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May 2022 Around the Azalea Coast | community news and industry updates from southeastern coastal North Carolina

Tuesday, April 26, 2022   /   by Anne Rose

May 2022 Around the Azalea Coast | community news and industry updates from southeastern coastal North Carolina

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Updates and Happenings from beautiful Southeastern Coastal North Carolina.

“The road to success is always under construction.”
- Gary Keller, Founder of Keller Williams


What's Up | the seafood markets we love


Seaview Crab Company, 6458 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington
Seasonal variety of fresh caught seafood always available from the extensive relationships Seaview maintains with local fishermen. Customer favorites include local-caught clean-on-spot North Carolina fish, crab claws, and catfish. With a midtown market headquarters at 1515 Marstellar Street, and multiple market locations, Seaview is the go-to for seafood lovers throughout the Cape Fear area.

  • Biggers Market Open Air Market and Produce, 6250 Market Street
  • Castle Hayne Open Air Market, 2009 Castle Hayne Road
  • Belville Open Air Market, 580 River Road SE
  • Tramway Open Air Market, 2424 Old Jefferson Davis Highway, Sanford
  • Spout Spring Open Air Market, 1643 NC-24, Cameron
For market hours, check the Seaview Crab Company website.


Eagle Island Seafood, 2500 US-421, Wilmington

Eagle Island Seafood has the throw-back feel of a roadside market, with extensive local seafood offerings, as well as produce and local grocery products. You will find the freshest shrimp, fish of the day ready for your culinary creations, and great prices, too.


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Clem's Seafood, 4351 Long Beach Road SE, Southport

Seasonal hours, fresh local fish, and produce vary throughout the day. With favorites like grouper, seabass, and flounder, crab, and oysters offered right off the boat, local seafood lovers know to check Clem's Facebook page for the day's catch and hours. Don't forget to grab a home made Key Lime pie to go with your dinner.


Intracoastal Seafood Market, 5039 Oleander Drive, Wilmington

Fresh seafood brought in daily by local Wilmington fisherman. The staff are helpful and will steer you in the right direction for both purchasing and preparing all of their offerings. Selection is determined by what comes in, and shoppers can expect to find triggerfish, tuna, flounder, black sea bass, wahoo, and shellfish. You will also find spice blends, breading, and other market basics.


Southern Breeze Seafood, 5138 Richlands Highway, Jacksonville

Oysters - fresh off the boat - as well as shrimp and fresh-caught fish at competitive prices. All their products are seasonal, so it's best to walk in and follow the knowledgeable staff recommendations for the day's catch. Check out their website for favorite seafood recipes.

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Community Spotlight | custom "Neighborhood Snapshot" 
 

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Want to keep an eye on the real estate market specific to your neighborhood? Need to watch the neighborhoods you are exploring for your new home? The Keller Williams Neighborhood Snapshot is a great tool. This online snapshot includes active listings, pending sales, average home price, average days on market, and an interactive neighborhood map.

Ask your KBT agent to create a custom neighborhood snapshot for you. Your agent can send it to your inbox as a one-time email, or set the snapshot up to come to you as an up-to-date monthly email. 


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Tips from Real Estate Experts | new construction vs resale


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Low inventory of existing homes is prompting greater numbers of prospective home buyers to consider purchasing new construction. 

If you cannot find exactly what you are looking for your next home - or check off enough of your wishlist to be able to make that big decision - you should talk with your real estate agent about building and explore land for sale in your desired communities.


Weigh the pros of new construction vs an existing home.



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Paul Charles has joined KBT Realty Group as agent services coordinator, providing property photography and video services. Paul has a BA in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Carolina, and an MS in Television/Film from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. A resident of Historic Downtown Wilmington, Paul is an experienced real estate photographer and videographer, and has worked on creating video for projects as diverse as Southern Living Magazine Idea House, Deep Point Marina, Canines for Service, and Friends School of Wilmington.


Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness to Krystal Rodney (Baird), Transaction Coordinator. Krystal was married in April with an exchange of vows on Wilmington's beautiful Riverwalk.



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Fred Teachey, Realtor®, has joined the board of Freedom Sailing, a nonprofit that helps veterans and active military reconnect, build camaraderie, and unwind after returning home from serving our country.

Fred and KBT Realty are sponsoring the Freedom Sailing 2nd Annual Wiffle Ball Golf Tournament on May 14th. The event begins at 12:30 with a Shotgun Start, and wraps with a BBQ dinner at 3:30. Purchase tickets online.

(Left, Fred at last year's Wiffle Ball tournament with raffle prize winners.)



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Who is that in the Homer costume on Access of Wilmington game day? KBT Commercial Realtor® Shawn Roberts, who volunteers to don the mascot garb.

"It's a little warm, but still so much fun," Shawn says. "I'm every kid's best friend!"

Access of Wilmington is a nonprofit organization that operates six different programs eliminating barriers to health and wellness through sports, recreation, and fitness to those with differing abilities. Janine Pugh, KBT Director of Lead Generation and Recruiting, is a board member of Access of Wilmington.









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Kirk Pugh, Alex Hernandez, and Janine Pugh (l to r) attended the NourishNC Grand Opening Cocktail Party at NourishNC's Forever Home at 3606 Market Street in Wilmington. Food stations sponsored by local restaurants treated guests who toured the new warehouse and helped raise funds to feed hungry kids in New Hanover County.

Pickle and Pig logo.pngSAVE THE DATE! KBT Realty Group is hosting the First Annual Pickle and Pig Pickleball Tournament, to benefit NourishNC. The tournament is scheduled for October 13 - 16, and will feature women's, men's, and mixed play, as well as a welcome event and a Sunday barbeque. Winners will be recognized following play. The tournament will be held at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington NC. 

Watch for Pickle and Pig Tournament registration details on the KBT Realty Facebook page.






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The pups of KBT are enjoying the spring weather! Axel and Daisy Brown love the sunshine on their faces. How about your best friends? 


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Listings | featured properties



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3819 Windy Point Road SW, Supply NC
Land Listing
$4,498,500

Windy Point - as it has been known for almost 100 years - is where the Intracoastal Waterway flows through 217+ acres of marshlands and navigable tidal creeks, intersecting the Shallotte River and containing several small islands, the two largest being 8.0 acres and 3.0 acres. These marshlands surround and accentuate the additional 3.0 acres of bulk-headed, mainland uplands fronting the Intracoastal Waterway.

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2780 Craven Street SW, Supply North Carolina
3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 5,788 sqft
$828,600

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1135 Veranda Court, Leland North Carolina
3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | 2,215 sqft
 $400,000

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Reviews | feedback from our clients

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"Ashley Dance assisted us with both a property purchase and sale. We highly recommend her and the entire KBT team. Excellent advise and knowledge of the market yielded us results above and beyond our expectations. Coordination by Ashley and the KBT group team provided a very professional and attractive listing and they streamlined the entire process making it simple and stress free." - Carol Tomel, Google Reviews


Leave us a review! Share your comments on KBT's Google Business page


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