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Raleigh, NC Real Estate

Raleigh real estate is becoming a hot commodity as more and more people are attracted to the North Carolina capital. No longer the sleepy southern capital that it once was, Raleigh is now one of the fastest growing cities in the country.  Although it has experienced explosive growth in the last few decades, it has still been able to maintain an amazing charm and as many national publications have confirmed, Raleigh is one of the best places to live, work and play.

You can find all kinds of Raleigh real estate on our website with tons of photos, maps, descriptions and more.  Don't forget to refine your Raleigh real estate search by selecting a property type and price range. You can also use our advanced home search to filter and enhance your search for Raleigh real estate for sale.

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Raleigh real estate is becoming a hot commodity as more and more people are attracted to the North Carolina capital. No longer the sleepy southern capital that it once was, Raleigh is now one of the fastest growing cities in the country.  Although it has experienced explosive growth in the last few decades, it has still been able to maintain an amazing charm and as many national publications have confirmed, Raleigh is one of the best places to live, work and play.

You can find all kinds of Raleigh real estate on our website with tons of photos, maps, descriptions and more.  Don't forget to refine your Raleigh real estate search by selecting a property type and price range. You can also use our advanced home search to filter and enhance your search for Raleigh real estate for sale.

Raleigh Real Estate Market

Although the Raleigh real estate market has softened during the recent recession, falling from a high of over 10,000 homes sold in 2005 to just over 6,000 homes sold in 2009, it appears to have reached a bottom. Not only have the number of homes sold dropped in the Raleigh real estate market, but so has the average sale price.  At it's high in 2007, the average sale price was $251,257, dropping to $234,306 in 2009.  The drop in the average sale price is partially due to the large drop in the demand for luxury homes in the Raleigh real estate market.  The Raleigh real estate luxury market peaked in 2007 (the same time the average sale price peaked).  With nearly half the number of luxury homes sold in 2009 compared to 2007, the drop, in part, contributed to the declining sale price in Raleigh real estate. However, the number of sold homes in Raleigh in 2010 is on track to be very close to 2009 and the average sale price is on track to exceed 2009 numbers.

Raleigh Climate

Other than the people who prefer to sport a parka year round and trudge through the white stuff, it's hard not to love the climate that Raleigh and Central North Carolina has to offer.   With mountains in the west, and the ocean to the East, Raleigh real estate is perfectly  positioned for a diverse range in climate. Raleigh real estate offers a taste of every season, yet with a much more moderate feel.

Raleigh Real Estate  and Public Schools

Raleigh is part of the Wake County School System (WCSS), which means that a benefit of being a proud owner of Raleigh real estate, is your pick of schools around you.  WCSS is the 18th largest public school system in the country.  WCSS has won accolades like top school system in the country for certified teachers and has received a "Gold Rating" from Expansion Management.

Colleges and Universities Near Raleigh

A great aspect of Raleigh real estate is that that Raleigh high school graduates don't have to look far when they're searching for a college.  Raleigh is home to a number of world class colleges and universities:

  • North Carolina State University
  • Meredith College
  • Peace College
  • St. Augustine's College
  • Shaw University
  • Wake Technical Community College
  • Campbell University School of Law
  • Southeaster Baptist Theological Seminary

Raleigh Sports

Raleigh Professional Teams

Raleigh, is home to the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes that play at the RBC Center and is the only professional team to call Raleigh home.

Raleigh College Teams

North Carolina State University is well known for their basketball and football teams.  Rivalries run strong between area college teams but are particularly strong between UNC Chapel Hill, Duke (Durham) and NC State.

Getting Around Raleigh

By Car

Another luxury of Raleigh real estate is the highway system. I-40 is the only major interstate highway to run through Raleigh.  However, I-40 has two spur routes, I-440 that makes up the beltline around Downtown Raleigh and I-540, a partially completed loop connecting the towns of Wake Forest, Knightdale, Garner, Apex, Cary, Morrisville, Rolesville and Fuquay-Varina, meaning easy travel to the nearby cities and towns. However, with I-85 and I-95 nearby, it's easy for Raleigh residents to traverse the East Coast, heading north or south.  Owners of Raleigh Real Estate also have the luxury of only being a few hours drive to the Atlantic beaches to the east or the North Carolina mountains to the west.  

By Plane

Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU) services 45 domestic and international locations and is located in the northwestern part of Wake County.

