Real Estate News

Aug. 30, 2013

The Importance of Setting a Positive First Impression of Your Home

There’s a lot more that goes into selling a home than most people think. It’s not simply a matter of moving all of your furniture out, cleaning up, and getting someone to sign on the dotted line. You’ve got to make sure that you do everything in your power to ...

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Aug. 25, 2013

Five (5) Negotiating Tips for Homebuyers

Finding a house you love is only half the battle. Negotiating the right deal is often the tricky part. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned investor, knowing how to handle the negotiation process can be challenging, because if you don’t negotiate properly, it could end up costing you ...

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Aug. 15, 2013

The Methodical Approach to Buying a Home

When it comes time to buy a home, it’s easy to get swept up in the moment. You walk into a house, you see a few things that make you swoon, and you’re already telling your REALTOR® that you want to make an offer.

Well, hold on just one second ...

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Aug. 8, 2013

Short Sales Aren’t Quite the Deal After All

With the rate of foreclosures down in most states, buyers still looking to scoop up a good deal are turning to short sales.  But the reality is that short sales aren’t quite the steal people may think.  The reason? Banks are looking to get the current market value ...

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June 15, 2013

Rate Locks: To Lock or Not to Lock?

There are plenty of decisions to be made when purchasing a home.  You finally have a house under contract and have chosen a lender, and now you have to decide whether and when to lock your rate!  The truth is no matter how experienced your loan representative is ...

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May 28, 2013

Thinking about Investing in a Rental Property? Here’s What You Need to Know.

If you’re considering investing in a rental property, there are some things you need to know. While many investors are successfully buying distressed properties and renting them out-thanks to the willingness of banks to sell more of their distressed properties as rentals-there is no guarantee that you’ll see the same ...

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March 15, 2013

Rent Prices are Climbing Quick

Much of what happens in our economy depends on the general attitude of the public. If people are afraid to buy, fewer people do, which in turn has a detrimental impact on the economy. Right now, it looks like the opposite is happening as consumer confidence grows in the real ...

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March 1, 2013

Fewer Foreclosures Expected

If you’re looking to get in on a good foreclosure deal, you might want to hurry. Recent statistics from TransUnion show that the number of borrowers late 60-plus days on their mortgage is dropping. In fact, it’s dropped the last four quarters in a row.

How does this affect the ...

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Feb. 20, 2013

Dare County Tax Revaluation of 2013

Dare County has recently completed the much talked about property tax revaluation, which took effect January 1, 2013.  The last revaluation occurred in 2005, and if you’ve paid any attention to the real estate market in the last several years, you’ll understand that your property’s market value and its ...

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May 18, 2012

April 2012 Outer Banks Real Estate Report

This market report covers the areas from Corolla to Hatteras Island and is for the period January 2012 - April 2012.

 

Real estate transactions slowed a bit in April, compared to the prior month but still above the pace of the prior year.  Through April 30th, 405 properties were ...

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