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/

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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.

“You shouldn’t take the first offer on your home because higher ones may come along later.” – TRUE OR FALSE | Wilmington NC real estate

Believe it or not, first offers are often the best that will come along. They’re usually made by people who have been watching the market and are motivated to buy. Waiting for higher offers that may never materialize puts your home at risk for becoming shopworn. The longer your home sits on the market, the more “desperate” you’ll appear to buyers, who will lower their offers accordingly.

THE DEAL:
Proven Tips To Turn An Offer Into A Solid Contract Fast

When the bid is presented to you, listen to the offer, even take notes — but don’t respond until the presentation is complete. You have three choices: (1) accept the contract as presented; (2) reject the contract; or (3) make a counteroffer. Most often, sellers choose the third alternative. The choice is yours, but we can advise you every step of the way.

Art Of The Counteroffer

{short description of image}If you find some items in the proposal unacceptable, it’s time to negotiate. It’s also time to call on our experience and training. This is when our professionalism really pays off. We will guide you through the contract maze of small print, explain what each item entails, and help you evaluate the bottom-line impact of price and terms in the bid, as well as suggest possible responses.

Don’t delay.

Often, time is of the essence. Avoid delays. Although you may want more time to think over the offer, be aware the buyer could withdraw the offer any time before you sign it. The best time to decide what terms and price and timetable you will (or will not) accept is while preparing your house for sale, so you can respond quickly when a contract is presented.

Consider seller-paid points.

It’s good to know before you begin negotiating that paying points for your buyer’s loan is a powerful double sweetener. That’s because seller-paid points save the buyer out-of-pocket cash, AND serve as a tax deduction for the buyer. As we work together, we will clue you into other important negotiating tools.

Do it in writing.

Make your counteroffer in writing on the original contract form, initialing changes you propose. Contract negotiations may go back and forth several times, with each party giving and getting something each time as you zero in on common ground. Don’t negotiate by phone and, even if it looks messy, don’t retype the contract as long as it’s legible. Something could get left out or inadvertently changed.

Consider a contingency kick out.

If the buyer offers a contingent contract, you could consider including a kick-out clause. The clause allows you to accept another offer after a stated time, such as 45 or 60 days, or requires the contingency be removed within 48 to 72 hours. Occasionally, sellers require a higher sale price when accepting a contract contingent upon the buyer selling their present home. Often, a home-inspection contingency is added by the buyer, so having an inspection before you list your home can prevent costly repair surprises after the contract is negotiated.

Rely on your Wilmington NC real estate agent.

We can recheck comparable sales, compare offers if you receive more than one bid, and compute how much you will net from the sale. We can also help you focus on the buyer’s creditworthinessand whether the buyer can afford to buy your house.

Remember, everyone has the same goal: you want to sell, the buyer wants to buy, and we want to help close the transaction. Together, we’ll turn your counteroffers into an art. Call or e-mail us right away. 910-202-3607 or bakerwayneassociates@ec.rr.com . For more seller advice please visit www.cbbaker.com/selling.php