• Featured Home in Carolina Plantations at Great Neck

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Jacksonville NC Real Estate, Team Gale on Jul 14, 2016

    358 SONOMA ROAD, JACKSONVILLE, NC 28546pizap.com14670453330682

    Large, traditional style, single family home in the community of Great Neck, within the expansive Carolina Plantations subdivision. Neighborhood is close to Camp Lejeune and MCAS New River, as well as daily shopping and dining conveniences. Just an hours drive from exciting coastal locations of Cape Lookout and historic Wilmington.

    This home has a welcoming covered front porch, plenty of room for a couple of rocking chairs or a cafe table set. First floor of this home offers formal dining room with coffered ceiling and wainscoting, eat-in kitchen with fu...

  • Controlling Fire Ants Near Your Home

    Posted in News You Can Use, Team Gale on Jul 13, 2016

    Fire ants are an environmental hazard throughout most of the southern US, peppering yards with little clay mounds and aggressive insects.

    There are dozens of species of fire ants across the globe, the perpetrator in our area being the "red imported fire ant." This insect has been categorized as an invasive species to the US, having been brought in inadvertently about 70 years ago on a cargo ship from Brazil.

    A fire ant bite causes intense itching, welts, and swelling. In extreme cases, individuals attacked by fire ants can die from exposure to the fire ants' venom. Dizziness and disorientation...

  • Featured Home in Windsor Park

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Leland NC Real Estate, Team Gale on Jul 12, 2016

    3300 GREENRIDGE WAY, LELAND, NC 28451

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    Windsor Park is a great community in Leland, NC - close to area beaches and all the shopping, dining, and attractions offered in the Port City. Neighborhood amenities include a swimming pool, picnic area and playground.

    The home at 3300 Greenridge Way offers three bedrooms and two full baths, as well as an open common area. The living room opens up a dining area and the kitchen, with access to rear patio.

    The backyard of this home is fenced, offering you the peace of mind and the freedom to let your children and pets run and play. Call today for details! ...

  • Featured Home in Lords Creek

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Foreclosures in SE NC, Team Gale on Jul 07, 2016

    Update: This home is under contract. If you are interested in a home in the Lords Creek neighborhood, we can help you find another great property! call team gale any time, 910-541-1212

    712 BANCROFT DRIVE, WILMINGTON, NC 28412

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    This 1100+ square foot home in southern New Hanover would be a great fit for a first time homeowner, seasonal residents or those looking to downsize, or even for an investor. This area of Wilmington is close to daily shopping and dining conveniences, local recreation and beaches, as well as the Ashley High campus and UNCW.

    The home has three bedrooms and two full baths. ...

  • Remodeling Returns

    Posted in Home Improvement, News You Can Use, Seller Tips, Team Gale on Jul 06, 2016

    Realtor magazine recently published an article that breaks down exactly what gets buyers excited about a property, and what sellers should be focusing on when they are jazzing up their houses before listing.

    The study, or "Remodeling Impact Report," done by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) evaluated resale value and customer satisfaction regarding upgrades such as kitchen and bath renovations, master suite, basement and attic conversions, new or refinished flooring, and HVAC replacement, among others.

    What to expect when ...

  • Featured Home in Halawasa

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Leland NC Real Estate, Team Gale on Jul 05, 2016

    9610 BLAKE CIRCLE, LELAND, NC 28451

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    This 3 bedroom, 1.5 home in the Halawasa area of Leland offers a large living room with fireplace and a bay window, combination kitchen/dining area, and den with wood stove and unique brick detail. Great home for a first-time buyer to make their own!

    Front entry is covered, two-car carport at the rear. Backyard is partially fenced for your privacy and peace of mind. Home has new roof and has been landscaped.

    This neighborhood is not far from Lincoln Elementary, Brunswick Community College, as well as daily shopping and dining conveniences. Jump over the Ca...

  • Brexit Vote Sends US Mortgage Rates to 3 Year Low

    Posted in Buyer Tips, Market Reports, Team Gale on Jul 01, 2016

    News outlets this week have been aflutter with speculation in the aftermath of the controversial vote for Britain to leave the European Union. The historic move has many intricacies and consequences on an international plane, which Bloomberg breaks down for us: "Brexit has only heightened concerns about the global economy that have been pushing down borrowing costs since the start of the year."

    Keith Gumbinger with HSH.com notes that "the odds for lower rates, for a longer period of time, are very good." The average 30 year mortgage rate has been under 4% since the first quarter of 2016. "If r...

  • Fetaured Home in North Shore

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Team Gale on Jun 30, 2016

    230 CRYSTAL ROAD, SOUTHPORT, NC 28461

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    This charming, 3 bedroom/2 bath home is located in Boiling Spring Lakes. Home offers living room with hardwood flooring and a bay window, eat-in kitchen, and laundry area. Covered front porch, wood deck at rear of home has movable awning, back yard is fenced in.

