Barbara Andrews' Blog

Posted on 01/24/2021
Choosing the Right Property for Residential Development
Photo by Benjamin Balazs via Pixabay Buying land can be a tricky matter for many people, especially when they're first getting started. No matter how valuable a property may seem at the time, it may not take very long to realize there were more strings attached than you thought. But while there are a few red flags to...
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Posted on 01/17/2021
How to See Ft. Lauderdale in a Day
Photo by SGD via Pixabay If you’re thinking of relocating to Fort Lauderdale, you may be planning a one-day visit to see the city for yourself. Maybe a move isn’t on the horizon, but your travels are bringing you to this popular city, either because of a cruise or because you’re flying in on your way to another...
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Posted on 01/10/2021
Real Estate Zoning Basics
Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay The regulations of real estate zoning have the potential to make or break a property, but not everyone is aware of these laws until they're confronted with the day-to-day realities of them. We'll look at the basics of zoning, and what investors and homeowners should keep in mind before making plans. There...
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Posted on 01/03/2021
How Often Should You Check Your Credit Scores?
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Federal law allows you to get your credit report free once per year. To do so, go to annualcreditreport.com and request your report. You need to do this at least once a year so that you can correct any errors or missing information. Differences Between Credit Report & Credit Score You typically have...
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Posted on 12/27/2020
Beyond Recycling: 6 Easy Ways to Go Green at Home
Photo by Free-Photos via Pixabay Making your home a little more green won’t take much time or effort, but the results will pay off for years to come. You’ll consume fewer products, be exposed to fewer chemicals and even spend less money every month. Incorporate one or more of these easy green ideas into your home routine to...
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Posted on 12/20/2020
Best Homecare Practices: Pest Control Habits
Photo by Andrey_Popov via Shutterstock Getting rid of a pest infestation in the home can be an expensive and stressful endeavor. Enjoy a comfortable, pest-free home with a few best practices. Preventative Control Every homeowner should invest in preventative pest control. Either hire a company to come and treat the inside and outside of your house on a...
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Posted on 12/18/2020
Another Property Sold - 5159 Golden Eagle Drive SW, Shallotte, NC 28470
Looking for an affordable home near the beach? This 3 bedroom with a bonus room is available in Lakewood Estates only a few minutes drive to the sandy white beach of Ocean Isle Beach. Newer heat pump approximately 1 yr old and septic pumped approx 3-4 months. Large kitchen with large pantry, bonus room and a large back porch. With a little TLC, this home would make a perfect starter or beach get...
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Posted on 12/13/2020
Why Should You Set Up a House Showing?
For a buyer who is interested in learning more about a residence, it may be beneficial to set up a house showing. In fact, there are many reasons why now may be a good time to schedule a home showing, such as: 1. You can determine if a home is right for you. Many houses are available in cities...
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Posted on 12/06/2020
Household Electrical Problems: Common Causes
Photo by Steve Johnson from Pexels There are many important maintenance responsibilities that come with owning a home. One comes in the form of household electricity. While many people take the electricity in their homes for granted, there are a number of common problems that could arise. When homeowners are prepared for these common household electrical problems, they...
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Posted on 11/29/2020
Pros and Cons of Timeshare Ownership
Image by Steve Heap from Shutterstock If you love vacationing at the same place every year you may consider investing in a timeshare property. This can often help control vacation costs and planning time. However, owning a timeshare home may not be not the right choice for everyone. It is important to understand that a timeshare is not...
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Posted on 11/22/2020
Reasons to Negotiate with a House Seller
If your initial offer to purchase a home is countered, there is no need to stress. In fact, there are lots of reasons why you should negotiate with a house seller, and these include: 1. You can speed up the homebuying journey. The homebuying journey may prove to be long and complicated. If you find a house you want...
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Posted on 11/19/2020
225 Gerda Street, Holden Beach, NC 28462 now has a new price of $672,500!
***PRESELL*** New Construction to be built that will allow you to choose color selections, tile and flooring of interior and exterior. This plan features 2243 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3 1/2 baths! You will have covered porches front and back, and upper and lower! Hardwood or LVP floors throughout with a ceramic tiled Master Bath. This is a wonderful floorplan that you will love! The house sits back on a 5th row lot with easy beach access! Contract today so you can start building that dream...
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