Buyer Info

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What makes a home a great place to live?

Buyers want a great place to live, which involves more than just the house. Beyond the walls that people call home lies the neighborhood and community that make a particular location a great place to live. We asked our buyers to define what makes a particular place great and we asked our sellers what they'll miss most when leaving the area behind.

Defining what makes it great

Finding a Great Place to Live

Location

For some buyers location might be at the top of the priority list when trying to decide what spot is right for them. Work commute can be a factor, and location to shopping, dining, or access to the highway might determine what is most important. We work with a wide variety of clients from different generations; both

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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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Interviewing Agents

If you're reading this, then you're clearly wondering what it's like to buy or sell a home with My NC Homes.

We felt the best way to answer this was to have clients who have bought, sold, and referred friends and co-workers to us share their experience.

Stacy and her husband Jon have worked with Larry as first-time home buyers, move up buyers and first-time sellers. In 2012, just having moved to Durham from Maryland, Stacy and Jon had been in the area for less than a year when they decided to buy a house. Still being new to the area they had a lot to learn about the different neighborhoods and what to keep in mind for value, resale, and what they considered important.

How did you first meet Larry and My NC Homes?

Stacy: Larry had a

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Moving 

If you're considering purchasing a brand-new home, you've got a lot of work ahead of you. Not only will you be spending various nights and days looking through the listings in North Carolina to find the property that's perfect for your family, but you'll also need to think about how much you can afford to ensure that you don't overspend.

Remember, when it comes to buying the right home, it's important to keep your budget firmly in mind so that you don't put yourself in a difficult financial situation. But if you've got a solid idea of what you can spend, then the following 3 things might be the top things to look for when you're house hunting this year.

1. The Location

Speak to any real estate agent and they'll tell you that the top three

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