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7 Simple Ways to Increase Your Home's Value

Increasing your Durham Home's Value

Selling your home is a life-changing decision, the there’s no doubt the process can be stressful. Finding an experienced Durham real estate agent, prepping your home to be put on the market, and also finding a new place to live are all steps you’ll have to take when selling a property, and that’s all while also trying to manage the stress of ensuring you’ll get as much money as possible when finally reaching a deal.

Believe it or not, however, increasing your home’s value doesn’t have to be challenging, or even expensive. And to prove it, here are 7 simple tips that will no doubt maximize your home’s value before putting it on the market:

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Average Home Sales Price in Durham Exceeds $700,000 During Busy Spring Market

Durham Home Prices

Early last month, the Durham Region Association of REALTORS® (DRAR) released all of April’s housing market data, which revealed something most home buyers and sellers in the Triangle already know—it’s a red hot market right now.

Back in April, there were 1,485 residential transactions overall, which is up from 1,322 in April of 2016. But despite a sizable year-over-year jump in transactions, the one figure that’s really catching people’s eye is how much homes for sale in Durham and the surrounding area are selling for this year.

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There's No Better Time Than the Beginning of Summer to Buy a Lakefront Home in the Triangle

Triangle Lake Homes For Sale

With the official beginning of summer now only a week or so away, doesn’t it feel like the perfect time to buy a Triangle area lake home? In a location like central North Carolina, where the summers are hot and the dense forested landscape provides the perfect summertime atmosphere, there’s really no better place to enjoy the warm summer season than here in the Triangle, which is especially true if you’re lucky enough to live on one of the few lakes that are situated just outside the hustle-and-bustle of Raleigh, Durham, and the rest of the Triangle.

Whether you’re looking to purchase a small cottage to use as a quiet seasonal hideaway or happen to be looking for a fabulous new waterfront property to call home all year...

Make the Most of Summer and Buy a Durham Home with a Swimming Pool

Durham Homes For Sale With a Swimming Pool

While just about every Triangle home buyer jots down a few must-haves or devises some sort of a wish list before beginning a home search, sometimes the time of year may have a pretty strong influence over what’s a priority and what’s not.

Although the holiday season is traditionally a slower time for the housing market overall, those who are shopping for a house around November or December may dream of having lots of entertainment space to host friends and family. Similarly, ...

Extra Crispy Mentions 2 Triangle Restaurants on List of Top Breakfast Joints in the U.S.

Best Breakfast Spots in the Triangle

Although most of the information we provide to our readers relates to Triangle area market updates and real estate related news in Durham, it never hurts to pass along a lifestyle tip or two, just in case you’re searching homes for sale in Durham from out of town and aren’t quite as familiar with the area as locals who have lived here for years.

Just recently, Extra Crispy, a self-described website about breakfast, brunch, and morning culture, released a list of what they consider the 51 Best Breakfast Destinations in America, and a couple familiar establishments made the cut....

Durham County Home Sales Drop in April; Inventory Falls to 1.6 Months Supply

Durham County Real Estate Market

The Triangle area housing market has seen double-digit increases in home sales for two consecutive quarters, but during what’s usually one of the busier times for the real estate market overall, home sales in Durham County activity actually dropped a bit back in April.

According to new numbers from the Triangle MLS, the number of new listings and the number of closed sales both dropped fairly significantly in April, falling by 10% and 7.1% respectively.

Despite home sales on the decline, however, both the median sales price and the average...

An Updated Look at the New Construction Market in Cary NC

Cary NC New Construction Homes For Sale

With many of today’s new construction homes in the Triangle area offering buyers more benefits and advantages than ever before, it’s easy to see why you’ll likely have to pay a premium to secure the newly built home of your dreams. Among some of the many positive aspects of buying new are having the ability to choose a floor plan, choose the interior finishes, and of course the ability to save money over the long haul when it comes to installing energy efficient windows, appliances, and countless other home features along the way.

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