Diana Polovko's Blog Posts

Diana Polovko's Blog Posts

Increase In Home Values 2005 To 2018
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4 Tips To Sell Your Home Faster
4 Tips to Sell Your Home FasterEvery spring and summer, the inventory increases because people want to sell their home. For those with children, they may want to be in their new ho...

Time To MoveUp And Upgrade Your Current Home
Now’s the Time to Move-Up and Upgrade Your Current Home!Homes priced at the top 25% of the price range for a particular area of the country are considered "premium homes." In tod...

The Investment You Can Live In
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Buying A Home In 10 Steps
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Millennials Are Increasing The Demand For Condominiums
Millennials Are Increasing the Demand for CondominiumsWhen deciding to buy a home, people are presented with many different options. The type of home you buy depends on your needs,...

Is Mortgage Debt Out Of Control
Is Mortgage Debt out of Control?The housing crisis of the last decade was partially caused by unhealthy levels of mortgage debt. Homeowners were using their homes as ATMs by refina...

Top 5 Reasons You Should NOT FSBO
Top 5 Reasons You Should NOT FSBORising home prices coupled with a lack of inventory in today’s market may cause some homeowners to consider selling their home on their own ...

Know What To Expect At Your Home Inspection
Know What to Expect at Your Home InspectionSo you made an offer and it was accepted. Now, your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. Agents oftentimes...

What You Need To Know About Private Mortgage Insurance PMI
What You Need to Know About Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI)Whether it is your first time or your fifth, it is always important to know all the facts when it comes to buying a home...

Why Is So Much Paperwork Required To Get A Mortgage
Why Is So Much Paperwork Required to Get a Mortgage?When buying a home today, why is there so much paperwork mandated by the lenders for a mortgage loan application? It seems like ...

5 Reasons To Sell Your House This Summer
5 Reasons to Sell Your House This SummerHere are 5 compelling reasons listing your home for sale this summer makes sense.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Index ...

2 Myths Holding Back Home Buyers
2 Myths Holding Back Home BuyersFreddie Mac recently released a report entitled, “Perceptions of Down Payment Consumer Research.” Their research r...

2 Trends Helping Keep Housing Affordable
2 Trends Helping Keep Housing AffordableTwo positive trends have started to emerge that impact the 2019 Spring Housing Market. Mortgage interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate loan...

The Feeling You Get From Owning Your Home
The Feeling You Get from Owning Your HomeWe often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more power...

How Homeownership Delivers Unsurpassed Family Wealth
How Homeownership Delivers Unsurpassed Family WealthThere are many financial benefits to homeownership, but probably none more important than its ability to create family wealth.Ho...

The Impact Staging Your Home Has On Your Sale Price
The Impact Staging Your Home Has On Your Sale PriceSome Highlights: The National Association of Realtors surveyed their members & released the findings of their P...

Starting The Search For Your Dream Home Here Are 5 Tips
Starting the Search for Your Dream Home? Here Are 5 Tips!In today’s real estate market, low inventory dominates the conversation in many areas of the country. It can often be fru...

3 Things To Avoid After Applying For A Mortgage
Whether you are buying or selling your home you will need a real estate professional on your side. Call/text today (984) 833-9233 for a free consultation. As a token of my app...

Why Access Is Such Important Factor In Getting Your House Sold
Why Access Is Such Important Factor in Getting Your House Sold!So, you’ve decided to sell your house. You will hire a real estate professional to help you thr...

4 Tips For Making A Competitive Offer
4 Tips for Making a Competitive OfferSo, you’ve been searching for that perfect house to call 'home,' and you've finally found it! The price is right, and in such a com...

Terms Sellers Market Buyers Market Explained
Seller's Market or Buyer's Market?You probably heard terms "Seller's Market" and "Buyer's Market". If you ever wondered what that means, here is a quick visual guide.Simply put whe...

What Would Make You Sell Your House
What Would Make You Sell Your House?There are many reasons why a homeowner decides to sell their house and move. The latest Generational Trends Report from the Natio...

Why Pet Friendly Homes Are In High Demand
Why Pet-Friendly Homes Are in High DemandOne of the many benefits of owning your own home is the freedom to find your ‘furever’ friend. By pointing out the aspects of...

What To Consider When Choosing Your Home To Retire In
What to Consider When Choosing Your Home To Retire InAs more and more baby boomers enter retirement age, the question of whether they should sell their homes and move has become a ...

Your Home Spring Maintenance Checklist
Your Home’s Spring Maintenance ChecklistSome Highlights: Whether you plan on selling your home this spring or not, conducting this maintenance will help ensure your home funct...

3 Reasons Renters Want To Buy A Home
3 Reasons Renters Want To Buy A HomeHomeownership is still a cornerstone of the American Dream! 50% of renters are determined to own a home. If you are currently renting, let's get...

10 Steps To Buying A Home
10 Steps To Buying A HomeIf you are thinking of buying a home, you may not know where to start. Here is a simple list of 10 steps that you will go through to purchase a home.&...

Exciting News Mortgage Rates See Biggest One Week Drop In A Decade
Mortgage Rates See Biggest One-Week Drop in a DecadePrimary Mortgage Market Survey®U.S. weekly averages as of 03/28/2019According to Freddie Mac "mortgage rates see biggest one-we...

Data Says April Is The Best Month To List Your Home For Sale
Data Says April is The Best Month to List Your Home for SaleThe spring housing market is off to the races! The inventory of homes for sale is increasing, buyers are out in for...

