5 Things Great Garner Real Estate Agents do That Go Above and Beyond

Most real estate agents have the basic necessary training and skill to get the job done. They have communication skills, negotiating expertise, and knowledge of the local market. But most buyers/sellers want more than pretty good or just adequate. A truly great agent, though, can make all the difference in the complex, anxiety-inducing process of … Continued

What Garner Home Buyers Need to Know About Rising Interest Rates

After hitting historic lows not long ago, interest rates are trending upward. Mortgage rates went above 4% this spring for the first time since 2019. Rising interest rates, high demand, and low inventory make it tough for buyers. And that also means that some buyer strategies are changing. Here, then, is what Garner home buyers … Continued

How to Win a Bidding War When Buying a House in Garner

Right now, demand is high, inventory is low, and mortgage rates are still fairly low. All of that means that multiple offers on homes and bidding wars are common. The standard scenario is that you will be competing against several or many other buyers when you make a home. So you have to find ways … Continued

5 Tips to Help Simplify the Moving Process for Garner Home Sellers

Selling your home can be stressful enough, but the moving process can be even more stressful – if you don’t know how to do it. Moving involves cleaning, packing, physically moving your belongings, getting everything in place in the new home, and trying to keep life going through it all. The whole thing involves a … Continued

What is a Housing Bubble? And is Garner in One?

“Housing bubble” (or “real estate bubble”) is a term you hear a lot these days. It pops up frequently in conversations about the real estate market. And you’re probably aware (at least vaguely) that we had one just a few years –  one that burst dramatically. So, like most of us, you’re probably wondering what … Continued

5 Ways to Get the Upper Hand When Buying a House in Garner

Buying a house, especially when it comes to the negotiations, is almost always a competition and a dance to see who comes out on top. And right now, in the current market with high demand and low inventory, sellers seem to be holding most of the best cards. But there are some things buyers can … Continued

3 Things to Look for When Buying a Luxury Home in Garner

Buying a luxury home is . . . well, different. Owing to the huge investment involved, it can be both exciting and stressful – and it usually takes longer. And while luxury homes are typically much larger, there is much more to consider than just square footage. If buying a luxury home is on your … Continued

3 Red Flags Home Sellers in Garner Should Watch Out For

Even in today’s seller’s market with low inventory and high demand, home sellers in Garner still need to carefully consider offers – beyond the dollar amount – and reject some. Some buyers are just too picky and have unrealistic expectations, others really aren’t qualified buyers, and still others include things in their offer that are … Continued