Advantages of Buying Real Estate Now in Wilmington, NC

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    • 1. More Choices. In New Hanover County, we currently have over 1884 homes on the market. Buyers have more choices today than they have in several years. You have your choice between condos, townhomes, single family homes, golf course properties, water oriented properties, gated communities. You can also choose between large lots and small lots and whether you would like lawn maintenance included or not. The choice is yours today more than ever to find a home that fits your needs and fulfills your dreams. But do remember, that well priced homes in desirable locations can still sell fast, even in a buyer’s market.

 

    • 2. Interest Rates are Low. With interest rates under 5%, what better time to buy real estate! You can even afford more home now than you might have a year or so ago. It usually is a good idea to purchase as much home as you can afford in this type market. Always consult with a reputable lender to become knowledgeable about the variety of financing options available and what might be best for you. In addition, ask for a pre-qualification letter. A good buyer’s agent will use this in the negotiating process. It will also ensure that you are not looking at homes that you cannot afford.

 

    • 3. Negotiate. We all remember the days of 2005 when you had to decide how much over asking price to offer the seller. Today that is a different story. A good buyer’s agent can negotiate the best price and terms to suit your budget.

 

    • 4. Incentives. The market is slowing changing to a sellers market, but sellers and builders are offering a host of incentives for buyers. For instance, closing costs or buydown of the interest rate, even flat screen TV’s and cruises are among popular incentives today.

 

    • 5. Competition. In today’s market the prices of homes is increasing slightly, but holding steady.
    • 6. You are not rushed into a quick decision. One of the highlights of a buyer’s market is that you can take your time finding your perfect home and do not have to feel pressured to settle for anything less than the home of your dreams.

 

    • 7. Inspections. You can take the time to have a good home inspection and appraisal and negotiate with the seller any necessary repairs.

 

    • 8. Lower Prices. Buyers are in a great position today with prices so low and interest rates favorable. Buyers can enjoy stronger buying power than they have in years before. Today’s market is truly positioned for the home-buyer.

 

    • 9. Appreciation. Local house values are expected to rise as our local economists have a favorable forecast for the area. Always remember, that real estate is a strong, sound investment for your future.

 

  • 10. Great time to sell and move up. If you are a seller wanting to move up to larger home for your growing family, now could be the perfect time for you. You’ll be way ahead of the game, because the price reduction on the purchase is greater than the loss on the sale of your present home. Search all real estate on www.WilmingtonNC-realestate.com
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Happy 4th of July Wilmington NC 2013 | Firework Schedule

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Start the party.  Fourth of July 2013 Wilimington NC area.

July 3

– Carolina Beach Boardwalk –  Blast: Funk U Orchestra (funk), 6:30 p.m. July 4 at Boardwalk Gazebo, Cape Fear Boulevard, Carolina Beach. Fireworks at 9 p.m. 458-8434 or PleasureIslandNC.org.

N.C. 4th of July Festival – Southport: Children’s Games – 8:15 a.m. for registration, 9 a.m. games begin at Garrison Lawn. Waterfront Stage Entertainment. Various artists take the stage, 1-3 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Brunswick Concert Band Concert, 3-3:45 p.m. at Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn. Voter Registration, 3:30-5 p.m. at Southport Community Building. USCIS Naturalization Ceremony, 4 p.m. at Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn. Flag Retirement Ceremony, 6 p.m. at BB&T Flagpole.

Surf City: A concert and fireworks display at Soundside Park, 517 Roland Ave., in Surf City. Mark Roberts & Breeze play at 6 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Visit www.surfcity.govoffice.com for more information.

Thursday July 4

Carolina Beach: Funk U University performs at 6:30 p.m. followed by fireworks at 9 p.m. Visit www.pleasureislandnc.org for more information.

Independence Day Music in the Park: Machine Gun performs at 7 p.m. July 4 at Ocean Front Park, Kure Beach. Bring a beach chair or blanket. 458-8216 or www.townofkurebeach.org.

