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August
5

HPW Luxury | 404 Broadmoor Way

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.

July
14

HPW Luxury | 6 Desirable Features Found in HPW Luxury Homes

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 Tips for Your Next Showing

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.

  • Move the Furniture
    It may be tempting to clean around the furniture, but the result could be eyesore patches of dirty carpet if you later move the furniture for staging or if a potential buyer peeks under the furniture or rug to see what is being covered up. Before your home joins the ranks of Durham homes for sale, make sure you do what professional carpet cleaners do and move all the furniture before getting started.

  • Clean the Baseboards and Fixtures
    Before you start with the carpet, be aware of what could drop dirt onto your freshly cleaned carpets. Most people don't frequently clean their baseboards or their light fixtures, so chances are there is a buildup of dirt and dust that will fall to the carpet below if you bump the fixture or brush up against the baseboards. Clean that now, while the furniture is out of the way, and before you start on the carpet.

  • Vacuum Slowly
    This is actually good advice for anyone, at any time, vacuuming their carpets: Take it slow. A quick pass with the vacuum leaves a lot of dirt behind. Slow it down and take your time vacuuming over every square inch of carpet. Be sure to take a second (slow) pass over high traffic areas. Your goal is to pick up as much dirt out of the carpet as possible before running the steam cleaner, to minimize the amount of muddy water you produce, and let the cleaner focus on removing the soil that couldn't have been removed with a vacuum.

  • Pretreat any Stains
    Even if your carpet is clean, stains can be a real eyesore, and a steam cleaner alone may not be powerful enough to remove them. Remember, stains are just soaked-in soil. To improve your steam cleaner's chances at removing any stains, pretreat them first to loosen and dissolve the soil, making it easier for the steam cleaner to pull them up. You may need to repeat the process on that area if the stain doesn't come out with the first cycle of pretreating and steam cleaning.

  • Air it out
    Part of the advantage of steam cleaning your carpets is that it'll make your entire house smell fresher, too. Dirty carpet tends to hold odors, but a thorough cleaning will remove those, and the smell of freshly shampooed carpets will make your house smell even better. Getting a fan going afterward will help your carpets dry, but open up your windows for a little bit, too, if possible. Getting fresh air moving through your home will help to eradicate any unpleasant odors and make it smell more appealing to potential buyers.

Making good first impressions is important when selling your home, so anything you can do to spruce it up will help its chances. For more easy project ideas that can help your home sell faster and higher, contact us today.

March
4

HPW Luxury | 317 W Morgan St. Unit 400


Among the charismatic streets of Oak City, amid museums, parks, and countless nightlife options. You will find the ideally located Dawson Morgan Condominium on 317 W Morgan St. Be encompassed by a taste of class with a traditional style building and entryway of a tall wood-paneled door that opens to the luxurious residences inside.

 Enter the bright, rounded foyer of suite 400, and your eyes will wander the masterfully crafted three-dimensional texture of board and batten paneling paired with detailed crown molding and charming French doors. Which beautifully carries into the quaint and intimate sitting room. While a glorious entrance emits classical elegance, the homes' design effortlessly blends modern sophistication through the rest of the residence.

Come into an open floor concept of the living room and be surrounded by an aesthetically appealing large span of windows, allowing in beautiful panoramic 
views of the Raleigh Skyline plus ample natural light.
Although, bask in privacy and create a pleasant ambiance by lowering the motorized shades and dimming the recessed lighting.


Any culinary enthusiast will appreciate the recently reformed kitchen, a multifunctional area of sleek lines, crisp contemporary colors, and boasting professional-caliber appliances, including a Subzero 2 column fridge and freezer, Wolfe induction cooktop, GE monogram WIFI double ovens, two Boschdishwashers, and spacious butler's pantry. Entertainment can be simultaneous with plenty of room around the two marble-topped islands.

The luxurious owner's suite includes a lavish bedroom with a custom walk-in closet. Venture into the wondrous bath, and the defining elements of ornate details, contrasting textures, freestanding tub, and spacious dual vanities sweep you into feeling like you just booked an extended stay at the spa.

 While this newly renovated condominium is flawlessly crafted and maintained, the residence comprises contemporary amenities, such as eclectic light fixtures, WIFI thermostats, engineered hardwood flooring, a wine refrigerator, and a sizable balcony.

View the entire property listed by Margaret Sophie of our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Cary 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.

October
20

Get to Know HPW: Our Brand's Story

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.

The Birth of HPW

Our founder, Don Walston, is well acquainted with the beauty and charm of North Carolina, Don grew up in Wilson, less than an hour away from Raleigh, where his mother instilled in him the value of a strong work ethic and consideration for others.

In 1972, Don put these qualities to good use when he started Howard Perry and Walson in the Capital City. Today, our footprint ranges from Alamance County in the west to Wayne County in the east, giving HPW the leading area real estate market in size and reach.

HPW and Coldwell Banker: Prime-Time Partners

When it came time to build a winning team, Don knew just where to look. HPW partnered with Coldwell Banker, the top real estate company in the world and a highly respected industry leader for more than 100 years.

Coldwell Banker's international presence includes upwards of 3,000 offices throughout 40 countries and territories, with more than 96,000 affiliated real estate agents. HPW's partnership with Coldwell Banker enables us to offer our clients maximum exposure on listings as well as brand recognition and cutting-edge marketing.

Real Estate Services from A to Z

HPW has a mission to provide experienced guidance to our clients in every aspect of their real estate journey, from beginning to end. In order to provide full service, we have established an award-winning group of departments and divisions to supplement our residential brokerage offices.

  • Towne Mortgage of the Carolinas offers a number of loan products to fit any situation.

  • HPW Market Title protects your investment with title insurance.

  • HPW New Homes & Land features a full-service new construction sales and marketing team.

On the Move

Whether it's for personal or professional reasons, relocation to another state carries its own set of challenges. HPW's stellar Relocation Division helps to smooth the transition for the 60+ people moving to our area each day.

We're proud to be the #1 relocation division in the country, managing more than 65 percent of corporate relocation activity in our area. HPW has developed strong long-term relationships with many corporations and businesses in the region, and we work hand-in-hand to ensure that their associates have a positive relocation experience.

HPW: Ahead of the Curve

As with many other industries, technology has revolutionized real estate. HPW is committed to incorporating the most current, cutting-edge tools available to assist our clients.

Here are just a few of the value-added services we provide:

  • Paperless transaction management allows us to obtain signatures and store documents electronically, so you can access them on demand through any device.

  • Our marketing plans include digital pieces such as e-postcards, e-newsletters, and video emails.

  • You may know about curb appeal, but how about curbside marketing? With VoicePad informational signage, buyers can pull up information about your home via the yard sign. At the same time, the system notifies us that inquiries are being made.

  • HPW Coming Soon gives buyers and sellers a unique opportunity to get ahead of the market.

Contact us today to learn more about how the HPW difference can help you successfully reach your real estate goals.

September
1

What to Know When Building a Home This Year

Raleigh Construction

Finding a new home that meets your needs can be a difficult task. There are plenty of Raleigh homes for sale, but what if you want to build your own? It affords you more control and ensures that the finished product will meet all your standards. What does it take to build a home, though? What does it cost, and what can you expect throughout the process? Here's what you need to know.

Cost

On average, building a new home costs a little under $300,000. Keep in mind this estimate doesn't factor in the cost of buying the land for the build. Buying a home, on the other hand, costs around $435,000. 

Of course, the cost also depends on how big of a house you plan on building. A good rule of thumb is to factor around $100-$200 per square foot. So building a 1,000 square foot house will cost between $100,000 and $200,000. Building a 3,000 square foot house will cost between $300,000 and $600,000.

Budgeting

Once you have an idea of the total cost of building a new home, it's important to break down exactly where that money is going to give you a more accurate idea of how much your home, specifically, will cost to build.

About 40% of your budget will go towards labor. This includes the construction crew, as well as an electrician, plumber, roofer, framer, and other jobs. Shop around and see how much each of these services costs in your area.

About 50% of your budget goes towards materials. This includes everything such as lumber, concrete, drywall, siding, and more. What your house is made of will greatly influence the cost.

Finally, you need to decide if, in addition to the house itself, you want any extras. A swimming pool, for example, can cost anywhere from an additional $36,000 to $66,000. You may also want an outdoor deck, an unfinished basement, or heated floors. Each of these things will add to the total cost of construction.

Scheduling

Your new home will probably take longer to complete than the initial estimates. Most contractors will give you the most optimistic estimate they can, but plenty of things can cause delays, from bad weather to zoning and permit issues, and almost anything else.

When your contractor gives you a timeline, think of it as a guide rather than a strict schedule, and plan on at least a few extra months before you can move in. If you're in a hurry to get into a new place, you're probably better off buying rather than building.

Sweat Equity

Sometimes it's possible to save both time and money by doing some of the work on the house yourself. Major projects like plumbing and electricity should always be left to the experts, but smaller tasks like painting or laying the tile in the bathroom, you can do on your own if you're up to it. This is called sweat equity: putting your own labor into a building or improving your house to save money and increase its value.

These are just a few of the considerations when building a new home. Our real estate agents can help you find the perfect property on which to build it. In fact, we have a whole team dedicated to helping those looking to build a home in the area! Or, if you'd rather, we can help you find an existing home that will meet your needs. Contact us to learn more!

March
16

HPW's 47th Annual Awards of Excellence

A real sockdogglar, the bees knees, the cat's meow and ritzy.
 
Those are just some of the terms used to describe our 47th Annual Awards of Excellence program which was held at our HPW Virtual Speakeasy. 
 
We'd like to once again congratulate all of our 2020 award winners and we look forward to celebrating with you in person next year!
 
February
3

Zoom Towns: Why Raleigh is an Excellent Choice

Zoom Town Raleigh

2021 is the year of the "Zoom town" – a great shakeup where professionals are exploring their home options. As more jobs go remote, fewer people are tethered to their old neighborhoods. Now's the time to go exploring and find a place where you'll feel truly enthusiastic to live.

