Recent Grad? Build Your Credit.

Posted by Donna Tucker // October 12, 2015

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As a recent graduate, you probably have not paid too much attention to your credit until this point. Now, you are quickly learning just how important credit is – especially if you are planning to buy a house and move sometime in the near future or open your own small business. Whatever the case is, […]

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Being Prepared to Buy in a Seller’s Market

Posted by Donna Tucker // October 5, 2015


Do you have a vision in your head that you are going to look at dozens of fabulous homes and end up with the sellers reducing their price and covering closing costs just to sell you a home? In your mind the whole experience seems positive, simple, and exciting. Well, this is not always the […]

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How an Inflated Listing Price can Hurt You

Posted by Donna Tucker // September 28, 2015

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One of the biggest mistakes home sellers make is not listing their home at the right price. You might think it’s not a big deal. After all, it is better to ask too much than not enough, right? Not to mention, you can always reduce the price. However, an inflated listing price can do a […]

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How to Avoid Bad Advice When House Hunting

Posted by Donna Tucker // September 21, 2015

One thing you will quickly discover while house hunting is that everyone has advice to give that usually comes with a very strong opinion. Interestingly, many of the people giving this advice are not even homeowners. Shopping for a home should be a positive experience, so you may need to filter out a little bad […]

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How to Create a Positive Buying or Selling Experience

Posted by Donna Tucker // September 14, 2015

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It doesn’t matter if you are buying or selling your Raleigh home; if you are involved with some type of real estate transaction there is bound to be stress and sleepless nights. Your mind is likely filled with questions and scenarios all day long to the point that real estate is literally all you can […]

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6 Ways to Tell the Online Estimate of Your Home is Off

Posted by Donna Tucker // September 7, 2015

Sometimes, online appraisals can be quite close, but other times they are not even in the same ballpark. Unfortunately, when they are inaccurate, they can either have you feeling really discouraged or they can lead you to believe that you have a lot more equity than you do. Below are a few ways to tell […]

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Generate Extra Income by Renting Out Your Home

Posted by Donna Tucker // August 31, 2015

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Do you have extra space in the basement that could bring in some extra money? Have you not sold your home yet and can’t afford to pay two mortgages? These are prime reasons people consider renting out spaces that they own but many people are nervous about beginning this process.  Here are some ways to […]

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How to Find the Perfect Raleigh Neighborhood

Posted by Donna Tucker // August 24, 2015

Deciding on the perfect Raleigh neighborhood for you to buy a new home in can be difficult if you are just trying to find the neighborhood which will increase in value overtime.  If you  do not have an attachment to one area, there are multiple options out there for you. Read below to find three […]

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Unconventional Tips to Get Your Home Sold

Posted by Donna Tucker // August 17, 2015


Putting your home on the market can cause a lot of stress and sometimes you can even lose money in the process.  This is especially the case if your home stays for sale for a long period of time or you have to reduce the price.  You may even have to carry two mortgages which […]

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What to Consider Before Refinancing Your Mortgage

Posted by Donna Tucker // August 10, 2015

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Refinancing your home can save you a lot of money in the long run.  With interest rates lower than before you are able to pay less each month. However, you will want to do a little research and crunch some numbers before making this decision.  Here is where you can start to make the process […]

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