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March 2022 Around the Azalea Coast | news and updates from your Realtors in southeastern coastal North Carolina

Thursday, February 24, 2022   /   by Anne Rose

March 2022 Around the Azalea Coast | news and updates from your Realtors in southeastern coastal North Carolina

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Updates and Happenings from beautiful Southeastern Coastal North Carolina.

"Don't let small thinking cut your life down to size. Think big, aim high, act bold. And see just how big you can blow up your life."
- Gary Keller, Founder of Keller Williams

What's Up | enjoy a flurry of new restaurants

Spring is arriving and bringing with it some new restaurants in the Cape Fear area, the expansion of some of our favorites, and others moving to new locations. Fill the coming month with visits to some of these exciting eateries:

True Blue Butcher and Barrel in the South Front District is owner/chef Bobby Zimmerman's spinoff of True Blue Butcher and Table. At 110 Greenfield Street, this new venture of Zimmerman's serves "reinterpreted bar food," with nods to Asian street food. Order the kai yang wings and enjoy outstanding craft cocktails.

Bald Head Coffee, which was started 2021 as an online-only company, has opened a coffee showroom in Southport, featuring small batch, roasted-in-the-Carolinas coffees.

Independence Mall, which has undergone a recent large-scale renovation, has added new eateries to the food court, including Jersey Mike's Subs, First Watch, Masa Sushi & Eastern Kitchen, and Aye! Toro. California-based Dave's Hot Chicken will open in March.

Pho Vanhly in Porter's Neck opened in November and features Lao-Vietnamese dishes, including spring rolls, banh mi, lettuce wraps, and noodle specialties.

Aidan Crofton is moving his artisan soft pretzel bakery to a new location on Market Street, with almost double the space at 2000 square feet. 

Brooklyn Arts District is the lucky neighborhood for the new eateries The Kitchen Sink and Three10 Restaurant. Just a few blocks away in downtown, at 224 South Water Street, Sauce'd has opened as Wilmington's first cocktail lounge and fry bar. 


Community Spotlight | coastal city guides

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Find a wealth of information about our coastal communities in snapshots and real estate market reports specific to the areas you are researching. Market reports include average home prices, home prices by high schools, average home size and price, and average price by number of bedrooms.

For New Hanover County, featured communities include Bayshore, Carolina Beach, Castle Hayne, Historic Downtown, and Landfall. There is information available with a click for Brunswick County's Leland, Oak Island, Shallotte, and St. James Plantation, and for Burgaw, Rocky Point, and Topsail Beach in Pender County. Many other communities are featured in KBT's Coastal City Guides.

Your KBT agent can tailor market information for your home search to help you compare communities and make an informed decision about your real estate investment.

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Tips from Real Estate Experts | moving with a pet

dog-g5a89a9934_1920.jpgRelocating and worried about doggy anxiety? Moving to a new home is exciting but it's easy to forget how our pets can be affected. Doggy-anxiety and cat stress are common during changes.

Planning ahead - from choosing a pet-friendly new neighborhood to budgeting for pet moving expenses - will help ease both your stress, and that of your pets. Updating contact information on tags, gathering vet records, and being prepared for move-in day at your new home all must go on your to-do list.

Find more tips for moving with a pet.

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Team Updates | kudos and welcomes


Realtor Teri Moylan posted a request for donations of peanut and jelly for Nourish NC's "Spread the Love" initiative in February.

"I had no idea the generosity that would be “spread” by so many people," says Teri. "A special shout out to my Woodberry Forest neighbors who contributed everything you see in this wagon! My trunk full of pb&j was delivered to Nourish NC to help make sure that no child goes hungry."


Hard work, smart negotiation strategies, awesome team members, valued clients, and leverage for everything from transaction coordination to marketing... that’s how KBT Realty Group - associated with Keller Williams INNOVATE reached QUADRUPLE Platinum for 2021.

The KBT team sold 283 properties last year, for a total of $83M.


Adam Bullock, who has been with KBT and Realtor Rick Binford as a client services specialist for almost two years, is now working as a full-time Realtor. He is putting his experience and detail-oriented expertise to work helping buyers and sellers with their real estate objectives.

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Listings | featured properties

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2780 Craven Street SW, Supply North Carolina
3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 5,788 sqft

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Lot for Sale
2777 Long Bay Drive SE, Southport North Carolina
St. James Plantation

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222 Carolina Beach Avenue N, Carolina Beach NC
1 Bedroom | 1 Bath | 437 sqft
Unit 103 $325,000
Unit 113 $325,000

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The KBT Realty team sold 283 properties last year, and we have HUGE goals for 2022. Who do you know that would be a fabulous asset to our team here in Wilmington as a Client Engagement Assistant?

To talk about joining the KBT team as a Broker/Realtor® - and how top rate leverage can help build your business - contact Janine Pugh, Director of Recruiting.


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Reviews | feedback from our clients

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Charles went above and beyond, helping me find the perfect home. He was professional and made the home buying experience a great one. I can’t speak highly enough of him and his team. If you’re looking for a realtor who truly cares about their clients he is your guy. - Rachel Robinson

Very pleased with the service of KBT. Everyone performed extremely well. Thank you! For a job well done. - Doug Jones

Charles Swain and Krystal Baird, we are grateful for your excellent work. Thanks to you and all your teammates for a job well done. - Marcia Jones

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