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Wilmington REALTOR featured on Today Show

Congratulations to Coldwell Banker sales associate Jessica Riffle with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast in Wilmington, North Carolina, who was selected to serve as a guest blogger for the Today Show!

Jessica saw Tuesday’s Today Show segment where real estate contributor Barbara Corcoran suggested that it would take a “miracle” for new homebuyers to take advantage of the $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit as there was essentially no time left. Jessica saw this and wanted the world to know that’s simply not true.


Jessica expressed her opinions to the Today Show and the producers invited her to be a guest video blogger. Jessica then submitted her video response and posted on Coldwell Banker On Location You Tube channel, outlining why there is indeed still enough time.   Click here to see the video.

A discussion on Jessica’s Today Show blog has also appeared on our Coldwell Banker Facebook page, as several people are weighing in on the subject.

Jessica deserves kudos for taking advantage of Coldwell Banker On Location to make her points known.  To date the channel has had nearly 450,000 viewed videos and Coldwell Banker professionals have posted more than 5000 videos. 

Please check out Jessic's Website at www.JessicaRiffle.com


Great job, Jessica!


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Wilmington Real Estate | 3 bedroom custom built home in The Cape

New on the market!
    
311 The Cape, Wilmington, NC 28412
Elegance defines this stunning 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath custom built home in The Cape. Located on the 17th green, this home features a great room with gas log fireplace, skylights and high ceilings. The gourmet custom kitchen is complete with Granite countertops, serving bar, gas cook top, Sub-Zero wine cooler, dual ovens and dishwashers, island, maple cabinets, large pantry and more. Relax in the expansive master suite with crown molding, walk-in closet, tiled shower and dual vanities. Other details of this impeccably maintained home include striking red oak flooring, built-in shelving, formal dining room, breakfast nook, pre-plumbed and wired bonus room and more. Outside you will find a spacious 24x14 screened porch, treated wood decking and a gorgeous backyard. Best of all, The Cape offers a new golf course and other amenities. 50 inch plasma TV in living room included!$515,000

MLS# 439070

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Wilmington Real Estate | 3 bedroom in Capeside

New on the market!
    
640 Capeside Drive, Wilmington, NC

Great 3 bedroom and 2 bath home located in the Capeside Community, just minutes from Carolina Beach. A covered front porch welcomes you into this wonderful home with crown molding, 2 inch blinds, spacious floor plan and more. The kitchen offers a smooth top range and lots of cabinet space, while the master suite is complete with a walk-in closet and private bath. This 55 plus community offers a community pool and exterior yard maintenance. Roof is approximately 1-2 years old. Conveniently located close to the beach, shopping & restaurants.

$110,000

MLS# 437536

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Wilmington Real Estate | 3 bedroom home in Snee Farms

New on the market!
    
106 Combine Lane, Leland, NC

A spacious rocking chair front porch welcomes you to this charming 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home in Snee Farm. With beautiful hardwood flooring, this home offers a nice family room with a gas log fireplace, bright breakfast area, and a formal dining room with crown molding & chair railing. The kitchen boasts an island and plenty of cabinet space while the master retreat showcases a vaulted ceiling, new carpet, walk-in closet, and its own bathroom with dual vanities, garden tub, separate shower. Best of all, this home features an expansive 22x23 bonus room perfect for a fourth bedroom or play room. The large backyard is complete with a wood fence, covered back patio and mature landscaping. Other details of this great one owner home include 2 inch blinds, laundry room with shelving, insulated 2 car garage with storage loft and more!

$234,000

MLS# 438724

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Wilmington Real Estate | 3 bedroom brick home

New on the market!
    
125 Cliffside Dr. Wilmington, NC
Well maintained brick 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with a den that can be made into an office. Home has a front porch and a spacious back yard.Living room has an open layout, with easy access to both the dining room and kitchen. Dining room has glass doors which gives a great view of the backyard.Kitchen features a breakfast bar,an island, updated appliances and deep double sink. Home boasts new carpets, fresh paint and a wood burning stove. Relax in the large backyard and enjoy the open patio area. Close to shopping, the beach and recreation, yet still in a secluded neighborhood. No HOA fees and home warranty included.
$230,000

MLS# 438543

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Wilmington Real Estate | 3 bedroom home in Kure Beach

New on the market!
    
746 Settlers Lane, Kure Beach, NC
Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath home on well-manicured lot features new carpet and side entry to the garage. Living room offers a fireplace, vaulted ceilings and french doors that lead to the back deck. Kitchen has built-in microwave, tile back splash, tile flooring and an island. Master bedroom boasts a reading room and its own master bath, offering a corner spa tub, dual vanity, a standing shower and a walk-in closet. Relax on the back deck, or enjoy all the neighborhood amenities, including a pool, clubhouse, tennis court and oceanfront gazebo with bath and access to oceanfront.$275,000

MLS# 438860

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Wilmington Real Estate | 3 bedroom in popular Lake Brewster community

New on the market!
    
