Waterford of the Carolinas Market Overview June 2009

Waterford of the Carolinas

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As of June 8, 09  from May 18,09

Active:  listings have dropped form 7 homes

Pending : have averaged the same

Solds: 3 sales from last month

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Buying home in the Waterford of the Carolinas

Waterford of the Carolina’s Overview

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Inspired by vibrant, historic coastal towns with a genuine sense of community. Waterford is located on the southeastern North Carolina of Brunswick County and within 5-10 minutes of Downtown Wilmington, NC.  It’s a beautiful location for an exceptional primary residence or second home retreat with home prices ranging from $250,000 to $700,000. With a world-class community made possible through incredible amenities, such as each subdivision with in Waterford is privately gated, bridges, scenic walking paths, State of the art clubhouse, Osprey Lake, and great builders. Waterford is the perfect setting for a range of stunning homes and home sites with lakefront and Canal views.

Amenities

At the heart Waterford awaits the Club house for all to share. This Clubhouse offers a Fitness Center, media/game room, library, and kitchen area. Outside the clubhouse offers a poolside screen porch, outdoor cabana bar, a swimming pool with wade-in beach, fountains, islands, and seats with jets. Which will encourage a day of healthy swim workouts or perhaps simply lounging poolside with family and friends. Also a USTA approved tennis faculties with 4 courts, lakeside picnic area, playground, canals for canoeing, beach volleyball court, and conservation trails and bridges lacing throughout the community make Waterford an exciting destination. 

 

A thriving community made possible by members of all interest. Waterford  Lifestyle groups offer activities such as bridge, billiards, Kayaking/ Canoeing, Senior Golf League, Tennis, Bible Study, Fishing, and Cribbage are just a few of the activities available at Waterford.  A recent client of mine stated, “In all the years he has moved looking for a active community, he is finally satisfied. And calls Waterford home.”

 

Own Your Piece of Waterfront Home

Waterford of the Carolina’s offers its residents one of the most intimate possible relationships with the surrounding nature, lakes, and creeks.  Set within lush beauty, home sites are master-planed to bring all the wonder of resort living right to you front door.  Waterford of the Carolina’s offers a diverse selection of home alternatives. Families, seasonal runaways, and retires can choose from patio homes, custom homes sites, and brick homes with a southern sensibility and comfort. With a variety of homesites to choose form that offer various water features of water views, the choose is yours. Here is a list of homes offered by the exceptional builders of Waterford:

*To truly represent the builders’ homesites list is adapted from the Waterfordlifestyles.com

The Veranda Patio Homes

Features patio homes with complete yard maintenance. Oversized tumbled brick give these homes a distinct and charming appeal. Homes feature oversized front porches with most plans, custom kitchens, 9 ft. ceilings, hardwood flooring, fireplaces, luxurious master suites with spaciacious baths and lushly landscaped yard with full irrigation. All homes are energy efficient.

 

The Gardens Homes by Veranda Homes

Features all brick, smartly designed plans for all one level living. These homes provide special features such as complete yard maintenance, 9’ ceilings, Family rooms and master suites that open to the beautiful landscaped courtyard or for added privacy, fenced backyards, designer kitchens, fireplaces, screen porches or sunrooms. All homes are designed with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths a full 2 car garage. Each home is accentuated with tropical landscaping to enhance their charm.

 

Savannah Homes

Several plans to choose from to suit any lifestyle, these homes provide spacious and inviting designs. Loaded with southern charm and all the amenities inside such as 9’ ceilings, hardwood floors, granite countertops, gourmet kitchens, flex rooms with baths over the garage, large, roomy, laundry rooms, screened porches and much more.

 

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Waterford of the Carolinas April 09 Overview

For over the years Nilesh Jethwa has provided professional real estate services to this community and has established a tradition of excellence. In keeping with this tradition, personal service and dedication are Nilesh Jethwa’s hallmarks. Whether you are buying or selling yourhome, I have the resources and the expertise to provide you the excellent service you deserve. I will continually strive to provide you with excellent service because, in my business, the most profound assets I posses are your respect an trust..

 

                                                                   

   

 

 

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Moving: How to Perpare for a move

Moving: Preparing for Move to Wilmington or Leland, NC….

 

Moving should be an exciting time – you’re off to a new apartment, your first home, maybe moving up to a larger home. But for many people, moving turns into a stressful, aggravating experience. It doesn’t have to be that way. Some advance planning, a little research and the right attitude can combine to make your next move the best one ever.

Wilmington NC moving
Wilmington NC moving

Organization is key to a successful move, so lists are your friends. Keep track of all the details that need to be tended to, especially things that might fall through the cracks, like taking back your cable box. Include everything from renting a moving truck to forwarding your mail, and start doing anything on the list that can be tackled early. As you plan, keep in mind that many truck rental companies will give you a discounted rate if you move mid-week and mid-month instead of at peak times.

