Buying

Found 53 blog entries about Buying.

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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Raleigh Real Estate, reasons to buy a home for sale now

One reason it's a great time to buy a home in Raleigh here in 2015 is the low interest rates. That's one of the more obvious reasons buying a home today makes a lot of sense. Buying Raleigh real estate offers many other benefits for buyers, that far outweigh whether or not it's a good time to buy... 

Earlier this week we wrote an article on whether or not it makes sense to buy real estate at a young age. A recent North Carolina State University graduate reached out and asked:

“Hey Ryan,

Loved your article on buying real estate when you’re young. I’m a first-time home buyer and was wondering if it still makes sense to buy in this market which seems to favor sellers? I’ve heard mixed opinions, what do you think?” - Kevin

I absolutely love

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Buying Raleigh Real Estate at a young age

What is a liability in Real Estate?

If you see real estate as an asset, buy it. If you see real estate as a liability, don’t.What is an Asett in Real Estate?

You can pay off someone else's mortgage or you can pay off your own.

Some people will say you shouldn’t buy real estate and here’s why… it requires a large down payment, there’s property taxes, oh, and the maintenance. Buying a home isn’t for everyone and that’s ok. In fact, a lot of these people are probably speaking from experience and they aren’t wrong. There is a flip side to this argument, and that is buying real estate is a great investment, especially at a young age.

Numbers don’t lie... 80% of millionaires own real estate.

For those looking to secure financial freedom for their future it starts with buying a home. You can reduce your

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Mistakes buyers make when purchasing a home for sale in Raleigh NC 

Mistakes Buyers Make When Purchasing a Home

Buying a home is a big decision. It's important to make sure you're ready to buy real estate as it is typically at least a six-figure investment and you don't want to make any mistakes when purchasing a house. There are a lot of things you can do to ensure you avoid the common mistakes buyers make including reading as much information and high-quality resources as possible. 

After educating yourself as best you can, you don't want to rush into the purchase, instead do more research. Learn about local Real Estate Agents and Lenders who will be assisting you in your transaction before you start seriously shopping for houses for sale. At Raleigh Realty, we always recommend our buyers and sellers

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Homes for Sale in Raleigh use Google for accurate data Don't use Zillow or Trulia

To the 100,000 Real Estate Professionals who are paying for impressions on Zillow and Trulia, you are directly funding, and supporting your competition. In fact, every time you post on social media using a Zillow link you are promoting a real estate "media" company that you are competing with. You're helping Zillow and Trulia outrank you online which is where 95% of consumers are shopping for real estate.

First we need to understand that Zillow is a publicly traded company, meaning they have investors they need to answer to if profits are not heading in the right direction. I'm not sure we need to go into more details other than the fact people make investments for one reason, to make money.

So what exactly does Zillow plan to do with the $108

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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, a 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...

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 recent guide to buying a home article yet, stop and

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