Lori Smith's Blog

Posted on 06/13/2021
Average Costs for Remodeling a Home with Minor Upgrades
When you want to upgrade your home, you don’t have to do a bunch of big, costly changes. Minor upgrades allow you to give your home an updated appearance and improve its functionality while spending less money and time overall. Even though minor upgrades cost less than major ones, it’s still important to determine a budget. This can...
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Posted on 06/10/2021
214 Egret Point Drive, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460 now has a new price of $339,000!
Located in the sought after community of Creeks Edge, this ranch style 1.5 story home is perfect for anyone looking for a home with water access in the Sneads Ferry area! This home is over 1,900 sq. feet and was built by Onslow County's premier builder, David Wellman. The interior features tile floors in the living and dining room, a gas fireplace, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, a formal dining room with huge windows that looks out to the wooded backyard, and a 2 car garage with a FROG that would be perfect for anyone working from home! The amazing master suite is located on the first floor and features a...
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Posted on 06/09/2021
Another Property Sold - 1100 Pueblo Drive, Jacksonville, NC 28546
ADORABLE 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhome in Hunters Creek! This home features a semi open floor plan, a small breakfast nook and a cozy fireplace! This end unit also has a nice sized patio perfect for barbecuing with friends and family this summer! Plus an outdoor storage unit on back patio and new kitchen appliances. 7 min from Piney Green Gate of Camp Le Jeune and close to Jacksonville schools, shopping and more. Long term tenant in place, a great find for investors looking for a rental...
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Posted on 06/09/2021
Another Property Sold - 102 Deacons Ridge Road, Hubert, NC 28539
This 3 bedroom/ 2 bath home with a 2 car garage will make a perfect starter home or rental property! Features include an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, an eat in kitchen, a gas log fireplace, and a sliding glass door leading out to the HUGE backyard!! Master features a full bath and walk- in closet. Located in a country setting, lot backs up to a line of mature trees. Close to the shopping and convenience of Swansboro and Jacksonville. Plus if you work in or or around Camp Lejeune you won't want to pass up this opportunity to live only 12 minutes from Piney Green Gate and 10 minutes from the Bear Creek Gate! Home is now vacant and...
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Posted on 06/09/2021
164 Graham Lane, Holly Ridge, NC 28445 is now new to the market!
Come and see this spacious 2,000+ sq. ft 4 bed/ 2.5 bath home in Holly Ridge today! Conveniently located off of HWY 17, this home is tucked back into a private wooded neighborhood and sits on a 1.2 acre lot. The exterior features a wrap around porch, a large back deck and 2 connecting fences around the front AND back yard, perfect for enjoying your peaceful surroundings. Inside you are greeted by a dramatic foyer with vaulted ceilings that leads you to the semi open living area and a formal dining room with all new LVP! Whether it's an intimate gathering in the living room, a formal dinner, or a party that spills out into the spacious...
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Posted on 06/06/2021
5 Tips for Setting Up Your Home Office
If you’re working from home, it’s crucial to have the proper workspace. While one benefit of working from home is the option to work anywhere in your home, setting up a dedicated home workspace can increase productivity and focus. Here we’ll go over some tips for setting up your perfect home office. Invest in Quality Furniture If you...
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Posted on 05/30/2021
New Construction Home Builders: What to Look For
Photo by Andrew Wilus from Pexels When you're looking for a home builder, you might be tempted to base your decision largely on bids. While price is important, there are a few more factors to take into consideration. Number of Homes Built A new home builder should have plenty of projects in their credit, though they don't necessarily...
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Posted on 05/23/2021
Selling Agent: Cost Breakdown and Benefits
Photo by Arka38 via Shutterstock At first glance, you may wonder what the point is of paying a real estate agent for work you may just as easily do yourself. The curse of the Internet is that many consumers have just enough knowledge to be dangerous. That means that while you could sell your home directly, you may...
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Posted on 05/21/2021
Another Property Sold - 1505 Wahoo Street, North Topsail Beach, NC 28460
This stunning BRAND NEW home on North Topsail Beach will fulfill all your dreams of island living! Located blocks from the gorgeous Atlantic ocean and residing in the sought after Dixon school district this home is over 1500 sq. ft and features a reverse floor plan, multiple decks on each level that maximize the sound and the ocean views and an outdoor shower. It also comes with Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring, washer/dryer, kitchen appliances and an elevator, which means more beach time and less hassle for weekends away! With 3 full bathrooms located on both levels, 4 bedrooms and a spacious living and dining combo with vaulted ceiling and...
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Posted on 05/21/2021
Another Property Sold - 415 Jeff Road, Arapahoe, NC 28510
Beautiful and well maintained home on 2.9 acres. Close to river, boat ramp and golf course. First floor features split bedroom floor plan. 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths. Tons of closet and storage space. Spacious second floor, open floor plan. Detached garage/workshop 35'x29'. Garage also has a loft and 2 attached carports for boat, atv, or tractor. The THD stove has an oven, steam oven, warming drawer, 6 gas burners and 2 inductions fields. 4 car garage. Can be heated. Willing to leave beer tap. Minor leaks have been repaired.Added concrete...
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Posted on 05/20/2021
Another Property Sold - 6105 Horton Road, Oriental, NC 28571
Searching for a gorgeous, updated home in the coastal village of Oriental? Look no further than this spacious single story home located in the waterfront community of Otter Creek. This quiet cul de sac lot is located 3 minutes from the village and comes with a private assigned boat slip! This home is perfect for entertaining with a formal dining room that opens to a screened in veranda overlooking a large in ground pool, extensive patio, Pergola and fenced in backyard. Exclusive features include an additional suite with a private entrance (Includes a bedroom, full bath, WIC AND living room), a propane generator capable of powering 95 % of...
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Posted on 05/16/2021
Home Seller Tips: How to Stage Your Home
Photo by Subham Majumder from Pexels When you are trying to sell your home, you want it to look its best. The more appealing your home is to potential buyers, the faster it will sell and the higher your profits will be. One of the best ways to enhance the appeal of your home is through "staging," which...
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