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Carolyn W. Cook Broker-In-Charge NC License # 196793

Carolyn graduated from Realtors Institute in 2000 and has over 20 years of experience with Crystal Coast Real Estate.

“I love the lifestyle on the coast and enjoy helping buyers and sellers with their real estate decisions.”

“Integrity is my first motivation in helping you with your home purchase and I look forward to meeting and assisting you with your real estate needs.”

Prior to moving to the NC Coast, Carolyn was in full time service at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Durham, NC as their Financial Secretary. She relocated to the coast with her husband’s company and has enjoyed living here for the past 25 years.

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Real Estate Blog

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4 Tips to Help You Afford Your First Home

Are you working toward buying your first home? If so, we would love to help you! Here are 4 tips that you could incorporate into your saving strategy.

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The Best Reasons to Relocate to the NC Coast

Living the beach life is something that you have always wanted. You would love to live the beach life with your feet in the sand and hearing the waves crashing onto the shore. Watching the sunsets and sun rises on the beach feels like something you will never be able to afford. The truth of    Read More…

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Simple Home Improvements Increase Home Value

With a budget of a few hundred dollars (or even zero dollars) and some elbow grease, you can dramatically increase the value of your home. Here are 8 tips you can try.

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How to Transition from Being a Renter to a Home Owner

When you rent a place to live, you usually don’t become overly attached to it because you only expect to be there for a short duration. If you have rented for years, it may initially be difficult to change your mindset when you purchase your first home in Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, and the surrounding    Read More…

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Three Tips to Sell Your House Faster

When you need to relocate quickly, the last thing you need is for your house to sit on the market for months. This can happen when you try to sell your home without a realtor or work with someone who doesn’t understand the local real estate market near Morehead City, North Carolina. We are sensitive    Read More…

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5 Tips for Planning a Successful Move

Thousands of people move to the North Carolina coast each year. If you’re one of them, welcome! If you’re also a Golf and Shores Properties client, you have worked with one of our REALTORS® to find the perfect new home, the seller has accepted your offer, and you have a closing date set. It’s time    Read More…

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What Determines How Much Your House is Worth?

At Golf & Shore Properties, we understand that you want to sell your house for as much as you possibly can. We also know that it’s important for home sellers to understand the process of establishing a selling price for your home. This not only gives you realistic expectations, it also provides you with the    Read More…

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What to Expect During Home Inspection

At Golf and Shore Properties, we find that both buyers and sellers are often nervous about the home inspection process. The main reason for a home inspection is for the buyer to know that the house he or she intends to purchase is structurally sound. The American Society of Home Inspectors dictates how the inspectors are to evaluate the various areas. Read more to learn what to expect during a home inspections.

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The Home Buying Process: Making an Offer

Here is a little bit about what home buyers will encounter during the process of making an offer on a home. Your REALTOR® is there to help you negotiate the best deal. So make sure you select an agent in which you have confidence!

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Essential Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

The time to educate yourself about the home buying process should happen long before you make an official offer on a house. We recommend that you start saving for your down payment as soon as you decide to buy instead of rent. The more you are can save, the less you will pay for your    Read More…

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Marketing Your Home to Sell

Marketing Momentum is everywhere and it has to do with the “moment”. Just like Instagram, here today, gone tomorrow. If you want to sell your house, consider the neighborhood as the number one market. This is a golden opportunity to meet the neighbors and have them meet your house. They are usually in your neighborhood    Read More…

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Finding Your “Homeville”

What are your wants once you get beyond the material facts? What would you be prepared to pay and what kind of terms do you need or will you offer? This of course will be greatly determined by your Loan Advisor. Hopefully, you have already done your homework. The internet is the biggest source for    Read More…

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What You Need to Know About Choosing a REALTOR ®

Here’s the skinny. If you go straight to the Listing Agent, will you get a good deal? Perhaps, but keep in mind, that Agent is working for the Seller and is obligated to get the Seller the best deal. Who is dealing on your behalf? Now, one would say that two Agents muddy the water.    Read More…

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What Sets Golf & Shore Properties Apart From Other REALTORS ®?

We build. We have a builder in our office. We can design your home or build a plan that you have found. We also have lots in various areas that you can build on. Not only is this unique but extremely helpful in explaining the building process. Our infrastructure in Carteret County is a mix    Read More…

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Need Help Moving to the NC Coast?

Real Estate Agents in North Carolina are often offered free or reduced prices for programs utilized in writing a contract. ZipLogix is a company that provides these contracts. They are a valuable tool and necessity in implementing the sale and listing of properties used daily by many professionals. Recently, zipLogix announced that they would partner    Read More…