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Custom Building Becomes Plan A

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1942 London Lane MLS2 CFRDA Raleigh prospect recently visited Landfall wanting to make Wilmington, NC his home.  Landfall Realty Broker, Martie Davy, showed her client many waterfront homes within the community before determining none offered the possibilities of building a custom home on an absolutely spectatular .88 acre  homesite listed for sale by Landfall Realty.  Located on the Pete Dye Course, this lot overlooks Pete Dye Lake and has views of 4 golf holes – #18, #17, #2 and #1.    Our new Landfall real estate owner plans to begin building right away, will soon join  Country Club of Landfall and now calls Landfall, Wilmington’s premier community,  “Home”.

Our Professional Sports Team in Wilmington, NC

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Hammerhead Mascot "Sledge"

Hammerhead Mascot "Sledge"

While not everyone in Landfall, NC is a soccer enthusiast, for those of us who are and who enjoy professional sports the Wilmington Hammerheads should not be missed.  Wilmington was awarded its first professional sports team in 1996 and, competing in the USL Second Division, are in their 14th season.  The Hammerheads, a locally owned and operated franchise, are a significant part of the local community.

The Team makes its home at Legion Stadium, a county owned and operated complex, which seats about 6,000 and includes handicapped seating for 40.  There are 4 acres of paved parking, fully equipped concessions, and field houses for home and visitors as well as a press box with public address system. 

The Hammerheads also have a a Camp and Clinic Program giving over 500 kids from Wilmington, NC and beyond professional instruction from their players and coaching staff and providing positive role models for these aspiring young soccer players.

The regular season runs through mid August, so there’s still  time  for Landfall real estate owners to get a ticket and cheer on what could very well be a playoff team this year!  For more information log onto wilmingtonhammerheads.com and join the fun!.

The Economics of Golf

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With the current economic recession resulting in governments at all levels seeking new revenue sources, an examination of the economic impacts of golf in North Carolina is warranted.  According to Carolinas Golf, the Carolinas Golf Association magazine, there are about 558 golf courses in North Carolina, including those in Wilmington.  Those courses provide around 70,000 jobs and generate $1.7 billion in wages.

Surprisingly, the revenues of golf facilities (about $1.03 billion) is about equal to revenues generated by auto racing, football, basketball, baseball and soccer facilities combined.  It is no wonder that those involved in the golf industry are asking participants to contact their legislators with objections to proposals to tax those that play the game.

Real estate owners in Landfall NC know, golfers and non-golfers alike, how important golf is in our community, providing not only recreation, but beautiful open spaces as well.   The health and growth of the game benefits all of us.

Kenneth M. Kirkman

CFBS Presents Wilmington, NC’s 14th Annual Blues Festival

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Festival LogoLandfall property owners and their neighbors from all around the region will be enjoying The Cape Fear Blues Festival that runs from July 24th through the 26th in Wilmington, NC.  This three day event kicks off at 6:00PM on Friday with a FREE Downtown Sundown Concert Series performance at Riverfront Park (or you can reserve your seat on the Heniretta III for a 7:30PM Cape Fear Blues Cruise).  Performers will include Elliott & The Untouchables, El-Jaye Johnson, Tommy B. & The Stingers, and Spider Mike Bochey. The Cruise sells out every year, so buy your tickets in advance!  The day’s festivities end with the Post Cruise Party at the Rusty Nail.

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Elliott New (Center) and the Untouchables

Saturday jump right into a FREE workshop at Finkelstein Music with featured area blues performer Elliott New at 11AM.  At noon there’s a  Festival Concert at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater (tickets available now)and there are also Live Blues at both 16 Taps and the Rusty Nail at 9:00PM, which one will you choose?

Sunday’s program begins at noon with yet another FREE event, the All-Day Blues Jam at The Rusty Nail hosted by Cape Fear Blues Society and ends after the Guitar Giveaway  at 6PM (also at The Rusty Nail) sponsored by Finkelstein Music and The Cape Fear Blues Society.

For more info, call 910.251.8822 or visit  www.capefearblues.org.  The hardest decisions this upcoming weekend will not be what to do, but rather, what you might have to miss, so get out and enjoy one of Wilmngton, NC’s most fabulous musical  festivals.

July 4th Celebration was a BLAST!!

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002_2Once again, the Country Club of Landfall pulled off another wonderful July 3rd cook-out and fireworks display!  We had two tables of ten in the dining room with all of our neighbors and their children.  The rooms were festive and patriotic.  There were many buffet stations set up and the food was the best ever.  There were ribs, steak, chicken, pasta, salad and more.  They even had a children’s buffet with mac & cheese, chicken fingers and French fries.  And of course they had a full dessert table!!

001_1     The fireworks were amazing and seemed to last forever!

