2013 in review | Wilmington NC Real Estate Blog

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Have a Non Profit in the South and in need of a grant? Apply Here

To All Southern Communities – Need a grant to help your Non-Profit?  FSC might be able to help.  Deadline for grant submission is Sept. 6, 2013.  Applications below.  Full website here.  http://www.fundforsouth.org/fsc/

What We Do

The Fund for Southern Communities (FSC or The Fund) provides the financial resource to help move groups from thought to action. FSC supports small community groups working for environmental justice, anti-racism, women’s rights, youthdevelopment, LGBTQ rights, worker’s rights, civil rights and disability rights and other varied issues that address social change through community organizing. Grantees not only benefit from financial support, but they are also given technical assistance.
FSC is unusual in that it awards grants to community organizations that are working to address the systems and structures that cause community problems. Often traditional charities and private foundations overlook these organizations because their projects are considered too new, the organization too small, or their objectives are too controversial. The Fund is willing to make grants to these groups and organizations because we believe that communities working on their own behalf are powerful forces for change.
2013 Grant Cycle deadline: The September 6th, 2013. Click here to be added to our email distribution list.

To get the Grant Application and Guidelines, Click here.

To get a copy of our Progress Report form, Click here.

 

 

Live on the water….Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt

Wilmington NC Waterfront Properties
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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 waterfront communities to search for your waterfront dream home now.

Waterfront Real Estate in Wilmington NC

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or requests about waterfront homes for sale or waterfront real estate in Wilmington, NC, or any location in the Cape Fear Region. We have lived here all our lives and can help match a neighborhood with a home and schools. We  know where the best shopping is and all the main attractions. If you are looking for a second home or investment property in Wilmington, NC, there are still real deals in the great coastal area, but you will need a real estate expert to help you. We are experienced real estate professional’s who has decades of home buying and selling experience in waterfront properties in Wilmington, NC area.

Marinas and Yacht Clubs

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Wilmington NC offers an assortment of Marinas and Yacht Clubs for your boating enjoyment. They are located from Carolina Beach north to Scotts Hill. You can get the details about specifics on each one right here.

For true local and knowledgable service in waterfront homes in Wilmington, NC please contact us today at 1-800-497-7325 Ex. 3607 or email atmailto:kaybaker@seacoastrealty.com

Wilmington, NC Waterfront Neighborhoods

 

Arjean by the Sound
Avalon West
Avenel
Bald Head Island*
Bay Harbor
Bluepoint
Bradley Creek Point
Bridgewater Bluffs
Carolina Bay
Cedar Island
Cedar Landing
Chanel Haven
Channelwalk
Charleston Landing
Demarest Landing
Dolphin Bay
Dunbar Landing
Driftwood Villas
Edgewater Subd
Egret Landing
Elliott Place
Figure Eight Harbour
Figure Eight Island*
Greymarsh Crossing*
Harbor Villa
Headwater Cove
Hickory Knoll
Holiday Hills
Hollyholm
Inlet Park
Inlet Point Harbor Sub*
Inlet Watch Estates*
Intracoastal Watch
John’s Creek
Landfall*
Loder Landing
Marywood
Masonboro Bluffs
Masonboro Harbour*
Masons Bluff
Middle Oaks
Old Chimney
Osprey Point
Oyster Bay
Pelican Reef*
Porter’s Neck
Purviance
Sanddollar Shores
Sandfiddler Point
Saponas Point
Scotts Hill Bluff
Shal-a-Moor
Shandy Point
Shinn Creek Estates*
Shinn Point*
Sounds Edge at Bradley Creek
South East Harbor
Register Place
River Island
Tangle Oaks
The Tides* 
Timber Creek
Towles*
Tidalwalk*
Turtle Hall*
Waterway Lodge
Westportt

TIMING: Seven Buying And Selling Secrets To Know Before You Relocate

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The secret to a successful relocation is timing — synchronized buying, moving and selling. Good timing just takes a little advance planning that puts you in control. Here are seven relocation secrets to make your move work smoothly for you.

1. Sell First

Ideally, you should sell your current home first in order to have all your financial resources available to purchase your next home. You want to avoid waiting until the closing on your new home forces you to sell your old home under the gun. Note that in some markets today, houses are moving so quickly that sellers will not even consider taking a contingency clause that postpones their sale until the buyer’s home sells. Setting the right price for your home and having a customized marketing plan are your best bets for bringing about a quick sale.

2. Find Out What You Can Afford

{short description of image}While your house is on the market, look at what’s available to buy within your price range in your destination area. Your perfect house is out there, but take as much time as you can to find it. It’s not just the house you’ll have to live with — you’ll want to find out about the neighborhood, the schools, proximity to shopping, etc. before you commit to your next home.

3. Shop For A Loan Before You Shop For A House

Try to lock in the best rate you can find. Get pre-approved for financing so you have more bargaining power when you bid on a house. With a pre-approved loan, you’ll be able to go to closing on your new house faster.

