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Everything You Need to Know About Second Mortgages
Posted on 12/08/2019
Everything You Need to Know About Second Mortgages
You’ve been paying off your mortgage for 10 years, building equity while making careful financial decisions to ensure that you’re on track to pay off your mortgage. So, all of those payments are essentially money in the bank for you, right? Not quite. The equity you’ve built toward is home isn’t really accessible until you either fully pay off...
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Another Property Sold - 100 Pembury Way, Richlands, NC 28574
Posted on 12/07/2019
Another Property Sold - 100 Pembury Way, Richlands, NC 28574
Welcome home to 100 Pembury Way; a spacious home with many updated custom features like Wainscoting which are sure to impress. This 4 bedroom home has an upgraded kitchen that boasts beautiful custom cabinetry with granite counter tops, a chefs stove, stainless steel upgraded appliances and a large pantry. The open floor plan allows for a great flow for entertaining from the kitchen/dining area to the living room which is complete with a fireplace. The master retreat has tray ceilings, a soakingtub, separate shower and a large walk in closet. The 2nd floor has a 4th bedroom or bonus room complete with a built in mini-fridge. The backyard has...
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Video Tour  - 273 Blue Creek Farms Drive, Jacksonville, NC 28540
Posted on 12/05/2019
Video Tour - 273 Blue Creek Farms Drive, Jacksonville, NC 28540
This beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath home in the desired subdivision of Blue Creek Farms is ready to find its new owners!! This home also features a bonus room above the 2 car garage. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances that flows through to the eating area. The living room features a beautiful gas fireplace. The master bedroom has tray ceilings as well as its own private bathroom complete with his and her sinks and a giant garden tub with separate shower. The backyard features a privacyfence and the home is located at the end of a cul-de-sac this home has so many amazing features you don't want to...
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273 Blue Creek Farms Drive, Jacksonville, NC 28540 is now new to the market!
Posted on 12/05/2019
273 Blue Creek Farms Drive, Jacksonville, NC 28540 is now new to the market!
This beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath home in the desired subdivision of Blue Creek Farms is ready to find its new owners!! This home also features a bonus room above the 2 car garage. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances that flows through to the eating area. The living room features a beautiful gas fireplace. The master bedroom has tray ceilings as well as its own private bathroom complete with his and her sinks and a giant garden tub with separate shower. The backyard features a privacyfence and the home is located at the end of a cul-de-sac this home has so many amazing features you don't want to...
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Video Tour  - 79 Vandergrift Drive, Jacksonville, NC 28540
Posted on 12/04/2019
Video Tour - 79 Vandergrift Drive, Jacksonville, NC 28540
Take a look at this adorable 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, 1 car garage home located just minutes away from the main gate of MCAS New River Air Station. This home has a large fenced in backyard with a patio perfect for entertaining guests or cookouts in the summer months! The kitchen has a breakfast bar and lots of cabinet and counter...
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79 Vandergrift Drive, Jacksonville, NC 28540 is now new to the market!
Posted on 12/04/2019
79 Vandergrift Drive, Jacksonville, NC 28540 is now new to the market!
Take a look at this adorable 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, 1 car garage home located just minutes away from the main gate of MCAS New River Air Station. This home has a large fenced in backyard with a patio perfect for entertaining guests or cookouts in the summer months! The kitchen has a breakfast bar and lots of cabinet and counter...
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How an Attorney Helps Guide You Through a Real Estate Closing
Posted on 12/01/2019
How an Attorney Helps Guide You Through a Real Estate Closing
Photo by Rafa Bordes via Pixabay Real estate closings could be quite simple at one end of the spectrum or very difficult at the other end. In most cases, you will need to understand the legal ramifications of signing several documents, including the note, mortgage, transfer of title, mineral rights, title insurance and tax documents. If your closing...
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Another Property Sold - 201 Bridgeview Court, Surf City, NC 28445
Posted on 11/29/2019
Another Property Sold - 201 Bridgeview Court, Surf City, NC 28445
Only two COMPLETED new construction townhomes are left in this beautiful waterfront community! Just a couple minutes across the bridge and you are on the beautiful Topsail Island beaches or enjoy the Intracoastal Waterway from the community dock and gazebo. Raised on pilings, these townhomes offer parking underneath and a spacious storage room. The first floor has two bedrooms, each with it's own private bath as well as the laundry closet with stacked washer/dryer. The 2nd floor is where you will find the open concept living room, dining area and kitchen, as well as a hall bath and 3rd bedroom or office. Luxury vinyl plank flooring is used...
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133 Quarterdeck Street #133 G, North Topsail Beach, NC 28460 now has a new price of $55,400!
Posted on 11/26/2019
133 Quarterdeck Street #133 G, North Topsail Beach, NC 28460 now has a new price of $55,400!
Own your own little piece of paradise on beautiful Topsail Island! This RV lot in Rogers Bay Campground is approximately 49' x 28' with a paving stone patio. Beach access is right across the street from the campground. Community amenities include swimming pool, bath houses, picnic shelter, play ground, park, marsh/bay access and leased golf cart parking area beach access. Pull in your RV and enjoy the beach...
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How to Wrap Up a Home Purchase
Posted on 11/24/2019
How to Wrap Up a Home Purchase
After a seller accepts your offer to purchase his or her house, it likely will be only a few weeks before you can wrap up your home purchase. And if you understand exactly what to expect during the homebuying process, you should have no trouble eliminating potential hurdles along the way. Now, let's take a look at three tips...
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Thinking of Making a Big Move? Use These Online Tools to Research the Area
Posted on 11/17/2019
Thinking of Making a Big Move? Use These Online Tools to Research the Area
There was a time when moving across the country was a trip into the unknown. For some, that prospect may be an exciting one. For a homeowner with bills to pay or children to raise, the more you know about a place the better. Fortunately, today’s technology equips us with tools to learn everything (or almost everything) we need...
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When is Buying a Home Worth It?
Posted on 11/10/2019
When is Buying a Home Worth It?
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock While homeownership often gets referred to as the American Dream, when you purchase before you are prepared, the consequences can be dire. Here are a few reasons you should buy a home. You feel certain. Buying a house is a huge step. It’s sensible to be cautious when making such a...
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