Wilmington Weekly Update - June 20, 2012
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Featured Home for Sale
245 Silver Sloop Way, Harbour Point
This is an absolutely charming townhome in a waterfront community with leasable boat slips. It’s definitely worth the look if you want a water lifestyle with a low maintenance home.
Gorgeous upgraded 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Charleston style townhome in Harbour Point. Features include granite countertops, custom tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, board and batten, large master suite, hardwood floors in main living area, laundry room and 1 car garage. Beautifully landscaped yard, large deck and inviting front porch. Harbour Point is a waterfront community along the Myrtle Grove Sound with amenities that include pool, clubhouse and marina.
Visit the listing page for a full description and more pictures – 245 Silver Sloop Way.
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Listing Info Courtesy of Shawndy Linquist and Jessica Keenan, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage
In Case You Missed It
Home insurance premiums may be shrinking this year for New Hanover County homeowners. After consolidating the local volunteer fire departments under one agency, the N.C. Department of Insurance gave those districts improved fire ratings, which basically say how quickly a department can reach and save homes. Because insurance companies adjust rates according to state ratings, home owners could save up to $1,000 a year. However, not all home owners will see the improvement and some may have to wait until they renew their coverage to see the benefits.
The Wilmington City Council plans on putting the proposed Atlanta Braves and Mandalay baseball stadium up for vote on the November ballot. This comes after the private consulting firm, National Sort Services, conducted a feasibility study and concluded that a baseball stadium in Wilmington would be successful. They determined the cost to the city would be $17 million. The full project is proposed to cost $36 million to $42 million dollars, but the remaining would be covered by Mandalay ($16.6 million) and government aid ($8.2 million). The private development team, Flywheel and Trask Land Company, have backed out the stadium development since the announcement of their involvement. So, for the vote to be included on the November ballot, the Wilmington City Council must negotiate with Mandalay and the Atlanta Braves to get the best deal possible. The voters will then have a say in if they are willing to pay for the project or not.
New Hanover Regional Medical Center is continuing its strive to raise survival rates for in-field calls. Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) are an important tool for helping victims who are experiencing extreme heart rhythms or cardiac arrest. They can raise survival rates above 70% if used within the first 3 minutes. So, the hospital is compiling a list of AEDs located in local buildings, including private businesses, to provide to 911 dispatchers. They’re encouraging local business owners to report their AED (contact info can be found here) and invest in one if they can afford it, because 13% of all workplace deaths are from cardiac arrest.
6/21/12: Enov8t – UNCW Computer Innovations Building
6/22/12: "Azure Afternoons" – New Elements Gallery
6/23/12: Teenage Dream - The Ultimate Katy Perry Tribute Band – UNCW Kenan Auditorium
6/23/12: Cape Fear Shrimp Fest – Cape Fear Presbyterian Church
6/23/12: Port City Ruritan 4th Annual Charity Volleyball Tournament - Capt'n Bills Backyard Grill
6/23/12: Reading Animal Signs or Carnivorous Plant Hike – Carolina Beach State Park
6/27/12: Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project - Carolina Beach State Park
7/4/12: 16th Annual Battleship Blast – Downtown Wilmington
Melanie Cameron, Broker 910.233.2840
Susan Harkins, Buyer Specialist, 910.431.2362
Gina Martin, Buyer Specialist, 910.619.1987
Meghan Riley, Client Care Specialist, 910.202.2547
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