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December 2021 Around the Azalea Coast | events and community news in Southeastern Coastal North Carolina

Friday, December 3, 2021   /   by Anne Rose

December 2021 Around the Azalea Coast | events and community news in Southeastern Coastal North Carolina

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Updates and Happenings from beautiful Southeastern Coastal North Carolina.

"At Christmas, all roads lead home."

What's Up | Our Holiday Traditions

janine.pngWe love taking in all the area Christmas lights! Every year, we make certain not to miss Lake Lindas Christmas Lights in Hampstead, and Airlie Gardens in Wilmington. The Airlie Garden Christmas celebration sells out early every year, so if you missed getting your tickets this year, make sure to note it for next year. We also love Wilmington Christmas Lights, and you can find the details at www.wilmingtonchristmaslights.com. There is a Facebook page for the Wilmington lights events, too. 

anne copy.pngWhen I lived in downtown Wilmington,I made sure to do my evening walks down Second Street, between Nun and Ann. The entire row of Victorian homes are light up, with sparkling ornaments hanging in the trees. It's absolutely magical. This year my family made the day-trip to Greenbrook Gardens, in Murrells Inlet South Carolina. The 9100 acre property features stunning sculptures, in themed gardens that are dramatically light for the season. One of the things about the Cape Fear that is wonderful are the many attractions and activities within an hour or two drive. Thrifting and treasure hunting is awesome this time of year. A few years ago, I found a beautiful trifle bowl at the Rescue Mission thrift shop on 4th and Castle Streets, so every year, I now make a proper English trifle for Christmas dessert.

Lake Linda's Lights in Hampstead is a wonderful holiday display to check out. We drive through every
liz.pngyear - MULTIPLE TIMES. It's free to the public. They accept donations for help and donations for Toys for Tots. Santa is on scene and the family is just wonderful. Def a Holiday Must for our family. And then home to bake sugar cookies and 8 hrs of Pierogi Making!

mary ellen.pngMany holiday events and traditions in Kure Beach and Carolina Beach. On December 4th, there is the Carolina Beach Holiday Market at Carolina Beach Lake Park, with local artists and vendors set up selling holiday crafts etc. The same evening, beginning at 6:00pm, there is the Island of Lights Christmas Flotilla that starts at the marina and sail to Snow's Cut and back to the marina. There is great viewing at Stoked Restaurant. Get your reservation now! One of our favorites is to visit the light display at the Carolina Beach Lake Park. We bundle up and take the dog for a nice walk and we ALWAYS pose in front of the tin soldier light display for our annual holiday photo. For something new this year, Kure Beach is having the Holiday Whoobie Whatty on December 17th from 5:30-7:30 pm. It will start with the movie viewing of the 2000 version of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and there will be face painting, cookie decorating and photos with The Grinch. Each year, Carolina Beach and Kure Beach alternate the New Year's Eve celebration. This year, Kure Beach is hosting and the festivities start at 9:00 pm. It is always a great time!

I Have a Question! | What are Comparable Sales?

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Realtors often talk in "alphabet soup" and sometimes an agent mentions a "CMA." This stands for comparable market analysis or comparative market analysis.

We look at similar properties that have sold recently, what the sold cost per square foot was, and how another property compares. The trick in today's market is giving our professional opinion on what the Real Estate market is saying a property is worth.

Watch Broker Teri Moylan's quick explanation of Comparable Sales.

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Team Updates | kudos and more


KBT Realty earned October 2021 Top Producer recognition from the southeastern coastal North Carolina Keller Williams Market Center. Agents on our team had outstanding numbers in listings, properties under contract, and closings.


Janine and Kirk Pugh attended the Access of Wilmington fundraising gala at the Blockade Runner. Janine is on the Access Board of Directors. In addition to supporting an excellent local cause, "I seriously love a man in a bow tie," notes Janine.

The Access of Wilmington All-Star Ball featured keynote speaker Emma Schieck. The organization provides services that help more than 750 children, adults, and veterans living with disabilities in southeastern North Carolina. ACCESS Fit and Miracle League are among the programs run by Access.


The 1st Annual "Golden Ladle" went to Charles Swain for his entry in the KBT Chili Cook-off. Charles' secret recipe includes four types of beans, fire-roasted diced tomatoes, and a medium level of spice that pleased the judges' palates.

Charles had help in the kitchen from his real estate sidekick, #flatcharles. 

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KBT team members turned out to support Fred Teachey and Freedom Sailing in the 2nd Annual Freedom Sailing Cornhole Tournament at Capt'n Bill's Backyard Grill.

Freedom Sailing supports military veterans by providing independence building through sailing adventures tailored to accommodate physical and emotional disabilities, including PTSD.

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Listings | featured properties

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Reviews | feedback from our clients

  • Many thanks to Adam Hashem for finding us the perfect 2nd home in Southport. Adam went over and above finding us this home and helping us throughout the process. Special thanks for being there for the final walkthrough. The KBT team was also very helpful and we would highly recommend Adam and his team. - brodrigs123, Zillow user

  • Fred made selling this property so easy we hardly had to do anything - he and his staff did it all for us and sold it within a month. We are so happy, thank you Fred! - Neeta Singh

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