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Thursday, June 10, 2021   /   by Anne Rose

June 2021 | State of the Real Estate Market with Kirk Pugh, Broker/Realtor®

Kirk Pugh, on the State of the Real Estate market:
These video updates are when I normally give you a bunch of numbers and statistics and tell you how the market is, and my best advice to buyers and sellers. I'm not going to talk about numbers today. Market's great. End of story.
Not really...
My take away from today's market is, whether you are a buyer or a seller, in today's market it is absolutely vital that you have a seasoned professional helping you, either on the sell side or the buy side.
As a seller, you really need to take a careful, hard look at every offer you get on your home. As a buyer, you need to listen to your advisor and let them help you craft an offer that is likely to be accepted in this hyper-competitive market. It is very fast-paced. It is moving at the speed of light.
There are lots of reasons why we are in this situation. Increased prices due to demand, cost of materials, and cost of labor. Lots, and lots, and lots of reasons, and also because th ...

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021   /   by Anne Rose

Around the Azalea Coast | events and community news in Southeastern Coastal North Carolina | June 2021

What's Up | the best beaches near Wilmington NC
Wrightsville Beach - four miles of beach with 40 public access points, offering a prime location for water sports, as well as surf shops, high-end boutiques, multi-million dollar homes, and upscale hotels.
Carolina Beach - boasting an iconic boardwalk with restaurants, snack shops, boutiques, a host of festivals, and entertainment including nightly fireworks during season. The Carolina Beach pier extends into the ocean, and Carolina Beach State Park offers hiking trails, campsites, and a marina. Learn more about Carolina Beach.
Kure Beach - distinguished by the rows of colorful beach homes lining the straight stretch of sand, Kure Beach is home of one of the oldest fishing piers on the Atlantic coast.
Masonboro Island - accessible only by boat, the beaches are pristine, and the island offers many beautiful nature trails.
Topsail Island - this island is a thin slice of land between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic, with ; ...

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021   /   by Anne Rose

Keller Williams RED Day 2021 | KBT Realty Group at Canines for Service

For Keller Williams RED Day this year, KBT Realty Group - Keller Williams INNOVATE spent the day at Canines for Service, a Wilmington NC-based nonprofit organization the supports veterans with trained service dogs.
Kirk Pugh, Co-founder, KBT Realty Group: The second Thursday in May every year is RED Day for us. Every year on the second Thursday, every Keller Williams office around the world shuts down and gives back to the communities they serve. KBT's choice this year, and our permanent non-profit partner, is Canines for Service.
Bethany Leighton, Executive Director, Canines for Service: We are super honored that KBT Realty Group has chosen us for their RED Day of service. We are a local nonprofit here in Wilmington North Carolina, and serve veterans across the nation from all conflicts and all branches of the military who have PTSD, traumatic brain injury, mobility challenges, or who have experienced sexual trauma. We work with them to provide a highly trained service dog, at no . ...

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Monday, April 26, 2021   /   by Anne Rose

Around the Azalea Coast | events and community news in Southeastern Coastal North Carolina | May 2021

What's Up | rentals to get outside and get going
Wrightsville Beach Bikes and Boards, 910.599.0774- bicycle rental service
The Spoke and Wheel Bike Rentals, 317 North 14th Street, 910.228.9822 - bicycle rental service
Bike Cycles, Mayfaire Community Center, 910.256.2545 - bicycle rental service
Wrightsville Kayak Company, 101 Causeway Drive, 910.599.0076 - kayak and bicycle rentals
Carolina Coast Harley-Davidson, 6620 Market Street, 910.792.9997 - motorcycle rentals
Got Shade Beach Rentals, 7230 Wrightsville Avenue, 910.597.3788 - bicycle rental service
Pleasure Island Rentals, 2 North Lake Park Boulevard, 910.458.4747 - canoe and kayak rental service
Kayak Carolina, Kure Beach, 910.458.9171 - kayak rentals and guided tours
Wilmington Water Tours, 212 South Water Street, 910.338.3134 - boat tour agency
Cape Fear Riverboats, 101 South Water Street, 910.343.1611 - boat tour agency
Cape Fear River Adventures, 1317 Middle Sound Loop Road, 910.620.0296 - canoe and kayak tours ...

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Friday, April 23, 2021   /   by Anne Rose

Weighing the Advantages of an Adjustable Rate Mortgage in a Sellers' Market

A home buyer has many choices to make when house hunting, from deciding upon a neighborhood, to determining a budget and organizing personal finances for a down payment, closing costs, and various other new home buyer expenses. One of the largest decisions a home buyer makes is selecting the type of mortgage they will use to purchase their home.
Mortgage loans fall into two primary categories: fixed rate and adjustable rate (ARM). There are a few hybrid combinations of both types of mortgages, and some derivatives of each as well. A conversation with a mortgage broker that includes an in-depth review of personal finances will determine which products a home buyer qualifies for, and which makes the most sense for their personal financial situation.
A mortgage is the amount of money borrowed to pay the purchase price of real estate, plus the interest charged on top of the principal by the lender. The interest rate charged by mortgage lender, whether it’s a traditional bank ...

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