5 Home Upgrades That Are Worth the Cost
5 Home Upgrades That Are Worth the Cost 1. Painting Painting is an easy way to quickly update the ambiance and style of a room. In the transformation below, adding a light color and changing the trim to white drastically brightens the rooms.Likewise, painting the exterior of a home can improve the facade and curb […]
Tips for Renting with Pets
Be upfront about your pets. Your landlord will not be happy to find out about a secret or hidden pet and it could even result in eviction or serious financial penalties. If you have a pet, search for pet-friendly rentals and be upfront when making inquiries. Rental companies and property managers are much […]
Derby Days: Celebrating the Kentucky Derby
The Kentucky Derby is almost here so pass the mint juleps, y’all! (Images from top: horse drink stirrers, golden horse DIY, individual salad cups, mini bourbon set up, benedictine sandwiches, pimento cheese). I grew up not knowing very much about the Kentucky Derby. I knew what horse races were, but the big hats, seersucker suits, and […]
Where to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Wilmington
Ready for Cinco de Mayo? Cinco de Mayo arrives tomorrow and we’re ready to celebrate! While many celebrate with Mexican cuisine and a margarita (or two) the holiday really commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. If you’re looking for a good bite to celebrate, […]
Ready to Buy? We Offer Special Buyer Services for Tenants!
We can help you find your new home. Did you know that your property managers are also real estate agents? Dianne, Jill, and Amanda are licensed agents who have several years of experience working with sellers and buyers in the Wilmington area. If you’re ready to transition from renting to owning, our agents can help […]
The Only Spring Cleaning Tricks and Tips You Need
Spring Cleaning Tricks, Tips, and Checklists to Keep You Tidy! Our favorite and thorough Spring Cleaning Checklists: Imperfect Home Making, I Dream of Clean, A Blissful Nest (free printable!) Our Tips for Spring Cleaning Carve Out Some Time. To thoroughly clean your home, make sure you set yourself up for success by setting aside a […]
10 Moving Costs You May Not Have Thought About
Trying to add up your moving costs? When you’re moving, you’re likely thinking about transportation plans, deposits or closing costs, and a plan of action for packing up your personal items. (If you haven’t started planning, check out our 10 Tips for An Easier Move!) However, while you may have a cost in mind for your […]
What You Need To Know About Renters Insurance
Renter’s insurance is required by many property management groups and landlords, but what exactly do you need it for? Many renters, from first-timers to veteran renters, often don’t think about renters insurance and many may not even know what it is. Other renters may stray from renters insurance because it may seem daunting, complicated or expensive. […]
How it Really Works: Fixer Upper
Have you ever had questions while watching Fixer Upper? (I have: “Who do I need to sell my soul to to get on this show?”). We’ve all been in awe of Chip and Joanna’s fixes, but how exactly does the process work? There’s more to the flips than the 60 minutes show you, so we’re […]
Love It or Loathe It? The Tiny House Craze
The tiny house craze is one of the newest home trends in the past few years and has even inspired Tiny House Hunters a spinoff of the classic HGTV House Hunters series. These tiny house hunters and tiny house lovers enjoy the downsizing draw of the small homes and since many are also portable, those […]
Avoiding Rental Scams
Rental Scams?! What? It’s unfortunate, but yes, scammers do target renters. In a rental scam, the scammer will try to get money or personal information from a potential tenant for an apartment that they are in no legal position to rent or the apartment will simply not exist. Often, the scammer will try to get money […]
A Guide to the Unique & Unusual in Wilmington
It may be April Fool’s Day, but these spots in Wilmington are no joke. Since today is a day of jokes and all things unbelievable, we asked our staff to tell us about their most unique or unusual finds in Wilmington. Check out the list below! And, in the spirit of fun, we’ve also included […]
National Clams on The Half Shell Day
It’s National Clams on the Half Shell Day and with random national days gaining popularity over the last few years, we’re not surprised this exists. Although we did have an office debate over clams, particularly raw clams. Some of us appreciate them, others will only enjoy them cooked. However, we are all in agreement that […]
Pollen-pocalypse: Getting That Neon Dust Off Everything
Ah, Spring. The temperatures are warm, bottles of rosé are highlighted at every store, and the greenery of our area comes alive with new blooming. We rush outside, only to discover that everything is covered in pollen that agitates our allergies, blankets our cars and patios, and infiltrates our clothes. Below we’re sharing the best tips for […]
Boosting Your Curb Appeal