     It’s one party of the year that you never want to miss, as it is one of the best in Wilmington NC.  

     It’s a great way to see all of your fellow Landfall property owning friends.

     Martie Davy,  Landfall Broker

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Come Out & Play

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Country Club of Landfall logoThe Country Club of Landfall Wilmington NC  invites you to take advantage of an exceptional membership opportunity.  This exclusive, non-refundable offer provides full access to Club amenities, including golf, tennis, fitness and dining.  For a limited time, you can join one of the finest country clubs in the Carolinas for just $23,000 down and an additional $7,000 due on your first anniversary.  And as a  thank you to new members, the first eight months of dues will be waived.  Opportunities are limited to the first 25 memberships.  Call (910)256-8411 today and become a valued member of the Landfall  tradition.  Membership in Country Club of Landfall is by invitation only and requires acceptance in accordance with Club By-laws.Landfall_Clubhouse

State’s Oldest Museum is Located in Wilmington, NC

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Cape Fear Museum

Cape Fear Museum

One of the many advantages to owning real estate and living  in Landfall and Wilmington NC is the variety of museums and the myriad of exhibits they display every year.  Proof positive is the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, the oldest continuously operating museum in North Carolina, located on Market Street just a short drive from Landfall in the heart of  hostoric downtown.  Currently is featured exhibits that include Cape Fear Volunteers,  highlighting a century of service of the the Cape Fear Chapter of the American Red Cross; the Sports Hall of Fame, showcasing artifacts and memorabilia from well known area sports personalities; the ToyTime Exhibit,  a mingling of craft, culture, history, science, and play that includes old fashioned toys;  and the Ancient Carolinians, which uses archeology as a way to understand our past and learn how people from the past lived.

Giant Ground Sloth Replica

Giant Ground Sloth Replica

The museum also offers many ongoing exhibits , such as Wilmington’s  Giant Ground Sloth,  to instruct, amuse, and provide hours of enjoyment and education.  In addition to the exhibits, Cape Fear Museum offers summer camp programs and year round public and school programs.  Landfall property owners can also take advantage of the Resident Free Day the first Sunday of every month for all New Hanover County residents!

The Featured Exhibits won’t be there forever, so consider visiting one or all of these remarkable displays.  Log onto their website at www.capefearmuseum.com or call 910.798.4350 for more information.

Rare Albino Alligator at Home in Wilmington, NC

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Photo from ncaquariums.com

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is a short ride from Landfall NC and its real estate owners and visitors alike have the somewhat unique pleasure of being neighbors with a rare albino alligator!  In addition to this fanciful creature, the aquarium, one of the three in North Carolina, offers an endless array of daily and special activities to enrich your days (and keep your children occupied for hours). 

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Photo from ncaquariums.com

Dialogue with a Diver during which divers in the tank will answer questions while they work, Creature Feature lets you get up close and personal with a variety of live animals, Animal Feeding Time allows you to ask questions about habitat and feeding needs, and Touch Tank Talk where you can learn more about creatures living in the rocky coquina outcrop (do we even know what that is?) are just some of the daily programs.  There are also day camps for different age groups and special events such as SHARK  WEEK July 26-31.  Check out the interactive calendar on their website for a complete listing.

It’ll take you about two hours to tour the Fort Fisher Aquarium, unless your enthusiasm plunges you into some of the programs.  You can break up your tour with something to snack on at SharkBites and don’t forget to grab a gorgeous souvenir photo from Fotofx before you leave.   For more information on any of these and lots of other fascinating events and educational opportunities, please call 910-458-7468  or 1-888-294-3477.  You can also log onto their website at www.ncaquariums.com and click on Fort Fisher.      This little gem is one of Wilmington NC’s best family outings, so have a fabulous time!

Landfall Lot with Lots of Appeal Available

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845 Gull PointLandfall Realty is offering a nearly three quarter acre homesite conveniently located near the Landfall Clubhouse and directly across the street from a pond allowing for a beautiful water view out your future front door. Great location, great opportunity to own real estate in Landfall, Wilmington NC’s premier established community.

For more information on this homesite simply click on the photo. To review other properties for sale in Landfall, please visit our website at www.landfallrealty.com.

Colony Club Condos are Hot Ticket

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Real estate clients see the value in Colony Club, a low maintenance Landfall NC condominium neighborhood which is conveniently located close  to the community’s Sports Center and Wilmington’s fine shopping and dining. 1737 Signature PlLandfall Realty broker Jim Coley sold a pond front unit to a couple from Maryland while fellow LFR broker Martie Davy represents a local client who is purchasing for future retirement. Davy says, “My clients were instantly drawn to the low maintenance, easy living lifestyle Colony Club offers.” The price, convenience and location of this Landfall, NC, neighborhood are second to none.