TIMING: Seven Buying and Selling Secrets To Know Before You Relocate | Wilmington NC

 

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The secret to a successful relocation is timing — synchronized buying, moving and selling. Good timing just takes a little advance planning that puts you in control. Here are seven relocation secrets to make your move work smoothly for you.

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1. Sell First

Ideally, you should sell your current home first in order to have all your financial resources available to purchase your next home. You want to avoid waiting until the closing on your new home forces you to sell your old home under the gun. Note that in some markets today, houses are moving so quickly that sellers will not even consider taking a contingency clause that postpones their sale until the buyer’s home sells. Setting the right price for your home and having a customized marketing plan are your best bets for bringing about a quick sale.

2. Find Out What You Can Afford

{short description of image} While your house is on the market, look at what’s available to buy within your price range in your destination area. Your perfect house is out there, but take as much time as you can to find it. It’s not just the house you’ll have to live with — you’ll want to find out about the neighborhood, the schools, proximity to shopping, etc. before you commit to your next home.

3. Shop For A Loan Before You Shop For A House

Try to lock in the best rate you can find. Get pre-approved for financing so you have more bargaining power when you bid on a house. With a pre-approved loan, you’ll be able to go to closing on your new house faster.

4. Coordinate Settlements And Moving Dates

Try to move directly from the old home to the new one. Sometimes you can rent back the old property for a few days or weeks if closing on the new one is delayed. Another alternative is an interim move to an apartment for a short time while waiting to close on the new house.

5. Begin Fix-Ups And Pre-Sale Improvements Early

Have any needed work completed before your house goes on the market. Consider having a home inspection early in the fix-up process so you know what’s important to repair or replace before you set the sales price for your house.

6. Work Closely With Your Agent

Make sure every “i” is dotted and every “t” crossed on time for both closings. You may save time and money for the buyer of your old home with lower “re-issue” fees by referring them to the previous providers of inspections, surveys, title insurance, etc. The information is in your settlement papers. And, if it’s a busy season, line up appointments in advance with the people you’ll need to close on your new house.

7. Avoid The Last-Minute Rush

Call us early. We’ll gather information and provide it to you quickly so you can make informed decisions and workable plans.  910-202-3607 or bakerwayneassociates@ec.rr.com

High Impact | Remodel On A Budget With New Flooring | Wilmington NC Real Estate

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Wilmington NC Homeowners have more choices than ever in floor coverings. Today’s choices can go a long way toward redecorating a home without spending a fortune. Upgrading flooring is a good option to choose now, while you’re living in your home. It’s also likely to pay off later, when the time comes to sell.

New innovations have enabled homeowners to use flooring as a way to decorate rather than just “cushion and cover.” Despite the ongoing popularity and utility of carpeting, the use of hard surfaces has been on the rise, with stone, tile and wood leading the way. Hard-surface flooring can not only add visual appeal, it can improve indoor air quality (especially for allergy sufferers) by minimizing accumulations of dust, mold, mildew and bacteria–often more common with carpeted interiors.

There are also more types of hardwoods on the market now–bamboo is the newest–that come in a variety of shades, widths and grains. You can use wood to give your home a look of richness, elegance or country-casual feel.

Natural stone–granite, marble, travertine, limestone and slate–is more sought after these days. And one of the fastest growing “hard” coverings of choice, laminate flooring offers good looks, durability and easy installation. It comes in planks and tiles, with a range of patterns modeled on hardwoods, ceramic tile, marble and stone.

If you’re looking for a dramatic change in your home, consider replacing or recovering your floors. You may be surprised how inexpensively you can add drama to a room. Give us a call to find out how much value it could add to your home!

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Opening Day! Give a Gift Of Love | Wilmington NC Miracle Field

UPDATE:  THE MIRACLE LEAGUE IS OPEN & FINISHED! Awesome volunteers and sponsors.  Congratulations ACCESS – wonderful job.

August 3 will be opening day and dedication.

Miracle League of Wilmington, a program of ACCESS of Wilmington, is excited to announce the grand opening of Brax Stadium and the Kiwanis Miracle Playground at Olsen Park. The event is free and open to the public. Please join us on Saturday, August 3, 2013 from 9a.m.-4p.m. for a day of fun. Speakers will begin at 10a.m. with an accessibility expo and exhibition games to follow.  Coldwell  Banker Sea Coast Advantage and Alpha Mortgage sponsored the press box.  More details here.  http://miracleleaguewilm.org/

