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7 Things to Know BEFORE Holding an Open House in Real Estate

Open House in Real Estate Pros and Cons

1. What is an Open House in Real Estate?

In real estate, an open house is an event where prospective buyers can tour a home that is listed for sale. Open houses are typically held on weekends (as that is when many buyers do not work and have time to tour homes), although they can be held during the week as well. Open houses are usually held by the seller’s listing agent, though successful Real Estate Agents typically have a team of folks and a member of the team usually will offer to hold the home open. The reason for this is it's a great way for the team member to build their book of business by interacting with prospective buyers. They are theoretically using your home as a

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Moving to Cary, NC - What is life like when living in Cary?

Cary is a great city for anyone looking to live in a top rated town that offers excellent schools, weather, and amenities! It's no wonder everyone is moving to Cary, NC.

10 Reasons to Love Living in Cary:

Community

People

Education

Jobs

Safety

Family

Weather

Affordability

Location

Golf

Check out the article below on moving to Cary, North Carolina!

10 Reasons you'll love Relocating to Cary, North Carolina!

There are a lot of reasons someone would want to move to Cary whether it's for the area, the great schools, the weather, or maybe the fact that Raleigh is ranked as the best place to raise a family.

Check out the available homes

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The 12 Best Restaurants in Cary, NC

WARNING: This article is likely to make your mouth water.

Best Restaurants Cary, NC

As a local real estate website our goal is to bring to you the most up to date and interesting information on the Cary, North Carolina area while also helping you find great homes! There are a lot of reasons why folks feel Cary, NC is a great place to live and the excellent restaurants is certainly one of them! We also wrote about the best restaurants in Raleigh if you're interested in that as well.

We sent Realtor®, Will Fitzgerald, on a mission to find us the 10 best restaurants in Cary and he ended up with 12 (we still haven't figured out how that happened).

Here is what Will had to say:

It was a difficult job eating at so many great

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Mortgage Pre-Approval vs. Pre-Qualification

Mortgage Pre-Approval vs Mortgage Pre-Qualification - The differences between the two!

What are the main differences between mortgage pre-approval and mortgage pre-qualification? Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, it can be all too easy to confuse the terms “pre-approval” and “pre-qualification.” Although pre-qualification and pre-approval share some similarities, they are quite different. As a home buyer, it is important to understand the differences and how they may impact your chances to buy a home, especially in a competitive real estate market as we have here in Raleigh. In this article, we will define pre-approval and pre-qualification, explore how they differ, when they should be used, and the steps that should be taken to complete both processes.

What are the main differences

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What Are The Best Neighborhoods in Raleigh, NC

The Best Neighborhoods in Raleigh, NC:

  • Oakwood (Downtown)
  • Cameron Village
  • Boylan Heights
  • Hayes Barton
  • Mordecai
  • Downtown
  • Historic South Park
  • North Hills
  • Wakefield
  • Falls River
  • Brier Creek
  • Five Points
  • Stonehenge
  • Six Forks
  • Glenwood Ave
  • Oberlin/Glenwood
  • NC State

When it comes to buying a home, Raleigh is an incredible place to plant roots. The population is growing fast and consists of just under 500,000 residents. On average, there are 40 people moving to the Raleigh area daily and the county has a net growth of nearly 70 people per day. There are significant qualities that influence the influx of people wanting to call Raleigh home. 

Being a hub for various technology companies, finest

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Best Neighborhoods in Cary, NC

BEST NEIGHBORHOODS IN CARY, NC LOCAL REAL ESTATE AND HOMES FOR SALE

If you're looking for the best neighborhoods in Cary, NC you should contact us and let us know exactly what you're looking for in a neighborhood. The more information you give us the more we can personalize the right Cary neighborhoods to your lifestyle. There are so many different types of homes, neighborhoods, price ranges in Cary and once we know what your priorities are it will be easier for us to help you find a great home.

One of the first questions you'll need to ask yourself is if you'd prefer to buy a new construction home in Cary or in a mature neighborhood, likely with larger lots and more trees.

Here is a jump-to list of the best neighborhoods in Cary, NC (or scroll down):

  1. Amberly
  2. Carpenter
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Downtown Raleigh Restaurants

It was a tough job eating at so many of the best downtown Raleigh restaurants, someone had to do it though!

Let me start by saying this article was damn near impossible to write. My article on the best restaurants in Raleigh was likely even easier since I had 17 restaurants to choose from. Narrowing it down to 7 of the best downtown Raleigh restaurants can change any day of the week depending on my mood or appetite. If you're looking for great food, you can't go wrong heading in the direction of Moore Square. 

Poole's Diner in Downtown Raleigh NC - One of the Best Downtown Raleigh Restaurants

This article is going to give the folks who are visiting Raleigh the opportunity to try some of the best cuisines our city has to offer and if you're a local, you already know how underrated our restaurant

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How to Know When NOT to Buy a Fixer-Upper 

When NOT to Buy a Fixer-Upper Home

Do you see past the flaws of a “fixer-upper” and imagine what is possible? Do you get that giddy feeling knowing you can turn a home's imperfections into something beautiful?

Home improvement certainly means something different to each of us. Some people like the idea of tearing down a house to its foundation and starting over. Some folks just want to spend a few weekends pounding nails and painting.

Nine out of 10 home buyers today use the internet as their primary source of research for properties, lenders, real estate agents, you name it. It’s never been this fast and easy to buy a home.

Not only is housing hunting faster, but you can also make it less risky, too. Whether you want to fix the

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7 Major Home Inspection Issues - Common Home Inspection Problems 

7 Major Home Inspection Issues and Common Questions Answered

If your home inspection turns up any of these 7 major issues it could be time to negotiate some mandatory fixes with the seller before you proceed with purchasing the home. After a home inspection, issues are going to arise. If you are a first time home buyer try not to freak out because this is why you hired a home inspector, to find the issues with the home! This gives the buyers an opportunity to negotiate some reasonable requests before purchasing the home. Some requests will be mandatory fixes or the buyer will choose to find another home.

If any of these major home inspection issues come back on your home inspection report you'll really want to hire experts to come in and

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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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