All Blog Entries by Ryan Fitzgerald

Ryan Fitzgerald is a Raleigh area Realtor® representing buyers and sellers in the greater Triangle, North Carolina area. Ryan maintains this blog to help you learn about Real Estate. Please check back regularly, or register for our newsletter, as we continue to deliver high quality, local real estate content.

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Medical Professionals Moving Guide: Healthcare Relocation Resources 

Are you a healthcare professional who is looking to move to a new city? Here are some tips and tricks to help make the process easier!

Healthcare professionals, especially today, are a vital component of society. The set of skills and expertise that you offer are unparalleled and the need for them is widespread. Unfortunately, the need for your skills can sometimes mean that you have to move to a new area popular with healthcare such as Raleigh or Nashville. Let’s take a deeper look at the moving process and some of the resources available to you to make the process easier for you.

Moving and relocation guide for medical and healthcare professionals

Five Considerations for Relocating Medical Professionals

There is a myriad of things that

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Things You Should Be Doing When Selling Your Home

Wondering what you should be doing to get your home ready to list for sale? Here are 7 things you should do before selling your house! 

Are you considering selling your home, but maybe don’t know where to start? Should you hire a realtor or sell it on your own? What updates can you complete on your home to make it more marketable? What other steps can you take in order to boost its curb appeal? Let’s take a deeper look at the selling process, as well as some tips for getting through it.

7 Things You Should Be Doing When Selling Your Home

Today’s Market 

First things first, I am sure that you have heard some crazy things about the housing market today. That homes are having offers come in well over asking price or that buyers need to be able

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Understanding Due Diligence and Earnest Money in North Carolina Real Estate

When you go under contract on a home in North Carolina you are going to encounter terms like Due Diligence and Earnest Money. It's important to note that real estate contracts and laws change depending on what state you are in. Whether you are a first-time home buyer or you're buying again, you will want to know how Due Diligence and Earnest Money impact you as a buyer or seller in North Carolina!

The following article is going to be regarding Due Diligence, Due DIligence fees, and Earnest Money in North Carolina Real Estate. We help folks looking to buy or sell homes in the Raleigh area and many of our articles are geared towards helping keep people informed so that you can

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Homeownership Guide and Resources for a Single Parent

Learn more about the common challenges that single parents face when it comes to homeownership and resources to help overcome them!

Being a single parent comes with many challenges. Making sure your bills are paid, making sure you get the kids to school and sports practices, while also making sure your family (and you) are fed every day is probably about all you can mentally prepare for on a daily basis. Add in potentially buying a home as a single parent to that list, it may feel like it's too much to bear.

Buying a Home as a Single Mom or Dad - Resource Guide to homeownership for single parents

For some of us, owning a home might seem like it is impossible without two incomes for financing purposes. While two sources of income admittedly will make the process easier, there

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Resource Guide for Homebuyers With Dementia or Alzheimer's

You hear it from healthcare professionals and various media sources all the time. “Eating a certain type of diet or making slight changes to your lifestyle will help to protect your mind against Alzheimer’s and other related Dementias”. But what if you or a loved one have already received a diagnosis? Then what? Amongst the long list of medical care options that now have to be taken into account, where is that care going to be provided to them? Will it be in their current home so they can be in a more comfortable environment? Or will they need to reside in a more specialized facility so they may be provided around-the-clock care?

An elderly mother and her daughter who are walking together - housing resources for people who have dementia

Let’s take a more in-depth look at Alzheimer’s and other

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How to Buy Land

Everything you need to know about buying land and building on it!

As millennials enter the prime of adulthood, more and more are buying homes. But for many, the true American dream is purchasing their own plot of land. Those with no experience may be wondering, 'is buying land easy?' while those with a bit more experience are likely thinking 'why is it so hard to buy land?.' The truth is that how to buy land is not a simple process, and at times can feel more complex than buying a new home. But whether you want to know how to buy land and build a house, or just how to buy land cheaply, this guide will help make the process clear cut.

How to buy land covering everything from the purchase of land to the land contract agreement

How to Buy Land: 11 Things You Need to Know

1. What should you do before buying land?

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How to Move Cross Country

Considering a cross-country move? Here's our how-to-move cross-country guide jam-packed with useful money-saving tips!

There are few transitions in life more disruptive than moving. Add to that a cross-country haul in between and you are looking at quite the challenge. But there are ways to make it much easier even for children. Whether you're moving to Raleigh, North Carolina, or San Francisco, California, read on for tips and tricks for turning your cross-country move into a manageable feat.

How to Move Cross Country and how to do it while saving money

How much does it cost to move cross country?

One of the biggest questions is always going to be the cost. But unfortunately, there is not a simple answer to this question, as the price will be highly variable depending on

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How to Buy a House Before Selling Your Home

Ready to buy a home? If so, things can get a little complicated if you aren't a first-time buyer. After all, first-time buyers have the luxury of taking their time shopping for a home; when the right one comes along, they also don't have to worry about selling an existing home before they make an offer.

How to Buy a House Before Selling the One You Live In

If you're a current homeowner and are ready to relocate, there are some logistical and financial obstacles you'll need to overcome. For starters, you'll need to decide whether you'll sell your current home before you make an offer on a new one—or if you'll take your chances buying before you sell.

In today's market, more buyers are actually buying new homes before they sell off their existing ones.

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Living in Rolesville, NC

Moving to Rolesville? Here is what it is like living in Rolesville, North Carolina!

Are you considering a move to Rolesville, North Carolina? If you are looking for a home near the Raleigh area, Rolesville should be at the top of your list. Tucked away in northeastern Wake County, Rolesville is a suburb of Raleigh. Not only is the town the second oldest in Wake County, but it is considered one of the fastest-growing small towns in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 7,500 people, Rolesville has seen an upward trend of growth over the past few years since 2013. Named as one of the “2019 Best Places” to live near the greater Research Triangle area, Rolesville provides residents with a small town and suburban

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Living in Smithfield, NC

If you are moving to Smithfield, NC, make sure that you know these 6 things before you do!

Are you thinking about moving to Smithfield, North Carolina? Located in Johnston County and with a population of 13,000 people, Smithfield is known to be one of the fastest-growing areas in the state. Only a 33-minute drive from the capital of Raleigh and Research Triangle Park, and a three-hour drive to Charlotte, Smithfield is a great place to live. A safe place to raise your children, many families and young professionals are moving to the area for its prime location, affordable cost of living, gorgeous landscape, and growing business opportunities.

Moving to Smithfield, NC - What is it like living in North Carolina

After reading this moving guide, you will have a better idea of what it is

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