I remember growing up there was an old “witches house” three blocks away and up the hill. The home, while spacious, was barely visible from the thick trees and shrubs that lined the long, winding driveway. Something mysterious just had to be going on in a home with overgrown plants that kept the home from […]
First Time Home Buyer Series: How To Save For A Down Payment
Saving for a down payment can seem like a daunting task, but there are several ways to start saving a substantial amount. Below, we’re introducing what a down payment is, along with some easy tips to help you budget and start saving! What is a down payment? Down Payments are the amount of money that […]
Deciding the Listing Price for Your Home
When homeowners list their homes for sale, they are generally looking to get the maximum return possible, but also to sell their home within a certain timeframe with great closing terms. Therefore, setting the listing price for your home can be a delicate balance between the price the seller wants and a price that is […]
Beau’s: Wilmington’s Newest Coffee Shop with a Great Mission
Beau’s is the newest coffee shop in Wilmington and they’re gaining well-deserved attention for serving up great coffee and providing job opportunities to adults with disabilities. Founder Amy Wright recognized that in a fast-paced world, people often don’t slow down to get to know individuals who are different from them. So Beau’s was created to […]
Wilmington Weekend Guide: March 4th – 6th
Music & Theater Carousel The Opera House Theater Company presents Carousel, one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most enduring musicals. Set in small town New England, the story explores the ill-fated love affair between the swaggering, carefree carnival barker Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan, the trusting mill worker whose heart he steals. The show is ultimately an uplifting […]
First Time Home Buyer’s Guide
When should I consider buying a home? If you have put serious consideration into buying a home, you should speak with a realtor about real estate options! If you have been watching your finances, if you are committed to your neighborhood, and if you are looking for a place to truly call your own, buying […]
Wilmington Weekend Guide: February 26th -28th
Unwind & Focus: Mindfulness with Sharon Salzberg Take a break with a guided meditation followed by a Q&A session on meditation and mindfulness. Sharon Salzberg is a meditation teacher, NYT best-selling author & co-founder of Insight Meditation Society. When: Friday, February 26 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, February 27, at 9:30 AM Admission: $20.00 For more […]
Hotdogs & Wilmington: An Unexpected Love Affair
When I think of Wilmington, I think of the beautiful beaches along the coast, the historic downtown with it’s nostalgic architecture and Spanish moss, the riverfront, and hotdogs. Yes, hotdogs. Why? Because they are the food item you would least suspect to find an abundance of in Wilmington, and yet, there is seemingly a hot dog […]
Wilmington Artists We Know and Love!
We’re lucky to live in a community with incredible artists and even luckier to have some of these artists as our tenants! We’re sharing their work and accomplishments below. Gravity Records Nothing cures a bad day like a brand new record. Gravity Records offers a great selection of records in a cozy and retro-inspired […]
Wilmington Weekend Guide: February 19th – 21st
Planetarium Pajama Party Enjoy an evening under the planetarium stars at the Cape Fear Museum! Pajama attire encouraged. Friday, February 19th from 6pm to 8pm. Admission is $5.00. For more information, visit their website. Cape Fear Museum 814 Market Street Wilmington, NC 28401 FUNDRAISER: 4th Annual Pizza Putt Putt Putt and Pizza is pretty much […]
Celebrating Superbowl 50 in Wilmington
Panthers Gear Please note that many stores have had an increase in sales and it may be harder to find what you are looking for! Omega Sports 3501 Oleander Dr, Wilmington, NC 28403 Dick’s Sporting Goods 816 S College Rd or 6810 Parker Farm Dr in Wilmington. Where to Get Your Snacks Food Lion, […]
Wilmington Weekend Guide: January 29th – 31st
The first month of 2016 is on it’s way out, can you believe it? There are several ways to celebrate the end of January this weekend in Wilmington, including the Wine and Chocolate festival (Count me in!). Catch all the fun in our weekend guide below! Wine & Chocolate Festival Sip wine and taste chocolates […]
Wilmington for Pet Owners
Wilmington, North Carolina is a pet’s paradise. We have great adoption groups, amazing pet services, and of course, great beaches and outdoor spaces! All of our staff members are loving owners to a furry friend, so we’ve rounded up our favorite places and pet resources below! Pet Stores Unleashed Unleashed is a great local store […]
Preparing For A Stormy Weekend
While Wilmington is not expecting any accumulation of snow from Winter Storm Jonas, there will be rain, cold temperatures, and a strong possibility of icy conditions. Residents should not be worried, but they should be cautious. We’ve done a post before on preparing for a storm and we encourage our tenants and owners to brush […]
Should I Buy an Investment Property?
