If you are putting off moving because you think that home prices will go down, you may want to rethink this strategy. There are a number of factors that have all experts predicting home prices continuing to rise. While the market may cool, and prices will likely not be going up by the soaring amounts that we saw in 2020 and 2021, {locally upwards of 20%}, make no mistake they are continuing to rise. Let's discuss the factors that come into play, latest data, and what strategies we think will be winners in the last quarter of 2023, and into 2024.

But what if prices drop?

If you put off moving because you're worried home prices might drop, you may want to rethink this strategy. Despite a massive increase in prices and the market correction in…

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The Research Triangle Park offers incredible events year-round, from the arts to dining, but it really has some special events during the fall. We have a full events calendar to appreciate everything from apple picking to wine festivals. Here are some of our favorite ways to experience the Fall Events in the Research Triangle Park.

Good Hope Farm Harvest Festival, Cary, NC

Many new residents to Cary and in the Triangle area, are unaware of its rich agricultural roots. Good Hope Farm is a staple and offers programming year-round, but is especially vibrant during fall. Enjoy live music, local food, craft vendors, environmental education, kids activities and more at Harvest Fest. This is a free outdoor event the whole family can enjoy. There are…

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It might be hard to believe, but we are seeing incredibly high demand for homes. It is not something new and housing experts have predicted that we would be seeing housing constriction for some time, but when homes come to market, they sell quickly, and generally for great terms. More significant than the demand for homes, is the constriction of inventory. For those contemplating the idea of listing their home, this presents a true advantage if your home is priced correctly. Let's dive into the all-important question. Will more homes be coming to market?

Spring, Summer, Fall Trends, in Reverse?

Traditionally, the peak of the housing market occurs is the spring buying season, and sellers in turn prepare homes to sell in the fall or winter months.…

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If you are like many baby boomers and considering cashing in on equity and favorable conditions for sellers, questions around whether you will move, or age in place, may be top of mind. Many people making this decision are considering whether they should buy a smaller home or if they should rent. While the answer to this question hinges on your individual circumstances, we have compiled some of the most important factors to weigh.

Rising Rents

Utilizing national census data, the trend clearly illustrates a consistent upward trajectory of rents since 1988. While opting to rent may seem like a good option, you could expose yourself to a higher rental payment over time. This is especially problematic if you are on a fixed income.

Conversely,…

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Renovate, reduce, and receive; renovate your home, reduce your carbon footprint, and receive tax breaks, it is all possible thanks to the 2022 Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and other related local laws. You may be able to save thousands of dollars annually and according to the IRS, it is estimated that up to nine million people missed out on these benefits in 2021. Let's break down how you can be saving in taxes, in bills, while reducing your carbon footprint. 

Tax Incentive Terms to Know:

One of the reasons people do not take advantage of tax incentives is lack of understanding of the terminology. Here are some terms you need to know.

  • Tax Credit: These are direct reductions in your tax bill.

  • Tax Incentive: These, like other…

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