How to Freshen Up Your Indoor Air As homeowners, we spend a significant amount of time indoors. That is why it’s important to ensure that our homes have good air quality. Without adequate ventilation and airflow, the air inside our homes can be more polluted than the air outside (EPA). If there are more serious pollutants, you may need to take more […]
  Trends Shaping the Future of Real Estate Real estate is an ever-evolving industry. There are a multitude of factors impacting real estate and the direction it’s heading.  Some of the trends shaping the future of real estate are technology integration, sustainable and eco-friendly construction, the work-from-home impact, and the increase of urbanization and mixed-use developments. Let’s explore these! Technology Integration With any […]
  Hot Housing Market “Hot housing market” is a term you hear often in the real estate industry. But what exactly is a “hot housing market?” What does it mean for buyers and sellers? If you can’t answer these questions, you are in the right place. Let’s explore what this phrase means and what implications it has for those […]
  Real Estate Repairs: You or a Professional? Whether you are a buyer or a seller, you may inevitably encounter real estate repairs. Some repairs should be outsourced to a professional, but there are many others you could consider doing yourself. Deciding which repairs to tackle yourself depends on several factors including your skill level, the time you have available, your budget, and […]
  Best Return on Investment Renovations A common question realtors get is, “Which renovations will give me the best return on my investment?” This is a great question. Not all home improvements will add value to your home. For example, a swimming pool rarely offers any value. When it does, it is nowhere near what it will cost you to install […]
  Ways to Win in a Multi-Offer Situation When I think about hot housing markets, I think of that infamous Oprah meme. Only, instead of everyone getting a car, everyone gets offers. Is this still the case now with higher interest rates? You bet. According to NAR, “Buyer competition remains intense due to the short supply of homes on the market.” Multi-offer situations […]
  The 5 Most Common Seller Mistakes Selling a home is an intricate process. Since homes are valued so high, you want to make sure you get the best possible outcome. As such, it’s important to be mindful of things that sellers do wrong so you can do things right. Here are the 5 most common seller mistakes and how you can […]
  Benefits of Real Estate Investment When thinking about investing, bonds or the stock market might be the first things that come to mind. However, real estate is considered one of the best investments you can make. You can purchase real estate to flip and sell or use real estate investments as rental properties. There are many advantages. Let’s look at […]
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  Busting 5 Real Estate Myths Information is at our fingertips. When you can Google nearly anything, it can be easy to feel like an expert in everything. However, despite all of the instantaneous knowledge, there are still a lot of real estate myths circulating. Follow along as I bust 5 real estate myths. If you sell your home FSBO (For […]
  Benefits of Using a Real Estate Agent You want to sell your home. The million-dollar question remains: Do I need a real estate agent? The answer depends. For some, a FSBO (for sale by owner) option makes sense. However, in most cases, I would highly recommend using a realtor. Realtors are trained, experienced professionals and have access to everything you need for […]
  How Your Home Can Support Your New Year Resolutions How Your Home Can Support Your New Year Resolutions It’s that time of year again. We reflect on the current year and think about what we want to do differently next year. We make New Year resolutions, intending to make positive life changes. However, like anything new, they can be hard to sustain. “Set smaller […]
  Design Trends to Say Goodbye to in 2024 A new year brings many changes. It is a way to start fresh. To set goals or resolutions to work toward. But in with the new can mean out with the old. That includes décor and design trends. This coming year is a year to celebrate individuality and authenticity. That means that décor or design […]
  Advantages to Selling in the Winter Winter might not seem like the most ideal time to sell a home. Typically, spring or summer are the more popular choices. In these seasons, the weather is usually better and there is often more inventory. Families with children prefer to move and settle before the start of a new school year. However, there can […]
  Holly Springs, NC: A Great Place to Live Many people relocate to the Holly Springs, NC area every year. Sometimes it’s for a job. Other times it’s to be closer to family. Much of the time it’s because the town of about 47,000 people has so much to offer its residents. In 2023, WalletHub ranked it as one of the best small cities […]
  What is an HOA? Are you wondering, “What is an HOA?” Homeowner associations (HOAs) are found in many communities, complexes, and neighborhoods across the Triangle. When house hunting, it is important that you have a basic understanding of what an HOA is. It will help you figure out which properties and neighborhoods are the best fit for you. HOAs […]
  Fall 2023 Housing Market This fall (2023), the overall housing market is (mostly) cooling down with the weather. According to NAR, pending sales declined in August to the lowest since 2020. The sales decreased 7.1% from July, and 18.7% from one year ago. Let’s look at why. INTEREST RATES ARE INCREASING Originally, interest rates were predicted to decrease this […]
  Dog-Friendly Places Around the Triangle   Most people think of their dogs as part of their family. That is why, when considering where to live, people choose places where their pup or pups can thrive as well. The Triangle area is a perfect place for people and pets! There is great weather and a lot of parks to explore. Additionally, […]
  Navigating Due Diligence Due diligence is an important part of buying, selling, and investing. It involves a complete examination of many things related to the transaction. This makes sure that all parties involved have a clear understanding of a property’s condition, value, and potential risks. In short, it is a period to gather as much information about the […]
  Fall Design Trends   Fall is a time of transitions. Students are back in school. The weather is cooling down. And for many, it’s time for a home décor refresh. For some, this involves the beginning of many changes, adjusting the décor to match the upcoming holidays. For others, it’s a time to update the home to the […]
  Why do Homes Come Back on the Market? You found your dream home, but before you could put in an offer, BAM! It was under contract. Then, a few weeks later, you saw it come back on the market. This may have caused conflicting thoughts. On one hand, excitement for the opportunity to purchase the home you fell in love with. On the […]