Posted in Nov. 2012

With the upcomig Holiday’s if you are thinking about what to give family and friends, please think about giving a gift that will bring a smile of childrens faces.  Please take a minute to watch the video below.  Wilmington NC is getting  a Miracle Field for the new Miracle League.  Accessible Coastal Carolina Events Sports and Services (ACCESS) was started to bring the field to the area. “The overall mission of ACCESS is to not only provide an opportunity for those who have not yet had the chance to experience the power of play and the joy of sports but to also show the importance of inclusion within a community. Creating a place where people of all ages, races, and abilities can actively participate together, will naturally allow relationships to develop as people share interest. More importantly it is opening the door to a better world for everyone.” The Miracle League was started in the late 1990′s in Rockdale Youth Baseball program in Atlanta.  They recognized the need to include all children in a sport regardless of their abilities.  Hence the Miracle Field was started.  People of all abilities and ages could play baseball.  Eventually the fields were made to  have a rubber, non-latex surface that is helpful and safe for persons with any mobility difficulties.  The Wilmington area is excited to participate in such a wonderful project.  The fields will be built at Olson Fields off Murrayville Road. There will be playgrounds for all abilities and restrooms.  The project has raised 87.5% of it’s goal of 1.2 million dollars.  If you would like to donate in someones name as a gift for Christmas, what a great way to honor them.  The Miracle Field is truly a “miracle”  Please watch this video of the Wilmington Miracle Field.  For more information or to donate online, please visit www.miracleleaguewilm.org/

Think You Can’t Afford A Beach Home? Think Again.

Would you like to live at the beach and think you can’t afford it?  Carolina Beach still offers some great values on homes, condos and townhomes.  Live near the Aquarium and Fort Fisher.  If you feel like driving on the beach you can go the the north end of Carolina Beach to Freeman Park.   For a daily fee or yearly pass you can.  Camping is allowed. To search by price, map, location please visit www.cbbaker.com

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Carolina Beach NC Real Estate

Carolina Beach, NC is located on Pleasure Island, just across the Snow’s Cut Bridge on Hwy 421, south of Wilmington, NC. The quiet atmosphere of this small town beach will surely charm you, the minute you cross the bridge. A true family beach which offers long stretches of beachfront, marinas, boardwalk, fishing charters, party and dinner cruises and miles of shopping. You can practically walk or bike anywhere. Other popular attractions include ferry rides to historic Southport, NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, NC Underwater Archaelogy Center, Federal Point History Center, and Civil War Historic sites at Fort Fisher. Come enjoy our oceanfront town on the coast of North Carolina near Wilmington, NC. Check out all the properties for sale at Carolina Beach right here.

For all your Carolina Beach real estate information, please give us a call at 1-800-497-7325 ex. 3607 or email the team at bakerwayneassociates@ec.rr.comPlease feel free to contact us  with any questions or requests about  Carolina Beach, NC real estate or  homes for sale in Carolina Beach 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 Carolina Beach, there are still real deals in the great coastal area, but you will need a real estate expert to help you. Our team are experienced real estate professional’s who have decades of home buying and selling experience in the Carolina Beach area. For true local and knowledgable service in the Carolina Beach real estate market, contact Baker Wayne and Associates today.

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Fixtures Can Add Beauty, Value And Convenience To Your Home

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Little things do count — sometimes a lot! Adding or replacing some of your home’s fixtures — which will stay with it when you eventually sell — can give your home an attractive up-to-date look, more functionality and a higher market value. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Distinctive exterior light fixtures, perhaps with motion sensors or timers. Think about floodlights and path lights, too!
  • A new mailbox and address plate.
  • A new water hose holder or winder.
  • A beautiful sounding doorbell.
  • A polished brass door plate, door knocker or handle-and-lock set for your front door.
  • New knobs or levered handles for interior doors.
  • Up-to-date interior light fixtures — chandeliers, sconces, ceiling globes, under-cabinet lights in the kitchen, etc.
  • Fresh faceplates for wall outlets and light switches (especially replacing the painted-over ones!)
  • Decorative curtain and drapery fixtures and rods.
  • Attractive kitchen and bathroom drawer pulls and cupboard handles.
  • Shiny new water taps and faucets for sinks, tubs and showers.
  • New towel racks (why not towels too?).
  • Quieter bathroom exhaust fans.
  • A sturdy, unstained laundry tub.
  • A pegboard and clips for hanging tools in the garage or work room.

Make Some Fun This Weekend Wilmington NC | Real Estate

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Cinedavidarte
July 20     1:30 – 10:00 PM
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Fundraiser – The Daisy Mac Festival
July 20
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Need a book to read on the beach?

Annual Beach Read  Book  Sale

Northeast Library Military Cutoff

Saturday 9-1

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Music on the Town Concert – Velcro
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Boogie in the Park

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Sundown Downtown Concerts

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Summer Fried Rice
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  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Sliced scallions
  • Splash of oyster sauce
  • Chopped fresh basil

Stir-fry matchsticks of summer squash with leftover white rice, beaten egg and sliced scallions. Splash with oyster sauce and sprinkle with chopped basil.



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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 atmailto:kaybaker@seacoastrealty.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
Westportt