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Ryan Fitzgerald is a Raleigh area Realtor® representing buyers and sellers in the greater Triangle, North Carolina area. Ryan maintains this blog to help you learn about Real Estate. Please check back regularly, or register for our newsletter, as we continue to deliver high quality, local real estate content.

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What Are The Best Neighborhoods in Raleigh, NC

The Best Neighborhoods in Raleigh, NC:

  • Oakwood (Downtown)
  • Cameron Village
  • Boylan Heights
  • Hayes Barton
  • Mordecai
  • Downtown
  • Historic South Park
  • North Hills
  • Wakefield
  • Falls River
  • Brier Creek
  • Five Points
  • Stonehenge
  • Six Forks
  • Glenwood Ave
  • Oberlin/Glenwood
  • NC State

When it comes to buying a home, Raleigh is an incredible place to plant roots. The population is growing fast and consists of just under 500,000 residents. On average, there are 40 people moving to the Raleigh area daily and the county has a net growth of nearly 70 people per day. There are significant qualities that influence the influx of people wanting to call Raleigh home. 

Being a hub for various technology companies, finest

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Best Neighborhoods in Cary, NC

BEST NEIGHBORHOODS IN CARY, NC LOCAL REAL ESTATE AND HOMES FOR SALE

If you're looking for the best neighborhoods in Cary, NC you should contact us and let us know exactly what you're looking for in a neighborhood. The more information you give us the more we can personalize the right Cary neighborhoods to your lifestyle. There are so many different types of homes, neighborhoods, price ranges in Cary and once we know what your priorities are it will be easier for us to help you find a great home.

One of the first questions you'll need to ask yourself is if you'd prefer to buy a new construction home in Cary or in a mature neighborhood, likely with larger lots and more trees.

Here is a jump-to list of the best neighborhoods in Cary, NC (or scroll down):

  1. Amberly
  2. Carpenter
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Downtown Raleigh Restaurants

It was a tough job eating at so many of the best downtown Raleigh restaurants, someone had to do it though!

Let me start by saying this article was damn near impossible to write. My article on the best restaurants in Raleigh was likely even easier since I had 17 restaurants to choose from. Narrowing it down to 7 of the best downtown Raleigh restaurants can change any day of the week depending on my mood or appetite. If you're looking for great food, you can't go wrong heading in the direction of Moore Square. 

Poole's Diner in Downtown Raleigh NC - One of the Best Downtown Raleigh Restaurants

This article is going to give the folks who are visiting Raleigh the opportunity to try some of the best cuisines our city has to offer and if you're a local, you already know how underrated our restaurant

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7 Major Home Inspection Issues - Common Home Inspection Problems 

7 Major Home Inspection Issues and Common Questions Answered

If your home inspection turns up any of these 7 major issues it could be time to negotiate some mandatory fixes with the seller before you proceed with purchasing the home. After a home inspection, issues are going to arise. If you are a first time home buyer try not to freak out because this is why you hired a home inspector, to find the issues with the home! This gives the buyers an opportunity to negotiate some reasonable requests before purchasing the home. Some requests will be mandatory fixes or the buyer will choose to find another home.

If any of these major home inspection issues come back on your home inspection report you'll really want to hire experts to come in and

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17 Irresistible Restaurants in Raleigh, NC

WARNING: Your taste buds may never be the same after you try these Restaurants in Raleigh, NC!

If your mouth isn't watering yet, just wait until you see the pictures and read about each restaurant in Raleigh!

While our website is focused on real estate, and helping people find homes for sale - we love to provide value and local guides. It was a difficult task, eating at so many great local Raleigh area restaurants, but somebody had to do it!

The recipe (pun intended), for making our best Restaurants in Raleigh list, involves a commitment to high-quality ingredients, customer experience, and bonus points to those restaurants who aren't afraid to stray from the status quo. A lot of these also appear on

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Living in Garner, NC

Moving to Garner, NC

One of the first questions many folks moving to Garner, NC ask us is what are the best neighborhoods in Garner? A great question for those who plan to relocate to the area and are looking for more information on the best places to live in Garner. Now that we have answered what is likely you first question it's time to give you more information on the 5 things you should know before moving here.

Moving to Garner, NC a fast-growing Raleigh, North Carolina Suburb

Garner, NC - General Information

Did you know Amazon just made the move to Garner opening one of its largest distribution warehouses in the country? People are seeking out Garner for it's great location to Raleigh and it's affordability! You really can't beat the combination of location and affordability. With that being said,

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Living in Durham, NC

Find out why 70+ people are Moving to the Durham area Daily in 2020

Moving to Durham, NC 2017 - Reasons to Love Living in Durham, NC. Raleigh Realty - Infographic

For anyone moving to the Durham, NC or considering the move, you'll want to be sure to read this article first! 

There are so many things to do in Durham a lot of which you will find in this article. The city itself is located just west of Raleigh and north of Chapel Hill and has a population of around 275,000.

Is Durham a good place to live?

Many folks have written reviews online around living in Durham and the city was recently ranked as the 23rd best city to live in the United States by Livability. That score should only continue to improve as well since Durham is a city committed to being great and finding ways to improve whether it's increasing

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What Does Contingent Mean in Real Estate - 7 Takeaways on what contingent means!

What Does Contingent Mean in Real Estate?

When searching for a home for sale, you may have encountered a variety of different sales statuses online. Beyond just “for sale” and “closed,” you may have also seen other common sales statuses such as “pending” or “contingent.” These phrases indicate where in the sales process the home is in. Understanding the differences between these statuses can help you identify properties that may still be available for purchase, and will help you better understand how to move forward if you’re interested in putting in an offer on any of them.

A contingency clause doesn't necessarily mean all hope is lost for prospective buyers. Different states have different laws as it surrounds contingencies so you'll

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Living in Raleigh, NC

Find out why 70+ people are Moving to Raleigh Daily in 2020

Moving to Raleigh, NC 2018 Guide - 15 Things to Know BEFORE You Relocate

For anyone moving to Raleigh, NC or considering the move, you'll want to be sure to read this article first! If you're curious about living in Raleigh, just check out all of the great affordable homes for sale in Raleigh, NC!

Did you know Raleigh was recently ranked as the #1 best city for quality of life in the United States by Numbeo, and the second-best city for quality of life in the world?! - The secret is out about Raleigh, North Carolina!

One thing most people don't realize about Raleigh is just how big live music is. When you close down the main streets in the city, for a live concert, you know it's important:

Live Music in Raleigh NC a Great Reason to Move to the area!

Here are 15 things you should

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8 Essential Skills You'll Need as a Real Estate Agent or Realtor

8 Essential Skills You’ll Need as a Real Estate Agent 

Being a real estate agent requires a diverse skill set that is unlike any other profession. When I think of the qualities of a successful Real Estate Agent there are 8 that come to mind that stand out more than any others. You can leave your resume at the door because a sheet of paper with your credentials isn't going to get you far in this industry, you will want a tape measure though (believe me they come in extremely handy). Agents wear a plethora of hats - we’re salespeople, marketers, entrepreneurs, and even therapists sometimes! In this post, we’ll be detailing some of the skills that set up real estate agents for success.

1. Perseverance

Many people are attracted to real

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