Historic Italianate Bowden – Foard House | Wilmington NC real estate

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114 N. 7th St.
Wilmington, NC 28401

Historic Italianate Bowden – Foard House

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114 N. 7th St. | Bowden – Foard House

Property Description

Delight in this Circa 1883 Bowden-Foard house in the Historic District of downtown Wilmington. The owners have done an exceptional job in updating the necessary features of this home including all new plumbing lines and bathroom fixtures, a new roof and HVAC in 2006, and much of the electrical system while respectfully preserving many of the details and features that keep this home true to its heritage. Most light fixtures are original as are the heart pine and maple floors. The family room is a private sanctuary that can be closed off by French doors or open to the magnificent 30′ long grand foyer with high ceilings that add a touch of elegance and grandeur to this historic jewel. All rooms have cable and phone access and the home is full electric. The kitchen has been tastefully updated with a glass cook top, cast iron sink, tumbled mosaic marble counter tops tying in the historic elements of this gracious home. A landscaped patio area awaits your down time. Steeped
in history, this Circa 1882-83 Italianate Cottage has been updated and brought into the 20th century while maintaining the integrity of many details of the original construction.

114 North 7th Street | Wilmington NC 28401 Historic Bowen – Foard House Circa 1882-1883 Wilmington NC Finest Real Estate
 

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US $368,000

MLS#: 468685

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Rip Current Awareness Week June 3-9 | Wilmington NC real estate

To all of our visitors to the Wilmington NC area, WELCOME!  Please enjoy yourselves in our wonderful town.  Our beaches are awesome and clean.  The water is crystal clear.  When you are swimming, be aware of rip currents.  If you see sand being churned up and heading in a line away from the beach, then you are looking at a rip current.

If you see any real estate that your are interested in knowing what the price is, please feel free to use our mobile site.  Mobile.cbbaker.com will let you put in the address and you will be able to pull up the information from our local mls.  Enjoy…. Baker, Wayne & Associates

Per the NOAA site:

Why Rip Currents Form
As waves travel from deep to shallow water, they will break near the shoreline. When waves break strongly in some locations and weakly in others, this can cause circulation cells which are seen as rip currents: narrow, fast-moving belts of water traveling offshore.   (more info)
 
Why Rip Currents are Dangerous
Rip currents are the leading surf hazard for all beachgoers. They are particularly dangerous for weak or non-swimmers. Rip current speeds are typically 1-2 feet per second. However, speeds as high as 8 feet per second have been measured–this is faster than an Olympic swimmer can sprint! Thus, rip currents can sweep even the strongest swimmer out to sea.
 
Over 100 drownings due to rip currents occur every year in the United States. More than 80% of water rescues on surf beaches are due to rip currents.

Rip currents can occur at any surf beach with breaking waves, including the Great Lakes.  Read rest of story here….

Affordable Homes in Wilmington NC | Real Estate Neighborhoods

Yes, you can afford a home….

Here 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 home buying process from financing to negotiating and who truly care about you, the consumer . You will be informed of all homes that fit your search criteria in any of these starter neighborhoods. Click on any of these fine neighborhoods to search for affordable homes in Wilmington, NC.

Call Kay Baker today at 1-800-497-7325 Ex. 3607 or email kaybaker@seacoastrealty.com

