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Excess Humidity and Moisture, Not Enough AC in Oceanfront Beach House

A house I manage in Topsail Island North Carolina has always had issues with the AC. Here are a list of problems which were solved after decades of problems: Poor air flow from Air Conditioner Condensation in walls Moisture in upstairs bathroom Wetness around metal wall switches Corroded electrical outlets After only 5 years, the …

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Getting a Refund for a Vacation Rental After Hurricane Florence

In September 2018 I wrote about tenants being legally eligible for refunds after Hurricane Florence (if you’re attempting to get a refund, visit that page also). I knew there was a problem after hearing from multiple people who were burned, so in October I wrote about Topsail Island realty agencies denying refunds to tenants. Despite …

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Will My Real Estate Agent Help Rent My Beach House While I Sell It?

Almost no real estate agent in the Snead’s Ferry or Topsail Island area will rent your vacation house for you. Contrary to popular belief, real estate agents make very little money off of selling homes. They generally receive 25% of that 7% listing fee. Selling a $400,000 property is a tremendous amount of work, and …

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Iconic Surf City Swing Bridge Pieces Not Available to Public But You Can Still Get Art

I’ve been driving across the iconic Surf City Swing Bridge for 15 years. While it’s not nearly as long or as often as some people who live on the island full time, I sure will miss the sound of my tires on the bridge making the whirring sound and ker-thunk ker-thunk as I drove across …

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