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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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Another Property Sold - 201 Bridgeview Court, Surf City, NC 28445
Posted on 11/04/2019
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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How To Refinish Your Cabinets in Four Easy Steps
Posted on 11/03/2019
How To Refinish Your Cabinets in Four Easy Steps
Paint is the magic elixir when it comes to inexpensive home makeovers. It rejuvenates space in a way few other things can do. Yet many homeowners have blinders on when it comes to the places they can paint. Namely, they only see the walls as a palette. Let's challenge that notion and remind you of a new way...
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Tips for Creating a Welcoming Entry
Posted on 10/27/2019
Tips for Creating a Welcoming Entry
Photo by James Balensiefen via Unsplash An outdoor entrance that provides an attractive, welcoming appearance not only has the ability to enhance the curb appeal of your property, it also makes household residents and visitors with a warm visual reception to your home. You probably already know that hanging baskets and planters brimming with blooming flowers provide vibrant...
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1503 S Shore Drive, Surf City, NC 28445 now has a new price of $659,000!
Posted on 10/22/2019
1503 S Shore Drive, Surf City, NC 28445 now has a new price of $659,000!
This gorgeous new 3 story home will have fantastic views of the ocean and sound! Deeded beach access. The first floor includes 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and the laundry closet. The second floor is the primary living area with an open living room, dining room, kitchen with pantry and a half bath. The third floor is a luxurious master suite with two decks, sitting area, walk-in closet and soaking tub. With ample parking underneath as well as an elevator to make multi-level living easy and storagefor all the beach toys. Located on beautiful Topsail Island and convenient to both Wilmington and Jacksonville. Excellent rental potential! Photos...
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How to Prevent Termite Destruction in Your House
Posted on 10/20/2019
How to Prevent Termite Destruction in Your House
It's no news that termites and white ants cause severe damages to the home. They might attack your house in no time. Hence, termite control has become one of the necessities to prevent the termites from invading your house. Some people control termites by using chemicals in residential areas or working places, where they can survive and breathe....
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248 Seashore Drive, North Topsail Beach, NC 28460 is now new to the market!
Posted on 10/18/2019
248 Seashore Drive, North Topsail Beach, NC 28460 is now new to the market!
Enjoy oceanfront living on beautiful North Topsail Beach! Fall asleep to the sound of the waves and enjoy your morning coffee gazing at the Atlantic Ocean. The cheery yellow exterior welcomes you to this beautiful beach front property. With an exterior elevator to make bringing in the groceries and suitcases easy, this home has a spacious deck for taking in the scenery. The open concept living, dining and kitchen offers ocean views from all rooms. The kitchen features stainless steel appliancesand decorative metal backsplash. Three bedrooms and 1.5 baths round out the interior. A storage room down below is great for all the beach toys....
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124 Eagle Ridge Drive, Beulaville, NC 28518 is now new to the market!
Posted on 10/18/2019
124 Eagle Ridge Drive, Beulaville, NC 28518 is now new to the market!
Looking for country living? Don't let the Beulaville address fool you! Just outside of Richlands and a short commute to MCAS New River and Camp Lejeune. Close to Mikes Farm and OAJ Airport. Enjoy the patriotic color scheme as you walk up to the large rocking chair front porch. Inside you will find an open concept living, dining and kitchen area. The kitchen comes complete with black appliances, including a refrigerator, and a pantry. The utility room is just off the kitchen and leads to the garage, making it easy to bring in groceries. The master suite has a tray ceiling, walk-in closet and double sinks. A hall bath serves the other two...
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107 Atkinson Road, Surf City, NC 28445 is now new to the market!
Posted on 10/17/2019
107 Atkinson Road, Surf City, NC 28445 is now new to the market!
This gorgeous new 3 story home will have fantastic views of the ocean and sound! Deeded beach access. The first floor includes 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and the laundry closet. The second floor is the primary living area with an open living room, dining room, kitchen with pantry and a half bath. The third floor is a luxurious master suite with two decks, sitting area, walk-in closet and soaking tub. With ample parking underneath as well as an elevator to make multi-level living easy and storagefor all the beach toys. Located on beautiful Topsail Island and convenient to both Wilmington and Jacksonville. Excellent rental potential! Photos and...
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100 Pembury Way, Richlands, NC 28574 is now new to the market!
Posted on 10/15/2019
100 Pembury Way, Richlands, NC 28574 is now new to the market!
Welcome home to 100 Pembury Way; a spacious home with many updated custom features like Wainscoting which are sure to impress. This 3 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/dinning area to the living room which is complete with a fireplace. The master retreat has tray ceilings, a soaking tub, separate shower and a large walk in closet. The 2nd floor has a bonus room complete with a built in mini-fridge. The backyard has a...
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DIY New Cabinets
Posted on 10/13/2019
DIY New Cabinets
So, the new home has the perfect yard, layout, number of bathrooms, even the right roofline, but you hate the bathroom or kitchen cabinets. Don't give up just yet. You have some options to update your cabinets without completely tearing apart and replacing the kitchen, and you can even skip sanding them down. Welcome to the miracle of...
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