For many people, that place is Raleigh, North Carolina.

There are so many reasons to consider Raleigh homes for sale. We decided to share a few!

For example:

  1. Raleigh Has a Low Cost of Living
    A study by Payscale showed that average housing expenses in Raleigh are 30% lower than the U.S. average. Its overall cost of living is estimated at 5% lower than the U.S. national average, placing it among America's most inexpensive big cities. Many buyers have the chance to purchase not only a house but ample land.
  2. It is Emerging as Another Tech Hub
    Perched between three major universities, Research Triangle Park has become the epicenter of an all-new tech boom for the South. More than 200 companies operate within the Triangle, and it has attracted the talents of some 50,000 workers in areas like microelectronics, biotechnology, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals, among others.
  3. A Regional Leader in Higher Education
    Few other places in the U.S. can match Raleigh's three major colleges, including Duke University, the University of North Carolina, and North Carolina State University. It's a phenomenal place to start or continue with higher education, and about 43% of locals hold a bachelor's degree or higher. Wake Forest University is also nearby.
  4. Mild Winters Perfect for New Englanders
    While the summer weather can be humid, Raleigh winters are a pleasant departure for many people who are used to wind, rain, hail, and snow. The average winter temperature is a balmy 43 degrees, well above what's needed for snow. In the summer, the average temperature "soars" to 78 degrees – hardly sweltering heat.
  5. Surrounded by Natural Beauty
    No matter what interests you, Raleigh has the diverse geography you need for plenty of outdoor adventures. Weekend trips to the mountains or the beach are each about two hours away. Carolina Beach offers you the beautiful shore without the crowds, one of the top-ranked Pacific beach areas outside of Florida.
  6. The Smithsonian of the South
    History buffs will have plenty to love when they choose Raleigh for their new home. Some of the most beloved museums in the country are right here, including the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, the North Carolina Museum of History, the North Carolina Museum of Art, and dozens of historic sites.
  7. Exceptional Shopping and Dining
    There are three major shopping malls in the Raleigh area, providing everything from handmade local goods and colorful boutiques to all your favorite chain stores. The culinary scene is on the rise, too: Southern comfort food is on the menu, but so is innovative, sustainable cuisine suitable for foodies and locavores.
  8. A Welcoming, Friendly Community
    In a word, Raleigh is neighborly. It has a sense of community you'll be hard-pressed to find in many other large cities, as well as distinctive neighborhoods with their own character. Oakwood, Five Points, Brier Creek, and the rest all offer unique charms, including differing tastes in architectural style.

Our real estate agents are here to help. Contact us to learn more about Raleigh real estate.

January
13

Why Open Houses Are Here to Stay in 2021

Raleigh Open Houses

Traditionally, the open house has been one of the most valuable ways for sellers and their agents to invest their time. Our real estate agents are veterans of hundreds of open houses, using them to ensure properties get the attention they deserve. That's crucial when putting Triangle homes for sale on the market.

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, many areas barred open houses and similar events. Virtual showings have had a heyday, and they will continue to be part of strategy for sellers and buyers alike. However, the open house is picking up steam once again – and it's here to stay.

Despite all the efforts that have been made to master virtual and video technology, there will always be some people who simply prefer a face-to-face experience. 

Here's why open houses are poised to bounce back in 2021:

  1. Open Houses Couple Well with Virtual Tours
    For most buyers, the open house is step one in deciding if a property meets their needs. Nowadays, the process can be reversed: They could start with a video tour and then decide to attend an open house. This means that attendees will be more enthusiastic and better qualified, saving time for busy sellers.
  2. Open Houses Build Buyer-Seller Relationships
    Sellers want to work with people who are motivated to get to closing. The perfect buyer is prepared to check all the boxes and see things through. An open house is an opportunity for a meeting of the minds. Sellers have a role to play in recognizing less serious buyers and choosing any they are eager to work with.
  3. An Open House Can Accelerate the Sale
    It's not a sure thing, but an open house can lead to a much faster-selling process. Buyers who are already all set to move love open houses because they can put in an offer quickly. If a buyer already has financing or cash in hand, you could find yourself with a formal sales contract just days after your open house.
  4. Open Houses Lead to More Exposure
    The more showings you are able to commit to, the more potential buyers you will meet. While buying a home "sight unseen" has not been unknown in 2020, most people will focus their efforts on an in-person visit in the future. Even when an open house doesn't produce immediate results, it generates valuable buzz for a home.
  5. Open Houses Help Move Buyers to Action
    The ideal buyer might be someone who has all their homework done already, but that's not necessarily the person who will end up buying your property. It often takes the right open house at the right time to galvanize a buyer who may have been on the fence for months. Seeing is believing, and an open house can inspire.
  6. Open Houses Are Fun
    When all is said and done, open houses are fun and exciting for buyers. Virtual tours can be interesting, but they're simply not everyone's cup of tea. Part of making a sale is helping someone envision their life in a new home, and stepping through the door really primes buyers' imagination to soar

There's a reason why open houses have remained popular through thick and thin: They work! It may get easier and easier to hold an open house in the coming months, but it has to be done right. Planning, staging, and marketing the event are all crucial. Contact us today to learn more or view our upcoming open houses.

November
4

Pet Owners: Do These Things Before a Showing

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.

  1. Talk to Your Pet's Vet
    Selling a home isn't just stressful for human family members; it can stress your furry and feathered family members as well. Talk to your pet's vet to determine how you can best minimize your pet's stress while your home is for sale. Your pet may have to spend more time than they're used to away from their home in your car or a crate. Some pets may benefit from temporarily taking anti-anxiety medication. If your pet is prone to UTIs, disrupting their bathroom habits may trigger a flareup. Your vet might recommend preventive measures to keep your pet healthy during this stressful time. 
  1. Devise a Plan for Relocating Your Pet During Showings
    When it's time for a showing or open house, you need to remove your pet and any evidence of your pet. This includes items like litter boxes, pet beds, toys, and feeding and watering bowls. Help the process go as smoothly as possible by devising a plan to deal with impromptu home showings. You might have one family member responsible for gathering pet equipment while another family member rounds up your pets and puts them in crates or on leashes. Don't forget to sweep up litter or spilled kibble before you leave!
  1. Borrow an Impartial Friend's Nose
    Before you add your home to the list of Raleigh homes for sale, you want to ensure that it smells fresh and clean. If your home has a bad odor, this can cause homebuyers to form unfavorable opinions about your property. Since you've lived in your home for so long, you're likely immune to many of its odors. Have an impartial friend stop by and let you know if they can smell any evidence of your pet. Even if you've promptly cleaned up Fido's accidents, old urine stains and odors might still linger. These tough odors might require professional cleaning or even require you to completely replace the soiled materials. 
  1. Give Your Yard a Once Over
    Don't forget to inspect your home's outside areas. Prospective buyers will want to explore your yard; you don't want them stepping in a hole or a pile of dog scat. Make sure to fill in any holes and scoop any pet waste. Just like the inside of your home, your home's exterior should look as if it belongs to a pet-free family. Check your home's exterior for any damage that your pet may have caused. Look for holes in your fence and claw marks on outside furnishings and wood trim. Repair any damage and replace any items that can't be salvaged. Even if the buyer doesn't spot the damage before making an offer, your home inspector is likely to detect the issues during the home inspection.

Have additional questions about preparing your home to sell? Contact us today for assistance!

October
14

5 Packing Tips to Make Your Move Less Stressful

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.

September
24

HPW Luxury | 1405 Barony Lake Way

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.

May
28

HPW Virtual Tours | May 30 - 31

It's the last weekend in May which means two things: (1) it's the final weekend to submit a photo of your favorite senior for a chance to win, and (2) it's a great weekend to go house hunting!

We have partnered with WRAL TV to make a Salute to Seniors for the Class of 2020. You can submit a photo you've taken of your favorite high school or college senior, then tune in to WRAL as they showcase this year's graduating class. One winner will be randomly selected to receive a $2,000 travel voucher to celebrate with your graduate. Five additional winners will be randomly selected each week to receive a $100 gift card to Empire Eats or Local 22. The contest ends at 11:59 p.m. on May 31st which is this Sunday so be sure to get those photos in!

After you're done submitting your favorite photo of your senior, head over to hpw.com/virtual and take some virtual tours of the beautiful homes our HPW real estate agents have listed. With houses of all sizes, price points and locations, there is bound to be one that catches your eye.

 

Featured Virtual Tours

 

2432 Noble Road, Raleigh, NC 27608

$535,000

Sq Ft: 2,201 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)


51310 Eastchurch, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

$889,900

Sq Ft: 5,207 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)


1436 Fairfax Woods Drive, Apex, NC 27502

$549,900

Sq Ft: 3,877 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)


5101 Doughtymews Lane, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526

$750,000

Sq Ft: 4,879 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)


9704 Heathermill Lane, Raleigh, NC 27617

$639,500

Sq Ft: 5,085 | Beds: 6 | Baths: 4 (full)


108 Revmont Drive, Pittsboro, NC 27312

$824,900

Sq Ft: 4,777 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full)


4009 Wilton Woods Place, Cary, NC 27519

$749,900

Sq Ft: 3,721 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)


April
1

8 Signs You've Found Your Dream House

Raleigh Dream Home

Let's face it, your home is probably the most significant investment you'll ever make. Ultimately, you want it to be a space you are your family will enjoy for years to come.

Thanks to virtual tours, homebuyers are able to tour many properties without leaving their comfy couch. Making home buying options seem endless!

And with so many options out there, how do you know that you've found "the one"?

Think you've found the perfect home for you among the many Raleigh homes for sale

Follow these signs, to determine if that home you just virtually toured is the one!

  1. See the Real Picture

    When you view the home, you instantly feel a spark. Everything about the house fits into your idea of a perfect home. Sure, there might be things you want to change, but you come up with solutions rather than focusing on the negatives.

  2. "Ticks All The Boxes"

    Before you started touring available homes in the area, you probably thought of a list of must-haves for your new home. For example, you might need a home that has 3 bathrooms. If a home ticks all those boxes (and then some) you may have found the one!

