Posts Tagged pender county


Written by: Christy Teachey

When listing a home for sale one of the last things most people want to do is spend money on the home they are selling.  However, that is in fact the BEST thing you could do in order to sell your home for top dollar.  The majority of people looking at purchasing a home today do not want a “fixer upper”.  In fact, most people are looking for move-in ready.  Therefore, in order for your home to sell quickly and for top listing price you must invest in the home.  So you may be asking yourself, how do I make my home a showstopper without spending a fortune?  Well, here are a few simple steps and before and after pics of how I re-designed this home for less than $500.

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When walking into this home you are immediately greeted by the large open floor plan and staircase that opens up to the second story landing. So in order to show off actually how large the room is I opened up the floor plan even more by rearranging the living room furniture. There’s a common belief that rooms will feel larger and be easier to use if all the furniture is pushed against the walls, but that isn’t the case. Instead, furnish your space by floating furniture away from walls.

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Poplar Branch  |  Hampstead

Written by: Elizabeth Giles

Is your dream home near the beach with an open floor plan, beautiful views, and an upgraded kitchen? But you want to be able to live a little after you pay the mortgage? If so, this one is for you.

Located in the friendly neighborhood of Poplar Branch (just two miles from the Intracoastal), this classic residence is prime real estate, positioned not far from Marine Corps Base Camp LeJeune, and just a mile from the brand new Topsail school, set to open in September 2018.

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Written by: Elizabeth Giles

If you were to open a storybook that detailed the American dream, it would include a photograph of 113 Pagoda Court (located within the Dogwood Lakes neighborhood in Hampstead, North Carolina).

Dogwood Lakes Entrance Hampstead Rachel Carter Images Topsail Island Real Estate Photographer

Dogwood Lakes Hampstead Rachel Carter Images Topsail Island Real Estate Photographer

One of the Lakes at the heart of Dogwood Lakes

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Pecan Grove: 102 South Sea Lily Ct

Written by: Elizabeth Giles

A picturesque home in the waterfront community of Pecan Grove, this beauty was made for elegant entertaining.

102 S Sea Lily Ct Pecan Grove Hampstead, NC

With exquisite finishes including Swiss Alps Granite from Brazil, the tremendous chef’s kitchen beckons you to host a small family gathering or a huge celebration with all your friends.

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5 Tips for Home Staging

Written by: Christy Teachey

I am a mom, military spouse, and my family and friends call me their part-time decorator. I have always loved helping those around me spruce up their homes whether for a special holiday, a party they are hosting, or just because they want a change. I am completely self-taught and have learned over the years how to make big changes on a small budget. My husband and I have moved 11 times in 19 years so I learned how to make a home that is not so perfect feel cozy and inviting and stage furniture even when it is not made for a space. Therefore, as we are preparing to move -yet again- I thought I would share some of my home staging tips with you to get a home ready to sell FAST!

1. CLEAN AND DE-CLUTTER

kitchen island staged real estate

This is probably the most obvious advice for your home staging efforts, but it is also one of the most important things to do when staging a home. First, do a thorough deep clean of your home. Clean the carpets, scrub the baseboards, even clean the oven and clean out the fridge…you get the idea. Make sure your home is squeaky clean. Once you tackle the cleaning, you need to simplify and de-clutter. Clearing the clutter allows your home to look larger and well maintained. It also allows the potential buyer to visualize their stuff in the home. Do you have smaller pieces of furniture, toys, or appliances that are causing your home to look chaotic? Take it to storage or get rid of it. You are moving anyway. Remove some of the smaller appliances from the kitchen counter-tops (think toasters, butcher blocks, blenders, etc.) Take out the small furniture to open up the floor space. Put away the toys. Keep it simple and clean.

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255 ASTER PLACE

Gated!  Waterfront Community!   {Eagles Watch}

255 Aster Place is a new, move-in ready home is located in the gated Eagles Watch community.  Nestled on a gorgeous half acre lot with lovely trees, this home offers 2,595 square feet of open living space!  This gorgeous home also has a 2 car garage!

**Eagles Watch funnels into the Topsail school district, and is located just minutes from the beaches.

front view of 255 aster place in eagles watch (hampstead, nc)

Front View of 255 Aster Place, February 2017

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