Finding a home to rent in the Greater Raleigh area may be easy with the high number of rental properties currently listed in MLS, Craigslist and other websites, however, terms can vary with each property owner or property management company. How do you know what may be required? Continue reading “Security Deposits in North Carolina: How Much Can A Landlord Charge?”
Since football season is drawing to a close I thought I would share my Top 10 Reasons why selling your house in this market is like Continue reading “Top 10 Reasons Why Selling Your House in This Market is Like Winning The Super Bowl [Quick List]”
One of the things I am concerned about in this current real estate market is that home prices seem to be still dropping . I am worried that I might only get a low ball offer. I don’t want to have to deal with someone who is not serious enough about my home to even make a reasonable offer. To me, that would be so aggravating. Continue reading “The Art of Negotiating Low-Ball Offers Into Home Sales”
Many retired people are finding their pensions, social security, and savings are not enough to make ends meet and are considering “reverse mortgages” on their paid off homes to supplement their income. Please be very careful with reverse mortgages. There is a lot of fraud Continue reading “Reverse Mortgages – What To Look Out For”
Hey Linda, What Is Going On With The Real Estate Market Here In The Greater Raleigh Area?
This is a question people ask me every day and I thought I would spend a few minutes sharing today about what I am seeing. Continue reading “December’s Real Estate Market Update”
Last month I attended a conference in Austin, Texas. It was a privileged to be on the guest list because it was limited to only 200 REALTORS from around the country that hold a CDPE Certification. There are presently 26,000 of us certified out of 1.5 million Realtors so this is why it was an honor to be included. The topic was short sales, foreclosures and distressed home owners. I would love to say it was a fun time but, it was actually unnerving. Continue reading “Raleigh Real Estate Question: What is Going On With the Short Sale Market Right Now?”
Many people try to guess what time of the year is best to sell a house. Every month and every year is different depending on the economy, interest rates, elections etc. So, there isn’t ever a normal or an absolute however Continue reading “Raleigh Real Estate Expert, Linda Craft Answers: When Is The Best Time To Sell A House? [charts]”
Due to the economy many people are turning to rental homes to find housing this year. As calls have come into our real estate office here in Raleigh we have seen several trends in the current rental market and thought we would share our thoughts through several blog posts.
The first question about rentals many people ask is this:
Why won’t a real estate agent call me back about a rental property? Continue reading “Rentals in Raleigh: What’s the Deal with Real Estate Agents?”
A lot of people here in the Greater Raleigh area are thinking about refinancing these days. Is is worth the closing costs you need to pay in order to save a few dollars? Check out my video for some quick tips about what to look out for when you are evaluating such a big decision.[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkOBZkpWDrc]
I hope that you have a great rest of your day!
With more than one in seven mortgages currently not being paid, the financial crisis is affecting millions of homeowners across the country, even here in the Greater Raleigh Area. Continue reading “Bankruptcy: You Have Options”