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Real Estate Show Schedule

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Landfall Realty, in partnership with Country Club of Landfall, is pleased to announce that it will be attending two of the Ideal Living Resort and Retirement expos this year.  The first is in Connecticut, at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich, on February 9-10, while the second is at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, in the greater DC area, February 16-17.  Representatives from Landfall Realty and Country Club of Landfall will be hosting the Landfall booth, and we look forward to meeting current property owners, as well as those attending that have an interest in learning more about Landfall.

Lanadfall has a great story to tell.  A completed, debt free community with a great Club and amenity package, in a near perfect location in Wilmington, NC, near the beach and with urban services and conveniences, what could be better?  We are excited to bring this story to those looking to head south soon.

Free Concert

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Tomorrow, June 12, the highly acclaimed US Air Force Rhythm in Blues 15 member group will perform, free of charge, at the Riverfront Park in downtown Wilmington, NC.   Featuring a wide array of music, from jazz to big band to contemporary, this concert is a great chance for Landfall residents to get outdoors and hear some great music.

Landfall Golf Rave

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In the most recent issue of Sporting News, Beth Ann Baldrey, their senior reporter who covers women’s golf, gave her top 10 list of memories from the NCAA women’s championships over the past decade.  Number 1 on that list was the tournament two years ago held at Landfall!  She noted positively the Dye course, where the championship was held, and indicated that the support from the community (Landfall and Wilmington) was exceptional and made for a great playing environment.

She ended by saying she really hopes the tournament returns, as soon as possible.  Congratulations to all who made the event so memorable, volunteers and spectators alike.  We can all hope for a return engagement.

Springsteen at the Apollo

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My wife Kathy and I were fortunate to procure tickets to the private Apollo Theater concert by Springsteen and the E Street Band, kicking off their current tour.   With only about 1200 people in attendance, and with seats on the 11th row, it was an experience very different from a concert in a big venue, and not likely to be repeated.   With celebrities from many fields all around us, and with SiriusXM radio hosting cocktails before and an after party at the Red Rooster, Harlem’s trendy restaurant, afterwards, it would be hard to imagine a better evening for any Springsteen fan.

We also attended the Greensboro concert, as did Martie Davy, one of Landfall Realty’s sales professionals, also a great experience, just not the incredible intimacy of the Apollo.  Martie just flew to Philadelphia to the concert there this week, I hope she will blog a review.

As you can see, those of us involved with Landfall Realty carry our interests far and wide.  If anyone reading this was at the Apollo, let me know.

Ken Kirkman, General Manager

Wilmington Events Rate High

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The Southeast Tourism Society recently ranked two Wilminton events within its listing of the top 20 events in the Southeast.  The annual Jazz Festival, scheduled February 2-4, is in its 32nd year, and feastures 15 musicians.  The 4th annual Cape Fear Wildlife Expo, scheduled March16-18 at the Wilmington Convention Center, features book signings, hunting and fishing products, boats and accessories, as well as truck and ATV displays.

And don’t forget the Azalea festival in April, usually Wilmington’s premier annual event to kick off warm weather season again.  There seems to be no end to the reasons to visit or live in Wilmington, and Landfall remains Wilmington’s prime residential destination.  If you know of an event that is of interest, please reply to this blog, so we can let our readers know about it!

Real Estate Forum

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Again a group of more than 100 Landfall residents attended the recent year end real estate forum hosted by Landfall Realty, at Country Club of Landfall.  Ken Kirkman, general manager, gave Landfall sales information from 2011, and previewed his take on the market for 2012 and beyond.

2011 will see just over 100 real estate transactions in Landfall, a good showing in the continuing housing slump,  Landfall Realty’s market share has increased over 2010, resulting in a profitable year.  Howvever, the demand remains much stronger in homes $600,000 and under, and weak in the $1,000,000 and over price range, although the year has seen a few sales of high end properties.

2012 looks to be more of the same, with it unlikely that prices will rebound significantly in the next couple of years, as nationally the market continues to be a buyer’s market.  While Landfall has little foreclosure problem, the fact that there are over 2 million foreclosures nationally in the pipe line will keep prices from increasing materially.  It is a great time for buyers, not so good for sellers.  Fortunately, Landfall, as a mature community, with all amenities completed, and with an upscale club with little debt, remains well positioned to do better than most planned communities.

