Tips for a Stress-Free Move with Your Pet

You’ve just bought a new home, and Fluffy and Fido are starting to worry about all the moving boxes going into the truck outside. Pets can easily become stressed during a move, which might cause them to lose their fur, become aggressive, or even run away. Luckily, there are a few things that you can […]



3 Home Selling Prep Essentials

You’ve got to start somewhere when preparing your home to sell, but it’s not where you would think. Before jumping right into cleaning, decluttering, staging, and marketing, take some time to review. Having a solid understanding of the real estate market and the home selling process is essential for a smooth and stress-free sale. So […]


Downpayment assistance for North Carolina Homebuyers

In our May 30 post we reviewed the Mortgage Credit Certificate offered by the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency. Today let’s review the NC Home Advantage Mortgage™ offered by NCHFA. The NC Home Advantage Mortgage™ offers homebuyers affordable home financing and down payment assistance (DPA). Homebuyers work directly with NCHFA participating lenders for a Conventional, […]


What’s Hot in Home Design This Summer

Bright sunshine, warmer days, and a ton of new trends come with the change in season, and this summer certainly won’t disappoint. In the real estate world, these new trends revolve around the latest and greatest in wall colors and decorations, space savers, and creative living arrangements. We have our eye on a few interesting […]






Cape Fear Area Home Sales

Cape Fear REALTORS® Association released home sale data for March 2017 on Monday.  893 homes sold in March ’17 compared to 700 homes in March ’16, a 27.6% increase. The average sale of $255,375 is a 4.1% increase over March ’16. Medium prices rose 4.9% to $215,000. Year to date we have seen a 23.99% […]