Ricardo Cobos's Blog Posts

Foreclosures in Wake County are surging – up 425% from a year ago

Foreclosures in Wake County are surging – up 425% from a year ago-----Four days ago this headline splashed over our TV screens in the Raleigh-Cary Market. Since Covid lockdowns for 2020 there

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Homebuying: A Generational Snapshot - Raleigh, North Carolina

Homebuying: A Generational SnapshotAs we usher in the second Spring of the COVID-19 pandemic, we hope we’ll see a steady return to “normal.” Like other socioeconomic consequences

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Century Old Bank Converted Into a Very Unique Home

Ever want to live downtown and have your own built in panic room? Check out this century old bank converted into a modern home. According to its owner, this home that has brick walls 18-24 inches

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The True Cost of Overpricing Your Home (Even in a Sellers Market)

The True Cost of Overpricing Your Home (even in a sellers’ market) There is little argument, depending on where you live, home prices have surged double digits in the past year. Covid-19

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Homebuyer interest in million-dollar-plus homes reached a record high in Wake County in January

According to Redfin, nationwide, 10.8% of saved searches on Redfin.com filtered exclusively for homes priced over $1 million in January. That is up from 8.5% a year earlier and the highest share

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Buying a Second Home

For many people, owning a home is a lifelong dream. For others, owning a second home can be just as important. There are a variety of reasons people have for purchasing a second home—as a

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Does Your heat-pump look like this?

What to do if your heatpump freezesIf like most people in this region you heat your home with a heat pump, your unit might look like this today.  Ordinarily it should be cause for concern.

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Exploring renovation loans

With the available pool of hosuing stock dwindling in the Raleigh, Durham, and Cary markets, more and more buyers are turning to older homes. While many have larger lots, and mature landscaping,

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How do you appraise a 1960 Missouri bunker as a $1.1 million residence?

Hardened Underground Bunker-Home on 10.5 acres. This is the only bunker for sale near a major city that is fully remodeled and ready for move in immediately. Find a buyer and receive a commission

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The country's first 3D printed house is up for sale. 50% cheaper to build and completed 10 times faster than a traditionally-constructed home...

The country's first 3D printed house is up for sale. 50% cheaper to build and completed 10 times faster than a traditionally-constructed home...but looks a bit sedimentary. The company can set up

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Lumber Prices, up 169% since Mid-April; Significantly Adding to the Costs New Construction

New-Home Buying Rush Likely to Continue in 2021February 10, 2021 Melissa Dittmann Tracey More house hunters—particularly move-up buyers—are being drawn to new-home construction in the

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Say no to FSBO! 7 risks homesellers take when they go it alone

In today's market, the stakes are high, decisions are swift, and there is immense pressure on everyone in the transaction — which is why sellers need a real estate agent by their sideby Cara

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