Monday, September 21, 2020 / by Anne Rose
Call KBT, and the person who most likely picks up the phone is Janine Pugh, Director of Client Development. "Of the Kirk and Janine Pugh marriage, I'm definitely the social one," Janine laughs. "I love being able to talk with people and connect with them."
With a personality that is, as she describes it, very chatty, very outgoing, and very personable, Janine is perfectly suiting for her role at KBT.
For five years, Janine has been working with people who register on the KBT Realty Group website. If they are considering moving to the southeastern coastal North Carolina area, she is one of the first people at KBT that they are going to interact with.
Janine's job is to work with prospective buyers to determine which communities they are considering, what their lifestyle is going to be like when they get to the Wilmington area, and to help them narrow down the types of neighborhoods they are thinking about, as well as the types of homes they are thinking about. ...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 / by Anne Rose
What's Up | socially-distanced events and activities
Wednesday, Sept 2, 10am Member Conversations: Chef Jeff Gray, new CAM Cafe executive chef. Online event. Get info.
Saturday, Sept 5, 7:30am Beach Yoga on the Crystal Pier, Wrightsville Beach.
Monday, Sept 7 Happy Labor Day!
Friday, Sept 11, 7pm The Dust Parade at Waterline Brewing, Wilmington. Bring your folding chairs and find a space on the lawn to enjoy music and a microbrew.
Friday, Sept 12, 12noon 9/11 Memorial Car Show and Drag Event, Coastal Plains Raceway and Park Dragway, Jacksonville.Thursday, Sept 17, 6pm Blues musician Randy McQuay LIVE at Edward Teach Brewing, Wilmington. Plenty of room to observe the 6-foot guideline and listen to one of Wilmington's favorite solo artists.
Friday, Sept 18, 8pm UNCW Kenan Auditorium, Curbside Cinema: Ratatouille, Wilmington.Saturday, Sept 19, 10am 5th Annual Native Plant Festival, New Hanover County Arboretum. Call (910) 547-4390 or visit http://arboretum.nhcgov ...
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 / by Anne Rose
KBT Real Estate Market Update: Home Sales Strong, Inventory Low
What is the real estate market doing in the southeastern coastal North Carolina area? Watch Kirk Pugh's market update.
What's Up | back-to-school information & resources
The kids are headed back to school. Or maybe not. Here are some local resources for answers to the questions you might have:
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper's announcement on school reopenings
"Lighting Our Way Forward," North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Home School Information, North Carolina Department of Administration
North Carolina Virtual Public School
EducationNC: a collection of nonprofits and initiatives working to expand learning opportunities for students in North Carolina
New Hanover County Schools: virtual school vs. Virtual Academy
What You Need to Know: buy land, build your dream home
Buying land and working with a home builder to construct the home that matches a ...
Friday, July 24, 2020 / by Anne Rose
Suddenly it hits you: To get your dream home, you are going to have to build it.
Buying land and working with a home builder to construct the home that matches all of your personal specifications is an exciting endeavor. It is also a longer process than buying a ready-built home, and one that requires a vastly different timeline and resources.
"The old adage of “location, location, location” absolutely applies when choosing the right homesite for your new dream home," advises Rick Binford, Broker/Realtor with KBT Realty Group. "You cannot change the neighbors, you cannot move the woods, or the pond, and except for doing some landscaping, you cannot change your views – make sure all of those things are considered as you look at your options."
Finding the Right Piece of Property
Before you beginning looking at homesites, think about how you will use your home.
"I suggest that people have a clear idea of how they want to live in their new ho ...
Friday, June 26, 2020 / by Anne Rose
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 ...