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Our newest Luxury Listing in Landfall1048 Ocean Ridge

Our intelligent marketing strategies, years of experience and powerful connections in the worldwide brokerage community have enabled Baker Wayne and Associates to attain the prestigious Coldwell Banker Previews International Specialist designation. We specialize in marketing the finest luxury homes in the Wilmington, NC area. Billy Baker and Lisa Wayne are Previews Specialists. This high profile exposure will ensure that we will reach the best, highly discriminating circle of buyers for your Wilmington, NC luxury home.

This website offers some of the most valuable information about the very best neighborhoods in Wilmington NC.

Please email bakerwayneassociates@ec.rr.com for more detailed information on our luxury home marketing strategy.

More about Coldwell Banker Previews       To view areas below visit http://www.cbbaker.com/luxury.php

Airlie Forest
Airlie Place
Airlie West
Beasley on Masonboro
Beau Rivage
Porter’s Neck
Cove Point
Crane Point
Drayton Square
Forest Hills
Georgetowne
Glen Meade
Greenville Manor
Heron Run
Highland Hills
Hollyholm
Independence South
Landfall*
Lucia Point
Marsh Landing
Marsh Oaks
Marywood
Masonboro Forest*
Maxwell Place
Mayfaire*
Mayfaire Townview
Oleander Estates
Oleander ext
One Meeting Place
Parkshore Estates
Parkside at Mayfaire*
Shinn Creek Estates*
Shinn Point*
Sounds Edge at Bradley Creek
South Oleander
Stonebridge
Stonegate
Summer Haven Point
The Village at Mayfaire
Timbercreek
Turtle Hall*
Westport
Whitebridge
Willow Glen at Beau Rivage
Windward Oaks*
Wrightsville Beach*
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The First Quarter Wilmington NC Real Estate Zip Code Report 2013

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The First Quarter Wilmington NC Real Estate Zip Code Report 2013 

By R.J. Alex, 2013 President, Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors®

[Wilmington, NC] When analyzing six major zip codes in our region – 28403, 28405, 28409, 28411, 28412 and 28451 – an average of the zip codes for the first quarter of 2013 shows that:

  • Our average sales price has increased by 7.0% from 1st  Quarter 2012
  • Of the 713 sellers in 1st Quarter – 26.9% paid some sort of concession toward the purchase of the house.
  • Our list to sales price ratio for 1st Quarter is 96.55%, an increase from 95.6% for 1st Quarter 2012.
  • The average list price of the sold properties is $234,489 and is up 6% from 1st Quarter 2012.
  • The average number of days a property remained on the market for 1st Quarter was 126 days, compared to 169 days for 1st Quarter 2012.
  • The median sold price of $176,500 for 1st Quarter has increased 3.8% from 1st Quarter 2012.

The areas of focus in this analysis were:  read rest of story here…

HOME SEARCH 101: Tips For Locating The Right Schools

 

When it comes time to buy your next Wilmington NC home, your decision will be based on dozens of criteria. If you’re like many home buyers, good schools will be at the very top of your list. Even buyers without children are often concerned about the quality of schools. They know property values often reflect the reputation of local schools-both public and private-and that a home near good schools may be easier to sell later on.

Plan Ahead

It pays to look at schools early in the house-hunting process so you can narrow your focus to particular neighborhoods. Consider the following approaches and available resources for determining whether a school or school district is right for you and your children.

Define Your Idea Of “Good”

{short description of image} The first step is taking an honest look at your child’s educational needs. Is he or she average, exceptional, or is there a learning disability to consider? What are the student’s interests and natural abilities? Cerebral? Artistic? Athletic? It won’t matter that a school is tops in math and science if your child’s educational focus is in language and fine arts. Identifying your child’s individual needs will help determine the types of programs and educational approaches you’re looking for in a school.

Get An Overview

You can tap the resources of several organizations to find out what schools are available in a particular area and how they rank compared with others in the system, the state and the nation. (See the side bar for details.)

Take a look at the programs that would most interest or benefit your children. Is the local public school strong in those areas? If not, there may be good private-school alternatives in the vicinity.

Keep in mind that what you see on paper may not provide a complete picture of the school, its resources and the capabilities of its educational staff.

Identify The District

It’s easy to find out what public school district a house is in-the information is nearly always included in the MLS listing, available through your Realtor. Note, however, that school boards frequently re-draw districts. To help ensure a home is likely to remain in a particular district, you may want to find out how close it is to district lines-being central to a district increases your chances of staying there. Contact the local board of education to obtain a district map.