Thinking about an investment property? An investment property can be a great source of additional income, but purchasing an investment property does not come without responsibility. Before you buy an investment property, you should thoroughly examine all of the potential benefits and drawbacks. Below we’re sharing seven questions to ask yourself (and even your […]
Wilmington Weekend Guide: January 22nd – 24th
James Gregory: The Funniest Man in America Join James Gregory at Thalian Hall on Friday evening for some great laughs! This Southern-raised comedian presents storytelling at its finest. This performance is noted as “clean” and suitable for those 12 and up. Friday, January 22nd, at 7:30pm. Admission is $22.00 to $36.00. For more information, […]
So I want to end my lease early…….
My lease says I have to give 30 days’ notice to end the lease, is that right? Not exactly. But you are not alone- this is a common misunderstanding for tenants. Our leases do not have termination clauses available to allow you to end your lease early. The purpose of the lease is to give […]
5 Ways to Keep You Home Warm (That Won’t Drive Your Energy Bill Through the Roof!)
The cooler months are upon us and we’ve finally reached into the back of our closet for our coats and scarves. At least it isn’t snowing, right? It can be tempting to crank up the thermostat at home, even knowing that it might drive up your monthly bill, so we’ve compiled a list of ways to keep […]
Wilmington Weekend Guide: January 15th – 17th
Live Music: Cranford Hollow Cranford Hollow, a mix of Southern rock, Appalachian fiddle music and American rock and roll, will be playing Friday night at Satellite Bar and Lounge. Friday, January 15th, at 10:00pm Admission is free. For more information, visit Satellite Bar & Lounge’s website. Satellite Bar & Lounge 120 Greenfield Street Wilmington, NC […]
“I’m looking for a rental… but my move-in date isn’t for a few months.”
“I’m looking for a rental… but my move-in date isn’t for a few months.” We’ve all been there, trying to get a jumpstart on finding and securing a rental before a busy season or personal deadline. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find and secure a rental a few months out. Property managers likely do […]
Wilmington Weekend Guide: January 8th – 10th
Can you believe that it is 2016 already? The New Year is here with some cold weather and the weekend forecast isn’t showing any ideal beach weather for this weekend. Luckily, we’ve got your Wilmington Weekend Guide below full of great indoor options. Check it out and don’t forget to check out our Rainy Day […]
Where to Keep Your Fitness Resolutions in Wilmington
Ah, the holiday hangover, where fatigue from hosting family and regret from eating all of those Christmas cookies sinks in. No matter how hard we try, guilty indulgences and fatigue often find their way into the holidays. But whether you are making fitness resolutions for New Years, or if you are just looking to […]
Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Wilmington NC
Parties Island of Lights New Year’s Eve Celebration Ring in the New Year at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk with a raffle, party favors, a live DJ! A huge beach ball will be dropped at midnight along with fireworks over the beach! Event begins at 9pm is free to the public. For more information visit […]
Spread The Cheer with #DPCOCheer!
There are only a few days left until Christmas and our spirit is in full swing! As we share our holiday memories, we invite you to do the same for your chance to win! Tag a holiday photo with #DPCOCheer on Instagram and you’ll be entered to win a $50 gift card to K38 Baja […]
Wilmington Weekend Guide: December 18th – 20th
It’s the weekend! Happy Friday everyone! We are in full holiday spirits here at the Dianne Perry & Company office. Did you see how we’re spreading the cheer? You won’t want to miss out! We’ve rounded up great local events for this week’s weekend guide and don’t forget to check out our Complete Guide to […]
Is Your Home to Blame for Winter Allergies?
