We’ve Moved!

Hi everyone,

We are so excited to announce that our team has opened it’s own RE/MAX One Satellite office.  We are now located on the corner of Six Forks Road and Newton Roads in Raleigh.   Feel free to stop by and see us!   Our official office open house will be in December.

Join the Linda Craft and Team Triangle Blood Drive

More than a month after it first put out its appeal for blood donors in July, our local American Red Cross has seen some improvement in the blood supply, but there is still an urgent need. With the lifespan of blood cells as little as 5 days for platelets and 42 days for red cells, they depend on healthy members of our community to voluntarily give blood each and every day.

A special American Red Cross Blood Drive to help boost local blood supplies will be held on Monday, September 10th. The blood drive will be held at all three Triangle-area blood donation centers from 2:30 pm to 7:30 pm. As a Linda Craft blood donor, you will receive a gift bag filled with a bottle of water and a variety of items and discount coupons from local merchants.

The three area locations for blood donation are the Raleigh Blood Center at 100 North Peartree Lane in Raleigh, the North Raleigh Blood Center at 8301 Bandford Way in Raleigh, and the Cary Blood Center at 3700 Regency Parkway, Suite 150 in Cary. Eligible donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in general good health. Donors of all blood types are welcome.

For more information about the event, please contact Katherin Mull at 919.232.9234 or email Katherin@lindacraft.com.

City of Raleigh Water Restrictions Go Into Effect Today

Stage 1 Water Restrictions Effective August 28

The Raleigh City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday, Aug. 7, to authorize City Manager J. Russell Allen to implement Stage 1 water conservation measures when, in his opinion, the weather conditions, Falls Lake level and customer water demand warrant.

On Tuesday, Aug. 21, the City of Raleigh received information at the North Carolina Drought Advisory Council meeting that lead the City Manager to authorize implementation of the Stage 1 water conservation plan use restrictions effective Tuesday, Aug. 28. The National Weather Service and North Carolina Climatology Office staff presented information on the current long-term weather forecast for the fall and early winter that indicated the drought conditions that all of N.C. has been experiencing over the past two months will very likely continue.

The City of Raleigh Stage 1 mandatory water use restrictions reduce the days irrigation is allowed to one day per week. Odd property addresses are permitted on Tuesdays and even property addresses on Wednesdays.

Please refer to the chart listed below for specific information regarding water uses:

WATER USE STAGE 1 RULES

Automatic/non-automatic irrigation systems – ODD = Tuesday EVEN=Wednesday
12 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Hose End Sprinklers – ODD = Tuesday EVEN=Wednesday
6 a.m.-10 a.m. and 6 p.m.-10 p.m.

Hand held hose – ODD = Tue./Sat EVEN = Wed./Sun.
6 a.m.-10 a.m. and 6 p.m.-10 p.m.

Vehicle Washing – Saturday and Sunday

Pressure Washing – Saturday and Sunday

The Stage 1 mandatory water use restrictions also limit use of City of Raleigh supplied water for other uses such as washing vehicles at home, power washing driveways, sidewalks, homes, and filling swimming and decorative pools. Irrigation water must be applied slowly to achieve deep penetration and prevent water run-off. Direct watering of impervious surfaces such as streets, parking lots, driveways and sidewalks is prohibited.

The entire Stage 1 water use restrictions are available by contacting the City of Raleigh Public Utilities at 857-4540 or City of Raleigh Public Affairs Department at 890-3100.

The Stage 1 mandatory water use restrictions apply to all City of Raleigh water customers, including those in nearby towns that have merged their water and sewer systems with Raleigh and therefore also receive water from Raleigh. Those towns are Garner, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Knightdale, Wendell and Zebulon.

The first violation of the Stage 1 mandatory water restrictions is a $200 fine, and a second violation would result in a $1,000 civil penalty. A third violation would result in interruption of the customer’s water service from the City.

Information regarding record low levels of rainfall and stream flow during the month of August were presented by other state and federal agencies. The US Army Corps of Engineers reported that the water level in Falls Lake is currently down four feet from normal and the remaining water supply pool is 62%. At Raleigh’s current customer water demand level, the water supply pool could be exhausted by early January if extreme weather conditions were to continue. Therefore the City is moving forward with implementing the Stage 1 water conservation plan water use restrictions previously recommended by the Water Conservation Task Force and authorized by the Raleigh City Council.

