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Wilmington Real Estate | 2 BA condo in Sellars Cove

New on the market!
645 Condo Club Drive #304, Wilmington, NC 28412
Beautiful 2 BR, 2 BA 3rd floor condo in the desirable Sellars Cove community. With a bright & open floor plan, this move-in ready end unit features vaulted & 9 ft ceilings, large walk-in closets with shelving & more. The kitchen has an abundance of 42' cabinets, tile flooring & an island. The master retreat boasts a private bath with dual vanities & a garden tub. Other details include a terrace, wiring for security system, outside storage space & upgraded 2 inch blinds. The Sellars Cove community offers a pool, changing rooms & optional 1 car garages. Conveniently located close to Carolina & Kure Beach, shopping, restaurants & the Beau Rivage golf course!


MLS# 441271

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Wilmington Real Estate | 4 BR home in Cross Creek

New on the market!
102 Lands End Ct, Hampstead, NC 28443
Beautiful 4 BR, 3 BA home located in the serene Cross Creek community. With an open floor plan featuring high ceilings, decorative column & crown molding, this amazing home is move-in ready. The great room offers a gas log fireplace & vaulted ceiling while the kitchen boasts stainless appliances,an abundance of cabinetry, breakfast bar & spacious dining area. The large master suite showcases a gorgeous double Trey ceiling, walk-in closet & private bath with dual shower heads in the tiled shower & dual vanities. Entertaining is a must in the large fenced backyard including a back deck & canopy covered patio! Other details of this great home situated on a .85 acre setting, include spacious bonus room, laundry room, 2 car garage with shelving, welcoming front porch & sprinkler system. This home is located just minutes from golfing & the beautiful beaches!


MLS# 441012

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Monday Morning Coffee & Video Nov 30th, 2009

The truly contented man works energetically and faithfully, and accepts all results with an untroubled spirit.

There are three things with which a man should be content: With whatever happens; with his friendships and possessions; and with his pure thoughts. Contented with whatever happens, he will escape grief; with his friendships and possessions, he will avoid anxiety and wretchedness; and with his pure thoughts, he will never go back to suffer and grovel in impurities.

There are three with which a man should not be content: With his opinions; with his character; and with his spiritual condition. Not content with his opinions, he will continually increase in intelligence; not content with his character, he will ceaselessly grow in strength and virtue; and not content with his spiritual condition, he will, every day, enter into a larger wisdom and a fuller blessedness.

Results exactly correspond with efforts.

~ The James Allen Library


Texting & Driving Ban Becomes Law

Texting-while-driving ban becomes law

Posted: Jun. 19, 2009

RALEIGH, N.C. &mdashStarting Dec. 1, texting while driving could cost you.

Gov. Bev Perdue on Friday signed into law a bill that bans drivers from text messaging or sending e-mails with their cell phones.

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Texting-while-driving ban becomes N.C. law

Thirteen states and the District of Columbia currently prohibit text messaging by drivers, nearly double the number just four months ago, according to the national Governors Highway Safety Association, which represents state highway safety agencies.

Supporters of the legislation say texting drivers often look down to type or keep an unstable hold on the steering wheel while typing with both hands.

Under the law, drivers would have to either pull over or wait until they have stopped their vehicle before they could text or e-mail. Violators could face a $100 fine, plus court costs.

School bus drivers, who are already barred from cell phone use on the road, would now be subject to the texting ban as well.

The bill, which narrowly passed in the Senate last week by a vote of 30-18, makes exceptions for emergency responders, as well as people who use voice-activated technology or access global navigation systems.


Mortgage Rates Continued to Decline Last Week

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Published: Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 10:22 AM ET
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Rates on 30-year mortgages dropped in the past week to match a record low set in April, while the 15-year home loan rate fell to a new all-time low, home funding company Freddie Mac said on Wednesday.

Mortgage rates down

The average 30-year rate dropped 0.05 percentage point to 4.78 percent in the week ended Nov....

