Kirsten Carter, Realtor & Author

Real Estate in
the Triangle

Welcome! I service the Triangle, which consists of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel-Hill. My main focus is the Raleigh Metro area which consists of Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Wendell, Knightdale, Clayton, Garner and surrounding areas. The Triangle is a wonderful placed to live. There is a lot to do locally; however, you can take a short drive to the Mountains or the beach for a weekend trip. The Triangle is the place to be.

I grew up in Wilmington and studied at UNCG. Shortly after graduating college, I moved to Raleigh and have been calling the Triangle home since 2009. I did move away to Georgia in 2016; however, I couldn't stay away long. In 2020, my husband and I moved back home, had a baby and are thankful to be back in the beautiful state of North Carolina surrounded by family and friends. I love coffee, spending time with my family and friends and learning new things. I also have a passion for helping others succeed and reach their goals in a purposed driven way. I wrote a book called: The Purposed Journey: A Millennial and Gen-z's Guide to Finding and Fulfilling their Purpose in a Career or Business. My purpose is helping and being of service to others!


If you're interested in making North Carolina permenant by buying a home, I would love to help you make that dream a reality.

Is it time for me to buy a home?

Buying a home is a significant financial decision that requires careful consideration. Some factors you may want to take into account include your income stability, current debt levels, and credit score. You should also consider our current real estate market and property prices in the area where you want to buy.


It's also important to evaluate your long-term goals and whether homeownership fits into them. Owning a home can provide a sense of stability and pride of ownership, but it can also come with additional responsibilities and expenses, such as maintenance and property taxes.


Ultimately, the decision to buy a home should be based on your individual circumstances and financial situation. If you're unsure, contact me and we can discuss what your options may be.

When should I sell my home?

The decision to sell your home depends on a variety of factors, including your personal goals, financial situation, and the current real estate market conditions in our area.


If you're looking to sell your home to upgrade to a larger property, downsize, or relocate to a different area, it's important to assess your current financial situation and ensure that selling your home aligns with your long-term goals.


Additionally, you should evaluate the current real estate market in your area to determine whether it's a good time to sell. Factors such as supply and demand, interest rates, and economic conditions can all impact the market, so it's important to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and consult with me, your local real estate agent, to get a sense of what's happening in your area.


It's also important to consider the condition of your home and whether any repairs or upgrades are needed to help it sell quickly and at the best possible price. I can provide guidance on how to prepare your home for sale and market it effectively to potential buyers.

Renovate or Buy New Construction?

The decision to renovate or buy new construction depends on a number of factors, including your budget, lifestyle, and personal preferences. Here are some considerations to help you make the decision:

  • Budget: Renovating an existing home can be more cost-effective than buying new construction, especially if you are able to do some of the work yourself. However, if the renovation requires major structural changes or upgrades, it may end up being more expensive than buying a new home.
  • Lifestyle: Your lifestyle and future plans can also influence your decision. If you have a growing family and need more space, it may be more practical to buy a new home rather than renovate an existing one. On the other hand, if you love your current neighborhood and don’t want to move, renovating may be a better option.
  • Personal preferences: Your personal preferences and design style can also play a role in your decision. If you have a specific vision for your dream home and can’t find it on the market, renovating may be the best option. On the other hand, if you prefer modern amenities and the latest technology, new construction may be more appealing.
  • Energy efficiency: New construction typically offers better energy efficiency than older homes, which can lead to lower utility bills and a smaller carbon footprint. However, you can also make energy-efficient upgrades during a renovation.
  • Timeframe: Finally, your timeframe can also influence your decision. If you need to move quickly, buying new construction may be a better option than waiting for a renovation to be completed. However, if you have the time to invest in a renovation, it may be worth it to create your dream home.
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