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Tuesday, April 14, 2020   /   by Anne Rose

KBT's Guidelines for Safe Real Estate Transactions and COVID-19

KBT Realty Group is committed to implementing healthy strategies for home search and home sales. Deemed an "essential service" by the North Carolina Governor, members of the Association of Realtors are allowed to continue to operate — at restricted levels — during the COVID-19 pandemic. As they work, Realtors at KBT Realty, and throughout the southeastern North Carolina region, are taking proactive steps to ensure the safety of themselves and their clients as they work together to buy and sell property.

Healthy Strategies for Your Home Search

For many prospective home buyers, the need to move is essential, whether it is work-related, or an important decision involving family or health reasons. Your real estate agent will be able to educate you on implementing social distancing restrictions, leveraging digital home search solutions, and understanding all your options as you work through searching, viewing, and purchasing your new home.

The first step in your home se ...

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020   /   by Anne Rose

House Hunting with KBT: What We Love About 4100 Marsh Grove Lane, Unit 4304 in Southport NC

Rick Binford, Broker/Realtor, shares what he loves about the two bedroom, two bathroom, 1,449 square-foot condo at 4100 Marsh Grove Lane, Unit 4304, in Southport, North Carolina.


What is unique about this property?

I love the coastal cottage style moldings and wainscoting that are throughout this unit. It gives it such a bright and distinctive flair and dresses up the space. It’s clear that the current owners made huge investments in making this a special place.






 

Which room do you love the most and what is special about it?

Unique relative to most condos of this size, the kitchen is large and centrally located – and ideal for entertaining – and offers great views from the third floor location!










What most surprised you when you first saw this condo?

The first time I visited, I was immediately pleasantly surprised by the large oversized balcony area – complete with privacy screens on either en ...

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Monday, April 6, 2020   /   by Anne Rose

COVID-19 and the Impact on Real Estate Closing Processes

Q & A with Adam Slack and Tara Jones of Guaranteed Rate 

Business as usual doesn’t exist any more, with respect to COVID-19, so what are you doing at Guaranteed Rate to facilitate closings and serve your clients while observing stay-at-home and social distancing restrictions?

Adam: We are really 100% open for business. Even before everything that has happened with COVID-19, our entire office staff was fully setup with home office stations, and secure servers and full size monitors - everything that they have in the office.

This was even before the pandemic happened, so our productivity hasn’t changed at all.

Just like Kirk has said with his COVID-19 updates, for Guaranteed Rate on the financing end, we have the ability to work 100% remotely, so we are not missing a beat on our end. Everything is moving forward smoothly and business is normal.


People are looking for no-contact options in every aspect of their lives right now. Have you done any c ...

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Thursday, March 26, 2020   /   by Anne Rose

Around the Azalea Coast | April 2020 News and Events for Southeastern North Carolina

KBT Business Update: COVID-19 and Real Estate Market News




For a third update on the real estate market in southeastern coastal North Carolina, KBT Realty, and efforts to contain the COVID-19 virus, watch the video.


What's Up | virtual adventures

While all of outdoor events and cultural venues - from the famous Azalea Festival to food truck rodeos - have been cancelled or postponed, there are now plenty of cultural activities for you and your family to enjoy while you adhere to social distancing recommendations. Wilmington's diverse collection of museums, historic sites, and entertainment venues are going online to help beat self-isolation boredom. Indulge!

Bellamy Mansion Museum: online tours and downloadable activity sheets

Cameron Art Museum: Art Explorers LIVE on Facebook, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Wilson Center Ghostlight Series: supporting Cape Fear's local area artists impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic by accepting donations to support artists feature ...

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Thursday, March 19, 2020   /   by Anne Rose

Real Estate Market Update for Mar 2020 | Kirk Pugh, Broker Realter

On Covid 19, your 401K, toilet paper shortages, and the real estate market. Some sanity from Kirk Pugh, Broker Realtor, at KBT Realty Group.



Let's add some insight into the question we get almost a hundred times a day now, "What is going to happen to the real estate market in light of the COVID-19 virus and in light of the tumultuous state of the stock market right now?"


On COVID-19 and the Real Estate Market

What's going to happen? The honest answer is, "We don't know."

In the six years prior to the real estate market crash in 2008, the average home price appreciation for each of the six years was somewhere in the 17-20% range. So, there was a huge appreciation in home values, leading to a great big bubble, that burst when the financial markets crashed in 2008.

In the six years prior to today, average appreciation on homes has been running in the 4-6% range, creating no where near the bubble and the overpricing that we saw back in 2006 and 2007.

On that ...

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