Golf Courses in the Triangle Area

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I was recently asked by a client that is looking to relocate to the Triangle which golf courses are public or private. Additionally, which of those courses have communities attached to them. While there was a lot of information about the courses themselves, many of them didn’t have the ability to see the community that was attached. I knew the big ones: Prestonwood, Briar Creek, Governors Club, Wakefield, Heritage, Hasentree, North Hills, 12 Oaks and MacGregor Downs to name a few. But what about the others? I took some time to compile a list of country clubs in the area. They are listed with membership and contact information. While this may not be an all-inclusive list, it should contain the majority of the golf courses in the Triangle and their affiliated neighborhoods. I welcome your feedback and contribution to this list.

Interested in purchasing a home in one of these beautiful communities?  Give me a call at 919-964-0732 or visit my website at http://www.welcomehomerealtync.com


Name/Web Site City Type Phone Website
Bentwinds Fuquay Varina Private Club 919-552-5656 http://www.bentwinds.org/
Brier Creek Country Club Raleigh Private 919-206-4653 http://www.briercreekcc.com/
Capital Golf Center Raleigh Range 919-570-6500 http://www.capital-golf.com/
Carolina CC Raleigh Private 919-787-2134 http://www.carolinacc.net/
Carolina Lakes Sanford Public 919-499-5421 http://www.carolinalakesgc.com/
Carolina Trace Sanford Private 919-499-5611 http://www.carolinatracecc.com/en/
CC of Johnston County Smithfield Public 919-934-4544 http://www.ccjohnstoncounty.com/
Cedar Grove Hillsborough Public 919-732-8397 http://thecedargrovegolf.com/.asp?HID=546&
Chapel Hill CC Chapel Hill Private 919-932-2857 http://www.chcountryclub.com/viewCustomPage.aspx?id=56
Chapel Ridge Pittsboro Semi-Private 919-545-2242 http://www.chapelridgegolfclub.com/
Croasdaile CC Durham Private 919-383-2517 http://www.croasdailecountryclub.com/
Crooked Creek Fuquay Varina Semi-Private 919-557-7529 http://www.playcrookedcreek.com/
Crossings at Grove Park Durham Public 919-596-7298 http://www.crossingsgolf.com/
Devils Ridge Holly Springs Semi-Private 919-557-6100 http://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Devils-Ridge-Golf-Club
Duke University Durham Public 919-681-2288 http://golf.duke.edu/
Eagle Ridge Garner Public 919-661-6300 http://www.rgac.com/er-golf.cfm
Falls Village Durham Public 919-596-4653 http://www.fallsvillagegolf.com/
Finley Chapel Hill Public 919-962-2349 http://www.uncfinley.com/
Garner CC Garner Private 919-772-2587 http://www.garnergolf.com/
Governers Club Chapel Hill Private 919-918-7214 http://www.governorsclub.com/
Hasentree Wake Forest Private 959-556-3429 http://www.hasentreecountryclub.com/
Hedingham Raleigh Public 919-250-3030 http://www.rgac.com/hh-golf.cfm
Heritage Club Wake Forest Semi-Private 919-453-2020 http://www.playheritagegolf.com/
Hidden Valley Willow Springs Semi-Private 919-639-4071 http://www.golflink.com/golf-courses/course.aspx?course=672045
Hillandale Durham Public 919-286-4211 http://www.hillandalegolf.com/
Hope Valley Durham Private 919-489-6565 http://www.hvcc.org/
Knights Play Apex Range & Par-3 919-303-4653 http://www.knightsplay.com/
Lake Winds Rougemont Public 919-471-4653 http://www.lakewindsgolfcourse.com/
Lakeshore Durham Public 919-596-2401 http://www.lakeshoregc.com/
Lochmere Cary Semi-Private 919-851-0611 http://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Lochmere-Golf-Club
MacGregor Downs Cary Private 919-467-1895 http://www.macgregordowns.org/Club/Scripts/Home/home.asp
Mill Creek Mebane Public 919-563-4653 http://www.golfmillcreek.com/
North Ridge Raleigh Private 919-847-0796 http://www.northridgecountryclub.org/
Occoneechee Hillsborough Semi-Private 919-732-3435 http://www.occoneechee.com/
Olde Liberty Youngsville Semi-Private 919-554-4690 http://www.rgac.com/ol-golf.cfm
Paschal Wake Forest Public 919-556-5861 http://paschalgolfclub.net/
Pine Hollow Clayton Public 919-553-4554 http://pinehollowgolf.com/
Plantation Golf Clayton Public 919-553-5247
Preserve at Jordan Lake Chapel Hill Semi-Private 919-542-5501 http://www.thepreservegolf.com/
Prestonwood Cary Private 919-467-9601 http://prestonwood.com/
Quail Ridge Sanford Public 919-776-6623 http://www.quailridgegolfcourse.com/
Raleigh CC Raleigh Private 919-231-6451 http://www.raleighcc.com/
River Ridge Raleigh Semi-Private 919-661-8374
Riverwood Clayton Semi-Private 919-550-1919
Siler City CC Siler City Semi-Private 919-742-3721 http://www.silercitycountryclub.com/
Tee to Green Range Apex Range 919-362-1233 http://www.teetogreenapex.com/
Tobacco Road Sanford Public 919-775-1940 http://www.tobaccoroadgolf.com/
Treyburn CC Durham Private 919-620-0055 http://www.treyburncc.com/
Triangle Golf Center Raleigh Range 919-848-0231 http://www.trianglegolfcomplex.com/
Twin Lakes Chapel Hill Public 919-933-1024 http://www.golf-twinlakes.com/
Umstead Pines Durham Private 919.383.5511 http://www.umsteadpines.com/
Wakefield (TPC) Raleigh Private 919-488-5100 http://www.tpcwakefieldplantation.com/
Wendell CC Wendell Public 919-365-7337 http://www.wendellcc.com/
Wildwood Green Raleigh Semi-Private 919-846-8376 http://www.wildwoodgreen.com/
Wil-Mar Raleigh Public 919-266-1800 http://wil-margolf.com/
Zebulon CC Zebulon Semi-Private 919-269-8311 http://www.zebuloncountryclub.org/