Speaking of getting a jump on things, start packing now. You can find all the supplies you need, such as boxes, bubble wrap, packing tape and more at truck rental outlets like Budget Truck Rental. The experts there can help you figure out how many and what types of boxes you’ll need to protect your possessions. Whether you’re moving in a few months or in a few weeks, you should be packing things you know you can live without for a while. This allows you to pack with care, and mark the boxes so you’ll be able to find what you’re looking for when you get to your new place. Leaving packing until the last minute is one of the biggest sources of stress for people who are moving.

About a month before your move date, reserve your moving truck. The company you choose makes a big difference. With 30,000 trucks nationwide, Budget Truck Rental has locations where you need them, and a great selection of trucks for every size move, whether it’s a 10-foot truck (for studio apartments with one or two rooms), a 16-footer (for three to four rooms) or a 24-foot truck that can haul up to 8 rooms of stuff. They’ll even give you expert tips on loading the truck. The trucks are easier to drive than you might think. All Budget trucks have automatic transmissions, air conditioning and are clean comfortable and well-maintained for safety and reliability.

If you’re moving long-distance and need to tow your car, Budget offers two options: the car carrier, which carries your entire car on a trailer that attaches to the rear of your truck (recommended for four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive vehicles); or the tow dolly, which is recommended for front-wheel drive vehicles. The tow dolly lifts the front wheels of the car off the pavement and pulls it behind your truck.

Take care of mail and utilities. Stop by your local post office and fill out the form to forward your mail. You’ll also want to change the address on any magazine subscriptions or other services you receive by mail, such as video rentals. You can take care of most of these changes online. You also need to contact all your utilities, both for the place you’re moving out of and your new place. This includes local and long distance phone, Internet service, gas, electric, water and cable/satellite. Don’t forget to update your renter’s or homeowner’s insurance as well.

Make sure you have a group of friends lined up to help you move. If you have followed your list and have everything packed and ready to go, loading up the truck should be a breeze. If you still have some boxes to pack, your friends can load while you finish up. Be sure to keep the moving crew happy by providing plenty of food and drink. Just save the beer for after the move is complete. Hehe!

If you take care of all these details before your move, all you’ll have to worry about once the boxes are unloaded is finding the perfect spot for your favorite chair. For more moving tips, visit BudgetTruck.com or contact me at www. Nileshjethwa.com .

 

 

 

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Waterford of the Carolinas March 09 Statistics

Waterford of the Carolina, Leland NC March 09 Statistics

For over the years Nilesh Jethwa has provided professional real estate services to this community and has established a tradition of excellence. In keeping with this tradition, personal service and dedication are Nilesh Jethwa’s hallmarks. Whether you are buying or selling your home, I have the resources and the expertise to provide you the excellent service you deserve. I will continually strive to provide you with excellent service because, in my business, the most profound assets I posses are your respect an trust..

 

 

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Waterford of the Carolinas March 09 Graph Charts
Waterford of the Carolinas March 09 Graph Charts
Waterford of the Carolina Statistic Chart
Waterford of the Carolina Statistic Chart

 

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Landscaping: Curb Appeal

Landscaping Enhances Your Curb Appeal-and Home Value.

Landscaping, can add 7-15% to your home value. Colorful landscaping, a fresh coat of paint and attention to detail not only bring you enjoyment every day, but they also increase the value of your home. Landscaping can return 100-200% of your investment when it comes time to sell, while Money Magazine reports that a swimming pool returns only 20-50% of your money. Mature landscaping can lower energy costs, dampen noise, and help reduce air pollution. Here are a number of ways to enhance your home’s value through some simple, fun, and relatively inexpensive landscaping ideas.

 

Landscaping 101

Select Indigenous Plants

Choosing native rather than exotic plants for your landscaping will reduce maintenance and increase curb appeal. Indigenous grasses, trees, and shrubs grow well together and to predictable sizes. They do not need watering (except during establishment), nor do they require chemical fertilizers because they are already adapted to local conditions and insects. Native plants not only accent your home, they also attract colorful birds and butterflies.

 

Bring Life to Small Spaces

 

Small garden areas should not feature too many different kinds of plants and materials. This will make your landscaping look cluttered. Paint outdoor walls and fences light shades to open up the space. Take

Advantage of vertical space with shelves, trellises, and hanging pots. Container gardening can work miracles in small spaces, with the added benefit of  being easy to move according to the plants’ needs. If you live in a condo or apartment, revitalize your entryway, patio or balcony with attractive hanging baskets, planters and unique personal accessories.

 

Cold  Weather Gardening

 

Keep your landscape from looking cold and bare in the fall and winter months by choosing hardy plants that look great year round. Instead of foliage and flowers, it is important to think in terms of bark, berries and shape. Japanese maple trees have unusually colored bark, while others such as the Japanese pagoda trees have interesting fruits or seeds that form during the fall and winter. Wisteria can form strange, twisting branches, and evergreens plants provide visual appeal against a winter landscape.

