Eight Strategies to Help You Beat All-Cash Offers

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The current real estate market is incredibly competitive, and all-cash offers are becoming more and more common. Massive investment firms have been buying homes as soon as they’re listed, making it very difficult for the average buyer to keep up. If you’re trying to buy a home, you’re probably feeling frustrated with this situation. Competing […]

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Buying a Home with Cash Vs. a Mortgage (Financing)

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 Realtor® Melanie Cameron shares the benefits and disadvantages of purchasing a home with cash versus a mortgage (financing). While owning your home outright sounds like a great idea, there are some opportunities you may miss out on by not financing your purchase. Considering buying or selling your home? Give Melanie a call or send her a text message at …

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What is a Bridge Loan?

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A bridge loan is a short-term loan, typically 6-12 months, that allows for payment of expenses while waiting for long-term financing. It acts like a “bridge” between two loans. In real estate, a bridge loan can cover expenses (closing costs, down payment, etc.) you would usually pay with the proceeds of your home’s sale to secure a mortgage on a …

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6 Things You Should Know about Flood Zones When House Hunting

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Here in Southeastern North Carolina, we are no strangers to flood zones. We are a coastal community located at sea level, smack dab between the Cape Fear River and the Intracoastal Waterway, which is also why Wilmington is a popular buyer destination. We wouldn’t be able to have the beautiful beaches and access to the Intracoastal Waterway without this elevation. …

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Should You Write a Seller Letter?

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Inventory is tight and for many buyers, that means facing multiple-offer situations. In order to win the contract, real estate agents are advising their buyers to get creative. For many, this means offering well over asking price. But for those lacking extra funds, presenting a top competing offer can be difficult. So instead, they try to appeal to the seller’s …

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New Construction Frustrations: What is Going On with Prices and Build Times?

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“Why do prices on new construction homes keep going up?” “Are builders trying to line their pockets?” “I heard new builds keep getting delayed. Are the construction crews slacking?” We’ve seen a lot of frustration lately with new construction homes and believe us, we hear you and commiserate. You have likely heard prices of existing homes are going up due …

5 Home Inspection Red Flags That Should Send You Running to the Hills

5 Home Inspection Red Flags That Should Send You Running to the Hills

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Even a house that looks perfect can have serious structural issues. Before closing on your home, it’s important that you be made aware of any possible problems that either you or the seller will need to fix. A pre-inspection is your chance to walk through the home with a trusted professional who can point out […]