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Getting Ready for Your Home Inspection What You Should Expect From A Home Inspection

You're under contract and you or your agent has set up the home inspection. It's time to get ready for a roller coaster ride of emotions.

There's the excitement that comes from really getting to take a good hard look at the home you're buying. It's typically the longest time you are in the house before you own it.

There's anxiety. What if the inspector finds something wrong? So wrong you can't buy the house?

Impatience. Where's my report? How bad is it? What's it going to cost to repair these things and how soon do I need to get them all done? Why hasn't the Seller responded to my request yet. Ugh, I hate this, when will it be over?

With countless hundreds of home inspections under our belts; you can

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62 Willow Bridge Durham NC - Close to Everything!

62 Willow Bridge, Durham NC - Close to Everything!

Willow Bridge Villas, located off Hope Valley Rd, midway between downtown Durham and Southpoint Mall. This spacious townhome is convenient to everything the area has to offer. Upstairs there are 2 large bedrooms each with private bath and roomy closets. Lower level offers large kitchen, dining and family room with fireplace, plus a half bath. Bright kitchen with smooth cooktop, tile backsplash and refrigerator, dishwasher and built in microwave. Outside there's a hard piped gas grill on the rear deck.  Nestled in wooded area, close to American Tobacco trail. Under 20 minutes to downtown, Duke, UNC, shopping, RTP/RDU. Freshly painted throughout and includes all appliances including washer and

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What You Should Know About New ConstructionWhat You Should Know When Buying New Construction Homes

There's a lot of new construction here in the Research Triangle Area, from fully customized high-end single family homes, to mass produced production homes with few options for the buyer other than cosmetic, and everything in between. Each and every builder has their own jargon and terminology to describe their product and there's a very significant difference in the quality of what and how they build and what a homebuyer can expect throughout the process. It's very easy to become overwhelmed.

Here's what you should know about buying new construction.

New homes have a lot of advantages, but there are trade-offs. As with any major purchasing decision, consider your personal priorities

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Beautifully updated 2-Story in North Raleigh.  Walk or Bike to Falls Lake Dam Recreation area and Mountain to the Sea's Trail.  3 Bedrooms, office and a bonus room for lots of living space.  Newer HVAC including added duct work and returns in all rooms.  Open Floor Plan with updated kitchen with high end convection stove, stainless steel, and granite tops.  New fixtures and hardware throughout.  A nice private fenced in back yard completes this lovely picture.

Call us at 919-451-7868 for a showing.

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1842 Fillmore Drive

UNDER CONTRACT - SOLD in 1 DAY!

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1842 Fillmore Drive: Nearly New, Definitely Improved, Big Space for Little Money!

Check it out! 4 generous bedrooms, 2.5 baths on a large cul-de-sac lot that backs to the woods in a wonderful neighborhood. Fantastic Master bath has been recently updated and looks great. Custom Shelving in W.I.C.  This home is truly Move-in ready and priced to sell. Open concept Living/Brkfst/Kitchen has great natural light and you'll enjoy the easy access to your backyard patio; perfect for Grilling and Chilling. This is the perfect home for a large or growing family or for those who love to entertain. Easy walk to Community Park. Super Convenient to Raleigh/Durham/Falls Lake and downtown

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130 Thrift St. Walk to Downtown Pittsboro

UNDER CONTRACT - SOLD in 1 DAY!

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HERE'S THE DEAL- 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, fenced yard perfect for kids and/or pets, 2 car garage, Walk to downtown Pittsboro! Priced to Sell! This home is move in ready. All appliances included. Hardwood floors in main level common areas. Newer carpet. High Efficiency Heat Pump, Large Loft and Bonus Room either would make a great home office space. Large Master Bedroom with generous closet space. Two bedrooms and a full bath on the main floor. Close to RDU/Chapel Hill/Carrboro/Jordan Lake. Seller's love this home, they just outgrew it. You can take a virtual walk through in the video below.

 

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Meet Landis: A New Way to Go from Renter to Owner

Meet Landis: A New Way to Rent to Own

My NC Homes has never been a big fan of Rent to Own;because 99% of the time these offers were never truly meant to actually work. They were designed so that theBuyershave very little chance of actually ever owning the home so that the Seller could re-sell the home 1-2 years later to another Buyer and then another and another etc. If a Buyer was able to actually fulfill the Seller'sRent to Own Contract,the Seller still won because they'd gotten the buyer to end up paying them well above market rate. We've written about this previously in our Post Rent-to-Own is Never a Good Deal.

Meet Landis: A New Way to Go from Renter to Owner

Are you roughly a year from being able to buy the home of your dreams? Have

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Testimonials

Moving is stressful and real estate transacting, whether buying or selling, is emotional. The team you use can ease emotions or add drama. We have found that buyers who choose their vendors based on digital review or paid review sites have unreliable results, at best. In our decades of experience in real estate, we have witnessed the rise of the digital professional over the word of mouth professional, and would like to offer our vendors who are proven beyond paid review or page rank. If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Raleigh-Durham, contact a member of our team to begin your search.

Lenders

A reputable lender will offer fair terms and competitive rates derived from your present financial status, adjusted income, and credit history.

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Buying a Home: Do You Know the Lingo?

Highlights:

  • Buying a home can be intimidating if you’re not familiar with the terms used throughout the process.
  • To point you in the right direction, here’s a list of some of the most common language you’ll hear along the way.
  • The best way to ensure your home buying process is a positive one is to find a real estate professional who will guide you through every aspect of the transaction with ‘the heart of a teacher.’

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OK, we'll admit it; we are biased as this is where we live, work and play. North Carolina was ranked # 3 for inbound states. The Research Triangle Area has so much to offer, world class medical facilities, a rich, vibrant arts and restaurant culture, booming economy, easy access to a major airport (RDU) as well as the mountains and ocean. Best of all home prices while rising are still a bargain when compared to major metropolitan areas along the east coast.

The Top States Americans Moved to Last Year [INFOGRAPHIC] | MyKCM

Some Highlights:

  • Americans are on the move, and the most recent Atlas Van Lines Migration Patterns Survey tracked the 2019 traffic flow from state-to-state.
  • Idaho held on to the top spot of &high inbound states for the second time since 2017, followed by Washington State.
  • New York
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