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December
29

HPW Open Houses | New Year's Eve Weekend

HPW Open Houses Dec 30 and 31We're days away from the start of the new year with excitement and anticipation for what it will hold.

We'll all soon set our 2018 goals, resolving to be healthier, striving to better, and setting our focus on achieving long-wanted dreams like changing careers, owning a home or purchasing a new car.

However, you should know you don't have to wait until the ball drops to start working on your 2018 plans, especially if buying a new house is one of them. You can start this weekend.

Our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston realtors and 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

 

265 Paddy Lane, Youngsville, NC 27596

$288,000

Sq Ft: 2,012 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full)

Open House: Saturday, December 30 from 1 to 3 p.m.

265 Paddy Lane, Youngsville, NC 27596


1029 Cuthbert Lane, Durham, NC 27703

$388,871

Sq Ft: 1,776 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 (full)

Open House: Saturday, December 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1029 Cuthbert Lane, Durham, NC 27703


255 Paddy Lane, Youngsville, NC 27596

$314,000

Sq Ft: 2,358 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, December 30 from 1 to 3 p.m.

255 Paddy Lane, Youngsville, NC 27596


2129 Mills Crest Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

$275,000

Sq Ft: 2,109 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open Houses: Saturday, December 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, December 31 from 1 to 5 p.m.

2129 Mills Crest Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526


460 Cedar Pond Court, Knightdale, NC 27545

$400,000

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

Open Houses: Saturday, December 30 from 1 to 6 p.m. and

Sunday, December 31 from 2 to 6 p.m.

460 Cedar Pond Court, Knightdale, NC 27545


3233 Donlin Drive, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$585,000

Sq Ft: 3,500 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full)

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

Sunday, Dec. 31 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

3233 Donlin Drive, Wake Forest, NC 27587


 

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December
28

New Year's Celebrations & Events

New Year's Celebrations and EventsIt will soon be time to ring in 2018! Where will you cheer on the new year? Whether you're seeking a daytime celebration for the whole family or a night out with a special someone, the Triangle is a happening place to be on New Year's Eve. You'll even find fun activities on New Year's Day to get the new year off to a great start.

Cary

Roll the Bean New Year's Eve Celebration

Jellybean's Super Skate Center of Cary

1120 Buck Jones Road, Raleigh

Sunday, Dec. 31 from 8:30 p.m. to Monday, Jan. 1 at 1 a.m.

Admission is $25 for youth 15 and under

 

First Walk—New Year, New You

Bond Park

1100 Norwell Boulevard in Cary

Monday, Jan. 1 from 10 to 11 a.m.

Start at North Cary Park entrance to the Black Creek Greenway

 

Chapel Hill

Night Lights: A Family-Friendly New Year's Eve

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

250 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Sunday, Dec. 31

2 to 6 p.m.

Tickets are $5 online

Ready to host kids of all ages, Night Lights will offer a fun-filled New Year's Eve in Chapel Hill. Guests young and old will enjoy games, shows in the GSK Fulldome Theater, science and dance performances, and food truck delights.

 

Durham

New Year's Eve Party

Ponysaurus Brewing Co.

219 Hood Street in Durham

Sunday, Dec. 31 from 9 p.m. to Monday, Jan. 1 at 2 a.m.

Raise a glass and share your cheer for a brand new year! Ponysaurus Brewing is excited to host its annual New Year's Eve party with a live performance by Chocolate Thunder and new brews!

 

New Year's Day 8K Run at Duke Forest

Duke School, 3716 Erwin Road, Durham

Monday, Jan. 1 at 1 p.m., registration begins at noon

 

First Day Hikes

Eno River State Park

6101 Cole Mill Road, Durham 27705

Monday, Jan. 1 at 2 p.m.

Starts at the Few's Ford Picnic Shelter (20 minutes from park entrance)

Two hikes: two-mile or four- to five-mile hikes

 

Raleigh

Noon Year's Eve

Marbles Kids Museum

201 East Hargett Street in Raleigh

Sunday, Dec. 31 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

$7 per person

Want to celebrate the new year without staying up late? Take the family to Marbles Kids Museum to ring in the "noon" year instead! Your little ones will love taking part in a bubble-wrap fireworks display, official noonday countdown, and festive dance party.

