Join us for a fabulous display of arty and whimsical kites November 8 & 9 at Shell Island Resort on the beach. (www.shellisland.com) Do not miss the 6th Annual Cape Fear Kite Festival. A brilliant show of color in the sky at beautiful Wrightsville Beach NC. Event runs from 10:00 – 4:00 PM both days. If you see any real estate that you are interested, you can look it up on your phone at mobile.cbbaker.com. Enjoy!
Rates just went down, now is the time to buy a home.
Originally posted on Wilmington NC real estate:
There is still USDA 100% financing money available on certain homes in the area. This is a possible Scenario –
$100000.00 Purchase Price
2% Guarantee Fee ($2000.00) added to the purchase price equals a financed amount of $102000.00
If the interest rate were 3.875% (APR 4.12%) the principal and interest would be $479.64
***then add the monthly amount of .03% which in this example would be $30.60***
The payment is $510.24 before taxes and insurance
Click Here for a partial list of USDA homes in New Hanover County –
USDA is still an amazing loan and this monthly fee should not discourage buyers from using this program because this is most often the most economical way to purchase a home.
New American Mortgage
USDA Quick Guidelines
· 100% Financing on a low 30 year fixed rate
· No PMI
· 2% Guarantee Fee (Ex. Purchase price $100000.00…
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Originally posted on Wilmington NC real estate:
Kitchens are energy-intensive rooms thanks to modern appliances designed to make life, and eating, easier. The U.S. Department of Energy offers the following tips for cutting energy consumption in the kitchen without sacrificing convenience.
• Skip the pilot light. If you’re thinking of replacing your current range or oven with a new gas model, opt for a unit with an electronic ignition. Pilot lights burn gas–and money–24 hours a day.
• Check the flames. If gas is being burned efficiently by your range or oven, the flames should be blue. If they’re yellow, call in a professional to have the unit adjusted or repaired.
• Clean range burners and pans. Clean burners and pans reflect heat better, thus using less energy.
• Turn off early. Electric ovens retain heat for quite a while after they are turned off. By turning the heat off several minutes early, you can use the…
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|It’s a maxim in real estate that the three most crucial factors in selecting a home are “location, location, location.” It’s also true! No matter how wonderful the home is, the location is key to how well you’ll like living in it and how well it sells when you’re ready to move on. Before you buy, carefully check the following factors to be sure the home you like is really the one you want to live in.|
Where will family members go most often from this new location? How easy is it to reach those places from the home? How accessible are schools, churches, grocery stores, medical care, public transportation, shopping malls and emergency services?
Be sure rooms have a view
What is the view from the home and yard? Is the yard right for your anticipated activities? What uses are possible for nearby undeveloped land? Is a new road or commercial development planned?
Check around the clock
Is rush hour traffic a problem? What will be the impact of special events such as local high-school games or church picnics? Test the driveway. How easy is it to get into and out of the driveway?
Be service conscious
What utilities serve the property? Are the rates competitive? Do you want an all-electric home, or do you want gas or oil heat? Where will your mail get delivered? Are there any easements?
Dig below the surface
Is the soil stable? Is part of the property on a flood plain? If so, what is the history of floods on the property and what would flood insurance cost?
Visit the neighbors
How will you fit in with the neighbors? Do people seem to be friendly? Are homes well-maintained?
Read the fine print
If the community has special by-laws or architectural controls over changes to a homes in the area?Make a list of the positive and negative aspects of each property as you tour it. Assign priorities to important elements of the home’s location. If you have questions about a home’s location, we can help. Call or e-mail us now.
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This year’s Martin Luther King parade will be held in downtown Wilmington NC. and it is expected to be bigger than ever. Over the years the parade and festivities have grown and a new venue should allow more visitors.
The MLK Parade Monday – January 20, 2014 Parade Begins 11:00 NOON Historic Downtown Wilmington Parade starting point: Front St. & Hanover St. Here is parade route if you would like a pick a spot to watch. Route
There are many local events leading up to the parade on Monday. Some of them are:
For more information please visit the website http://www.mlkjrcelebration-senc10.com/index.htm
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