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How To Be An Educated Buyer!
Here in the Triangle Area of North Carolina, it is a sellers' market in many areas. Demand is strong, as Raleigh and surrounding towns are still landing on "Best Lists" in regards to schools, restaurants, cost of living ratios, lifestyle, and a great job market! When looking for homes in this kind of environment, it is important to be armed with knowledge that will help your search, and to be ready when you find your Dream Home. We can help to make that search much less stressful!
1) Talk to a lender about getting a "pre-approval" letter, not a "pre-qualification" letter. The two are very different! The pre-approval letter requires a bit more digging by the lender, and means they have looked at certain criteria to put you in "pre-approval" status. A "pre-qualification" letter can mean you had a conversation with a lender, but does not mean anything to a seller. We can help to point you in the direction of lenders our past clients have been very happy with, just ask! New programs are being created all the time to help people get into new homes!
2) Know what schools you want to be in, or have an idea. The Triangle Area has great schools, but if you have a specific school in mind, please let us know. We can do a search based on the schools of your choice. (Please be sure to always confirm with Wake County Public Schools for assignment!)
3) Do a drive-by of the neighborhood where a home you like is located. Homes can look great in pictures, and they can be great on the inside, but if you don't like the neighborhood, it puts a damper on the visit! Once you locate a neighborhood you like, it puts you at ease to know that the area fits you and your lifestyle. A home can always be changed and updated. Location, location, location!
Please contact us anytime, whether you are selling or buying, or both! Team Ruby Henderson is consistently in the Top 10 Realtors of the Triangle Area of North Carolina, and will provide you with excellent customers service. We look forward to speaking with you. Tel: 919-455-4431, or email@example.com
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