nc: Monday Market Update - November 1, 2010 - 11/01/10 06:31 AM

Happy Monday!
A big week this week with mid term elections tomorrow.  Please take time to vote and let your voice be heard!
One of the biggest news items up for debate is the Fed's expected announcement of another round of Quantitative Easing (QE2) when it releases its statement this week. Remember, QE is the concept of the Fed becoming a heavy buyer of Treasuries and Bonds. This is done to artificially cause those security prices to move higher under the increased demand, which in turn will cause interest rates to move lower in the hopes of stimulating the economy … (0 comments)

nc: Featured Listing: 4136 Glen Arbor Drive, Wilmington, NC 28411 - 10/28/10 04:05 AM

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Property Details
North Bend
Active
$525,000
Listing Information
MLS ® : 455065 Bedrooms: 4 Full Baths: 3 Sq Ft: 4001 Lot Size: .85 Garage: 2 Car Heat Source: Electric Property Description
If space and privacy are what you’re after, then look no further. This 4000 SF, 4 bedroom 3 bath home is situated on a beautiful double lot in a private cul-de-sac overlooking the green pastures of the neighboring horse farm. This meticulously maintained home has a recent addition which includes a 2-car garage with apartment above that has a full kitchen, … (0 comments)

nc: Video: Lab Destroys Home with Category 3 Hurricane Winds - 10/26/10 08:16 AM
This video of a lab test conducted at the Institute for Business and Home Safety's disaster lab shows the importance of making sure your home is built to hurricane standards when you live in hurricane territory. The test includes two homes, one reinforced to hurricane building standards and one not (guess which one that was). The winds are blowing at 96 mph, which are the same as a Category 3 hurricane.

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Melanie Cameron, Broker 910.233.2840
Susan Harkins, Buyer Specialist, 910.431.2362
Michelle Roberts, Buyer Specialist, 910-431-5686
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Diligently working to exceed real estate expectations … (0 comments)

nc: Monday Market Update – October 25, 2010 - 10/25/10 06:12 AM

by. Melanie Cameron
Happy Monday!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend and were able to enjoy the great weather.  I attended my 20th High School Reunion and was reminded how quickly time flys by!
I attended another 2 day Short Sale education class last week and continue to be amazed how confusing the mortgage industry makes it for consumers to get good information about their options if they are in financial distress.  The majority of homeowners that go into foreclosure never seek other alternatives and end up facing the consequences of a foreclosure on their credit for years to … (0 comments)

nc: Featured Listing: 4136 Glen Arbor Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina 28411 - 10/22/10 05:05 AM
Property Details

See more pictures of 4136 Glen Arbor Dr.
North Bend
Active
$525,000
Listing Information
MLS ® : 455065 Bedrooms: 4 Full Baths: 3 Sq Ft: 4001 Lot Size: .85 Garage: 2 Car Heat Source: Electric Property Description
If space and privacy are what you're after, then look no further. This 4000 SF, 4 bedroom 3 bath home is situated on a beautiful double lot in a private cul-de-sac overlooking the green pastures of the neighboring horse farm. This meticulously maintained home has a recent addition which includes a 2-car garage with apartment above that has a full kitchen, … (1 comments)

nc: Monday Market Update – October 19, 2010 - 10/19/10 03:57 AM

Happy Monday!
I hope you had a great weekend.  The weather was beautiful here and Fall is definitely in the air!
I came across a great check list that I wanted to pass on to anyone considering making a home purchase.  The 10 Deadly Mistakes Buyers Make When Purchasing a Home:
1. Making an offer on a home without being prequalified
2. Not having a home inspection
3. Limiting your search to open houses, ads or the internet
4. Choosing a real estate agent who is not committed to forming a strong business relationship with you.
5. Thinking there is … (0 comments)

