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John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods Announces Final Opportunities at South Grove

South GroveJohn Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods announces its final opportunities at South Grove. Minutes from Southern Community Park with a coveted Chapel Hill address, this intimate enclave has just a few remaining homes priced from the $600,000s.

Each home offers an award-winning plan with detailed architecture, flexible space and today’s best features held to the highest standards for quality and efficiency. Priced at $624,900, The Donnelly on homesite #12 has 2,950-plus square feet, four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths and a three-car garage. A popular and versatile plan, The Donnelly features a gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, screened porch, luxurious owner’s suite with spa bath, spacious bedrooms, a cozy loft and first floor guest suite.

The Clairemont, priced at $699,900, is located on homesite #13 with 3,725-plus square feet, four bedrooms, four baths and a three-car garage. The plan offers a flexible way to work, play and grow. The first floor study easily doubles as a guest suite, while the main living area is open and bright with room to gather or spread out. Upstairs, the large bonus room has space to spare, making it easy to organize a central space for recreation and relaxation. The luxurious owner’s suite provides a private retreat, while the ample secondary bedrooms are open to the bonus room and the convenient laundry room.

Located on homesite #24 and priced at $739,900, The Manning has four bedrooms, four baths, a three-car garage and 4,000-plus square feet. The first floor includes a chef’s kitchen with an oversized granite island and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen opens to a cozy family room with a fireplace surrounded by built-in bookshelves. The first floor also provides a study and guest suite with a full bath. The second floor features an owner’s suite with a spa-like bath, three bedrooms, two baths and a recreational room.

Each home can be personalized with the assistance of a dedicated designer at the New Home Design Studio. Additionally, homes are backed by over 40 years of homebuilding excellence and the exclusive Wieland 5 Year – 20 Year Warranty. South Grove living

Residents of South Grove can now enjoy the new gathering space with picnic areas, lush flowers and greenery, a fire pit and plenty of space to entertain. Children living in the neighborhood attend top ranked Scroggs Elementary, Culbreth Middle and Carrboro High Schools.

For more information on the final homes at South Grove or to schedule a tour, contact Tim Greene at 919-969-6969 or visit www.JWHomes.com/southgrove.

John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods Introduces Designer Model Home at Traditions

Dawson Exterior from John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods is pleased to announce the opening of its newest designer model home, The Dawson. Located in The Groves at Traditions in historic Wake Forest near Raleigh, North Carolina, this latest addition from the builder’s Signature Portfolio’s Heritage Collection offers classic charm in a highly regarded, sought-after area.

The Dawson provides more than 2,500 square feet of gracious living space to both relax and play. The inviting front porch and traditional foyer give way to the formal dining room and private guest room on either side, while the modern kitchen with breakfast area is open to the main living area and great room. Upstairs, a luxurious owner’s suite complete with spa bath is an inviting retreat. Three additional spacious bedrooms are proximate to the oversized bonus room and offer easy access to even more flexible space in the finished third floor walk-up. Homeowners can also enjoy the screened back porch for year-round entertaining. Continue reading

New Designer Model Homes to Open at WoodCreek

The Donnelly model homeJohn Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods is thrilled to announce the opening of two designer model homes at WoodCreek. Located in Holly Springs, home buyers can now tour The Donnelly and The Melbourne Designer Models, open daily.

Each model home combines innovative design and classic styling. The Donnelly, from the Heritage Collection of the John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods Signature Portfolio, has 3,650-plus square feet, five bedrooms and five baths. Visitors will enter the home from a welcoming front porch and be led to a beautiful great room that overlooks the breakfast room and gourmet kitchen. Featuring a striking butcher block waterfall island and a butler’s pantry that makes the formal dining room easily accessible, these spaces are perfect for entertaining. A convenient study, which can double as a guest suite, completes the first floor. Upstairs, the grand owner’s suite includes a spa bath. Three additional bedrooms offer private spaces for everyone, while the large bonus room is a perfect gathering spot. Even more awaits on the third floor with a large media room, entertaining bar, full bath and inviting crow’s nest office loft.

The five bedroom, four-and-a-half bath Melbourne is part of the Signature Portfolio’s Manor Collection. With 3,725-plus square feet, the home boasts a traditional foyer entry, flanked by the formal dining room and study. Visitors then move to the bright, open living area where a gourmet kitchen, large breakfast room and spacious family room all overlook the home’s WoodCreek Melbourne model homecentral outdoor living space. The Melbourne is uniquely designed to appeal to multi-generational households with a second living room and private guest suite is tucked away on the first floor. Upstairs, the luxurious owner’s suite is a private retreat featuring a spa-like bath and dual walk in closets. The generously sized secondary bedrooms open onto a large central recreation room, perfect for work or play.