Does my home need be show ready before listing?

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I get this question – a lot.  Sellers are anxious to get their homes on the market and get it sold.  They want to move on with their lives.

The answer is quite simply, “Yes”.  Patience Pays! Why?  Here are seven reasons:

1) My photographer will be there.  He will take photos to highlight your homes features.  These photos will be syndicated on 1000’s of websites.  It will be the first opportunity more than 90% of homebuyers see your home. Your home needs to be in the best shape possible for these photos.

2) Getting your home “show ready” is more than minor touch ups of paint.  It includes decluttering, repairing trim, staging, maintenance (especially sewer if you have one), landscaping, replacing old carpet, etc.  If buyers walk in and see things that are not in proper order, they will over estimate the amount required to fix them and undervalue your home.

3) Even with the low inventory, buyers are still looking for a deal.  They are willing to wait for the right house or the right community. Many have just enough for the down payment and don’t have extra money to throw in for that new carpet or to paint the house.

4) Put yourself into the buyer’s perspective.  If you were shown two homes; one in great condition and one that needed a couple thousand dollars worth of work, which would you choose?

5) Homes that are show ready sell faster and for higher amounts than those that aren’t.  Even if you agree to fix items during due diligence and while the home is listed.  On average homes that need work are on the market for 3 times longer than those ready to go.

6) Realtors will stop showing your home if it is not in great condition.  We Realtors are gossipy types.  We love to talk about what’s on the market. If your home isn’t in the best shape, the whole town will know pretty quickly.

7) I address these concerns with my sellers before the home is listed.  I suggest that they get their homes “Certified Pre-Owned”.  That way they are in the best shape possible to get the best amount possible for their home.

Don’t know what Certified Pre-Owned is?  Give me a call and find out. 919-964-0732, welcomehomerealtync@gmail.com or http://www.welcomehomerealtync.com


5 Tips Every Real Estate Investor Should Know

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Ever thought about buying property to renovate and flip or hold and rent?  Don’t know where to start?  Starting as a real estate investor can be a daunting task and is completely different than investing in the stock market.  Here are 10 tips to start your path as a real estate investor.

1)    Know your budget – The price of the investment property is only the beginning of the expense.  If financing, talk to a broker that is knowledgeable in investment property.  They can give you guidance in costs to obtain the loan and monthly mortgage expenses.  Make sure you have an inspection done to know what repairs need to be made and any other hidden gems (mold, insect infestation, structural damages).  Do research on tax impacts of real estate investing on both a local, state and federal level.

Determine what carrying costs will be for vacancies (utilities, home owner associations, insurance, maintenance, marketing, management fees, and mortgage costs).  Make sure to factor that into the budget.

Do your research to determine what the property would rent for.  What return are you looking for?  Make sure opportunity costs are factored into that return and get your rental rates priced right to minimize the vacancy costs.  Is the neighborhood appreciating or depreciating?

2)    Talk to other investors – Get feedback on your questions from other investors.  Many cities have investor networks that are looking to collaborate or mastermind with. Look on Facebook, Meetup or other sites to find a meeting.  If you have questions, they can be a good place to find guidance.

3)    Know the history – If buying property where a tenant is in place.  Find out more about it.  Payment history, repair requests, damages, background, lease terms.  This can affect the terms of the contract and factors into your budget and goals.

4)    Know your exit strategy – How long do you want to own and rent this property?  What are your 1, 2, 5, and 10 year horizons?  Is this a stepping stone to buying other properties?  Is this going to help with your retirement plans?  What are you going to do when you no longer want to invest?

5)    Build your team – Surround yourself with professionals that can help you throughout your journey.  Consult a Realtor, financial planner, tax specialist, mortgage broker, property manager, building inspector and attorney, among others.  Make sure they are knowledgeable with investment property.

For more information about real estate investing, click here.


Triangle Home Market August 2013

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The results for August homes sales are in for the Triangle.  2013 continues to see lower inventory in all of the Triangle markets.  In August we saw Wake County’s inventory drop below three months to 2.9.  Durham County and Orange County dropped to 3.3 and 3.7 respectively.  

Prices are continuing to rise despite the increase in interest rates.  Average sales price in Wake County was $262k.  Durham was $203k and Orange was $336k

Average Days on Market for Wake County was 84.  Durham 96 and Orange 94.

What does this mean?  Right now there is a slight sellers market going on.  Inventory is needed to balance out the demand for the buyers out there.  Whether you are buying or selling, it is a great time to get in on the action.  Email me at welcomehomerealtync@gmail.com if you have any questions about the market in the Triangle, NC area.