Underwater? What Not to Do with New Found Equity

Meghan Riley Homeowner Tips Leave a Comment

According to a recent report from CoreLogic, 1.3 million underwater borrowers have been pushed up into positive equity since the beginning of the year. If national prices increase 5%, 2 million more underwater borrowers will join them. If inventory continues to shrink, we may see just that. But, more importantly, this news brings to light an important topic – What …

Featured Community: Tanbridge Park, Wilmington

Meghan Riley Area Info , Community Leave a Comment

Hidden just behind Mayfaire Town Center is a quaint and quiet community with sidewalks and tree-lined streets called Tanbridge Park. With back road access to the nearby shopping center, residents can ride their bikes to catch a movie or grab a cup of coffee, or take a short drive down Eastwood Road to Wrightsville Beach. Schools are located nearby and …

Take a “Field Trip” in Wilmington! – Featured App

Meghan Riley Area Info , Attractions Leave a Comment

New to Wilmington, visiting on vacation, or looking to discover new places in the area? Check out the new Field Trip App available for Apple and Android. Field Trip connects to a collection of already existing databases from the likes of Arcadia Publishing, Yesterland, Racked, Songkick, and The Worldwide Guide of Movie Locations to bring you museums, points of interest, …

How Do I Appeal My New Hanover County Property Tax Value?

Meghan Riley General Real Estate , Homeowner Tips Leave a Comment

Have you received a letter from New Hanover County stating your annual property tax value? Do you disagree with the county’s valuation and think you’re paying too much? If so, you can formally challenge their decision, if you have a legal right to have your property’s value reduced. According to their website, you have a legal basis for a reduction …

How Do I Appeal My New Hanover County Property Tax Value?

Meghan Riley Homeowner Tips Leave a Comment

Have you received a letter from New Hanover County stating your annual property tax value? Do you disagree with the county’s valuation and think you’re paying too much? If so, you can formally challenge their decision, if you have a legal right to have your property’s value reduced. According to their website, you have a legal basis for a reduction …

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Meghan Riley Homeowner Tips Leave a Comment

Traditional schools start next week. Meaning, it’s almost that time of year when temperatures start to cool, leaves change, plants die back, and the air is filled with pumpkin spice (okay, so that might just be the air around me…Mmmmm, Pumpkin Spice Lattes).  It also means it’s time to do some fall maintenance on your home to prepare for the …

The History of Homeowners Associations

Meghan Riley General Real Estate Leave a Comment

During the mid-1940s to 1950s, the installation of the Serviceman’s Readjustment Bill sprung the building of a large number of planned communities. These were houses that veterans could buy with low-interest loans provided by the government. Initially, these communities did not have home owners associations; however, they did have restrictive covenants that prohibited such things as laundry lines in the …