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Posted on 11/01/2020
Tips to Remember When Staging Your Home to Sell
Although all home buyers have different tastes, expectations, and preferences, there are several things you as a home seller can do to make your home more appealing. Three priorities worth keeping in mind are spaciousness (or, at least, the appearance of it), brightness, and cleanliness. Whether your home is a compact cottage or a large colonial, a feeling of...
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Posted on 10/31/2020
Another Property Sold - 4635 Rainmaker Drive, New Bern, NC 28562
Such a charming home with open living at its best. This 3 bedroom / 2 bath home offers laminate flooring flowing throughout main living, cozy fireplace, eat-in kitchen with lots of cabinetry and counter space and a pantry closet. The main living bedroom offers lots of natural lighting and a private bath. Large fenced in backyard with patio that is great for relaxing or entertaining your family and...
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Posted on 10/29/2020
Another Property Sold - 591 Florence Road, Merritt, NC 28556
Nearly 6 acre waterfront lot on Trent Creek. Raised walkway to 30' dock, water dept 3-4 feet. 3/4 acre wooded, remainder is...
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Posted on 10/29/2020
Another Property Sold - 591 Florence Road, Merritt, NC 28556
Waterfront lot on Trent Creek. Appx 1/2 acre wooded. Remainder marsh. Raised walkway to 30' dock. Water depth 3-4...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
Buying a Home with a Minimalist Mindset
Are you a minimalist? If you’ve heard this question recently, you may be wondering just what it means and how does it affect you. It is NOT a set of rules.It is NOT about how much you own. It is NOT about how much money you earn. It is NOT about buying specific items or giving up certain...
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Posted on 10/22/2020
Another Property Sold - 2862 Mill Creek Road #11, Newport, NC 28570
Waterfront lot in highly desired Indian Shores ready for you to build your dream home and enjoy fishing and coastal recreation. There is a 4 bedroom improvement permit on file. There is a Only a short distance from the historic Beaufort and Cape...
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Posted on 10/22/2020
Another Property Sold - 2862 Mill Creek Road #11, Newport, NC 28570
Waterfront lot in highly desired Indian Shores ready for you to build your dream home and enjoy fishing and coastal recreation. There is a 4 bedroom improvement permit on file. There is a Only a short distance from the historic Beaufort and Cape...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Inspections: What it Means for New Homeowners and Maintenance
Photo by LesPalenik via Shutterstock Many first time home buyers simply don’t think too much about home maintenance during the purchasing process. The challenge is that once you’re in the home, regardless of whether you’ve thought about it or not, your home’s maintenance needs only increase. And if there’s a hidden problem lurking somewhere, the result of ignoring...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
How to Select Your First Luxury Home
Image by F. Muhammad from Pixabay Before you commit your hard-earned money to a luxury home, make sure you know what you're purchasing. Just because a house has a high price doesn’t mean it’s truly luxury. A luxury home is built better and has more space and amenities in it than other homes. Even a home with the...
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Posted on 10/10/2020
Another Property Sold - 7103 Nc 306, Grantsboro, NC 28529
GATHER HERE WITH A GRATEFUL HEART If you want a house with character look no further! This charming red house, built in 1919, is a rare gem for anyone looking for a private respite where they can feel truly at home. Affectionately dubbed 'The Hippie Hideaway', this unique home is just over 1,400 square feet and boasts a library, separate dining room, and large kitchen that looks into the living room! The library could easily be converted into your next office, guest room, craft room or play room! Painted in neutral grays with all new LVP throughout this house feels light and airy, while cozy elements like early 20th century architectural...
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Posted on 10/09/2020
Another Property Sold - 403 Tyrrell Trail, Jacksonville, NC 28546
Welcome to Jacksonville's hottest new community, Stateside. Located off of Gum Branch Road behind Stateside Elementary School. All new construction by Onslow County's most trusted and preferred Builder featured in Builder 100/ Top 200 Home Builders in the country. Stateside is 16 miles to Camp Lejeune, 12 miles to New River Air Station and minutes to area schools and shopping. A beautiful new community for active and growing families. Upcoming community amenities will include clubhouse area and community pool.Pre Sale...
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Posted on 10/09/2020
Another Property Sold - 0 Island Drive #5, North Topsail Beach, NC 28460
Priced well below tax value - Investors and Builders Opportunity! Situated on the sound side of Topsail Island, this 0.31 acre lot is ready for you to build your dream home or investment property. At 50 feet wide and 267 feet deep, there should be plenty of room for your perfect floorplan. A recent boundary and topo survey shows a building envelope of 34'x40'. The lot backs up to the marsh, so the sunset views from a 2nd or 3rd floor would be amazing. A public beach access is about 500 feet away, and public boat ramps are at both bridges. NOT in a CBRA zone, this lot qualifies for Federal Flood Insurance with the National Flood Insurance...
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