Raleigh Real Estate Blog

How to Sell a Home with Kids and Pets in Raleigh, North CarolinaThere is a right way to sell a house, and a wrong way to sell a house... how you proceed is your decision. In this article, we will be going over some tips to help you get your home sold, even with kids posing a challenge!

I know what a lot of you are thinking... "Can my kids convey with the house?" (joking of course). They cannot.

Selling your home can be stressful. You want to make sure that the entire process runs as smoothly as possible. Adding kids to the equation makes things even more difficult. So can pets, and that's another topic.

So let's dive into some tips on how to sell your home with kids:

Make sure the Kids Understand

One of the best things you can do is to start by letting your kids know how important it is that you sell

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Should I use a Realtor when Buying and Selling Homes?

Should you use a Real Estate Agent When Buying and Selling Homes?

Using a Realtor when buying and selling homes is an investment. You're going to pay them a commission, and statistics show you are going to see a GREAT return on your investment. It's also a great way to avoid being sued.

Some people don't want to use a Realtor when buying and selling homes, and this is because they want to try and save on the commission normally paid to an Agent. This is easy to understand. Ask the Founder of ForSaleByOwner.com how trying to sell his home without a Realtor worked out for him. He tried to sell his New York City Condo for 6 months before asking the help of a Real Estate Agent... who sold it in a few weeks for $150,000 MORE.

Craig Newmark the founder

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Moving Checklist Header - How to Prepare for a Simple Move in 10 Steps

Moving is NOT fun. It is one of the least enjoyable parts of buying and selling real estate.

When you buy a house, you need to move in... and when you sell your house, you need to move out.

With the amount of people moving to Raleigh NC, it's about time we simplified things with a 'Moving Checklist!' This article is intended to help with your move, so if you find it valuable please drop us a line in the comments section below... we love feedback!

If you're anything like the buyers and sellers we work with, than there is a good chance you have a lot of stuff that you need to pack, load into a truck, unload from the truck, and then unpack once you arrive to your new home. While the thought of moving is enough to make most people cringe, we are

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How to Sell a House FAST for The Most Money

Here is an infographic on 'How to Sell Your House Fast and For The Most Money!' 

Be sure to check out each tip in detail below!

How to Sell a House Fast for the Most Money Infographic

Preparing your House to Sell Fast!

Part of selling your house fast for the most money is going to come from the work and efforts you put in leading up to listing it for sale. Give yourself a full 2 weeks to prepare (sometimes you'll need more) because there are a lot of things you want to do in advance to make your home sell fast!

Consult with a top local real estate agent to ensure that you are preparing your home for sale the right way. If your home was once an expired listing it will likely sell the next time around if you prepare it the right way. Almost 90%

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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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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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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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