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8 Important Documents Home Buyers Should Keep

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When you buy a home, it may feel like you’ve killed a small forest in the process because of all the paperwork you must read and sign. If you’re trying to organize your important papers and keep clutter to a minimum, recycling unneeded paperwork is a good first step; however, there are some documents from your home purchase that you …

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What’s More Important – A Home’s Square-Footage or Layout?

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When you start the home buying process, you should have an idea of the size of home that you need. This will not only affect how much money you’ll spend but can also determine the location and condition of homes to choose from. This is usually referred to as heated square-feet, but size can mean different things to different people, …

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Coldwell Banker AARP Benefits Program Coming Soon

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Realogy Holdings Corp., parent company of Coldwell Banker®, has announced it will be launching a benefits program for AARP members who want to buy or sell their home. This will be the first-ever real estate program designed for the 38 million AARP members, who will be able to earn cash back or a bonus when they use one of Realogy’s …

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How Much Does It Cost to Move in North Carolina?

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The cost of moving in North Carolina can vary widely depending on the size of your home, the location of your new dwelling, timing of the move, and any additional services needed (packing, special handling, equipment rental, etc.). While all moving companies will give you a quote on the cost to move your belongings, it’s important you have an idea …

What is Wire Fraud

What is Wire Fraud? How to Avoid Becoming a Victim

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According to the FBI’s 2018 Internet Crime Report, Americans lost nearly $150 million to real estate scams just last year. This is a country-wide problem, but it has happened right here in Wilmington – more than once and on a million dollar home! If you are considering buying a home in the Wilmington area, it’s so important for you to …

Benefits and Disadvantages for Using Online Lender

The Benefits and Disadvantages of Using an Online Lender

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Their commercials are all over television and streaming devices – online lenders advertising quick approvals and apps that make the application process super easy. The ease of accessibility appeals to home buyers who like the low-pressure benefits of shopping online and the swiftness of information retrieval. However, is there a benefit to using these online lenders and is their application …

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7 Mistakes First-Time Home Buyers Make

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Purchasing a home can be a confusing and overwhelming process. There’s the fun part of choosing a home. Then, there’s the stress of dealing with finalizing financing and repair negotiations. For a first-time buyer who has never had the experience, it can be easy to make a mistake here and there, but reading up on the process can help prevent …