Since July 2, City of Raleigh water customers have been limited to using Raleigh water system supplied water for irrigating their lawns on a permanent basis to only three (3) days per week, with odd-numbered addresses allowed to water their lawns and outdoor plants on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and even-numbered addresses on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. No lawn irrigation is permitted on Mondays.

The Stage 1 Mandatory Water Conservation measures being implemented were among the recommendations made by the City’s Water Conservation Task Force in a comprehensive report made last year to the City Council in June 2006.

Linda Craft & Team Rank #2

August 3, 2007

Dear Linda,

Congratulations! You’ve entered the number 2 position among the top 25 RE/MAX Sales Associates in the state of North Carolina. This award is based on awardable commissions and is for the period of January 1, 2007 through June 30, 2007.

Without a doubt, your contribution to RE/MAX International’s record-breaking success is recognized and admired throughout the Region. Your outstanding achievement serves as a powerful model of professionalism for each and every Sales Associate on the RE/MAX team.

Best Regards,

Kerron Stokes

Regional Vice President

RE/MAX Carolinas Region

Linda Craft and Team Sponsors Carolina Hurricanes

RALEIGH – Linda Craft and Team of RE/MAX One Realty announced today that they have renewed their corporate sponsorship of the Carolina Hurricanes for the 2007-2008 season. As a real estate sponsor of the team, award-winning Triangle REALTOR® Linda Craft will make appearances at 20 home games throughout the season. Lucky fans will compete for prizes during the in-game promotion known as the RE/MAX Balloon Shuffle provided by Craft.

In addition, the Linda Craft and Team moonwalk and RE/MAX balloon will be at this fall’s Caniac Carnival. Fans may enter to win free hockey tickets and a hot air balloon ride for two at LindaCraft.com all year round.

“I consider myself one of the Hurricanes’ biggest fans,” said Linda Craft. “I enjoy supporting such a talented team and encourage all fans to come out this fall to cheer on your Carolina Hurricanes.”

About Linda Craft and Team

Linda Craft and Team at RE/MAX One Realty have become one of the top RE/MAX organizations in the world by helping individuals and families find a place to call home in all price ranges. During Linda Craft’s more than 20 years as a Real Estate professional, she has helped over 5,000 people move into a new home. Whether you are looking for your first home or your dream home, the Linda Craft Team can help. For more information, please call 919-781-9298 or visit www.lindacraft.com.

Regional Developer to Work with Top Area Realtor

Waterford Development NC Announces Partnership with

Linda Craft and Associates

Regional Developer to Work with Top Area Realtor

(RALEIGH NC, August 6, 2007) Waterford Development NC announces a partnership with Linda Craft and her team at RE/MAX One Realty to market its properties in North Carolina. In this capacity, Craft and her agents will work together with Waterford on future project developments designed for both the builder and buyer market.

“We are very pleased to be working with such a highly respected and successful Realtor” said Jan A. Zachariasse, President and Chief Executive Officer of Waterford Development. “Linda has a great track record of working with builders, developers and buyers in finding the right property for her customers. We look forward to a long-term relationship with Linda and her associates”.

Linda Craft and her Team have become one of the top RE/MAX organizations in the world. In addition to being a member of the State and National Realtors organizations, Craft is ePRO Certified, a Certified Relocation Specialist, a member of the Top Producer Council, the Luxury Home Marketing Group, buyer representation certified and has been recognized by Realtor Magazine and the Triangle Business Journal as one of the top Realtors in the Triangle.

“Partnering with Waterford to market their communities is an exciting opportunity,” said Craft. “Waterford’s excellent reputation and the quality of their projects make working with them a delight. They are a great developer with a wonderful product to sell.”

Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Waterford Development has completed many award-winning residential and mixed use communities in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area as well as the development of “Class A” office and retail projects.

In North Carolina, Waterford was involved with the Sutton Place and Glenkirk projects and most recently developed Stonewater, a 310 acre mixed use project with residential and commercial components, in Northwest Cary. Waterford plans to develop additional projects in North Carolina in the future.

About Waterford Development

Waterford Development is a full-service real estate development company headquartered in Reston, Virginia, with an office in Raleigh, North Carolina. Over the past 18 years, Waterford Development has developed thousands of acres of land and completed numerous unique residential communities as well as innovative office and retail spaces. Recent award-winning developments include Belmont Greene, Symphony Village, The Broadway, and The Palladium. For more information, visit www.waterforddevelopmentllc.com.


