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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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A Real Life Story About a Home for Sale in Raleigh, NC 

Selling a home for more than your neighbors takes the right mix of ingredients.

Selling homes it's important to use the right techniques

In July, a Realtor® brought a buyer to one of our north Raleigh listings and made an offer. We countered at list price. She came back significantly closer to our list price, however my seller and I were confident in our price so we countered again by saying we would accept their offer at list price. She then told us "you will never sell that home at that price." She cited one home on the street that was comparable which sold for less. We respected her opinion and pointed to the fact that homes in Raleigh are selling 20 days faster and for 10% more than when that home sold a few months ago. That's when the

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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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Did you know that the founder of ForSaleByOwner.com, Colby Sambrotto, couldn't sell his home for sale by owner? He enlisted the help of a Realtor® who then sold it for $150,000 more than the original price. You can read the full story here.

So you're probably wondering how did a Realtor® earn Mr. Sambrotto more money than he would have if he sold it himself. Let's talk about it.

Realtors Sell Homes For More Money Than For Sale By Owner

As with anything in life there are people who work hard to master their craft. Lebron James is the best basketball player in the world, Tom Brady is the best Quarterback in the NFL, and they didn't end up the best without working extremely hard. Many of the best Realtors® spend their time learning, adapting and selling the homes of their clients each and every day. They

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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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Does Selling Your Home With a Realtor® Net You More Money?

Selling your home For Sale By Owner (FSBO as it’s referred to in the Real Estate world) makes a lot of sense for homeowners on the surface. It’s an opportunity to save on the commission you’d normally pay a Realtor® to sell your home. It’s the number one reason someone sells their home For Sale By Owner, to save on the commission. By saving on the commission, the data shows you’re losing on the net:

A Realtor Nets You More Money Why You Should Use One!

Make More Money When Selling Your Home With a Realtor

You Net More Money When You Use A Realtor®, Numbers Don’t Lie:

For Sale By Owner (FSBO) Statistics

For Sale By Owner Statistics

It’s interesting why the founder of Craigslist, Craig Newmark, openly says he loves his Realtor®, right? Unless of course his Realtor® was netting him more money than he could by

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The Best Time To Sell My House in Raleigh, NC Is?

This question is asked often by our clients in Raleigh. Everyone wants to know 'when is the best time to sell my home?' Below you will find a convenient infographic that will help you understand the best time to sell real estate in the greater Wake County area!

We sell homes in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Morrisville, Garner, Clayton, Wake Forest, Durham, Chapel Hill, Fuquay-Varina and more!

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There is no correct answer because each individual's situation is different, and without understanding all of the factors it's tough for us to give you a recommendation. Often times, when there is low inventory, it's a great time to be a seller, and when

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ForSaleByOwner.Com Founder Uses A Real Estate Agent To Sell Home

FSBO (For Sale By Owner) is a term used to describe a home, or real estate property that is being listed for sale by it’s owner. For Colby Sambrotto, it’s more than just selling a home, it’s a way of life.

Colby Sambrotto is the founder of ForSaleByOwner.com, one of the most popular FSBO websites that helps homeowners market their property online, albeit for a fee.

It’s easy to understand why someone would want to sell their home for sale by owner, it’s to save money. The same logic applies to why people buy things that are on sale, to save money. Could it be, that by using a real estate agent, you’d actually save more money? For Colby Sambrotto, a man who is making his living

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Are You Ready To Buy Or Sell A Home? Understanding These Key Terms Will Help:

Before you buy or sell a home it's important to find the right Realtor® or Real Estate Company to work with:

Riparian Rights – The appurtenant rights of an owner of property that borders a body of water. These rights are attached to the land, and cannot exist by themselves. Actual ownership of the body of water depends on a few factors in North Carolina. There are navigable waterways and nonnavigable waterways. If the body of water is navigable the owner owns to the banks of the watercourse, and the state owns the body of water and right to use it. A nonnavigable watercourse is owned by the owner of the land the body of water is on, and owns the right to use it. If

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Working With Real Estate Agents in North Carolina

The Laws and Regulations that govern the relationship of agents and their principals can be found in the Working With Real Estate Agents Brochure. This form helps buyer's and seller's understand the relationship a Real Estate Agent has with their respective parties. It's crucial that when working with a Real Estate Agent you have a clear understanding of the relationship you have with that Agent.

“When buying or selling real estate, you may find it helpful to have a real estate agent assist you. Real estate agents can provide many useful services and work with you in different ways. In some real estate transactions, the agents work for the seller. In others, the seller and buyer may each have agents.

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