Downsizing Tips for Empty Nesters

Life is a journey. Couples buy the big house when they start their families. But when their kids fly the coop, they’re stuck with a too-big house that no longer meets their needs or fits their lifestyle. The thought of starting over can be daunting. Over the years after helping scores of empty-nesters downsize, we’ve [...]

How to Live in Staged Surroundings

It’s no secret staging has become synonymous with selling a home. A staged home can boost perceived value by as much as 10 percent, according to listing agents surveyed in the National Association of REALTORS. Staging is so effective, in fact, it may influence a buyer to bid above asking price. It can be challenging [...]

3 Ways to Tame Student Loan Debt and Afford a Mortgage

It's no secret that student loans can make buying a home a challenge. But what exactly is the problem, and how can buyers overcome it?  The problem is that student loans can be included in the buyer's debt-to-income ratio, or DTI. Debt-to-income ratio Percentage of monthly income that is spent on debt payments, including mortgages, [...]

Summertime in Southport North Carolina

Next week marks the official start of summer and with it comes a steady stream of activities, festivals and vacationers. Here in Southport, North Carolina summer time is celebrated in a big way. 2015 will be no different and the recent announcement that the “quaint fishing village” won Coastal Living Magazine’s “America's Happiest Seaside Town” [...]

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