Melanie Jones's Blog Posts

U.S. Housing Market Slows

Last Christmas, I went to Charlotte for some holiday cheer and to see some friends who had relocated to the Queen City. 2017 had been a great year for real estate and with all the articles in Forbes

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Morgan Street Food Hall OPEN in RALEIGH

Raleigh took another jump forward in the food scene today with the opening of the much anticipated (and delayed) Morgan Street Food Hall located at 411 West Morgan Street. The concept is a group

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Cary Listed As Top 10 Housing Market For New Buyers

As a real estate agent, I subscribe to many newsletters and trade publications so I can analyze industry trends and compare them to our local market. As you have read many times before, The Triangle

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2106 Reaves Dr In Raleigh ITB

My newest listing has all the charm and space you want in a home. HOME TOUR Located in Raleigh's friendliest neighborhood, this ITB gem has over 4,000 square feet and a beautiful,

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Termites In Raleigh

In a surprising turn of events, the temperature in Raleigh will hit above 80 for the first time this spring. And with the warm weather I am reminded of some of the downsides of living in

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2726 Anderson Drive Raleigh

I love when I get the chance to list a home in my neighborhood. Not only does it mean my client is  probably a friend, but I can easily showcase the best features of the area.  

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Zillow To Buy And Sell Homes Will Raleigh Be Next

Zillow announced it will begin buying and selling homes to streamline the process (read: generate a larger piece of the pie for zillow). The two test markets are Las Vegas and Phoenix but this

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Five Points Walkability

When we moved to Raleigh, one of the things we wanted was walkability. We had young kids and liked to spend those early mornings sticking them in the stroller and heading out for a cup of coffee. We

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Wake County Habitat For Humanity

Yesterday, I had the privilege of attending the Blueprint Breakfast for Habitat for Humanity of Wake County. It was an honor to be surrounded by the 900+ people committed to solving the problem of

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Spring Is Coming To Raleigh How To Get Market Ready

While the weather has been a bit sporadic these past few weeks, spring is definitely in the air around the Triangle. The daffodils, forsythia, and crocuses are pushing through and it feels like the

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Spring Market In Raleigh

When you were a kid, did your mother ever lick her finger and use it to  wipe something off your face? Disgusting yes, but we didn't have wipes or hand sanitizer in the 70s and 80s so

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Raleigh Snow Daze

So we were cooped up with the snow and now everyone is back to "normal". One thing I noticed while spending hours inside, is that my winter deep clean did not go so deep. I know my previous post

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The Washington Post In Raleigh

December 26, in England anyway, is known as Boxing Day. Traditionally, it was the day "the staff" got to enjoy the holiday, after serving the fancy people all day on Christmas. In my home, I am

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Raleigh Named One Of The Top Food Cities By Zagat

Zagat, the bible to foodies around the world, ranks restaurants with it's infamously stingy star system. When we lived in Manhattan, I bought myself the odd shaped maroon book and read it on the

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Raleigh Makes Orbitz Forbes US News And World Report

What is all the buzz? Well when you live in a great place, people keep talking about it. Whether it's a travel site recommending Raleigh as a place to visit or one of our restaurants making the

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Raleigh And NC State

I have lived in Raleigh for close to 14 years and love the city. My husband is a Tar Heel but I live and work less than 3 miles from NC State and my office is filled with Wolfpack fans. It has been

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Raleigh Holly Day

As a child who moved a lot with the Navy, I remember spending our first Christmas in each new town driving around to see which neighborhood had the most spectacular light displays. My

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VOTER REGISTRATION

Today in Wake and Durham Counties is a municipal election day which means we are voting for city leaders.  Mayor and City Council seats will be decided by this election, which is typically

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Qualifying For A Mortgage In The Triangle

When you are looking to buy a home, the first step is seeing what your budget is. In order to do that, you will need to talk with a lender. Many have online applications which can quicken the

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Working With Real Estate Agents In Raleigh

Are you looking to buy or sell a home in Raleigh? One of the first steps in the process is to interview real estate agents. When you meet with an agent, the first thing they should do is explain the

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Pricing Your Raleigh Home Some Advice From Realtors

Curious about how to price your home? For a free home estimate, CLICK HERE. I received this article written by Cathie Ericson for realtor.com. It was so chock full of great

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Getting Ready For The Raleigh Market 2381 Ravenhill Dr

Getting your home ready for market can be over-whelming and exhilarating. No one lives the way a house should look while it is on the market. But you never get a second chance to make a first

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Raleigh Is Back To School Its A Good Time For Real Estate

Worried you missed the spring market and now stuck until spring? The idea of a spring market has merits but with a growing area like Raleigh, any time is a good time to buy or sell a home. Over

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