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Monthly Archives: May 2021

    Local Lakes in the Raleigh-Durham Metro Area

    By Lisa Shackleford | May 28, 2021

    One of the many benefits of living in the Triangle is access to amazing outdoor recreation areas. Several of these parks feature a serene lake, which is a great way to either unwind on a long weekend or take a short stroll. Here are some of the best lakes in the region to check out.... Read More

    Community Spotlight: Prescott

    By Lisa Shackleford | May 27, 2021

    Prescott is a single-family home community in Wake Forest, North Carolina. This beautiful community is conveniently located near popular shopping, dining, and recreation centers. Prescott is carefully constructed to the highest standards, with an award-winning local builder team dedicated to creating homes that feature high quality craftsmanship, including Cantiere Homes, Gemstone Homes, ICG Homes, JPS... Read More

    Town Highlight: Morrisville

    By Lisa Shackleford | May 26, 2021

    Morrisville is a quickly expanding suburb, located in the northwest area of the Raleigh-Durham metro area. In 2021, Morrisville was ranked by Niche as the Best Place to Live In North Carolina. Its close proximity to the Research Triangle Park campus, top-rated schools, and endless things to do are all reasons why many people choose... Read More

    Kitchen Makeovers: How to get the most bang for your buck.

    By Lisa Shackleford | May 25, 2021

    Kitchen renovations can be very costly, but are a necessary evil of any homeowner who stays in their home for any substantial duration of time. While it can be an all-consuming project, here are some tips for making updates without breaking the bank.  Swap Out Your Fixtures  Switching out fixtures like cabinet pulls, light fixtures,... Read More

    The #1 Residential Real Estate Team in Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill

    By Admin | May 25, 2021

    We have exciting news! The Jim Allen Group was recognized by the Triangle Business Journal as the Highest Producing Real Estate Team in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Area in 2020. This is the 25th year in a row that we’ve claimed this title! Click the preview below to see how we stack up to our peers in... Read More

    Is Now the Best Time to Buy or Sell a Home?

    By Admin | May 24, 2021

    With new businesses announcing expansions in the Triangle area and a high-demand real estate market, you might be asking if now is the right time to buy or sell a home. Watch The Jim Allen Group Realtor® Daniel Harmon speak with My Carolina CBS17 on how to approach buying or selling in today’s market for... Read More

    4 Reasons Why the Triangle Housing Market is So Hot in 2021

    By Lisa Shackleford | May 24, 2021

    A few months into 2021, the housing market in the Raleigh-Durham area is still in the midst of record-setting growth with no signs of slowing down. The Mortgage Bankers Association reports mortgage originations are set to grow by more than 16 percent nationally this year, which is a record rate. While many of the homebuying... Read More

    Best Thrift Shops in the Triangle

    By Lisa Shackleford | May 21, 2021

    Whether you are on a budget or environmentally conscious, thrifting is a great way to save money while saving the planet. There are tons of amazing thrift stores in the Triangle that carry a great variety of high quality, gently-used items. Below are a few of the best in the Raleigh-Durham area.  TROSA Thrift Store–... Read More

    Community Spotlight: Wexford Reserve

    By Lisa Shackleford | May 20, 2021

    Wexford Reserve is an amazing custom-built, single-family home community, conveniently located in the highly sought-after town of Wake Forest, North Carolina. This community is presented by the area’s most sought-after custom home builders and development team, which includes AR Homes | Monterey Bay, Britt Construction of NC, Dougher Development, Grande Manor Homes, Speight Built, Stellar... Read More

    Town Highlight: Louisburg

    By Lisa Shackleford | May 19, 2021

    Louisburg is located just north of Raleigh and is the county seat of Franklin County. The town is only a 31-mile drive from downtown Raleigh and a 40-mile drive to the Research Triangle Park. This small town is the kind of place where everyone knows each other, and you feel a sense of security when... Read More