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Posted on 02/05/2021
Another Property Sold - 140 Forbes Estates Drive, Jacksonville, NC 28540
LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! This beautiful home is conveniently centered around the schools, shopping, and restaurants. Not to mention it is only 2.5 miles to Marine Corps Air Station and a short drive to Camp Lejeune! This home greets you with a covered front porch, ideal for sipping sweet tea in some rocking chairs on a cool summer evening. Once you enter, a spacious great room with vaulted ceilings makes you feel right at home. The cozy great room is adjoined by the open kitchen and dining room featuring stainless steel appliances. The master bedroom has THREE closets and en suite bathroom with dual sink vanity! The backyard is fenced in...
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Posted on 02/03/2021
Video Tour - 807-98.1 Old Village Lane, North Topsail Beach, NC 28460
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 02/03/2021
7022 7th Street, Surf City, NC 28445 is now new to the market!
This stunning BRAND NEW home in Surf City will fulfill all your dreams of island living! Perfectly situated near Banks Channel this home has sound and ocean views and is located a quick walk from a public beach access! 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...
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Posted on 02/03/2021
807-98.1 Old Village Lane, 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! 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 02/02/2021
Another Property Sold - 2103 Watts Landing Road, Hampstead, NC 28443
Welcome home to 103 Watts Landing. You will enter a 2600 sqft fully remodeled home close to the water with a handicap entrance with a rocking chair front porch. The living room is decorated with crown/chair molding with 3 beautiful windows letting in a ton of natural light. The kitchen has custom oak cabinets with granite countertops, a wall oven and a flat electric cooktop. The dining room is situated off the kitchen and the living room allowing for a great entertainment flow. Through the dining room you will find a LARGE 30x23 BONUS ROOM flex space with multi-use, an office, extra living space, even a mother in law suite. This large...
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Posted on 01/31/2021
Planning for a Down Payment
Image by Monster Ztudio from Shutterstock It's time to find the perfect place of your own but becoming a property investor has one significant roadblock: a down payment. It’s something that can stop potential home buyers in their tracks. While winning the lottery or inheriting a windfall would be fabulous, you don’t need those luxuries before you can...
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Posted on 01/29/2021
5905 17th Avenue, North Topsail Beach, NC 28460 now has a new price of $629,000!
This stunning BRAND NEW home on North Topsail Beach will fulfill all your dreams of island living! This corner lot is located on a the sound side of the island and features with views of the ICW and the gorgeous Atlantic Ocean! Residing in the sought after Dixon school district this home is over 2,000 sq. ft and has a 3 story reverse floor plan. Two decks on every floor maximize the water views and are perfect for dining al fresco, a hot tub or just having a cup of coffee while you watch the sunrise over the Atlantic. This home includes LVP flooring, washer/dryer, kitchen appliances and features an outdoor shower and an elevator, which...
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Posted on 01/27/2021
2685 Island Drive, North Topsail Beach, NC 28460 now has a new price of $629,000!
This stunning BRAND NEW home on North Topsail Beach will fulfill all your dreams of island living! Located on the ocean side of the island and a quick walk from a public beach access means you wont need to cross a busy road to get to the gorgeous Atlantic ocean! Residing in the sought after Dixon school district this home is over 2,000 sq. ft and has a 3 story reverse floor plan. Two decks on every floor maximize the water views and are perfect for dining al fresco, a hot tub or just having a cup of coffee while you watch the sunrise over the Atlantic. This home also features LVP throughout, a washer/dryer, kitchen appliances, an outdoor...
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Posted on 01/24/2021
Tips for Buying a Penthouse
Photo by Mostafa Safadel on Unsplash The penthouse is the pinnacle of real estate in many markets -- and places like New York and Miami -- have plenty of options to choose from. It's easy to get caught up in great decor or fall in love with a view, but there are other considerations as well. Here's what...
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Posted on 01/17/2021
Getting Along in a New City: Homeowner Costs
Image by Mohamed Hassan from Pixabay There are many parts and pieces that go into relocation. Finding the perfect home is, of course, an important step in the process. But once you have found a residence in your new city or town, it is crucial to consider other home-ownership factors that will affect your monthly and annual expenses....
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Posted on 01/16/2021
Another Property Sold - 141 Pamlico Drive, Holly Ridge, NC 28445
Spacious 5 bedroom 4 bathroom home with bonus room! Coming in the front door you are welcomed by a grand 2 story foyer which takes you in to an open living room and kitchen. Downstairs you will also find a grand master suite and one more bedroom perfect for an office. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms as well as the bonus room with 2 bathroom. This home has large fenced backyard and screened in back porch. Conveniently located near Stone Bay and Camp...
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