Wednesday, June 5, 2019 / by Anne Rose
There is a new bridge in the future of the Cape Fear region, and properties in Northern Brunswick County may be impacted by construction of the NCDOT project, which is currently in the planning and environmental study stage. Home buyers purchasing in Northern Brunswick County, including Leland, Bellville, etc., need to understand the proposed Cape Fear Crossing road and bridge project.
Cape Fear Crossing, a proposal for a 9.5-mile road and a high-level bridge over the Cape Fear River, was developed as a solution to improve both traffic flow and freight transportation from Brunswick County's portions of U.S. 17 and Interstate 140 to U.S. 421. The area of impact on the New Hanover County side of the project is near the North Carolina Port of Wilmington. NCDOT officials say that the project will ease congestion on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, and will improve evacuation routes in the event of a hurricane or other emergency.
The Cape Fear Crossing project is, as of now ...
Thursday, May 9, 2019 / by Anne Rose
KBT Realty Group - Keller Williams associates chose to “Give Where They Live” as part of RED Day, Keller Williams' annual day of service on Thursday, May 9 2019, dedicated to renewing, energizing and donating to local communities.
RED Day, which stands for Renew, Energize, and Donate, is a collective service initiative with a local community focus.
As part of the Wilmington North Carolina RED Day effort, KBT Realty Group spent the day with Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity at one of the “Four on Two” home construction sites at 302 South 15th Street, Wilmington NC.
KBT Realty Group closed the office for RED Day, enabling more than 20 agents, administrative staff, and associates to volunteer at the construction site.
“Keller Williams offices around the world are closed for RED Day so that we can give back to our communities,” says Becky Brown, Partner, KBT Realty Group. “It’s the most fulfilling activity ...
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 / by Anne Rose
People choose where they live for hundreds of reasons. Being close to work, family, or education, top the list of why people buy a home in a specific location. Weather, affordability, and lifestyle are also important considerations in narrowing down the places home buyers opt to purchase.
For those who are devoted 5K, 10K, or marathoners, water sports competitors including SUP and swim, and bike riders, the Cape Fear region offers year-round athletic challenges. Living in the Wilmington area means that a race, walk, or water sport is always just a short distance from your home base. Training is a pleasure at the numerous parks with walking/running paths and greenways.
Many of the Wilmington area's events are so popular that competitors register and travel from other state to participate. Race devotees living in Wilmington and the beaches have these races right at their doorstep.
An advantage of living in southeastern North Carolina are year-round weather conditions that ...
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 / by Anne Rose
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 ...
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 ...