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Real Estate Agent - Barnes McQuade Realty
My blog consists of common questions and concerns dealing with buying and selling real estate. Covering all of Wake County which is the home of Raleigh, Cary, Fuquay Varina and Holly Springs just to name a few...you can always count on an informative ...not so boring opinion. It's a STEW of information dealing with all aspects of Real Estate.
Location, Location, Location!!  That is and always will be the golden rule...or phrase that is always proved true in the world of Real Estate.  In today's market we are still experiencing a buyer's market...which depending who you talk to the definition may vary, but the majority will tell you it...
If you are a homeowner and are fiddling around with the idea of adding onto your home whether it be a sunroom or a whole second floor there is one word you should memorize.........PERMIT.  It always amazes me to see homeowners making major improvements to their homes, but not taking the time or s...
I was recently asked by Realtor.com to be a contributor to their new "Ask a REALTOR" program they started at the end of August of this year.  Basically if someone emails Realtor.com a question they will distribute them to a certain number of REALTORS across the country and choose which one to use...
I am sure if you are reading this blog then you have been keeping up with the market and do not need a quick synopsis of what has been happening over the past 3 years.  Realtors as well as Sellers have been struggling and hoping for better days; the buyers, well are just popping popcorn watching ...
So where do I start?  With the whole mortgage meltdown over the past few years there are a lot of people pointing fingers on who it is to blame.  Quick answer....the greedy bank executives.  Throughout this whole ordeal there has been one group of people everyone loves to point there finger at an...
If you ever are driving through Southern Wake County maybe headed down 401 South to Fuquay Varina or towards Clayton on HWY 42 you may pass through a stop light or two in a rural setting you may wonder if you are in a township or just a forgotten rural area.  Willow Springs or Willow Spring (with...
Unless you have been living in a shell and have not turned on the TV in the past 3 or so years you are well aware that America as well as the rest of the world has been subject to a major downturn in the overall economy.  Experts....if there are any in the economic field claim that downturns occu...
When buying a home there are many things you are going to hear and not understand...that is why you not only have a Realtor to help you buy or sell, but you also have other professionals at your service including home inspectors, pest inspectors, Real Estate Attorneys and many more.  Title insura...
It happens everywhere; for the most part.  Development.  With development comes a few things hard to ignore, like the sudden scampering of animals; namely deer, the new homes right next to an old abandoned farmhouse, maybe some fishing ponds that look out of place, but the one thing you may notic...
Many concerned future home-buyers and sellers first question when deciding to buy or sell is can I do it myself?  What will it cost?  What is the first step?  How much should I list for or offer to purchase a home?  All of these are legitimate questions and most have very simple or very complicat...

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