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Yes, that’s right, you can bike or bus to Duke from 710 C Constitution Drive Durham, NC 27705. Offered at $175,000 this 2100 square foot townhouse styled condominium brings a whole host of value added features to the table.  Some of those features are:

  • A wall of glass with wooded views
  • Four bedrooms one on the main level.  This main level space is very flexible.
  • An open and flowing floor plan perfect for entertaining,
  • An amazing amount of closet space
  • Two and a half baths
  • Fresh paint through out
  • New range
  • Newer 15 Seer heat pump
  • Dramatic vaulted ceilings
  • A large community club house which can be used for entertaining. There is a full kitchen
  • A beautiful community in ground pool
  • Tennis courts
  • The location, 5 minutes from Duke and the VA, 15 from RTP, 10 to Downtown Durham
  • Ample deck space
  • A peaceful yet convenient location

Interested in learning more?  Seeing more photos?  Visit our web site at TeamMichaelSullivan.com or call us 919-493-7633

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The unmotivated

I know that I’m tired. In the last two weeks I’ve shown upwards of seventy homes. Many of those homes are lovely and well-priced but not the right fit for the variety of buyers that I’m working with. I’ve written four offers and one has been accepted.  That’s a terrible average.  I have two times out been faced with unmotivated sellers and their agents.

Contemplating two properties, both have been on the market more or less for three years.  Both are overpriced.  Standard operating procedure is for me, as a buyer agent is to pull comparable home sales at time of offer. I did.  In both cases I couldn’t find justification for price; so we generated an offer accordingly. With the first offer another competing offer miraculously appeared.  The co-listing agent called around once my offer was in hand and shopped it. Legally right in NC to do so, with seller permission, however terms cannot be shared. Terms might have been shared, might not, I’ll never know.  So legally this is right, ethically it’s pretty crappy and leaves a sour taste.  Sadly, we didn’t get the house.

Concerning offer number two, again comps won’t support price and the seller rejects our offer. Playing Mr. Nice guy, I ask the listing agent if she can send me comparable homes sales to justify her price, poor little ole’ me just can’t find them. Her response, a rather snippy; look at this area, look at that area, you’re on your own buddy boy. Um, hello!  I did look at that area and this area, the translation; price cannot be justified. So, hence an unmotivated agent and seller and a home that is sitting on the market.

I empathize with listing agents.  I know it’s hard to look a seller in the eye and say, I know you believe your home is worth “x,” but the reality is it’s worth “y,” and here are comparable sales in your area that justify what I’ve just said. Real estate agents more so than any other field are loath to ruffle a seller’s feathers, after all we rely on them for our inventory and what if they go to someone else or fsbo or a limited service company or gasp, what if they ask us to cut our commission?

So, with this off my chest and after a quiet Easter, tomorrow I’m off to show homes.

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18 Marchmont Court
The Commons at Colony Hill offers single family living with townhouse amenities. The HOA maintains the grounds; owners maintain their dwellings, still how wonderful to have the grass cut. How wonderful to be prepared with a whole house generator.
18 Marchmont Court is in a word, SPECTACULAR. The main level and second level are floored in beautiful Ebony hardwood. The center staircase offers custom millwork which is elegant and one of a kind. The office/study on the main level offers a light filled sanctuary with warm custom crafted paneling. Additionally there is a main level owner’s suite with a luxurious attached bath.

WOW, describes the kitchen in this home with its expansive center island, Marble counter tops, a Gen Air range, Sub Zero refrigerators and a Copper Farmer’s sink. Additionally the finely crafted cabinets offer abundant storage and elegant display options.

This home offers and elevated verandah with exterior kitchen equipped with a sink and gas grill. The verandah is accessed only from the main level of the home for safety and security.

There is a full basement with two additional bedrooms, full bath, family room and a tucked under two car garage. The second floor offers a reading niche at the front of the home and three bedrooms. There are two full baths, each with ceramic tile at the second floor too.

18 Marchmont has so much to offer in terms of craftsmanship and value added features. An HSA Warranty is offered with this home for peace of mind. 18 Marchmont Court is 5 minutes to Duke, 10 minutes to Chapel Hill and 20 minutes to RTP. This home deserves a personal tour. Call or email me today to arrange your visit.

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615 and 616 Edenberry Drive Durham NC 27713

Visit TeamMichaelSullivan.com for property details

Come out Saturday June 12, 2010 from 2-4 pm to see these wonderful homes.
Need directions or more information, call or text Michael at 919-608-2372 email is good too, MSullivan@fmrealty.com

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