To Live on The Water Is Devine | Waterfront/View Short Sales | Wilmington NC real estate

To live on the water is devine…. Recent Short Sales in Wilmington NC.   Search from your phone on mobile.cbbaker.com …enjoy…

$70,000
0.89 Ac

Beautiful marsh front lot on the creek on almost an acre in Olde Point subdivision of Hampstead. 4 bedroom septic permit was in hand, but recently expired. Property is a short sale.

$99,000
0.13 Ac

Ocean Ridge oceanfront lot. Build your dream home in one of Topsail Island’s most exclusive oceanfront communities. Lot is within walking distance to the Ocean Ridge Community pool and clubhouse.

$100,900
3 Beds
2 Full Baths
0 Half Baths

Waterfront!!! Gardner’s dream! Hidden away in woodsy private dead end street setting.Elevated lot situated on creek with marsh and ICWW views from the creekside deck. Garden areas abound with…

$119,000
1 Bed
1 Full Bath
0 Half Baths

Oceanfront spacious 1bd 1ba condo at Great location! Situated middle Island Carolina Beach, this condo is a ground floor unit & has been beautifully decorated. Freshly painted. Located in…

$125,000
1 Bed
1 Full Bath
0 Half Baths

Enjoy condo beach living with the luxuries of a garage. This ocean and marshview unit has two decks, open kitchen/living area and just a block from Carolina Beach Pier and the infamous North…

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READY TO BUY? 8 Inside Tips Every Buyer Must Know To Win In Today’s Market | Wilmington NC real estate

8 Inside Tips Every Buyer Must Know To Win In Today’s Market

So you’ve finally decided to buy your next home. Problem is, while you were making up your mind, other fence sitters jumped into the home market too. Now you may be facing some competition for the best properties.

What to do? Just because there are other buyers in the market doesn’t mean you can’t come away with your dream home. But to be a successful buyer in today’s real estate market, you’re going to need help.

Your first best move is to know a few inside tricks. As experienced real estate professionals, we have many more than eight ways to increase your chances of landing a prize property despite heavy competition. Still, the following eight tested tips will increase your market savvy and sharpen your competitive position. Then you’ll be ready to act quickly the minute you see that perfect home you don’t want to get away.

 1. Get Pre-Approved
Getting pre-approved for a mortgage loan is your best first move. You will go through what amounts to a mini-application process (paperwork, credit check, etc.) prior to shopping for a home. Pre-approval is more effective than pre-qualification, which only gives you a rough idea of the amount a lender might lend you — not factoring in some of the details that could affect the loan amount.

 When you are pre-approved, however, it’s like carrying around a suitcase full of money. In the eyes of sellers, pre-approval makes you a very desirable “cash” buyer. That’s a real advantage over other buyers with uncertain financing.

2. Be First Getting To New Listings
Once we know your specific price range and tastes, we can regularly do a computerized market sweep for new listings. As your buyer’s agent, we’ll send you a hot list of attractive properties as they come on the market. That way you’ll get a jump on other buyers before the new listings are advertised or held open. Timing can be everything today.

 3. Do Your Homework
Make yourself a “value expert” by investigating local properties to get an idea of price points, listing-to-sales-price ratios, hottest areas and best places for a bargain. Once you know what your money will buy, as your buyer specialists, we’ll add our up-to-the-minute knowledge of what comparable properties sell for in specific neighborhoods and what impact specific features have on price. Together we’ll guarantee you the best price and terms.

 4. Give Your Offer The Personal Touch
Nobody wants their offer languishing in an email inbox in the listing agent’s office while other buyers are putting offers on the seller’s kitchen table. When the situation calls for that personal touch, you’ll gain an advantage by having us present your offer in person, plus we may pick up critical intelligence on any competing offers by being on the scene.

 5. Prove You Mean Business
There are few better ways to show you are serious about buying a property than by including a substantial good-faith deposit along with your offer. A competitive deposit could be as much as 5% of your bid price to be sure it gets the seller’s attention.

6. Don’t Lose Your Head Over Price
Just because the market is active doesn’t mean you should be willing to pay any amount to get your dream home. Sure, you may have to compromise on one point to gain another, such as offering something more on price or a settlement date that fits the seller’s timetable in return for the seller helping on some costs such as paying for some or all points, inspections, closing costs or by conveying personal property. But don’t go crazy. Remember, you may have to sell this home one day, and overpaying now will make it harder to get your investment back when you sell.

 7. Keep Your Purchase Offer Simple
Make sure your contract is headache-free, not messy or overly cluttered with unnecessary contingencies, especially repairs. Keep contingencies to a minimum while still protecting your interests. Better yet, offer to be helpful, such as by ordering an inspection within 48 hours or be willing to take care of any required local certificates such as smoke detectors or water safety. Be flexible. A buyer who will accommodate a seller’s needs is a smart buyer.

 8. Don’t Go It Alone
What you need most in today’s market is experienced professional guidance. As your neighborhood real estate specialists, we can help you get pre-approved, find a prize property, and negotiate the best deal on your next home no matter how heated the competition. We’ll help you win the home you dream about!

