2013 Wake County Parade of Homes begins this Weekend!

Wake County Parade logo

This Saturday, October 5 marks the beginning of the

The 48th Annual  Wake County Parade of Homes!

Dates: October 5-6, 11-13, and 18-20, 2013

More information can be found online at www.ParadeOfHomesWake.com

Linda Trevor & Co is also participating this year at our New Construction neighborhood, Lakestone Village!

For more details, call Kevin Starkey at (919) 685-6266.

New Construction Homes in Lakestone Village!

Are you in the market for a new construction home?  Why not check out these three new listings in Lakestone Village!

Click on the photos for more information!

400 Duchart Lane, Fuquay-Varina, NC

400 Duchart Lane, Fuquay-Varina, NC

1229 Old Bramble Ln, Fuquay-Varina, NC

1229 Old Bramble Ln, Fuquay-Varina, NC

1604 Old Bramble Ln, Fuquay-Varina, NC

1604 Old Bramble Ln, Fuquay-Varina, NC

Linda Trevor Speaks to News14 Carolina on the First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit

The First-time Homebuyer Tax Credit is the news of the day and as the deadline to use this approaches, consumers want to know their options.  News14 Carolina approached Linda Trevor to find out her opinion.  “Buyers should definitely be active right now, looking around, searching on the Internet, getting out, looking at homes a little bit closer so they have plenty of time and not feel the pressure.”   Click here to view more of Linda’s interview

News & Observer Features Linda Trevor

Linda Trevor was recently featured in the News and Observer’s Real Estate section for a buy-to-sell deal.  In the article, Raleigh NC Homes for Sale, the author references a transaction where Linda represented the Seller and helped facilitate a successful outcome for her client.  Read the full story here.

 

Villages of Apex

The Villages of Apex is located in the heart of historic downtown Apex. From a luxury condominium to a Brownstone or Georgetown with historic influence, there is a home style to suite every taste. The village center features the finest restaurants, charming cafes, upscale boutiques and open air plazas.

Neighborhood Facts

The Villages of Apex is a mixed-use community planned to function as an extension of the current downtown Apex historic district. The Villages of Apex will include 1,300 condos, townhouses and homes, a 13 acre park, 35 miles of walkways, 80,000 square feet of office space, 220,000 square feet of retail shops, and a private elementary school when completed.

Price Range

Townhomes range from $290,000 to the mid $450,000’s. Square footage ranges from 1900-3600SF.

Single Family Homes range from $315,000 to the mid $550,000’s. Square footage ranges from 1800-4000+SF.

Age Range

New Construction

Unique Community Feature

The Villages of Apex is very conducive to walking and community. Residents can step out the front door, stroll down the street to enjoy dinner at a fine restaurant, pick up a gift at a boutique, or stop for coffee in a quaint café.

Amenities

Amenities include a clubhouse with pool, quaint cafes, boutiques, and fine restaurants, Class-A office space, a 13 acre town park, a two acre dog park, a fishing pond and miles of paved sidewalks and greenway trails throughout the community.

Location

Historic Downtown Apex, NC

Directions

From Raleigh take US Hwy 64 West. Turn left on Laura Duncan.
Laura Duncan turns into North Mason – Take a left onto
Old Mill
Village Drive. Sales Center on the Right

Website

www.thevillagesofapex.com

Update: HUD Says No More Incentives for Using Affiliated Builders

Update:  The January 16th date has been postponed until April 16, 2009.  Here is an expert from the Appraisal Institute regarding the matter. Still be aware that if you if you close after April 16th then the Builder will not be able to offer the incentive(s).

HUD Delays Affiliated-Lender Rule Implementation

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s ban on builders from offering discounts to homebuyers that use their affiliated mortgage companies has been pushed back to April 16 after the National Association of Home Builders filed a complaint with the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., seeking to block the rule’s implementation, originally set for January 16.  For the full article click here.

 

 

 

 

Effective January 16, builders can no longer offer home buyers incentives, such as a guaranteed interest rate on a mortgage, for using an affiliated mortgage company.  One of the Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) motivating factors behind this statue was to provide additional buyer protection and encourage consumers to shop around for the best possible interest rate.  This is great news for the Buyer, but still beware of those incentives.  It might take a while for some builders to catch on to the new rule.

Click here for information on this new rule  from BuilderOnline.com

Johnson’s Landing – Victorian Charm in Fuquay Varina

If you are looking for Victorian charm then head on over to Johnson’s Landing. This neighborhood boasts of lovely victorian style homes divided among three neighborhood sections: the Estates, the Villas and the Gardens.  The Estates offer water side living with charming old-style, Victorian floor plans, detailed workmanship, and lake front lots.  As part of this year’s Parade of Homes, Johnson Landing is showcasing “The Southport” for home buyers’ to tour.

The Villas of Johnson’s Landing offers carefree living for those wanting low maintenance homes.  These homes have bright, open floor plans, first floor master quarters and a 2 car garage.  The Garden section features more traditional and transitional style homes filled with the conveniences needed to for today’s busy lifestyle.  Prices start in the $250’s for Garden and Villa homes and the high $300s for the Estate homes.

Johnson’s Landing surrounds a breathtaking 10-acre pond and will offer endless amenities including a large, lakefront lodge/clubhouse, swimming pool with pool house, walking paths, and natural open spaces. 

New homes and lots are currently available for sale. Choose a builder from the Johnson’s Landing team or bring one of your own! Contact Linda Trevor & Company for additional information on this neighborhood at 919-469-6543.

Location: Hwy 55, just 4 miles from the intersection of Hwy 55 and 401 in Fuquay Varina, and just a 30 minute drive to Fort Bragg.