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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Arches Make The Home | Wilmington NC Real Estate

JUST SOLD | CLOSED YESTERDAY|  CALL FOR MORE.

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

There is something about an archway that makes one want to explore what is through on the other side.  Whimsical, enticing and a fun way to build a home.  This is our new listing in Arrondale a wonderful community near Pleasure Island and right next to the schools. 

So many special touches make this home stand out from the competition. Wood floors in main living area, ceramic tile and beautiful paint colors give this home warmth. Formal dining room and breakfast nook offer plenty of room to spread out. Huge bonus room upstairs perfect for media room or home office. Master bedroom downstairs has huge walk-in closet and a spa like master bath with garden tub and walk-in shower. Fenced backyard with 39 x 12 wood deck perfect for outdoor gatherings. Screened porch a huge plus and a walk-in laundry room. Large 2 car garage with painted floor. Please visit www.cbbaker.com for more information about Wilmington NC real estate.

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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

Your One Stop School Guide | Wilmington NC real estate

Welcome to SchoolGuide.

I am pleased to announce my new comprehensive School Guide for Wilmington NC tri county area.  Search property by schools, register for school, take Adult Education Classes, and have access to everything you need to know about New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick school systems from pre-school to college.  Take a minute and click on my digital magazine to help inform you about our school systems in a easy and concise manner.  From kindergarden to college to  home schooling our website will guide you through it all.  Wilmington NC real estate and New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick County Schools click here….

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.

Welcome to School Guide 2010 :: Wilmington NC real estate

Welcome to SchoolGuide.

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August 25, 2010 | From terrific summer to a terrific new school year in Wilmington NC.  School in New Hanover County starts Wednesday August 25, 2010.  The teachers have been at the schools getting ready for a brand new school year.  The Wilmington NC School guide is your comprehensive guide to all you want to know about Wilmington NC Tri- County schools.  From Public to Private to Home Schooling, we have everything you want in one digital School Guide.  Please take a moment to visit Wilmington NC Schools now.  If you are looking for Wilmington NC real estate, you can search by schools and find neighborhoods in that school district.   Each School is listed in the directory as well as teachers, classes, athletics and everything one would need to know to enroll your child or to attend college yourself. The main website to search real estate is www.cbbaker.com .  You can also search by map.  Best of luck to the next generation of learners, may they all be encouraged and succeed.