Triangle NC real estate market | Tina Barletta, HomeTowne Realty

Get Home Maintenance Tips From a Local Builder

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If you are preparing to sell a home in Clayton, NC, then you’ll want to consider investing in a few improvements to your home to make it more attractive to homebuyers.  Fortunately, a local custom home builder will provide a free home maintenance checklist. Clayton Home Contractors is offering a cheat sheet of DIY home maintenance tips.  Clayton … [Read more...]

Avoid These Home Features if You Want to Save Money on Insurance

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One of the things that you need to consider when you’re investing in NC Triangle real estate is the amount of homeowner’s insurance you have to pay. Not many people realize this, but certain home features will actually result in higher homeowner’s insurance premiums. The following are some of the features that will cause your insurance to go … [Read more...]

More Home Inventory Gives Buyers More Power in 2014

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All signs are pointing toward 2014 definitely being a buyers' market. Already the year's first quarter is showing a sharp upswing in the number of homes available for sale. Historically a larger home inventory means confidence in the economy and a strong real estate market. Over the last few years, home prices have risen but the past several months … [Read more...]

Understand What Tax Breaks Are Available When You Own a Home

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It's tax time, and that means that if you own a home it's time you start your paperwork and minimize your tax liability. Here are a few things to start with: Mortgage interest- This can save you money since you can deduct the interest from your mortgage from your taxes. Every year Americans save about $100 million dollars every year from this … [Read more...]

5 Home Upgrades to Consider Throughout the Year if You Plan to Sell

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Perhaps one of your New Year's resolutions included getting your home ready to sell now that the market has improved. Adding these easy and inexpensive upgrades will definitely make your home stand out. Personalize the cabinets in the mudroom or laundry room by adding pegboard backing and decorative knobs and hooks which can be moved as needed. These … [Read more...]