Pay attention if you're planning to sell your house today or within the next five years, it's essential to recognize the increasing value buyers place on energy efficiency and eco-friendly features. WIth demographics tracking younger, and with many higher education institutions and research facilities in the Research Triangle Park, hence the name, we work with a particularly savvy group of home buyers. Many if not most of our buyers want to either upgrade for energy efficiency and sustainability or buy new properties who have less of an environmental impact. Here are some of the recent findings that support these trends and how our sellers can take advantage of this "climate".

Broker Insights to Sales Realities

According to the 2023 Realtors and…

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Inspections play a critical role in ensuring the safety and, in turn, the value of a property. It is important to understand the distinction between permit inspections and home inspections when buying or selling real estate. Often buyers and sellers confuse permit inspections for home inspections. These two types of inspections are both important for different reasons. To best protect your investment, you should understand the difference to make informed decisions during the buying or selling process.

Permit Inspections: Compliance with Building Codes

Permit inspections ensure that construction or renovation work adheres to local building codes and regulations. These inspections take place during or after construction projects, such as home…

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Tools, refrigerators, outdoor toys, gardening equipment, and a LOT of dust are what many Realtors and the buyers see when they view garage. It is definitely not a really appealing selling point of a home for most, but it can be an asset if it is organized correctly. The good news is, that it is not that difficult! We combed the housekeeping blogs and home improvement hacks for the best tips for organizing your garage so it helps the sale of your home. Even if you are not considering selling your home, these hacks will definitely help you enjoy your garage more!

Pegboard Hacks

Lawnmowers, Shovels and Rakes, oh my! It is really scary to come into a garage with so many menacing tools and little organization. Pegboards are brilliant at making sense…

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You can't watch TV or read the news without wondering with rising global temperatures what the impact of weather, storms and droughts can be expected and what the implications are for our homes.

Should I move?

According to a report by, 78% of buyers took incidences of natural disaster into account when choosing where to buy their home. Further, it reported that 34% of existing homeowners have considered selling their houses and moving to a new location because of the changing climate. While we do not need to go into the devastation of the fires in 2021, we know that many of our new transplants from Silicon Valley came here for a combination or reasons including the threat of fires and drought. You cannot completely remove your risk…

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It is a glorious fall in The Triangle and as the leaves and temperatures are falling, you will need to do some seasonal maintenance to ensure your home is prepared. These tips save money and keep your home in good condition. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as the saying goes and this is really with home maintenance. If you are considering selling this winter or fall, these will also need to be on your checklist. Looking for a specialist to help you maintain your home, work on the gutters, or check your roof? Please reach out! We have excellent home maintenance partners.

Get your Mind on Your Gutters!

Your gutters play a critical role in your home by diverting thousands of gallons of water annually off of your home. They drain…

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Gardening is a pastime steeped in Triangle tradition. From award-winning floral garden designs to award-winning vegetables grown and recipes derived from the fruits of North Carolina soil, we are fortunate to have incredibly fertile earth in Central North Carolina, and a  moderate climate, supporting a wide variety of flora and fauna. With such diversity however come pests in the summer.

Throughout history,  plants have been used in garden design, agriculture, and landscape design for certain properties, in fact, combining certain plants is commonplace for the benefits they confer. My NC Homes would like to offer practical tips for designing and adding plants that repel summer pests and add curb appeal. My NC Homes would be remiss not to mention…

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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.

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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5 Step Guide to Selling your Home Virtually

5 Step Guide to Selling your Home Virtually

Selling your home can be stressful, with or without social distancing. Our simple guide offers steps and advice on choosing a listing agency, readying your home, and easy recommendations on how to sell your home virtually. We are advised to take certain measures to protect our clients and ourselves during the Covid 19 crisis, and luckily at My NC Homes, our seller strategies easily adapt to virtual sales.  When we emerge from the Covid 19 quarantine, more homes will be coming on the market and your home will need the best, virtually equipped representation. My NC Homes has over 50 years of combined experience in real estate marketing and we are here for you when you are ready to take the next steps in…

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Preparing for Natural Disasters

Preparing for Natural Disasters

People and businesses in the Carolinas are emerging from the aftermath of Hurricane Florence this week. Our home sellers were holding their breath as Hurricane Florence made her approach. Everyone in the Triangle was scrambling for basic needs. Clients selling their homes in this active market were also preparing extensively for measures to protect their homes. The majority of residents in the Triangle were fortunate to avoid extensive damage and disaster that other parts of of North Carolina are experiencing as a result of Florence.

Preparing your family

Hurricane Florence is not the first nor will she be the last hurricane to move through the Triangle. As storms like this increase in frequency, homeowners…

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home safety issues

Whether you are a new homeowner or have owned your home for years, here are four vitally important things you really need to know about your house. You will be glad you knew about them in an emergency.

1. Water Shut-off Valves

There are several water shut-off valves that you should be familiar with in your home. There is usually a shut-off valve at each sink and toilet. For a problem such as a clogged drain or a faucet that won't stop running, you can shut off the water at that source until the repair can be made.

There is also a water shut-off valve for the whole house. If a pipe breaks and water starts to gush, you need to turn off the house shut-off valve to stop the water flow. Make sure you know where this valve is. If you had a home…

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