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Posted on 04/21/2021
Another Property Sold - 7311 10th Avenue, North Topsail Beach, NC 28460
This stunning BRAND NEW home on North Topsail Beach will fulfill all your dreams of island living! Located across the street from the gorgeous Atlantic ocean and residing in the sought after Dixon school district this home is over 2,000 sq. ft and features a reverse floor plan. The 2 decks on each level that maximize the water views. Plus LVP, washer/dryer, kitchen appliances, an outdoor shower and an elevator, which means more beach time and less hassle for weekends away! With 3 and 1/2 bathrooms, 4 bedrooms and a spacious living and dining combo with french doors leading out to the second floor deck there is plenty of space for...
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Posted on 04/18/2021
What Is Scandinavian Interior Design?
Photo by ATBO from Pexels Scandinavian design is a popular style for both exterior and interior design. No matter what the architectural style or layout of your home, you can still achieve the Scandinavian Design aesthetic inside. There are several key elements to the style that combine to form a comfortable but clean look and feel. Here we...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
HOA vs. Non-HOA, Which is Best for your Needs?
Image by Kirk Fisher from Pixabay Buying a home in a neighborhood with a Home Owner’s Association (HOA) works well for some families, while others find the HOA to be burdensome or intrusive. Learning more about what an HOA is, how it works and what to expect can help you determine if your next home should be in...
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Posted on 04/07/2021
Video Tour - 102 Deacons Ridge Road, Hubert, NC 28539
Great 3 bedroom 2 bath home with 2 garage. Perfect starter home or rental property. Features include an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and an eat in kitchen, a full bath and walk- in closet located off of the master bedroom and a gas log fireplace! HUGE backyard, located in a country setting 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! Schedule a showing today, this home will not last...
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Posted on 04/07/2021
102 Deacons Ridge Road, Hubert, NC 28539 is now new to the market!
Great 3 bedroom 2 bath home with 2 garage. Perfect starter home or rental property. Features include an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings and an eat in kitchen, a full bath and walk- in closet located off of the master bedroom and a gas log fireplace! HUGE backyard, located in a country setting 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! Schedule a showing today, this home will not last...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Luxury Homes: Buyer Questions
Photo by Jonathan Borba from Pexels Many home buyers have lots of questions as they go through the buying process, especially first-time buyers. Whether you’re looking for a $50,000 house or a multi-million dollar luxury home, the questions are often the same. How Much House Can I Afford? Lenders use several factors in determining whether to loan you...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Preparing for Overnight Guests
Image by 영훈 박 from Pixabay One of the great benefits of having a home of your own is being able to host friends and family. If it’s your first time living in a house that’s big enough for more than just you, you’ll want to make sure you plan out the best way to keep people comfortable...
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Posted on 03/26/2021
Video Tour - 203 Santa Fe Trail, Jacksonville, NC 28546
Beautiful custom home on HUGE 1.7 acre lot located at the end of a cul du sac in the sought after Homesteads neighborhood! Come and check out the expansive property with 2.5 bathrooms and 3 bedrooms plus a FROG AND a custom office with built-in desks, perfect for working from home! The foyer leads into a generous semi-open floor plan featuring a gas fireplace and a formal dining area with lots of natural light. The kitchen alone includes a gas range, a double wall oven, plenty of storage and subway tile backsplash. Other desirable features include LVP throughout the living area and bedrooms, tile in the kitchen and bathrooms, crown molding,...
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Posted on 03/26/2021
Another Property Sold - 303 Fiddlehead Court, Holly Ridge, NC 28445
Rest, relax and unwind with this beautiful cottage home by Streamline Developers, an exclusive builder with Summerhouse on Everett Bay. Boosting 2,900 square feet, and views of The ICW from almost every room in the home, this home will be quickly become your retreat. Entertain family and friends on the first floor with its shiplap fireplace, oversized kitchen island and ample stone counter space. The owner's suite with en-suite bath has a gorgeous walk in shower, dual vanities and closet space for days! Enjoy gorgeous views of Topsail Island and the ICW while sitting on the covered porch located off the owner's suite and the second...
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Posted on 03/26/2021
203 Santa Fe Trail, Jacksonville, NC 28546 is now new to the market!
Beautiful custom home on HUGE 1.7 acre lot located at the end of a cul du sac in the sought after Homesteads neighborhood! Come and check out the expansive property with 2.5 bathrooms and 3 bedrooms plus a FROG AND a custom office with built-in desks, perfect for working from home! The foyer leads into a generous semi-open floor plan featuring a gas fireplace and a formal dining area with lots of natural light. The kitchen alone includes a gas range, a double wall oven, plenty of storage and subway tile backsplash. Other desirable features include LVP throughout the living area and bedrooms, tile in the kitchen and bathrooms, crown molding,...
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