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Tuesday, December 31, 2019   /   by Jen Reed

New Year, New Home? Why Not!

The end of the year can often spark some soul-searching. What happened in your life over the past 12 months—good and bad? What would you like to achieve during the year ahead? Lose weight? Travel? Try something new? Perhaps you want to find yourself a new home?
Don’t wish. Make it happen.
Could you use an extra room, or more space in your kitchen? Does your current place need a new roof or windows? If you’re spending time trying to figure out which walls to knock down and how to make improvements so your home presents a better fit for your lifestyle, maybe it’s time to find a new home that fits your needs.
At KBT Realty Group, we see a lot of people make good on their plans to move out of a home that isn’t their ideal and into one that becomes their happy place. As the year winds down, we encounter determined people who have decided to fulfill the promise they made to themselves to make this dream happen by the new year. There is no truth in “No o ...

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Wednesday, December 04, 2019   /   by Jen Reed

Around the Azalea Coast | Events and Happenings for December 2019

What's Up | fun and festivities
December 1, 10 a.m. Nutcracker Holiday Market | Beau Rivage Golf & Resort, Wilmington | More than 35 vendors, a visit from Santa (2:30 to 6pm), swag bags with goodies from local businesses, raffles to raise money for the local Children's Hospital, and a craft table to make cards for the children spending the holidays in the pediatric unit.
December 7, 8:30 a.m. Breakfast with Santa | KBT Realty Group | Come join us in welcoming Santa to our office at 1724 Gardner Drive, Suite 120. There will be pastry and beverages along with pictures and holiday cheer!
December 7, 2 p.m. Christmas By the Sea Parade | Oak Island Town Hall | Features a 2.4-mile route from Oak Island Drive to McGlamery Street. The event highlights businesses and organizations in the community, and includes a float decorating contest.
December 8, 1 p.m. An 18th Century Christmas | Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site in Winnabow | Learn how the ...

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019   /   by Anne Rose

Around the Azalea Coast | September 2019 News and Events for Southeastern North Carolina

What's Up | fun and festivities
Sept 3 6pm Protect Our Coast! Public Forum | Surfrider Foundation and Don't Drill NC coalition partners discuss coastal drilling issues, at NHC Public Library, Main Branch, tickets on Eventbrite.

Sept 6-8 Wilmington Boat Show | Wilmington Convention Center and Port City Marina and Pier 33, largest show of its kind between Annapolis and Tampa - come see why Wilmington is North Carolina's top coastal destination.

Sept 7 10am Back to School: Safety Seminar | hosted by Dynamic Martial Arts, 5546 Carolina Beach Road, donations go to providing school supplies for children in need.

Sept 9 7pm Cinematique Presents "Toni Morrison: Pieces I Am" | Wilmington Film Series, purchase tickets at the Thalian Hall box office, more info here.

Sept 9 6pm Yoga on the Battleship Fall 2019 | vinyasa-based yoga with Noelle Whittington on the beautiful deck of the USS North Carolina.

Sept 12 6:30pm Jazz at the Mansion | hosted by the Bellamy Mansion and the C ...

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Wednesday, August 07, 2019   /   by Anne Rose

Bring Your Pup! Dog Friendly Living in Southeastern Coastal North Carolina

Wilmington and the beaches are decidedly dog-friendly, with great walking trails, outdoor dining at restaurants that welcome four-legged friends, and a slew of dog parks and pup-oriented recreational activities.

In a community that embraces both your family and your pets, there are plenty of options when deciding what do for the day or evening - options that include your dog, too!

Dog-Friendly Breweries
Starting in September 2019, there is a new law in North Carolina that will allow dogs (and cats) inside breweries, as long as the brewery doesn't prepare food on the premises.

Here are some of our favorite spots to grab a beer and chill with our four-legged buddies:

Front Street Brewery
Waterline Brewery
Waterman's Brewing Company
Goat & Compass
Good Hops Brewing
Edward Teach Brewing
Good Hops
Wrightsville Brewing
Flytrap Brewing
Burnt Mill Tavern

Dog-Friendly Dining
Generally, the rule for finding a restaurant that doesn't mind if you bring your d ...

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Monday, July 29, 2019   /   by Anne Rose

Real Estate Market Update for July 2019 | Kirk Pugh, Broker Realtor

Well into the dog days of summer, the real estate market is hot, just like the weather is outside.

Kirk Pugh jumps right into some numbers to see what that means to the real estate buyer or seller. If you are a seller today, whether you are getting a job transfer, moving to get closer to family, or needing to upsize for a growing family or downsize, the market is very much in your favor right now. "Absorbtion rate" is something that we talk about internally on the KBT Realty team. At what pace are homes that are put on the market in various price categories selling, and what is a reasonable expectation a seller can have for how long it may take to get their house sold? 

If we look at the market by price point, Kirk suggests, up to about $350,000, in New Hanover county, assuming a house is in a decent location and in decent condition without too much deferred maintenance, there is a three month supply of inventory. On the spectrum of buyers-market, sellers-market, a h ...

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