triangle nc: Winter 22 Real Estate Market Update for the Triangle - 12/07/22 07:22 AM
It is time for the winter 22/23 Real Estate Market Update.
What is really going on with the Triangle Real Estate Market this winter?Five Things about the Triangle Real Estate Market Interest Rates have gone down since early November. Now they are certainly not what we saw in the early part of 2022, but they are coming down, and buyers have different interest rate options. You can do an adjustable rate, or you can do some creative things to help make buying more feasible now than earlier this year. Lenders have increased the limits for the conforming loan limit. So … (1 comments)

triangle nc: Fall Activities Around the Triangle NC 2022 - 09/12/22 12:24 PM
The Triangle and surrounding areas are ready for fall! Here’s a list of some of the festivals, haunted houses/trails, hayrides, corn mazes, and other fall farm activities.
Benson Mule Days https://bensonmuledays.com/
September 22nd to 25th | Downtown Benson
This year is the 73rd year for this festival, which celebrates the mule and its role in rural farming. The festival includes live music, rodeos, a carnival, vendors and much more.
Triangle Balloon Festival https://balloonglowtour.com/
Meridian Community Foundation Park, Efland | September 23rd to 25th
This outdoor event features hot air balloons, a nightly laser show, live entertainment, bounce houses and much more.
IBMA World of Bluegrass Street Festival https://worldofbluegrass.org/
Downtown … (1 comments)

triangle nc: 2022 July 4th Fireworks Events Raleigh Cary Apex Durham NC - 06/30/22 06:29 AM
July 4th Fireworks Events – Mark your calendars for the 2022 July 4th Fireworks displays in Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Apex, and more!
July 4th Fireworks Events
Some of the biggest and best 4th of July fireworks and celebrations are back for 2022! There are many fireworks shows, celebrations and parades taking place across the Triangle, including Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Wake Forest, and more.
Pick which day, time and activity works best for you and click on the link for additional information! Have a wonderful and safe Independence Day Holiday!
APEX
https://www.apexnc.org/532/Fourth-of-July-Celebrations
New for 2022! Fireworks Frenzy will take place at Hunter Street Park on Sunday, July 3rd starting … (3 comments)

triangle nc: Is an Active Adult Community Right for You? - 04/25/22 12:26 PM
Active Adult Communities are age-restricted or age-targeted housing developments typically built for those aged 55 and over. Most active adult communities allow a spouse or partner under age 55 to live in the community as long as one resident is at least 55 years old. Most Active Adult Communities have homes that are for sale, including single-family detached homes, single-family attached homes, townhomes, patio homes, condominiums, or a combination of types within a community.
There are many reasons why a person over 55 should consider the Active Adult category: Low or maintenance-free homeownership, including ground maintenance and most exterior home maintenance, is … (3 comments)

triangle nc: Fall 2021 Housing Market Forecast - 10/08/21 06:21 AM
We are now in October which means it’s time for Fall real estate market forecast. I want to keep this short, sweet, and enjoyable like pumpkin spice!

Properties Under $350,000It is still a strong seller’s market for properties under $350,000. There are more buyers than sellers and pretty much no new construction is left in this price range anywhere in the Triangle. Buyers will continue to have to be aggressive and we will continue to see multiple offers on most of these homes. Investors in this price range will continue to have an interest in buying property before the end of … (0 comments)

triangle nc: Will Solar Panels Increase My Home’s Value - 09/15/21 06:45 AM
Will Solar Panels Increase My Home’s Value – There are lots of solar companies in the Triangle and many brag about how much more your house will be worth if you add solar panels but is that accurate in the Raleigh, Apex, Hillsborough NC area?
Will you have a higher home value as soon as the panels are installed?It is debatable. Real estate appraisers for purchases and refinances can only give additional value to a home with solar panels if enough homes sold in the area also have solar panels installed to give the appraiser an amount of how much more a home … (2 comments)

triangle nc: 2021 July 4th Fireworks Events Raleigh Cary Apex Durham NC - 06/22/21 02:07 PM
Mark your calendars for the 2021 July 4th Fireworks displays in Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Apex and more!
Fireworks on the Fourth of July are some of the best memories we have with family and friends.
Several celebrations include “old-fashioned” festivities for families such as face painting, food vendors, potato sack races, and plenty of live music. The Triangle area is well-known for its great music and wonderful summer atmosphere.
July 4th Fireworks Events – Pick your day, time, and activity, and click on all of the links for additional details. Have a wonderful and safe Independence Day holiday!
RALEIGHAt 9:30pm on July 4th, the City of Raleigh … (3 comments)

triangle nc: COVID-19 Outbreak – What to Know About Buying a Home in NC – 2020 - 03/23/20 01:12 PM
The Triangle area real estate market hit its spring stride starting in February. With the COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020, the market has hit a speed bump but is far from being at a standstill.COVID-19 outbreak and the housing market. Here are the facts:
1. Homes are still going on the market – some sellers are temporarily stopping showings while they are forced to work from home, especially with young children, but many homeowners are still accommodating showings.
2.  Homes are still getting multiple offers, especially if priced $300,000 or less – this is in all areas of the Triangle. We still have … (2 comments)

triangle nc: What Exactly is a Home Inspection? - 02/25/20 10:38 AM
Home InspectionThere are lots of things called an inspection when you are buying a home – termite inspection, home inspection, final inspection, city/county inspection, radon inspection, the pre-drywall inspection, well and septic inspections, heating and air inspection, and yes, there are more inspections that can be done.
The inspection that covers the most items on a property you purchase is called a home inspection (aka private home inspection). In NC you should hire a licensed home inspector. In 1994, North Carolina established the North Carolina Home Inspector Licensure Board (NCHILB). There are professional associations for home inspectors such as ASHI and InterNACHI and they are … (1 comments)

triangle nc: How to Sell Your Home in the Winter - 12/17/19 09:58 AM
How to Sell Your Home in the WinterSell your home in the winter – This post was updated on December 17, 2019, to reflect new information and real estate trends! 
Spring and summer see a flurry of activity in the housing market. Winter is traditionally a slower time, but “slower” usually refers to the number of houses on the market, not to the length of time a seller waits for a buyer.
Why is Winter a wonderful time to sell your home?(and it is a wonderful time to sell)
Fewer houses on the market mean less competition for you as a seller. Less competition … (2 comments)

triangle nc: What Location Factors are Top Considerations for Buyers? - 10/29/18 07:08 AM

Do buyers care about school districts even if they do not have school-aged children living in their homes? How important is it for buyers to live close to where they work? Is the old real estate saying “location, location, location” still accurate? You bet!
NAR’s 2018 third quarter Housing Opportunities and Market Experience survey asks these and many other questions.Below are some of the responses:
* 25% said proximity to friends and family is most important
* 24% said proximity to job is most important
* 20% said proximity to schools of choice is most important
In the Triangle area, buyers consider commuting to work and … (0 comments)

 
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