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Improve Your Move

Hints and hacks to take the stress out of relocating.
Posted by Honor Tarpenning on March 23, 2016 in  Moving  packing  relocation
Hello Sea Coast readers! My name is Honor Tarpenning and I am Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage’s new Social Media Coordinator. I’ll be one of the faces behind our Facebook page and other social media platforms including Twitter and Instagram, as well as the writer of some of what you’ll come across here at Seacoastrealty.com.I am in the process of relocating from Little Washington, NC to beautiful Wilmington and am doing my best to make this my most organized, simple move yet. I thought it... read more
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  If you have been following along on our family adventure, you already know that moving and buying our new home has faced some unique circumstances. My family and I are located in the US, the seller of our soon-to-be home is based in the United Arab Emirates. This meant that throughout the buying process our agent had to be knowledgeable on the longer than usual buying process. It meant that my family had to practice patience, because any communication with the seller resulted in a longer than usual respons... read more
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  As you know from previous blog posts, my family is finally under contract. After some negotiating and lots of luck we are able to start the final jog to the closing table. There is so much that happens after your realtor exclaims,  “Congratulations! Your offer has been accepted!”   No two real estate transactions are ever the same, and our situation has to be one of the most unique I have ever been a part of. My family (“the buyers”) are located in a hot market in North Ca... read more
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Your Kitchen’s Role in Your Home

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on August 20, 2015 in  Dinner  Family  Kitchen  Moving  New Kitchens  Older Kitchens
Your Kitchen’s Role in Your  Home On most afternoons, usually around 4:30pm, you can find me frantically searching the Internet for recipes utilizing the few ingredients that I have in the pantry. I am in this dash because at some point I got too busy--and forgot that I need to stop at the grocery store. Around 5:30pm, I have usually given up on my Internet searches, and given into just cooking everything that I have. By 6:30pm, the family is all sitting around the table--some content and some grumblin... read more
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What to Expect When Selling Your Home: Part Six - The Closing

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on July 13, 2015 in  closing  listing  moving  selling  what to expect
  I was not as smiley as this woman on the side of our UHaul After packing every square inch of our home, minus the living room curtains (you can read more about this in last week’s blog) we were ready to scrub. My family and I had loved our home and we wanted the new buyers to walk in and love it too. Luckily, I had the help of my super awesome parents. Everyday for the last week in my home, my mother and I would drop my kids off at a drop-in daycare. We would clean the inside of the house while my f... read more
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