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What are the benefits of buying versus renting in the current market? There is a lot of information online about apartments being built. With interest rates on the rise, many people are wondering if buying still makes sense or if they should continue to rent.Here are my top reasons that renting r...
Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Sabrina Schell from Southeastern Mortgage and discuss the mortgage process for new construction.Sabrina clears some of the confusion.Should Buyers Shop Around?Many builders’ contracts are long. There may be 30, 50, 80 pages of an addendum. Mixed in ...
Do buyers care about school districts even if they do not have school-aged children living in their homes? How important is it for buyers to live close to where they work? Is the old real estate saying “location, location, location” still accurate? You bet! NAR’s 2018 third quarter Housing Opport...
As a resident and business owner here in the Triangle, I am always mindful of how my spending and shopping habits can contribute to the community. One of my favorite ways to support small business is to shop at my local farmers market! Doing so not only supports local and regional farmers but al...
Thinking about buying your first home?The prospect of a home-search can be exciting, but many first-time buyers get ahead of themselves. Before you start bookmarking your favorite listings and spending every weekend at open houses, pause and take note of these first-time buyer mistakes and how yo...
A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness. – Bernard de Fontenelle We live in a world where 24 hours a day you can watch any number of television shows that tell the story of buying a fantastic home—all in a matter of 50 minutes! A lovely couple looks at three homes, picks on...
Shopping for a home is a daunting task. You have a list a mile long of what you want. So does your spouse. Add some kids in the mix and the list grows longer. At first, you set out to get everything on your list and assume that new construction or a newer home is going to do the best job at givi...
When you are looking for a home, one of the major factors to consider is the location of your workplace in comparison to the location of your home. In other words, how long is the perfect commute?Thoughts to consider about a long commute (30 minutes or more)According to recent US Census data, the...
With approximately 75 people moving to the Triangle area each day, house prices and rents have increased steadily since 2013. An article published in July 2017 says the average price of a house in Wake County is now over $300,000. Wake County includes Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Holly Sprin...
Real Estate Options for Baby Boomers More and more of the Baby Boomer generation has reached the retirement years. They have lived through the long haul of their working life and have seen their kids are grown and gone (finally!).Many Baby Boomers decide that this life transition is the perfect t...


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