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Real Estate Short Sales, Here's what you need to KNOW!

Real Estate Short Sales, Here's what you need to KNOW! | Top Real Estate Articles | Scoop.it
20 Cold, Hard Facts about Real Estate Short Sales. When selling a home as a Short Sale, it's important to know the facts. Find out about them here.
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As @Lynn Pinedasays early on in her article, don't let the name fool you!

 

Short sales in real estate are typically anything buy short. They're a long tedious sale, that can be stressful for EVERYONE involved. The best way to handle a short sale transaction in real estate is to find a short sale Realtor who can assist you.

 

If you are going through or thinking of purchasing a short sale property here are facts you need to know for a smooth real estate transaction!

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Moving to Chapel Hill, NC 

Moving to Chapel Hill, NC  | Top Real Estate Articles | Scoop.it

Things you want to know BEFORE Moving to Chapel Hill, NC

 
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Moving to Chapel Hill, NC?

Here is everything you want to know about the city and more information about the Research Triangle Park!

Whether you want to live in Chapel Hill for the affordability, the job opportunity, or the education, there are many added benefits you will want to read about!

Home to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill is a college town first and foremost. The city itself is not as large as you may assume with right around 50,000 people, and almost 40% of which are students at the University!

If you love college sports, you will love Chapel Hill. It's one of the best College Sports towns in the United States, especially with Raleigh and Durham as neighbors!

Check out our Guide to Moving to Chapel Hill, NC!
 
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Best Neighborhoods for those living in Apex!

Best Neighborhoods for those living in Apex! | Top Real Estate Articles | Scoop.it
Wondering what the top LOCAL neighborhoods in Apex are? We've put together a list of the best communities in the Apex area, presented by Raleigh Realty!
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Best neighborhoods in APEX, NC!

If you're living in Apex, North Carolina you're probably wondering what the best neighborhoods in the city are.

Here we have put together a list of the best neighborhoods in Apex, NC!
 
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ACID test {Liquidity Ratio} in a Mortgage Pre-Approval? 

ACID test {Liquidity Ratio} in a Mortgage Pre-Approval?  | Top Real Estate Articles | Scoop.it
ACID {Assets, Credit, Income, Debts} test and Liquidity Ratio: What it means and what you NEED TO KNOW about how it impacts your mortgage approval!
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Buying a home can be exciting!

If you're buying a home you will want to know if you qualify for a mortgage - One of the ways you can gain a better understanding of what you can afford is doing the ACID test to help with mortgage approval

As a buyer you should Think - ACID (Assets, Credit, Income, Debts)
 
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Questions to ask, BEFORE you Choose a Realtor®

Questions to ask, BEFORE you Choose a Realtor® | Top Real Estate Articles | Scoop.it
BEFORE you Choose a Real Estate Agent, here are the 10 QUESTIONS you must ask!
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Here are some great questions to help you when choosing a Real Estate Agent. These are questions you should ask every Agent you interview to determine what their personality type is, and how it fits with yours.

Real Estate Agents are plentiful. Good Real Estate Agents are not.

Make sure to utilize this resource before interviewing your next Realtor®!
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What to Consider Before Buying Your First Home

What to Consider Before Buying Your First Home | Top Real Estate Articles | Scoop.it
Knowing what to consider before buying your first home is something everyone should be wary of to avoid making a mistake that will be regretted later.
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It is very important to know what you are doing when you are going through the 'buying your first home' process. This article will act as a great guide for you so you aren't left in the dark. Thanks to @MassRealty you will be well educated on home buying!
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The Importance of LOCATION in Real Estate

The Importance of LOCATION in Real Estate | Top Real Estate Articles | Scoop.it
The 3 most important factors when buying Real Estate are.... LOCATION, LOCATION, AND LOCATION! In this article we talk abou
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Why is location so important? There are many factors that play a part to this question. When you are looking for a home, what are your biggest concerns?

Many people worry about the price range, the year the house was built, even how many bedrooms it holds. Although these are great qualities to a house, they are not what is most important.

Location. Location. Location.

Whether it is the neighborhood the house you are looking at is in, or the country district, location is key to playing a big part in your decision making when buying real estate. In Wake County, North Carolina, it is very difficult to find a location that doesn't fit all your wants and needs. But what are you really looking for when it comes to the location? Here are some big factors for you to check out!
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Best Neighborhoods, Durham North Carolina Style!

