Wilmington NC Market Update

For the year 3,082 homes sold in 2017 period ended July 31. That’s a 5.6% increase. Average home prices rose 7.4% to $295,100. For July ‘17 the number of homes sold fell 6.8% to 455 compared to 486 homes sold in July ‘16. But the average sold price rose 9.2% to $293, 794 compared to […]



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, […]