What is an HOA?: A Beginner’s Guide to Condo and Homeowner Associations

Many planned communities, certain neighborhoods, and condominium complexes are governed by homeowner associations (HOA) or condo owner associations (COA). HOA and COA governance is designed to maintain the integrity of the neighborhood or community. But depending on your lifestyle needs and real estate goals, they aren’t for everyone. If you’re considering purchasing a home in […]

4 Strategies to Maximize Your Chances of Winning a Real Estate Bidding War

It’s almost prime home buying season. If you’re looking to buy in an area with low inventory and high demand (which is pretty much any area in Western North Carolina right now), you’re likely to run into homes for sale that receive multiple offers. The best way to lose in a competitive offer situation is […]

How Important are Schools to Home Values?

As a home buyer, we know you spent a lot of time studying properties online, attending open houses, and touring homes virtually or with your favorite real estate agent. You’ve done your research. And you finally found the combination of bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage, and granite countertops to meet your vision of the perfect home. […]