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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....

Should You Add Solar Panels to Your Home?

Triangle Area Solar Panel Homes

If you’re looking for new ways to save on your monthly utility costs, you may want to consider installing solar panels.  Some homeowners find they’re a solid investment for the future, but how do you know they’re the right choice for your home?

First of all, you need to consider the total cost. Solar panels are pricey in the beginning, with some estimates putting the upfront cost at around $20,000. 

The good news is, on average, solar panels are said to increase the value of a home by about $15,000. You may be able to decrease the overall cost, too, by taking advantage of rebate programs, along with state and federal tax credits....

7 DIY Home Projects for Fall

7 DIY Projects for Fall- Duncan Prime Realty

7 DIY Home Projects for Fall


Whether or not you like it, fall has snuck up on us and winter is right around the corner. Fall foliage covers the trees and stores are already putting out the holiday decorations. This is usually the time most people go into holiday hibernation mode, along with their home improvement projects.


Homeowners typically reserve the sticky, hot summers for their DIY projects but we think fall is a great time to get out the tool belt. Not only is the weather so much more manageable for outdoor projects you want your home to look its best for all those family members visiting for the holidays,...

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