Category Archives: Home Buying Resources

Learn about the buying process & get advice on buying a home in Durham.





5 Home Negotiation No-No’s

Couple Buying a House

Home-buying negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a deal pretty quickly. Here are some negotiation tactics buyers (and real estate professionals) should avoid: Lowball offers Going far below market […]


Evacuation Plan: For Pets

Aerial of Snowy Neighborhood

With recent hurricanes and winter weather affecting the Triangle, it may be time to think of an evacuation plan before the next big storm. However, don’t forget your furry friends in the evacuation plan. An evacuation plan is a necessity for every home, especially if you live in an area where fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, […]




Why You Should Buy a Home During the Off Season

Your personal home-buying schedule doesn’t have to correspond with the real estate market! In fact, buying during the “off season” can yield tremendous advantages. The “off season” differs depending on your specific location, but always refers to the period of time during a calendar year when both inventory and competition are low. Usually, this corresponds […]