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How to Budget for a Fixer Upper
Posted on 01/19/2020
How to Budget for a Fixer Upper
Image by Annie Gray from Unsplash If you are handy with home repair, you could buy a more expensive house if you are willing to put some work into it. Many foreclosures are often sold “as is,” and require some work. The seller may also be more open to negotiating a lower price based on the number of...
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Another Property Sold - 191 Crystal Road, Southport, NC 28461
Posted on 01/17/2020
Another Property Sold - 191 Crystal Road, Southport, NC 28461
This open concept 3 bedroom / 2 bath home is located near many of the outdoor features that make Boiling Spring Lakes so inviting. New paint throughout, new appliances include range, microwave, and dishwasher. No HOA. Front porch, back patio, you'll have plenty of room to unwind! 1 year home warranty with A/C coverage paid for by...
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House-Flipping Tips
Posted on 01/12/2020
House-Flipping Tips
Image by Andy Dean Photography from Shutterstock In past housing markets, it was common for investors to flip houses. Unfortunately, when the housing bubble burst, many buyers couldn't update and sell the homes they'd bought. After a bit of a downturn, the trend has picked back up. However, savvy investors know that the housing market has much tighter...
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What is a FICO Score?
Posted on 01/05/2020
What is a FICO Score?
Image by David Pereiras from Shutterstock Your FICO score is a key factor used to determine if you qualify for a mortgage. The Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) is the creator of the most common credit score used by home loan providers. The algorithm used to create your score is a closely-guarded industry secret. But in general, it factors...
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Home Selling Tips: Consider the Buyer's Perspective
Posted on 12/29/2019
Home Selling Tips: Consider the Buyer's Perspective
If you plan to list your home, you may want to consider the buyer's perspective. That way, you can determine what differentiates your residence from others and promote your house to potential buyers accordingly. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you evaluate the buyer's perspective. 1. Assess Your House's Strengths and Weaknesses Your home may...
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Can the Home Selling Journey Be Fast and Easy?
Posted on 12/22/2019
Can the Home Selling Journey Be Fast and Easy?
There is no reason to stress about the home selling journey. In fact, there are many things you can do to enjoy a quick, seamless property selling experience. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you streamline the home selling journey. 1. Enhance Your House's Curb Appeal Curb appeal is a key part of the house...
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Why Should You Submit a Competitive Offer on a House?
Posted on 12/15/2019
Why Should You Submit a Competitive Offer on a House?
If you're on the lookout for your dream house, it pays to operate as a competitive homebuyer. And if you find your ideal residence, you should not hesitate to submit a competitive offer to purchase this house. Ultimately, there are many reasons why you should submit a competitive offer to acquire your dream house, and these include: 1. You...
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Electrical Issues to Watch for in Your Home
Posted on 12/08/2019
Electrical Issues to Watch for in Your Home
The first few years in your new home feel like heaven. Everything looks so sleek and shiny, but after some time you start to discover some quirks. Most are nothing to fret about, but there are some signs that pop up that shouldn't be overlooked, such as electrical glitches in the home. Not every electrical problem is dire,...
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Is Your House an Attractive Option for Buyers?
Posted on 12/01/2019
Is Your House an Attractive Option for Buyers?
As a home seller, it is important to do everything possible to make your residence an attractive choice for buyers. Because if your home stands out from the pack, you may be better equipped than other sellers to enjoy a fast, seamless and profitable house selling experience. Ultimately, there are many ways to make your home an attractive option...
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Lots 8-11 E Pelican Drive, Oak Island, NC 28465 now has a new price of $500,000!
Posted on 11/28/2019
Lots 8-11 E Pelican Drive, Oak Island, NC 28465 now has a new price of $500,000!
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Great location to build your coastal dream home on or for investment property. One block from beach access and close to restaurants and shops. Lots are deemed wetlands and must be mitigated by buyer before...
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Another Property Sold - 105 Se 58th Street #9101, Oak Island, NC 28465
Posted on 11/26/2019
Another Property Sold - 105 Se 58th Street #9101, Oak Island, NC 28465
Kim Skipper Anderson of Art Skipper Realty, Inc. presents this 3 bedroom unit in Ocean Walk! 3 bedroom unit is larger than many and also has larger deck for you to be able to sit and enjoy the ocean breezes. This unit is self managed and thrives as a rental while still allowing the owner time to enjoy as well. All furnishings remain except personal items. Ocean Walk offers swimming pool, elevator, and close proximity to the beach, Dairy Queen, shopping & restaurants. Make this your place atthe beach because this is ''Where The Fun Begins!'' End unit of 9000 building beside elevator & stairs. This is a premium unit! Gross rent for...
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Reasons to Revisit Your Homebuying Strategy
Posted on 11/24/2019
Reasons to Revisit Your Homebuying Strategy
If you've conducted an in-depth search for your dream house but still have yet to find your ideal residence, there is no need to worry. In fact, you can revisit your homebuying strategy and revise it as needed. This will allow you to restart your house search and increase the likelihood that you'll discover your dream home sooner rather...
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