  3. Budget

    Sometimes, your dream house won't fit your budgetary allocation. Be realistic with what you can afford. 

  4. Other Homes Can't Compare

    Truth be told, you feel entirely satisfied with this house, and other properties can't sway your decision. Maybe you've even canceled other tours you had scheduled. In fact, you're intent on making an offer and may already be eyeing the paperwork rather than touring other available homes.

  5. Location

    Arguably, location is the most critical factor when you're looking to purchase a perfect home. Accordingly, you have to consider your neighborhood, the surrounding amenities, health, and school facilities, transportation, grocery stores, banks, etc. If the neighborhood checks all your boxes as well, that's a good sign! 

  6. Aesthetic Ideas

    Have you started imagining yourself making improvements to the house? Are you considering how a different color shade would look on the walls? Or you may be visualizing the furniture arrangement for each room. If you're already thinking of design ideas, it's a sign that you're looking forward to making this house yours!

  7. You Can't Stop Talking About it

    You feel like the search is over, and you can barely wait to tell your family and friends about it! Or maybe you've already told them about it and won't stop talking about it. If you can't wait to show them the home in question and you're already making moving plans—you've found your dream home.

  8. That Homey Feeling

    Does the house feel like home? That's a sure sign the property is suitable to live in, and you'll be happy with your investment.

Looking for a house can be exciting and equally overwhelming. And with so many property options to pick from, it can be challenging to choose. Our REALTORS® can assist you in navigating the real estate market during the house hunting phase and facilitate the buying process. Contact us today to get started!

April
20

HPW Luxury | Most Expensive Homes Sold in the Triangle

When it comes to selling luxury homes, Coldwell Banker is the global leader with a program that redefines the world of luxury real estate marketing. The prestige of the Coldwell Banker name, state-of-the-art technology and one of real estate's most robust global networks comprised of over 92,000 agents in 3,000 offices spanning over 44 countries, it should come as no surprise that Coldwell Banker is the #1 company when it comes to buying and selling luxury real estate. So, when it comes to buying and selling luxury real estate in the Triangle, there is only one company that truly knows what it means to lead the way: Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston. As the #1 real estate company in the Triangle, CBHPW sells more luxury real estate than any other company.

The Triangle Business Journal just released the list of the top 25 most expensive homes sold in the Triangle over the past 12 months and nine of those transactions had at least one Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston agent involved. Seven of those homes were listed by an HPW agent and three of those transactions had an HPW agent on the buy side. John Young and Leslie Young of The Young Team, listed five of the top 25 homes in the luxurious North Raleigh neighborhood of Avalaire. Rounding out this extraordinary list of homes sold in the Triangle were The Ida Terbet Group, Dennis Igboko, Kathleen Olechovsky and The Jim Allen Group and Jodie Luke, who represented both sides of the transaction for eleventh most expensive home sold.

Take a look at these absolutely stunning luxury homes that our HPW agents helped sell this past year.

 

#9

Leslie Young (Listing Agent)

5117 Avalaire Oaks Drive, Raleigh, NC 27614

Sold Price: $2,777,030

Neighborhood: Avalaire


#10

Dennis Igboko (Selling Agent)

6505 Century Oak Court, Raleigh, NC 27613

Sold Price: $2,737,806

Neighborhood: Southern Hills Estates


#11

The Ida Terbet Group (Listing Agent)

12324 Birchfalls Drive, Raleigh, NC 27614

Sold Price: $2,658,000

Neighborhood: Bay Leaf Farm


#15

The Jim Allen Group (Listing Agent)

Jodie Luke (Selling Agent)

1705 Hunting Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27615

Sold Price: $2,464,140

Neighborhood: North Ridge


#19

John Young (Listing Agent)

1509 Grand Willow Way, Raleigh, NC 27614

Sold Price: $2,350,000

Neighborhood: Avalaire


#20

Leslie Young (Listing Agent)

1445 Bailey Hill Drive, Raleigh, NC 27614

Sold Price: $2,300,000

Neighborhood: Avalaire


#22

John Young (Listing Agent)

1537 Grand Willow Way, Raleigh, NC 27614

Sold Price: $2,255,000

Neighborhood: Avalaire


#24

Kathleen Olechovsky (Selling Agent)

1601 Estate Valley Lane, Raleigh, NC 27513

Sold Price: $2,175,000

Neighborhood: Southern Hills Estates


#25

Leslie Young (Listing Agent)

1517 Grand Willow Way, Raleigh, NC 27514

Sold Price: $2,175,000

Neighborhood: Avalaire


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

June
7

HPW Open Houses | June 8 - 9

We're pleased to introduce you to Raleigh and the greater Triangle region, which will become a foodie paradise this weekend. The Triangle will host a trifecta of food events including Triangle Restaurant Week, Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo and Raleigh's International Food Festival. There will be no shortage of amazing food for you and your family and friends to enjoy.

After you're done touring the world through food, take a tour through the beautiful homes our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents have listed. Located in some of the most sought-after neighborhoods across Central NC, our agents will be hosting hundreds of open houses this Saturday and Sunday.

Start your house search online at HPW.com. You can scroll through a complete list of our open houses to see which ones you'd like to view in person.

Summertime is underway, and it's time to find your new home!

 

Featured Open Houses

 

605 Long View Drive, Youngsville, NC 27596

$415,000

Sq Ft: 3,892 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, June 8 from 1 to 3 p.m.


3601 Kemble Ridge Drive, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$370,000

Sq Ft: 2,735 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, June 8 from 1 to 3:30 p.m.


44 S Wilders Ridge Way, Clayton, NC 27527

$439,000

Sq Ft: 4,701 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, June 8 from 2 to 4 p.m.


4924 Stoneyoak Lane, Raleigh, NC 27610

$550,000

Sq Ft: 3,885 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, June 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. and

Sunday, June 9 from 12 to 2 p.m.


9209 Meadow Mist Court, Raleigh, NC 27617

$569,900

Sq Ft: 4,470| Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, June 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. and

Sunday, June 9 from 2 to 4 p.m.


133 Lolliberry Drive, Holly Springs, NC 27540

$714,900

Sq Ft: 3,988 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, June 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. and

Sunday, June 9 from 1to 3 p.m.


2025 Reserve Falls Lane, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$750,000

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

Open House: Saturday, June 8 from 2 to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, June 9 from 2 to 5 p.m.


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March
15

HPW Open Houses | March 16 - 17

Have you decided to call the Triangle home? You've made a good choice. Now, let's find you a house. 

With well-lauded local cities and towns, there are plenty of communities and neighborhoods to consider as you narrow down your list of wants and needs.

Start Your House Hunt

All of our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents are ready to help you find the home you seek. In fact, you can meet a few in person this weekend at our area open houses.

 

 

Featured Open Houses

 

1409 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27604

$495,000

Sq Ft: 1,805 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full)

Open House: Saturday, March 16 from 2 to 4 p.m.


 

9425 Centerwood Drive Raleigh, NC 27617

$919,900

Sq Ft: 4,910 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, March 16 from 2 to 4 p.m.


 

212 Atwood Drive, Holly Springs, NC 27540

$419,900

Sq Ft: 3,282 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full)

Open House: Saturday, March 16 from 3 to 5 p.m.


520 Myrna Lane, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$625,000

Sq Ft: 3,455 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

Saturday, March 16 from 1 to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, March 17 from 1 to 5 p.m.


9101 Winged Thistle Court, Raleigh, NC

$550,000

Sq Ft: 3,260 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

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


 

6414 Rosny Road, Raleigh, NC 27613

$559,000

Sq Ft: 3,211 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

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


 

389 Fieldstone Lane, Pittsboro, NC 27312

$799,900

Sq Ft: 3,944 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full)

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


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March
8

HPW Open Houses | March 9 - 10

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

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

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

Our local real estate agents know the market inside and out and are ready to show you the homes they've listed and answer the questions you may have. Visit them this weekend at their area open houses.

 

Featured Open Houses

 

 

125 Olde Liberty Drive, Youngsville, NC 27596

$345,000

Sq Ft: 2,427 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 3 full

Open House: Saturday, March 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and

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


2216 Long and Winding Road, Raleigh, NC 27603

$237,500

Sq Ft: 1,567 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 full, 1 half 

Open House: Saturday, March 9 from 12 to 3 p.m. and

Sunday, March 10 from 1 to 3 p.m.


108 Stonecrest Way, Pittsboro, NC 27312

$739,900

Sq Ft: 3,685 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, March 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. and

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


3329 Donlin Drive, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$540,000

Sq Ft: 3,300 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

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

Sunday, March 10 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.


2621 Range Overlook Cross, Apex, NC

$595,000

Sq Ft: 2,622 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full)

Open House: Saturday, March 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. and

Sunday, March 10 from 2 pm to 4 p.m.


2813 Banks Knoll Drive, Cary, NC 27519

$630,000

Sq Ft: 3,575 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, March 9 from 2 to 4:00 p.m. and

Sunday, March 10 from 2 to 4:00 p.m.


116 Pascalis Place, Holly Springs, NC 27540

$320,000

Sq Ft: 2,405 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open Houses: Saturday, March 9 from 2 to 4:00 p.m. and

Sunday, March 10 from 2 to 4:00 p.m.


 

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February
28

HPW Luxury | 202 West King Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278

Old marries new in the most recent Global Luxury Listing of Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston in Downtown Hillsborough. The Dr. Efland Forrest House sits one block from the center of Hillsborough's Historic District.

Construction on this Neoclassical Revival (one of the only examples of this architectural style in the Historic District) began in 1938 and was completed in 1941. The current owners of 202 West King Street spared no expense adding 21st century luxury and convenience while preserving the grandeur of the original house.

The new solid wood front door welcomes you into a generous hall with a curved second story landing. Fresh paint, refinished floors, new doors and custom lighting throughout bring a fresh look to the home. The living room's wood-burning fireplace and built-in bookcases are a gracious spot to host guests. The downstairs powder room was refinished with designer cork wallpaper, a custom-built cabinet and exquisite floor tile.

