TIMING: Seven Buying And Selling Secrets To Know Before You Relocate

Wilmington NC real estate

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.

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TGIF Scoop

presented by Kay Baker & Associates

Hello and Welcome to the TGIF Scoop.

The party is getting started…. The 64th annual Azalea Festival will be held April 6- 10, 2011 in Wilmington NC.  Darius Rucker has been announced as the the headliner for the concert on April 6 at Trask Coliseum to open up the festivities.  Rucker was previously with Hootie and the Blowfish, read rest of story here….


This is an awesome time to consider buying a second home at the beach. To Wilmington NC home buyers this may be one of the best  home buying opportunities due to historic low interest rates, foreclosure and short sales, and the large inventory to choose from. Don’t miss out on a once in a life time chance to get a really good deal.  Rates are still under 5%.

Call us, use our local knowledge and experience to help guide you. Visit www.cbbaker.com for up the minute MLS listings of homes in our tri-county area. And, we can send you a detailed list of all the short sales and foreclosures on the market. Just send a quick email to kaybaker@seacoastrealty.com. We will send the list right to your email box.

Get out this  weekend and all the activities that Wilmington has to offer.. And, remember, TGIF…..

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Wilmington NC Real Estate – cbbaker.com

MARKET SNAPSHOT

New TRENDS Market Snapshot complete with graphs, neighborhood sales, days on market etc…


Love Letters by A. R. Gurney

February  10-13
Cape Fear Playhouse

www.bigdawgproductions.org


Jake Shimabukuro Ukulele Ace

8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11
UNCW Kenan Auditorium
www.UNCW.edu/presents

Listen Here…


“Velvet”
Homage to the Velvet Oil Painting
Opening reception is 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12.
www.OneWickedGallery.com


3 Valentines Sweetheart Cruises

Henrietta III

Sweetheart Saturday Dinner Cruise
6:30 p.m. Feb. 12. Limited Seating  Call 343-1611

The Wilmington, a state-of-the-art catamaran.

Cruises are from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12,
and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13. They leave from 212 S. Water St.
WilmingtonWaterTours.com

Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours

“Love Boat” cruises around the island
from Friday, Feb. 11, to Monday, Feb. 14.
Capt. Joe Abbate at 200-4002


Lobby Hero

February 2-27  Wednesdays – Saturdays at 8 PM
Sunday Matinees at 3 PM

www.redbarnstudiotheatre.com


The Threepenny Opera

City Stage
February 10-13, 17-20 & 24-27
http://www.citystagenc.com


18th Annual UNCW Intercultural Week & Festival

Febrary 11 – February 12, 2011
11:00 AM – 3: 00PM
UNCW Burney Center

www.uncw.edu/iweek


Walls Fine Art Gallery Land and Sea Show

www.wallsgallery.com


SHARING OUR BOUNTY
“Using one person’s bounty to meet another person’s needs.”

Email sharingourbounty@gmail.com to receive weekly lists of (lightly-used) items needed by families facing hardship in our community.



Paul Hill’s Sculptures

Featuring “Southern Hospitality”

NEW! – Residents of Old Wilmington bought the sculpture and it was moved to the Corner of Market & Water St.  Dedication was this morning at 11:30 am.   Story here.


Wilmington NC  Night Spots

Friday, Feb. 11

Ron Etheridge & Jason Woolwine – Barbary Coast

Daniel Parish- Gabbys Sunpree

Jeramie Norris – Buffaloe Wildwings

Saturday, Feb. 12

Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Big Daddy Love- Soapbox

Dueling Pianos – Hells Kitchen

Jerry Powell – Sweet & Savory


Sunday, Feb. 13

Micah Phelps Kennedy – The River Rat


Pulled Pork Sliders with Creamy Coleslaw

From:  Flat Belly Diet! for Men

12 ounces lean pork tenderloin, trimmed, cut into 8 pieces
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
4 cups classic coleslaw mix
1/4 cup canola oil mayonnaise
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
8 (1/3-ounce) whole wheat potato rolls

Combine the pork, barbecue sauce, and 2 tablespoons vinegar in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 60 to 65 minutes, until very tender. Remove from the heat and shred with two forks.
Meanwhile, combine the remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar, coleslaw mix, mayonnaise, sugar, and pepper in a bowl and toss well.
Fill the rolls with pork and serve with coleslaw.


