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...
How Much Does It Cost to List on the MLS?

How Much Does It Cost to List on the MLS?

Are you looking to sell your home and wondering how much it costs to list your house on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)? Well now, you’ve come to the right place.  What is the MLS?  If you’re considering being a home seller, you likely know about the MLS...

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How to Stage a House for Sale While Living in It

How to Stage a House for Sale While Living in It

You’ve made the decision to sell your home, and you want to stage your house for sale while living in it. You’ve found a great real estate agent and have staged your home to sell. Somehow as you’ve been staging your home with professional stagers, magic happens. Rooms...

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Questions to Ask When Selling a House

Questions to Ask When Selling a House

Selling a house is a major task. And if you want to simplify the process while also maximizing profits, then being prepared is very important. Are you thinking of selling your house in the near future? Make sure the questions you ask when selling a house are these...

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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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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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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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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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When Is It Time to Lower Your House Price?

When Is It Time to Lower Your House Price?

Everybody expects their house to sell quickly when they try to sell it. But what happens when it doesn’t and is sitting on the market? If you’re considering reducing the price, know that the longer a home is on the market, the lower your chances are of selling it for...

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Reasons Why For-Sale-By-Owners Are Not Successful

Reasons Why For-Sale-By-Owners Are Not Successful

A FSBO (for-sale-by-owner) is when a homeowner sells their home without the help of a real estate agent. In theory, it sounds like a good idea to sell a home for-sale-by-owner because it’s possible to save money since the seller doesn’t have to pay a commission; 6%...

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How to Sell a House for Sale by Owner | A Complete Guide

How to Sell a House for Sale by Owner | A Complete Guide

When you sell your home, getting top dollar at the closing table is often the highest priority. Because of that, some homeowners decide to sell their homes without using a real estate agent. For sale by owner (FSBO) is when you sell your home without the use of a real...

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For Sale by Owner vs Real Estate Agent

For Sale by Owner vs Real Estate Agent

When you decide to sell your home, you’ll be faced with an enormous amount of decisions to make during the process. One of those decisions is whether or not you want to hire a real estate agent to assist with the transaction or go the DIY route and sell the home...

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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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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 that is in pending status means that there has been an official contract that is accepted by the seller.  One of the conditions buyers look at...

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Market Pulse – Raleigh November 2020

Market Pulse – Raleigh November 2020

As we head into the holiday season, the Raleigh market still thinks it’s summer and is hotter than ever. And with coronavirus cases on the rise, we at Trelora will continue to take the utmost precautions, and we remain committed to serving your needs with safety as...

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