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How to Handle Multiple Offer Situations in Raleigh (And Win!)

Jon C. McBride

The Raleigh real estate market is hot, and an attractive home is a sought-after commodity. Triangle area buyer...

Why Some Homes Sell Faster than Others

Jon C. McBride

There’s not much in life that is more confounding than to have your home sit on the market while those...

Lure homebuyers with an amazing patio/backyard

Jon C. McBride

One of the biggest discoveries that Americans made during the lockdown is the great outdoors, even if that mea...

Mortgage rates too high? Check out 3 government-backed loan programs

Jon C. McBride

At this writing, mortgage rates are at 5.3% and we can expect them to rise again in late September. This...

What you need to know about a home warranty

Jon C. McBride

The first thing you need to know about home warranties is that they are neither insurance nor warranties. They...

6 Critical Must-Dos when Selling a Vacant Home

Jon C. McBride

The move to the new home is complete. Now all that is left to do is to sell the old...

What color should I paint my house before selling?

Jon C. McBride

When was the last time the exterior of your home got a fresh coat of paint? The experts say that...

Garden flowers that thrive in summer sun

Jon C. McBride

If you have a garden patch of soil that gets six or more hours of sun per day, consider yourself...

Homebuyer incentive ideas

Jon C. McBride

The housing market is shifting and, as usual, the changes vary, according to region. Some markets have fewer b...

Does flooring have an impact on your home’s value?

Jon C. McBride

Remember when carpeting, especially Berber carpets, was all the rage? Today it still has its fans, but it’s ...


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