Fixtures Can Add Beauty, Value And Convenience To Your Home

Little things do count — sometimes a lot! Adding or replacing some of your home’s fixtures — which will stay with it when you eventually sell — can give your home an attractive up-to-date look, more functionality and a higher market value. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Distinctive exterior light fixtures, perhaps with motion sensors or timers. Think about floodlights and path lights, too!
  • A new mailbox and address plate.
  • A new water hose holder or winder.
  • A beautiful sounding doorbell.
  • A polished brass door plate, door knocker or handle-and-lock set for your front door.
  • New knobs or levered handles for interior doors.
  • Up-to-date interior light fixtures — chandeliers, sconces, ceiling globes, under-cabinet lights in the kitchen, etc.
  • Fresh faceplates for wall outlets and light switches (especially replacing the painted-over ones!)
  • Decorative curtain and drapery fixtures and rods.
  • Attractive kitchen and bathroom drawer pulls and cupboard handles.
  • Shiny new water taps and faucets for sinks, tubs and showers.
  • New towel racks (why not towels too?).
  • Quieter bathroom exhaust fans.
  • A sturdy, unstained laundry tub.
  • A pegboard and clips for hanging tools in the garage or work room.

Plantation Pointe Belvedere Plantation Country Club

Plantation Pointe Belvedere Plantation Country Club.

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Plantation Pointe Villa in Belvedere Golf Community


  • Huge Volume Ceilings
  • Great Views of Golf Course
  • Optional Golf Membership
  • Open and Architecturally Pleasing
  • Near Area Beaches
  • Screened Porch

Property Description

Plantation Pointe Villa in Belvedere Golf Community. Great Second Floor condo with new wood laminate floors, a screened porch and great views of the golf course. Excellent for a permanent residence, vacation home or rental. Optional golf membership. Award winning schools, close to several area golf courses, Topsail Beach and Surf City. Best value in the neighborhood. Short Sale.

Call Robin Jones| Kay Baker & Associates for more information 910-619-0491 or

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 and get started.  You will reap more than you sow.

Wow of a Golf Course real estate buy | Buyer pays $660,000 for golf course, clubhouse |

Unknown buyer pays $660,000 for golf course, clubhouse |

In follow up to previous post about the Brick Landing Auction, a lucky buyer bought the golf course and clubhouse for $660,000.  The 2007 tax value was 7 million and appraised for 8.5 million in 2010.  There was only one final bid on the 125 acre property.  After sitting vacant for a year, hopefully the new buyer can breathe some fresh air into the project.  There are other commercial and residential properties that can be bought for under tax value.  Start your Wilmington NC real estate search here.  Let us help you.

Fore | Get your golf game in gear |Wilmington NC Real Estate


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

Golf Communities Wilmington NC Real Estate

Tis the season….With our mild climate, you will truly enjoy year round golfing at the many golf courses throughout the Cape Fear Region . Whatever your handicap, there are more than twenty courses in and around Wilmington that are a pleasure to walk. Some of the courses were designed by some of golf’s greatest names including Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Fred Couples and P.B. Dye, among others. Some of the Wilmington courses are listed below.

  • Beau Rivage Plantation 649 Rivage Promenade, 392-9021
  • The Cape Golf & Racquet Club 535 The Cape Blvd, 791-9292
  • Echo Farms Golf & Country Club 4114 Echo Farms Blvd, 799-0324
  • Inland Greens 5945 Inland Greens Dr, 452-9900
  • Pine Valley Country Club Pine Valley Dr, 791-1656
  • Porters Neck Plantation 8204 Fazio Dr, 686-7400
  • Landfall Country Club 800 Sun Runner Place 256-8411
  • Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation Hwy 17 South 383-0999
  • Old Point Golf and Country Club 513 Country Club Drive 270-2403
  • Belvedere Country Club 2368 Country Club Drive 270-2703
  • Wilmington Municipal Golf Course 311 S Wallace Ave. 791-0558


If you want to live on the golf course, please check out

Exceptional Vineyard Plantation Home | Wilmington NC Real Estate

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

When looking at homes in the Wilmington NC area you cannot leave out the community of Vineyard Plantation.  Beautiful homes grace winding streets.  This is our newest listing in Vineyard Plantation on Chalis Way.

 Gorgeous foyer with sweeping staircase to second level with huge owners suite showcasing a trey ceiling and private dressing area off spa like master bath. Walk-in closet is large enough for seating area and bathroom has his and her vanities. There’s a large game room on the second floor and there’s also an additional 834 sq. ft. partially finished bonus room not included in heated square footage. Perfect for media room or Man Cave. 3 car garage and a private .46 acre backyard flanked by natural area. Exceptional floorplan with so many options and living space. Shows like a model home!  View Here

Wilmington NC Real Estate | What is Happening in Wilmington NC this weekend

Kay Baker Wilmington NC Real Estate | Wilmington New Homes Search | Covering Wilmington, Brunswick County and Pender County | TGIF Scoop Jan 14, 2010.

to live by the ocean is…

TGIF Scoop

  presented by Kay Baker & Associates

Hello and Welcome to the TGIF Scoop.

