real estate: 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)

real estate: 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)

real estate: 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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Diligently working to exceed real estate expectations … (0 comments)

real estate: 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)

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

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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)

real estate: Wilmington Weekly Update – October 20, 2010 - 10/20/10 04:22 AM
Quote of the Week:
“Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living the other helps you make a life.” – Sandra Carey
Local Market Statistics
There are currently 4831 single-family homes for sale in New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick Counties.  In the last 6 months (4/23/10-10/20/10), 2129 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 (10/13/10-10/20/10):
120 Homes were listed FOR SALE 57 Homes went UNDER CONTRACT 39 Homes SOLD 135 Homes FAILED to SELL (Withdrawn or Expired) … (0 comments)

real estate: 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)

real estate: 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)

real estate: 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)

real estate: Monday Morning Coffee – October 4, 2010 - 10/04/10 03:01 AM
INSPIRATION FOR TODAY: “There is a law in psychology that if you form a picture in your mind of what you would like to be, and you keep and hold that picture there long enough, you will soon become exactly as you have been thinking.” - William James YOU’RE THE PHOTOGRAPHER!
Most people, when they have their camera in hand, take snapshots of other people or things. The focus is on anything and everything outside themselves. What many don’t realize is that they also have a super high-resolution camera in their minds.
The words of William James are not … (1 comments)

real estate: Monday Morning Coffee – September 27, 2010 - 09/27/10 02:46 AM
INSPIRATION FOR TODAY: “People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it!” ~ Anonymous WHICH ONE ARE YOU?
Some of the best minds suggest that when you have a dream, you should keep it to yourself. You should set about quietly achieving your dream, but without sharing it with others. Their reasoning is that when you share your lofty goal, you open yourself up to the ridicule and criticism of those who say, “It cannot be done.” This is distracting, and can negate your efforts.
Avoid the crowd who says, “It cannot be … (2 comments)

real estate: Featured Listing: 4716 Marsh Wood Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina 28409 - 09/24/10 04:16 AM
Property Details

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Masonboro Woods
Active
$242,500
Listing Information
MLS ® : 450064 Bedrooms: 3 Full Baths: 2 Sq Ft: 1990 Lot Size: .27 Garage: 2 Car Heat Source: Electric Property Description
You’ll think you stepped into a Pottery Barn store when you enter this lovely home in the quaint community of Masonboro Woods. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home has 1900-2000 square feet, a bonus room, sun room and large fenced yard. Beautiful hardwood floors are in the main living area, granite counters and stainless steel appliances are a recent upgrade in … (2 comments)

real estate: 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)

real estate: 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)

real estate: 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)

real estate: 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)

real estate: 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)

real estate: 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)

real estate: Monday Market Update – August 9, 2010 - 08/10/10 02:37 AM

Happy Monday!
A smaller percentage of U.S. homeowners were saddled with “underwater mortgages” in the second quarter as more homes entered the foreclosure process even as price declines slowed, real estate Web site Zillow.com said on Monday.
The percentage of American single-family homes with mortgages in negative equity fell to 21.5 percent in the second quarter from 23.3 percent in the first quarter and 23 percent a year ago, according to the Zillow Real Estate Market Reports.
These underwater mortgages are one of the biggest banes of homeowners since negative equity makes many of them unqualified for home loan refinancing … (1 comments)

real estate: Featured Listing: 178 Winding Branch Rd, Hampstead, North Carolina 28443 - 08/04/10 07:26 AM


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Winding Branch
Property Details
Active
$285,000
Listing Information
MLS ® : 451898 Bedrooms: 4 Full Baths: 2 Sq Ft: 2531 Lot Size: 1.45 Heat Source: Electric Property Description
If you’re looking for a private retreat in the country but prefer close proximity to area conveniences, then you just found your new home. This custom built home is situated on a large 1.45 acre lot just 2 miles from all the action in Hampstead. Relaxing on the enormous screened porch you have an unobstructed view of nature at it’s finest. Inside are … (1 comments)

 
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