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Covering housing and economic trends of all points surrounding the RTP / RDU (Research Triangle Park), including the major markets of Cary, Holly Springs, Raleigh, Wake Forest, Chapel Hill, Durham and Johnston County.

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2009 

There are several online Marketing Strategies, some work really well, some don't.  Here are ones I often see: !.  The "Choose Me To Be Your Agent" strategy is not one of the ones that I see working real well for anyone, although apparently  7,690,000 folks (or more) are using this. 2.  One of my ...
08/28/2009
  This house can definately use USDA Home Loan financing!  If you are looking for a home in an area that "has some land" - then this might be the one for you! If you are a first time homebuyer, and you are wondering what the payments on this home would be... about $1200.  Considering the extra ta...
08/25/2009
It's interesting that one of my very first posts on AR was about the Wake County Board of Education, in 2007... This fall there are FOUR seats up for re-Election.  I know that many families are HAPPY with year round schools, and I think there should be a CHOICE... but I'm not sure I agree with sp...
08/25/2009
  This is a great tip from Stanton Homes!  We love them, nicest features and very very well built homes! There are tons of lots around, in more established neighborhoods, for you to build a new custom home in the Triangle!   Custom Homes Raleigh NC Built In Bars Growing in Popularity Wet Bars Acc...
08/24/2009
  If you are considering a purchase in North Raleigh - there's really no better place than Wake Forest.  I've fallen IN LOVE with the downtown section, and they have the Factory, and a great Oyster Bar... It's just the coolest place ever!  Here's a wonderful breakdown of the inventory in that are...
08/24/2009
We are seeing many customers purchasing in our area using the USDA Home Loan - Rural Development Program.  It does not require that you purchase a farm, although it does restrict the purchase to more rural areas.  In the Triangle, meaning Wake, Franklin, Durham, Orange, Johnston and Harnett Count...
08/24/2009
This is an excellent point of view regarding the differences in the types of mortgage shops you have available to them.  I work for a mortgage banker that also brokers loans. You will get the BEST rates by working with someone who can shop for you! Why do Realtors like to recommend DIRECT LENDER...
08/21/2009
We are hoping some of these folks will be attending our BarCamp in Raleigh on November 6th.  I was surprised that there's not a GROUP on AR for RE BarCamp (might need to create one).  If you are considering holding a RE BARCAMP in your area - please let us know.  We are doing our best to "journal...
08/17/2009
Why you might need to refinance: #1:     If you have an equityline - you should probably get rid of it if you can. Equity Lines allow you to pay interest only.  I've been a mortgage lender for years, and people "want" to pay the equityline down, but normally they don't.  In our area, the maximum ...
08/17/2009
I live in Cary, North Carolina... a small town that somehow MORPHED itself into the 7th largest CITY in the state.  Our "local" Newspaper was the Cary News... for YEARS we received our Weds and Saturday edition - this is where you really looked for the neighborhood kids playing sports, or engagem...
08/14/2009
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