nc: Energy Conservation Tips to Save You Money! - 10/14/10 05:33 AM
Aside from the obvious benefit of saving money, running an energy efficient home benefits us all in the greater community. We reduce global warming and help keep our dollars in the country as supposed to sending them to often unsavoury regimes overseas. Even if we implement just a few of the listed tips, the savings will be substantial and one's satisfaction even greater. Temperature Control of Your Home Heating and cooling accounts for approximately about 2/3 of your energy costs. Implementing just a few energy saving tips in this area will have a big impact on your energy bill.
1.Install ceiling … (1 comments)

nc: Monday Market Update - October 5, 2010 - 10/05/10 02:16 AM

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend and are drying out from last weeks down pour.  Fall weather is definitely in the air.  Time to dust off the jackets and boots.
We continue to be in a strong buyers market with record low interest rates and high inventory.  In my 16 years of real estate, I've never seen home ownership more affordable.   The principle and interest on a $100,000 mortgage would be less than $500 per month in today's market.  That's incredible!!!  Yes mortage guidelines are tougher but they aren't unrealistic.  If you want to discuss your options, … (0 comments)

nc: 10 Reasons To Buy a Home - 09/20/10 06:37 AM
A lot has been said about the real estate market in the past 2 years. 90% of it was negative. It has become increasingly difficult for homeowners to sell their homes. There’s a lot on the market and many homeowners are unwilling to lower their listing price to the current market value. It’s tough. Sellers need to sacrifice potential money in-pocket and lower their price or keep their home off the market and risk an even bigger loss later from a continuously declining market. However, there is always a silver lining.
It’s a buyer’s market! The Wall Stree Journal recently posted … (1 comments)

nc: Monday Morning Coffee – September 20, 2010 - 09/20/10 01:37 AM
INSPIRATION FOR TODAY: “If ever I go looking for my heart’s desire, I won’t look any further than my own backyard!” - Dorothy (from the The Wizard of Oz) HAVE NO REGRETS!
Have you ever made big plans to strike out in a new direction? Maybe you’ve dreamed of a better education, a new career, or the magic of some far away wonderland where life seems to come alive. You checked out your idea, researched all the possibilities, made plans, told your friends and family, and took the risk.
Soon after beginning your quest, however, maybe you realized it … (4 comments)

nc: Featured Listing: 8439 River Road, Wilmington, North Carolina 28412 - 09/16/10 08:38 AM
Property Details

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Active
The Cape at The Sanctuary
$140,000
Listing Information
MLS ® : 451530 Bedrooms: 3 Full Baths: 2 Sq Ft: 1240 Heat Source: Electric Property Description
If unique is what you are looking for then look no further than this great home across the street from the Cape Fear River in the new and improved Masonboro Country Club community. This cozy 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has the character and charm you’re going to love. There are views of The Cape Fear River and the golf course in this tastefully arranged … (0 comments)

nc: Wilmington Weekly Update – September 15, 2010 - 09/15/10 02:30 AM
Quote of the Week:
I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day. - E. B. White
Local Market Statistics
There are currently 5012 single-family homes for sale in New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick Counties.  In the last 6 months (03/19/10-9/15/10), 2187 homes have sold.  These numbers indicate that if NO other homes are listed for sale that there is approximately 14 months worth of inventory.
During the last week (9/09/10-9/15/10):
100 Homes were listed FOR SALE 51 Homes went UNDER … (0 comments)

nc: Top 5 Worst Home Improvements - 09/14/10 03:35 AM
Are you planning to make some updates to your home? If you are planning to sell your home in the near future, making a few updates can go a long way toward increasing the value of your home. At the same time, there are some updates that will cost more than what you will get in return. To that end, here is a look at the top 5 worst home improvements that you can make.
Creating a Home Office
While having a designated office space is a plus if you work from home, most buyers would rather have the extra bedroom … (6 comments)

nc: Featured Listing: 1407 Amhearst Court, Wilmington, North Carolina 28412 - 09/02/10 08:12 AM
 
