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Living in Durham, NC

Find out why 70+ people are Moving to the Durham area Daily in 2020

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

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

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 finding ways to improve whether it's increasing

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What Does Contingent Mean in Real Estate - 7 Takeaways on what contingent means!

What Does Contingent Mean in Real Estate?

When searching for a home for sale, you may have encountered a variety of different sales statuses online. Beyond just “for sale” and “closed,” you may have also seen other common sales statuses such as “pending” or “contingent.” These phrases indicate where in the sales process the home is in. Understanding the differences between these statuses can help you identify properties that may still be available for purchase, and will help you better understand how to move forward if you’re interested in putting in an offer on any of them.

A contingency clause doesn't necessarily mean all hope is lost for prospective buyers. Different states have different laws as it surrounds contingencies so you'll

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Living in Raleigh, NC

Find out why 70+ people are Moving to Raleigh Daily in 2020

Moving to Raleigh, NC 2018 Guide - 15 Things to Know BEFORE You Relocate

For anyone moving to Raleigh, NC or considering the move, you'll want to be sure to read this article first! If you're curious about living in Raleigh, just check out all of the great affordable homes for sale in Raleigh, NC!

Did you know Raleigh was recently ranked as the #1 best city for quality of life in the United States by Numbeo, and the second-best city for quality of life in the world?! - The secret is out about Raleigh, North Carolina!

One thing most people don't realize about Raleigh is just how big live music is. When you close down the main streets in the city, for a live concert, you know it's important:

Live Music in Raleigh NC a Great Reason to Move to the area!

Here are 15 things you should

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8 Essential Skills You'll Need as a Real Estate Agent or Realtor

8 Essential Skills You’ll Need as a Realtor

Are you wondering how to be a successful Realtor? You may be early on in the process searching for information on the steps to becoming a Realtor or how much do Realtors make or possibly even the costs of becoming a Realtor. These three articles are great places to start before you jump into becoming a Realtor.

Being a Realtor or Real Estate Agent requires a diverse skill set that is unlike any other profession. Realtors do so many things for both buyers and sellers. Here's exactly what Realtors do. When I think of the qualities of a successful Realtor there are 8 that come to mind that stands out more than any others.

You can leave your resume at the door because a sheet of paper with your

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Living in Holly Springs, NC

Find out why so many folks are moving to Holly Springs, NC

Moving to Holly Springs, NC - What it is like living in and Relocating to Holly Springs, NC

Holly Springs, North Carolina is one of the best places to live in the country so it's no wonder so many folks are trying to move here! With a population of just over 30,000 Holly Springs has been growing around 5-6% annually. Holly Springs is located in Wake County and is a suburb of Raleigh, around 20-minutes from the State's Capital. Everything is seemingly new in Holly Springs from the semiprofessional ballpark to Holly Springs Town Center for shopping and dining. The weather in Holly Springs includes mild Winter's with warmer Springs and Falls allowing for golf nearly year-round! The homes for sale in Holly Springs are new and affordable with lots of new

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Best Beaches Near Raleigh, NC

With so many popular beaches near Raleigh, NC you'll never run out of great places to spend some time in the water and sun. The map above is a great way to determine just how far the beach is from Raleigh, NC. We will go through each beach and discuss how far it is as well as what to expect when visiting!

While our website is mainly focused on helping people find great homes in Raleigh we love to write about local information that helps answer questions for folks who may be potentially moving here.

Without further ado here are some of the best beaches in Raleigh, NC.

Outer Banks Beaches

How Far: 219 miles from Raleigh estimated 3 hours 30 minutes drive time.

The beaches and towns located in the outer

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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! 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, Holly Springs, is seeing some of Apex's growth as the entire area continues to be a great place for folks to live. Without further ado, here are some of the best neighborhoods in Apex:

Search Homes for Sale in Apex, NC

History of Apex

Apex, NCApex is a town in Wake County, North Carolina

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10 Simple Steps to Get a Mortgage (Starting with Preapproval) 

10 Simple Steps To Get A Mortgage With A Preapproval

  1. Mortgage Preapproval
  2. Mortgage Application Process
  3. Good Faith Estimate
  4. Mortgage Process
  5. Mortgage Loan Underwriting Process
  6. Appraisal
  7. Approval Decision
  8. Lock in Rate
  9. Mortgage Loan Approval
  10. Close on the Loan

The home buying process will vary state-by-state, but North Carolina is one of the most “buyer friendly” states in the U.S. In this article, we will cover the step-by-step mortgage process, starting with preapproval as step one. As with anything related to buying a home, applying for a mortgage can be an involved process, so it is important to speak with your real estate agent and gather his/her thoughts on the best loan officers in your area. 

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17 Things You Should Know Before Moving Cross Country!Making the commitment to move cross country can be a daunting task. There are several details that are often overlooked until it is too late, and it can be challenging to organize everything before the big day. When you do arrive in Raleigh or Charlotte, however, the stress behind moving will quickly be forgotten. I’m sure you already know that there are countless benefits to living here including the plentiful jobs, beautiful weather, great barbecue, exciting breweries, and lush parks. I’ve compiled 17 helpful tips and tricks below that should come in handy before you begin the process of packing up your belongings and making the cross country trip. 

1. Should I hire a company to ship my car cross country? 

Although this may seem to be an expensive

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