 

First Night Raleigh

Downtown Raleigh

Sunday, Dec. 31 to Monday, Jan. 1

Activities starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31

View an event schedule here

Join in a family-friendly New Year's Eve celebration in downtown Raleigh! This daylong event begins at 2 p.m. and runs through midnight. With afternoon activities for the kiddos in Bicentennial Plaza, a Ferris wheel, sleigh and trolley rides, live musical performances, evening fireworks and more, you'll be able to ring in the new year with great cheer!  

Events throughout the day:

DIY Festival

NC Museums of History & Natural Sciences and Bicentennial Plaza

2 to 6 p.m.

Children 5-years-old and under permitted free with a pass-wearing adult

People's Procession

Walk down Salisbury Street

Lineup begins at 5:30 p.m. along Edenton Street

Early Countdown & Fireworks

Main Stage on City Plaza

5:30 to 7 p.m.

Evening Concert Performances

Indoor and Outdoor Venues throughout downtown

7 to 11:30 p.m.

City Plaza Main Stage Performances

City Plaza

5 p.m. to Midnight

Giant Acorn Drop and Fireworks

City Plaza

Midnight

 

Raleigh's Ultimate New Year's Eve Party

Isaac Hunter's Tavern

414 Fayetteville Street in Raleigh

Sunday, Dec. 31 from 8 p.m. to Monday, Jan. 1 at 2 a.m.

Tickets are $45, available online

Score a front-row seat to Raleigh's Giant Acorn Drop at Isaac Hunter's Tavern on New Year's Eve. The popular pub will host a fantastic affair for its mature crowd well into the night.

 

The Official 2018 New Year's Eve Celebration

Downtown Raleigh Sheraton

421 South Salisbury Street

Sunday, Dec. 31 from 9 p.m. to Monday, Jan. 1 at 2 a.m.

Ticket prices vary, available online

Party the night away with Miss North Carolina and other area iHeartMedia radio hosts at this lively New Year's Eve celebration. Stretching across three large ballrooms, the event will feature a live performance by the Red Line Band and three expert DJs scheduled to spin their jams till after the Giant Acorn drops.

 

First Day Hike

William B. Umstead Park

Monday, Jan. 1 at 9 a.m.

Starts at the Reedy Creek Parking Lot (Harrison Avenue; Exit 287 off I-40)

Four-mile hike along Company Mill Trail

December
24

Merry Christmas!

 

"The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others' burdens, easing others' loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of the holidays."
- W.C. Jones

Merry Christmas from all of our families to yours!

 

Merry Christmas from Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston!

December
22

HPW Open Houses | December 23 – 24

Triangle Open Houses December 23 and 24Are you planning to spend the weekend baking, wrapping and welcoming houseguests in for Christmas? Perhaps you should also add house hunting to that to-do list.

Our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents have listed beautiful homes that are sure to put a twinkle in your eye.

We're confident that you'll feel like a kid discovering Santa's surprises under the tree as you tour these unique properties and uncover all that they hold.

Take a look at all of our agents' open houses and do your best to fit some of them into your weekend plans. If you do, you may be able to fulfill your New Year's resolution of buying a home well before the ball drops.

 

Featured Open Houses

 

1023 Santiago Street, Durham, NC 27703

$325,569

Sq Ft: 1,336 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 (full)

Open House: Saturday, December 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1023 Santiago Street, Durham, NC 27703


3811 Heritage Spring Circle, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$238,000

Sq Ft: 1,505 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 (full)

Open House: Saturday, December 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

3811 Heritage Spring Circle, Wake Forest, NC 27587


306 Bonniewood Drive, Cary, NC 27518

$415,000

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

Open House: Saturday, December 23 from 1 to 3 p.m.

306 Bonniewood Drive, Cary, NC 27518


209 Virginia Water Drive, Rolesville, NC 27571

$309,900

Sq Ft: 2,051 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full)

Open Houses: Saturday, December 23 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and

Sunday, December 24 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.


1504 Rock Dove Way, Raleigh, NC 27614

$979,900

Sq Ft: 4,400 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open Houses: Saturday, December 23 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and

Sunday, December 24 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

209 Virginia Water Drive, Rolesville, NC 27571


124 Park Bluff Drive, Holly Springs, NC 27540

$400,000

Sq Ft: 2,852 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full)

Open Houses: Saturday, December 23 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and

Sunday, December 24 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

124 Park Bluff Drive, Holly Springs, NC 27540


 

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December
21

Prep This Winter For A Spring Home Sale

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.