Raleigh Commerce

Raleigh Employment

The Wake County economy is greatly influenced by the Research Triangle Park (RTP), the country's largest industrial research and development park.  RTP is a center for U.S. high tech and bio-tech research.  There are over 150 companies located in RTP, with some of the largest being IBM, GlaxoSmithKline and Cisco.  

Raleigh has received a number of accolades and been highly ranked nationally as a best place to find a job and operate a business.  Due to these accolades, Raleigh real estate is the perfect place for professionals in the technology and bio-tech industries, and Raleigh real estate property values continue to grow.

Shopping in Raleigh

There are a number of malls, shopping centers and retail areas scattered throughout Wake County.  You can visit one of the major department stores of Triangle Town Center, Crabtree Valley Mall and the Cary Towne Center or enjoy the smaller shops and boutiques in Cameron Village and North Hills.  

Raleigh Health Care

With the amazing amount of colleges, and the heart of the growing bio-tech industry in the Research Triangle Park, this means that owners of Raleigh real estate have access to superior health care and specialists such as WakeMed, Duke Hospital, and Rex Health Care.

Raleigh Recreation

There are 3 state parks located in Wake County: Falls Lake, William B. Umstead and Jordan Lake. Throughout the county there are 152 city parks.  One popular park/trail is the American Tobacco Trail, a 22 mile project with 15 miles located in Wake County for walking, cycling and, in parts, horseback riding.

Arts and Entertainment in Raleigh

Museums

There are a number of museums located in Wake County, with several state museums including the NC Museum of Art, NC Museum of Natural Science and the NC Museum of History.

Performing Arts

There are several performing arts venues including the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre and the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Progress Energy Center for Performing Arts.  Wake County is also home to several professional art organizations including the NC Symphony, Opera Company of NC, NC Theatre and the Carolina Ballet.

Raleigh Real Estate and Culture

Because Raleigh is the political capital of North Carolina, it means that owners of Raleigh real estate benefit from the cultural acts and aspects that are attracted to the capital.


