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Get Smart: Lowest Priced New Home in Corolla – Loaded with Smart Home Technology & A Pool!

This beautiful new construction home, located in the Monteray Shores community in Corolla, NC is offered by Homes by Eillu.  It has just been finished and is “move in” ready to be personalized with all your decorative furniture and touches.  The attention to details is already apparent in the high end fixtures and finishes that will remain timeless.  Think granite counter tops, fully tiled baths, and custom cabinets.  This is one home you must see – such a great value and offered at $399,900. 

848 Golden Bluff Way - rear elevation

The home, located at 848 Golden Bluff Way, Corolla NC 27927, is 2087 square feet with 459 square feet of decks/porches.  There are 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths.  The generous 12×24’ Cape May fiberglass pool is fully fenced with a concrete deck.  Grab some deck chairs, a table, and your BBQ to get the party started.  The pool area is already wired for outdoor speakers, so bring your phone with all your music.

848 Golden Bluff Way - pool area

This home is technologically advanced with the latest smart home features.  There are various sensors in the home which are connected to the smart hub.  Of course, you can also control the features using your smart phone too.  The smart home devices included with the home are light controls, keyless entry, automated thermostats that maximize energy efficiency and allow you to control them from anywhere in the world (with internet connection).  There is also a front entry camera.  This will allow you to answer the door with your smart phone even if you are thousands of miles away.  You can also view the image to get real time status of the front door area.  There is a water leak sensor to alert you should a leak be detected when you are not at home or even if you are home for faster response.  The home comes pre-wired for audio/speakers in the great room, rec room, pool and deck area.  Each room comes hard wired for high speed internet and smart tv’s.  There is wireless internet and USB charging built into the power outlets in the great room, master BR, rec room and kitchen.  These features are convenient and allow the owner to take advantage of IoT (Internet of Things) today and in the future.

The ground floor has a fun game room or recreation room with custom cabinetry with granite countertop, a wet bar, refrigerator and microwave.  There is recessed lighting and luxury vinyl flooring that is waterproof but has the look of wood.  This room opens up to the pool area and outside shower and will be great for entertaining.  The ground floor also has the 4th bedroom, typically used as children’s bedroom, with an attached full bath.  There is access to the area from the carport and a storage area in the carport. 

848 Golden Bluff Way - game room wet bar

The first floor includes the master bedroom with attached master bath.  The master bath has double vessel sinks, granite counter tops and custom cabinets.   The color selections are neutral but not boring and will have wide appeal and multiple final decorating possibilities. 

848 Golden Bluff Way - master bath    848 Golden Bluff Way - shower

The master bedroom has a private balcony with a view out the front of the home while the other two bedrooms each have a slider to access the deck that spans the entire back of the home and overlooks the pool.  There are two other bedrooms with a shared full bath on this level.  All the bedrooms include ceiling fans with lights, wall to wall carpet extending into the closet for increased comfort underfoot.  The whirlpool washer and dryer are located centrally on this floor to make laundry easy and convenient. 

848 Golden Bluff Way - BR

 

The second floor, or top floor is the open floor plan or “great room” with high ceilings, dramatic pendant lights, chandelier and decorative fans.  The luxury vinyl floor is waterproof and has the look of wood but will last for years with no maintenance. 

848 Golden Bluff Way - great room

The generous kitchen will delight the chef in the family with a bar area that allows the family to converse and watch the cooking action.  The kitchen has the latest style gray custom cabinets with granite counter tops and all Whirlpool stainless steel appliances (electric range, refrigerator, microwave, and dishwasher).  The under mount stainless steel sink has a pull-out spray faucet to make filling that large pots for pasta or crabs easy.

848 Golden Bluff Way - Kitchen

The living area has an electric fireplace with custom stone work as the focal point.  There are two sliders out to the deck which spans the entire back of the home and overlooks the pool.  There is a large dining area to comfortably seat your family and guests.  This floor also has a powder room or half bath.

848 Golden Bluff Way - fireplace

Perhaps more important than the state of the art interior features and the things you see are the things you don’t see but will appreciate for years to come.  The home is designed with high end materials to last for years.  The sofit and fascia are maintenance free.  The windows, front door with sidelights are Pella energy efficient and the heat pump/AC is 13 seer.  There is a 50 gallon quick recovery water heater so no one will end up with a cold shower.  The electric panel is 200 Amps, the wiring is copper, the plumbing is non-corrosive PVC.  The yard is landscaped and includes motion sensor outdoor lights.  The siding is LP smart siding that comes with a 5/50 year warranty. 

848 Golden Bluff Way - side elevation

This home includes a 4 year New Home American Home Shield Warranty (click here for what’s covered) and a 1 year Builder Warranty. 

Monteray Shores is a wonderful well established community that offers many amenities such as Tennis Courts, Community Pool, Club house with lounge area, Basketball Court, Playground and two Sound side Piers and waterfront small craft launch area. Centrally located in Corolla, it is only few minutes from the Sound and the Ocean; it is close to all shopping, restaurants and local attractions. This fun beach home is perfectly suitable for a second home or vacation rental. You can read more about the community of Monteray Shores here.

Homes by Eillu has many new construction packages available.  Call today to schedule an appointment to view this home or visit our next project. 

