Jennifer Davidson's Blog

Posted on 11/30/2020
Is Renting from a Property Owner or a Property Manager Preferable?
Image by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke from Pixabay When inquiring about renting a home or condominium, you may not immediately be aware if the property is being self-managed by the owner or by a property manager or management firm that the owner has hired. There are some benefits and downsides to each. You should first ask who and...
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Posted on 11/23/2020
Safeguard Valuables While Showing your Home
Image by Pexels from Pixabay When you list your home for sale, you will have people you don't know exploring the property -- and while real estate agents will supervise them, you will still have extra foot traffic in your home. You can work with your listing agent to ensure that visiting buyers are properly vetted (new listings...
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Posted on 11/16/2020
Options for an Inherited Property
Image by Annalise Batista from Pixabay One of the basic things that people prepare for in their end of life planning is their property. A family home, for example, is often passed down to the couple's children or next of kin. Often, though, the people who inherit the property don't think about what they'll do with the home...
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Posted on 11/09/2020
To Rent or Buy: What to Consider
Photo by Athitat Shinagowin via Shutterstock You’ll often hear it stated that paying rent is throwing money down the drain. As a motivation to buy a home, however, that might not be the best idea. A rule of thumb is that if you can purchase a home for fifteen times what you currently pay annually in rent, buying...
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Posted on 11/02/2020
Why Dogs Become a Valued Part of Your Family
Statistics vary, but according to two credible sources, 44% of Americans own a dog. That means that if you don't own a dog, there's a strong chance one or both of your next door neighbors do! Why are dogs such a permanent fixture in so many households? Unconditional love is probably the number one reason most people bring a...
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Posted on 10/26/2020
Fixer-Uppers: 3 Main Things to Look For
Photo by Michael Jarmoluk via Pixabay When you’re shopping for a new home, the prospect of a fixer-upper being on the market for an unbeatable price sounds great! There are a few things that should be on your checklist to make sure that the juice is worth the squeeze when purchasing a home. A fixer-upper that needs mainly...
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Posted on 10/19/2020
How to Master the Homebuying Journey
Believe it or not, even a first-time homebuyer can become a property buying expert. If you plan ahead for the homebuying journey, you can quickly and easily navigate the path from homebuyer to homeowner. Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you master the homebuying journey. 1. Create Homebuying Criteria If you know you want to...
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Posted on 10/12/2020
Not Every Florida Neighborhood is Right for You
Photo by Jens Neumann via Pixabay There are a lot of decisions that you will make when buying your first home in Florida. As detailed as the process is in other parts of the country there are even more things that you will need to pay attention to avoid major errors in the home buying process. When you...
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Posted on 10/07/2020
Another Property Sold - 511 Grace Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Cape Cod French Historical home in Downtown Historic District is ready for a makeover. This home is amazing with square footage of 3,824 and additional basement square footage of 649 that is not included in the living space square footage but is heated and air conditioned. The potential of this home is endless and will be a masterpiece for that person looking for a historic home to make their own. When all the work is done you can enjoy a nice afternoon on the front porch and walking distance to all the fun of downtown Wilmington. The price is reflective of all the work that will need to be done to this home as an inspection was done prior...
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Posted on 10/05/2020
Should I Commute to Own a House?
Photo by Monkey Business Images via Shutterstock Homeownership is a marvelous thing. Many folks go to extraordinary lengths to make it happen for their household. One thing that makes ownership difficult is affordability in the same locale as your employment. When that's the case, many potential buyers begin searching outside their comfortable commuting radius to find an affordable...
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Posted on 09/28/2020
Why a Home Inspection is a Good Idea
Image by Shahid Abdullah from Pixabay A home inspection is a service that’s usually paid for by the buyer in a real estate transaction, and you have the option to forgo this when you’re purchasing a house. In almost every situation, however, real estate agents recommend getting a home inspection. Here’s why an inspection is so important. What...
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Posted on 09/21/2020
Community Considerations: HOAs or Non-HOA
Photo by Curtis Adams from Pexels Homeowners associations (HOAs) exist to maintain the cleanliness and appeal of a community. Whether a home belongs to a HOA is a major consideration for home buyers. Some see it as a benefit, others a deal breaker. Here's what to consider before going with or without a HOA. Privacy If privacy is...
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