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Hello, thanks for stopping by today. WOW – what a spring market – it’s seems like months since I’ve been able to write even a few lines. Here is a short update on “right now” conditions of the market in Raleigh and Cary real estate.

#1. Houses are selling! (check out some of the homes we’ve sold on MartiHampton.com – click under recent home sales)

#2. Currently we enjoy a buyers market, meaning much of real estate is “on sale”. This won’t last — the stock market is already reacting to reports indicating that the end of the curve is in sight. I encourage you to buy while there is still an advantage for buyer’s.

Now for an update on a wonderful new neighborhood: One of the ways you become really good at real estate is to know what’s available and where to take your buyers for exceptional home values that are likely to appreciate well in the coming years. Recently we found such a neighborhood in Renaissance Park. We especially like WinStar homes. The location should appeal to RTP workers, NCSU Faculty, and anyone that likes South Glenwood and downtown Raleigh conveniences but prefers a quality “home” versus an expensive condo. Here is what one of my team members, Claire Slaughter, had to say about Winstar Homes in Renaissance Park .

The first thing you notice when you visit these charming, award winning detached homes is the phenomenal use of space — the unique floor plans, designed by WinStar partner Cindy Morris, allow for both large open living space and privacy from neighbors that defy their property lines and total square footage. Every detail of design down to the elimination of unnecessary hallways and the placement of windows ensure a sense of both spaciousness and intimacy.

Not only will the space amaze you, but the quality of materials used to build these homes far exceeds those in comparably priced neighborhoods close to downtown. There are hardwood floors, ceramic tile baths, granite countertops, detached garages accessed by rear alleyways, screened porches, large front porches — everything you would expect to find in a gracious Southern home.

The crown jewel of the neighborhood is Olin Place, a village green made up of separate “garden rooms” designed by landscape design students at NC State University.

This wonderful area will be a place for neighbors to sit and talk, walk their pets, and gather as a community surrounded by beautiful ornamental trees, shrubs, and grasses. Fountains, tables, benches and chairs will be scattered throughout inviting residents to linger and enjoy their neighborhood—and their neighbors!

The exteriors of the Capital Collection were designed with perfectly planned streetscapes to ensure an old town mix of elevations and colors. You will feel as if you are living in a small Southern town where every home was custom built along a quiet neighborhood street.

In addition to all this, you live in a community with the modern suburban amenities of a large, beautiful clubhouse, exercise facility, pool and tennis courts.

Moving to the Capital Collection of homes means you will live in a neighborhood of people in all stages of life—singles, young families, and empty nesters — who want to live in a small Southern town just steps away from the business, entertainment, nightlife and excitement of a new Southern city — Raleigh!

Come see this “new -old” neighborhood coming to life inside Renaissance Park, a collection of neighborhoods created by Wakefield Development just minutes from downtown Raleigh.

Thanks, Claire – attached you will find photos of Winstar Homes. Call us – we’ve got some very special incentives here.

Come back soon.

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