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Golf Courses in Wilmington NC

Golf in Wilmington NC
Posted by Terry Thompkins on June 05, 2018 in  golf  real estate  wilmington nc
"Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course - the distance between your ears."  ~Bobby JonesWith our mild climate, you will truly enjoy year round golfing at the many golf courses throughout the Cape Fear Region . Whatever your handicap, there are more than twenty courses in and around Wilmington that are a pleasure to walk. Some of the courses were designed by some of golf’s greatest names including Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Fred Couples and P.B. Dye,  among others. Some of the Wilmin... read more
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TIMING: Seven Buying and Selling Secrets To Know Before You Relocate

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Posted by Terry Thompkins on February 05, 2018 in  real estate  Relocation  wilmington nc
The secret to a successful relocation is timing -- synchronized buying, moving and selling. Good timing just takes a little advance planning that puts you in control. Here are seven relocation secrets to make your move work smoothly for you.  1. Sell First Ideally, you should sell your current home first in order to have all your financial resources available to purchase your next home. You want to avoid waiting until the closing on your new home forces you to sell your old home under the g... read more
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Mortgage Rates - Getting the Best Rate for You

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Posted by Terry Thompkins on January 22, 2018 in  mortage 101  real estate  wilmington nc real estate
After you get a comfort zone about shopping for a mortgage, start looking for Wilmington NC real estate online ~ www.tthompkins.seacoastrealty.com 1. Compare Mortgage Companies 2. Float Down Financial products introduced recently will lower your rate if market rates fall, but won't raise it if rates creep up again. 3. Quick Close If you can settle on your loan quickly (say, 30 days or less), some lenders will agree to shave percentage points off your rate. 4. Lock In If you fear rates are going to rise, lock in ear... read more
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How To Look For The Most Affordable Mortgage

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Posted by Terry Thompkins on August 24, 2017 in  Mortgage  real estate
With lenders quoting a wide variety of interest rates and points, smart mortgage shoppers take a close look when comparing borrowing costs. Sometimes it turns out that the lowest interest rate isn’t necessarily the best buy. Here are some tips: Compare borrowing costs. The simplest way to compare borrowing costs is to ask the lender for the actual annual percentage rate (APR) – the true interest on the loan. The APR consists of the simple interest rate, plus all other charges imposed by the l... read more
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Moving? Steps to save money....

Posted by Terry Thompkins on August 07, 2017 in  moving  real estate
Moving services can be costly, but there are some things you can do to help keep down the cost of moving your household goods: Do as much yourself as possible. Rent a van, pack, load and move with help from family and friends. At least do the packing to cut mover’s charges considerably. Move off-season. If possible, schedule your move after September 30 and before May 1 for lower moving or truck rental rates. Get the floor plan of your future home to ensure your furniture will fit-get rid of what won&rsq... read more
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