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Buyer’s Market vs Seller’s Market: What’s the Difference?

Buyer's Market vs. Sellers Market

Understanding a Buyer’s Market

With a buyer’s market, the housing supply exceeds demand. In this situation, there are lots of homes for sale, but few buyers. Buyers are often at an advantage in several ways:

  • Homes stay on market longer
  • Sellers must compete to attract buyers
  • Prices often drop
  • Sellers more willing to negotiate

As the name suggests, a buyer’s market is a great time for home buyers...

The Best Mid-Century Modern Furniture Stores in The Triangle Area

Best Mid Century Modern Furniture Stores Triangle Area North Carolina

The Triangle Area has a large concentration of Modernist homes, including homes of this style in Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh. While many people are attracted to Mid-Century Modern architecture due to its common style points like clean lines, flat rooflines and neutral color hues, others are simply searching for Mid-Century Modern furnishings to accent their existing homes.

Luckily, the area has several Mid-Century Modern stores to choose from, selling everything from chairs and tables to sofas and décor. Here are a few of the best new and vintage furniture shops to check out...

Tips For Buying a Home That Needs Work

Buying a Home That Needs Work

The residential real estate market is hot right now, and that may mean considering a home that needs a bit of work. Here are a few tips for buying a home that’s not quite move-in-ready:

Professional home inspection

First, you don’t want to buy a home like this without a professional home inspection. Make this a standard continency that you can get out of the sale if something major or dangerous is found during the home inspection. This could allow you to potentially back out of the contract, ask the seller to make the repairs, or renegotiate the purchase price.

Make sure you know exactly what’s involved in the home inspection, too....

Tips For Buying a Home When Inventory Is Low

Tips For Buying a Home When Inventory is Low

Homes are selling fast right now, and in most places, inventory remains low. So, how do you buy a home in a hot market? Here are a few tips to get you in the home you want, when there are fewer options up for sale.

Understand your budget

The first thing you need to do is to have a good understanding of your budget. You don’t want to get stuck with a home you can’t afford. If you’re ready to buy, take a good look at your budget. A good rule of thumb is to not have your monthly...

Best Triangle Area Date Night Ideas [2022 Edition]

Best Date Night Spots Triangle Area NC

From arcade games to live music, couples painting to a food hall, here are some of the best date night ideas in the Triangle area:

Boxcar Bar + Arcade

330 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601 | Website 

If you want to feel like a kid again, you can always get your game on at Boxcar Bar + Arcade. The venue has locations in Raleigh and Durham, with dozens of old school games to choose from, including pinball, air hockey and arcade games that start at just a quarter. The business also has a seasonal cocktail menu, a full liquor bar and two dozen rotating American craft beers on tap. ...

The Best Date Night Spots in Durham, NC [2022 Edition]

Best Date Night Spots Durham NC

If you’re looking for a place to plan a first date, or just a night out with your sweetie, Durham isn't short on fun and creative ideas. We explore just a few below...

The Roof at the Durham

315 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701 | Website

For sweeping views overlooking Downtown Durham, take your next date night to The Roof at The Durham. The space is open year-round for cocktails, craft beer, small family-produced wine, a raw bar and small plates. It’s also a good spot to catch some live music on select nights.  

Top Private Schools in Raleigh, NC [2022 Edition]

Top Raleigh NC Private Schools

Many buyers take their home search to Raleigh for its high quality of life, its beautiful homes, plus its high marks for jobs, its cost of living and its schools. While public schools in Raleigh often rank high, there are also some top private schools for parents to choose from in the city. Across Raleigh, there are dozens of different private schools for families to consider.

Ravenscroft School

7409 Falls of Neuse Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615 | Website 

Ravenscroft...

The Best Florists in Chapel Hill, NC [2022 Edition]

Best Florists Chapel Hill NC

Flowers are for all occasions, and no one knows that better than your local flower shop. Here are some of the best florists to consider in Chapel Hill, North Carolina:

Chapel Hill Florist

200 W Franklin St Suite 120, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 | INSTAGRAM

The name says it all at Chapel Hill Florist on West Franklin Street. The business accepts both phone orders and online orders, plus it offers some same-day flower deliveries. Chapel Hill Florist is open Mondays through Fridays, and it delivers its products throughout the city of Chapel Hill, plus some surrounding towns and communities. Customers can expect to find a number of different flowers and plants, as the...

The Best Pizza Joints in Chapel Hill, NC [2022 Edition]

Best Pizza Chapel Hill NC

It’s hard to be a true college town without pizza, so luckily, you’ll find several great pizza joints to choose from in Chapel Hill. 

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza

501 Meadowmont Village Cir, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 | INSTAGRAM

If you love the taste of wood fired pizza, you’re in luck. That’s exactly what you’ll find on the menu at Brixx Wood Fired Pizza. The location offers a dining room and a patio, plus it also offers curbside pickup, takeout and delivery. Brixx is open every day of the week and has a variety of different pizza flavors on the menu. 

The Best Brunch Spots in Chapel Hill, NC [2022 Edition]

Best Brunch Chapel Hill NC

If you’re searching for a great place to grab a bite to eat in Chapel Hill, you’re certainly in luck. The city is packed with some tasty eateries, including some top brunch spots. 

Breakaway Café

58 Chapelton Court chapel, Suite 100, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 | INSTAGRAM

Breakaway Café describes itself as a cycling-inspired café that serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner. You’ll find some baked goods on the menu, plus some small plate options. Selections range from breakfast burritos and sandwiches to muffins, scones and avocado toast. If you’re more traditional, you can also order things like pancakes and sausage, bacon or fruit....

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