Barbara Andrews' Blog

Posted on 11/08/2020
What is an Open Concept?
Image by Solomon Rodgers from Pixabay The real estate industry is ever-changing and with it, many trends come and go. One popular trend is the open concept layout, a style that was very popular in homes during the 19th century. The idea of open concept living fell out of favor during the early 20th century when homeowners were...
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Posted on 11/03/2020
3577 Natchez Street SW, Supply, NC 28462 now has a new price of $499,900!
Beautiful Custom Built Home With Some Exceptional Custom Features! Guest suite over garage with full bath offers an additional 500 + sq ft making for a total of 3070 + sq ft of living space. This home has a hydronic heating system along with a heat pump, and tankless water heater. And it doesn't stop there! Another special feature is the encapsulated and dehumidified crawl space. You will also love the large Carolina Room and retractable awning over the back porch. Some other features of this home are UV protected windows, motorized sun/privacy shades in living room, quartz counter tops in kitchen, plantation shutters, gas burning fireplace,...
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Posted on 11/01/2020
Image by Charles 🇵🇭 from Unsplash Part of buying a home is researching the market and your finances. Most lenders require you to put at least 20 percent down or pay private mortgage insurance (PMI). Since PMI is a cost that does not lower your interest rate or principal, it’s almost always better to save up that hefty...
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Posted on 10/25/2020
The Pros & Cons of Opting to Build a Home
Image by Borko Manigoda from Pixabay If you are ready to find your forever home, you may be weighing the options of whether to find the perfect home to suit your needs or have one built, so it can be custom designed to accommodate everything you want. For many people who have specific wants and needs, building a...
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Posted on 10/18/2020
Outdoor Living Room Design Ideas
Image by Jesse Bridgewater from Pixabay An outdoor living room gives you a place to enjoy fresh air while spending time with family and friends, gathering around a fire or watching a movie. When you have this type of outdoor living space, you can make it as comfortable as possible with the right design. Use the following tips...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Are You an Ambitious Home Seller?
An ambitious home seller may be better equipped than his or her rivals to enjoy a seamless property selling experience. In fact, this individual likely will go the extra mile to ensure buyers can learn about his or her house and make an informed purchase decision. Believe it or not, becoming an ambitious home seller can be simple. Now,...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
Video Tour - 502 Genoes Point Road SW #35, Supply, NC 28462
Beautiful Lockwood Folly Golf and Waterway Community is nestled in a Maritime Forest of Brunswick County. Located just 4 miles from the sand and ocean lure of Holden Beach, this community is the perfect place to relax by the pool, play golf, launch your boat for a perfect day on the water or spend the day at the beach. Septic already in ground! Amenities offered are an outdoor pool, fishing docks, picnic areas and swings overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, a Gazebo next to the Tennis courts, basketball, corn toss, horse shoes, boccee ball, and boat ramp, to name a few. Shopping is nearby. Lockwood Folly is located approximately 35 minutes...
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Posted on 10/11/2020
502 Genoes Point Road SW #35, Supply, NC 28462 is now new to the market!
Beautiful Lockwood Folly Golf and Waterway Community is nestled in a Maritime Forest of Brunswick County. Located just 4 miles from the sand and ocean lure of Holden Beach, this community is the perfect place to relax by the pool, play golf, launch your boat for a perfect day on the water or spend the day at the beach. Septic already in ground! Amenities offered are an outdoor pool, fishing docks, picnic areas and swings overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, a Gazebo next to the Tennis courts, basketball, corn toss, horse shoes, boccee ball, and boat ramp, to name a few. Shopping is nearby. Lockwood Folly is located approximately 35 minutes...
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Posted on 10/04/2020
Home Buying 101
Photo by Arka38 via Shutterstock After spending enough time researching real estate online, you probably think you can do just as good a job selling your home as a professional real estate agent. However, it's more difficult than it sounds. Even though you can access many of the same advertising venues as a professional, they have a wide...
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Posted on 10/01/2020
Another Property Sold - 134 Salisbury Street, Holden Beach, NC 28462
Location, Location!!! Gracious! You will be awe struck by the views from the porches and living areas of this contemporary home! It's a great place to put your water toys with easy out to the ICW. 3 very nice bedrooms with 2 baths, owner's suite on the main living level. The well-planned kitchen with adjoining laundry room/pantry allows the whole family to gather! An elevator is convenient from the mutl-car garage to the first floor. Make this story and a half yours and enjoy every...
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Posted on 09/27/2020
How to Budget for Your First Home
Photo by Olya Adamovich via Pixabay You’ve decided to start the process of buying a home. Congratulations! Now it’s time to figure out how much money you have, and what you can afford. The goal is to avoid purchasing more home than you can afford, but those variables change. In September 2019, the average price of a new...
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Posted on 09/20/2020
Aromatherapy for a Mood-Lifting Home Environment
Photo by Seksak Kerdkanno via Pixabay Diffusing aromas in your home is a great way to settle in, relax and enjoy a fresh, clean scent that calms the nerves. How Do We Know Aromatherapy Works? Research gives us the scoop. Take lavender, for example. Research shows lavender: Eases nervousness much better than a placebo. Raises people's scientifically measured...
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