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Tips for home buyers during a seller’s market A combination of factors, including low interest rates and a pandemic-driven decision by many city dwellers to look for houses in the suburbs, has created a housing boom for much of 2020 and 2021. That boom has created an undeniable seller’s market in real estate. Just what is a seller’s market? The financial resource Investopedia defines it as a marketplace in which there are fewer goods for sale than there are interested buyers, giving sellers the ability to dictate prices. Since mid-2020, there has been an extremely low inventory of homes for sale but a very high interest among purchasing parties. Data from the National Association of Realtors indicated that, by the end of February 2021, housing inventory fell to a record low of 1.02 million units. These factors have led to a surge in competition from buyers, including bidding wars on homes and all-cash offers to entice sellers. In December 2020, the median listing prices for single-family homes shot up 13.4 percent from the same time the previous year, according to Realtor.com, and it hasn’t slowed down much since. Jeffrey Mezger, a 40-year veteran of the real estate industry and CEO of KB Home, says it’s the best seller’s housing market he’s seen in his career. So where does this leave buyers interested in relocating? Here are some tips. • Consider areas with slower overall price growth. Experts say the southern and midwestern United States offer the best value for home shoppers because of their meager price growth. ClearCapital, which tracks housing values, says San

Antonio, St. Louis and the Dallas/Fort Worth areas experienced the least price appreciation from 2019 into 2020. • Get preapproval or have your funds ready. Speed is the way to go if a buyer is interested in a property and wants to make an offer. Real estate professionals say buyers should be “offer ready,” which means having a mortgage preapproval letter or proof of funds for a down payment ready to go. Failure to have funds in check can slow down the process or compel sellers to reject an offer. • Work with a real estate agent. These are complicated times and it pays for buyers to have a professional working in their corner. A real estate agent uses his or her knowledge to make a timely offer and negotiate on the buyer’s behalf. He or she also will provide insight into specific neighborhoods, amenities and school districts. • Eliminate certain contingencies from the equation. Contingencies are factors that must be met before a sale can go through, according to the relocation site Moving.com. A common contingency is the need to sell one’s current home before closing on another. Asking for extended closing periods or certain home repairs are some additional contingencies that can make buyers less attractive to sellers. • Make it personal. Buyers can offer a personalized note with the offer that may connect with the seller emotionally and set one them apart from others who have made similar offers. Buying in a seller’s market can be challenging. But some strategies can set buyers apart from the pack. - Metro Content

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3 bed, 3 full baths, 2,200 sq. ft. Wonderful “Almost”new home in Bel Mar. Features 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths on main level, split bedroom design. Large bonus/ bedroom with full bath up. Open floor plan with beautiful flooring throughout. 2 car garage, lots of storage, covered font & rear porch with beautiful stone accents, and extra large formal dining room.

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Barbecue essentials for backyard gatherings Summer barbecue season has arrived, and this season may be an especially active one. Many summer barbecues were called off in 2020 as the world continued to confront the COVID-19 pandemic. But as the number of fully vaccinated adults rises across the United States and Canada, outdoor gatherings like backyard barbecues are much safer than they were a year ago. That bodes well for backyard barbecue enthusiasts who can’t wait to cook their favorite foods over an open flame. Since so many backyard gatherings were canceled last year, now may be a great time to revisit the essential components that make barbecues such a beloved summertime tradition. • Furniture: In early spring, fully vaccinated individuals were given the go-ahead to gather mask-free with fully vaccinated people from other households. That was a relief for people who are itching to spend time with family and friends after more than a year apart. If you’re planning to host a backyard barbecue this summer, inspect your outdoor furniture for wear and tear, especially if you did not bother to take it out of the garage last summer. A thorough cleaning might be in order. Many outdoor furniture retailers have replenished their inventory since last summer, when supply chains were interrupted by the pandemic. So if your existing furniture has seen better days, now is the time to replace it.

• Food: Ask guests if they have any food allergies prior to the barbecue. Let it be known that anyone with a food allergy can bring their own foods without fear of offending hosts. If someone does have an allergy, set aside some freshly cleaned dishes for them in the days before the party. Make sure those dishes are not kept alongside other serving dishes so guests have uncontaminated plates and cutlery to use when they arrive. When planning the menu for people without food allergies, don’t forget traditional fare like hamburgers and hot dogs. Such foods might not be fancy, but they will lend a little normalcy to

