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August
5

Located on Broadmoor Way in the suburban town of Clayton, you will find an HPW Luxury listing that is grandiose in stature and elegant in character. Perfectly positioned on a private lot, the impressive street view of 404 Broadmoor Way, Clayton, NC 27520, will have you longing for the interior details.  

As you enter the impeccable property, you will walk into an open concept floor plan accompanied by towering ceilings. The vast square paneled windows along the common room's back wall allow ample natural light, which almost spotlights the charming tray ceiling dining room. Just to the left of the dining room sits an upscale study room with an added flair of craft French doors, a favored addition amongst home buyers.

Walk along the beautifully polished and gleaming hardwood floors to the spacious and bright kitchen. One will find that this area comes fully equipped with well-kept appliances and a considerable amount of countertop space. Impress your guests at your house warming party with the alluring dark wood cabinetry and flawlessly matching backsplash.

For means of entertainment, venture to the massive, fully finished basement. This home section boasts a theater room with high-definition surround sound and a large screen for projecting your favorite films. Not quite in the mood to lounge, indulge in your favorite hobby in the sizable recreation room.

This 4,325 square foot home includes a first-floor primary bedroom, two respectably large bedrooms sharing a Jack and Jill style bathroom, and two more bedrooms in the basement. This residence comprises exquisite 12-inch trim molding, a central vacuum with an automatic sweeper, and a walk-up attic.

View the entire property listed by Jennifer Franklin-Rowe of our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Clayton Office. For more information on the HPW Luxury listing, please check out the latest edition of our HPW Luxury Magazine or visit https://hpwluxury.com.

August
3

Hardscaping Tips

A functional and beautiful outdoor space can help make your summers more enjoyable, and when it comes to creating the perfect outdoor oasis, hardscaping has a big role to play. Our real estate agents always make it a point to invest in new outdoor elements that enhance the outdoor experience. New hardscaping not only helps to improve your home value, but it can also be aesthetically pleasing.

Below, we'll discuss the importance of hardscaping and how you can use it to make the most out of your yard this summer.

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July
14

In and around the Triangle area, there are several beautiful luxury listings available for sale. What exactly differentiates these properties from the standard market? Is it the square footage, the features, or the technology? Some would say it is all of the above. Ultimately, luxury buyers are not looking at the price tag in their search for their next dream home but the amazing amenities that come with the property. Here are the top 6 must-have features in luxury homes!

1. Indoor / Outdoor living

Indoor/outdoor living seamlessly extends your home's great room or dining quarters. This trend tends to keep cohesion in design from the interior to the exterior of your home. Typically indoor/ outdoor living has always been a primal commodity when searching for a new home. With the new normal consisting of being at your humble abode more these days, the amenity has become a necessity. What makes an outdoor living space luxurious is the ability to provide comfort through all seasons while also allotting multiple entertainment options. High-end features include retracting screened porches, outdoor kitchens, cabanas, and sometimes a type of water feature. This CBHPW luxury listing checks off each box on the list! With its large covered porch and a wood fireplace, the immaculate outdoor kitchen has a top-of-the-line grill station, jacuzzi, and extensive acreage for sporting events or games. One thing for sure is that you may yearn to host any occasion with this property as your next home. To view more of this listing, click here.  

2. Theatre Room 

Entertainment becomes the next level when a luxury property contains an in-home theater. The ability to bring the ultimate cinematic experience to your fingertips is a sought amenity many buyers search for when hunting for their next home. What makes an in-home theater top-notch is its ability to incorporate features similar to an actual movie theater. This includes a top-of-the-line av-system, projector, large screens, recessed lighting, and comfortable loungers. The goal of the theater room is to immerse yourself in what's on the screen, whether that be the newest megahit movie or the exciting rival sports game. The cinema room pictured above is from none other than one of our CBHPW luxury listings. This glorious in-home theater offers stadium seating, a high-tech projector, and even mimics the groovy movie theater carpet. To view more of this property, click here. 

3. Large Garages

The standard two-car garage does not cut it for luxury properties. Buyers are looking for substantial space when envisioning the housing of their precious automobiles. Typically, luxury properties have at least a 3-car garage! To any car buff, the garage is not just a space for storing your vehicle. This part of the property could be turned into a luxurious showroom, man cave, or workshop. This beautiful CBHPW luxury property comes with a three-car garage with gorgeous rustic wood garage doors. To view more of this property, click here.  