December
20

Thank You For Making Turkeys for the Triangle A Success!

Our 2017 Turkeys for the Triangle program donated a record-breaking 4,500 turkeys to feed more than 25,000 people this holiday season thanks to the generosity of our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate team and Butterball, LLC.

From service members at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and Camp Lejeune to neighbors in need in our local communities supported by nonprofits like Raleigh Rescue Mission and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, our Turkeys for the Triangle birds served to anchor holidays meals and bring cheer in trying times.  

We "tossed" out our second and final turkey donation with help from the U.S. Veterans Corps and our kind agents and staff earlier this week and capped off the annual outreach effort today with our exciting raffle drawing at Johnson Lexus of Raleigh.

"I'll tell you what, it's one of those things," said Don Walston, company founder and chairman, as he spoke about the outreach effort. "It's hard to describe the benefit when you see someone who really appreciates what you're doing for them– it's a– I don't know how to describe it, but it's a warm feeling."

Walston began Turkeys for the Triangle nearly 15 years ago after hearing a radio story about a turkey donation effort the "Godfather of Soul" James Brown began in his hometown of Augusta, Ga. "As I rode along listening to the radio, I got to thinking—if James Brown can giveaway 1,000 turkeys, well then, we could too. As we've gotten into this, we've learned that a number of people don't get to have turkey at Thanksgiving and Christmas and it's truly shocking. Our goal is to grow this program to give away 10,000 or 15,000 turkeys each year."

To date, Coldwell Banker Howard Perry Walston's Turkeys for the Triangle program has donated over 30,000 turkeys to feed more than 150,000 people during the holidays.

Gobbling with Gratitude

Our Turkeys for the Triangle program would not be possible without support from a number of local organizations and people.

We've had the tremendous privilege of partnering with Garner-based Butterball, LLC to expand our turkey donations for the past four years. A dedicated program partner, the charitable company donated 1,500 of its sizable Butterball brand birds to Turkeys for the Triangle this year as part of its annual Thanksgiving outreach efforts. "Addressing the needs of the communities where our employees live and work is part of our core values of giving, and through our participation in Turkeys for the Triangle, we are able to serve families in need in the area we call home," said Kerry Doughty, company president and CEO.

Johnson Lexus of Raleigh is another long-standing Turkeys for the Triangle partner we value greatly. Year-after-year, Johnson Lexus of Raleigh has offered up a valuable one-year lease on a new Lexus sedan as the grand prize for our Turkeys for the Triangle. This extraordinary prize is always a crowd favorite!

And, last, but never least, we must pay tribute to our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents and staff, especially annual top ticket salesman Tim McBrayer. We cannot fully express the gratitude we hold for every one of you. Your support of Turkeys for the Triangle is outstanding.

Want to know who won?

Wondering who won the one-year lease on a new 2018 Lexus? Benjamin Passwaters is your man! He will soon get behind the wheel of a new Lexus sedan courtesy of our Turkeys for the Triangle partner Johnson Lexus of Raleigh.

Other lucky winners included:

  • One-year membership to Massage Envy – Teri Wray
  • Yeti Cooler – Preety Stockton
  • $500 Crabtree Valley Mall Gift Card – Mary Conyers
  • $500 Target Gift Card – Chris Griffin
  • $500 Bailey's Fine Jewelry Gift Card – Tim McBrayer
  • $500 Restaurant Gift Card – Meagan Fuller
  • 55" Flat Screen TV – JoAnn Garry
  • Weber Grill – Robert Hart
  • 4 DPAC tickets – Frank Tangari
  • 4 N.C. State Basketball tickets – Benjamin Passwaters
  • 4 Carolina Hurricane tickets – Jose Santiago
  • Mobile Car Detailing Gift Card – Telmo Llanga & Feliciano Ortez
December
15

HPW Open Houses | December 16 – 17

HPW Open Houses December 16 and 17A toy train for Ben. Check. A LOL Ball for Caroline. Check. A new grill set for Uncle Jason. Check. A spa gift card for Grandma. Check.

You've found gifts for all of your loved ones and friends, but what about you? Will you get what you really want this year? Let us lead you to the best gift of all, a new home.

Our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate elves, er, agents, are ready to work their magic to help you find the home you've been dreaming of all year.

In fact, many of our listing 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.

Take a page from Santa's book and check this list, twice if you like, of our agents' open houses to map out your weekend house-hunting plans and let the spirit of the season lead the way!

