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. It is conditional on the current real estate market. Whether you buy or sell, an appraisal can be useful. When buying a home, buyers typically need a...
Market Pulse – Raleigh March 2021

Market Pulse – Raleigh March 2021

As we move on into spring, sellers continue to enjoy a strong seller’s market, and buyers face increased competition.  All stats below are based on End of Month in January vs February: Homes on the market - 3,092 vs 2,841 (down 8%)Average sales price: $352,285 vs...

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Market Pulse – Phoenix March 2021

Market Pulse – Phoenix March 2021

As we move on into spring, sellers continue to enjoy a strong seller’s market, and buyers face increased competition.  All stats below are based on End of Month in January vs February: Homes on the market - 8,863 vs 7,365 (down 17%)Average days on the market - 43 vs...

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Market Pulse – Seattle March 2021

Market Pulse – Seattle March 2021

As we move on into spring, sellers continue to enjoy a strong seller’s market, and buyers face increased competition.  All stats below are based on End of Month in January vs February: Homes on the market - 2,913 vs 2,843 (down 2%)Average days on market - 22 vs...

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Market Pulse – Denver March 2021

Market Pulse – Denver March 2021

Even with the big snows lately, sellers continue to enjoy a strong seller’s market, and buyers face increased competition as we move on into spring.  All stats below are based on End of Month in January vs February: Homes on the market - 2,439 vs 2,194 (down...

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How to Buy Land

How to Buy Land

So maybe you’re sitting in your apartment in a crowded city thinking, man, even buying a house in a Zoom Town seems too crowded right now. As a good friend of mine once said, “They’re not making any more land.” How about buying your own raw land, then? And then you...

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How to Buy a New Construction Home

How to Buy a New Construction Home

Many people have turned to buying a new construction home to get exactly what they want. The demand for new construction homes has dramatically increased in recent years. And they’ve become an easy alternative for home buyers that want to buy a new home without the...

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Do You Need an Agent to Buy a New Construction House?

Do You Need an Agent to Buy a New Construction House?

That nice, shiny new construction house you found might look pristine and convince you that you don’t need a real estate agent to buy it. And isn’t buying a new construction home easy? There’s the model, and there’s the homes being built right next door.  When...

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How to Qualify for a DACA Mortgage

How to Qualify for a DACA Mortgage

You’d like to buy a home! But you’re not sure what kind of loan you qualify for, because you’re in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Here’s how you can get a DACA mortgage loan to buy a home when you have DACA status.  What does DACA mean? ...

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How to Find Foreclosed Homes

How to Find Foreclosed Homes

Considering buying a foreclosure but don’t really know how to find foreclosed homes? For home buyers, foreclosure homes can be great investment properties. But finding foreclosure properties poses challenges. And difficulties can change depending on what market you're...

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Buying A Pre-Foreclosure House

Buying A Pre-Foreclosure House

Buying a pre-foreclosure house can be a good deal. But many people agree it’s a difficult way to purchase a home in distress. This is because a pre-foreclosure property is not actually listed for sale. But it is in the process of becoming a bank owned property again....

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What Does Under Contract Mean in Real Estate?

What Does Under Contract Mean in Real Estate?

When Yogi Berra said a baseball game wasn’t over until it was over, he meant that even as much as a team might be down or up in runs, the game wasn’t over until the last pitch was made. This also applies to the real estate term “under contract.” Under contract in real...

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How to Pick a Realtor

How to Pick a Realtor

It doesn’t matter if you’re an investor that’s bought and sold numerous houses or you’re a first-time home buyer, picking the right realtor is a tricky and stressful decision. Of course, you could go the FSBO (For-Sale-By-Owner) route and avoid listing agents...

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Should You Rent or Buy a House?

Should You Rent or Buy a House?

Is it better to rent or buy a house? There are arguments for continuing to rent and for making the jump and buying. However, this question is largely dependent on several factors based on an individual's circumstances. To help you evaluate the situation, below are...

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What is a Patio Home?

What is a Patio Home?

You may have seen the term “patio home” when looking at real estate and have probably wondered what it is.  Well, in the United States, that means it’s a single family home that doesn’t necessarily need to have a patio. In fact, many don’t. How is that possible? What...

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How Much Does It Cost to Move?

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...

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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 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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