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Karen Hoeve is a professional realtor who specializes in the dynamic Raleigh real estate market. With over 20 years experience, Karen has dedicated her life to bringing families and homes together. For more information contact Karen today or visit http://www.yourraleigh.com.


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Keeping Your Home Competitive

By Karen Hoeve | Published 03/26/2007 | Real Estate |

In an ideal world, your home would sell the same week that it is listed on the local real estate market, but this is not an ideal world. The question arises, "how do I ensure that my home is competitive?" There are a few basic things that one needs to do to make sure their home gets noticed first, gets viewed first, and logically, sells first.

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Here is the issue: A Lot of people are going to great lengths to ensure that there is no mold in their homes. Now alone, that is a good thing, but there is a problem. Not every inspector is going to be able to correctly identify mold and within that, what kinds of mold may be dangerous. Although mold has become a bit of a hot topic in home sales, much of this is based on extreme cases.

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Flipping Homes in Raleigh

By Karen Hoeve | Published 04/30/2007 | Real Estate |

There is a craze sweeping the nation; flipping homes for great profits. Anyone who has spent a bit of time watching TV can attest to the fact that home flipping has caught on. So the question is, how can the average guy get in on this trend?

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For a number of years the North Carolina Research Triangle area has been emerging not only as one of the nation's prime industrial areas but as one of the nation's prime residential areas as well. This area began its growth many years ago when the area was primarily a research park that was dedicated to the development of new technology.

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Whether you have just purchased a home or have been living in it for years, there are likely one or two changes that you would like to make, yes? Most people will agree unless they are living in their ideal dream home, something that is hard to attain.

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Home staging is becoming an ever more popular and necessary step of the home sales process. Home buyers are expecting more for their money and more presentation from homes.

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The idea of renovating your home to improve the price it will fetch on the real estate market is an appealing thought. The question that any home owners should be asking themselves is "what does my home NEED in order to fetch a higher price?"

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It is really surprising that more people aren't prospecting in land. With cities growing rapidly to encompass areas that were once suburbs, land is really at a premium and those who purchased land years ago are seeing their investments bringing in top dollar from developers who are in need of space.

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Ideas for a Successful Move

By Karen Hoeve | Published 07/17/2007 | Real Estate |

Let's be honest, moving is one heck of a big job. This fact doubles if you are moving out of state or (shudder) out of country. Most people that have been established for any length of time have likely accrued a fair amount of stuff that is not entirely necessary, but nice to have all the same.

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