Buying Houses in Raleigh, NC

Did you know that buying a home is the foundation for building personal wealth? It’s one of the best investments you can make. If you’re ready to look at houses in Raleigh, NC, here are a few things you should know.

Houses in Raleigh Buying Tips from Laura

Get Prequalified

Before starting to look at houses in Raleigh, NC for purchase, I urge you to get prequalified for a mortgage so you know exactly what you can afford. Then you’ll be able to make an offer when you find a property that fits your needs.  Need a reliable and trustworthy lender to explain innovative financing options and save you money?  I have a team of tried and true lenders ready to connect with you at your convenience.

Consider All the Things that Matter

As a REALTOR®, it’s my job to guide you. I’m able to do that well because I start with understanding your lifestyle, including what you like to do in your free time, where you work and commute time, school districts, shopping preferences and plans. Then we will formulate a plan together.  I will ensure that our progress is always in tune with our plan.

Don’t Get Discouraged

We’re in an exciting market right now. That means houses in Raleigh can sell quickly, often with multiple bids. You will feel more confident and experience less stress by working with me as your REALTOR because I understand a tight market, am responsive and will work hard to get you where you want to be. We’re in this together.

Helping you Avoid Mistakes

As a first-time or seasoned buyer, there’s still the propensity to falter. Usually, these mistakes occur in the offer and negotiation stages. Because of my background as a CPA and my many years of working in Raleigh real estate, I’ll guide you down the right path so that you have the best home buying experience.

Understanding your Budget

Another part of the numbers is understanding the impact of home ownership on your budget. Yes, you must get prequalified for a mortgage, but beyond knowing what a bank will loan you, you need to be realistic about what kind of payment you can make. You’ll need to consider other debt like student loans as well as the impact to your tax responsibilities. As an avid follower of trending news about tax and financial matters, I will gladly share with you resources to consider.  That way you feel completely prepared to be a home owner.

Ready to Start Your Search for Houses in Raleigh?

I am delighted to be part of your journey to home ownership. The greatest thing I receive from a client is their trust, and I’ll never take that for granted. Get in touch today, and let’s find your new home.

Learn More about Buying Houses in Raleigh

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Find a House That Fits All Your Needs

Common Homebuyer Mistakes

Tax Benefits of Owning a Home

Dealing with Financing