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Forbes Ranks Jacksonville NC #1 City for Jobs

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on April 23, 2010 in No Category
Jacksonville, North Carolina is America’s best place to get a job, according to Forbes magazine. The 2010 list of “Best Cities For Jobs” was released this week. Last week Forbes also ranked Jacksonville #75 in its list of “Best Small Places For Business and Careers.” According to Forbes’ Joel Kotkin, Jacksonville’s economy grew 1.4% last year and government jobs there grew 3.3%. Those numbers wouldn’t have been a big deal a few years ago, but they’re exceptional considering the negative growth in many places acro... read more
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“Cash for Appliances” Expected to Boost NC Economy

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on April 22, 2010 in No Category
North Carolina shoppers only have four days to take advantage of a "Cash for Appliances" program offering 15% off new Energy Star appliances. Some local retailers are staying open longer and offering extra discounts to cash in on the anticipated rush. North Carolina chose Earth Day to kick off the NC Energy Efficient Appliance Replacement and Rebate Program. The program offers North Carolina residents a 15% instant savings when they purchase new Energy Star clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators & freezers... read more
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The dance begins: Negotiation to buy a home

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on April 21, 2010 in No Category
Provided by Coldwell Banker® You've found the home of your dreams. So how do you snatch it for the price you're willing to pay? Making an offer is an art. You could offend a seller with an unreasonably low price or reference out-of-date market information, says Bob Irwin, author of the book "Tips and Traps When Negotiating Real Estate." Of course there is no one, surefire tactic, but here are some common tips for gaining the upper hand: Learn about the seller's situation. Having a clear understanding of the seller'... read more
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Wilmington Opens NC’s First Bicycle Boulevard

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on April 16, 2010 in No Category
Saturday, North Carolina's first bicycle boulevard will open in Wilmington. The Ann Street Bicycle Boulevard is part of the River to the Sea Bikeway, an 11-mile bicycle route that follows the Historic Beach Car Line, which carried vacationers from downtown Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach by trolley. Officials hope the project will reduce traffic and pollution by providing appealing alternative to gas-burning vehicles. Grand opening festivities will take place Saturday, 10am-1pm on Ann Street, between 9th and 10th ... read more
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Sea Coast Agent & Buyers Featured in USA TODAY

Posted by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage on April 14, 2010 in No Category
Today Jessica Riffle Edwards of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty is featured in a USA TODAY article that asks, "Will tax credit help first-time buyers ignite home sales?" Her client, Michael Jennings, says the April 30 deadline for the $8,000 homebuyer tax credit was a factor in his decision to buy a home after 3 months of house hunting. "The tax credit was a big factor. I wouldn't have moved as quickly as I did," Jennings says. "You really hate to miss out on that chunk of change...” Home buyers have only two week... read more
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