your home. 

  1. Change Your Address
    Now that your new address is official, you need to update it with anyone that you conduct personal or official business with. Update your address with your:
  • Friends and family
  • Employer
  • Financial institutions
  • Lenders and credit card companies
  • Schools and afterschool programs
  • Doctor and dental offices
  1. Clean Your New Home
    Make sure that your new space is ready for your family by giving it a thorough scrubbing before you move in. Our real estate agents know that it's much easier to clean an empty home that one that's filled with moving boxes and furniture. Work from the top of the room to the bottom of the room so that you don't have to backtrack with your cleaning efforts. Worried you won't have time to clean before your moving date? Hire a pro to come in and deep clean your new home for you. 
  1. Connect Your Utilities
    Ideally, you should start the process of connecting your utilities prior to your closing date. It can take 2-3 weeks for everything to get connected and set up, and some utility companies may not have an immediate opening. 
  1. Test Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
    Even if your home inspector examined all of your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors during your home inspection, you want to ensure that they're still in good working order. Check the batteries, and determine if you need to add any additional detectors based on the size and layout of your new home. While you're at it, see that your home has ample fire extinguishers. 
  1. Change the Security Codes and Locks
    Make sure that you're the only one who has access to your home by changing the security codes and the locks. Change all your gate, door, and garage codes. As long as your door locks are in good condition and you're pleased with their appearance, you can save money by having them rekeyed (versus replacing them entirely). Remember to also replace locks on exterior buildings and doors.

  2. Get Started on Your Home Maintenance
    While some Raleigh homes for sale may have minimal must-dos on their home inspections, others may have a more extensive list of items that need to be completed. Examine your home inspection report, and decide which items you want to get started with. Prioritize any items that are safety concerns (such as clogged dryer vents) or that are simply long overdue (like changing dirty filters). 

Want to start exploring properties that might be right for you? Contact us today to get started!

September
18

It is finally going to feel like fall this weekend! Also known as sweater weather, it's the perfect time to get out of the house and enjoy all that autumn has to offer. While many may reach for a pumpkin spice latte, others will be searching for the perfect Halloween costume and some will be house hunting for a new home.

Those in the last category are in luck! Our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents will be hosting open houses all across the Triangle this weekend. We think there are bound to be a few that you will fall in love with.

At HPW, we are committed to maintaining reliable service to our clients, while doing our part to limit the spread of the COVID-19. In order to protect both our clients and agents, we are asking everyone to please take precautionary measures when visiting our open houses. And if attending an open house still isn't in the cards for you then have no fear, we have numerous virtual tours of these amazing homes and more.

 

Featured Open Houses

 

103 Futrell Ridge Court, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

$959,900

Sq Ft: 3,532 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 

Open House: Saturday, September 19 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. and

Sunday, September 20 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.


211 St Jiles Drive, Clayton, NC 27520

$430,000

Sq Ft: 2,700 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, September 19 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and

Sunday, September 20 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.


329 Roberts Ridge Drive, Cary, NC 27513

$390,000

Sq Ft: 2,239 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, September 19 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and

Sunday, September 20 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.


3200 Hickory Road, Raleigh, NC 27616

$650,000

Sq Ft: 4,711 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, September 19 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and

Sunday, September 20 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.


4137 Green Chase Way, Apex, NC 27539

$989,000

Sq Ft: 3,800 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, September 19 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and

Sunday, September 20 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.


7801 Dover Hills Drive, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$800,000

Sq Ft: 3,920 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 5 (full)

Open House: Saturday, September 19 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and

Sunday, September 20 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


210 River Birch Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

$539,900

Sq Ft: 2,910 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 3 (full)

Open House: Sunday, September 20 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.


September
17

At last year's Gen Blue in Las Vegas, Coldwell Banker unveiled a brand new logo for the first time in 40 years. Dubbed the "CB North Star mark," this new logo symbolized Coldwell Banker as the leader in the real estate industry.  

Yesterday during the kickoff for Virtual Gen Blue 2020, another new logo was unveiled: the Coldwell Banker Global Luxury logo. "We are the North Star of real estate," said David Marine during the new global luxury unveiling. "We thought it was time to align our global luxury program with this new visual design as well."

 

 

Consumers already view Coldwell Banker brand as the leader in the luxury real estate space and find the new design as appealing, memorable, sophisticated and modern. While the logo may change, what we offer as a part of the global luxury program through Coldwell Banker and the standard of excellence that we hold to, must remain the same.

September
16

Brunch in the Triangle

Let's face it. Not everyone is a morning person! One thing that makes mornings more bearable is the fantastic brunch options we have in the Triangle area. Our real estate agents love the local dining scene, and that includes frequenting brunch spots in the area. Looking for a delicious start to your morning? Be sure to check out the following local restaurants for your next morning meal!  

  1. Parkside Restaurant – 301 W. Martin St., Raleigh, NC 27601
    Located in the Warehouse District near some of our most popular Raleigh homes for sale, Parkside wants to show you the hospitality that's existed in this historic area for over a century. One of their brunch staples is a fried pork chop with cheddar waffle. This meaty meal is topped with powdered sugar, syrup, and a peach bourbon glaze. Perfect for those who love sweet and savory combinations! 

