• Featured Home in The Moorings

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Team Gale on Aug 23, 2016

    1581 MOORINGS CIRCLE, OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC 28469

    pizap.com14703226971541

    Two story home with two-car attached garage in Bent Tree Plantation, one of the premiere communities in Ocean Isle Beach. Neighborhood includes boat and RV storage, access to the Intracoastal Waterway, clubhouse and pool.

    The home at 1581 Moorings Circle offers three bedrooms, three full baths, and one half bath. Open common area features vaulted ceilings, hardwood flooring, gas log fireplace, built-in shelving, kitchen island, stainless appliances, and chair rail detail in dining room. Separate laundry room. Enclosed porch at rear of home.

    Mas...

  • Our market is very strong again right now and continues to improve...

    Posted in Market Reports, News You Can Use, Team Gale on Aug 22, 2016

    The Washington Post reports that "Areas hit hardest by the real estate bust are now seeing the highest gains."

    Local REALTOR Tom Gale, of Team Gale at Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, breaks down what this upswing in development and sales means for our area:

    "In investment markets like Miami, it’s good to see that the banks are requiring significant downpayments.  When buyers have “skin in the game,” they’re less likely to walk away from their investment.  Combined with the more stringent credit requirements, I feel better about this strong housing market than the last hot market.

    Although...

  • Featured Home in Wallace

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Team Gale on Aug 18, 2016

    162 MILL BRANCH LANE, WALLACE, NC 28466pizap.com14706706657413

    You've got to see this house... Over 3400 luxurious square feet not far from one of Duplin County's premiere destinations, River Landing golf course.

    162 Mill Branch Lane offers four bedrooms, three full baths, and two half baths across two stories. Master suite is on first floor, three bedrooms upstairs, along with finished upper bonus room. Lots of custom details, including three fireplaces, arched windows, plantation shutters, built-in shelving, and vaulted foyer.

    Property is being sold in "as is" condition by the seller. It is priced well below asses...

  • 5 Home "Improvements" That Will Hurt Your Listing

    Posted in Home Improvement, News You Can Use, Team Gale on Aug 17, 2016

    There are a few DIY "ready to list" tips that you may have seen or heard that can actually work against you with prospective buyers.

    The National Association of REALTORS magazine chronicled steps homeowners often take that can ultimately prove detrimental in the selling process. It is possible to overdo it in prepping for photos or a showing, and buyers will notice things that are "too perfect" or that are so starkly new it distracts from the homey-ness of the space.

    1.     Do not exceed the recommended wattage on your lamps and lights. You want a well-lit home, but not at the risk of overheat...

  • Amendment to Zoning in Historic District Proposed

    Posted in Market Reports, News You Can Use, Team Gale, Wilmington NC Real Estate on Aug 17, 2016

    This month, the Wilmington City Council called upon the community to weigh in on a proposed change to allowable lot size in the historic district. Two council members, Paul Lawler and Kevin O'Grady, "expressed concerns that the amendment could lead to developers tearing down historic homes in the area in favor of more homes on smaller lots."

    Two local groups, Historic Wilmington Foundation and Residents of Old Wilmington, who would certainly want to weigh in, were in the dark until recently. Sylvia Kochler, president of Residents of Old Wilmington, notes that "If you're going to have a zoning ...

  • Featured Home in Beulaville

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Team Gale on Aug 16, 2016

    755 JACKSON STORE ROAD, BEULAVILLE, NC 28518pizap.com14700732516661

    Spacious manufactured home with rear decks on almost 2 acres in beautiful Duplin County.

    This four bedroom, two bath home would be great for a first time buyer or as a seasonal retreat. It features a semi-open common area, eat-in kitchen, den, and separate laundry area. Master suite includes attached bath with double vanity and soaking tub. Counters and vinyl flooring have been updated in kitchen and bathrooms.

    This property is being marketed in "as is" condition.

     

    If you have any questions or would like to schedule a showing, please call the co-li...

  • Featured Home in Gateway

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Jacksonville NC Real Estate, Team Gale on Aug 11, 2016

    249 POLLARD DRIVE, JACKSONVILLE, NC 28540

    pizap.com14702570894182

    Great home for a first-time buyer or investor in Gateway community. Neighborhood is close to Onslow Memorial park; Walmart Supercenter; Southwest High School. About 30 minutes to Camp Lejuene.

    Home offers four bedrooms and two full baths. Living room with wood floors, fireplace, and built-in shelving; eat-in kitchen features vinyl flooring and newer appliances; new carpeting in bedrooms. Master has huge closet and on-suite bath.

    Exterior features include a covered entry porch, attached single car garage, room for about 4 cars on the paved driveway, an...

  • The Pointe at Barclay

    Posted in Local Business Profile, News You Can Use, Team Gale on Aug 10, 2016

    Construction is well under way at the new mixed-use complex along South 17th Street in Wilmington, with the flagship businesses proposed to open in the first quarter of 2017.