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How to Boost Sale of Your Home with a Home Warrantee

Eillu-home-warrantees-help-sell-homeNo doubt about it, home warrantees offer peace of mind for home buyers, home sellers and even the real estate agents.  Buying and selling a home can be the most stressful time period in a person’s life.  It is full of decisions and many people will second guess themselves or have doubts regarding making the best decision.  A home warrantee shifts the risk of future repairs to the warrantee company so everyone sleeps better.

Sell Faster, for More Money

A study from the Service Contract Industry Council (SCIC), reported homes sell for $2300 more and 16% faster with a system and appliance warrantee than homes without a warrantee.

A property with a home warrantee is more attractive than a similar property without one.  Even after the most thorough home inspections, there is no guarantee that issues won’t appear after closing.  Many times, buyers are using much, if not all, their savings to purchase the home.  The fear that something may break or need repair after they move in can lead to some sleepless nights. 

Home sellers and real estate agents who purchase a home warrantee for a property for sale will attract more buyers by eliminating one potential objection.  Many times, the warrantee also covers the seller while the home is listed and available for sale; providing valuable protection without delays in the sale process.  Buyers who may be stretching funds to purchase a home tend not to consider diverting funds to purchase the warrantee on a subject property, but should.  Especially first time buyers, who are accustomed to calling on a landlord for repairs will have a trusted source for repairs and minimal out of pocket expense.

Competitive Edge

A home warrantee provides a competitive edge in a buyers’ market, especially when competing homes are similar in age, construction and amenities.  Homes under warrantee suggest the homeowners care about the home and have maintained it well during their ownership.

Ideal for Older Homes

Many buyers prefer older or historical homes but fear the potential repair costs.  Warrantees can be purchased for homes of any age and will cover the appliances and systems as long as they were in working order when the warrantee is purchased.  This will eliminate the fear buyers may have about a home with older appliances and systems.  An older home with a warrantee can compete with new construction with the same reassurance.  Some buyers prefer the mature trees and other aesthetics of established neighborhoods above the sterility of new construction.

Negotiation Edge

Sellers may want to offer a home warrantee to cinch the deal when negotiating.  If a buyer is looking for a price concession due to the age of the appliances or concerns from a home inspections, offering a home warrantee will go far to calm the fear.  Sellers can purchasing a home warrantee for a few hundred dollars versus thousands asked by the buyers in reduced purchase price.

Protects, Buyers, Sellers, Realtors, and Other Parties

A home warrantee can be purchased by the buyers, sellers or even the real estate agent to help a transaction move smoothly and quickly for a higher sale price.  It provides protection from surprise breakdowns before, during and after the sale.  It can even aid in mortgage approval by reducing the risk the buyer may face unknown repair costs.  This gives all parties peace of mind. 

If a system or appliance breaks, none of the parties have to suffer a large out of pocket cost and only a small deductible needs to be paid.  A home warrantee can avoid disputes regarding seller disclosures.  Should something break after the sale when a warrantee is in place, there is no reason to litigate to recover the costs as the home warrantee will cover the majority of the expenses.

Let Eillu help you sell your home faster for more money.  Home warrantees are only one of the tools is our tool box.  Talk to an agent today to get a custom market evaluation and view our sales presentation.  Yes, you can expect more with Eillu!

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Benefits of Purchasing a Home Warranty

benefits-home-warrantyPurchasing a home warranty is recommended for most home purchases, especially with preexisting homes. Many buy homes expecting them to be move-in ready with no issues. When issues do arise, the new homeowner may feel the seller is obligated to pay for the repair or that they were misinformed about the condition of the home or appliance. These issues can be prevented with the purchase of a home warranty by the buyer or seller.

What Is a Home Warranty?

A home warranty is an insurance policy that can be purchased by either the buyer or the seller, which covers different types of issues with appliances in the home, including repairs and replacement of broken items. Home warranties often cover heating systems, water heaters, stove ranges, dishwashers, garbage disposals, electrical wiring, and small appliances like microwaves. Some warranties even extend to air conditioners, dryers, washing machines, pools and water pumps. On average, a home warranty can be purchased for $350-$1000 per year depending on the extent of the coverage.

Why Purchase a Warranty?

Sellers:

  • Having a home warranty included in the purchase of a home can bring more prospective buyers to your property because the buyers know that any appliance issues will be covered.
  • If something does break in the home, you will not have to worry about the final buyer asking for you to pay for the repair or replacement of the appliance. This transfers any obligation to repair or replace from the hands of the seller to the insurance company.
  • If your home has old appliances, it is more than likely cheaper to purchase a home warranty than all new appliances to make the home more appealing. The buyer can be informed about the home warranty and this can help them see past the older appliances.
  • Warranties only need to be purchased once the home is sold. This means you can use money from the home closing to purchase the home warranty.

Buyers:

  • After purchasing a home, buyers have often used all of their spare savings in the purchase and they are not planning for the expense of broken appliances. A home warranty can take the extra financial pressure of potential appliance issues away from the buyer.
  • Many sellers already include a home warranty within the home sale as an incentive. If there is not a home warranty included, you can ask for the seller to include that in the home price to ensure your purchase.

These are just a few reasons why you should include a home warranty in the sale or purchase of your home. Have questions regarding home warranties? Contact our experts at Eillu to learn more.


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