Raleigh Real Estate Blog

First Time Home Buyer’s Guide To Buying A House

This post is a 4,000+ word beast and that’s because it needed to be. So grab your popcorn, a cold beverage, and absorb the following content as best you can. We are diving into some great information for first time home buyers, including tips from some of the internet's best Real Estate professionals. It took almost a month to create, and is for the benefit of you, the reader. If you find this guide helpful, please consider sharing it socially with the buttons on this page.

There are a number of great programs available to first time home buyers!

Buying a home is one of the largest financial transactions in one’s life. If it’s your first time buying a house there’s likely a chance you’re intimidated

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Raleigh Realty Dangers of Real Estate

The Dangers of Real Estate & Tips to Stay Safe

A recent new story has a lot of Realtors® on high alert. If you haven't been following the story, a St. Petersburg man posed as a fictitious character and had a Realtor meet him at a property. He then tied her up, and called her husband demanding a ransom. The police have since arrested and charged the man with the kidnapping and robbing.

Whether you’re a Realtor®, a buyer, or a seller, the Real Estate world can be a dangerous place. Every day we subject ourselves to dangers we may not even realize. In this post we will discuss the dangers that Realtors® face and provide safety tips to help keep them safe. For those of you who know a Realtor®, please make it a point to help keep them safe by sharing

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Raleigh Real Estate Market Update May, 2015

Raleigh Realty Market Trends Report May 2015

Big thanks to the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors® and Triangle MLS bringing together the data for this month's report

Raleigh Real Estate Market statistics for May, 2015.

WOW. Average sales price is up 7.48% for residential home sales in the city of Raleigh, North Carolina in May of 2015 when compared to the same month last year.

Homes in Raleigh Are Selling For More and Faster

Homes are selling for $12,000 more in the month of May and 5 days faster when compared to last month's Raleigh market report.

Clearly some month's are better than others when selling homes, so when is the best time to sell your home?

It's A Sellers Market in Raleigh

Who do you know that is

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What Can Realtors® and Sellers Learn From “Million Dollar Listing”?

Million Dollar Listing in it's fourth season has had tremendous success for Bravo. The success of the show comes as no surprise, people have always enjoyed watching reality television and Million Dollar Listing has the recipe for great viewership. While a lot of the show captures the lives of Realtors® outside of work, there is a lot we can learn as Realtors® and Sellers from the real estate related aspect of the show.

So without further ado, here is the top 10 takeaways for Realtors and Sellers from Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing."

Million Dollar Listing Raleigh Realty Infographic www.raleighrealtyhomes.comDon’t allow your seller to be present when a buyer is viewing the home. It can make things awkward and doesn’t allow your client to feel

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Raleigh Real Estate Market Update April, 2015

We would like to start by thanking the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors® and Triangle MLS for providing the data in this report. The Raleigh Real Estate Market statistics from April 2015 have been released. 

Real Estate trends in Raleigh continue their strong performance. Homes are selling for 6.62% more in April of 2015 than they did in April of 2014. This is great news for homeowners.The inventory of homes for sale is significantly lower which is creating a great seller’s market. Below you will find information as it relates to trends in the Raleigh Real Estate Market.

Who do you know that is buying or selling real estate in Raleigh? Be sure to share this information with them.

Raleigh Real Estate Market Update April 2015

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Does Selling Your Home With a Realtor® Net You More Money?

Selling your home For Sale By Owner (FSBO as it’s referred to in the Real Estate world) makes a lot of sense for homeowners on the surface. It’s an opportunity to save on the commission you’d normally pay a Realtor® to sell your home. It’s the number one reason someone sells their home For Sale By Owner, to save on the commission. By saving on the commission, the data shows you’re losing on the net:

A Realtor Nets You More Money Why You Should Use One!

Make More Money When Selling Your Home With a Realtor

You Net More Money When You Use A Realtor®, Numbers Don’t Lie:

For Sale By Owner (FSBO) Statistics

For Sale By Owner Statistics

It’s interesting why the founder of Craigslist, Craig Newmark, openly says he loves his Realtor®, right? Unless of course his Realtor® was netting him more money than he could by

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Slide the City on Glenwood Ave. in Raleigh!

Are you Ready for A Huge Water Slide Event in Downtown, Raleigh!?

The Slide the City event, is making it's debut on May 30th when a 1,000 foot slip and slide will cover some major downtown Raleigh real estate, as it travels down Glenwood Ave South from Tucker to Lane St. 

Want to register for the event in Raleigh? You can gain early bird access here.

If you're going to the event, make sure you join the conversation on Facebook where thousands of people are talking about it!

Slide the City Downtown Raleigh on Glenwood Ave

Is the Slide the City Event in Raleigh Cancelled? - No, IT'S ON!!

The event was originally to be cancelled and it was not because of safety. The slide is padded and offers great safety for those who ride on it,

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The Best Time To Sell My House in Raleigh, NC Is?

This question is asked often by our clients in Raleigh. Everyone wants to know 'when is the best time to sell my home?' Below you will find a convenient infographic that will help you understand the best time to sell real estate in the greater Wake County area!

We sell homes in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Garner, Clayton, Wake Forest, Durham, Chapel Hill, Fuquay-Varina and more!

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There is no correct answer because each individual's situation is different, and without understanding all of the factors it's tough for us to give you a recommendation. Often times, when there is low inventory, it's a great time to be a seller, and when

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ForSaleByOwner.Com Founder Uses A Real Estate Agent To Sell Home

FSBO (For Sale By Owner) is a term used to describe a home, or real estate property that is being listed for sale by it’s owner. For Colby Sambrotto, it’s more than just selling a home, it’s a way of life.

Colby Sambrotto is the founder of ForSaleByOwner.com, one of the most popular FSBO websites that helps homeowners market their property online, albeit for a fee.

It’s easy to understand why someone would want to sell their home for sale by owner, it’s to save money. The same logic applies to why people buy things that are on sale, to save money. Could it be, that by using a real estate agent, you’d actually save more money? For Colby Sambrotto, a man who is making his living

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Are You Ready To Buy Or Sell A Home? Understanding These Key Terms Will Help:

Before you buy or sell a home it's important to find the right Realtor® or Real Estate Company to work with:

Riparian Rights – The appurtenant rights of an owner of property that borders a body of water. These rights are attached to the land, and cannot exist by themselves. Actual ownership of the body of water depends on a few factors in North Carolina. There are navigable waterways and nonnavigable waterways. If the body of water is navigable the owner owns to the banks of the watercourse, and the state owns the body of water and right to use it. A nonnavigable watercourse is owned by the owner of the land the body of water is on, and owns the right to use it. If

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