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I recently got a new listing. Interesting house but it was vacant and did not show well. The previous photos in MLS were not appealing. In this market, buyers want to see the house at its best or they will keep looking until the price is super low. The sellers agreed to have a stager bring in fur...
Moving is stressful for those of us that move by ourselves and it is stressful for kids too. I was talking with someone this week who reminded me of some sage advice I think is relevant for people who are planning on moving with children. She said that the best advice she could give is when you a...
(As originally posted on Amy Shair Durham Real Estate's blog).  If you have parents who are getting older and you are concerned about them staying in their home, you are not alone. Here are some common concerns you may have: 1) Health Concerns – Your parents may have already experienced falls, ac...
(Originally noted on Amy Shair, Durham Real Estate's blog) I was asked a question today and I thought that many more of you were probably wondering the same thing. The question was, “What is shadow inventory?”.     Shadow inventory is related to foreclosures sales. The term shadow inventory repre...
Home Staging in Today's Real Estate Market (As originally seen on Staging is more than just a buzz word in today's real estate market. If you sold your home 10+ years ago staging might be a foreign word. The reality is that staging is a necessity to get your home so...
Hi this is Amy Shair at, when I show property I get asked all the time how much it’s going to cost to upgrade a kitchen. So I thought I would take a couple of minutes and go through the breakdown of the top things buyers are looking for and the average cost of the kitchen upgrad...
(As originally shared on  Funkify is a word I created to describe when a person makes a change to their home that works for them and doesn't work for anyone else. Putting built-in wall to wall shelves for your 1000 miniature antique doll collection is not going to work wel...
I was trying to remember how many years ago I painted my master bathroom. To my amazement, it turned out to be about 11 years! Back then it was cool to use a faux finish but now it's very dated. When I think about what color I would paint it today, I'm inspired to go back in and also replace the ...
The Wall Street Journal announced that Raleigh NC is #4 on its list of the 10 best places to live. Criteria used for the list includes job growth, and cultural attractions. Raleigh has been known for years as a popular relocation destination due to the variety of employers in the area, universiti...
I’ve heard at least 3 times this week, “Tell me what a short sale is again, Amy.” So…                   A short sale is when a lender accepts less than the total amount owed to pay off the mortgage when the property is sold. The homeowner (aka borrower) must show a qualified hardship for the bank...

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