Friday, April 12, 2019 / by Anne Rose
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 ...
Friday, April 05, 2019 / by Anne Rose
Meet Broker/Realtor Ryan Naylor, the youngest member of the KBT Realty Group team, with seven month on the job, after passing his North Carolina state real estate exam on the first try. Ryan has already had success in real estate, with showings and closings.
Why real estate? As Ryan says, real estate is pretty much in the family: his mother is a Realtor, currently doing inside sales at KBT Realty; his father was a Wall Street commercial lender; Kirk Pugh, Ryan's step father, is also his Broker-in-Charge; and, his grandfather is a producing agent.
As a Millennial, the tech-friendly environment at Keller Williams is especially appealing. He sees the company rolling out new technology on a daily basis. The Kelle app puts tools at a seller's fingertips, and makes buyers' searches more efficient and focused. Ryan notes that technology can empower an agent with personalization and information that makes the best use of both real estate expertise and a clients' time.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 / by Anne Rose
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 ...
Thursday, February 07, 2019 / by Anne Rose
Divorce is hard.
Navigating a real property settlement agreement shouldn't be.
Property transactions add a level of stress and complexity to any divorce. You need a realtor on your team. KBT Realty Group realtors have the expertise to deal with delicate situations firmly and compassionately - traits required to manage this process for you.
KBT Realty Group is an industry leader made up of a team of highly skilled professionals. We have risen to the top ranks of our industry by valuing the client and our integrity above the transaction.
We stay laser-focused on service, communication, marketing and expert negotiation; all of which results in our helping hundreds of families achieve their desired result each and every year. Our practice is primary focused on residential real estate; however, we are proficient in commercial dispositions, development, and investment property.
We operate our business from a position of gratitude and with a servant’s heart
At th ...
Monday, January 21, 2019 / by Anne Rose
Meet Broker/Realtor Fred Teachey, who brings close to 25 years of local experience to KBT Realty Group - associated with Keller Williams. Fred is from the Wilmington area, and now lives in Castle Hayne, just a few minutes from the North Branch of the Cape Fear River.
The Cape Fear River is a destination for boating, family recreation, and enjoying the weather. This area was under water after Hurricane Florence, but people are recovering with help of the entire community.
Fred sees that the market in the Castle Hayne area is strong, with home prices increasing, low inventory, and attractive interest rates. There are a number of programs to help buyers qualify for mortgages, and more programs coming to the area every day, some specifically to assist with hurricane recovery.
Fred Teachey sells property throughout Pender County, New Hanover County, and Brunswick County. He sees that there are exciting things happening in the Castle Hayne and greater Brunswick County area. Th ...