Buying a Home

May 17, 2024

The Hidden Costs of Homeownership

The agents at Network Realty can help you find the right house for your budget.

The hidden costs of home ownership can add up quickly and can catch new homeowners off guard.

While most prospective homeowners carefully consider future mortgage payments, many don’t consider the ongoing expenses that come along with home ownership!

Here are some expenses to think about when you’re getting ready to ...

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Nov. 14, 2023

Culture Comparison: New Hanover, Brunswick, & Pender County

Culture Comparison: New Hanover, Brunswick, & Pender County

 

If you’re looking to move to southeast North Carolina, you’ve probably come across three main counties: New Hanover County, Brunswick County, and Pender County.

 

While each region features both beach and river communities with thriving tourist economies, there are significant differences in lifestyle and culture. Read on to ...

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Oct. 6, 2023

The Pros & Cons of Gated Communities

The entrance to a gated community

 

Southeastern NC has some seriously beautiful gated communities. With luxurious homes, golf courses, and waterfront views, the secluded communities sprinkled across the Wilmington area are ANYTHING but ordinary.

 

But are gated communities really worth the cost? 

 

What makes them so special, anyway?

 

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Sept. 8, 2023

Navigating the Wilmington, NC Condo Market: Tips For Buyers

Wilmington, NC Condo Market

 

Even in the current hot real estate market, Wilmington, North Carolina boasts an impressive selection of homes – condos and houses, alike!

 

But there is so little information out there about the Wilmington condo market!

 

That’s where we come in to help! In this blog, we…

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July 22, 2023

Budgeting For Your Move: How Much You Should Save

A couple of home buyers looking at their budget for a new home.

 

Being a homeowner is one of life’s most rewarding experiences! But the decision to buy a home should not be taken lightly. The last thing you want is to jeopardize your financial wellbeing by purchasing a home without a sufficient budget.

 

To help you save appropriately, we’ve compiled ...

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June 20, 2023

Home Loan Assistance Programs in Wilmington, NC

Home buyer calculated home loan and purchase costs

 

Many Wilmington home buyers don’t realize that the city offers several programs designed to help afford to buy a home. While certain programs are intended for first-time buyers, others are open to all home buyers.

 

In this blog, we will describe the local assistance programs available to buyers ...

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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

key with a house keychain

 

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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