 

Featured Open Houses

 

3050 Settle In Lane, Raleigh, NC 27614

$224,900

Sq Ft: 2,255 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, December 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

3050 Settle In Lane, Raleigh


120 Benedum Place, Cary, NC 27518

$320,000

Sq Ft: 3,155 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, December 16 from 1 to 4 p.m.

120 Benedum Place, Cary


531 N. Person Street, Unit 103, Raleigh, NC 27604

$374,900

Sq Ft: 1,396 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full)

Open House: Saturday, December 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

531 N Person Street, Unit 103, Raleigh


625 Connington Way, Rolesville, NC 27571

$400,000

Sq Ft: 3,410 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full)

Open Houses: Saturday, December 16 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and

Sunday, December 17 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

625 Connington Way, Rolesville


7405 Birch Tree Lane, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$349,900

Sq Ft: 2,429 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, December 17 from 2 to 4 p.m.

7405 Birch Tree, Wake Forest


151 Bennett Place, Clayton, NC 27527

$242,000

Sq Ft: 2,070 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, December 17 from 2 to 4 p.m.

151 Bennett Place, Clayton


55 East Hackberry Lane, Youngsville, NC 27596

$239,900

Sq Ft: 2,119 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, December 17 from 2 to 4 p.m.

55 East Hackberry Lane, Youngsville


 

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December
14

Living in Raleigh Is So In Vogue

For the second time this year, Vogue Magazine has spotlighted one of our Triangle cities on its highly-trafficked website and inside its well-read pages. 

So, whether you prefer to say "en vogue" or "in vogue," you'll be right when you're talking about living in Raleigh. 

Together with real estate website Trulia, Vogue named the City of Oaks among the top three places in the nation to buy a home in the coming year. According to Vogue:

If everyone you know seems to be moving to Raleigh, there's a reason: North Carolina's capital is often listed as one of the best places in the U.S. to live and, thanks to a booming tech industry, boasts one of the best employment markets in the country. The influx of jobs and money means the city has become pretty vibrant over the last few years—and some say the culinary scene is one of the most underrated in the country. That's thanks in part, no doubt, to 2014 James Beard Award–winner Ashley Christensen, who owns six highly acclaimed local restaurants (including Death & Taxes, Beasley's Chicken and Honey, and Poole's). Foodies will also love the 30,000-square-foot State Farmers' Market, which sells produce, meats, cheese, and specialty items from local growers and makers. To soak up the city's balmy southeast weather, take a stroll through Duke Gardens. With 55 acres of specialty gardens—including a moss garden, peony garden, and carnivorous plant garden—it's no wonder locals consider it one of the city's gems.

The study Trulia commissioned reviewed the 2017 housing market to provide forecasts for the upcoming 2018 market including buyer and seller behavior, homeownership rate predictions, and real estate market review.

Not surprisingly, Trulia's in-the-know research team revealed Raleigh to be among the top "Markets on the Move" based on job growth, low vacancy rates, affordability, inbound website searches for the city and surrounding area on Trulia.com, and population. Raleigh was the only North Carolina city to make the list which was whittled down from the 100 largest U.S. real estate markets.

 

Raleigh, A Great Place to Live

Raleigh has long been lauded as a great place to live, work and play.

From recent features on Inc.com and HuffPost to Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and too-many-to-count business and lifestyle publications and websites, you can trust that our Capital City is simply that, a capital choice to call home.

Made up of a thriving downtown with an ever-growing cityscape, historic neighborhoods, established communities, and newly built homes with an abundance of retail, restaurant and cultural hotspots in between, buyers will likely find all that they seek in Raleigh.

The Triangle city's convenient location just beyond the Research Triangle Park business hub is another popular perk with big businesses like IBM, Cisco, GlaxoSmithKline, Fidelity and Credit Suisse.

 

Vogue Named Durham the "Hippest City in North Carolina"

Raleigh isn't the only Triangle city to gain affection from Vogue this year—Durham felt the love as well.

This spring, the Bull City strolled away with the fantastic claim of being the "Hippest City in North Carolina" thanks to its cultural offerings, award-winning chefs and local restaurants, and must-visit hotels.