Go To The Source

Also ask the local board for any information available about the school system, special programs, etc. Many boards will provide you with standardized test scores, often broken down for each school and subject area. Private schools often provide test-score information and college-placement statistics as well.

See For Yourself

Make plans to visit the schools you are interested in. Schedule appointments with the principal and some of the teachers in your child’s grade. Inquire about school policies and procedures. Discuss your child’s strengths and weaknesses, asking how the school would handle them.

Interview The Neighbors

Perhaps the best way to investigate a school is to talk with parents whose children attend. Visit neighbors in the area and ask them to be candid about what they like and dislike about local schools.

Let Us Get You Started

We’ll be happy to provide the phone numbers and website addresses of the schools and districts in our area. Be aware, however, that complying with fair housing practices, we may not be able to provide you with all the information you seek. Discussing school quality can be construed as “steering” buyers to or away from particular neighborhoods, which could be viewed as discrimination-even if unintentional.

That being said, we’ll do everything we can to support your efforts to locate the right home and the right schools to meet your family’s needs.

More school information here.  http://www.cbbaker.com/school_info.php

THE SCHOOL HUNTERS

American School Directory: (800) 444-4488. P.O. Box 7003, Murfreesboro, TN 37133-7003. Web. E-mail. With over 108,000 individual websites, provides every K-12 school in America (public and private) a free Internet presence and identity. Includes pictures, maps, art, information, calendars, etc.

National Association of State Boards of Education: (703) 684-4000. 277 S. Washington St., Suite 100 Alexandria, VA. 22314. Web. E-mail. Offers quick reference state profiles for basic education information and data taken from U.S. Department of Education statistics. Includes statistics to allow comparisons between a state and the national mean.

School Match: (800) 992-5323. 5027 Pine Creek Drive, Westerville, OH 43081. Web. E-mail. For a fee, you can receive a report card on any public school or one of thousands of private schools in the U.S. At an additional cost, they will list up to 15 schools that match your criteria identified by their questionnaire. They also assist families with special-needs children and those moving overseas. All reports are confidential. If you are making a company move, your company may pay for School Match’s assistance.

Yahoo!: Web. You’ll find a state-by-state directory of schools and their websites, along with other useful information.

Why it Pays to Know Exactly What Goes With Your Home Sale

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What stays with the home you’re selling? To use the legal lingo, what will convey?

  • The Rule

LightGenerally, real property will convey. Real property is anything attached to the house that would leave visible damage if removed. Typically included: the house, land, trees, shrubbery, fences, TV antenna, and any fixture outside or inside (such as wall-to-wall carpeting or built-in cabinets.). Anything else is personal property. You can take with you any freestanding personal property you want – the washer and dryer, refrigerator, firewood, swimming pool chemicals, window air conditioner, and so on – if removing the items doesn’t change the condition of the house. Ask us about typical local practice.

  • The Strategy

Wilmington NC real estate

If there is real property in your home that you can’t bear to leave behind, either remove it before showing (and repair any damage caused by removal) or specify in the contract that it does not convey. Disclosure helps avoid deal-killing misunderstandings.

  • The Options

Some sellers leave behind awnings and window treatments bought to fit specific windows. Sellers may offer to leave items they no longer need, such as a riding mower; and buyers might ask for personal property like garden tools. Some items like chandeliers are normally considered real property. Your buyer may agree to let you take it, but if your sale hinges on the conveyance of the chandelier, let the chandelier go!

Reminder: If you are wanting to sell your home in the next 6 to12 months, now is the time to begin putting your plan into place, while time is still on your side. Please contact us for any real estate assistance you may need.

Homes are being shown and are selling in Wilmington NC

The Wilmington NC real estate market is busy.  Sales and prices are up.  The days on the market are down.  Here is the most recent top showings from 3/1/13 – 4/10/13 in the 28405 zip code. 

These are just the first page of 386 total neighborhoods.  If you have thought about selling, please contact us so that we may share the most recent comparable sales with you.  It might be that it is time for you to sell too.