Alamosa Place
Arrowhead
Audobon
Avenshire
Bayshore Crossing
Belvedere Ext
Bent Tree
Bradley View Townhomes
Breezewood*
Brewster Place
Brickstone Estates
Brookfield
Brooklyn Square
Campus Edge Condos
Caneel Cove
Cape Cottages
Capeside Village
Carleton Place
The Townes at Carleton Place
Carriage Hills
Cassimir Commons
Chandlers Watch Condos*
Chestnut Heights
Churchill Estates
Clearbrook
Colonial Village
Cornerstone
Courtney Pines
Crestwood
Eagles Nest
Echo East
English Moor at Westbay Estates
Farrington Farms
Forest Cove Townhomes
Fox Run Farm
Glynnwood
Gordon Woods*
Green Meadows
Green View Ranches
Greenway Plantation
Greenway Village
Hawthorne Park
Heritage Park
Heritage Woods
Hermitage Woods
Hermitage Estates
Highgrove
Hinton Oaks
Holiday Hills
Hollyfield
Hunting Ridge
Huntington Forest
Ivy Wood
Jacob’s Ridge
Kings Grant
Kingswood
Kirkwood at Arrondale
Lake Brewster
Laurel Ridge
Lord’s Creek
Mandeline Place
Marquis Hills*
Marshes at River’s Edge
McClelland Townhomes*
Meadowbrook
Monterey Heights
Montgomery Place
Mulberry Place
Myrtle Gardens
Newbury Woods*
Northchase
Ogden Place
Oleander Court condo
Pine Valley Est
Piney Acres
Pontiac Place Condominiums
Poplar Grove Point
Porter’s Crossing
Prince George Estates
Putnam Run
Quail Woods
Queens Point
Sherwood Forest
Silva Terra
Silver Creek Village
Silver Lake
Smithcreek Estates
Spring View
Stonebridge
Summerfield
Summer Glen
Sun Coast Villas
Sunset Park
Tanglewood
The Courtyard
Runnymeade
Sago Bay
Sandybrook
Sawgrass
Sea Pines
Seagate
Shearin Hills
The Thickett
Treasure Cove
Treetops
Victoria Place
Village of Kimberly
Village Square Townhomes
Walnut Hills
Weatherwood
Westbay Estates
Whitney Pines*
Wildflower
Williamsburg Place
Willoughby Park
Wilshire Townhomes
Winds Ridge
Windswept
Woodlawn
Wrightsboro Acres

Be Proactive | IDENTITY THEFT: Protect your identity and your credit | Wilmington NC real estate

As the information super-highway expands, thieves have more and more opportunities to steal your financial identity. The Federal Trade Commission reports that as many as half a million Americans have their identities stolen annually–costing them money and affecting their credit ratings.

Identity thieves make their money by co-opting your name, Social Security number, credit card number, or other piece of your personal information for their own use. Below are just a few of the ways the identity thieves operate, according to the FTC:

  • They open a new credit card account, using your name, date of birth, and Social Security number. When they use the credit card and don’t pay the bills, the delinquent account is reported on your credit report.
  • They call your credit card issuer and, pretending to be you, change the mailing address on your credit card account. Then, your imposter runs up charges on your account. Because your bills are being sent to the new address, you may not immediately realize there’s a problem.
  • They establish cellular phone service in your name.
  • They open a bank account in your name and write bad checks on that account.

Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can protect yourself from identity theft, as follows:

  • Know who you’re talking to. Before you reveal any personally identifying information, find out how it will be used and whether it will be shared with others.
  • Pay attention to your billing cycles. Follow up with creditors if your bills don’t arrive on time. A missing credit-card bill could mean an identity thief has taken over your credit-card account and changed your billing address to cover his tracks.
  • Guard your mail from theft. Deposit outgoing mail in post-office collection boxes or at your local post office, not in your own mailbox for your carrier to pick up.
  • Put passwords on your credit card, bank and phone accounts. Avoid using easily available information such as your mother’s maiden name, your birth date or your phone number.
  • Minimize the identification information and the number of cards you carry to what you’ll actually need. Don’t carry your social security card-memorize the number and store the card in a secure place.
  • Do not give out personal information on the phone, through the mail or over the Internet unless you have initiated the contact and know who you’re dealing with.
  • Keep items with personal information in a safe place. To thwart an identity thief who may pick through your trash to capture your personal information, tear or shred your charge receipts, copies of credit applications, and other financial statements.

For more tips and information, visit the FTC’s website at www.ftc.gov/idtheft

NEGOTIATE: How To Buy The Home You Love At The Price You Want | Wilmington NC real estate

{short description of image}Found the home of your dreams? Now the negotiations begin.The agent you’re working with can guide you through the process of making a purchase offer. You’ll want to start by learning as much as you can about how much the property is worth.

Check the comparables

Your agent has up-to-the-minute price data at hand to help you analyze any comparable properties; just ask. Although every home is unique, here’s some of what makes a home “comparable” to the one you’re considering purchasing:

same neighborhood;
same age and condition;
same size lot;
same home style–equivalent living space, number of rooms and baths;
similar terms of sale.

