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Posted on 06/29/2022
5 Most Common Types of Loans Available to Veterans
For U.S. military veterans, there are many financing options available for buying a home. What's typically called simply a "VA loan" can actually mean multiple specific types of loan. Depending on your situation, you might find one more helpful than the other. Here is a basic guide to the different types of loans available to veterans: VA No-Down-Payment...
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Posted on 06/22/2022
The Most Common Types of Motivated Sellers
Motivated sellers are people who are trying to sell quickly and often at a much lower price. Many factors make motivated sellers a great option to work with both for investors and sellers’ agents. Here are some of the most common types of motivated sellers you’re likely to encounter in the real estate market. Owners of Distressed Property...
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Posted on 06/15/2022
Supplemental tax bill: Understanding the basics
If your property has increased or decreased in assessed value since your last tax payment, you might receive a supplemental tax bill. These are separate tax bills you need to pay in addition to your regular annual bill. If you're interested in learning more about how supplemental tax bills work, here is a short guide to the basics:...
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Posted on 06/08/2022
Try These Salad Skewer Ideas
Even in a group full of veggie-lovers, a big bowl of salad is not a convenient party snack. Luckily, most popular salad recipes can be turned into handheld party appetizers. Here are some ideas and recipes for making fresh and tasty salad skewers for your next get-together: Caprese Salad Skewers Caprese salad is a party favorite you can...
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Posted on 06/01/2022
Understanding VA loan benefits for veterans with disabilities
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers many financial benefits for veterans wanting to purchase a home. There are even more specific benefits for veterans with qualifying disabilities. These options are important to know if you are interested in financing help to buy your dream home. Here is the most important information to know: Special housing grants A...
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Posted on 05/25/2022
Tornado Safety 101: Basic Tips to Stay Safe
A tornado can be a catastrophic weather event, no matter the size and severity of the storm. If you live in a region where tornadoes are common, you can keep yourself safe by following specific guidelines. Here are the basics for staying safe during a tornado: Take Time to Prepare Preparing an emergency kit with essential items will...
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Posted on 05/23/2022
638 Sea Castle Court, Wilmington, NC 28412 is now new to the market!
If you are looking for your own little piece of paradise, this is the home for you!! This 3BR/2.5BA brick home with a FROG just minutes from the beach, will not disappoint. You will fall in love with the beautiful 38X16 pool surrounded by tropical palm trees and knock out roses. All new sod was put in just a year ago so you have a gorgeous yard and mature landscaping that anyone would envy. Spend your day relaxing in the screened in porch or grilling on your recently stained deck. The propane tank for the fireplace can be hooked up to your grill so you won't have to carry heavy tanks around. Entering the home, you will find a spacious foyer...
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Posted on 05/20/2022
Another Property Sold - 331 Windy Woods Way #34, Wilmington, NC 28401
This 4 bedroom one story Cali is our best seller for a good reason! It boasts a gourmet kitchen with lots of cabinets and countertop and a huge granite island that is open to the dining room and family room. Enjoy your family and guests while preparing meals. A spacious owner's suite is a retreat for the homeowner. Three other spacious bedrooms can be for guests and dedicated office space. All our homes have natural gas stoves and tankelss water heaters! Windy Woods is conveniently located 25 minutes from Wrightsville Beach and 5 minutes to Historic Downtown...
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Posted on 05/18/2022
Ideas for Outdoor Living Spaces
No matter what your local climate is like, you don’t have to stay cooped up in your home throughout the year. If you spend little time in your yard, adding an outdoor living space is a great way to encourage you to get outside more. Outdoor living spaces provide a way for you to enjoy fresh air while...
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Posted on 05/16/2022
Another Property Sold - 326 Marina View Drive, Southport, NC 28461
Here it is! This is your opportunity to own a popular and established Vacation Rental. Located in downtown Southport directly across from the Southport Marina. Keep the current reservations and continue the cash flow OR use as your own personal retreat/full-time residence. Marina Village is true maintenance free living as all exterior maintenance/landscaping is handled by the HOA. The community boasts a private community pool, a community sidewalk, streetlights, and offers a SUPERIOR location. Schedule your private showing...
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Posted on 05/11/2022
Landscape Design Fundamentals: How to Get Started
If you’re new to designing outdoor spaces it might be easy to get overwhelmed. Luckily, there are some key principles and guidelines that go into every landscape design no matter the size or location. Here we’ll go over the basic tips and concepts to consider when creating your own landscape design. Consider Usage The easiest place to begin...
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Posted on 05/04/2022
Permits: 3 Important Factors to Remember
A great deal of misinformation about obtaining building permits exists that sometimes results in property owners not securing one. An inspector combing through your entire home looking for violations rarely happens in practice. Of course, if the house has been significantly altered over the years without pulling a permit, it’s not unreasonable for a building code enforcement officer...
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