The transformation in the kitchen is swoon-worthy: the owners combined two rooms to provide the home with the grandeur and livability expected of today's modern kitchen. Locally-sourced custom cabinets are topped with quartz countertops, appliances include a Wolf 6-burner professional range, Asko dishwasher and built-in Sub-Zero with multi-case wine refrigerator. Or if you choose to dine out, stroll one block down the street to any number of delicious eating establishments, including Panciuto, (James Beard Award Finalist for several years running).

The owner's suite was reconfigured, adding a generous walk-in closet and completely renovating the bath, with heated floors, custom cabinets and stone tile. The home has a one-bay garage that fits two cars deep and sits on a generous corner lot.

The home's original windows were all restored including the portico windows flanking the front door. Hanging above the door is a hand-crafted custom copper light fixture designed to honor the home's original style. No detail was overlooked, and every detail was thoughtfully considered. 

Experience this one of a kind property for yourself to see the craftsmanship and style that makes this home unique by scheduling a private tour from listing agent Meighan Carmichael.

For more information on HPW Luxury Listings, visit our website www.hpwluxury.com

February
28

HPW Open Houses | March 2 - 3

Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston cannot think of a better way to spend your first weekend in March! Check out our HPW Open Houses where are our agents are ready to assist! 

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. Interested in 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 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 

 

325 Paddy Lane, Youngsville, NC 27596

$295,000

SqFt: 2,145 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 ½

Open House: Saturday, March 2 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Sunday, March 3 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm


 

3007 Stamford Green Drive, Knightdale NC 26545

$317,000

Sqft: 2,557 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 ½

Open House: Saturday, March 2 from 1:00pm tp 3:00pm


 

993 Tender Dr. Apex, NC 27502

$311,000

Sqft: 2,107 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 full

Open House: Sunday, March 3 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm


 

33 Crissie Court, Clayton NC 27527

$474,000

Sqft: 3,677 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 ½

Open House: Sunday, March 3 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm


 

1321 Champion Drive, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$519,000

Sqft: 3,415 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 ½

Open House: Saturday, March 2 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm 

Sunday, March 2 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm 


 

1313 Pecora Lane, Raleigh, NC 27607

$750,000

Sqft: 3,060 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3

Open House: Saturday, March 2 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Sunday, March 3 from 1:30pm to 4:30pm


 

202 West King Street, Hillborough, NC 27278

$1,000,000

Sqft: 3,719 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 ½

Open House: Sunday, March 3 from 4:00pm tp 6:00pm

 

 

 

November
9

Stephanie Ellis Joins Our HPW Clayton Office

We are proud to announce the hire of Real Estate Broker Stephanie Ellis. A top-producing Realtor, Ellis has joined our Clayton Office to support her clients better.

"I cannot express enough how thrilled and excited we are to have Stephanie Ellis as part of our HPW Family here at the Clayton Office," said Teresa Blasi sales manager and broker-in-charge of the Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Clayton Office. "Stephanie is an amazing agent and we are so blessed to have her continue the journey of building our footprint in the Johnston County Market!"

Upon meeting the Clayton team, Ellis was ready to join in on the fun and become a part of the HPW family. "I am excited to join the Clayton Office because I love the people that work there and the opportunity to rejoin the office in the Flowers Plantation area," said Ellis.

Ellis obtained her real estate broker license in 2015 and has loved it ever since. One of her favorite parts of her jobs is meeting and getting to know people on a personal level. "I love to see buyers reactions when they finally walk into their new home," said Ellis.

Born and raised in Raleigh, Ellis is a native North Carolinian. Currently, she lives in Benson, NC, and loves the small town feel. "I love living in Benson because it is peaceful and quiet but still close to civilization," said Ellis.

Ellis' favorite hobbies include scrapbooking, reading, cooking, playing softball and volleyball. She is also involved with giving back to our community and helping to make a difference. "I give 5% of all my commission for one year to the Ronald McDonald House because of the support they gave my family during a very hard time in our lives," said Ellis. "In May 2019 a new charity will be voted on by my friends and family on Facebook to support for the upcoming year."

We are excited to have you on board, Stephanie! Welcome to the HPW Family!

July
20

HPW Open Houses | July 21 - 22

HPW Open Houses July 21-22Where do you want to live? What type of home do you like? Stepping up or moving down?

Whether you're a renter ready to take the homeownership plunge, a seasoned homeowner searching for new digs, or simply want to expand your investment property portfolio, our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston agents have the homes you seek.

From townhomes to beautiful ranches to executive estates, our agents will be hosting open houses this Saturday and Sunday all over Central North Carolina. So, while you're making your weekend to-do list today, be sure to add in your house hunt then check out the list of open houses our agents will be hosting so you can plan accordingly. Happy house hunting, everyone!

 

Featured Open Houses

 

4017 Country Village Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606

$400,000

Sq Ft: 2,683 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, July 21 from 12 to 2 p.m.

4017 Country Village Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606


308 Karpen Lane, Cary, NC 27519

$774,900

Sq Ft: 2,683 | Beds: 6 | Baths: 5 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, July 21 from 1 to 4 p.m.

308 Karpen Lane, Cary, NC 27519


2829 Banks Knoll Drive, Cary, NC 27519

$668,500

Sq Ft: 3,838 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 5 (full)

Open House: Saturday, July 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. and

Sunday, July 22 from 1 to 3 p.m.

2829 Banks Knoll Drive, Cary, NC 27519


300 Paddy Lane, Youngsville, NC 27596

$291,000

Sq Ft: 2,101 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full)

Open House: Saturday, July 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. and

Sunday, July 22 from 1 to 3 p.m.

300 Paddy Lane, Youngsville, NC 27596


8713 Kimalden Court, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$500,000

Sq Ft: 3,050 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full)

Open House: Saturday, July 21 from 2 to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, July 22 from 2 to 5 p.m.

8713 Kimalden Court, Wake Forest, NC 27587


7617 Eagle Chase Drive, Willow Springs, NC 27592

$245,900

Sq Ft: 2,122 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full)

Open House: Sunday, July 22 from 1 to 3 p.m.

7617 Eagle Chase Drive, Willow Springs, NC 27592


1311 Canterbury Road, Raleigh, NC 27608

$595,500

Sq Ft: 2,477 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full)

Open House: Sunday, July 22 from 2 to 4 p.m.

1311 Canterbury Road, Raleigh, NC 27608


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July
6

HPW Open Houses | July 7 - 8

HPW Open Houses July 7-8It's been a fun week celebrating America's birthday and enjoying all of the fireworks on display. This weekend can be just as exciting for you, too! You could find the home you've been dreaming of and make an offer. All you have to do is start your house hunt.

Our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston agents will be hosting open houses this Saturday and Sunday in the communities, neighborhoods and school districts you desire. Consider visiting them to see the homes they've listed and speaking with them about their local market expertise.

 

Featured Open Houses

 

621 Commander Drive, Wendell, NC 27591

$211,000

Sq Ft: 1,915 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, July 7 from 12 to 4 p.m.

621 Commander Drive, Wendell, NC 27591


101 Links End Drive, Cary, NC 27513

$665,000

Sq Ft: 3,326 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full)

Open House: Saturday, July 7 from 1 to 3 p.m.

101 Links End Drive, Cary, NC 27513


64 River Knoll Drive, Clayton, NC 27527

$242,000

Sq Ft: 2,159 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, July 7 from 2 to 4 p.m.

64 River Knoll Drive, Clayton, NC 27527


6201 Lakerun Court, Raleigh, NC 27612

$395,000

Sq Ft: 2,906 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, July 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and

Sunday, July 8 from 2 to 5 p.m.

6201 Lakerun Court, Raleigh, NC 27612


1208 Park Glen Place, Durham, NC 27713

$350,000

Sq Ft: 2,765 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full)

Open House: Saturday, July 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. and

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

1208 Park Glen Place, Durham, NC 27713


2108 Colin Hill Court, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$875,000

Sq Ft: 4,470 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, July 7 from 2 to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, July 8 from 2 to 5 p.m.

2108 Colin Hill Court, Wake Forest, NC 27587


100 Monarda Way, Hillsborough, NC 27278

$319,900

Sq Ft: 2,230 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

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

 

100 Monarda Way, Hillsborough, NC 27278


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June
29

HPW Open Houses | June 30 - July 1

HPW Open Houses June 30 - July 1Raleigh has long been lauded as a great place to live, work and play. It's most recent feature on Inc.com, highlights the fact that the City of Oaks is poised to be the next startup hub due to the talent and relatively low cost of living. Those of us already living in the Capital City have known for a long time what a wonderful area this is to call home.

One of the best features about Raleigh is the surrounding cities and towns that make up the greater Triangle area. In fact, our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston agents will be hosting hundreds of open houses across Central NC this weekend. No matter the city or town you are looking to call home, or maybe you already call home, our expert, local agents are here to help. From end-unit townhouses to large executive estates, they have the homes you seek.

Go ahead and map out which homes you want to see this weekend. And while you're out driving from home to home, take a look around – this is one of the best places to live in the country.

 

Featured Open Houses

 

5314 Silver Moon Lane, Raleigh, NC 27606

$199,000

Sq Ft: 1,312 | Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Friday, June 29 from 5 to 7 p.m.

5314 Silver Moon Lane, Raleigh, NC 27606


409 Englewood Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

$785,000

Sq Ft: 4,938 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, June 30 from 2 to 4 p.m.

409 Englewood Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27514


161 Townsend Drive, Clayton, NC 27527

$369,900

Sq Ft: 3,140 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, June 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. and

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

161 Townsend Drive, Clayton, NC 27527


7524 Cairnesford Way, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$775,000

Sq Ft: 4,016 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, June 30 from 2 to 5 p.m. and

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

7524 Cairnesford Way, Wake Forest, NC 27587


2110 Great Ridge Parkway, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

$315,000

Sq Ft: 1,740 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

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

2110 Great Ridge Parkway, Chapel Hill, NC 27516


300 Old Oak Place, Hillsborough, NC 27278

$349,500

Sq Ft: 2,600 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, July 1 from 2 to 4 p.m.

