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Posted on 02/28/2021
How High End Luxury Home Sales Differ From Conventional Transactions
Photo by AVANTECTURE on Unsplash Buying a luxury home is about more than just finding the right mortgage. Whether you are buying or selling, you should know that there are some key differences in the way that high end luxury homes are sold. Discovering the differences in the way that the luxury home market operates can ensure that...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
Another Property Sold - 507 Thyme Court, Jacksonville, NC 28540
This 3 bedroom 2 full bathroom home is nestled away in Lauradale. The master bedroom is spacious and features 2 walk in closets! This home offers a refrigerator, dishwasher, range oven, and carpet and vinyl flooring. The living room is a nice space to sit back and relax in, which is connected to a dining room. The kitchen is large and offers tons of counter and cabinet space and will be perfect to whip up the best meals. Connected to the kitchen is a sun room that was concerted from the garage, you could use this space as a bedroom or storage or even a playroom, the possibilities are endless! When entering the bedrooms you will be greeted by...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
Another Property Sold - 1162 N Bryan Road, Jacksonville, NC 28546
Are you looking for a cozy starter home? A relaxing place to get away from it all? Come and see this charming 3 bed/ 2 bath home in Half Moon.The welcoming front porch leads to an open concept living / dining area with laminate floors and plenty of space for entertainment. Off of the kitchen, with vinyl flooring, the washer and dryer hookups are tucked away in the mudroom.Three charming carpeted bedrooms means plenty of space for a craft room, office or nursery! This ranch style home also comes with 2 storage sheds and is located on over a quarter acre. The beautiful back deck and fire pit are perfect for summer evenings spent with family...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
Expedite the Home Selling Journey
The home selling journey may prove to be long and arduous, particularly for those who fail to plan ahead. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to expedite the house selling cycle and quickly achieve your desired results. Let's take a look at three tips to help you accelerate the home selling journey. 1. Understand Your Target Audience...
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Posted on 02/14/2021
Why Is a Home Inspection Important?
A home inspection may make or break the property buying journey. If you attend a home inspection and find no major issues with a residence, you may choose to move forward with your house purchase. However, if a home inspection reveals significant problems, you may decide to rework a home purchase agreement or walk away from this agreement altogether....
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Posted on 02/10/2021
Video Tour - 2756 Island Drive, North Topsail Beach, NC 28460
This stunning BRAND NEW home on North Topsail Beach, will fulfill all your dreams of island living! Located THIRD ROW from the ocean, in the sought after Ocean City neighborhood, this home has amazing views, is close to a public beach access and an oceanside location means you won't have to cross any busy roads on beach day! The Harbor, by Wellman Construction', is a reverse floor plan with over 1,400 sq. ft , 3 decks, 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths. This home also comes with LVP throughout, washer/dryer, kitchen appliances, an outdoor shower and an elevator, which means more beach time and less hassle for weekends away! This home is perfect...
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Posted on 02/10/2021
2756 Island Drive, North Topsail Beach, NC 28460 is now new to the market!
This stunning BRAND NEW home on North Topsail Beach, will fulfill all your dreams of island living! Located THIRD ROW from the ocean, in the sought after Ocean City neighborhood, this home has amazing views, is close to a public beach access and an oceanside location means you won't have to cross any busy roads on beach day! The Harbor, by Wellman Construction', is a reverse floor plan with over 1,400 sq. ft , 3 decks, 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths. This home also comes with LVP throughout, washer/dryer, kitchen appliances, an outdoor shower and an elevator, which means more beach time and less hassle for weekends away! This home is perfect...
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Posted on 02/09/2021
807-98.1 Old Village Lane, North Topsail Beach, NC 28460 now has a new price of $659,000!
This stunning BRAND NEW home on North Topsail Beach will fulfill all your dreams of island living! This home is located on the sound side of the island in the sought after Ocean City subdivision. To maximize your water views, Wellman's Construction's Original Aubrey floor plan features a 3 story reverse floor plan that is over 2,000 sq. ft with front AND back decks on every level. This home comes with 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...
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Posted on 02/09/2021
Video Tour - 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 02/09/2021
6105 Horton Road, Oriental, NC 28571 is now new to the market!
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 02/07/2021
Identify Your Home's Strengths
A home seller who understands his or her residence's strengths may be better equipped than others to enjoy a successful property selling experience. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to identify your house's strengths before you list your residence. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you identify your home's strengths. 1. Conduct a...
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