Buying

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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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7 Things to Know About a Home Inspection

7 Things to Know About a Home Inspection

Many buyers and sellers will ask us as their Realtor® what do we need to know about the home inspection?

Let's jump in and take a look at everything you need to know about a home inspection:

1. What Is a Home Inspection?

A home inspection is a part of the home buying process in which an inspector will observe the home and include their findings in a written home inspection report. 

After you go under contract, it is common for the buyer to hire a home inspector in order to perform a visual observation of the house. The home inspector will identify safety, health, or major mechanical issues in line with the standards of the state ensuring everything is to code.

A home inspector will look for things

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What Does 'Under Contract' Mean in Real Estate?

What Does Under Contract Mean in Real Estate? 

You've decided to buy a home and whether it's your first home or your tenth you're likely to stumble across homes that are listed as 'under contract' on the real estate listing. Homes under contract in real estate mean there is a contract on the home and is pending sale OR the home is listed as contingent - Both have differences in their meaning.

At some point during the house-hunting process, you've no doubt stumbled upon a listing that at first glance seems too good to be true. The photos look amazing. The house meets every last one of your specifications. The school district is great and the neighborhood has a lot to offer. Then, you look at the status and that other shoe finally has a chance

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7 Takeaways: What is a Deed?

What Is a Deed? Here's what you need to know about deeds in Real Estate

Many folks ask what is a deed at some point during the real estate transaction or even during a Real Estate Agents time at real estate school.

Those who are new to the real estate industry and/or are closing a transaction for the first time are often confused by the terms and jargon used in the real estate transaction process. "Deed" and "title" are two terms commonly used in the real estate industry that are often mixed up. However, despite deed and title commonly being used interchangeably, they are two very different concepts and should not be confused, as they refer to different aspects of the transaction process.  

1. What is a Deed?

A property deed is a legal document used when transferring property

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9 Things to Know BEFORE Your 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 to be alarmed. A home appraisal is typically required by all mortgage lenders and is a necessary step in securing a loan to purchase a property. 

1. What is a Home Appraisal?

A home appraisal involves analyzing a home in-person and

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What Is A Buyer's Agent?

What is a Buyers Agent in Real Estate? Should I use a Buyers Agent?

If you are wondering if you should use a Buyer's Agent the answer is easy, yes. A Buyer's Agent in Real Estate is someone who helps homebuyers understand the local real estate market while finding a home that matches their criteria. A Buyer's Agent is singlehandedly the most important person you will encounter during your home buying process as they are the main person helping to drive your home purchase.

At Raleigh Realty we have some of the best Buyer's Agents and Realtors. Our real estate website updates every 15-minutes with new homes for sale in Raleigh. our number one goal is helping others – maybe you – find the home that they have always wanted. We truly believe our Buyer's Agents here in Raleigh-Durham are some

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