Homes for Sale in Garner
Garner Real Estate & Homes for Sale in North Carolina
A wave of new residential and commercial construction has set the stage for exciting growth for the family-friendly community of Garner, North Carolina. Garner is a booming town located about eight miles south of Raleigh, where Interstate 40 meets U.S. Route 70. Several major roadways, including Highways 70, 440, 55 and 40, provide easy access to the RTP, Durham, and Chapel Hill. Additionally, if getting away from it all is your goal, the Outer Banks, Myrtle Beach, Blue Ridge Mountains, Dunham Bulls baseball team, should fit the bill. The best educational opportunities are local as well, including UNC Chapel Hill, Duke University, NC State and Campbell University.
While Garner's location is definitely an advantage, it is the community atmosphere that has attracted many home buyers. Residents enjoy supporting their neighbors, with large attendance numbers for town events and high school sporting events. Popular outdoor recreational activities promote a strong sense of community. Fishing tournaments and boat races at Lake Benson or an afternoon at the Eagle Ridge Golf Course, one of the many local courses, are a few favorites. The town's recreational department also offers classes and activities designed for all ages and interests, such as pre-school, adult and senior programs.
Another advantage of living in Garner is the quality of the public education system. The Wake County School District operates Garner Magnet High School, East Garner Magnet and North Garner Magnet Middle Schools, plus several elementary campuses. Wake County has some of the best test scores in the state. Parents of children attending Wake County Schools take an active role to ensure their children receive a top quality education.
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Price Range of Garner Houses for Sale
The recent growth of Garner has created an assortment of residential property options, from appealing, older homes to new home subdivisions. The appeal of Garner living is quiet neighborhoods, surrounded by threes, large lots, and fenced yards. Homes are priced according to the current markets. Prices for detached, single-family homes range from $100,000 up to $900,000. First-time buyers can shop for cozy, single story, ranch properties, and families may choose from a selection of larger, Colonial styled homes. For example, three-bedroom homes of approximately 2,000 square feet in the Ashlyn subdivision are priced at about $200,000. A few waterfront properties are available in the Lake Shore subdivision; priced in the $700,000s. There is a smaller selection of condominiums and townhomes available, with prices starting in the low $100,000s. For those who wish to custom build in Garner, land lots can be purchased for less than $100,000.
Garner Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of April 19th, 2020: homes priced around $314,862 compared to $320,577 the previous week, showing a decrease of less than -2%. For Sunday, April 19th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.51%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.90%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.41%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 4.12%.