Triangle Area Real Estate News & Information

Getting your Home Ready to Sell

Our clients often experience a rush of excitement when they begin the process of selling a home. Sometimes we see this excitement turn to stress. The home seller's eyes grow wide at the list of things they may need to tackle. It can be stressful to prepare a home to sell, even in a competitive seller's market.

It's hard to know what to tackle first when you're getting ready for the transition. We work with our clients to help them focus as they prioritize their to-do list. This understanding and knowledge mitigates stress and eliminates the waste of energy and resources. Here's our essential checklist to get your house ready to sell. 

Research and preparation

My NC Homes provides clients with a home staging consultation as part of our home

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Summertime Fun

Summer in the Triangle

Summer in the Triangle is filled with many options for your evenings and weekends. Summer schedules tend to be a bit more relaxed. The longer days make it possible to take advantage of evening activities. There are many choices, so figuring out which activity to attend can be overwhelming. Luckily, we're local experts and promise that these recommendations are top rated. Get ready for some good times!

Find events for a fun summer in the Triangle

Depending on whether your activity is for you, with a partner, or the whole family, we'll help you hit the great spots in the Triangle this summer. Be sure to put these events on your calendar. Whether you’re a long time resident or a recent transplant, you'll be glad you did.

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Trinity Park Rich in History

Rich In History

In the late 1800s, Durham had a robust economy based on tobacco and textiles. This thriving town had fashionable homes, a new hospital, and a respected university: Trinity College, which preceded Duke University.

Anchored by Queen Anne-style homes originally built for college professors, the area features homes in a variety of architectural styles including Victorian, Neo-Colonial and Craftsman. After a brief period of decline in the mid-2Trinity Park Playground0th century, Durham residents banded together to form the Trinity Park Neighborhood Association. This association was instrumental in halting hasty development and demolition of historic homes, and a priority was placed on restoring owner-occupancy.

Trinity Park is comprised of approximately

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Outdoor Maintenace

Outdoor home maintenance: outsource or DIY?

A home requires regular maintenance both indoors and outdoors. The maintenance required on the exterior of the home is dictated by the weather climate where we reside. Maintenance is time sensitive due to the exposure to the elements.  Making sure you keep up with regular exterior inspections as a critical first-step. This gives you the option to do it yourself (DIY) and save money in the long term. 

Your House

The roof

Your roof is your first defense against the weather. The roof is also taking the majority of the beating from the sun, wind, rain, Roofs hail, and snow. It is important to regularly inspect your roof for major   damage and signs of wear that may need repair. However, we encourage   our

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DIY Home Maintenance

Indoor home maintenance: Outsource or DIY?

Homeowners face a multitude of decisions as they manage their households. Whether it is regularly needed maintenance or special situations, homeowners will inevitably make decisions to either outsource or DIY the work themselves. New Inside Home Repairshomeowners especially may be especially keen to save money at every opportunity.  Not all DIY maintenance work is created equal. The more experience with DIY will inevitably show you that, some jobs are better left to the professionals. In this blog, we will look at some common indoor home maintenance tasks that will make homeowners ask, “Should I outsource this home maintenance job or do it myself?”

Inside the Home

Some homeowners keep a regular schedule of tasks to

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Packing with Care

The topic of moving during the college years or right after was not a big deal. In the later years when you approach the subject of moving there are many groans and sighs. Sympathy from friends is a given; moving often means the juggling of work schedules, when to pack, school activities, finding new veterinarians, and more. As adults, we become more established. We tend to accumulate and our families grow to include children or furry friends. In the case of some of our clients, we have witnessed the coordinated move of dogs, cats, fish, and chickens.

Some families need to consider school districts, the timing of selling a home, or whether the home they are building will be ready. Sometimes there isn’t a permanent place to land immediately after a

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Downtown Raleihg by Money Magazine

According to a new study by Apartment List, 59.4% of Raleigh metro renters choose to move to the Raleigh metro for the job, making it #2 metro in the nation for job-first movers.

Growing job market with large technology companies, start-ups and job opportunities in science and academia make the Research Triangle surrounding Raleigh appealing to new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic (STEM) grads. Combined with relatively low housing prices, the Triangle is the next go-to destination for tech workers around the nation. Despite rapidly increasing rent prices, Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill are still more affordable than most tech centers.

Location Vs Jobs

According to the study, only 25% of Raleigh metro renters are plan on settling down in the

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Welcome to the Neighborhood

Moving. We have all experienced arriving at a new destination and trying to figure out what to unpack first, while at the same time pushing off hunger or thirst and possibly dealing with our kids and pets. Who can't empathize with the experience of being overwhelmed and exhausted when we see new neighbors arrive with the moving truck and carting boxes into the house. It is often good to let the dust settle the first night before heading over for a meet and greet, but we have identified some of the best housewarming gifts sure to endear you to your new neighbors.

Without knowing what your new neighbors like, their hobbies, or sense of style don’t run the risk of picking out decor they feel obliged to keep. Keep to items that they can use and

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It's a question we hear on a regular basis, "We love your site but we were hoping you could get a "free online valuation. Why don't you offer this on your site?"   

Why Zillow Values Your Home Wrong

My NC Homes has reviewed a dozen or more of them, trying to find one we felt good about offering our clients/customers. The truth is we haven't found a single one that we felt was worth putting on our site. They're all flawed for the same reason; they calculate your home's value using a number of false assumptions. The first is that all lots within a neighborhood are the same. They don't know whether your lot backs to a beautiful glade or a powerline, whether it's level, hilly, a corner lot, backs to a highway or is positively (or negatively) impacted by adjoining properties. Next they

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Sellers Guide to Maximizing the Sales Price

At the top of every home seller’s checklist is a universal goal. Regardless of the market’s climate, whether it favors buyers or sellers, every home seller wants the most for their home. It is the most asked question we hear from our seller clients, "How do we maximize the sales price?"

Before your home hits the market

Choosing the right real estate agent is the first and most important step in maximizing your home’s value. Every home and each seller is different, at My NC Homes we understand this and provide our clients with detailed information about the home’s value, market conditions and the competition. We supply professional resources and support to get them "Show Ready." We coach our clients in terms of repairs, negotiation tactics

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