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Property Details
Active
Stonington
$225,000
Listing Information
MLS ® : 453210 Bedrooms: 3 Full Baths: 2 Half Baths: 1 Sq Ft: 1892 Lot Size: .21 Garage: 2 Car Heat Source: Electric Property Description
Located in the quaint community of Stonington, this one of a kind home offers an open, spacious floor plan with cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors, formal dining room, a great room with a fireplace and spacious screened porch and fenced yard for family fun and entertaining. The XL master suite has a jacuzzi tub and separate shower and all three … (2 comments)

nc: Monday Market Update – August 30, 2010 - 08/30/10 05:05 AM

Happy Monday Morning!
I hope you enjoyed the great weather we had this weekend!  I think cooler temperatures are on the horizon and will be welcomed with open arms in this area considering the heat we’ve had this summer.
Well, you can’t sugar-coat last week’s housing reports, but they don’t necessarily foretell a “double-dip” recession in real estate. July Existing Homes Sales were off 27.2%, at an annual rate of 3.83 million, well below the expected 4.65 million rate. The months’ supply went from 8.9 to 12.5 and there was also a rise in inventories. The truth is, the expectation … (0 comments)

nc: Monday Market Update – August 24, 2010 - 08/25/10 01:34 AM

Greetings from Wilmington!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Sorry for the delay in getting out my Monday Market Report.  We had internet/email technical difficulties most of the day yesterday.  If you tried to contact me via email yesterday and I haven’t responded to you, please resend.  Quite a few of my emails are in la la land!!
We’ve seen the typical slower time in our market the past few weeks right before school starts.  In Wilmington, the traditional school calendar starts tomorrow and once everyone gets back into a routine, I think you’ll see the activity pick back … (0 comments)

nc: Monday Morning Coffee – August 23, 2010 - 08/23/10 03:48 AM
INSPIRATION FOR TODAY: “Leaders are like eagles. They don’t flock – you find them one at a time.” - Unattributed BE FREE!
In Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits,” he talks about focusing on the important to the exclusion of the unimportant. In his own words, “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”
See if you recognize which motivational trainer espoused this similar philosophy:
“There are things within your power, and there are things beyond your power. Within your power are opinion, aim, desire, aversion; in a word, whatever affairs are your own. Beyond your … (0 comments)

nc: Featured Listing: 16 Wayne Dr, Wilmington, North Carolina - 08/20/10 06:21 AM

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Property Details
Beaumont/Forest Hills Area
Active
$265,000
Listing Information
MLS ® : 446530 Bedrooms: 3 Full Baths: 2 Sq Ft: 1981 Lot Size: .45 Heat Source: Electric Property Description
This beautifully maintained brick ranch is located in the sought after Beaumont/Forest Hills area in the heart of Wilmington and across the street from the neighborhood park. The exterior has been freshly painted and the large front porch invites you from the moment you enter the driveway. This functional floor plan features large room, an updated eat-in kitchen with center island and custom cabinetry, … (0 comments)

nc: Monday Market Update - August 16, 2010 - 08/16/10 07:35 AM

Happy Monday!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the nice (but hot) weather!  Back to school time is upon us and everyone seems to be gearing up to head back to class.  For me, the summer has flown by!  My babies start kindergarten this year so this summer is bitter/sweet for me!
The stats for July are in and there’s a lot to absorb but here goes:
In the month of July we saw a decrease of 125 homes in our listing inventory.  We have 5,604 homes on the market as of August 1st.  This continues to … (0 comments)

nc: Monday Morning Coffee – August 16, 2010 - 08/16/10 02:25 AM
INSPIRATION FOR TODAY: “If you’re gonna go, go like hell. If your mind’s not made up, don’t use your spurs.” From “Don’t Squat With Your Spurs On!” (“A Cowboy’s Guide to Life” by Texas Bix Bender) LIVE WITH PASSION!
When you’re ready to ride, don’t wear your Nikes. Put on your boots and spurs, and let your horse know you mean to ride hard. Then – ride with passion.
How many times have you thought of achieving a dream – only to spend more time in the dreaming and planning than in the doing? No problem – we all … (1 comments)

 
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