The Savvy Realtor with Angie Cole

Why Are People Ready to Move?

There are a number of people ready to move this year, but what’s the driving force behind that decision? We look at some recent surveys to find out.

 

What we discuss: 

0:37 - Why do people want to move this year?

1:19 - Home too small or ready to own.

3:14 - The most desired feature: pet-friendly spaces.

5:10 - Outdoor spaces are highly desired.

5:44 - Many change for the school district. 

7:28 - Buyers rushing to lock in mortgage rates.

8:53 - Renters are ready to buy.

 

See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 

 

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Mailbag: Fixer-Uppers, Credit, and More

What’s your best bet when it comes to buying a home for a good deal? How will your real estate investment best pay off over time? Angie answers these questions and two more on credit and searching for a real estate agent.

 

What we discuss: 

0:38 - Is a fixer-upper actually a good deal?

2:30 - Should I try to boost my credit score before getting pre-qualified for a mortgage?

3:56 - Should I invest in real estate by flipping homes or renting them out?

6:39 - How can I find a real estate agent to sell my home?

 

See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 

 

Get additional information: https://www.acolerealty.com/about/podcast/

Selling Sunset: The Triangle Area

What can we learn from the tv show Selling Sunset? Whether you are buying a luxury home or a starter home, Angie applies these tips and tricks to our own local market.

 

What we discuss: 

2:02 - Never assume a home will be perfect.

2:54 - Check what’s going on nearby.

6:35 - Prices can appreciate quickly.

8:49 - Homebuyers must move fast.

10:24 - Drop contingencies.

 

See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 

 

Get additional information: https://www.acolerealty.com/about/podcast/

Mailbag: Is Now A Good Time To Buy A House?

Worried whether the time is right to buy a home in today’s market? Angie talks through where she sees the market headed, bathroom renovations, being a picky buyer, and searching for luxury homes on today’s podcast.  

 

Read and learn more: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/mailbag-is-now-a-good-time-to-buy/

 

See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 

 

What we discuss: 

0:37 - Is now a good time to buy?

3:10 - What can a buyer do when worried about inflation?

5:25 - Do I need to have a tub in this bathroom renovation?

6:58 - What if nothing matches my search criteria in a home?

11:25 - What’s it like to buy a luxury home?

2022 Real Estate Predictions

What should we anticipate in the real estate market in 2022? No one really knows, but we discuss several predictions on today’s show!

 

Read and learn more: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/2022-real-estate-predictions/

 

See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 

 

What we discuss: 

0:45 - How is the Omicron variant impacting the housing market?

4:26 - Will 2022 raise home prices?

6:09 - Will inventory continue to be limited?

7:39 - Is it going to be a tough year for first-time homebuyers?

9:00 - Where are mortgage rates headed?

10:46 - Will rent get more expensive?

Mailbag: Building a Home, Bidding Wars, and More

If you know you want to build your next home, where do you start? Should you invest in the suburbs or somewhere else? Angie answers these mailbag questions and more today. We’ll also discuss escalation clauses, whether the market has peaked, and bidding wars.  

 

Read and learn more: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/mailbag-building-a-home/

 

See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 

 

What we discuss: 

0:38 - What’s the deal with escalation clauses?

3:12 - How do bidding wars play out?

6:23 - Has the market peaked?

7:25 - Is it best to invest in suburban properties or elsewhere?

9:32 - What’s the process like to build a home?

Real Estate Questions with the Professionals

Throughout the home buying process, there are a lot of professionals you’ll need to work alongside. We talk with a few of them today to hear advice and answer questions that come up throughout the process.

 

Read and learn more: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/real-estate-questions-with-the-professionals/

 

See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 

 

What we discuss: 

2:16 - Why is it important to have a relationship with a real estate attorney?

3:54 - What problems should raise a red flag when searching for a home?

6:24 - What are the differences between getting a mortgage from a bank or mortgage broker?

8:14 - Buying blitz: What is the best app to use in the home buying process?

10:15 - How do I make my home look lived in but staged?

Real Estate Headlines: Flipping Homes, Low Appraisals, and More

Ready to invest in a home? We talk through some real estate trends when it comes to flips, low appraisals, building materials, and co-buying on today’s episode.

 

Read and learn more: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/real-estate-headlines-flipping-homes-low-appraisals-and-more/

 

See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 

 

What we discuss: 

0:38 - Where are the five best places to flip a house?

