Buying a Home

Nov. 8, 2023

Real Estate Analysis: Raleigh Housing Market

The real estate market nationwide has seen some instability over the last year due in large part to interest rate increases. How has that affected North Carolina real estate, especially Raleigh? When the market is changing, it's essential to work with professionals who really understand the area and can ...

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Aug. 11, 2023

Questions to Ask Your Realtor When Buying a House

Realtor Holding keys to a new house.

Buying a home is an exciting milestone. But it's not the sort of thing people do very often, and if it's been a while since the last time you worked with a real estate agent--or it's your first time house hunting--you may be a little overwhelmed. There ...

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Aug. 10, 2023

How Are Mortgage Rates Determined?

 

When you're ready to buy a house, one of the things that will affect your decision is the monthly payments and the mortgage rate the lender offers. But how are mortgage rates determined? How are mortgage interest rates determined? The process involves more factors than you may expect ...

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July 12, 2023

What Makes A Good Real Estate Agent?

Man and woman holding keys to a house and a house paper cutout

People often say that a vital part of selling a home is finding a good real estate agent. But what does that mean? It can seem like a gamble to pick someone to help you navigate the world of real estate if you're not sure what you should be ...

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Feb. 2, 2023

North Carolina Housing Market Analysis (2023)

It's no secret that the housing market is in flux. After two years of unprecedented change and an unbalanced seller's market, things are starting to shift once again. What does that mean for both buyers and sellers? Buyers can expect more variety and selection, while sellers must be ...

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Jan. 27, 2023

How Do I Save to Buy A House?

Owning your own home is one of the most reliable ways to build wealth over time. For many people, buying a house seems out of reach financially. However, when you know the facts about what you need to purchase your own home, you may find that it's much more ...

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Dec. 20, 2022

What Happens to the Housing Market During Inflation?

You are probably already well aware of how inflation impacts your grocery bill. However, if you are interested in buying or selling a home, you may not know what to expect. The truth is that inflation impacts the housing market, just like the rest of the economy. Here are the ...

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April 27, 2022

North Carolina First Time Home Buyer: Complete Guide

First Time Home Buyer Programs | Chatham Homes Realty

As a first-time homebuyer, you're probably researching houses and making wishlists. However, as a first-time homebuyer, you may also be overwhelmed. There is a lot to learn about mortgages and the home-buying process before getting the keys to your new Chatham County, North Carolina, dream home. 

Instead of ...

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Jan. 5, 2022

What are the Average Closing Costs in North Carolina

Calculating Closing Costs | Chatham Homes Realty

Buying a home can be an excruciating task. You've examined all the available home options, secured a financing option, made an offer, inspected the house, and you're working out a deal with the seller.

Congratulations, you're just about to be a new homeowner.

However, there are closing ...

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Dec. 7, 2021

Am I Ready to Buy a House?

Am i Ready to buy a house? | Chatham Homes Realty

Updated: July 5, 2022

Transitioning from renting to purchasing a home is exhilarating and liberating, often representing the realization of the American Dream for many.  However, it is a pivotal step, both in terms of your future and your finances.  It's a long-term and sometimes lifetime commitment ...

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