Buying

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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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How to Avoid First Time Home Buyer Mistakes

Working with first time home buyers in the Raleigh area is one of my absolute favorite parts of real estate. Addressing the common mistakes first time buyers make upfront leads to a much smoother transaction because we can point back to our infographic below and remind them of the initial conversation.

There are so many options available to first time buyers, that they are typically unaware of. This leads to an attitude of gratitude from first time home buyers, once we show them how they are able to save thousands of dollars.

First timers range in age, from millennial buyers to older adults looking to settle down in the Raleigh area. Either way, there are great financial opportunities for these new

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Buying a House in Raleigh, NC? What you Must Consider:

Buying a home in Raleigh, NC - Things you must consider!

If you're buying a home in Raleigh, NC there are things you must consider BEFORE you start searching homes for sale online.

Home Buying Checklist Raleigh, NC

One of the largest reasons some buyer's walk away from a home purchase feeling remorseful is because they don't consider everything about purchasing real estate before they jump into it. There are common buyer mistakes we address with all of our buyers upfront so they have a highly successful transaction. One thing that many folks don't want to do is put in the upfront work, studying, and preparation that goes into buying a house. You need to prioritize your needs, and your wants - and if you have a partner you need to communicate together on everything. Maybe one

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How to Buy a House in Raleigh, NC 5 Easy Steps

How to Buy a Home in Raleigh, NC

The American Dream is homeownership.

Each country, city and state have different home buying methods and in this article we are going to focus on Raleigh, NC -  these tips will help anyone buying a house.

If you want to search homes for sale you can do so on our website, here are the 9 newest real estate listings, and below that is more information on how to buy a house in Raleigh, NC!

This article is going to help consumers learn 5 simple steps towards purchasing a home:

Buying a Home in Raleigh, NC - Step 1 (Education)

Educating yourself is one of the first steps in the home buying process. Whether you're a first time home buyer or purchasing a home for the second time it always

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First Time Home Buyer Programs and Grants

Raleigh, NC First Time Home Buyer Programs

Buying a house for the first time is a big decision, so you want to make sure you are ready. Being ready in 2016 doesn't mean you need a 20% downpayment, in fact, there are programs that will allow you to buy a house with 0% down if you qualify.

If you are a first time home buyer, there is a lot you'll want to learn about buying a home, BEFORE you start searching homes for sale. Our market, here in Raleigh, NC has seen a huge influx of millennial buyers!

There are many costs and fees you are probably not aware of when you buy a house. It's not typical for first time home buyers to have boatloads of money laying around they can use towards a down payment. There is a lot of great mortgage information

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Zillow Home Values

How can you find your DREAM Home if you can't see it?

Zillow Home Value Estimator and Missing Real Estate Listings - Google is Better

If you're searching for home value information the first person you should ask is a top local Real Estate Agent, and the last place you should check is Zillow.

As of today, Zillow is the most widely used real estate website in the United States. It's an awesome experience for users because the website behaves beautifully. It's fast, it's clean, and it gives great functionality that other websites don't. It also appears that they have future plans to operate with boots on the ground.

How can you find a home you can't see on Zillow and Trulia?

However, News Corp has other plans for the Real Estate Marketing Giant...

Let's start with a little of the background drama before we hop into the details. News Corp owns

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5 Ways to Find Homes for Sale Raleigh in Low Inventory Market

Can't find the home you're looking for? Does it seem like there just isn't enough options out there for you?

Welcome to the life of many frustrated buyers who feel the same way you do.

There are things you can do that will help you find the home of your dreams, even when it isn't already listed for sale.

Here in Raleigh, we are experiencing a significantly low-inventory housing market, with a large buyer pool. This is causing frustration among buyers for two common reasons:

  1. They can't find a home for sale.
  2. When they do find the right home, it's a multiple offer situation or gone in a day.

If this sounds like you, there are things you can do to help yourself with the help of a Realtor®, to find that perfect house.

Determine

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Money is on sale right now. Buy a Home, NOT Retail.

Corporate America, specifically retail companies use consumer psychology as a way to create emotional decision-making when it comes to purchasing products. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are perfect examples of this.

First time home buyers have great grants and benefits available making it incredibly affordable to buy a home!

The other day someone told me they want to "retire early and travel the world." This is a GREAT goal. The next question is, how are you going to accomplish that? For which there was an 'I don't know' response. 

Money is on SAle Right now for those who are buying homes for sale

You can buy retail on sale, or a house on sale. One makes you money, the other costs you money.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are not really ‘sales’

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