The Essential Guide to Buying a Home in the Triangle
You've set aside money for your down payment, included your mortgage payments in your budget, come up with your "wants and needs" list, and researched the housing market — you're ready to buy your new home! Buying a home is exciting, and having the right real estate agent on your side is key to a smooth and even enjoyable transaction. These resources below can help you get started learning about the real estate market and finding properties in Cary, Morrisville, and other communities in the Triangle. If you have any questions, or want to take a tour of available homes, just call us at 919.612.9885.
Find Homes for Sale in the Triangle
The Triangle area is one of the best places to live in North Carolina and in the nation. Many people work at Research Triangle Park (which is where our area's moniker, "the Triangle," comes from) and commute from various communities, including Raleigh, Cary, Apex, and Morrisville. Each city and town has its own amenities, desirable neighborhoods, and array of real estate options, but all offer a high-quality way of life. Use our easy-to-use home search tool below to find properties in your favorite city or neighborhood.
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Nothing's worse than seeing your dream home go off the market before you have a chance to make an offer. By signing up for a Property Organizer account, you'll receive regular emails about new listings that have all your criteria. You'll also be able to keep track of your search criteria and save your favorite properties to view later.
Are You Moving to Our Area?
Welcome to the Triangle! We have a wealth of resources to help you learn about our area and find the home and community that's right for you. Looking for information about schools, utility companies, or fun things to do? Check out our relocation resources here.
Are You Buying Your First Home?
Congratulations! You're on your way to homeownership! Experienced buyers will tell you that staying educated about the housing market, the home buying process, and the mortgage industry is the key to a smooth first home purchase. We have a guide just for first-time buyers that will introduce you to the basics of buying a home and hiring a real estate agent.
How to Choose the Right Mortgage
Unless you have hundreds of thousands of dollars sitting in a bank somewhere, you will need a loan to buy a house. There are many different mortgage products available, from a fixed-rate mortgage to government-insured loans. Here's a quick overview of the financing available for home buyers.
Know the Real Estate Terminology
When you're buying a home, chances are you've heard terms like "buyer's agent," "dual agent," and "seller's agent." Want to know what they all mean, and want to know what each agent does? Here's a quick overview of these different real estate roles:
- Seller's Agent: An agent who represents the home seller.
- Buyer's Agent: The agent you choose to represent you.
- Dual Agent: An agent who represents both you and the home seller at the same time.
Choose the Right Real Estate Agent
A home is a large financial investment, so you don't want to make a purchase without expert guidance. As real estate experts serving Cary, Morrisville, Apex, and the entire Triangle area, we're here to be a resource as you search for properties, learn about the housing market, make an offer, and eventually close on your new home. We go above and beyond to help buyers, and we're committed to taking you from your home search to closing as smoothly and quickly as possible.
Why Choose Gillooly & Associates Realty?
Gillooly & Associates Realty is a team of real estate experts serving the entire Triangle area. We pride ourselves on being professional, accessible at all times, expert negotiators, and well-versed in all aspects of residential and commercial real estate sales. Whether this is your first home purchase or your fifth, we will do everything we can to help you find the right property and negotiate the best offer for your new home.
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Buying an Investment Property?
Investing in real estate, whether it's a house or an office building, can be extremely rewarding. But like any investment, there is some risk involved when you buy real estate. We have a few tips to help you find the right property, research the current real estate market, and make an offer.
We'll Be Your Home Buying Guide
Searching for properties can be time-consuming, especially if you're focused on researching local schools, neighborhoods, current real estate conditions, and mortgage options. To make your home search much easier, we'll do the hard work for you. Just let us know what your search criteria is (including bedrooms, bathrooms, or property type) and we'll give you a list of properties that you'll love. When you've found a home you like, contact us and we'll take you on a tour.
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