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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22 Spring 2018 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine son, Alex Boyd — stopped at a $270,000 l isting, actually looking to relocate from Wake Forest, a place they see as increasingly congested. "Our challenge in 27587 is traffic, and the traffic is getting worse," said Liana Boyd, noting the abundance of new housing devel- opments and what was an 8-minute drive a couple years ago now taking 20 minutes in- stead. "Here, it's all established," she said of Bedford. "We really know what to expect." For all the angst surrounding "the hunt," there are those who counsel calm. Such is the case of Melissa and Denny DeVoe, who a few years ago went about theirs in a very public way: on HGTV's "House Hunters." During their hunt, the couple had zeroed in on a house in Raleigh's Bedford. But it was not to be. Another offer snagged it. "We thought that was the house for us," said Denny DeVoe, an IT professional. "It's crushing to a certain extent. 'Oh, my gosh, we thought we had it.'" His recommendation: "Stay persistent." "Now, I'm glad we didn't get that house," said Melissa DeVoe, whose newborn photog- raphy business now has an at-home studio. "I think things just worked out. You never know. What's around the corner could be better." As for the family's now-settled-in home in Wake Forest's St. Ives community, they wouldn't have it any other way. "No plans to move — ever," she said. PHILIP M. READ The Boyd family — Liana, Dewayne, and son, Alex — emerge from a Bedford, Raleigh, open house. "Just to get familiar with the neighborhood," she said of the family's hunt for a new home. PHILIP M. READ Sharon Edwards and Robert Gibson emerge from a meeting with real-estate agent Kris Burritt at Stonewater, a new-home development in Wake Forest. Their search for a home comes with a healthy dose of ongoing evaluation: "Yeah, I like that," he said of the reasoning in their various stops, "but that won't work, design wise, layout-wise." Real-estate agent Missy Farrell, below, greets Mary and Robert Owens — actual neighbors — at a listing at Wakefield Estates. KATHRYN RENDE

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