real estate: NC Azalea Festival! - 04/08/08 03:17 AM
Spring is here and so are the azaleas!!  Wilmington is host to one of the best festivals North Carolina has to offer.  April 9th through 13th will be the 61st Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival. 
The official Azalea Festival website describes the event as "a celebration of Wilmington's exceptional artwork, gardens, rich history and culture during its five days of entertainment that includes:  a parade, street fair, circus, concerts, pageantry, and all that is Southern."
To learn more about the Azalea festival, check out http://www.ncazaleafestival.org/
Hope to see you all there!!
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real estate: Wilmington, NC - housing market still going strong! - 02/26/08 04:37 AM
According to an article by Wayne Faulkner published today (Feb 26,2008) from http://www.starnewsonline.com/, the Wilmington area housing market is doing good.  In January 2008 three and a half times more homes went under contract than had in January 2007.
There were also 214 pending contracts on homes this year in January compared to only 63 homes under contract in January of 2007.
The median home prices also rose up 4.8 percent since last year to $215,900 and the average sale price of  homes sold has gone up a whooping 9.5 percent from last year.
the article states that "Lawrence Yun, the chief economist for the national Realtors group, … (4 comments)

real estate: Wilmington, NC - housing market still going strong! - 02/26/08 04:37 AM
According to an article by Wayne Faulkner published today (Feb 26,2008) from http://www.starnewsonline.com/, the Wilmington area housing market is doing good.  In January 2008 three and a half times more homes went under contract than had in January 2007.
There were also 214 pending contracts on homes this year in January compared to only 63 homes under contract in January of 2007.
The median home prices also rose up 4.8 percent since last year to $215,900 and the average sale price of  homes sold has gone up a whooping 9.5 percent from last year.
the article states that "Lawrence Yun, the chief economist for the national Realtors group, … (0 comments)

real estate: 12th Annual Chowder Cook-Off - 01/31/08 02:22 AM
Get out your calendars and mark off April 19th this year for the Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-off!!
It'll be a great day at the beach of live music, fun children's activities and most importantly... the best chowder ever.  Many of the area's best chef's will be making excellent chowder that you can sample and vote for Best Chowder of the 12th Annual Chowder Cook-off. 
Come hungry and leave happy!
For more information call 910-458-8434
 
 
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real estate: CNN: First price drop on homes - 01/24/08 04:24 AM
In an article by David Goldman on CNN.com, a report has come out stating that "the median price for a home dropped 1.3 percent to $219,000 in 2007, while total home sales plunged by 13 percent for the year". 
This article appears just days after Merrill Lynch report that predicted that home sale prices would drop by 15% in 2008.  Although the National Association of Realtor's chief economist Lawrence Yun also estimates that home prices will decline this year, he does not think it will be so steep.  He calls the Merrill Lynch figures "way too pessimistic" and predicts that the current … (0 comments)

real estate: Holden Beach Rocks! - 10/30/07 05:33 AM

The Town of Holden Beach, North Carolina is on the rise!  Lately is has recieved some national rankings that are pretty impressive.  It is listed in the AAA Beach Vacation Travel Journal as one of the top 30 beaches in the whole country.  It also just recently made the list of 38 Best American Beaches in the National Geographic Smart Traveler magazine and is listed as one of the top 9 family beaches in America.  Last but not least, Holden Beach has recieved National Healthy Beach status which means that it has passed the environmental and service based criteria of the … (1 comments)

 

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