Which Home Features Increase Resale Value?

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After years of falling prices, real estate experts across the nation are predicting an increase in prices. Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, projects that home prices nationally will rise 5 to 10 percent over the next three years. This is great news for Wilmington home owners. It also means that buyers in search for Wilmington …

What is the Difference Between a Building Inspection and a Home Inspection?

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If you’re buying a home, you may have heard of Building Inspections and Home Inspections. It’s important to know the difference, because some people mistakenly believe that one can take the place of the other. Both Building Inspectors and Home Inspectors do important work involved with the condition of a home, but each have a different job and purpose. Matter-of-fact, …

The Top 10 Worst Home Showing Offenses

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Some Wilmington home sellers don’t quite realize that more goes into showing a home than setting an appointment. It requires presenting the home in a way that will make Wilmington home buyers look beyond the current state of the home, i.e. furniture that might not fit their tastes or empty rooms lacking vision, to see what it would be like …

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10 Plants to Improve Indoor Air Pollution

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When people hear “air pollution” they usually think of the air polluted by carbon monoxide from cars or sulfur dioxide from factories. They don’t think of the air inside their homes, which can be polluted by mold and pollen, tobacco smoke, pesticides, household cleaners, asbestos, formaldehyde, and lead, to name a few. This can be especially bothersome during the winter, …

Don’t “Trick” Yourself into a Bad Foreclosure Purchase…

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…“Treat” yourself to these foreclosure tips and take the fear out of buying! Budget Carefully. Foreclosed homes often need repairs, so you need to factor that in early on. Make sure you have a solid budget. Determine what you can spend on a home without putting any extra strain on your budget. Decide how many and what kind of repairs …

What You Should Know Before Buying in a Homeowners Association

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Before you buy in a Wilmington community with a homeowners association, there are a few things you need to know to make sure you’re buying in a community where you will be happy living. But first, you must understand what a homeowners association (HOA) is. HOAs were first created to enforce and improve upon the restrictive covenants i.e. rules written …