Does Your Home Size Measure Up?

17 05 2013

Does Your Home Size Measure Up?

home size matters Does Your Home Size Measure Up?

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New Homes Can Fit More Needs in Raleigh Area New Homes

7 02 2013

The economy in Raleigh drives home sales in new ways

MThe economy has changed the way people buy and sell real estate. People are now looking for ways to house extended families, down size, or purchase a larger home.  Many need to relocate for a job, with people leaving the area or coming here for work. Because of this, many people in the Raleigh area are looking for a real estate company that can help them buy or sell a property. Treeline Properties and Realty is a company that has experienced agents such as Jason Caron and Jeremy Carroll.

More families are living with an extended family group than ever before. Parents, children and grandparents and others live together because of economic factors or health issues. This has created a need for a new housing type that has the right amount of room and features. Jason Caron and Jeremy Carroll have experience working with sales of new homes that have been designed with this demographic in mind. One of the communities that has this type of home is Lennar’s Royal Oaks with homes ranging from $150 to $200k. Located in the Wake County city of Apex, this community has the right floor plans and sizes people need.

The recession has caused many people to reevaluate retirement. Some will need to put it off and work longer. A few will be able to close the business location and work from home. This will save the costs associated with the business location as well as travel costs. People with this need may need to find a home that has a dedicated workspace for an office. Others that are considering retirement will decide to purchase a smaller, more energy-efficient home. This may help them to control housing costs for the duration of their retirement. Jason Caron and Jeremy Carroll at Treeline Properties and Realty have helped people in these positions sell existing homes and buy new construction homes or existing ones that match the household’s needs.

Those considering a move up home are also thinking about costs in depth. Some may want to find a home that gives better access to I-40, the Beltline, I-540 or other routes that take them to work. Instead of living far out of town, they may want a home in communities such as Holly Springs, Cary, Wake Forest, Durham or Raleigh itself. In addition to a closer location to work, people may be looking for a new construction home because of the better energy-saving features these often have.

No matter what your life needs are in regard to buying or selling a home, it is likely that Jason Caron and Jeremy Carroll at Treeline Properties and Realty have worked with other clients with similar needs. Call them today to discuss buying or selling a home.

Treeline Properties & Realty LLC

Phone: (919) 413-2140 Cell: E-mail: jaycaron@tlprealty.com fhlogo

 





Before You Look at Your First House In the Raleigh, NC Area

6 02 2013

Before You Look at Your First House 

Treeline Properties and Realty offers more tips and advice about buying your home in the Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest and Apex neighborhoods of the popular RTP Area.  Find out more at www.tlprealty.com 

White Picket FenceExperienced home buyers know that one of the first-steps in beginning a successful search for a new house is taking a hard, objective look at finances. Determining how much money you can dedicate to the purchase of your new house affects almost every aspect of buying a new home – including how we write the offer, which mortgage programs you will qualify for, shopping for the best mortgage loan and which homes are truly in your price range.

Here are the questions that each home buyer should ask:

  • How much cash is available for a down payment? The amount you have available for a down payment will affect what types of loans for which you can qualify. Learn more.
  • Am I ready to write a check for the earnest money? Earnest money is a cash deposit made to a home seller to secure an offer to buy the property. This amount is often forfeited if the buyer decides to withdraw his offer.
  • How much additional cash will be available to pay for closing costs? There are certain standard costs associated with closing the sale of a house. These fees are split between the buyer and the seller, as spelled out in the sales contract. Learn more.
  • What is the maximum monthly mortgage payment that I can afford? Most lenders will use the 28/36 rule to determine the maximum mortgage payment you can afford.

The 28/36 Rule
No more than 28% of your gross income can be applied to your mortgage, real estate taxes and insurance. And no more than 36% of your gross income can be applied to your mortgage expenses plus your regular debt expenses (car payments, credit cards, other loans, etc.)

Phone: (919) 413-2140 Cell: E-mail: jaycaron@tlprealty.com

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The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) in The Raleigh Real Estate Area

4 02 2013

 

Raleigh Area MLS- Why do you need it?

