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Why It's Critical to Shop for Mortgage Rates
Posted on 02/19/2020
Why It's Critical to Shop for Mortgage Rates
Photo by Nattanan Kanchanaprat via Pixabay Of course, you want to stay within your budget when buying a house. You certainly want value for your dollar. But a buyer should never lose sight of the fact what they truly desire is getting the home they want and that fits their needs. To that end, potential buyers may put...
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Video Tour  - 90109 Hoey, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Posted on 02/16/2020
Video Tour - 90109 Hoey, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
So many WINDOWS!!! More windows than walls in this private, custom, traditional Governors Club home. Gourmet kitchen w/6 burner gas stove and plenty of counter space. Spacious great room w/fireplace and built-ins. Large master w/sitting area. 2nd bedroom and bath on main floor. Screened porch w/hot tub off master. Lower level features 1200+ bottle wine cellar. Also has kitchen that would be great when the in-laws visit. Great playroom w/storage on both sides, large walk-up attic and laundry...
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90109 Hoey, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 is now new to the market!
Posted on 02/15/2020
90109 Hoey, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 is now new to the market!
So many WINDOWS!!! More windows than walls in this private, custom, traditional Governors Club home. Gourmet kitchen w/6 burner gas stove and plenty of counter space. Spacious great room w/fireplace and built-ins. Large master w/sitting area. 2nd bedroom and bath on main floor. Screened porch w/hot tub off master. Lower level features 1200+ bottle wine cellar. Also has kitchen that would be great when the in-laws visit. Great playroom w/storage on both sides, large walk-up attic and laundry...
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Common Home Selling Problems and How to Avoid Them
Posted on 02/12/2020
Common Home Selling Problems and How to Avoid Them
Selling a house should be quick and easy. Yet issues may arise that make it tough to enjoy a fast, profitable house selling experience. Common problems that come up during the home selling journey include: 1. Lack of Curb Appeal Dedicate time and resources to bolster your residence's curb appeal – you'll be glad you did. Remember, your residence...
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Key Factors to Consider Before You Reject an Offer to Purchase
Posted on 02/05/2020
Key Factors to Consider Before You Reject an Offer to Purchase
If you receive a "lowball" offer to purchase your house, your first reaction may be to respond with an immediate "No." However, it is important to evaluate any offer to purchase your house closely. Because if you weigh the pros and cons of rejecting an offer to purchase your home, you'll be better equipped than ever before to make...
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Tips for Home Sellers: How to Handle High-Pressure Situations
Posted on 01/29/2020
Tips for Home Sellers: How to Handle High-Pressure Situations
You might want to believe that the home selling journey will be fast and simple, but high-pressure situations may arise that cause you to panic. However, there is no need to let high-pressure home selling situations get the best of you. Because if you know how to handle these situations, you can boost the likelihood of enjoying a quick,...
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Simplifying the Home Buying Process
Posted on 01/22/2020
Simplifying the Home Buying Process
Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay Buying a home is a huge investment and the buying process can be very confusing—especially if you’re buying your first home. However, buying a home doesn't have to be challenging. By understanding a few key tips, the whole home buying process can run smoothly and efficiently. Understand Your Needs Even before you...
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Is Buying a Home Easy?
Posted on 01/15/2020
Is Buying a Home Easy?
There is no one-size-fits-all plan to find and purchase a home. In some instances, a buyer instantly discovers a great residence at a budget-friendly price. Or, in other cases, it may take a buyer many weeks or months to find the perfect house. Although the homebuying journey varies from person to person, there are several things that a buyer...
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How is Fair Market Value Determined?
Posted on 01/08/2020
How is Fair Market Value Determined?
Image by Andrey Popov from Shutterstock The term "fair market value" is the price at which an interested but not desperate buyer is willing to buy and a motivated but not distressed seller is willing to sell on the open market in your location. The set value depends on recently sold similar-sized homes with like amenities, upgrades, and...
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Selling Your Home: How It Affects Your Taxes
Posted on 01/01/2020
Selling Your Home: How It Affects Your Taxes
Photo by Acharaporn Kamornboonyarush from Pexels In a nutshell, if you have owned a home for five years and lived in it for at least two out of five years, or if you’ve owned the house for two years and lived in it the entire time, a single person has a $250,000 tax exemption. If you are married,...
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Simplify Life When Choosing Your Next Home
Posted on 12/25/2019
Simplify Life When Choosing Your Next Home
If you're in the process of searching for the ideal home for you and your family, there are many things to think about and evaluate. While factors like the quality of neighborhoods and school districts may top your list, another important feature worth prioritizing is convenience. Since life is already complicated enough, it makes sense to simplify your...
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Spice Up Your Holiday Dinners and Desserts with These Recipes
Posted on 12/18/2019
Spice Up Your Holiday Dinners and Desserts with These Recipes
Photo by Element5 Digital via Pixabay While it might seem like summer just ended, the holidays are right around the corner. Fall and winter gatherings are some of the most exciting times of year. It is a wonderful occasion to celebrate with family members, friends, and other loved ones. Those who are entertaining are likely thinking about what...
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