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SEA SALT BAKERY

Longtime Wilmington Chef David Herring has opened a new bakery in Hampstead called “Sea Salt”  Wonderful muffins and baked goods and rumor has it he will add his famous ‘SOUPS’ !

(910) 270-1407
17011 US Highway 17 N
Hampstead, NC 28443


ALL UNITS REDUCED UP TO $30, 000!

SPECIAL PRICING ON ALL 3 UNITS –
Call Chris Rice – On Site Agent
910-262-3353
details at www.thetownesatcarleton.comlimited time 


RED HOT DEALS OF THE WEEK HERE…


To find out what your home is really worth…..

visit www.housevalueswilmington.com

Find your dream home at a price

you can afford.

www.dreamhomesofwilmington.com

FAST, EASY, AUTOMATIC and FREE!

Free list of homes with pictures delivered to your email.

www.cbbaker.com
www.kaybakerwilmington.com
kaybaker.realtor.com
www.kaybaker.seacoastrealty.com
www.kaybaker.homesandland.com

I would like to personally thank you for your time and I hoped you’ve enjoyed hearing the Scoop.

Please feel free to pass this information along!

Best Regards,

Kay Baker, ABR,CRS,GRI





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Check out the 2011 Wilmington NC travel and event guide | Wilmington NC Real Estate

Kay Baker Wilmington NC Real Estate | Wilmington New Homes Search | Covering Wilmington, Brunswick County and Pender County | Wilmington NC travel guide 2011Click here for guide.

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Get a head start and plan your year in Wilmington NC.  From festivals, weather, museums, events, nightlife, beaches, golf and maps, you can find it here.  Wilmington.net has put together a comprehensive travel guide to help you enjoy Wilmington NC.  Even a little history, which this area is rich in.  Visit Historic Downtown Wilmington NC and get a chance to view the Historic Architecture, walk along the Cape Fear riverwalk, go the the NC Battleship, shop in every eclictic shop you would ever desire, then visit one of the many downtown restaurants or pubs to get a little relaxation in.  See a property that you would like to know the price of just visit www.cbbaker.com or text 14059 to 44133 and search by street.  For all Wilmington NC real estate needs, visit 24/7.  Call us with any questions.  Happy Traveling….

Need a Deal? Affordable Home Neighborhoods | Wilmington NC Real Estate

Affordable Home Neighborhoods Wilmington NC Real Estate.

Click on any Wilmington NC neighborhood and find a perfect home for your budget. Affordable Wilmington NC real estate – click here.

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Affordable Wilmington NC real estate

One Stop Shopping.  We are proud to offer you the latest homes listings in Wilmington NC affordable neighborhoods. Kay Baker & Associates have assisted hundreds of first time buyers every step of the way in their quest for the American Dream. And we are proud to assist you as well. From the prequalification process and finding the right loan for you to the intense but exciting home search and through the closing process and long after the movers have gone, we are with you. You will be in the hands of true professionals who are experienced in the entire real estate home buying process from financing to negotiating and who truly care about you, the consumer. Visit our Wilmington NC real estate links page for Attorneys, Home Inspectors, Accountants, Lenders and advice on buying or selling a home in the Wilmington NC area.

Do the Cape Fear River Walk | Wilmington NC Real Estate

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Historic Downtown Wilmington NC awaits!  Newer construction with olde style.  One plex to quadraplex to suit your buying needs.  Walk to the Cape Fear River, with it’s extended river walk.  Be near night life and all the Historic surrounds of a unique village. 

5th Street Wilmington NC real estate .  Click here for quadraplex information.

If you have dreamed of living downtown Wilmington NC , make it happen here.  Search all Wilmington NC real estate on www.cbbaker.com , for a free map and info packet of the area, just ask.

