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 list is not

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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 now for that storm

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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 their new yards

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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 are today's most

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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 call home. In fact,

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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 week following the

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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 big deal at the

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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?HGTV.com has a

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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 the answer is a

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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 wait until 2 a.m.

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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 to buyers

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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 and repeat

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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 tips to your list

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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 includes three things:

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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 professional by your,

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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 fresh and clean.

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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 in order to

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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 even that,

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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 everyone a healthy

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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 plumbers and

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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 deal, it’s

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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 inspection.The basic home

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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 offers the following

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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 minute and 

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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 offer enough Due

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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 primary reason

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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 HOT! What is a

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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 behalf of the.

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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 times, when you don't

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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 you can afford to

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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 your credit?

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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 stressful, confusing

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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 qualified buyers.

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