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So you've taken the plunge and picked out the home of your dreams. After what might seem like a whirlwind of getting pre-qualified for a home loan, putting in an offer and (hopefully) getting the price you want, you're finally ready to set up for closing.Your real estate agent may set up a closin...
Impact of North Carolina’s Record Hurricane Year on Homeowners and Insurance Rates Hurricane Florence caused significant damage when it came ashore to the Carolinas last September. North Carolina felt the brunt of the devastation, with nearly 36 inches of rainfall and storm surges reaching 10 fee...
After reaching a certain level of success in residential real estate, many agents begin to set their sights higher. Deciding to break into commercial real estate can be a very fruitful career decision. While residential real estate can be very profitable on its own, commercial real estate can hel...
 Deciding to move to New Jersey from a neighboring state is a big decision for homeowners. For some, moving is an exciting journey; for others, it can be stressful. From deciding whether to hire a moving company, footing the costs of the move and choosing a neighborhood that meets your expectatio...
What Do Lenders Look For in Home Equity Applications?If you're facing financial strain in your life, a home equity loan might be the answer to your credit issues. Not only does settling your high-interest debt with a low rate home equity loan cut down on your liability, but it diversifies your cr...
How to Increase the Market Value of Your PropertyBefore putting your home on the market, it's important to do what you can to increase its value as much as possible. Even if you aren't planning on selling your home anytime soon, knowing which changes add significant value to your property can be ...
Buying your first home can be a very intimidating and stressful process. While it is exciting, searching for your first home is often overwhelming. In addition to being a significant financial commitment, it’s easy to feel pressure as you likely want to find a place that you can call home for the...
The first Earth Day may have been celebrated nearly 50 years ago, but the idea of “Going Green” has grown in popularity in recent years. Individuals are embracing ways to be environmentally friendly by saying no to plastic straws, buying electric vehicles and opting into paperless statements. But...
 The 2018 real estate market sent many different signals to investors, having several “ups and downs,” according to Forbes. Although 2019 started off with high home prices, the growth has slowed a bit, which in turn has led to some concern among real estate investors that home prices might no lon...
 “Buy low, sell high” is the name of the game when it comes to investing—the same way “location, location, location” is central to real estate investing. But what happens when both opportunities present themselves in a rare opportunity to make a profit? Some signs point to such an opportunity exi...

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