Justin Hemker's Blog Posts

How's The Cary Housing Market Faring? Let's Look At The Stats!

Great things happen when you surround yourself with the right people! Let’s make your next home the greatest thing you can imagine! ?? But first, let’s look at the housing market

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Overpriced And Still Got 25 Offers?

According to the National Association of Realtors, agents are reporting an average of 3.7 offers per listing. ?We’ve seen [arguably] overpriced listings get 25+ offers ?We’ve seen

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Cary Homeowners, It's A Sellers Market (for now...)!

Let me ask you a question. Do you have a crystal ball? Well, neither do I. Right now, there's never been a better time to sell your home, but honestly, that's not always going to be the case. 

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Why do Real Estate Agents not Want Buyers and Sellers to Meet?

Why do Realtors not Want Buyers and Sellers to Meet?If you’ve ever used a real estate agent to buy or sell a home, you’ve likely noticed that the sellers usually aren’t around when

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What Makes A Home High End?

Regardless of whether you’re currently in the market for a new house, browsing luxury homes for sale can capture your attention for hours on end. These high-end properties possess stunning

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Tips for Selling a Luxury Home – What is the Fastest way to Sell an Expensive House?

Tips for Selling a Luxury Home – What is the Fastest way to Sell an Expensive House?Tips for Selling a Luxury Home – What is the Fastest way to Sell an Expensive House?Selling a luxury

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True Or False: The Highest Offer Always Gets The House?

When it comes to buying a house, the highest offer always gets the house — right?Surprise! The answer is often “no.” Conventional wisdom might suggest that during negotiations,

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How To Flip Houses For Beginners – Things You Need To Know

How To Flip Houses For Beginners – Things You Need to Know If Looking To Flip Homes In Cary, NCHow to Flip Houses for Beginners – Everything you Need to KnowFlipping houses can make you

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Keep Your Sanity During The Showing Surge! Cary, NC Sees Even Lower Housing Inventory - March 2021

Keep Your Sanity During The Showing Surge!With such limited inventory on the market right now, expect an influx of buyers wanting to see your home. We've seen as many as 30 people wanting to see a

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March 2021 Homeowner Maintenance Checklist

After a cold winter, it can be thrilling to see the temperatures climb just a bit higher. This might also get you thinking about your spring cleaning. I’ve got a handy checklist of chores

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Homes Are Selling ABOVE List Price! - Cary NC Real Estate Is On Fire!

Homes Are Selling ABOVE List Price! - Cary NC Real Estate Is On Fire!Nationally real estate is going bananas. So what's happening locally here in Cary, North Carolina, real estate? Should you

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The 2021 Cary NC Real Estate Market Is BOOMING (especially for home sellers!)

The 2021 Cary NC Real Estate Market Is BOOMING (especially for home sellers!)The real estate market is booming, and there's never been a better time in the history of real estate to sell your home.

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1031 Exchange – What is it and How Does it Work?

1031 Exchange – What is it and How Does it Work?When you sell a real estate investment, you make capital gains, or at least that’s the hope. Those profits come at a price, though. You

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List First or Buy First in Cary, NC?

Should you list first, or buy first when moving-up or downsizing your Cary, NC home?Navigating a busy seller’s market with low inventory can be a real challenge. How do you coordinate selling

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Looking To Move Up To A Larger Cary Home?

Are you looking to upgrade to a home with a bigger kitchen, so you won’t bump into each other in the small kitchen you currently have? Or looking to upgrade to a home with a bigger backyard

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5 Tips To Find A Replacement Home | Are You Afraid You Won't Be Able To Move In Time When Selling?

Thinking of selling your home but you’re hesitant to sell for fear you will not find a new home in time? I totally get it... it’s a stressful situation and one that could make you lose

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Thinking of selling your Cary home? With multiple offer situations common, learn how to choose the right offer.

Multiple Offers? Which one should you choose? Did you know that just because you received an offer $20,000 over your asking price that that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a better

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Home Inspection Tips (Sellers Guide)

Should you do a home inspection if you are selling your home, PRIOR to putting it on the market? I know there’s so much to think about when selling, it’s hard to decipher what to do, and

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West Cary - 27519 - March 2021 Housing Market Update

Hey West Cary homeowners! Have you been thinking about selling your home but you're wondering if now is the right time? Stay with me because I'm going to give you some key points to consider... So

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Preparing Your Home For Sale - Curb Appeal, Staging, Showing Prep & More!