4. Intricate Ceiling Designs

Raised ceilings and other intricate ceiling styles are quite the fanbase for luxury homes. A room turns from basic to compelling when there is a ceiling feature that adds depth, sophistication, and style. In most luxury dwellings, at least one space must contain a styled ceiling. One of these rooms can be the living room, sitting room, primary bedrooms, and or dining rooms. What exactly are some styles of these ceilings? They are cathedral, tray, beamed, suspended, and coffered. One would love to have any of these exquisite designs in their home!  For example, in this CBHPW luxury listing above. The sitting room contains a beautiful coffered ceiling. The coffered ceiling consists of sunken panels accented by molding, creating a waffle-like appearance. What works well in this room is the brilliant addition of recessed lighting. For more on this property click here

5. Massive Walk-In Closets

Typically an owner of a luxury home tends to live a complete life of luxury. Meaning everything about them is high-end, like their fashion sense. Closets in a luxury home are an extension of the main room and need to boast space and means of organization. Closets these days are not just for hanging clothes. They can be an area to lounge in after using the spa bathroom or a place to put on that fashion show after shopping in the streets of London. For sure, luxury home buyers are looking for closets that encompass organization and can show off their beautiful wardrobe. In this CBHPW luxury home, the primary closet is genuinely massive. This closet incorporates different levels of custom built-in shelving and an island dresser to accommodate all buyers' attire needs. To view more of this property, click here.

6. Relaxing Spa baths

When buyers search for their next home, kitchens and bathrooms are the most focused rooms, which is why main bathrooms in luxury homes are genuinely upping the ante in their need to give that spa-like aura. Features include a jacuzzi bathtub fit for a king, a large walk-in shower that doubles as a steam room, neutral colors, beautiful stone or tile, and lots of space for minimal clutter. In this CBHPW luxury listing, this bathroom truly exuberates comfort and relaxation. The large window allows natural light to encase the room, making the white pop against the darker grays. The unity in neutral colors creates a calming sensation. One can relax in the free-standing tub or use the shower with multi-shower heads in this bathroom. To view more, click here

When buying or selling in the luxury market, we are sure you have seen one or more of these features within the properties. To view, all of Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walstons' luxury homes for sale, visit our website at https://www.hpwluxury.com













April
18

Steam Cleaning Raleigh

Raleigh homes for sale are carefully staged for one important reason: to make them look like something a potential buyer could picture themselves living in. For most buyers, a dirty carpet is a turnoff, so you'll want to clean yours before staging and showing it to ensure your house gives a good first impression. Here are a few tips from our real estate agents for getting your carpets into shape before your next showing.

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March
16

Kitchen Features 2022

When exploring prospective homes, one of the spaces that many homebuyers prioritize is the kitchen. Since a kitchen serves as a spot for cooking, dining, entertaining, and even working, our real estate agents understand why a home's kitchen is important to potential homebuyers. Here are some of the kitchen features that buyers want in 2022. 

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March
2

spring cleaning tips

Spring isn't here quite yet, but it's poking its head around the corner. If you're someone who looks forward to a good spring cleaning, then you probably can't wait to pull out your mops and buckets. Planning ahead for spring cleaning is a great way to stay busy and make sure you're ready to go the second the weather breaks. So, how do you plan for a successful spring cleaning? Our real estate agents have some helpful tips.

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February
23

Raleigh Locations for Family Fun

Our real estate agents are always glad to take your listing to the next level with a full schedule of showings. While virtual showings are more popular than ever before, there are also many buyers enthusiastic about visiting in person. We're glad to oblige to get you the timeline and price you want.

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February
2

Cleaning Schedule

Not everyone loves cleaning, but everyone will agree a clean home shows the best! One of the best ways to keep your house clean is to create a cleaning schedule. This is especially important if you'll be selling your house soon, as Raleigh homes for sale need to be showing-ready at all times. Here are a few tips for creating a cleaning schedule you can stick to.

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December
29

HPW Appliances

Many buyers looking into Raleigh homes for sale are attracted by updated appliances that make life more convenient. Upgrading your home's appliances before selling is a great way to increase your home's value and spark interest among potential buyers. Our real estate agents have reviewed the most exciting appliance upgrades for 2022 and listed them below.

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November
17

Staging Tips

Are you thinking of selling your home during the holiday season? While this is a busy time of year, it can actually be a great time to sell. If you stage your home appropriately for the holidays, the cozy, celebratory vibe can really appeal to potential buyers. Our real estate agents have plenty of tips for staging a home at the most wonderful time of the year.

