June 2015

Found 5 blog entries for June 2015.

Gay Marriage Ruling Will Effect Local Real Estate Markets 

Gay Marriage Impacts housing market more buyers coming

On Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor (5-4 decision) of legalizing same-sex marriage throughout the United States. Lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and the transgender (LGBT) community will now be able to hold title for their home as tenancy by the entirety.

President Barack Obama referred to the ruling as a ‘victory for america.’ Obama goes on to say that in the heart of Americans we all are equals, and we should all be free. 

In recent years the bill has received a great deal of momentum, especially as certain states began to allow the legalization of same-sex marriage. In 2004 Massachusetts became the first state to allow legalized gay marriage and now 11 years later it’s

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First Time Home Buyer’s Guide To Buying A House

This post is a 4,000+ word beast and that’s because it needed to be. So grab your popcorn, a cold beverage, and absorb the following content as best you can. We are diving into some great information for first time home buyers, including tips from some of the internet's best Real Estate professionals. It took almost a month to create, and is for the benefit of you, the reader. If you find this guide helpful, please consider sharing it socially with the buttons on this page.

There are a number of great programs available to first time home buyers!

Buying a home is one of the largest financial transactions in one’s life. If it’s your first time buying a house there’s likely a chance you’re intimidated

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Raleigh Realty Dangers of Real Estate

The Dangers of Real Estate & Tips to Stay Safe

A recent new story has a lot of Realtors® on high alert. If you haven't been following the story, a St. Petersburg man posed as a fictitious character and had a Realtor meet him at a property. He then tied her up, and called her husband demanding a ransom. The police have since arrested and charged the man with the kidnapping and robbing.

Whether you’re a Realtor®, a buyer, or a seller, the Real Estate world can be a dangerous place. Every day we subject ourselves to dangers we may not even realize. In this post we will discuss the dangers that Realtors® face and provide safety tips to help keep them safe. For those of you who know a Realtor®, please make it a point to help keep them safe by sharing

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Raleigh Real Estate Market Update May, 2015

Raleigh Realty Market Trends Report May 2015

Big thanks to the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors® and Triangle MLS bringing together the data for this month's report

Raleigh Real Estate Market statistics for May, 2015.

WOW. Average sales price is up 7.48% for residential home sales in the city of Raleigh, North Carolina in May of 2015 when compared to the same month last year.

Homes in Raleigh Are Selling For More and Faster

Homes are selling for $12,000 more in the month of May and 5 days faster when compared to last month's Raleigh market report.

Clearly some month's are better than others when selling homes, so when is the best time to sell your home?

It's A Sellers Market in Raleigh

Who do you know that is

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What Can Realtors® and Sellers Learn From “Million Dollar Listing”?

Million Dollar Listing in it's fourth season has had tremendous success for Bravo. The success of the show comes as no surprise, people have always enjoyed watching reality television and Million Dollar Listing has the recipe for great viewership. While a lot of the show captures the lives of Realtors® outside of work, there is a lot we can learn as Realtors® and Sellers from the real estate related aspect of the show.

So without further ado, here is the top 10 takeaways for Realtors and Sellers from Bravo's "Million Dollar Listing."

Million Dollar Listing Raleigh Realty Infographic mons2008.infoDon’t allow your seller to be present when a buyer is viewing the home. It can make things awkward and doesn’t allow your client to feel

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