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Tuesday, April 26, 2022   /   by Anne Rose

May 2022 Around the Azalea Coast | community news and industry updates from southeastern coastal North Carolina

Updates and Happenings from beautiful Southeastern Coastal North Carolina.
“The road to success is always under construction.”
- Gary Keller, Founder of Keller Williams

What's Up | the seafood markets we love
Seaview Crab Company, 6458 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington
Seasonal variety of fresh caught seafood always available from the extensive relationships Seaview maintains with local fishermen. Customer favorites include local-caught clean-on-spot North Carolina fish, crab claws, and catfish. With a midtown market headquarters at 1515 Marstellar Street, and multiple market locations, Seaview is the go-to for seafood lovers throughout the Cape Fear area.

Biggers Market Open Air Market and Produce, 6250 Market Street
Castle Hayne Open Air Market, 2009 Castle Hayne Road
Belville Open Air Market, 580 River Road SE
Tramway Open Air Market, 2424 Old Jefferson Davis Highway, Sanford
Spout Spring Open Air Market, 1643 NC-24, Cameron
For market hours, check the Sea ...

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Thursday, April 14, 2022   /   by Anne Rose

Buying a Home with a Frog: Finished Room Over Garage

A FROG, or "finished room over garage," is a common feature in coastal North Carolina homes. Because homes on the coast don't typically have basements, additional living space can be realized by going upward, and the first place to do that is often over either an attached, or detached, garage.
Some homebuyers determine that the additional room would mostly go unused. They decide not to spend the money during construction to finish the raw space above the garage. They would rather invest their money in a Carolina room, larger first floor primary bedroom, or an extra room for a home office. Opting not to buildout a FROG also eliminates the stairway that would need to be added to the first floor, which can free space for a larger laundry room, pantry, or storage closet.

For a large majority of home buyers, however, a FROG is an excellent construction investment. A finished room over the garage is more than just a good place to stow a couple bunkbeds for the grandkids that vi ...

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  house hunting, tips for buyers, sell your home, home design

Monday, March 28, 2022   /   by Anne Rose

April 2022 Around the Azalea Coast | community news and industry updates from southeastern coastal North Carolina

Updates and Happenings from beautiful Southeastern Coastal North Carolina.
"Success is actually a short race - a sprint fueled by discipline just long enough for habit it kick in and take over."
- Gary Keller, Founder of Keller Williams

What's Up | our favorite garden centers
Tinga Nursery, 2918 Castle Hayne Road, Castle Hayne
The largest retail and wholesale nursery in the area, Tinga Nursery is family owned for since 1913. Over the last 100+ years, they have built a business on flowering shrubs, vegetables, cut flowers, and many of the Wilmington area homeowner favorites.
The Plant Place, 6114 Market Street, Wilmington
Specializing in locally owned and locally grown bedding and houseplants. Find hanging baskets, garden accessories, and seasonally appropriate plants for your best garden space. Browsing their 37 greenhouses and gift shop is a gardeners' dream.
The Transplanted Garden, 502 South 16th Street, Wilmington
Historic Downtown Wilmington's nursery is stocked year ...

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Thursday, March 3, 2022   /   by Anne Rose

Visiting & Living in Southeastern Coastal North Carolina

Whether you are visiting beautiful southeastern coastal North Carolina, or have made the Cape Fear area your home, these websites offer loads of up-to-date information on the best places to eat, local events, recreation, and even ferry schedules. If there is something else we can help you with, send us an email using the link below.

Comprehensive Resources
Wilmington & Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau
Cape Fear Visitors Guide
Visit NC
Visit NC - Wilmington Area

(Image courtesy of capefear-nc.com) 

Event Calendars
Cape Fear Event Calendar
Local Events - Port City Daily
Sports Events Calendar - WCVB
Cape Fear Weekend Planner
What's Up Wilmington (Eventbrite calendar)

Food & Restaurants
Restaurant Review Videos - Tasty Tuesday
Restaurant Directory and Reviews - Port City Foodie
Food Truck Tracker - Port City Daily
Cape Fear Foodie
NCBeer Finder: Coastal NC

Cape Fear Hotels
15 Best Wilmington NC Hotels - The Crazy Tourist ...

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Monday, February 28, 2022   /   by Anne Rose

Where We Sell | Castle Hayne - Wrightsboro North Carolina with Fred Teachey, Broker/Realtor

Castle Hayne and Wrightsboro, North Carolina
Hey, guys, it's Fred Teachey with KBT Realty doing another segment of "Where We Sell."
So today we're going to talk about the Castle Hayne/Wrightsboro area of New Hanover County. Castle Hayne and Wrightsboro - this little area - was like one of the last undeveloped areas. There's older neighborhoods in here, but the newer developments haven't really come in here until the last probably about the last ten years when it's really started, when they got some infrastructure over here as far as water and sewer and what have you.
So we've seen a lot of development coming in over here. The cool thing about the Castle Hayne Wrightsboro area, it is in the northern-northwest part of the county. The location here is fantastic, especially with the bypass that's opened up. You can get to Porters Neck in ten minutes. You can be to downtown Wilmington in five to ten minutes. You can jump on I 40 very easy. The airport is right around the corner. . ...

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