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November
10

Recycling Tips

Home sustainability plays an important role in keeping our planet and our community healthy and clean. From recycling to energy efficiency, eco-friendly best practices can help reduce pollution, diminish dependence on raw materials, and ultimately helps prevent garbage from filling up landfills.

With National Recycling Day coming up on November 15, our real estate agents thought we'd take a moment to reflect on the importance of green living. Here are some everyday sustainability tips to incorporate into your home and life.

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October
13

Household Items

If you're preparing to add your home to the list of Raleigh homes for sale, it's essential to replace worn-out items. Worn-out items give the appearance that your home isn't properly maintained, and in some cases, can harbor germs and make it more cumbersome to maintain a clean living space. Here are some guidelines for replacing these common household items. 

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October
20

More than 45 years ago, Howard Perry and Walston put down roots in the fertile area around Raleigh homes for sale. Thanks to you, we've grown to become a leading real estate network comprised of 15 sales offices with more than 900 agents.

Get to know HPW as our real estate agents share the story behind our brand and how we came to be a part of such a diverse and vibrant community.

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August
25

Raleigh Neighbor

If you're considering putting your home on the market, you'll want to take advantage of the information other sellers in the neighborhood will provide you. Our real estate agents would suggest that you take note of these critical details you can learn from other Raleigh homes for sale.

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July
14

Kitchen Updates

Once you've found your perfect home, the next step is to make it your own - starting with the kitchen. If cooking is your passion, you can up your culinary game with a few simple design ideas. There are plenty of Raleigh homes for sale with amazing kitchens to suit your needs. Here's how to take those kitchens even further.

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June
9

Raleigh Patio

What's so hard about buying patio furniture? Why not just go online or to a store and pick something pretty and buy it? You can do that, but you may not be happy with how that plays out in the patio area of the dream home you chose among homes for sale in the Triangle. A little planning will help you make the most of your outdoor living space. If you're not sure what questions to ask about a patio furniture purchase, follow the guidelines our real estate agents have put together. 

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May
19

Interior Design Mistakes

When you find furniture, artwork, or a decor scheme that you love, it's natural to want to incorporate it into your own home. However, our real estate agents know that some stylistic components aren't a good fit for every home; they may make the room appear small, cluttered, or unattractive. Your space will then be unappealing to you and potential buyers. Here are some common interior design mistakes you might be making and some simple solutions for fixing them. 

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March
31

HPW Luxury Magazine - April 2021

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March
2

HPW Luxury Magazine - March 2021

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January
6

Raleigh Design Details

When you think about changing up your home decor, you may assume that only big projects can have an equally big impact. But small design details can have a much greater effect on your home's appearance than you think.

Our real estate agents love the following small design changes that can make a big difference in your home's appearance:

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December
30

Raleigh Real Estate 2021

Predicting the real estate market is tricky. Case in point: 2020 did not look the way our real estate agents expected it to, but the pandemic brought about a surprising real estate boom. The big question everyone seems to be asking is, will 2021 follow suit? 

Of course, if you plan to list your Raleigh home for sale soon, you probably have a more pressing question: will 2021 be a good time to sell?

Where We Are Today

It's impossible to overstate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the housing market and how widely this impact continues to be felt. In a market that already had a high demand for housing and a lack of inventory, this year has seen that trend skyrocket as many sellers de-listed their homes amid pandemic fears. 

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November
4

Pet Owners Raleigh

When you're selling your home, you want it to appeal to as many potential buyers as possible. Even though 67 percent of households have pets, our real estate agents know that properties that appear to be pet-free show better than those with a lot of pet supplies scattered and pets running around. Here are some things pet owners need to do before a showing to ensure their pets and home are prepared.

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October
14

Packing for Raleigh Move

Moving is a major life event, and an unorganized packing process can add stress to what is already a stressful situation. Organizing a move can present challenges for even the most experienced of planners, but crafting effective packing and unpacking strategies can help ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible. If you're in the market for one of these beautiful Raleigh homes for sale, consider these packing tips from our real estate agents when planning your move:

  1. Declutter Ahead of Time
    The golden rule of packing: the less you have, the easier it will be to move. Start the decluttering process a good 2 or 3 months before your actual move date. Go through all of your belongings and determine what can go. Many people struggle when it comes to parting with their stuff, so it can be helpful to consider how frequently you use an item and whether or not it brings you joy. Once you've determined what you can part with, consider donating your items to a local thrift store, have a garage sale, or you can even try selling them online for a little extra cash.

