Happy New Year and welcome to 2017! As we welcome in the new year, I wanted to take this opportunity to look back at the Durham County housing trends for 2016; specifically, year over year data taken directly from the Triangle Multiple Listing Service (TMLS). For the 12 months ending December ... » Learn More about Durham County Market Data Summary 2016
WERE THERE REALLY MULTIPLE OFFERS? Mr. and Mrs. Buyer have looked at about a dozen homes over several months and finally settled on one that had been on the market for a while and has had two price reductions. The property met their needs well: plenty of acreage, a decent kitchen, a basement, one ... » Learn More about Another Multiple Offer Situation!
Why Do Real Estate Agents Always Want Me To Sign Something? This blog is more directed towards buyers as opposed to sellers. After all, sellers must sign a listing agreement with a firm before their home is put on the market. Buyers Visiting Homes Buyers on the other hand, start their home ... » Learn More about Why Do Agents Always Want Me To Sign Something?
C’MON, BIG MONEY! You’d think you’d hear the above mantra at a casino craps table rather than at a listing meeting prior to marketing a seller’s home. “C’mon Big Money, Big Money, let’s go, $220,000! (dice fly in the air)”. Well I’ve got some news for you, listing at that price when the probable ... » Learn More about C’MON, BIG MONEY!
Whether you are a first-time homebuyer or an experienced homeowner, buying a new home is always stressful. Here’s a handy checklist of six things you can do up front to make the process a lot easier. Before you start packing, here’s what you need to do. Prepare a budget. You need a clear ... » Learn More about Making the Right Move: A Checklist for Homebuyers