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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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Monday, February 24, 2020   /   by Anne Rose

Around the Azalea Coast | Events & Community News for March 2020

contributed by Jen Reed


What's Up | fun and festivities
March 1, 2 - 4 p.m. Exploring Women’s History | Cape Fear Museum, Wilmington | Recording artist Women's History Month kicks off at the Cape Fear Museum when Dr. Jan Davidson presents a program (2:30pm) that explores some of the many stories of women's experiences in New Hanover County. She'll talk about a diverse group of women, including World War I army nurse Rachel Loman; Augusta Mosely Cooper, the first black woman to run for city council; entrepreneur and milliner Lelia Corbin; and tennis star Althea Gibson. Curator Heather Yenco will also have a special sampling of artifacts from the collection related to these women.
March 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art Exhibit Rivers and Waterways | Burgwin-Wright Home, Wilmington | The The Art Exhibit at Burgwin-Wright House in downtown Wilmington features Connections: Rivers and Waterways, paintings by Marion Clark Weathers.
March 7, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Marchtober ...

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020   /   by Anne Rose

Taking the Guesswork Out of the Homebuying Experience for Veterans

contributed by Jen Reed

Veterans sacrifice a lot for this country. To help honor these sacrifices, special programs were put in place to aid vets in getting and keeping a home. Unfortunately, not all veterans know that these programs exist. Even for those who do, they may not realize exactly what options are available for them and may apply for a program that doesn’t really match their situation ideally. Based on the programs, veterans can qualify for loans under 3 percent, so there are certainly some advantages to checking it out.


To help sort out some of the confusion, here are a few of the most common home programs that vets might be interested in. As requirements and availability can change over time, be sure to find out more before attempting to apply for any specific program.


VA Home Loans


One of the most commonly used home programs for vets are VA home loans. These loans are subsidized by the Veterans Administration itself, similar to HUD home loans or ru ...

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Monday, January 27, 2020   /   by Anne Rose

Around the Azalea Coast | Events & Community News for February 2020

contributed by Jen Reed


What's Up | fun and festivities
February 1, 7:30 p.m. We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | Wilson Center, Wilmington | Recording artist Damien Sneed presents We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  at the Wilson Center in downtown Wilmington, NC. The event marks the 35th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which was signed into law and made a federal holiday in 1983.
February 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wilmington Coffee Fest | Community Arts Center, Wilmington | The Wilmington Coffee Fest at the Community Arts Center features demonstrations and seminars, more than 70 vendors, an art competition, a chance to vote for your favorite local coffee shop, live music, ice cream and bakery foods, and beer and wine. Please note: The festival's second location is Waterline Brewing (721 Surry Street) from noon to 5pm.
February 1, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Chef’s Showcase | Hotel Ballas ...

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019   /   by Anne Rose

New Year, New Home? Why Not!

contributed by Jen Reed


The end of the year can often spark some soul-searching. What happened in your life over the past 12 months—good and bad? What would you like to achieve during the year ahead? Lose weight? Travel? Try something new? Perhaps you want to find yourself a new home?


Don’t wish. Make it happen.


Could you use an extra room, or more space in your kitchen? Does your current place need a new roof or windows? If you’re spending time trying to figure out which walls to knock down and how to make improvements so your home presents a better fit for your lifestyle, maybe it’s time to find a new home that fits your needs.


At KBT Realty Group, we see a lot of people make good on their plans to move out of a home that isn’t their ideal and into one that becomes their happy place. As the year winds down, we encounter determined people who have decided to fulfill the promise they made to themselves to make this dream happen by the n ...

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