This blog is written by local Wilmington NC real estate agents and realtors about real estate, homes for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and local events here in Wilmington NC, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, and Kure Beach.  We make it a priority to keep you informed on the latest real estate deals, communities, and important events that may effect you if you currently live in Wilmington or plan to purchase a home here in the near future. 

If we run across a good restaurant, see a good show, hear of any concerts, art shows, river walk events, etc.. this is where we will let you know.  We will also update you on any helpful website pages we add to the site.  We are always looking for new ways to connect to our clients and feel like our blog is a great tool to keep you informed!

We hope you enjoy it and please let us know if we can assist you with any properties you see on the website!

Thank you for reading this and happy house hunting,

Coastal Carolina Properties
910-262-1002

May 14, 2013

Greek Festival 2013 - Wilmington NC

Foodies in town are looking forward to one of our favorite events of the year, the Greek Festival! An amazing spread of wonderful food lovingly made by the folks associated with St. Nicholas.  The dessert table alone is worth the trip. See you there!

21st Annual Greek Festival - St Nicholas

May 17th, 18th, and 19th 2013

Admission is $3 (kids under 12 are free).
Free before 5:00 p.m. on Friday May 17
Bring a canned good for Mother Hubbard's Cupboard and get $1 off admission.
 
Hours
May 17 & 18th
11am - 10pm
May 19th
11am - 7pm

Church Tours
May 17th & 18th
2pm(Tour)
4pm(Tour)
6pm(Tour & Vesper Service)
May 19th
2pm(Tour)
4pm(Tour)
6pm(Tour)

 Traditional & Popular Greek Music
"Lazaros"

Greek Dancing
May 17th: 6pm, 8pm
May18th:  1:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm
May19th:  1:30pm, 4:30pm

Cooking Demonstrations
Cooking demos will be held on:
May17th:  3:30pm & 5pm
May 18th: 4pm & 6:30pm
May19th:  3:30pm & 5:30pm

 Sample menu





May 9, 2013

Amazing Summer Vacation at Brunswick Forest!

Amazing value weekend at the beach!!  Enjoy a 3 day/2 night full-filled weekend this Summer in Brunswick Forest for only $179!!  Brunswick Forest is a must-see community located near Wilmington, North Carolina, and our beautiful beaches, offering fantastic easy Southern living.

You and a friend will stay in luxurious accomodations, enjoy a poolside party on Friday night then a fabulous Concert in the Park on Saturday night!  And, as if that is not enough for one weekend, enjoy golf at Cape Fear National!

1. Choose your weekend:

June 7-9

July 12 - 14

August 9-11

2. Contact us at 910-262-1002 or 910-465-2345, mayapsb@gmail.com, or rob@coastalcarolinaproperties.com and we'll be happy to reserve one of the limited reservations for you!

3. Enjoy your amazing weekend!

More information:

Cape Fear National

Summer Concert Series

Brunswick Forest will be kicking-off the Summer Concert Series on Saturday, June 8th from 6-9 pm with The 4 Knights Band covering all your favorite shag tunes! Make plans to join us in Annsdale Park and be sure to pack your lawn chairs, favorite snacks and beverages of choice. Then, sit back, relax and let the music carry you away!

July 13, 6-9 pm- Jam to the cool, classic rock beats of Mike Edwards & The Banned.

August 10, 6-9 pm- Get ready to shimmy and shake to the party hits of 360 Degrees!

 

May 9, 2013

Carolina Beach Music Festival 2013

The 28th annual Carolina Beach Music Festival will start Saturday June 1st, 2013 on the beach. If you have never been to this festival, it's a great time enjoyed by all age groups. 

Gates open at 10:30 a.m., and the band lineup includes Jim Quick & Coastline, The Craig Woolard Band, and Spare Change--all great bands to get your shag on! I've been known to do a few shag dances or two, "The Cookie Crumble" & "The Shrieking Shoulder" are my specialties. I'm going to break out the "Crazy Leg" this year. You won't miss me.

It's always a great time even if you aren't a fan of beach music. Get your tickets now because June 1st will be here before you know it. Hope to see you there!! 

Jeff Humphrey, Broker 

The 28th Annual 
Carolina Beach Music Festival
Saturday, June 1st, 2013 ON THE BEACH

Gates open - 10:30 am
Tickets - $15 Advance / $20 at Gate

Children 12 and Under - FREE

COOLERS, BEVERAGES AND FOOD ALLOWED
NO GLASS  - NO PETS - NO REFUNDS

http://www.pleasureislandnc.org/carolina-beach-music-festival/

April 25, 2013

Kure Beach Street Festival 2013

 

 

When

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 11am – 9pm

Where

K Avenue and Ocean Front Park in Kure Beach

Event type

Community Event

Contact Name

Town of Kure Beach

Contact Email

frontdesk@townofkurebeach.org

Contact Phone

910-458-8216

Cost

Free

Organization

Kure Beach Street Festival Committee

 

 

Event Description

Come to Kure Beach's oceanfront festival, right in the heart of Kure Beach at the new Ocean Front Park. Enjoy festival food, arts and crafts and live entertainment from South of K (bluegrass) and The Mako Band, and dance to the music of Jolly Mon da DJ. Your kids will enjoy Gracie the Clown, balloon animals, a bounce castle and an 18-foot slide! Stay until 9 p.m. for the grand finale fireworks display over the ocean.

Link

www.townofkurebeach.org…

April 21, 2013

Apps for the Road

When you find yourself on the road headed towards a sun-filled day at Wrightsville Beach or to the Farmers Market in Downtown Wilmington on the Cape Fear River, chances are you'll need to make a pit stop or two. 

