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Tuesday, April 7, 2020   /   by Anne Rose

House Hunting with KBT: What We Love About 4100 Marsh Grove Lane, Unit 4304 in Southport NC

Rick Binford, Broker/Realtor, shares what he loves about the two bedroom, two bathroom, 1,449 square-foot condo at 4100 Marsh Grove Lane, Unit 4304, in Southport, North Carolina.


What is unique about this property?

I love the coastal cottage style moldings and wainscoting that are throughout this unit. It gives it such a bright and distinctive flair and dresses up the space. It’s clear that the current owners made huge investments in making this a special place.






 

Which room do you love the most and what is special about it?

Unique relative to most condos of this size, the kitchen is large and centrally located – and ideal for entertaining – and offers great views from the third floor location!










What most surprised you when you first saw this condo?

The first time I visited, I was immediately pleasantly surprised by the large oversized balcony area – complete with privacy screens on either en ...

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Monday, April 6, 2020   /   by Anne Rose

COVID-19 and the Impact on Real Estate Closing Processes

Q & A with Adam Slack and Tara Jones of Guaranteed Rate 

Business as usual doesn’t exist any more, with respect to COVID-19, so what are you doing at Guaranteed Rate to facilitate closings and serve your clients while observing stay-at-home and social distancing restrictions?

Adam: We are really 100% open for business. Even before everything that has happened with COVID-19, our entire office staff was fully setup with home office stations, and secure servers and full size monitors - everything that they have in the office.

This was even before the pandemic happened, so our productivity hasn’t changed at all.

Just like Kirk has said with his COVID-19 updates, for Guaranteed Rate on the financing end, we have the ability to work 100% remotely, so we are not missing a beat on our end. Everything is moving forward smoothly and business is normal.


People are looking for no-contact options in every aspect of their lives right now. Have you done any c ...

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Thursday, March 26, 2020   /   by Anne Rose

Around the Azalea Coast | April 2020 News and Events for Southeastern North Carolina

KBT Business Update: COVID-19 and Real Estate Market News




For a third update on the real estate market in southeastern coastal North Carolina, KBT Realty, and efforts to contain the COVID-19 virus, watch the video.


What's Up | virtual adventures

While all of outdoor events and cultural venues - from the famous Azalea Festival to food truck rodeos - have been cancelled or postponed, there are now plenty of cultural activities for you and your family to enjoy while you adhere to social distancing recommendations. Wilmington's diverse collection of museums, historic sites, and entertainment venues are going online to help beat self-isolation boredom. Indulge!

Bellamy Mansion Museum: online tours and downloadable activity sheets

Cameron Art Museum: Art Explorers LIVE on Facebook, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Wilson Center Ghostlight Series: supporting Cape Fear's local area artists impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic by accepting donations to support artists feature ...

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Thursday, March 19, 2020   /   by Anne Rose

Real Estate Market Update for Mar 2020 | Kirk Pugh, Broker Realter

On Covid 19, your 401K, toilet paper shortages, and the real estate market. Some sanity from Kirk Pugh, Broker Realtor, at KBT Realty Group.



Let's add some insight into the question we get almost a hundred times a day now, "What is going to happen to the real estate market in light of the COVID-19 virus and in light of the tumultuous state of the stock market right now?"


On COVID-19 and the Real Estate Market

What's going to happen? The honest answer is, "We don't know."

In the six years prior to the real estate market crash in 2008, the average home price appreciation for each of the six years was somewhere in the 17-20% range. So, there was a huge appreciation in home values, leading to a great big bubble, that burst when the financial markets crashed in 2008.

In the six years prior to today, average appreciation on homes has been running in the 4-6% range, creating no where near the bubble and the overpricing that we saw back in 2006 and 2007.

On that ...

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Monday, February 24, 2020   /   by Anne Rose

Around the Azalea Coast | Events & Community News for March 2020

contributed by Jen Reed


What's Up | fun and festivities
March 1, 2 - 4 p.m. Exploring Women’s History | Cape Fear Museum, Wilmington | Recording artist Women's History Month kicks off at the Cape Fear Museum when Dr. Jan Davidson presents a program (2:30pm) that explores some of the many stories of women's experiences in New Hanover County. She'll talk about a diverse group of women, including World War I army nurse Rachel Loman; Augusta Mosely Cooper, the first black woman to run for city council; entrepreneur and milliner Lelia Corbin; and tennis star Althea Gibson. Curator Heather Yenco will also have a special sampling of artifacts from the collection related to these women.
March 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art Exhibit Rivers and Waterways | Burgwin-Wright Home, Wilmington | The The Art Exhibit at Burgwin-Wright House in downtown Wilmington features Connections: Rivers and Waterways, paintings by Marion Clark Weathers.
March 7, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Marchtober ...

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