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MLS#: 1958452
MLS#: 1958452
1309 Wake Forest Road
Raleigh, NC  27604
Year Built: 2011, 1 Car Garage
Fonville Morisey/Triangle Specialists Fonville Morisey/Triangle Specialists
$700,000
5 Bed, 4 Bath
3,212 SqFt
0.17 Acres
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MLS#: 1962245
MLS#: 1962245
5901 Norwood Knolls Way
Raleigh, NC  27614
New Construction, Year Built: 2014, 3 Car Garage
Howard Perry & Walston Realtor Howard Perry & Walston Realtor
$700,000
4 Bed, 5 Bath
4,260 SqFt
1.21 Acres
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MLS#: 1932203
MLS#: 1932203
323 W Jones Street
Raleigh, NC  27603
Year Built: 2007, 2 Car Garage
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU
$705,200
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,763 SqFt
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MLS#: 1951352
MLS#: 1951352
323 W Jones Street
Raleigh, NC  27603
Year Built: 2007, 2 Car Garage
RE/MAX Advantage RE/MAX Advantage
$710,000
2 Bed, 3 Bath
1,763 SqFt
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MLS#: 1963599
MLS#: 1963599
10905 Enchanted Hollow Way
Raleigh, NC  27614
Year Built: 2006, Basement, 3 Car Garage
Spencer Properties Spencer Properties
$710,000
7 Bed, 6 Bath
6,175 SqFt
0.32 Acres
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MLS#: 1965405
MLS#: 1965405
5005 Langley Circle
Raleigh, NC  27609
New Construction, Year Built: 2014, 2 Car Garage
Raleigh Custom Realty, LLC Raleigh Custom Realty, LLC
$715,000
4 Bed, 4 Bath
3,623 SqFt
0.26 Acres
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MLS#: 1965918
MLS#: 1965918
5001 Poyner Road
Raleigh, NC  27612
New Construction, Year Built: 2014, 3 Car Garage
ForeverHome, LLC ForeverHome, LLC
$715,900
4 Bed, 4 Bath
3,930 SqFt
0.44 Acres
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MLS#: 1957288
MLS#: 1957288
5113 Gansett Lane
Raleigh, NC  27612
New Construction, Year Built: 2014, Basement, 3 Car Garage
ForeverHome, LLC ForeverHome, LLC
$715,900
4 Bed, 5 Bath
3,159 SqFt
0.60 Acres
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MLS#: 1965200
MLS#: 1965200
2612 Grant Avenue
Raleigh, NC  27608
Year Built: 1955, Basement
Real Living Pittman Properties Real Living Pittman Properties
$717,000
5 Bed, 4 Bath
3,458 SqFt
0.28 Acres
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MLS#: 1961141
MLS#: 1961141
1300 Milvaney Court
Raleigh, NC  27615
Year Built: 1988, 2 Car Garage
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU
$719,000
5 Bed, 5 Bath
5,737 SqFt
3.47 Acres
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MLS#: 1962657
MLS#: 1962657
11316 April Moon Lane
Raleigh, NC  27614
New Construction, Year Built: 2014, 3 Car Garage
Keller Williams Preferred Realty Keller Williams Preferred Realty
$719,900
4 Bed, 5 Bath
4,538 SqFt
0.92 Acres
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MLS#: 1941533
MLS#: 1941533
6005 Carlyle Drive
Raleigh, NC  27614
Year Built: 2003, 3 Car Garage
Carolina's Choice Real Estate Carolina's Choice Real Estate
$724,000
4 Bed, 5 Bath
4,055 SqFt
1.00 Acres
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MLS#: 1963359
MLS#: 1963359
12452 Richmond Run Drive
Raleigh, NC  27614
Year Built: 2003, 3 Car Garage
Fonville Morisey/Stonehenge Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Stonehenge Sales Office
$724,900
4 Bed, 4 Bath
5,234 SqFt
0.48 Acres
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MLS#: 1959287
MLS#: 1959287
8604 Lawn Court
Raleigh, NC  27613
Year Built: 1978, Basement, 2 Car Garage
Carolina's Choice Real Estate Carolina's Choice Real Estate
$724,900
5 Bed, 4 Bath
4,806 SqFt
1.08 Acres
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MLS#: 1963111
MLS#: 1963111
1821 Reaves Drive
Raleigh, NC  27608
New Construction, Year Built: 2015, 2 Car Garage
Allen Tate Co. Inc. Allen Tate Co. Inc.
$725,000
4 Bed, 4 Bath
3,226 SqFt
0.21 Acres
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MLS#: 1962550
MLS#: 1962550
12617 Richmond Run Drive
Raleigh, NC  27614
Year Built: 1999, 3 Car Garage
Moore Properties Moore Properties
$725,000
5 Bed, 6 Bath
5,925 SqFt
0.37 Acres
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MLS#: 1966301
MLS#: 1966301
2300 Wakefield Plantation Drive
Raleigh, NC  27614
Year Built: 2013, 3 Car Garage
Howard Perry & Walston Realtor Howard Perry & Walston Realtor