  2. Pack A Little Bit Each Day
    Waiting until the last minute to pack can add a lot of extra stress. However, packing too soon may leave you without some things you need in your day to day life. The trick is to pack a little bit each day leading up to your move. Consider setting aside 1 to 2 hours per day to work on the packing process. This strategy will help you to feel like you're making good progress over time. 

  3. Labels Are Key
    Labeling your boxes will make the moving and unpacking process significantly easier. Make sure each box has a labeled with the contents of the box and the room it belongs in. This will help inform the movers where to place the boxes in your new home. Using color-coded labels will make the process even easier.

  4. Save Room For Your Clothes
    Clothing always takes up more room than you'd expect, so if you're using a moving truck or have limited space, keep this in mind when packing. Any clothing you hang in the closet cut a hole in a garbage bag and place it over a group of hangers. If your dresser is light enough to move, you may be able to get away with leaving clothes in the drawers; however, be careful your dresser isn't too heavy.

  5. Don't Leave Empty Spaces in Boxes
    Avoid half-packed boxes when possible. If your items have room to move around, they can easily become damaged during the move. Pack your boxes, so they are full, but not too heavy. If you do end up with extra space, consider adding newspaper or packing peanuts to keep items secure. Also, don't forget to add extra padding to any boxes that contain fragile items.

Moving doesn't need to be a stressful process. With a bit of planning, you'll be into your new home in no time. Contact us for more tips on how to make your move less stressful.

March
11

Home Stand Out in Spring

The beginning of spring marks a frenzy of buying and selling of homes across the country. As you navigate the spring real estate market, you will notice increased competition regardless of which side of the transaction you are on. So, how can you take advantage of this busy and frantic period of real estate activity as a seller? Our real estate agents have pieced together five effective ways to stand out in the spring market. 

  1. Improve Your Home's Curb Appeal 
    It's up to you to make sure that you don't turn the buyer off before they even walk through the door. Clear the clutter in and outside your property when you are trying to sell your home. This will improve curb appeal and focus on the property instead of the huge piles of clutter by the entryway.
  2. Remove Possessions
    The goal of staging your home for potential buyers is to help them imagine themselves in the home. Too much of your possessions and items in the house will only make that difficult. Pare down on your possessions to eliminate clutter. Go through your closet and furniture with a discerning eye to remove any items that may be cluttering the spaces in your home. This includes personal effects such as sports memorabilia and other collections.

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February
19

Moving Tips

After our REALTORS® have helped you find the perfect home among the Raleigh homes for sale, it's time to pack your boxes and plan for moving day! Moving into a new home can be time-consuming, expensive and stressful especially if you don't plan it well.

Streamline your move with this list of actionable steps you can follow to make your move more bearable.

  1. Decide if You Will DIY or Hire Relocation Services
    The dynamics of moving and the decisions you make from now on will depend on whether you will be in charge or you will hire a moving company. Getting movers could be costlier but more convenient. You will have experts on your case and won't have to worry about packing, the actual transportation, and unpacking. DIY moving lets you stay in control of the entire process. It will be tiresome and time-consuming but it is, in most cases, cheaper for shorter distances or if you have most of the resources you need to relocate.
  2. Identify the Moving Date
    If possible, set a moving date that gives you at least a month to organize. Choosing the date in advance gives you time to do the rest of the preparations in a countdown mode, making the final moving day less stressful.

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December
21

With Christmas and New Year's just around the corner, the last thing you may be thinking about is your upcoming spring home sale. And, yet, now is the time to keep those real estate plans top of mind.

Yes, the holiday season will be filled with hustle and bustle and people and presents, but it also offers the time to begin the home sale-prepping process. It really is the ideal time to make your home merry and bright, sellers.

Here's how to get ahead of the home-selling game during your winter break.

The Three "C's"

Clear Out Clutter

No, we aren't talking about candy canes, Claus, and cookies—it's all about clutter, cleanliness and curb appeal when prepping your home for buyers.

Clear Out Clutter

One of the biggest turnoffs to home buyers is a house filled with clutter. Get rid of it now.

Start sorting through closets and drawers to seek out the stuff you no longer want or need. Make two piles—take and toss—and get to work sorting the odds and ends you've collected throughout the years.  

