How to Effectively Cope with Financial Stress

a frustrated home seller

As we age, financial obligations and life events can cause us to feel stressed. For adults in their 40s and older, the most common sources of financial stress are job loss, reduced wages, consumer debt, and medical expenses. Other situations, such as divorce or a foreclosure, can also lead to financial strain. Too often, Raleigh-area homeowners facing financial […]

How to Get Freebies from Duke Energy

Very seldom do you hear the word “freebies” these days, so take advantage when you do. Duke Energy has a Home Energy House Call program where you can learn how to save on your monthly bill and land about $30 worth of free gifts. Free Energy-Saving Items for Homeowners Here’s what you get for free: In-home […]

Don’t Miss Raleigh’s Home Shows in September

house with front porch and green lawn

Two major home shows take place in Raleigh in September, so don’t miss these opportunities to explore home improvement and remodeling ideas. The best thing about these shows is access to a variety of home experts. Landscaping experts showcase their artwork with pavers and greenery. Kitchen and bath experts showcase their design creativity and luxurious […]

Beware of Raleigh/Durham Home Closing Delays

sold sign in front of house

The expectation of closing day is supposed to be exciting. You have spent countless hours searching out the best home, negotiating price, and are ready to have the keys in your hand. Unfortunately, the closing process involves many moving parts. The mortgage lender and the buyer’s attorney must meet all federal guideline requirements, the appropriate […]

Beware: A Realtor Bonus May Hurt Instead of Help

Did you know for many many years home buyers had no representation because all Real Estate Agents worked for sellers as “sub-agents”? Realtors showed properties to home buyers and built wonderful relationships with them, but legally they represented the seller because the seller paid them through the listing commission. This was very confusing to home […]