Due Diligence & Earnest Money Explained

You have finally finished looking for homes and made an offer on one you liked! Your offer was accepted and you are now under contract…what next? First, you will enter into a due diligence period once the contract is binding. It’s common for buyers to give the sellers a sum of money to show that…

Mark Steward Team Features Local Business, Escentuelle!

Escentuelle is a shop located in Cary where you can create a signature fragrance! You get to compose your own perfume and are guided by a scent artist, trained in France, that will allow you to incorporate your own sense of style into your perfume. You can visit Escentuelle as a single person, in a…

Tips For Reducing Your Energy Bill This Summer

During the hotter months of the year, spring and summer, you want to reduce as much energy as possible while still keeping your home cool. There are many steps one can take to achieve this goal, and the first is to have an energy audit performed on your home to find out where you can…

Recent College Grads Flock To Raleigh!

Raleigh is always changing and growing. In the past few years, the way it has been doing that the most is the millennial and recent college graduates moving here to begin this new chapter in their lives. Raleigh was rated the 15th best city for people on this path of life by a NerdWallet report….

The Listing Process

Are you considering listing your home? Now is a great time to do so, but it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into before you try to sell your home! Listing a home is a very involved process and should not be handled by an inexperienced agent. It’s important that you trust the agent…

Tips for Buying Foreclosed Homes and Fixer Uppers

A current trend is rocking the real estate world. It’s known as flipping houses or fixer uppers. The process usually involves buying a foreclosed or older, less expensive home, and putting money into flipping it, or updating it. Often the owner resells the house for a profit. In order to do this successfully, one must…

Top 5 Reasons I love My Job!

Since I took the journey to being a career in Real Estate years ago, I have truly grown to love this field. Here are a few big reasons why I love my job, every single day. The people, of course! I meet so many people in real estate, from all walks of life. Whether I…

Spruce Up Your Spring Wardrobe – Our Top 5 Local Boutiques

There are so many great things about Raleigh, but the shopping is at the top of the list! Featuring a nice mix of local items, as well as unique items from all around the world, all of the local boutiques provide a great shopping experience. We could hardly narrow it down to a top 5,…

Hello Sunshine; Spring Events in Raleigh!

Only 5 days until it’s officially Spring, although it doesn’t feel like it in the blistery cold triangle area today! Whether we can believe it or not, that sunshine and warm air IS in fact right around the corner for us NC folk! We found three great outdoor activities for you and your friends or…

March Market Update

Happy March to our lovely readers! We hope you are enjoying this (almost) Spring weather in the triangle and soaking up the sunshine! We thought now would be a great time to update you on the Raleigh Real Estate Market, since we are a few months into a new year. It’s a great time to…