Hone down your holiday décor as you take down your tree and start putting away garland and bows. Chances are you'll find boxes of bobbles and holiday trinkets you no longer display that can be donated.

Tackle your kids' toy pile. Make space for the presents that Santa will bring by donating some of the toys your children have outgrown. You'll appreciate the effort you put into clearing out the toy box when it's time to pack for the move to your next home.

Purge your attic, storage space, and garage. If you find boxes you never opened from your last move, you certainly don't need to take them to your new home. Give the items away or donate them to your local thrift store.

Less clutter will make your rooms look larger and give your home a more spacious feel.

Clean Up

Forget about waiting until spring to clean, do it this winter.

Home buyers will want to tour a home that sparkles and shines, and no, we aren't referring to the glitter that fell off your holiday décor.

Try to look at your home like an interested buyer would. Give special attention to your kitchen and bathrooms. If you would be disappointed to find dust-lined baseboards, moldy grout, and sticky, spotted cabinets, you can assume a prospective buyer would be too.

Have carpeted flooring? Consider hiring a professional carpet cleaner to remove old stains and pet scents to refresh your fibers. 

Wipe down mirrors and windows to let the light shine in and around your home.

Check out walls and doors to see what scuffs can be easily removed with soap and water and what may need to be repainted.

Cleaning now will give you a leg up on the home staging you'll do before you list your home to sell.

Consider Curb Appeal

You may not want to spend a lot of time outside now that the cold weather has set in, but you can still take a look at your home's curb appeal and make plans.

How do your gutters look? Are they lined with leaves and debris? It's probably time to have them cleared and cleaned.

Are your driveway and sidewalks mildewed and stained? Perhaps you should have them pressure washed on a warmer winter day.

What about your trees and plants? Do you need to have any dead limbs removed? Should you replace any diseased bushes or shrubs?

Has your siding faded over the past few years? Do your shutters and front door need a new coat of paint? Ask family and friends to recommend a few painters.

Think about your home's exterior and your landscaping now to determine what you will want to fix before a buyer pulls up to your curb—first impressions always matter, you know.

November
10

Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Open Houses November 11 and 12Wondering what to do this weekend? Pull out the winter coats, thank a veteran, and hunt for a house.

It will finally feel like fall in the Triangle region this weekend, but the cold weather shouldn't stop you from heating up your home search.

Our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents have planned open houses in the beautiful homes they've listed and are ready to show you around.

Check out the homes that will be open for you to tour and plan accordingly. You can fit in a special Veterans Day memorial service to pay tribute to our nation's brave heroes and then head out to find your next home. 

With houses, townhomes, and condos in all shapes and sizes in highly demanded locations and neighborhoods, our agents' open houses are worth a visit!

 

Featured Open Houses

 

2012 Lowery Farm Lane, Raleigh, NC 27614

$614,900

Sq Ft: 5,277 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 5 (full) 1 (1/2)

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

2012 Lowery Farm Lane, Raleigh, NC 27614 


7 Windsor Place, Mebane, NC 27302

$219,900

Sq Ft: 2,102 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, November 11 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

7 Windsor Place, Mebane, NC 27302 


1157 Woodland Grove Way, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$414,900

Sq Ft: 3,300 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full)

Open House: Saturday, November 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

1157 Woodland Grove Way, Wake Forest, NC 27587


 5948 Dunbarton Way, Raleigh, NC 27613

$430,000

Sq Ft: 3,216 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

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

5948 Dunbarton Way, Raleigh, NC 27613


 145 Plantation Drive, Youngsville, NC 27596

$325,000

Sq Ft: 2,460 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open Houses: Saturday, November 11 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and

Sunday, November 12 at 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.


747 Crabtree Crossing Parkway, Cary, NC 27513

$719,000

Sq Ft: 2,817 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

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

747 Crabtree Crossing Parkway, Cary, NC 27513


1806 Landstrom Lane, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

$271,900

Sq Ft: 2,560 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, November 12 from 1 to 4 p.m.

1806 Landstrom Lane, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 


4305 Taylor Hall Place, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

$550,000

Sq Ft: 3,274 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, November 12 from 2 to 4 p.m.

 4305 Taylor Hall Place, Chapel Hill, NC 27517


  

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October
6

HPW Open Houses October 7 & 8Haven't found your dream home yet? This could be the weekend. 