 

Create an Outdoor Space

 

Create an outside living area by adding a deck or patio for entertaining and relaxing year round. This addition is also a great investment in your home. A 2008 Cost vs. Value Report produced by the Realtor Magazine stated that installing a deck provides up to 81.8% return on investment. There are a variety of different surfaces to fit any particular investment. There are a variety of different surfaces to fit any particular style or budget, including concrete pavers, natural clay, wood, stones, and bricks. Pebbles, gravels, bricks, and tiles can also be incorporated easily and inexpensively.

 

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First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit, Wilmington NC

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the final version of the Economic Stimulus Bill – a massive, $787 billionpackage of tax cuts and federal spending. The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on this bill later today or over theweekend. Included in the bill is a $8,000 tax credit to first-time home buyers.

To veiw the chart with more details about this tax credit click here.  

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Why live in Gated Communities

.Driving down a lush and grassy street, passing by many familiar faces that wave happily at you, pulling into your driveway and being greeted by your dog-what’s not to love about that?

More and more families have been recently flocking to gated communities. The promise of safety, comfort, and close-knit neighborhoods are the main appeal for most, and not without reason. Because of the similar pricing and looks of housing within the confines of each gated communities, families tend to find neighbors with similar values, politics, economic stances, and tastes. Families may be more inclined to move to a location as such for that reason, as it guarantees close proximity to people that are most like them. Kids will have an easier time finding others in their age-group, and will also most likely attend the same schools together.

Most gated societies offer luxurious benefits, such as ponds, lakes, bike and running trails, pools, golf courses, tennis courts, basketball courts, parks, and clubhouses. It is the modern day throwback to homely communities of decades past, with an emphasis on families and “it takes a village to raise a child” mentality. The secluded aspect of these communities makes heavy and racing traffic less of a concern, and ensures a quieter and safer location for children to play, wonder, and roam.

Additionally, these communities are able to decide together when they want their trash picked up, snow plowed (snow we don’t get snow in Wilmington), security increased, streets cleaned, etc. They usually hold monthly board meetings which help to include most of it’s inhabitants and help keep them satisfied.

Security is a rising concern for many families, and the majority of gated communities have a good amount of security guards and neighborhood watches in place to ensure a certain quality of living. Because these communities are private, it is extremely difficult and rare for them to be penetrated by outsiders. Likewise, door-to-door salesmen and other solicitors will have an especially hard time trying to come through, which is another bonus for families who live within their gates.

The types of locations vary based on taste, budget, and geographical place. Some of these communities are on waterfronts, while others can be found nestled in the mountains. More expensive ones sport large housing units with plenty of land, while other more affordable options are simply a concentrated neighborhood of modest ramblers and split-level homes.

The uniformed code that these communities enforce oftentimes result in high and increasing value of the homes within. More and more families are seeking a traditional look which strays from the gaudiness of recently built homes, and are willing to pay more for a humble, albeit tasteful home in a gated community.

 

Posted By Nilesh Jethwa Wilmington, NC Real Estate  Nilesh Jethwa is a local real estate agent in Wilmington, NC. To contact Nilesh Jethwa please click here! Here are a few gated neighborhoods in the Wilmington area Landfall and Waterford of the Carolinas……….

Waterford of the Carolinas, Groups

Bible Study                                                       John Rivera

Books Club, monday night                            Barbara McKeever

 Book Club, couples                                         Linda Cooper

Book-Club, Wed. Women’s                             Carol Roberts

Bridge- Daytime                                               Taff Pierce

Bridge-Evening                                                 Monica Marsten

Bunco                                                                John Hudkins

Cribbage                                                             Joe Metell

Dining out                                                           Joe Metell

Mah Jongg                                                          Kathy Rogers

Neighborhood Watch                                         Patrick Homes

Poker Group                                                       Tim Camden

Reserve Pavilion Reservation                           Mary CEPCO

Travel Club                                                           Jane Hall

Wednesday Afternoon Poker                             Rudy Sammarco

Wednesday Afternooon Poker

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PS: Beware of the cheaters

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Waterford of the Carolinas

The Waterford of the Carolinas have a very active social calendar designed to entertain the diverse tastes of the membership.

Here are a few activities coming up:

Saturday, Febuary 21st: New Residents Tea Party

Saturday, April 11th: Easter Egg Hunt/Bake Sale

May ( Date TBA): Derby Day

May 25th: Memorial Day Celebration

August (Date TBA): New Residents Tea Party

Sept 7th: Labot Day Celebration/Pet Show

October 3: Poker Walk

October 31: Trunk or Treat

November (Date TBA): Mens Chilli Cook Off

December 5th: Trim-a-Tree and Santa’s Visit

Please check back on a regular basis for date changes.

Posted by Nilesh Jethwa Wilmington, NC Real Estate

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