Fourth of July Southport

Activities all day and Fireworks at 9:00 on the waterfront

Step Up For Soldiers: Fourth of July party, 5-9 p.m. at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, 120 S. Second St. All active duty, veterans, SUFS volunteers and sponsors are invited. Entertainment by a DJ, Miss Coastal Carolina singing the national anthem, a presentation on the history of the American flag and several speakers. Food and drinks provided.

Coastal Magazine state’s that this is one of the best places to watch fireworks.

Wilmington Fireworks: Battleship Blast, 17th annual. Fireworks at 9:05 p.m. Watch from downtown Wilmington. Entertainment will be 5-9 p.m. Visit www.WilmingtonNC.gov for more information.

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Wilmington NC Makes Best Housing Market List 2013 | Real Esate

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The market has been brisk for months now, and we officially made another list!  The Wilmington NC real estate market made the top 14 best housing markets for the next 5 years.  To find out about our area, or to look for Wilmington Beach areas please visit www.cbbaker.com

From the Money Insider:

13. Wilmington, North Carolina

Annualized expected growth from Q3 2012 – Q3 2017:
7.1%

Home prices in the Wilmington metro area are down 25.6% from their Q2 2007 peak.

The metro has a population of 369,685, an unemployment rate of 9.8%, and a median family income of $61,100.

Data provided by CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indexes

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/best-housing-markets-for-five-years-2013-5?op=1#ixzz2Uh9Q0LsB

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REMODEL:Ten Ingenious Ways to Remodel With Beauty and the Best

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What does your home need to bring out its beauty and its best value? Not mundane repair items, but those touches that showcase your home’s worth, enhance its beauty, improve its comfort and safety–things that carry enchantment far beyond one festive season.Go over your home, room by room, with an eye to what’s best in aesthetic and practical value. Keep in mind how long you plan to keep your home and what might appeal to future buyers.

Here are some of the latest trends you might consider to make the home you love even more lovable. Generally, luxurious details are in. Not only are they smart and practical, they’re also sure-fire investments for bringing you top dollar on resale.

1. Paint, panel or paper
Keep in mind, light colors make rooms look larger, dark colors smaller (cozier). If you like soft colors (pale pinks, greens, blues, yellows), they’re ideal for enlarging small rooms. Perk them up with accents in deeper tones or with interesting textures (such as sponging some walls or adding sisal).

If you like a touch of the dramatic, paint a door in primary colors or add a “fool the eye” scene (such as a landscape that seems to be seen through glass). Don’t be afraid to put reds and pinks together, or blues and greens. For real drama, add white trim to deep colors. Remember, if you’re thinking of selling your home soon–neutral tones are “safer.” Splash color around using upholstery, throw pillows, artwork and other furnishings.

2. Give small rooms extra dimension
Put in floor-to-ceiling mirrors. Place one at right angles to a corner window to bring in the outdoors. Mirrors at different angles create a patchwork of repeated patterns that can be interesting, light reflecting and fun.

3. Light up the house
Consider creative lighting, including:

  • Spotlights to point up art work
  • Track lights to illuminate bookshelves
  • Indirect lights or decorative wall sconces wherever shadows are too deep
  • Under-counter lights in kitchens and workshops
  • Using incandescent or halogen lighting, which is warmer than fluorescent

4. Transform your floors
Look under foot to refinish, recarpet or retile. Wood floors can be bleached, pickled, stained, painted almost any color or made unique by installing ceramic tiles in the kitchen, or a block of patterned wood (inside a wood border) in the center of a dining room or bedroom.

5. Open spaces and clear surfaces
Go with the trend of fewer furnishings and belongings in view. For things you want handy but not displayed, create storage places:

  • A window seat
  • Narrow shelves inside closet and cabinet doors
  • A tip-down triangular tray (for brushes, sponges, etc.) built into the cabinet at the front of the kitchen sink
  • A wall system with cubes of different sizes, some with shelves, some with drawers
  • A “Murphy” bed that folds into the wall

6. Large family kitchens
Top-grade is the trend in appliances, including microwave ovens, disposals and compactors, work islands that sport stainless steel double sinks or a down-vented stove, plus side bookshelves or lift-up table top. The dining end of the kitchen might be equipped with comfortable chairs, a desk, or book shelves. A fireplace turns the kitchen into a homey family room where everyone lingers.

