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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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How to Find Property Lines Online or Property Markers with GPS

How to Find Property Lines 

Wondering how to find your property lines? Finding your property lines online is a great place to start. Property markers are another great way to determine your property lines if you have them set up. You can sometimes see property lines on Google Maps and at the very least Google Maps or any map platform can give you some general information to help you narrow down finding your property lines. Finding property lines can be tricky and you want to make sure you get it right, here's how to find your property lines:

One of the fastest ways to be at odds with your neighbor is by putting a fence, tree, pool, or some other structure beyond your property’s line. It is not always entirely clear on exactly where one person’s

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25 Home Design Trends That Are IN and OUT

25 Home Design Trends That Are In and Out - Top Home Design Trends

There are certain home design trends that have stood the test of time, and probably will never go out of style. Other home design trends seem to change year by year or even season by season. 2020 brought on several new décor trends while doing away with many others. So what’s in store for home design trends in 2021 and beyond? 

If you are planning on redesigning your kitchen, bathroom, outdoor space, or various other areas inside and outside of your home, here are the trends that are in and out:

Decorating Trends That Are In:

Curved Furniture

There is tremendous pressure when shopping for home furniture. For one thing, furniture is expensive and will most likely be in your home for many years,

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How to Write a Great Real Estate Listing Description that sells homes!

How to Write a Great Real Estate Listing Description

Writing a great real estate listing description can be the difference between a home sitting and a home selling. When researching homes for sale online, buyers are almost always drawn to the property photos and title first. A property with professional pictures and a descriptive title will be far more likely to entice a buyer to click on the listing over a listing with dark, poorly taken cellphone pictures and a vague, nondescriptive title. 

In addition to professional photos and a descriptive headline, the listing description is a critical component of the listing process. When written well, a listing description should provide prospective buyers with the information necessary to prompt them

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What is Mortgage Insurance? What are the Pros and Cons of Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

The Pros and Cons of Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)

Many of our clients want to know what is mortgage insurance or private mortgage insurance (PMI) and do I need it? What are the differences between mortgage insurance and private mortgage insurance? What are the pros and cons to mortgage insurance? Can I get rid of private mortgage insurance (PMI)? This article will help answer your questions as they relate to mortgage insurance and private mortgage insurance as well as shed light on the pros and cons of both.

Traditionally, the target for a down payment on a home has been 20% of the purchase price. But that's a hefty chunk of change for most Americans, especially first-time home buyers. Thankfully, there are options in place that allow buyers

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How Schools Impact Home Values and What type of Affects good and bad school districts have

When buying a home one of the most common questions we are asked is 'how do good or bad schools affect home values and what type of impact do they have?'

In fact, schools are so important to some of our buyers that we have given each school district it's own page on our website allowing buyers to search for homes by school district. Fortunately, the Raleigh area has some of the best schools in the state and that is why so many folks moving to North Carolina end up in Raleigh

There are countless factors that influence the decision to buy a home. The neighborhood, size of the home, outdoor space, upgrades, and location play a significant role in impacting ones’ decision making. Among those important factors, school districts have played an

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Pros and Cons of Using Opendoor to Sell Your Home

Pros and Cons of using Opendoor to Sell Your Home

Selling your home to Opendoor is worth it for people who are looking for a more convenient sale rather than higher profits. The following pros and cons of using Opendoor will give you a great indication if working with Opendoor is the right decision for you.

iBuyer companies are popping up everywhere around the country with several here in the Raleigh area including Opendoor, Offerpad, Zillow and more. Fast-growing, affordable areas are targeted by companies like Opendoor because they can capitalize on all the folks who are moving to the area.

You may have heard of Opendoor and learned about their process on how they help homeowners sell their homes. As with any online transaction service,

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Negotiating Repairs After a Home Inspection

7 Tips To Consider Before Negotiating Home Inspection Repairs

Negotiating repairs after a home inspection doesn't have to be difficult, especially when you follow these 7 tips! When an offer is accepted on a home, it can be easy for both buyers and sellers to feel that they’re at the end of the finish line. Accepting an offer brings the deal much closer to the closing table, but there are several other important steps the transaction must go through before closing day. One of those steps is the home inspection and with the home inspection, major issues can arise.

A home inspection provides the buyer with a detailed report of the home’s structure, plumbing, electrical, foundation, roof etc. It helps the buyer know if certain repairs are needed so that they do not

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What is Dual Agency in Real Estate and Should you Avoid it

What is Dual Agency in Real Estate and should you avoid it as a buyer or seller?

Most buyers and sellers are familiar with how listing agents and buyer’s agents work which leads us to the question of what is dual agency in real estate? Dual agency isn’t particularly common, but it does tend to happen from time to time, so it is always best to be informed on the intricacies of this transaction type. My first transaction as a Real Estate Agent was as a dual agent representing both the buyer and the seller. Initially, the seller tried to sell his home by himself before soliciting my help and I was able to get it sold for him to one of my clients.

What is Dual Agency in Real Estate?

Dual agency is when a real estate agent works with the buyer and the seller on the

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Selling home for sale by owner pros, cons - How do I sell my home for sale by owner in Raleigh, NC

Before selling your home for sale by owner, it's important to understand the pros and cons, what's involved, and what to expect throughout the process. The question should I sell my home for sale by owner or without a Realtor® is likely one asked by every home seller with the thought of trying to save money. Do you really save money though?

We have over one hundred thousand people visiting our website each month looking at homes for sale in Raleigh and almost all of them want to work with a top local Realtor®. We would imagine it's the same in most real estate markets around the country as we have found the same to be true of homes for sale in Charlotte as well. Buyers want to work with the best local Realtors® to help them when buying a home

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