Do you wonder what the sold prices are in your neighborhood?  Of course you do.  It is natural to want to know.  With the new Trends MLS reports we can give you sold prices, dates and graphs.  Easy, simple and no obligation.  We want potential Wilmington NC real estate sellers to be knowledgeable about the market. Read the 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 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 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

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

In a drop of water, there is an ocean.
In a grain of sand, a mountain.
In a tear, a thousand feelings.
In a smile, a thousand thanks.
In the silence, everything that a word can say.
Many mysteries, many paradoxes
Life starts to be lived by following the virtues.
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 World renowned comedy hypnotist

Gary Conrad
January 14 & 15  8:00 pm


Frank Vignola’s Tribute to Django Reinhardt

Friday, January 14, 2011
8:00 PM 
Thalian Hall, Wilmington, NC

Join in on the 2011 Martin Luther King Celebration

All Weekend – Visit Event Site Here


Cape Fear River Watch Invitational Striper Bass Tournament

Fri, January 14th 2011 – Sat, January 15th 2011

January  14th through 16th, 21st through 23rd and 29th through 30th

January 21 – Start the 1 month tour on the East Coast

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

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

Wilmington Water Tours Website


 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.




 New Elements Gallery



   Wilmington NC  Night Spots

    Friday, Jan. 14

Ron Ethridge – Barbary Coast



Jeramy Morris – Firebelly

 Saturday, Jan. 15

Iamhuman – Yosaki

Masonboro Sound – Sweet & Savory

Drew Smith Band – Wild Wing Cafe

Sunday, Jan. 16

Technoetry – Juggling Gypsy



Barefoot Contessa – Mexican Chicken Soup

    * 4 split (2 whole) chicken breasts, bone in, skin on
    * Good olive oil
    * Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    * 2 cups chopped onions (2 onions)
    * 1 cup chopped celery (2 stalks)
    * 2 cups chopped carrots (4 carrots)
    * 4 large cloves garlic, chopped
    * 2 1/2 quarts chicken stock, preferably homemade
    * 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes in puree, crushed
    * 2 to 4 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
    * 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    * 1 teaspoon ground coriander seed
    * 1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves, optional
    * 6 (6-inch) fresh white corn tortillas

For serving: sliced avocado, sour cream, grated Cheddar cheese, and tortilla chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Place the chicken breasts skin side up on a sheet pan. Rub with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and roast for 35 to 40 minutes, until done. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, discard the skin and bones, and shred the meat. Cover and set aside.

Meanwhile, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven. Add the onions, celery, and carrots and cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes, or until the onions start to brown. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the chicken stock, tomatoes with their puree, jalapenos, cumin, coriander, 1 tablespoon salt (depending on the saltiness of the chicken stock), 1 teaspoon pepper, and the cilantro, if using. Cut the tortillas in 1/2, then cut them crosswise into 1/2-inch strips and add to the soup. Bring the soup to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 25 minutes. Add the shredded chicken and season to taste. Serve the soup hot topped with sliced avocado, a dollop of sour cream, grated Cheddar cheese, and broken tortilla chips.  Enjoy….




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





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Trulia Voices – Wilmington NC real estate

Kay Baker, Broker, ABR, CRS, GRI’s Profile in Wilmington, NC – Trulia Voices.

Truilia Voices – Average price per square foot for Wilmington NC was $129, a decrease of 0.8% compared to the same period last year. The median sales price for homes in Wilmington NC for Sep 10 to Nov 10 was $175,000 based on 624 home sales. Compared to the same period one year ago, the median home sales price increased 1.7%, or $3,000, and the number of home sales decreased 20.3%. There are currently 3,046 resale and new homes in Wilmington on Trulia, including 415 homes in the pre-foreclosure, auction, or bank-owned stages of the foreclosure process. The average listing price for homes for sale in Wilmington NC was $353,787 for the week ending Dec 22, which represents a decrease of 0.8%, or $2,719, compared to the prior week. Popular neighborhoods in Wilmington include Landfall and Pine Valley Estates, with average listing prices of $1,152,726 and $194,259

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Welcome First Day of Winter 2010 |Wilmington NC Real Estate | Wilmington New Homes Search | Covering Wilmington, Brunswick County and Pender County | Wrightsville Beach 2010

Kay Baker Wilmington NC Real Estate | Wilmington New Homes Search | Covering Wilmington, Brunswick County and Pender County | Wrightsville Beach 2010.   click here for brochure

Welcome to the first day of Winter in Wilmington NC.  Take a peak at the Wrightsville Beach brochure and plan your next visit.  Seeing snow on a beach is an awesome site.  No snow yet, but …..

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So you want to live on the Waterfront | Wilmington NC Real Estate

Waterfront Wilmington NC Real Estate.


The Cape Fear Region’s many miles of coastline, rivers and sounds offer a wide variety of fishing, watersports and boating activities. And, to maximize the regions waterfront enjoyment, there are many neighborhoods offering waterfront homes in Wilmington, NC with canals, boatslips, and or boatramps. We offer the latest, detailed information on all Wilmington NC waterfront homes and communities offered for sale in Wilmington, NC. So just sit back, relax and click any of these Wilmington NC real estate and waterfront communities to search for your waterfront dream home now.

To live on the water is devine….. Wilmington NC waterfront real estate