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Day to day I’m out showing and there isn’t much to show!  Add to that the stress of having to deal with REALTOR/Agents who don’t enter complete data into multiple listing; such as room dimensions or incorrect tax data and boy is it a struggle.

My promise to you…my team and I will take the time to properly represent your home in our marketing.  This includes but is not limited to entering proper tax, home owner association and directions to your home, (we know our right from our left.) We will go above and beyond and enter room sizes (not required) and the floor where rooms reside.  This is VERY important to  buyer clients; some folks need bedrooms, bathrooms and living space on specific floors.  Why not make their life easier and their agent’s life easier and supply complete, correct information?  We promise to do so with each and every listing.

So here’s some current market data….

The real estate market here in the Triangle heated up in 2014…

By the numbers 2014 vs. 2013


30,886 total sales

69 average days on market

$250,051 average list price and $244,892 average home sale price


29,545 total sales

72 average days on market

$242,554 average list price and $236,662 average home sale price

If you’ve been waiting for the market to rebound to sell, now might be the time.  Call me or email me. I’d be delighted to meet, generate a competitive market analysis and help you weigh your options.

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Dear Friends and Neighbors in Hickory Downs

            I have very good news for you.  As you may know financing for condominiums has become very difficult.  For a period of time Hickory Downs did NOT qualify for conventional financing which made selling homes in your lovely community very difficult.

            Recently, one of my most trusted lending partners worked very diligently to acquire APPROVAL for conventional financing for Hickory Downs.  This brightens the prospects for selling your condominiums as it allows potential buyers to secure conventional mortgages.

            If you’re thinking of selling your home, I can now offer you peace of mind that my mortgage lending partner can acquire conventional mortgaging for your property.

If you’re considering selling your home I hope that you will interview me so that we can discuss at length your options and that I can

Michael L. Sullivan, REALTOR/Broker

Fonville Morisey Realty



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For Rent: 2BR/1BA Single Family House in Durham, NC, $975/month.

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Hope Valley Farms

110 Grey Elm Trail

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2810 Dogwood Rd. Durham NC 27705

Designed by noted and acclaimed architect William Van Eaton Sprinkle, 2810 Dogwood Road has been lovingly updated by its current owners while keeping the property in character with its midcentury modernist roots.


Sited on 1.4 acres atop a gentle knoll 2810 Dogwood Rd. respects its geography. The homes red brick compliments the lush ever blooming green landscape and the sleek roof and window lines nicely juxtapose natural vertical elements. This harmony with landscape flows nicely into interior spaces.???????????????????????????????

This home has a genuine feel of relaxed elegance so reminiscent of the mid-twentieth century. At every turn, the formal living room, dining room, breakfast room, sun room, office, library, family room, bedrooms and exterior living spaces there are intimate niches ideally suited to conversation, thought or grander scale entertaining. Formal and informal spaces are generously sized and arranged in unexpected ways to promote flow and ambience. One of the homes three fireplaces is always close at hand and ready for use.


At 2810 Dogwood Rd. there is a beautiful integration of traditional elements and modern features. Throughout the home there are vintage built in cabinets made of knotty pine, darkened by age and highlighted nicely by gleaming oak hardwood flooring.  The baths have blended lovely marble floors with reclaimed wood vanities, décor sinks and fixtures and custom beaded glass tile tub walls. Each bath has a monochromatic color theme that soothes the senses and invites one to linger.???????????????????????????????

The kitchen in this home is indeed the center and heart of the house. Natural light spills in from the wall of windows in the adjoining sunroom. The floors have been taken back to their original oak, modern appliances have been upgraded and granite counter tops have been added to sleek Kitchen Maid cabinets. A bountiful amount of counter space provides nicely for any type of entertaining and meal preparation. Just steps away from the kitchen are secluded rear yard deck spaces for outdoor entertaining or the formal dining room with French doors that also opens to the backyard decking.???????????????????????????????

With four bedrooms, each arranged to be en-suite if needed and three and a half baths and just at 4000 square feet the configuration of this home is flexible and suited to nearly any circumstance.???????????????????????????????

Interested in learning more or a private tour, call Michael Sullivan, REATOR/Broker 919-608-2372 you can learn more at our web site, www.TeamMichaelSullivan.com

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4343 Jean Ave. Durham NC 27707-5050


Learn more about this home at our web site, www.TeamMichaelSullivan.com


Step through the front door of 4343 Jean Ave. and before you, gleaming hardwood flooring, crown moldings and a very chic and comfortable living room.  Beyond that is a dining area that opens to a kitchen that just says wow.  An abundance of Granite counter tops and Maple colored cabinets greet you.  The appliances are newer and of superior quality.  This is indeed a kitchen for cooking and living. This home is great for entertaining. Just off the dining area is a large rear deck which overlooks a gently sloping rear yard.  There is designated green space behind this home.

Upstairs are three generously sized bedrooms, a laundry and two full baths. There is a half bath downstairs.

4343 Jean Ave. has a spacious front porch too.  The home is 7 minutes to Duke and about 7 minutes to UNC.  Shopping, coffee shops and dining are within walking or biking distance.

This home is clad in worry free and hassle free vinyl siding and Jean Ave. is a low traffic neighborhood street.  There are NO home owner association fees.

Care to see inside?  Call or text us at 919-608-2372 to arrange a private tour or email MSullivan@fmrealty.com

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Image1410 Dollar Ave.

Wow, fantastic, wonderful, classy and true to its history; that’s what you’ll find here at 1410 Dollar Ave. Built in 1939 this home is significant by virtue of the fact that the current owner has done a stand up job of updating the property without harming the characteristics that make the home special, its red brick exterior, its cracked tile front porch, its interior arches and oak floors.

The kitchen with stainless appliances and granite counter tops is a cook’s delight. Additionally there are custom built cabinets which afford an abundance of storage space. There is a gas range and there is a built in microwave.  Adjoining the kitchen is a light filled breakfast room which is directly next to a formal dining room which would easily seat ten.

The formal living room is spacious with a gas log fireplace as its focal point and heavy molding which lend a feeling of refinement and finish. At the back of the home is a comfortable family room with a second fireplace and huge windows in which one can step out onto an enchanted rear garden space.  There is a rear patio which is constructed to be more like an outdoor living room, nestled between two detached one car garages.

The main level of 1410 Dollar Avenue also has two bedrooms, one en suite and one additional full bath.  The ceramic tile in each bath is true to the period in which it was installed but each bath has been updated and modernized.

The master suite is on the second floor and consists of a huge bath with custom shower, two sinks, and an enormous walk in closet and skylights which flood the stairwell leading up with natural light.  The bedroom is nicely sized and well proportioned.  Additionally there is a tremendous amount of storage space in easily accessible attic space.

1410 Dollar Avenue sits in the heart of Durham North Carolina’s Trinity Park.  The home has updated heating and air conditioning (2 systems), updated electrical service, a brand new roof, new bathroom fixtures, new windows and a new kitchen. Additionally a one year H.S.A Warranty is offered for buyer peace of mind.

Interested in seeing inside, call me at 919-608-2372

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