Feb. 2, 2023

2023; is there a right time to buy?

Is buying a home a good idea in 2023?  Was it a good idea in 2022?  Was it a good idea in 1971?  There is no right or wrong answer, but in this video I make the case that with rates a bit higher, that doesn't mean buying now ...

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April 27, 2022

How the Due Diligence Fee in NC Originated

Some people really don't like this Due Diligence fee that has been implemented when buying a home in North Carolina.  Watch this short clip to find out how it came to be.


April 13, 2022

Due Diligence Fees vs. Earnest Money in North Carolina

When buying a house in North Carolina your Real Estate Agent will walk you through the process. One of the main things they will discuss is the money you risk.  Due Diligence and Earnest Money are two totally different things...find out more in this short video.


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Feb. 10, 2022

Home Inspection vs. Appraisal

Take a few minutes to learn about the difference between a home inspection and an appraisal.  In North Carolina Residential Real Estate, buyers often confuse the two.


Posted in Appraisals, Buying
Feb. 4, 2022

What to expect in 2022 in Real Estate

REALTOR® Stu Barnes shares his thoughts on what happened in 2021 in Residential Real Estate in the Raleigh, NC area and also what to expect in 2022.  


April 12, 2021

The 2021 Real Estate Market

Why Everyone Should Read This

As I type this paragraph, buyers of residential real estate all over the Country are scratching their heads trying to strategize on how to win a bidding war on a house.  I am a REALTOR® in the Raleigh, NC area.  Raleigh is now the 3rd ...

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Feb. 19, 2021

Types of Siding for Your Home

Different Types of Siding

Yes...there are different types of siding to choose from when building a home, but what if you are buying a resale home....what type of siding does it have?  Here is a short clip about the different types of siding we see around here in ...

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Feb. 15, 2021

What is an Easement? What does Landlocked mean?

When buying a house you may see the term "easement" and wonder what the heck that may also here the term "landlocked" and not know what that means either.  Check out this short explainer video.


Feb. 15, 2021

What is a Tankless Water Heater?

Most people think of a water heater as being a huge missile shaped machine either up in their attic or in their garage.  The tankless water heater isn't brand new, but fairly new in the housing industry.  Take a few minutes to see what one looks like and how ...

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Sept. 2, 2020

Price is not the only thing in Real Estate

It’s Not Just About the Price of the Home

It’s Not Just About the Price of the Home | MyKCM

When most of us begin searching for a home, we naturally start by looking at the price. It’s important, however, to closely consider what else impacts the purchase. It’s not just the price of the house that matters, but the overall ...

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