455 Vallie Lane, Wilmington, NC
Located in the popular Lake Brewster Community, this beautiful 3 bedroom & 2 bathroom home is move-in ready! With a bright and open split floor plan, this impeccable maintained home offers striking hardwood floors, gas log fireplace, smooth vaulted ceilings & more. Dine with guests in the formal dining room with chair railing & crown molding or entertain with ease in the backyard surrounded by a decorative wood fence. The desirable kitchen boasts stainless appliances, diagonal tile work, and a walk-in pantry while the master retreat showcases high ceilings 2 closets (1 being a walk-in), and a large private bath. Other details of this great home include a laundry room with shelving, covered front porch, 2 storm doors, fully sodded front & backyard, and added landscaping. This wonderful home is a must see!
$209,900

MLS# 437498

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Your Monthly Marsh Landing Update

The word of the day is New!
This past month has been an exciting time for the neighborhood!  We have moved into our new model and new floor plan the Montrosse, and we are well on our way with our next new plan the Windsor.  Here is a picture I took this morning:
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Please remember to visit http://www.marshlandingplace.com/ to see all our floor plans!  Come see us Saturday through Wednesday 10 to 5, Sundays 1 to 5, and let us get started on your new home.
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Wilmington Real Estate | 3 bedroom home in the heart of Burgaw

New on the market!
    
401 S Wright St, Burgaw, NC 28425

Great location in the heart of Burgaw on a large corner lot. Lovely older brick home that can shine with the right touches. The large living room boasts a brick fireplace while the kitchen has tons of counter space & plenty of cabinetry for storage. The oversized lot has the possibility of subdividing.

$100,000

MLS# 438483

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Monday Morning Coffee | Sept 21, 2009

INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:

"Every conquered temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured
and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before." ~ James Buckham

YOU'RE NOT DONE YET!

Ever noticed how great leaders often come from humble beginnings? From the devastating depths of silence and inability to speak, Helen Keller inspired the world once she had overcome great adversity.

Diagnosed with amyontrophic lateral sclerosis and standing before a full-house crowd in Yankee Stadium on July 4th 1939, Lou Gehrig proclaimed, "I am the luckiest man on the face of the earth! I might have been given a bad break, but I 've got an awful lot to live for." He spent the last two years of his life as Parole Commissioner for New York City, hoping to make a difference in the lives of young people in trouble.

Today, we use more contemporary quotes to explain the same concept. We say, "No pain - no gain!" or, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going." No matter how we verbalize it, it is true that through adversity comes strength.

Think back to the toughest times you've faced during your life. Chances are you'll have to agree that you grew and became a better person for the experience. As for temptations, they are more easily given in to than conquered. Nevertheless, the value system to which you subscribe today probably evolved from temptations overcome.

As Richard Bach put it in his wonderful book "Illusions," "There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts." Whether it be a physical or moral challenge you face, suffer if you must, but look also for its gift. And remember another Richard Bach quote, "Here is a test to find out whether your mission here on earth is finished: If you're alive, it...

Coldwell Banker Conquers Annual Triathalon!

On Saturday our incredible Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty Triathalon team kicked some serious butt!!!  There were over 1,400 participants in this years YMCA River To The Sea Triathalon, hosted from Wrightsville Beach.  What incredible weather it was and everyone trained so hard and everyone completed the event.  GREAT JOB YA'LL!!!!

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Wilmington New Homes Expo

What a great time it was today at the mall meeting folks at Wilmington's New Home's Expo Event.  So many people out and about.  It was great to see some of the area's top builders such as:  Craig Stevens, Rex Stephens, Jeff Hilton, Page Roberts, Signature Homes, Hagood Homes and others.  Brad Hunter and I manned our team's tables for our incredible new home neighborhoods

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Wilmington Real Estate | Well maintained 3 bedroom home

New on the market!
    
125 Cliffside Dr. Wilmington, NC 28409
Well maintained brick 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with a den that can be made into an office. Home has a front porch and a spacious back yard.Living room has an open layout, with easy access to both the dining room and kitchen. Dining room has glass doors which gives a great view of the backyard.Kitchen features a breakfast bar,an island, updated appliances and deep double sink. Home boasts new carpets, fresh paint and a wood burning stove. Relax in the large backyard and enjoy the open patio area. Close to shopping, the beach and recreation, yet still in a secluded neighborhood. No HOA fees and home warranty included.

MLS# 438543

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Wilmington Real Estate | 3 bedroom in Lords Creek

New on the market!
    
6711 Dorrington Dr. Wilmington, NC
Well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Lords Creek. This home features 9 foot ceilings, custom shelving in closets, beautiful wood floors throughout the living room, dining room, breakfast nook and kitchen, upgraded designer lighting package and irrigation in the front and back yard. The kitchen boasts an open floor plan, tile back splash, built-in microwave and lots of cabinetry. Enjoy the bright and airy master bedroom with ceiling fan, and it's own master bath. Relax in the spacious backyard with a patio and a privacy fence.$200,000

MLS# 438466

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Wilmington Real Estate | Quaint 3 bedroom brick ranch

New on the market!
    
