A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness. - Bernard de Fontenelle We live in a world where 24 hours a day you can watch any number of television shows that tell the story of buying a fantastic home—all in a matter of 50 minutes! A lovely couple looks at three homes, picks ... » Learn More about Not Happy with the Housing Market? Time to Check Your Expectations
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Shopping for a home is a daunting task. You have a list a mile long of what you want. So does your spouse. Add some kids in the mix and the list grows longer. At first, you set out to get everything on your list and assume that new construction or a newer home is going to do the best job at giving ... » Learn More about More Money and More Freedom with an Older Home
Because of the increasing housing demands in the Triangle Area, many families are realizing that their price range won’t afford them as big of a house as they were hoping. At first, they begrudgingly see the smaller homes, but at some point between their housing search and moving into the home ... » Learn More about Bigger is Not Always Better: Benefits of a Smaller Home
When you are looking for a home, one of the major factors to consider is the location of your workplace in comparison to the location of your home. In other words, how long is the perfect commute? Thoughts to consider about a long commute (30 minutes or more) According to recent US Census data, ... » Learn More about How Long is the Perfect Commute?
More and more of the Baby Boomer generation has reached the retirement years. They have lived through the long haul of their working life and have seen their kids are grown and gone (finally!). Many Baby Boomers decide that this life transition is the perfect time to make a real estate ... » Learn More about Real Estate Options for Baby Boomers