Buying

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Home Safety Checklist for Those With Disabilities 

Your home should be your sanctuary - Your safe place to return to at the end of a long day. If you or a member of your family has a disability, this should be no different. You want it to be a safe, comfortable place free of hazards. Let’s take a look at some home safety tips that can help your home remain accessible to everyone, while also keeping you and your family safe. 

Home safety tips for those with disabilities and handicaps

What Is A Disability? 

Currently, 26% of adults residing in the United States are living with some form of disability. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, the ADA defines a disability as a physical or mental impairment that limits one or more major life activities. It is important to note that a disability

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Questions To Ask When Buying A House

Wondering what questions to ask when buying a house? Here's everything you need to know about buying a home! 

Whether you are a first-time home buyer or a seasoned veteran of the housing market, buying a house is no small undertaking. It can be very easy to start looking at homes and begin to fall in love with them before considering the more practical components of the sale. Let's take a deeper look at what questions you should be asking when you are buying a home to ensure you are buying the one that is exactly right for you.

7 Questions To Ask When Buying A House

7. What Is My Budget?

The first step you want to take when considering buying a home is figuring out exactly how much house you can afford. There is nothing worse for a buyer

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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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Buying a Home After College

Are you a recent college graduate interested in buying a home? Even if the ink isn't dry on your diploma yet, taking on homeownership could be a good move. You can build equity and set yourself up for a bright financial future.

You'll also gain a comfortable place to decompress at the end of the workday. But the benefits — and responsibilities — don't end there. Read on to find the complete guide to buying a home as a recent college graduate!

College graduates holding their diplomas and getting ready to graduate from university while buying their first homes and overcoming the challenge of student loan debt

The Unique Challenges of Being a College Grad

When you're young, you could face some disadvantages as a homebuyer. You won't have the same work history or experience. So you'll need to take stock of your financial picture first. First-time home buyers have many advantages

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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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