Hunter Rowe Paints The Triangle Pink

Hunter Rowe to Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month Raleigh, NC—This October, Hunter Rowe Real Estate Agents and Advisors will be changing their “For Sale” yard signs to pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In addition, Hunter Roweplans to donate $100 per referral to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. For years, Hunter Rowe has stood as a leader in real estate. With the lowest average days on market for home sellers in the Triangle, the firm’s

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New Home Construction Questionnaire

We help numerous clients each year purchase new homes. Through our experience, we have learned that it is extremely important to be thorough in your research throughout the entire process. We have compiled our New Home Construction Questionnaire to ensure we cover each aspect of the building process and provide high quality results for our buyers each step of the way. Lot Where is the retention pond going to be? Is there a lot premium?

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New Home Construction

The Triangle has been ranked as one of the best places to live in America for decades, and as a result, national, regional, and local builders have focused on building new homes here. For a long time, the supply of build-able land was plentiful, but even before the recent slowdown, the cost of lots (and therefore new homes) in the most convenient areas has skyrocketed. However, for anyone willing to drive just a little further,

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Home Selling Tips

Click on each home buying tip for an in depth explanation! 1. Make buyers fall in love with your home As a seller, you must understand the mind of the buyer and make buyers fall in love with your home. 2. Make a profit when you sell with smart investments Visit our “How to Properly Prepare & Stage a House for Sale Guide” to learn more! 3. Do these easy things These easy, low cost

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How to Prepare & Stage a House for Sale

2 Most Important Rooms: Kitchens & Master Bathrooms Invest in these rooms to get the highest return. Throughout years of working with buyers when asked about their favorite and least desirable aspects of home, we’ve found they typically mention at least one of these rooms. Home builders splurge here so when buyers are looking that is what they desire in a resale home as well. Click on pictures for full article & to see before/after

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Kristin made Buying New Construction a Breeze

Until we met Kristin we did not realize the value of having a realtor during the purchase of new construction.  But what a blessing!  Having Kristin has lightened the burden of having to miss work to make inspection appointments or the need to respond to questions from the builder.  She has handled everything for us in such a professional manner.  Her knowledge of the industry, high-energy personality, and attention to detail have made this entire

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What do our clients think about listing a home in the winter?

Why do most of our clients think putting a home on the market now is a good idea? Inventory is at the lowest it’s been all year! Because other sellers assume it’s a bad time it will keep inventory low, allowing the homes on the market to shine with less competition! There is a backlog of buyers who have not found their perfect home yet, who are prequalified and still need to buy. Less competition

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Why Isn’t My House on Zillow or Trulia?!

Earlier this year, Zillow Group (Zillow, Trulia, Diverse Solutions, etc.) and many Multiple Listing Services (MLS) throughout the nation, ended formal agreements with one another.  As a result, listings within these markets’ MLS seized to syndicate, or automatically integrate, with sites such as Zillow, Tulia, Yahoo Real Estate, etc. Not surprisingly, this left many people who had recently listed their houses wondering why there house was not available on these sites. At Hunter Rowe Real

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Hunter Rowe spring appreciation event celebrates culture and clients

Earlier this month, we whisked our clients away on an adventure that included art, wine and laughter. The best part about this trip – we didn’t even have to leave the Triangle. Our spring client appreciation event was held at Bev’s Fine Art Gallery in Raleigh. More than 200 people attended the private gallery viewing. It was clear from these photos that everyone had a great time. We host a client appreciation party about four

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Big boom is coming to Pittsboro with Chatham Park

We’re excited about a huge development in the works near Jordan Lake and downtown Pittsboro. Chatham Park will cover more than 7,000 acres (Yep, you read that right — 7k!) and is designed to be a live-work-play community. Location The region of the future. That’s how this development is being described in a video on the developer’s website. We couldn’t agree more. It’s a short distance from all the major locations – Raleigh, Durham and

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Measuring Days on Market

“Days-on-Market” is the measure of how long it takes to sell a home. When Hunter Rowe quotes “Days-on-Market” statistics, we report exactly what is shown in MLS. Days-on-Market (abbreviated “DOM”) is the number of days the property was active in MLS before a fully executed contract has been signed by both the buyers and the sellers. Sounds simple, and MLS “Days-on-Market” IS the right number to use. However, for many years Hunter Rowe Real Estate

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Steps to getting a home loan

Step 1: Select a person or company to write the loan. Don’t be intimidated, even if this is your first time buying a home.  Look for the blog post titled – “The difference between a bank and correspondent lender”. Making a good choice here will make the following steps much easier. Step 2: Get pre-approved for a loan. The pre-approval helps in a number of ways. First, you get a better idea of what you

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What are closing costs and prepaids?

When buying a home you will need to come up with more money than just the expense of your down payment. There are closing costs and prepaid expenses that you will pay at the time of closing. These are typically referred to as the “closing fees” and you will need to pay these fees, along with your down payment. The amount of these costs is different for everyone. Closing costs include: Loan appraisal Origination fees

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The difference between a bank and correspondent lender

You are in the market, looking for a home. If you’re like most people, you have scrimped and saved up a little nest egg and are now ready. It also means you’re going to need to borrow money to get into your dream house. The loan taken for a home purchase is called a mortgage. This post is going to take a quick survey of the various ways to actually get the funding for the

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