September, 2012 | Tina Barletta, HomeTowne Realty

NC Triangle Real Estate Market Seeing Sales Increase

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The Triangle real estate market is mirroring national trends with sales of pre-existing homes up with prices to match. Unfortunately the drop in available homes is also the case which is good for sellers but not as good for buyers looking for the bargain prices of last year. In all, experts are very happy with the general recovery in the Triangle housing … [Read more...]

Smart Tips For Smart Energy Savings in Your Home During Fall

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With Fall finally hear and Winter waiting in the wings, there Internet is filled with energy saving tips for the season. Sadly most of these are geared more for Fargo than Clayton. While Carolina winters may not be as bad as those up north, there are a lot of things a Triangle area home owner needs to be thinking about. Home Inspection With storms like … [Read more...]

Steps on the Path To Selling Your Home the Right Way

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Sellers want to get top dollar for their property especially when so many saw a drop in what it was valued at while their mortgage stayed the same. Many think they way do this is go list the home themselves, do all the work and reap the reward by not paying a realtor commission. However a realtor is not a middle-man there to skim your profits but an … [Read more...]

Once on the Rise, Average Mortgage Rates Turn Downward Again

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The housing market continued to send mixed signals of good and bad news in July. The good news was mortgage rates beginning to fall again which will make it easier for buyers to afford a larger house. The bad news was home values nationwide edged down an average of 1%. However while mortgage rates have been falling all year, experts warn the slight drop in … [Read more...]

Downtown Clayton Businesses Getting Funds For Improvement

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Clayton’s town council decided to boost the amount of money from the façade grant program business identified by the Picture Downtown project as being challenged. This will allow these challenged businesses to have more of their own money matched by city funds in order to upgrade their buildings façade and signs. The façade upgrade program began in … [Read more...]