33rd North Carolina Jazz Festival 2013 | Historic Wilmington NC Riverside Hilton

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Save the date for the 33rd North Carolina Jazz Festival

February 7, 8, 9 2013 at the Hilton Riverside in Downtown Wilmington NC

A fantastic talented group of musicians will be sure to please everyone.

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From http://ncjazzfestival.com website:

Jazz enthusiasts from around the country will return to experience performances by world-class musicians including Adrian Cunningham, Banu Gibson, Bria Skonberg, Bucky Pizzarelli, Chuck Redd, Dan Levinson, David Boeddinghaus, David Sager, Ed Polcer, Frank Bongiorno, Jonathan Russell, Kerry Lewis, Kevin Dorn, Nicki Parrott, Randy Reinhart and Rossano Sportiello.

General Admission Tickets: Thurs. Evening (3 hr. concert) $35.
Fri. & Sat. Evenings (4 hr. concert) $50.
Military $25 – Students $15 each night

 

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Eight Money-Savers Every First-Time Home Buyer Should Know

Buying a Wilmington NC home may be the biggest purchase of your life. However, the costs are minimized when you realize how home buying actually puts cash in your pocket. Here are just a few ways to save:

  1. Stop paying rent. Come out ahead at tax time by deducting for property taxes and mortgage interest while building equity savings.
  2. Buy now. Prices aren’t standing still; save now, compared to tomorrow’s higher prices.
  3. Choose a good neighborhood or one on the upswing.
  4. Buy a home that is likely to appreciate in value, and watch your “savings” increase.
  5. Cut back on down payment requirements with an FHA or VA loan, if you qualify. Or take out private mortgage insurance, and save on out-of-pocket costs.
  6. Deduct closing costs (property tax, “points,” etc.) Be sure to consult your professional tax advisor before filing any claims.
  7. Deduct moving expenses allowed if your move is job-related, saving your tax dollars.
  8. Pay off the loan principal regularly or in installments over the life of your loan, thus saving thousands in interest payments.

These are just some of the ways your home purchase saves you cash. One of your best cost-saving moves – in either buying or selling – is to take advantage of our professional real estate services. We know the area, the financial establishment and the real estate market. We can help you make your best and least costly move. We’ll welcome your call or e-mail.

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NAR and Google Digital Hunt | 2013 Consumer and Market Trends In Real Estate

2013 Consumer and Market Trends in Real Estate

Take minute to view the report.  Great research.

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What to do if your home isn’t selling | Tips and Techniques | Wilmington NC real estate

IMG_5172Whether you’re in a bone-dry market or a sizzling selling season, if you haven’t received any offers on your home you’re probably facing the question of what to do.  A house that goes too long without selling begins to appear “stale” and can actually damage your future chances of a sale.

How long is too long? It’s not an exact science, but there are some helpful indicators. In a dry market, a sales period of six months to one year isn’t unusual. Look at recent sales reports of similar homes nearby to determine a reasonable selling interval. In a hot seller’s market, a house that hasn’t sold within one month indicates a problem. In either case, there are several steps you can take before putting up the white flag.

Tips to improve your selling karma

  • Videotape your house, inside and out, and watch the tape as if you were a prospective buyer. Is the lawn weedy or the garden bare? Is your home uncluttered and spotlessly scrubbed? Sparkling-clean houses sell faster than those that look too lived-in or show an abundance of the owner’s personality.
  • Take a second look at your listing price. Visit open houses in your neighborhood. Are similar homes priced lower? Selling prices may have dropped since your first comparative market analysis. If you haven’t sold your home within one month, chances are good that you’ve overpriced it. If you do lower your asking price, consider a figure slightly below those of other comparable homes if you are interested in a speedy sale. Do whatever it takes to be away from your home during showings and open houses. The presence of sellers makes it difficult for prospective buyers to take their time or talk openly with their partner and agent. Leave some treats out to make potential buyers more comfortable: beverages, nuts, cookies — anything that won’t lose freshness or be too messy. For more seller tips, please visit http://www.cbbaker.com.
  • Pay close attention to feedback from showings. The feedback can guide you in making home repairs, toning down your décor, making landscaping improvements and the like.
    • You can offer perks to buyers, such as a cash bonus, closing costs or buy down the interest rate to lower monthly payments. You could also consider creative owner financing.
    • Neutralize your color scheme. Most buyers prefer pale, neutral colors that make it easier to imagine a new home as their own. Houses with white exteriors are the highest sellers; for interiors, try whites, off-whites or pale grays.

