Which Home Features Increase Resale Value?

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After years of falling prices, real estate experts across the nation are predicting an increase in prices. Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, projects that home prices nationally will rise 5 to 10 percent over the next three years. This is great news for Wilmington home owners. It also means that buyers in search for Wilmington …

Is Selling My Wilmington Home at the End of the Year a Good Idea?

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Short answer? Yes. Long answer? Many Wilmington home sellers believe that the end of the year is the time to either take their home off the market or put off selling until the spring, but that’s not entirely the case. True, there are usually less buyers during the holidays and winter, but that doesn’t mean their home won’t sell. It …

The Top 10 Worst Home Showing Offenses

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Some Wilmington home sellers don’t quite realize that more goes into showing a home than setting an appointment. It requires presenting the home in a way that will make Wilmington home buyers look beyond the current state of the home, i.e. furniture that might not fit their tastes or empty rooms lacking vision, to see what it would be like …

5 Tips for Selling Your Home in the Autumn and Winter

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During Autumn and Winter, it’s normal to see fewer Wilmington home buyers. The colder weather can be a drag on showings and many people choose to focus their energy on the holidays or managing their kids through the school year. However, this is also the time when we see the most serious buyers. So, it’s important make sure you’re presenting …

5 Myths About Wilmington NC Short Sales

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Working with Wilmington sellers, who are underwater on their homes, we often find there are some misconceptions about short sales. They have the potential to prevent home owners from taking the needed steps for protecting their best interests; so, we wanted to take a moment to clear up some of those myths… Myth #1. Short Sales Have the Same Closing …

10 Tax Tips from the IRS for Individuals Selling Their Home

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If you’re like me, you try to avoid thinking about tax season as much as possible. “Tax Season”. Even the name makes me shudder. But if you’re selling your home, it’s important to keep in mind the tax impact the sale will have. Monthly, the IRS gives tips on how to best prepare for annual/quarterly taxes. Recently, they updated their …

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 …