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Thursday, February 25, 2021   /   by Anne Rose

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

What's Up | activities and happenings
Now through August 28, 2022 | The Cape Fear Museum of New Hanover County opens an exhibit exploring the global water story. H2O Today is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Travel Exhibition Services (SITES).

Saturday, March 6, 9am-2pm | BSL Neighbors Market, 3280 George II Highway SE, Southport, twice monthly local market showcasing local talent, fresh produce, and crafts.

Sunday, March 7, 11am-2pm | Skywatch Bird Rescue Open Visiting. Meet many of the resident birds and emus. Bring the kids with lettuce and grapes to feed the birds, and carrots and apples for the goats and donkeys.

Saturday, March 13, 10am | Saint Patrick's Crawl for All on Main, with live music, golf cart parade and fun for all ages. Bouys on the Boulevard, 93 South Ocean, North Myrtle Beach.

Thursday, March 18, 6pm-8pm | Live@CAM: Bill Alston, solo guitarist covering jazz classics and popular music, performing at the CAM Cafe in the Cameron Art Museum. R ...

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Monday, February 22, 2021   /   by Anne Rose

Meet the Photographer: Salina Wilkins, Real Estate Photography

Salina Wilkins began her photographic journey in 1993 in the Marine Corps as a Combat Photographer shooting black & white film and creating products in the darkroom. She ended her military career over twenty years later as a Visual Information Officer, having taught photography to hundreds of Department of Defense students and managed visual projects in the photographic, cinematographic, and graphic arts fields.





Salina's portfolio includes studio portraiture, military training and exercises, criminal investigative and forensic photography, event documentation, weddings, and natural light family photography. Since 2019, she has been doing real estate photography.


She often jokes that if she was able to capture amazing and sharp images of active Marines training and also toddlers on-the-go, stunning photos of stationary homes are a breeze!

Salina has found a new passion in showcasing properties through her lens. She believes her inherent attention-to-detail and we ...

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021   /   by Anne Rose

Financing a Condo Versus Financing a Townhome

Buyers considering the options between a condo and a townhome need to understand the differences in obtaining a mortgage for either type of home.

Purchasing a townhouse is more similar to purchasing a single family home: you own the structure and the land. Contrast that with buying a condo, where a buyer only purchases the space of the actual unit.

It’s important to classify the property correctly; buyers should confirm the designation with their realtor. Whether real estate is considered a condo or a townhome is a legal designation. Although describing many buildings a condo or a townhouse may seem obvious, there are some hybrid condos featuring detached units, site condos, or other variations. Aesthetically, buyers may not think there is a large difference between a townhome and a condo, but in terms of obtaining a mortgage, there are many differences.

"Townhomes and Condos may appear to be the same as both property types share a roof and walls. However there is a sp ...

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Monday, January 25, 2021   /   by Anne Rose

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

What's Up | activities and Valentine's shopping
Tues Feb 9, 10:30am | Camellias for Beginners with Matt Hunter, past president of the American Camellia Society, presented by Burgwin-Wright House. Email info@burgwinwrighthouse.com for the Zoom link. Donation suggested.

Wed Feb 10, 4pm | The Bellamy Mansion hosts an art exhibit "Outer Limits," original art in metal, glass, and paper by Sarah Sheffield and Elena Wright. Runs through March 20, 2021.

Fri Feb 19, 9am | Seaglass Meet the Maker Market, 2/19-21, 9-3 all days. More than 50 local vendors, 5601 Castle Hayne Road in Castle Hayne.

Valentine's Sweets for the Sweet

Here are some of our favorite stores for handmade and artisan chocolates, candies, and other confections:

Mon Ame Chocolate & Wine Bar, 19 South 2nd Street, Wilmington
Kilwins Chocolates & Ice Cream, 16 Market Street, Wilmington
Apple Annie's Bake Shop, 837 South Kerr Avenue, Wilmington
So Sweet Chocolates, 810 Pine Forest Road, Wilmingt ...

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Monday, January 11, 2021   /   by Anne Rose

State of the Real Estate Market/Year-end Review

Kirk Pugh, Broker/Realtor with KBT Realty Group - Keller Williams, in Wilmington North Carolina, reflects on 2020, a year which is in now in hindsight.

Eight days into 2021, and Kirk sees that the new year has started with a bang.

2020 was a challenging year for everybody on many different levels, although in real estate not one, Kirk reflects. Instead of talking about numbers, success, and patting the KBT Realty Group team on the back, suffice it to say, Kirk notes, that Wilmington North Carolina has a fast-paced, rapidly growing, dynamic real estate market that is extremely beneficial for sellers right now.

Certainly we can sell a house for top-dollar, in this market, in Wilmington, today, Kirk says. The challenge is, where does that seller go? Are they trading laterally, are they downsizing either from a location standpoint or a pricing standpoint? 

For sellers today making a decision about selling, is the value of the sale great enough to buy you out of the pa ...

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