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Investment Basics: What is an REIT?
Posted on 02/16/2020
Investment Basics: What is an REIT?
Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is a specialty corporate entity that owns and operates real estate to generate a profit. Several types exist. An Equity REIT typically generates income by leasing and managing income-producing property. The type of property makes no difference -- commercial, multi-family residential, retail, office, industrial, or a mix...
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Video Tour  - 159 Graham Lane, Holly Ridge, NC 28445
Posted on 02/14/2020
Video Tour - 159 Graham Lane, Holly Ridge, NC 28445
This home has the space and the privacy you have been looking for. Located off highway 17 for easy access, this home is located in a quiet country setting on a pond with nearly 2 acres of land to explore and enjoy. This 4 bedroom with a spacious bonus has hardwood floors throughout the main level. The kitchen has a TON of cabinets, an island and also an eat in breakfast area, you will also find a separate formal dinning room conveniently located off of the living room and kitchen for the perfectentertaining flow. The large master is located on the first floor and has an attached bathroom with double sinks, ceramic tile and separate soaking...
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159 Graham Lane, Holly Ridge, NC 28445 is now new to the market!
Posted on 02/14/2020
159 Graham Lane, Holly Ridge, NC 28445 is now new to the market!
This home has the space and the privacy you have been looking for. Located off highway 17 for easy access, this home is located in a quiet country setting on a pond with nearly 2 acres of land to explore and enjoy. This 4 bedroom with a spacious bonus has hardwood floors throughout the main level. The kitchen has a TON of cabinets, an island and also an eat in breakfast area, you will also find a separate formal dinning room conveniently located off of the living room and kitchen for the perfectentertaining flow. The large master is located on the first floor and has an attached bathroom with double sinks, ceramic tile and separate soaking...
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Buyers: How to Avoid Hindsight Frustrations
Posted on 02/09/2020
Buyers: How to Avoid Hindsight Frustrations
Photo by GaudiLab via Shutterstock In the rush and excitement to find the perfect home and make it yours, there are some things best learned beforehand rather than through hindsight. Here are some suggestions from first-time homebuyers that would have made the entire process less challenging. Know where you stand. If you plan to buy a home, even...
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Another Property Sold - 404 Masters Lane, Hampstead, NC 28443
Posted on 02/06/2020
Another Property Sold - 404 Masters Lane, Hampstead, NC 28443
Beautiful home situated on a .59 acre lot located just off Sloop Point Rd. Right around the corner from Kiwanis park, the Intracoastal Waterway and great schools. This home features a great floorplan has kitchen overlooking the living Room with soaring two story ceiling with loft above. First floor master with en-suite featuring walk in tiled shower, tub and walk in closet. Formal dining room on opposite side of kitchen with breakfast nook and bar for casual meal and entertaining. Upstairs features an open loft with perfect space for a home office. Two BR's share a full bath and a finished room over garage for playroom, man-cave or extra...
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Advice for Homebuyers: Purchase a House for the Right Price
Posted on 02/02/2020
Advice for Homebuyers: Purchase a House for the Right Price
If you want to buy your dream house in the near future, you likely will need to put together a competitive offer to purchase. That way, you can boost the likelihood of receiving an immediate "Yes" from a property seller after you submit your homebuying proposal. Ultimately, it helps to know what differentiates a competitive homebuying proposal from a...
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Video Tour  - 309 Shadyrock Path, Richlands, NC 28574
Posted on 02/01/2020
Video Tour - 309 Shadyrock Path, Richlands, NC 28574
This well groomed 3 bed, 2 bath home sits on a corner lot in the peaceful subdivision of Pebble Grove. This home welcomes you with a covered porch and a eat-in kitchen. The living room is perfect for entertaining family and friends. The master bedroom is spacious and contains a full bathroom for privacy. Great size yard perfect for those summer BBQ'S. Seller offering a $3,000 allowance for...
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309 Shadyrock Path, Richlands, NC 28574 is now new to the market!
Posted on 02/01/2020
309 Shadyrock Path, Richlands, NC 28574 is now new to the market!
This well groomed 3 bed, 2 bath home sits on a corner lot in the peaceful subdivision of Pebble Grove. This home welcomes you with a covered porch and a eat-in kitchen. The living room is perfect for entertaining family and friends. The master bedroom is spacious and contains a full bathroom for privacy. Great size yard perfect for those summer BBQ'S. Seller offering a $3,000 allowance for...
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Video Tour  - 406 Stuart Court, Jacksonville, NC 28540
Posted on 01/30/2020
Video Tour - 406 Stuart Court, Jacksonville, NC 28540
Look no further than this wonderfully maintained 3 Bedroom home in Blue Creek Estates. This home is just as beautiful inside as it is out. A large fenced in yard with a deck and a fire pit make for great entertaining. The living room boasts a fireplace perfect for cool nights. There is a separate dining area and a eat in kitchen which features upgraded light fixtures. Many features make this home unique such as the feature wall in the dining area and tile wall in the bathrooms. Nothing about this home is cookie cutter. All bedrooms are large and the master suite features a separate tub and shower. Call to schedule a showing today! This home...
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406 Stuart Court, Jacksonville, NC 28540 is now new to the market!
Posted on 01/30/2020
406 Stuart Court, Jacksonville, NC 28540 is now new to the market!
Look no further than this wonderfully maintained 3 Bedroom home in Blue Creek Estates. This home is just as beautiful inside as it is out. A large fenced in yard with a deck and a fire pit make for great entertaining. The living room boasts a fireplace perfect for cool nights. There is a separate dining area and a eat in kitchen which features upgraded light fixtures. Many features make this home unique such as the feature wall in the dining area and tile wall in the bathrooms. Nothing about this home is cookie cutter. All bedrooms are large and the master suite features a separate tub and shower. Call to schedule a showing today! This home...
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242 Seashore Drive, North Topsail Beach, NC 28460 now has a new price of $555,000!
Posted on 01/30/2020
242 Seashore Drive, North Topsail Beach, NC 28460 now has a new price of $555,000!
Oceanfront townhome, perfect for primary residence or investment property! Private beach access leads to the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, with an outdoor shower included! Decks on all three floors and the upper deck includes a hot tub with panoramic views. Reverse floor plan, with an elevator to transport you to all three levels. Beautiful, spacious kitchen with a large pantry, and an amazing view of the ocean! Top floor has an open floor plan, as the kitchen, dining room and living room are all open to each other. Perfect for entertaining! Two lower levels have all bedrooms with ocean views, which includes two master suites with full bathrooms...
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244 Seashore Drive, North Topsail Beach, NC 28460 now has a new price of $550,000!
Posted on 01/30/2020
244 Seashore Drive, North Topsail Beach, NC 28460 now has a new price of $550,000!
Oceanfront townhome, perfect for primary residence or investment property! Private beach access leads to the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, with an outdoor shower included! Decks on all three floors! The upper deck includes a hot tub with panoramic views. Reverse floor plan, with an elevator to transport you to all three levels. Beautiful, spacious kitchen with a large pantry, and an amazing view of the ocean! Top floor has an open floor plan, as the kitchen, dining room and living room are all opento each other. Perfect for entertaining! First and second level has all bedrooms with ocean views, which includes two master suites with full...
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