We usually think of allergies in the spring, where the blooming environment brings tortuous pollen with the warmer weather. But allergies exist throughout all seasons, including the winter. While you don’t have outdoor allergens during the winter, there are several indoor allergens that could be culprits of your sneezing or stuffy nose. Below […]
Wilmington Weekend: December 11th – 13th
The holiday spirit is in full swing here in Wilmington and there are several fun events where you can enjoy the cheer! And if you’re worn out from too much cocoa and carols, there are great non-holiday events as well to give you a break! Check out our Wilmington Weekend Guide below and have a […]
Selling Your Home During the Winter
“Who would sell their house during the winter?!” A close friend of mine asked me recently. I could understand her point of view, that homes look more elegant with everything in bloom, the warmer months are nicer for house hunting and that selling or buying would seem more stressful among the winter holidays. Winter listings may […]
8 New Holiday Traditions to Try This Year
Every Christmas Eve, my siblings and I would enjoy a nice dinner with our family and then open our holiday crackers. The tradition of opening our poppers and laughing with my brother and sister was something I always looked forward to each Christmas. Over the years, the tradition evolved to include into embracing who […]
What is a Short Sale?
What is a short sale? A short sale is an alternative to a foreclosure, the legal process where a lender seeks to recover the balance of a loan. In a short sale, the lender and borrower agree on a payoff of less than the balance due on the loan. Investopedia defines a short sale as: “Any […]
Listing Feature: 6924 Retriever Lane
6924 Retriever Lane $165,000 6924 Retriever Lane Wilmington, NC 28411 In The Quail Woods Neighborhood $165,000 3 BR/2 BA 1201 sq. ft. MLS: 522171 Open Floor Plan – Spacious Master – Large Yard and Deck What we love about it: Huge yard and deck that are perfect for entertaining and hosting family, spacious bedrooms, […]
20 Fun Facts about Wilmington NC
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10 Safe Holiday Decorating Tips
The holidays are upon us and our office is already getting into the holiday decorating. While putting up lights and garlands are a joyous activity, it is important to be aware of fire hazards and other safety concerns while decorating. We have a our top ten tips to make sure nothing goes awry with your holiday decorations: […]
Your Complete Guide to Holiday Events in Wilmington NC
The holiday season is upon us and we’re looking forward to a month of cheer! Below is your complete guide to holiday events in Wilmington NC! bread & lights gingerbread & lantern festival Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC, presents bread & lights gingerbread & lantern festival featuring a display of gingerbread creations by all ages […]
Where to Shop Small in Wilmington, NC
Can you believe that it is December already? While we can’t believe it, we are also incredibly excited to start our holiday decorating and shopping. We love the shop small movement, which was created to encourage shoppers to support their local businesses. In Wilmington, we have so many fantastic small stores and shops that offer perfect holiday […]
Wilmington Weekend Guide: November 20th – 22nd
Wilmington Riverfest! After Riverfest was postponed last month, we’ve been anxiously awaiting it’s arrival! The annual street fair will be bringing shopping, street food, live music, fireworks and more to Downtown Wilmington all throughout the weekend. For the complete schedule of events, see the event website. Friday, November 20th 6pm -11pm; Saturday, November 21st, 12pm – […]
6 Recipes to Take Your Leftover Turkey Sandwich to the Next Level
Thanksgiving has come and gone and now the fridge is full of leftovers. For some individuals, the leftover turkey or tofurkey sandwiches are the best part of Thanksgiving. What’s better than some downtime after family, complete with a good movie and leftover sandwich? While the classic day after Thanksgiving sandwich certainly needs no revisions, it can […]
November: Giving Back & More Ways to Win!