According to Vogue writer and Durham day-tripper Jennifer Rice: Durham is perhaps known first and foremost as the home to Duke University (and its famed basketball team), but it's becoming a destination for much more than just Blue Devils games. In recent years, a bustling and creative culinary scene has emerged. The Durham Performing Arts Center, American Tobacco Campus, Brightleaf Square, and Durham Bulls games—where you can watch a home run while noshing on empanadas and peach cobbler with ice cream—are also noteworthy attractions.

December
13

HPW Wins Regional Family Business Award

Triangle Business Journal ranks Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston among the top family-owned businesses in the Triangle region

It's a family thing! Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston recently received a prestigious Family Business Award from the Triangle Business Journal, and we couldn't be prouder. 

"We accept this Family Business Award with great pride for the longstanding legacy the Walston family, our talented leaders and real estate team have championed throughout the years," said Founder Don Walston, who remains actively involved as chairman. "It's really something to see a dream turn into reality, and that's what we've done here and continue to do every day."

Founded by Walston in 1973, our full-service real estate firm has established a stronghold in our local communities spanning from Alamance County in the West to Wayne County in the East.

Your Local Real Estate Company

Built on an enduring commitment to Help People Win—our growing real estate team, their clients, and all neighbors living and working in the communities we serve—Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston has become the largest residential real estate company in the region, the top Coldwell Banker company in the Triangle, and one of the leading realty firms in the nation. Our company has 15 local sales offices including the top relocation division in the country and more than 900 agents and professional staff.

"Our family has always taken pride in serving others to the best of our ability, and we've made certain that core mission has remained steadfast throughout the years," said Walston. "We truly consider all of our employees and agents family and strive to empower them to be the best professionals and people they can be."

Helping People Win

Three generations of Walstons have worked at the company, all with the aligned vision to do better for others. Their shared focus has not only underscored our company's successes but also led to the creation of our HPW Foundation charitable arm. Through the HPW Foundation, the company and our generous agents and staff have raised more than $1.1 million benefiting not-for-profits including:

  • Habitat for Humanity in Wake, Durham, and Orange counties
  • Me Fine Foundation
  • Meals on Wheels Association of North Carolina
  • Military Missions in Action
  • North Carolina Arts in Action
  • UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

We also host an annual Turkeys for the Triangle program to feed military and food-insecure families during the holiday season. A collective effort of our company agents and staff and in partnership with Butterball, Turkeys for the Triangle has donated more than 32,000 turkeys and fed more than 130,000 people.

December
8

HPW Open Houses | December 9 – 10

Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Open Houses December 9 and 10

Your hopes for a snow-filled weekend may have melted away with the drizzly day, but our real estate agents' upcoming open houses are sure to lift your spirits.

It's time to forget about walking in a winter wonderland and focus on walking through your new front door.

Our local real estate agents have listings from Mebane all the way to Goldsboro, and you're bound to want to see a few.

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

If all goes well, you may end up with a new set of keys under the tree!

 

Featured Open Houses

 

1407 Chelton Oaks Place, Raleigh, NC 27614

$500,000

Sq Ft: 3,690 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 3 (full)

Open House: Saturday, December 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

1407 Chelton Oaks Place, Raleigh


1952 Bright Kannon Way, Wendell, NC 27591

$340,000

Sq Ft: 2,767 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full)

Open House: Saturday, December 9 from noon to 3 p.m.

1952 Bright Kannon Way, Wendell


714 Highwater Place, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

$415,900

Sq Ft: 3,309 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, December 9 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

714 Highwater Place, Fuquay-Varina


1221 Shirehall Park Lane, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$355,000

Sq Ft: 3,083 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, December 9 from 2 to 4 p.m.

1221 Shirehall Park Lane, Wake Forest


105 Long Hurst Court, Cary, NC 27519

$269,900

Sq Ft: 1,439 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open Houses: Saturday, December 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. and

Sunday, December 10 from 1 to 4 p.m.

105 Long Hurst Court, Cary


39 Orange Blossom Court, Clayton, NC 27527

$269,900

Sq Ft: 2,965 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, December 10 from 2 to 4 p.m.

39 Orange Blossom Court, Clayton


6111 Valentine Street, Zebulon, NC 27597

$282,000

Sq Ft: 2,847 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 4 (full)

Open House: Sunday, December 10 from 2 to 4 p.m.

6111 Valentine Street, Zebulon


 

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December
7

Let's Talk Turkey... Again!

Have you purchased a Turkeys for the Triangle raffle ticket yet? Please do!

