Update on Worlds Largest Christmas Tree | Wilmington NC real estate

December 30, 2010 –

An update on the Worlds Largest Christmas Tree and it’s future.  The tree location was picked by locals in a contest held by Town Commissioner J.E.L. ‘Hi Buddy’ Wade.  Two children picked the Hilton Tree and the prize for picking the location was a $5 gold piece, according to Ben Steelman of the Star News.  In 1959, 150,000 people from 11 foreign countries and 42 states ventured out to see the lighting of the Worlds Largest Christmas Tree. 

With talk of not continuing the tradition you have another chance to get a peek at the Worlds Largest Christmas Tree the lights will be on from 5 to 10 p.m. through Dec. 31.  Hilton Park, 401 Hilton St. right next to the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority’s Sweeney Water Treatment Plant. 

Everyone’s favorite!  An 2010 update on our great World’s Largest Christmas Tree!.. Read more here…

The 79th annual lighting of the World’s Largest Christmas Tree in Wilmington NC was held Thursday night at 6pm at Wilmington’s Hilton Park. The massive oak tree covered with spanish moss is believed to be more than 400 years old and covered with 5,250 bulbs. It was first lit in 1928 with over 500 multicolored lights The tree lighting event was also celebrated by the arrival of Mr. & Mrs. Santa. For the first time, the ornaments were hand made by local school students.

The world’s largest living Christmas tree is lit nightly and available for viewing between now and Christmas at 407 Hilton St. Wilmington, NC.

Kay Baker, a life long Top Realtor in Wilmington, NC brings local knowledge and experience to her valued clients. With her decades of experience in the Wilmington, NC real estate market, she can greatly benefit her buyer clients in choosing the perfect Wilmington NC neighborhood, in the negotiation process, obtain the best financing, obtain a home inspection and negotiate the repairs, and assist with the final closing preparations. Her sellers can also reap the rewards of a successful and aggressive Realtor that is always eager to sell their home at a record pace and for the most money possible. Kay has a long track record of selling homes quickly and exposes her listings on over 100 websites.

Kay has earned numerous awards for her outstanding production over the years including the prestigious Coldwell Banker President’s Elite Club.

Kay Baker may be contacted at kaybaker@ec.rr.com or www.cbbaker.com.

Trulia Voices – Wilmington NC real estate

Kay Baker, Broker, ABR, CRS, GRI’s Profile in Wilmington, NC – Trulia Voices.

Truilia Voices – Average price per square foot for Wilmington NC was $129, a decrease of 0.8% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in Wilmington NC for Sep 10 to Nov 10 was $175,000 based on 624 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price increased 1.7%, or $3,000, and the number of home sales decreased 20.3%. There are currently 3,046 resale and new homes in Wilmington on Trulia, including 415 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price for homes for sale in Wilmington NC was $353,787 for the week ending Dec 22, which represents a decrease of 0.8%, or $2,719, compared to the prior week. Popular neighborhoods in Wilmington include Landfall and Pine Valley Estates, with average listing prices of $1,152,726 and $194,259

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Welcome First Day of Winter 2010 |Wilmington NC Real Estate | Wilmington New Homes Search | Covering Wilmington, Brunswick County and Pender County | Wrightsville Beach 2010

Kay Baker Wilmington NC Real Estate | Wilmington New Homes Search | Covering Wilmington, Brunswick County and Pender County | Wrightsville Beach 2010.   click here for brochure

Welcome to the first day of Winter in Wilmington NC.  Take a peak at the Wrightsville Beach brochure and plan your next visit.  Seeing snow on a beach is an awesome site.  No snow yet, but …..

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Golf Anyone? Wilmington NC Real Estate

Golf Wilmington NC Real Estate.

Brrrr… Cold this week… but next week will be better.  Still plenty of good weather left to enjoy one of the may golf course options in Wilmington NC. 

Golf Communities Wilmington NC Real Estate

With our mild climate, you will truly enjoy year round golfing at the many golf courses throughout the Cape Fear Region . Whatever your handicap, there are more than twenty courses in and around Wilmington that are a pleasure to walk. Some of the courses were designed by some of golf’s greatest names including Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Fred Couples and P.B. Dye, among others. Some of the Wilmington courses are listed below.

  • Beau Rivage Plantation 649 Rivage Promenade, 392-9021
  • The Cape Golf & Racquet Club 535 The Cape Blvd, 791-9292
  • Echo Farms Golf & Country Club 4114 Echo Farms Blvd, 799-0324
  • Inland Greens 5945 Inland Greens Dr, 452-9900
  • Pine Valley Country Club Pine Valley Dr, 791-1656
  • Porters Neck Plantation 8204 Fazio Dr, 686-7400
  • Landfall Country Club 800 Sun Runner Place 256-8411
  • Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation Hwy 17 South 383-0999
  • Old Point Golf and Country Club 513 Country Club Drive 270-2403
  • Belvedere Country Club 2368 Country Club Drive 270-2703
  • Wilmington Municipal Golf Course 311 S Wallace Ave. 791-0558

If you would like to live on a golf course in Wilmington NC, please search the golf page on www.cbbaker.com for all your Wilmington NC real estate needs.

Safe to Buy a House Again? | Wilmington NC real estate

Why it’s safe to buy homes again – 1 – investing strategy – MSN Money.

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The American Dream seems to have been disrupted the last couple of years.  According to a survey by Fannie May, that despite what the housing market has gone through most aspire to be homeowners.  It is right to be skeptical about purchasing a home in Wilmington NC or anywhere, but if you do your homework and get the help of an experienced Realtor and Mortgage Broker, the dream of homeownership can still be accomplished. 

Study the market, and the mortgage rates to make a wise decision.  MSN published the following on why it is a good time to buy:

“Why it’s time to buy

Basically, the bull’s case as outlined by Ackman can be boiled down to a few simple bullet points:

  • Home prices are at their lowest valuation in at least a generation.
  • A large number of forced sellers gives buyers negotiating power.
  • Attractive, low-rate financing.
  • Still favorable long-term supply dynamics as the U.S. has one of the best demographic outlooks in the developed world.
  • Housing is an out-of-consensus idea that is under-owned by institutional investors.

The most important factor is affordability” in Wilmington NC real estate

Knowledge and Experience makes the difference.  Let Kay Baker & Associates help you.

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Happy House Hunting…..

Wilmington NC Weather service warns of freezing pipes | Look after your Wilmington NC real estate

Weather service warns of overnight chill, freezing pipes – Behind the Yellow Tape – Wilmington Star News – Wilmington, NC – Archive.

To all Wilmington NC real estate owners and renters, tempertures will be in the teens tonight, the weather service advises to make sure all pets and livestock are inside for the night, and to make sure that exposed pipes are insulated.  Let your faucets drip throughout the house, to help prevent damage. 

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Stay warm…

So you want to live on the Waterfront | Wilmington NC Real Estate

Waterfront Wilmington NC Real Estate.


The Cape Fear Region’s many miles of coastline, rivers and sounds offer a wide variety of fishing, watersports and boating activities. And, to maximize the regions waterfront enjoyment, there are many neighborhoods offering waterfront homes in Wilmington, NC with canals, boatslips, and or boatramps. We offer the latest, detailed information on all Wilmington NC waterfront homes and communities offered for sale in Wilmington, NC. So just sit back, relax and click any of these Wilmington NC real estate and waterfront communities to search for your waterfront dream home now.

To live on the water is devine….. Wilmington NC waterfront real estate