Neighborhood # of Showings # of Active Listings in My MLS
Landfall 770 219
Kings Grant 166 15
Northchase 151 11
Windemere 77 6
Cape Cottages 56 5
Mayfaire Townview 46 15
Covil Estates Snug H 41 2
The Village at Mayfa 41 12
Inland Greens 38 2
Brookfield 38 2
Princess Place 37 7
Churchill Estates 36 6
Northchase Bridgep 35 2
Wildflower 35 7
McClelland Townhomes 33 4
Weatherwood 30 3
Spring View 29 4
Chestnut Heights 28 4
Hunters Crossing 26 3
Green Meadows 26 2
Summerfield 26 4
Landfall Pembroke Jo 25 4
Hunting Ridge 24 4
English Moor at West 24 0
Brassfield 23 1

To search Wilmington NC real estate and get seller advice, please visit www.cbbaker.com or call us.

Why Wilmington NC? | Let Us Tell You…

Wilmington NC Real Estate

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Wilmington is our life long hometown and we can assist you with any questions or requests about Wilmington NC real estate or Wilmington NC homes for sale. Our clients benefit from our knowledge, integrity, decades of experience as  real life long Realtors, and a thorough understanding of the residential real estate market. Whether you are thinking of selling or buying a new home, condo, townhome, vacation home, golf course property, waterfront home, horse property, land or something in between, please allow Baker Wayne and Associates of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage to provide you the best service every step of the way. If you are searching for Wilmington NC real estate, Wrightsville Beach  real estate, Landfall real estate, Figure Eight Island,NC real estate, Carolina Beach,  real estate, Kure Beach,  real estate, Hampstead, NC real estate, Leland, real estate or New Hanover, Pender & Brunswick Counties real estate, you have found the perfect website to locate your dreamhome. We cannot speak highly enough about the real estate in Wilmington, NC and the properties that we represent.

 Take a minute to view this awesome video taken by Jack Davis and crew with Cape Fear Real estate directory.

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 Wilmington NC Real Estate Market Conditions

For the latest Wilmington residential real estate conditions , please check out ourMLS Market Snapshot.

Welcome to the Cape Fear Coast!

Here you will discover the beauty and charm of Wilmington and area beaches. This unique paradise that is my life long home is awaiting you and your family. The Cape Fear region’s many miles of coastline, rivers and sounds offer a wide variety of fishing, watersports, and boating activities. Quite a few harbors are within minutes.

Recreation

With the mild climate, recreational opportunities abound in the area including many golf courses that are playable year round.We know you’ll enjoy life in our beautiful corner of North Carolina. We believe it’s one of the most inviting and friendly areas in the country.

  Historic District

Wilmington is blessed with a beautiful and extensive historic district with magnificent and stately oaks that are draped with Spanish moss. Azaleas and Oleanders abound and many homes have extensive gardens, some of which are opened to the public during the Azalea Festival.

History and architecture have combined to allow 230 blocks of downtown  to be placed on the National Register of Historic Districts. This city has seen a lof of history and it is fortunate that so much of it has been preserved or restored so meticulously in the downtown area. Some of the buildings are from the 1700s. The architecture represented covers Antebellum, Greek Revival, Queen Anne and periods in between.

Beaches NC

 

There are many beautiful beach communities that we have come to love and enjoy such as Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Topsail Beach, Surf City, North Topsail Beach, Oak Island, Bald Head Island, Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach, Sunset Beach and Figure Eight Island, which front on the always captivating Atlantic Ocean.

 

Climate

Wilmington is in a temperate climate zone and the winds off the Atlantic, due the Gulf Stream effect, help keep winter temperatures moderate. However, there are four seasons and their transitions usually are spectacular. Extreme temperatures occasionally occur in both winter and summer, but typically, the average low temperature in January is around 36 degrees Fahrenheit and the August high is around 90.

Wilmington NC Economy

The wonderful climate and proximity to rivers, lakes and the Atlantic seashore are factors in the population growth. Another factor has to do with the location being a natural trade center. New Hanover county is a good location for comfortable living and a thriving business environment.  It has nineteen incorporated municipalities, more than any other county in North Carolina.

 

To find out more about our great town, please visit http://www.cbbaker.com

February Was A Great Month For Wilmington NC Real Estate

Wilmington NC Real Estate February Statistic Look Good!

The number’s are in and are looking good for Wilmington NC real estate.

To search all Wilmington NC real estate, we invite you to visit http://www.cbbaker.com.  Visit the Buyer and Seller sections to answer questions you may have.

For a free relocation package, email bakerwayneassociates@ec.rr.com