Wilmington NC real estate SOLD price continue to rise :: What to do in Wilmington NC

 

 

 

TGIF Scoop

 presented by Kay Baker & Associates

Hello and Welcome to the TGIF Scoop, The Wilmington NC real estate report  Read the rest of the story…

This may be one of the best  home buying opportunities due to historic low interest rates, foreclosure and short sales, and the large inventory to choose from. Don’t miss out on a once in a life time chance to get a really good deal.  Call us, use our local knowledge and experience to help guide you. Visit www.cbbaker.com for up the minute MLS listings of homes in our tri-county area. And, we can send you a detailed list of all the short sales and foreclosures on the market. Just send a quick email to kaybaker@seacoastrealty.com. We will send the list right to your email box.

Get out this  weekend and all the activities that Wilmington has to offer.. And, remember, TGIF…..

 

Kay Bakers Blog

Wilmington NC Real Estate – cbbaker.com

MARKET SNAPSHOT


 

"Shadowlands"

By Big Dawg Productions

Sept  16-19

  


Downtown Sundown Concert Series

 Friday 6:00p to 10:00p

Riverfront Park

 


Eighth Annual Southern Coastal Bluegrass Festival

10AM-8PM Sept 18-19

Battleship Park

Tickets $18 in advance, $25 at Gate

251-1788


Riverfront Farmers Market

Saturday 8:00a to 1:00p

Riverfront Park


"The Title of the Play"

Browncoat Pub and Theatre

111 Grace St.

8PM Sept 16-18, 23-25; 5PM Sept 19 & 26

 


 

Secret Garden Tour

Latimer House Museum 126 Third St.

10AM-4PM Sept 17 and 18

Tickets: $18

762-0492


"The Book of Liz"

SRO Theater UNCW

8PM Sept 16-18, 23-25; 2PM Sept 19 & 26

962-2793

 


 

Paul Hill’s Sculptures

Featuring "Southern Hospitality"

Bijou Park

Downtown Post Office

Riverfront Park

Third and Chestnut St

153 Water St.

 


 

 New Elements Gallery

"Transitions”

www.newelementsgallery.com


 

 

   Wilmington NC  Night Spots

   Friday, September 17

Blivet – Grand Union Pub

 

Denizen – Wild Wing

Blind Lemon Pledge – Beach House Bar & Grill

 

 

Saturday, September 18

The Flu – Wild Wing

Ten Below – Grand Union Pub

Mike O’Donnell – Holiday Inn

 

Sunday, September 19

  Bibis – Blue Water

 


CRANBERRY PINEAPPLE SALAD

1 CAN DOLE CRUSHED PINEAPPLE IN JUICE, UNDRAINED

2 PKS 4 SERVING SIZE JELLO RASPBERRY FLAVOR GELATIN

1 CAN 16 OZ WHOLE BERRY CRANBERRY SAUCE

1 MEDIUM DOLE APPLE, CHOPPED

2/3 CUP CHOPPED WALNUTS

DRAIN PINEAPPLE, RESERVING JUICE. ADD ENOUGH WATER TO PINEAPPLE JUICE TO MEASURE 3 CUPS; POUR INTO LARGE SAUCEPAN. BRING TO BOIL; REMOVE FROM HEAT. ADD GELATIN; STIR AT LEAST 2 MINUTES UNTIL COMPLETELY DISSOLVED. ADD CRANBERRY SAUCE;STIR UNTIL WELL BLENDED. POUR INTO LARGE BOWL. REFRIGERATE 1 ½  OR UNTIL SLIGHTLY THICKENED.

STIR IN PINEAPPLE, APPLE AND WALNUTS. POUR INTO SERVING BOWL.

REFRIGERATE 4 HOURS OR UNTIL FIRM. MAKES 14 SERVINGS.

 


   

 ALL UNITS REDUCED UP TO $30, 000!

  SPECIAL PRICING ON ALL 3 UNITS –
Call Chris Rice – On Site Agent
910-262-3353
 details at www.thetownesatcarleton.com

limited time


To find out what your home is really worth…..

visit www.housevalueswilmington.com

Find your dream home at a price

you can afford.

www.dreamhomesofwilmington.com

FAST, EASY, AUTOMATIC and FREE!

Free list of homes with pictures delivered to your email.

www.cbbaker.com

www.kaybakerwilmington.com

kaybaker.realtor.com

www.kaybaker.seacoastrealty.com

www.kaybaker.homesandland.com

I would like to personally thank you for your time and I hoped you’ve enjoyed hearing the Scoop.

