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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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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 buyers 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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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 Raleigh, NC 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

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The Spring is the Best time to Sell a House, Right? Not so fast...

Should you Wait for Spring to Sell Your House?

If you're wondering when is the best time to sell for YOU, you should contact a top local Real Estate Agent to assist. There are many factors that go into selling a house, and whether you're selling in the Spring or Winter, there is a lot to consider.

Homeowners who plan to sell their home typically wait until the Spring to list their home for sale. This is for many different reasons, and one of them is a big time misconception - that the Spring is the best time to sell a house. While it is still a great time to be a seller, if you use the right strategies to market and sell your estate you can sell in any season. 

You want to sell your house when the pool of serious buyers is

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Zillow Home Values

How can you find your DREAM Home if you can't see it?

Zillow Home Value Estimator and Missing Real Estate Listings - Google is Better

If you're searching for home value information the first person you should ask is a top local Real Estate Agent, and the last place you should check is Zillow.

As of today, Zillow is the most widely used real estate website in the United States. It's an awesome experience for users because the website behaves beautifully. It's fast, it's clean, and it gives great functionality that other websites don't. It also appears that they have future plans to operate with boots on the ground.

How can you find a home you can't see on Zillow and Trulia?

However, News Corp has other plans for the Real Estate Marketing Giant...

Let's start with a little of the background drama before we hop into the details. News Corp owns

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5 Ways to Find Homes for Sale Raleigh in Low Inventory Market

Can't find the home you're looking for? Does it seem like there just isn't enough options out there for you?

Welcome to the life of many frustrated buyers who feel the same way you do.

There are things you can do that will help you find the home of your dreams, even when it isn't already listed for sale.

Here in Raleigh, we are experiencing a significantly low-inventory housing market, with a large buyer pool. This is causing frustration among buyers for two common reasons:

  1. They can't find a home for sale.
  2. When they do find the right home, it's a multiple offer situation or gone in a day.

If this sounds like you, there are things you can do to help yourself with the help of a Realtor®, to find that perfect house.

Determine

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 Cost Nothing Tips to Sell Your Home

Tips to Sell Your Home FAST in Raleigh

Everyone wants to sell their home fast and for the most money possible. In order to do this you don't have to spend large amounts of money, in fact you can spend nothing at all:

Below you will find 7 - Cost nothing tips to sell your home faster! For those selling in competitive markets, like the homes in Raleigh, it makes even more sense to pay attention to the tips below that will help you put a sold sign in your yard. There are common mistakes sellers make and these tips are a low risk way to ensure your home sells fast.

Cleaning Your Home Helps it Sell Faster

Cleaning your Home Helps Sell it Faster

One of the first things you should do, and it should go without saying, is clean. Cleaning your home so that it presents at it's

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