Buyer Resources

The Essential Guide to Buying a Home in the Triangle

There are a variety of stages in the home-buying process. Whether you are just beginning your search or you're 100% ready to buy your new home, allow us to provide the resources you need to find the perfect fit. 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 can help you learn about the real estate market and find 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.

Discover 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 amenities, desirable neighborhoods, and an 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.

Quickly Search for Your Ideal Home

Be the First to Hear About New Listings

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.

Buying an Investment Property?

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Investing in real estate, whether it's a house or an office building, can be extremely rewarding. But like any investment, some risk is involved when buying real estate. It is important in these situations to be as informed as possible to have a competitive edge in the market. We have a few tips to help you find the right property, research the current real estate market, and make an offer.


Are You Moving to Our Area?

Welcome to the Triangle! If you're relocating to our area, you are in fine company! The Triangle is one of the most popular places to relocate in the nation, so we have made it our goal to make that transition as easy as possible. 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! Owning a home is a rewarding experience both financially and personally. But where do you even start, especially when the home-buying process can seem complicated? 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 all the basics.

Know the Real Estate Terminology

When buying a home, chances are you've heard terms like "buyer's agent," "dual agent," and "seller's agent." But what do these terms mean, and what is their function? Here's a quick overview of these 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 the buyer and seller.

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 mortgages to government-insured loans. Here's a quick overview of the financing available for home buyers.

Choose the Right Real Estate Agent

A home is a large financial investment, so you don't want to 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.

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 your search criteria (including bedrooms, bathrooms, or property type), and we'll give you a list of properties you'll love. When you've found a home you like, contact us and we'll take you on a tour.

What Are You Looking For in a Home?

Searching for your dream home is often a stressful time and very time-consuming. Gillooly and Associates Realty, L.L.C.'s professional real estate agents are here to help make your next purchase as smooth and efficient as possible. Please allow us the opportunity to gather information about exactly what you are looking for and let us help you find your next dream home!

When filling out the box that states SPECIAL REQUESTS at the bottom of the questionaries below please consider adding where you want to live if you have specific neighborhoods or communities, what style of home are you looking for, would you like a pool or live within a gated community, if you entertain often would you like an open floor plan from the kitchen to the living room, do you require a bonus room or office, have you consulted a mortgage broker for a pre-approval letter to determine the price range you can purchase?

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