new construction: Cary, NC 27519: 4204 Enfield Ridge Dr., Cary, NC 27519 - Highcroft Village - 05/19/12 05:01 PM
Custom Home in Cary NC 27519 Zip Code … (4 comments)

new construction: 10 things you need to know when buying in Raleigh - 09/03/11 05:36 AM
10 things you need to know when buying in Raleigh
Kudos to Mortgage Professional Alan Morris for outlining some of the most important things a Buyer needs to consider when purchasing a home in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill areas of North Carolina.
Purchasing a Home is still one of the biggest investments most people will make in their lifetime. Why would anyone want to go it alone when there are professionals who do this on a daily basis and can guide them through the process?
As Alan pointed out below, you should Hire a Professional Real Estate Agent, an Experienced Mortgage … (4 comments)

new construction: Benefits of Using a Realtor: Getting Loan Approval - 01/30/11 04:00 PM
This is part of a series of the Benefits of Using a Realtor® or Real Estate Agent.  There are many Great Reasons to use a Realtor®.  However, there are some you many not even think about. 
When thinking about buying a home, many people start out in more of a hap hazard way.  The start going to open houses, new construction homes, looking on the Internet, etc. 
When looking for a home, the very first thing you need to do is partner with a qualified Real Estate Agent.  You can read some of my other blogs about the benefits but, in this … (7 comments)

new construction: Why Sellers Sell when there is a Divorce or Break Up - 01/30/11 02:52 PM
When we work with Buyers, we're often asked, "Why are they selling?" There are many reasons why Sellers are Selling Their Homes. First, we usually don't have insider information such as why a seller is selling.  In our area, there could be anywhere from 15,000 to 20,000 homes available for sale at any given moment.  A listing agent will protect their clients and not disclose why a seller is selling unless it is helpful to the seller to disclose that information and the seller gives their approval. 
There are many Reasons Why a Seller is selling their Home. Once of these … (2 comments)

new construction: Clayton, NC: 84 Lee Forest Ct. - 01/30/11 02:28 PM

Charming home in Lee Forest on .48 acre can be 5 bedrooms or 4 bedrooms and a bonus.  At only $208,000 this home qualifies for 100% USDA financing for qualified applicants.  Plus, sellers are paying $3000 towards buyers closing costs!
Check out the spacious backyard and side loan garage!  Cute rocking chair front porch is very inviting.  Home shows like a model with hardwoods on 1st floor with exception of family room.  Updated and Upgraded kitchen also features tile back splash and stainless steel appliances.  Home has a great floor plan and lives Big!  Great Johnston County Schools!

 Charming Entrance!
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new construction: Why Sellers Sell to Downsize - 01/17/11 12:55 AM
When we work with Buyers, we're often asked, why are they selling? There are many reasons why Sellers are Selling Their Homes. First, we usually don't have insider information such as why a seller is selling.  In our area, there could be anywhere from 15,000 to 20,000 homes available for sale at any given moment.  A listing agent will protect their clients and not disclose why a seller is selling unless it is helpful to the seller to disclose that information and the seller gives their approval. 
There are many Reasons Why a Seller is Selling their Home.  Once of those … (5 comments)

new construction: Sellers selling for a Job Transfer - 01/17/11 12:54 AM
When we work with Buyers, we're often asked, why are they selling? There are many reasons why Sellers are Selling Their Homes. First, we usually don't have insider information such as why a seller is selling.  In our area, there could be anywhere from 15,000 to 20,000 homes available for sale at any given moment.  A listing agent will protect their clients and not disclose why a seller is selling unless it is helpful to the seller to disclose that information and the seller gives their approval. 
There are many Reasons Why a Seller is Selling their Home.  Once of those … (0 comments)

new construction: Sellers Selling Due to School Assignments - 01/17/11 12:52 AM
When we work with Buyers, we're often asked, why are they selling? There are many reasons why Sellers are Selling Their Homes. First, we usually don't have insider information such as why a seller is selling.  In our area, there could be anywhere from 15,000 to 20,000 homes available for sale at any given moment.  A listing agent will protect their clients and not disclose why a seller is selling unless it is helpful to the seller to disclose that information and the seller gives their approval. 
There are many Reasons Why a Seller is Selling their Home.  Once of those … (0 comments)

new construction: Sellers who Sell due to Financial Distress - 01/17/11 12:51 AM
When we work with Buyers, we're often asked, why are they selling? There are many reasons why Sellers are Selling Their Homes. First, we usually don't have insider information such as why a seller is selling.  In our area, there could be anywhere from 15,000 to 20,000 homes available for sale at any given moment.  A listing agent will protect their clients and not disclose why a seller is selling unless it is helpful to the seller to disclose that information and the seller gives their approval. 
There are many Reasons Why a Seller is Selling their Home.  Once of those … (2 comments)

new construction: Why Sellers Sell to Upgrade to Another Home - 01/16/11 12:43 PM
Why Sellers Sell to Upgrade or Change their Lifestyle
When we work with Buyers, we're often asked, why are they selling? There are many reasons why Sellers are Selling Their Homes. First, we usually don't have insider information such as why a seller is selling.  In our area, there could be anywhere from 15,000 to 20,000 homes available for sale at any given moment.  A listing agent will protect their clients and not disclose why a seller is selling unless it is helpful to the seller to disclose that information and the seller gives their approval. 
There are many Reasons Why … (2 comments)

new construction: When Can I Buy a Home After a Foreclosure? Bankruptcy? Short Sale? - 01/16/11 11:14 AM
There's one questions we're beginning to hear a lot and we'll be hearing a lot more over the next few years.  That is, how long before I can buy a home after a foreclosure, bankruptcy, or short sale.  Ed & Barbara did a great job detailing how long it will take before you can purchase a home after a bankruptcy, foreclosure or short sale.
And who knows, things may change over the years.  After all, the one thing constant in the Real Estate and banking world is change!  You should always check with your loan officer right away.

