13 Jul 2018

4 ways to be a competitive buyer in a sellers’ market

Feel like looking for a home these days is akin to gearing up for battle? You’ll need thick skin and a game plan to conquer today’s real estate market. Quell the competition and declare victory over your next offer submission when you arm yourself with these four tips.   1. Get pre-approved Getting pre-approved is quite possibly the most important step you can take in the beginning of the home buying process. You should do this before you ever step foot in a Realtor’s office and before you even browse for properties online. Unlike a pre-qualification, which is traditionally an automated review of your credit report, credit score and stated application information, a pre-approval scrutinizes every aspect of your creditworthiness. A pre-approval determines exactly how much...
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10 Jul 2018

5 home inspiration projects we love from local interior designers

In our humble opinion, we live in one of the most gorgeous regions in the country. The Carolinas are filled with lush forests, breathtaking mountains, winding rivers and a marvelous coastline, so it’s only fitting that our homes have the same level of wow factor! Luckily, there is an abundance of incredibly talented interior designers in our region who are more than equipped to help make your design goals a reality. Whether you’re looking for a simple seasonal refresh, a kitchen remodel or a complete renovation, these talented local designers are here to help. We gathered up a healthy dose of home inspiration to help you get started, featuring five awe-inspiring interior design projects we love. Of course, your home is...
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3 Jul 2018

10 things you must do after closing

From decluttering to packing to labeling and organizing your belongings, there’s a lot that goes into packing up one home and moving to another. But what about all the items that need to be accomplished after you sign your name on the dotted line? Overwhelmed with odds and ends? Use our complete guide to make sure no task is left undone. 1. Turn on the lights Don’t get caught in the dark. Make sure to transfer power, water and gas (if applicable) to your new address. It’s a good idea to go ahead and get on the schedule for cable and internet service, too. 2. Plan for moving day If you have small children or pets, you’ll need to do some planning ahead of time...
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