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buying a home is probably the most money you've spent in a long time. Buyers are always thinking "Are we making the right decsion?" Sometimes nervous Buyers have asked me if they can "back out" of the contract at any time. As usual, the answer is "It Depends" Until the Seller SIGNS the Offer, it's not a contract. So the buyer can cancel his offer. However, after the seller (whether it's the owner or the (5 comments)
Many times while touring a potential seller's home I'll be asked by the seller about the hand painted mural on the wall or the old stained carpet. Or the kids rooms have been painted bright red, maybe the wallpaper is pealing in the bathroom. I know what they want me to say- "No, it's fine, leave it the way it is." The buyer's will love it! Unfortunately, that's not the answer I usually give them. My answer:
If you were the buyer, what would you think? Yes, then there's a big sigh from the hopeful seller. Most sellers know what (13 comments)
Population Growth in North Carolina- Wake County now larger than Charlotte! - 07/20/10 09:19 AM
Although the results of the US Census won't be out until the end of 2010, North Carolina keeps it's own statistics in able to spot growth trends. The News & Observer, the major newspaper of the Raleigh Durham area has published the population numbers that North Carolina projects for July of 2010. And wow! What growth!
The state's capital city of Raleigh doubled in size from 1990 to 2009. Cary has grown from being a small "suburb of Raleigh" with 43,858 to more than tripling it's in size. With 136,600 people living in Cary, it's now larger than Wilmington and High Point. In my hometown (3 comments)
Keeping that "Curb Appeal" fresh in the summer heat. - 07/16/10 11:12 AM
Cooling off your potted plants Not only are we as people hot during this record breaking heat spell here in the East, but our plants are showing signs of stress too. The leaves on the maple trees are a little droopy, and the grass is turning brown. Those "widely scattered thunderstorms" that are predicted every evening rarely occur on our neighborhoods, it seems.
If you're trying to sell your home and want to keep the "curb appeal" of your potted plants looking fresh, this weather could be a challenge. Even if the plants are watered every morning, by the end (8 comments)
Agent and Seller Pop Quiz... are you selling this OR that? - 07/12/10 07:31 PM
I love staging a home, and this post shows what a great difference it can make. As Michelle Finnamore says: Light and space sell homes. Give buyers what they are looking for and they will make an offer. Via Michelle Finnamore (Advantage Staging - Home Staging in Vaughan and Woodbridge): In home staging your purpose is to highlight the features and focal points of a property for sale. When you list a house, you really want to premept objections by showing the property in its best light. Take a look at these before and after shots and see if you can pick (4 comments)
10 PRICE REDUCTION TIPS - 07/10/10 10:17 AM
Another great post from a friend on Active Rain. As one of my Promises to my Sellers, I will keep you informed of what's going on in YOUR neighborhood and with the homes that are your competition. If another house has lowered their price, just been listed, or gone under contract, you'll know in the weekly update that I email to you every Thursday. Together we can decide what needs to be done to get your house sold!
Via Ken Tracy Naperville Illinois Real Estate (Keller Williams Naperville): After 15 years of selling financial products, I am very comfortable talking numbers with people... (2 comments)
Don't Change a Thing Until Your Escrow Closes - 07/09/10 09:20 AM
Here's good advice from a friend in California. Even though she's 3000 miles away from us here in Raleigh North Carolina, the lenders use the same rules. If you're thinking of buying a home in Cary, Apex, and the Raleigh area, DON'T CHANGE a THING until you've got the keys and are moved in. Via Fran Gatti - Realtor®, RDCPro®, Crescent City CA Real Estate (RE/MAX Coastal Redwoods): Don't change a thing until your escrow closes. What does that mean exactly? Don't charge anything on your credit cards Don't get married Don't get a divorce Don't purchase a car Don't change jobs Don't start (1 comments)
Looking for a Townhouse in Cary North Carolina? - 07/05/10 03:59 PM
The First Time Homebuyers Tax Credit may be expired, but there are still plenty of affordable homes in the Cary Apex Raleigh area of North Carolina. I've recently been showing several buyers- from first time home owners to relocation buyers to people wishing to downsize, some lovely townhomes in Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, and Raleigh.
As you can see from the chart above, Cary currently has 236 townhomes listed for sale, priced from a low of $76,900 to the high end home listed at $925,000. For the first time home homeowner or investor, Cary has 76 homes priced below (0 comments)
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