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Search all Wilmington NC real estate from your phone.  If you are driving by a house and want to know the price, just TEXT 14059 TO 44133 and put in the name of the street and you will get instant information!  To view this listing in Windward Oaks you would TEXT 14056 TO 44133  and you will get information and virtual tour.  Wilmington NC real estate simple and easy for you.  To search Wilmington North Carolina homes online, please visit http://www.cbbaker.com.  To visit our blog please read more here Continue reading

Shortsales | Help| Wilmington NC real estate

Shortsales.

If you find that you are in need of help with your own home financial situation, or you would like to help someone out of their financial situation by purchasing a short sale,  rely on us to help.  Certified Distressed Property Expert can guide you through the selling and the buying process in a far more knowledgeable and timely process than doing it yourself.  Contact us NOW, by signing in below and we will contact you immediately to start the process of selling your home as a short sale or  looking for short sales to purchase. A free list of current short sales and foreclosures of Wilmington NC real estate will be emailed to you.  Search all Wilmington NC real estate on www.cbbaker.com

Affordable Wrightsville Beach Homes and Cottages | Wilmington NC Real Estate

Wilmington NC Real Estate, Wilmington NC Homes, Wrightsville Beach Homes.

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One of our hidden treasures is Wrightsville Beach in the Wilmington NC area. The breathtaking island of Wrightsville Beach stretches four miles from Masonboro inlet on the south to Mason inlet on the north. The clear waters off Wrightsville Beach often resemble those of the Caribbean. The city limits of the town of Wrightsville Beach today encompass not only the barrier island but also Harbor Island and a small portion of mainland. Most of the early visitors were fishermen and hunters traveling to the Island by boat. Already the history of Wrightsville Beach, NC was being built on an appreciation of nature and Wrightsville’s bounty. You will truly be amazed at the sunrises on the Atlantic and calming sunsets on the Intracoastal Waterway.  The prices have come down on Wilmington NC real estate, and that includes Wrightsville Beach, NC.  The zip code for Wrightsville Beach is 28480, you can search all Wilmington NC real estate on www.cbbaker.com by zip code, neighborhood and price.  Read More here for homes on the beach below $700,000. 

Foreclosures and Short Sales In Wilmington NC real estate

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Now is the time to buy Wilmington NC real estate.  The prices are great and the rates are fantastic.  If you would like to receive an automated list of foreclosures/short sales or best buy home in the Wilmington area, please visit www.foreclosuresinwilmingtonNC.com and sign up for your free list.  When you are looking for property in the Wilmington area, visit www.cbbaker.com to search by map, price, virtual tour and neigbhorhoods.  Enjoy searching Wilmington NC real estate on us.  Kay Baker & Associates | Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty 800-497-7325-3607 or kaybaker@seacoastrealty.com

Wilmington NC homes | TGIF Scoop What to do in Wilmington NC

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Hello and welcome to TGIF Scoop! A real estate research firm has confirmed that Wilmington NC foreclosures have nearly doubled this year over last year. If you have your home on the market for sale, you are in direct competition with these foreclosed homes. Read the rest of the story..


This may be one of the best  home buying opportunities to buy Wilmington NC homes, 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 Wilmington NC 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


“The Music Man”

Presented by Opera House Theater

8PM July  16-17 and 23-24 and 3PM July  18 & 25

Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut St.

Downtown Wilmington

343-3664 or thalianhall.org


Downtown Sundown Concert Series

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


“PINOCCHIO” Puppet Show

7PM July 16 Kenan Auditorium

UNCW Wilmington, NC


Riverfront Farmers Market

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


“Mystery on the High Seas”

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Through Aug 26 Front St Brewery

232-6611


Fireworks by the Sea

Thursdays through Sept 2 in Carolina Beach

Live Music at 6:30PM at the Gazebo and fireworks at 9PM

458-8434

www.pleasureislandnc.org


“Chapter Two” Comedy at Cape Fear Playhouse

613 Castle St. 8PM July 15-17, 22-24; 3PM 18 & 25


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, July 16

Ten Toes UP – Kefi

Ten Below – Grand Union Pub

Live Bait – Mayfaire

Saturday, July 17

Carl Newton & 5th Avenue Band -Kefi

Travis Shallow – Oceanic

The Design – Wild Wing

Sunday, July 18

Soul Power – Blue Water


Light Scalloped Potatoes

•    olive oil cooking spray
•    6 red potatoes, in 1/2-inch slices
•    3 tablespoons whole-wheat flour
•    1 1/2 ounces each shredded Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses
•    1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
•    Ground pepper to taste
•    1 small shallot, finely chopped
•    1 cup fat-free milk, warmed
Directions
1.
Spray 11″x 7″ baking dish with oil. Line with of the potato; sprinkle one tablespoon of flour, of the cheese, garlic salt, pepper, and of the shallots. Repeat layers. Pour milk on top. Sprinkle with rest of cheese. Bake covered for 25 minutes at 400°F; uncover and bake 20 more minutes, or until potatoes are tender and browned.


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