How Much Does It Cost to Move?

When you’re selling your house, it’s up to you to move before the closing or right after. If you’re doing it yourself, it will obviously cost you much less money from your moving budget, however it will probably cost you much more time in packing and transporting. If...
How to Make an Offer on a House

How to Make an Offer on a House

After all your hard work house hunting, you’ve finally found your dream home, and you’re ready to write an offer. Few things in life are more stressful and exciting than this time, and rightfully so. But now that you’re here, how do you do it? How to tell what market...

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What to Look for When Buying a House

What to Look for When Buying a House

Common questions we hear at Trelora are “What should I know about buying a house?” or “What if I’m a first-time home buyer?” or “What should I look for when buying a house?” So we thought we’d share our experiences with everyone. Whenever we first meet with a new...

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How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost?

How Much Does a Home Inspection Cost?

Don’t be afraid of the word “inspection” or paying for the home inspection either. If you’re considering buying a home, a thorough home inspection of the place you’ve made an offer on is often worth its weight in gold and can ultimately save you thousands of dollars...

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How Long Does It Take to Close on a House?

How Long Does It Take to Close on a House?

Congratulations! You’ve made it through the gauntlet of searching for a house through submitting a successful offer for the house you love. But you still need to make it down the home stretch to the close date.  So how long does it take to finish the closing process?...

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How Long Does It Take to Buy a House?

How Long Does It Take to Buy a House?

You’re ready to make the leap into buying a home, but you’d like a better idea of how long this process might take. If you have all your ducks in a row and are able to find a home quickly, the buying timeline can take about 4.5 months plus an additional month to 60...

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Market Pulse – Raleigh February 2021

Market Pulse – Raleigh February 2021

Even with the deep freeze across much of the country and Punxsatawney Phil predicting a longer winter, prospective home buyers and sellers are very active and looking forward to spring.  All stats below are based on End of Month in December vs January: Homes on the...

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Market Pulse – Phoenix February 2021

Market Pulse – Phoenix February 2021

Even with the deep freeze across much of the rest of the country and Punxsatawney Phil predicting a longer winter, prospective home buyers and sellers are very active and looking forward to spring.  All stats below are based on End of Month in December vs January:...

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Market Pulse – Seattle February 2021

Market Pulse – Seattle February 2021

Even with the deep freeze across much of the country and Punxsatawney Phil predicting a longer winter, prospective home buyers and sellers are very active and looking forward to spring.  All stats below are based on End of Month in December vs January: Homes on the...

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Market Pulse – Denver February 2021

Market Pulse – Denver February 2021

Even with the deep freeze across much of the country and Punxsatawney Phil predicting a longer winter, prospective home buyers and sellers are very active and looking forward to spring.  All stats below are based on End of Month in December vs January: Homes on the...

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10 Mansions of Seattle We Know You’ll Love

10 Mansions of Seattle We Know You’ll Love

Are you thinking about dialing it up on the opulence scale in one of the best cities in the US by buying a mansion? Their beauty makes them classic American homes. It also helps that they're tucked away in some pretty gorgeous parts of town too. We broke down some of...

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Steps to Buying a House

Steps to Buying a House

If you've been renting a house for a while, you probably are asking yourself if you're ready to buy a house. Homeownership can seem a bit scary at first, but if you plan ahead, it's really not that hard to buy your first house. Remember, almost every first-time home...

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How Much Do Appraisals Cost?

How Much Do Appraisals Cost?

A residential house appraisal is an unbiased estimate of the true (or fair market) value of what a home is worth, in the current real estate market. Whether you buy or sell, an appraisal can be useful. When buying a home, buyers typically need a mortgage loan to...

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Best Places to Live in North Carolina

Best Places to Live in North Carolina

North Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. It’s the 28th largest and 9th most populous of the 50 United States. It’s bordered by Virginia to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Georgia and South Carolina to the south, and...

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Buying a Condo vs. a House | Things to Consider

Buying a Condo vs. a House | Things to Consider

First time homebuyers aspiring to own a home will certainly be faced with many choices and challenges. One choice will be determining if it’s better to buy a house or a condo. Condos offer less upkeep, look more modern, and might seem more affordable while houses...

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Market Pulse – Raleigh January 2021

Market Pulse – Raleigh January 2021

Happy new year! Despite the Covid pandemic and an unusually tumultuous political season, real estate remains a dependable and steady economic guidepost for thoughtful buyers and sellers. All stats below are based on End of Month in November vs December: Homes on the...

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Market Pulse – Phoenix January 2021

Market Pulse – Phoenix January 2021

Happy new year! Despite the Covid pandemic and an unusually tumultuous political season, real estate remains a dependable and steady economic guidepost for thoughtful buyers and sellers. All stats below are based on End of Month in November vs December: Homes on the...

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Market Pulse – Seattle January 2021

Market Pulse – Seattle January 2021

Happy new year! Despite the Covid pandemic and an unusually tumultuous political season, real estate remains a dependable and steady economic guidepost for thoughtful buyers and sellers. All stats below are based on End of Month in November vs December: Homes on the...

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Market Pulse – Denver January 2021

Market Pulse – Denver January 2021

Happy new year! Despite the Covid pandemic and an unusually tumultuous political season, real estate remains a dependable and steady economic guidepost for thoughtful buyers and sellers. All stats below are based on End of Month in November vs December: Homes on the...

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How to Buy a New Construction Home

How to Buy a New Construction Home

Many people have turned to newly constructed homes to get exactly what they want when buying a home. The demand for new construction homes has dramatically increased in recent years, becoming an easy alternative for home buyers who want a custom home without the...

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Should You Buy a House Without a Realtor?

Should You Buy a House Without a Realtor?

Buying a house without a Realtor is undoubtedly possible by just about anyone, but that doesn’t mean that you should take on the endeavor and according to the National Association of Realtors, about 88% of people hire a real estate agent to buy a home. Home sales are...

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Market Pulse – Denver December 2020

Market Pulse – Denver December 2020

Happy holidays! Despite winter and the Covid wave we are experiencing, real estate remains a strong and steady beacon of economic hope during these times.All stats below are based on End of Month in October vs November:Homes on the market - 4,965 vs 3,690 (down...

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Market Pulse – Seattle December 2020

Market Pulse – Seattle December 2020

Happy holidays! Despite winter and the Covid wave we are experiencing, real estate remains a strong and steady beacon of economic hope during these times.All stats below are based on End of Month in October vs November:Homes on the market - 6,160 vs 4,539 (down...

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Market Pulse – Phoenix December 2020

Market Pulse – Phoenix December 2020

Happy holidays! Despite the cooler months and the Covid wave we are experiencing, real estate remains a strong and steady beacon of economic hope during these times.All stats below are based on End of Month in October vs November:Homes on the market - 12,449 vs 11,225...

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Market Pulse – Raleigh December 2020

Market Pulse – Raleigh December 2020

Happy holidays! Despite winter and the Covid wave we are experiencing, real estate remains a strong and steady beacon of economic hope during these times. All stats below are based on End of Month in October vs November: Homes on the market - 4,571vs 4,123 (down...

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