Friday, May 31, 2013

Anderson Heights - Downtown Raleigh Neighborhood with Charming Homes

Anderson Heights - Downtown Raleigh Neighborhood with Charming Homes

Anderson Heights is a beautiful and eclectic downtown Raleigh neighborhood near Carolina Country Club.  Adjacent to popular Five Points Inside the Beltline, Anderson Heights offers tree lined streets with unique and interesting homes. With close proximity to Five Points, Cameron Village, Glenwood South and downtown Raleigh, residents of Anderson Heights enjoy the cool downtown Raleigh vibe in quiet residential setting.

The neighborhood offers a mix of architectural styles with homes dating back to the 1930′s up to newly built homes with old world style.  The nice thing about Anderson Heights is that although there are a variety of home styles they all meld together to form an eclectic and beautiful neighborhood in a tranquil urban setting.

It's a great neighborhood to explore if you want to move Inside the Beltline.  Anderson Heights offers picturesque quiet streets so close to many urban conveniences.

Here are some Homes for Sale in Anderson Heights.

If you are considering Selling Your Home in Anderson Heights, contact our home sales professionals at Lisa Southern Real Estate.  We specialize in Selling Homes Inside the Beltline.  Our offices, and our home, are located in downtown Raleigh at 115 E Martin St.  Stop by and see us!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Mordecai Neighborhood - Downtown Raleigh Historic Homes for Sale

Mordecai Neighborhood - Downtown Raleigh Historic Homes for Sale

The Mordecai House, birthplace of Andrew Johnson, the 17th President of the United States, is the focal point of this interesting and unique downtown Raleigh neighborhood.  March through December you can catch a Trolley tour, departing from Mordecai House, and tour the neighborhood and points of interest downtown.  The Mordecai Historic Park also offers a glimpse into the past through various events and tours.

The neighborhood is very walkable with easy access to downtown Raleigh's growing and vibrant nightlife.  Strolling the streets in the evenings you will see residents tending to their manicured lawns or sipping some sweet tea on the front porch swing.  True Southern style.

Homes vary in style from charming Colonials, to grand Georgians, to colorful Victorians.  Most of the homes have been lovingly maintained over the years and many have been given a new life in recent years as downtown living has become more attractive for families and those who love the charm of a historic home.

If you are interested in learning more about living in downtown Raleigh and purchasing a historic home in Raleigh, give us a call.  We would love to show you some homes and talk to you about life in Mordecai and other downtown neighborhoods.


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Downtown Raleigh - Local Real Estate Agent with Local Knowledge

Downtown Raleigh - Local Agent – Local Knowledge 

Whether you are buying or selling a home in Downtown Raleigh, it pays to use a local real estate agent with local knowledge. Essentially this is because a local agent knows what’s happening in his or her area, and has a well-established local network of people to work with. A local agent will be able to analyze things like local services information (about education, schools, local amenities and so on), local demographics, and house-price information that is relevant to the area. 
Working with a local agent with local knowledge does not in any way imply small and parochial. Even major international property chains prefer to work with local agents who have good knowledge of the area in which they live and operate. So the fact that the agent you choose to work with is a local agent will usually work in your favor. 
Of course you need to be sure that the property person you choose to work with is an experienced professional, and somebody who will have your interests at heart. A good local agent will be able to accurately assess the market in your area and evaluate your property in relation to the other houses that have sold, and are for sale, where you live. Ultimately that means the best price possible for buyer and seller. 
I am your local Downtown Raleigh Real Estate Expert. I am here to assist you with your Raleigh home buying or Raleigh home selling needs. I am able to share my local Downtown Raleigh knowledge with you. We, as a family, live in this area, we work in the area and my children are at school and university locally and with my years of real estate experience, I would like to be the person to get the job, looking after your Raleigh Real Estate needs.

For a confidential chat about the Local Raleigh Real Estate Market, please give me a call 919-260-8607 or email me

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Downtown Raleigh Jobs

Downtown Raleigh Jobs

Downtown Raleigh Business and Commerce Spurs Local Job Growth

The job market is heating up in downtown Raleigh.  The anticipated future growth is evidenced by the many new construction projects, both residential and commercial, currently underway in and around downtown Raleigh.

We are seeing multiple offers on many properties and we are working with buyers who are just sitting and waiting for properties to come available in certain condo buildings.  The job market is probably the same, many potential candidates and few positions.  As the local economy heats up, a greater demand for services will spur job growth.  The service industry in downtown Raleigh is doing well.  Many new restaurants are opening and the arts scene is creating a new draw to the area.  the Amphitheater, Convention Center, NC State University, the State Capitol, Museums and Events are bringing more and more people to the area.

Take a look at these sites and see if there is a job that interests you.  If you find yourself moving to Raleigh or wanting to enjoy the downtown vibe as a permanent resident, give us a call.  We live and work in downtown and we are here to help you in any way we can.  We are also looking for new talent for our team.  Give us a call!

City of Raleigh Jobs

Downtown Raleigh Jobs - Indeed

Downtown Raleigh Jobs - SimplyHired

Robert Half - Technology

RedHat Jobs

Citrix Jobs

NC State University Jobs

Monday, May 13, 2013

222 Glenwood - An Upscale Condo Complex in Downtown Raleigh

Condos for Sale 222 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, 27603

222 Glenwood | Raleigh Upscale Condo complex Complete with:
  • Secure Access Controlled Complex
  • Reception Officer
  • Private Health Club
  • Landscaped Pool and Courtyard
  • WiFi at the Pool and Courtyard
  • Residents Clubhouse opening onto outdoor grill and firepit
  • An excellent opportunity to own in Downtown Raleigh
  • Elevator access to the shops within the complex
222 Glenwood is situated in the Raleigh | Glenwood South
Glenwood South includes 
  • Trendy shopping
  • Nightlife
  • Convenient and superb restaurants
  • Dog Park
  • Grocery shopping including Harris Teater and Trader Joes

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Is This a Good Time to Invest in Real Estate in Raleigh?

Is This a Good Time to Invest in Real Estate in Raleigh?

Have you considered investing in a property to rent out? It's a great time to invest in property right now.

Today property prices are still low in comparison. The market is picking up and the Seller is often on the receiving end of more than one offer - and that is a sure sign that the market is improving.

The shortage of inventory means the market will change as demand outstrips supply.

The credit crunch scared off many home buyers. Those who struggled to sell their homes during the credit crunch, and eventually managed to do so, have become renters. Some who lost everything during those tough times, have to rent and we find ourselves with a high demand for rentals across the board.

Interest Rates can be fixed for 20 or 30 years and that means that you will more than likely have capital growth over that time and rental income will increase, giving you a positive cash flow and a growing asset. In my opinion, inflation must be higher than 3% to 5% over 20 or 30 years.

This is a great window of opportunity to buy an investment property. I would love to have a confidential chat with you about the opportunity to invest. 

We specialize in condo's, town homes, multi-family and single family homes inside the Raleigh Beltline, downtown and surrounding neighborhoods.  We also offer expert property management services so you don't have to worry about a thing!

Please give me a call and lets set up a coffee date to discuss this further.

Lisa Southern