Landfall Celebrates Fall in Wilmington, NC

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Mums the word for Landfall Realty Agents

Mums the word for Landfall Realty

Orange was the color of the day, starting with the hand painted pumpkins by local Landfall artists.  The sky, however, was Carolina Blue on Saturday, October 9, which was a day of fun for kids of all ages. Landfall’s annual Fall Festival was another tremendous success raising money for the Kenan Chapel and the Landfall Foundation.  Landfall Realty was happy to volunteer at this community wide event, meeting and greeting new found friends as well as familiar property owners. The activities included a plant sale by the Council of Association, games for the children, face painting, and pumpkin painting, along with pony rides and the “Root Beer Float” in its own “boot.”

Landfall’s bluebird friends displayed their bluebird houses, and talked about their bluebird attraction program.  There were plenty of arts and crafts items for sale as well as a Landfall Bake Sale that was a huge hit, especially the specialties by our own entrepreneur Kate Costella, owner of Aunt Cake’s Cookies, yum!

Landfall Realty’s Mid Year Real Estate Forum

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Ken Kirkman, Landfall Realty’s general manager, (and a real estate attorney and developer as well) hosted the company’s mid year real estate forum on Wednesday night, July 7, at Country Club of Landfall.  As has been the case in the past, a good number of Landfall residents turned out to hear Kirkman comment on national real estate trends, review what has gone on in the Landfall market for the past six months, predict what the next months and years will likely bring, and make suggestions to those considering selling or buying property.  As always, the session ended with questions from the audience being addressed.

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Future posts will follow with additional comments, but one question posed by an attendee was how important Country Club of Landfall is to the Landfall real estate market.  Kirkman indicated that having a high quality club, debt free, in good condition is critical to Landfall’s short and long term value.  While perhaps only 25% of residents play golf regularly, others use the sports and dining facilities.  Of equal importance, the vast open, green spaces created by a quality golf course add value to all properties, and enhance the ability to resell.  Kirkman noted that in another development a poll of purchasers revealed that about 65% of the buyers would not have purchased had a golf course not been planned, while only 25%of them intended to play golf.  Clearly, the health of the real estate market and Country Club of Landfall are inexorably linked.

Lumina Station in Wilmington, NC is “ARTRAGEOUS”

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ArtrageousLandfall, NC residents and the entire New Hanover County area already know about the many delights available at Lumina Station (right across the street from Landfall’s Eastwood Gate), but on June 19 Lumina will host its first annual “Artrageous Summer Festival & Artwalk.”  The festival includes an art show and sales, art demonstrations, Lumina sidewalk shopping, sales and much, much more all to support the Community Boys & Girls Club of Wilmington and it’s FREE and open to the public on Saturday June 19th from 10AM to 6PM. 

And for those of you looking for something different to do on a Friday evening, you can participate in the kickoff event by attending the Artrageous Preview Party (admission by ticket only) featuring selected pieces from local area artists as well as one selected for auction. The Preview Party is hosted by Fountain Side Fine Art Gallery and your ticket price includes food along with 4 tickets for wine tasting.  For all the details and information on a fabulous giveaway you can enter to win a Lumina Station Shopping spree and Bald Head Island Weekend Retreat go to http://www.luminastation.com/pages/artrageous_festival_artwalk.html and then head on over to  Lumina Station at 1900 Eastwood Road, Wilmington, NC. What better way to spend the weekend than perusing marvelous boutiques and art galleries, and enjoying great food all while supporting an excellent Wilmington Community organization.

The 18th Annual Greek Festival Is Coming Up May 14-16 in Wilmington, NC

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The Greek festival began in 1992 and has been growing every year.  The average attendance reaches around 20,000 and includes not only Wilmington and New Hanover County residents, but folks from Pender and Brunswick counties as well as visitors from out of state.  The proceeds from the festival directly benefit the church and local area charities. This year the Food Bank of  Central and Eastern North Carolina will be the recipient of the churches generosity, so in addition to having a great time and enjoying some of the most fabulous food of the year, you can feel even better about spending that cash ‘cause it’s all for charity!

The festival includes tours of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Greek dancing performances, Greek cooking demonstrations (yum) and both traditional and popular Greek music.  The menu for this event is as extensive as you’d find in any Greek restaurant and the prices are more than reasonable.  Fill up at the fest and make sure you take home desserts for the week, heck, take home dinner, too!

St Nicholas is located at 608 S College Avenue and admission is free before 5pm on Friday.  After that it will be $3 for Adults, $2 for Seniors and Students, 12 & under free, and one admission covers the entire weekend; do these folks know how to entice us to get to the fest or what?  For more information, click on the logo to the left and wave if you see us while you’re there!