Will My Neighbor’s Poorly Maintained Home Affect My Sale?

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Q. “Will my neighbor’s poorly maintained home affect my sale?” A. Unfortunately, yes. Neighbors can provide a whole slew of unsightly property issues – peeling paint, trashed yards, broken windows, unmowed lawns, overgrown bushes, and excess vehicles (often parked where they shouldn’t be), to name a few. If the home is out-of-sight, perhaps a few roads over, it might not …

When Are Dogs Allowed on the Wilmington Area Beaches?

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We often get asked what the rules are for dogs on the Wilmington area beaches; so, we’ve compiled a quick breakdown on leash laws: Wrightsville Beach NO Dogs April 1st through September 30th. Dogs are allowed October 1st through the end of March, provided they are on a leash. Owners MUST pick up all dog waste and dispose of it …

5 Features Home Buyers May Kick Themselves for Not Considering

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You’ve started your Wilmington home search and have created your list of NEEDS and WANTS. You’re feeling really confident that you’ve thought of everything. Well, I’m going to try and burst your bubble today (I’m feeling a little feisty), but for good reason. It’s very important when you make an investment as large as a home that it fits your …

Why the Final Walk Through is Important – One Reason You May Not Have Considered

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I was reading through some real estate blog posts today to see what’s going on in the lives of other Realtors and came across a post that reminded me why the final walk through when you purchase a home is so important. Closing week is often hectic for Wilmington home buyers. There are movers to organize, utilities and services to …

Go Outside and Play with These Great Outdoor Living and Entertainment Features!

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Today, we have a guest blog post from W. Neal Nesbitt, owner of Wilmington’s Shoreline Cabinet Company! Spring is in the wind and Summer is here, which means it’s time to turn focus to the great outdoors. In southeastern North Carolina, we love to get outside and play. It is a season for grilling, lounging by the pool, and entertaining …

“Home” is in the Details

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The Wilmington real estate market can be very competitive. Sometimes a good cleaning and well-thought-out price aren’t the only things needed to get a home sold. While the number of bedrooms and baths, square-footage, and lot size are factored into choosing a home to purchase, let’s be honest, they aren’t the deciding factors. There are plenty of houses that fit …

8 Things to Expect and Not Expect in a Multiple-Offer Situation

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We’re frequently seeing multiple-offer situations in the Wilmington housing market due to the shrinking home inventory, so it’s important for buyers to know what to expect if they find themselves putting an offer in on a home that already has one. Buyers need to understand that it’s not the listing agent who decides how to handle a multiple-offer situation. Ultimately, …

Repurposing Your Formal Living Room into a Library

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Today, we have a guest blog post from mommy blogger Bethany from “I was promised more naps…”. When you’re searching for a Wilmington area home to buy, don’t feel confined to room labels. Just because a description calls a room a dining room, living room, etc., doesn’t mean it needs to be used for just that. Here’s how Bethany repurposed …