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Chris Hutchens with Guaranteed Rate – Wilmington NC Lender

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Realtor Melanie Cameron of The Cameron Team speaks with Chris Hutchens, Branch Manager and V.P. of Mortgage Lending at Guaranteed Rate, about the services he and his mortgage lenders provide. If you’re thinking about buying a home in the Wilmington area and need to finance the purchase, consider giving Chris a call at (910) 344-0304. He’s happy to answer your …

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6 Simple Tasks to Help You Buy a Home in 2019

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The new year is coming, which means many people are thinking about everything they hope to accomplish during the next 12 months. If buying a home is a goal for you, there are a few things that can help improve your purchasing power in 2019. These are simple changes and additions to your existing routines (beyond the traditional saving money …

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2019 FHA Loan Limit Increase | Home Buyer Tips

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 Realtor Melanie Cameron of The Cameron Team at Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage in Wilmington, NC, shares the recent announcement from the Federal Housing Administration on loan limits in 2019. Great news! They’re increasing. Watch the video to learn more. Get more great tips in our 60-page Buyer Guide. Also, shout out to Joey Milam at Alpha Mortgage for …

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8 Tips for Buying a New Construction Home

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Are you exploring the process of purchasing a new construction? There’s something wholly satisfying about planning your home from bottom to top (foundation to roof?). We’ve helped many buyers go through the exciting journey of choosing homesites, floor plans, and finishes; completing walkthroughs and punch lists; and eventually arriving at the closing table. So, we’ve compiled 8 tips for purchasing …

Home Features to Help You Age in Place

Home Features to Help You Age in Place

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If you’re purchasing a “forever home”, you’re planning to stay there well into your golden years. Make sure you choose home features that help you age in place. This doesn’t mean you have to spend the rest of your active adult life feeling like you’re living in a retirement home. It just means there are certain features that will prove …

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Know What You Are Buying: Don’t Exclude These Important Tasks from Your Home Purchase

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When you pick up a box of food at the grocery store, do you read the ingredients? With health being a common concern, most people do. When you purchase a new gadget, do you check the packaging to see what’s included and to verify it hasn’t been tampered with? Likely. It’s not fun when you get home and realize you’re …

Why Fall is the Best Time to Buy a Starter Home

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Starter homes are the first properties that the median entry-level home buyers can afford to purchase. They fall within the lower third of a market’s valuation, which means the price range can vary from market to market. A starter home in San Francisco has a median price of $820,550 while the median cost of a starter home in Boston is …

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Why Was My Offer to Purchase a House Rejected?

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You’ve spent weeks browsing listings, rode in a car for hours viewing the potentials, and placed an offer on “the one”…but it was rejected. How could this be? You certainly thought it through – or did you? Here are 10 possible reasons why your offer to purchase a house was rejected. 1. Your Offer Was Too Low This is the …