Ask Cary Real Estate, What is a Short Sale?

What is a Short Sale?  A Short Sale occurs when a home seller is allowed by their lender to sell the home for less than what's owed on the mortgage. If you are a home seller you may be thinking - I like that idea - not having to payback as much as I owe - well of course it's not that simple.  Typically several things need to occur before your mortgage holder will consider a short sale: 1)  You are delinquent on your house paymentsCary Real Estate Defines What is Short Sale 2)  You have no other assets or ability to cover what you owe 3) Short Sale is the only option to avoid Foreclosure 4) Lender considers short sale necessary and possible

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What to Expect During the Home Inspection, Home Buyer Tips from Cary Real Estate

home inspector during home inspectionMost buyers really don't know what to expect during the home inspection. Should they attend?  How long will it take?  Here's a few tips to help you be prepared and know what to expect. Should you attend the home inspection?     Yes. If at all possible plan on attending the home inspection.  While it is not required for the buyer to be present during the inspection I've found that it helps.  You get to see the inspector working and can learn great tips about preventative maintenance items.

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