Home off River Road considered a ‘best buy’ in the local housing market this week

Home off River Road considered a ‘best buy’ in the local housing market this week

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An elevated home located in the Ocean Forest Lakes neighborhood off of River Road is one that Just for Buyers Realty has labeled as a best buy in Wilmington.

Just for Buyers Realty is a company that doesn’t take property listing, but looks through those already posted and highlights homes they feel are the best deals. They have no invested interest in the final sale.

“It’s a classic family style home with large living areas," said Kathleen Baylies with Just For Buyers Realty. “Thanks to fresh paint, new kitchen floor tile, and bedroom carpeting, the place feels much newer than it’s 2007 build date suggests."

The home is located at 304 Okeechobee Road in Wilmington. It has a termite bond and is outside the city limits, so the homeowner just has county taxes to worry about.

“There’s a large screen porch with plenty of room for both sitting and dining furniture and an adjacent covered deck,” Baylies said. “This home sits on higher ground, out of the flood zone.”

Some positives:

  • very large media or bonus room
  • second story deck overlooking the backyard

Some drawbacks:

  • the yard - while it’s relatively large (.39 acres), the front lawn dips into a large culvert. The back yard isn’t flat
  • A couple minor maintenance issues...a fogged window, caulking drying out on the kitchen counter and a bathroom vanity

The price was recently reduced to $389,995. That's a bit over $110/sf, which (depending on how you dice the numbers) is anywhere from $15-35/sf less than other homes selling in the area.

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