New-Home Sales Jump 6.2% To Highest Level in Over Year!!

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Published: Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 10:55 AM ET
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Sales of new homes rose last month to the highest level in more than a year as strong activity in the South made up for weakness in the rest of the country.

The Commerce Department said Wednesday that sales rose 6.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 430,000 from an upwardly revised 405,000 in September.



Monday Morning Coffee Nov 23, 2009


Remember when you were a teenager leaving the house on a date? Your parents' last words as you went out the door were, "We'll leave the light on for you". Think about that. So what if they did or didn't leave the light on? Their words were really more of a verbal hug. They cared about you - wanted you to know it - and applied the hug with kind words.

With Thanksgiving in just a few days, why not take the time to "leave the light on" for someone who may not get many hugs? There's still time, and it's easy.

First, learn who needs hugs. Check with your local fire, police, or sheriff's department. Ask whether they know of three or four families or individuals who could use a hug. Ask also whether they would consider delivering your hugs at the appropriate time. Two groups stand out as needy - the elderly and families with small children. Of course, we're talking about individuals who are experiencing difficult circumstances in their lives, be they physical or financial.

Next, consider what type of hugs you have to offer. Perhaps you might prepare three or four Thanksgiving turkeys with all the trimmings. Live in the country where people heat their homes with a wood stove? Deliver firewood. Live in a cold climate? Add some warm socks or a sweater to your dinner box. It's really not that difficult to come up with ideas that would make a difference to your chosen recipients. If you aren't able to provide "things," consider visiting with some nursing home residents. Brighten their day by listening for a while.

It goes without saying that our country is truly blessed. Although practically invisible to most of us, however, there are some individuals who are being challenged. They need a hug, and we can brighten their lives by way of simple gestures. Make a family project out of it - involve your kids. Do it anonymously. Afterwards, when you get home, we'll leave the light on for you!


Existing-Home Sales Jump To Highest Level in 2-1/2 Years !!!

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Existing-Home Sales Jump To Highest Level in 2-1/2 Years
Published: Monday, 23 Nov 2009 | 10:34 AM ET
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Sales of previously owned U.S. homes rose in October at a faster-than-expected pace to the highest in more than 2-1/2 years as buyers rushed to take advantage of a popular tax credit, a survey showed Monday.

Home for sale - Coldwell...

Wilmington Real Estate | 3 bedroom home in Murray Farms

New on the market!
6828 Bridle Ct, Wilmington, NC
A covered rocking chair front porch welcomes you to this great 3 BR, 2 BA home in Murray Farms. Features include wood laminate flooring, vaulted ceiling in the spacious living room & a kitchen showcasing a dining area & pantry. The master suite boasts 2 walk-in closets while both bathrooms have recently been remodeled & upgraded. Other details include a finished 2 car garage with shelving & an attic with additional storage space. Best of all, this home is located on a cul-de-sac lot & offers a serene backyard complete with a slate patio & lush professional landscaping. A must see!


MLS# 441205

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Wilmington Real Estate | 3 bedroom home in El Ogden

New on the market!
216 Buff Circle, Wilmington, NC
This wonderful opportunity will be hard to pass up. The savvy buyer will look to live in the front 3 bedroom, 1 bath home and rent out the back apartment that has 1 bedroom, 1 full bath and comfortable living room and kitchen, a total of 511 square feet. As you enter the living room of the main home, you will notice the wide open layout that is perfect for entertaining with wiring for surround sound and vaulted ceiling with ceiling fan. The house has been freshly painted, has tile flooring throughout and has an additional bathroom in the master bedroom. The hall bathroom has a pedestal sink and tub shower. The home also comes with an extra storage shed in the back yard and the seller is providing a 1 year home warranty for extra peace of mind. The neighborhood of El Ogden is conveniently located off of Market Street, has a back way out through Gorman Plantation and is minutes to Mayfaire shopping, the beaches and UNCW.
MLS# 441163Click Here for more photos, additional information, & room dimensions.Call 910-395-1000 to schedule an appointment!...

