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Fair Housing - NCREC

Questions and Answers on Fair Housing Laws
Posted by Rebecca Williams on December 29, 2019 in  General Info
I am here to help you buy and sell real estate, but also like to share great information that relates to those actions.  Today I chose to highlight Fair Housing.  The purpose of the fair housing laws is to protect a person’s right to own, sell, purchase, or rent housing of his or her choice without fear of unlawful discrimination. The fair housing laws are intended to allow everyone equal access to housing. State and Federal fair housing laws prohibit discrimination in the housing market on the basis of race, color... read more

Working with Real Estate Agents - NCREC

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Posted by Rebecca Williams on December 23, 2019 in  Working with Real Estate Agents
Working with REAL Estate AgentsWhen buying or selling real estate, you may find it helpful to have a real estate agent assist you. Real estate agents can provide many useful services and work with you in different ways. In some real estate transactions, the agents work for the seller. In others, the seller and buyer may each have agents. And sometimes the same agents work for both the buyer and the seller. It is important for you to know whether an agent is representing you as your agent or simply assisting you whi... read more

Military Lease Termination - NCREC

Great info for Military members and those renting to them!
Posted by Rebecca Williams on December 15, 2019 in  Renters/Landlords
As a Veteran myself, I have had many investors and renters ask questions about different stipulations when renting to and as a military member.  I wanted to share some information on the topic for those that may be impacted.  This pamphlet focuses on questions regarding the rights of members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, National Guard, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard to terminate a lease contract under North Carolina and Federal law. While it is written primarily from the viewpoint of those individuals, it is equall... read more

Residential Subdivisions - NCREC

What is an HOA? and other related questions answered here.
Posted by Rebecca Williams on December 01, 2019 in  General Info
One of my goals is to educate consumers as I help people buy and sell homes, I wanted to provide some information on Residential Subdivisions that have Restrictive Covenants.  As North Carolina becomes an increasingly urban state, more and more people are purchasing homes and lots in residential subdivisions and planned communities. In these subdivisions and communities, there is usually a homeowners association that may be responsible for maintaining the common areas of the development and the enforcement of “rest... read more