Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage Blog

Even as the rains of Hurricane Florence continued to fall, agents and staff from our Southport and Oak Island offices banded together to get relief supplies to their storm-ravaged community in an initiative set into motion by our very own Ginger Harper. Brunswick County was particularly hard hit. Tidal flooding, downed trees, washed-out roads, and a major dam breech rendered many communities inaccessible. Hundreds were rescued from the area throughout the storm, but thousands were left with neither power nor water... read more
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Sea Coast Rentals Launches Rental Relief Network

Connecting hurricane victims with homeowners willing to rent their homes
Posted by Honor Rudd on October 01, 2018 in No Category
Sea Coast Rentals, a local company specializing in vacation and long-term rentals throughout Southeastern North Carolina, has launched Rental Relief Network, an initiative to connect those who have been displaced by Hurricane Florence with property owners who don’t typically rent their homes but may now be willing to do so. Sea Coast Rentals is seeking any property owner with any size home in any location in our Onslow, Pender, New Hanover and Brunswick counties.  A long-term property management agreemen... read more
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Sea Coast Samaritans--Rob Warwick

With his jon boat & an intimate knowledge of local waterways, Rob Warwick rescues people, animals from flood-ravaged communities
Posted by Honor Rudd on September 27, 2018 in No Category
Meet Rob Warwick, who hopped in his 20-foot jon boat and joined the Hurricane Florence rescue effort, saving humans and animals alike from deadly rising waters. As Hurricane Florence dragged through our region at a snail’s pace, she brought widespread destruction with sustained winds reaching 85 miles per hour and days and days of unrelenting rain. But even after Florence had come and gone, the waters continued to rise and unprecedented inland flooding displaced thousands of people along with their dogs, cat... read more
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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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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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