Friday, October 21, 2011

Halloween Happenings this Weekend in Wilmington NC and local Beaches

If you are looking for something Spooky Halloween Happenings in Wilmington NC to do check out the following:

Panic Attack - with Holly wood style effects and makeup Panic attack has earned a reputation as a nightmare come to life. There are 2 haunnted house at 1290 S. 15th St with scary rooms such as Temple of Terror, Freak Farm and Sewer Escape. Tickets are $ 23 or $ 30 for a fast passs. Check it out at

Carnival of Carnage - At New Hanover High Schools Luceum Academy - their annual haunted house fundraiser. My daughter went to this one last weekend and thought it was fun. ( She was too scared to go to Panic attack..)

This is behind the Steinmart in Hanover Center, across Oleander Drive from Independence Mall. Admissiion is $ 10. It is open all weekend.

The Ghost Ship... Haunted Battleship NC - tickets go onsale Friday and Sat nights at 6:30 and are only at the door at $10. each. The only haunted battleship on the east

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wilmington #1 on the list of 10 cities where homes are on the market for the longest time..

The number of homes listed for sale in the largest cities in the country has fallen 20 percent in the past year, according to a report released last week by While the number of homes on the market has dropped around the country, the average number of days that listed homes have been on the market has remained the same: 107 days.24/7 Wall St. has identified the 10 cities where homes are on the market for the longest time.
Cities Where Homes Will Not Sell- But think about it - there is not better time to buy.....When it comes to the housing crisis, foreclosures and home prices often dominate the headlines. Other information, however, is just as important to a complete understanding of the crisis. Chief among these is the amount of time that homes are on the market and whether the total inventory of available homes has changed. These are better indications of supply and demand than any other data.
#1 Wilmington, N.C., tops the list, with houses remaining on the market for 164 days. Compare that to a city in bad shape, like Detroit, where the number is only 65 days. Wilmington's figure is not necessarily a bad sign. A city where listed homes have been on the market for a long period may be one where many homeowners still believe there is a chance that they can make a sale. Detroit's figure is probably low because people are no longer listing their homes for sale due to a lengthy and depressed housing market.

Wilmington Neighborhoods: Whisper Creek

Whisper Creek currently is one of Wilmington's most desired family neighborhoods. It is leafy, low key, with spacious large tree lined yards. Each house has generally 1/3 to 1/2 acre lots. The houses are not new but are a combination of brick and newer siding treatments. There are a lot of kids in the neighborhood as the areas selected schools - Holly Tree, Roland Grise and Hoggard High school enjoy good school ratings. The houses range from $ 200K - 400K - just a little above the current average New Hanover County price ranges. Currently there are 7 houses for sale in the Whisper Creek subdivison ranging in price from $ 209K to $ 369K.

3 houses sold in the last year here selling for $ 95% of their listed value.

The subdivision has a lot going for it. It is :

15 minutes to Carolina Beach, 20 minutes to Wrightsville Beach

less than one mile to shopping and many take out restaurants

Very close to the area schools which are within 3 miles

has a nice city park right next to the neighborhood. The basic reason for this park was to create a pond that would be used to filter all the water from area properties before they enter Whisper Creek and then into Bradley Creek for eventual flow into the Intracoastal Waterway. This man made park has proved to be very useful to naturally cleanse the water of fertilizer and the like before it continues to the ICCW. The park has a large pond, walkway around its perimeter and 2 bridges, a covered eating area, playground and rest rooms. This hidden jewel is picturesque and very enjoyable for local residents. Let me show you some of the houses in this family friendly area!

Friday, October 14, 2011

What's Happening in Wilmington NC and local Beaches this Month

Looking for something to do this weekend - look NO further - Its Festival Time!!

All kinds of Festivals this weekend:

OCTOBERFEST: Wilmington's 10 annyal Oktoberfest -at the Racine Commons Shopping Center, 250 Racken Drive, Wilmington Admission 4 5.oo for more information check out German food, beer and wiener dog races among other stuff.

Lighthouse Beer Festival - 3400 Randal Parkway. VIP passes - $ 45.00 with general damission for ages 21 and older is $ 35.oo./Designated drivers $ 13 but must be 21 years older also. Chance to sample feers from than 90 breweries. Live music included.

NC OYSTER FESTIVAL - on Ocean Isle beach on 2nd street beside the Museum of Coastal Carolina. $5.00 Oysternshucking contest and Oyster Stew Cookoff.