Our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents have listed fantastic homes in cities and suburbs all over the Triangle region. From Alamance County in the West all the way to Wayne County in the East, we have the homes you seek.

Take advantage of the weekend ahead to plan visits to our agents' area open houses and a few Triangle Parade of Homes showcase properties. You're going to want to see the homes you've been eyeing online up close to get a better idea of what they hold.

 Plan to set aside a chunk of time at each house so that you may tour it inside and out at your own pace (twice if you like) and then take a drive around the neighborhood and community. Knowledge is the name of the real estate game, and you're going to want to gather as much information as possible to decide if you will make an offer.

Featured Open Houses

 

335 Sweet Pine Circle, Pittsboro, NC 27312

$549,900

Sq Ft: 3,245 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full)

Open Houses: Saturday, October 7 from noon to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, October 8 from noon to 5 p.m.

335 Sweet Pine Circle, Pittsboro, NC 27312


3033 Colmar Manor Drive, Cary NC 27519

$771,120

Sq Ft: 3,672 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open Houses: Saturday, October 7 from noon to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, October 8 from noon to 5 p.m.


460 Cedar Pond Court, Knightdale, NC 27545

$400,000

Sq Ft: 2,520 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open Houses: Saturday, October 7 from noon to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, October 8 from noon to 5 p.m.

460 Cedar Pond Court, Knightdale, NC 27545


2707 Van Dyke Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27607

$450,000

Sq Ft: 2,302 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full)

Open Houses: Saturday, October 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. and

Sunday, October 8 from 1 to 4 p.m.

2707 Van Dyke Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27607


1412 Litchborough Way, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$333,000

Sq Ft: 3,255 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 3 (full)

Open House: Sunday, October 8 from 1 to 3 p.m.

1412 Litchborough Way, Wake Forest, NC 27587


9120 Fawn Hill Court, Raleigh, NC 27617

$715,000

Sq Ft: 4,288 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full)

Open House: Sunday, October 8 at 2 to 4 p.m.

9120 Fawn Hill Court, Raleigh, NC 27617


 321 Apple Drupe Way, Holly Springs, NC 27540

$275,000

Sq Ft: 2,249 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, October 8 from 2 to 4 p.m.

321 Apple Drupe Way, Holly Springs, NC 27540


 

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October
5

Picking the Right PaintReady to pick out paint to make your new home your own? Perhaps you're toying with the idea of changing a wall color to refresh a room before you sell? Maybe the front door needs a facelift to boost your curb appeal? No matter what painting project you want to take on, you may soon find that selecting the perfect paint color isn't as easy as it seems.

There are thousands of colors to choose from in varying finishes making it hard to narrow down the best hue for you. Not to mention, that studies have proven that a home's paint colors may have the power to impact its sale both positively and negatively. 

Zillow's 2017 Paint Color Analysis discovered that "walls painted in cool neutrals like blue or gray have broad appeal, and may be signals that the home is well cared for or has other desirable features." Even more interesting, especially to soon-to-be sellers, the study revealed that homes with blue bathrooms, specifically hues of powder blue or pale periwinkle, sold for $5,440 more than anticipated. Zillow's Chief Economist Svenja Gudell added:

"Color can be a powerful tool for attracting buyers to a home, especially in listing photos and videos. Painting walls in fresh, natural-looking colors, particularly in shades of blue and pale gray not only make a home feel larger, but also are neutral enough to help future buyers envision themselves living in the space. Incorporating light blue in kitchens and bathrooms may pay off especially well as the color complements white countertops and cabinets, a growing trend in both rooms."

What paint colors are best?

Designer recommended paint colors Fortunately, the pros have weighed in and made some excellent recommendations for the perfect paint colors to choose for your home. Plan to bookmark these paint chip picks. 

Picking a White Paint

It may surprise you, but white is among the hardest paint colors to pick. Just like other hues on the color wheel, white comes in varying shades that appear warm or cool depending on the mix and the colors with which the paint is paired (think trim work and walls).

Elle Décor recently shared its interior design team's favorite white paints including:

  • All White by Farrow & Ball
  • Great White by Farrow & Ball
  • Honeymilk by Valspar
  • Lily of the Valley by Benjamin Moore
  • Simply White by Benjamin Moore
  • White Diamond by Benjamin Moore
  • White Dove by Benjamin Moore

Picking a Neutral Paint 

On the hunt for something neutral? Get ready; there are a lot of paints that apply in a variety of colors.

