Raleigh Real Estate Blog

Wake County Best Schools and Ratings

If you're searching for the best schools in the Raleigh area, here is some great data to help with your home search! Click any school name to search available homes for sale in that school district.

School Ratings in Wake County, North Carolina

How was the data put together? In late 2016 data collection began and a number of Wake County schools were given grades in subjects such as reading, math, and science. Additional information that may be important to anyone searching for school districts or homes for sale is the growth. Here is a little more about what schools have reached their capacity.

One of the best resources of all is a property address lookup feature which you can find here. This allows you to type in an address and find out

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Neighborhoods in Garner, NC

What are the best neighborhoods in Garner, North Carolina? With so many great ones popping up all the time it's hard to keep track of all the top hoods thanks to all the growth the town is experiencing. Garner is a great place to call home, that's part of the reason so many folks are moving to Garner, NC!

Looking for some more information about the great town of Garner in North Carolina. Here are some of the best neighborhoods in Garner. The town, like most of the Triangle, is growing and adding new subdivisions and homes all the time. Click here to view homes for sale in Garner, NC.

Best Neighborhoods in Garner, NC!

Garner, North Carolina

Garner is a small town directly next to Raleigh the capital city of North Carolina. The town has a mix of

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9 Reasons to Sell Your Home in 2017

If you’ve been on the fence regarding selling your home in 2017, it's time to get out there and actually do it. Here are some of the best reasons why you should sell your home in 2017:

Low Mortgage Rates

if you are familiar with low mortgage rates, simply put the lower the mortgage rate, the lower your monthly cost will be. Because current mortgage rates are still low, many buyers are very interested in making a purchase a lot sooner than later. This is music to a seller’s ears.

Even though rates have been increasing little by little since around October, many of the most popular home mortgage loans have rates that are still at historic lows. According to market experts, they are expected to remain around the 4% level for a bit longer prior

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Home Design Trends in 2017

Home Design Trends for 2017 brought to you by Raleigh Realty

Now that we’ve bid adieu to 2016, the New Year brings with it exciting possibilities that encompass many spheres of our life. When it comes to home decor and interior design, 2017 promises to be a year that will make people look beyond the obvious color palettes and the “oh so!” style themes.

  • For the Kitchen
  • For the Bedrooms
  • For the Bathrooms
  • For the Living Room
  • What is out of style?

Over the last couple of years, home decor has completely changed its ballpark with new trends emerging every season. As the world becomes more compact, tastes and preferences are no longer defined by geographies. Now, people are also more willing to spend a generous amount of money to give their home a makeover it

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How to Save Up for a Down Payment

Saving for a Downpayment on a House

Let's start with some great news: You DON'T need 20% down to buy a house. In our market, here in Raleigh, North Carolina, and in a lot of other places, you can buy a home with 0% down

A great way to build wealth over a period of time is through the building of home equity. Obviously, this means that one of the main requirements needed to build this home equity is to actually own a home. Many aspiring home buyers typically run into the problem of acquiring the funds needed to make their first down payment on a new home. Not a problem. This article lists the many steps a person can take to save up the money needed to do just that. 

More than likely, one of the biggest single purchases an individual will make

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Tax Breaks for Homeowners

10 Tax Breaks When You Own A Home Infographic

This article is for informational purposes only. If you're seeking tax advice please consult with a tax advisor.

When you decided to own a home as opposed to renting one, you were getting started on the road to creating an investment. To assist homeowners such as yourself with the strain caused by paying high mortgages, the US government has created numerous tax deductions specifically designed to lower the payments you’ll have to make during tax season. Now that you qualify for them, your next step should be to learn as much about them as possible.

We’re sure that up until recently, you’ve probably only been claiming standard deductions on your taxes. Now that you’re a homeowner, you’ll learn to itemize the extra

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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!

Search Homes for Sale in Holly Springs, NC


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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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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Divorce is not easy. It’s an emotional and stressful time for everyone involved. We are here to help.

Did you know that selling your home during divorce can potentially save you money on capital gains tax as long as you sell while you're still legally married?

You're eligible for an exclusion up to $500,000 while legally married. Once you divorce that exclusion drops to $250,000. You can read more about tax strategy below.

Let's get one thing straight before we dive into this article.... Just because you're going through a divorce does not mean you have to sell your house, even if you want to sell, you should seek expert advice to find out if it's a good time to sell, the market shifts fast.

In this article we are going to answer some of the

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Real Estate Investing

Ninety Percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate. More money has been made in real estate than all industrial investments combined. The wise young man or wage earner of today invests his money in real estate. - Andrew Carnegie 

In the video interview to the right (jump to the 1:30 mark) you'll learn more about why I am in real estate, and that's important for you to understand before we begin:

Helping other people obtain a financial freedom is the reason I became a Realtor, and while many may assume my goal is to build a Real Estate Company, it's actually to build a Real Estate Company, that gives me the leverage necessary, to invest back in Real Estate. Raleigh, NC is the place I chose to build

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