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What is the North Carolina Homeowners Alliance?

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Realtor Melanie Cameron shares an important resource for North Carolina homeowners – The North Carolina Homeowners Alliance. NC Homeowners Alliance is the voice for homeowners at the North Carolina General Assembly. Want to know upcoming changes that could make owning a home in North Carolina more expensive? Visit the North Carolina Homeowners Alliance Website. Home insurance rate hikes are a …

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The Upfront Costs of Buying a Home: Don’t Be Caught Off Guard!

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When you think about the money you need to buy a home, what comes to mind first? Probably the mortgage and down payment, right? While both are crucial for buying a home, there are other costs that buyers will need to pay before signing on the dotted line. If you’re planning to buy a home, don’t be caught off guard. …

Will I Save Money Skipping the Buyer’s Agent?

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For 42% of recent buyers, the very first step they took to buying a home was searching for properties online. An additional number took to searching online after first getting pre-approved. With these kinds of numbers and the numerous portals for gathering information about homes, it’s expected that a buyer will at some point come in contact with a listing …

Can Buyers Ask Home Sellers to Pay Their Closing Costs?

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First off, how closing costs are handled may differ from state to state. This advice applies to North Carolina. If you’re buying elsewhere, make sure you discuss your options with your Realtor. So, what are closing costs? For those who are unaware, they are the fees incurred from the process of conveying a piece of real estate to the buyer, …

Who pays Who? Hiring a Buyer’s Agent Doesn’t Cost You a Penny!

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Real estate agents work by commission. They’re paid once a home sells. But who pays that commission is probably the biggest source of misconceptions in the home buying process. So, let’s just get it out of the way… The home seller pays the commission for both the listing and selling (buyer’s) agent. The funds come out of the sale of …

How Do Wilmington Realtors Get Paid?

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There is a lot of confusion about how Wilmington Realtors get paid, because it’s not a traditional compensation structure. The details are all outlined in the Working with Real Estate Agents document, which most agents require clients to sign, but when the client receives this varies from agent to agent and even after reading the document, there still seems to …