The Whalen Team Real Estate Blog

Jan. 15, 2019

SOLD! Ocean View Condo in Tides II, Carolina Beach NC!

by The Whalen Team.

**SOLD!** Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom ocean-view condominium in the Tides II community of Carolina Beach! Need help selling your southeast NC beach property? Call The Whalen Team TODAY!

Tides II Condominiums Carolina Beach NC

Jan. 10, 2019

SOLD! Oceanfront Condo in Ocean Dunes, Kure Beach NC!

by The Whalen Team.

**SOLD!** Stunning 4 bedroom, 3 bath oceanfront condominium in the Ocean Dunes community of Kure Beach! Need help selling your oceanfront property here in southeastern NC? Contact The Whalen Team TODAY - we get results!

Ocean Dunes, Kure Beach NC

Dec. 18, 2018

SOLD! Golf Home in Magnolia Greens, Leland NC!

by The Whalen Team.

SOLD! Beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath home on the 2nd tee of Azalea Nine in the Magnolia Greens neighborhood of Leland, NC! LISTED & SOLD IN JUST 4 DAYS! Need help selling your southeast NC property? Call The Whalen Team today - we get results!

Magnolia Greens, Leland NC

Dec. 16, 2018

Shopping Local Builds Community!

Shop Local!by Sandy Beals, The Whalen Team.

Did You Know Shopping Locally Can Make A Huge Impact On The Economic Prosperity, Safety, And Value Of Your Neighborhood?

As a real estate agent, one of my biggest concerns is ensuring that local real estate values continue to appreciate as neighborhoods improve, businesses grow, and people are able to sustain safe, prosperous relationships with their neighbors. There are many factors which contribute to this, but one of the most important steady investments you can make in your community is by shopping local, independent businesses.

Whether it's the holiday season pushing you to peruse a downtown district, or simply picking up a few things for your everyday needs, making the choice to shop locally and independently can contribute hugely.

Consider these economic statistics gathered from a credible source by "Independent We Stand" (www.independentwestand.org), a website dedicated to helping small, local, and independent businesses thrive:

  • Small businesses accounted for 65% of all net new jobs over the past 17 years.
  • Small businesses employ 77 million Americans.
  • 89% of consumers agree that independent businesses contribute positively to local economies.
  • Residential neighborhoods served by a successful independent business district gained, on average, 50% more in home values than their citywide markets.

And there are more reasons you can check out at their website.

Shop Local!Your local purchases can be thought of as an investment in your home and your neighborhood. The next time you're thinking of shopping, see where you can do business with people who live and work nearby. Shop local! Shop independent. To learn more about our area, please contact us at The Whalen Team - we're here to help!

-Sandy Beals, The Whalen Team of Keller Williams Realty
https://www.desireewhalen.com/sandy-beals/

Nov. 8, 2018

SOLD! Home in Masonboro Woods Neighborhood, Wilmington NC!

by The Whalen Team.

SOLD! Lovely 4bedroom, 3 bath home in the desirable Masonboro Woods neighborhood of Wilmington NC! Need help getting your Wilmington area home sold? Call The Whalen Team today!

Masonboro Woods neighborhood, Wilmington NC

Nov. 7, 2018

Real Estate’s Potential for the Greatest Good

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.”

-Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881); Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

 

What does it mean to reveal a person’s riches to themselves? What is the mechanism by which you can even accomplish such a thing? And what does it have to do with your real estate agent?

Quite a bit, I would argue. I think a real estate agent has the power to reveal their clients’ self-possessed riches.

  1. A good agent will help clients see how a home is an investment in their future. They help them see they are investing in  themselves, and the decision to do so is a mark of their own wisdom.
  2. A good real estate agent helps guide clients through an emotionally fraught transaction, which often shows they have deeper reserves of self-confidence and strength that they may have overlooked in the past.
  3. A real estate agent helps foster a sense of trust and inter-dependency -- that we can, in this world, rely on others to represent our best interests, and that we are not in a perpetual state of “king of the mountain” and abject self-reliance. A client with a good agent has both a friend and a professional ally.

Whether you’re buying your first house or selling your home, there’s both a tangible, bottom-line difference when working with an agent, as well as valuable intangible benefits. For me, it’s a great privilege to be a professional part of that process!

The Whalen Team would love the opportunity to do “the greatest good” on your behalf.  Now is a great time to make your next move:  Contact us to get started - Email us Here

              Guest Blogger - Sandy Beals, Director of Client Development November 7, 2018

Nov. 2, 2018

SOLD in Just Four Days! Golf Home in Porters Neck Plantation, Wilmington NC!

by The Whalen Team.

**SOLD!** Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath home on the golf course in Porters Neck Plantation! LISTED & SOLD IN JUST 4 DAYS! Need help selling your Wilmington area property? Call The Whalen Team today!

Porters Neck Plantation, Wilmington NC

Oct. 18, 2018

It's Time to SELL and It's Time to Buy

Why Sellers Should Sell NOW and Buyers Should Purchase Before Prices Rise

 

Often times, we think that selling a home in the Fall and around the holidays is not a good idea.

Let's look at the reasons why it is a good idea: 

 

1.  We are seeing that buyers are out in droves looking for their forever home. They are finding themselves competing with other buyers to snag their dream home in a market where the inventory is very low. 

 

2.  There are not enough homes rights now in many areas, so seller competition is very low making it the right time to sell when serious buyers are out looking. 

 

3.  It's time to move on to reach your next real estate goal.  Those sellers who are thinking about selling  need to consider------ is it really worth waiting?  There will be fewer buyers in the market as prices increase because down payments and and mortgage payments will increase putting many buyers on hold. 

             Is it worth waiting til after the Fall season and the holidays? 

 

And for the buyers in the market place.....

Now is the time to move up to your next home. It is anticipated by the real estate gurus that home prices will increase approximately 5.1% in the next year. Interest rates are already increasing.

What does this mean for you? 

It means that it will cost more for you, the buyer,  to make your home purchase. You will  be looking at a higher down payment and a higher monthly payment.   Also, as interest rates rise on a mortgage loan, you wont be able to purchase a $200,000 home, for example and will have to settle for a purchase price of  $180,000 or $190,000.

            SO Why Wait? 

 

Let the Whalen Team of Keller Williams Realty  assist you today in selling your home or buying your dream home!

           Guest Blogger   Sandy Beals - Contact me here to get started 

Oct. 5, 2018

SOLD! Westbrook Gardens Neighborhood Home in Wilmington NC!

by The Whalen Team.

**SOLD!** 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the Westbrook Gardens neighborhood of Wilmington, NC! Need to sell your Wilmington area property? Call The Whalen Team today!

Carolina Avenue Wilmington NC

Aug. 31, 2018

OPEN HOUSE IN OCEAN DUNES 8/31 AND 9/2!

by The Whalen Team.

**OPEN HOUSE!** This weekend Friday 8/31/18 3-5 PM and Sunday 9/2/18 1-3 PM! Stunning 4 bedroom, 3 bath OCEANFRONT condo in the popular Ocean Dunes community in Kure Beach! GORGEOUS ocean views, attached garage, great amenities, and close to local attractions! Stop by this weekend and check it out - This Is The One! 1100 S Fort Fisher Boulevard Unit #1902, Kure Beach, NC 28449 http://www.desireewhalen.com/our-listings/

Ocean Dunes condos, Kure Beach NC