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Need To Sell Your Home This Winter? No Worries!

Categories: Home Buying Tips, Home Owner Tips, In The News, New Homes in Raleigh | Posted: September 17, 2018


Selling Your Home in Winter

Selling Your Home in the fall and winter months

If you’re currently in the market for new homes in Raleigh or know that is on the horizon for you as fall and winter approach, many homeowners hesitate to list their current home for sale in winter. The winter months typically are looked down upon for listing homes, and most realtors may even recommend you wait until spring. However, Royal Oaks Homes showcases why a recent study by Redfin proves that selling your home in the winter months might actually be a good thing.

While spring may be the home-shopping season for most, listing your home for sale in the later months of the year can give you the upper hand in a lot of cases. When buyers are shopping for homes in the fall or winter, they tend to have more of a sense of urgency. Redfin, an online brokerage, found that the average seller nets more than asking price during the months of December through March, than they do from June through November in an average housing market. Homes listed in winter also sold faster than homes listed in the spring, surprisingly enough.

These findings may have many people in a rush to put their home up for sale before Spring, but timing for home sales is always based on supply and demand. The best way to check your area to see when might be the best time for you to sell your home, if you aren’t on a time crunch, is to understand your local climate.

Check the number of days on the market for your city and the recently sold listings. If most homes re sitting for more than 60 days, it will be safer to hold off until spring when more buyers enter the market. However, if properties are selling quickly, then you can take that as a green light to list your home.

A few tips to help your home sell fast are:

  • Price Your Home Right. If homes are going on the market as quick as they are going off, then you have the flexibility to test the market and price it higher. However, if it is the dead of winter and the market is not as bust, it’s best to price it reasonable to draw in buyers.
  • Schedule a tune-up. Be sure the main issues buyers look at like heating and maintenance are up to speed, as well as clean gutters, air filters, and clean windows are in place. A well kept home is a home that will sell much faster.
  • Brighten your home. Often times, the winter months are gray and gloomy. Be sure to make your home warm and inviting from the minute the buyer drives up. Warm up your curb appeal with clean landscaping and cool-weather plants, and make sure chipped paint and cracked window seals are taken care of. A welcoming house will sell, even in the winter months.



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.

Operation: Coming Home and Mattamy Homes Hold Flag Raising for Combat Wounded Veteran

Categories: Events, Hometown Heroes, In The News, News, Operation: Coming Home | Posted: September 11, 2018

Mattamy, formerly Royal Oaks, proudly carries on the tradition with construction underway on home for American hero and Purple Heart recipient

Raleigh, NC – (Sept. 11, 2018) – Combat wounded veteran, US Marine Corps Corporal (Cpl.) Nate Rodgers and his family will soon have a new place to call home thanks to Operation: Coming Home – a joint volunteer project – and Mattamy Homes, formerly Royal Oaks.

Cpl. Rodgers and his family were honored Tuesday, Sept. 11, at a special flag raising ceremony, as Mattamy Homes continues construction on what will be his new home in Sonoma Springs. The home is located at 4032 Bostwyck Drive, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526.

“We are honored to carry on the tradition set forth by Royal Oaks and commit our time and resources to partner with Operation: Coming Home to build an exceptional home for such an extremely deserving American hero,” said Rich Van Tassel, Raleigh division president for Mattamy Homes. “It is our hope that this home will provide a place for the Rodgers family to make cherished memories for years to come.”

Cpl. Rodgers served in the US Marine Corps in the communications division as a radio operator with his twin brother Matt Rodgers. During his second tour in Fallujah with Combat Logistics Battalion 8, Cpl. Rodgers sustained traumatic brain injury, hearing loss, a back injury, and shrapnel wounds when his vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device.

The project is a result of Operation Coming Home, a joint volunteer project led by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County (HBA), the United States Veterans Corps (USVC) and companies such as Mattamy Homes that build and donate homes for disabled combat veterans.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Operation: Coming Home, and Cpl. Rodgers’ home will be the ninth home donated to wounded veterans by Royal Oaks, now a division of Mattamy Homes.

The Rodgers family will be presented with keys to their brand-new home during a large, military-style celebration on Nov. 8.

About Mattamy Homes

Mattamy Homes is the largest privately owned homebuilder in North America, with a 40-year history of operations across the United States and Canada. Every year, Mattamy helps 7,000 families realize their dream of home ownership. In the United States, the company is represented in 10 markets –Charlotte, Raleigh, Phoenix, Tucson, Jacksonville, Orlando (where its US head office is located), Tampa, Sarasota, Naples and Southeast Florida – and in Canada, those communities stretch across the Greater Toronto Area, as well as in Ottawa, Calgary and Edmonton. For more information, visit

About Operation: Coming Home

Operation: Coming Home is a joint volunteer project by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County (HBA), and various area nonprofits and businesses. The project builds and donates homes for disabled combat veterans who have served in the Middle East, after a selection committee interviews candidates to determine the best fit. Royal Oaks Homes has worked with Operation: Coming Home for 10 years and donated nine homes. Mattamy Homes, the new parent company of Royal Oaks, will continue the longstanding partnership helping to build homes for wounded veterans. For more information, visit

About the HBA

The Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County (HBA) is the voice of the home building industry throughout Wake County, and provides members opportunities for business development, education, professional growth, networking and community involvement. The membership, comprised of builders, remodelers, developers, and sales & marketing professionals, is affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders, which represents over 160,000-member companies nationwide. Currently the HBA is the second largest home builders association in the country. The members of the HBA are building excellence together for the neighborhoods and communities of tomorrow. For more information, visit