Bright Ideas For A Bright Home

A bright home can help to create a more spacious appearance and potentially contribute to a higher resale value if you should ever put your home on the market. Never underestimate the value of natural light in a home when showing to a prospective purchaser. Contact us today to find Read More

Simmons-Bridges Historic Home, Wake Forest, NC

The Simmons-Bridges House on North Main Street in downtown Wake Forest, North Carolina is one of the most prominent historic homes in the town. Once constructed and lived in by an esteemed Wake Forest College professor, the house has served as a family home and even a boarding house/hotel in Read More

The Best Time To Buy A Home Is Now!

We have been saying for 6 months now that the best time to buy a home is now.  The media has extensively covered the rise in mortgage interest rates since last fall (from 3.42% last September to the current 4.1% according to Freddie Mac). However, a less covered aspect of Read More

Millennials Should Buy Real Estate Now

For months, I have been saying that millennials should buy real estate now.  Finally, David Bach has said exactly what I was thinking. 2017 National Housing Forecast Self-made millionaire David Bach was quoted in a CNBC article explaining that “the single biggest mistake millennials are making” is not purchasing a Read More

Experts Discuss Mortgage Rates

By Brian Pate, Realtor in Raleigh, NC As the Fed Rate rises, people are naturally wondering what will happen to mortgage rates in the coming months. What will home prices do in the next 5 years? Mortgage interest rates have risen over the last few months and projections are that Read More

Raleigh Ranked Best Place To Live…Again

by Brian Pate With many options for entertainment, miles of greenways, parks and a reasonable cost of living, it is easy to see why Raleigh is ranked “Best Place To Live” at #7 on US News and World Report’s rankings. Find Homes For Sale In Raleigh The fact Raleigh is Read More

January Pending Home Sales Index

January Pending Home Sales Index by Brian Pate, The Pate Realty Group at Keller Williams Realty, Raleigh, NC The founder of the world’s largest retailer, Sam Walton, would have preferred to see higher expectations in the latest Case Shiller Pending Home Sales Index. This National Association of Realtors (NAR) measure Read More

Real Estate Market Update November 21, 2016

INFO THAT HITS US WHERE WE LIVE … The surprises just keep coming. The week before last, we had the election surprise. And since this is the first time in history the leader of the free world will be a real estate tycoon, last week’s surprise seemed to fit right in. Read More

Keep Babies Safe In Your Home

Once babies start crawling, they can really get into dangerous situations such as pulling things onto themselves and running into sharp objects. Here are some steps parents can take to help keep their little ones safe in the home. Baby Gates Baby gates are a must for stairways, to block Read More