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Friday, April 19, 2019   /   by Anne Rose

House Hunting with KBT: What's to Love About 207 Salt Marsh Lane

Kirk Pugh, Broker/Realtor, shares what he loves about the 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom coastal-style home at 207 Salt Marsh Lane in the gated community of Pecan Grove Plantation.

Which room do you love most?

The foodie in me loves this kitchen! It seems like there are endless feet of counter space, and the layout is a gourmet's dream. If you have more than one cook in the family, there is plenty of room in this bright kitchen for everyone to do their thing. The five-burner stove is awesome, and the stainless appliances are top-of-the-line. There are tons of floor to ceiling cupboards (and look at that crown moulding!) so storage of your gourmet toys and clever appliances will never be a problem. I could spend hours in this kitchen, doing my happy thing.

What is unique about this property?

This home has a lot of square footage - almost 4000 - and it's all on a single floor. You get a super first floor master ensuite, and the other three bedrooms with their ...

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Friday, April 12, 2019   /   by Anne Rose

Top Ten Things to Ask Your Real Estate Agent

You've finally found your dream house. It has all the features you are looking for, from shiny hardwood floors to a walk-in closet and an amazing location - all for an irresistible price. But those aren’t the only factors that go into getting your perfect home. Here are ten crucial questions to ask your real estate agent before you sign on the dotted line.

Handy Checklist of Questions for Your Agent
How old is the roof?

This is one of the most important things to ask your real estate agent. The price of asphalt roofing replacement is extremely pricey and is more common in beach towns like Wilmington. So ask your real estate agent how old the roof is, because the last thing you want is to buy a home with a damaged, weathered-down roof.

What are the parking restrictions around the house?

Here are a few more questions about parking: How many parking permits do you as the homeowner obtain? And can you get more if you decide to throw a party? If you have a large fam ...

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019   /   by Anne Rose

House Hunting with KBT: What We Love About 7123 Loqust Drive

Debbie Alford, Broker/Realtor, shares what she loves about the four bedroom, brick home at 7123 Loqust Drive, in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Which room do you love most?

I love the large open living area. A double sided gas fireplace provides a nice touch to both the living room and sunroom. The fireplace adds warmth and ambiance during cool fall nights, long winter weekends, and chilly spring evenings. 

What is unique about this property?

The Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors are gorgeous. They flow throughout the living area and hallways, and into the kitchen. The wainscoting and crown molding pull it all together.

What's not to miss?

The property is located in the heart of all the action. Mayfaire and Wrightsville Beach are just a short drive away. On a nice day, you can ride your bike to either place.

What is the neighborhood's personality? Is there anything special about living in this area?

The neighbo ...

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019   /   by Anne Rose

Real Estate Market Update for Jan - Feb 2019 | Kirk Pugh, Broker Realtor

Real Estate Market Update for Jan - Feb 2019 | Kirk Pugh, Broker Realtor

This is a cumulative January and February housing update for the Wilmington North Carolina and beaches, most notably New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick counties. National level information comes from the National Housing Report through Morgan Stanley. Local county information is pulled from the MLS.

Home Price Appreciation

The housing market has been great. Prices have been going up and there has been an affordability challenge discussed in the media. The home price appreciation has actually slowed somewhat. It looks like we are on track for about 5.6% for 2019. Granted, we are just into it, so that's from the first two months of the year. 

On a positive note, the median price of a house has actually fallen, just under 3%. At the same time mortgage rates have dropped about 3.5%, so we have actually had a little bit of easing in the affordability crunch. Homes have gotten easier to buy for ...

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Friday, March 15, 2019   /   by Anne Rose

House Hunting with KBT: What's to Love at 348 Tralee Road in Wilmington

Debbie Alford, Broker/Realtor, shares what she loves about the four bedroom, Craftsman-style home at 348 Tralee Road, in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Which room do you love most?

I love the openness of the kitchen, living area, and eating area. Many of my clients are looking for "open concept" homes, and this one is exactly that; you have clear sight lines from the living room to the informal dining room, to the wide and bright kitchen. The large island adds seating on one side, and a nice division between the cooking and food prep area, and the rest of the living space.

What is unique about this property?

This home is absolutely like-new. It was built by Stevens Fine Homes in October 2017. When it was being built, the sellers very wisely had Stevens Fine Homes finish off the second floor, to add a fourth bedroom and bath. The second floor space is great for a teen, for guests, for an office, or even for a family recreation space. ...

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