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September
11

Football season is back! Both the NFL and NCAA kick off their seasons this weekend. While it may take some getting used to, given the circumstances, it's a sport loved by many to watch and play. For those of you who have been teetering with the thought of a new home, maybe it's time to kick off your own season: house-hunting season!

Our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents have listed some beautiful homes that are sure to catch your eye. We think one of them is bound to be a touchdown (aka your dream home).

Check out a complete list of our open houses so that you can game plan which homes you'd like to tour on Saturday and Sunday.

We are committed to maintaining reliable service to our clients while doing our part to limit the spread of the COVID-19. In order to protect both our clients and agents, we are asking everyone to please take precautionary measures when visiting our open houses. And if attending an open house still isn't in the cards for you then have no fear, we have numerous virtual tours of these amazing homes.

Featured Open Houses

 

11917 Sycamore Grove Lane, Raleigh, NC 27614

$365,000

Sq Ft: 3,030 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, September 12 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.


208 Cotten Drive, Morrisville, NC 27560

$595,000

Sq Ft: 3,335 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, September 12 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and

Sunday, September 13 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


807 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27605

$899,900

Sq Ft: 3,274 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, September 12 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and

Sunday, September 13 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.


1216 Hannahs View Drive, Raleigh, NC 27615

$1,075,000

Sq Ft: 4,220 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 2 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, September 12 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and

Sunday, September 13 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.


8300 Covington Hill Way, Apex, NC 27539

$699,000

Sq Ft: 4,105 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full) 2 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, September 13 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.


2700 Stonewalk Court, Zebulon, NC 27597

$434,500

Sq Ft: 3,241 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 2 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, September 13 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.


2607 White Cross Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

$514,900

Sq Ft: 2,220 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, September 13 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.


September
10

This HPW luxury listing takes us to the private gated community of Bay Leaf Farm in North Raleigh. Surrounded by soaring trees and resting on 3.86 acres, this $3.1 million, custom-built estate is designed to impress.

And impress it does! Featuring a 16,000 square foot interior, this extraordinary residence boasts attention to detail around every corner. Its 6 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 6-car garage, gourmet chef's kitchen, full guest suite, private gym, and sophisticated sitting room are among the amenities found within this immaculate estate.

The extravagance of this home extends outside to a backyard that allows for entertaining on a grand scale. Complete with a veranda covered private oasis, outdoor kitchen, heated pool, jacuzzi and pagoda, there is no shortage of first-class fun to be had all year-round.

View the full property listed by The Ida Terbet Group of our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Midtown-Falls office.

For more information on HPW Luxury listings, check out the latest edition of our HPW Luxury magazine.

September
9

Home Inspection Tips

You've prepared your home for the market, attracted a buyer, received an offer, the finish line is in sight... but a home inspection still stands between you and closing the deal. Handling the home inspection process is easier when you know exactly what to expect, how to prepare, and how the results of the home inspection can impact your transaction. Our real estate agents are here to help you prepare with our guide for what to expect from your home inspection.

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September
4

Can you believe this weekend marks the start of September? Fall is right around the corner which means sweaters and pumpkin spice everything. And then after that, it's on to Halloween, then Thanksgiving and then Christmas. What better way to enjoy all of these upcoming holidays than in a new home? Maybe you want a big front porch to sit out on and hand out candy to all of the trick-or-treaters. Or maybe you want a bigger dining room, so you can finally host Thanksgiving dinner at your place. Or maybe you want a two-story living room, so you can get the biggest and tallest Christmas tree ever.

No matter your reasons for wanting a new home, our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents are ready to help. In fact, you can start by visiting them at their open houses this weekend!

Check out a complete list of our open houses to figure out which homes you'd like to tour on Saturday and Sunday.

We are committed to maintaining reliable service to our clients while doing our part to limit the spread of the COVID-19. In order to protect both our clients and agents, we are asking everyone to please take precautionary measures when visiting our open houses. And if attending an open house still isn't in the cards for you then have no fear, we have numerous virtual tours of these amazing homes.

 

Featured Open Houses

 

827 Bankston Woods Way, Raleigh, NC 27609

$429,900

Sq Ft: 2,569 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, September 5 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.


211 N Church Street, Louisburg, NC 27549

$275,000

Sq Ft: 2,7168| Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full)

Open House: Saturday, September 5 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.


1804 Lodestar Drive, Raleigh, NC 27615

$449,900

Sq Ft: 2,765 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, September 5 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.


50 Kathleen Court, Youngsville, NC 27596

$317,000

Sq Ft: 2,084 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, September 5 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and

Sunday, September 6 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.


1201 Hannahs View Drive, Raleigh, NC 27615

$1,475,000

Sq Ft: 4,724 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, September 5 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and

Sunday, September 6 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


11917 Sycamore Grove Lane, Raleigh, NC 27614

$375,000

Sq Ft: 3,030 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, September 6 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.


September
2

Spare Bedroom Ideas

A spare bedroom can come in handy for overnight guests, but if this is a rare occurrence in your home, the space is often better utilized for everyday use. The extra room can be transformed in many different ways to suit your family's needs.

Our real estate agents suggest the following 7 ways to put a spare bedroom to use and to make it your favorite space in your home:

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