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Wednesday, May 15, 2019   /   by Anne Rose

6 Tips for a Luscious North Carolina Lawn

Every day it catches your eye — that brilliant green yard in front of your neighbor’s home.

Beautiful lawns benefit the environment, increase curb appeal, and even have been shown to improve wellness and reduce stress.

So get busy and use these six tips to create your own luscious lawn.

Tip No. 1: Plant the Right Grass for Your Region 
North Carolina consists of three regions: Mountains, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain. Where you live is a significant factor in deciding what type of grass to plant.

The Mountain region, which encompasses the city of Asheville, is on the westernmost part of the state. Here, grasses suited for cool seasons fare the best. These grasses grow rapidly in the spring and fall and less actively in the summer. Tall fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, and perennial ryegrass are cool-season grasses that flourish in cooler climates and stay fairly green during the fall.

The Piedmont region, which includes Charlotte and Raleigh (though Ral ...

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  homeowners, landscaping

Thursday, May 9, 2019   /   by Anne Rose

Swinging Hammers for RED Day with Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity

KBT Realty Group - Keller Williams associates chose to “Give Where They Live” as part of RED Day, Keller Williams' annual day of service on Thursday, May 9 2019, dedicated to renewing, energizing and donating to local communities.

RED Day, which stands for Renew, Energize, and Donate, is a collective service initiative with a local community focus.

As part of the Wilmington North Carolina RED Day effort, KBT Realty Group spent the day with Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity at one of the “Four on Two” home construction sites at 302 South 15th Street, Wilmington NC.

KBT Realty Group closed the office for RED Day, enabling more than 20 agents, administrative staff, and associates to volunteer at the construction site.

“Keller Williams offices around the world are closed for RED Day so that we can give back to our communities,” says Becky Brown, Partner, KBT Realty Group. “It’s the most fulfilling activity ...

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  wilmington nc, real estate agent, real estate broker, keller williams, redday

Friday, April 19, 2019   /   by Anne Rose

House Hunting with KBT: What's to Love About 207 Salt Marsh Lane

Kirk Pugh, Broker/Realtor, shares what he loves about the 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom coastal-style home at 207 Salt Marsh Lane in the gated community of Pecan Grove Plantation.

Which room do you love most?

The foodie in me loves this kitchen! It seems like there are endless feet of counter space, and the layout is a gourmet's dream. If you have more than one cook in the family, there is plenty of room in this bright kitchen for everyone to do their thing. The five-burner stove is awesome, and the stainless appliances are top-of-the-line. There are tons of floor to ceiling cupboards (and look at that crown moulding!) so storage of your gourmet toys and clever appliances will never be a problem. I could spend hours in this kitchen, doing my happy thing.

What is unique about this property?

This home has a lot of square footage - almost 4000 - and it's all on a single floor. You get a super first floor master ensuite, and the other three bedrooms with their ...

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  house hunting

Wednesday, April 17, 2019   /   by Anne Rose

Race, Don't Walk, to Your New Home

People choose where they live for hundreds of reasons. Being close to work, family, or education, top the list of why people buy a home in a specific location. Weather, affordability, and lifestyle are also important considerations in narrowing down the places home buyers opt to purchase. 

For those who are devoted 5K, 10K, or marathoners, water sports competitors including SUP and swim, and bike riders, the Cape Fear region offers year-round athletic challenges. Living in the Wilmington area means that a race, walk, or water sport is always just a short distance from your home base. Training is a pleasure at the numerous parks with walking/running paths and greenways.

Many of the Wilmington area's events are so popular that competitors register and travel from other state to participate. Race devotees living in Wilmington and the beaches have these races right at their doorstep.

An advantage of living in southeastern North Carolina are year-round weather conditions that ...

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  wilmington nc, tips for buyers, entertainment

Friday, April 12, 2019   /   by Anne Rose

Top Ten Things to Ask Your Real Estate Agent

You've finally found your dream house. It has all the features you are looking for, from shiny hardwood floors to a walk-in closet and an amazing location - all for an irresistible price. But those aren’t the only factors that go into getting your perfect home. Here are ten crucial questions to ask your real estate agent before you sign on the dotted line.

Handy Checklist of Questions for Your Agent
How old is the roof?

This is one of the most important things to ask your real estate agent. The price of asphalt roofing replacement is extremely pricey and is more common in beach towns like Wilmington. So ask your real estate agent how old the roof is, because the last thing you want is to buy a home with a damaged, weathered-down roof.

What are the parking restrictions around the house?

Here are a few more questions about parking: How many parking permits do you as the homeowner obtain? And can you get more if you decide to throw a party? If you have a large fam ...

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  real estate agent, real estate broker, house hunting, tips for buyers

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