When Can … (0 comments)

new construction: Why I need a Realtor? - 01/10/11 09:46 AM
Deborah makes some excellent points about using a Real Estate Professional when purchasing New Construction.  Just to add to her comments, there are some excellent builders out there.  However, they usually don't do the research for the buyers and gain an understand of what the buyer is looking for and what their future plans may be. 
Again, there are some wonderful builders out there but, buyers would be represented by their very own Professional Real Estate Agent.

Why do you need a Realtor if you're buying from the Builder?
 
Well folks here is video detailing that out. It's a … (0 comments)

new construction: Common Myths About Real Estate Agents - 01/10/11 09:39 AM
Debbie has made dispelled some common myths about RE Agents.  Some people think all we do or all they need us to do is show homes.  Although that does take our time, is only a small part of the benefit of using a Real Estate Professional.

Common Myths About Real Estate Agents Ask anyone about their experiences with real estate agents, and you will no doubt hear a wide variety of responses.  There are so many myths about agents that tend to be taken as truths when someone has a negative experience.  A good real estate agent is worth every single penny … (3 comments)

new construction: Cary, NC: Top Quality West Cary Home Ready for Move In - 01/10/11 08:36 AM
This Cary Home is Ready for Move-In and Priced Well.  Built by Rice Builders, this home exudes quality and beauty. 

306 Melvin Jackson - The Estates at Olde Carpenter - Front Exterior

Gorgeous Custom Kitchen

Nice Large Pantry

Family Room with Built Ins

Mudroom

Master Bedroom

Master Bathroom

Screen Porch
Lovely Custom Built Home by Rice Builders in The Estates at Olde Carpenter. $569,900
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new construction: Why Should I Sign a Buyer Representation Agreement? - 01/10/11 07:36 AM
There are so many reasons for a buyer to sign for exclusive representation.  I always people what a small world this is.  You don't want everyone knowing your business.  By going from Real Estate Agent to Real Estate Agent, no one is looking our for your best interest yet, you're giving all your information away.
Below, Holly has shared some very insightful information for home-buyers about having a buyer representative.


Dear Holly,
I have been speaking with a Realtor who has been providing me with information about properties in my price range. We have plans to start looking at homes next … (0 comments)

new construction: Absentee Seller? Check your insurance policy - 01/10/11 07:28 AM
If you're planning to use your home as a rental, you'll want to contact your insurance company as well.  Be sure to find out what their policy is regarding dogs and or pets. 


Original Post:  Empty House? Check your insurance policy
Sometimes I work with sellers who have already vacated their property before they find a buyer. If this is you, and your home will be vacant for an extended period of time, you may need special insurance. A lot of homeowners policies have a "vacancy clause" that kicks into place when an owner is gone for an extended … (0 comments)

new construction: Facing foreclosure First the good news - 01/10/11 07:25 AM
Ron gives us his insight on the Foreclosure process.  A lot of homeowners don't know you don't have to move out the moment you receive the foreclosure notice.  Who knows, maybe you can get your home sold either outright or in a short sale before the bank forecloses.  It's worth a try.

Tracy CA – It takes a lender months to foreclose on your house. I have seen some lenders take 2-3 years to foreclose on a house. There are two reasons this is happening. First, there are a lot of people unable to make their payments. Second, the court … (0 comments)

new construction: Raleigh, NC: How to Prepare for a Snow Storm in the Triangle - 01/10/11 07:08 AM
How to Prepare for a Snow Storm
It's going to Snow!  If you're new to North Carolina, you might be wondering what you can do to be prepared for the Winter Snow.  From what I understand, we don't know how to drive when it snows it our area.  A lot of us didn't grow up with much snow.  Plus, because we have limited snow, we don't have the same equipment Northern Towns might have.  Here, school lets out if we get anything more than a dusting.  So, don't fight it, enjoy it!

Here are some things you can do to … (0 comments)

new construction: Does a V-Tour of a Community Make a Difference? - 01/10/11 12:55 AM
Does a V-Tour of a Community Make a Difference? 
Thinking outside the box - it's a great idea to have a Virtual Tour of a Community you're selling.  We're all connected these days.  There are many times we sell the community before we even sell the home.
 
I have been asked by sellers if I will do a V-Tour of their home and of course I do, but in addition to that I think if possible and the community warrants the surrounding V-Tour of the Community is a real asset to a listing. So many people are coming from other … (2 comments)

new construction: Room For Improvement: How to Make Your Living Room Stand Up to Its Name (YHL Article) - 01/10/11 12:41 AM
Below is an Article from Your Home and Lifestyle Magazine:

Has your living room seen better days? Perhaps it's a bit on the tired side, or so prim and proper that no one dares to cross the threshold. In either case, a transformation could be long overdue. The good news is that it doesn't have to cost a fortune to give your living room a modern-day makeover. In fact, a limited budget can force you to be creative. And that's exactly how the best ideas are born.    The following tactics can help you overcome the challenges in your space. … (0 comments)

 
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