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What Do North Carolina Home Sellers Need to Disclose?

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Wilmington Realtors® are often asked what’s required to be disclosed at the sale of a home. This is different from state-to-state, even city-to-city, because each has their own real estate commission that decides what is or isn’t important. A Realtor or real estate attorney can tell you what’s required where you live or are looking to buy. In North Carolina, …

Why You Shouldn’t Look at Wilmington Area Homes Outside of Your Price Range

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The first step in buying a Wilmington area home should always be creating a budget. If you’re buying with a loan, that means getting pre-approved. If you’re paying cash, that means determining how much money you can afford to spend. Both options include taking into consideration lifestyle and future events that may affect your finances. Once you have done this, …

Should I Use the On-site Agent When Buying Wilmington New Construction?

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If you’re considering buying a new construction home in the Wilmington area, you may be aware that each community has its own on-site licensed real estate agent that is familiar with the lots, home plans, builder(s), and construction process in that particular neighborhood. They work right along with the builder to make sure contracts are executed on time and all …

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Buying a Wilmington For Sale by Owner

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Buying a Wilmington For Sale by Owner

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If you’re considering making an offer on a Wilmington For Sale by Owner (FSBO), you should first understand why a homeowner would want to handle the sale of their own home. Basically, they want to save money, and they feel they can do that by not paying the average 6% commission rate (split between the seller’s and buyer’s agent) that …

The 10 Germiest Places in the Home

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It’s the cold and flu season again, and already this has been one of the worst seasons in years. Southeastern North Carolina hasn’t been hit as hard as some other places, like Boston or New York, both of which declared states of emergency, but hospitals in the Wilmington area have put restrictions on non-patient children visiting hospitals to cut the …