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Is My Home Rental Ready?

Posted by Honor Rudd on June 15, 2018 in No Category
Our beachfront communities are a haven for vacationers and long-term renters alike. So many Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage agents work with buyers who are interested in renting out property. But what exactly does it take to go from family vaycay spot to rental property? Our friend, Justin Ash, President of Sea Coast Rentals, stopped by for a chat on the subject. We learned that it isn’t too terribly complicated to get a house rental ready, and that the big question is, “are YOU ready?” Wh... read more
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Real Estate Wisdom

Sea Coast Advantage Agents Weigh in With Their Lessons from the Trenches
Posted by Honor Rudd on June 13, 2018 in No Category
One of the aspects of life in real estate that our agents love the most is that no two days are ever exactly alike. There’s a certain thrill to waking up to a new day that is sure to be full of lessons and surprises. We asked our agents what lessons that they have learned while working in real estate, about transactions, about people, and about life: No matter what side of the transaction you’re on – selling a property or buying one – everyone has the same goal and that’s to get to th... read more
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What is a Mortgage?

Posted by Honor Rudd on June 11, 2018 in No Category
When it comes time to buy a home, most of us don’t have a few hundred thousand dollars waiting around in our bank account with which to make the purchase. Instead, we contact a lender who will set us up with a mortgage. Our friend Jeff Gilley, with local lender, Alpha Mortgage, dropped by to help us understand what that’s all about. What is a mortgage? “A mortgage is an agreement between you and a lender that they will let you borrow a certain amount of money and in return you will pay it back,... read more
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Golf Course Homes

Posted by Honor Rudd on June 08, 2018 in No Category
Legendary golf pro Ben Hogan said, “the only thing a golfer needs is more daylight.” Wouldn’t it be nice to live just a few steps from the golf course, so you can take advantage of every single moment of daytime you have free? That’s why we pulled together some of our favorite properties, right on the links, so you never miss a chance to tee off in that glorious Carolina sunshine.  4015 Newhall Court, Southport. Listed by Becky Faust & Vic Rosado. 8801 Carenden Court, Sunse... read more
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How Do You Know It's Time to Sell Your Home?

Posted by Honor Rudd on June 04, 2018 in No Category
Selling the place you and your family have been calling “home” is a big decision, with a lot of components to unpack (so to speak). These five concepts will help you contemplate whether now is the time. You Have Equity Home values continue to rise in our area, and many homeowners are finding themselves with positive equity, which means their homes are worth more than they owe. To ascertain how much equity you have in your home, you must first know your home’s value. The best way to estimate a... read more
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