Selling Your Home in Today’s Rebalancing Market

Selling your home in today’s rebalancing market can be challenging but with a few simple steps and a solid strategy, you will be well on your way to the closing table. When home prices and mortgage rates fluctuate it can make your head spin, especially if you need to sell a house in a down […]

 Maximizing Your Home’s Sale Price

Maximizing your home’s sale price is most always a major goal for sellers. Over the past few years, a real estate buying frenzy bid up home prices to eye-popping amounts. However, as mortgage rates have risen, buyer demand has cooled. Consequently, home sellers who enter the market today may need to reset their expectations. The […]

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 […]

Tips for Living in a Home For Sale

There are many tips for living in a home for sale that can help ease the inconvenience and upheaval this temporary situation causes. Your home doesn’t really feel like your own during this period, and it’s only natural that things will seem a little off. I’ve compiled a list of survival advice that will help […]

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 […]

3 Tips To Organizing Your Home

Focusing on 3 tips to organizing your home, is a great start to creating lifelong habits that will make your home feel like the sanctuary it was always meant to be.  Most of us are not born with an “organizing gene”. It’s something we have to cultivate over time.  Doing so will net positive results […]

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 […]