300 Old Oak Place, Hillsborough, NC 27278


125 Comptonfield Drive, Durham, NC 27703

$270,000

Sq Ft: 1,704 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, July 1 from 2 to 4 p.m.

125 Comptonfield Drive, Durham, NC 27703


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June
8

HPW Open Houses | June 9-10

HPW Open Houses June 9-10

We're pleased to introduce you to Raleigh and the greater Triangle region, which will become a foodie paradise this weekend. The Triangle will host a trifecta of food events including Triangle Restaurant Week, Downtown Raleigh Food Truck Rodeo and Raleigh's International Food Festival. There will be no shortage of amazing food for you and your family and friends to enjoy.

After you're done touring the world through food, take a tour through the beautiful homes our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents have listed. Located in some of the most sought-after neighborhoods across Central NC, our agents will be hosting hundreds of open houses this Saturday and Sunday.

Start your house search online at HPW.com. You can scroll through a complete list of our open houses to see which ones you'd like to view in person.

Summertime is underway, and it's time to find your new home!

 

Featured Open Houses

 

160 Oak Alley Trail, Clayton, NC 27527

$260,000

Sq Ft: 3,025 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, June 9 from 12 to 2 p.m.

160 Oak Alley Trail, Clayton, NC 27527


1025 Settlers Ridge Lane, Raleigh, NC 27614

$675,000

Sq Ft: 4,501 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, June 9 from 1 to 3 p.m.

1025 Settlers Ridge Lane, Raleigh, NC 27614


7 Piedmont Forest Court, Durham, NC 27703

$349,900

Sq Ft: 3,230 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

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

Sunday, June 10 from 1 to 3 p.m.

7 Piedmont Forest Court, Durham, NC 27703


50 Carlson Ridge Drive, Youngsville, NC 27596

$500,000

Sq Ft: 3,150 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, June 9 from 2 to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, June 10 from 2 to 5 p.m.

50 Carlson Ridge Drive, Youngsville, NC 27596


111 Merestone Circle, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526

$429,900

Sq Ft: 3,425 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 3 (full)

Open House: Sunday, June 9 from 1 to 3 p.m.

111 Merestone Circle, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526


302 Fieldstone Lane, Pittsboro, NC 27312

$770,000

Sq Ft: 4,122 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 5 (full)

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

302 Fieldstone Lane, Pittsboro, NC 27312


7613 Wingfoot Drive, Raleigh, NC 27615

$839,000

Sq Ft: 4,200 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full)

Open House: Sunday, June 10 from 3 to 5 p.m.

7613 Wingfoot Drive, Raleigh, NC 27615


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May
23

HPW Open Houses | Memorial Day Weekend

HPW Open Houses May 26-27Our 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 to tour and plan accordingly. You can fit in some Memorial Day weekend fun, pay tribute to our nation's brave heroes and then head out to find your next home.

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

 

Featured Open Houses

 

108 Milpass Drive, Holly Springs, NC 27540

$305,000

Sq Ft: 2,592 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, May 26 from 12 to 2 p.m.

108 Milpass Drive, Holly Springs, NC 27540


739 S Legacy Falls Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

$469,900

Sq Ft: 3,299 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, May 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. and

Sunday, May 27 from 1 to 3 p.m.

739 S Legacy Falls Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27517


224 Beech Slope Court, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

$574,990

Sq Ft: 2,688 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 3 (full)

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

224 Beech Slope Court, Chapel Hill, NC 27517


3325 Harden Road, Raleigh, NC 27607

$1,275,000

Sq Ft: 6,237 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full) 3 (1/2)

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

3325 Harden Road, Raleigh, NC 27607


1224 Mackinaw Drive, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$650,000

Sq Ft: 3,550 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, May 26 from 1 to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, May 27 from 1 to 5 p.m.

1224 Mackinaw Drive, Wake Forest, NC 27587


221 Listening Ridge Lane, Cary, NC 27519

$619,999

Sq Ft: 3,961 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

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

Sunday, May 27 from 2 to 4 p.m.

221 Listening Ridge Lane, Cary, NC 27519


1005 Pinehurst Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

$850,000

Sq Ft: 2,688 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, May 27 from 1 to 3 p.m.

1005 Pinehurst Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27517


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May
21

HPW Luxury | 116 Lochinvar Court

116 Lochnivar Court

If you're like us and you watched the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this past weekend, you're probably wondering how you can get your own castle to live in. This HPW luxury listing might be just what you had in mind!

An extraordinary European style masterpiece,  116 Lochinvar Court, Cary, NC 27511 is situated on one of the most coveted lots in MacGregor Downs. Award-winning landscaping covers every inch of this rare, oversized acre lot which overlooks the 9th hole.

Ascend the staircase and cross over the moat to the double front doors. Once inside, the high quality of construction and attention to detail can be seen throughout the nearly 9,300 square feet of living space with Brazilian cherry flooring and curved doorways.

Lochnivar Foyer

The kitchen comes complete with top of the line, Sub Zero-Wolf appliances, a butler's pantry and an open floor plan that leads into the two-story living room. A must-see is the master suite with a stone fireplace, 180-degree views, luxurious spa bath and two-story his and her closets.  

Before heading out back to take in the expansive golf and water views, enjoy the large, finished basement with an exercise room, wine cellar and wet bar.

Lochinvar - Patio

The fun doesn't end there. An imaginative secret passage leads to the third floor and Juliet balconies are on both the front and rear of the home.

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

May
1

HPW Luxury | 12909 Anglewood Court

12909 Anglewood Court - Logo Cover

What comes to mind when you think of luxury living? Is it massive amounts of space? Is it exceptional views? Is it the attention to detail? What about proximity to a championship golf course?

If you nodded your head in agreement to all of the questions above, then say hello to our latest HPW Luxury listing. Located in North Raleigh's Wakefield Plantation, 12909 Anglewood Court sits on the 12th fairway of TPC Wakefield Plantation.

12909 Anglewood Court

This breathtaking, executive home boasts soaring ceilings and extensive moldings throughout it's more than 10,500 square feet of living space. Enjoy cooking and hosting get-togethers in the newly renovated, gourmet kitchen that features top of the line Thermador appliances and a huge walk-in pantry. The first-floor master retreat comes complete with a private sitting room, fireplace, and spa bath.

Downstairs you will find a finished basement with a second kitchen, wine cellar, bar, and theater. Additionally, there is an elevator, two laundry rooms plus a finished attic with storage as well as a bonus room.

12909 Anglewood Court - Back

If that wasn't enough, enjoy unbelievable views from the large terrace that overlooks the in-ground salt water pool, spa, and built-in gas fire pit.

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

January
3

New Year, New Home

New Year, New Home 2018The New Year has arrived bringing with it blistery cold weather and great anticipation for all that will happen in the days and months that lie ahead.

Your 2018 resolutions may take you to the gym more often, give you the opportunity to reconnect with family and friends or set the stage for a long-awaited home sale. If the latter is on your list, now is the perfect time to begin your real estate journey; here's how:

 

Figure Out Your Finances

You'll need to get your financial affairs in order before buying a home—think about your credit score, income, and savings.

Start by checking your credit to see where you stand. Are there any errors or negative information on your credit reports? If so, start fixing them now to raise your credit score before you begin hunting for a home. The higher your credit score, the more likely you are to qualify for a lower interest rate on your mortgage loan.

Determine what you can afford based on your current income and savings. Do you have enough money to purchase the home you desire? If not, are you able to revise your budget to cut spending and increase your cash reserves? You will need to demonstrate to lenders that you can afford monthly mortgage payments as well as a down payment ranging from 5 to 10 percent of the loan.

If you already know that you are well positioned financially to buy a home, do yourself a favor and get pre-approved for a mortgage. A pre-approval is a written statement from a lending institution in which the lender tentatively commits to lend a borrower, upon underwriting review, a fixed loan amount. This formal letter offers assurance to sellers that you are in good financial standing and truly able to purchase their home.

 

Do Due Diligence

Before you start your house hunt, research the areas and neighborhoods that interest you. In short, do your due diligence.

Log on to HPW.com to take a look at the homes for sale in the communities, zip codes or school districts you've identified. Gather information about homes that have recently sold in the areas you like to get an idea of pricing for the type of home you want.

You should also begin driving around the neighborhoods you'd like to consider to get a feel for what they are like day and night. Take note of the traffic on area streets, find out how the local schools are rated, and familiarize yourself with the various conveniences in the area. A new home is what you seek, but you'll want to know all about its surroundings before you commit to buying it.

 

Hire a Trusted Real Estate Agent

You may be tempted to seek out a home on your own, but it will serve you well to hire a professional real estate agent.

A local real estate agent will know about the communities that interest you and help you find the home you seek. They often hear about listings before they hit the market and may be able to ensure you are one of the first buyers through the door.

Your agent will be able to help you make a stronger, more compelling offer, by providing insight into what sellers are seeking. It is also a real estate agent's job to protect you during the home buying process by keeping your best interests in mind and ensuring the transaction and all paperwork are handled appropriately.

November
17

HPW Open Houses | November 18 – 19

Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Open Houses November 18 and 19It's time to make your weekend to-do list! You'll want to watch the 73rd-annual Raleigh Christmas Parade, get a reservation to grab brunch out with the family, run a few errands, and house hunt, of course! 

We may be heading into the winter real estate market, but there are plenty of houses to see and tour. In fact, our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents have planned more than 400 open houses over the next two days.

From Alamance County in the West to Wayne County in the East, our team has listed the homes today's buyers seek. You'll see new construction homes, ITB properties, downtown condos, front-porch bungalows, Craftsman-style designs, luxury townhomes, and so much more.

 

Featured Open Houses

 

2013 Westmouth Bay, Raleigh, NC 27615

$374,900

Sq Ft: 2,110 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, November 18 from noon to 2 p.m.

