I suppose we shouldn't be griping here on the coast of North Carolina, at least not so far as the weather is concerned anyway. Most of the state has experienced true winter weather, either in the form of snow or ice over the past few weeks. More is forecast for this coming week end. We here along the coast in Wilmington, Topsail Island and Hampstead, have not had the pleasure of even a snowflake. At least not that I have seen, anyhow!
Yesterday, we went to Wilmington for the sales meeting and then on to a broker event at Bellingham, a new home condominium community. One of our colleagues at Sea Coast, Buddy Blake and his team hosted the event. Let me set the stage. Yesterday was a miserable, cold, grey and rainy day along the coast. It was pouring as we drove to Bellingham. The temperature was maybe 40 +/-. I would expect that the water temps were in the high 20's, after the severe cold we experienced over the week end. The capper to the realtor event was a plunge into the pool by members of Buddy's sale and listing team for Bellingham. It was just too good to pass up the opportunity to see Buddy (a new Dad, by the way), and anyone else he could cajole into jumping into the pool. Believe me, it was worth the trip. 'Course, we were served some excellent food by the Sawmill Grill (if you have not eaten there, it is located in Hampstead, just up the road from Topsail).
Real estate wise, we have been scheduling a number of showings on our correctly priced properties. We closed three in January and have six slated to close between now and mid March. Our new home communities in Sage's Ridge and our new homes (with club membership) in North Shore Country Club are attracting a lot of attention.
We are having fun here on the coast. Come and join us!