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Wednesday, December 26, 2018   /   by Anne Rose

7 Smart Ways to Use a Bonus Room

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 ...

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  house hunting, tips for buyers, home design

Sunday, December 23, 2018   /   by Anne Rose

House Hunting with KBT: What's to Love at 34 Raven Drive

Fred Teachey, Broker/Realtor, shares what he loves about the listing at 34 Raven Drive in Rocky Point, North Carolina. 

Which room do you love the most?

Definitely the living room/kitchen. With an open floor plan that looks over the large fenced-in backyard, you can prepare a meal, read a book, etc., all while still keeping an eye on kids as they play.

What is unique about this property?

The large fenced-in backyard. It is what brought the current owners to fall in love with it. Also, with the three extra bedrooms upstairs and a large bonus room, there is plenty of room for any size family.

What's not to miss?

The attic space, This is a large home, to begin with, but the with walk-in attic it gives you plenty of storage space to hide those seasonal decorations.

What is the neighborhood’s personality? Is there anything special about living in this area?

Very family friendly neighborhood. It also ...

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  real estate broker, real estate agent, house hunting, homeowners

Monday, December 17, 2018   /   by Anne Rose

House Hunting with KBT: What's to Love at 3723 Sunny Meadow Lane in Summerwoods

Renee Bonner, Broker/Realtor, is greeting house hunters at at 3723 Sunny Meadow Lane in Bolivia, North Carolina. What does she love about this home?

Which room do you love the most?

The room I love the most is the family room. With its high ceilings and open floor plan, it feels open and cheery. It flows freely into the kitchen and wonderful sun room!

What is unique about this property?

The most unique thing about this property is, "what you see is what you get." Most features that other builders charge as upgrades come standard with Howard Builders. Subway tile backslash, granite countertops, crown molding, ceramic tile in the hall bath, tankless water heater, gutters, plus so much more: ALL STANDARD.

What's not to miss?

The sheer quality of this home is not to miss! Howard Builders only builds a small number of homes per year, allowing them to be meticulous about the quality of their homes, and it shows! It's not uncommon fo ...

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  wilmington nc, real estate broker, real estate agent, house hunting

Wednesday, December 12, 2018   /   by Anne Rose

Any Home Buyer Truly Can Be a Cash Buyer

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 ...

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  sell your home, tips for buyers, finance

Wednesday, December 12, 2018   /   by Anne Rose

House Hunting with KBT: What's to love at 922 Spicebush

Rick Binford, Broker/Realtor, shares what he loves about the listing at 922 Spicebush Drive in Winnabow, North Carolina.

Which room do you love the most?

The kitchen of this home is ideal for both the chef and the host in all of us. With tons of cabinets and wide open granite counter prep spaces, and a huge seated bar area, it is a natural space to congregate and enjoy the spaciousness of this fully open floor plan.

What is unique about this property?

The huge screen covered lanai which serves as a focal point directly opening onto the Study, Great Room, and luxurious Master Suite. This private al fresco retreat truly brings the outside into the entirety of this home and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds!

What's not to miss?

This home offers the very best of carefree Carolina living; with an easy-care fully brick exterior and HOA maintained landscaping, and an excellent community pool complex, you will bo ...

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