2013 Westmouth Bay, Raleigh, NC 27615


12516 Garden Tree Lane, Raleigh, NC 27614

$274,900

Sq Ft: 2,149 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

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

12516 Garden Tree Lane, Raleigh, NC 27614


40 Ringneck Court, Lillington, NC 27546

$227,500

Sq Ft: 2,164 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full)

Open Houses: Saturday, November 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and

Sunday, November 19 from 1 to 3 p.m.

40 Ringneck Court, Lillington, NC 27546


440 Stephens Way, Youngsville, NC 27596

$321,000

Sq Ft: 2,477 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open Houses: Saturday, November 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. and

Sunday, November 19 from 1 to 3 p.m.

440 Stephens Way, Youngsville, NC 27596


205 Wexford Drive, Clayton, NC 27520

$146,000

Sq Ft: 1,240 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full)

Open Houses: Saturday, November 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. and

Sunday, November 19 from 2 to 4 p.m.

205 Wexford Drive, Clayton, NC 27520


2013 Reserve Falls Lane, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$775,000

Sq Ft: 4,210 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 5 (full)

Open Houses: Saturday, November 18 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and

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

2013 Reserve Falls Lane, Wake Forest, NC 27587


2274 The Circle, Raleigh, NC 27608

$475,000

Sq Ft: 1,681 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full)

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

2274 The Circle, Raleigh, NC 27608


103 Evans Estates Drive, Cary, NC 27513

$374,900

Sq Ft: 2,600 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

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

103 Evans Estates Drive, Cary, NC 27513


 

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November
13

HPW Names Teresa Blasi Broker-In-Charge Of Its Clayton Real Estate Office

Teresa Blasi Clayton Real Estate Broker-In-Charge

Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston has excitedly appointed Teresa Blasi as Associate Sales Manager and Broker-In-Charge of our Clayton real estate office located at 110 Flowers Crossroads Way, Suite 101 in Flowers Crossroads Plaza. As the leader of our only Southeast Triangle area office, Blasi will focus on service growth and expansion through real estate agent recruitment and strategic partnerships with area builders and businesses.
 
"Teresa is the perfect candidate for this leadership role at our Clayton office as she is as skillful in real estate as she is driven to succeed," said Bill Guy, Vice President-Managing Broker for our Garner, Fuquay-Varina, and Clayton sales offices. "A proud Clayton resident herself, she knows our Johnston County markets inside and out and continually proves to be a tremendous resource to our real estate agents and their home buyers and sellers."
 
Since the start of the year, our Clayton sales office has gained stronger footing in the area real estate markets posting a 10 percent increase in home and property listings combined with sharp sales volume growth of 24 percent. "With Teresa leading our office, we are well positioned to continue that momentum to gain even more market share in the spring and summer selling seasons," added Guy.
 

Meet Teresa Blasi, Clayton Real Estate Office Associate Manager and Broker-In-Charge 

 
Teresa Blasi earned her real estate license in 2010 and joined Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston as Administrative and Recruiting Director for its Garner, Fuquay-Varina and Clayton offices. She quickly proved to be an asset to our company utilizing her former experience as a multi-site small business owner to navigate her various responsibilities and support the three growing offices and real estate teams.    
 
"Eight years ago, my husband and I left New Jersey seeking a better life for our family, and we found it in Clayton," said Blasi. "I'm ready to grow our local real estate team to help other individuals and families learn more about this part of the Triangle—our great schools, the small-town settings, community offerings, and amenities. We know this area is on the brink of great growth and development and are excited to assemble a talented realtor team ready to showcase all that Johnston County is and will become."
 
November
10

HPW Open Houses | Veterans Day Weekend

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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November
3

HPW Open Houses | November 4 – 5

HPW Open Houses November 4 and 5Have you decided to call the Triangle home? You've made a good choice. Now, let's find you a house.

With well-lauded local cities and towns, there are plenty of communities and neighborhoods to consider as you narrow down your list of wants and needs.

 

Urban Living

Raleigh and Durham offer burgeoning downtowns with developing cityscapes and urban convenience. 

Acclaimed restaurants and bars and cultural and sports venues are located only sidewalks apart offering goings-on before and after dark.

You'll find an array of newly debuted luxury townhomes, light-filled condos, and historical and new construction homes to consider as your own.

 

Suburban Setting

From Hillsborough and Mebane in the West to Zebulon and even Goldsboro in the East, you can pick from a number of Triangle area suburbs perfectly situated near main thoroughfares offering small-town living and demanded commuter convenience.

Main Street towns like Apex, Cary, Morrisville and Wake Forest make for ideal places to plant roots and grow your family just beyond the hustle and bustle of bigger city life.

 You can select from golf-course communities, mature neighborhoods, new master-planned developments, contemporary townhomes and much more.

 

Start Your House Hunt

All of our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents are ready to help you find the home you seek. In fact, you can meet a few in person this weekend at our area open houses.

 

Featured Open Houses

 

1300 Kings Grant Drive, Raleigh, NC 27614

$900,000

Sq Ft: 4,103 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 2 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, November 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

1300 Kings Grant Drive, Raleigh, NC 27614


 2115 Queensway Court, Creedmoor, NC 27522

$204,900

Sq Ft: 2,374 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, November 4 from 1 to 3 p.m.

2115 Queensway Court, Creedmoor, NC 27522 


1817 Yamacraw Drive, Knightdale, NC 27545

$315,000

Sq Ft: 2,550 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open Houses: Saturday, November 4 from 1 to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, November 5 from 1 to 5 p.m.

 1817 Yamacraw Drive, Knightdale, NC 27545


11 Grey Oak Court, Pittsboro, NC 27312

$515,000

Sq Ft: 3,569 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, November 5 at 1 to 3 p.m.

11 Grey Oak Court, Pittsboro, NC 27312


 72006 Wilkinson, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

$698,000

Sq Ft: 4,512 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 5 (full)

Open House: Sunday, November 5 from 1 to 4 p.m.

72006 Wilkinson, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 


10716 Golf Link Drive, Raleigh, NC 27617

$799,900

Sq Ft: 5,841 | Beds: 6 | Baths: 6 (full) 1 (1/2)

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

10716 Golf Link Drive, Raleigh, NC 27617


 9309 Wakefields Oak Grove Drive, Zebulon, NC 27597

$405,000

Sq Ft: 3,801 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

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

9309 Wakefields Oak Grove Drive, Zebulon, NC 27597 


 

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October
27

HPW Open Houses | October 28 – 29

HPW Open Houses October 28 and 29It may be the weekend before Halloween, but that doesn't mean your house hunting experience has to be spooky or scary. 

You can work with one of our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston agents to navigate the real estate "tricks" to get to the real "treat," your new home! 

Not sure where to begin? You can access a list of our local real estate agents online by office or start by visiting our area open houses this Saturday and Sunday. 

Our listing agents will be happy to show you around the homes they're selling and speak with you about your wants and needs.

Be prepared to see some fantastic homes and properties perfect for you and your costumed crew.

 

Featured Open Houses

 

1806 Landstrom Lane, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

$274,900

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

Open House: Saturday, October 28 from 1 to 4 p.m.

 1806 Landstrom Lane, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526


307 North McKay Avenue, Dunn, NC 28334

$123,900

Sq Ft: 1,562 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full)

Open House: Saturday, October 28 from 2 to 4 p.m.

 307 North McKay Avenue, Dunn, NC 28334


305 Paddy Lane, Youngsville, NC 27596

$310,000

Sq Ft: 2,265 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full)

Open Houses: Saturday, October 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. and

Sunday, October 29 from 1 to 3 p.m.

305 Paddy Lane, Youngsville, NC 27596


 129 Starwood Lane, Holly Springs, NC 27540

$434,900

Sq Ft: 3,768 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open Houses: Saturday, October 28 from 1 to 3 p.m. and

Sunday, October 29 at 1 to 4 p.m.

129 Starwood Lane, Holly Springs, NC 27540 


5616 Millrace Trail, Raleigh, NC 27606

$280,000

Sq Ft: 2,739 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, October 29 from 1 to 4 p.m.

 5616 Millrace Trail, Raleigh, NC 27606


2221 Olive Chapel Road, Apex, NC 27502

$800,000

Sq Ft: 4,461 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, October 29 from 2 to 4 p.m.

 2221 Olive Chapel Road, Apex, NC 27502


201 North Serenity Hill Circle, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

$425,000

Sq Ft: 2,887 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, October 29 from 2 to 4 p.m.

201 North Serenity Hill Circle, Chapel Hill, NC 27516


 

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October
13

HPW Open Houses | October 14 – 15

HPW Open Houses October 14 and 15Where do you want to live? What type of home do you like? Stepping up or moving down?

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

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

Our local real estate agents know the market inside and out and are ready to show you the homes they've listed and answer the questions you may have. Visit them this weekend at their area open houses.

Also, don't forget the Triangle Parade of Homes is still underway granting you access to a fantastic collection of newly built area homes.

Featured Open Houses 

 3208 Arden Branch Lane, Raleigh, NC 27616

$224,900

Sq Ft: 1,933 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, October 14 from 2 to 4 p.m.

 3208 Arden Branch Lane, Raleigh, NC 27616


1404 Yardley Drive, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$595,000

Sq Ft: 3,624 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full)

Open Houses: Saturday, October 14 from noon to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, October 15 from noon to 5 p.m.

1404 Yardley Drive, Wake Forest, NC 27587


 9211 Calabria Drive, Unit 103, Raleigh, NC 27617

$274,900

Sq Ft: 1,968 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, October 15 from 1 to 3 p.m.

9211 Calabria Drive, Unit 103, Raleigh, NC 27617 


8632 Glade Hill Drive, Apex, NC 27539

$408,500

Sq Ft: 2,945 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, October 15 from 1 to 3 p.m.

8632 Glade Hill Drive, Apex, NC 27539 


11555 Auldbury Way, Raleigh, NC 27617

$439,900

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

Open House: Sunday, October 15 from 1 to 4 p.m.