Wilmington Real Estate | 3 bedroom home in Kirkwood at Arrondale

New on the market!
725 Windgate Drive, Wilmington, NC

Great location defines this wonderful 3 BD, 2 BA home, which is adjacent to Murray Middle School and Ashley High School as well as the Veterans Park. The family room is great for entertaining, with an open floor plan, a fireplace & hardwood floors. The kitchen boasts a built-in microwave, freestanding range & a breakfast bar. The sunny master suite offers a ceiling fan & its own bathroom with a spa tub. Sit back and relax in the screened porch while enjoying the view of the spacious fenced backyard.


MLS# 440996

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Wilmington Real Estate | 4 bedroom home in Bayshore Estates

New on the market!
226 Shore Point Drive, Wilmington, NC

This lovely 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath Bayshore Estates home offers peace, quiet and a relaxing fenced in back yard with no owners association dues. The classic colonial style home has an updated kitchen with tile floors, solid surface counter tops, tons of natural light and a breakfast nook. The formal dining room is off the kitchen and the spacious living room that has a brick fireplace and is wired for surround sound and opens up to the rear deck in the back yard. Upstairs, the relaxing master bedroom is highlighted by the picture windows overlooking the back yard. The FROG is currently being used as the 4th bedroom and has its own bathroom and tons of storage. Don't forget to check out the community boat ramp and the seller is offering a home warranty for extra peace of mind. Other great points to the home include the wired shed, water softener, it is wired for a generator, and has a new roof.


MLS# 441135


Woodlake Opens Kayak Launch - Video

Today the new home neighborhood of Woodlake celebrated the grand opening of their gorgeous new Kayak Launch.  Nearly 100 local real estate agents and the three great quality neighborhood builders enjoyed a great lunch and toured all of the new homes just completed and opened for public viewing. 

If you're looking for a home from the $200's where you can enjoy nature trails, kayaking, fishing, walking, swimming pool, clubhouse and much much more you've gotta check out Woodlake.

Dan & Lisa Try Out The Kayak Launch


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You Are Invited...

...To Join Us for Lunch Tomorrow (Tuesday Nov 17th) from 11:30 to 1:00 at the grand opening of our newest neighborhood.  If you would like to join us please RSVP here so we will save some Shrimp and Chicken for you.

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Buddy Blake Video Blog LIVE from Woodlake


"You will be what you will to be." ~ James Allen


You say to yourself, "I think I'll go shopping," - and you do. You say, "I think I'll buy that new CD," - and you do. You say, "I think I'll put it on my...

2010 Sales to Rise 15 Percent

Home sales will increase 15 percent to about 5.7 million units and REALTOR® income will be up 20 percent in 2010, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun told a packed room of REALTORS® today in a residential economic update at the 2009 NAR Conference & Expo.

Yun credited the home buyer tax credit with unleashing sales on the lower-end of the housing market this year, bringing up to 400,000 first-time buyers into the market who wouldn't have bought otherwise. That influx tightened inventories of starter homes, shored up prices, and helped reduce households' fear over continuing price drops.

This virtuous cycle will continue now that the federal government has extended the credit to mid-2010 and expanded it to make a smaller credit available to repeat buyers and to households with higher incomes. “The key is stabilizing prices and preserving household wealth,” he says.

Yun predicts the supply of homes to stabilize at the historic norm of six to seven months. Homes above $500,000 will remain elevated in the near-term, but that weakness will be offset by a hefty drop in starter-home inventories, which are running at about a five months supply.

The tightening inventory at all price points will help improve market performance by bringing supply into better balance with demand, but the added sales, particularly on the higher end, will also increase the number and quality of the market comparables used by appraisers to assign valuations. Once appraisals improve, foreclosures will ease,...
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