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Buying a new home before selling your current home is a real possibility in 2021. As the real estate market has heated up, deposits are increasing, so to buy a home in the Triangle area will require you to have a higher amount of cash upfront when you make your offer instead of most of your down ...
Mark your calendars for the 2021 July 4th Fireworks displays in Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Apex and more!Fireworks on the Fourth of July are some of the best memories we have with family and friends.Several celebrations include “old-fashioned” festivities for families such as face painting, food vend...
Lower Your Mortgage Payment Without Refinancing – If you’ve been considering refinancing but feel like you waited too long or have another reason that you don’t want to go through the refinance process, I have a suggestion for you and it’ll help you potentially lower your monthly mortgage payment...
Why Buying is Still the Ideal Option, Even in a Seller’s Market – I’m sure that by now you’ve heard over and over how we’re dealing with a seller’s real estate market. That phrase might create some hesitancy when considering purchasing a home right now and could be keeping you in a rental.Buying ...
Moving out of NJ, CT, MA, NY? Come to North Carolina!2021 seems to be the year that people in the NE are ready to make their moves to a new state. Top reasons many are moving out of the northeast:* High cost of living* Too much cold/snow* Limited job opportunities* High cost of housing* High taxe...
Top 4 Things Buyers Look For In a Kitchen – When I am working with buyers, they almost always have a wish list that includes an upgraded kitchen. When working with sellers, one of the first questions I am asked is which kitchen upgrades are most important to make. So, I am going to break down wha...
Planning a move to the Triangle?The Amy Shair Guide to Triangle Relocation 2021. Relocating in 2021 is different than it was in 2019 and early 2020 (pre-COVID). The 2 biggest reasons for relocating-buyers moving now are 1) a new job or improved job security with a new employer and 2) making an im...
Buyers often think they don’t need a buyer’s agent if they are building or buying a new home.People may decide to check out a new neighborhood on a weekend when they have a few extra minutes or they are thinking about moving into a new home, so they stop by the model to look around and get some i...
Are you ready to do some upgrades to your home? Homeowners can make a substantial profit from various home updates, but which home improvements will buyers appreciate the most when it comes time to sell your home?Here are five home improvement tips you can use to make your home have the highest p...
What can we expect from the real estate market in the Triangle following the election?As you may have already noticed, real estate in the Raleigh and the greater Triangle area has been flourishing since May 2020. Homes are selling quickly, often with multiple offers, and new home construction is ...


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