So you’re thinking about putting your home on the market, and you want to make sure you’re going to get the best return on your investment. These tips should help!! I know, selling homes

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2021 Housing Bubble? What The Experts Say

Are we heading for a real estate crash? With bidding wars and lack of inventory many people are asking if we feel the market may crash. You know the saying, what goes up must go down. I understand

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Thinking Of Selling Your Cary, NC Home? Guidelines To Get You Started

- So, you're thinking about putting your home on the market. I'm sure the overwhelm is probably setting in and you're asking yourself, "Where do I start?" Well, here are a few guidelines to follow

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The #1 Reason Homes Don’t Sell (and How to Fix It)

The #1 Reason Homes Don’t Sell (and How to Fix It)You heard it’s a seller’s market right now so you couldn’t wait to sell your home. Except it’s sitting and you don

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Will We See A Cary, NC Housing Market Crash In 2021?

- Wondering what to expect in the 2021 real estate market, and are we going to see a housing crash in 2021? Now, I've seen many different markets over the past 18 years, and this has been one of the

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How can I Buy a Home with no Money out of Pocket?

How can I Buy a House with no Money out of Pocket?The down payment is the one thing that keeps most people from buying a home. What if there was a way to buy a home without any money out of your

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Top 5 Improvements That Can Increase Home Value

Top 5 Improvements that Increase Home ValueDid you know that not every home improvement gives you a dollar-for-dollar return or even a ‘good’ return on your investment?Knowing which home

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Selling Your Home? Here’s One Sure-Fire Aroma That Will Help You Sell It.

Cary Residents: Selling Your Home? Here’s One Sure-Fire Aroma That Will Help You Sell It...True or False?When you’re selling a house, you should bake cookies before a showing or an open

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To better serve past and future clients I'm proud to announce I have teamed up with the leader in cutting-edge real estate services, EXP!

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Easy Kitchen Updates On A Budget

If there’s one area of your home that you can see the largest return on your investment, it’s the kitchen. It’s the heart of the home and the first area most buyers look at when

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Everything you need to know about buying a home – Fall 2020

The beginning of  2020 hit us with an unprecedented pandemic. While some businesses and industries across the globe suffered a severe hit, others continued to flourish. One such advancing

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Don't Underestimate The Importance Of A Survey

An accurate survey is a crucial step in your home-buying process, making sure you don’t encroach on a neighbor’s property — or vice versa. A mistake in the survey can cause legal

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3 Financial Tools To Help Get Your Finances On Track To Buy A Home

If your finances aren’t perfect, that doesn’t mean you can’t buy a home. There are millions of people who struggle with debt, building their savings, or less-than-perfect credit.

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When Is The Best Time Of Year To Buy A Home?

One question that pops up constantly from both first-time and seasoned homeowners alike is “When is the best time of year to buy a home?” Potential homeowners want to know the best time

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4 Small Changes That Can Add Major Value To Your Home

When it comes to selling your home, obviously you want to do everything you can on your end to add value to your home and secure the highest offer. But while you might automatically assume that

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Happily Ever Homeowner

Married couples once again dominated the first-time homebuyer statistics last year at 66% of all buyers, according to the most recent Profile of Home Buyers & Sellers. It is no surprise that

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Deciding What You Want vs. What You Need

In this day and age of being able to shop for anything anywhere, it is really important to know what you’re looking for when you start your home search.If you’ve been thinking about

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4 Tips For Buying Your First Home

If “Buy my first home” is at the top of your list of life goals, here are 4 tips to getting those papers signed and having the keys in your hand.1. Clean Up Your CreditYour credit score

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Open House Etiquette 101: A Guide For Buyers

Open houses can be an interesting experience for first-time buyers and seasoned buyers alike — especially if the owners are still living in the home. It can be a bit awkward walking through

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This Fall Might Be The Best Time To Buy A Home

A lot of people think the best time to buy a house is during the Spring market. And, it is… …in the sense that more houses are listed for sale in the Spring. But, there&rsquo

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7 Budgeting Tips To Help You Buy Your First Home

So you’ve decided to purchase your first home. Congratulations! Purchasing a home is a huge decision, and it can be one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of your life. But

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8 Issues Sellers Should Address BEFORE The Home Inspector Does

You've received an offer on your home and you're thrilled at the prospect of getting the deal done. But first you need to make it through the next hurdle: the home inspection. In most real estate

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How Selling Your House Is Like Making Lasagna

How many layers are there in a lasagna? There’s no right or wrong answer to that. Other than, “more than one” probably. Even two is pretty skimpy. So, let’s say three is

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