Friday, January 11, 2019 / by Anne Rose
Rick Binford, Broker/Realtor, shares what he loves about the listing at 3179 Inland Cove in Southport , North Carolina.
Which room do you love the most?
One of the really unique rooms in this cottage is the Master Retreat with its bright and sunny garden view lounge area. With full-size windows offering a view of the rear yard landscaping, and easy access to the extended screened porch, this provides the perfect private spot to bring the outdoors in and curl up with a good book and a glass of wine.
What is unique about this property?
In my mind, it is all about VALUE! As a “nearly new” home in the convenient and quaint Seaside neighborhood of St. James, this home provides an extensive list of luxury upgrades and additions that have been made by the current owner – and best of all, an entirely COMPLIMENTARY membership in the exclusive and private Clubs of St. James Plantation is being provided by the Seller to the next owner &n ...
Wednesday, January 09, 2019 / by Anne Rose
One of the best ways to get the feel of a new community or neighborhood is to pickup a local lifestyle magazine. If you have just moved to the Wilmington area, there are many magazines to get you up-to-speed on local personalities, business news, entertainment, arts events, and dining trends.
Thinking about relocating to Wilmington or one of the area's beautiful beach towns? Visit a handful of lifestyle magazines online, or snag a long distance subscription. Event calendars, stories about local attractions and cultural events, and profiles of business influencers will give you a great sense of what these communities offer.
Wilmington and the beaches offer a rich selection lifestyle magazines. Many of these are free. They can be found in the magazine racks at busy intersections, in shopping areas, and at the entry to most grocery stores.
All of Wilmington's lifestyle magazines maintain online editions. Many of the magazines offer out-of-state subscriptions, so people who are ...
Wednesday, January 02, 2019 / by Anne Rose
If you are considering selling your home, one of the first actions you need to take is engaging a real estate agent.
But, there is a lot more than signing a contract with your kids' soccer coach's wife or the friend of a friend. These agents may be the best to get your home sold, but are you sure? You should enter into a seller's contract with both enthusiasm and confidence!
Your home may be your most valuable physical financial asset; don't trust the process of selling your home to without thoroughly discussing the process and reviewing your options. Hiring a real estate agent is a huge decision. You should search for real estate professionals, choose 3-5 of those, and then interview each to find the best fit for your real estate transaction expectations.
This is your opportunity to be the "boss," so create an agent interview strategy and execute it thoughtfully. Your objective is to hire the right person for the job, and that job is selling your home at the best possi ...
Friday, December 28, 2018 / by Anne Rose
Real Estate Market Update for Dec 2018 | Kirk Pugh, Broker Realtor
Let's go over some numbers as we approach the end of the year. The question I get everywhere is, "How's the market, how's the market, how's the market?"
We'll just give you a few statistics here because I'm a numbers guy. I read housing reports every month, and these numbers are through November, so it's relatively up-to-date. We will get reports back for December right after the New Year:
The rate of home price appreciation (HPA) has decelerated for 6 months in a row
The year over year price appreciation in our particular market is around 5.5%
It is projected to slow to a pace of right around 3% in the 2019 year
Existing home sales are down 2.1% year over year - homes that used and lived in
Pending home sales are down 4.6% as relative to year to date last year
New home sales are up 2.9% year over year, with a 14% decline month over month in October
Housing starts continue to climb 5.7% year over ye ...
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 / by Anne Rose
Call it what you want: bonus room, FROG (Finished Room Over Garage), extra room, or den.
Savvy home buyers don't let this room become the space where unused furniture goes to die and boxed holiday decor languishes.
A bonus room that is finished, livable space is usually included in the square footage of your home. This means that the cost per square foot of this space is equal to that of your living room and master suite. A bonus room is space that is too valuable not to have a purpose that adds fits your lifestyle and adds quality to your daily enjoyment of your home.
Smart Ways to Use a Bonus Room
1. Additional Bedroom
If it has a closet, a bonus room or FROG instantly turns a three-bedroom house into a four-bedroom house. Include homes with bonus rooms in your house search and your options increase exponentially. Because a bonus room is often set away from the other bedrooms, it can be the perfect space for a teenager. If the bonus room is easily accessible f ...