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Friday, June 26, 2020   /   by Anne Rose

Around the Azalea Coast | events and community news in Southeastern Coastal North Carolina | July 2020

Summer Fun Giveaway Winners

KBT agents talked with almost 400 friends and clients during the Summer Fun phonathon on June 24. The event was our opportunity to tell everyone how much we appreciate your trust and your business while we do what we love: help our clients buy and sell homes.

In addition to having great conversations, everyone who called KBT was entered into the Summer Fun raffle. Winners of the great prize packages are:

Movies Under the Stars equipment and refreshment machines (sponsored by Shaw Real Estate), Lydia H.

Be Cool Yeti cooler & party grill (sponsored by Wells Insurance), Branden O.

Summer Ready & Gorgeous (sponsored by Baylee Leigh at Head to Toe Day Spa), Phylis S., Renee R., and Katlyn M.

Fresh and Clean (sponsored by Citrus Cans), Alan S.

On the Water inflatable paddle board package, Sheila A.

Backyard Sports games, Aaron D.

Go Fishing kayak and accessories, Olivia H.

Bahama Beach Bonanza, Jamie I.

Sun and ...

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Thursday, June 25, 2020   /   by Anne Rose

Tips for Out-of-State Homebuyers to Compete in a Fast-Paced Real Estate Market

There’s a certain magic to making the home-buying experience a positive one for out-of-town buyers. It’s about knowing how to pivot and work with the unique situation each cross-country real estate transaction presents. Everyone, from the Realtor and the loan officer, to the moving company, must be able to work across state lines. That takes experience and knowledge.
Added challenges, like COVID-19 pandemic health guidelines or travel restrictions, can make long distance home searches even more difficult.

“In light of the uncertainty in today’s world, travel is more difficult, viewing homes is more difficult, and yet still the market is competitive and fast-paced,” says Kirk Pugh, Broker/Realtor with KBT Realty Group - Keller Williams Innovate. “It is important for buyers to utilize technology and a true local expert to help guide them through the process. An agent should be able to help virtually select and eliminate prope ...

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Friday, May 29, 2020   /   by Anne Rose

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

What's Up | North Carolina Beaches Phasing Into Summer

Ocean-front towns along the Southeastern North Carolina coast are phasing back into a semblance of normalcy and welcoming both residents and visitors to enjoy beaches and entertainment. Towns are loosening beach restrictions, restaurants are opening with modified service, and parking restrictions are being adjusted. There are individual local guidelines, so it is important to find COVID-19 restriction updates directly from these government sources:

Carolina Beach

Town of Wrightsville Beach

Town of Kure Beach

Surf City

Brunswick Islands (including Oak Island, Ocean Isle Beach, Caswell Beach, Southport, Sunset Beach, and Bald Head Island)

Do's and Don'ts: Protect Your Pre-Approval

Once you have your home loan pre-approval in-hand, it's important not to jeopardize a smooth closing in any way. Knowing the do's and don'ts of protecting your pre-approval can prevent delays or other issues when y ...

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Monday, April 27, 2020   /   by Anne Rose

Around the Azalea Coast | May 2020 News and Events for Southeastern North Carolina

What's Up | Magic, Comedy, and Madness with Denny Corby

To reserve your FREE ticket for Denny Corby live online, visit EventBrite and RSVP.

Fresh Fruit and Veggies from Cape Fear's Curbside Farmers Markets

Riverfront Farmers' Market: Reopening May 2nd at the temporary new location Waterline Brewing Co., located at 721 Surry St, Wilmington, the market will operate as a drive-through (no pedestrian traffic) every Saturday from 9am-1pm. The market will be practicing all proper safeguards to keep you and your family healthy and safe. Just point and pay and vendors will put your groceries in your trunk.

Wilmington Farmers Market at Wrightsville Beach Brewery: Drive-thru is open for you to shop from your favorite local farmers until 1pm. 

Port City Produce: Order online with a precautionary curbside option means you can skip the line and shop at home by filling out the online order form with your preferred pick up time and date.

Lewis Farms: U-Pi ...

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Thursday, March 26, 2020   /   by Anne Rose

Around the Azalea Coast | April 2020 News and Events for Southeastern North Carolina

KBT Business Update: COVID-19 and Real Estate Market News

For a third update on the real estate market in southeastern coastal North Carolina, KBT Realty, and efforts to contain the COVID-19 virus, watch the video.

What's Up | virtual adventures

While all of outdoor events and cultural venues - from the famous Azalea Festival to food truck rodeos - have been cancelled or postponed, there are now plenty of cultural activities for you and your family to enjoy while you adhere to social distancing recommendations. Wilmington's diverse collection of museums, historic sites, and entertainment venues are going online to help beat self-isolation boredom. Indulge!

Bellamy Mansion Museum: online tours and downloadable activity sheets

Cameron Art Museum: Art Explorers LIVE on Facebook, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Wilson Center Ghostlight Series: supporting Cape Fear's local area artists impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic by accepting donations to support artists feature ...

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