Call Flat Fee Realty 919-342-5230 Terry McDonald LinkedIn Page Follw Us On Twitter See Us On Facebook

4 Reasons Why 2016 is the Year to Buy a Triangle Home

home search, hywards, freedigitalphotos.netMany home buyers in the Triangle have been waiting patiently! They have been slowly saving their money; preparing, learning, and trying to decide when is the right time to buy a new home. This is the year! Triangle real estate professionals have repeatedly predicted that 2016 will be one of the best years for home buyers in Raleigh and the region.

Local real estate professionals consider many factors before determining how the real estate market will be in the future. Here is why 2016 will be a record year in central North Carolina.

Flat Fee Realty believes in the following key factors that we think will make 2016 a great year for Triangle and Raleigh buyers and sellers alike:

  • ​More houses will be on the market: One important local real estate trend in 2015 was the selling of homes that had positive home equity. This created a seller-friendly real estate market. It also, at times, increased the likelihood of a multiple buyers for one property which in turn solidified the asking price. More homes will be available in 2016.
  • Mortgage rates might increase in the coming year: While current mortgage rates are still some of the lowest in history, it is expected that the rates will likely rise. While it will still be possible to have historically affordable mortgage rates, buyers will be looking soon for a home.
  • Average rent rates are on the rise: Over the past several years, the average rent has risen for apartments, town homes, and rental homes all across the Triangle area and nation. With those rising rates, it is becoming more and more apparent that the best financial choice for many people in the Triangle is buying a home. 
  • The availability of online tools: The access of information that the average Triangle home buyer has today is incredible, both in volume and accuracy. Buyers and sellers are more informed than ever. One such tool offered is our own from Flat Fee Realty, an online MLS listing service that enables home buyer and home sellers to bypass the expensive fees of realtors.

In 2016, buying or selling a home in the Triangle area has never been more defined as a process. Call us at  Flat Fee Realty! With value-based fees, easy to use interface, and a service track record of success when it comes to buying and selling houses; Flat Fee Realty is the smart choice for home buyers and sellers. 

Visit our website to get started today.
**

This post on selling and buying a home in the Triangle is brought to you by the team at Flat Fee Realty and is intended for informational purposes only.

The Future of Real Estate!

Flat Fee Realty

919 342 5230

Find and like us on Facebook!

Contact Us

Terry@FlatFeeNC.com

Photo: Hywards, freedigitalphotos.net


 

 

 

3 Big Mistakes When Selling a Home in the Triangle

FFR Website PhotoThe average home owner usually will move every 13 years. That is a long time to live in one place and a big chunk of a life experiences as well. At Flat Fee Realty in the Triangle, we understand completely that a house is likely filled with an uncountable number of family moments and accomplishments. All of these factors combine to create a great deal of attachment, sentiments and memories, all of which can make selling a home an emotional time. 

It can be tough for local homeowners to make the decision to sell what has long been home. It is usually the right decision, especially in this 2016 seller’s market. Due to the fact that homeowners are very attached to their homes, they often can make big mistakes when selling.

Our Flat Fee Agents want the following three selling mistakes avoided:

  • Not taking care of the details: When potential house buyers are viewing Triangle area homes, they often see a home that is cluttered or disorganized. If the seller’s home is not neat and trim and things are out of place, potential buyers can only think what else might be wrong. Take the time to pretend to be a buyer and take a honest and frank walkthrough of the house looking for any reason not to buy; even better, ask a trusted friend or neighbor to review the home from every perspective as well.
  • Listing at an unrealistic price: The reason pricing is so important is it has been proven that properties that are overpriced, when first on the market, tend to close at a lower pricethan they would have if it had been even with all the comps in the neighborhood. We suggest that our agents get involved to help price the home correctly; Contact us at Flat Fee Realty to get the right listing for your property here in the Triangle.
  • Getting too emotional or easily offended: Don’t get upset if a potential buyer isn’t the biggest fan of a dark blue dining room color or if a potential buyer offers an unrealistic price that is not even close to asking. Instead, remember that everyone will not like everything. The goal as a seller is to be flexible enough so that the buyer will consider the overall value presented.

Selling a house in the Triangle is quite a big deal for everyone involved and it is indeed stressful. It is one of the biggest transactions that an individual will ever experience. Flat Fee Realty can help minimize mistakes when selling a local home. If this is the year to sell your home, contact the Flat Fee Realty team today! We make the difference!

**

This post on selling and buying a home in the Triangle is brought to you by the team at Flat Fee Realty and is intended for informational purposes only.

The Future of Real Estate!

Flat Fee Realty

919 342 5230

Find and like us on Facebook!

Contact Us

Terry@FlatFeeNC.com

Photo: Flat Fee Realty