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Friday, October 15, 2021   /   by Anne Rose

Hampstead, Wilmington, North Carolina | What We Love About Living in Hampstead

Hampstead, Wilmington, North Carolina

Courtesy of Google maps, retrieved Oct 8 2021

Although locals refer to "Hampstead" as if it is a city, Hampstead is actually an unincorporated community within the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area, in Pender County. Between Wilmington and Jacksonville, Hampstead lies along the Atlantic coast and U.S. Route 17.
Pender County has big plans for Hampstead, with an expanded county water system, and additional sewer systems. NCDOT has proposed a Hampstead bypass that would tie into the new I-140 Wilmington bypass. Highway 17 was recently upgraded to a 4-lane road in an effort to accommodate area growth.
Hampstead is just minutes from the beautiful beaches of Topsail Island, with the resort-style attractions of Surf City, Topsail Beach, and North Topsail.

Find Your Next Home in Hampstead, North Carolina

If you are searching for homes for sale in Hampstead NC pulls up 478 listings. At the top of the price range is buil ...

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Thursday, September 23, 2021   /   by Anne Rose

September 2021 | State of the Real Estate Market with Kirk Pugh, Broker/Realtor®

Kirk Pugh, with Real Estate state-of-the-market observations, at the end of the third quarter for 2021:
Let's talk about this crazy housing market some. I'd like to run through some statistics because I'm kind of a numbers nerd. And then we'll talk about something a little less quantifiable, although still supported by some of the numbers that the research analysts at Morgan Stanley have put together.
There's been a little bit of chatter, and there have been some rumblings in some of the mastermind groups that I'm a part of, that the market has slowed some, and the numbers kind of support that. So I'd like to talk about the numbers and then talk about why I think the numbers are what they are.
Let's just look at numbers again. These are through July because Morgan Stanley's research always runs about a month behind.

Existing home sales: down nine and a half percent month-over-month for the year
New home sales were down significantly - almost 20%
Purchase mortgage applicati ...

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Friday, September 17, 2021   /   by Anne Rose

Ogden in Wilmington North Carolina | What We Love about Living in the "28411"

Ogden, Wilmington North Carolina

Courtesy of Google maps, retrieved Sept 13 2021

Odgen is the first suburb north of Wilmington, North Carolina, and a separate census-designated place. Referred to as "The 28411" by locals, Ogden is one of the fastest growing areas in greater Wilmington, as well as in New Hanover County. 
In the 2010 census, the population was 6,766. Odgen is located between Wilmington's Middle Sound Loop area, the expansive gated community of Landfall, and Porter's Neck. Ogden is nestled between Business 17 (Market Street) and the Intracoastal. It is close to Figure Eight Island, with its stunning ocean-view luxury homes. Ogden's 4.8 square miles include a mixture of varied residential property, Intracoastal waterfront homes, extensive commercial, retail, and dining, and great parks.

Find Your Next Home in Ogden North Carolina

In September 2021, a search for homes for sale in the zip code 28411 resulted in 66 listings. At the top end of the ...

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021   /   by Anne Rose

Wilmington North Carolina | What We Love about Living in Historic Downtown Wilmington

Wilmington North Carolina

Courtesy of Google maps, retrieved Sept 7 2021

Historic Downtown Wilmington is an area designated by both local historic district boundaries and a National Register of Historic Places. It is considered to be the blocks between Castle Street on the south and the Isabel Holmes Bridge on the north, and 8th Street to the Cape Fear River. 
Historic Downtown Wilmington flows into surrounding neighborhoods that have seen gentrification and significant property rehabilitation in the past decade, including the Castle Street Arts & Antiques District, Brooklyn Arts District, and Carolina Place. Other areas of Wilmington, like Midtown, Monkey Junction, Ogden, Landfall, and Forest Hills, are less than 20 minutes from downtown with the option of taking any number of routes that include Oleander Drive, Market Street, Wrightsville Avenue, Carolina Beach Road, and MLK Parkway.
Downtown Wilmington has a population of about 24,650, while the entire population ...

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Friday, August 27, 2021   /   by Anne Rose

September 2021 Around the Azalea Coast | events and community news in Southeastern Coastal North Carolina

Updates and Happenings from beautiful Southeastern Coastal North Carolina.

"No one succeeds alone. No one." Gary Keller, Executive Chairman of KWx, holding company of Keller Williams.

Big News | Back to School 
The kids of KBT have headed back to school and we send them, all your children, all our area teachers, bus drivers, and everyone who contributes to a successful school year, a great big "hoorah!"
This year, the parents at KBT have a brand-new middle schooler at Waterview Learning Academy, a 5th grader at Surf City Elementary School, a 3rd grader at Coastal Preparatory Academy, a Topsail Middle School 8th grader, 7th grader at Southeastern Christian Academy, and a senior at East Bladen High. KBT parents are also proud of their college students: a freshman at Wake Tech, and an upper classman at Eastern Carolina University. (Liliana, right, is ready for the school year.)
Many of the househunters we work with have questions about school districts and private school ...

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