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Friday, February 01, 2019   /   by Anne Rose

House Hunting with KBT: What's to Love at 221 Spruce Drive in Wilmington NC

Debbie Alford, Broker/Realtor, shares what she loves about the home at 221 Spruce Drive in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Which room do you love most?

My favorite room is the large family room, located at the front of the home. It is larger than most and very bright with sunlight.

What is unique about this property?

The property is unique in the fact that it has a beautifully manicured yard, on the corner of a cul-de-sac, in a desirable centrally located area of Wilmington.

What's not to miss?

Do not miss the large garage. Could easily become a man cave or she shed. Great workshop.

What is the neighborhood's personality? Is there anything special about living in this area?

The neighborhood is in an ideal area of Wilmington. It's very easy and close to Wrightsville Beach, Mayfaire, UNCW, and other wonderful attractions. It is an area that is very well kept and full of life.


The ...

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Wednesday, January 09, 2019   /   by Anne Rose

A Collection of Lifestyle Magazines: Discover Wilmington and the Beaches

One of the best ways to get the feel of a new community or neighborhood is to pickup a local lifestyle magazine. If you have just moved to the Wilmington area, there are many magazines to get you up-to-speed on local personalities, business news, entertainment, arts events, and dining trends.

Thinking about relocating to Wilmington or one of the area's beautiful beach towns? Visit a handful of lifestyle magazines online, or snag a long distance subscription. Event calendars, stories about local attractions and cultural events, and profiles of business influencers will give you a great sense of what these communities offer.

Wilmington and the beaches offer a rich selection lifestyle magazines. Many of these are free. They can be found in the magazine racks at busy intersections, in shopping areas, and at the entry to most grocery stores.

All of Wilmington's lifestyle magazines maintain online editions. Many of the magazines offer out-of-state subscriptions, so people who are ...

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Friday, December 28, 2018   /   by Anne Rose

Real Estate Market Update for Dec 2018 | Kirk Pugh, Broker Realtor

Real Estate Market Update for Dec 2018 | Kirk Pugh, Broker Realtor
Let's go over some numbers as we approach the end of the year. The question I get everywhere is, "How's the market, how's the market, how's the market?"

We'll just give you a few statistics here because I'm a numbers guy. I read housing reports every month, and these numbers are through November, so it's relatively up-to-date. We will get reports back for December right after the New Year:

The rate of home price appreciation (HPA) has decelerated for 6 months in a row
The year over year price appreciation in our particular market is around 5.5%
It is projected to slow to a pace of right around 3% in the 2019 year
Existing home sales are down 2.1% year over year - homes that used and lived in
Pending home sales are down 4.6% as relative to year to date last year
New home sales are up 2.9% year over year, with a 14% decline month over month in October
Housing starts continue to climb 5.7% year over ye ...

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Monday, December 17, 2018   /   by Anne Rose

House Hunting with KBT: What's to Love at 3723 Sunny Meadow Lane in Summerwoods

Renee Bonner, Broker/Realtor, is greeting house hunters at at 3723 Sunny Meadow Lane in Bolivia, North Carolina. What does she love about this home?

Which room do you love the most?

The room I love the most is the family room. With its high ceilings and open floor plan, it feels open and cheery. It flows freely into the kitchen and wonderful sun room!

What is unique about this property?

The most unique thing about this property is, "what you see is what you get." Most features that other builders charge as upgrades come standard with Howard Builders. Subway tile backslash, granite countertops, crown molding, ceramic tile in the hall bath, tankless water heater, gutters, plus so much more: ALL STANDARD.

What's not to miss?

The sheer quality of this home is not to miss! Howard Builders only builds a small number of homes per year, allowing them to be meticulous about the quality of their homes, and it shows! It's not uncommon fo ...

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018   /   by Anne Rose

How to Visualize an Empty House When You Are House Hunting

When you are house hunting, you will look at homes that both furnished and empty. No surprise: houses that are furnished are much easier to visualize as a home, filled with your own furniture and decor. You can tell how big the bedrooms are, and where the sofa works best.

Home sellers, and their agents, know how a home looks when it is furnished and decorated, the windows hung with drapes and blinds, and the bathrooms appointed with necessities and lush linens. When the house is empty, it takes a special skill for a broker to help a buyer appreciate the size of the rooms and how traffic flows through the home.

Visualizing a space is a skill that very few people have - easily more that 50% of home buyers cannot see how furniture would fit into a room. No matter how many times you are reminded that empty rooms really do look smaller than they really are, it's hard to get past that first impression. And a house without furniture can be difficult to connect with emotionally, too. ...

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