Raleigh Real Estate Blog

How to Measure The Square Footage of a House

Are you wondering how to calculate and measure square feet to figure out the square footage of a house? We have you covered in the article below with a guide on how to determine the total square footage of a house!

How to measure and calculate the square footage of a house

When determining how to measure the square footage of a house, it may come as a surprise that there is not a national standard for measuring residential property. For that unique reason, everyone tends to measure square footage a bit differently.

Because established measurement standards are not in place, it is all too easy to measure square footage incorrectly, which has happened countless times. This is what makes measuring the square footage of a house tricky in some ways. Although a

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9 Things to Know BEFORE Your Home Appraisal

Home appraisals. They can keep buyers up at night after going under contract on a home. With competitive bidding wars and home selling for large percentages over the asking price, it's no wonder everyone is concerned about the home appraisal.

Home Appraisal - 9 Things to Know About Your Home Appraisal

Here’s what you want to know about your home appraisal and the role it plays when buying a home. 

After spending several weeks touring homes throughout Raleigh, you have finally found the home of your dreams. The seller accepts your offer and you are officially under contract and the home will be marked contingent. Your mortgage lender informs you of the next step in the process: the home appraisal. While the process may sound intimidating, there is no reason

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Appraisals 101: What to Expect From the Home Appraisal Process

Home Appraisal Process: What to Expect from a Home Appraisal!

Wondering what to expect from your home appraisal? We have you covered.

You've found a home you love, put down an offer you're excited about, and the closing date is fast approaching. Now it's time for the home appraisal.

The light at the end of the proverbial tunnel is close. You can practically feel the keys landing in your hand, especially if you're a first-time homebuyer. But before you do there's one last factor to consider: the home appraisal.

Like making counter-offers and going through the home inspection process, the home appraisal can be a sticking point between buyer and seller. Here's what you need to know about home appraisals so that you come prepared.

What is

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How Do Real Estate Agents Get Paid?

One of the most common questions people ask when considering a career in real estate is how much does a Real Estate Agent make and how do they get paid? It's important to understand that Real Estate Agents do not get paid hourly, instead, they make a commission on the sale of a home in which they represented the client. 

A Realtor's commission is based on several factors including the price of the home, the commission split marketed to the real estate firm and the split between the firm-Realtor. Again, the Agent is not paid hourly and they operate as an independent contractor within their real estate firm (the brokerage they work for). How much a Real Estate Agent makes per sale is unique in every situation and

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What are The Best Neighborhoods in Apex, NC?

The Best Neighborhoods in Apex, NC

Living in Apex, NC as a Realtor I have developed a great understanding of the best neighborhoods so if you are moving to Apex, NC here's what you need to know! If you're looking to buy Apex real estate we can help with that too simply contact us or call/text 919-249-8536

It's important to note that Apex is a fast-growing community and there are new communities and new construction homes for sale in Apex popping up seemingly every month.

Especially after showing hundreds of homes, to all different types of clients in the area. Families, young professionals, retirees, no matter who you are there is always something fun going on in Apex for everyone and anyone! Even Apex's neighbor to the south,

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How to Find Property Lines

Searching for a property lines map? Want to know how to find your property lines for free? We are going to go over some tips and tricks to help you find your property lines online for free, using satellite maps, as well as when it's time to hire a professional to help you find your property lines.

How to Find Property Lines Online or Property Markers with GPS

Wondering how to find your property lines? Finding your property lines online is a great place to start. Property markers are another great way to determine your property lines if you have them set up. You can sometimes see property lines on Google Maps and at the very least Google Maps or any map platform can give you some general information to help you narrow down finding your property lines. Finding property lines can be

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Buying a House in Raleigh, NC? What you Must Consider:

Things to consider when buying a home in Raleigh, North Carolina

If you're buying a home in Raleigh, NC there are things you must consider BEFORE you start searching for homes for sale in Raleigh.

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.

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First Year Real Estate Advice from 17 GREAT Agents

One of the first questions new Realtors have for me is always 'how much money will I make in my first year?' and in order to answer that question, you need to understand how Real Estate Agents make money. How much commissions you make in your first year as a Realtor will be entirely dependent on you and how much business you're able to generate. Your gross income is different than your net income, so make sure you're tracking your expenses. The advice below is from 17 Veteran industry leaders who offer tips on how to build your business when you're starting out.

If you're looking to make 100k in your first year as a Realtor you'll want to first reverse engineer the process. What is the average price of sold homes in your area? How many homes

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7 Tips for Downsizing Your Home

Bigger is not always better. Sometimes, less really is more. You may be feeling the need to downsize your home, which can happen for many different reasons. Real estate agents often hear from their clients that they are looking to downsize to save money or simply because their house has too much space and no longer fits their needs. Downsizing is one of the many reasons people use our website to search homes for sale in Raleigh. Clients want to move into something smaller and sell the larger home they currently live in. Since several different reasons can lead you to the decision to downsize your home, let’s take a look at seven steps that you can take to accomplish this task efficiently. 

7 Ways to Downsize your home and remove clutter in the house

7 Tips to Downsize

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What is Dual Agency in Real Estate and Should you Avoid it

What is Dual Agency in Real Estate and should you avoid it as a buyer or seller?

Most buyers and sellers are familiar with how listing agents and buyer’s agents work which leads us to the question of what is dual agency in real estate? Dual agency isn’t particularly common, but it does tend to happen from time to time, so it is always best to be informed on the intricacies of this transaction type. My first transaction as a Real Estate Agent was as a dual agent representing both the buyer and the seller. Initially, the seller tried to sell his home by himself before soliciting my help and I was able to get it sold for him to one of my clients.

What is Dual Agency in Real Estate?

Dual agency is when a real estate agent works with the buyer and the seller on the

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