$725,000
5 Bed, 7 Bath
5,408 SqFt
1.13 Acres
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MLS#: 1939307
MLS#: 1939307
11216 Brass Kettle Road
Raleigh, NC  27614
Year Built: 1998, Basement, 3 Car Garage
Fonville Morisey/Falls Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Falls Sales Office
$725,000
5 Bed, 5 Bath
6,131 SqFt
1.21 Acres
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MLS#: 1937077
MLS#: 1937077
1817 Silver Mist Court
Raleigh, NC  27613
Year Built: 2006, 3 Car Garage
Fonville Morisey/Falls Sales Office Fonville Morisey/Falls Sales Office
$725,000
4 Bed, 5 Bath
4,764 SqFt
0.78 Acres
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MLS#: 1957171
MLS#: 1957171
2512 Shadow Hills Court
Raleigh, NC  27612
New Construction, Year Built: 2014, 2 Car Garage
Keller Williams Preferred Realty Keller Williams Preferred Realty
$725,000
5 Bed, 4 Bath
4,600 SqFt
0.24 Acres
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MLS#: 1949610
MLS#: 1949610
3235 Oak Grove Circle
Raleigh, NC  27607
New Construction, Year Built: 2014
Cornerstone Properties Cornerstone Properties
$725,000
4 Bed, 4 Bath
3,156 SqFt
0.21 Acres
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MLS#: 1899487
MLS#: 1899487
323 W Jones Street
Raleigh, NC  27603
Year Built: 2007, 2 Car Garage
Reynolds Realty Inc. Reynolds Realty Inc.
$726,000
3 Bed, 4 Bath
2,243 SqFt
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MLS#: 1832202
MLS#: 1832202
7505 Sextons Creek Drive
Raleigh, NC  27614
New Construction, Year Built: 2014, 3 Car Garage
Bluestone Realty Bluestone Realty
$729,000
4 Bed, 4 Bath
3,693 SqFt
1.00 Acres
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MLS#: 1944184
MLS#: 1944184
7611 Devere Court
Raleigh, NC  27613
Year Built: 2007, Basement, 3 Car Garage
Fonville Morisey/Drum Realty Group, LLC Fonville Morisey/Drum Realty Group, LLC
$729,900
4 Bed, 5 Bath
4,796 SqFt
0.40 Acres
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MLS#: 1942868
MLS#: 1942868
516 Peebles Street
Raleigh, NC  27608
New Construction, Year Built: 2014, 2 Car Garage
Fonville Morisey/Inside the Beltline Office Fonville Morisey/Inside the Beltline Office
$734,900
4 Bed, 4 Bath
3,033 SqFt
0.19 Acres
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MLS#: 1968670
MLS#: 1968670
9404 Koupela Drive
Raleigh, NC  27615
Year Built: 1988, 2 Car Garage
Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty
$739,000
5 Bed, 5 Bath
4,528 SqFt
1.86 Acres
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MLS#: 1968034
MLS#: 1968034
425 morrison Avenue
Raleigh, NC  27608
New Construction, Year Built: 2015
Re/Max United Re/Max United
$739,900
4 Bed, 4 Bath
3,025 SqFt
0.14 Acres
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MLS#: 1956728
MLS#: 1956728
2701 Glenwood Gardens Lane
Raleigh, NC  27608
Year Built: 2002
Fonville Morisey/Inside the Beltline Office Fonville Morisey/Inside the Beltline Office
$744,900
3 Bed, 5 Bath
2,469 SqFt
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MLS#: 1940359
MLS#: 1940359
4413 Harbourgate Drive
Raleigh, NC  27612
Year Built: 2003, 3 Car Garage
Re/Max United Re/Max United
$745,000
4 Bed, 4 Bath
4,700 SqFt
0.25 Acres
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MLS#: 1969896
MLS#: 1969896
705 Wayne Drive
Raleigh, NC  27608
Year Built: 2011, 2 Car Garage
Re/Max United Re/Max United
$749,000
5 Bed, 4 Bath
3,023 SqFt
0.16 Acres
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MLS#: 1963453
MLS#: 1963453
2701 Glenwood Gardens Lane
Raleigh, NC  27608
Year Built: 2002, 2 Car Garage
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU
$749,500
3 Bed, 5 Bath
2,483 SqFt
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MLS#: 1962010
MLS#: 1962010
4627 Hidden Harbor Lane
Raleigh, NC  27615
Year Built: 1995, 3 Car Garage
Howard Perry & Walston Realtor Howard Perry & Walston Realtor
$749,900
5 Bed, 5 Bath
5,073 SqFt
1.76 Acres
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MLS#: 1966550
MLS#: 1966550
8416 Society Place
Raleigh, NC  27615
Year Built: 2001, 2 Car Garage
Re/Max Preferred Associates Re/Max Preferred Associates
$749,900
5 Bed, 6 Bath
4,627 SqFt
0.21 Acres
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MLS#: 1902602
MLS#: 1902602
400 Tharps Lane
Raleigh, NC  27614
Year Built: 1993, 2 Car Garage
Keller Williams Preferred Realty Keller Williams Preferred Realty
$749,900
