Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Spring 2018

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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20 Spring 2018 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine 1,965-square feet and a price tag of $289,900. "I love pocket doors. ey're my favor- ite," Kim Ruppel said. In tow is their 8-year-old daughter, a third-grader named Madison. And karma is about to strike. It turns out a pink ceiling fan in an upstairs bedroom is a match for young Madison's back home. "e exact same one. It's funny," Kim Ruppel said. e hunt, meanwhile, can also pull in the extended family. "My husband and brother-in-law are looking around the back. I didn't want to scare you," Laverne Sims said as she emerged through the front door and quickly removed her shoes at a $345,000 listing in Wake Forest's Twin Creeks community. "My brother-in-law is looking for a home. He's getting ready to move to North Carolina from Georgia." Her husband, Stan Sims, chimes in on how far a housing dollar goes in North Caro- lina. "Make your money in Fairfax (Va.) and spend it down here," said Sims, who these days lives in Youngsville's high-end Hidden Lake community. Speaking of high-end, consider one $1.9 million Wakefield Estates listing with 5 bed- rooms, 7.5 baths, 6-car garage, and 10,178 square feet of living space on 4 acres. ere one weekend afternoon, Missy Farrell and Ellen Enoch, agents with Berkshire Hatha- way's York Simpson Underwood Realty, were tag-teaming an open house. "It's a tougher price point, but we've had pretty consistent showings," Farrell said. Some of whom, it turns out, are people who drive by and spot the "Open House" sign on the way to the park down the street and want to experience a what-if-we-could- afford-this moment. "You're going to have what we call 'look- ie-loos,'" Enoch said. And of course, there's always the neigh- bors. Such was the case with Robert Owens and his wife, Mary, who it turns out is a real- estate agent as well. "It's very lovely to meet you," Mary Ow- ens said. "We should have a mixer," Farrell replied. Over in Raleigh's Bedford, a new urban- ism environment with close-to-the-sidewalk porches and rear-load garages, the Boyd family — Liana, Dewayne, and 10-year-old Continued on Page 22 ❱❱ KATHRYN RENDE Third-grader Madison Ruppel, daughter of Kim and Matt Ruppel, looks up at a pink ceiling fan — curiously one identical to the one at her current home — during a visit to an open house in the Heritage community of Wake Forest. "The exact same one. It's funny," said her mother, Kim.

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