Follow sales price trends

Ask about recent pricing trends in the neighborhood. Specifically, what has been the average difference between listing price and sales price for recent sales of comparable homes? What is the ratio of assessed tax value to market value?

Offer what you think the house is worth

Some asking prices have built-in padding, but others are already priced to sell. You could lose a well-priced home with a low-ball bid. Remember, a lower mortgage interest rate will allow you to borrow more and pay a higher price for a home without increasing your monthly payment.

Spell out the details

Consider getting a pre-purchase appraisal and home inspection. The appraisal will give an independent valuation of the property, and the inspection will help identify any potential problems you may have overlooked. Consider including a contingency making the contract subject to a satisfactory appraisal and inspection.

Evaluate contingencies

The contract can also be contingent upon an attorney’s review, previous home sale, and acceptable mortgage loan terms, etc. Contingencies are typically used to smooth acceptance of an offer without delaying the final decision. Too many contingencies, however, weaken your bargaining position.

Know what’s important to you

Prioritize the elements of the sale on paper (“must” and “want”) and decide where you have negotiating room–what you’ll give up or accept in exchange for a concession. Items frequently negotiated include adjustments for needed or requested repairs, what personal property stays and what goes with the seller, points and closing costs, and move-in date. Knowing exactly what you want and where you are willing to bargain is your most important negotiating tool in buying Wilmington NC real estate.

Put everything in the first purchase offer

If the first offer is accepted it may be too late to add anything. Include a financial statement. Do all negotiating in writing with a deadline for a response, often 48 hours. You are free to cancel an offer until it is accepted by the seller. Require that your binder or deposit be held in an escrow account with the interest credited to you.

Be Patient

Negotiating could take several days. Be patient; you won’t want to rush into one of the most important purchases you’ll ever make.

We can help

If you’d like help finding your dream home, please call or e-mail us. We’ll help with your home search and will give you all the important information we can provide to help you make the right offer for the right Wilmington NC home.

Visit The Loop | Wrightsville Beach | Wilmington NC real estate

Wrightsville Beach – FAQ’s – Official NC Tourism Site.

We invite you to visit Wilmington NC  and it’s beautiful beaches.  Wrightsville Beach is a treasured gem, with crystal clear water and white sand.  The waves have been perfect lately, even hosting the 7th Annual Reef/Sweetwater Pro-Am Surf Fest  last weekend.  Surfers from around the world competed for a $20,000 purse. 

The John Nesbit “Loop” is a great place to walk around the island.  It is a 2.45 mile route through the village and salt marsh.  Everyone has a smile for you as you pass.  Here is a map of route…

There are volleyball, tennis courts and basketball courts  free to use.  Well kept baseball, flag football and soccer fields.

A new gazebow and stage is for Sounds of Summer Thursday night concerts and can be reserved.  Tonight Selah Dubb a tropical Reggae band will play.  Starts at 6 pm. Bring a picnic and enjoy.  For more info about Wrightsville Beach please visit here….

Looking for waterfront property?  Here is our newest listing.  Please visit www.wrightsvillebeachwaterfront.com

To search all listings on Wrightsville Beach and Wilmington NC real estate please visit www.cbbaker.com

Feel the Love | Wilmington Gives Back | Wilmington NC real estate

Nonprofits, Service Providers, Advertisers, Community Volunteers – Wilmington Gives Back.

The summer has picked up speed this year.  We can’t believe it is almost the end of July. We hope that you have enjoyed our beautiful beaches, waterways and the Historic Downtown Wilmington.  If you feel like you need to do something more and different, please consider giving you time and energy to Wilmington Gives Back.  There is something for everyone.  Even 1 hour will be appreciated.  There are NonProfits, Service Provider even Events that would love to have your talents.

These are just “some” of the Nonprofits looking for volunteers or help.

