Today’s Homes Are Built And Modified “Eco”nomically | Wilmington NC real estate

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As energy prices increase and the nation searches for cheaper renewable resources, the housing industry has been improving the way it builds and remodels homes. Today’s homes and building materials are more environmentally responsible than ever–conserving resources, using recycled materials and building for longevity. Many of the Wilmington NC home builders are “going green.”  We will be happy to help you select a builder for your new home.

The National Association of Home Builders reports the following “green” innovations. Be sure to look for them if you’re shopping for a new home or consider installing them if you’re remodeling or repairing a home you already own.

  • More-durable roof coverings

such as steel and fiber-cement

  • More and better insulation

in walls and attics, conserving energy, lowering utility bills and reducing pollution related to energy production

  • OSB (Oriented Strand Board) and laminated fiberboard

made from smaller younger trees, replacing plywood on roofs and board sheathing in walls, both made from larger, older trees

  • Greater use of carpet, sheet vinyl and laminates

rather than wood flooring that taxes lumber supplies

  • Foundation insulation

to reduce energy loss while providing more-comfortable floors

  • Insulated exterior doors and windows with insulating and low-E glass

to keep homes more comfortable and energy efficient

  • Vinyl siding and fiber cement siding

, reducing the use of cedar, redwood and other wood products

  • High-efficiency heating, cooling, and water-heating equipment

to cut energy consumption

  • Water-saving appliances and plumbing fixtures

to reduce water use. They also require less energy to heat water

  • Factory-built components

, such as trusses and pre-hung doors, resulting in more-economical use of materials than cutting wood on the job site

  • Recycled plastic “lumber”

instead of weather-resistant woods (e.g., redwood) for decks, porches, trim and fencing

  • High-efficiency refrigerators

that use less energy and operate using refrigerants that have less potential impact on the ozone layer

  • Passive solar designs

using the sun’s “free” energy to help heat homes

  • Xeriscaping

, which employs native plants that can thrive with little or no extra watering

  • Tree preservation

around homes to provide shade, reducing summer energy costs.

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Carolina Beach NC | Sun, Fun and Affordable Beach Houses | Wilmington NC real estate

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Carolina Beach NC Real Estate

Carolina Beach, NC is located on Pleasure Island, just across the Snow’s Cut Bridge on Hwy 421, south of Wilmington, NC. The quiet atmosphere of this small town beach will surely charm you, the minute you cross the bridge. A true family beach which offers long stretches of beachfront, marinas, boardwalk, fishing charters, party and dinner cruises and miles of shopping. You can practically walk or bike anywhere. Other popular attractions include ferry rides to historic Southport, NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, NC Underwater Archaelogy Center, Federal Point History Center, and Civil War Historic sites at Fort Fisher. Come enjoy our oceanfront town on the coast of North Carolina near Wilmington, NC. Check out all the properties for sale at Carolina Beach right here.

For all your Carolina Beach real estate information, please give me a call at 1-800-497-7325 ex. 3607 or email me at

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or requests about  Carolina Beach, NC real estate or  homes for sale in Carolina Beach NC , or any location in the Cape Fear Region. I have lived here all my life and can help match a neighborhood with a home and schools. I know where the best shopping is and all the main attractions. If you are looking for a second home or investment property in Carolina Beach, there are still real deals in the great coastal area, but you will need a real estate expert to help you. Kay Baker is an experienced real estate professional who has decades of home buying and selling experience in the Carolina Beach area. For true local and knowledgable service in the Carolina Beach real estate market, contact Kay Baker today.

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Moving? De-Stress Before You Start | Wilmington NC real estate

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Let us help you with your relocation needs. Click on our relocation kit to get ideas to de-stress to make your move more enjoyable.  For more tips, please visit to search all Wilmington NC real estate.  Enjoy….

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Search all Wilmington NC real estate on your Phone |

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We are very pleased to announce our new mobile site to search Wilmington NC real estate. Please visit and give it a test drive.  If you drive by a house and want to see what the price is, just type in the street and you will get the information you need.  If you want to see if there are any other homes in the neighborhood, just use the tool “Search Nearby Listings”.  There is an advanced tool button that lets you search by price.  We want to make it easy for you to find out the information that you desire.  Call us with any questions.  Enjoy…

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