About Linda Craft and Team

Linda Craft and Team at RE/MAX One Realty have become one of the top RE/MAX organizations in the world by helping a wide range of individuals and families find a place to call home. During Linda Craft’s more than 20 years as a Real Estate professional, she has helped over 5,000 people purchase a new home. Whether you are looking for your first home or your dream home, the Linda Craft Team can help. For more information, please call 919-781-9298 or visit www.lindacraft.com.

Linda Craft & Current Seller, Terry Roswell, Appear on News Channel 14

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Cities behind Raleigh on Forbes list include San Francisco at No. 2 and Austin, Texas at No. 3.RALEIGH — If you’re selling your home in Raleigh, good news is most likely knocking at the front door.

Terry Roswell has had quite a few showings for her Brier Creek home. It has been on the market for two months. She’s excited to hear Forbes Magazine named the Capital City the No. 1 place in the nation to sell a home.

“It has to be true. [Research Triangle Park] is right at our back door and this area has developed so much in the last seven and a half years since we’ve been here,” said Roswell.

Forbes says moderate growth and disciplined building over the last five years prevented Raleigh’s market from developing a significant glut like many cities across the country.

“The market in the Triangle is red hot,” said RE/MAX Realtor, Linda Craft. She’s not surprised to hear Raleigh’s No. 1 status either. She says business, lower taxes, good schools and good weather are all driving more people to the area. If you put your house up for sell, expect it to be sold quickly.

“Selling homes here in Raleigh, the average time on the market is about 60 to 90 days. With certain price points, certain locations, you can expect that to happen. When you look at the total inventory that is available, it can go very fast,” said Craft.

Roswell believes her big sell is right around the corner.

 

 

By: Kenneth Moton, www.news14.com

Linda Craft Speaks at Local Builders Event

Linda Craft spoke at the Triangle Sales and Marketing Council of the Home Builders Association breakfast meeting on Wednesday, July 18th. The meeting, entitled Insight On Today’s Market, addressed real estate trends and factors effecting home sales. Craft, along with four other Triangle real estate experts, was part of a panel that answered questions from the audience of over 200 builders and new home agents.

“As a well-known top producing real estate agent, Linda was asked to participate in the panel to impart her wisdom on a variety of real estate-related topics,” said Andy Ladner, Vice President of Marketing for the Home Builders Association and Council Director. “Linda was very informative and added an element of humor and charm that delighted the audience.”

“It was an honor to be asked to participate,” said Linda Craft. “I make it my business to stay on top of changing market conditions and real estate trends so my clients have the latest information available.”

Linda Craft & Team Hires Bi-Lingual Specialist

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Linda Craft and Team has hired bi-lingual Buyer and Relocation Specialist Isabel Benitez. Fluent in Spanish, Benitez relocated to the Triangle from the Miami area.

With a background as a real estate paralegal, Benitez is highly knowledgeable of the home buying process. Having recently established herself in Raleigh, she fully understands the concerns of families relocating to the area and the anxieties of transitioning to a new town. Isabel dedicates herself to helping her clients find the perfect home, neighborhood and schools for their families.

“I am thrilled to join the Linda Craft team,” said Benitez. “The Team is known for their professional expertise and high level of service, and I look forward to fulfilling the high standards of excellence.”

“Isabel’s knowledge of the industry coupled with her enthusiasm to help each client find the best home to meet their needs made her an outstanding candidate,” said Linda Craft. “Her ability to communicate with the Triangle’s vast Spanish-speaking population will be a great boon to our services.”

State Farmers Market Festival is Tomorrow

Our State Farmers Market Festival is tomorrow, (Thursday July 12th) fromarket.gifm 11am-1pm. Feel free to stop by and enjoy a free ear of corn or a watermelon slice. The day’s activities will include a Corn Eating Contest, a Corn Shucking Contest, and an Animal Sounds Contest for kids ages 12 and under.
(Limit 30 entries per contest)

The NC Watermelon Queen will greet visitors and promote NC Watermelons. If you are in the area please stop by and also tell your family and friends to come out and enjoy all the Goodness that Grows in NC!! And remember it’s “got to be NC Agriculture”!!
Please visit their website for more details.
www.ncagr.com/markets/facilit/farmark/raleigh/promos.htm

Hope to see you at the market!!

The State Farmers Market is located at 1201 Agriculture Street, Raleigh, NC 27603