"Individuals who are over 50 in the Winston-Salem area make up 31.94% of the population." (Census data 2017) Congratulations to Judy Jernigan, owner of House Into Home and real estate broker at LRB - she now holds the LRB50+ designation. Earning the LRB50+ designation, is one more way Judy proves her ongoing devotion to extra training,… Continue reading Judy Earns LRB50+ Designation
What Your Real Estate Agent Can’t Tell You
You could ask your real estate agent, “Is this a good neighborhood?” But don't expect a straight answer. Your agent isn't purposely giving you the run-around. Certain details about a neighborhood or community can violate the Fair Housing Act, which was enacted in 1968 to eliminate housing discrimination. The law protects against discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion,… Continue reading What Your Real Estate Agent Can’t Tell You
The Ins and Outs of Setting a Price for Your Home
Setting a listing price for your home is a big decision with a lot of factors, but don’t worry — we have your back. Everything has value. Especially your home. And when it comes to selling your home, assigning a price to that value is complicated. You made memories there. You’ve got a major financial… Continue reading The Ins and Outs of Setting a Price for Your Home
Pros and Cons: Real Estate Investments
There are always reasons to buy or not to buy real estate. Let’s look at the reasons to buy and not and then look at some market predictions that may help you make solid buying (and selling) decisions. Eight Reasons to Buy according to "Market Watch" 1 Homes are a relatively “safe” investment over the… Continue reading Pros and Cons: Real Estate Investments
What is a Real Estate Commission? A Look at How Agents Make Their Money
The real estate commission is the agent’s fee for their services. It is a percent of the sale price negotiated at the time of the listing. Yes, that's right, at the time of the listing. Every seller has the right to negotiate the commission, just as every agent has the option to hold fast to… Continue reading What is a Real Estate Commission? A Look at How Agents Make Their Money
First-time Home-buyer Down Payment Assistance
NC Home Advantage Mortgage™ First-Time and Move-Up Home Buyers Purchasing a home can be overwhelming and complicated. It is our goal to make it simpler by offering affordable mortgage options and connecting you with experienced home buying partners. Contact Judy and House Into Home NC for a list of participating local lenders. Down Payment Assistance For both… Continue reading First-time Home-buyer Down Payment Assistance
What Is A 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange?
The 1031 Exchange allows you to sell one or more appreciated assets such as rental or investment real estate, and defer the payment of your capital gain taxes by acquiring one or more replacement properties. 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges allow you to keep 100% of your money (equity) working for you. There are specific requirements… Continue reading What Is A 1031 Tax Deferred Exchange?
Alternate Downtown Routes: Business 40 Closing
It's coming. You've read the signs, you've heard the radio announcements. There's no turning back. Business 40 through downtown Winston-Salem is closing. To help you prepare, check out the tips and (home) videos below for a very informative ride-a-long. Alternate Routes Driving Downtown from Clemmons: If you're coming from Clemmons to downtown you're used to… Continue reading Alternate Downtown Routes: Business 40 Closing
Making Sense of Real Estate Closing Forms
You're days away from closing on the sale or purchase of your home, and you receive a statement from your Mortgage Lender or Closing Attorney with A LOT of numbers on it... Here's how to make sense of it. What Are The Differences Between The Seller Closing Disclosure, Buyer Closing Disclosure, ALTA, and 1986 HUD-1… Continue reading Making Sense of Real Estate Closing Forms
Why do home sellers pay buyer’s Realtors?
Because with a real estate agent guiding them through this process - - buyers are much more likely to successfully make it to the closing table: Buying a new home is a complicated process - - and not one many people do very often in their lives. Follow Judy and House Into Home NC on… Continue reading Why do home sellers pay buyer’s Realtors?