Buying a Home

May 12, 2023

When to Make an Offer on a Home

A man talking with a Realtor about buying a home


When it comes to making an offer on a home, timing is key!


You don’t want to jump too quickly and offer up more money than necessary. But you ALSO don’t want to wait too long and miss out on a great home. 


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April 24, 2023

What You Need to Know About Wilmington’s HOP Program

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There are a wide range of loans and financial assistance programs out there for first-time homebuyers and people in niche communities – such as veterans and those seeking homes in rural areas. 


However, there aren’t too many programs that help homebuyers outside of those categories who still ...

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Nov. 1, 2022

Top 5 Best Places to Live in Leland, NC

One of the fastest growing towns in the Wilmington, North Carolina region, Leland has boomed over the last couple of decades with a variety of spectacular neighborhoods, attracting new residents from all over the country.

Over the years, the Network Real Estate team has seen several communities emerge as the ...

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Sept. 19, 2022

Choosing a Mortgage Lender – How to Get The Best Lender in 2022

Before you even start house-hunting, it’s a good idea to shop around for lending options. The Network Real Estate team put together this guide to help you navigate the mortgage loan process and find the very best loan possible.

The Mortgage Loan Process

To secure a good home loan, there ...

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Sept. 7, 2022

First-Time Home Buyer in Wilmington, NC? What You Need to Know

Buying a home for the first time can be scary. To make your home-buying process easier, our real estate agents have put together a list of valuable advice for first-time home buyers in and around Wilmington, NC.

What do you need to save up for?

When you’re preparing to purchase ...

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July 28, 2022

5 Best Places to Live in Wilmington NC

Best Places to Live in Wilmington NC


With an over 30-year history in the Wilmington, NC area, Network Real Estate has a lot of neighborhoods that we love. We wanted to highlight a few of them here for those considering a move into our lovely city. Read on for detailed information about our top 5 best ...

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June 16, 2022

What’s An Appropriate Down Payment for a Wilmington Area House?


From Wrightsville Beach to Carolina Beach to downtown Wilmington, the housing market in southeast North Carolina is bringing homebuyers many challenges as we approach summer 2022. 

Homes are still being snatched up within a day or two. Prices are still climbing. And local home options are still relatively ...

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April 25, 2022

Buyer or Seller: Who Pays For Home Inspection Repairs in North Carolina?

A man evaluating a home inspection.


You discovered your dream home and signed a contract. You’ve heard that it’s good to get a home inspection before closing on a house, but you have some questions…


Who’s responsible for setting up the home inspection? Even more, who covers the repairs? 


There are 3 ...

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March 31, 2022

9 Steps to Picking the a Family Friendly Neighborhood in Wilmington, NC

Image of a mother, after, young daughter, and son strolling through a family-friendly neighborhood.

The Wilmington region is home to a wide range of residents — all the way from college students to retired beach-lovers to long-time locals. However, families are one of the most rapidly growing populations in the area.

As communities within Pender, Brunswick, and New Hanover Counties continue to experience extraordinary growth ...

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March 15, 2022

Wrightsville Beach VS. Carolina Beach: Where to Live?

Drone view of homes along Wrightsville Beach coast.

Attracted to coastal living in southeastern North Carolina?

The next step: deciding between the two largest beach towns in the area — Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach.

The Network Real Estate team has been here a while and has a strong feeling for the lay of the land. To help ...

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