Area Real Estate News & Market Trends

You’ll find our blog to be a wealth of information, covering everything from local market statistics and home values to community happenings. That’s because we care about the community and want to help you find your place in it. Please reach out if you have any questions at all. We’d love to talk with you!

June 1, 2022

The 9 Best 55+ Active Adult Communities in North Carolina

Happy retired couple living in North Carolina.

You may be wondering, “What are the best places to retire in North Carolina?” Lucky for you, I know all of the best cities to retire in North Carolina, and I will share them with you in this blog post.

North Carolina is known for its laid-back southern lifestyle, which many retirees find attractive. Several of the best retirement towns in North Carolina happen to be in close proximity to one another. This guide is split into four sections where I will highlight some premier 55+ active adult communities in each area.

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May 31, 2022

The Durham vs Raleigh Comparison You Need Before Moving

View of downtown Raleigh North Carolina.

The temperate weather, healthy economy, and cost of living in North Carolina draw people of all ages looking for a relaxed place to settle down in this amazing state. North Carolina has many excellent cities, including Durham and Raleigh in the Triangle area

If you are considering moving to the Triangle area and want to learn about how Raleigh and Durham compare, keep reading. I’m going to share a head-to-head comparison of these Raleigh vs. Durham to help you decide which city best fits your needs.

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May 23, 2022

What is the Triangle Area North Carolina: 2022 Guide

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If you are considering relocating to North Carolina, you may have heard the term “the Triangle'' thrown around in conversation. The Triangle is well-known among North Carolina residents and visitors alike.

I’ve created this guide on the North Carolina Triangle to explain its importance and share why it makes such a great place to live. Read on to learn more about the Triangle area in North Carolina and what makes it special.

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May 4, 2022

The Raleigh vs. Charlotte Comparison You Need Before Moving

view of downtown Raleigh, North Carolina

If you are considering moving to North Carolina, you may be looking at the two largest cities: Charlotte and Raleigh. Both of these North Carolina cities offer residents a great quality of life and plenty of activities for families, young professionals, and active adults alike. 

You’re probably wondering, “Is Raleigh or Charlotte a better place to live?” That is up to you to decide, but I have created this Raleigh vs. Charlotte comparison guide to help you determine which city is right for you. Read on to learn more about the cost of living, job market, entertainment opportunities, the housing market, and more in Raleigh vs. Charlotte, North Carolina.

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April 6, 2022

6 Best Neighborhoods in & Near Durham, NC: Real Estate Guide

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The city of Durham, North Carolina is buzzing with energy. From its spectacular food scene and slew of local businesses to its top-notch startup culture and abundance of recreational trails, it has everything you’d want in a hometown. The Bull City is an amazing place to call home thanks to the caring community and thriving downtown.

With plenty of things to do in Durham, you’ll be close to activities wherever you land, but today I’m sharing the best neighborhoods in Durham, NC. Continue reading to learn where to live in Durham, NC and what you can expect from this lovely city.

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March 30, 2022

Where To Move After NYC: A Love Letter To Raleigh, NC

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After a decade of living in the Big Apple, my husband and I traded the bustling city streets for the southern charm of Raleigh, North Carolina. If you’re thinking to yourself, “I want to leave NYC, too,” you’ve come to the right blog post. I am going to share why Raleigh, NC is one of the best cities for ex-New Yorkers to live.   

Leaving New York City and all I’d become accustomed to behind wasn’t easy, but my fresh start in Raleigh, the state capital of North Carolina was worth it. If you’re questioning where to move after NYC, read on to learn why this transition from urban to suburban life in Raleigh has worked for me.

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March 16, 2022

Don't Hire a Realtor Without Asking These 5 Questions

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Buying a home could be the most important purchase of your lifetime. It’s easy for homeowners to make costly mistakes without the expert advice of a Realtor®, but few are familiar with the sensible questions to ask a Realtor® before hiring them to help. 

What are the questions to ask a potential Real Estate Agent that every homeowner should know about, and why are they relevant in the first place? Here’s how to ensure you hire the right Realtor® the first time before buying your next house. 

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March 7, 2022

6 Steps to Buying a Home in North Carolina & Mistakes to Avoid

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Buying a home in North Carolina may be the most important financial decision you ever make. Unfortunately, it’s far too easy for prospective homeowners to make small mistakes during the North Carolina home buying process that could end up costing huge sums of money in the long run. 

Aspiring homeowners who don’t know how to buy a house in North Carolina can follow these six simple steps to ensure they end up living in the home of their dreams.

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Feb. 28, 2022

7 Must-Ask Questions to Ask a Realtor When Buying a House

questions to ask a realtor when buying a house

Buying a home can seem daunting and complicated at first, but don’t worry –– that’s what Real Estate Agents are for. Professional Realtors® help you navigate the home buying process with their expertise and industry knowledge.

Your Real Estate Agent is your most valuable resource when buying a home whether for the first time or the 10th time. These professionals know the ins and outs of working with sellers to negotiate the best deal for you on your future home. They also take the work of scouring listings off your hands as they come to you with home listings that fit your preferences.

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Feb. 9, 2022

Considering Moving to Raleigh in 2022? Here's What to Know

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Moving to Raleigh, North Carolina just might be the best decision you make this year. This welcoming southern community has plenty of greenspaces, a thriving city atmosphere, a top-notch restaurant scene, excellent schools, and much, much more. 

Raleigh is often tagged as one of "America's best-kept secrets," and for good reason! Raleigh isn't as well known as Chicago, New York City, or Los Angeles, but it is infinitely better. I’m going to share why living in Raleigh is so great, five reasons to move to Raleigh, and answer some frequently asked questions. Read on to learn why moving to Raleigh, NC is well worth it.

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