 

Treeline Properties in RaleighThe Multiple Listing Service (MLS)-

Another Update From Jason Caron

What is the MLS, and how does it work for you? The MLS is a database of properties currently on the market in the area.  Brokers participating in the MLS (which includes virtually all Brokers in the area) list all the homes they have for sale and agree to share in the sales commission of the properties.  This means that if I list your property on the MLS for you, but another agent finds a buyer for your house, that other broker or agent is entitled to part of the commission.  The big advantage to you, as the seller, is that every single broker and agent participating in the MLS has an incentive to sell your home.  This effectively puts every agent in the area to work selling your home!  The first place a buyers agent looks is always the MLS.  There is simply no better way to gain instant and widespread exposure for your home than listing it on the MLS.

English: The MLS, or Multiple Listing Service ...

English: The MLS, or Multiple Listing Service is a massive database of all Real Estate available that has been listed by various Real Estate brokers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So, the first thing I’ll do as your agent is get your home listed on the MLS!  When another agent is searching for a home to meet the needs of a buyer, the agent will search the MLS based on the buyers criteria for price range and features.  So I’ll enter all the important information about your home, such as the size, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and any special features.  I’ll also take photos of your house and include them with your MLS listing.  Agents and buyers alike are always more likely to look at listings with photos

Phone: (919) 413-2140 Cell: E-mail: jaycaron@tlprealty.com  fhlogo

 

 





For Sale by Owner In The Raleigh, NC Area

3 02 2013

For Sale by Owner

 

Before you consider selling your house yourself, ask yourself if you are going to have the time needed to sell your house – even if you just cover the basics.

The Basics

  • Complete an extensive research of local market conditions, including:
    • the listing and selling price of all houses in your area for the last six months,
    • the listing price of houses currently on the market, and
    • the listing prices of houses that were on the market but did not sell.
      Tips: Begin your research on the Internet. Follow-up by visiting the county tax records office to determine the selling prices of houses. 
  • Put together a marketing plan.
    • How will you market your house to real estate agents? Most buyers use a real estate agent, so marketing to real estate agents is essential. At a minimum, you’ll want to send a letter and sales flyer to all real estate agents within a 30 mile radius.
    • How much money can you afford to devote to advertising? Call the local newspapers to determine how much it will cost for advertisements. You’ll want to run daily and Sunday ads in the newspapers.
    • Who will create your sales flyers? Buyers expect fact sheets to take with them when they drive-by or tour a house for sale.
    • Where will you place signage? In addition to your front yard, is there areas leading in to your neighborhood where signage would be appropriate?
    • How will potential buyers find information about your house on the Internet? You’ll want potential buyers who begin their house shopping on the Internet to find your house. Be sure to build a website to help sell your house.
    • Who will take inquiry calls and schedule appointments? You’ll want someone to be available to answer inquiry calls and schedule appointments. Be sure to schedule showings as quickly as possible – even the same day.
      Tips: Ask newspapers for a discounted advertising rate for multiple placements. Be sure to check with local officials to determine if there are any restrictions on where you place signs.
      ” Pre-qualify buyers before showing your house. 
  • Confirm that the potential buyer has pre-qualified for a mortgage loan.
    • If the buyer is buying with cash, confirm that they have the necessary resources.
    • If the purchase is contingent on the buyer selling their own house, confirm that the buyer’s house is on the market. (You may also want to determine how long the buyer’s house has been on the market.) 
  • Negotiations, Contracts and Closings
    • Are you prepared to negotiate the contract?
    • Do you know what the legal responsibilities of the seller are in your area?
    • Who will write the contract? Will you need to hire an attorney? If so, what will be the attorney’s fees?
      Tips: In addition to the sales contract, you’ll need to complete a Seller’s Disclosure and a Lead Based Paint Disclosure.

     

  • Finding the right REALTOR® in the Raleigh, Durham and Cary Areas might make the difference between a happy, no-stress home buying or selling experience and an unhappy, stressful hassle. You should only consider a real estate pro ready to fully dedicate his or her time to you. We have experience in Raleigh, Durham, Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs, Chapel Hill, Cary, Morrisville Areas and even Fayetteville and Clayton!  With experience in new construction, short sales and re-sales, our Realtors at Treeline Properties and Realty is ready to assist both buyers and sellers!