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the festivities. And be sure to stock up on supplies for s’mores so everyone can finish the night off with a delicious dessert around the firepit. • Games: A new cornhole set, some frisbees and even a few extra baseball mitts and baseballs can ensure everyone has something to do in between hamburgers. If you have the room in your backyard, set up a wiffle ball field and encourage willing guests to make teams and play a game of wiffle ball. • Audio/visual entertainment: An outdoor movie screen or television and some surround sound speakers can allow those interested to watch a game during the barbecue. If yours is more of a musical crowd, some Bluetooth speakers around the backyard set to a relaxing summer playlist can help to establish the perfect backyard barbecue ambiance. • Miscellaneous items: Many adults are fully vaccinated, but the vaccine had yet to be approved for kids under 16 as recently as mid-spring. If families with kids under 16 will be coming over, purchase extra masks to keep kids safe. It’s also a good idea to stock up on hand sanitizer and make it available in the backyard as well as inside near doorways and in bathrooms. As summer hits full swing, now is a great time for homeowners to revisit the essentials for throwing a backyard barbecue to remember. - Metro Content

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Surrey Meadows $165,000

4402 MACON COURT. Darling home nestled on a quiet cul de sac lot in Surrey Meadows greets guests with a rocking chair front porch. This split floor plan boasts fresh paint, tons of natural light and soaring ceilings. Living room features hardwood floors and fireplace with gorgeous trim. Kitchen boasts tile flooring, breakfast nook, ample cabinet space and pantry. Laundry room features upper cabinet storage space and access to sizable back deck. Owner’s suite offers large walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom with double vanity and shower-tub combo. The split floor plan features two additional bedrooms and a full bath. Wintergreen Elementary, Hope Middle School, DH Conley High School Your hostess will be Mary Margaret Alligood. #100274272

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Greenville $100,000

3503 OLD RIVER ROAD. Beautiful 3BR/2BA home on 0.40 acre lot. It features laminate floors in living room and bedrooms. Kitchen, dining area have tile floors. Two car detached carport, covered front porch, unfinished recreational building/ storage and detached mini beauty-shop make this an exceptional property. Lovely deck perfect for entertaining. Design your own fire pit zone perfect for roasting marshmallows, create a perfect grilling area or put your green thumb to the test. The possibilities are endless. Located in a country setting but minutes from the city. New Roof installed in April 2021. HVAC cleaned and serviced. Freshly painted throughout. NO CITY TAXES. Please call Doris Ribera. #100274125

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Devonshire $175,000

479 CHANNEL DRIVE. Adorable single story, three bedroom home in Devonshire. Guests are greeted by a rocking chair front porch and lush landscaping. Entry opens to large living room boasting new carpet and fireplace with gorgeous trim. This split-plan house offers a sizable kitchen with new lvt flooring, pantry and sunny breakfast nook. Owner’s suite includes walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom with single vanity. Two additional bedrooms and a hall bath with vinyl flooring & shower- tub combo. Pull down attic provides extra storage space. Off of the living room, you will have access to a back deck perfect for entertaining or relaxing after a long day. Outdoor shed provides even more storage space. Your hostess will be Carol Carson. #100274265

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Eastwood $180,000

307 PRINCE ROAD. Attention Investors or first time owners ! Traditional brick ranch in established neighborhood convenient to everything. This home offers a foyer, formal living room, formal dining room, huge family room, and spacious eat in kitchen plus a 1 car garage. All countertops in kitchen and bathrooms are granite. Kitchen has traditional wood cabinets and lovely tile backsplash with stainless steel appliances. There is a huge deck which overlooks a large private back yard which has been fenced in. 3 bedrooms 2 tile baths await the new owner. HVAC is 5 years old, new vapor barrier and sealed vents. Refrigerator, stove, dishwasher -replaced in 2019. New microwave bought this year. House is currently rented month to month. Please see agent remarks for showing instructions. Owner is selling the house AS IS ! Please call Carol Leong. #100272458

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Eastwood $249,900

Farmville $60,000

Yorkshire $252,900

203 HILLINGDALE DRIVE. You do not want to miss this movein ready home conveniently located off of 264 in Washington. The three bedroom home is situated on .75 acres of land and boasts an open concept floor plan featuring vaulted ceilings, laminate flooring, fireplace with gas logs and built in shelf for the TV. The recently updated kitchen features a large island, quartz countertops, tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and walk- in pantry. First floor owner’s suite boasts walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom with double vanity. Two additional bedrooms and hall bath. Substantial laundry room provides extra storage space. Outside you will find a screened in porch and a sizable deck perfect for entertaining or relaxing after a long day. Double attached garage. Heated and cooled detached 40x24 garage/workshop with double garage doors. Additional 12x16 detached storage building that is wired but does not have power run to it. Large fridge to convey. Updates include gas pak (2021), new roof (2014), kitchen updated (2016), new garage shop heated and cooled (2018), garage door replaced (2021). Windows on order for the front of the house. Property is not in the floodplain and owners do not maintain flood insurance. Eastern Elementary, PS Jones, Washington High School Your hostess will be Sarah Weir. #100273210