WoodCreek is a master-planned neighborhood with resort-style amenities for the whole family. Dive in the pool, workout at the fitness center, take up a friendly tennis match, challenge the neighbors on the basketball courts, explore the trails, relax by the fire at the Club and much more. Convenient to I-540 and Route 1, WoodCreek is minutes from shopping, parks, entertainment and Wake County public schools. New John Wieland homes at WoodCreek are priced from the $300,000s to $600,000s.

For more information about John Wieland’s designer models and new home at WoodCreek, visit jwhomes.com/WoodCreek or call 919-362-1683.

Starkey Mortgage Launches New National Builder Division with Great Success

Starkey LogoWhile new home sales and buyer confidence begin to rise again after the market downturn, Starkey Mortgage (WR Starkey Mortgage, LLP NMLSR# 2146) has created a new division devoted entirely to helping home builders drive traffic to their communities by utilizing the most successful marketing, advertising and promotions.

The Texas-based mortgage company has aligned with community home builders and homebuyers through the economic downfall and understands that many home builders do not have the in-house resources or marketing departments required to help them effectively market their communities. Starkey Mortgage’s southeastern U.S. division developed the unique and innovative Builder Services program in response to this unfulfilled niche, which offers professional marketing assistance to small to mid-sized builders.

As a mortgage banker, Starkey Mortgage originates, processes, underwrites, closes and funds residential mortgage loans in the Starkey Mortgage name. This is an advantage over mortgage brokers who must rely on their investors to underwrite and close loans. Another benefit is the operations and underwriting is located in the branches with the loan officers. This “in-house” authority provides the company with increased control over the mortgage process, which results in superior customer service.

Debra Watt, Senior Vice President and East Regional Manager, explained, “The extensive support from the Builder Services Division allows our loan officers to focus on the homebuyers, resulting in a smoother sales cycle and a positive partnership between all parties for the long term.”

After a successful first year in the southeast region, the Builder Services Division has expanded nationally, developing and servicing relationships in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

Randee Black with Starkey Mortgage

To spearhead this division, the company recruited Randee Black in early summer 2012. With a background in marketing, graphic design and social media, paired with her mortgage-business expertise, she has been a tremendous asset to Starkey Mortgage’s success. “Being able to offer the tools and resources needed to successfully market to home builders allows us to become a part of the builder’s sales force through customized, co-branded solutions, on-site coverage and training to help generate traffic to the new home communities we service,” said Black. The Builder Services division has since grown, and provides full, in-house graphic design, communications and social media support.

With branch offices across multiple regions, the National Builder Division is able to facilitate clients locally, providing regional depth, area knowledge and consistent availability. With the uptick in housing starts, home values and employment growth, the Builder Services team continues to focus its efforts in North and South Carolina, and has built strong relationships with several builders primarily within the Triad, Raleigh, Charlotte, Columbia and Charleston markets.

Through the use of effective social media, digital and print marketing efforts, the National Builder Division strives to capture the builder’s message and help to transform it into a clear, concise message to homebuyers and real estate agents. Services include marketing, brand strategy, digital/online presence, media and press campaigns and marketing collateral with financing scenarios.

For more information on Starkey Mortgage’s Builder Services Division, please contact Randee Black at rblack@starkeymtg.com, 678-350-9041 or visit www.starkeybuilderservices.com.

Equal Housing Lender. Georgia Residential Mortgage Licensee. 7000 Central Pkwy. NE, Suite 1440, Atlanta, GA 30328.

Raleigh Makes 15 Hottest American Cities of the Future


Which cities are being influenced by the next generation of hipsters, tech-savvy pros, artists or environmentalists? According to Business Insider, Raleigh is sixth on its 15 hottest American cities list of the future.

Job growth, population growth, demographics, affordability, livability and health of residents are all factors on this list. Also, how the city is innovating in terms of technology, sustainability and culture are considered in defining how a “cool” city attracts the young, creative types.

Raleigh attracts thousands of college students, families and immigrants with its many job prospects, safe communities, affordable housing and short commutes. As a result, Raleigh was ranked the number one city for business and careers by Forbes, with the fastest growing market in the U.S.

settling into Raleigh is easier than ever with a young, vibrant population and endless opportunities for employment. With major employers like Duke University, the University of North Carolina, IBM, Cisco, GlaxoSmithKline, Nortel, Verizon and Lenovo. Raleigh is the new high-tech and biotech hub with over 75,000 new jobs. Between the steady job growth and culture scene and the diverse population, Raleigh is the next future hot spot!

Cities such as Brooklyn, Seattle, Portland and Detroit are on the list of 15 hottest cities.

For a complete list of 15 hottest cities, visit Yahoo Finance. For more information on Carolina real estate, explore our site.