Completely rebuilt 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage sprawling 1400 sq ft ranch with tremendous views of the lake from your charming front porch. Contemporary bright open floor plan with vaulted ceilings/recessed lighting, spacious eat-in kitchen with all appliances/ lots of cabinets/ breakfast bar/ great room with corner fireplace, master bedroom with private bath/dual closets, spacious secondary bedrooms, laundry room/mud room, full basement ready to be finished could add on another 1400 square feet, storage shed, deck to enjoy the fenced in backyard.

1157 Prides Run, Lake in the Hills 106 E Oak Street, Lake in the Hills 6310 Silver Lake Trail, Cary

First Time Buyers

Whether you have spent years saving and preparing to buy a home, or you still aren't sure if it is something you can even dream of, the questions surrounding a first-time home purchase can feel endless.

You can find the answers and peace of mind by working with RE/MAX, the industry leader in experience and service.

Here are some tips to help you with the process of becoming your own landlord

Pre-qualify for a loan
Being pre-qualified for a loan determines how much house you can afford. It also allows you to move more swiftly when you find the right house, especially when you aren't the only interested buyer.

Shop for mortgage rates and terms
A difference of even half a percentage point can make a huge difference in how much you pay over the life of a loan. For example, the difference in the monthly payment on a $100,000 mortgage at 8 percent vs. 7.5 percent is about $35 per month. Over 30 years, that's $12,600.

Features that help or hurt resale value
In some areas, a swimming pool actually detracts from a home's value and makes the home harder to sell. In neighborhoods with two-car, attached garages, a single-car or detached garage may impact the home sale and future value. I can point out features that hurt, as well as those that help, resale value.

Rate the houses you tour
After touring each home, write down what you liked and didn't like. Develop a rating system which will help you narrow the field down to the house that's the best for you
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