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Home Buying in Wilmington : Real Estate Advice

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Keith Beatty, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Keith Beatty answered:
Good afternoon! Hampstead might be a good option for you to look into. You'd be very close to Topsail for beach access and you'd be in the Topsail school districts as well- which are excellent. You'd still be a close drive into Wilmington too for shopping, eating out, and cultural events. There are a handful of builders doing new construction in Hampstead as well- great price points & outstanding finishes. I would be more than happy to discuss your upcoming relocation with you- please feel free to contact me at your convenience.

Jen Holmes
Intracoastal Realty
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Melissa McKe…, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Wed May 28, 2014
Melissa McKenzie answered:
Hey Jen,
Did you get an answer to the question you were asking? Feel free to call me

Melissa McKenzie
Century 21 Sweyer
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My NC Homes…, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
Sat Apr 5, 2014
My NC Homes Team answered:
It means that the listing is under contract and that the Buyer is going through their diligence period (inspections, secure financing, title work, survey etc) During diligence the buyer may terminate for any or no reason at all. Once diligence is over then should the buyer fail to close the seller retains thier earnest money deposit. Once diligence is over the status will change to Pending meaning under contract due to close. ... more
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Keith Beatty, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Tue Apr 1, 2014
Keith Beatty answered:
Good morning! Are you still in need of a home in the Raleigh area? If so, I would be glad to connect you with an agent there. Please feel free to give me a call if there is anything that I can do to help! 910.398.7676 ... more
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Kraig Marquis, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Tue Mar 11, 2014
Kraig Marquis answered:
Bank Owned Homes can be a great value if you are wiling to inspect and budget for potential repairs. These homes are sold as-is, so it's very important to know their quality and condition up front. Banks do allow for inspections, but this period is much shorter (typically 7-14 days) than a traditional resale, so you have to act quickly. Your attorney will ensure that the title is clear and transfer of ownership is smooth and valid. Make sure you work with an agent who has experience with these type of transactions and you should have very little to worry about. Best of luck and contact me if you need assistance.
Kraig Marquis
Intracoastal Realty
SFR - Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource
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Vanessa Riek…, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Wed Mar 5, 2014
Vanessa Rieker answered:
just wanted to let you know that I try to reach you at the email I got but could not go through. If you have any further questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me by phone, text or email:
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Jay Seville, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Mon Mar 3, 2014
Jay Seville answered:
Bhanu, here are your waterfront homes. Creek front homes with panoramic views offer great value comppared to paying over a million for oceanfront. see link
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Carly Gravel…, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Mon Mar 3, 2014
Carly Gravely-Forman answered:
Hi Cathy,

I'm not sure how you feel about 2 bedroom condos, but this one just came up that is a foreclosure and it's a steal! Here is the link, let me know what you think. ... more
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Jeff Terry, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Sun Feb 16, 2014
Jeff Terry answered:
A property is worth as much as a buyer will pay, simple as that. The MLS is full or sellers hoping to beat the market, they are easy to recognize as their property is active month after month. Only +-6% of homes go under contract every month in my market, and we are considered a strong market nationally. The successful sellers are those who priced their property to sell, everyone else just sits on the bench. Many would like to sell high in today's market, undoubtedly with the intent of buying low. As a "buyers only agent" I have yet to meet a buyer that is looking for a fair deal, "fair deal" buyers lost their fortune 4 to 6 years ago and have to sit this market out. Even in the balloon market the majority of sellers priced their property too high, a lot of these seller's properties are the ones in foreclosure and short sale today. Sell in today's market and buy in today's market, you cannot beat the system by more than a % or two. Jeff Terry, 910-231-7814 ... more
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Bea Desmond, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Fri Feb 7, 2014
Bea Desmond answered:
A pre-approval will save you time and money. You should also research programs available to first time home buyers. Some of these programs require that you attend a free home buying seminar before making an offer. I work with a program through the City of Wilmington that offers qualified buyers up to 40% of the loan interest FREE with $500.00 borrower contribution. This is the best program around.
Call me to discuss details on how to proceed.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Bea Desmond
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Sasha Stevens, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Wed Jan 15, 2014
Sasha Stevens answered:

