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Craigslist Rental Scams

How they work, red flags, and scam prevention.
Posted by Honor Rudd on September 26, 2018 in No Category
(adapted from an article in The Mortgage Reports published March 6, 2018) How it works The scammer copies and pastes information from a legitimate rental ad, and then offers a price that’s literally “too good to be true.” If you respond to the fake ad, the scammer may invite you to drive by the property to view the exterior. What they will not do is give you a tour of the interior. That’s because they are “on vacation” or otherwise unavailable to show the place. I... read more
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WAS YOUR HOUSE UNDER CONTRACT PRIOR TO HURRICANE FLORENCE?

Tips on How Sellers and Buyers Can Navigate the Post-Florence Closing Process
Posted by Honor Rudd on September 25, 2018 in No Category
On top of the “normal” stress of suffering through a catastrophic hurricane, you had the added anxiety of having a home under contract and scheduled to close. Don’t despair. Your real estate agent is here to help you navigate the process and get you through to closing. Here’s what you need to know:   SELLERS UNDER CONTRACT   Delayed Closing Date ·         Whether you sustained damage to your home or not, your home will need to be re-in... read more
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If your property is already under contract and unscathed, here’s what to expect:   An Extended Closing Period ·         Following a hurricane, it’s not uncommon for buyers to cancel the deal or ask for a price adjustment. If you’re within the inspection or loan contingency period, the buyers can simply exercise their option to cancel. Your agent will contact your buyer’s agent this week to determine next steps. ·  ... read more
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COLDWELL BANKER SEA COAST ADVANTAGE FUNDS NEW SEA COAST PET SANCTUARY

A joint effort with Pender County Humane Society to help dogs and cats at-risk or abandoned due to hurricane Florence.
Posted by Honor Rudd on September 15, 2018 in No Category
While most families were busy evacuating to higher ground in anticipation of Hurricane Florence, Samira Davis, a brand new real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage (her first day was Monday, September 10) has been scrambling to organize Sea Coast Pet Sanctuary, a new crisis shelter to temporarily house some of the most vulnerable victims of hurricanes – abandoned dogs and cats. To make her vision a reality, Davis is partnering with Julie Lamacchia, president of Pender County Humane Society... read more
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Your Investment Property: Long or Short-Term Rental?

Posted by Honor Rudd on September 11, 2018 in No Category
Many of the buyers in Southeastern North Carolina’s booming real estate market are on the lookout for home number two. Some have been vacationing here for years and years in summer rentals and are making the move to purchase a vacay spot of their very own. Others are moving toward retirement, fleeing frosty climes and higher cost of living in the name of sun and sand. Still others are making an investment in their future, looking to secure an income generating property. Purchasing a property with the intenti... read more
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