Monday, April 26, 2021 / by Anne Rose
What's Up | rentals to get outside and get going
Wrightsville Beach Bikes and Boards, 910.599.0774- bicycle rental service
The Spoke and Wheel Bike Rentals, 317 North 14th Street, 910.228.9822 - bicycle rental service
Bike Cycles, Mayfaire Community Center, 910.256.2545 - bicycle rental service
Wrightsville Kayak Company, 101 Causeway Drive, 910.599.0076 - kayak and bicycle rentals
Carolina Coast Harley-Davidson, 6620 Market Street, 910.792.9997 - motorcycle rentals
Got Shade Beach Rentals, 7230 Wrightsville Avenue, 910.597.3788 - bicycle rental service
Pleasure Island Rentals, 2 North Lake Park Boulevard, 910.458.4747 - canoe and kayak rental service
Kayak Carolina, Kure Beach, 910.458.9171 - kayak rentals and guided tours
Wilmington Water Tours, 212 South Water Street, 910.338.3134 - boat tour agency
Cape Fear Riverboats, 101 South Water Street, 910.343.1611 - boat tour agency
Cape Fear River Adventures, 1317 Middle Sound Loop Road, 910.620.0296 - canoe and kayak tours ...
Friday, April 23, 2021 / by Anne Rose
A home buyer has many choices to make when house hunting, from deciding upon a neighborhood, to determining a budget and organizing personal finances for a down payment, closing costs, and various other new home buyer expenses. One of the largest decisions a home buyer makes is selecting the type of mortgage they will use to purchase their home.
Mortgage loans fall into two primary categories: fixed rate and adjustable rate (ARM). There are a few hybrid combinations of both types of mortgages, and some derivatives of each as well. A conversation with a mortgage broker that includes an in-depth review of personal finances will determine which products a home buyer qualifies for, and which makes the most sense for their personal financial situation.
A mortgage is the amount of money borrowed to pay the purchase price of real estate, plus the interest charged on top of the principal by the lender. The interest rate charged by mortgage lender, whether it’s a traditional bank ...
Sunday, March 28, 2021 / by Anne Rose
What's Up | activities and happenings
Local farmers' markets are opening this month! Check your community page on Facebook for schedules and locations.
Cinnaholic Wilmington GRAND Opening! | Friday, April 2 11am-9pm - Award-winning gourmet cinnamon rolls - as seen on ABC's Shark Tank, are now in Wilmington, at 6841 Conservation Way.
Family Fishing at Millers Pond | Thursday, April 8 6-7:30pm - A full afternoon of fishing for the entire family, with lessons and tips. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Topsail Turtle Project Orientation | Wednesday, April 14 1-3pm - sign up and orientation to become a beach walker and nest sitter with the Topsail Turtle Project. This is a ZOOM event.
Kiwanis Annual Plant Sale | Saturday, April 17 9am - Hampstead Kiwanas Park
The First Wilmington Campaign 1781 with Rick Morrison at the Burgwin-Wright House & Gardens | Tuesday, April 20 5:30pm - Historical discussion of British Southern Strategy in the American Revolutionary ...
Monday, March 22, 2021 / by Anne Rose
Buyers looking at waterfront property are often motivated by the convenience and caché of owning private, direct access to water. In southeastern coastal North Carolina, this could be property with frontage on the Cape Fear River, Intracoastal Waterway, or the Atlantic Ocean.
Buyers considering purchasing a home on the water need to consider how they intend to enjoy their new waterfront home.
If the view is your primary motivation for living on the water, the direction that the home faces is important. An east-facing home will provide views of the sunrise, and over the Atlantic Ocean, those early morning vistas can be spectacular. For sunsets, west-facing windows and decks will give the optimal perch to enjoy the waning day. Homes that face south often have light all day, and can provide a view of both sunrise and sunset.
Views of the water can be impacted by easements or a community’s covenants, conditions, and restrictions. Waterfront property should be evaluated f ...
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 / by Anne Rose
Teri Moylan, Broker/REALTOR®, offers her knowledge of Carolina Beach, just across Snows Cut Bridge on the Atlantic Intra Coastal Waterway, and the first town on Pleasure Island.
A Top-Rated Coastal Carolina Beach Town
Carolina Beach is just south of Wilmington, North Carolina, and is a great vacation spot, and a wonderful location for people who want to buy their share of the dream and live at the beach. It's a sportsman's paradise in terms of sports fishing and boating and many other things. If you want to take surf lessons, stroll along the beach, or enjoy a dip in the ocean - which during the summer months can get up to 80 degrees.
"I've lived a lot of places, and I've visited many beaches," say Teri, "but there are not many beaches across the country where you can swim in something that feels like bath water and is still refreshing!"
Local love Carolina Beach for all that it has to offer, from the shops, the restaurants, and Britt's Donuts. The boardwalk helps ma ...