We all expected the unexpected when it came to the real estate market in 2020, it was anyone's guess how the housing market would fare. The effect of a global pandemic on markets in the digital age had consequences that are completely unforeseeable, and the boom in the housing market is one of them. Many of our contemporaries and housing economists predicted changes across the board, but few predicted the strength of the market, especially the demand for homes. We have not seen the demand of this magnitude since 2006.

As we are witnessing markets gain more stability with mass vaccines and the reopening of economies, the housing predictions are becoming more cohesive. The second half of 2020 witnessed a veritable boom in real estate, according to…

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114 N Buchanan in Trinity Park Durham NC

114 N. Buchanan - UNder Contract in 1 Day

Blending History with Modern Conveniences and Location!

Location, Across the street from Duke University's East Campus and short stroll to Wholefoods and 9th Streets numerous Restaurants, Bars and Stores. Or head the other way to Brightleaf, Downtown, DPAC etc. The location is simply as good as it gets.

History: This English Cottage style home was originally built for Judge William Brahman who founded the Durham Bulls and served as President of minor league Baseball between 1933 & 1947.

Enjoy superb original construction and updated along the way, the home offers 10 high ceilings throughout the main level and 9 foot high ceilings on the second. The siding is true stucco, not EIFS and provides…

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116 Crawford Rd

Updated Luxury Ranch just Outside Historic Hillsborough NC - Under Contract in less than 48 hours

Beautifully updated 3Bdrm ranch home just a few minutes away from Historic downtown Hillsborough. Features include: Gourmet kitchen with Quartz countertops, Stainless steel appliances, tile backsplash and ample Craftsman style cabinets. Bamboo and tile floors marble surround wood burning fireplace, updated lighting fixtures. HVAC system and ductwork, Roof, Windows, electrical wiring, and insulation all less than 4 years old. Large back yard area w/ 2 storage sheds, patio and oversize carport.

Take a 3D walkthrough tour and learn more about this fantastic property here


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606 Spring Meadow in Hope Valley Farms Durham NC

UNDER CONTRACT in under 24 hours!

View a Virtual Tour of this lovely Home!

Home sweet home! Great starter home in Hope Valley Farms. Enjoy one level living with a second floor finished bonus room. You'll enjoy new carpet, new interior paint and a newer roof. Spacious eat-in kitchen overlooking huge open family room with a corner fireplace. The master suite has a walk-in closet & garden tub w/ sep shower. Full utility rm. The second story bonus room w/sep stairs could be a home office, play or exercise space or even a 4th bdrm. Attached 2 car garage, patio and all appliances included. Truly Move in Ready. The back yard area is small however, the lot does extend a few feet beyond the fence and the large grassy side…

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April Showers Bring May Flowers Planting Guide for Curb Appeal My NC Homes

We've all heard it many times, "April Showers Bring May Flowers." Here's some timely advice from the Farmer's Almanac for planting vegetables, how to start a garden this year, and some trends for curb appeal. With much more time at home in 2020 and into 2021, many of us renewed interest in beautifying our surroundings, and many more who already have a green thumb for landscaping tried their hands at some light farming. According to The Farmers Almanac, April is the time to plant seeds, and watch them grow! We have this complete guide with the latest for The Triangle Area. If you are considering moving to The Triangle or are interested in selling your home, we'd love to help you;. 

What is the Farmers Almanac?

The Farmers Almanac is a distinctly…

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TIPS ON SUBMITTING A WINNING OFFER IN THE CURRENT MARKET

Real estate reports, NAR economists, and your local real estate experts, are sounding like broken records this Spring, exclaiming “It’s a Sellers Market! According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), inventory of available homes for sale is at an all-time low – the lowest point recorded since NAR began tracking this metric in 1982 and combined with the prediction that mortgage rates are likely to increase, the market is definitely in favor of sellers. Homes are being sold at or well above asking price and contracts are often being signed in a matter of hours. In the past few years we have had buyers making offers on our listings "sight unseen" due to the detailed way we present…

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3D Homes for Durham

Do you think 3D Homes  are in the future?

A 3D printed home? How does that work? How is it built? Is it resilient? The answer to all of these is included below, we had a lot of questions too. 3D printing construction technology seems to have accelerated during the pandemic with the constricted labor market and the housing market in the US and the first 3D printed home was listed on the market in Long Island New York. This home had 1,500 square feet, 3 bedrooms, and 2 baths, and was listed at $299,000, well under half the cost of a pre-construction home in the area, and before it was even built, the foundations and plans got over 100 showings. These homes may well be a solution to housing shortages and affordability issues and this groundbreaking…

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2021 Ultimate FAQ for Home Inspections

2021 ULTIMATE FAQ FOR HOME INSPECTIONS

In the course of our careers we have attended and reviewed thousands of home inspections. Home  inspections can take place prior to listing, as a preemptive measure by a seller to determine whether they will need to make reasonable repairs or correctly price a property for a quick sale, or home inspections will take place at the expense of the buyer to better assess a home's value and give them an understanding of issues they may need or wish to address after purchasing a property. To the uninitiated, a home inspection sounds routine, unemotional, and a formality in the transaction of a home sale, or it may also be dreaded. They can be anything but routine, as we wrote aboutherein detail, and it is very…

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Triangle 2021 Spring Event Guide

Springtime is upon us in the Triangle and as we are reeling from an unbelievable year, the rate at which we are seeing vaccinations is promising and many of the events, foregone in 2020, are returning. Social distance measures are still recommended to protect vulnerable populations without vaccines, but many venues have found creative solutions to make the most of the gorgeous Spring in the south. My NC Homes has a number of events ranging from arts to outdoors to new dining. We hope you enjoy this guide and feel free to email us if you would like an event included.

Durham Spring Events

Downtown Durham will be bustling this Spring. While not back to full capacity, we have some events that are a great excuse to get outside and enjoy Durham.

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2021 buyers Guide to Water and Waste in the Research Triangle

Which is better, Well and Septic or Municipal and Sewer? The importance of clean water and waste removal when buying a home is obvious, but the misconceptions about whether public or private systems are better, persist. Buyers may feel that the private system is less of a financial burden because it is a one-time expense, but that is not necessarily the case, and the quality of a water table is also a factor to be considered. We decided to update our comprehensive guide published in 2015, for 2021 Buyers in our 2021 Buyer Guide to Water and Waste.

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Municipal Water

Water quality varies dramatically depending on your municipal water table and the age, depth, and health of your well. Since we published our last blog, there has been…

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