3:25 - Low appraisals are causing problems for home sales.

4:57 - Builders are seeking alternative materials.

6:49 - Co-buying has sky rocketed.

Mailbag: Repairs, Acreage, Angie’s Team and More

If you’re ready to buy or sell a home, you want to know more about the process ahead of time. Angie answers four questions from the mailbag today about repairing your home, selling to an iBuyer or Investor, buying average, and working with Angie’s team.  

 

Read and learn more: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/mailbag-repairs-acreage-angies-team-and-more/

 

See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 

 

What we discuss: 

0:38 - Mailbag: Should I do $10K in repairs before listing?

3:29 - Mailbag: When should you sell to an iBuyer or investor?

7:14 - Mailbag: Where can I find a home with at least an acre?

10:18 - Mailbag: How many people on Angie’s team will I work with?

In the News: Zillow, Generational Competition, and Pending Home Sales

With Zillow no longer iBuying homes, what does that mean for the market? We look into this and two other headlines about generational competition in the market and pending home sales. 

 

Read and learn more: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/in-the-news-zillow-generational-competition-and-pending-home-sales/

 

See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 

 

What we discuss: 

0:38 - In the News: Zillow getting out of the iBuying business.

7:37 - In the News: Baby boomers and millennials competing for the same homes in the market.

10:54 - In the News: Pending home sales are down compared to a year ago.

Mailbag: Market Cool Down, Bigger Loans, and Best Neighborhoods

Think with the seasons changing, the housing market might too? What are the best neighborhoods in Holly Springs? What does the home selling process look like? Angie shares her thoughts on questions and whether buyers are taking out bigger loans lately.  

 

Read and learn more: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/mailbag-market-cool-down-bigger-loans-and-best-neighborhoods/

 

See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 

 

What we discuss: 

0:38 - Mailbag: What neighborhoods are the best value in Holly Springs?

2:05 - Mailbag: Are buyers taking out bigger loans? 

5:11 - Mailbag: Will the housing market cool down this fall and winter?

7:27 - Mailbag: What does the home selling process look like?

True Or False: Common Statements That Buyers Make

Is now a bad time to buy? Do you need a perfect credit score to do so? Angie breaks down some commonly held beliefs when it comes to buying a home and shares what to expect.

 

Read and learn more: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/true-or-false-common-statements-that-buyers-make/

 

See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 

 

What we discuss: 

0:38 - What’s the truth?

1:00 - Is it a bad time to buy a home?

2:08 - Do I have to waive the home inspection?

3:18 - Do you have to bid thousands over a listing price to win the home?

5:35 - Will I need to save money to bridge the appraisal gap?

9:05 - Are you expected to have a perfect credit score to get a loan?  

Special Guest Round-Up: A Professionals Advice

We are hearing from some specialized professionals today to discuss the ins and outs of buying and selling a home. We'll cover closing costs, real estate attorneys, window shopping, home inspectors, and staging a home. 

 

Read and learn more: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/special-guest-round-up-a-professionals-advice/

 

See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 

 

What we discuss: 

1:26 – Mortgage Moment

2:55 – What happens at closing?

3:52 – Buying blitz

5:00 – Ask the inspector

6:37 – Stage this house

Mailbag: Investment Property, Offerpad, and More

Ready to make some money with an investment property but wondering if it’s a good time to buy one? First-time home seller? Angie is addressing these listener questions today. She will also be discussing full-time agents and Offerpad.  

 

Read and learn more: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/mailbag-investment-property-offerpad-and-more/

 

See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 

 

What we discuss: 

0:38 - Is now a good time to invest in rental properties?

2:11 - Is selling a home as stressful as buying?

4:46 - Do you have full-time or part-time agents on your team?

7:33 - Should I accept an offer from Offerpad or go to market?

Mailbag: Selling Quickly, Navigating the Market, and More

Angie is opening the mailbag today to answer some questions from home buyers and sellers. Are you wondering how quickly you can sell? Should you stick it out in the current market or wait? She’ll also be discussing where you can find land in the area and whether she specializes in selling or buying.   

 

Read and learn more: https://www.acolerealty.com/blog/mailbag-selling-quickly-navigating-the-market-and-more/

 

See our listings: https://www.acolerealty.com/ 

 

What we discuss: 

0:37 - How fast can you sell my home?

3:10 - Should we keep looking or try again next year?

5:58 - Where can I buy some land?

7:48 - Do you help home buyers or sellers more?

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