    Local shopping and dining, fishing, boating, and golf at your fingertips! 230 Crystal Road is located close to many coastal attractions, whether you’d like to explore the beaches of southern Brunswick County, visit the historic Port City of Wilmington, or venture down to Myrtle Beach, SC.

    Call co-...

  • Top Cities for Retirement

    Posted in News You Can Use, Team Gale on Jun 30, 2016

    Wilmington has been named among the top 50 cities in the US for retirement, by Bankrate.

    The financial publishing company compared cost of living, crime stats, state & local tax rates, quality of healthcare, culture and "walkability" among approximately 200 US cities.

    Premiere honors went to Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia, respectively; with three cities in Tennessee, two in Maryland and Iowa, and Sarasota, FL rounding out the top ten.

    The coastal haven of Wilmington was deemed to have a low cost of living, average taxes, good weather and overall well-being despite a below average "walkabi...

  • Featured Home in Birch Creek

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Leland NC Real Estate, Team Gale on Jun 28, 2016

    Update: This property has gone under contract. If you are interested in the Birch Creek neighborhood, our Brunswick County experts would be happy to help you continue your search!

    250 GUY COURT, LELAND, NC 28451250guyct

    250 Guy Court is a 1,073 sqft home on a 0.21 acre parcel in the Leland subdivision of Birch Creek.  This property would be a great fit for a first time buyer, empty nester, or investor!

    Property includes three bedrooms and two full baths, as well as an open, "L" shaped common area. The living room is open to the eat-in kitchen, which includes large glass doors to the rear patio and fen...

  • Featured Home in Simpsons Crossing

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Jacksonville NC Real Estate, Team Gale on Jun 23, 2016

    141 CHRISTY DRIVE, BEULAVILLE, NC 28518

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    This single family home offers an open common area that includes living room with vaulted ceilings and gas fireplace, and a combination kitchen/dining area with tile floor for easy cleaning, breakfast bar, stainless appliances and pantry. Large master bedroom has trey ceiling and attached bath with double vanity. Second bedroom currently serves as home office, third bedroom as nursery. Home offers custom shelving, a separate laundry room, an attached garage and rear patio with stationary wooden bench. Room to grill, let the dogs run, and maybe one day ...

  • Featured Listing in Wallace, NC

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Local Business Profile, Team Gale on Jun 22, 2016

    210 RALEIGH ROAD, WALLACE, NC 28466

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    This 5 bedroom, 6 bath home in Wallace, NC is the former "Claddagh House" bed and breakfast. The home at 201 Raleigh Road has been lovingly restored & maintained to enhance & reflect the character its 1920s construction affords.

    At over 2700 sqft, the property offers a living room with wood burning fireplace; small library with attached bathroom that has original tub & tile work; formal dining room with built-in, glass-front hutch; kitchen with breakfast bar, custom wood cabinetry; laundry/mud room.

    The master suite has a large walk-in closet with wire shel...

  • Featured Home in Lockwood Folly

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Foreclosures in SE NC, Southport NC Real Estate, Team Gale on Jun 21, 2016

    3144 WINDWARD VILLAGE, SUPPLY, NC 28462

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    This home offers two bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a formal dining room and eat-in kitchen, living room with gas-log fireplace, den, beautiful wooden deck at the back, and attached garage. There is an unfinished space above the garage that can be used for storage. HVAC system and ductwork are new.

    This single family residence is in the Lockwood Folly community, which offers a country club and golf course, as well as community swimming pool. Located a short drive from southern Brunswich beaches like Oak Island and Ocean Isle, as well as harbor town of ...

  • Featured Home in Supply

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

    207 SOUTHPORT-SUPPLY ROAD, SUPPLY, NC 28462

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    This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home offers many vintage details reflective of it's 1940s construction, including hardwood flooring throughout, pedestal sink in one bath, and jetted tub with double-handle, chrome faucet with cradle and sprayer in master bath. Family room with woodstove has pass-thru window to adjacent eat-in kitchen. Gorgeous wooden ceiling beams give rear sunroom a rustic feel, also features skylights and 4 glass doors to the backyard. Exterior of this Supply home is reminiscent of a cabin; featuring a metal roof, dark siding, covered front...

  • Featured Home in Georgetowne

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Team Gale on Jun 15, 2016

    4100 CHAPRA DRIVE, WILMINGTON, NC 28412

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    Stately 5,699 sq. ft. brick home in the desirable Georgetowne neighborhood, which offers a community pool, tennis courts, and a clubhouse.

    This magnificently maintained, move-in ready home was carefully styled with numerous luxury details in every room. Home features five bedrooms with walk-in closets, five full bathrooms and one powder room, large home theater, and an expansive finished room over the attached three car garage with workshop area.

    Gourmet kitchen is straight out of "Better Homes & Gardens," featuring granite counters and breakfast bar, c...