Posted on June 5, 2012 by Baker, Wayne and Associates
To live on the water is devine…. Recent Short Sales in Wilmington NC. Search from your phone on mobile.cbbaker.com …enjoy…
Beautiful marsh front lot on the creek on almost an acre in Olde Point subdivision of Hampstead. 4 bedroom septic permit was in hand, but recently expired. Property is a short sale.
Ocean Ridge oceanfront lot. Build your dream home in one of Topsail Island’s most exclusive oceanfront communities. Lot is within walking distance to the Ocean Ridge Community pool and clubhouse.
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Waterfront!!! Gardner’s dream! Hidden away in woodsy private dead end street setting.Elevated lot situated on creek with marsh and ICWW views from the creekside deck. Garden areas abound with…
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Oceanfront spacious 1bd 1ba condo at Great location! Situated middle Island Carolina Beach, this condo is a ground floor unit & has been beautifully decorated. Freshly painted. Located in…
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Enjoy condo beach living with the luxuries of a garage. This ocean and marshview unit has two decks, open kitchen/living area and just a block from Carolina Beach Pier and the infamous North…
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Posted on October 11, 2011 by Baker, Wayne and Associates
UNCW economists say that Wilmington may outperform state, nation | Business | South College News.
The 8th Annual Economic Outlook Conference was held at UNCW today and the news is generally positive for the Wilmington NC Tri County area. According to WECT, the economists said that New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick Counties are forecast to grow 2.2% in 2012 slightly ahead of the NC forecast of 1.7% and the nation forecast of 1.6%.
The announcement was made by “William Hall — a professor of economics and senior economist with the Swain Center for Business and Economic Services in UNCW’s Cameron School of Business—announced the predictions along with collaboration from Ravija Badarinathi — a professor of statistics in the UNCW Department of Information Systems and Operations Management.” per WECT.
Residental real estate has been stabalizing and the the retail sales have come back and continue to grow. For a full report on the Economic Outlook, please read more here… Page 30 will be the start of the local Wilmington NC statistics.
Thank you for your time and effort in putting on this conference UNCW and all the sponsors. Good news for our area.
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Posted on September 14, 2011 by Baker, Wayne and Associates
Wilmington ranked on Best Towns list – Shore Lines – Wilmington Star News – Wilmington, NC – Archive.
WE LOVE OUR TOWN! Wilmington NC makes another list.
Outside Magazine ranked Wilmington among a list of Best Towns – “the finest places you’d ever want to call home.”
They call the River City the “Next Big Thing”. Here are some of the other things they said about our community in their article in the October issue of Outside Magazine….
“Similar to Charleston: southern charm, a 300-year-old harbor, ample seafood. But what sets Wilmington (pop. 106,500) apart from its genteel South Carolina neighbor is an economy in overdrive—not long ago, it was the second-fastest-growing economy in the U.S. Thanks to EUE Screen Gems, it’s also home to the largest motion-picture and television studio outside California. (The local film industry employs some 800 people.) Situated where the Cape Fear River meets the Atlantic, the former military port’s recreation options are mostly water-based—sea-kayaking, sailing, deap-sea fishing—and the biggest party of the year is, naturally, Riverfest, a frenzy of vendors, fireworks, music, athletic competitions, and invading pirates.”
Just last week Wilmington NC made another list – “America’s Most Fun and Affordable Cities by Bloomberg Businessweek. Let us share Wilmington NC with you. Please visit www.cbbaker.com for news about Wilmington and to search all Wilmington NC real estate.
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Posted on September 6, 2011 by Baker, Wayne and Associates
If you are thinking about selling your home, make sure you do your homework first. There are things that you can do months before hand that will make the home selling process smoother.
Be Prepared When Selling Your Home
Thinking about selling? In that time period leading up to actually putting your home on the market, you can do a number of things to get your home in shape so buyers will love what they see and want to move in fast! Prioritizing what needs to get done first can be overwhelming.
Here’s a guide to help you get your home ready to sell any time of the year.
Three to six months from listing:
- Get a home inspection from a licensed home inspector. (Call us for recommended local inspectors.)
- Use the checklist from the inspection as your to-do list and fix all problems.
- Arrange for estimates or plan to do the work yourself to paint rooms with neutral colors.
- If you’re considering bathroom or kitchen remodeling of any size, now is the time to undertake it, but beware of over-improving or updating with polarizing styles.
One to three months from listing:
- Clear out closets, cabinets and drawers and be ruthless in your quest to de-clutter.
- Remove from display all personal items such as photographs, certificates, trophies, diplomas, etc.
- If necessary, rent a storage unit to store excess furniture and belongings that clutter your home.
- Clear out the basement, garage, shed and attic — spaces that are often forgotten but full of stuff.
- Power wash the outside of your home (siding, patios, driveways, etc.) or hire a service to do the work for you.
- Take a tour of local homes that are currently for sale to see how they compare with your home.
- Concentrate on curb-appeal landscaping from tree/bush trimming to greening the landscape to sprucing up the entrance.
One month or less from listing:
- Revisit your entire home with a buyer’s eye in mind and touch up any small fix-ups and upgrades.
- After your complete de-cluttering, contact a professional home stager to make each room in your home inviting to buyers.
- Get carpets professionally cleaned.