Please feel free to pass this information along!

 

Best Regards,

Kay Baker, ABR,CRS,GRI


 


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Wilmington NC :: This is what to do this weekend :: Wilmington NC real estate

TGIF Scoop

presented by Kay Baker & Associates

Hello and Welcome to the TGIF Scoop, The National Association of Realtors offered some positive news this week about the future of the housing market. Read the rest of the story..

This may be one of the best  home buying opportunities due to historic low interest rates, foreclosure and short sales, and the large inventory to choose from. Don’t miss out on a once in a life time chance to get a really good deal.  Call us, use our local knowledge and experience to help guide you. Visit www.cbbaker.com for up the minute MLS listings of homes in our tri-county area. And, we can send you a detailed list of all the short sales and foreclosures on the market. Just send a quick email to kaybaker@seacoastrealty.com. We will send the list right to your email box. Wilmington NC real estate has it all!

Get out this  weekend and all the activities that Wilmington has to offer.. And, remember, TGIF…..

Please take time tomorrow to  join us in a quiet time of reflection

September 11, 2001

Kay Bakers Blog

Wilmington NC Real Estate – cbbaker.com

MARKET SNAPSHOT


“Shadowlands”

By Big Dawg Productions

Sept  9-12 and 16-19


Downtown Sundown Concert Series

Friday 6:00p to 10:00p
Riverfront Park


The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra

Performs “Tzigane”

8PM Saturday, September 11

Kenan Auditorium UNCW

962-3500


Riverfront Farmers Market

Saturday 8:00a to 1:00p
Riverfront Park



ART BLAST

Festival of the ARTS

September 8-12

FRONT ST Downtown Wilmington


JAZZ at the MANSION

Bellamy Mansion Museum

Galen and Lisa Perform 6-8PM Sept 10

251-3700




“The Secret Garden”

8PM Sept 10-11; 3PM Sept 12

Thalian Hall 310 Chestnut St.

632-2285


Paul Hill’s Sculptures

Featuring “Southern Hospitality”

Bijou Park

Downtown Post Office

Riverfront Park

Third and Chestnut St

153 Water St.


New Elements Gallery
“Transitions”
www.newelementsgallery.com


Wilmington NC  Night Spots

Friday, September 10

Travis Shallow – Grand Union Pub

The Design – Wild Wing

Beach Billy Brothers – Beach House Bar & Grill

Saturday, September 11

Sound Dog – Wild Wing

Machine Gun – Grand Union Pub

Fortch – Holiday Inn

Sunday, September 12

JAH Creation – Blue Water



ORIENTAL SALAD

6 Cups shredded green cabbage
2 cups shredded red cabbage
4 green onions
1 pkg ramen noodles
½ cup sliced almonds
2 t sesame seeds
8 oz skinless chicken breast

Dressing
3 T vinegar
1 dash salt
½ t pepper
2 T soy sauce
1 t fresh grated ginger
1 flavor packet of ramen noodles
1 T oil
2 T sugar

Chicken sauce:
2 T soy sauce
2 T molasses
1 clove crushed garlic
1 t fresh grated ginger
1 T rice wine

Cut chicken into bite –sized chunks and stir fry in chicken sauce until done (3-5 min).
Stir together dressing ingredients. Make salad in layers; green & red cabbage, green onions, ramen noodles, chicken, almonds, & sesame seeds. Drizzle dressing over all.


ALL UNITS REDUCED UP TO $30, 000!

SPECIAL PRICING ON ALL 3 UNITS – Call Chris Rice – On Site Agent 910-262-3353 details at www.thetownesatcarleton.com

limited time


To find out what your home is really worth…..

visit www.housevalueswilmington.com

Find your dream home at a price

you can afford.

www.dreamhomesofwilmington.com

FAST, EASY, AUTOMATIC and FREE!

Free list of homes with pictures delivered to your email.

www.cbbaker.com
www.kaybakerwilmington.com
kaybaker.realtor.com
www.kaybaker.seacoastrealty.com
www.kaybaker.homesandland.com

I would like to personally thank you for your time and I hoped you’ve enjoyed hearing the Scoop.

Please feel free to pass this information along!

Best Regards,

Kay Baker, ABR,CRS,GRI