Best Neighborhoods, Durham North Carolina Style! | Top Real Estate Articles | Scoop.it
What are the top LOCAL neighborhoods in Durham, NC? Here is a list of some great communities in the Durham area!
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It's not secret Durham, NC is a great place to live, and with so many people moving to Durham we put together a list of the best neighborhoods in the area!

Over the last 20 years Durham has doubled in size, and is now home to more than 250,000 people. 

With the growth comes a lot of new neighborhoods, and areas in the city of Durham, NC.

If you are wondering what the best areas in Durham are be sure to check out this guide as it will give you a brief synopsis of places people love to live!

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The 10 best neighborhoods in Durham, NC!
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Jordan Pointe New Home Community Apex-New Hill, NC

Homes for sale in Raleigh, NC, LOCAL Raleigh real estate listings, market data, REALTOR® info, and high quality content updated every 15 minutes!
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Raleigh Housing Trends for January 2016 {Infographic}

Raleigh Housing Trends for January 2016 {Infographic} | Top Real Estate Articles | Scoop.it
Housing Trends and Statistics from a LOCAL Raleigh Real Estate Agent - Check out the January 2016 Raleigh Real Estate Numbers!
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The Raleigh Real Estate Market is showing some signs of ambiguity as its down a  bit month over month, yet remains steady at a 4% year over year appreciation!

 

This could be due to seasonality as well as some other things. Inventory levels remain low, as well as interest rates giving buyers a ton of purchasing power, which should equate to more home sales in 2016.

 

Check out how the Raleigh Housing Trends compare to months prior and how they will predictably shape up as we move forward into 2016!

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Buying a House? Steps to Homeownership!

Buying a House? Steps to Homeownership! | Top Real Estate Articles | Scoop.it
10 STEPS - How to Buy a House! Here is what you need to know from learning the process, to the closing table!
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Want to know how to buy a house?

 

Here are 10 steps you'll encounter on your journey to purchasing real estate - one of the first steps is an education. You need to learn about what it takes to buy a home, how to do it, where do you start, how much money it will take, etc.

 

Once you have a clear understanding of what it takes to buy a house, you'll need to learn how much of a downpayment you need.

 

Purchasing real estate successfully is going to fall on your local Real Estate Agent's responsibilities. They should be there to help you find a great residence vs. trying to sell you a property.

 

When you begin searching homes for sale online, make sure you find a real estate website you can count on. One that allows you to search the listings freely, not one that requires you to register!

 

Our Raleigh, NC real estate website does not force registration because we want to offer a service without expectations. We want to give, and expect nothing in return.

 

If you choose to work with us at Raleigh Realty, we will do everything in our power to ensure your success.

 

After looking at homes for sale online it comes time to preview homes in person, up until you're ready to make an offer on a property.

 

You'll then need to schedule all dates and times associated with the purchase process. Don't forget to schedule a final walk-through as your closing day approaches!

 

Then it's time to close the deal, receive the keys, and enjoy your new home!!

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How to Avoid Foreclosure on your Property!

How to Avoid Foreclosure on your Property! | Top Real Estate Articles | Scoop.it
How to AVOID FORECLOSURE with government funded programs, and solutions that your lending institution may offer!
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A great guide on How to Avoid foreclosures in Raleigh, NC!

 

Are you struggling with your mortgage payments? Want to find a way to avoid foreclosure?

 

This article goes in-depth on how to handle a foreclosure situation, and what your options are. It also gives tips and tricks on how you can ensure that your home isn't lost to a foreclosure.

 

Millions of americans every year lose their home to the lending institution for failure to pay their mortgage payments - this doesn't have to be you no matter the financial hardship you may be going through. Check out all the information in this article on how to best avoid foreclosure, and how you can help yourself and your family during a tough time.

 

This article is written for anyone facing foreclosure and is specifically written for the people in the Raleigh, North Carolina area!

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List My Home in January? Or Wait for SPRING?

List My Home in January? Or Wait for SPRING? | Top Real Estate Articles | Scoop.it
Should I list my home in January or wait until spring is a common question real estate agents get from homeowners. See what makes sense.
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Homes that Sold December 2015 Raleigh, NC {Infographic}

Homes that Sold December 2015 Raleigh, NC {Infographic} | Top Real Estate Articles | Scoop.it
Raleigh, NC Real Estate Report for the month of DECEMBER 2015 - with INFOGRAPHIC. Check out this local REALTOR® data to help make great buying and selling decisions!
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Homes for Sale in Raleigh NC and what they sold for in December as compared to last year!