 11555 Auldbury Way, Raleigh, NC 27617


111 Booth Meadow Lane, Durham, NC 27713

$949,900

Sq Ft: 5,050 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, October 15 from 2 to 4 p.m.

111 Booth Meadow Lane, Durham, NC 27713


 1756 Town Home Drive, Apex, NC 27502

$315,000

Sq Ft: 2,175 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, October 15 at 2 to 4 p.m.

1756 Town Home Drive, Apex, NC 27502


 

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October
6

HPW Open Houses | October 7 – 8

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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September
30

The Jim Allen Group Wins TBJ Fast 50 Award

The Jim Allen Group wins a Triangle Business Journal Fast 50 AwardCongratulations are in order for Jim Allen and The Jim Allen Group once again!

The outstanding 44-person real estate team just added a Triangle Business Journal Fast 50 Award to its long list of accolades that this year included being named the top Coldwell Banker team in North America with a record-breaking 1,048 sales. 

"Fast 50 is a tremendous accomplishment for our entire team, a true testament to the high quality of service they provide," said Jim Allen, a long-standing Triangle real estate veteran and Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston broker. "The Jim Allen Group has amazingly talented professionals in every department—closing, listing, marketing, administrative, management, and sales."

The TBJ selected winning companies based on an analysis conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers that counted revenue growth and profitability over three preceding years (2013-2015). According to TBJ Publisher Jason Christie, "Beyond bolstering the top-line performance and a nose for profitability, this list of companies represents the dynamic economic fabric of the Triangle."

"Jim is the hardest working person I know, and that's not just in real estate," said Don Walston, Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston founder and chairman. "Once he sets his mind to something, he gets it done. He sets goals and surpasses them; it's the Jim Allen way. He has a masterful understanding of the industry that has allowed him to nurture his team and lead them to great successes."

The Jim Allen Group operates out of Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston's flagship office on Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh. Led by Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Senior Vice President and Sales Manager Susan Holbrook, the office has been recognized as the top producing Coldwell Banker real estate office in the state for the past two years.

"We're on pace to break records again in 2017 and can already see that 2018 will be more productive than ever before. We've found our stride, and we're going to make the most of it," added Allen.

The Jim Allen Group

September
29

HPW Open Houses | September 30 – October 1

HPW Open Houses September 30 - October 1Get ready, home buyers—this weekend marks the start of the largest open house event in the state.

Not only will our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents be hosting open houses, so will the 52nd annual Triangle Parade of Homes!

 

 

Triangle Parade of Homes 

Jointly presented by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County and the Home Builders Association of Durham, Orange and Chatham Counties, the Triangle Parade of Homes event spans three weekends starting this Saturday, Sept. 30th.

Local home builders will be spotlighting more than 250 of the most beautiful new homes and exquisite properties in communities throughout our growing Triangle region to vie for your attention.

You can check out a complete list of all Parade of Homes houses here.

Parade of Homes dates and times:

Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1 from noon to 5 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 6 through Sunday, Oct. 8 from noon to 5 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 13 through Sunday, Oct. 15 from noon to 5 p.m.

 

HPW Area Open Houses

Make sure to put some of our real estate agents' open houses on your must-visit list too.

From all-brick homes and downtown condos to ranch plans and three-story townhomes, they have listed some remarkable properties. One of them could be your next home.

Featured Open Houses

 

2008 Litchfield Downs Lane, Raleigh, NC 27612

$800,000

Sq Ft: 4,300 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, September 30 from noon to 5 p.m.

2008 Litchfield Downs Lane, Raleigh, NC 27612 


2621 Ivory Run Way, Unit 105, Raleigh, NC 27603

$159,900

Sq Ft: 1,600 | Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

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

2621 Ivory Run Way, Unit 105, Raleigh, NC 27603


 5331 Shaker Heights Lane, Raleigh, NC 27613

$364.000

Sq Ft: 2,561 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

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

5331 Shaker Heights Lane, Raleigh, NC 27613


  3129 Curling Creek Drive, Apex, NC 27502

$699,900

Sq Ft: 3,592 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open Houses: Saturday, September 30 from noon to 4 p.m. and

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

3129 Curling Creek Drive, Apex, NC 27502


 279 Serenity Hill Circle, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

$379,900

Sq Ft: 2,579 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full)

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

279 Serenity Hill Circle, Chapel Hill, NC 27516


 3596 Bragg Valley Lane, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$479,000

Sq Ft: 3,232 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full)

Open House: Sunday, October 1 from 2 to 4 p.m.

3596 Bragg Valley Lane, Wake Forest, NC 27587


 

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Home Builders Association Durham, Chatham, and Orange Counties 

 

September
22

HPW Open Houses | September 23 – 24

Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Open Houses Sept. 23-24It has been a great week in the greater Triangle region!

Knightdale and Morrisville scored a place on MONEY Magazine's 2017 Best Places to Live in America list, the Durham Bulls Baseball Team won the Triple-A National Championship, the Raleigh-Durham metro is vying for Amazon's second headquarters, and we continue to celebrate our new HPW.com website.

This week can be just as exciting for you too—you could find the home you've been dreaming of and make an offer. All you have to do is start your house hunt.

Our Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston real estate agents will be hosting open houses this Saturday and Sunday in the communities, neighborhoods and school districts you desire. Consider visiting them to see the homes they've listed and speaking with them about their local market expertise.

Featured Open Houses

Take a look at our HPW Triangle area open houses online to see which properties you may want to visit this weekend.?

1340 Heritage Club Avenue, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$459,000

Sq Ft: 2,844 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, September 23 from 10 a.m. to noon

1340 Heritage Club Avenue, Wake Forest, NC 27587 


156 Plantation Drive, Youngsville, NC 27596

$364,900

Sq Ft: 2,714 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full)

Open Houses: Saturday, September 23 from noon to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, September 24 from noon to 5 p.m.

156 Plantation Drive, Youngsville, NC 27596


 5408 Beardall Street, Raleigh, NC 27616

$275,000

Sq Ft: 2,276 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

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

Sunday, September 24 from 1 to 4 p.m.

5408 Beardall Street, Raleigh, NC 27616 


12025 Wicker, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

$475,000

Sq Ft: 3,431 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full)

Open House: Sunday, September 24 from 1 to 4 p.m.

12025 Wicker, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 


507 South Bend Drive, Durham, NC 27713

$564,900

Sq Ft: 3,695 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 3 (full)

Open House: Sunday, September 24 from 1 to 4 p.m.

507 South Bend Drive, Durham, NC 27713


 2321 Wyngate Drive, Hillsborough, NC 27278

$357,900

Sq Ft: 2,700 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, September 24 from 2 to 4 p.m.

2321 Wyngate Drive, Hillsborough, NC 27278


 5033 Myrtle Oak Drive, Cary, NC 27519

$495,000

Sq Ft: 4,192 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, September 24 from 2 to 4 p.m.

5033 Myrtle Oak Drive, Cary, NC 27519


 8112 Knebworth Court, Raleigh, NC 27613

$345,000

Sq Ft: 2,296 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, September 24 from 1 to 4 p.m.

 8112 Knebworth Court, Raleigh, NC 27613


621 Maylands Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27615

$285,000

Sq Ft: 2,425 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Sunday, September 24 from 2 to 4 p.m.

621 Maylands Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27615


 

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15

HPW Open Houses | September 16 – 17

Raleigh and Triangle Area Open Houses

Trying to decide if this will be the weekend you start your house hunt by venturing out to area open houses? We can answer that… yes, it is definitely time. 

With the launch of our completely redesigned HPW.com real estate website, you have more information than ever before only a mouse click away.

  • Want to search for a home by school district? Go for it.
  • Do you know which neighborhoods you may want to live in? Map them out to see what homes are listed.
  • Eager to find out more about the popular cities and towns that make up the greater Triangle region? Read all about them.
  • Want to find out more about the popular cities and towns that make up the greater Triangle region? Read all about them.
  • Interested to know what your home may be worth? Get up to three home valuation estimates.

Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston is the leading residential real estate company in the Triangle area and now we have the top website in the entire state and beyond.

Let us help you house hunt. Start today at HPW.com. 

Featured Open Houses

Access a complete list of our real estate agents' Triangle area open houses and map out your plan of attack to make the most of your time this Saturday and Sunday.

621 Connington Way, Rolesville, NC 27571

$425,000

Sq Ft: 3,200 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full)

Open Houses: Saturday, September 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, September 17 from 2 to 5 p.m.

621 Connington Way, Rolesville Open House


1217 Atticus Way, Durham, NC 27703

$499,991

Sq Ft: 3,494 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open Houses: Saturday, September 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and

Sunday, September 17 from 1 to 5 p.m.

1217 Atticus Way, Durham Open House


8312 Castine Court, Raleigh, NC 27613

$359,900

Sq Ft: 2,284 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open House: Saturday, September 16 from 2 to 4 p.m.

8312 Castine Court, Raleigh Open House


517 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

$1,495,000

Sq Ft: 4,255 | Beds: 5 | Baths: 4 (full) 1 (1/2)

Open Houses: Sunday, September 17 from 1 to 4 p.m.

517 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill Open House


621 Maylands Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27615

$291,500

Sq Ft: 2,425 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 2 (full) 1 (1/2)

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

621 Maylands Avenue, Raleigh Open House


6111 Valentine Street, Zebulon, NC 27597

$295,000

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

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

6111 Valentine Street, Zebulon Open House


405 Deep Woods Trail, Wake Forest, NC 27587

$500,000

Sq Ft: 3,754 | Beds: 4 | Baths: 3 (full) 1 (1/2)

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

405 Deep Woods Trail, Wake Forest Open House


 

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September
14

The Power of HPW.com

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

Durham Real Estate Office Ribbon-Cutting

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.

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Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Durham Ribbon Cutting Coldwell Banker HPW Durham Trish Taylor and Wool E. Bull

 

August
30

Cary Ranks 4th Best for First-Time Home Buyers

Thinking about dipping your toe in the homeownership pool? Cary is for you, first-time home buyers.

