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Why Get Preapproved?

We sat down with our friend, Jeff Gilley, with local lender, Alpha Mortgage, to talk about mortgage preapproval.
Posted by Honor Rudd on July 13, 2018 in No Category
If you are in the market to buy a home, you have probably heard the term “preapproval” thrown around quite a bit. Our friend, Jeff Gilley, with local lender, Alpha Mortgage dropped by to chat with us about why preapproval is so important, and why it should be your first step in the home-buying process. What is Preapproval? We verify your information and documentation to determine how much money you will be eligible to borrow before you apply for a loan.    Why Should I Get preapproved? ... read more
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Summer Rental Must Haves!

Posted by Honor Rudd on July 11, 2018 in No Category
We are so fortunate to live in a place where most people only get to vacation. Even more fortunate are those among us who have the means to capitalize on the immense tourism draw of our region with a rental property. Have you considered buying a home to convert to an income-generating property? Our friend Justin Ash, President of Sea Coast Rentals, dropped by to talk with us about what summertime vacationers are looking for in a rental home.   What is the number-one thing summertime vacationers are loo... read more
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Features That Get a Home SOLD!

Posted by Honor Rudd on July 09, 2018 in No Category
It is no secret that the market today is hot, hot, HOT--but in our booming region, there is still a good amount of inventory, and that means there is competition among homes for sale, and a need to appeal to what buyers want most. We asked our agents what buyers are looking for today, and what we can do to catch their eye.  **Spoiler Alert** a screened-in porch with a fan will go a long way in this steamy season!  “It's the old rule - kitchen and master bath sells the house. A walk-in, nice show... read more
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The REALTOR® Advantage

Selling a home isn't as easy as we make it look!
Posted by Honor Rudd on July 06, 2018 in No Category
If you’re the least bit interested in real estate, you’ve probably heard the term FSBO. It means “For Sale by Owner,” in other words, selling your home yourself, without the help of a qualified professional. If you’re considering selling your home, you may have pondered whether you really need the help of a real estate agent. We’ve discussed before the difference a REALTOR® can make in every aspect from pricing to closing, and it’s no small matter. Today, we’ve br... read more
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Fourth of July in Southeastern NC

There are so many ways to celebrate Independence Day in the Cape Fear Region!
Posted by Honor Rudd on July 02, 2018 in No Category
On July 4th, Americans celebrate the day in 1776 on which our great nation was born with the ratification of the Declaration of Independence. Today, the midsummer holiday is marked by all manner of celebration, involving lots and lots of fireworks from sea to shining sea, including a nationally-recognized display in our own Southport, NC, and a number of other celebrations throughout beautiful Southeastern North Carolina. Here are some of the great celebrations the Cape Fear Region has to offer, from Jacksonville ... read more
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