Paula Vargas Featured in WILMA Magazine

Approaching Homeownership

Helping first-time homeowners, Spanish-speaking community

By SAMANTHA KUPIAINEN

Growing up, PAULA VARGAS dreamed of buying and owning houses. Born and raised in Colombia in South America, she would constantly tell her siblings and mom about how one day, she’d have a house and fill it with people. When Vargas was eleven years old, her parents decided to move her and her family to Wilmington thanks to a refugee program and sponsorship from First Presbyterian Church in downtown Wilmington.

Nineteen years later, Vargas is still in Wilmington, but now she’s helping others buy houses.

Vargas’s journey to real estate started back in 2019 when she was working as the manager of a pawn shop for seven years. After doing a little bit of research about the home-buying process, she discovered the real estate agent’s role in the process, then wasted no time in obtaining her real estate license in 2020. Today, she is a broker with Tidal Realty Partners under eXp Realty.

“The pawn business is very similar to real estate,” Vargas says. “You’re helping somebody overcome something. It’s either selling their merchandise or selling a house or purchasing something. I was the manager, and I had to make sure the money was right at the end of the day, I had to make sure we were purchasing the right number of items, and that we were paying the customer the right amount — not too much, not too little.”

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$139,900
Neighborhood: Campus Edge
2
Beds
2
Baths
694
Sq.Ft.
1984
Year Built
1
Day on Site
100446776
MLS
$259,000
Neighborhood: Merestone
2
Beds
2
Baths
939
Sq.Ft.
1997
Year Built
1
Day on Site
100446779
MLS
$607,000
Neighborhood: Downtown
4
Beds
3
Baths
1,784
Sq.Ft.
1898
Year Built
2
Days on Site
100446676
MLS
$289,000
Neighborhood: Sunset Park
2
Beds
1
Baths
885
Sq.Ft.
1941
Year Built
2
Days on Site
100446694
MLS
$365,000
Neighborhood: Colonial Village
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,117
Sq.Ft.
1941
Year Built
2
Days on Site
100446712
MLS
$473,790
Neighborhood: Blake Farm
5
Beds
3
Baths
2,511
Sq.Ft.
2024
Year Built
2
Days on Site
100446723
MLS
$632,500
Neighborhood: Riverlights
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,417
Sq.Ft.
2024
Year Built
2
Days on Site
100446726
MLS
$676,500
Neighborhood: Timbers At Whiskey Branch
4
Beds
3
Baths
2,585
Sq.Ft.
2024
Year Built
2
Days on Site
100446730
MLS
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,404
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
2
Days on Site
100446732
MLS
Open 5/26
725 Ocracoke Dr Wilmington,  NC 28412
$550,000
Neighborhood: Snows Cut Landing
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,900
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
3
Days on Site
100446349
MLS
Open 5/26
5008 Villa Place W Wilmington,  NC 28409
$450,000
Neighborhood: Sun Court Villas
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,048
Sq.Ft.
1984
Year Built
3
Days on Site
100446358
MLS
Open 5/26
5084 Whitner Dr Wilmington,  NC 28409
$565,000
Neighborhood: Holly Glen Estates
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,038
Sq.Ft.
2006
Year Built
3
Days on Site
100446366
MLS

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