• 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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...

  • 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

    pizap.com14661049029151

    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...