Aug. 21, 2019

iBuyers; CASH Buyers in Real Estate

Nothing New

If you are paying attention to the Real Estate market you had to have seen how many ads are being displayed for "WE PAY CASH FOR YOUR HOME".  They will even go on to say that it is a fair offer.  Very subjective.  These "we pay cash ...

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Aug. 21, 2019

Foundation and Crawl Space Concerns

Crawl Space Versus Slab Foundations

In North Carolina we see both crawl spaces and slab foundations in residential homes.  In some areas, such as Florida, pretty much all homes are on a slab foundation as the water table is very high.  Here, in NC, I mainly see crawl spaces, but ...

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Jan. 22, 2019

Discount REALTORS® and Low Commission Fee Listings

There IS NO Set Rate

Due to the Sherman Anti-Trust of 1890 price fixing was made to be illegal.  This means when selling your house there is no set commission fee.  You have options.  All commissions are negotiable. With this information you can see that the term "discount" is not ...

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Jan. 11, 2019

What's Up With All These House Buying Companies?

The Current Market

Are you ready for the market to calm down a little bit?  I know I sure am and it has actually. For the past two years I am sure all of you have heard about multiple offers and how people have been getting into bidding wars.  That ...

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Oct. 26, 2018

Crawlspaces and Hardwoods

Does Your Home Have a Crawlspace?

If you live in North Carolina you typically have three choices as to what type of foundation your home will have.  You will either have a crawlspace, a basement, or your home will be on a slab....which is a slab/bed of concrete ...

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Feb. 23, 2017

7 Things to Know About Your House

Owning a home is a great investment.  Protecting your investment entails regular upkeep; similar to your right, exercise, and get enough sleep.  Taking care of your home not only means getting the HVAC serviced yearly or repairing normal wear and tear of items such as a roof or ...

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Jan. 23, 2017

Housing Statistics in the Raleigh, NC Market

As many of you know, the real estate market has been on fire for the past few years.  This is obviously well received by most REALTORS®, but there are also many challenges that come along on the ride.  The biggest is inventory.  When inventory is low it turns the market ...

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Sept. 23, 2016

Why You Should Sign Up With a Local Real Estate Website

If you have ever bought or sold a home you more than likely started the process online, whether is was looking for a local REALTOR® or searching in a particular part of town for a particular house with the criteria that meets your needs.  There are a lot of choices ...

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