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Posted on 11/22/2020
Should You Consult with Family Members Before You Sell Your Home?
If you intend to sell your house, you may want to let your family know about your decision. In fact, there are many reasons why you should consult with family members before you add your house to the real estate market. These reasons include: 1. You can address any concerns or questions. Family members may have concerns or questions...
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Posted on 11/15/2020
Keeping Up with Keeping Up
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock It’s easy for a home to get out of hand with all the things that come through the door every week. Here are a few tips for keeping up with the never-ending clutter that enters your home. Create a Shoe Station Set up a location at each entry door for family...
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Posted on 11/08/2020
DIY: 4 Walkways to Boost Curb Appeal
Photo by Craig Tidball on Unsplash It's probably much easier and less expensive than you realize to improve your home's curb appeal. Simple fixes such as replacing rickety porch railings or giving trim a fresh, bright coat of paint go a long way toward making prospective home buyers smile. And when you create a welcoming pathway, that leads...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Protect Your Windows During a Hurricane
Photo by Jametlene Reskp on Unsplash While the hurricane season may still be a couple of seasons away, now is a great time to start thinking about how best to protect your home in the event of a hurricane, tornado, or similar high wind storm situation. During high wind situations, windows can easily become broken as a result...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
Herbs That Grow All Year Indoors
Photo by congerdesign via Pixabay Do you love the idea of having fresh herbs available all year round but don't live in an area where it's possible to grow them outdoors in all seasons? You don't have to give up cooking with fresh herbs just because the weather outside is frightful — and you also don't have to install...
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Posted on 10/23/2020
Another Property Sold - 3410 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28403
Remodeled, 1118 SF stand alone building on Wrightsville Ave. New roof, new interior/exterior paint, new landscaping. Located on a 0.33 acre lot with room for expansion and ample parking. Alley access to Caswell St and just a step to Empie...
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Posted on 10/21/2020
Another Property Sold - 8900 Champion Hills Drive, Wilmington, NC 28411
Elegant custom home with rocking chair front porch located in the Prestigious Gated Golf Community of Porters Neck Plantation and Country Club. This classic home sits on a private 0.58 acre lot, it features a spacious great room with a corner gas log fireplace that opens to a sunroom complete w/wet bar, tall windows & french door leading to rear deck & lovely backyard. Formal dining room and Home office. Kitchen with granite countertops, custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and large pantry. Breakfast nook adjacent to the Screened-in porch. 3 BR's on the main level + a bonus room with full bath that serves as 4th bedroom. 2...
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Posted on 10/19/2020
8301 Fazio Drive, Wilmington, NC 28411 now has a new price of $639,000!
Beautiful location in one of Wilmington's most desirable gated golf communities. Launch your kayak/ boat or enjoy a picnic on the Intracoastal Waterway. This home is conveniently located on the first lot inside the gates of Porters Neck Plantation and Country Club, allowing quick access in and out. Backing up to the 18th tee, the back yard is very private and peaceful, no neighbor on either side with an extra lot to the right side. The home is stately yet cozy and comfortable. Its 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths and 2 half baths make it an ideal home for an extended family. Some of the features include: an open family room, kitchen and eating area;...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Home Maintenance for New Homeowners
Photo by LesPalenik via Shutterstock Many first time home buyers simply don’t think too much about home maintenance during the purchasing process. The challenge is that once you’re in the home, regardless of whether you’ve thought about it or not, your home’s maintenance needs only increase. And if there’s a hidden problem lurking somewhere, the result of ignoring...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
What Details Should be Part of a Real Estate Contract?
Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay When you make an offer on a home, your real estate agent will create a real estate contract, also known as a purchase agreement. Before you sign this, you should make sure you understand it. This is a legally binding agreement, and you need to be certain you’ve made the right choice....
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Posted on 10/06/2020
Video Tour - 8902 Mahogany Run #143, Wilmington, NC 28411
Beautiful custom lot situated on the 13th Green of the Tom Fazio golf course with lake view. Quiet location at the end of a cul-de-sac. Close proximity to the community boat ramp, pier and picnic area on the...
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Posted on 10/06/2020
8902 Mahogany Run #143, Wilmington, NC 28411 is now new to the market!
Beautiful custom lot situated on the 13th Green of the Tom Fazio golf course with lake view. Quiet location at the end of a cul-de-sac. Close proximity to the community boat ramp, pier and picnic area on the...
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