Mortgage rates increased for the second straight week, Freddie Mac reported Thursday, but they still remain near record lows. The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.49% during the week ending Feb. 20, up two basis points from the previous week. This time last year, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.35%, almost a full percentage point higher. Before […]
Wilmington, North Carolina Area, Townhouse Activity on the Rise Although typically a smaller segment of the housing market than single-family homes, plans for townhomes and other attached housing types have been on the rise in the Wilmington area as land prices increase and some portions of the population seek them out. “I definitely think […]
Follow these tips when preparing your home for sale: Stage each living area to help potential buyers imagine living in that space. Keep all rooms clean, including children rooms. Remove clutter and extra furniture to help the space feel clean and larger.