Seasonal Tips for Home Staging in the Fall

In southeastern North Carolina, summer warmth and sunshine lingers well into September, giving us more opportunities to take advantage of our close proximity to the sand and surf. But after Labor Day, homes and businesses still tend to begin making the transition to autumnal décor, and pumpkin spice flavor starts cropping up in every tasty Read More

September Events 2018

SEP 1 Hot August Nights at Satellite Sat 9 PM · satellite bar and lounge · Wilmington, NC Randy McQuay Sat 8 PM · Palate · Wilmington, NC Harry Potter Day Sat 11 AM · New Hanover County Northeast Branch Library · Wilmington, NC The Groove Pirates at Yacht Basin Eatery Sat 7 PM · Read More

Easy Corn Chowder

Ingredients 6 slices bacon, cut into small strips 1 large onion, chopped 1 lb. russet potatoes, cut into small cubes 4 c. low-sodium chicken stock 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour 1/2 c. milk 3 c. corn 1/2 c. heavy cream 1 c. white Cheddar kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp. Chopped chives, for garnish Read More

Luxury Portfolio Spotlight: LA, Puerto Vallarta and Victoria

THE ENNIS HOUSE IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA The ENNIS HOUSE, designed by legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright. One of the most iconic and important residential properties in America. Occupying a majestic Los Feliz hilltop with staggering views from downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific Ocean, this remarkable property has undergone years of thoughtful restoration at Read More

5 Ways to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Whether you’re a newcomer to coastal North Carolina or a long-time local, preparing for the region’s annual hurricane season is an imperative part of living here comfortably. As a general rule, the Atlantic hurricane season begins in early June and carries through November, but the majority of our state’s storms tend to hit shores in Read More

August Events 2018

1-Aug Birds of Prey Wed 6 PM · Halyburton Park · Wilmington, NC Trivia with Andre Wed 7 PM · Joe’s Oasis · Wilmington, NC One Team Mini Scavenger Hunt Adventure: Wilmington Wed 7 AM · Recommended Parking to Begin Adventure · Wilmington, NC Wine Down Wednesday Blind Wine Tasting! Wed 4 PM · Swingbridge Cork & Brew · Surf City, NC 2-Aug THE CALYPSO KID, STEEL DRUMS Thu 6 PM · The Read More

Spicy Watermelon Salad

3/4 cup red wine vinegar  1 white onion, sliced into thin rings  2 qts. (2 lbs.) cubed watermelon  1/4 cup lime juice  1 jalapeño chile, halved, seeded, and sliced  1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves  1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves  8 ounces feta or cotija cheese, broken into chunks  1/2 teaspoon kosher salt  1 Read More

Absorption Reports: 2nd Quarter 2018

Absorption rate, also referred to as “inventory levels” or “months of supply”, gives you an idea of the number of months it will take for the current inventory to be sold out based on the last 12 months of sales. Housing prices stabilize when supply and demand come closer together. Generally speaking, 5-6 months of Read More

Luxury Property Spotlight: Cerritos, Costa Rica, and Charlotte

SECLUDED, ONE OF A KIND HILLTOP RESIDENCE | PESCADERO/CERRITOS, MEXICO Secluded, one of a kind hilltop residence overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Perched on a clifftop with absolute privacy, you’ll enjoy 360degree views of ocean blue waters, as well as the Sierra de la Laguna, mounts to the east. Four spacious and private bedrooms, each uniquely designed with Read More