Finances with your Home

Jan. 4, 2021

How Much Is My Home Worth


Regardless of whether or not you plan to sell anytime soon, it’s a good idea to keep a pulse on how much your home is worth relative to the market around it.

 How do I determine what my home’s worth?

For your most accurate assessment of your home, it’s ...

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Dec. 16, 2020

Should I renovate my home before I sell it?


Wouldn’t it be great if every real estate question came with a simple, one word answer?

The reality is, most questions about buying and selling homes have a two word answer: It depends.

Whether you should renovate your home before you sell it is no exception. It’s a common ...

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July 18, 2020

4 Tips To Win A Bidding War When Buying A House

Although Covid-19 has impacted our economy, the housing market has not been negatively affected. Compared to the great recession of 2008, where the housing market was at the center of the crisis, home prices are actually rising, not falling. 

Rising housing prices are a result of the lack of ...

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July 17, 2020

Do You Really Need 20% Down

A 20% down payment is often thought of as the gold standard when it comes to putting money down towards the purchase of a home. 

Many first-time home buyers are quickly discouraged when they realize that purchasing a home requires a fifth of the home’s total purchase price up ...

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Dec. 20, 2019

Your Home Ownership Journey

Allen Tate President/CEO Pat Riley shares milestones to plan for.

There’s an old saying that there are three things that matter in real estate: location, location, location. But while location is certainly important, homeownership is really more of a journey, not a fixed destination.

“When you take ownership of ...

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Nov. 15, 2019

6 reasons why you should attend an open house

Attending a handful of open houses might be one of the smartest decisions you’ll make during the entire home buying process.

Besides the fact that you’ll get to check out tons of homes in various price points, walking through open houses before you start your home search allows you to ...

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Oct. 4, 2019



As a parent, it’s hard to watch your kids struggle with anything, but watching them struggle to buy a house can be especially tough. We all want the best for our offspring, and owning a home is one of the best ways to build wealth — so if kids ...

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April 8, 2019

2019 Will Be A Great Year for Real Estate

Many homeowners believe that rising interest rates and home prices have scared away buyers and therefore have not listed their houses for sale. However, the truth is that buyers who were unable to find a home last year are out in force, and there are even more coming!

NerdWallet’s 2018 ...

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Feb. 26, 2019

20% Down, No More!

One More Time… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy a Home  **Request more information on NC Buyer programs here!

The largest obstacle renters face when planning to buy a home is saving for a down payment. This challenge is amplified by rising rents, which has eaten into the ...

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Jan. 15, 2019

10 Ways to Save on Home Improvement Costs


Ways to save money on home improvement costs

Home improvement projects can increase the resale value of your house, transform drab rooms into dazzling showcases, and equip you with handy skills. They can also cost you…a lot.

Have you been holding off on your home improvement dreams because of the cost factor? With some creativity and ...

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