7. Luxurious bathrooms
Make your privacy a pleasure. You might install light dimmers and thermostatically controlled mixer taps, extra mirrors, a solarium window, or create a sunken bath set in a raised floor that houses the plumbing.

8. Year-round comfort
Utility bills can be lower when windows are installed with low-emissity glass (gas filling between panes) that can be twice as efficient as double-glazed windows. They reflect heat, keeping your home cooler in summer and warmer in winter. An invisible coating also blocks ultraviolet light and protects furnishings.

9. Makeover the garage
The car park may not be the most beautiful part of your home, but it may be the most useful space you have–if it’s soundly built, clean, well organized and uncluttered. A garage can double as a workshop, garden house or playground. An automatic door opener is the warmest welcome in wet or cold weather.

10. Consider safety and convenience
Whatever alarm system you add to your basic smoke detector contributes to your peace and security. Electronic “smart” devices can be installed to turn lights, appliances and heating/air conditioning off and on at pre-set times, to warn of intrusion or announce a visitor, to remind you (in a synthesized voice) when you’re due at an appointment or when you’re using too much electricity.

Home improvement possibilities are endless. But if your home can’t accommodate your dreams–with neither love nor money–remember there are homes in the area that will. When you’re ready to explore the possibilities, we’re here to help make your dreams come true.

To search all Wilmington NC real estate, please visit www.cbbaker.com

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Shhh…. Best Kept Secret Around | Wrightsville Beach NC Real Estate

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Please feel free to contact us with any questions or requests about Wrightsville Beach NC homes for sale or Wrightsville Beach NC real estate, or any location in the Cape Fear Region. We have lived here all our lives and can help match a neighborhood with a home and schools. I know where the best shopping is and all the main attractions. If you are looking for a second home or investment property in Wrightsville Beach, there are still real deals in the great coastal area, but you will need a real estate expert to help you. Baker Wayne and Associates are experienced real estate professional’s who has decades of home buying and selling experience in the Wrightsville Beach area. For true local and knowledgable service in the Wrightsville Beach real estate market, contact our Team today.

The breathtaking island of Wrightsville Beach stretches four miles from Masonboro inlet on the south to Mason inlet on the north. The clear waters off Wrightsville Beach often resemble those of the Caribbean. The city limits of the town of Wrightsville Beach today encompass not only the barrier island but also Harbor Island and a small portion of mainland. Most of the early visitors were fishermen and hunters traveling to the Island by boat. Already the history of Wrightsville Beach, NC was being built on an appreciation of nature and Wrightsville’s bounty. You will truly be amazed at the sunrises on the Atlantic and calming sunsets on the Intracoastal Waterway. Wrightsville Beach, NC offers boating, surfing, fishing or simply true relaxation by the water’s edge. And best of all, Wrightsville Beach is accessible by I40 or our international airport in Wilmington, just minutes away. Wrightsville Beach has it all!

 It is a great time to buy if you know where to look, as a real estate expert in the Wrightsville Beach market, we are here to help you find a great property at a great price, please contact us today for an up to date market report.

For all your Wrightsville Beach real estate needs, please give Baker Wayne and Associates a call at 910-202-3607 or email bakerwayneassociates@ec.rr.com

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Today’s Homes Are Built And Modified “Eco”nomically

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As energy prices increase and the nation searches for cheaper renewable resources, the housing industry has been improving the way it builds and remodels homes. Today’s homes and building materials are more environmentally responsible than ever–conserving resources, using recycled materials and building for longevity.

The National Association of Home Builders reports the following “green” innovations. Be sure to look for them if you’re shopping for a new home or consider installing them if you’re remodeling or repairing a home you already own.

