First-Time Home Buyers: Financing Programs You Might Not Know About

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Spring and summer are the busiest seasons in the real estate market. On any given weekend, driving around the Triangle you will see numerous “Open House” signs scattered on the shoulders of tree-lined streets. People who are actively seeking to purchase properties might do an impromptu visit to an open house on the way home from Sunday brunch, you know, …

First Time Homeowners: Tips For All Seasons

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Your first home is a major milestone, and big congratulations are in order! Not only is real estate a great investment… You are now the master of your own domain. But that also means you can’t call your landlord should anything go wrong. And the regular upkeep and maintenance of the property now falls to you. Don’t be caught off …

Aesthetics Vs. Valuation? 10 Home Improvement Projects To Consider

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Anyone who has purchased a house, condo or investment property can remember walking into a few prospective places and thinking about changes that needed to be made. Definitely the backsplash tile over the kitchen sink has to go… The color combination in the living room just doesn’t work… The kitchen needs an entire upgrade… And maybe you should knock down …

Re-Evaluating Your Investment Property

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BUY. HOLD. SELL. These are three things every investment property owner should have on their minds on a regular basis. A seasoned investment property owner might consider these options once or twice a year. Moreover, they are always keeping an eye on market conditions, cash flow, return on investment, tax incentives, their overall portfolio and future cash needs. Below we …

Airbnb: Does The New Kid On The Block Present An Investment Opportunity?

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Historically, residential investment properties consisted of three types: long term rentals, vacation rentals, and flipping a house. But there’s a new kid on the block, and its name is Airbnb. A 2008 start-up company based out of California, Airbnb hosts a website and app that are user-friendly both for homeowners to advertise on and customers to search for short-term rentals. …

Investment Property: Flip… Or Buy And Hold?

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Most Americans would agree that buying property is a sound investment. Many of us dream about our very own weekend country house sitting on several acres, or perhaps a top floor downtown condo with stunning views of the city. In fact, home ownership in America is almost 65%. However, investing in property is a whole different ball game, and the …

Updated Apartments Available March 1

Gaskill Realty is pleased to announce that we will have 11 newly-available updated apartments for rent starting March 1, 2019. Located at 1610 Glenwood Avenue, the apartment homes are set back from the main road for less road noise and more tranquility. Less than one block from Five Points, this desirable location grants easy access to Glenwood South, Wade Avenue, …

Buying Investment Property: Some Tips

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Buying investment property seems like a pretty straightforward venture. Select a property, purchase it, clean it up… and tah-dah! You’re ready to rent it out to prospective clients as either a residential or vacation property. Or maybe you try to flip it. Now, just sit back, collect the rent and watch your profits skyrocket along with the value of your …

Featured Business: Adara Spa

About Adara Spa Gaskill Realty is pleased to feature Adara Spa in Downtown Raleigh… and its Emmy award winning owner Sundrae “Sunny” Miller. Yes, that’s right. Prior to founding Adara Spa, Sunny worked in broadcast news in and around Tampa Bay and the Research Triangle covering national and international news. In 2001 she won an Emmy with our very own …

5 Priority Tasks For Your Move-in

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The excitement of moving into a new home can be exhilarating. Whether you are turnkey-or-bust… or thrill at the prospect of freshening paint, decorating, buying furniture and maybe even knocking out a wall or two… the move-in process is something almost all of us look forward to. The fun part is always imagining what your new place will look like …