10 Awesome Attic Conversions

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Want your head to explode? Search “Loft vs. Attic”. Seriously, people cannot agree on what exactly constitutes a loft or an attic. Many will argue that they’re synonyms and can be used interchangeably, but if you’re a writer, like I am, you know that there’s always a difference, even if it’s subtle. Most definitions agree that both, lofts and attics, …

What is a “Shoffice”?

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What is a “shoffice”? If you took a moment to think about it, you’ve probably already guessed – a shed and office combined into one building. They’re becoming popular in London where small back yards can be difficult to landscape, but easy to fill with much-needed square-footage. From what we’ve seen, it’s a little more office than shed, as should …

Who Pays for the Oil in the Fuel Tank?

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A Wilmington area home goes under contract. The fuel tank attached to the home still has oil in it. Come the day of closing, who pays for that oil? According to section 2 (“FIXTURES”) of the North Carolina Offer to Purchase, there are a number of items “included in the Purchase Price free of liens”. These include “fuel tank(s) whether …

5 Features Home Buyers May Kick Themselves for Not Considering

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You’ve started your Wilmington home search and have created your list of NEEDS and WANTS. You’re feeling really confident that you’ve thought of everything. Well, I’m going to try and burst your bubble today (I’m feeling a little feisty), but for good reason. It’s very important when you make an investment as large as a home that it fits your …

Go Outside and Play with These Great Outdoor Living and Entertainment Features!

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Today, we have a guest blog post from W. Neal Nesbitt, owner of Wilmington’s Shoreline Cabinet Company! Spring is in the wind and Summer is here, which means it’s time to turn focus to the great outdoors. In southeastern North Carolina, we love to get outside and play. It is a season for grilling, lounging by the pool, and entertaining …

“Home” is in the Details

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The Wilmington real estate market can be very competitive. Sometimes a good cleaning and well-thought-out price aren’t the only things needed to get a home sold. While the number of bedrooms and baths, square-footage, and lot size are factored into choosing a home to purchase, let’s be honest, they aren’t the deciding factors. There are plenty of houses that fit …

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 …