Your Guides to Buying or Selling a Home This Fall

If you are considering buying or selling a home this fall, you probably have a lot of questions. Mortgage rates have been rising, inflation concerns have some worried about investing in real estate, and rents continue to rise. For many waiting until they feel more comfortable with the market, may not an option. The reality in real estate and in life is that there really is no absolute perfect time to buy or sell. In real estate there's an old saying, "The best time to buy a home is right now or 20 years ago." Hindsight is always 20/20 and the best we really can do is educate ourselves with the necessary information so that we make a smart; informed decision. The great news is while it is still a…

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Will my Home Still Sell in This Market?

The past few years have been a really wild ride for sellers and buyers. During the pandemic, mortgage rates were at record lows, supply shortages compounded already constricted inventory levels, and buyers were buying anything and everything that came on the market. The market has now cooled off a bit and to combat inflation, mortgage rates are up. What does that mean for today's seller? We pride ourselves on providing honest estimations of what our clients should do as buyers and sellers, and we are offering this market analysts to help you make the right decision, for you and your family at this moment. If you would like to discuss your unique case, contact us to strategize further.

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Inside HOA Fees

Are you considering purchasing a home with a homeowners association? Wondering what the fees cover and how often they are assessed? Some buyers avoid purchasing properties with homeowners associations. Whether the fees seem steep or they worry that the association will have too much control over their property, there are pros and cons. Some buyers appreciate knowing that the HOA will insure the community is well kept, some enjoy lawn maintenance and the fact that neighbors have restrictions and duties, which can help retain the value of the total neighborhood. There may be security advantages if the community is gated or patrolled. We wanted to offer an inside look into HOA fees for our buyers. If you are looking to purchase a home…

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Retiring in the Research Triangle

In The Research Triangle we are witnessing a real shift in demographics in the housing market. Many technology companies choose The Triangle because the schools generate so much of the talent that they are looking for. As a result, the market for new homes and and among first-time home buyers is strong, but what may be less obvious is the large uptick in those choosing to retire in The Triangle. There are numerous reasons that make retiring in The Triangle desirable and we are going to list some of the lesser know reasons that The Triangle is an excellent retirement option for those at that stage in their lives. We also have some facts about home equity and retirement.


Whether you are choosing a…

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Halloween in the Research Triangle 2022

Falls is officially here and we are experiencing cooler temps and enjoying the start of football season and all the fun weekend events in The Triangle. Some of our favorite events all year are the Halloween trick or treat or trunk events. From Morrisville to Raleigh, there are events all over starting as early as October 22. If you are investing in a costume, you can really get your money's worth with events spanning two weeks. The best part is that these events are free! We hope you enjoy this holiday safely, and remember if you are looking for homes in these neighborhoods, we have links to these home searches! Happy Halloween from My NC Homes! 

Trick or Treat the Trail in Morrisville

Saturday, October 22…

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Thinking about selling in The Triangle? Worried you have missed the frenzy of selling the past two years? Concerned if you come to the market now, you won't get the multiple offers you've heard about with buyers offering tens of thousands over list price? We are here to address the concerns of today's sellers and tell you what it is like to sell in the market right now. It is changing, this is true, but consider that there are many variables that make it still a great seller's market if you make intelligent seller decisions.

Economic Experts on The Seller Advantage and Buyer Demand

Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at the National Association of Realtors (NAR), stated recently, "Homes priced right are selling very quickly, but homes priced too high…

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There are many reasons to love The Triangle from taking advantage of the outdoors opportunities to some of the most acclaimed chefs in the US calling Raleigh Durham home, but one of our favorite things to highlight in The Triangle, are the incredible venues for the performing arts. The Nation’s top acts, plays, and shows all stop here and we have a variety of ways to enjoy them. Here is how we Celebrate the Arts and entertainment in The Triangle. If you are considering moving to The Research Triangle, reach out of us and we would happily offer more reasons to love The Triangle and why we think it is the best place to call home.


1400 Edwards Mill Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607, United States

This Raleigh Arena hosts everything from hockey…

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Last week, we discussed why you need a survey.  One of the reasons to get their land surveyed is because this is often required to build a fence. Depending on where you live, it's likely you may need a building permit to erect a fence. These requirements differ depending on your exact locale, and you should check local permitting offices.   Here we discuss fences specific to Raleigh, and you can safely assume these rules or very similar ones are in effect in Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill, etc. If your home is in another area, we strongly advise checking with your local permitting office before erecting your fence to avoid future complications.

Steps Prior to Submitting an Application to Erect a Fence

Before you submit your application to erect a…

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When buying a piece of property, whether it has a home on it, or it is an investment in land, a survey is an incredibly valuable tool. Surveys may accompany a sale or a buyer may invest in a survey to determine use or future use of land. If you are building a fence, putting in a pool, or simply would like to understand where your land ends and your neighbors begins, a survey is your solution. We would like to offer some reasons to obtain a survey and answer some frequently asked questions regarding a survey.


Surveyors are experts at defining a property's legal boundary. Their process starts by compiling historical surveys, records, and titles, then they write a report that includes photos, street address, a written description of the…

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Lights, Camera, Action

Did you know that some of the most iconic films of the 20th and 21st century were filmed in North Carolina? The film industry is not one that most of us consider an economic driver in North Carolina, but in fact North Carolina has a long well established film industry, accumulating over 6 billion in revenue. Here are a list of some of our favorites filmed right here in North Carolina. We would love to hear some of yours. Now, "Quiet on the set and.... Action"

Dirty Dancing (1987)

While the plot takes place in upstate New York, this was shot in Western North Carolina at Lake Lure and in Virginia. Unfortunately, the scene where Patrick Swayze lifts Jennifer Gray in the water was shot in Virginia, but all of the camp…

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