- Wash windows — inside and out — or hire it out.
- Secure a safe location for pet(s) to be left during showings or find a friend who will take your pet(s) while your home is on the market.
- Adhere to a regular cleaning schedule, or hire a service to do basic cleaning.
First day on the market, broker open house and open houses:
- Put out a bowl of fruit, fresh flowers and/or bake cookies that day to give your home a homey feel.
- Open all shades and curtains and turn on lights in every room to ensure your home is bright.
- Make sure you and your family leave the home for all showings, so plan some outings, visits or errands when needed.
For more selling advice, please visist www.cbbaker.com . Questions? Give us a call 910-202-3607 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Posted on August 25, 2011 by Baker, Wayne and Associates
Everyone wants to get a good deal on a home that they are considering purchasing. Please do your homework first. Get with a buyers representative to help you navigate the process. These are some of the steps that will help you in your quest to buy a distressed property.
Don’t Get Blindsided When Buying A Distressed Property
If you’re getting ready to buy a home to live in or a vacation home to visit or an investment property to rent out, you’re probably interested in exploring the distressed properties available in today’s market. Why not scoop up a bargain, right?
There’s just one problem: Some distressed properties aren’t bargains at all — not even close. They may not be in an ideal location. They may need major repairs or improvements. Others will have too few of today’s sought-after amenities, or be in a poor school system, or be surrounded by dozens of other distressed properties. And those are only some of the possible pitfalls.
Still, there are some real gems out there. Your challenge is to find that distressed diamond in the rough — either pre-foreclosure or post-foreclosure — that’s worth your long-term investment of cash and monthly payments. Here are some market-smart secrets to set you on the right path to a worthwhile distressed-property purchase.
Contract with a buyer’s agent. This is a real-estate pro who will look after your interests, not the seller’s. An agent experienced in working with the institutions selling distressed properties — banks, government agencies, etc. — can help you identify homes suitable to your needs and goals. Even more, your agent will guide you through the negotiation process so you emerge with a great price on a valuable property.
Get pre-approved for a mortgage. We’ll work with you to get loan pre-approval so you can move fast when you find a distressed property worth buying. Being pre-approved for a mortgage puts you in the same league as “cash buyer” competitors that are also bidding on the best bargains.
Visit candidate properties in person. It’s amazing how much different a property can look in person compared with photos posted online. The only way to get a true feel for a property and its location is to see it with your own eyes.
Hire a certified professional home inspector to thoroughly check out a property before you even begin negotiations with the seller. This will cost you several hundred dollars up-front, but the payoff could be huge:
- Saving you from buying a home that has problems you neither have the money nor inclination to fix.
- Identifying needed repairs you are willing to undertake so you can factor those costs into your offer to the seller. Ask several contractors for estimates of materials and labor needed to remedy any problems your inspector finds.
Focus on the numbers. The seller may not lower the price of the property enough to cover the expenses you’ll incur to make needed repairs and desired upgrades. Will you have the time, money, skills and/or contractor connections to accomplish those tasks after you purchase the home? If the answer is “no,” be prepared to keep looking.
Check for fit. Remember, a distressed home can only be a great deal when it meets your needs, wants and goals. Just because a property is inexpensive and in good shape, doesn’t mean you’ll be satisfied with it long term.
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Posted on July 12, 2011 by Baker, Wayne and Associates
Affordable Home Neighborhoods Wilmington NC Real Estate.
Affordable Home Neighborhoods
Here we are proud to offer you the latest homes listings in Wilmington NC affordable neighborhoods. Kay Baker & Associates have assisted hundreds of first time buyers every step of the way in their quest for the American Dream. And we are proud to assist you as well. From the prequalification process and finding the right loan for you to the intense but exciting home search and through the closing process and long after the movers have gone, we are with you. You will be in the hands of true professionals who are experienced in the entire home buying process from financing to negotiating and who truly care about you, the consumer . You will be informed of all homes that fit your search criteria in any of these starter neighborhoods. Click on any of these fine neighborhoods to search for affordable homes in Wilmington, NC.
These are just some of the neighborhhods where you can purchase an affordable home.
Bradley View Townhomes
Campus Edge Condos
More afffordable homes here….
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Posted on June 29, 2011 by Baker, Wayne and Associates
America’s Top States for Business 2011 – Overall Rankings – CNBC.
North Carolina is in the ranks again! CNBC just released their 2011 report for Americas Top States for Buisness. North Carolina ranked #3. That is good news for the state for which we live and work in. There were 10 criteria on which their study was based on.
– Cost of Doing Business
– Quality of Life
– Transportation & Infrastructure
– Technology & Innovation
– Business Friendliness
– Access to Capital
– Cost of Living
According to CNBC – “We scored all 50 states on 43 measures of competitiveness developed with input from business groups including the National Association of Manufacturers and the Council on Competitiveness. States received points based on their rankings in each metric. Then, we separated those metrics into ten broad categories, weighting the categories based on how frequently they are cited in state economic development marketing materials. That way, our study ranks the states based on the criteria they use to sell themselves “
The quality of life is great here in our corner of North Carolina, Wilmington. The people are even better. The real estate prices are realistic and the rates are low. If you would like to search Wilmington NC real estate please visit www.cbbaker.com and let us know how we can help you.
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