January Top Articles of Interest

21 Real Estate Wins in Government Spending Package Congress gave final approval Friday to a bipartisan bill to fund the government through Sept. 30, 2023, clearing the last major piece of legislation for the year. The bill now goes to President Joe Biden for his signature. Included in the bill are an extension of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) …

Residential Rentals — Why You Need a Lease Agreement and How To Understand It

It’s easy to understand being excited when you’ve finally found the apartment or house you’ve been looking for. Whether it’s the shorter commute to work, the lake views and mature trees in the landscape, or the energy efficient design that draws you, when you’ve found what seems like the perfect fit, you want to jump on it right away. You’re …

Considering a Move to North Carolina? Here’s What You Need to Know About Raleigh

People around here say they love living in Raleigh because it’s a growing city that hasn’t lost the friendly, small-town feel. It’s still easy to run into someone you know when you stop in at the corner market or your favorite local dive. At the same time, Raleigh’s growing fast. It’s the capital of North Carolina and the second largest …

Top 6 Home and Interior Design Trends in 2022 – What’s Here To Stay

Home and interior design trends are always changing, and with so many styles to choose from, it can be overwhelming for homeowners and renters alike.  Whether you’re thinking of moving soon or just want to spruce up the home you’ll be in for the next few years, here are 2022’s trending styles. Grandmillennial decor  A throwback to days of old, …

5 Questions To Help You Decide When To Hire a Manager for Your Rental Property

“If you’ve ever spoken to a financial planner about investing, then you are very aware of the importance of diversification. When you diversify your portfolio, you spread out the risk. Real estate will always serve as a safe tangible asset to mitigate the risk in your portfolio. Many have amassed wealth by solely investing in real estate.”– James Harris, Entrepreneur …

How Big Tech Companies Are Impacting the Housing Market in the Triangle

Google, Apple, and VinFast have all recently announced plans to expand into the Raleigh-Durham area, making the Triangle a hotspot for the tech industry. With an influx of tech workers and residents, the housing market in the area is becoming more and more competitive. You may be wondering how such a competitive market will impact you. Let’s take a look …

How Do North Carolina Counties Assess Property Taxes? How To Appeal If Yours Increase

To be a property owner is to be a taxpayer. Once you become a homeowner, of course, you’ll never need to question whether you’ll get a tax bill. You’ll just need to know how much you’ll owe! And that all depends on where you live.  How Property Taxes Are Determined in North Carolina In North Carolina, county tax offices send …

9 Rental Property Scams to Look Out For and How To Avoid Them

In the news again in 2022 is an old trick that keeps tripping people up: rental property scams. “On the tenant side, police say the scam usually involves having to pay the deposit without seeing the property while the supposed owner says they’ll mail you the keys. Spoiler alert—the keys never come, and the tenant is out the money for …

Looking for a New Home? Here Are the ABCs of Financing it

Buying a home can feel like putting a puzzle together — finding the right neighborhood, the best house for your family, a price that fits in your budget. If one of the pieces doesn’t quite feel right, the others don’t seem to fit either. And when all those pieces do come together, there’s still the matter of financing. Today, a buyer …