The #1 Thing That Determines If Your New Home Purchase Is A Positive Experience….(and other Top Tips)

Friday, March 18th, 2016

The #1 Thing That Determines If Your New Home Purchase Is A Positive Experience….(and the other Top 5 Tips) This afternoon a new agent in our office asked to meet with me to get the lowdown on selling new home construction.  She’s been working with buyers who have found a new home they love.  And […]

Do Professional Photos Matter When Selling Your Home?

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Real Estate agents have different strengths and weaknesses.  Some agents are great at getting referrals, others are great at pricing homes, marketing, negotiating or managing the transaction, among other things.   Depending on the situation, any or all of these things could be important for a homeowner in determining a good fit  as they search for a […]

Agency Relationships in North Carolina

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

In North Carolina, should you decide to have a real estate agent assist in buying or selling a home, there are several types of representation (or agency types) available. It is important as a buyer or seller to understand these different roles that an agent and their firm can assume. The first thing to keep […]

Happy Valentine’s Weekend – Relationships & Homeownership

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Happy Valentine’s Weekend! Whether you are single, dating, married, divorced, or a widow/widower there is the perfect home for you!   See the interesting info graphic below to see how relationships influence housing choices this valentine’s weekend.  Happy Valentine’s Weekend!                         from the National […]

After Super Bowl Weekend- The Official Start to Spring Real Estate Market and What To Do NOW to Boost Your Home’s Value by Up to Additional 12%!

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Typically January is a pretty slow month and then the “spring real estate market” historically kicks-off after Super Bowl. This January, however, we have had several sellers contacting us to come over a good month or two before they are ready to list to get an idea of what they need to do to prepare their […]

3% Down Payment Available Again from Fannie Mae

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

by Dana Meadows, Movement Mortgage   Effective Monday, December 15th, Fannie Mae made purchasing a home with 3% down payment available once again.  There are some guidelines I wanted to make you aware of, as this program will not work for all borrowers.   30 year fixed term only (no adjustable rate mortgages or Home […]

Should I Pull a Permit?

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

As REALTORS®, we get this question all of the time from current and past clients when thinking of adding an addition to their property. There are small projects that do not require permits, but in most cases, the answer to this question is YES!!!!! Buyers looking for homes do not want to have to deal […]

Understanding Due Diligence in North Carolina

Monday, October 20th, 2014

What is Due Diligence? If you haven’t bought or sold a resale home in NC since before 2011, you may not have heard of Due Diligence (this doesn’t apply to new construction). This is a process in which a buyer will give a non-refundable fee directly to the seller in order to have time to […]