Raleigh Real Estate Blog

Luxury Home Buying Tips Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina

Whether you're shopping for a mansion overlooking the green on the 16th hole, waterfront home with breathtaking views, or a penthouse loft in the heart of downtown, the luxury home buying process is one you'll want to be sure to do your homework on. As a buyer shopping for high-end real estate, there are certain tips and strategies that are both similar and different to your typical home buying process. This article will give you eight tips that will help you purchase a magnificent estate at a great price, avoiding common mistakes buyers make along the way.

In this article you will learn:

  • How to buy a luxury home
  • Tips to help with the luxury buying process
  • Common mistakes buyers make
  • How high-end real estate purchases are different
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Selling home for sale by owner pros, cons - How do I sell my home for sale by owner in Raleigh, NC

How to Sell a House By Owner (FSBO)

Before selling your home for sale by owner, it's important to understand the pros and cons, what's involved, and what to expect throughout the process. The question should I sell my home for sale by owner or without a Realtor® is likely one asked by every home seller with the thought of trying to save money.

Do you really save money though when you sell by owner? Let's find out:

We have over three hundred thousand people visiting our website each month looking at homes for sale in Raleigh and almost all of them want to work with a top local Realtor®. We would imagine it's the same in most real estate markets around the country as we have found the same to be true of homes for sale in Charlotte as well.

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Living in Durham, NC

Find out why 70+ people are Moving to the Durham area Daily in 2021

Moving to Durham, NC 2017 - Reasons to Love Living in Durham, NC. Raleigh Realty - Infographic

For anyone moving to Durham, NC, or considering the move, you'll want to be sure to read this article first! 

12 Things to Know Before Moving to Durham, NC

There are so many things to do in Durham a lot of which you will find in this article. The city itself is located just west of Raleigh and north of Chapel Hill and has a population of around 275,000.

Is Durham a good place to live?

Many folks have written reviews online around living in Durham and the city was recently ranked as the 23rd best city to live in the United States by Livability. That score should only continue to improve as well since Durham is a city committed to being great and

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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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