Cary vs. Raleigh: where should you retire?

Cary vs. Raleigh: where should you retire?

The Triangle area in North Carolina comprises the Raleigh-Cary and Durham-Chapel Hill Metropolitan Statistical Areas and the Henderson Micropolitan Statistical Area. Anchored by three major research universities -North Carolina State University, Duke University and...

How can you save money living in a 55+ Active Adult Community?

How can you save money living in a 55+ Active Adult Community?

Specialized care, a wide range of amenities, tailored recreation and home maintenance taken care of for you not only sound attractive, but they also sound expensive. Living in an Active Adult Community is often associated with high costs and numerous fees in exchange...

Retiring in Raleigh: life and benefits for the 55+

Retiring in Raleigh: life and benefits for the 55+

Let’s go over the checklist of things your perfect place for retirement must have: High-quality health care providers. Cultural amenities and academic resources. Entertainment. Access to plenty of green spaces. Affordable housing. Start reading this article with your...

Retiring in Cary: a quick guide to make you fall for the city

Retiring in Cary: a quick guide to make you fall for the city

Sure, there are plenty of options to choose from when you’re looking for a place to retire. You might find yourself on your way to Florida - the typical option for seniors looking for a place to rest - only to realize later that is not exactly what you expected.  The...

10 Reasons to Retire in North Carolina

10 Reasons to Retire in North Carolina

Take a moment to consider what your wishes are for this new chapter in your life. What you choose to do and where you choose to be should be aligned as closely as possible with these wishes to help you find personal fulfillment and comfort in your golden years.  What...

how to buy a home online

Are you thinking about buying a home online? Let us be your guide!

The new reality we are now living in has us changing how we live in so many ways. Not even the process of buying a house needs to be done in person anymore. A new home can now be selected, every detail customized, and then even purchased using a more convenient and safer online method. 

The process is fairly similar to the traditional one:

The first thing to consider is affordability. A professional lender’s assistance is needed to determine if the home you desire is within your loan eligibility. All documentation needed can be safely submitted using online portals specially designed for this purpose. 

The next step is browsing your new home online according to your search parameters, such as number of rooms, geographic area, new or old constructions and such. 

COVID-19 has made the traditional home touring system unappealing. Instead, safer online options for touring your new home have been developed: a virtual tour, also called Matterport tour, provides a very realistic experience and allows the user to zoom in on specific details. A virtual tour of your new home’s surroundings is also possible by using “satellite mode” on Google Maps. 

Finding exactly what you want online is just a matter of time. Appointments with Realtors or new home sales consultants are easily held with online tools like Zoom, Duo and FaceTime, among others. 

Finally, time to close the deal. The closing paperwork has evolved too through the use of platforms like Docusign, where you can legally sign every document required from home, using a digital signature. Remember: working with professionals through this whole process guarantees satisfactory results. 

We’d love to help you write your next home virtually at our newest Corbinton community, Corbinton at Kildaire Farm.  Contact us today at 1-888-523-9070!