North Carolina 2012 Fence and Wall Codes for Swimming Pools

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Many North Carolina homeowners ask, “Do we need to install a fence around our swimming pool?” The answer is YES! The installation of a swimming pool should conform to North Carolina’s latest building codes. As of this post, those are the 2012 residential building codes. They regulate the dimensions of the fence or wall (referred to as a “barrier” in …

Featured Community: Sycamore Grove, Wilmington

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Have you been looking for new construction homes in Wilmington and not been impressed by the lot sizes? Then, take a look at Sycamore Grove in the Monkey Junction area, which boasts “larger than average” lot sizes. Homesites sold in the past have varied from .29-.46 acres and have the added bonus of being wooded; so, homeowners get an established …

Should I Buy or Renovate?

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We are seeing this question pop up a lot lately and it’s not a surprise. Interest rates are still low and, even though inventory in the Wilmington area is dropping, there are still some really good deals out there. So, this is the perfect time to assess your current living situation. If you desire more space, you have two choices …

How to Choose and Hire a Wilmington General Contractor

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Are you thinking about upgrading or renovating your Wilmington area home? You probably want to hire a general contractor, especially if the project is large enough to require permits. If you’ve never hired a contractor before, we’ve put together some basic tips to help you decrease your risks and the impact on your bank account. So, let’s get started! Outline …

Featured Community: Woodlake at Lords Creek, Wilmington

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Woodlake at Lords Creek is one of Stevens Fine Homes’ newest communities. It celebrated its grand opening in October 2012 and boasts a wonderful collection of amenities, including a 7 acre lake, club house, swimming pool, and conservation areas. It stands in a convenient location off Carolina Beach Road near Veterans Park and the shopping area of Monkey Junction, as-well-as …

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, …