Wednesday, January 26, 2022 / by Anne Rose
Home buyers who cannot find exactly what they are looking for in their next home have the option of purchasing new construction.
In 2020, right around 13% of buyers opted to build their next home, compared with 87% of home buyers who found an existing home that met their criteria, according to the National Association of Realtors’ 2020 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends Report. If you are debating between new construction or purchasing an existing home, you should discuss the pros and cons with your Realtor.
Top Five Reasons to Purchase New Construction
New construction homes generally feature contemporary floor plans. This means that they are designed with a great room and large kitchen for open concept living. They also have larger closets, more bathrooms, and an expanded - often over-sized - primary bedroom with ensuite bathroom and walk-in dual closets with dressing areas.
When you are shopping new build homes, you will most likely have your choice of up ...
Monday, January 24, 2022 / by Anne Rose
Hi, I'm Nancy Schappell with KBT Realty. We're here today in Brunswick Forest, which is where I live.
This is a master plan community in Brunswick County. It is a community of right now, 4000 homes, going to be somewhere between seven and 8000 homes, but it feels small. We have all kinds of small neighborhoods that have their own HOA, that have their small streets with walking sidewalks, ponds.
Here's what's great about Brunswick Forest.
There are homes that are townhomes, cottages, single family, all the way up to million dollar homes... from $300,000 to million dollar plus homes. So there's something for everyone. Whether you're downsizing or wanting to build your dream home, you can do it here in Brunswick Forest.
It's not a retirement community. It's not a 55 plus. It is a community that is diverse with people that still work, people that are retired, people that have come from the north looking for a warmer climate with blue skies and bright sunshine and thi ...
Monday, January 10, 2022 / by Anne Rose
Hey, I'm Nancy Schappell with KBT Realty Group. Just wanted to introduce myself and give you a little hint about the Wilmington area.
I've moved here recently, but I've been a Realtor for over 16 years. Love this area, and I love the master plan communities. I live in one, it's Brunswick Forest.
So here's what I love about Wilmington. First of all, I come from Pennsylvania, and we really just got tired of the winters. And so we started to make a plan as to where we were going to spend the next chapter of our lives. And we started south and worked our way up. And when we hit Wilmington, we felt like we found home. It wasn't a huge city. It was a city that just spoke to us. We loved the fact that it was on the water. We love the fact that it's 15 minutes, ten minutes to the beach. We loved all of the things that it offered. Good food, good culture, close to water. It was just the perfect place for us.
Funny story. I ran my husband's chiropractic practice for a really long time ...
Friday, December 24, 2021 / by Anne Rose
Updates and Happenings from beautiful Southeastern Coastal North Carolina.
"People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the only ones who do."
- Gary Keller, Founder of Keller Williams
What's Up | Celebrating the New Year in the Cape Fear
In addition to a number of local bars, breweries, clubs and restaurants offering New Year's Eve celebrations - many of which may sold out - we recommend:
Burgaw Blueberry Drop with Journey tribute band, Trial By Fire. Starts at 6pm
Pleasure Island "Island of Lights" Celebration, Kure Beach. Starts at 9pm. Get information.
New Year's Eve Pickle Drop at the University of Mount Olive in front of the Kornegay Area. Starts at 7pm with fireworks following and free pickles courtesy of Mt. Olive Pickle company.
New Year's Noon! at the Children's Museum of Wilmington, 116 Orange Street, 9am to noon. Art projects and juice toast.
State of the Real Estate Market | KBT's Year End Message
"We are optimistic about the ...
Saturday, December 18, 2021 / by Anne Rose
Kirk Pugh wraps up 2021 with a holiday greeting and review of the year's Real Estate market performance, while looking ahead to 2022.
The new year is quickly approaching, and as a leadership group, we've been reflecting on many of the things that we had to be grateful for this year and gosh, there's a ton of it, right?
So we've started a handful of new agents with our company. We've added commercial real estate to our portfolio of services. We've stumbled across and pursued some development opportunities as a real estate group, and for the year, we're going to finish up right around 300 units, $80 million in volume. That's a 44% increase over last year, and net of inflation or home price appreciation, that's about 25%, which I don't care who you are: That's pretty darn good growth.
And we are grateful for the faith that all of our clients have put in us and our team over the years.
I'm going to run through some numbers to kind of wrap up the year and keep in mind, these numb ...