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Home Offices – New on the Real Estate Hotlist

April 9, 2020
  Given the current crisis, the newest hotlist item in the real estate market shouldn't surprise anyone:  Home Offices. For years, we’ve all heard about the most desirable home features buyers are looking for, from upgraded kitchens to remodeled bathrooms, master suites, and more.   Things have changed quickly.  Remote working now suddenly requires the space to do so within your home. In a recent article by George Ratiu, Senior Economist with realtor.com, he notes how listings with an office are selling quickly: “As ... Continue Reading

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Retirement – Does Aging In Place Make Sense?

March 5, 2020
A desire among many people reaching retirement is to “age in place.” According to the Senior Resource Guide, the term means, “…that you will be remaining in your own home for the later years of your life; not moving into a smaller home, assisted living, or a retirement community etcetera.” There is no doubt about it – there’s a comfort in staying in a home you’ve lived in for many years instead of moving to a totally ... Continue Reading

Relocate to North Carolina

February 11, 2020
Relocate to North Carolina Clearly one of the best states to relocate to is North Carolina thanks to this Atlas Van Lines' survey.  And no wonder why!  The beautiful Brunswick County area has some of the best reals estate for sale in the entire state.  With its pristine beaches, challenging golf courses and quaint shopping villages, it is an easy choice for those moving from the northern states.  Combine this with the fact that it is ... Continue Reading

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Current Housing Market Shows a Shortage of New Homes for Sale

January 30, 2020
A shortage of homes for sale makes it more difficult to find your dream home The headlines in real estate today all revolve around one major point: there is a shortage of homes available for sale. Price appreciation is accelerating again because there is a shortage of homes available for sale. First-time buyers are taking longer to purchase a home because there is a shortage of homes available for sale in the lower price points. Boomers are staying in ... Continue Reading

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Downsizing in 2020 in the Carolinas

January 23, 2020
How Buyers Can Win By Downsizing in 2020   Are you considering downsizing in 2020?  A new home in the Coastal Carolinas might be your answer!  Home values have been increasing for 93 consecutive months, according to the National Association of Realtors. If you’re a homeowner, particularly one looking to downsize your living space, that’s great news, as you’ve likely built significant equity in your home. Here’s some more good news: mortgage rates are expected to remain low throughout 2020 at an average ... Continue Reading

Is it Time to Buy Your New Home? Homes Are More Affordable Today!

January 15, 2020
Homes Are More Affordable Today, Not Less Affordable Is it time to buy your new home??  There’s a current narrative that owning a home today is less affordable than it has been in the past. The reason some are making this claim is because house prices have substantially increased over the last several years. It’s not, however, just the price of a home that matters. Homes, in most cases, are purchased with a mortgage. The current mortgage rate ... Continue Reading

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Top Renovations for Real Estate Return on Investment

January 5, 2020
Top Renovations for Real Estate Return on Investment Some Highlights: If you’re planning on selling your house in 2020, these are the top renovations that will give you the highest Return on your Investment. Regardless of how long you’re planning on staying in your current home, it’s smart to be aware of which home renovations add the most value. The exterior of a house is the first thing buyers see when searching for a home. Upgrading ... Continue Reading

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Ocean Isle Beach NC Sea Turtle Protection Organization

October 20, 2019
OCEAN ISLE BEACH NC SEA TURTLE PROTECTION ORGANIZATION The 2019 Ocean Isle Beach NC Sea Turtle Season has come to a very successful end!  It’s awesome to work with such a great group of volunteers and the visitors and residents of Ocean Isle Beach that I met along the way were awesome too!  Hurricane Dorian put a squelch on some of the late season nests unfortunately, but some did make it out to the sea.  Check ... Continue Reading

Do Swimming Pools Add Value to Homes?

June 26, 2019
A home with a pool is a dream-come-true. But how much does it cost and will you regret it? Here’s the naked truth. You can picture it now: cocktails in hand as you sit by the pool, grill fired up for an al-fresco dinner so it'll be easy to dive back in before dessert. But you're getting an inkling that the cost might be a bit more than you thought, and now you're wondering, is this going ... Continue Reading

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Coastal Carolina Events – Let’s Have Some Fun!

March 31, 2019
Brunswick County’s geographic span from Wilmington to the South Carolina border and its close proximity to the Myrtle Beach area makes it one of the hottest real estate markets on the East Coast.  The area is loaded with new and fun adventures!   Because of this, there is always something to do in the Brunswick County area.  Here are some “kick back and have fun” Coastal Carolina Events to consider this month.  “Kids” – young and ... Continue Reading

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