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Fuquay Varina, NC Real Estate Market Update
Posted on 04/02/2020
Fuquay Varina, NC Real Estate Market Update
Click here to view Fuquay Varina, NC blog post which has information on the constantly changing market...
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Multi-Generational Living: A Real Estate Trend Worth Examining
Posted on 03/31/2020
Multi-Generational Living: A Real Estate Trend Worth Examining
Photo by Craig Adderley from Pexels Housing design has undergone significant changes in the past few decades, with open concepts and flexible living arrangements quickly taking over. Such designs reflect, in part, the increased prevalence of multi-generational families, in which family members of all ages live together. Why Today's Residents Love Multi-Generational Arrangements During the Great Recession, the...
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Make the Homebuying Process Quick and Simple
Posted on 03/27/2020
Make the Homebuying Process Quick and Simple
Purchasing a house may prove to be a long, complex process, particularly for a first-time buyer. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to streamline the process of going from homebuyer to homeowner. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you enjoy a quick, easy homebuying journey. 1. Narrow Your Search for Your Dream...
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To Rent or Buy: What to Consider
Posted on 03/24/2020
To Rent or Buy: What to Consider
Photo by Athitat Shinagowin via Shutterstock You’ll often hear it stated that paying rent is throwing money down the drain. As a motivation to buy a home, however, that might not be the best idea. A rule of thumb is that if you can purchase a home for fifteen times what you currently pay annually in rent, buying...
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Relocation: Homeowner Costs to Consider
Posted on 03/10/2020
Relocation: Homeowner Costs to Consider
Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay There are many parts and pieces that go into relocation. Finding the perfect home is, of course, an important step in the process. But once you have found a residence in your new city or town, it is crucial to consider other home-ownership factors that will affect your monthly and annual expenses....
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Starting from Scratch: How to Find the Capital for Your First Investment Property
Posted on 03/03/2020
Starting from Scratch: How to Find the Capital for Your First Investment Property
Photo by Jonathan Rolande via Pixabay Dipping your toes in the real estate investing waters can feel intimidating--especially when it comes to making a large up-front investment. Although there are ways to get started in real estate with lower up-front costs (low- or no-down payment VA and FHA loans, for instance), it's smart to have some savings to...
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Preparing your Home to Sell
Posted on 02/25/2020
Preparing your Home to Sell
Image by Nathan Fertig from Unsplash If you have decided to sell your home and it’s going on the market, you may have mixed feelings. It’s not unusual to feel stressed, nervous, and excited about listing your house — all at the same time. The selling process might create anxiety and worry about what is to come because...
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Rejuvenate Your Residence's Interior
Posted on 02/18/2020
Rejuvenate Your Residence's Interior
If you want to sell your house as quickly as possible, it is important to ensure your residence boasts a dazzling interior. Because if buyers fall in love with your residence as soon as they step inside of it, you may be able to reap the benefits of a quick, profitable house selling experience. Now, let's take a look...
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5 Common Real Estate Photography Mistakes
Posted on 02/11/2020
5 Common Real Estate Photography Mistakes
Today’s home buyers see hundreds if not thousands of real estate photos when they’re in the market. Odds are that they’ll eliminate a number of homes from their search before ever even setting foot in them. As you can imagine, that makes your home listing’s photographs all the more important to securing solid leads on your house. In spite...
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How to Make Roses Thrive in Southern Gardens
Posted on 02/04/2020
How to Make Roses Thrive in Southern Gardens
Photo by Silvia via Pixabay Most people associate roses with English cottage gardens and northern cities such as Portland, Oregon, which has proudly carried the nickname "The City of Roses" for over a century. It's common garden lore that roses can't successfully be grown in areas that don't receive a few months of cold temperatures, but some varieties...
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Tips on How to Handle Your Pets During a Showing
Posted on 01/28/2020
Tips on How to Handle Your Pets During a Showing
Photo by StockSnap via Pixabay The lawn is trimmed, the house is spotless and you're ready for a real estate agent to show off your home to a prospective buyer -- but what about your pets? Pets and showings don't always mix; the potential buyers may be afraid of or allergic to your animals -- or your pets...
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Tips for Buyers: How to Set Yourself Up for Success
Posted on 01/21/2020
Tips for Buyers: How to Set Yourself Up for Success
If you want to find and purchase a great house at a budget-friendly price, it helps to enter the homebuying journey with a plan in hand. Lucky for you, we're here to help you prepare for all stages of the homebuying journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips so you can set yourself up for success as...
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