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New Listing in Richmond Park

1312 Ann Street

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Beautiful home located in Richmond Park, near Downtown Rockingham. This property features a fenced in backyard, patio, walk-in closets, beautiful landscaping, and a spacious 3217 square feet.
Nicole Hayden
Nicole Hayden

MLS# 14874
4 Bed, 3 Bath
1312 Ann Street
Rockingham, NC 28379


Great Investment Opportunity in Hamlet, NC

332 Hendersonville Street 
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This property is located just south of Downtown Hamlet. With a large fenced in yard and a covered porch, this property would make a great investment. For more information on this property click here.
Nicole Hayden
Nicole Hayden

MLS# 14902
2 Bed, 1 Bath
332 Hendersonville Street
Hamlet, NC 28345


317 Covingtonton Street – New Construction

317 Covington Street
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Affordable New Construction near Downtown Rockingham. Home features an open floor plan with a spacious living areas, large bedrooms, separate laundry and walk-in closets. This beautiful home is being built by Hayden Construction Inc.
Nicole Hayden
Nicole Hayden

MLS# 14731
3 Bed, 2 Bath
317 Covington Street
Rockingham, NC 28379


Helping Students Learn 21st Century Skills

Nicole Talking to StudentsRecently I visited Washington Street School to speak with students about my own professional business experience. Meeting with the AIG students, I discussed my profession as a real estate broker, college and career choices, and the current economic situation. I was glad to help these students learn and prepare for the future and I hope, when the time comes, hearing about my experience will help make their journey into financial independence easier.

2011 Real Estate at a Glance a Year in Review

There are many reasons why I enjoy helping people with their real estate needs. First and foremost is the deep satisfaction I get from helping them realize their dreams and get through the major transition that accompanies buying, selling, and moving.

That’s why, in my ongoing commitment to providing first-class service, I can confidently say that if I can’t answer a specific home related question you have, I’m a phone call  or e-mail away from an expert in my professional network who can.

Everyone wants to know what is happening in our local market and that is why I am sending you this Real Estate Market Update so you will have the facts about what is happening in your market and not just what you hear on the news nationally. Here is a breakdown of sales for 2010 compared to 2011:

Your Real Estate Advisors Market Update

YTD 2010

YTD 2011

% Diff

New Listings




Sold Listings




Volume of Sold Listings




Average Sales Price




Average Days on Market




List/Sales Price Ratio




As you can see, the market is Richmond County was down significantly in 2011. Total sales almost dropped back to 2004 levels which hopefully signals we have reached a bottom and the market will stabilize going into 2012. As you can see from the numbers above, only one in three properties listed are selling, much lower than last year. Days on market only takes into account the listings that have sold, not the ones that never sell. Also, take a look at the list to sales price ratio; homes are selling at 9% below list price on average. What this means is for a home to sell, it has to be priced attractively to even receive an can see, the market is Richmond County was down significantly in 2

 In 2012, we will work even harder to be sure our clients get the best marketing and client services available. We have started our website upgrade and are aggressively seeking new ways to generate referrals to help bring buyers and sellers together.

Thanks to all of our friends, clients, and business partners Exit Realty Platinum is the ONLY franchise in Richmond County that increased sales from 2010 to 2011! Exit Realty was also awarded the Best of the Best Real Estate Company in 2011, thank you again for your support!



A Year in Review with Exit Realty Platinum and the Community:

  • Started the Tim and Nicole Hayden Scholarship Fund with RCC
  • Corporate Sponsor for Relay for Life
  • Holes for Habitat Golf Tournament
  • Bowling for Breast Cancer
  • Hospice Dancing with the Stars
  • Parks and Recreation team sponsors
  • Care packages for seniors at Richmond Pines Nursing Home
  • Delivered appreciation baskets to RSHS teachers for their commitment to the community
  • Donated to the Boy Scouts

I would also like to give a very special thanks to the businesses that help our clients through their advertisements on our moving truck:

Please keep these businesses in mind when you have a need in which they can help.

If you have any questions or want to know how your home value is doing, please give me a call or e-mail me at for a no cost, no obligation market analysis or visit my website

If you know of anyone who would benefit from this information or would like to receive my free market updates, please contact me. In addition if you have given any thought to moving or hear that any family, friends, or work colleagues are, please let me know.

Thank you.

Nicole Hayden

Buy or Sell with ME and use MY Truck for FREE!

Nicole Hayden
Exit Realty Platinum

New Listing at 105 Pineview Court Rockingham, NC 28379


105 Pineview Ct Rockingham, NC
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You will enjoy this 4 Bedroom, 2 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths home, located at 105 Pineview Court in Rockingham, NC. The home features a 2-car garage, workshop, landscaping and paved drive. Relax on the deck while looking out over the lake. You won’t mind cooking in this elegant and spacious kitchen with granite counter tops. There is plenty of room for the kids and entertaining in the Formal Living & Dining Room and Family Room. The home features a finished basement, office, workshop and laundry room. Large Master Suite and Bath features walk in closets.

MLS# 14036
4 Bed, 2 Full Bath, 2 Half Baths Bath
105 Pineview Ct
Rockingham NC, 28379


Nicole Hayden
Nicole Hayden

No More Suprises at the Closing Table


It used to be too common a story: you’re excited about signing the paperwork, shaking hands, and grabbing the keys to your new home.  But the day before closing, the lender advises that your closing fees are several hundred dollars more than their Good Faith Estimate listed.  Suddenly, your excitement turns to pressure to just pay it and close the deal.

Now those days are over, thanks to the Mortgage Disclosure Improvement Act (MDIA).  What was once the Truth In Lending Act has been rewritten with new rules to help consumers understand the loan costs and alert borrowers to changes in fees well in advance of closing.

Now the lender must provide their Good Faith Estimate within three days of receiving the borrowers’ application, and closing cannot occur until the buyer has seven days to review the disclosure.  If the final APR (annual percentage rate) differs more than 0.125% from the original quote, a new disclosure must be provided, granting the borrower the right of rescission.

This relieves the pressure that buyers once felt to agree to pay higher fees and rates at the very last minute.  As always, borrowers can review the final documents one day before closing, providing an excellent opportunity for you to review all the figures with your real estate agent and to ask any lingering questions before you make it official.

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In today’s real estate market it comes down to this, a beauty contest. The homes that look good and are priced right will sell while the homes that are priced high by sellers hoping to get an offer so they can negotiate will continue to sit on the market. Did you know Less than half the properties put on the market ever sell. Most people don’t and that is why I am here to help you with your real estate needs.

Your Real Estate Advisors Market Update
  Oct-09 Oct-10 % Diff YTD 2009 YTD 2010 % Diff
New Listings 55 47 -17% 505 488 -3
Sold Listings 18 13 -38% 201 208 3%
Volume of Sold Listings $1,595,450 $1,467,918 -9% $17,523,507 $20,324,497 14%
Average Sales Price $88,636 $112,917 22% $87,182 $97,714 11%
Average Days on Market 244 107 -128% 172 173 1%
List/Sales Price Ratio 84% 96% 13% 90% 92% 2%


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