Saturday, April 25, 2015

Looking Ahead to May…


Go ahead and mark your calendar now for two important upcoming events:

The 26th Annual River to the Sea Bike Ride on Saturday May 2nd: http://rivertoseabikeway.com/

The opening day for the Wrightsville Beach Farmers Market is set for Monday, May 18th: http://www.towb.org/Departments/PlanningParks/ParksRecreation/FarmersMarket/tabid/157/Default.aspx

Now you know what to do… Tune up those bicycles, track down your helmet and your market basket because May will be here before you know it!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Featured Listing - 102 N. Channel Drive


"Endless possibilities" is a fitting two-word description of this impressive home in the heart of Harbor Island. In addition to being richly appointed with hardwoods, granite and tile, the custom-built property covers two spacious stories and offers breathtaking views of Banks Channel. With five bedrooms and three and a half baths, it certainly provides the utmost in comfort and convenience.




Large windows in each room make the most of natural light, ample sea breezes and an ever-changing waterfront backdrop. The first floor includes two large bedrooms and their adjoining private decks.




Ideal for entertaining on a grand scale as well as intimate gatherings, the kitchen's open floor plan leads to a breakfast area and expansive family room, which features beautiful hardwood floors and built-in bookshelves. French doors adjoin a large deck that faces Banks Channel. Can you imagine a better spot for enjoying your morning coffee or evening cocktail?




The master suite and two more bedrooms are located on the home's top floor. There is also a two-car garage and private dock with a boatlift. Whether you are considering an investment vacation property, second home or new family compound, this lovely residence fits the bill!

Here is a link to a virtual tour of this property >

Friday, April 17, 2015

Hobie and Salt Life SUP Surf Pro-Am

This event is part of the Waterman's Ocean Festival and is scheduled for Saturday April 18th on the north side of the Oceanic Pier at beautiful Wrightsville Beach. Boasting major sponsors and talented participants from up and down the Eastern Seaboard, it promises to be a world-class SUP competition! In fact, it is currently the largest Stand Up Paddle Surf Prize Purse on the East Coast with the potential for cash prizes up to $6000 in the Pro Divisions.

In addition to the Pro heats, there will also be an amateur competition, divisions for Groms (under 14), Open (15-49), and Master's (50+). One event you certainly don't want to miss is the Longboard SUP Division. Participants will be judged heavily on style and grace! On Sunday, at 3 PM, 3 X World Longboard Champion, Colin McPhillips will conduct a 3-hour clinic. The cost is $150 and class size is limited to 10. Please note: all participants should have some experience in the surf, including paddling out, keeping control of their board, and being able to catch a wave.

This promises to be a family-friendly day of top-notch competition so if you haven't already, dust off those beach chairs and track down your picnic basket!

For more details including registration forms please use this link: http://www.wbsupsurfproam.com/

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Waterman Ocean Festival Set for April 16th-19th


A variety of activities are planned for the second annual Waterman Ocean Festival. The fun gets underway at the Wrightsville Beach History Museum on Thursday, April 16th and continues through Sunday, April 19th. The festival was created to acknowledge those individuals who have worked tirelessly to promote water sports along the beaches, channels and waterways of Wrightsville Beach. The festival is also aimed at conservation and spotlighting the recreational options along the area's coastal waters.

The first annual SUP Surfing Pro-Am will be the main event. Registration is set for Friday afternoon at the Oceanic Pier and the competition will be held either Saturday or Sunday, depending on the surf. To add to the excitement, the individual who has the highest combined finishes in the Wrightsville Beach Pro-Am and the Carolina Cup will be presented with the 2015 "All-Waterman" trophy. For those interested in honing their skills, there will be an SUP workshop on Sunday on the north side of the Oceanic Pier.

