Barbara Andrews' Blog

Posted on 04/18/2021
What to Consider When You Evaluate Different Offers for Your Home
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay Whether it is a seller's market or you just have an appealing home, you could end up with multiple offers -- how can you decide which offer is best? Your agent is an excellent source of information and can help widdle through unqualified buyers, but if you still have to choose between multiple...
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Posted on 04/11/2021
Seller Pro Tip: Remove All Sign of Your Pets Before Your Open House
Image by Andreas Thurmayr from Pixabay When you set up an open house, it’s important to do all you can to let the prospective buyers envision themselves in that space. They need to be able to see it as their own and imagine all the possibilities it holds. But if signs of your pets are around every corner,...
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Posted on 04/04/2021
Time for the Contract - What It Should Include
Photo by Mohamed Hassan via PixabayBuying and selling real estate is a complicated process that takes time. Because you are making a life decision and dealing with strangers, you should always have a valid purchase contract. Real estate agents use a standard contract, but the buyer and/or seller may make changes to that contract. In making changes, be...
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Posted on 03/28/2021
Analyze Your Homebuying Options
For those who want to buy a house, it helps to consider your options closely. That way, you can make an informed home purchase. Now, let's take a look at three factors to consider as you prepare to conduct a home search: 1. The Local Housing Market Assess the local housing market before you dive headfirst into a home...
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Posted on 03/27/2021
Another Property Sold - 114 Tarpon Drive, Holden Beach, NC 28462
Be there!!! Living in the moment by the sea. Holden Beach voted #1 Family beach in America. Family vacations and rental income await the new owners of this cottage located on a canal!!! Short distance to the strand for a dip in the Atlantic Ocean. If you have been watching fixer upper shows and dream of your own this one has awesome potential. Capt Chaos verified home is located on islands best winter fishing spot. Enjoy catching speckled trout and Red Drum from the yard or pier during the Holidays. This one will go quick, fish...
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Posted on 03/21/2021
Bi-Weekly Mortgage: Could It Help You?
Photo by Designer491 via Shutterstock The term “bi-weekly” means every other week. If you get paid bi-weekly, you usually get your check every other Friday. When it comes to a mortgage, typical amortization plans (payments of principal and interest) use a 30-year/360-month calculation. But many lenders offer a bi-weekly plan too. In this case, you would make 26...
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Posted on 03/14/2021
Navigate the Property Selling Journey Like a Pro
No one should be forced to deal with a long, complicated home selling journey. Fortunately, there are many things a seller can do to navigate the property selling journey like a pro. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you enjoy a quick, profitable home selling experience. 1. Analyze the Housing Market You may have entered...
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Posted on 03/07/2021
Selling Real Estate and Probate
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Sometimes a couple buys a house together but does not marry. Lawyers and closing agents often title the property as tenants in common. This causes major problems if one partner passes and the other expects the property to transfer solely to them. When a property is titled as tenants in common, the...
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Posted on 02/28/2021
Does your Roof Need to be Repaired? Here's How to Tell
Photo by Joel Dunn via Pixabay Your roof is an important part of your home, and for something of its size, it is surprisingly delicate. Even minor problems can have a lasting impact on the integrity of your home. Learning how to spot some of the most common problems allows you to seek out help when you need...
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Posted on 02/21/2021
Stunning Perennials that Bring Life to Your Garden
Photo by Nile via Pixabay Perennials are beautiful plants that bloom and breathe new life into any surrounding. Unlike annuals, they don’t have to be ripped up and replanted each and every spring. Here are a few lovely perennial flowers that’ll bring life to your home year after year, with very little maintenance! Valerian Valerian is a plant...
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