Our entire Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate team is selling raffle tickets to raise money to support this important program and feed more than 20,000 people in need this holiday season.

We donated 2,500 turkeys to more than 100 nonprofits and military organizations for Thanksgiving, and now, we have our hearts set on nourishing our neighbors with another 2,000 birds at Christmas. 

Will you help us meet our goal? Here are 10 reasons you should donate $10 to our cause…

  1. A chance to win four tickets to a performance at the DPAC
  2. The opportunity to win a new Weber Grill
  3. A 55" Flat Screen TV could be yours
  4. The special feeling you get for giving to support others in need
  5. You could win a new Yeti Cooler for tailgating, beach-going and more
  6. You may be able to dine for days with $500 gift card to your favorite restaurant 
  7. Another way to give back to the community you love
  8. 2018 may be a year of relaxation thanks to a one-year Massage Envy membership
  9. You could find yourself behind the wheel of a 2018 Lexus from Johnson Lexus of Raleigh for a year
  10. Your generous donation will help our real estate team feed families throughout the Triangle region and beyond this holiday season!

 

Buy a Turkeys for the Triangle Raffle Ticket!

Your Turkeys for the Triangle raffle ticket is only a few clicks away!

Visit www.TurkeysfortheTriangle.com to purchase a raffle ticket to help us help others. 

Turkeys for the Triangle raffle tickets are $10 each or three for $20. 

 

Turkeys for the Triangle Raffle Prizes

Turkeys for the Triangle raffle prizes

 

Turkeys for the Triangle raffle prizes will be awarded on Wednesday, Dec. 20 at Johnson Lexus of Raleigh on Capital Boulevard; winners need not be in attendance.  

December
1

HPW Open Houses | December 2 – 3

HPW Open Houses December 2 and 3

December has arrived and the holiday countdowns have begun. There are 11 days till Hanukkah, 24 days till Christmas and 31 days until the New Year—oh my, time sure does fly!

While your to-do list may be filled with holiday errands, gift ideas for loved ones, plans for decking your halls and much more, you should also consider that now is a great time to house hunt.

Though there may not be as many homes on the market as during the spring and summer months, the winter selling season shouldn't be overlooked.

 

Start Your Real Estate Search

Take a few minutes to peruse our HPW.com real estate website to discover the array of homes available in all of the areas that interest you.

Want to live in a certain school district? We've got a search for that. Sure about a specific neighborhood? You can easily navigate your way to those listings. Seeking to stay within Raleigh, but unsure where? Let us show you all of the available homes.

 

Top-Notch Real Estate Agents

Not only is our HPW.com real estate website the best in the state, our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston realtors and agents are superior real estate experts.

Trained and ready to Help People Win, our agents can be trusted to guide your real estate journey from start to finish. 

 

Visit Open Houses

Are our real estate agents as good as we say there are? As the saying goes, "the proof is in the pudding." Venture out to see our agents in action at their local open houses.

We're confident you will be impressed with the homes and properties they've listed and their vast knowledge of the local communities they serve.

Check out a complete list of our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston open houses scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday.

 

Featured Open Houses

 

531 N. Person Street, Unit 103, Raleigh, NC 27604

$399,900

Sq Ft: 1,396 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full)

Open House: Saturday, December 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

531 North Person St Unit 103 Raleigh


2104 Covered Bridge Court, Raleigh, NC 27614

$295,000

Sq Ft: 2,404 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

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

2104 Covered Bridge Court Raleigh NC


236 Liberty Star Road, Wendell, NC 27591

$400,000

Sq Ft: 3,595 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open Houses: Saturday, December 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. and

Sunday, December 3 from 2 to 4 p.m.

236 Liberty Star Road Wendell NC


3321 Donlin Drive, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$630,000

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

Open Houses: Saturday, December 2 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and

Sunday, December 3 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

3321 Donlin Drive Wake Forest NC


3308 Cotten Road, Raleigh, NC 27603

$550,000

Sq Ft: 4,218 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open Houses: Saturday, December 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. and

Sunday, December 3 from 2 to 4 p.m.

3308 Cotten Road Raleigh NC


1103 Pearson Farms Road, Apex, NC 27502

$335,000

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

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

1103 Pearson Farms Road Apex NC


209 Deepwood Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

$249,900

Sq Ft: 1,749 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, December 3 from 2 to 4 p.m.

209 Deepwood Road Chapel Hill NC


 

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