Buying

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How to Get The Best Mortgage Rate and Lender

How to Get the Best Mortgage Rate

Over the last 12 months, mortgage rates have been at historic lows. A mortgage can be daunting since you will be incurring a lot of debt, however, it is going towards something that will help you build wealth, a home. In this article, we are going over simple steps that anyone can take to getting a great mortgage rate.

There is speculation that rates will soon begin to go back up as inflationary fear starts to creep back in. For now, the question we want to address is how to get the best mortgage rates. There are numerous options and strategies out there. Read on a bit further to learn all of the details.

Do the Math

The first thing you want to do is to figure out the math involved with your

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Tax Breaks for Homeowners

10 Tax Breaks When You Own A Home Infographic

This article is for informational purposes only. If you're seeking tax advice please consult with a tax advisor.

When you decided to own a home as opposed to renting one, you were getting started on the road to creating an investment. To assist homeowners such as yourself with the strain caused by paying high mortgages, the US government has created numerous tax deductions specifically designed to lower the payments you’ll have to make during tax season. Now that you qualify for them, your next step should be to learn as much about them as possible.

We’re sure that up until recently, you’ve probably only been claiming standard deductions on your taxes. Now that you’re a homeowner, you’ll learn to itemize the extra

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How to Buy a Home When You're Engaged (Before Marriage)

Are you considering buying a house during your engagement? You’re not alone. Many couples believe that a home purchase should take place before marriage.

One in four couples between the ages of 18 and 34 bought a house together before the wedding.

Understanding the home buying process is important, and equally, as important is understanding how to buy a house prior to the wedding! 

Common Home Buying Questions When You’re Engaged

  • What are the differences?
  • How do you take title?
  • Legal Implications?
  • What happens after we are Married?

How to Buy a Home During an Engagement

A home, and a diamond ring, two of the larger purchases you will make in your lifetime. You’re going to spend a lot of time searching for both, and

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Questions to Ask: Choosing a Real Estate Agent to Buy or Sell a Home

Choosing a Real Estate Agent to Buy and Sell a Home

How do you know which Real Estate Agent to hire? 

You won't until you begin interviewing. 

One of the first things we tell our clients: "Today we are going to learn more about our ability to work together. Should you choose a different Real Estate Agent to represent you, we will not be offended, just let us know." 

It's important for consumers to understand that the Real Estate Agent will likely be interviewing them as well.

Without further ado, let's dive in on the questions to ask:

Is Real Estate a Full-Time Job For you?

The first questions you should ask a Real Estate Agent is if they work full-time. If the answer is 'no' that is a red-flag and typically is

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Real Estate Investing

Ninety Percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate. More money has been made in real estate than all industrial investments combined. The wise young man or wage earner of today invests his money in real estate. - Andrew Carnegie 

In the video interview to the right (jump to the 1:30 mark) you'll learn more about why I am in real estate, and that's important for you to understand before we begin:

Helping other people obtain a financial freedom is the reason I became a Realtor, and while many may assume my goal is to build a Real Estate Company, it's actually to build a Real Estate Company, that gives me the leverage necessary, to invest back in Real Estate. Raleigh, NC is the place I chose to build

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Things NOT to Do When Buying a House

Tears should never be a part of the home buying process. This article is the aftermath of a sad experience, and is written for YOU, so that you can share this information with those buying a home and so that they do not encounter the same experience.

In this article we reached out to 15 Real Estate Experts and asked them for their BEST tips on what NOT to do when buying a house. Here is what transpired...

What Not to do When Buying a House

Tony Mariotti | RubyOneMortgage.com

Borrowers can set themselves up for home buying success if they do two basic things: get pre-approved and stay pre-approved.

Get pre-approved

Pre-approvals show everyone involved in the transaction that you are a serious buyer. You will get the attention

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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 location that makes it so vital to a 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.

Location creates

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Should I use a Realtor when Buying and Selling Homes?

Should you use a Real Estate Agent When Buying and Selling Homes?

Using a Realtor when buying and selling homes is an investment. You're going to pay them a commission, and statistics show you are going to see a GREAT return on your investment. It's also a great way to avoid being sued.

Some people don't want to use a Realtor when buying and selling homes, and this is because they want to try and save on the commission normally paid to an Agent. This is easy to understand. Ask the Founder of ForSaleByOwner.com how trying to sell his home without a Realtor worked out for him. He tried to sell his New York City Condo for 6 months before asking the help of a Real Estate Agent... who sold it in a few weeks for $150,000 MORE.

Craig Newmark the founder

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Moving Checklist Header - How to Prepare for a Simple Move in 10 Steps

Moving is NOT fun. It is one of the least enjoyable parts of buying and selling real estate.

When you buy a house, you need to move in... and when you sell your house, you need to move out.

With the amount of people moving to Raleigh NC, it's about time we simplified things with a 'Moving Checklist!' This article is intended to help with your move, so if you find it valuable please drop us a line in the comments section below... we love feedback!

If you're anything like the buyers and sellers we work with, than there is a good chance you have a lot of stuff that you need to pack, load into a truck, unload from the truck, and then unpack once you arrive to your new home. While the thought of moving is enough to make most people cringe, we are

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Steps to Buying a Home in Raleigh, NC

Are you or someone you know, wondering what are the steps to buying a home?

A lot of the first time home buyers we work with typically don't have a clue where to begin. So in order to help the disconnect between what they don't know, and what they'll need to know, we have created this 10 step guide to buying a house.

This is valuable information for anyone looking to buy a house - Please feel free to share!

Without further ado, here are 10 Steps to buying the home of your dreams!

10 Steps to Buying a House in Raleigh, NC

 

Learn The Process

When you decide to buy a house, there is a chance you are going to want to dive right in and start looking at homes for sale in person. This is common among buyers, and typically means you're allowing your emotions to drive your

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