 

Year over year December saw a near 2% appreciation in the real estate market for that particular month. When compared to the month previous this is a sharp decline in the percentage at which homes in Raleigh are appreciating.

 

In November the homes that sold recognized a greater than 10% appreciation as compared to November 2014.

 

We will be releasing the year over year numbers on the Raleigh, NC real estate market this week so stay tuned!

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Durham, NC Information, Realtor, Real Estate, and Homes for Sale! 

Durham, NC Information, Realtor, Real Estate, and Homes for Sale!  | Top Real Estate Articles | Scoop.it
Homes for sale in Durham, NC, real estate listings, REALTOR® info, market trends, and housing inventory statistics.
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Every real estate listing for sale in Durham, NC updated every 15 minutes to maintain accuracy.

If you're searching homes for sale in Durham - you will love our website!

LOCAL Durham, NC Realtor, Ryan Fitzgerald shares insights on the community, real estate trends, and new information on Durham communities!
 
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Real Estate Agents! SNAPCHAT IS CRAP! 

Real Estate Agents! SNAPCHAT IS CRAP!  | Top Real Estate Articles | Scoop.it
Why SNAPCHAT is CRAP for Real Estate Agents, and how Facebook Live is a dominant lead generation play for REALTORS®
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Forget Snapchat and focus on Facebook Live!

Realtors, and Real Estate Agents should stop trying to generate buyer and seller leads on snapchat because those leads just aren't there... All the homeowners are on Facebook and all the kids are on Snapchat..

Not to mention it's impossible to grow a following on snapchat
 
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A Guide to Best Neighborhoods in Holly Springs, NC!

A Guide to Best Neighborhoods in Holly Springs, NC! | Top Real Estate Articles | Scoop.it
Looking for the BEST LOCAL neighborhoods in Holly Springs, NC? Here is a list of the best communities for those who plan on living in Holly Springs!
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What are the best neighborhoods in Holly Springs, NC?

Here is a list of some of the great neighborhoods in Holly Springs, North Carolina - You are sure to love these areas so make sure you check them out before buying a home, or even searching homes for sale online!
 
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SEO in Real Estate How to Land on Page 1 Of Google

SEO in Real Estate How to Land on Page 1 Of Google | Top Real Estate Articles | Scoop.it

Hyper LOCAL Content is the New Sweet Spot in Real Estate SEO

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Want to win in the Real Estate SEO battles and BEAT OUT Z, T, and the other big boys? 

Here is how I am able to do just that, by ranking #1 overall in google searches!

When you create content make sure you're doing it with YOUR audience in mind... For me that is a lot of people who are searching for information on moving to, living in, or even the best neighborhoods in Raleigh, NC

So it only makes sense that when people are going to search homes for sale that they are going to search for information on the city and neighborhoods as well. People love schools, so if you provide information schools they will love you!

Over 2 billion dollars in real estate was sold in 2015 in the city of Raleigh, NC... Organic search traffic is responsible for a lot of those sales!
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Get informed on which certain things you should NOT do when Buying a House

Get informed on which certain things you should NOT do when Buying a House | Top Real Estate Articles | Scoop.it
Tears should never be a part of the home buying process. This article is the aftermath of a sad experience, and is written for YOU. Here is what the experts say NOT TO DO when buying
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Is it time for you to buy a home for you and your family? Then it is probably a stressful, but also very exciting, time in your life! Nothing is more important than making sure you know exactly what it is you are doing when buying a home. We are here to make sure you do not feel alone. 

 Myself, along with 16 other experts have all given our input on the specifics of what you should NOT do when you are buying a home. There will always be mistakes made of course, but in this article, we tell you what mistakes to avoid before you make them. We are all here to make sure that you are guided in the right direction. These tips will help this stressful time in your life move along nice and smoothly. So make sure you read up on the best things to NOT do when buying a home.
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17 Irresistible Restaurants in Raleigh NC {Menu + Directions Inside}

17 Irresistible Restaurants in Raleigh NC {Menu + Directions Inside} | Top Real Estate Articles | Scoop.it
WARNING: Your taste buds may never be the same after reading this guide to Irresistible Restaurants in Raleigh, NC
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What are the best Restaurants in Raleigh, NC? 

That is totally up for debate, however we have put together 17 of our favorite places to eat in Raleigh!

If you're looking for a great night out, or even a quick lunch we have something inside this article for all appetites. 

The restaurants that made our list of 17 likely had something unique or creative about them among a commitment to quality ingredients, freshness, and taste.