Share what you’re grateful for on our Facebook Page and you could win a $15 Dunkin Donuts gift card! And don’t forget that for each Google review we receive through the month of November, we will be donating $10 to the House of Mercy at Global River Church and the First Fruit Ministries, along […]
The 8 Best Ways to Get Your Kitchen Ready for Thanksgiving
Edit: We originally posted this guide for Thanksgiving, but are sharing it again for the winter holidays! Thanksgiving is a time to be with family and friends and to be grateful for our bounty. …It can also mean freaking out about how to fit everything in the oven, where to find that missing ingredient and […]
Wilmington Weekend Guide: November 13-15
Happy Friday Wilmington! We are so excited for a sunny and cool weekend! Check out our Wilmington Weekend Guide below for great weekend events! Tables to Dine For We are obsessed with decorating and tablescapes (thanks to HGTV), so we will definitely be heading to The Treasure Chest to see their holiday […]
3 Legal Issues to Consider When Buying or Selling A Home
Buying or selling a home is certainly exciting, but there can be legal issues that occur during the process. The best way to prepare for these is to be aware of what these potential issues are and to take advantage of a licensed professional! Below we are discussing 3 legal issues to consider when buying or […]
The Best Rainy Day Activities in Wilmington NC
On rainy days, we love to curl up with a good book (like Phyllis from The Office) or slip away to a cozy coffee shop! Wilmington is known for it’s great outdoor activities, but there are several indoor places that are perfect for a rainy day. Below is our list of the best rainy […]
Wilmington Weekend Guide: November 6th – 8th, 2015
Happy Friday! The first weekend of November is here (can you believe it?) and there is no shortage of events to attend this weekend! Check out our Wilmington Weekend Guide Below! Cape Fear Fair & Expo Cape Fear Fair & Expo at the Wilmington Airport features attractions, livestock and agriculture! See some cute animals, […]
Property Management in Wilmington NC
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Wonderful Wilmington November 2015 Newsletter
It’s time to give back. For us, November is a time to reflect on our blessings and community involvement. We are truly grateful for our owners, tenants, and clients and the continued support we receive from our family and friends. Throughout this month, we will be giving back and sharing our favorite ways to participate in […]
Is This Mold or Mildew?
Is this mold or mildew? Is this something serious or can I clean it myself? You’ve probably asked yourself these questions before and you are not alone. Mold and mildew are similar in nature and can be easy to confuse. Both are fungus, and both thrive in moist environments (you’ve most likely wondered about […]
Buying a Home in North Carolina – Breaking it Down
Buying a Home in North Carolina Breaking It Down Congratulations on your decision to find a home! We know that the buying process can seem daunting, so we’ve broken down the process of buying a home in North Carolina below! Commit to your decision to purchase a home and what kind of home you want. […]
Halloween & Wrapping Up October
October is coming to a close this weekend and we are looking forward to a great Halloween. Here in the office we have a cat, two mice , a deer, a fairy godmother, Danny Zuko and the most beautiful little princess. In addition to our Wilmington weekend Halloween picks, below are some guidelines to being safe […]
Wilmington Weekend Guide: Halloween 2015 Edition!
Happy Halloween from the Dianne Perry & Company Team! Halloween is already upon us and we are ready for a ghoulishly good time! Below is our Halloween themed Wilmington Weekend Guide for October 30th – November 1st! Trick or Treat Under the Sea This family-friendly event at the Fort Fisher Aquarium features pirate skeletons, […]
10 Tips to Make Your Move Easier
Are you moving soon? While I have yet to meet anyone who describes moving as fun, ending up in your dream home or in a great new city always makes the process rewarding. Packing boxes and moving furniture can be tedious, so below are 10 tips to make your move easier! 1. Set a budget for […]
Wilmington Weekend Guide: October 23rd – 25th
The weekend is here again! Fall and the Halloween season are in full swing here in Wilmington. Our Wilmington Weekend Guide is below to help you navigate this weekend’s happenings! Folkstone String Band at Flytrap Brewing (Image via FlyTrap’s website) Enjoy this live bluegrass band and Flytrap’s delicious cold brews on Friday evening, starting […]
Relocation Services to Wilmington NC
Are you relocating to Wilmington, NC? We are here to help make your transition process as smooth as possible! At Dianne Perry & Company, Wilmington, North Carolina is our home. We have raised a family here, gone to school here, worked here, and have enjoyed sharing our passion for our community with others. In addition to […]
Wilmington Weekend Guide: October 16th – October 18th
The weekend is upon us yet again and the weather forecast looks beautiful and cool. Our Wilmington Weekend Guide is here with great events to make it a perfect fall weekend! Airlie’s Annual Oyster Roast! (Image via Airlie Garden on Facebook) The annual Oyster Roast at Airlie Gardens along the banks of Bradley Creek returns […]
So I want to end my lease early…….
