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, […]

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 […]

Top 10 Remodeling Projects for Resale

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If you’re thinking about doing some remodeling because it will make you happy or make your home more enjoyable, I say go ahead.  On the other hand if you’re thinking about resale value and would like to see a return on your investment, you have a good resource in the recently released Remodeling Cost vs […]

10 Things To Do Before You Sell

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10 Things To Do Before You Sell If you’re going to put your home on the market in 2013, proper planning can have a big impact on market time and pricing. Start by thinking about it as a house not as your home, and look at it through the eyes of a potential buyer. Pre […]