A paint-picking article published by the Washington Post keys this task up honestly with input from an in-the-know designer; "Neutrals are difficult to select because thought needs to be given to whether a warm or cool tone best suits the project," says Josh Hildreth, a Reston designer. "Natural light and lighting conditions need to be considered."

If beige is what you are after, Curbed, a popular website about all-things home, offers up some paint suggestions from its designer contributors:

  • Cumulus Cloud by Benjamin Moore
  • Jute by Benjamin Moore
  • Pale Oak by Benjamin Moore
  • Rockport Gray by Benjamin Moore (don't let the "gray" in the title dissuade, you may prefer a beige that is cool opposed to warm)
  • Skimming Stone by Farrow & Ball

Picking a Gray Paint

Gray continues to be the color of choice among home décor designers. If it's also your preference, you should know that the new neutral comes in blue-, green- and taupe-based hues that may change color under different light sources.

Your best bet will be to consider some paints picked by the professionals and test them out in your own home before you commit to a final color. Here are some gray paints recommended by the design team at House Beautiful:

  • Down Pipe by Farrow & Ball
  • Graytint by Benjamin Moore
  • Magnetic Gray by Sherwin-Williams
  • Mindful Gray by Sherwin- Williams
  • November Rain by Benjamin Moore
  • Shaded White by Farrow & Ball
  • Stone Harbor by Benjamin Moore
  • Wrought Iron by Benjamin Moore

Picking a Blue Paint 

The most popular color across the board, blue is a hue that you'll see in all styles of home décor. The cool color evokes a serene, soothing feeling making it a great option for a kitchen, bathroom or bedroom.

Designers are also a fan of using the color to create a statement against complementary shades of white, gray and beige.

Some soft, watery blue paints to consider include:

  • Blue Veil by Benjamin Moore
  • Light Blue by Farrow & Ball
  • Early Frost by Benjamin Moore
  • Tidewater by Sherwin-Williams

Seeking a shade that will make more of a statement? These blues may be just what you desire:

  • Caribbean Azure by Benjamin Moore
  • Searching Blue by Sherwin-Williams
  • Pitch Blue by Farrow & Ball
  • Santa Monica Blue by Benjamin Moore
  • Polo Blue by Benjamin Moore 

Picking a Green Paint

Much like blue, green is a color that is often used in home décor designs to set the stage for calming and relaxing rooms.

Well displayed in nature, the hue styles well with many colors and is a good pick for a fresh, clean look. Designer-approved shades include:

  • Aganthus Green by Benjamin Moore
  • Stone White by Farrow & Ball
  • Vert De Terre by Benjamin Moore
  • Hancock Green by Benjamin Moore
  • Creekside Green by Benjamin Moore

Picking a Red Paint

Do you want to add a pop of red in your home? The bold hue is a homeowner favorite, but may not always be the best choice if you are prepping for a sale.

Think strategic paint placements—a statement wall, a friendly front door or a backdrop to your built-ins—over total saturation. Some red paint chips to pick up and test out include:

  • Chili Pepper by Benjamin Moore
  • Dressage Red by Ralph Lauren Paint
  • Million Dollar Red by Benjamin Moore
  • Moroccan Red by Benjamin Moore
  • Redstone by Benjamin Moore
  • Relay Red by Ralph Lauren Paint
September
14

Innovative. Accessible. Resourceful. Comprehensive. A Game Changer. 

Introducing the new HPW.com—the power of HPW exemplified in the Triangle region, the state and beyond.

"We did it. We created a vibrant, easy-to-navigate, consumer-centric website that offers an unmatched digital real estate experience," said Kent Hanley, CEO of Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston. "Our new website is superior. It combines the best features of the national websites with the local market expertise and leadership that buyers and sellers trust. We've taken the power of HPW to another level to support our real estate agents, their clients and all people interested in buying, selling or renting."

A New Real Estate Website

Our HPW.com real estate website is much more than a compilation of homes for sale.

HPW.com is a dynamic collection of information today's home buyer wants and needs to know.