It was not easy to narrow the list down to 17 Restaurants - especially when there are so many great places to eat in the area. We are looking to add more restaurants to our list whenever they sprout up... Hopefully you enjoy eating at these Raleigh Restaurants as much as we did!
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Does your Buyer Need an Electrician During Inspection?

Does your Buyer Need an Electrician During Inspection? | Top Real Estate Articles | Scoop.it
Buying a home is a huge investment. Here are a few key signs that may indicate that the home is in need of an electrical inspection.
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There are a lot of ways to tell when you are going to need the help of an electrician during the inspection period.

If you are buying a home, there is a good chance you have inspected the home yourself, already. Here are a number of ways that will help you tell if it makes sense to have a professional electrician come and check out the property.

It's important to make sure that the home's electricity doesn't have any issues before you buy it, since electrical problems can mean big bucks down the road to fix!
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How to Become a Local Real Estate Expert Online

How to Become a Local Real Estate Expert Online | Top Real Estate Articles | Scoop.it
Ryan Fitzgerald By Ryan Fitzgerald One of the best things you can do for your real estate business is to become the local expert online. It starts wit
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Becoming the local real estate expert online in your area is not as hard as you think - you just need to create content that people want to read!

It really doesn't matter if you work in real estate, janitorial services, or own a snow plow company. LOCAL SEO can help you to become the local expert.

Raleigh Realty is a Real Estate Company located in Raleigh, North Carolina that uses content to create an online presence. After 18 months of building out our website we are now the local authority when you search homes for sale online.
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36 Things to do in Raleigh, NC!

36 Things to do in Raleigh, NC! | Top Real Estate Articles | Scoop.it
FUN things to do in RALEIGH NC - 36 of Raleigh's best attractions for all ages. This is one guide to Raleigh you won't want to miss!
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Are you moving, visiting, or living in Raleigh, NC? If so, here is a great guide to things to do in Raleigh, NC!

 

Inside this article you will find 36 of the best things about the city of Oaks, to make your time in Raleigh special. We highly recommend trying the restaurants and breweries if you want some things to do locally - as well as the coffee shops and museums!

 

Raleigh is a special place and you're going to love it! For the last year the Wake County area has averaged a growth of 70 people per day, and it's not slowing down any time soon. The city itself is expected to grow by 71% between 2015 and 2030... Looks like the secret is out.

 

Part of the reason for the significant growth in Raleigh, NC is all of the fun things to do, the jobs available, the economy, the affordability, and of course the great weather!

 

IF you're visiting Raleigh make sure you check out our list of things to do!

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Marketing Your Real Estate Business

Marketing Your Real Estate Business | Top Real Estate Articles | Scoop.it
Ryan Fitzgerald By Ryan Fitzgerald This isn’t 1999, so why are you still marketing like it is? There are two methods to market your real estate business...
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Want to learn more about marketing your real estate business?

 

Here is what you need to know about marketing in today's real estate world vs. the old marketing techniques. The old forms of marketing, that include chasing people for business are not as efficient as people asking you to do business with them.

 

There are plenty of ways to generate business through methods of attraction. This includes being in the right place at the right time (or being everywhere your customers are without interrupting them).

 

Time is one of the most valuable assets people have, so interrupting them is going to turn a lot of people off from wanting to do business with you!

 

Here are some great real estate marketing techniques in 2016!

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How to Buy a House in Raleigh, NC!

How to Buy a House in Raleigh, NC! | Top Real Estate Articles | Scoop.it
5 SIMPLE steps to Buying a House in Raleigh, NC for anyone that wants a SMOOTH home buying process!
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Looking to BUY A HOME?

 

Check out these 5 simple steps that will help you buy a house no matter where you are in the world - we have specifically designed this to help buyers in Raleigh, NC (Our local real estate market)

 

In the article we touch on some of the most important steps in buying a house which buyers sometimes want to skip over, or deem unnecessary. For the buyers that educate themselves they will recognize much better gains than the one's who put themselves through the ringer.

 

Check out this great guide to buying a home in Raleigh, NC!

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Prepare For The Spring Real Estate Market

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The spring real estate market will be here soon!  Check out these excellent, top-notch tips on how to prepare for the spring real estate market.
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Want to know how you can best prepare your home to sell in the Spring? Check out this article from @Kyle Hiscock who goes over;

 

How to Prepare Your Home to Sell in the Spring!

 

In Kyle's article you will learn some of the best tips to help get your home sold fast and for top dollar, even in the peak selling season!

 

If you want to learn more about how to sell your home in the Spring Kyle's article is a great reference!

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