Buying

Found 62 blog entries about Buying.

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 including contingent real estate listings. 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

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Buying a Home As a Government Employee

Are you a government employee preparing to buy a home? The process of buying a new home may sound intimidating. With the right resources, you can ensure a successful investment and one in which you may save tens of thousands of dollars thanks to being a government employee. Let's dive into all of the home buying resources you have when working for the government!

Buying a Home as a Government Employee Benefits and the pros and cons

Our real estate company is based in the state capital of North Carolina, Raleigh. We are no stranger to helping those who work for the government find great homes and use the resources available to them! Especially if you are a first-time homebuyer.

Here is the complete guide to buying a home as a government employee!

The Unique Challenges a

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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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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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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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How Much Does It Cost to Build a House?

How Much Does It Cost to Build a House? - Building a Home, New Construction

How much does it cost to build a house is a question we are asked often and it's not a simple answer. Costs fluctuate when it comes to home building materials. From the cost of dirt to the cost of lumber, there is a lot that goes into building a home. There's a reason our new construction home buying tips article is our most-read article and it's because people want high-quality information from the professionals who do it every day.

It's important to understand that our homes are more than just a roof over our heads and each one is entirely unique. They provide security, privacy, control, identity, belonging, a sense of comfort, and so much more. So whether you're looking at the cost to build a generic

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What Are the Best Paint Colors to Sell a Home?

What Are The Best Colors To Paint to Sell a Home - Interior, Exterior and Room by Room Paint Colors

If you're searching online for the best paint colors to sell a home you've likely come across Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray, Repose Gray, and Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter. These are the best selling paint colors and have been for quite some time. They are used on the interior walls by almost every production builder when they sell new construction homes. These builders have done a lot of research to determine what is the best paint color to sell their homes.

With nearly infinite home paint color options, however, this choice can feel completely overwhelming. This is why we decided to analyze the best paint colors in both a general sense and to break it down room by room.

Let's take a look at what

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Everything You Need to Know About Millennial Home Buyers 2019

Millennial homebuyers are on the rise and for good reason - interest rates are low. With the rise of student loan debt, frequent career shifts, and living through the 2008 housing crisis, many may consider millennials to be financially insecure and averse to home ownership. However, research surprisingly points in the opposite direction. According to a 2018 Bank of America survey, the vast majority of millennials, more than 72%, consider homeownership to be their top priority. The only live event that ranked higher was retirement, at 80%. Getting married and having children fell lower on the list, at 50% and 44% respectively. To the millennial generation, owning a home is not only a wise investment option – it is a fundamental value intrinsic to the

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7 Home Improvement Projects That Add Value to a Home

Home Improvement Projects That Add Value to a Home - Best Home Improvement Projects

Home improvement projects are one of the best ways to add value to a home. Every year, Americans spend more than $400 billion on repairing and renovating their residential homes. Not all home improvement projects will add value though so place close attention to the ones that are likely to do so!

Whether you are looking to make upgrades for yourself and your family to enjoy or you are doing so before putting your house on the market, an important consideration is a return on investment. From curb appeal to kitchen remodels to the best flooring options, we are going to dive into all the ways you can add value to your home with home improvement projects!

So, which home improvement project can

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