Wrightsville Beach, NC Real Estate News

By Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
Pay it Forward with Toys for Tots! As usual, this week provided many opportunities to Pay it Forward in Wrightsville Beach, NC.  I took advantage of as many as possible.  But my favorite this week? Buying toys to donate to the Marine Toys for Tots Campaign!  CA & I had a great time shopping for toys for boys and girls of all ages.  There are so many to choose from!  Our goal was to buy toys for 10 children.  As usual, we exceeded our goal -- by 10!  It was just too much fun getting to play Santa! If you follow my blog at all, you know that I have a major soft spot for children.  For children whose families are struggling, hope is more important than ever, and the chance to give them a reason to smile and hope is just too precious to pass up.  Can't you just picture the faces of children...
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By Dick & Sandy Beals
(Wilmington Real Estate 4U Wilmington, NC)
365 Things to do in Wilmington and the Cape Fear Region day Day 98- Plan to take in the 27th Annual Flotilla at Wrightsville Beach on Saturday November 27.  Participants are busy decorating their boats. You will definitely be entertained at this event. The launch part is tonight at the Blockade Runner from 7 to 11pm.  Tomorrow at 10am kicks off the Flotilla Festival at the Wrightsville Beach Park. Thousands will attend so plan to get out there early.  For parking information call www.towb.org. Parking is free.  There are lots of places to have dinner at Wrightsville Beach and then walk on over to the flotilla which begins at 6pm. There are views available from Bradley Creek, The Intracoastal Waterway, Motts Channel and Banks Channel.  Participants will pass the judges stand at the Block...
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By Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC! There's almost never a bad day in Wrightsville Beach, NC.  But today is truly exceptional! It's 70 degrees here right now, with a slight breeze off the ocean. First, it's a day of Thanks and Giving.  The list of things I am thankful for grows longer every day and I am well and truly Blessed.  And then, I get to see sights like these every day.  Who could ask for anything more? Wherever you are, I hope that your Thanksgiving is filled with happiness!  And great food!
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By Dick & Sandy Beals
(Wilmington Real Estate 4U Wilmington, NC)
365 Things to do in Wilmingon and the Cape Fear Region - Day 95---It't Turkey Trot Time around the USA....Dick and Sandy started the Wilmington Turkey Trot in 2005. The Although actual turkeys do not trot, they probably would have if given the chance.  The Turkey Trot is one of the largest Thanksgiving Day events around the country. Wilmington's first trot sarted at 8:45 am. in  2005 at the Wrightsville Beach Loop.  Dick and Sandy ran in the Turkey Trot in the Great Northeast of Upstate NY....in the dead of winter and in the sleet, snow and ice.... When they moved to NC they thought why not celebrate the holiday in the South....the weather is great!  Their first event was to benefit Habitat for Humanity and some monies went to support the victims of Katrina on the Gulf Coast.    What a ...
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By Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
As I sit here thinking of all the things I'd like to blog about, it occurs to me . . . Have I mentioned the 2010 NC Holiday Flotilla lately? Just one week away, the 27th Annual NC Holiday Flotilla  in Wrightsville Beach is coming up fast!  And boy are CA and I excited!  We've got some plans for getting out and about and meeting more of our neighbors (stay tuned for that -- you won't want to miss it!) and enjoying the festivities!   Friday night, November 26, 2010 @ 5:30pm is Tree Lighting and Santa's arrival!  The tree is up in Wrightsville Beach Park, they've been checking the lights and making sure all is ready. Saturday, November 27, 2010 is Festival in the Park from 10:00am ~ 4:00pm.  This is where you'll most likely run into CA & I!  Keep an eye out!  The Boat Parade kicks off at 6...
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By Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
Pay it Forward at your local Food Bank I read an article this week about hunger in America.  The US Department of Agriculture says hunger across the country is at its highest point in 15 years with nearly 15 percent of the country's population struggling to feed their families. 15% of the people in our Country are struggling to feed their families.  It's heartbreaking.  Locally, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina always needs more food and money.  They distributed nearly 4.8 million pounds of food last year and it's a pretty sure bet that this year the number will be much higher. It seems overwhelming when you read a story like that.  What can one person do?  How can one person make a difference? By helping out!  By volunteering, donating food or money.  This week, I deci...
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By Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
Wrightsville Beach Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day Hard to believe, but Thanksgiving 2010 is just a week away!  If you will be visiting Wrightsville Beach, or are lucky enough to call WB home, and are looking for a place to have Thanksgiving Dinner you've got some great local restaurants to choose from! Bluewater Grill  4 Marina Street  Wrightsville Beach  910.256.8500  Thanksgiving Buffet from 11a ~ 7p.  Adults $24.95  Children 10 and under $8.95.  Reservations are recommended. Bridgetender Restaurant  1414 Airlie Road Wilmington  910.256.4519 Waterfront dining.  First seating 12p. Adults $21.99  Children $11.99.  Holiday Menu here.  Reservations are recommended. East @ The Blockade Runner  275 Waynick Boulevard Wrightsville Beach 910.256.2251  Thanksgiving  Grande Buffet  11:30am...