1506 MUIRFIELD DRIVE. Great neighborhood! Convenient to shopping, services and University. Inviting family room with fireplace opens to dining area. Remodeled kitchen with granite countertops and tile floor that extends to the breakfast/sitting area. Screened porch off kitchen. Two car garage - new windows and storm door. Please call Katherine Q. Vinson. #100273865

0 STANTONSBURG ROAD. Build your dream home on this five acre parcel. No mobile homes. Please call Connie M. Corey. #100273754

2312 BIG BEN DRIVE. Wait no longer! This 3 bed/2 bath Patio Home with open floor plan will not last long! Check out the New Roof and HVAC system installed 2020. Walk in to a beautiful tiled foyer and find 2 bedrooms and guest bath on the left. The kitchen boasts beautiful new granite and luxury vinyl tile floors. The owners suite just off the main sitting area includes high ceiling, natural light, a walk in shower and a large tub. The laundry room is located between the kitchen and the 2 car garage. The patio features a raised composite deck to gather with friends and additional patio space to plant flowers or your favorite herbs. The HOA takes care of your lawn and common areas. Please call Tracy Skinner. #100273444

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4666 KINGS CROSSROADS ROAD. Phenomenal farmhouse in a peaceful country setting. This home originally was an early 1900s farmhouse that has been completely renovated top to bottom, inside and out and added onto to make it a truly remarkable and boastful home. Elaborate architecture, trim work and moldings throughout with all the bells and whistles. Smart home technologies. Lots of built-ins, coffered ceilings and attention to detail. Gorgeous 2-story living room, gourmet kitchen and extravagant master suite. 4 bedrooms plus a magnificent bonus room! Screened-in back porch overlooking a beautiful countryside. This home sits on 1.76 acres, but additional acreage can be purchased. Absolutely stunning - a must see! Please call Kevin O’Sullivan. #100222035

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Pinecrest $130,000

0 PINECREST ROAD. Stunning deep water access lots side by side in Bath. Both over half an acre, cleared with stone bulk heads in place. Perfect to build your waterfront property. No septic permit or soil study on file. Seller is willing to sell together or separate. Please call Sarah Weir. #100245984

Pinecrest $130,000

Rock Springs $799,000

0 PINECREST ROAD. Stunning deep water access lots side by side in Bath. Both over half an acre, cleared with stone bulk heads in place. Perfect to build your waterfront property. No septic permit or soil study on file. Seller is willing to sell together or separate. Please call Sarah Weir. #100245986

753 PINEPOINT ROAD. Wonderful estate on Pinepoint Road situated on nearly 1.5 acres! The two story foyer welcomes you into the home. Home boasts offices on both first and second floors, bonus/exercise room, and an amazing custom theatre room with snack bar! Gourmet kitchen with large center work island, large breakfast nook, and stainless steel appliances. The grand great room features soaring ceilings, built ins, lighted niches, and wet bar. Grande suite includes an amazing walk in closet, additional closet, double vanity sinks, marble tile work, whirlpool bathtub, and large walk-in shower. Three car attached garage. A MUST see! Please call Jessica Snyder. #100260914

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Winterville $235,000

0 RED FORBES ROAD. Roughly 10 acres of cleared land. Great location near South Central High School. Please call Patrick Robertson. #100262473

Hookerton $185,000 48 ORMONDSVILLE ROAD. SELLER WILL REVIEW ALL OFFERS ON FRIDAY APRIL 30TH AT 10:00 AM. In all my years of real estate, I don’t think I have ever seen a house as adorable as this one. From the time you enter the bright and cheery sunroom into the open kitchen, dining and great room you feel at home. The main house offers updates in roof, HVAC, kitchen, baths, flooring, paint and fixtures. Two bedrooms and one full bath adore one side of the house while you have another full bath, laundry room and flex space. Multiple purposes for this space. Once you adventure outside to the ‘’shop’’ you will be greeted with a bonus room entertaining space. This room features seating area, walk in storage and half bath. This space was previously used as an at home beauty salon. There is ample room to add a shower to make another full bath. Adjoining this bonus/recreation room is a workshop and garage. All of this located on half an acre lot. Did we mention the beautiful landscaping, patio and two vehicle carport? Please call Connie M. Corey. #100268553