6 Bed, 8 Bath
6,261 SqFt
1.85 Acres
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MLS#: 1901597
MLS#: 1901597
1121 Swallow Falls Lane
Raleigh, NC  27614
New Construction, Year Built: 2014, Basement, 3 Car Garage
Fonville Morisey & Barefoot/Select Homes Fonville Morisey & Barefoot/Select Homes
$750,000
5 Bed, 6 Bath
5,575 SqFt
1.85 Acres
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MLS#: 1925674
MLS#: 1925674
3224 Mossy Ridge Court
Raleigh, NC  27613
New Construction, Year Built: 2014, Basement, 3 Car Garage
Howard Perry & Walston Realtor Howard Perry & Walston Realtor
$750,000
4 Bed, 6 Bath
5,534 SqFt
1.14 Acres
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MLS#: 1952126
MLS#: 1952126
7413 Wingfoot Drive
Raleigh, NC  27615
Year Built: 1985, Basement, 2 Car Garage
Keller Williams Preferred Realty Keller Williams Preferred Realty
$750,000
5 Bed, 6 Bath
5,349 SqFt
0.41 Acres
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MLS#: 1947017
MLS#: 1947017
4921 Adler Pass
Raleigh, NC  27612
New Construction, Year Built: 2014, 3 Car Garage
Howard Perry & Walston/The Hamptons at Umstead Howard Perry & Walston/The Hamptons at Umstead
$750,000
6 Bed, 6 Bath
4,804 SqFt
0.35 Acres
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MLS#: 1964059
MLS#: 1964059
2709 Kittrell Drive
Raleigh, NC  27608
Year Built: 1942, Basement
Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty
$750,000
5 Bed, 4 Bath
3,399 SqFt
0.43 Acres
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MLS#: 1964686
MLS#: 1964686
323 W Jones Street
Raleigh, NC  27603
Year Built: 2007, 3 Car Garage
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU
$750,000
3 Bed, 4 Bath
2,243 SqFt
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MLS#: 1962435
MLS#: 1962435
6420 Therfield Drive
Raleigh, NC  27614
New Construction, Year Built: 2014, Basement, 2 Car Garage
Howard Perry & Walston Realtor Howard Perry & Walston Realtor
$750,000
4 Bed, 6 Bath
5,562 SqFt
2.33 Acres
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MLS#: 1960146
MLS#: 1960146
7408 Spyglass Way
Raleigh, NC  27615
Year Built: 1985, 2 Car Garage
Re/Max United Re/Max United
$750,000
5 Bed, 6 Bath
5,190 SqFt
0.40 Acres
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MLS#: 1969805
MLS#: 1969805
1609 Oberlin Road
Raleigh, NC  27608
Year Built: 1949, Basement, 2 Car Garage
RE/MAX Advantage RE/MAX Advantage
$750,000
3 Bed, 3 Bath
2,665 SqFt
0.72 Acres
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MLS#: 1964669
MLS#: 1964669
1801 Great Oaks Drive
Raleigh, NC  27608
Year Built: 2003, Basement, 1 Car Garage
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU
$767,500
5 Bed, 3 Bath
3,682 SqFt
0.17 Acres
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MLS#: 1959281
MLS#: 1959281
2403 White Oak Road
Raleigh, NC  27609
Year Built: 1927, Basement, 2 Car Garage
Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty Hodge & Kittrell Sotheby's International Realty
$769,900
4 Bed, 3 Bath
2,621 SqFt
0.64 Acres
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MLS#: 1900513
MLS#: 1900513
323 W Jones Street
Raleigh, NC  27603
Year Built: 2007, 2 Car Garage
Reynolds Realty Inc. Reynolds Realty Inc.
$770,000
3 Bed, 4 Bath
2,243 SqFt
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MLS#: 1941561
MLS#: 1941561
4757 Sharpstone Lane
Raleigh, NC  27615
Year Built: 1997, 4 Car Garage
Howard Perry & Walston Realtor Howard Perry & Walston Realtor
$774,900
4 Bed, 5 Bath
5,205 SqFt
1.18 Acres
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MLS#: 1938036
MLS#: 1938036
2225 Big Lake Court
Raleigh, NC  27607
New Construction, Year Built: 2014, 3 Car Garage
M/I Homes of Raleigh LLC M/I Homes of Raleigh LLC
$774,990
4 Bed, 5 Bath
4,250 SqFt
1.99 Acres
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MLS#: 1947036
MLS#: 1947036
4917 Adler Pass
Raleigh, NC  27612
New Construction, Year Built: 2014, 3 Car Garage
Howard Perry & Walston/The Hamptons at Umstead Howard Perry & Walston/The Hamptons at Umstead
$775,000
5 Bed, 6 Bath
5,051 SqFt
0.36 Acres
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MLS#: 1942955
MLS#: 1942955
12441 Richmond Run Drive
Raleigh, NC  27614
Year Built: 2013, 3 Car Garage
Howard Perry & Walston Realtor Howard Perry & Walston Realtor
$775,000
4 Bed, 5 Bath
5,000 SqFt
1.16 Acres
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