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Community Spotlight: Bristol

Categories: New Homes in Raleigh, Royal Oaks Communities | Posted: April 5, 2019

Are you in the market this spring for a new home in Raleigh? If so, you may have your weekends planned to visit model homes and neighborhoods you might want to consider calling home in the near future. If you are coming up short in finding the perfect location to call home or just do not have the time to invest in using your spare time to drive around town to vet multiple neighborhoods, then you have come to the right place! Mattamy Homes, formerly Royal Oaks Homes, builds brand new homes in some of the most desired locations in and around Raleigh. Take a look at the variety of neighborhoods offered here.

One community in particular to consider taking a look at and a possible visit this weekend, is the community of Bristol located in Clayton. This are has quickly become one of the most desired locations in the Raleigh area, due to the fact it is one of the fastest growing areas to surround Raleigh.

Bristol is the ideal location for so many buyers in the market right now, due to the sheer convenience of where it is location. You will love being just minutes from all of the best attractions in Clayton! From the Farmer’s Market, where you can ride your bike to on the weekend to stock up on fresh produce for the week, to the Clayton River walk where you can enjoy many an evening stroll during the beautiful summer nights ahead.

Whether you are young or old, you will spend a lot of time in downtown Clayton’s shopping and dining spots, which include the historic Wagner House, Manning Restaurant, and the Clayton Steakhouse.

No matter where you may work outside the home, living in Bristol will provide you with quick and easy access to almost anywhere in the Triangle. Your morning commute will quickly have you on US-70 and I-40 with ease and a short drive time.

Now that you can be assured the location is worth the visit, what about the homes that are offered in Bristol? You will be thrilled to know that homes in Bristol start in the $210’s! Whether you are a first time homebuyer or looking to possible downsize, this community is an amazing place for families of any age or size.

There are several quick move-in homes available if you are wanting to be in your new home before summer! There is also a tremendous portfolio of floor plans that you can meet with one of our new home specialists about to see what plan might be the ideal one for you to make your new home.


Call 919-589-4214 or contact us today to book an appointment with one of our new home specialists this weekend to see for yourself why Bristol is quickly becoming one of the most sought after new home communities in all of Clayton!




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.

What to Expect to Buy After Moving Into Your New Home

Categories: Blog | Posted: April 3, 2019

In the flurry of packing and coordinating moving trucks or loyal friends, did you remember to grab an extra roll of paper towels? How about garbage bags? Probably not, even though you’ll be needing them on move-in day.

Then there are other things, like a welcome mat or curtain liners, that you might prefer to throw away and purchase a replacement than pack up to a new house.

Many home buyers wait until after moving into their new home before buying these things. For some, it’s out of necessity – there’s just too much going on! For others, it makes more sense to wait until after the chaos has died down.

So, if you’re a soon-to-be new home buyer, here are some of the items you can expect to buy after moving into your new home.

Cleaning Supplies

When moving, there are things people forget to bring and other things people would rather replace than pack up. Cleaning supplies fall into both of these categories. Paper towels are probably the last thing on your mind, and who would take their dirty sponges into a new sparkling house?

So, after the moving trucks have left and you’re basking in that new home glow, it’s time to make a list. Think about all the cleaning supplies you will need, going room to room if that helps. Be sure to include day-to-day items (like toilet paper!) first.

Here are some common cleaning supplies new homeowners need:

  • Hand soap and dish soap
  • Garbage bags (for your kitchen and bathroom(s)
  • Paper towels
  • Laundry detergent
  • Sponges
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Bathroom cleaning supplies
  • Plunger (treat yourself to a new one)

Though not an exhaustive list, you’ll undoubtedly appreciate having these items around on move-in day and the week following it.

First Aid Kit

An often-overlooked purchase after moving into a new home is a first aid kit. With all the picture hanging, light bulb replacing, and general maintenance you’ll be doing in the first few weeks of living in a new home, you’re going to want one.

You may have an old one that moved with you, but it’s likely outdated by now. Most people don’t regularly replenish or replace items in their kit. Make sure to pick up a first aid kit with bandages in multiple sizes, tweezers, and antibacterial spray. You certainly don’t want a cut or splinter ruining your move-in momentum!

Groceries and Staples

Of course, you’ll need to go grocery shopping soon after moving in. Leftover pizza only lasts so long. But remember, many people end up trashing things from their old home to make the move easier. If you’re a cooking pro, you may need to do some serious work to replenish your cupboards.

For instance, you may need to restock spices you didn’t bother to pack up. Or you may have put off buying more rice or pasta when you were running low in the last few weeks. It likely took you some time to build up that pantry, and it may take a while to do it again.

But there’s a silver lining here. You can start over. In other words, now’s the time to revisit that Pinterest board. Seen any cute ideas for storing spices? Interested in totally revolutionizing your pantry organization? Use this blank slate to your advantage to try out some new ideas.

Odds and Ends

How annoying is it when a lightbulb dies, and you don’t have any replacement bulbs? When moving into a new place, this is bound to happen.

Be sure to take a trip to the store for those odds and ends you wouldn’t usually remember to pack, like extra light bulbs, candles, or matches. Batteries are on this list too. Be sure to get replacement batteries for everything that needs them — or you’ll find yourself with a bunch of AA batteries when you need AAA.

Other “odds and ends” to consider:

  • Extension cords
  • Welcome Mat
  • Laundry basket
  • Clothes hangers
  • Shower caddy

Most of the time, it’s better to wait until after moving to buy anything new. After all, the more you have, the more you move, right?

Don’t worry about forgetting to buy band-aids or not having enough dish soap on the day you move. You’ll have plenty of time to buy these supplies after the move. Besides, cleaning supplies and groceries are great housewarming presents from family and friends. You may be surprised how many items people gift you in the week after moving in.

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