September 2016

Found 6 blog entries for September 2016.

Some of The Best Neighborhoods in Holly Springs, NC!

 The Best Neighborhoods in Holly Springs, NC for those living in the area!

If you're considering moving to the Raleigh Area you will love living in Holly Springs, NC!

Holly Springs, NC - Map and locationWe show hundreds of homes in Holly Springs neighborhoods each and every year. There are subdivisions in Holly Springs that really stand out, and if you're looking at living in the area you will want to check these out first!

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History of Holly Springs

Holly Springs is a town located in Wake County, North Carolina and a suburb of Raleigh. The town of Holly Springs has an estimated population of 30,000 people. It won't be long before you start seeing the town of Holly Springs popping up on the best places to live charts everywhere, just like it's

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ACID Test or Liquidity Ratio: How it Applies to Your Mortgage Approval

What is the Acid Test (Liquidity Ratio) in a Mortgage Approval?

Buying a home can be both exciting and nerve-racking. If it’s your first time, you are probably overwhelmed. Before you buy a home, you’ll want to know the steps involved, money saving strategies, and the mistakes to avoid for first time home buyers.

One of the biggest reasons first time home buyers are unable to buy the home they want is because they are unable to qualify for a mortgage. You should spend equal time and effort on improving your mortgage qualifications as you do on finding a great home.

Before you begin the home buying process, you’ll want to learn about everything a mortgage lender and bank will want to see, in order for you to qualify for a home

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Snapchat Vs. Facebook Live Real Estate Lead Generation

Snapchat is not going to make you consistent money as a Real Estate Agent. Facebook Live is.

Let’s dive into the data:

Why Real Estate Agents Should Ignore Snapchat

Any Realtor who is focusing on Snapchat right now should stop and turn their focus to Facebook.

The average age of a homeowner is 55 years old says a report published by NAR (the National Association of Realtors).

Only 2% of the audience on Snapchat is 55 or older.

This means the average homeowner is not on Snapchat.

60% of the audience on snapchat is under the age of 24. For Americans under 25, homeownership is around 21.5 percent.

When you consider the audience on Snapchat, it’s a big reason to ignore the social media network altogether.

Growing a Following on

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What are The Best Neighborhoods in Apex, NC?

The Best Neighborhoods in Apex, NC

Living in Apex as a Realtor I have developed a great understanding of the best neighborhoods? Especially after showing hundreds of homes, to all different types of clients in the area. Families, young professionals, retirees, no matter who you are there is always something fun going on in Apex for everyone and anyone! 

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History of Apex

Apex, NCApex is a town in Wake County, North Carolina and a smaller suburb of Raleigh. With an estimated population of around 45,000, Apex is able to keep that small town 'charm' that has earned it's nickname 'the peak of good living.' Recently, Money Magazine ranked Apex as the best place to live in the United States.

The town of Apex

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Questions to Ask: Choosing a Real Estate Agent to Buy or Sell a Home

Choosing a Real Estate Agent to Buy and Sell a Home

How do you know which Real Estate Agent to hire? 

You won't until you begin interviewing. 

One of the first things we tell our clients: "Today we are going to learn more about our ability to work together. Should you choose a different Real Estate Agent to represent you, we will not be offended, just let us know." 

It's important for consumers to understand that the Real Estate Agent will likely be interviewing them as well.

Without further ado, let's dive in on the questions to ask:

Is Real Estate a Full-Time Job For you?

The first questions you should ask a Real Estate Agent is if they work full-time. If the answer is 'no' that is a red-flag and typically is

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August 2016 LOCAL Real Estate Trends in Raleigh, North Carolina

Quick Analysis:

August 2016 Housing Trends in Raleigh are showing pretty similar results to a great July. With a 33 days on market average, time is of the essence for buyers. Average selling price has remained pretty consistent with last August and with last month. Looking at both graphics from last month and this month, the numbers are nearly identical. Does this mean we are reaching a turning point as we are heading towards the fall season? We will find out in next month's Raleigh Market Trends!

 

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