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Sharon Evans & The TriangleExperts Team is here to provide you with superb Real Estate services in the Triangle Area of North Carolina. The Team assists over 300 families and individuals every year. Let our experience go to work for you. Buying or selling, we have you covered!

Buying A Home?

Use Quick Search or Map Search to browse an up-to-date list of ALL available properties in the Triangle Area, or use the Dream Home Finder form and we will conduct a personalized search for you. Our agents give top notch service, and have the knowledge and experience to get you the best deal in this tight market.

Selling A Home?

Nothing is more important than pricing your home correctly. Let us help you with a FREE Market Analysis. Sharon will use comparable sold listings and her extensive knowledge of this market to help you determine an accurate and up to the minute market value for your home. This combined with her Team's "Staged to Sell" program, which has been proven to sell homes faster, and for top market dollar, will give you the best exposure to get your home SOLD! Our Staging Team has years of experience and handle projects from the smallest updates to whole house renovations, all the while managing every detail for you.

 

Meet our Staging Team, Sara Forehand, Anne Crawford & Sarah Anthony.

Click here for Tips For Sellers on our Team page!

 

Need A Mover?

Moving.com is a great source of moving information and checklists. The TriangleExperts Team has recommended Johns' Moving in Raleigh, NC for years for their great customer service. 

Need a Mortgage?

Sharon and her Team have used Steve Satterwhite of Satterwhite Financial for over 15 years! Getting a pre-approval is essential in today's competitive Real Estate market, and Steve and his Team get high marks from the clients he has worked with in the past. Find them at: Satterwhitefinancial.com or call Steve direct:  919-630-7443.

 

What our clients have to say about us:

"We hired Sharon to represent us in buying a home in the middle of May. We had used her 2010 & happy to use retain her services this time. She ended up saving us THOUSANDS in negotiations. She is so cool/calm under immense pressure & definitely the person you want representing you. She is smart, and fast, and very well informed. Even after moving in she helped us find a painter etc- & we paid less for a better job than any of our other quotes. The biggest thing about Sharon is everyone knows her- all the other realtors, and you can tell they respect her, and I cannot tell you how much that showed throughout our process. We would definitely use her again and recommend her to friends or family."

-A Recent Client

"Sharon and her team allowed my husband and I to relax throughout the home selling process.  The team proactively came to us with questions and decisions that needed to be made and guided us every step of the way to get the home on the market.  Her staging team is phenomenal and the attention to detail puts her one step ahead of her competition.  We rested on a cruise ship and within 5 days Sharon had 14 showings of our home and it was sold before we returned.  Thanks Sharon!!"

-A Recent Client

Latest Realty News from NAR

November 2018 Housing Affordability Index

At the national level, housing affordability is down from last month and down from a year ago. Mortgage rates rose to 4.99 percent this November, up 19.1 percent compared to 4.19 percent a year ago.

  • Housing affordability declined from a year ago in November moving the index down 10.6 percent from 161.0 to 144.0. The median sales price for a single family home sold in November in the US was $260,500 up 5.0 percent from a year ago.
  • Nationally, mortgage rates were up 80 basis point from one year ago (one percentage point equals 100 basis points).
  • The payment as a percentage of income was up from last month at 17.4 percent this November and up from 15.5 percent from a year ago. Regionally, the West has the highest payment at 23.8 percent of income. The Northeast had the second highest payment at 17.1 percent followed by the South at 16.8 percent. The Midwest had the lowest payment as a percentage of income at 13.7 percent.

  • Regionally, the Northeast recorded the biggest increase in home prices at 8.2 percent. The South had an increase of 3.8 percent while the West had a gain of 2.4 percent. The Midwest had the smallest growth in price of 1.6 percent.
  • Regionally, all four regions saw a decline in affordability from a year ago. The Northeast had the biggest drop in affordability of 14.4 percent. The South had a decline of 9.3 percent followed by the Midwest that fell 9.2 percent. The West had the smallest drop of 7.2 percent.
  • On a monthly basis, affordability is down from last month in all of the four regions. The Northeast region had the decline of 5.5 percent. The South had a decline of 2.0 percent followed by the Midwest with a dip of 1.8 percent. The West had the smallest dip in affordability of 0.7 percent.
  • Despite month-to-month changes, the most affordable region was the Midwest, with an index value of 181.9. The least affordable region remained the West where the index was 105.0. For comparison, the index was 148.8 in the South, and 146.4 in the Northeast.

  • Mortgage applications are currently up while credit availability is down. Rates are higher this month but are still historically low. Home prices are up 5.0 percent while median family incomes that are growing 3.0 percent. The job market is steady. More inventory is welcome on the lower end of the market whereas there is more supply of inventory for high priced homes.
  • What does housing affordability look like in your market? View the full data release here.
  • The Housing Affordability Index calculation assumes a 20 percent down payment and a 25 percent qualifying ratio (principal and interest payment to income). See further details on the methodology and assumptions behind the calculation here.

Throwback Thursday: First-Time Homebuyers Then and Now

In 1981 when NAR first started tracking the data, the average age of a first-time homebuyer was 29.  They made up 44 percent of all homebuyers.  Sixty-eight percent of first-time buyers were married couples, 12 percent were single female and 13 percent were single male (seven percent were other).

In contrast, in 2018, the average age of a first-time homebuyer was 46 and they accounted for 33 percent of all homebuyers.  Fifty-four percent were married couples, 18 percent were single female, 10 percent were single male, and 16 percent were unmarried couples (two percent were other).

In 1989, first-time buyers largely rented an apartment before they bought their home at 80 percent, and 15 percent lived with parents, relatives, or friends.  In 2018, the share of first-time buyers that lived in an apartment before they bought their home slipped to 71 percent while the share of those that had been living with parents, relatives, or friends previous to buying rose to 23 percent.

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Sharon@TriangleExperts.com 

919-271-3399

 
 
 
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