Saturday, January 19, 2019 / by Anne Rose
Sarah: She lay awake thinking about the Bungalow on Magnolia Street which had apparently accepted an offer shortly before she called the listing agent to schedule a showing earlier that day. She was so disappointed to miss out on that home. So many of the homes she called about were already sold or had a contract on them. This was in spite of her intricate (albeit time-consuming) process of checking all the real estate websites on an almost minute by minute basis.
Jacob: He had a big smile as he hung up the phone to tell his wife they had the winning offer for the Bungalow on Magnolia. It had been a crazy afternoon starting when their real estate agent texted to tell him about the new listing that had come on the market within the hour. Their agent scheduled a showing immediately and they were able to get an offer in before the end of the day.
Why was Jacob’s experience so different from Sarah’s?
Jacob had an agent who has a competitive advantage over unre ...
Wednesday, January 9, 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, 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 ...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 / by Anne Rose
What if your real estate agent told you that any home buyer could become a cash buyer?
Sounds too good to be true, right?
Real estate brokers run across situations every day where a buyer doesn't have as much power with a deal that is being financed because of offer contingencies, or they are in competition with multiple offers - a situation that comes up quite often - on the property of their dreams.
If the buyer is a cash buyer, that helps get the job done
KBT Realty is promoting a new tool that makes it possible for pre-approved buyers to become cash buyers. This tool works in a wide variety of real estate buying and selling scenarios.
A buyer might own a house in Kentucky, for example, and they have found a house in the Wilmington NC market that they want to purchase. Or they could have a house in Wilmington that they need to sell in order to be able to buy a different house in the area. That's one situation: a buyer has found a house they want to buy, but they c ...
Thursday, November 29, 2018 / by Anne Rose
Rick Binford, Broker/Realtor, shares what he loves about the listing at 320 Ocean Blvd West in Holden Beach, North Carolina.
Which room do you love the most?
With so many great decorative touches throughout, this is tough – but I really love the Great Room… with windows all around, and soaring vaulted ceilings with open rafters, it is the natural heart of the home and just says “relax and enjoy” to me!
What is unique about this property?
This property is ready-to-go – either for a quick move-in for a relaxing family beach retreat, or an instant ready-to-rent investment property. It is fully furnished and newly refurbished top to bottom!
What's not to miss?
Do not miss the incredible outdoor living space that literally surrounds this home!
From the wide pergola-covered front porch with rocking chairs to enjoy lazy afternoons and ocean breezes, to the shady-side dining deck for intimate dinners al ...