The Green Chair Historic & Resort Homes

Alice Melott, Broker🔹Certified Historic Homes & Resort Property Specialist since 2004

Operating as usual

Photos from The Green Chair Historic & Resort Homes's post 12/03/2022

Everything in my (neglected) garden is dead or dying except the lavender, morning glories, and plumbago. Is it something about the periwinkles?

Photos from The Green Chair Historic & Resort Homes's post 11/27/2022

Every Sunday, the pups and I make a ritual of feeding our composting worms. We carry two containers of scraps from the week, plus egg cartons and sometimes some Amazon packaging, add it all to one side of the farm where the worms are actively feeding — and give it a stir — while the other side preps for “black gold” harvest. Once that’s done in the spring, we’ll fertilize our garden and start feeding that side again. And the cycle continues…

These worms have been going for nearly two years now. I cover them in winter, but otherwise they’re pretty hassle-free and exceptional for the environment!

Ready for a composting worm farm of your own? Ping me and I’ll hook you up!

10/23/2022

Closing on this Wilmington beauty this week — 3 weeks from showing to closing. Reminder: I take one referral at a time. Who’s next?

06/22/2022

A stranger on LinkedIn just asked my advice for buying his first home in this market. Here’s what I replied… What would you add?

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Hi Carlos — I’m not active in the NY market, and all real estate is local, but there are a few universal truths at play here.

First, what goes up must come down and real estate is cyclical. Decisions made precipitously by buyers the last 2 years will naturally create a buyers market — where circumstances are favorable to buyers and supply outpaces demand. Interest rates will still be higher than the last several years, but anything in the single digits is still doable. Remember, you can always refinance after a few years should rates drop significantly.

Second, save cash for a down payment and closing costs, get and maintain a high credit score, and develop relationships with a mortgage lender and local realtor who can pre-approve you and help you act quickly when the time is right.

Third, once you know your budget, figure out what kind of place you want and where, then get to know the market by attending open houses and having your realtor show you places you’re interested in and advise you about your selections. Finally, don’t be in a hurry, but act quickly when you find the perfect place at the perfect price in the perfect location.

I hope that helps. Good luck!

Happy Thursday! Let’s kick the day off with a tour of this beautiful property by @sarahsolis. It’s classic, yet still modern…it’s simple, yet eclectic. And we love every inch of it!
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Happy Thursday! Let’s kick the day off with a tour of this beautiful property by @sarahsolis. It’s classic, yet still modern…it’s simple, yet eclectic. And we love every inch of it!
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#smmakelifebeautiful
#doingneutralright
#sodomino
#houseenvy
#currentdesignsituation
#handmademodernhome
#mydomaine
#luxeathome
#ruedaily
#mysmphome
#designsponge
#maketimefordesign
#pendantlights
#thenewsouthern
#vogueliving
#myhomevibe
#realhomesofinstagram
#lightandbright
#bathroomremodel
#midcenturyliving
#midcenturymodern
#kitcheninspiration
#kitchendesign

Damn, this is gorgeous. Bury me in this.

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Photos from The Green Chair Historic & Resort Homes's post 03/30/2022

On this day… 2022–>2018

03/29/2022

Azalea season.

03/29/2022

Walking to dinner…

03/28/2022

It’s fern season! Can Spring be far behind?

03/27/2022

I sure do love my neighborhood.

03/23/2022

A million thanks to all of you fabulous friends who made donations to the 🐥🐥🐥 Mother Duck Endowment 🐥🐥🐥 for my birthday and in my brother Gano’s memory. Your gifts — $1,925 so far this year — will help send daughters of single moms and essential workers like teachers, nurses, front-line and first responders, wellness and restaurant staffs to ⚓️⚓️⚓️ YMCA Camp Seafarer ⚓️⚓️⚓️.

It’s never too late and you don’t need an occasion! Here’s the permanent 🔗 to make an online donation (tax-deductible, of course): https://motherduckendowment.org

Let’s send lots of kids to camp! ⛵️☀️

01/20/2022

These are so great… which one do you wish you’d grown up with?

01/11/2022

This kitchen gets me! 😍

01/11/2022

The view of our from our neighbor’s. We’re a little funky in , and we like it that way!

10/11/2021

Hey Wilmington — Wondering what’s going on with the market? Here’s the big picture comparison to last year. Holler if you have any questions. 🔹 Alice Melott, Broker 🔹 [email protected]

10/10/2021

refreshed and ready for Monday!

Photos from The Green Chair Historic & Resort Homes's post 10/07/2021

Don’t cheat! Tell me where you think this splendiferous beauty is before the last picture reveal!

