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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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America's Fastest-Growing Cities in 2018Each year Forbes puts together a list of America's fastest growing cities with a bunch of great data that helps consumers gain a better economic outlook on each city. We populated that data into the above infographic to give you a clearer picture of just how fast each city in America is growing here in 2018!

1. Boise City, Idaho

Boise City metropolitan statistical area growth:

Population growth 3.08% - Projected population growth 2.34%

Job growth 3.58% - Projected job growth 2.61%

Gross metro product growth 3.87% - Projected gross metro growth 5.12%

Wage growth 5.70% - Projected wage growth 7.27%

Home price growth 11.58% - Home price projected growth 4.38%

2. Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett

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Negotiating Repairs After a Home Inspection

7 Tips To Consider Before Negotiating Home Inspection Repairs

Negotiating repairs after a home inspection doesn't have to be difficult, especially when you follow these 7 tips! When an offer is accepted on a home, it can be easy for both buyers and sellers to feel that they’re at the end of the finish line. Accepting an offer brings the deal much closer to the closing table, but there are several other important steps the transaction must go through before closing day. One of those steps is the home inspection and with the home inspection, major issues can arise.

A home inspection provides the buyer with a detailed report of the home’s structure, plumbing, electrical, foundation, roof etc. It helps the buyer know if certain repairs are needed so that they do not

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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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Selling home for sale by owner pros, cons - How do I sell my home for sale by owner in Raleigh, NC

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?

We have over one 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. Buyers want to work with the best local Realtors® to help them when buying a home

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Living in Fuquay-Varina, NC

Learn the reasons why so many people are moving to Fuquay-Varina, NC 

Moving to Fuquay-Varina, NC - What is it like living in Fuquay-Varina, NC?

Fuquay-Varina is one of the best places to live in Wake County so it's no wonder everyone is moving here!

With so many folks moving to Fuquay-Varina, NC the city is quickly becoming one of the best places to live in the Triangle! The Downtown Fuquay-Varina area has seen massive growth in the past few years. What was once a sleepy town that most folks wouldn’t consider moving to is rapidly turning into one of the best secrets the Triangle has to offer!

Fuquay-Varina has a population of 30,000 and has nearly doubled in population growth in the last 10 years. New Construction in Fuquay-Varina is on the rise with so many folks relocating to the

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

Living in Morrisville, NC

Find out why so many people are moving to Morrisville, NC!

Moving to Morrisville, NC is a popular decision for folks who are relocating to the Raleigh area thanks to the town's proximity to the major attractions including Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), the Research Triangle Park (RTP) and Lenovo's headquarters. Morrisville is a tech town. Living in Morrisville, NC gives most folks a ton of great neighborhoods to choose from, easy commutes to work thanks to its central location and access to great schools  The town of Morrisville is the northern neighbor to Cary, Apex and Holly Springs, as well as the western neighbor to Raleigh and east of Durham and Chapel Hill.

In 2009 the population of Morrisville, NC

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 7 Things to Consider Before You Overprice Your Home

Why overpricing your home is a bad idea and 7 things to consider before you overprice a home!

Overpricing your home is a bad idea. It's one of the biggest mistakes sellers make and fail to realize it until it’s too late. The reason overpricing your home is such a big mistake is because when people overprice their home it loses value and there are a number of reasons why this happens which we will discuss in this article.

In our local market of Raleigh, NC the market is HOT. Homes sell fast. The ones that don't sell fast are in trouble. Chances are they overpriced their home and they will have to sell for less than it's true value. There are strategies to help overcome overpricing your home which we will discuss later in this article.

Naturally, a seller wants to make the most money

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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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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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