The growing Triangle town recently earned a top five spot on WalletHub's list of the Best Places for First-Time Home Buyers ranking fourth out of the 300 cities and towns the personal finance website reviewed.

Compared against 23 key indicators, WalletHub assessed each to determine market attractiveness, affordability, and quality of life. Cary scored well, especially for affordability and real estate market rank, which evaluated market health, share of homes sold annually, building-permit activity, home price appreciation and more. Not surprisingly given its past recognitions as one of the safest places to live in the nation, Cary also snagged fifth place among the cities with the lowest property-crime rate.

"Cary has made its mark on the map as an ideal place to live in the Triangle for first-time buyers, seasoned homeowners and those seeking the perfect place to enjoy retirement," said Beckie Hanley, branch manager of the Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Cary Office. "With a downtown revitalization plan underway and focused growth to bring in new businesses and support citizens' requests for recreational offerings, the town is poised to be the area's most popular suburb."

The Town of Cary wasn't the only Triangle location on the national list; Raleigh and Durham also made an appearance ranking 23rd and 66th, respectively. However, when reviewed by size, Raleigh took home first place on the large city list, and Durham snagged 22nd position on the mid-sized city compilation.

Consider Living in Cary

A convenient Triangle area suburb, Cary is making a name for itself among home buyers in all walks of life.

The thriving town is a short commute away from the larger Triangle cities of Raleigh and Durham and the region's popular Research Triangle Park business center.

Numerous well-known companies call Cary home including SAS Institute, Verizon and Deutsche Bank. Local businesses and restaurants are also abundant with more and more opening in the community monthly.

Recreational offerings at area parks and cultural events and live performances hosted at the renowned Koka Booth Amphitheatre are highly anticipated and well attended throughout the year.

Popular Cary Neighborhoods

Want to live in a new home development? Seeking country club living? On the hunt for a home in an established, family-friendly neighborhood? Cary has what you want.

Home buyers will find the homes they seek in neighborhoods that suit their families in the lauded town.

"Cary has wonderful communities, new developments, and well-established neighborhoods, with homes in an array of styles, sizes, and prices," added Hanley. "Buyers can count on our expert Cary real estate agents to help them narrow down their house hunt to find the right neighborhood and the best home for their wants and needs."

Some popular Cary neighborhoods to consider include:

Amberly

A new home community located in West Cary, Amberly has scenic, wooded lots with home starting at 2,680 square feet with four or more bedrooms. Home buyers will appreciate the well-designed homes with large, open kitchens and unique outdoor living spaces including covered patios and screened porches.

Additionally, Amberly residents will enjoy a state-of-the-art Clubhouse with fitness center, a Junior Olympic pool and children's play pool, a gymnasium with basketball court, outdoor kids' playground and hiking trails that wander throughout the community.

Cary Park

The family-friendly Cary Park community offers beautiful traditional homes, townhomes, and condominiums in a convenient West Cary location. Built around a 28-acre lake, the community feature miles of paved walking and biking trails and sidewalks that connect the neighborhoods within.

Cary Park homeowners also have access to a clubhouse, pool, volleyball court, playground, picnic shelter and sports field.

Carpenter Village

Cary's Carpenter Village is a desirable community that combines beautiful front-porch, Southern-style homes poised along tree-lined streets. The established community also offers the amenities families seek including walking trails, tennis courts, and a pool.

The community recently welcomed Franklin Park at Carpenter Village, a mixed-used development with retails shops, townhomes, and condominiums. Touting "urban living in a village setting," the new community offers walkability that appeals to today's home buyers.

Lochmere

Located in East Cary, Lochmere is a well-known and highly sought-after neighborhood. With homes built in the late 80s and early 90s, the established community is a draw for families in all stages of life.

With three lakes, walking and biking trails, two community pools, tennis facilities, sand volleyball courts and more, Lochmere homeowners can be as active as they like.

MacGregor Downs

Boasting half-acre homesites with mature trees and beautifully appointed homes, MacGregor Downs is a picturesque Cary country club community.

Located near the town's center on an award-winning golf course, MacGregor Downs is known to be a place of exceptional living and convenience with condominiums starting in the $200s and extraordinary homes typically priced from the $500Ks to more than $1M.

Preston

Another of Cary's most prestigious golf communities, Preston draws buyers from all over the Triangle and even the state. A well-established neighborhood with homes of all styles, sizes, and design—ranging from $250K to more than $2.5M—homeowners enjoy easy access to the Research Triangle Park, good schools, a community playground, private lake, and scenic golf course views.

Homeowners who join the Prestonwood Country Club can enjoy three 18-hole golf courses, nine tennis courts, three pools and a Georgian-style clubhouse with restaurant.

 

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

August
30

2017 Best Places to Work

Drum roll, please… Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston is one of the Best Places to Work in the Triangle!

Our full-service real estate company brought home another Triangle Business Journal Best Places to Work award this year, and we couldn't be prouder.

"This award is a nod to every single one of our agents, staff members, and company leaders on a job well done," said Don Walston, Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston founder and chairman. "We've been able to establish a nurturing work environment that serves to empower our team to grow their abilities and do better for themselves and their clients. We truly strive to Help People Win, starting with our own."

Best Places to Work in the Triangle

The Triangle Business Journal named 50 Triangle-based companies ranging in size from "small" to "giant" on its list this year. Companies were chosen based on an employee-survey process conducted by Quantum Workplace. The top-ranking company in each size category will be announced at a luncheon awards event in September.

Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston has held this regional Best Places to Work distinction for numerous years as a result of its longstanding commitment to serving others well at all costs.

"We know that an investment in our real estate team is an investment in the communities and clients we serve. It's something we've always done and will always do," added Walston.

View the complete list of the TBJ's 2017 Best Places to Work here.

 

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August
29

Triangle Towns are Among the Safest in America

You may not have written it on your "must-have" list between an open kitchen and designated laundry room, but chances are that safety is among your top priorities for your next house and the community you will call home.

Fortunately for you, buyers, the Triangle is known to have some of the safest towns and cities in the country with Cary leading the charge.

The Triangle town has recently earned not one, but two separate nods from SafeWise and The National Council for Home Safety and Security touting its safe streets and engaging environment.

Safest Cities to Raise a Child

SafeWise ranked Cary as the tenth best city on its 2017 list of The 30 Safest Cities to Raise a Child sharing that, "While parents always strive to closely supervise their kids, it helps to have a community that's willing to focus on family-friendly initiatives that make the difference."

The home security provider then went on to offer further insight into its research on the growing Cary suburb, reporting:

Located near the Research Triangle Park, Cary's award-winning sports and recreation department has a robust approach to youth sports. Dotted with creeks and tree-lined streets, this community outside of Raleigh is one of the most highly educated in America, as 68% of residents have a college degree. 

Safest Cities in the Nation

Cary also snagged a prime position on the National Council for Home Safety and Security's list of the safest cities in the nation coming in 40th out of the top 100 municipalities reviewed based on FBI and local crime reports.

Like SafeWise, the National Council for Home Safety and Security highlighted many of the Raleigh suburb's recreational amenities and activities to demonstrate the numerous opportunities residents have to enjoy healthy and active lifestyles:

Cary is located between Chapel Hill and Raleigh North Carolina with a population of 160,291. This "Bicycle Friendly Community" is located along the U.S. Bicycle Route 1 along with offering mountain biking in Lake Crabtree County Park. There are also many historic places to visit such as the Page-Walker Hotel, which contains the Cary Heritage Museum to Yates Mill. The area's many lakes such as Lake Johnson and Crabtree provide trails and water sports for entertainment during the hot summer months.

Safe Triangle Towns

Cary isn't the only town in the Triangle region to earn acclaim as a safe place to live.

Over the past year, towns all throughout Wake and surrounding Triangle area counties have added safe-city recognitions including:

Apex

  • 3rd safest Raleigh suburb, Niche, 2017 Safest Suburbs in Raleigh

Cary

  • 4th safest Raleigh suburb, Niche, 2017 Safest Suburbs in Raleigh
  • 7th safest city in North Carolina, National Council for Home Safety and Security, The Safest Cities in North Carolina 2017
  • 8th safest city in North Carolina, SafeWise, The 20 Safest Cities in North Carolina - 2017

Creedmoor

  • 9th safest Raleigh suburb, Niche, 2017 Safest Suburbs in Raleigh

Holly Springs

  • 2nd safest Raleigh suburb, Niche, 2017 Safest Suburbs in Raleigh
  • 3rd safest city in North Carolina, SafeWise, The 20 Safest Cities in North Carolina - 2017
  • 3rd safest city in North Carolina, National Council for Home Safety and Security, The Safest Cities in North Carolina 2017

Morrisville

  • 5th safest Raleigh suburb, Niche, 2017 Safest Suburbs in Raleigh
  • 13th safest city in North Carolina, National Council for Home Safety and Security, The Safest Cities in North Carolina 2017
  • 15th safest city in North Carolina, SafeWise, The 20 Safest Cities in North Carolina - 2017

Rolesville

  • 8th safest Raleigh suburb, Niche, 2017 Safest Suburbs in Raleigh
  • 17th safest city in North Carolina, National Council for Home Safety and Security, The Safest Cities in North Carolina 2017
  • 26th safest city in America, Niche, 2017 Safest Cities in America

Wake Forest

  • 7th safest Raleigh suburb, Niche, 2017 Safest Suburbs in Raleigh

Wendell

  • 6th safest Raleigh suburb, Niche, 2017 Safest Suburbs in Raleigh
  • 10th safest city in North Carolina, National Council for Home Safety and Security, The Safest Cities in North Carolina 2017
  • 12th safest city in North Carolina, SafeWise, The 20 Safest Cities in North Carolina - 2017

Access the National Council for Home Safety and Security, Niche and SafeWise safest city reports here:
- National Council for Home Safety and Security: The Safest Cities in North Carolina 2017
- Niche: 2017 Safest Suburbs in Raleigh, 2017 Safest Cities in America
- SafeWise: The 20 Safest Cities in North Carolina - 2017

 

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