Buying

Triangle Area Q&A: Should You Buy a Home Right Now?

Should You Buy a Home Right Now?

To buy or not to buy—that is the question for countless home buyers each and every year, but especially right now when rates are high and economic uncertainty looms. It isn't always an easy decision, as there's a lot to think about, from downpayment amounts to mortgage terms to an individual property's location and features. The consideration process is made even harder by external economic forces. Is there ever really a right or wrong time? In this article, we explore that tough question while providing advice to help you find the best answer.

The Challenge

Let's start by outlining the arguments for both sides of the do-or-don't-buy coin:

Why buy a home right now? Well,...

Townhouse Communities in Greensboro Home Buyers Should Consider

Greensboro NC Townhouse Communities

For many home buyers, a townhouse provides all the space you'll need, as well as the added benefit of having little to no maintenance. And in many cases, there's also the added benefit of being more affordable. So if you think a townhouse is the right choice for your individual living needs and preferences, Greensboro has some exceptional options and opportunities you'll want to consider. 

Harbor Crossing

Harbor Crossing is a new construction townhouse community located in Greensboro. Buyers can choose from some currently available floorplans or some buildable plans in the community. Options include either three- or four-bedrooms, with three different designs ranging anywhere...

Should You Buy a Home in 2023?

Should you buy a home in 2023

If you’re considering a move and have been paying attention to market conditions, mortgage rates, and what many Realtors are saying, you’ve probably heard the phrase “changing market.” While there’s no doubt market conditions have changed due to higher interest rates, economic conditions, and various other factors, 2023 still looks to be a good time to buy, if you’re truly ready. 

Homes Are Still Appreciating 

It’s true! Believe it or not, home prices are still on the rise all throughout the Triangle Area, just not at the pace we were seeing over the last 12-18 months. And that’s a GREAT thing for prospective...

Should You Use a Local Lender When Buying a Home?

Should you use a local lender when buying a home

If you need a mortgage for a new home, you’re probably looking for a lender. While it’s good to shop around, there are several benefits when it comes to choosing a local lender.

Familiarity 

A local lender will have some familiarity with the local area. Estimated closing costs can vary between states and jurisdictions, so you’ll likely get a more accurate estimate from a local lender familiar with your area. This local knowledge also means you could get additional help in navigating federal and state programs specific to the area. 

Local Preferences

Many sellers...

Raleigh's Most Walkable Neighborhoods

The Best Walkable Neighborhoods in Raleigh NC

Along with an adequate amount of living space and certain home features that fit individual needs, wants, and design preferences, home buyers often consider certain locations that are walkable, convenient, and close to local amenities and attractions. And given Raleigh is both North Carolina’s second largest city and also the state capital, it’s definitely not short on neighborhoods that are safe, highly desirable, and close to plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment. 

To demonstrate, here are just a few to consider….

Historic Oakwood 

As Raleigh’s very first designated historic district, Historic Oakwood presents home buyers with...

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 mortgage payment exceed...

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 for families to search...

Chapel Hill’s Most Desirable New Construction Communities

Chapel Hill New Construction Communities

Looking to buy new construction in Chapel Hill? Start your search in these highly desirable new construction communities currently being developed. 

Burgundy Lane

One of the most exciting new construction communities in Chapel Hill is Burgundy Lane at Lake Hogan Farms. Designed for the exclusivity of just 17 custom-built homes, Burgundy Lane residences are priced starting in the $800,000s.

The homesites back up to a wooded area, plus they’re also close to the exclusive recreational opportunities of Chapel Hill Tennis Club, Finley Golf Course, plus area parks, walking and biking trails.

The Legacy at Jordan Lake

Legacy at Jordan...

A Closer Look at Briar Chapel: Chapel Hill’s Most Affordable New Construction Neighborhood

Briar Chapel Homes

It may be Chapel Hill’s most affordable new construction neighborhood, but Briar Chapel certainly doesn’t sacrifice when it comes to desirable home designs and exciting amenities. 

A Briar Chapel lifestyle affords the advantage of a number of shared amenities. 

This includes a resort-style swimming pool with water slides, a lap pool and a splash pad. You’ll also find a clubhouse with a fitness center and a full-time activities director on staff. 

Despite all of this, some of the most budget-friendly homes in Briar Chapel are affordably priced starting in the $300,000s. This price point generally...

Explore the Triangle Area’s Top New Construction Townhouse Developments

Triangle New Construction Townhomes

If you're looking for a new construction townhouse somewhere in the Triangle, now's a pretty good time to be in the market. Along with more inventory coming online ahead of the busy fall market, a number of new construction townhouse communities are currently in the works around0 the region, providing buyers with a number of desirable options that shouldn't be ignored.

Townes at North Salem

A great place to start is with Townes at North Salem. This community of three-story townhomes sits in Apex, just a short drive away...