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Thursday, November 19, 2020   /   by Robert Hunt

DOING THE HOMEWORK ON SCHOOLS...

Even if you don't have school-aged children, school ratings can have a significant impact on the value of a home. Often, homes that are located within the boundaries of highly rated schools will be highly sought after. 


As we search for your new home, we'll take into account the following: 

If you're a parent, nearby school ratings will likely be a primary concern for you. By supplying you with details on school characteristics and ratings, we'll make sure you have all of the information you need to make the best decision for your family.
Schools and school districts that show significant ratings improvements over time or areas in which new schools are currently under development could increase the value of nearby homes. This could be an opportunity to find a home that possibly will appreciate quickly.
Our interviews with past clients and members of our community on their firsthand experience with local schools will give you detailed insights and a complete understa ...

  buying, schools

Wednesday, November 18, 2020   /   by Robert Hunt

First-time home-buying guide

Being a first-time homebuyer can be overwhelming. At Homepoint, we want to help make the home buying process as simple and straightforward as possible. To get started on your path to homeownership, follow these steps:

1. Decide if buying makes sense

While homeownership is undoubtedly a large financial commitment, it can come with a lot of benefits. Start with our frequently asked questions about homebuying to make sure that buying makes sense for your situation compared to renting or even renovating.

2. Make sure you're loan ready

Review your credit history with Experian, Transunion or Equifax (or all three) to ensure your credit score and credit history look good. Now is the time to resolve any outstanding issues or work to raise your credit score. (Check out our article, Tips for Improving Your Credit Score, for additional information.)

Start to compile the documents you'll need throughout the loanprocess, such as: ...

  buying, home search, getting started

Wednesday, November 11, 2020   /   by Robert Hunt

LET'S FIND THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT WORKS FOR YOU

It can be said that finding the perfect neighborhood is just as important as finding the perfect home. With countless factors to consider, how can you narrow down your search to ensure you find the home and neighborhood that's right for you? Here are three ways that we'll work together to find the neighborhood of your dreams:

Walking around the area. From older, established communities with tree-lined streets and unique architecture to newer, more modern subdivisions, each neighborhood has its own unique personality. Taking a few minutes to stroll around prior to looking at a potential home will give us an idea if the neighborhood meets your needs.
Calculating your commute. At each home we visit, we'll take into account travel time to and from your workplace. If public transportation is important, we'll look at homes that are in close proximity to transit lines.
Knowing the amenities. Community pools, jogging paths, parks and other outdoor amenities may be available in certain n ...

  buying, home search, neighborhoods

Tuesday, November 3, 2020   /   by Robert Hunt

YOUR NEW HOME BY THE NUMBERS$$$

Owning a home is a significant source of pride for many and can also help increase your financial stability and, potentially, your wealth. Our job is to help you choose the home that's right for you and your family by:
Analyzing historical trends in home values for specific properties and communities 
Comparing estimated mortgage payments to area rental costs
Identifying any other sources of savings over the long term
Showing you how each mortgage payment helps build your equity 
Our commitment to helping you understand the possible financial benefits of home ownership is the key to finding your new home. Contact us today to begin your home search! ...

  buying, home search, mortgage

Wednesday, October 21, 2020   /   by Robert Hunt

MILLIONS OF LISTINGS IN YOUR POCKET

Have you ever been driving around a neighborhood, seen a home for sale and wanted to know more information?

With our easy-to-use app, you will enjoy one convenient source to find detailed information on the for-sale homes that you are interested in. Browse photos and easily share your favorite listings with friends and family with the touch of a button.
Curious about what’s trending in your neighborhood? Ready to make a move? Download our app for real estate insights, on demand:
Your Home Search App

And, you can contact us through the app via phone call, text or email to set up an appointment! Our commitment to cutting-edge technology is the key to finding your new home.
Contact us today to begin your home search. ...

  buying, home search, technology

Hunt Group Realty
Robert Hunt
101 Cosgrove Avenue, Suite 200
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919-951-1818

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