How Do I Appeal My New Hanover County Property Tax Value?

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Have you received a letter from New Hanover County stating your annual property tax value? Do you disagree with the county’s valuation and think you’re paying too much? If so, you can formally challenge their decision, if you have a legal right to have your property’s value reduced. According to their website, you have a legal basis for a reduction …

How Do I Appeal My New Hanover County Property Tax Value?

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Have you received a letter from New Hanover County stating your annual property tax value? Do you disagree with the county’s valuation and think you’re paying too much? If so, you can formally challenge their decision, if you have a legal right to have your property’s value reduced. According to their website, you have a legal basis for a reduction …

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

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Traditional schools start next week. Meaning, it’s almost that time of year when temperatures start to cool, leaves change, plants die back, and the air is filled with pumpkin spice (okay, so that might just be the air around me…Mmmmm, Pumpkin Spice Lattes).  It also means it’s time to do some fall maintenance on your home to prepare for the …

Is It Time to Replace Your Roof?

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The roof is probably one of the most dreaded repairs that home owners face. It can be an expensive and arduous project to undertake. But how do you know if you need a new roof? If you haven’t had any obvious leak issues, you can tell just by grabbing some binoculars and heading outside, or climbing up to your attic. …

Are You Prepared for a Fire?

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You may not want to think about it, but it’s important that you do. No one ever expects to be the victim of a house fire, but in a split second your whole life can go up in smoke. Take the steps before disaster hits and you’ll greatly increase your family’s recovery time. So what do you do to prepare …

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 …

Accessory Dwelling Units: Are they right for you?

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Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are another name for mother-in-law suites, guest cottages, carriage houses, and garage or basement apartments. They allow for assisted living or elderly care, or an income source for property owners. If done right, ADUs can be financially beneficial for property owners and cover part of the home’s mortgage. To make sure that installing an ADU is …