Our new, improved real estate website offers:

  • Eight MLS data providers that showcase real estate listings from the coast to the mountains
  • A Home Valuation Tool with access to every property in the United States
  • Extensive lifestyle and neighborhood information
  • Advanced luxury real estate searches and information
  • Simple and easy new homes searches
  • Agent expertise
  • Open houses
  • Up-to-date local market trends and data
  • Relocation resources
  • Mortgage calculators and financing information
  • Insurance information
  • Rentals and property management
  • Commercial real estate 

"The new Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston website stands alone in this market and throughout North Carolina," said company Director of Marketing Matt Horton. "We have positioned our real estate company and Realtors to be the best prepared to serve prospective buyers and sellers by far. Our real estate agents can now pair their keen expertise with the wide-spread digital capabilities of the national real estate aggregator websites to further their reach and lead even more people to real estate success."

Statewide Real Estate Listings

On the hunt for a second home on the Carolina coast? Perhaps the mountains are more your style? What about Lake Gaston? Start your hunt at HPW.com.

Our real estate website features property listings spanning the entire state of North Carolina. You now have access to view homes and properties listed for sale from Manteo to Murphy, in all regions of the state.

Home Valuation Tool

Wondering what your home is worth? You can find out at HPW.com.

A few keystrokes and clicks on our new site will lead you to a personalized home value report with up to three estimates including your property details, recent area sales, market trends, your home's sales history, and more.

We know the value of your home may be a deciding factor in taking the next step in your real estate journey. You now have the capabilities to gather that key information on our real estate website. 

Enhanced Searchability

Whether you want to search by zip code, school district, price range, neighborhood, town or city, you can find an array of listings for the homes you seek.

We've increased our home search functionality ten-fold.

Our new real estate search tools are designed with your interests, wants, and needs in mind. We want to help you find the right home, in the right location, for you and your family.

Extensive Lifestyle & Neighborhood Information

Our expert real estate team knows the Triangle region inside and out and top to bottom. You can too. 

Gain invaluable insight into the neighborhoods, communities, and suburbs that make up the prospering Research Triangle on our area webpages.

Find out what makes Cary great. Discover details about downtown Raleigh. Seek out info about Pittsboro. Uncover exciting things to do in Durham. It's all only a few mouse clicks or swipes away.

"This new website sets the stage for a high level of service that will carry on throughout the real estate experience from for sale to sold," added Hanley. "From the very start, the very first click, we are poised to be the very best real estate company to Help People Win."

 

Learn more about Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston and the cities and towns our leading real estate team serves.

August
30

Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston is growing in the Bull City!

Together with the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce, we cut a bright orange ribbon celebrating the grand re-opening of our Durham sales office now located near The Streets at Southpoint at 6911 Fayetteville Road, Ste. 105. Led by recently appointed Managing Broker Trish Taylor, the new location features a contemporary, collaborative business space designed to better serve agents through all stages of the home buying process.

"We are strengthening our presence in Durham to support the thriving real estate market and influx of professionals drawn to the prospering tech businesses and career opportunities available in the area," said Don Walston, Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Founder and Chairman. "Trish has the expertise to lead our Durham real estate team to great success to help even more home buyers and sellers win in the Bull City."

The new Durham real estate office offers a modern atmosphere in an accessible, storefront setting. Featuring social gathering spaces with comfortable seating, shared computer areas for data research and desk-side meetings, and private meeting rooms, real estate agents will have the professional space they need to support their buyers and sellers.

"This new office space ensures our dynamic Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate associates will continue to provide excellent support and unparalleled service to their clients," said Taylor. "It also serves us well in partnering with even more agents and brokers in and around the Durham area to increase our presence and customer service offerings in all local neighborhoods and communities."

About Durham

A revitalized tobacco town, Durham has seen a surge of startup and tech business activity drawing professionals in from throughout the state and across the country.

Often scoring high marks on "best of" lists touting career opportunities, cultural offerings, innovation, livability and more, the Bull City is a great choice for homebuyers of all ages in all life stages.

The City's top medical, research and educational facilities like Duke Medicine and Duke University have earned national spotlight and its American Tobacco District retailers, venues and eateries continually make headlines. And, you certainly can't forget about the Durham Performing Arts Center, known as the DPAC to locals, and the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, home to the Tampa Bay Rays' Triple-A affiliate, located in the heart of the downtown district.

Want to learn more about Durham and all that it has to offer you and your family? Our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Durham real estate agents are happy to help.

Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Durham Real Estate Office Coldwell Banker HPW Don Walston and Trish Taylor
Coldwell Banker HPW David Jones and Wool E. Bull Coldwell Banker HPW Kent Hanley
Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Durham Ribbon Cutting Coldwell Banker HPW Durham Trish Taylor and Wool E. Bull

 

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