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When Is the Best Day to Hold an Open House?
Posted on 02/16/2020
When Is the Best Day to Hold an Open House?
Photo by Paul Brennan via PixabayThe Open House is just a part of the marketing strategy to effectively sell a home, but it can be an important one. The number of people it attracts can strongly correlate with both the number and quality of the offers you receive. So while you may not have the luxury of selling...
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Considerations for Moving to an HOA Community
Posted on 02/09/2020
Considerations for Moving to an HOA Community
Image by rawmn from Shutterstock People have different notions about living in an HOA community. As much as there is a bright side to living in such an environment, you also need to consider the potential disadvantages. Some HOAs have an organized and well-maintained neighborhood, while others may have lackluster management and community issues. Before you make your...
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Upgrading Your Home's Locks
Posted on 02/02/2020
Upgrading Your Home's Locks
Photo by NakoPhotography via Shutterstock Whether to protect your belongings when you’re not home or to protect your loved ones when they are, you might consider a security system. Burglars are getting smarter, and your home should follow suit. One way to improve your home’s security is by installing a smart lock. Replacement or Add-On In general, there...
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1609 Sound Watch Drive, Wilmington, NC 28409 has an Open House on  Sunday, February 16, 2020 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Posted on 01/28/2020
1609 Sound Watch Drive, Wilmington, NC 28409 has an Open House on Sunday, February 16, 2020 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
''Is this a WALK in the PARK? -- Ohh Nooo!'' ''This is a WALK to THE DOCK!''Imagine living in a city inside a fabulous 5 bedroom/3.5 bathroom, 3,422 sf brick home, in a private gated waterfront community. This neighborhood faces the Intracoastal Waterway (ICWW) with 10 boat slips & lifts.Intracoastal Watch is a tiny planned residential community of about 17-20 homes, a tennis court, clubhouse, 2 bdrm. guest house for rent, sidewalks, salt water pool, a marina, and a wide selection of home styles.Since no one is producing any more earth, houses may depreciate but land only appreciates. With land at a premium in Wilmington, this home's lot...
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1609 Sound Watch Drive, Wilmington, NC 28409 has an Open House on  Saturday, February 15, 2020 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Posted on 01/28/2020
1609 Sound Watch Drive, Wilmington, NC 28409 has an Open House on Saturday, February 15, 2020 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
''Is this a WALK in the PARK? -- Ohh Nooo!'' ''This is a WALK to THE DOCK!''Imagine living in a city inside a fabulous 5 bedroom/3.5 bathroom, 3,422 sf brick home, in a private gated waterfront community. This neighborhood faces the Intracoastal Waterway (ICWW) with 10 boat slips & lifts.Intracoastal Watch is a tiny planned residential community of about 17-20 homes, a tennis court, clubhouse, 2 bdrm. guest house for rent, sidewalks, salt water pool, a marina, and a wide selection of home styles.Since no one is producing any more earth, houses may depreciate but land only appreciates. With land at a premium in Wilmington, this home's lot...
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Top Things to Look for in a Vacation Home
Posted on 01/26/2020
Top Things to Look for in a Vacation Home
Buying a vacation home is an important goal and milestone for many Americans who want to make the most of their holidays and plan for retirement. Vacation properties needn’t be lavish or expensive to still be a perfect way to enjoy the winter months at your home away from home. Furthermore, owning a vacation home can prove to be...
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1609 Sound Watch Drive, Wilmington, NC 28409 has an Open House on  Sunday, January 26, 2020 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Posted on 01/20/2020
1609 Sound Watch Drive, Wilmington, NC 28409 has an Open House on Sunday, January 26, 2020 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
''Is this a WALK in the PARK? -- Ohh Nooo!'' ''This is a WALK to THE DOCK!''Imagine living in a city inside a fabulous 5 bedroom/3.5 bathroom, 3,422 sf brick home, in a private gated waterfront community. This neighborhood faces the Intracoastal Waterway (ICWW) with 10 boat slips & lifts.Intracoastal Watch is a tiny planned residential community of about 17-20 homes, a tennis court, clubhouse, 2 bdrm. guest house for rent, sidewalks, salt water pool, a marina, and a wide selection of home styles.Since no one is producing any more earth, houses may depreciate but land only appreciates. With land at a premium in Wilmington, this home's lot...
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Video Tour  - 2216 Moreland Drive #4, Wilmington, NC 28405
Posted on 01/19/2020
Video Tour - 2216 Moreland Drive #4, Wilmington, NC 28405
--Unique & unobstructed .76 Acre waterfront lot in Landfall Community that rests on a very private, quiet cul-de-sac among 11 estate homes and overlooks Landfall Lake. Landfall Lake has become a haven for wildlife, undergone habitat enhancement, and is monitored & maintained all year-round.-- Build your dream home here and enjoy a wide variety of amenities-championship golf, country club, tennis, gated security, soccer field, basketball & volley ball courts, walking trails, parks and more. -- Does not include amenities membership & privileges. Call Country Club @910-256-8411 or www.CountryClubLandfall.com for...
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2216 Moreland Drive #4, Wilmington, NC 28405 is now new to the market!
Posted on 01/19/2020
2216 Moreland Drive #4, Wilmington, NC 28405 is now new to the market!
--Unique & unobstructed .76 Acre waterfront lot in Landfall Community that rests on a very private, quiet cul-de-sac among 11 estate homes and overlooks Landfall Lake. Landfall Lake has become a haven for wildlife, undergone habitat enhancement, and is monitored & maintained all year-round.-- Build your dream home here and enjoy a wide variety of amenities-championship golf, country club, tennis, gated security, soccer field, basketball & volley ball courts, walking trails, parks and more. -- Does not include amenities membership & privileges. Call Country Club @910-256-8411 or www.CountryClubLandfall.com for...
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How to Improve Your Resting Space
Posted on 01/19/2020
How to Improve Your Resting Space
Photo by WaveBreakMedia via Shutterstock A troubling trend in today’s home is difficulty finding restful sleep. Most of us have heard of a few ways to create a more relaxing atmosphere before bed. Here are a couple others to add to that list. Add Plants Many people avoid putting plants in their bedroom because they’re afraid they’ll get...
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Want a Beautiful Yard But Don't Like Yard Work? Here's How to Make It Happen?
Posted on 01/12/2020
Want a Beautiful Yard But Don't Like Yard Work? Here's How to Make It Happen?
Photo by Manfred Richter via PixabayIf you're like many homeowners who are busy with work and family obligations, you love the thought of your outdoor living space serving as a personal sanctuary during the occasional moments when you manage to get some downtime. However, it may also be true that the time you spend in your yard and...
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How to Approach a Home Search
Posted on 01/05/2020
How to Approach a Home Search
When you are ready to buy a house, it pays to plan ahead to conduct a successful house search. That way, you can quickly and effortlessly navigate the real estate market and make your homeownership dream come true in no time at all. Ultimately, you don't need to be a real estate expert to navigate the housing market like...
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