Tuesday, August 14, 2018 / by Anne Rose
Welcome to our edge of North Carolina
We have hot humid summers and daily rain storms that will make you dream about lush tropical plants: orchids and palms. The sandy soil is daunting, but the mild winters inviting. Magnolia trees and giant ferns year round? Salty air. Driving winds and summer storms.
It’s all so confusing, especially for the transplanted gardener. If you moved to the Cape Fear area from inland or up north, tackling landscape tasks along the coast can be confusing.
The trick to successful landscaping in any region is matching plants with both your property and the plant hardiness zone. It’s ...
Thursday, August 09, 2018 / by Anne Rose
KBT Realty Group invites you to get to know us.
As an independently owned and operated Keller Williams office, we are proud to be part of the #1 Real Estate brand in the world. At KBT Realty Group, we benefit from the Keller Williams technology, training, and culture.
KBT Realty Group has vast local expertise and more than 100 years of combined experience. We know the Wilmington NC area, the southeastern North Carolina beaches of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Wrightsville Beach, as well as the nearby oceanfront town of Southport, and north to Topsail.
We work to both buy and sell in Wilmington and the surrounding area. Our Realtor Brokers know how to both sell and source great properties along the coast.
We work for buyers. Whether you are a millennial, a retiree, or a vacationer, we can help you find your next home. Condos, single family homes, vacation properties. Whatever your family looks like, we work for you.
KBT Realty Group works hard for sellers ...
Tuesday, August 07, 2018 / by Anne Rose
contributed by Kirk Pugh
I once had a client tell me “I want to look out my window and see the ocean and walk out my back door and shoot my shotgun.”
If he had wanted to live in a remote area of coastal Onslow County, we might have been able to accommodate his wish. Not so much in Wrightsville Beach!
I’ve also had requests for homes in “gated communities” from people who don’t want anything to do with Home Owners Associations.
Remember the Teeter-Totter? If you recall the teeter-totter from your childhood (then you’re old, like me!), you will remember that you had to find a kid who was about your size to play; otherwise, one of you would spend a lot of time pushing up only to repeatedly land hard on your rear end!
I was something of a daredevil as a kid, so it wasn’t uncommon to find me straddling the pivot-point with one foot on each side, distributing my weight from one foot to the other to make the teeter-totter wobb ...
Thursday, August 02, 2018 / by Anne Rose
contributed by Kirk Pugh
Q: How can I make $1,000,000 in Real Estate?
A: Start with $3,000,000 (and $113,000,000 in sales).
Much of the general public thinks of Realtors as part-time Vanna Whites.
All you need to do is stick a sign in the yard, open a door or two and voila - payday!
We’ve all seen the ads that say “Over $1 Billion Sold!” and even the dueling print ads that claim “On the first and third Tuesday of the month we sell more yellow houses than all of our competitors combined!” I often wonder if the average person looks at a flashy advertisement and thinks to himself, “Wow, 3% of $12 gazillion dollars is a lot of commission to earn for opening a few doors and sticking a couple of signs in the yard.”
This is not a commentary on commission, rather an example of how a typical day in the life of a Realtor is spent and how the dollars are earned.
Let’s do a math problem together.
We’ll use as our ...
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 / by Anne Rose
contributed by Tracy Draughon
The answer to a longer life might be as simple as going to see your favorite band live
We’re proud of our home here on the Southeastern Coast of North Carolina. Cape Fear residents are passionate about the lifestyle and bounty offered by the thriving communities of Wilmington and the beaches. Enriched by the remarkable selection of dining and entertainment, we are always ready to engage with our positive and upbeat community.
The natural beauty of the Greater Wilmington area is enhanced by the cultural scenes of food and entertainment... music being one of our biggest offerings! Live music in Wilmington NC enriches the community, and there is a wide variety of options for music lovers, from Blues to jazz, and piano bars to outdoor concert venues.
We all know the salt air is good for our health and it’s been confirmed that attending concerts regularly might help you live longer and improve your well-being, as well.