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Meadowmont – Chapel Hill luxury townhomes nestled in a walking community 

 Luxury townhomes from $900K+

A short walk to banks, grocery, restaurants, coffee and more, Meadowmont provides a great opportunity for people who would like the convenience of townhome living in a walkable neighborhood.  These luxury townhomes are nearly new, very spacious and quality built.   Whether it is for a quart of milk or to pick up your medicines, do your banking or simply relax at an outdoor café, you are right around the corner.  Also close to the University of North Carolina and minutes to RDU International airport. 


Great dog park in Chapel Hill NC 
Got dog? You will love this dog park in Chapel Hill's Southern Park. Conveniently located near Southern Village south of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Walk your dog on the walking paths starting from Southern Village to this huge enclosed park. Nestled in a lightly wooded area and well mulched with hardwood mulch. Separate small dog and large dog fenced areas with “entry gated areas.” Picnic shelter and table. A great way to meet your neighbors both human and canine! 

Selling your house for more money in the Triangle area 

Market statistics for 2009 in the Triangle area in North Carolina show the importance of condition and pricing.  Houses that show well and priced right are selling for 11% closer to the initial asking price and in 66 days less time according to local real estate statistician Stacy Anfindson.  Here are some tips for selling your house sooner and for more money if you live in Chapel Hill and Hillsborough, Durham, Cary, Raleigh or Chatham County.


Houses sell quickly if fixed up and priced right! 
Stats are now available to demonstrate the importance of getting your house ready to sell and pricing it properly! Wouldn’t you prefer to sell in 49 days vs. 115 days? And get 96% of your listed price rather than 85%? The Triangle area of North Carolina's statistical expert, Stacy Anfindson of the TARR Report shows the importance of pricing and condition to sell in this market.  You can forget about the concept that the buyers can choose what they like! Buyers can’t visualize the end product and will discount heavily what has to be done!   Here is what you need to do to put the money in your pocket. 

Sell your house more quickly and for more money! 
Statistics are now available in the Triangle area in North Carolina to demonstrate what we real estate professionals have been preaching to sellers forever! Price and condition! Houses that show well and are priced well show a big statistical advantage over other houses. It affects Days on Market (DOM) and % of listing price. And, yes, if the condition is good and the price is fair, you can even find multiple offers on your house! This Spring I was involved in FOUR multiple offers!  And we sold one of our listings in the FIRST week!  Those were in great condition and properly priced.  Price range does have something to do with that – first time buyer properties have many more prospects than do the higher priced homes. How much of a difference does pricing/condition make?  There are actual statistics that show this...

A Mortgage Credit Score? 
FICO scoring seems to be adding a new dimension for those getting mortgages! Hidden in some newscasts was an announcement that there would be a new way to “score” people – called the BEACON® Mortgage Score. 

Understanding Tax Revaluations  
Understanding tax assessments and tax rates can be a challenge in a reassessment year! If you are looking at the information for a property in the Multiple Listing and you are trying to figure out what the taxes will be, CAUTION! 
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