When Can I Enter My New Home?

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It’s Closing Day and you have the keys to your brand new home. Chances are that you have a lot to get done before you settle in – cleaning, painting, installing, moving – you name it! Even new construction homes need a little bit of prep before you start setting up furniture and filling the kitchen cabinets. So, it’s completely …

Should I Have a Home Inspection Completed Before the Appraisal?

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When your North Carolina Offer to Purchase is accepted by the seller, you immediately enter into the Due Diligence Period. This is a period of time that you, as the buyer, can investigate certain concerns about the property, have inspections completed, and finalize your financing without fear of losing your earnest money, if you choose to back out of the …

Should I Make Repairs to My Home Before I Get an Offer?

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You’re preparing to put your home on the market or it’s already listed, and you’re trying to decide if you should make any repairs. If you’re like most sellers, you want to put in as little money as possible before selling the home, because your goal is to make money off the sale. That’s understandable. After all, you have other …

Should I Request to See Homes Before Talking to a Lender?

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You’ve finally reached the point where you feel your personal finances can support a home purchase and you’re anxious to get started on your home search. We know exactly how you feel. We’ve been there ourselves and can practically feel your excitement brimming over! But, wait. Now isn’t the time to be jumping ahead. Like most things, you need to …

Don’t Let Shortcuts Delay Your Home Closing

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It goes without saying that buying a house is a large investment, but some buyers don’t understand how committed they must be to the process, especially when it’s a couple purchasing. If they’re married or in a serious partnership, chances are that they trust their other half with many things. Otherwise, why would they be in a relationship? Some couples …