    Expose hardwood floors and buff them until they shine. It’s amazing how many buyers will not even look at a house without hardwood floors.

    If you have dogs, cats, old carpeting, mildew or smoke problems chances areThat a potential buyer may be offended by the odor. Ventilate the home and invest in an air-cleaning and deodorizing product to remove odors. Another option is a cleaning product with living enzymes that consume the odor causing agents and remove the smell permanently.

    • Staging your home is one of the very best ways to sell your home the quickest and for top dollar. Staging sets the scene throughout the home to create immediate buyer interest in the property. The way you live in your home and the way you sell your house are two different things. One idea is to pack up several large pieces of furniture and as much clutter in each room as possible. Don’t just shift to another room or garage- rent a storage space and get it out of the house before showing.

    Pay attention to lighting. Make sure light sources are clean. Cleaning them isn’t enjoyable, but the sparkling lighting will pay off. You may even increase the brightness factor of your rooms by adding brighter bulbs, or by placing accent lamps or cabinet lighting. Be sure and pull back the curtains and lift the blinds. For the best effect , use a balance of natural, overhead, and table or floor lighting.

     

    • Try readjusting your sights. Determine the lowest price you find acceptable, and consider anything more as icing on the cake. In a longstanding dry market you may even have to sell at a loss, so it’s important to take every offer seriously. You don’t want to alienate a potential buyer who has solid financing because you’ve set your sights unrealistically high.
    • If the market is underwater, consider offering an increased commission or a bonus for your listing agent as extra incentive. If you do sweeten the pot for your agent, amend your listing contract to reflect the change, and be sure it’s added to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) — buyer agents will also be inspired to give your house extra attention.

     

     

     

     

Oh To Live On The Water | Wilmington NC real estate

The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea.

  ~Isak Dinesen

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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 waterfront communities to search for your waterfront dream home now.

Waterfront Real Estate in Wilmington NC

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or requests about waterfront homes for sale or waterfront real estate in Wilmington, NC, or any location in the Cape Fear Region. We have lived here all our lives and can help match a neighborhood with a home and schools. We  know where the best shopping is and all the main attractions. If you are looking for a second home or investment property in Wilmington, NC, there are still real deals in the great coastal area, but you will need a real estate expert to help you. We are experienced real estate professional’s who has decades of home buying and selling experience in waterfront properties in Wilmington, NC area.

Marinas and Yacht Clubs

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Wilmington NC offers an assortment of Marinas and Yacht Clubs for your boating enjoyment. They are located from Carolina Beach north to Scotts Hill. You can get the details about specifics on each one right here.

For true local and knowledgable service in waterfront homes in Wilmington, NC please contact us today at 1-800-497-7325 Ex. 3607 or email at bakerwayneassociates@ec.rr.com

Wilmington, NC Waterfront Neighborhoods


Arjean by the Sound
Avalon West
Avenel
Bald Head Island*
Bay Harbor
Bluepoint
Bradley Creek Point
Bridgewater Bluffs
Carolina Bay
Cedar Island
Cedar Landing
Chanel Haven
Channelwalk
Charleston Landing
Demarest Landing
Dolphin Bay
Dunbar Landing
Driftwood Villas
Edgewater Subd
Egret Landing
Elliott Place
Figure Eight Harbour
Figure Eight Island*
Greymarsh Crossing*
Harbor Villa
Headwater Cove
Hickory Knoll
Holiday Hills
Hollyholm
Inlet Park
Inlet Point Harbor Sub*
Inlet Watch Estates*
Intracoastal Watch
John’s Creek
Landfall*
Loder Landing
Marywood
Masonboro Bluffs
Masonboro Harbour*
Masons Bluff
Middle Oaks

Old Chimney
Osprey Point
Oyster Bay
Pelican Reef*
Porter’s Neck
Purviance
Sanddollar Shores
Sandfiddler Point
Saponas Point
Scotts Hill Bluff
Shal-a-Moor
Shandy Point
Shinn Creek Estates*
Shinn Point*
Sounds Edge at Bradley Creek
South East Harbor
Register Place
River Island
Tangle Oaks
The Tides*
Timber Creek
Towles*
Tidalwalk*
Turtle Hall*
Waterway Lodge
Westpo