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Wednesday, June 5, 2019   /   by Anne Rose

The New Bridge in Our Future: Cape Fear Crossing

There is a new bridge in the future of the Cape Fear region, and properties in Northern Brunswick County may be impacted by construction of the NCDOT project, which is currently in the planning and environmental study stage. Home buyers purchasing in Northern Brunswick County, including Leland, Bellville, etc., need to understand the proposed Cape Fear Crossing road and bridge project.

Cape Fear Crossing, a proposal for a 9.5-mile road and a high-level bridge over the Cape Fear River, was developed as a solution to improve both traffic flow and freight transportation from Brunswick County's portions of U.S. 17 and Interstate 140 to U.S. 421. The area of impact on the New Hanover County side of the project is near the North Carolina Port of Wilmington. NCDOT officials say that the project will ease congestion on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, and will improve evacuation routes in the event of a hurricane or other emergency. 

The Cape Fear Crossing project is, as of now ...

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  wilmington nc, house hunting, sell your home, homeowners

Monday, June 3, 2019   /   by Anne Rose

Demystifying Leverage: There's a Path For That

What does it mean to "Demystify Leverage"?

Individuals, especially those in real estate, often don't quite grasp the concept of leverage, and all the types of leverage that are available to in both your personal life and your career.

Whether you are a brand new agent, or you have been in real estate for years, whether you are an independent agent, or you are working in a team, you are going to come across a time where you feel like you are pushing up against a wall. This could cause you to not be able to do the thing that is the most important to you: your number one priority in your life. 

That's when it's really important to turn to leverage.

Gary Keller, the founder of Keller Williams, which is the largest real estate company in the world by agent count, closed sales volume, and units sold, teaches us in his book The ONE Thing, to identify the one topic - the one thing - that you can do today that will allow everything else to be either unnecessary or not i ...

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  real estate agent, real estate broker, keller williams, real estate careers, there's a path for that

Wednesday, May 29, 2019   /   by Anne Rose

House Hunting with KBT: What We Love About 7376 Ruby Stone Court

Kirk Pugh, Broker/Realtor, shares what he loves about the four bedroom, 2-1/2 bathroom home at 7376 Ruby Stone Court, in the Stoney Creek Plantation community, in Leland, North Carolina.

Which room do you love most?

This house is completely remediated and renovated from damage that occurred during Hurricane Florence. I love that "recovery" story - and I also love the Carolina room that opens onto the beautiful new deck. We value our indoor-outdoor spaces so that we can enjoy the great coastal Carolina climate.

What is unique about this property?

This house is truly "like new." There is all-new wiring, electrical and light fixtures, new stainless steel appliances, beautiful hard wood floors, new Trane HVAC with a ten year warranty, and a brand new roof.

What's not to miss?

The backyard is thoughtfully designed for outdoor living and entertaining. The deck that I noted above is huge, and check out the additional space on t ...

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  house hunting, #kbtflorencehelp, hurricane florence

Tuesday, May 21, 2019   /   by Anne Rose

Setting Personal and Professional Goals for Agents: There's a Path for That

There’s a Path for That: Meet Teri Moylan, Director of Growth & Operations 

Teri talks about her work as a real estate career coach at KBT:

I love watching people grow, and helping them achieve their goals. One of the key things that I do on a daily basis is help agents set their plan to reach their goals - their business plan - and to visualize what they want to attain in their real estate career.

I’m excited to be in my current role as Director of Growth and Operations with KBT Realty Group, because every day, I get to do what I enjoy most: coaching individual agents as they figure out what their perfect life is, and helping them achieve work-life balance with their own goals in mind.

To get up and running as a real estate agent, creating a business plan that can lead to success is an integral part of goal setting and work flow planning. Every agent must take the steps to achieve that plan.

My personal experience in real estate fuels my a ...

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  real estate agent, real estate broker, real estate careers, there's a path for that

Wednesday, May 15, 2019   /   by Anne Rose

6 Tips for a Luscious North Carolina Lawn

Every day it catches your eye — that brilliant green yard in front of your neighbor’s home.

Beautiful lawns benefit the environment, increase curb appeal, and even have been shown to improve wellness and reduce stress.

So get busy and use these six tips to create your own luscious lawn.

Tip No. 1: Plant the Right Grass for Your Region 
North Carolina consists of three regions: Mountains, Piedmont, and Coastal Plain. Where you live is a significant factor in deciding what type of grass to plant.

The Mountain region, which encompasses the city of Asheville, is on the westernmost part of the state. Here, grasses suited for cool seasons fare the best. These grasses grow rapidly in the spring and fall and less actively in the summer. Tall fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, and perennial ryegrass are cool-season grasses that flourish in cooler climates and stay fairly green during the fall.

The Piedmont region, which includes Charlotte and Raleigh (though Ral ...

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  homeowners, landscaping

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