For more information, you may call the museum at: 910-256-2569-visit their website: http://www.wbmuseum.com or e-mail questions to: info@wbmuseum.com

Here is a look at the complete schedule of events:

Thursday, April 16 - 4-5 PM - First Wave Project

  • SUP clinic for youngsters with Jo Pickett of Crystal South Surf Camp and Jarrod Covington of WB SUP - YWCA Afterschool Program in museum yard
  • Afternoon Surfing History for Kids with Skip Funderburg at Wrightsville Beach Museum


Friday, April 17

Registration for WB SUP Surf Pro-Am Competition on the Oceanic Pier


Saturday, April 18 - WB SUP Surf Pro-Am Competition and Wounded Warrior SUP Clinic

  • 7 AM on the beach registration for WB SUP Surf Pro-Am
  • Surfers Meeting 
  • Heats begin
  • Lunch Break 
  • Local Wounded Warriors Event - Jack Viorel, INDO Jax  - North side of Oceanic Pier 
  • SUP Surf continues (surfing conditions may require this contest to be completed in one day). If surf is good for both days, then it will be a two-day event as scheduled.
  • After party on the deck at the Oceanic


Sunday, April 19


  • 8 AM start for semi's and finals for SUP surfing competitions
  • 3PM Colin McPhillips SUP Surf Clinic 
  • Awards Ceremony for WB SUP Surf 2015 and Newkirk Waterman Cup Awards ceremonies for the WB SUP Surf Pro-Am

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hobie and Salt Life SUP Surf Pro-Am


This event is part of the Waterman's Ocean Festival and is scheduled for Saturday April 18th on the north side of the Oceanic Pier at beautiful Wrightsville Beach. Boasting major sponsors and talented participants from up and down the Eastern Seaboard, it promises to be a world-class SUP competition! In fact, it is currently the largest Stand Up Paddle Surf Prize Purse on the East Coast with the potential for cash prizes up to $6000 in the Pro Divisions.

In addition to the Pro heats, there will also be an amateur competition, divisions for Groms (under 14), Open (15-49), and Master's (50+). One event you certainly don't want to miss is the Longboard SUP Division. Participants will be judged heavily on style and grace! On Sunday, at 3 PM, 3 X World Longboard Champion, Colin McPhillips will conduct a 3-hour clinic. The cost is $150 and class size is limited to 10. Please note: all participants should have some experience in the surf, including paddling out, keeping control of their board, and being able to catch a wave.

This promises to be a family-friendly day of top-notch competition so if you haven't already, dust off those beach chairs and track down your picnic basket!

For more details including registration forms please use this link: http://www.wbsupsurfproam.com/

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Just Listed in Seapath Towers, Wrightsville Beach

Welcome to 322 Causeway Drive Unit 201 a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo in Seapath Towers on Wrightsville Beach. This 2nd floor condo is in immaculate condition ready for immediate use.


Each bedroom enjoys water views of the sound known as Mott's Channel. Living area opens via sliders to spacious covered balcony featuring incredible water views of Seapath Marina and Mott's Channel.


Relaxing setting with lush coastal grounds and seasonal yachts/vessels passing by. Boatslip lease and/or purchase available at Seapath Marina, whereby your boat could be just steps from your door.


Seapath Towers owners enjoy an amenity package which is second to none offering elevator service, secure entry, on-site mgt, soundfront community pool, tennis, waterfront grilling area, and recently remodeled luxury waterfront owners’ lounge.


View more information and photos here.
To schedule your private showing, contact Hardee Hunt and Williams at 910.256.6998.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

How to Be a Savvy Home Buyer


As real estate agents for some of the most sought after properties in the southeast, we strive to educate and prepare our clients for what is often the largest single purchase they'll ever make. The process of shopping for a home can elicit a full range of feelings from elation to worry. That's why as the Boy Scout motto will tell you, it is best to "Be prepared".

1. Establish a budget - Even though you may be looking at homes that fall within your price range, some other factors could come into play such as HOA fees, flood insurance and assessments. To keep things in perspective, create a budget that includes those types of extras.

2. Become preapproved - For those who will be taking out a mortgage, becoming preapproved helps you search for homes that will be more financially feasible. Sure, looking at luxury properties is fun and may give you lots of inspiration for things to do for your home when you find it. However, in this competitive market, while you're perusing listings that are out of reach, the ideal property could just slip through your fingers.

3. Be decisive - Although we want our clients to be absolutely sure about their decisions, sometimes competition is fierce. That's why it pays to be organized and realistic about what you what and what you can afford. As you look for your dream home, be realistic and aware that there will be very few coastal properties out there that meet 100 percent of your specifications. Instead, looking for a place that completes 90 percent of your checklist could net success!

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