Cary McGregor's Blog Posts

Cary McGregor's Blog Posts

July In The Triangle
When I say that there are just too many activities in the Greater Triangle Area to begin to list them all, I am not joking! Here is a partial list of activities in our area. This...

Prepare For Hurricanes
The East Coast Hurricane Season has started. Last year's Hurricane Matthew left many people unprepared for the flooding, power outages, and damage that resulted. Prepare ...

Gardening In Clay Soil
If you live in North Carolina, or anywhere in the piedmont South, you know how frustrating our red clay soil can be. Some transplants to NC go so far as to replace the red clay in ...

WHATS ON YOUR WISH LIST
WHAT'S ON YOUR WISH LIST?According to a survey conducted by Realtor.com, it's not a guesthouse, mother-in-law suite, solar panels, and a “man cave.” Surprised?So what...

How To Land Your Offer
In It to Win It: Land Your Dream Home by Avoiding These 7 Mistakes on Your OfferYou’ve seen every house on the market and you’ve finally found the spot you can't wait to c...

INTEREST RATES DROP
Quick! BUY NOW!If you have been waiting to buy, wait no longer.  Interest rates that had risen several times since the November 2016 elections dropped to the same rate as the ...

Buying Your Home A Step By Step Process
Buying your own home can be one of the most stressful experiences of your life. It seems that something always goes wrong; and big or small, you can bet that it will feel like a ...

Caring For Your Outdoor Spaces
As the weather warms up, we look for ways to spend more time relaxing and entertaining outdoors. But goodness that deck or patio looks like it has seen better days!! What to do?H...

Making Your Best Offer
Making Your Best Offer“How much earnest money should I put forward when I put in my offer to buy a house?” is one of the most common questions I get asked. In North Carolina ...

SPRING FORWARD
It's that time of year when we move our clocks forward an hour this weekend. It is recommended to do this on Saturday evening right before going to bed. Of course, some purists may...

Sell Your Home Quickly
It's every seller's goal is to sell their home quickly while getting top dollar.  That is my goal for you too!Following these easy tips will help make your home irresistible...

5 Reasons To Sell NOW
5 Reasons to Sell Before the Selling Season Picks Up A common thought in real estate is never list your home in the winter offseason. Perpetuated by industry experts, agents...

First Impressions
When selling your home, you only have one chance to make a first impression. Buyers should have a WOW! moment when they pull up to your home. To help make that happen, add these...

DETERMINE WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD
Knowing what you can afford is every bit as important in the home search process as what kind of home you're looking for.Determine how much you can afford! Affordability includ...

Home Search Trials And Tribulations
How is your home search going?Looking for the right property can often be an overwhelming experience, but it doesn't have to be! With the right information, and the right profess...

Tips To Help You Sell Your Home
Have you ever wondered why it is that home buyers prefer new homes to ones that are even just a few years old?  It's no secret.  It's the way the model home looks. It is ...

Sometimes It Is All About What You Know
As a real estate consumer, it's not just about who you know, it's also about what you know. As a real estate professional, I have the tools that you, as a buyer or seller, need i...

How To Sell Your Home When You Have Pets
I am a dog and cat lover! Actually, if it has fur I love it. But it's hard to sell your home when you have a pet or two or three!  You love that silly cat or frisky ferret, or...

Happy Holidays
No matter your observance, and there are a tremendous number of observances, this time of year makes all of us think about our family, our future, and our past. I wish ev...

Homes Should Come With A Warning Label
Homes should come with a warning label announcing “maintenance required.” Like it or not, houses need upkeep, and unless you’re fine shelling out tons of money to the ...

What Does A Home Inspector Look For
A WHOLE LOT!!After you’ve made an offer on a home and it’s accepted, you might want to start packing your bags. But hang on—you’re not home free yet. Before you close the d...

The Home Inspection
There are lots of different home inspections that you may want to have performed on your home: the basic home inspection, the radon inspection, the wood destroying insect inspect...

Winter Is Coming
As winter approaches, it’s important to make sure a home is ready for the colder months ahead. Here's how to avoid some potentially costly mistakes. HouseLogic off...

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Ah - Thanksgiving. The parades, the food, the shopping, the family time. As we officially begin the Christmas Holiday season with the observance of Thanksgiving, let's take a ...

Nov 6 2016 22652 1
Congratulations! Your Offer was Accepted!!!!!You sweated bullets. You agonized over the amount, the terms.  You worried that you asked too much for closing costs or did not ...

HOME BUYING NEWS
HOME BUYING NEWS!!!The National Association of Realtors compiles data about home buyers periodically throughout the year. The latest statistics are in and home buying is up!!The ...

Buying A Home Step 3 Make Your Offer
Buying a Home Step 3 “Make Your Offer!”Making the Offer is the most agonizing process for any buyer – but especially when it is a seller’s market and the market is super ...

LOAN APPLICATION
LOAN APPLICATIONThe first step in getting a home, and possibly the most important step, is the application.The application is a lengthy form completed by the loan officer on beh...

DIFFERENT TYPES OF MORTGAGES
DIFFERENT TYPES OF MORTGAGESIf you are a first-time home buyer or an experienced home buyer, it never hurts to review the types of mortgage loans available to you. And so many tim...

Buying A Home Step 2 The Search Begins
Buying a Home - Step 2 – The Search Begins!Congratulations! You have fixed any outstanding credit issues and gotten a pre-approval for a home loan. You now know exactly how much...

Get Your Credit In Shape NOW
It happened again this last week. Another young family wanting to buy a home turned up a credit problem. I see this problem all too often. So let's talk credit. How strong is ...

SALES AT HIGHEST PACE IN 9 YEARS
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Jun 28 2016 22652 1
I get to speak to a lot of first-time home buyers, and one thing I hear over and over again is, “I don’t know where to begin or what to do first!”Buying a home can be a str...

Jun 21 2016 22652 1
When you choose JMW Realty Services as your listing company, our goal is to sell your home quickly and at the highest price possible. To do so, your home must be exposed to quali...


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