Photos from Feast Down East's post 10/07/2021

The epitome of “shop local,” Feast Down East provides the local farm (CSA) boxes where I get my fresh produce and even eggs and goat cheese each week. Such a great effort that’s all upside!

09/19/2021

Landscape assistant Abbey checks out the new lightweight concrete planters I found for the deck. Absolutely love them!

09/18/2021

Let’s sell these views today, shall we?

Alice Melott, Broker ☀️ The Green Chair Properties ☀️ [email protected] ☀️ thegreenchairproperties.com ☀️ 404-333-1198 ☀️

Photos from For The Love Of Old Houses's post 09/13/2021

I may have to move to Dallas.

Is Renting Really A Waste Of Money? 09/11/2021

Is Renting Really A Waste Of Money?

It’s a radical concept, especially coming from a realtor, I know, but homeownership isn’t for everyone. Renting is still a solid option. Just ask most New Yorkers!

Is Renting Really A Waste Of Money? In the world of real estate, a common refrain is that if you’re renting instead of buying, you’re throwing your money away. I’ve had several realtors tell me that before… but is it true?

09/11/2021

This collage tells the story of an island in the Venetian Lagoon. The colour of the houses follow a specific system. When an owner wishes to paint their house they have to send a request to their government, who will respond by letting the owner know which specific colours are permitted for that area. This practice has resulted in the myriad of warm, pastel colours that characterizes the island today. Or is the legend the true reason for these colours, which has it that the houses were painted by fishermen to recognize them from far off distances during the long periods of absence whilst fishing?

Renovated 1912 Foursquare Sells for $915K in New Bern, North Carolina 09/05/2021

Renovated 1912 Foursquare Sells for $915K in New Bern, North Carolina

New Bern! Check this one out… ⛵️⛵️⛵️

Renovated 1912 Foursquare Sells for $915K in New Bern, North Carolina Offering Neuse River water views right from the front porch, this completely renovated 1912 Foursquare has sold for $915,000 in New Bern, North Carolina.

New Hanover County launches Homeowner Assistance Program | Communications and Outreach | Communications and Outreach | North Carolina 09/01/2021

New Hanover County launches Homeowner Assistance Program | Communications and Outreach | Communications and Outreach | North Carolina

Wilmington: Pass it on.

New Hanover County launches Homeowner Assistance Program | Communications and Outreach | Communications and Outreach | North Carolina NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – New Hanover County launched its Homeowner Assistance Program today, September 1. The program will provide assistance to homeowners living in New Hanover County that have ... Read More »

08/26/2021

Photos from For The Love Of Old Houses's post 08/22/2021

This house has everything I need in life. **sigh**

08/19/2021

SELLERS: If your house has been on the market for more than 2 weeks in this highly competitive sellers’ market, and you haven’t received an offer, your property is not only over-priced, but so over-priced that buyers aren’t even willing to lowball you. Leaving it on the market just makes it look like damaged goods. Either be strategic and price it to sell or take it off the market ‘til you’re ready to get serious.

BUYERS: If you’re a buyer on a budget, don’t feel pressured to buy right now. The pendulum will swing back your way soon enough and sanity will prevail. Don’t risk your financial health. There will always be another house.

08/17/2021

WILMINGTON: I’ve got a ready buyer looking for a small cottage in good shape, walking distance to the Riverwalk, front rocking porch. Who d’ya know? Whatcha got?

Photos from The Green Chair Historic & Resort Homes's post 08/17/2021

It was a stellar weekend — reuniting with my Mother Duck sisters, cheering on our sailors in the annual William J Adams IV Regatta, celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Camp Seafarer, and generally feeling happy (yes, even in masks) in my favorite bubble. This is why I founded the Mother Duck Endowment & donate a significant portion of my real estate income to it — so future generations of young girls can experience this magic. ⛵️☀️⚓️

08/10/2021

I’m off to Camp Seafarer tomorrow to celebrate its 60th anniversary. It won’t be the week I typically spend each year volunteering as a Mother Duck to a gaggle of new campers. Covid saw to that. But it will be a chance to, at long last, hug the dearest of friends and breathe the rarified air of the place I love more than any other on Earth.

My Big Why is to give the daughters of community service providers — first responders, front-line & healthcare workers, teachers, community service providers — the magical camp experience that shaped (and shapes) me. I founded the Mother Duck Endowment to ensure these girls will be able to go to camp long after I’m gone.

By all means, ping me if you’d like to contribute. 😉

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