Category Archives: Home Selling Tips

Tips on staging your house for sale, how to sell your home

Rent Vs. Buy

The math can be critical when trying to make decisions about homebuying vs renting. The recent rise in mortgage rates (from record lows) has indeed made buying a house a little more expensive. According to Forbes the increase from 3.4% to 3.9% on a 30-year mortgage raised the monthly payment on a $200,000 mortgage by […]

Home Builder Confidence Surges

Home builder confidence has risen to a seven-year high in June, according to the National Association of Home Builders. The index that measures builder sentiment towards the market has jumped to over 50 for the first time since April of 2006. A reading of over 50 on the NAHB/Wells Fargo index signals that more builders […]

Garner Named All-America City

  We want to congratulate the Town of Garner for being named one of 10 All-America Cities for 2013. Garner was competing against 19 other finalists to win the All-America City award, which is administered by the Denver-based National Civic League. The award recognizes citizen engagement, cross-sector collaboration, innovation, and inclusiveness; it also showcases grassroots […]

Why You Should Sell Your House

Over on the KCM Blog they are feeling pretty good about why now is a good time to sell your home. If many of these are applicable to your situation, it may be a good time to sell. Let’s take a look at a few of their reasons. Visit the KCM Blog to read the […]

Beat The Summer Heat And Keep Costs Down!

The thermometer has begun its creep up as we approach the hot summer months, and many of us have switched on the air conditioner to keep things cool inside. Oftentimes this comes with higher utilities costs for homeowners. The Yahoo! Shine site has some great ways to beat the summer heat and keep your costs […]

Rising Home Prices Means Fewer Homeowners Underwater

The number of homeowners underwater in their mortgages has dropped below 10 million for the first time in more than three years. The rising of home prices is helping to push that number down. The number of homeowners underwater stood at 12.1 million at the end of 2011. According to market research firm CoreLogic, the […]

Milestone For The Triangle Housing Market

The Triangle housing market hit a milestone in May: the number of homes sold surpassed 3,000 units for the first time in five years according to the TMLS. There were almost 3,100 closings recorded at this point, putting May home sales in the Triangle up over 30% compared to the year prior. The average sale […]

Tips For A Better Closing

You’ve found your perfect home and all you want to do is unpack the truck and move in. But you’ve got to get through the closing first! Closings can be stressful, as buyers are often already emotionally attached to a property that is not quite theirs yet. We’ve got some great tips to help you […]

Raleigh Ranks High For Newlyweds

Newlyweds listen up! According to a new survey from, Raleigh has ranked among the Top 10 U.S. cities for freshly married couples. The rankings are based on factors like the cost of living, annual mean wages, rental inventory, percentage of married couples, and percentage of children under the age of 6. noted that […]

More Homes To Choose From For Home Buyers

The number of homes for sale is finally beginning to rise, which is good for buyers, who have been experiencing a bit of a shortage thus far this year. The for-sale inventory grew by 4.1% in April, up 1.75 million units according to Additionally the average list price was up 2.6% in April-good news […]