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The Internet can do a lot of things - including give you an estimate of your home's value. Plug in your address and click: You have an estimate. But do you believe an online estimator actually gives you a true read on what your home's really worth? Probably not. The fact is the online estimator usually doesn’t factor in your upgrades or your incredible view, much less include them in the calculations.  

If you want to know what your home is really worth, give me a call me today.  I can help you zero in on the most aggressive price. Let's talk about what’s selling in today's market and the opportunities that may be available for you. As your local agent, I'm here to help. Just send me an email or give me a call at (910) 200-1525 and let's explore what's

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   Whether it ’s your kids, your job, your spouse or even your home —love is always easier when everything is running smoothly. While you can ’t trade    in your kids, you can change up your living space. Many times the thing that you fell in love with when you first bought your home is now the thing      that ’s making you crazy and driving your desire to explore other options. Perhaps what was once a cozy honeymoon nest has now become an            overcrowded closet as your family grows. Or maybe you ’re at the other end of the spectrum where the kids are off making their own way and all          that house is just more than you care to manage.

                             We ’re here to help navigate these areas and help you love where you live

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When I say 2017 is a fresh blank page  I mean that literally. As I type this I am facing my very clean, very blank whiteboard where I post sales for the year. It is a large reminder of what opportunities lay ahead. I confess right now it looks a little intimidating! But I go through this every year and at every year’s end through God’s blessing and hard work the blank space gets filled in and I can reflect on the opportunities I pursued over the year. It’s always humbling to see that the vast majority of closings are by past clients and referrals from past clients, colleagues and friends. One of my goals going into this year is to  really live out my slogan, “Superior Service = Maximum Results” and provide the very best service and attention to folks

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If you are like most folks, right now you’re probably running in six different directions buying gifts, decorating your home, planning which Christmas events to attend and more! If this sounds a little stressful may I make a few suggestions on how to give yourself permission to BREATHE?

1. Take some time to slow down and interact. Christmas is a great time to just be with people we love and appreciate PRESENCE over presents.  Most of us when asked what our favorite Christmas memories are reflect on a funny or meaningful experience with people we love rather than a gift we received.  Make your plans with others low-key and informal where conversation and laughter can flow naturally.

2. Stop stressing over gifts. We’ve all spent way too many

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Home sales in 2016 have been as hot as the temps this summer! There’s been much speculation on trends, but not every segment of a hot housing market shares the same results. Although interest rates remain at historic lows, the upcoming elections could bring about change.

How do you fit in to the ever-changing real estate climate? As the summer winds down and thoughts turn to preparing for fall and back to school, now just may be an excellent time to take another look at your home buying or selling goals.

While Internet browsing is easy and as close as your phone, nothing replaces the one-on-one interaction with an expert when it comes to a big decision like selling or purchasing a home. As a real estate professional for over 14 years in the New

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The number of homes under contract to sell in February 2015 increased to their highest level since June 2013, thanks to big gains in the Midwest and West, according to the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. 

NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index measures the number of homes that have sold, but haven’t yet made it to the closing table. The index has increased year-over-year for six consecutive months and is above 100 — considered an average level of activity — for the 10th consecutive month. 

NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun attributes the gains — and the prospect for an uptick in sales in the coming months — to an “improving labor market, mortgage rates hovering around 4%, and the likelihood of more renters looking to hedge against increasing rents.”

The one

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  • CHECK ALL WINDOW AND DOOR LOCKS FOR PROPER OPERATION - Windows that can be opened by breaking the glass and unlocking them are less effective deterrents to criminals. Check with the hardware store for window lock alternatives. All exterior doors should have dead bolt locks.
  • CHECK YOUR HOME FOR WATER LEAKS
  • REVIEW YOUR FIRE ESCAPE PLAN WITH YOUR FAMILY
  • MAKE SURE THERE ARE WORKING NIGHT LIGHTS AT THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF ALL STAIRS
  • OTHER SAFETY IDEAS FOR STAIRS: Tile and painted wood or concrete stairs can be slippery when wet or when a person’s shoes are wet. Resurface the treads with slip- resistant strips near the stair nosing. All stairs of at least three risers should have a handrail.  Do not store items on the stairs.
  • HAVE A HEATING
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SENATE PASSES H.R. 3370, FLOOD INSURANCE AFFORDABILITY ACT

 

Earlier this afternoon the United States Senate voted 72-22 to approve the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (H.R. 3370). The Senate acted quickly to pass the bill as amended by the House to avoid the need for a conference committee to reconcile any differences. The new bill further reins in and holds the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) accountable for the Biggert-Waters implementation issues.

 

As passed, the bill repeals FEMA's authority to increase premium rates at time of sale or new flood map, and refunds the excessive premium to those who bought a property before FEMA warned them of the rate increase. The bill limits premium increases to 18% annually on

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 Gorgeous Custom Built Home Near Mayfaire!

6805 Horsham Court $479,900

Close to Mayfaire & Wrightsville Beach in the desirable Tanbridge Park neighborhood, this Custom Magnolia plan by Dennis Moeller w/over $12k in upgrades will immediately entice you as you enter the front door! Attention to detail prevails with 10’ ceilings, 8’ doors, 8”base trim, & hickory hardwood floors. Formal dining room leads to gourmet kitchen which includes a generous pantry, professional grade stainless appliances, custom cabinetry & back splash & granite countertops. Kitchen island with bar & breakfast nook overlook the screened in back porch with custom tile flooring & adjacent lanai and open patio for grilling. The back yard living area is inviting with lush

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