3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Purchasing A Home

3 questions to ask yourself before purchasing a home can help prepare you and give you some insight into your real estate journey. Can I afford to be a homeowner?   If you’ve got the bug and you’ve determined that buying a home is what you want, you’ll want to evaluate your financial readiness. Start by […]

Buy Now or Rent Longer? Answer These Questions Before Buying

Buy now or rent longer? Questions to answer before buying your dream home can be a helpful tool. Deciding whether to buy now or rent longer is rarely an easy decision.  Answer these questions before buying your first home to help pinpoint the best time to start exploring homeownership. A real estate boom during the […]

Why Raleigh Is One of The Most Sought After Cities In The States

Do you ever wonder why Raleigh is one of the most sought-after cities in the states that many are wanting to call home sweet home?  This sprawling Southern city is really a small-town at heart. From festivals to sporting events, Raleigh has a lot of enriching experiences pioneered by smart and passionate locals.  Raleigh ranks […]

Four Things You Should Know About HOA’s Before Buying

There are at least four things you should know about HOA’s before buying the home of your dreams.  Understanding the ins and outs of living life within a homeowner’s association will help you make an educated home buying decision.   Is life in a planned development a good option for you? And, if so, which ones […]

Advantages To Buying a House In The Fall

  There are many advantages to buying a house in the fall.  The reality is that when there are many homebuyers, there is more competition for the homes that are available. That’s why savvy home shoppers know that fall is just as great a season to buy a home as the spring – if not […]

The Deposit – How much should you put down on a house?

When it comes to the deposit – how much you should put down on a house, there are multiple factors to consider.  The right down payment for you depends on your goals and financial situation. While there are plenty of pluses with a larger down payment, putting down too much could leave you strapped for […]

Schools and Real Estate

  As a Realtor, one of the first questions I’m often asked regarding schools and real estate is, “what are the schools like in that neighborhood?” What I can tell you is that Raleigh is North Carolina’s capital city. It’s home to several great colleges, including North Carolina State University, Meredith College, Peace University, Shaw […]

7 Costly Mistakes Home Sellers Make (And How to Avoid Them)

We’ve come up with 7 costly mistakes home sellers make and how to avoid them.  No matter what’s going on in the housing market, the process of selling a home can be challenging. Some sellers have a hard time saying goodbye to a treasured family residence. Others want to skip ahead to the fun of […]

What Not To Do When Staging Your Home

What not to do when staging your home is just as important as pricing your home correctly.  There is no denying that today’s real estate market is competitive to say the least.  Staging is a critical step in the home selling process and can help your home stand out in listing photos and appeal to […]