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Posted on 05/28/2020
Another Property Sold - 1215 Newton Drive #63, Mebane, NC 27302
The Cary 3 offers 3 spacious bedrooms, dining, huge bonus room and 2 car garage! The kitchen, dining and great room are all open and great room has gas fire place! Kitchen has granite countertops, island and stainless steel appliances. Master bedroom has walk-in closet and master bath has double vanities and granite countertops. Come out and take a look at this home! One level...
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Posted on 05/25/2020
How to Improve Your Home for Maximum ROI
Photo by Fotocraft via Shutterstock Many homeowners spend thousands of dollars on improvements and upgrades only to find out that the return on their investment (ROI) is less than $1 to $1. That means that for every dollar spent, the selling price of their home does not go up a corresponding dollar. In fact, very few home improvements...
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Posted on 05/18/2020
Tips for Qualifying for a Conventional Loan
Photo by Evan Dvorkin on Unsplash A conventional loan is the most common type of mortgage used to secure a home purchase. Conventional loans are backed by private lenders and typically conform to the standards established by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In order to qualify for a conventional loan, you must meet several specific requirements. 1. Debt-to-income...
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Posted on 05/11/2020
How to Create a Chic Storage Space for Your Home
Photo by ErikaWittlieb via Pixabay Storage is one of the biggest challenges when deciding how to decorate or plan a new home. It's tempting to throw everything into bins and stack them someplace in your garage, their contents forgotten ever after! If you do, though, there is a good chance you will waste money by purchasing things you...
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Posted on 05/04/2020
Are Solar Panels Worth the Investment in 2020?
Photo by Vivint Solar on Unsplash There’s little doubt that we all want to do our part to protect the environment and solar energy gives us an opportunity to get off fossil fuels. In a perfect world, we would all promptly discard our furnaces and adorn our roofs with solar panels. But if we lift up our eyes...
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Posted on 04/27/2020
Key Issues to Address Before You Sell a Home
If you're planning to sell your house soon, you should prepare for the property selling journey. This can mean identifying potential home selling obstacles so that you can address these issues right away. Now, let's take a look at three issues that house sellers commonly face, along with tips to address these problems. 1. Exorbitant Initial Asking Price You...
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Posted on 04/20/2020
Foreclosure: Remember These Tips Before You Buy
Photo by Paul Brennan via Pixabay If you're like many prospective homeowners who've been looking at listings lately in preparation for moving forward with purchasing property, you've noticed listings for foreclosures. Some people in your position are attracted by the idea of saving money on foreclosures, while others may simply have fallen in love with a home that...
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Posted on 04/13/2020
Tips for Buyers: Set Yourself Up for Success
If you want to find and purchase a great house at a budget-friendly price, it helps to enter the homebuying journey with a plan in hand. Lucky for you, we're here to help you prepare for all stages of the homebuying journey. Now, let's take a look at three tips so you can set yourself up for success as...
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Posted on 04/06/2020
Home Inspections: Here's What Sellers Need to Know
After you accept an offer to purchase your house, a buyer and his or her real estate agent likely will want to conduct a property inspection. Although the mere thought of a home inspection may cause a property seller to stress, it is important to understand the importance of an inspection for both sellers and buyers. Now, let's take...
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Posted on 03/30/2020
Services to Cancel Before You Finalize Your House Sale
As you complete the final steps of the home selling process, it is important to cancel various everyday house services prior to moving day. In fact, some of the essential services that you may need to cancel include: 1. Electric Notify your electric company about your plans to move. You also can tell the company how much longer you...
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Posted on 03/27/2020
Home Buying 101 for College Students
For most college students and recent grads, the prospect of buying a home seems slim and distant. With the cost of a college education growing each year and the price of houses inflating, it can seem daunting to begin to save for a down payment or build credit. However, there are ways to start planning now for buying a...
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Posted on 03/25/2020
First-Time Home Seller Tips: Employ the Right Real Estate Agent
Listing a house may seem like a long, arduous process, especially for a first-time home seller. But with the right real estate agent at your side, you can receive expert support at each stage of the home selling journey. What does it take to hire a diligent real estate agent to ensure you can sell your house? Here are...
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