Moving Tips

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You’ve just sold or purchased a home and now you have to think about moving. There are a number of things you’ll need to do in order to keep your move on track. -PREPARING FOR YOUR MOVE… The first step is to go through your house room by room and decide what you’ll get rid […]

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Home Appliances How Long Do They Last?

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Nothing lasts forever…. not even home appliances. Home appliances, how long do they last?  Oftentimes a buyer will ask how long a particular home appliance or component of a house will last.  Whether they’re asking about a dishwasher or roof,  luckily there is a good resource to help answer those questions.  The National Association of Home Builders […]

May Market Update

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    May market update for the Triangle area – Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas.  It includes the most recent real estate activity for Raleigh and nearby; inventory levels, pending and closed sales.  All indicators are positive.  You can see additional market statistics here. The Triangle is considered one of the best places to […]

1st Quarter Market Update

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The Triangle Multiple Listing Service just released the 1st Quarter Market Update for the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, NC). Inventory is down 3% from March of last year, but up 6% from February.  Typically we see an increase in Spring as there are fewer listings in January and February. Pending sales are below January, […]

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Due Diligence Checklist

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Due Diligence Checklist Planes, Trains & Automobiles What do they have to do with real estate? Due Diligence  – when buying a home you want to make sure you know what you’re getting and that there aren’t any adverse conditions affecting the property.  Is it in the path of an airport or near railroad tracks […]


Preparing for Homeownership Checklist

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  Preparing for Home Ownership Checklist Buying your first home is an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming.  By doing some work in advance you can avoid some common mistakes. Here are some things to consider before you start looking. -Get a copy of your credit report and score Make sure everything is […]

January Real Estate Update

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Real Estate Market Update for January 2014 Inventory was down, pending sales were flat and closed sale were up 13%.  Weather probably had some impact on the numbers because it was hard for people to get out. As you can see on the graphs above, our real estate market is seasonal with higher volumes of […]

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Colwick Lane * Morrisville, NC

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      220 Colwick Lane, Morrisville, NC    Offered at $152,000 Colwick Lane, Morrisville, NC Welcome to Hamlet in the Park.  This stylish end unit townhouse is move in ready, close to everything and has easy access to I-540 & I-40.  Inviting,open concept design, makes the home feel spacious, abundant windows bring in lots of […]

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Top Performing North Carolina High Schools

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Top Performing North Carolina High Schools The Triangle, NC area (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) is home to five of the top ten performing North Carolina High Schools, according to U.S. News.  The areas Top Rated School Systems continually out preform districts across the state and nation.   U.S. News recently evaluated over 21,000 high schools based […]

Home Purchase Flowchart

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Steps to Buying a Home in North Carolina Home Purchase Flowchart Spring is a busy time of year for real estate sales.  If you’re a first time buyer or haven’t been involved in a real estate transaction in a few  years, you may not know what is involved in the purchase process or what has […]

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Figuring Closing Costs

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Figuring Closing Costs Before you start looking for a home, it’s important to know all of the fees and expenses that you may be required to pay at closing in addition to the purchase price of a home.  When you meet with your lender they will provide you with a good-faith estimate of the applicable […]


10 Things Buyers Should Understand

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When Buying Real Estate in NC 10 Things Buyers Should Understand     Due Diligence Period – Time when buyer has the opportunity to investigate the property and transaction including, but not limited to; appraisal, inspections, survey, insurability, flood hazard, environmental hazards, zoning/regulations & document review (restrictive covenants, etc.) in order to decide whether or not […]