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Hot Summer Design Trends
Hot Summer Design Trends

July 20, 2021

Take a look at all the sensational trends for 2021 that have emerged after a year of living, working, and playing at home

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Eco-Friendly Tech Updates Your Home Needs
Eco-Friendly Tech Updates Your Home Needs

May 11, 2021

The latest in home technology can also make your home more environmentally friendly.

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Are There Going to Be More Homes to Buy This Year?
Are There Going to Be More Homes to Buy This Year?

Cindy Poole Roberts | March 1, 2021

If you’re looking for a home to purchase right now and having trouble finding one, you’re not alone. At a time like this when there are so few hous...

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10 Date Night Ideas In Raleigh
10 Date Night Ideas In Raleigh

March 1, 2021

Swoon-worthy spots for your next date night adventure

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18 Local Businesses Near Raleigh to Patronize
18 Local Businesses Near Raleigh to Patronize

March 1, 2021

Dream big, shop small.

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For Sale By Owner - A Good Idea?
For Sale By Owner - A Good Idea?

Cindy Poole Roberts | February 8, 2021

FSBO (pronounced fizz-bo), or For Sale By Owner, is a way of selling your home without the use of a professional real estate agent or broker.

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Documenting Your Assets - Verifying Your Down Payment
Documenting Your Assets - Verifying Your Down Payment

Cindy Poole Roberts | January 26, 2021

When buying a home, it is not enough to just come up with the money.

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Finding the Right Seller
Finding the Right Seller

Cindy Poole Roberts | January 12, 2021

The best seller is one who is highly motivated. A highly motivated seller is more likely to sell at a price that is less than his or her house is a...

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Have You Ever Considered Purchasing a Home in Raleigh, North Carolina
Have You Ever Considered Purchasing a Home in Raleigh, North Carolina

Cindy Poole Roberts | January 12, 2021

Raleigh is a desirable community & great location.

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Build a Plan of Action and Get Ready
Build a Plan of Action and Get Ready

Cindy Pooler Roberts | January 4, 2021

Buying a home will probably rank as one of the biggest personal investments one can make.

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Getting a Legitimate Lender and Getting Pre-Approved
Getting a Legitimate Lender and Getting Pre-Approved

Cindy Poole Roberts | December 28, 2020

It used to be that buyers could go house shopping and when they have found their dream home, then they go to get pre-approved.

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Hot, Normal, and Cold Markets
Hot, Normal, and Cold Markets

Cindy Poole Roberts | December 14, 2020

This is an extremely competitive market and is advantageous to the seller. Sometimes, homes will sell as soon as they are listed or even before hom...

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Finding the Right Agent
Finding the Right Agent

Cindy Poole Roberts | December 7, 2020

Not all agents work the same way. The most important attribute of an agent is that he/she is well connected to the real estate industry.

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Getting the Highest Price in the Shortest Time
Getting the Highest Price in the Shortest Time

Cindy Poole Roberts | November 30, 2020

In order to get the highest price in the shortest time, you need to know how to market your home.

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Find Your Dream Home in Raleigh, North Carolina
Find Your Dream Home in Raleigh, North Carolina

Cindy Poole Roberts | November 23, 2020

There are so many different kinds of homes out there for families to choose from.

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Common Ways of Holding Title
Common Ways of Holding Title

Cindy Pooler Roberts | November 16, 2020

Real property can be incredibly valuable and the question of how parties can take ownership of their property is important.

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Closing Costs When Buying or Refinancing a Home
Closing Costs When Buying or Refinancing a Home

Cindy Pooler Roberts | November 9, 2020

This is a detailed summary of costs you may have to pay when you buy or refinance your home.

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Creative Financing
Creative Financing

Cindy Poole Roberts | November 2, 2020

Creative financing: You’ve heard of it, and, as a seller, the idea sounds pretty attractive.

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Condominium and PUD Ownership
Condominium and PUD Ownership

Cindy Pooler Roberts | October 26, 2020

Builders, in an effort to combat the dual problem of an increasing population and a declining availability of prime land.

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Considering Offers
Considering Offers

Cindy Pooler Roberts | October 19, 2020

When reading an offer, keep in mind that you are out to get the best price and the best terms for you.

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FICO® Scores and Your Mortgage
FICO® Scores and Your Mortgage

Cindy Poole Roberts | October 12, 2020

Years ago, credit scoring had little to do with mortgage lending.

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Adjustable Rate Mortgages - The Basics
Adjustable Rate Mortgages - The Basics

Cindy Pooler Roberts | October 5, 2020

An adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) has an interest rate that fluctuates periodically. This is in contrast to a fixed rate mortgage, which always has...

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Insist on a Home Inspection
Insist on a Home Inspection

Cindy Poole Roberts | September 28, 2020

A professional home inspection protects both you and the buyer. It allows both you and the buyer the opportunity to learn about the property’s defe...

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Environmental Issues
Environmental Issues

Cindy Poole Roberts | September 21, 2020

When purchasing a piece of property, it is important to be aware of any environmental liabilities associated with it.

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FICO® Score - a Brief Explanation
FICO® Score - a Brief Explanation

Cindy Poole Roberts | September 18, 2020

When you apply for a mortgage loan, you expect your lender to pull a credit report and look at whether you’ve made your payments on time.

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Adjustable Rate Mortgages - The PROS & CONS
Adjustable Rate Mortgages - The PROS & CONS

Cindy Pooler Roberts | September 7, 2020

Now that you know what an ARM is and how it works, you may be wondering what the advantages and disadvantages are. So let’s explore that issue.

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Avoiding Financial Stress
Avoiding Financial Stress

Cindy Pooler Roberts | August 25, 2020

By asking the right questions, and knowing exactly what your needs are, you can find the right loan for you.

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How Much Is My Home Worth in Raleigh, North Carolina
How Much Is My Home Worth in Raleigh, North Carolina

Cindy Poole Roberts | August 17, 2020

If you are planning on selling your home, that is a question you need answered.

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Closing and Title Costs
Closing and Title Costs

Cindy Pooler Roberts | February 17, 2020

The day you go to the title or escrow company, sign your name on the dotted line, hand over a check and prepare to take ownership of your new home.

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Importance of Inspection
Importance of Inspection

Cindy Poole Roberts | December 10, 2001

As a buyer, you are entitled to know exactly what you are getting. Don’t take anything for granted, not even what you see or what the seller or lis...

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