Susan Brown, Broker/Realtor®'s Blog

Posted on 07/12/2020
Customize Your Luxury Home
Photo by Gerd Altmann via Pixabay When you find the perfect home, you will probably make some changes in the décor since not everyone has the same tastes in colors and textures. Painting the interior, changing carpets and flooring and updating fixtures such as the showers, sinks, tubs and toilets are all updates many people make when moving...
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Posted on 07/07/2020
Establish Priorities When Searching for Your Next Home
Since there are so many things to keep in mind when searching for the right home, it can be very helpful to create a priority list. If you're at the beginning of the house-hunting process, one of the best ways to clarify your thoughts is by organizing them in a notebook or on a computer screen. As is the...
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Posted on 07/01/2020
How many calories will you burn if you walk around the Landfall Lake?
While building your custom WATERFRONT FOREVER Home on a .76 acre lot at 2216 Moreland Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405, the number of calories burned depends upon your weight & the distance you walk. A rule of thumb is that about 100 calories/mile are burned for a 180-pound person and 65 calories/mile are burned for a 120-pound person. Is...
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Posted on 07/01/2020
“Staying Sane & Swinging in Abbey Nature Preserve”
I joined my sister & brother-in-law on a very hot 900 summer day in Wilmington NC in order to stay sane in between Corona Virus-Phase 2 and my real estate activities. We walked down some old farm roads, kept cool under thick dense trees, and found a swing amidst all of the plants and wildlife! It was a...
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Posted on 06/28/2020
Tips for Generating a Steady Income from Real Estate
Image by Alexsander-777 from Pixabay With the rapid rebound in the real estate market over the past few years, there has been a tremendous increase in the financial potential of this industry. Therefore, many people are looking for ways to generate a steady income in real estate. In order to take advantage of the numerous available opportunities, there...
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Posted on 06/21/2020
Tips for Improving Indoor Air Quality
Image by Projekt_Kaffeebart from Pixabay Your indoor air quality can have a significant impact on your health and well-being. Allergens, air pollutants, and other particles can accumulate in your home and lead to certain health issues, such as respiratory symptoms. Maintaining good indoor air quality is an important part of making sure that your luxury home provides you...
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Posted on 06/14/2020
Prepping Your Home to Appeal to All Generations
Image by kirkandmimi from Pixabay When you list your home for sale, you are setting it up to sell to a wide range of buyers. Chances are the person who buys your home is not going to be the same as you, and often they will belong to a completely different generation. For example, if you’re prepping to...
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Posted on 06/07/2020
Renovations with a Large Budget
Image by Alex Qian from Pexels Even higher-end homes need renovation after so many years. Fashions go out of style and things get worn out. If money is not an object and the sky is the limit, you can do beautiful things with a remodel. However, if you are remodeling because you are ready to sell your home,...
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Posted on 06/04/2020
WADE PARK- I Breathed Fresh Air with Cell Phone at Hip
Before my upcoming Wilmington NC Open House on Saturday, 1609 Sound Watch Dr., I just needed to get a breath of fresh air to balance my work & off-work time during Corona Virus Phase 2. This ½ mile walk is part of our 15 mile greenway cross-city trail that runs from Wade Park through Halyburton and Empie Park to...
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Posted on 05/31/2020
Use Bench Footing to Gain Living Space
Photo by Tierra Mallorca on Unsplash When buying an older home, you might wonder how to get more livable space out of that low-ceiling basement. There are two ways to gain height: raise the foundation or lower the floor. Raising the foundation requires lifting the entire home off its current foundation, building a new foundation, and resettling the...
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Posted on 05/28/2020
Water Access Home Wants a Buyer
1609 Sound Watch Dr: OPEN HOUSE This Wilmington, NC brick home wants a buyer. Come and see it on May 30th from 1 PM to 4...
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