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Why You Should Use a Realtor Instead of an iBuyer

Hire a realtor instead of an ibuyer

If you’re thinking about selling your home, you may have heard about some alternatives to the traditional selling route. Realtors are still the most common choice, but iBuyers, also known as instant buyers, are gaining in popularity.

Before you make a rash decision between the two, you’ll want to carefully consider what both bring to the table. While both Realtors and iBuyers can help sell your home, they each have some key differences every home seller needs to understand.

WHAT IS AN iBUYER?

The primary benefit of selling your home to an iBuyer is getting your home sold fast. Advantages of an iBuyer include...

How to Buy And Sell a Home at The Same Time

Buying and selling a home at the same time

Moving can be stressful, especially if you’re trying to buy a new home, while selling an existing home at the same time. The good news, of course, is that it’s not only possible, but you can make the process a bit easier by following a few key steps.

✓ CONSIDER WHETHER THE TIMING IS RIGHT

You may want a new home, but is the time right to make a move? Typically, late spring and summer are popular times...

Chapel Hill's Complete List of Fall Festivals & Events [2021 Edition]

Chapel Hill Fall Events

While some annual events are postponed in Chapel Hill this fall due to the on-going pandemic, there’s still plenty going on in and around town to mark the season. From the farm to campus, get the calendar ready for some of these fun fall activities in Chapel Hill this year...

Movies with Goats

  • When: Fridays/Saturdays through September 17
  • Where: Spring Haven Farm
  • Website

You still have a few weekends left to catch Movies with Goats at Spring Haven Farm. Friday night is date night and Saturday is family night under the stars. Watch a movie on the farm’s...

Fun Fall Events & Activities in Durham, NC [2021 Edition]

Durham Fall Events

From pumpkins to ballgames, festivals to flowers, there’s plenty going on in Durham, NC this fall. Featured below are just some of the fun-filled fall event and festivities you'll find happening around Durham in 2021. For more information about a particular event, visit the event website linked below, and if there's something we forgot to include, let us know in the comments section at the bottom!

Durham Farmers’ Market

  • When: Saturdays through November 20
  • Where: Pavilion at Durham Central Park
  • Website

There’s still...

The Top BBQ Joints in North Carolina's Triangle Area

Triangle Area BBQ Restaurants

North Carolina has some of the best BBQ around, and when you take your search for great barbeque to the Triangle Area, you won’t leave hungry or disappointed. Some of the best BBQ joints around are true favorites with the locals and with new customers, alike.

Backyard BBQ Pitt – Durham

5122 NC-55, Durham, NC | Website

The name says it all at Backyard BBQ Pitt in Durham. This local hot-spot is big on barbecue, but it may just be best known for its hickory-smoked, pit-cooked pork shoulder. This no-frills barbeque joint was recently ranked...

Best Dog Parks in The Triangle Area

Triangle Area Best Dog Parks North Carolina

Many people look for nearby conveniences when choosing a new place to call home, and it’s certainly no different for those with four-legged family members. While there are quite a few fantastic parks in the Research Triangle Area, some prospective new residents are looking for dog-friendly locations. Luckily, there are some fantastic options when it comes to local dog parks, too. 

Oakwood Dog Park - Raleigh

Website

As for dog parks in the City of Raleigh, owners have to clean up after their pets and keep their dogs from digging. Dogs also have...

Best Companies To Work For in The Triangle Area

Best Places To Work Triangle Area North Carolina

Made up of three nearby cities and three major research universities, North Carolina’s Triangle Area includes the cities of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. It also covers North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University. 

Each year, the three respected research universities churn out a large and well-educated workforce. That’s a major plus for businesses in the area. With a population of more than two-million people, the Triangle proves to be an extremely attractive location for new and existing businesses.

It may not be Silicon Valley, but the Triangle is...

Can I Sell My House While in Mortgage Forbearance?

Can I sell my house while in mortgage forbearance?

If you’re one of the millions of Americans being impacted by the pandemic financially, you’re certainly not alone. Back in October of last year, mortgage and home equity lending data firm Black Knight reported that over 3 million people nationwide are actively involved in a mortgage forbearance agreement, effectively allowing them to temporarily stop making monthly mortgage payments due to economic hardship. 

Over the years, mortgage forbearance has most...

Triangle Area’s Top Historic Districts to Consider When Buying a Home

Research Triangle Area Historic Districts

If you're looking for an older home in the Research Triangle Area with plenty of charm and character, take a closer look at several of the region's most desirable historic districts found below...

Chapel Hill Historic District

With buildings and homes constructed from the late 1700s to the early 20th century, the Chapel Hill Historic District is rich with architectural history. The area covers Downtown Chapel Hill, a majority of the UNC campus and some residential areas just off campus. Real estate in the district is generally on the pricier side, with many examples of Jacobean Revival and Classical Revival.

Trinity Historic District

Trinity Historic...

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