  • More-durable roof coverings

such as steel and fiber-cement

  • More and better insulation

in walls and attics, conserving energy, lowering utility bills and reducing pollution related to energy production

  • OSB (Oriented Strand Board) and laminated fiberboard

made from smaller younger trees, replacing plywood on roofs and board sheathing in walls, both made from larger, older trees

  • Greater use of carpet, sheet vinyl and laminates

rather than wood flooring that taxes lumber supplies

  • Foundation insulation

to reduce energy loss while providing more-comfortable floors

  • Insulated exterior doors and windows with insulating and low-E glass

to keep homes more comfortable and energy efficient

  • Vinyl siding and fiber cement siding

, reducing the use of cedar, redwood and other wood products

  • High-efficiency heating, cooling, and water-heating equipment

to cut energy consumption

  • Water-saving appliances and plumbing fixtures

to reduce water use. They also require less energy to heat water

  • Factory-built components

, such as trusses and pre-hung doors, resulting in more-economical use of materials than cutting wood on the job site

  • Recycled plastic “lumber”

instead of weather-resistant woods (e.g., redwood) for decks, porches, trim and fencing

  • High-efficiency refrigerators

that use less energy and operate using refrigerants that have less potential impact on the ozone layer

  • Passive solar designs

using the sun’s “free” energy to help heat homes

  • Xeriscaping

, which employs native plants that can thrive with little or no extra watering

  • Tree preservation

around homes to provide shade, reducing summer energy costs.

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Going it Alone Is a Tough Task for Home Sellers | Wilmington NC real estate

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Selling  your Wilmington NC real estate sounds simple. As a “For Sale By Owner,” all you have to do is put a sign in the yard, an ad in the paper, and stand back while the buyers come running to bid.

If you’re tempted to market your home without the aid and advice of a real estate professional, take a moment to ponder these questions: For Sale By Owner

  • Can you set a price on your home realistically and accurately?

 

      If you price your home too high, you’ll get few shoppers and help your neighbors sell their houses. Price it too low, and you’ll lose money. Local real estate markets change quickly, street by street, and unless you have the same information that real estate professionals receive daily, chances are you’ll set your price over or under current market value.
  • Are you prepared to spend possibly many days glued to your home?

 

      Shoppers come looking every day of the week and every hour of the day. Remaining ready for them to show unannounced can make you a permanent home sitter.
  • Are you able to reach a wide range of possible buyers?

 

      Experience shows more than 60% of home sales are made by matching a seller with a buyer from an extensive network of contacts. These contacts don’t come from ads but from a career of building relationships and the multiple listing service. Without that pool of qualified buyers to show your house to, self-sellers are reduced to expensive hit-or-miss advertising.
  • Can you be sure that the people entering your home are genuinely interested in buying, not in taking advantage of your “open house” and unprotected presence?

 

      Real estate professionals both screen house hunters and accompany them as they go through your rooms.
  • Are you experienced at negotiating and creating legal contracts?

 

      Buyers of homes sold by the owner typically offer much less than the asking price and may expect sellers without agents to share the “savings” on the brokerage commission.
  • Can you size up a potential buyer’s ability to finance the purchase of your home?

 

    Many weeks can be wasted waiting for mortgage approval that lenders can’t give to unqualified loan applicants. Real estate professionals routinely pre-qualify house hunters and show them only property they can afford. Real estate professionals don’t like to waste time either.

As trained real estate specialists, we’d like to help you sell your home. Not just because it’s our livelihood, but also because we’ve seen the many difficulties that have beset would-be “Sale By Owners” who came for help after their efforts failed. We’d like to do the same for you, saving you the hassle of trying to go it alone. The market has been strong, call us to talk about the possibility of selling your home or visit www.cbbaker.com for advice.

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You Are Invited To The 29th Annual Wrightsville Beach Flotilla 2012 | Real estate

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The weekend gets better and better every year. Make plans to enjoy part of it or all of the festivities.  The Christmas tree lighting ceremony and Santa will be at Town Hall on Friday November 23 at 5:45 pm.  The Anchors Away Party sponsored by  Atlantic Marina will be at  7:00 pm on Friday at the Blockade Runner Hotel.  $25 per ticket and open to the public. Pay at the door or purchase tickets online.