Do 46 Million Millennials Know They Are Mortgage Ready
Do 46 Million Millennials Know They Are Mortgage Ready?Many have written about the millennial generation and whether or not they, as a whole, believe in homeownership as part of at...

20 Tips For Preparing Your House For Sale This Spring
Some Highlights:When listing your house for sale, your top goal will be to get the home sold for the best price possible!There are many small projects that you can do to ensure thi...

Del Webb Carolina Gardens Is Coming To Fuquay Varina
Del Webb Carolina Gardens to be Company’s Fourth Triangle-area 55+ Community; Slated for Opening Summer 2020Del Webb, the nation’s leading builder of active adult communities f...

Increase Your Family Wealth
Want To Increase Your Family’s Wealth? Here’s How!Everyone should realize that unless you are living somewhere rent-free, you are paying a mortgage – either yours or you...

Staging Helps Buyers To Visualize A Property As Their Future Home
More Than 80 Percent of Realtors® Say Staging Helps Buyers To Visualize A Property As Their Future HomeNAR - "In addition to staging, agents recommended sellers take these importa...

What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy A House
What Credit Score Do You Need To Buy A House?There are many misconceptions about the credit score needed to buy a house. Recently, it was reported that 24% of renters bel...

How To Price Home For Sale
One Of The Strategies How To Price Home For SaleEvery homeowner wants to make sure they maximize their financial reward when selling their home. But how do you guarantee that ...

Do Not Let Your Luck Run Out
Don’t Let Your Luck Run Out! Buy A Home This SpringSome Highlights: Interest Rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage have dropped to 4.41% from near 5% in 2018. Take advant...

Whats Going On With Bidding Wars
What’s Going On with Bidding Wars?In a strong seller’s market, like the one we have experienced over the past few years, bidding wars are common and expected. This makes s...

Homeownership Is A Cornerstone Of The American Dream
Homeownership is a Cornerstone of the American Dream“The rumors of my death are greatly exaggerated.”The famous quote attributed to Mark Twain can apply to homeownership in the...

7 Things To Avoid After Applying For A Mortgage
7 Things To Avoid After Applying for a Mortgage!Congratulations! You’ve found a home to buy and have applied for a mortgage! You are undoubtedly excited about the opportunity to ...

Local Market Update
Would you like to know what your home is worth? Here is a free tool, click to  Get Your Free Home Value Estimate...

Preparing To Spring Forward
Some Highlights:Whether you plan on buying or selling this spring, these tips could help you ‘spring ahead’ of your competition!Spring brings two things: more buyers & more sel...

Fuquay Varina Holly Springs Market Update
Have you had any thoughts of selling in 2019?  Would you like to know what your home is worth? Here is a free tool, click to Get Your Free Home Value ...

What Is Happening To The Real Estate Market
What is Happening to the Real Estate Market? Question that many Americans keep asking "Is the real estate market going to crash?" The previous housing mark...

Home Prices Across The Country
Home Prices Up 5.73% Across the Country!Some Highlights:The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released their latest Quarterly Home Price Index ...

Interest Rates Hit New 12 Month Low
Interest Rates Hit New 12 Month Low!According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey, interest rates for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage are currently at th...

Benefits Of Becoming A Homeowner
What are the Benefits of Becoming a Homeowner?Every family has a list of important dates. We celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, pet adoptions…and the list goes on. For 64.4...

Impact Of Interest Rates On Purchasing Power
Know The Impact Of Interest Rates On Purchasing Power The interest rate you secure when buying a home not only greatly impacts your monthly housing cost, but also impact...

Moving Across America
Where Did Americans Move in 2018?Some Highlights: Every year United Van Lines conducts their National Movers Study by tracking their customer’s movement st...

Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment For 5 Years Running
Americans Rank Real Estate Best Investment for 5 Years Running!Some Highlights: Real estate has outranked stocks/mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, and bonds as the best ...

Why A Normal Market Is Just What We Need
Why A Normal Market is Just What We NeedThe housing market has been hot for a while now. Homes have been flying off the shelves as fast as they have been listed. Buyers have been c...

2019 Will Be A Great Year For Buyers AND Sellers
2019 Will Be a Great Year for Buyers AND SellersMany homeowners believe that rising interest rates and home prices have scared away buyers and therefore have not listed t...

The Spring Homebuying Season Is Almost Upon Us
"The spring homebuying season is almost upon us, and if rates stay lower, inventory continues to grow, and the job market maintains it's strength, we do expect to see a solid sprin...

This Is A Perfect Time To List Your House And Here Is Why
Thinking of Selling Your House? This is a Perfect Time!It is common knowledge that a great number of homes sell during the spring buying season. For that reason, many homeowners ho...

4 Questions To Ask Before Selling Your House
Any Thoughts Of Selling In 2019? Here Are 4 Questions To Ask Before Selling Your House ...

Raleigh NC Is Number Two On Best Places For Business And Career Forbes List
Incredible news for Raleigh, NC and surrounding area! Way to go! Raleigh, NC #2 Best Places for Business and Career https://t.co/CWoBSexYzp via @forbes. Any thoughts of moving to ...

Five Things You Will Want To Know About Life In Fuquay Varina
 Five Things You Will Want To Know About Life In Fuquay VarinaHave you heard of Fuquay Varina, NC? Here are some cool facts:Properties values increased 6.75% over the last ye...

The KonMari Method Helping You Prep Your House For Sale
The KonMari Method: Helping You Prep Your House For SaleOne of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal ...

The Difference Your Interest Rate Makes
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