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Best Places to Live in Durham

Durham is one of the best places to live in North Carolina which comes as no surprise to the folks living here. Read on to find out Durham's best neighborhoods!

Best neighborhoods in Durham, NC - Best Places to live in Durham, NC!

Jump to the Best Neighborhoods in Durham:

  • Brightleaf at the Park
  • Carolina Arbors
  • Chancellor's Ridge
  • Downtown Durham
  • Duke Park
  • Fairfield
  • Forest Hills
  • Grandale
  • Hope Valley Farms
  • Northgate Park
  • Parkwood
  • Southpoint
  • Treyburn
  • Trinity Park
  • Woodcroft
  • Woodlake

Looking for more information on top neighborhoods in Durham, NC? Family, young professionals, retirees, there are great subdivisions in Durham for everyone and anyone! Aside from its neighboring city, Cary, Durham is the fastest growing city in North

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You asked. We listened. We answered... here are the best New Construction Homebuying Tips?

Last week we wrote an article on how to buy a house for first-time home buyers. The feedback we received was incredibly gratifying, overwhelming, and unexpected! We received a question from one of our readers, Jerry, regarding how buying an existing home compares to buying a new construction home, asking for both the similarities and differences.

We took Jerry’s question and thought others may be wondering the same thing...

How Do I Buy A New Construction Home?

New Construction Home and Community Raleigh, NC: How to Buy

With that being said, if this article reads with familiarity, that’s because there are similarities between buying an existing home and buying new construction. If you haven’t read the most

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How Accurate is Credit Karma?

Is Credit Karma Accurate? A common question from people who are using the free credit monitoring service. In this article we will dive into everything you need to know about Credit Karma's accuracy, how often Credit Karma updates, how the service works, as well as what to be aware of:

How Accurate is Credit Karma?

Many people looking to buy a home will need to know their credit score and “how accurate is Credit Karma?” is one of the more common questions we receive.

Below we will give you an in-depth overview of what Credit Karma is, how accurate Credit Karma is and how often Credit Karma updates.

Let’s dive in so we can understand how accurate Credit Karma is:

What is Credit Karma?

Credit Karma is a free credit monitoring

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The Best Restaurants in Chapel Hill

WARNING: Don't read this article on an empty stomach. Here are the Best Restaurants in Chapel Hill, NC!

The town of Chapel Hill, NC is known for a few things: The University of North Carolina and its rigorous academics and successful athletic programs, world-class hospitals and medical care, and food — from perfectly southern to uniquely diverse to the ultra-fresh farm to table — this town has it all. For those of you moving to Chapel Hill, we are a local real estate company that also enjoys bringing you local content and happenings!

Here's what you need to know about the best restaurants in Chapel Hill, North Carolina!

Best Restaurants in Chapel Hill, NC - Local, Family, Italian, and more!

One of the restaurants on our list is credited with popularizing the southern

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36 Things to do in Raleigh, NC

If you're searching for things to do in Raleigh, NC we have you covered in fact we just finished up an article on the best staycation ideas so you can be at home and still have fun, all while staying safe! Please allow us to welcome you, to what we believe, is one of the world's best cities. If you're moving here, then there's a good chance you've already discovered what so many have yet to! If you live here then you know exactly what we're talking about :)

Our website offers visitors easy and convenient access to searching homes for sale in Raleigh, as well as a guide to local information and events! When you or anyone you know considering buying or selling a home, let them know about the resources on our website. We

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17 Irresistible Restaurants in Raleigh, NC

WARNING: Your taste buds may never be the same after you try these Restaurants in Raleigh, NC!

If your mouth isn't watering yet, just wait until you see the pictures and read about each restaurant in Raleigh!

While our website is focused on real estate, and helping people find homes for sale - we love to provide value and local guides. It was a difficult task, eating at so many great local Raleigh area restaurants, but somebody had to do it!

The recipe (pun intended), for making our best Restaurants in Raleigh list, involves a commitment to high-quality ingredients, customer experience, and bonus points to those restaurants who aren't afraid to stray from the status quo. A lot of these also appear on

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Here is what makes location so important in real estate purchases!

The three most important factors when buying a home are location, location, and location.

Too often I hear people talking about making decisions based on the home itself, instead of the location, and that is a mistake. 

What is it about the location that makes it so vital to real estate investing?

The condition and price of any home can be changed. You can even change the size of the house. The one thing you can't change is the home's location. A great location can change an entire neighborhood seemingly overnight as happened in Downtown Raleigh.

Supply and demand are two factors that will always play a role in real estate appreciation. Housing supply in great locations is limited to the number of homes in that location.

The location

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How to Sell a Home in Bad Condition

How to Sell a Home in Bad Condition

Chances are you came across this article because you're wondering how to sell a home in bad condition. 

Homes with beautifully updated kitchens, impeccable landscaping, in new condition will receive thousands of views online and will likely sell in a matter of hours instead of days. Homes in bad condition will be harder to sell - they can still be sold though!

So how do we go about selling a home in bad condition?

This topic is more complicated than it might sound, because "poor condition" is really a spectrum rather than a set description. Additionally, other factors like the real estate market and your location can impact what it means for you to sell a house in bad condition.

Let's take a deep dive

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How Much Does It Cost to Build a House?

How Much Does It Cost to Build a House? - Building a Home, New Construction

How much does it cost to build a house is a question we are asked often and it's not a simple answer. Costs fluctuate when it comes to home building materials. From the cost of dirt to the cost of lumber, there is a lot that goes into building a home. There's a reason our new construction home buying tips article is our most-read article and it's because people want high-quality information from the professionals who do it every day.

It's important to understand that our homes are more than just a roof over our heads and each one is entirely unique. They provide security, privacy, control, identity, belonging, a sense of comfort, and so much more. So whether you're looking at the cost to build a generic

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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 actually losing on the net and that a Real Estate Agent is worth their commission. Here's the data:

Does Selling Your Home with a Realtor Make You More Money? REALTOR VS FSBO

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®,

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