This year Santa has asked for help collecting gifts for Port Human Services, a non-profit organization that provides shelter, clothing, and other necessities in addition to counseling and employment assistance for men and women participating in their substance abuse recovery program.

Saturday there is a festival in the park from 10 – 4 pm.  Something for everyone.  The Flotilla starts at 6:00 pm followed by an awesome fireworks display. 

 This year the People Choice Award will have texting voting.  Each boat will have a number.  Just text  to 24587 and enter boat and number.  eg. boat25

Enjoy and have fun… If you see any Wrightsville Beach Real estate you like, go to mobile.cbbaker.com and search by street for the listing.  Or online at www.cbbaker.com   For a full list of activities, please visit http://www.ncholidayflotilla.org/

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Waterfront in Wilmington NC from $100,000 | Wilmington NC real estate

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The Cape Fear Region’s many miles of coastline, rivers and sounds offer a wide variety of fishing, watersports and boating activities. And, to maximize the regions waterfront enjoyment, there are many neighborhoods offering waterfront homes in Wilmington, NC with canals, boatslips, and or boatramps. We offer the latest, detailed information on all Wilmington NC waterfront homes and communities offered for sale in Wilmington, NC. So just sit back, relax and click any of these Wilmington waterfront communities to search for your waterfront dream home now.

Waterfront Real Estate in Wilmington NC

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or requests about waterfront homes for sale or waterfront real estate in Wilmington, NC, or any location in the Cape Fear Region. We have lived here all our lives and can help match a neighborhood with a home and schools. We  know where the best shopping is and all the main attractions. If you are looking for a second home or investment property in Wilmington, NC, there are still real deals in the great coastal area, but you will need a real estate expert to help you. We are experienced real estate professional’s who has decades of home buying and selling experience in waterfront properties in Wilmington, NC area.

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Wilmington NC offers an assortment of Marinas and Yacht Clubs for your boating enjoyment. They are located from Carolina Beach north to Scotts Hill. You can get the details about specifics on each one right here.

For true local and knowledgable service in waterfront homes in Wilmington, NC please contact us today at 1-800-497-7325 Ex. 3607 or email atbakerwayneassociates@ec.rr.com

Wilmington, NC Waterfront Neighborhoods


Arjean by the Sound
Avalon West
Avenel
Bald Head Island*
Bay Harbor
Bluepoint
Bradley Creek Point
Bridgewater Bluffs
Carolina Bay
Cedar Island
Cedar Landing
Chanel Haven
Channelwalk
Charleston Landing
Demarest Landing
Dolphin Bay
Dunbar Landing
Driftwood Villas
Edgewater Subd
Egret Landing
Elliott Place
Figure Eight Harbour
Figure Eight Island*
Greymarsh Crossing*
Harbor Villa
Headwater Cove
Hickory Knoll
Holiday Hills
Hollyholm
Inlet Park
Inlet Point Harbor Sub*
Inlet Watch Estates*
Intracoastal Watch
John’s Creek
Landfall*
Loder Landing
Marywood
Masonboro Bluffs
Masonboro Harbour*
Masons Bluff
Middle Oaks
Old Chimney
Osprey Point
Oyster Bay
Pelican Reef*
Porter’s Neck
Purviance
Sanddollar Shores
Sandfiddler Point
Saponas Point
Scotts Hill Bluff
Shal-a-Moor
Shandy Point
Shinn Creek Estates*
Shinn Point*
Sounds Edge at Bradley Creek
South East Harbor
Register Place
River Island
Tangle Oaks
The Tides* 
Timber Creek
Towles*
Tidalwalk*
Turtle Hall*
Waterway Lodge
Westportt
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The Best Time To Find Out Your Home’s Value Is When It’s…NOT FOR SALE

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If selling your home is around the next corner — or two — then now is a great time to find out what it’s worth. When you have no pressure to sell — such as when relocating on short notice or clearing a home-sale contingency clause to buy — it is the perfect time to learn what your home is really worth and what you can do to improve its selling price — for the near future.

