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17 Areas to Know Before Searching for Homes in New Hanover County

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While looking for homes for sale in New Hanover County, you’ll notice there are a variety of areas mentioned that aren’t a community or city. If you aren’t a resident, it can be confusing. So, here’s a brief rundown of where each area is located and what it encompasses. Starting from the top of New Hanover County… Castle Hayne/Skippers Corner/Wrightsboro …

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Should I Bring My Kids When Viewing Homes?

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Many home buyers with kids wonder if they should bring their children along with them when viewing homes for sale. They may be from out of town and not comfortable with strangers watching their kids, a sitter may not be in their current budget, or they may think including their child in the house hunting process will help them feel …

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How to Find the Best Homes to View When Buying Real Estate

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You’ve been preapproved for financing. Now, it’s time to find your home. Good homes go fast and if you don’t want to miss out on finding the perfect property, you need to create a concise list of the best homes for you to view.  Here are our tips for doing just that. 1. Create a List of Wants and Needs …

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Wilmington Golf Course Communities

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Do you long to smell freshly cut grass and look out upon dew-covered greens whenever you want? How about driving your own personal golf cart to the first tee or clubhouse? Living in a golf course community can be a dream come true for lovers of the sport, and home buyers in Southeastern North Carolina who wish to enjoy the …

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9 Factors to Consider When Choosing a Community

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When you buy a home, counters, flooring, paint, and the like can be changed. What can’t be changed is location. So, you want to choose a good community for your needs. Below are 9 factors to consider when choosing a community to buy a home in. Affordability Each buyer has their own budget: the maximum purchase price, closing costs, upfront …

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What to Know When the Home You Want to Purchase is in a Flood Zone

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So, you’ve found “the one”. Congrats! Oh, but you’ve also found out that it’s in a flood zone? First off, let’s put this into perspective. Everyone is in a flood zone. Some are just at a higher risk than others. Southeastern North Carolina is a coastal region. There are a lot of homes in areas that will at some point …

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House Hunting: How to Know You’ve Found “The One”

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We’ve worked with a lot of Wilmington home buyers over the past 23 years (has it really been that long?). We’ve seen people instantly know that the home they’re looking at is “the one” and others who have gone back for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th showings before deciding to submit an offer. Some buyers have even openly succumbed to praying …

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The Pros and Cons of Living in Gated Communities

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The 2001 American Housing Survey reported that 4+ million homes in America are in a gated community. Considering the growing popularity of gated communities and the passing of over 15 years, we can only assume that several more have been added to that number, the amount of which is hard to track because gated communities are usually privately developed. Clearly, …

What Does “Pre-Foreclosure” Mean?

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There are three stages of distressed properties – short sale, Pre-Foreclosure, and Foreclosure. Before you start looking at Short Sales and Foreclosures (also referred to as bank owned homes or REOs), it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the stages. Each come with their own set of expectations in reference to buying and you may find one or more …