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By Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
Annual 5K Jingle Bell Run Wrightsville Beach, NC  December 18, 2010  9am   If you're a runner, you won't want to miss this one!  The Wrightsville Beach Museum is hosting their Annual 5K Jingle Bell Run in Wrightsville Beach, NC!  Tis the Season -- so runners are encouraged to wear holiday apparel or costumes!  You may catch a glimpse of Santa!  The course takes you past marshes, historic Wrightsville Beach cottages, and your favorite Wrightsville Beach landmarks.  The race begins and ends at Wrightsville Beach Town Hall.  Parking is free at Town Hall, Wrightsville Beach Park and grassy area next to the old Wrightsville Beach Fire Dept. Race Day Schedule: 7:30 Check in begins at Wrightsville Beach Museum  303 W. Salisbury Street  Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 8:45 Registration closes 9:00...
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By Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Wrightsville Beach, NC! Downtown (that sounds funny when you think of how small Wrightsville Beach is!) yesterday showing some property and noticed that the Christmas lights and decorations are going up all over.  It's fun to see our little town all lit up for the Season. I'll be posting more, and better, photos as the work continues all over Wrightsville Beach.  You might even want to start looking for a new profile picture -- it's coming!  And I'm throwing in a photo that CA took yesterday, I love to see the boats in Banks Harbor -- on November 27th many of them will be lit up for the NC Holiday Flotilla, an event no one should miss! If you are looking for a place that will welcome you with open arms, and generous hearts, look no further ...
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By Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN!  Santa in Wrightsville Beach, NC  November 26, 2010!!   That's right, THE ONE AND ONLY, SANTA CLAUS, will be in Wrightsville Beach, NC!  As part of the NC Holiday Flotilla festivities, Santa will be in Wrightsville Beach, NC on Friday November 26, 2010 to help kick off the weekend of Flotilla fun!   The evening will kick off with the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30pm at the Wrightsville Beach Town Hall.  Don't miss the magic!  Help make Christmas a little brighter for a boy or girl in our area -- bring a new, unwrapped toy for the local Marine Toys for Tots campaign.  Last year they were able to distribute toys to 6,500 needy children, right here in New Hanover County!  Let's all do a little something to help make the season brighter for the children in our...
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By Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
I want to be your Listing Agent, but I won't "buy" your listing.  Folks, I've said it before, and I'll say it again -- the market is improving.  It is getting better every day.  Properly priced homes are selling in Wrightsville Beach, NC.  You caught that, didn't you?  PROPERLY PRICED HOMES ARE SELLING IN WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC.  This is not the market to list high to give yourself negotiating room.  This is the market to list properly and competitively.  Anything else is a dis-service to you and me.  In the past I have taken listings that I felt were a "little" high.  Those were different times, a different real estate market.  And I have never been afraid to push the envelope just a "little".  But if your goal is to sell your home in today's real estate market, you need to list at the...
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By Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
Matchmaker, Matchmaker, make me a Match!  I love that song, and Fiddler on the Roof is one of my all time favorite musicals.  We were listening to it the other day and CA started changing the words.  "Find me a deal, catch me a steal. Look through your book and make me a perfect match" I'm a matchmaker of sorts --Bringing Homesellers and Homebuyers together is what I do best!     Are you looking for that "perfect" home?  I CAN HELP!   Lets define the "perfect" home.  It has intact walls, ceilings, windows and doors.  Okay,  that's all I've got --  until YOU tell me what you want and need. And then, I WILL find it!  It will not be a 'perfect" building, but it will be the "perfect"  home for YOU!  It will be the home you've been imagining yourself in, the home you hoped for, but weren't ...
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By Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
I LOVE WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH NC!! AND SOMETIMES I JUST HAVE TO SAY IT!   PARKING METERS ARE DISABLED FOR THE WINTER!   NO LINES FOR MY FAVORITE EATERIES! TRAFFIC IS LIGHT! THE BEACH IS, AS ALWAYS, GORGEOUS! I'M WORKING WITH SOME GREAT BUYERS AND SELLERS!  WISH YOU WERE ONE OF THEM! THE NC HOLIDAY FLOTILLA IS COMING UP!  WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT IT -- THE PAGEANTRY, SPECTACLE, POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE!  THIS IS AN EXPERIENCE YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS! DID I MENTION OUR GORGEOUS BEACH?  AND OUR MYSTERIES?   IT'S ALWAYS BETTER AT THE BEACH . . .   GIVE ME A CALL, I'D LOVE TO SHOW YOU MY WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH!      
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By Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
The real estate market stinks.  No one's buying homes right now.  They can't get approved,  they're waiting for prices to go down,  interest rates to go lower . . .  You watch the news, you know the drill.  So, don't call me to list your house.  I'll probably sell it.  That's right, if I list your home I'll most likely get it sold.  That's what I do.  I know our local Wrightsville Beach real estate market.  I know how to get your home sold when everyone else is telling you it can't be done.  I pay no mind to the naysayers, I forge my own path and make things happen for my Sellers.  I could give you all the data to support my claim that homes ARE selling.  But you're not interested in that.  It's much better to listen to some talking head on the news who doesn't live or work here and has...
