Raleigh Area Real Estate Blog

Find Down Payment Assistance Programs That Fit Your Individual Circumstances

First Time Home Buying in Durham

If you run a poll asking   what is the most difficult part about buying a home for the first time, many will likely say that it’s coming up with a down payment. But what many of these same buyers don’t know is that there are all kinds of resources and programs available to first-time buyers that help them secure enough money for a down payment, as long as you know where to look. 

Believe it or not, research shows that 87% of homes on the market are eligible for various home ownership programs, and using services or programs like Down Payment Resource can no doubt help first-time home buyers overcome one of the biggest hurdles...

The Home Buying Process Simplified

Buying a Durham Home

If you’re in the market for a new home and happen to be a first-time home buyer, the home buying process may seem a bit overwhelming at the beginning. But if you break it down and take a step-by-step approach, you’ll be well on your way to being a new home owner before you know it. And to help you get started, here’s a brief look at my step-by-step approach to buying a home for the first time…

1) Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation

First thing’s first—schedule a meeting with me so I can assess all...

Pre-Qualified & Pre-Approved: What's The Difference?

Getting Pre-Approved For a Home Loan in Durham NC

If you’re finally wanting to buy a home for the first time in Durham, it’s only a matter of time before you eventually learn all the different nuances associated with the complex home buying process. Among one of the first things you’ll need to know is the difference between pre-approved and pre-qualified, which will not only be helpful but also a great first step to take in understanding what buying a home entails. 

It’s not all that uncommon for first-time...

Why Buy a Durham Home Instead of Rent?

Buying a Durham Home

Although interest rates have jumped up a bit over the last several weeks, now is still a great time to buy a home, especially if you’re currently renting in what’s been a rather robust rental market over the past 12 to 18 months. And with both demand and rent prices still on the rise heading into 2017, why not make it your goal to finally make that long awaited transition from renting to owning sometime over the course of the new year? 

Regardless of your situation, if you’re still on the fence about ...