Eaglebrook $425,000

4175 DALE DRIVE. Beautiful custom built brick 1 1/2 story home is located on a .50 acre lot in the popular Eaglebrook subdivision which is adjacent to the Farmville Country Club. Home was built in 1995 & 2nd floor completed in 2002 with 3,768 square feet which includes 3 bedrooms, & two full baths and two 1/2 baths on first floor including the master suite. One bedroom could be used for an office or library. The open floor plan features a large, updated kitchen, formal dining room, family room with masonry fireplace and gas logs, and laundry room. The 2nd floor features a wonderful, large recreation room with wet bar, bedroom, craft room, & full bath. You will love the screened porch which exits to covered brick porch overlooking brick patio and back yard. Please call Debbie Allen. #100271811

Holly Ridge $585,000

2843 DRAKE MALLARD DRIVE. Incredible property in Holly Ridge Estates! This home has an amazing panoramic view of the Tar River. Enjoy the views of the water from multiple rooms of the home. High water front property featuring mature trees and privacy. Brick paver pathway winds to the river. The dock includes a boat lift for easy water access. Cruise to ‘’Little Washington’’ to meet friends for dinner, or drift down river to relax after a busy day! The well maintained home boasts an open floor plan with walls of windows that overlook the beautiful backyard and river. Hardwood flooring throughout both floors. 4 bedrooms/4 full baths. The spacious grand bedroom suite is located on the first floor. Areas for a home office/home school are located on both the first and second floors. Second floor HVAC system replaced in 2020, first floor replaced in 2018. Double hung windows replaced 2020. Roof replaced in 2012. Ample storage and spacious heated and cooled storage area plus third floor walk up at attic storage. Please call Jessica Snyder. #100271401

Lynndale $300,000

107 CROWN POINT ROAD. Beautiful and charming home located in the heart of Greenville! 4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. Spacious dining room with wet bar and trim work, Large Great Room featuring built-ins and a cozy fireplace that opens up to the bright sunroom and gourmet kitchen. Kitchen updates include: level 2 black granite installed, beveled backsplash, all new stainless steel appliances in 2018, five burner gas stove and gas oven, and new hardwoods. Hardwoods refinished throughout entire home. Freshly painted kitchen, den, sunporch, and mudroom. Vapor barrier installed under house in 2020. All inside light fixtures updated. Fenced in backyard. A must see! Please call Jessica Snyder. #100272455

Brook Valley $480,000

1504 BLOOMSBURY ROAD. Large corner lot in popular Brook Valley subdivision. Versatile Joey Cherry built Frank Betz plan with 4 spacious bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms. Lots of room to spread out on 1st floor - Master bedroom, 2nd bedroom, sunroom, study, 2 family gathering rooms in addition to kitchen, eat in area and outdoor patio. 2 bedrooms, 2bathrooms plus a large bonus room are upstairs with lots of walk in storage spaces. This house was custom built with lots of thoughtful details to make spaces flow and useful for larger gatherings. Please call Carol Leong. #100266208


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Deborah Jones

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Jessica Snyder

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Jacob Allen BROKER 916-0802

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Carol Leong BROKER 916-0587

Katherine Vinson

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Mary Margaret Alligood BROKER 944-6279

Cindy Arnold BROKER 902-4872

Jennifer Batts BROKER,GRI 341-5558

Jennifer Bogenn BROKER 341-6088

Carol Carson BROKER 512-653-5479

Brad Carter BROKER 814-6602

Katie Davenport BROKER 341-6551

Al Eason BROKER 864-0719

Amanda Garris BROKER 717-9291

Mike Gemmill BROKER 864-7085

Renee Gibson BROKER 531-2174

Gregg Green BROKER 414-2412

Lauren Moye BROKER, Buyer’s Agent 955-6212

L.M. Odom BROKER 413-8005

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Worley Warren

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Melanie Warrington BROKER 717-3636

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Jim Weese BROKER, ABR, CRS, GREEN E-PRO, SRES, SFR, GRI, SPS 717-0224

Sarah Weir BROKER 412-5050

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Doris Ribera BROKER 814-8902

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Kristy Whitford BROKER, GRI 717-2864

