TIMING: Seven Buying and Selling Secrets To Know Before You Relocate | Wimington NC real estatee

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.

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.  Search all Wilmington NC real estate on http://www.cbbaker.com

Wilmington NC 3rd Annual World Autism Awareness Weekend | Wrightsville Beach NC

A fantastic weekend is planned.  Wrightsville Beach hosts 3rd Annual World Autism Awareness Weekend April 20-22.   A 5 K and 1 mile fun run on Saturday.  On Friday music, games and more fun on the beach in front of Blockade Runner.  Surfers Healing on Saturday.  Water and Skating activities on Sunday.  Here is the schedule from the ncPressRelease.com

Everyone is invited… Come join in on the fun!

 

Wrightsville Beach, N.C. … Is your loved one on the spectrum? In North Carolina alone, as many as 60,000 families are impacted by autism. April 20-22, Wrightsville Beach invites these families and the public to participate in the 3rd Annual World Autism Awareness Weekend.

Weekend Schedule:

Friday, April 20 – Arrive and connect with old friends and make new ones. Stroll the beach, play games on the oceanfront lawn, enjoy gluten free and special menu options available at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort, host hotel, and register for Saturday’s 5k and fun run/walk events.

Saturday, April 21 – Participate in two major events:

8:30 a.m. the 2nd Annual Coastal N.C. Run/Walk at Mayfaire Town Center includes three events: a 5k race, 1 mile fun-run and kid’s dash. Proceeds support autism services. Sponsored by the Autism Society of North Carolina and GHA Autism Supports.

11a.m. to 4 p.m. Surfers Healing presents Family Day in Wrightsville Beach Park. Experience a day of hands-on kids’ activities, networking and resource sharing. Booths will feature children’s activities like board waxing, face painting, fishing, corn toss and more. A miniature skate park is featured along with sensory and calming toys. Indo Jax Surf Charity and Lighthouse Beer and Wine will sponsor bounce houses, and Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue lifeguards will be on hand with water safety equipment and instruction tips. Booths will be hosted by the Autism Society of North Carolina; A.skate.org; Family Support Network; NC Aquarium; N.C. Chapter of Surfers Healing; Ocean Cure; S.H.A.R.E.; TEACCH; Wilmington Children’s Developmental Services Agency; Oasis, Exceptional Friends Network and the American Red Cross. Bilingual information will be available.

Sunday, April 22 – Water and skating activities:

Families may select from games on the oceanfront lawn, offered all day, or water activities at the Blockade Runner beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing until everyone is happy! Kayaks and equipment will be provided by Hook, Line and Paddle for those who wish to paddle scenic Banks Channel. Captain Joe Abbate, the Cape Fear Naturalist, will offer scenic and comfortable water cruises aboard The Shamrock. See Banks Channel, Motts Channel, Money Island and hear stories told by Captain Joe. Sunday morning buffet and a mid-day seaside cookout will be available.
For skating fans, A.skate is sponsoring a clinic at the Double Wide Skate Barn in Hampstead 9 to 11 a.m. The camp is fully booked, but Autism Weekend participants are encouraged to come and cheer these talented skaters!

The goal of World Autism Awareness Weekend at Wrightsville Beach is outreach, inclusion and awareness, and to provide activities and festivities for children on the autism spectrum and supply networking and resource opportunities for their parents and other family members. World Autism Awareness Month (April) was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007.

Contacts:
John Pike, North Carolina Surfers Healing Camp Director
(910) 471-7453   surfershealingnc@yahoo.com www.surfershealing.org

Heather Hargrave, Autism Society of North Carolina
Coastal NC Run/Walk for Autism Coordinator
(800) 442-2762 (ext. 1106) hhargrave@autismsociety-nc.org
www.coastalncrunwalkforautism.org

Host Hotel:
Blockade Runner Beach Resort (Special room rate available. Limited availability. Specify World Autism Awareness Weekend. Special menus available.)
800-541-1161   www.blockade-runner.com

Beach Music Extravaganza – Bald Head Island | Bring on the Fun! | Wilmington NC real estate

Beach Music Extravaganza – Labor Day Weekend on Bald Head Island.

Bald Head Island is truely a hidden gem of  the Wilmington NC area.  Reachable by boat or ferry it is worth the trip.  The weather should be beautiful for this weekends Beach Music Extravaganza.  Three fun filled days of music, shagging, Calabash food and beautiful scenery.  The Embers ( listen here)  will headline the Friday night show with a Calabash Bash.  Saturday there is a Labor Day picnic with Carl Newton and the 5th Avenue Band (listen here).  Sunday will be a Texas BBQ Dinner with the Band of Oz. (listen here).

Information about the weekend and prices can be found here….

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Enjoy!