While companies offering a guaranteed offer for homes have been around for a number of years, they have become increasingly noticeable over the past year.  For those who have not heard of the guaranteed offer,…

These are very frustrating times for many people looking to purchase a home, especially first time home buyers.  It is no secret that nationally there is a shortage of available housing and the demand far…

Are you looking to list a home for sale?  More and more people are placing their homes for sale on their own and home buyers now have a myriad of websites in which to start…

When a home is yours, it’s about more than simply having your name on the mortgage. Your home takes on your style, creates memories, and becomes more than simply a possession– it is a part…

Shopping for a home can be very exciting, especially if this is your first time.  There are home buying rules and etiquette which should be followed when searching for a home. Whether you have scheduled…

“It is often said that the three most important factors in making a home buying decision are “location,” “location,” and “location.”  Other than “location,” the single most-important factor is probably the size or “square footage”…

FSBO vs. Real Estate Professional Today’s digital age empowers people to do more from their laptop, tablet or cell phone than ever before.  Home sellers are now feeling the ability to try FSBO (For Sale By…

Invariably, as you set out to improve and beautify your home, you’ll be torn as to whether you should do it yourself (DIY) or hire a professional to carry out the job. How do you…

According to the November 2017 REALTORS® Confidence Index Survey recently put out by the National Association of Realtors, 61 percent of  first time home buyers made a low down payment on their mortgage. These were amounts of…

Way too often I meet potential home buyers, especially first time buyers, who tell me they would love to purchase a home but don’t have enough money to  make a down payment .  Some also…

Raleigh has been a great place to live for the past 24 years.  My  family and I have lived through probably the most explosive growth spurt the area has ever seen! We were transferred here…

Let me start this blog by giving a little history lesson. When I started my real estate career 23 years ago in 1994, television didn’t include specialty channels such as HGTV or The Food Network.…

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