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Riley’s Pond: The Place to Live in North Carolina

Categories: Apex, New Homes in Raleigh, Riley's Pond | Posted: August 9, 2018

If you are in the market this summer or plan to be sometime this year for a new home in Raleigh, and are considering the community of Apex as your idea destination to settle down and find your new home, Royal Oaks Homes has some great news for you!

Named Time and Money Magazines number one “Best Places to Live” in the U.S., Apex has quickly become not only one of the most sought out locations in North Carolina, but across the entire country!

Apex has become one of the fastest growing communities, yet still keeps a small-town feel  which is what makes it so desirable among many.

Royal Oaks Homes is building beautiful new homes in Apex, and Riley’s Pond is a new home community in Apex that is selling quickly, do to the high demand for the beautiful homes and location in one.

What makes Riley’s Pond such a desired new home community, is the fact that not only is it in one of the most desired locations, but also it offers homes of various living styles. Almost any buyer in the market can find the home of their dreams in Riley’s Pond!

Whether you want a spacious master on the main floor, a first-floor guest suite for your visitors, a home office, tech loft, huge game rooms or bonus rooms, or a 3-car garage, Riley’s pond offers all of the above and more! It is hard to find all of the above options in general in a new home, let alone find multiple hard to find options in one home!

You will love the location of Riley’s Pond when it comes to commuting to work or around town. Riley’s Pond is located just minutes away from I-540, US-64, Hwy 55, Beaver Creek Commons Shopping Center, as well as athletic fields, schools and nature parks! You can truly have it all living in Riley’s Pond~

As expected, homes and homesites are selling quickly so the time to act is now if you don’t want to miss out on a great opportunity to own a home in this wonderful new home community in Apex.

Contact Audrey and Amanda today to learn more about how you can make living in Riley’s Pond a reality and not just a dream!



Royal Oaks Building Group is a new home builder in Raleigh and Fayetteville, North Carolina. For additional information about Royal Oaks building your Raleigh new home, please call (888) 677-1502.

How to best protect your home from burglary

Categories: Apex, New Homes in Raleigh | Posted: April 26, 2018

If you are moving into a new home in Raleigh or have already settled into your new Royal Oaks home, one of the things you probably plan to invest in is a way to keep your home secure and safe. No matter how safe your neighborhood is, it is still always a good safety precaution to protect your home from any unwanted intruders who may be lurking around when you are not home or out of town. You know you want to protect your home, but what is the best way to ensure it’s safe? Below are the top safety tips to keep in mind when selecting the right choice for your home.

The first thing you will want to be sure and do, especially if you are moving into a new home, is to maintain your doors and locks. Be sure that over time, you keep up with the quality of the door and fix any shortcomings such as gaps along the frame and hinge strength.  If the hardware on any of your exterior doors starts to wear or get damage, be sure and replace it immediately.

Lighting is the next element that can play a big role in how safe your home is, and how easy of a target you are to intruders. A home that is poorly lit on the exterior is a target for thieves looking to sneak in and out with no one looking. This also goes for inside of your home, where a home appears pitch dark on the outside alluding to someone not being home.

The best way to combat poor home lighting is to invest in motion detector lights for the outside of your home, that will go off when prompted near windows and doors. If you happen to have a large property or backyard, floodlights are a good idea to add to keep a broader range of vision over your property.

For the interior of your home, put some of your lamps on timers throughout the house to go on at dusk. This will ensure that once the sun goes down, the lighting in your home doesn’t go with it. Even when you aren’t home, the lighting in your home will always give the illusion from the outside that someone is home. It also prevents you from having to leave a light on 24/7 when you go out of town, which can also be detected by someone casing your house.

Spare keys are a great thing to have when you lock yourself out of your home, but can also be a detriment to your safety if not used correctly. Not only the location of a spare key if kept outside your home, but who you lend your spare keys out too. Be sure to only give spare keys out to a few people you trust, or an even better tip is to give out the garage code instead. If you are going to leave a spare key outside your home, don’t put it under a doormat or in a fake rock. Choose a place that not even the smartest intruder would think to check.

Next, keep track of your windows and keep up the integrity of them just like you do your doors. A window is the second most common place an intruder comes in, other than a door. Make sure to keep windows locked at all times and be sure hinges are not loose.

An alarm system is the final and most common way people protect their homes. The cost on an alarm system can range from $100 to $1,200, depending on what you choose and the features you’re looking for. Typically, the monthly charge on an alarm system is around $40 per month. If you don’t want to commit to a system with a monthly fee, consider the alarm systems with the video at the front door which can deter intruders without having a full security system in place.



Royal Oaks Building Group is a new home builder in Raleigh and Fayetteville, North Carolina. For additional information about Royal Oaks building your Raleigh new home, please call (888) 677-1502.