Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Just For Buyers Realty newsletter. Each month, we will share original content on life in the Cape Fear area, helping you save money, understand the local real estate market a little better and enjoy this beautiful area we call home.
Do You Qualify for a State Home Renovation Credit?
Do you love older homes? The Cape Fear Region is flush with historic properties. They range from the Antebellum homes downtown, to the World War Two era bungalows near Midtown. Older homes add character and charm, but they do require a lot of TLC. Fortunately the state offers help in the form of a tax credit. Do you qualify? JFBR’s Scott Saxton recently attended a meeting about the historic renovation program. Click here to read his article.
As Summer Winds Down, Luxury Housing Market Turns Up the Heat
August was another record setting month in the tri-county luxury market. A total of 54 homes sold with a price tag of $1 million or more. One of the most expensive homes to sell is located on Figure Eight Island. This three-story, sound-front estate measure mores than 6,300 square feet. Learn about its sale, and other high end transactions in this month’s Luxury Report.
Where to Watch Your Team this Football Season
This is a picture of Matt Piccinin, the owner of Shuckin’ Shack. Matt is from Cincinnati and is a huge Bengals fan. If you come to his establishment downtown on Sundays in the fall, you’re going to see a lot of folks in the black and orange. All the NFL games are on the screen and everyone is welcomed but the Shuckin’ Shack is a Bengals bar. Does your team have a local bar? Read this article to find out more.
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Featured Neighborhood of the Month
Georgetowne is a community of traditional and transitional brick homes. It is located near Monkey Junction, The Pointe at Barclay, New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Halyburton Park. It is a short drive to downtown Wilmington and roughly an equal 10 miles to either Wrightsville or Carolina Beach.
The neighborhood’s main entrance is off of College Road, one of the main drags in Wilmington. You can’t turn left to enter the neighborhood. Motorists traveling north have to go to a nearby median. There is a back entrance to the neighborhood off the far less traveled St. Andrews Drive.
The main entrance is well landscaped with colorful flowers surrounding a red brick wall with a stately wrought iron gate.
Georgetowne has a feeling of being a neighborhood of young and upcoming executives. The community area is designed for families, with a small playground, soccer field and pool. In 2020 the annual HOA dues were $820.
In 2020 two dozen homes sold in Georgetowne with a median price of $426,000. The neighborhood is located in the Pine Valley Elementary, Myrtle Grove Middle, Hoggard High school district.
For up-to-date HOA fees and pricing information, call us at 910-202-4813.
A Tourist in My Own Hometown: When it Comes Time to Leave Your Hometown
Award-winning journalist and author Doug Wahl recently woke up late, really late. It happened on a day when he was scheduled to fly out west. In his column A Tourist in My Own Hometown read why one of his favorite parts about living in Wilmington is how easy it is to get out of Wilmington.
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