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Thursday, February 7, 2019   /   by Anne Rose

Divorce is Hard but Navigating a Real Property Settlement Agreement Shouldn’t Be

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 ...

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  real estate agent, real estate broker, sell your home, homeowners, finance

Monday, January 21, 2019   /   by Anne Rose

Meet the Broker: Fred Teachey

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 ...

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Saturday, January 19, 2019   /   by Anne Rose

Why You Need A Buyer's Agent: A Tale of Two Buyers

Sarah: She lay awake thinking about the Bungalow on Magnolia Street which had apparently accepted an offer shortly before she called the listing agent to schedule a showing earlier that day. She was so disappointed to miss out on that home. So many of the homes she called about were already sold or had a contract on them. This was in spite of her intricate (albeit time-consuming) process of checking all the real estate websites on an almost minute by minute basis.

Jacob: He had a big smile as he hung up the phone to tell his wife they had the winning offer for the Bungalow on Magnolia. It had been a crazy afternoon starting when their real estate agent texted to tell him about the new listing that had come on the market within the hour. Their agent scheduled a showing immediately and they were able to get an offer in before the end of the day.

Why was Jacob’s experience so different from Sarah’s?

Jacob had an agent who has a competitive advantage over unre ...

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  real estate agent, house hunting, tips for buyers

Wednesday, January 2, 2019   /   by Anne Rose

What Questions to Ask a Real Estate Agent When Selling

If you are considering selling your home, one of the first actions you need to take is engaging a real estate agent. 

But, there is a lot more than signing a contract with your kids' soccer coach's wife or the friend of a friend. These agents may be the best to get your home sold, but are you sure? You should enter into a seller's contract with both enthusiasm and confidence!

Your home may be your most valuable physical financial asset; don't trust the process of selling your home to without thoroughly discussing the process and reviewing your options. Hiring a real estate agent is a huge decision. You should search for real estate professionals, choose 3-5 of those, and then interview each to find the best fit for your real estate transaction expectations.

This is your opportunity to be the "boss," so create an agent interview strategy and execute it thoughtfully. Your objective is to hire the right person for the job, and that job is selling your home at the best possi ...

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  real estate broker, real estate agent, sell your home, homeowners

Friday, December 28, 2018   /   by Anne Rose

Real Estate Market Update for Dec 2018 | Kirk Pugh, Broker Realtor

Real Estate Market Update for Dec 2018 | Kirk Pugh, Broker Realtor
Let's go over some numbers as we approach the end of the year. The question I get everywhere is, "How's the market, how's the market, how's the market?"

We'll just give you a few statistics here because I'm a numbers guy. I read housing reports every month, and these numbers are through November, so it's relatively up-to-date. We will get reports back for December right after the New Year:



The rate of home price appreciation (HPA) has decelerated for 6 months in a row
The year over year price appreciation in our particular market is around 5.5%
It is projected to slow to a pace of right around 3% in the 2019 year
Existing home sales are down 2.1% year over year - homes that used and lived in
Pending home sales are down 4.6% as relative to year to date last year
New home sales are up 2.9% year over year, with a 14% decline month over month in October
Housing starts continue to climb 5.7% year over ye ...

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