Why find out what your home is currently worth when you’re not ready to sell yet? Perhaps you’re interested in learning its value in relation to your mortgage balance without the expense of a paid appraisal. Maybe it’s for insurance purposes, property taxes, estate planning or just curiosity. There are many valid reasons. Today’s market is ever-changing, and how much your home is worth has changed too.

Why find out what your home is currently worth when you’re not ready to sell yet? Perhaps you’re interested in learning its value in relation to your mortgage balance without the expense of a paid appraisal. Maybe it’s for insurance purposes, property taxes, estate planning or just curiosity. There are many valid reasons. Today’s market is ever-changing, and how much your home is worth has changed too.

Why find out what your home is currently worth when you’re not ready to sell yet? Perhaps you’re interested in learning its value in relation to your mortgage balance without the expense of a paid appraisal. Maybe it’s for insurance purposes, property taxes, estate planning or just curiosity. There are many valid reasons. Today’s market is ever-changing, and how much your home is worth has changed too.

When you learn what your home is worth in today’s market, you may change your mind and decide to sell. If you have a need — or you’re just curious about your home’s value — contact us at any time. We’ll answer all your real estate questions and provide you with a price opinion or CMA (comparative market analysis) to show you what it’s worth and how it compares with other recently sold homes nearby. Continue reading to learn why now is a great time to find out what your home is worth.

When your home isn’t for sale yet, it’s a great time to find out what it is worth. Without the pressure to sell, you can focus on your life and decide when you want to sell — on your own terms. Here are nine great reasons to learn what your home is worth in today’s market.

INSURANCE
If you’re reviewing your homeowners insurance coverage, it’s good to know whether your policy will cover the true cost of rebuilding your home in case of disaster. Knowing the value of your home is one piece of the information puzzle.

TAXES
Maybe you’ve recently reviewed your property taxes and are thinking of contesting them. The first step is finding out if your assessed value is in the ball park with market value. Knowing what your home is worth can help you determine if there are costly errors on your property taxes.

REFINANCING
If you’re thinking of refinancing, but are unsure whether you have enough equity in your home to avoid paying PMI (private mortgage insurance) you might consider getting a CMA first to see where you stand. Although the CMA is not an appraisal, it’s a free method to get information that can assist you.

IMPROVEMENTS
Wondering if it’s the right time to invest in remodels or upgrades? Before you move ahead with expensive projects, check your home’s value to ensure your improvements will fit the neighborhood and understand how your changes could affect your home’s value. Additionally, some homeowners discover that making the improvements would be more expensive (and stressful) than simply selling and buying a different home!

JOB
When your job is steady and secure, it’s a great time to focus on your home. And, although the CMA valuation is a snapshot in time — right now — you have that data to work with if career changes suddenly require you to relocate.

MORTGAGE
Has it been a while since you refinanced or purchased your home? A CMA is a good benchmark to compare what your home is worth in relation to your mortgage balance. If you’re underwater — owing more on your mortgage balance than your home is worth — it’s good to know this ahead of time if you need to sell quickly. Conversely, you might discover that your home is worth more than your mortgage — or close to break even — and now may be the market you’ve been waiting for to sell and move on.

CURIOSITY
Have your neighbors recently put their home up for sale? You may be wondering what they know that you don’t. Quench your thirst for information to find out what your home is worth and then determine if it makes sense for you to move too!

PREPARATION
If your financial situation is precarious or has changed recently, you may want to be prepared with the knowledge of how much you can sell your (likely) biggest asset for. Knowing what your home is worth allows you to determine whether selling your home is a good move or staying put is the best option.

BUYING
If you’re thinking of buying a home and you want an honest opinion on the property before making an offer, we can also represent you in the purchase and provide you with a market valuation on the home you’re thinking of buying. It’s a great starting point if you feel the home is overpriced.

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