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Cary NC, REALTOR® serving the Greater Wake County area.



Buyers are all excited about signing documents to buy their new home.  Sellers are excited about getting the home sold. But in North Carolina, when using the NC Association of REALTORS® Standard Offer to Purchase and Contract, the terms indicate that Buyers take possession of the home only after ...
I can hardly imagine a quicker way to aggravate the AR Faithful, than to post about 550 listings, robo-posted, occassionally completely taking over the blog roll, all in the course of about 5 days. Limited imagination on my part, granted, but I tried.
FSBO? For Sale By Owner?  FSBO in Cary NC? We are seeing more and more Cary homeowners test the real estate market with For Sale By Owner, AKA FSBO, offerings. I think right now that approach takes some guts, as even the Cary NC real estate market is a little soft at some price points.  Hopefull...
Real Estate Closing and Wake County NC Property Tax Details Wake County Property Tax Proration at Closing It really isn't all that complicated. The Listing Agent and Buyers Agent should be able to calculate the prorated Wake County Property Tax bill for either party in the transaction. Seller pa...
Zoysia Sod Installation Yes. We are seeing 100° in Cary, several times over the last week or so. I had Empire Zoysia sod installed last week at home.  In near 100° heat.  It is supposed to be a "warm season" turf, and I surely hope so. Green Level Environmental Landscaping of Cary NC did a great...
I just ran the numbers on Closed Sales in Cary for the 30 days ending Sunday, July 17. Disregarding New Construction127 Resale Homes Closed Average Listing Agent Days on Market were 87Average Cumulative Days on Market were 104Shortest DOM was 2 daysLongest Cumulative DOM was 713 Days.30 homes wen...
Expired Triangle MLS Listing? If you have ever had a home on the market in Cary NC, with a Triangle MLS Listing that expired before you were able to sell your home, you probably experienced an onslaught of REALTOR® traffic, with a wide variety of professionals telling you they had the answers to ...
We see it routinely in the Cary area. Listing Agents shout, "Priced $Thousands below Tax Value!!" It doesn't really mean much. If the difference is in the tens of thousands, then a Buyer might wonder if the Seller should have appealed the assessment and tried to have it lowered to a reasonable af...
And I pulled up a bunch of links to prompt conversation. Rich Jacobson made the cut. So did Lenn Harley, of course. A good place to start:   Some information on PERMISSION, attribution, licensing of content, images, etc: http://cr...
Prelisting Home Inspections Home Inspections Prior to Selling It is becoming more common for Sellers in Cary to have a home inspection prior to listing the house for sale.  I think that is a great trend, and a great marketing tool, particularly when all repairs are already made too.  This method...

Mike Jaquish

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