May 2022 Newsletter
You may still be OKAY for a Mortgage even with old Medical Bills
The nation’s three largest credit report agencies have teamed up to announce major changes that could impact some folks who are trying to get into the housing market. Simply put, some of those old medical bills that have been dragging down your score will no longer be counted against you. Read More
There’s a New Trend for College Students. Instead of Renting, Many are Opting to Buy
…Or at least their parents are choosing to buy. This one sparked our interest after a conversation with our friend Russell Smith of Alcova Mortgage. We asked Russell to share his thoughts with you. After you read this detailed article, you will see the wisdom behind this new trend. Read more.
Getting to Disney World from ILM for $49
Wilmington International Airport announced that it will increase its lineup of destinations to include Orlando, Baltimore and New Haven. The routes will be provided by a new low cost carrier called Avelo Airlines. Read more.
Figure Eight Island Home Sets Record with $6,750,000 Sale
The home located at 258 Beach Road became the most expensive residential property to ever sell in New Hanover County The ocean front property measures more than 3,500 square feet and features five bedrooms and four and a half baths. The previous record for the most expensive home was set in November when a property on Wrightsville Beach sold for $6.4 Million. Read more.
Weekly Fireworks on Pleasure Island start in May
Pleasure Island’s summer ‘officially’ begins with the weekly fireworks display the Friday before Memorial Day (May 27th). The shows continue every Thursday evening until the final fireworks show the Friday before Labor Day. The best place to view this Thursday spectacular show is on the beach strand located in front of the historic Carolina Beach Boardwalk. Check out more up coming events on our community calendar.
Our Photo of the Month: The Lake Waccamaw View
In Southeastern North Carolina when people talk about being on the water, they mean the ocean (sometimes they mean the Cape Fear River, but mostly they mean the ocean). We also have beautiful lakes. Lake Waccamaw is located in Columbus County, roughly 40 minutes from Wilmington. JFB’s own Scott Saxton recently went camping with his son and snapped this photo. To see other amazing photos of life down here check out our Instagram Page.