Nonprofit Search Results

Adopt An Angel

Description: Adopt an ANGEL is a 501c3 charitable organization based in New Hanover County, North Carolina. We were founded in January of 2004 by compassionate volunteers who wanted to increase adoptions at New…

Headquarters: P.O. Box 15095 , Wilmington, NC 28408

Agnita M Stine Schreiber Foundation, Inc

Description: A private family foundation…

Headquarters: 1004 Butler National Lane , Wilmington, NC 28411

Airlie Gardens

Description: Established in 1901, Airlie Gardens is a valuable cultural and ecological component of New Hanover County and North Carolina history. In 1999, a grant from the Clean Water Management Trust Fund, the c…

Headquarters: 300 Airlie Rd , Wilmington, NC 28403

American Cancer Society

Description: The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based, voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and dimin…

Headquarters: 2202 Wrightsville Ave, Suite 111 , Wilmington, NC 28403

American Heart Association

Description: The mission of the American Heart Association is to build healthier lives by eliminating heart disease and stroke through education, community advocacy and medical research….

Headquarters: Cape Fear Chapter , Wilmington, NC

American Legion of Carolina Beach

Description: The American Legion has a venue at Carolina Beach. They offer a monthly Fish Fry that includes Fried Fish, hushpuppies, cole slaw, potato salad, corn and ice tea. The Ladies of the Auxillary sell de…

Headquarters: Post 129 1500 Old Dow Road, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-3975

American Red Cross – Cape Fear Chapter

Description: The Cape Fear Chapter was founded on November 10, 1908 as the Wilmington Chapter of the American Red Cross. The Chapter celebrated its 100th anniversary in November 10, 2008 and is the oldest est…

Headquarters: 1102 S 16th St , Wilmington, NC 28401

AMEZ Housing Community Development Corporation

Description: To provide decent affordable housing to low to moderate income households through programs of housing and human development. Programs include but are not limited to pre and post homeownership educat…

Headquarters: , Wilmington, NC

Arab Shrine Club

Description: The local branch of the “Shriners.”…

Headquarters: 4510 S College Rd , Wilmington, NC 28412

Arthritis Foundation

Description: To improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis….

Headquarters: , Raleigh, NC

Assistance League of Greater Wilmington

Description: Assistance League® is an all volunteer national nonprofit organization with 122 chapters and guilds that puts caring and commitment into action through community-based philanthropic programs.  W…

Headquarters: 1319-CC Military Cutoff Rd, PMB 155 , Wilmington, NC 28405

Association of Fundraising Professionals

Description: AFP is the professional association for non-profit development officers. It advocates for high ethical standards and broad community involvement. It meets monthly….

Headquarters: PO Box , Wilmington, NC 28401

Bellamy Mansion Museum

Description: The Bellamy Mansion is one of North Carolina’s most spectacular examples of antebellum architecture built on the eve of the Civil War by free and enslaved black artisants. Now the house is a museum…

Headquarters: 503 Market St. , Wilmington, NC 28401

Big Dawg Productions

Description: Big Dawg’s mission is to present quality theatrical productions to enhance the cultural life of southeastern North Carolina, with an emphasis on education through classes, workshops and our New Play F…

Headquarters: Castle St , Wilmington, NC 28401

Black Arts Alliance

Description: As a multidisciplinary vehicle for the advancement of African-American arts and culture, the Black Arts Alliance serves as an advocate for arts and artists, nurtures emerging and veteran artistic tale…

Headquarters: 801 N 4th St, Suite 304 , Wilmington, NC 28401

Boy Scouts of America Cape Fear Chapter

Description: The Cape Fear Council of the Boy Scouts of America also operates Camp Bowers….

Headquarters: 110 Longstreet Dr , Wilmington, NC 28412

Brigade Boys & Girls Club

Description: Founded in 1896, the Brigade Boys & Girls Club serves over 1,500 youth at our sites across New Hanover and Pender counties. The Club offers quality after-school and summer programs in a safe, positiv…

Headquarters: 2759 Vance St , Wilmington, NC 28412

Bruce Barclay Cameron Foundation, Inc.

Description: A Foundation…

Headquarters: P.O. Box 3649 , Wilmington, NC 28406

Cameron Art Museum

Description: The Louise Cameron Art Museum was founded and moved from downtown into a modern building close to the Battle of WIlmington…

Headquarters: 3201 S 17th St , Wilmington, NC 28412

This is our community and if you have even 1 hour to give to help people “Feel the Love of Wilmington NC” then please visit www.WilmingtonGivesBack.org and get started.  You will reap more than you sow.