Selling

How Long Should You Own a House Before Selling?

Buying a home is often the biggest purchase of a person's life. Thus, it's no surprise that homeowners choose to stay put in their houses for a fairly long time. According to Zillow, the average home buyer stays in their house for 13 years. However there are always...
The Best Time to Sell a House in North Carolina

The Best Time to Sell a House in North Carolina

The best time to sell a house in North Carolina depends on a variety of factors. These range from current market trends and the type of home you have, to your personal situation and financial position. Your real estate agent’s listing strategy can also play a role in...

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How Long Does An Appraisal Take? What You Should Know

How Long Does An Appraisal Take? What You Should Know

A residential appraisal is an unbiased estimate of the true (or fair market) value of what a home is worth, in the current real estate market. Buyers typically need a mortgage loan to afford a home. As a result, a mortgage lender will order an appraisal to ensure that...

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What Is a 1031 Exchange: How Do You Use It?

What Is a 1031 Exchange: How Do You Use It?

No, it’s not a vague mailing address - wait, it actually might be. But in real estate, a 1031 exchange is a swap of one investment property for another. It allows the deferring of capital gains and depreciation recapture taxes.  What is a 1031 Exchange? The term gets...

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How Much Is My House Worth? A Complete Guide

How Much Is My House Worth? A Complete Guide

In recent months, the housing market has seen dramatic increases in home values across the country. Many sellers have chosen to take advantage of the increased equity that came with higher home prices. As a homeowner, you may have found yourself asking more than once...

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How to Reset Your Home’s Days On Market

How to Reset Your Home’s Days On Market

Days on market refers to the number of days a home is active on the market before it enters a pending status. A home in pending status means that there has been an official contract that is accepted by the seller.  One of the conditions buyers look at when...

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Capital Gains Tax on Real Estate: Start Here

Capital Gains Tax on Real Estate: Start Here

Becoming a homeowner is a huge accomplishment, and a solid investment. When you purchase a home, your first thought likely isn’t about the price you’ll get for it when you sell someday. Instead, you’re probably thinking of improvements you want to make, or how to...

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What are iBuyers in real estate?

What are iBuyers in real estate?

iBuyers are a new category of real estate company that purchases homes directly from homeowners. The term iBuyer is short for “instant buyer” because they use automated valuation models (AVMs) to generate offers faster than typical buyers.  Although iBuyers offer...

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Atlanta Housing Market: October 2021

Atlanta Housing Market: October 2021

As temperatures begin to cool across the country, many markets are also starting to see signs of the real estate market shifting. While we continue to see a strong sellers market, taking a closer look at days on the market and number of showings per listing shows...

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Charleston Housing Market: October 2021

Charleston Housing Market: October 2021

As temperatures begin to cool across the country, many markets are also starting to see signs of the real estate market shifting. While we continue to see a strong sellers market, taking a closer look at days on the market and number of showings per listing shows...

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Denver Housing Market: October 2021

Denver Housing Market: October 2021

As temperatures begin to cool across the country, many markets are also starting to see signs of the real estate market shifting. While we continue to see a strong sellers market, taking a closer look at days on the market and number of showings per listing shows...

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Phoenix Housing Market: October 2021

Phoenix Housing Market: October 2021

As temperatures begin to cool across the country, many markets are also starting to see signs of the real estate market shifting. While we continue to see a strong sellers market, taking a closer look at days on the market and number of showings per listing shows...

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Raleigh Housing Market: October 2021

Raleigh Housing Market: October 2021

As temperatures begin to cool across the country, many markets are also starting to see signs of the real estate market shifting. While we continue to see a strong sellers market, taking a closer look at days on the market and number of showings per listing shows...

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Seattle Housing Market: October 2021

Seattle Housing Market: October 2021

As temperatures begin to cool across the country, many markets are also starting to see signs of the real estate market shifting. While we continue to see a strong sellers market, taking a closer look at days on the market and number of showings per listing shows...

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A Complete Guide to Buying a House While Selling Yours 

A Complete Guide to Buying a House While Selling Yours 

Did you know buying a house is considered one of the top three most stressful events you’ll face in your life? When buying a house while selling yours things can get complicated quickly. You need to time each closing date, and understand if you can pay two mortgages,...

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Benefits Of Accepting A Cash Offer On A House

Benefits Of Accepting A Cash Offer On A House

You decide to move, put your house on the market, and generally hope for a quick sale with strong offers. And then all of the sudden, you receive a cash offer. Fortunately for you, accepting a cash offer provides several advantages over a traditional real estate...

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St. Louis Housing Market: September 2021

St. Louis Housing Market: September 2021

Summer, much like spring, saw a strong sellers market. Many are wondering if this will continue to be the case even as students return to school this fall. Ultimately, real estate across the country continues to see a highly competitive seller's market with limited...

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15 Disgusting Things in Your Home You Should Hide

15 Disgusting Things in Your Home You Should Hide

Let’s face it – people have bizarre quirks. What you think is normal may be totally unacceptable in someone else’s home. With that in mind, our agents created a list of items you should consider putting away when having others over. When you are having a dinner party,...

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Charleston Housing Market: September 2021

Charleston Housing Market: September 2021

Summer, much like spring, saw a strong sellers market. Many are wondering if this will continue to be the case even as students return to school this fall. Ultimately, real estate across the country continues to see a highly competitive seller's market with limited...

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Atlanta Housing Market: September 2021

Atlanta Housing Market: September 2021

Summer, much like spring, saw a strong sellers market. Many are wondering if this will continue to be the case even as students return to school this fall. Ultimately, real estate across the country continues to see a highly competitive seller's market with limited...

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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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What Home Improvements Add the Most Value?

What Home Improvements Add the Most Value?

Trying to figure out what home improvements add the most value can be tricky. It can be helpful to identify projects that you will enjoy versus projects that other people will enjoy. The best home improvements are those that increase the home’s worth compared to what...

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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. 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...

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How Long Does It Take To Sell A House?

How Long Does It Take To Sell A House?

Just how long does it take to sell your home anyway? You might think it shouldn't really take all that long to make a home sale, right? Well even if that’s the case, that’s often just the time the house is listed on the market to the time the seller accepted an...

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How to list your home on the MLS

How to list your home on the MLS

When it comes to selling your house, getting in front of as many buyers as possible is the best way to make a quick sale and maximize your proceeds. In this article, we'll explain how to list your home on the MLS. Talk to any agent and they’ll tell you that only...

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