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What is the Triangle in North Carolina?

What is the Triangle in NC?

One of the most common questions we receive is 'what is the Triangle in NC?'

The Research Triangle area in North Carolina is named after the three prestigious universities of Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University. These three institutions are located in the three cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, which, if connected by an imaginary line on a map would form a Triangle. This is why the area is referred to as the Triangle area of NC.

The current estimated population of the Triangle or the Research Triangle is estimated to be around 2,079,687 in the combined statistical area. This makes it the second-largest combined statistical area in North Carolina (with the first being the

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Where's the Best Pizza in Raleigh?

Where's the Best Pizza in Raleigh - 9 Best Places!

Best Pizza in Raleigh? We have you covered. We know the rules too, unfortunately, we couldn't stop at just one slice.

As a local real estate company it's part of our job to help keep you informed on the topics that matter to you most, that's why we are bringing to you 9 of the best pizza places in Raleigh!

There is an abundance of Pizza Restaurants in Raleigh who serve mouthwatering pies that can appease preferences of any kind! Stick with us while we take you on a saucy, doughy delicious quest in search of Raleigh’s best pizza restaurants! Let's begin with one of Downtown Raleigh's Best Pizza places:

Vic's Italian Restaurant

Vic's is one of the best pizza restaurants in Raleigh. Owner Mario Longo

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9 Things to Know BEFORE Your Home Appraisal

Home Appraisal - 9 Things to Know About Your Home Appraisal

Here’s what you want to know about your home appraisal and the role it plays when buying a home. 

After spending several weeks touring homes throughout Raleigh, you have finally found the home of your dreams. The seller accepts your offer and you are officially under contract and the home will be marked contingent. Your mortgage lender informs you of the next step in the process: the home appraisal. While the process may sound intimidating, there is no reason to be alarmed. A home appraisal is typically required by all mortgage lenders and is a necessary step in securing a loan to purchase a property. 

1. What is a Home Appraisal?

A home appraisal involves analyzing a home in-person and

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What Is A Buyer's Agent?

What is a Buyers Agent in Real Estate? Should I use a Buyers Agent?

If you are wondering if you should use a Buyer's Agent the answer is easy, yes. A Buyer's Agent in Real Estate is someone who helps homebuyers understand the local real estate market while finding a home that matches their criteria. A Buyer's Agent is singlehandedly the most important person you will encounter during your home buying process as they are the main person helping to drive your home purchase.

At Raleigh Realty we have some of the best Buyer's Agents and Realtors. Our real estate website updates every 15-minutes with new homes for sale in Raleigh. our number one goal is helping others – maybe you – find the home that they have always wanted. We truly believe our Buyer's Agents here in Raleigh-Durham are some

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Best Coffee Shops in Raleigh

Best Coffee Shops in Raleigh - What are the best coffee shops in Raleigh, NC?

What are the Best Coffee Shops in Raleigh? We have you covered.

As a local real estate company that specializes in helping people buy and sell homes in Raleigh, we love bringing you all the great local content we can from brunch and restaurants to breweries to Raleigh's best coffee shops!

Although our Realtors and Real Estate Website are focused on assisting homebuyers with their move to Raleigh, we like to keep you informed on all of the good things Raleigh has to offer! If you are moving to Raleigh, reach out to one of our Raleigh Real Estate Agents and let us know how we can help with your move to the triangle!  

Looking for a Raleigh Coffee Shop? Stick with us while we take you on a caffeinated tour of the

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How Accurate is Credit Karma?

How Accurate is Credit Karma?

Many people looking to buy a home will need to know their credit score and “how accurate is Credit Karma?” is one of the more common questions we receive.

Below we will give you an in-depth overview of what Credit Karma is, how accurate Credit Karma is and how often Credit Karma updates.

Let’s dive in so we can understand how accurate Credit Karma is:

What is Credit Karma?

Credit Karma is a free credit monitoring service. Credit Karma allows consumers to track their credit scores, learn about credit, and sign up for credit alerts.

Credit Karma makes money by selling advertising and allowing consumers to use its free service. Credit Karma does a great job of helping consumers learn about what impacts

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17 Mouth-Watering Restaurants in Durham, NC

Best Restaurants in Durham NC - 17 Mouth-Watering Durham Restaurants

WARNING: Your mouth may begin to water after reading about these Restaurants in Durham, NC!

Our website is focused on real estate and helping people find and sell great homes in Durham. Our blog is a great place for us to offer a local's guide into many of the things that make Durham great, including restaurants. Whether you're looking for the best Italian restaurants or the best restaurants in Durham the family there is a restaurant for everyone below!

Without further ado, let's jump into the Bull City's Best Restaurants!

Nana’s

One of Durham’s best restaurants is Nana’s thanks to eight-time James Beard Award-nominated Chef Scott Howell. When visiting Nana’s you can expect impeccable service

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How to Get Rid of Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

7 Tips: How to Get Rid of Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

Searching for ways on how to get rid of Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)? You've come to the right place. Below we will offer 7 tips to help you understand how Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) works and how to get it removed from your home loan!

Many people may be wondering what is mortgage insurance when they first connect with a lender and you're not alone.

When buying a home for the first time, buyers are often surprised to learn that there are several additional costs that go into the home purchasing process beyond just the mortgage payment. Private mortgage insurance, or PMI for short, is one of the fees that may be associated with your home purchase, depending on the amount you include

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Whether you are a buyer or a seller you will want to use these tips when negotiating on real estate. When making an offer on a home, you will want a Realtor to help you understand the market and what type of negotiations are appropriate. If you're buying a home in Cary, NC or buying a home in Charlotte - you are stepping into highly competitive real estate markets, whereas if you're looking at new construction you may have the opportunity to negotiate things like appliances, blinds, and an upgrade allowance. It really all depends on what type of real estate you are buying and what your unique situation is like.

Many folks who are shopping for homes in today's market understand just how competitive it is. When it comes to negotiating your Realtor will

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How to Get The Best Mortgage Rate and Lender

How to Get the Best Mortgage Rate

Looking for the best mortgage rate? In 2020, it seems like rates can't get any better!

Finding the best mortgage rates really starts and ends with the effort you put in to interviewing and running quotes from as many mortgage lenders as possible. Finding the best Realtor can also be a daunting experience as many folks who have lost their jobs in 2020 immediately when to real estate school to get their real estate license in NC.

People are buying homes in a hurry in Raleigh. Cary and Durham home sales have also jumped with everyone moving south!

While the Raleigh area has been a huge beneficiary to all the folks relocating from the North and other high-density areas, people are also relocating to

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