Janet Carson Ricciarelli MBA, Broker, REALTOR® 916-2730

Carlton Williams BROKER 531-9828

Renee Carter BROKER, ABR, GRI 347-2602

Pat Chappell BROKER 341-3074

Melodie Grimes BROKER 702-0363

Mark Hessert BROKER 375-5226

Patrick Robertson BROKER, SLS 902-7364

Katlyn Rowland BROKER 740-649-0119

Chuck Williams BROKER, GRI, CRS 717-8685

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Exterior lighting can add ambiance to a property The value of the right lighting in a home is undeniable. Lighting can instantly transform a room and create the ambiance homeowners are looking to establish. Though it might be mostly seen as a way to create mood inside a home, lighting also can do much for lawns and gardens. Backyards have come a long way over the last several decades. Once reserved as play areas for children and stomping grounds for the family dog, backyards have become oases for homeowners and their families. Outdoor living areas are wildly popular, and no such area is complete without exterior lighting. In fact, a recent report from the National Association of Home Builders found that 85 percent of home buyers want exterior lighting, making it the second most desired outdoor feature (patios topped that list). Exterior lighting can have a dramatic effect on landscaping, and estimates from the online financial resource Kiplinger. com suggest such lighting is inexpensive, with installation averaging roughly $67 per fixture. When installing exterior lighting around their landscapes, homeowners can keep various tips in mind to create a relaxing,

awe-inspiring mood on their properties at night. ■ Consider uplights. Uplights are installed in the ground and direct light up at a tree, focusing on its trunk or canopy. This creates a dramatic effect that makes it possible to enjoy majestic trees at night just like you might when spending time in the yard during the day. ■ Focus on trees. Many homeowners already have exterior lighting lining their walkways and patios, but focusing on trees can create an entirely different look. Though it’s possible to install exterior tree lighting on your own, landscaping professionals with lighting experience know which fixtures will pair most effectively with the trees around your property and how to arrange them for maximum effect. ■ Opt for warm light. Warm white light creates an inviting feel around the property. The exterior lighting experts at Utah Lights acknowledge that choice of lighting is up to homeowners but also note that, in situations with lower levels of ambient light, such as in exterior lights around a property, people typically prefer warmer light. That’s because warm light tends to be easier on the eyes and directs attention

to the features of the landscape, which is many homeowners’ goal when installing exterior lighting in their yards. ■ Utilize a timer. Modern exterior lighting timers make it easier than ever to control the lights outside a home. Many such timers even adjust for the changing seasons and

the shifting hours of daylight. That means homeowners shouldn’t have to tinker with the timer once it’s set. Exterior lighting can add significant appeal to a property without breaking the bank. - Metro Content

Choose grass that suits your climate and region Lush lawns feel great underfoot, add curb appeal to a home and are the crowning touches on complete landscapes. Establishing a vibrant lawn requires research, including determining which type of turf is the best fit for a property. The lawn experts at Pennington say that homeowners can set up their lawns for success by choosing turfgrasses that thrive in their region. According to the Home Depot, the two main types of grass for turf are warm-season grass and cool-season grass. Warm-season grasses grow best in hot weather. Most will go dormant and turn brown in cool temperatures. Warm-season grasses should be planted in late spring for the best chances of thriving. Cool-season grasses are better for northern climates, where the mercury will eventually drop. They are characterized by rapid growth in the spring and fall. Some may turn brown during periods of high summer heat. In certain instances, a mix of warm- and cool-season grasses may be needed. That’s particularly so in the “transition zone” of the United States, according to Lowes. The transition zone runs from roughly Delaware to North Carolina on the east coast and central California to Arizona on the west coast. However, lawns in the transition zone typically fare best with cool-season

• Buffalo: This grass is low maintenance and tough. It has low water needs and a fine texture. Full sun exposure will produce a vibrant lawn. • Centipede: Popular throughout the southern United States, this slow-growing grass is ideal for homeowners who desire a low maintenance lawn. It has a coarse texture and is best in areas of low foot traffic.

grasses, indicates Lowes. Here’s a closer look at various types of grasses, courtesy of Pennington, Lowes and The Home Depot. WARM-SEASON GRASSES • Bahia: This is a tough turfgrass especially suited for heat and humidity. It has a rougher texture than other grasses. • Bermuda: This produces a very drought-tolerant lawn and is great for high-traffic areas. It requires a lot of sunlight to grow.

COOL-SEASON GRASSES • Fescue: Fescue comes in many varieties and is good in areas with mild winters and warm summers. It has high drought-resistance and can endure medium foot traffic. • Kentucky bluegrass: Finely textured with a deep, evergreen color, this grass thrives in growing conditions marked by good soil, regular sunlight and routine watering. • Perennial ryegrass: This flourishes in full sun, but tolerates light shade. It forms a lush, finely textured, deep green lawn. During periods of drought, it will need additional watering or go dormant. Homeowners can increase their chances of establishing beautiful lawns by selecting the right type of grasses for their climate and landscape. - Metro Content


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