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By Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
  You've heard it, and heard it, from Real Estate Agents, Mortgage Brokers, Loan Officers, Home Stagers -- IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BUY A HOUSE!  I've even suggested it myself.  But I have come to my senses.  There is no reason to buy a home in Wrightsville Beach, NC, or anywhere for that matter, right now.  Forget the great prices, historically low interest rates and fantastic homes to choose from.  Please, don't buy a house right now.  It will be so much better for me if you wait! Yep, I said it.  And I mean it.  If you wait for the prices to go up, I'll make more money.  And, as I believe I've mentioned before, this is a business.  I'm in it to make money.  I know, it doesn't sound like I'm suggesting what is best for buyers.  And I'm not.  I've been suggesting it ad nauseam, and no one'...
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By Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
27th ANNUAL NC HOLIDAY FLOTILLA IN WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC  NOVEMBER 26 ~ 28, 2010 photos courtesy of Beth Watson Hedgepeth  CAN YOU FEEL THE EXCITEMENT IN THE AIR?  THE NC HOLIDAY FLOTILLA IS COMING!  This breathtaking event, full of good cheer, beautiful sights and GREAT people is a Wrightsville Beach, NC tradition.  It's even on the list of Top 20 "Must See Events in the Southeast"!  You don't want to miss this! The kickoff for this fabulous event takes place November 6, 2010 with the 3rd Annual 5k run at 9am at the Wrightsville Beach Loop.  Friday November 26, 2010 at 5:45 the Tree Lighting Ceremony and visits with Santa!  They will also be collecting toys for Toys for Tots -- so please, if you are able, bring a new unwrapped toy for a boy or girl that may not have a present under th...
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By Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
6th Annual Wilmington Turkey Trot November 25, 2010 Wrightsville Beach, NC   Round up your family and friends and get yourselves to the "Wrightsville Beach Loop" on Thanksgiving Day for the 6th Annual Turkey Trot!  It's a great way to kick off Thanksgiving Day -- and make a little room for that Thanksgiving dinner! Choose from a 2.4 mile Turkey Trot or 1 mile or 2.4 mile Gobble Family Fun Walk.  Register online or snail mail by November 22, 2010 for $20 per runner (timing equipment included), $15 per walker.  Onsite registration on race day is $25 per runner and $20 per walker.  Kids 10 and under are FREE, but must pay and register as adult to receive timing equipment. Race Day onsite registration begins at 7:30 am.  Turkey Trot begins at 8:15am, Gobbler Family Fun Walk begins at 8:30am...
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By Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
"I'm going to wait for the market to hit bottom before I buy." Are you now?  And when exactly will that be?  Are you the one who hijacked my crystal ball?  Hope that thing's working better for you than it did for me.  How will you know when the market has hit bottom?  Will there be a memo sent out to let us all know it's on a certain date?  Who is going to let you know?  Will your Uncle Cecil's wife's, brother's, cousin-in-law's, niece's friend tell you?  Really.  I want to know.  How will you know when the market has hit bottom? I know the answer.  Are you ready for it?  Can you handle the truth? We'll know the market has hit bottom AFTER it's happened.  Yep.  Simple as that.  This is one of those things that cannot be predicted accurately.  By anyone.  Even me, and I've been doing thi...
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By Dick & Sandy Beals
(Wilmington Real Estate 4U Wilmington, NC)
Day 91: Wrightsville Beach Loop - One of the most popular things to do is to walk, run or jog the John Nesbitt Loop (at Wrightsville Beach known as  the Loop by the locals)  At any time of the day, in any weather you will see walkers, runners, joggers, baby strollers, dog  along this 2.4 mile route.   The views are scenic of this beautiful beach town.  You will see waterviews, salt marsh views and downtown Wrightsville Beach. Partial lighting at night is a plus, but think about safety and don't run or walk alone.  Most people start at the park, but those who live  "Over the Bridge" (OTB) have their own favorite spots to start...  The loop is also dog friendly with its own doggy fountain.  And remember, clean up after your pet and keep our beach town pristine!.   See you there.   for the...
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By Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
  BATTY BATTLESHIP HALLOWEEN BASH!!   Calling all you little ghosts and goblins!  Battleship North Carolina is having a Batty Battleship Bash JUST FOR YOU! Tuesday October 26, 2010 from 5:30 ~ 8:00pm you can trick-or-treat, play games, hear stories and snack on some spooktacular goodies at the BATTY BATTLESHIP HALLOWEEN BASH! Tickets are $5 pp and can be purchased at the Battleship North Carolina at: 1 Battleship Road  Wilmington, NC  28401 DON'T MISS  ALL THE GHOSTY AND GHOULY FUN!!!!      
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