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Wednesday, June 29, 2022   /   by Anne Rose

July 2022 Around the Azalea Coast | Cape Fears' Best Burgers | State of Real Estate: 15 Questions | What's up at KBT

Updates and Happenings from beautiful Southeastern Coastal North Carolina.

“The people we live with and work with on a daily basis deserve our full attention.”
- Gary Keller, Founder of Keller Williams

What's Up | our favorite BURGERS in the Cape Fear
The best burgers in town are at Angus Grill, hands down. #flatcharles agrees. - Charles Swain, Broker/Realtor®
Winnie's Tavern  is currently owned by Winnie’s granddaughter, Wendy, and has been a burger lovers' institution in Wilmington since 1957. The "Trailer Park Burger" is probably the most popular item on the menu. Great dive bar to grab a burger and a cold one. - Mary Ellen Slugg, Director of Operations

Trailer Park Burger at Winnie's Tavern, photo courtesy of Port City Foodie

Fork and Cork at the downtown Wilmington location has awesome burgers! Winnie's is on my list, and so is Mess Hall in the Cargo District. - Audrie Sierra, Broker/Realtor®
CBT Burger Food Truck is so ...

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Friday, June 17, 2022   /   by Anne Rose

Moving Day Tips For First-Time Homeowners

Contributed by Amy Craft
Even though experts say that the housing bubble is about to pop, the surge of first-time homeowners is not slowing down. As per Reuters’ update on the real estate market, almost 30% of all home sales in early 2022 were made by first-time homebuyers.
For many, this new milestone represents a fresh start rife with potential. However, before you can move into your hard-earned-dream home, there’s the important matter of moving in first. Since moving into a home isn't just about lugging in boxes, here’s how to do it right:

Hire movers with special services
Moving into your own home can be a lot more demanding than moving into a rental property because this usually means that you’re bringing more possessions.
As such, rather than taking on this responsibility solo, it’s a huge help to have professional movers onboard. Aside from helping you transport your items from point A to point B, an AskMoney guide to c ...

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022   /   by Anne Rose

June 2022 Around the Azalea Coast | updates and happenings from beautiful Southeastern Coastal North Carolina

Updates and Happenings from beautiful Southeastern Coastal North Carolina.

“Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls-- family, health, friends, integrity-- are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.”
- Gary Keller, Founder of Keller Williams

What's Up | our favorite local bands
Painted Man is great and does local shows like at American Fish Company in Southport. They are from Myrtle Beach, but come up this way frequently. - Carey McClure, Broker/Realtor®
Machine Gun and Jam Sandwich Band are the groups we love to go see play locally! - Nancy Baldridge, Listing Coordinator
Ray Cox is a singer/songwriter who lives in Wilmington. He plays at Landfall Country Club, Grand Cru, Cut & Pour, and Seagate Bottle Shop. If you're lucky, you will be treated to Ray's talent at a corporate event or private party. - Janine Pugh, Director of Recruiting

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Friday, May 20, 2022   /   by Anne Rose

Where We Sell: Waterford in Leland, North Carolina

Learn about Waterford, a master planned community in Leland, North Carolina, with Nancy Schappell, Broker/Realtor® at KBT Realty Group.
Good morning everyone. Just want to let you know that I'm coming from Waterford, which is a master planned community in Northern Brunswick County.
So the Waterford community is one of the first master planned communities. It's in Brunswick County, just off of Route 17 in the Northern section of Brunswick County, close to downtown Wilmington, but easily driveable to either the Southern Brunswick County beaches, Myrtle Beach or Wrightsville Beach to our north.
It's 575 acres and just shy of 1500 homes established in 2002. It has 17 miles of freshwater canals that you can either kayak or paddle board through and 12 miles of trails, beautiful clubhouse, which is just behind us with a beautiful pool. It's a clubhouse-style lifestyle, beautiful homes ranging anywhere from $400,000 to just shy of a million dollars. Brick built. So we have patio ...

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022   /   by Anne Rose

7 Reasons Buyers Need a Real Estate Agent When Buying New Construction

Being a homeowner is about much more than the walls that are around you. An experienced real estate agent understands all aspects of purchasing a home, from finding the neighborhood that best fits your lifestyle, to the financial intricacies of negotiation and closing.
If you are a buyer considering new construction for your next home, working with a real estate agent will ensure that you have a professional who is looking out for your interests. Although it is easy to walk into a model home and work directly with a builder, buyers often find that it is both confusing and frustrating to navigate the process on their own.
Here are some of the advantages of working with a real estate agent when you are buying new construction:

1. No Additional Cost
Working with a buyer's agent does not cost a prospective homeowner any additional fees, and does not increase the price of a new construction home. Buyer's agents are paid at closing by the builder/developer. Most real estate agents hav ...

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