Thursday, April 7, 2016 / by Bill Berning*
"Bill and his team (including Debbie) have been wonderful to deal with and a constant help during our move from Australia to US. Through constant correspondence, he was able to have a good idea of what we were looking for in a home and wouldn't you believe it, the home we have purchased fulfilled both Amber's and my wish list items!
Bill was able to assist someone with no credit rating secure a loan and move into a home within 5 months of moving into a new country, 3 months within moving to Raleigh. His knowledge is second to none and his sense of humor much appreciated.
Debbie has also been most helpful (going well beyond her role) to assist with timely and useful advice with furnishing ideas and product knowledge.
Together Bill and Debbie have made an otherwise stressful task of purchasing a home in a new location / state / country - a pleasurable experience.
We have no hesitation in recommending these guys and the Triangle Reality Team as a whole to anyone considering a reality ...
Thursday, April 7, 2016 / by Bill Berning*
"Incredible team led by Bill Berning. They helped me through the process of both selling my condo and buying a home. I could not be more pleased with their help and responsiveness. I would recommend Bill and his team to anyone who is thinking of selling or buying a home." Kate U
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 / by Bill Berning*
The Fair Housing Act was designed to protect people looking for housing from discrimination. Could you be violating the law?
Most of us assume there’s no way we could violate Fair Housing laws because we don’t discriminate based on color, sex, or religion. But the Fair Housing Act is much more complicated than that, and subtle, unintentional words or actions can result in steep fines. Below are three ways you may be unwittingly violating the law.
Adopted in 1968, the Fair Housing Act prohibits discriminating against anyone in the sale or rental of a property based on race, color, religion, sex, familial status, handicap, or national origin. Most people think they know what that means and believe that as long as they avoid using overtly discriminating phrases, they’re safe.
But, that’s only the tip of the iceberg. In fact, according to a 2009 report released by the National Fair Housing Alliance, housing discrimination has actually spike ...
Saturday, March 12, 2016 / by Bill Berning*
An open house event is an essential part of attracting buyers to your home. Figuring out how to set a successful open house can help you to get offers quickly.
Staging your home is only the first step to setting up a successful open house. There are many important aspects that you must take care of to get the best results from your open house. Here’s how you can set up an open house for the best results while working with your real estate agent.
An open house is a major event for any homeowner that is trying to sell. If you are considering hosting an open house for your home, you should work with your real estate agent closely to develop a plan. Open houses require careful planning to be successful. You may have to plan ahead to make sure that you, your family and your pets are out of the home during the time in which your home is being shown.
You may also be asked by your real estate agent to take other preparatory steps, including staging your home and removing your person ...
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 / by Bill Berning*
You’ve probably heard a lot about how energy efficient windows can save you loads on your electric bill, but is this really a sound improvement for your home? Let’s connect with the experts and found out once and for all just how worthwhile these fixtures can be for homeowners like yourself.
There’s nothing worse than watching your heating and cooling costs shoot through the roof (figuratively, of course) as the seasons change and your home becomes either too hot or cold. However, what if you could drop this monthly financial burden and reinvestment in into your home? To find out if energy efficient windows can do all of this – and more – let’s tap into some of the leading home improvement minds and tackle this discussion from a wide variety of angles.
Adding energy efficient windows to your home isn’t just a casual decision to make on the weekend when you’re bored or in the mood for a little fun with hom ...