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Live, Work and Play in Downtown Raleigh Townhome

Striking 2-story, 2-bedroom, 2.5 bath ITB Georgetown Style Town Home in Exclusive Community of Governors Point Townhomes (Only 10 Townhomes in Community). Location, Location, Location! In the Heart of Downtown Raleigh.

Private 2-car parking pad.  Steps from Trendy Glenwood South Nightlife, Shopping and Dining.

Spacious Open Floor Plan with New Interior Paint Throughout, Gas Log Fireplace, Granite Counters, Stainless Appliances, South Facing Bay Window Breakfast Nook.  Wainscoting, Molding and Dazzling First Floor Hardwoods Installed in 2015.

Second Floor Boasts New Carpet, Laundry Room, Master En-Suite with Dual Vanity, Large Walk-In Closet; Second Bedroom En-Suite with Private Full Bath and Large Closet.

Third Floor Walk Up Attic for Storage.

Sellers Offering One-Year 2-10 Home Warranty for the Buyer.

7132 Capulin Crest in The Park at Westlake, Apex NC

You’ll be impressed with 7132 Capulin Crest in The Park at Westlake.

A Parade Of Homes Gold Winner, The “Lillypad” is a 4-bedroom, 3-full bath and 2-1/2 bath home built by L and L of Raleigh, Inc.

Gleaming hardwoods greet you in the foyer and continue thru the living room, dining room, family room, staircase and upstairs hallway.

The property offers a transitional floor plan that delivers a striking living room with a coffered ceiling, an impressive dining room with a tray ceiling and an inviting family room with a fireplace with gas logs flanked by built-in bookcases.

The master suite is huge with his-and-her walk-in closets and a master spa.  All of the secondary bedrooms are also spacious and each has a walk-in closet with wood closet systems and brand new carpeting in all bedrooms.

The gourmet kitchen has tile floors, granite countertops, stainless and a good size pantry.

First floor guest en-suite is perfect for visiting parents or friends.

Great storage with both a walk-in and walk-up attic.

Arches, detailed woodwork and ceilings thru home.

For additional images please check out the property website:  7132 Capulin Crest and for more information about the neighborhood please visit The Park at Westlake.

Don’t Have a CLUE?

If you haven’t heard of a CLUE report, it has nothing to do with the table game searching for a murderer. It is a report showing the insurance claims on your home and car for the past five to seven years.

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This database is used by insurance companies to evaluate risks and determine rates. C.L.U.E. stands for Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange. Rates can be increased not only due to legitimate claims but data entry errors also. Sometimes, simply asking a question without filing a claim can be logged as a claim.

For that reason, similar to verifying the accuracy of your credit report, it is important to check out the CLUE report on your home and car. The reports are free and there is a process for correcting mistakes.

An interesting and sometimes costly surprise occurs during the home buying process. The claim experience of the prior seller could impact the price of the premium of the new buyer. For that reason, you can ask for a copy of the CLUE report on the home you’re interested in buying prior to writing a contract.

HOAs – Good or Bad For Homeowners?

Most subdivisions around The Triangle in North Carolina have HOA’s.  HOA’s can be good for a community as they can and should enforce the covenants for the subdivision.  They are not supposed to discriminate against homeowners and are supposed to enforce the covenants.

Most HOA’s also have to comply with other NC laws that govern HOAs.

Before you purchase a home in a subdivision with covenants make sure you read them and find out how the HOA is managed.

I personally live in a 10 lot subdivision with covenants.  The HOA has been run by 2 officers and we have not had an HOA meeting in 3 years.

Recently one of our homeowners in the subdivision erected this shed facing our house.  The shed is erected in violation of our covenants and is also in violation of the City of Raleigh codes concerning sheds.  The homeowners have applied for a waiver from the City and the HOA officers are favoring these homeowners over other homeowners in the subdivision.

So as in any situation “buyer beware”.  Investigate and make sure you are making the right decision about subdivision to live in.

An eyesore like this is not something you want to embrace and endure.