My lease says I have to give 30 days’ notice to end the lease, is that right? Not exactly. But you are not alone- this is a common misunderstanding for tenants. Our leases do not have termination clauses available to allow you to end your lease early. The purpose of the lease is to give […]
What to Consider When Choosing a Property Management Group
Choosing a Property Management Company or Property Manager can be a daunting task. Who is the right choice? Truthfully, there is no “one size fits all” when it comes to property management. It is important to do your research and be considerate when making your decision. We’ve put together a Q&A below with some of […]
Bzzzz… Mosquitoes! Eek!
After all this rain, you may be thinking about repairs you have to make or what to do now that the forecast is clear. You probably aren’t thinking about mosquitoes and that’s understandable. But mosquitoes pose a threat after a storm and there are mosquito warnings in our area. Below, we’re sharing what you need to know and […]
Wonderful Wilmington: October 2015
Did you miss our latest newsletter? Check it out below and sign up for for our newsletter here! Join our mailing list! Fall is quickly approaching us in Wilmington and while it may not quite feel like fall just yet, we know that sweaters and yard work are not far from us! To help prepare, we’ve rounded […]
Wilmington Weekend Guide October: 9th – October 11th
The weekend is here and we’re excited not only because there is less rain in the forecast this weekend, but because there are a ton of amazing events going on in the Wilmington area! Check out our Wilmington Weekend Guide below. An Evening with Devils Backbone Brewing Company at Fermental (Image by Christina Haley, via Port […]
Our Favorite Fall Decorating Ideas
There’s nothing we love more than celebrating the arrival of fall with sweaters, hot coffee, pumpkin everything, and of course, fall decorations. We love coming home to a house highlighting the beautiful golden and maroon hues of fall and the rustic feel of a cool autumn day. There are so many creative ways to showcase […]
Wilmington Notices and Closures: October 2nd – October 4th 2015
The rain has already begun in Wilmington and the it looks like we can expect quite a bit more rain over the weekend. A flood warning is currently in effect and road closures and delays are already being reported. We’ve gathered the latest information on Wilmington notices, the forecast, road conditions, school dismissals and local […]
How to Prepare for a Hurricane
By now, we’re sure that you’ve heard about Hurricane Joaquin and how the storm will impact the weather in Wilmington this weekend. While the hurricane path is still being tracked, it looks as though Wilmington will see heavy rain and winds from the storm. (Image via WWAY.com) Development on the storm can be found online […]
10 Cold Weather Preparedness Tips for Your Home!
While it still feels like summer, the cooler months of fall and winter are almost upon us! These seasons tend to sneak up on us, so we’ve compiled a checklist for cold weather preparedness. By preparing now, you’ll have one less thing to worry about when the seasons change. (Because yard work and shoveling will take enough of […]
National Coffee Day: Our 6 Favorite Local Coffee Shops in Wilminton, NC
Grinders Caffé Tucked away on Wrightsville Avenue, Grinders Caffé is a great spot for unwinding or for crunch time. Grinders brews a different coffee flavor each day and also offers coffee ice cubes in their iced beverages! They also offer a 10% discount for students and Cape Fear Hospital employees with a valid ID. Grinders […]
Wilmington Weekend Guide: September 25th – September 27th
It’s Friday, fall is here and we are ready for the weekend! There is a lot going on in Wilmington and the surrounding areas, so we’ve rounded up some of the activities and events that we are most excited for. Check them out below! NC Spot Festival Don’t miss the live music, inflatables, food, […]
How To Boost Your Mood At Home
You unlock your door and take a huge sigh as you enter your home. There are some dishes left in the sink, mail scattered across the countertops and to do lists and post-its swallowing your desk. Instead of being a welcoming oasis after a long day at work, it is just more stress. Does this […]
3 Things to Consider When Finding Your Dream Home
So you’ve decided to buy your dream home. Congratulations! You’ve been pre-approved, know your budget, and have a list of what you’re looking for. Here are three other tips to help you make the right investment: 1. Do Your Research on The Neighborhood It is easy to be swayed by a beautiful house with all the […]
Five Ways to Improve Your Credit Score
1. Know Your Numbers! One of the best ways to improve your credit is to be aware of your credit score! Several websites, apps, and even certain credit card companies will provide free credit information. Here are some of our favorite resources for checking credit scores: Mint Mint is a free app that allows you […]
Consider This Before Choosing a Home!