4. Coordinate Settlements And Moving Dates

Try to move directly from the old home to the new one. Sometimes you can rent back the old property for a few days or weeks if closing on the new one is delayed. Another alternative is an interim move to an apartment for a short time while waiting to close on the new house.

5. Begin Fix-Ups And Pre-Sale Improvements Early

Have any needed work completed before your house goes on the market. Consider having a home inspection early in the fix-up process so you know what’s important to repair or replace before you set the sales price for your house.

6. Work Closely With Your Agent

Make sure every “i” is dotted and every “t” crossed on time for both closings. You may save time and money for the buyer of your old home with lower “re-issue” fees by referring them to the previous providers of inspections, surveys, title insurance, etc. The information is in your settlement papers. And, if it’s a busy season, line up appointments in advance with the people you’ll need to close on your new house.

7. Avoid The Last-Minute Rush

Call us early. We’ll gather information and provide it to you quickly so you can make informed decisions and workable plans.

Luxury Homes On the Comeback Trail | Wilmington NC Luxury Real Estate

Coldwell Banker Preview Luxury Homes

 

Luxury Homes Wilmington, NC Real Estate

World Leader in the Marketing of Luxury Homes

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SOLD! June 2013

Our intelligent marketing strategies, years of experience and powerful connections in the worldwide brokerage community have enabled Baker Wayne and Associates to attain the prestigious Coldwell Banker Previews International Specialist designation. We specialize in marketing the finest luxury homes in the Wilmington, NC area. Billy Baker and Lisa Wayne are Previews Specialists. This high profile exposure will ensure that we will reach the best, highly discriminating circle of buyers for your Wilmington, NC luxury home.

This website offers some of the most valuable information about the very best neighborhoods in Wilmington NC.

Please email bakerwayneassociates@ec.rr.com for more detailed information on our luxury home marketing strategy.

More about Coldwell Banker Previews

Airlie Forest

Airlie Place

Airlie West

Beasley on Masonboro

Beau Rivage

Porter’s Neck

Cove Point

Crane Point

Drayton Square

Forest Hills

Georgetowne

Glen Meade

Greenville Manor

Heron Run

Highland Hills

Hollyholm

Independence South

Landfall*

Lucia Point

Marsh Landing

Marsh Oaks

Marywood

Masonboro Forest*

Maxwell Place

Mayfaire*

Mayfaire Townview

Oleander Estates

Oleander ext

One Meeting Place

Parkshore Estates

Parkside at Mayfaire*

Shinn Creek Estates*

Shinn Point*

Sounds Edge at Bradley Creek

South Oleander

Stonebridge

Stonegate

Summer Haven Point

The Village at Mayfaire

Timbercreek

Turtle Hall*

Westport

Whitebridge

Willow Glen at Beau Rivage

Windward Oaks*

Wrightsville Beach*

We specialize in marketing the finest luxury homes in the Wilmington, NC area. Billy Baker and Lisa Wayne are Previews Specialists. This high profile exposure will ensure that we will reach the best, highly discriminating circle of buyers for your Wilmington, NC luxury home.  www.cbbaker.com

Homebuyer Wish List Let Us Help You Stay Focused | Wilmington NC real estate

What type of home are you looking for? There are so many choices that it is important to have an idea of what you want and need before you begin looking. Consider making a checklist of amenities that are essential and those you would like to have in your new home.
The list below may help you clarify your thinking on what is important to you when you are ready to purchase.
* What neighborhood(s) would you like to live in?
* What price range do you have in mind?
* What type of home interests you? (one-story, two-story, split-entry, townhouse, condo, duplex)
* What style appeals to you? (contemporary, traditional, no preference)
* Are schools a factor?
* Do you need to be close to public transportation?
* How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need?  How many do you want?
* What other interior features are important to you? (separate family room, formal dining room, home office, etc.)
* What about exterior features? Have you considered a garage, yard size, patio/deck, hot tub, view, or waterfront?
* Are there any special features you are looking for in a home?
When you are ready to start your search, we will be happy to help you find a home that suits your lifestyle. Our goal is to make this a fun and enjoyable experience.
Please feel free to call or email us when you are ready to start looking. We welcome the opportunity to help you.  Here is a homebuyer guide to keep you focused in your search.
http://www.cbbaker.com/pages.php?page=156
Baker Wayne And Associates
910-202-3607
1001 Military Cutoff
Wilmington, North Carolina 28405

Shag on the Beach | East Coast Shag Classic for Women of Hope

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This charity event is for beach music lovers along the east coast to come and enjoy the sights and sounds of beach music by some of the greatest bands while enjoying beautiful accommodations with spectacular views of the ocean and harbour. You can enjoyed all of this while helping support women and their families with cancer.

This event can be experienced by purchasing an EAST COAST SHAG CLASSIC SHAGGING FOR HOPE WEEKEND GETAWAY by contacting the Blockade Runner Resort at 800-541-1161 or 910-256-2251. Agents are available 24 hours/7 days a week.

More info here…