Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage Blog

So you’ve bought an investment property. Congratulations, you’re well on your way to letting your money work for you! But what is the next step? As it turns out, there are A LOT of next steps when it comes to properly (and legally) managing a rental property.  Last week we explored why it’s not a great idea to DIY the listing or buying of a home. Today, Justin Ash, President of Sea Coast Rentals dropped by to chat about why working with a property management company can save you ... read more
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What Makes a Home a Good Investment

Posted by Honor Rudd on May 04, 2018 in No Category
It has been established again and again that the ultimate cost of owning a home is generally less than the cost to rent. This alone makes buying a home a great investment in your future. But what else makes home ownership, or a particular home the right investment for you? We asked our agents to weigh in:  “Purchasing a home is a great investment because when you buy, you create equity, which is a kind of forced savings plan because you can’t just crack the piggy bank open and spend the value. Whe... read more
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What is a Home Warranty?

Pam Hurt from 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty discusses how a home warranty works.
Posted by Honor Rudd on May 23, 2018 in No Category
You’ve moved into your dream home and everything is perfect; you’re madly in love with every shingle, every molding, every light switch. Then BAM! Your air conditioning unit goes out, and it’s June in Southeastern North Carolina, so it’s approximately one zillion degrees outside. What do you do?  Perhaps the only downfall to homeownership is that you are now responsible for the upkeep of your home’s major systems and appliances. That’s where a home warranty comes in! Our fr... read more
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Tips for Green Spring Cleaning

Posted by Honor Rudd on May 09, 2018 in No Category
Spring has finally arrived and that means Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage agents are working hard with their sellers to get those homes in tip-top shape for showings. A neat and clean home is a great place to start. So if your selling your home this season, or just doing some regular Spring cleaning, our agents had some great "green cleaning tips." Spoiler alert—we love vinegar and baking soda!!“Baking soda and white vinegar are miracle things that have a zillion uses”   –Tom ... read more
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Tips for a More Organized Home

Posted by Honor Rudd on May 16, 2018 in No Category
Did you know that one of the most common stressors in American life is the organizational state of our homes? Clutter and disarray around the house lead to a substantial uptick in stress levels and have a majorly negative effect on our emotional state. At Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, we don’t just want to find you a house, we want to see you settled into a blissful paradise that you call “Home!” That’s why we asked our agents for their best tips on how to keep up with the messes life... read more
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