It’s easy to be dazzled by a beautiful home. The granite, the built-ins, the garden tub with steam jets and rainfall shower head that plays jazz while surrounding you with the gentle fragrance of freshly pressed lavender! Before you race to the seller with a check in hand to make that home yours, be sure […]
Finding the Perfect Tenant
One of the most important decisions to be made when you’ve decided to rent out a home is determining who you should sign a lease with. You have so many options available to you for finding a tenant, but you don’t know what signs to look for that will indicate who the best applicant is […]
Real Estate 2015: Looking Back to See Ahead into 2015’s Market
These statistics below compiled from our local MLS indicate steady improvement in all locations of our thriving Cape Fear area. If you are thinking of selling this year give us call so we can tailor a plan for your real estate. It is still a great year to purchase an investment property – which remains […]
There is so much to do and discover in Wilmington! We love our home sweet home!
Small Business Friday featuring Simple Spaces
Melissa Capps of Simple Spaces is a local professional organizer and home stager. She tells us “There’s no better time to get your home organized than when you first move in (setting yourself up for success right!?!)”. We couldn’t agree more! Whether you’re moving into your new rental, made a New Years resolution to get […]
Time for a Whole New Year, New You!!!
Resolution res•o•lu•tion rezəˈlo͞oSH(ə)n/ noun: resolution; plural noun: resolutions 1. a firm decision to do or not to do something. It’s that time of year again! Time to assess our daily routines and long term plans, to plot new courses, working towards the best possible lives for ourselves and our families. Whether the goal is big […]
Let the Festivities Begin!
Wilmington is getting into the holiday spirit with tree lighting ceremonies at every corner starting November 28th! Wrightsville Beach Park is having a tree lighting ceremony at 5:00pm with hot chocolate, caroling, and a visit from the Elf Patrol. There will be another tree lighting at Mayfaire Town Center in front of the movie theater […]
Recommending Wilmington- Restaurant Edition
You’ve just moved into town, you haven’t filled the new fridge yet and you’re starving. Sounds like you need a few recommendations from some born and raised locals (and a few transplants)! Luckily, you’ve landed in a terrific foodie city and you have a lot of options. We’ll start you off with Part 1 of […]
Annual UNCW Halloween Carnival
Come out to the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Annual Halloween Carnival! The event will take place on Wednesday, October 28th from 5-7pm in Trask Coliseum UNCW. The Carnival offers a safe Halloween for children under the age of 12 to enjoy fun games, crafts and trick or treating provided by UNCW Student Organizations. Children […]
Rental Real Estate Still the Best Investment
The Great Recession may have knocked real estate values for a loop but it did not change the basic premise that rental real estate is still the best investment value for most Americans. Values are on the rise again. However, this is a bonus and not the basis for investment. The real story has remained […]
Decorating your Rental Home for Halloween
So. You love the Fall. And you really love Halloween. You’ve got boxes of spooky decor tucked into every available space in the house but you’re afraid to display any of it because you’re a renter. Never fear! We’ve got a few tips to help you indulge your love of all things Halloween while avoiding […]
10 Facts about Renting to Millennials!
So there you are! Ten nifty facts about renting to Millennials, a pretty significant portion of the housing market.
Schedule your rent payment online!
You can now make your rent payment online- directly from your bank account! Best of all, this service is free- FREE- it comes at no additional cost to you! Consider the following benefits of paying your rent online: Security. Online payments are more secure than mailing a check. You’ll receive an email notification when your […]
Wonderful Wilmington October 2014 Newsletter
Falling for Fall with Fun Festivities! Whew! That headline alliteration took a lot more brain power than I thought it would. Moving on. One of the things we look forward to the most during the Fall are all of the fun things to do in and around Wilmington. Do you feel the same way? Here’s […]
Tips on how to FRY your Turkey, not FLY your Turkey!
Deep Frying a Turkey Despite the added risks and calories, deep frying turkey is becoming increasingly popular. If you plan to deep fry your turkey follow these simple tips: Fryers should be used according to directions Fryers should be used outdoors and a safe distance from combustible/flammable materials â€“ NEVER use a fryer on a […]