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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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Choosing a Real Estate Agent to Sell Your Home

Choosing a Real Estate Agent When Selling Your Home

Thinking about selling your home but don't know where to start? Finding a great Real Estate Agent is the perfect place.

When it comes to making a home sale, the process can be even more complex than you expected. Many sellers find that figuring out the best price for their home is one of the most difficult aspects.

This doesn't have to be your experience. When it comes to selling a home, you will want the professional expertise of a real estate agent to ensure a successful sale that results in you walking away with the most money. Real Estate agents are well worth their commission!

Read on to learn all about choosing a real estate agent that will make the home selling experience as simple and

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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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How Accurate is Credit Karma?

How Accurate is Credit Karma?

Many people looking to buy a home will need to know their credit score and “how accurate is Credit Karma?” is one of the more common questions we receive.

Below we will give you an in-depth overview of what Credit Karma is, how accurate Credit Karma is and how often Credit Karma updates.

Let’s dive in so we can understand how accurate Credit Karma is:

What is Credit Karma?

Credit Karma is a free credit monitoring service. Credit Karma allows consumers to track their credit scores, learn about credit, and sign up for credit alerts.

Credit Karma makes money by selling advertising and allowing consumers to use its free service. Credit Karma does a great job of helping consumers learn about what impacts

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How to Get Rid of Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

7 Tips: How to Get Rid of Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

Searching for ways on how to get rid of Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)? You've come to the right place. Below we will offer 7 tips to help you understand how Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) works and how to get it removed from your home loan!

Many people may be wondering what is mortgage insurance when they first connect with a lender and you're not alone.

When buying a home for the first time, buyers are often surprised to learn that there are several additional costs that go into the home purchasing process beyond just the mortgage payment. Private mortgage insurance, or PMI for short, is one of the fees that may be associated with your home purchase, depending on the amount you include

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Whether you are a buyer or a seller you will want to use these tips when negotiating on real estate. When making an offer on a home, you will want a Realtor to help you understand the market and what type of negotiations are appropriate. If you're buying a home in Cary, NC or buying a home in Charlotte - you are stepping into highly competitive real estate markets, whereas if you're looking at new construction you may have the opportunity to negotiate things like appliances, blinds, and an upgrade allowance. It really all depends on what type of real estate you are buying and what your unique situation is like.

Many folks who are shopping for homes in today's market understand just how competitive it is. When it comes to negotiating your Realtor will

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How to Get The Best Mortgage Rate and Lender

How to Get the Best Mortgage Rate

Looking for the best mortgage rate? In 2020, it seems like rates can't get any better!

Finding the best mortgage rates really starts and ends with the effort you put in to interviewing and running quotes from as many mortgage lenders as possible. Finding the best Realtor can also be a daunting experience as many folks who have lost their jobs in 2020 immediately when to real estate school to get their real estate license in NC.

People are buying homes in a hurry in Raleigh. Cary and Durham home sales have also jumped with everyone moving south!

While the Raleigh area has been a huge beneficiary to all the folks relocating from the North and other high-density areas, people are also relocating to

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9 Things You Need to Buy a House

What do you need to buy a house? 9 Things you will need to buy a home!

What do you need to buy a house? Let's dive in and take a look!

Making the decision to buy a home is one of the most exciting life steps a family, couple, or individual can make. Whether you're buying a home in Raleigh or buying a home in Nashville, what you need to buy a house remains the same. Coming to the decision can often take time and may involve considerable number crunching, but it is exciting to begin the process of homeownership. Along with the initial rush of excitement, the thought of beginning the process of buying a home can be daunting for many – particularly first-time homeowners. With the right people and information in place, the home buying process can be far less stressful than it would be

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How to Measure The Square Footage of a House

How to measure and calculate the square footage of a house

When determining how to measure the square footage of a house, it may come as a surprise that there is not a national standard for measuring residential property. For that unique reason, everyone tends to measure square footage a bit differently. Because established measurement standards are not in place, it is all too easy to measure square footage incorrectly, which has happened countless times. This is what makes measuring the square footage of a house tricky in some ways. Although a standard for measuring square footage isn’t in place, it is important to be as precise as possible when calculating a home’s square feet, as that number can impact home values.

Square footage guidelines also tend to

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