    A REALTOR® who is experienced in the Raleigh community, housing market, property rules, Wake county schools, etc. is critical to a real estate transaction. We’ve been helping buyers and sellers buy homes and sell their current homes in Raleigh for years, and we are ready to help you today.

     

    Locator Map of Wake County, North Carolina, Un...

    Locator Map of Wake County, North Carolina, United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    Treeline Properties & Realty LLC

    Phone: (919) 413-2140 Cell: E-mail: jaycaron@tlprealty.com  fhlogo

     





Treeline Properties and Realty in Raleigh, NC works for both buyers and sellers

2 02 2013

Treeline Properties and Realty in Raleigh, NC works for both buyers and sellers

 

Leaf2Treeline Properties and Realty in Raleigh, NC helps buyers and sellers with sales and purchases of new or existing homes. Jason Caron, a veteran agent with more than 16 years experience in real estate, is the Broker for this company. Jeremy Carroll has more than 12 years experience and is a specialist in new home sales. Both are able to assist people with sales and purchases.

 

People often think that buying or selling a home is a fairly straightforward process. Most of the time, it can be. However, sometimes things come up that people may not be familiar with. Because each transaction will be unique, having an experienced agent is important, no matter which side of the sale people happen to be. Both buyers and sellers benefit from the experience of a seasoned real estate agent such as those at Treeline Properties and Realty.

 

The seller’s agent will help to give the seller the right information to make decisions about selling the house. Appropriate pricing, marketing and understanding the variations that can come along in contracts are part of this agent’s duties. In this instance, this agent will advise the seller about anything in an offer that may be beneficial or detrimental to the sale.

 

Buyers also need someone to represent them whether they are purchasing a resale home or a brand new one from a builder. Many buyers will be new to purchasing real estate and not fully understand all the details about a sale. Working with an experienced agent for a new construction home is to the buyer’s benefit. In this instance, there are usually things that can be negotiated in the sale that are helpful to the buyer.

 

During the time that Jason Caron and Jeremy Carroll have been working with Treeline Properties and Realty, they have both had a considerable range of experiences. This has given them the expertise needed to negotiate sales of all kinds. Contact Treeline Properties and Realty today to find out how to buy or sell a home.

Treeline Properties & Realty LLC

Phone: (919) 413-2140 Cell: E-mail: jaycaron@tlprealty.comfhlogo

 





Live the Green Life at Briar Chapel

25 12 2012

TLPRLOGO3The Briar Chapel master planned community is LEED® Silver Certified, giving it an abundance of green features. From the way that the homes are designed to the design of the community itself, care has been taken to conserve natural resources.

 

Only nine miles from Chapel Hill, this places people close to Research Triangle Park, I-40 and Raleigh. There are stores, restaurants, medical facilities and other services nearby. People will also find a good range of both private and public schools in the area.

 

People will find that more than 50% of the space for Briar Chapel is open space that has been planned to preserve native species of plants, animals and birds. There are parks and wetlands areas in this community with 24 miles of dedicated, mulched trails. Additional plantings of native trees, and reuse of boulders from the land used in landscaping are just two of the conservation efforts in this community.

 

With seven prominent homebuilders active in this community, people will find a range of homes in different styles, floor plans and price points. Homes start at just under $200,000 to the mid $400s. Sizes range from 1,400 square feet to more than 3,000 square feet depending on the builder. Because of the green certification, people will find that these homes are energy efficient both in construction but also features such as HVAC systems.

 

People can choose from some existing models or opt to have a home built on a specific lot. Many will find it helpful to work with a real estate agent in order to get the right lot and features for their new home. Jason Caron of Treeline Properties and Realty has been working with homebuyers here for some time. With his experience as both a Realtor and as a North Carolina general contractor, he has helped people throughout the Raleigh area get the best options for new construction homes.

 

Call Jason Caron of Treeline Properties and Realty today. He can help you get the home of your dreams.fhlogo

 

 








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