Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Cotton Mill - Downtown Raleigh Condos

The Cotton Mill – Downtown Raleigh Condos

The Cotton Mill was originally constructed as a textile-processing mill in the 1890’s, and in 1966, the building was converted into 50 unique condominiums. The Cotton Mill offers beautiful units with high ceilings and large windows providing natural light into the living area.  The Cotton Mill is conveniently located on Capital Boulevard with easy access to downtown Raleigh, I-440, Wade Avenue leading to I-40 and Research Triangle Park.

Living at The Cotton Mill provides residents a unique opportunity to experience the exploding vibrant city life of Downtown Raleigh. The growth in downtown Raleigh living is very exciting.  We live and work downtown and have been hearing of new housing developments, restaurants, shopping and more coming soon.

Now is the time to get in on the real estate market downtown.  If it's something you have been considering, either for investment or to get in on the new Raleigh vibe, give us a call.  We would love to share all the exciting news with you!

Due to the popularity and limited inventory of The Cotton Mill, often there are rarely listings available for sale.  If you do see an available listing, it will likely go fast!


Home Buyer Services - If you are interested in purchasing a unit in The Cotton Mill or any other area, ask us about our services for locating properties not yet on the market.  We will leave no stone unturned looking for the perfect property for you.  Downtown Raleigh Condos are a hot ticket right now.  Let us help you find the next one BEFORE anyone else does!

Home Seller Services - If you are considering selling your property in the Cotton Mill, we can help you find a buyer – likely before we list it!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Raleigh, Inside the Beltline - What Does That Really Mean?


Inside the Beltline

Homes inside the Beltline are those skirting the inside of the I-440 and I-40 forming an imaginary "belt line" around the City of Raleigh. It is made up of diverse neighborhoods, with real estate prices varying from luxury homes in the millions to condo's and town homes at a more affordable price.

There are numerous parks, greenways and country clubs with hiking and walking trails within the Raleigh Beltline, which is a huge attraction for the locals, who value the convenience of Raleigh and the business districts and yet have the feeling of open space on their doorstep.

There are wonderful restaurants and shopping inside the beltline. Business is also relocating into the beltline area - creating a great appeal for folks to move back into the inner city too.

We at Lisa Southern Real Estate are local. We have bought offices Inside the Beltline in the heart of downtown Raleigh and are renovating our home inside the beltline. We would like to assist you with your questions about living inside the belt line.

Inside the Beltline Neighborhoods

Inside the Beltline Luxury Homes

Inside the Beltline Luxury Homes

Inside the Beltline Luxury Condo's and Townhomes for Sale



Not Sure if Inside the Beltline is for you?  Let's meet and discuss your options.
No Worries - search for your ideal home here!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Triangle Price Reduced Homes - Motivated Sellers Ready to Make a Deal

Triangle Price Reduced Homes

A recent price reduction might indicated that a Seller is becoming more motivated to accept an offer.

So keeping an eye on properties like these might be a great way for you (or someone you know) to find a killer deal in this tight real estate market.

Check back often and visit these LIVE links below for all Triangle Price Reduced Homes.  Information is updated daily.

You can also refine these searches to narrow down the type of property you want.  Save your search and get the listings as soon as the price reduction hits the market.

Feel free to CONTACT US at Lisa Southern Real Estate and we can create an alert for you based on your specific criteria.  Be the first to know and snag a great deal!

Triangle Price Reduced Homes

APEX Price Reduced Homes

CARY Price Reduced Homes

FUQUAY-VARINA Price Reduced Homes

HOLLY SPRINGS Price Reduced Homes

RALEIGH Price Reduced Homes

For Information about Financing Options contact Kevin Martini  - Keller Williams Preferred Lender

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Triangle Home Search - Mobile App Home Search

Triangle Home Search - Mobile App Home Search

Search for Homes in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina and all areas of the Triangle, NC

Try this new Mobile TMLS Search app provided by Lisa Southern Real Estate - Keller Williams while out driving around looking for properties.  All data is directly fed from the MLS to my site, so you will only view accurate up to date information.

Once you are using the app, you can contact me directly with questions or requests regarding any property.  Let me know if you would like more detailed information about sales comparable data or property values.

The best feature of this app is that you can actually draw out a specific area on the map with your finger and see all the listings in that area!  Really fun!  Give it a try!

Download my FREE mobile app in 3 easy steps!

Step 1
Download the app from iTunes Store or Google Play.
Search for "Keller Williams Realty"

Step 2
Enter my agent code KW1YTZSIS at the startup of the app or via the "My Agent" button on the main menu.

Step 3
Search for homes!  

Get More Info Here

Monday, August 12, 2013

Why You Should Get a Home Inspection

Why You Should Get a Home Inspection
For most people, buying real estate is the largest investment they will ever make. But even if you buy “a bargain” it is good practice to get a home inspection done before you finalize the purchase agreement.  
Any good real estate agent giving their clients advice on how to buy a home will explain the home inspection contingency. By adding this contingency to your purchase agreement, if the home inspection reveals defects in the property, you will be able to cancel your offer without any penalties, within a specified timeframe.
What is a Home Inspection?
A good home inspection will cover all types of defects, big and small, as well as any safety issues – a broken stringer or tread on steps for example. It will also recommend where elements or items need to be serviced, repaired or replaced. In addition it will highlight any issues that are acceptable but need to be monitored for future repair or replacement. 
While a home inspection may not identify everything wrong with a house, it will usually identify key problems that most people buying real estate for the first time often won’t notice. Often a home inspector will identify a potential problem and then suggest that the buyer calls in a specialist before concluding the purchase agreement. For instance there may appear to be a plumbing or electrical problem, in which case a qualified professional needs to verify the problems and say what it’s going to cost to rectify. 
Home inspectors do not check for specialized problems like termite damage, mold, or site contamination.  
The Value of Home Inspections
When you’re buying real estate, you may need to take risks, but with a report from a good home inspector, you have several options. If the problems are major and costly, you can cancel the purchase agreement – providing of course you have a home inspection contingency clause. Alternatively you can go back to the seller and, with the help of your real estate agent, renegotiate the price or remedy the repairs. You can tell the seller you won’t buy unless he or she fixes the major problems. 
Your third option is to accept the problems and fix them yourself once you take ownership of the property. 
Thinking of Buying or Selling? I have the expertise and the contacts to assist you with all aspects of sale and purchase. I like to ensure my buyers | sellers are well looked after and I have years and years of experience to assist you professionally.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Quorum Center - Raleigh Luxury Condos

Quorum Center - Raleigh Luxury Condos

The Residence at Quorum Center are located at 323 W. Jones St on eight-floors above a six-floor office building called the Quorum Center in downtown Raleigh.

This prized location in the heart of downtown Raleigh boasts the most beautiful view of downtown Raleigh and the magnificent skyline.  1, 2, and 3 bedroom floor plans are available at Quorum Center. Due to the popularity and limited inventory of the Residence at Quorum Center, often there are no listings to display.

See All Available Listings at Quorum Center Here.

If you do see an available listing, it will likely go fast! Give us a call for a personal showing an a recent list of sales comparables.

If you are interested in purchasing a unit and do not see anything available, ask us about our services for locating properties not yet on the market.  We will leave no stone unturned looking for the perfect property for you.

Do you own a property at Quorum Center, we can help you find a buyer - likely before we list it!  We also offer expert Property Management Service.

View more Downtown Raleigh Luxury Condos here.