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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 […]

How to Get Started Investing in Wilmington Real Estate with Minimal Costs

How to Get Started Investing in Wilmington Real Estate with Minimal Costs

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We consider any real estate purchase buyers make an “investment”, even if it is a primary home. Buying a house in Wilmington is not just fulfilling the basic necessity of shelter, it’s also an investment in your future wealth. However, if you are looking to expand beyond the essential needs of your primary home and grow a real estate portfolio …

If You Can’t Secure a Traditional Mortgage, Is It a Good Idea to Use a Private Lender?

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If you feel ready and excited to buy a home, being denied for a traditional mortgage can be incredibly frustrating. Conventional mortgages typically have income and credit score requirements that not everyone meets, and most lenders tend to be inflexible with these terms. After being denied for a conventional mortgage, you may consider working with […]

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Handy Apps to Have On Your Phone While Viewing Houses

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Listing agents provide a lot of valuable insight about properties when they list them in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), and many MLSs have apps that you can download on your phone. You may already be using one if you are looking for properties with a Realtor. If you aren’t, these apps let you easily see information about a home’s …