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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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If you've taken a ride through the streets of downtown Raleigh recently, there's a good chance you saw the signs for the historic Oakwood Candlelight tour coming up!

Oakwood is a neighborhood in downtown Raleigh, NC that's history is rich, with homes dating back to the 1800s. There is a continuing effort in Raleigh, to preserve the victorians built a more than a century ago. The architectural style of these homes in Oakwood is part of what makes the candlelight tour so much fun. To see how these homes were built almost two hundred years ago, takes you right back to the history of life in Raleigh.

If you want to purchase tickets for the event, you can do so by following this link.

Thanks to HistoricOakwood.org for providing a map, which you can

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Homes for Sale Raleigh NC November 2015 Stats

Raleigh NC Real Estate November 2015 Market Trends

Raleigh Real Estate Market - November, 2015

Wow. November just beat out August and June for the highest average sales price on homes that sold in Raleigh, NC!

This data is shocking, especially compared to the data from previous months. November 2014 compared to November 2015 is showing a significant percentage of appreciation in both selling price and sold price. Up 10+% in both categories from November 2014 the Raleigh Real Estate market is heating up in the colder months. When compare to previous months the appreciation percentage has more than doubled!

The housing trends in Raleigh, NC could be partially do to the winter months up North driving even more people south before the

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Money is on sale right now. Buy a Home, NOT Retail.

Corporate America, specifically retail companies use consumer psychology as a way to create emotional decision-making when it comes to purchasing products. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are perfect examples of this.

First time home buyers have great grants and benefits available making it incredibly affordable to buy a home!

The other day someone told me they want to "retire early and travel the world." This is a GREAT goal. The next question is, how are you going to accomplish that? For which there was an 'I don't know' response. 

Money is on SAle Right now for those who are buying homes for sale

You can buy retail on sale, or a house on sale. One makes you money, the other costs you money.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are not really ‘sales’

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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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Homes for Sale Raleigh NC Trends and Stats!

Raleigh NC Real Estate October 2015

Raleigh Real Estate Market - October, 2015

Homes for sale in Raleigh, NC kept relative to the month of September, there are some differences though. For one, the month of October 2015 compared to 2014 experienced a 1% greater (5.5%) home sale appreciation than in September (4.5%). One of the more interesting facts is that the homes are a higher list to sales price percentage. Prices are closer to firm here in October 2015 than they were in October 2014.

This is when the holiday push begins. Here in November people are experiencing emotions and feelings that they want to be in a home before the end of the year, and most want it before the holidays. Whether that's Thanksgiving or Christmas a

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How to Become a Real Estate Agent in NC

 

This post contains the steps, and information on how to obtain your Real Estate License in NC. It also contains some valuable information for those who are thinking of becoming a Realtor and how to have success early in your career!

If you want to obtain your Real Estate License in North Carolina here is how to do it.

Decide to Start a Career in Real Estate 

The first step in your journey to becoming a Real Estate Agent in North Carolina begins with making a decision. If you want to become a Real Estate Agent my recommendation is to go do it! Depending on your current situation it probably makes sense to keep your current job until you really get going. Selling homes in Raleigh isn't as easy as it

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Raleigh Realty September 2015 Real Estate Market Report

Raleigh Housing Market - September, 2015

Raleigh residential homes sold just as fast and for $20,000 less on average than they did in the month of August. This is a considerable drop in price, especially as the number of homes for sale begins to decrease. Part of the reason September brings a fast sale price, as well as a drop in average sales price is schools. Once schools start people need a place, and those who haven’t sold feel the pressure of ‘missing’ the market.

This is an emotion sellers should NOT give in to. In fact a lot of the logic sellers repeat back to me is “the best time to sell a home is in the spring,” far from accurate! The best time to sell a home in Raleigh is during the Winter! So while every Real Estate Article you

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Buying Raleigh Real Estate at a young age

What is a liability in Real Estate?

If you see real estate as an asset, buy it. If you see real estate as a liability, don’t.What is an Asett in Real Estate?

You can pay off someone else's mortgage or you can pay off your own.

Some people will say you shouldn’t buy real estate and here’s why… it requires a large down payment, there’s property taxes, oh, and the maintenance. Buying a home isn’t for everyone and that’s ok. In fact, a lot of these people are probably speaking from experience and they aren’t wrong. There is a flip side to this argument, and that is buying real estate is a great investment, especially at a young age.

Numbers don’t lie... 80% of millionaires own real estate.

For those looking to secure financial freedom for their future it starts with buying a home. You can reduce your

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Raleigh Real Estate August 2015

Raleigh Real Estate August 2015 Market Updates and Housing Trends 

Housing Trends in Raleigh, North Carolina 

Residential Homes for Sale in Raleigh, during the month of August, reached the year's high marks from back in June. Here you can view all of the Wake County Real Estate Listings.

The Raleigh Real Estate Market jumped up almost $10,000 in August when compared to the average sale price from the month of July. In our post in July we hinted that the housing market was catching it's breath, even though there was a pull back in the average sale price of homes, and the reason behind it was the 42 days on market. Even though homes were selling for less in July, they showed a market that was still a strong sellers market. Additionally, mortgage rates dropped to 90 day

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