Knightdale NC Single Family Home & Permits Recap for July 2012

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Hot Hot Hot –  Knightdale, NC’s real estate that is!  The Town of Knightdale has reported that there is an encouraging trend in the Planning Department regarding single-family residential permits.  A number of new Knightdale subdivisions are going in which is driving the requests for new residential construction permits through the roof!  For particulars regarding the permit increases check out  Stats for the overall Knightdale single family homes in July 2012 show that 29% of the real estate activity included homes that either sold or went under contract, compared with 24% in July 2011.  More on that in the…

Knightdale Real Estate Market Report

Knightdale Real Estate Market Recap for July 2012If you’re considering moving to, from or around Knightdale, NC it’s important to have the right information.

Our Knightdale real estate market reports will give you a good overview of how detached homes for sale in Knightdale, NC peformed during the month of July.

The pie chart show the break down of the detached homes for sale in Knightdale NC that are newly active, active, pending or closed in July. 

The tables below break down the information into detail to show highs and lows plus averages for the beds, baths, square feet, list price, price per square foot and also the days on market for the area.  

Newly Active Knightdale Homes for Sale:

Knightdale New Active Real Estate July 2012

Take a sneak peak at all the new homes for sale in Knightdale NC last month (in alphabetical order by subdivisions).  If you’d like a more customized search, you can save a search outlining your unique home needs and get FREE e-mails with onlyhomes for sale in the Triangle that match YOUR criteria.

Active homes for sale in Knightdale NC last month

Knightdale Active Real Estate July 2012

*When you’re ready to see homes for sale in Knightdale, NC or really any homes for sale in the Triangle area contact us, we are here to help every step of the way.

Homes in Knightdale, NC that went under contract in July

Knightdale Pending Real Estate July 2012

Knightdale homes SOLD in July

Knightdale Closed Real Estate July 2012

For quick comparison:  This month there were 34 closed homes in July compared with only 24 in July 2011!

If you’ve been considering a move to Knightdale, NC, would like more information on selling a home in Knightdale, or would simply like to discuss your Wake County real estate needs call or e-mail me.  I’d love to chat!

*Any reference to TMLS data is based on information from Triangle MLS, which neither guarantees nor is in any way responsible for its accuracy. All data is provided ‘AS IS’ and with all faults. Data maintained by Triangle MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market.

Can We Really Still Build a NEW Home in the Triangle?

So you think you would like to build your dream home…

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It’s that time of the year around here.  Our market always heats up in February here in the Triangle and this year is proving that statement truer than ever!  

As you probably have read not only on our blog but other press releases as well; The Triangle is bursting with accolades!

So it comes as no surprise to anyone that the majority of inquiries these days are from folks putting a plan to their dream of moving and relocating to Raleigh NC (or Cary, Apex, Holly Springs etc..)  And how I can relate…  I remember almost 20 years ago putting our plan to move from Canada into action.  The dream is very real…

One of the attractions I’m hearing from buyers is the fact that we actually still have new construction going on!  Mind you it slowed quite a bit over the past few years but it’s still available.  Just this past week-end a client from NJ came into town for an overview and fell in love with a new home subdivision…

But just what can you expect when investigating new homes and new subdivisions?  AVillages of Apex lot of differences!

For one; some of the developers are foregoing the pool/tennis court area as they feel they just don’t get enough interest from homeowners.  So if a pool and or tennis court is a necessity for your family be sure to check that out.  Or perhaps it’s a larger lot your looking for…  here in the Triangle you do have a choice.  When getting ready to buy we have a series of posts that you won’t want to miss outlining the details of buying a home in Wake County..

What about pricing?  That varies as well depending on where and who the builder is.  For example right now in Cary NC there are 121 new homes for sale in our TMLS
Here’s a link to the new construction being offered in Cary NC – homes are organized by subdivision.  Below you’ll see what our TMLS shows as averages in Cary in Wake County;

New construction in Cary NC

Let’s compare:

There are 96 Apex new homes for sale

New construction in Apex NC
There are 76 Holly Springs new homes for sale

New construction in Holly Springs NC

There are 96 Fuquay Varina new homes for sale

New construction in Fuquay Varina NC

So if your dream plans include new construction here in the Triangle – just call and let’s chat.  There’s a lot to talk about!!

Merging 2 HUGE builders – who wins?

mergerBy now you have probably heard about the merger between Pulte and Centex builders as announced today – Pulte to acquire Centex in $3.1 billion stock-and-debt deal – Apr. 8, 2009.  I heard that it’s to be rolled out sometime in 3Q of this year.

Reading about the merger I couldn’t help but wonder how this will affect the Raleigh market.  Builders in our market have had a terrible time – (especially those with loans through SunTrust) – and we’ve even seen some of the bigger national trac builders file for bankruptcy protection. 

However these two builders Centex and Pulte have a long history in our market and have built some very nice developments.  They’ve ranked in the #2 & #3 spot of residential builders (respectfully) here in the Triangle according to the TBJ 2009 Book of Lists.  There’s a breakdown of their sales figure and activity as reported today by the Triangle Business Journal.

Let’s explore what you’ll find on the market in the Raleigh area to buy one of these builder’s homes.  Here’s what you’ll find available;

builders merger

Subdivisions; Amber Ridge, Churchill, Harrington Pointe, Heritage Wake Forest, Highland Creek, Peyton Hall, Sumerlyn, Weston Oaks.  Townhomes at Greenbrier adn Stone Creek Village


builders merger

Subdivision; Sutton Place, Harmony Glen.  Townhomes at McCrimmon at the Park and Creekkside at Tryon Village


Next we’ll see which one is getting those buyers in today.  According to the TMLS it’s a tie – they both have 15 homes under contract.

Centex reports 41 sales so far this year between $135,000 – $490,000, and they averaged 96% of lit price.  Pulte has 14 closed so far this year between $199,500 – $519,900.  They succeeded in receiving an average of 91% of their list price.

So hard to say who will win – except it’s for sure that they will dominate the Raleigh real estate market with their combined activity.  It will be exciting to watch.

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One Solid Rock!About the author:  Pamela is with  The St. Peter HomeSelling Team at Prudential YSU Realty in the Triangle. 


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