January 2016

Found 8 blog entries for January 2016.

Steps to Buying a Home in Raleigh, NC

Are you or someone you know, wondering what are the steps to buying a home?

A lot of the first time home buyers we work with typically don't have a clue where to begin. So in order to help the disconnect between what they don't know, and what they'll need to know, we have created this 10 step guide to buying a house.

This is valuable information for anyone looking to buy a house - Please feel free to share!

Without further ado, here are 10 Steps to buying the home of your dreams!

10 Steps to Buying a House in Raleigh, NC

 

Learn The Process

When you decide to buy a house, there is a chance you are going to want to dive right in and start looking at homes for sale in person. This is common among buyers, and typically means you're allowing your emotions to drive your

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How to Avoid Foreclosure in Raleigh, NC

Avoid Foreclosure in Raleigh, NC

If you're a homeowner in the Raleigh, NC area and you are unable to make your mortgage payments, the lender may seize your property, evict you, and sell the home as it is written in the mortgage contract.

So how do you Avoid Foreclosure?

Talk to Your Lender

Steps to Avoid Foreclosure Raleigh, NC

Once you begin having trouble making your mortgage payments you should contact your lender and explain to them your financial situation. This will give your lender the opportunity to work with you, and hopefully create a plan that helps you keep your house. Don't stop paying your bills, and don't wait until you can't make payments to act on your financial hardship. 

It's often that many homeowners are embarrassed or scared to tell their

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How to Avoid First Time Home Buyer Mistakes

Working with first time home buyers in the Raleigh area is one of my absolute favorite parts of real estate. Addressing the common mistakes first time buyers make upfront leads to a much smoother transaction because we can point back to our infographic below and remind them of the initial conversation.

There are so many options available to first time buyers, that they are typically unaware of. This leads to an attitude of gratitude from first time home buyers, once we show them how they are able to save thousands of dollars.

First timers range in age, from millennial buyers to older adults looking to settle down in the Raleigh area. Either way, there are great financial opportunities for these new

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Buying a House in Raleigh, NC? What you Must Consider:

Buying a home in Raleigh, NC - Things you must consider!

If you're buying a home in Raleigh, NC there are things you must consider BEFORE you start searching homes for sale online.

Home Buying Checklist Raleigh, NC

One of the largest reasons some buyer's walk away from a home purchase feeling remorseful is because they don't consider everything about purchasing real estate before they jump into it. There are common buyer mistakes we address with all of our buyers upfront so they have a highly successful transaction. One thing that many folks don't want to do is put in the upfront work, studying, and preparation that goes into buying a house. You need to prioritize your needs, and your wants - and if you have a partner you need to communicate together on everything. Maybe one

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If you are living in Raleigh, North Carolina with a dog than there is a good chance you're searching for a dog park for your pet to play with others! For those moving to Raleigh, NC with four legged friends, we have a great resource for you.

While our website is focused on providing top-notch real estate information, and helping people who are searching homes for sale in Raleigh, we also like to discuss life locally. Below you will find information on dog parks in Raleigh, NC, along with links to our community pages where you can check out available houses for sale.

So without further ado, here are some of the top dog parks in Raleigh!

Oakwood Dog Park Raleigh, NC

Address: Monroe Road Raleigh, NC

I am partial to the Oakwood neighborhood dog

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 Housing Trends in Raleigh, NC December 2015

Homes that Sold in Raleigh, NC December 2015

Raleigh Real Estate Market - December, 2015

December 2015 was a great time to sell your home in the Raleigh, NC area as homes sold for north of $275,000.

November was the hottest month of 2015, and for good reason. There was a lack of inventory, and demand was high. A great combination for selling a house.

What is shocking is how many people want to start looking at houses on January 2nd. The serious buyers just hit the market, and with a full head of steam, and New Year's Resolutions. That is why January is the best month to sell in Raleigh, NC!

The data from the end of 2015 is shaping up towards a great start for the Raleigh housing market in 2016. Our personal data is showing

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How to Buy a House in Raleigh, NC 5 Easy Steps

How to Buy a Home in Raleigh, NC

The American Dream is homeownership.

Each country, city and state have different home buying methods and in this article we are going to focus on Raleigh, NC -  these tips will help anyone buying a house.

If you want to search homes for sale you can do so on our website, here are the 9 newest real estate listings, and below that is more information on how to buy a house in Raleigh, NC!

This article is going to help consumers learn 5 simple steps towards purchasing a home:

Buying a Home in Raleigh, NC - Step 1 (Education)

Educating yourself is one of the first steps in the home buying process. Whether you're a first time home buyer or purchasing a home for the second time it always

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First Time Home Buyer Programs and Grants

Raleigh, NC First Time Home Buyer Programs

Buying a house for the first time is a big decision, so you want to make sure you are ready. Being ready in 2016 doesn't mean you need a 20% downpayment, in fact, there are programs that will allow you to buy a house with 0% down if you qualify.

If you are a first time home buyer, there is a lot you'll want to learn about buying a home, BEFORE you start searching homes for sale. Our market, here in Raleigh, NC has seen a huge influx of millennial buyers!

There are many costs and fees you are probably not aware of when you buy a house. It's not typical for first time home buyers to have boatloads of money laying around they can use towards a down payment. There is a lot of great mortgage information

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