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Buying a Home in the Winter Market

February 3rd, 2017 by George and Elisabeth Smith

If you are planning to purchase a home in Wake County sometime soon, you will find that you have plenty of company. There is a strong demand this winter for good quality homes that are reasonably priced. Especially in the $200’s there is some real competition among buyers when a nice listing comes on the […]

Selling Your Home in the Winter Market

November 14th, 2016 by George and Elisabeth Smith

Like most parts of the country, in the Triangle area the spring market is generally the liveliest time for home sales. But here we really have a good market all year round. For one thing, the weather – even in winter – is not so harsh that it would prevent showing homes. And another point […]

Why TRID is Important to You

January 18th, 2016 by George and Elisabeth Smith

TRID is the acronym given to the new method of providing your accounting information when you buy or sell a home. It is one of the ways that the Dodd-Frank legislation is being put into practice. It is a combination of Truth-in-Lending and Real Estate Settlement Procedures protocols. It spells out the way that the […]

What to Know About Home Inspections

June 19th, 2015 by George and Elisabeth Smith

We always advise home buyers to arrange an inspection of a home they are purchasing, and most of them do so. The best inspectors are certified by the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), which means that they have completed a significant amount of training in the craft of inspecting houses, townhouses and condos to […]

A Disclosure Statement You Should Know About

June 3rd, 2015 by George and Elisabeth Smith

In addition to the Residential Property and Owners’ Association Disclosure Statement, sellers of homes in North Carolina are also required to provide buyers with the Mineral and Oil and Gas Rights Mandatory Disclosure Statement prior to the time that the buyer makes an offer on the home. This applies to sellers of single-family homes, condos, […]

What is Heated Square Footage, and Why Should You Care?

March 27th, 2015 by George and Elisabeth Smith

Residential living space is generally described in terms of size as a major consideration. Heated square footage is one of the most-quoted items about a house, townhouse or condo. So here are a few facts that might interest you; let’s take a single-family house as an example. First, the square footage is measured by taking […]

The Due Diligence Process in NC

February 19th, 2015 by George and Elisabeth Smith

The purchase contracts for residential, land and commercial property in North Carolina all provide for the buyers to have a period of time (negotiable) in which they can determine all the facts that they want to know about a property. These can include inspections for mechanical and structural items, termites, radon, HVAC and more. But […]

The Residential Property Disclosure in NC

January 14th, 2015 by George and Elisabeth Smith

The state of North Carolina requires most home sellers to complete a fairly detailed questionnaire about their property, and to provide this form to prospective buyers before they present an offer. However, new home builders, executors of estates, and companies selling a home they have foreclosed on are not required to provide the Property Disclosure. […]

Listing Your Home for Sale in NC

April 17th, 2014 by George and Elisabeth Smith

When you decide to list your property for sale, most agents in North Carolina use a form called the Exclusive Right to Sell, which is a contract between you and the agent’s real estate company. In essence, you are providing the company with the opportunity (and responsibility) to offer your property for sale and use […]

Working With Real Estate Agents in NC

April 2nd, 2014 by George and Elisabeth Smith

When you first begin to work with a real estate agent in North Carolina, it won’t be long before he or she asks you to go over a brochure called “Working with Real Estate Agents”. The agent will ask you to sign an acknowledgment that you received the brochure. Don’t worry; it’s not a trick. […]


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Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty

211 Olde Oak Lane, Sunset Beach, NC 28468

George and Elisabeth Smith are the Realtors of choice for those who want real personal attention. They are proactive professionals who are on your side! Elisabeth is a Strategic Pricing Specialist (SPS), and she is fluent in German. George is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), a Graduate of the Realtors Institute (GRI) and a Certified New Homes Sales Specialist (CSP).