This area is convenient to Wrightsville Beach. Schools are considered to be very good (not the very best in Wilmington but still in the top 10% or so). It is convenient to interstate 40 and some major area employers. As you stated, some neighborhoods offer relatively well priced homes. With these factors in mind it is a good location for working families with school age children. It is a desireable area for both renters and home owners. If you are looking to purchase for rental income this could be a good area. If you are looking for a place to live and those features are important to you it could also be a good area for you.

You are welcome to learn more about the area by visiting:


Sasha Stevens
Coldwell Banker
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Pam Meadows, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Tue Jan 7, 2014
Pam Meadows answered:
Here's another site that might be helpful. So sorry to hear things are not going well right now. I hope you can find what you need.

Also, a good resource for rentals here is Be careful though because there are a lot of scams. The ones listed by an agency are usually safe ones. I'd be happy to make a call or two for you if you see one that might work for you.
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Pam Meadows, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Sun Dec 29, 2013
Pam Meadows answered:
Sometimes real estate companies give discretion to their agents as to whether or not the individual agent can let a client out of the buyer's agreement. Honestly, as an agent, if someone was this unhappy with my service, I would let them out of the agreement but I work for a company that allows me to make this decision. There are so many really good agents out there! Don't give up! :) ... more
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George Slowi…, Real Estate Pro in Frankfort, IL
Thu Dec 26, 2013
George Slowinski answered:
I am an assistant here at The G-Slow Team who will be relocating to the Wilmington area. We have already purchased a home there and I can highly recommend Sandy Monroe as an agent. He grew up and has always lived in Wilmington.

He went above and beyond for us as we pretty much purchased sight unseen from here in Illinois. He previewed real estate for us, was very responsive to all questions, he found us a great home inspector as well as someone to assist with financing and the long distance closing.

In addition, he has worked with and knows many of the builders in the area so if you are looking for a newer build....he will steer you in the right direction. I just can't say enough good about him. If you don't have a realtor already, give him a call.

Here is his contact info:

Coldwell Banker - Seacoast

1001 Military Cutoff Road, Suite 101
Wilmington, NC 28405

(910) 232-2801 Office
(910) 232-2801 Mobile
(910) 799-3237 Fax
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Jay Seville, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Wed Dec 18, 2013
Jay Seville answered:
I will say that of the buyers that I cross paths with...their most sought after school aside from Hoggard High is Topsail High. The most sought after elementary schools are Parsley, Holly Tree and Ogden. I recommend looking at forum on and seeing if you can get more local input on the elementary school there. Down below are the topsail high homes for sale.

These are the waterfront homes.
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Aimee Freeman, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Wed Dec 18, 2013
Aimee Freeman answered:
As a mother, I can certainly appreciate your concerns regarding schools. I would be happy to provide you with the school report card for each of the schools that would apply to your desired area.

Please contact me for further details.

PS - I hope that the weather is treating you well. I will actually be in NYC next week myself. :) If you will be in the city, maybe we can meet for coffee.

Aimee Freeman
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Adam Slack, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Sun Dec 8, 2013
Adam Slack answered:

You do not have to pay mortgage insurance. There are multiple loan options with as little as 5% down without mortgage insurance. You can also split the 1st loan up at 80% of the homes value and do a smaller 2nd mortgage to avoid mortgage insurance as well. Would you have some time to discuss different loan options? I am available today if you would like to discuss and I can show you what the lowest rates that would be available are as well as different payments for these options.

Adam Slack
Cell: 704-242-4108
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Aimee Freeman, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Aimee Freeman answered:
Hello Robert. I hope that you are having a wonderful evening.

I have noticed that you have posted other questions here before. I am not sure if you are aware but having a buyer's agent that will look out for your best interests is FREE to you in NC. I would be happy to speak to you more about this & let you know specifically how I can help you.

Aimee Freeman
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