Featured Community: The Registry at Vineyard Plantation, Wilmington

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One of the newest communities in the Porter’s Neck area, The Registry at Vineyard Plantation offers Craftsman and European style homes for as low as $199,900*. Plans range from 1830 to 4014 square feet and include both one and two-story designs. Buyers can choose from plans featuring vaulted ceilings, open foyers, beautiful cabinetry, eat-at bars, double vanities, soaker tubs, hardwood …

Room by Room: Living Room

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Our Room by Room series is all about getting the most out of your rooms when selling your home. Work What You’ve Got! De-clutter. It’s easy to build up a collection of movie discs, compact discs, books, toys, and other items that often populate a living room. However, they can hide the room’s true dimensions and deceive buyers into thinking …

Protecting Your Child While Your Home is On the Market

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Social networks and the internet in general have become large parts of our daily lives. Tech gadgets from smartphones to digital cameras have made it super easy for us to share every special moment (and not so special moment) of our lives with friends and family hundreds of miles away by way of the web. However, very unfortunate stories about …

Exclusive vs. Non-exclusive Buyer Agency Agreement

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Many Wilmington, NC, home buyers have found it beneficial to use a real estate agent to represent them in the home buying process. It is their responsibility to help you find a home that suits your needs, provide you with facts that will help determine your decisions, and protect your interests the best they can during negotiation and closing. In …

Mortgage Shopping? Know the Types of Lenders

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When shopping for a home loan, buyers will encounter numerous sources for lending. It’s important they are educated on the different types of lenders, so they choose to work with an originator that will provide them with the most choices and best programs.  It’s also good to understand how these lenders work. Many lenders will sell loans. Who you start …

Not Enough Home Showings? Be Flexible!

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You’ve prepared your home. You’ve chosen your Realtor. You’ve priced your home competitively. But you aren’t getting any offers. Many homeowners don’t want to hear this, but the lack of offers may be due to a lack of flexibility on their part. When a homeowner decides to sell, they work very hard to make their home show-worthy, but they don’t …

Why You Need to Pull a Permit for DIY Projects

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It isn’t uncommon for Wilmington homeowners to take on home improvement projects alone in order to save money. Sometime before or after the purchase of their home, they decide that a major feature needs to be changed – the master bath enlarged, the garage converted to a family room, the kitchen updated, a deck built in the back yard… If …

The Prime 7 Must-Do’s of Home Staging

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Staging your home should be a fun, cheap experience that can significantly affect the quantity of leverage you have when negotiating the sale of your home. But first you need to understand where to start. Haphazardly staging your home without a plan or guide to what you are doing will result in missed opportunities and a staged home that lacks …