Here are a few apps for your phone that will keep you informed while travelling

For Android users, check out GasBuddy.com, a free app that helps you find the best fuel prices at nearby stations.  It detects your location then deisplays prices reported by other users for regular, mid-grade, premium and diesel.  Once you select the gas station, it will give you turn-by-turn directions to get there.

Another app is called RepairPal that will give you estimated repair costs for your car in a particular area.  You have to enter your car's make, model, and other details for it to prepare the information, and it can also help you locate emergency assistance if you break down.

For iPhone users, check out iExit, an app that identifies gas stations, restaurants, hotels and other services available at each exit.  It also locates rest areas.

And in case you have an accident, you can use iWrecked which will walk you through the steps you need to follow after an accident.  It can also dial 911 and locate tax, tow service, or the police.

We hope to see you soon in our area, and if you are interested in learning more about real estate in our area, please give me a call or send me a text at 910-465-9135 or email at maya@coastalcarolinaproperties.com.

 

Safe Travels!

 

 

 

April 8, 2013

8 Ways to Raise Your Kitchen's Green Level

 

Builders and homeowners alike want to increase the ways in which we can conserve, reuse, recycle, etc.

 

Pick one of the items below to get started on your way to a more efficient and consciencious lifestyle.

 

Jay DeChesere of Wilmington NC says these critical green features are available to homeowners now and that he has included them in his past kitchen projects.

 

1. Bamboo cabinets

 

2. Low VOC water-based wood finishes and low VOC paint Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) lumber for cabinet boxes

 

3. Concrete countertops

 

4. 100 percent post-consumer backsplashes and accents using salvaged materials like sea glass

 

5. Low-flow faucets

 

6. LED lighting rather than fluorescent or halogen

 

7. Compost bins

 

 

 

 

 

April 4, 2013

Star Party at Airlie Gardens

I'm hoping for clear skies tomorrow night during the Star Party at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina. It sounds like it will be a great way to experience astronomy first hand.   

Date: Friday, April 5

Time: 7-10 PM

Location: Airlie Gardens (300 Airlie Road, Wilmington)

Here's the information supplied by the Cape Fear museum:


The Statewide Star Party is the official kickoff event to the  2013 North Carolina Science Festival. 


At this free event, visitors can:

  • Go on a laser-guided constellation tour
  • Get up close views of galaxies, nebulas, and more through telescopes
  • Bring your own viewing equipment and locate celestial objects
  • Meet local astronomers and educators and get celestial identification tips
  • Build your own planisphere and learn how to use it to locate stars and constellations

For more information, please visit the Cape Fear Museum site:

 http://www.capefearmuseum.com/index.php?flag=family_event_star

 

April 3, 2013

Spring Weather and TED in Wilmington NC

I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Easter holiday.  Many of us spent it outside in the sunny and warm weather here!  Yet another reason to move to Wilmington or Wrightsville Beach so you too can enjoy Spring at the beach.

More importantly, over the holiday I watched a TED talk that was perfect for this time of year because it was all about hope.  If you are not familiar TED, in their own words:

TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design -- three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. And in fact, the event is broader still, showcasing ideas that matter in any discipline. The format is fast paced: 50+ talks over the course of four days (to say nothing of the morning and evening events). This immersive environment allows attendees and speakers from vastly different fields to cross-fertilize and draw inspiration from unlikely places. This is the magic of TED.

Basically, a ton of inspiring and inspired people get together a few times a year around the world and talk about how to shape the future (for the better).

The Coastal Carolina Team is so fortunate to know one of the recent TED speakers, Mr. David Sutherland.  He is the real deal so please take a few minutes out of your day to watch his talk. 

http://vimeo.com/60982955


Here's to a FUN 2013, and as always, the Team is here to help you buy or sell properties in the Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, Figure Eight Island, Kure Beach and Carolina Beach areas!

 

March 13, 2013

Wilmington NC - Yesterday and Today

Wilmington North Carolina is a beautiful little city with many layers of history and drama.  Where it was once a small port town, today it is an eclectic, forward-moving city that is a mix of resort town with high-tech businesses and a thriving film/art scene.

Please read the great article below to get a better understanding of this rich gem of a town. 

http://gardenandgun.com/article/city-portrait-wilmington-north-carolina

The Coastal Carolina Team will be happy to help you decide if Wilmington NC is the right place for you to live and enjoy. 

Dec. 12, 2012

Panacea Adventures Outdoor Education

The Coastal Carolina Team and Blue Coast Realty believes that beautiful and breathtaking wonders of the natural world in South Eastern North Carolina is majestic and invigorates the mind, body and soul.  We are excited to introduce to you the 1st Adventure summer camp in Wilmington NC. Panacea Adventures, established by The Adventure Education Institute as a 501c3 nonprofit that the Coastal Carolina Team has began to sponsor in 2012.  Panacea Adventures is a teen adventure summer camp offering 12-21 day wilderness adventures in the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains, NC Barrier Islands, California, Colorado, Pacific North West, Alaska and Hawaii.  

Panacea Adventures and Adventure Education Institute, are not just any ordinary summer camp but one that engages, empowers and educates individual empowerment and interpersonal development creating life long learners through multi-day wilderness adventures i.e. backpacking, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, surfing, sea kayaking, canoeing and zip lines.  Please take a moment to check out their website at www.panaceaadventures.org and contact them with any questions or to book your next adventure.

Panacea Adventures