512 McClure Circle, Castle Hayne, NC 28429

Quaint and peaceful 3 bedroom,1 bath brick ranch with bonus room and no neighborhood HOA fees. Living room features hard wood floors that lead into the kitchen with a breakfast nook. Kitchen boasts new countertops and updated cabinetry. This house is perfect for the first time home buyers and investors. Some may qualify for the USDA loan, a 100% financing loan for your home.

$129,900

MLS# 438190

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Wilmington Real Estate | 3 bedroom home in Courtney Pines

New on the market!
    
2627 Bow Hunter Dr. Wilmington, NC 28411
Charming 3 bedroom home in the sought after Courtney Pines community. The bright & airy open floor plan boasts many great features including recessed lighting, ceiling fans, separate laundry room, & a formal dining room. The kitchen has stainless appliances, lots of cabinetry & counter space, a pantry for additional storage, a breakfast nook with a bay window, & a breakfast bar overlooking the large family room, complete with a vaulted ceiling & gas fireplace. The spacious master retreat also has a vaulted ceiling & offers a huge walk-in closet and has its own large bathroom featuring dual sinks, a garden tub, separate stand up shower, & ceramic tile flooring. The finished room over the garage could be a perfect 4th bedroom, office, or play room. The exterior is nicely landscaped & includes full irrigation. The fenced backyard provides a patio, perfect for grilling out with friends, & a convenient shed for even more storage space. Best of all, a 1 year home warranty is being provided.
$235,000

MLS# 438172

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Wilmington Real Estate | 3 bedroom in Magnolia Greens

New on the market!
  
1006 Keystone Court, Leland, NC 28451
Stunning 3 BR, 2 BA brick home in prestigious Magnolia Greena, a golf course community! No detail has been overlooked from the beautiful arched doorways to the architectural detailing throughout. The spacious great room features a gas log fireplace while the kitchen boasts stainless appliances,smooth top range, and striking hardwood floors. Escape in the master suite offering a walk in closet and relaxing bath with dual vanities, garden tub and separate shower. Other details of this low maintenance home include crown-molding, chair railing, 2 inch blinds, laundry room, covered back patio with a ceiling fan and much more. The resort-class community offers indoor/outdoor pools, clubhouse, fitness center, tennis, basketball, playground and more. HOA maintains full yard maintenance!
$239,900

MLS# 437945

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Wilmington Real Estate | Gorman Plantation

New on the market!
    
6316 Red Cedar Rd. Wilmington, NC 28405
Impeccably maintained, describes this beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 bath home in the popular community of Gorman Plantation. With lots of natural light, this home offers vaulted ceilings, formal dining room with chair railing, gas log fireplace and more. The kitchen boasts a smooth top range and a spacious breakfast area while the master retreat showcases a large walk-in closet and pristine bath with dual vanities. Entertain with ease on the back deck or screened porch that overlooks the fenced backyard with mature landscaping. The bonus room (or 4th bedroom) is complete with a finished closet and would be great for guests, an office, or a study. Other details include sleek hardwoods, new water heater, 2 year old HVAC, security system wiring, laundry room, and irrigation. Conveniently located close to schools, shopping, restaurants, and Wrightsville Beach!
$275,000

MLS#437814

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Wilmington Real Estate | 3 bedroom townhome

New on the market!
    
154 Lullwater Dr. #B  Wilmington, NC 28403

This move-in ready 3 bedroom & 2 bath townhome has new carpet and fresh paint throughout. With tons of natural light, this great end unit offers an open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, fireplace, formal dining area and more. Two master suites, 1 is up and 1 is down, refrigerator, washer & dryer are also included. Outside you will find your own private fenced patio area, storage room and a community pool. Best of all seller will pay the remaining HOA dues for the rest of 2009! This great townhome is conveniently located closet to UNCW, Wrightsville Beach, shopping, and restaurants. A one year home warranty is also being provided for additional comfort!

 $121,500

MLS# 436334

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Employee Confidence & Homes Sales On The Rise

According to Spherion staffing agency, employee’s confidence in their jobs and the economy is on the rise, up 3.2 points to 49.9 in August. Hopefully this will manifest itself in on-the-fence consumers making the decision to buy or sell real estate and get things moving. Click here to read more statistics!

Pending home sales on the rise. The Pending Homes Sales Index showed a 3.2 percent increase in signed contracts from June to July thanks to the first time home buyer tax credit and the affordability of homes. Read more here.

Call for end to Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac. Last week, the Mortgage Bankers Association called for the elimination of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as a way to break up the virtual monopoly that these two organization exercise over the mortgage industry. Click here for the article!

Common short sale myths. Are you sure what you believe about short sales is correct? This short video is a good refresher on some ...
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