    Hill Rogers, the broker-in-charge of Cameron Management, notes that "It's a mix and match. You go with local folks that have proven to  be successful and popular, and that adds credibility. But you also want to bring in things that are new and people haven't had before."

    Stone Theaters, a 14-screen movie house, will be the centerpiece of The Pointe.

    Local restauranteurs Ash Aziz and BT Corrigan have been tapped to bring n...

  • Featured Home in Marsh Bay

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Team Gale on Aug 09, 2016

    1874 SUNSET COVE SE, BOLIVIA, NC 28422

    pizap.com14700605982052

    Three bedroom, two bath home in the community of Marsh Bay. This home was built in 2006 and offers a large living room, with pass through window, open to combination kitchen/dining space. There is also a family room (15' x 11')  with fireplace and separate laundry room with utility sink.

    Master bedroom is located at the front of the home and offers walk-in closet, large attached bath with double vanity, soaking tub and stall shower.

    Rear porch overlooks over an acre of wooded land and segment of Mill Creek.

    Marsh Bay is close to Oak Island and Holden Bea...

  • Featured Home in Long Beach

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Team Gale on Aug 04, 2016

    105 SE 53rd STREET, OAK ISLAND, NC 28465

    pizap.com14700636954532

    This unique home in the Long Beach section of beautiful Oak Island, NC offers five bedrooms, three full bathrooms, two kitchens, a covered patio, and ocean views from the second floor balcony.

    Lots and lots of storage space! Large step down family room! Outdoor bathhouse to clean up after your day at the beach!

    The original dwelling was built in the early 1980s. This house has been partially renovated or upgraded several times. Needs your vision, creativity, and patience to shine again!

    The proximity to the beach is hard to beat in the southern Brunswi...

  • Zillow Acquires Bridge Interactive...

    Posted in News You Can Use, Team Gale on Aug 03, 2016

    ...one step closer to non-REALTORS dictating so much about the housing market!

    PRNewswire covers the purchase:

    Zillow Group houses a portfolio of the largest real estate and home-related brands on the Web and mobile. The company's brands focus on all stages of the home lifecycle... Zillow Group is committed to empowering consumers with unparalleled data, inspiration and knowledge around homes, and connecting them with the right local professionals to help.

    Bridge Interactive provides brokers and {multiple listing services} with robust listing data management capabilities. Brokers and MLSs that...

  • Featured Home in Grist Creek

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Leland NC Real Estate, Team Gale on Aug 02, 2016

    4924 GRINDERS WAY NE, LELAND, NC 28451

    pizap.com14701531374301

    Great starter home or investment property!

    4924 Grinders Way is a three bedroom, two bath modular home in the Grist Creek neighborhood. Home offers a large living/dining room, kitchen with breakfast bar and pantry, separate laundry area.

    Master suite has huge walk-in closet, attached bath with double vanity, soaking tub, stall shower.

    The HVAC unit in this home has been replaced by the seller. Home is sold in "as is" condition.

    Neighborhood is close to daily shopping and dining conveniences, as well as many local beaches and area attractions in historic ...

  • Featured Home in Summerlin Trace

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Leland NC Real Estate, Team Gale on Jul 26, 2016

    9108 ARDEN ROAD, LELAND, NC 28451

    pizap.com14684251608451

    This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home follows the neighborhood's most popular floorplan, The Dakota. Common area is a great room that includes living room and combination kitchen-dining space with laminate floors, stainless appliances, and breakfast bar. Access  to rear patio, and partially fenced yard which make for a nice outdoor living pace to cook out, sip lemonade with a book, or entertain. Attached garage and off-street, paved driveway for two cars.

    Large master bedroom has attached bath with double vanity and tub/shower. Two additional bedrooms for guests, or us...

  • Five Plants to Help Keep Away Mosquitoes

    Posted in Home Improvement, News You Can Use, Team Gale on Jul 20, 2016

    Are your once delightful summer evenings on the porch being interrupted by the obnoxious presence of mosquitoes?

    Here's a few plants you can grow that will naturally repel these airborne pests...

    Basil

    Peppermint

    Lavender

    Catnip

    Lemon Balm

     

    For more info on natural repellents, visit Rodale's Organic Life.

     

  • Featured Home in Riverbend

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Team Gale on Jul 19, 2016

    4410 PIGOTT ROAD, SHALLOTTE, NC 28470

    pizap.com14619544879913

    This home may look simple or small from the front, but it is a great space with a lot of potential! Previous owner has upgraded the flooring to a dark hardwood; painted the living room, dining room; and began a kitchen remodel.

    Enjoy a gas log fireplace and built-in shelving in the living room. Open combination kitchen/dining area; new light fixture in dining room, tile backsplash and stone countertops in kitchen, attached laundry room.

    Master bedroom with attached bath, second bedroom, and den or home office relegated to far side of home, down the hall f...