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Posted on 04/26/2020
114 Atkinson Road, Surf City, NC 28445 now has a new price of $499,000!
This gorgeous new 3 story home will have views of the ocean and sound! Deeded beach access and community day dock. 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 easyand storage for all the beach toys. Located on beautiful Topsail Island and convenient to both Wilmington and Jacksonville. Excellent rental...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
115 Atkinson Road, Surf City, NC 28445 now has a new price of $499,000!
This gorgeous new 3 story home will have views of the ocean and sound! Deeded beach access and community day dock. 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 easyand storage for all the beach toys. Located on beautiful Topsail Island and convenient to both Wilmington and Jacksonville. Excellent rental...
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Posted on 04/26/2020
Prepare Your Home for Seasonal Storms
Image by sandid from Pixabay Our homes are special from the first time we enter. That's why we spend our precious time and money caring for our dwellings when bad weather threatens damage. Spring Windstorms For homeowners, windstorms are often unassuming. We all know to watch for snow or rain, but high winds can cause significant home damage....
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Posted on 04/25/2020
Another Property Sold - 2657 Country Club Drive, Hampstead, NC 28443
Beautiful three bedroom, 2 bath home with tons of upgrades. This home features hardwood floors throughout, tiled walk-in shower, Maytag stainless appliances, granite counters in the kitchen & both baths, lighted tray ceiling in the master bedroom and dining room, detailed coffered ceiling in living room, gas fireplace, finished sun room, epoxy garage floor, irrigated and landscaped yard. Back yard is completely fenced in back yard. Floor plan offers the open concept from the Kitchen, dining andliving room. The backyard offers a patio along with an additional deck space, perfect for enjoying large crowds of family and friends. Custom...
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Posted on 04/24/2020
Another Property Sold - 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 3 bedroom with TWO spacious bonus rooms boasts 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 forthe perfect entertaining flow. The large master is located on the first floor and has an attached bathroom with double sinks, ceramic tile and...
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Posted on 04/19/2020
Eliminating House Clutter Will Help Sell Your Home
Two of the most important ingredients in a successful house-marketing campaign are competitive pricing and making a great first impression on prospective buyers. Although your real estate agent can assist in achieving both of those goals, keeping your home in "show ready" condition will be up to you and your family. When your home is actively being shown,...
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Posted on 04/12/2020
Simplifying the Home Buying Process
Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay Buying a home is a huge investment and the buying process can be very confusing—especially if you’re buying your first home. However, buying a home doesn't have to be challenging. By understanding a few key tips, the whole home buying process can run smoothly and efficiently. Understand Your Needs Even before you...
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Posted on 04/05/2020
Should You Set a Deadline for Selling Your Residence?
You likely aspire to sell your house as quickly as possible. However, you may not need to set a deadline for selling your residence to achieve your desired result. In fact, there are lots of things you can do to speed up the home selling journey, including: 1. Boost Your House's Curb Appeal A home that boasts amazing curb...
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Posted on 04/01/2020
Another Property Sold - 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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Posted on 03/31/2020
Another Property Sold - 502 Myrtlewood Circle, Jacksonville, NC 28546
This 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath townhome is located in the heart of Jacksonville near shopping, dining and only a short drive to both Lejeune and New River. Upstairs, the spacious bedrooms are bright and open with plenty of windows for natural light, The downstairs living area boasts plenty of space and access to your own private patio, lined in back by mature trees for...
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Posted on 03/29/2020
Are You Ready to Hire a Home Appraiser?
A home appraisal is paramount for a house seller. If a seller enters the real estate market with an appraisal report in hand, he or she can use the report's property valuation to determine the optimal price for a residence. Then, this individual can set an aggressive price for his or her house from day one of the home...
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Posted on 03/28/2020
Video Tour - 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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