Working with Real Estate Agents

by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission

When buying or selling real estate, you may find working with real estate agents helpful. Real estate agents can provide many useful services and work with you in different ways. In some real estate transactions, the agents work for the seller. In others, the seller and buyer may each have agents. And sometimes the same agents work for both the buyer and the seller. It is important for you to know whether an agent is working for you as your agent or simply working with you while acting as an agent of the other party. Continue reading

How to Buy a Beach House

So you want to buy a beach house? A few questions are in order, and then you can get started!

Is this for investment, pleasure, or a combination of the two? For investment…leave the emotions at home, and focus on the numbers. For pleasure, you’re allowed to let your emotions roam…but don’t forget the associated costs!! Which part of the beach is your preference? Look at the map to the left and begin to get a feel for the area. There are miles and miles of beach, but everyone seems to have a personal desire to be on one stretch. Continue reading