Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Buying a Home in Raleigh North Carolina

Buying a Home in Raleigh North Carolina

How to narrow down an area and neighborhood that is right for you.

Buying a home in Raleigh, North Carolina comes with the major challenge of narrowing down a neighborhood and even a town that is right for you. The Raleigh metro area is vast, surrounding RTP (Research Triangle Park) and connected by major highways like I 40, I 440, I 540, US 1, HWY, 64, and HWY 55. The metro area encompasses Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, Garner, Knightdale, Wake Forest, Durham, Chapel Hill and other smaller outlying towns.

Depending on where you work and your family needs, any of these cities and towns could be an option for choosing a home in the Raleigh area. It can be overwhelming. Whether you are looking for a more urban setting, suburban or rural, there are many options here. Apex, Cary and Wake Forest offer a quaint historic downtown with quintessential southern charm, while still having all major retail and dining options in the suburban areas. Downtown Raleigh offers a bustling nightlife, museums and a growing art scene. New loft style condos are drawing more people to the area. Downtown Durham is also growing into a hip urban vibe. UNC Chapel Hill and Raleigh's NC State campus areas offer a young college vibe. Suburban areas with affordable homes include Knightdale, Holly Springs, Garner, Fuquay-Varina and others.

Overall the entire Raleigh metro area is affordable, offers a wide variety of housing options and great schools. It's hard to go wrong.

Starting with your Top 5 Must Have's is a good way to start narrowing down a neighborhood that is right for you. Maybe your number one priority is commute time or schools. These two factors alone will help narrow down your search. Price point, nearby amenities, convenience to the airport, new construction vs. older homes, etc. are other things to consider.

We love helping our clients learn more about the area and we love to learn more about them. We understand that buying a home is more than just bedrooms and bathrooms, it's about the community and how you will live there. We work closely with our clients to understand their needs and guide them in the right direction. We have lived here for many years and have helped hundreds of families relocating to the area.

Take a few minutes to complete this brief questionnaire and SUBMIT to us. We will review it thoroughly and suggest some areas and neighborhoods for you to consider. And as always, we are here to answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to helping you make the right move.