• Featured Home in Atkinson

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Team Gale on Sep 29, 2016



    1,134 sqft brick home in rural Pender County, about half way between the port city of Wilmington and all-American Jacksonville. Daily shopping and dining conveniences nearby, coastal attractions and area beaches just a short drive away.

    Three bedrooms, one full baht, eat-in kitchen, and a large living room with new carpet. Covered front porch and small wood deck at rear of home overlooks over half an acre lot, edged in mature trees.

    Please call co-listing agent Jody Roney with any questions, at 910-200-7102. This property is being sold in "As Is" co...

  • USDA Financing Drop

    Posted in News You Can Use, Team Gale on Sep 28, 2016

    Effective October 1, 2016, the US Department of Agriculture Rural Housing Service will lower upfront and annual fees charged to lenders through the Single Family Housing Guarantee Program.

    Low delinquency and foreclosure rates were cited as just cause for the decrease. 

    Local REALTOR Tom Gale commented, "The funding fee is going from 2.75% to 1% and the annual fee is going from .5% to .35%, saving buyers a good amount of money...  The USDA loan program will be reviewed every year for potential tweaks one way or another, but very good news for buyers getting 100% financing in the next 12 months...

  • Featured Home in Chinquapin

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Jacksonville NC Real Estate, Team Gale on Sep 27, 2016

    101 R & B COURT, CHINQUAPIN, NC 28521


    1800+ sqft manufactured home just 20 minutes outside of Jacksonville. Short commute to MCAS New River, close to OAJ-Ellis Airport.

    4 bedrooms, 2 baths, updated kitchen open to living area with fireplace, rear laundry/mud room. Small wood deck overlooks half acre yard, edged with mature trees.

    This home is owned by the US Department of HUD, for sale in "as is" condition. If you have any questions about this listing or the process of bidding on a HUD home, please call co-listing agent Shelbi Micciche at 720-297-7433


  • Featured Home in West River

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Jacksonville NC Real Estate, Team Gale on Sep 22, 2016



    1773 sqft home in West River community just outside the city limits of Jacksonville, NC. Single family residence offers three bedrooms and two full baths with a split-open floor plan.

    Main floor includes, living area with laminate wood flooring, eat-in kitchen, and one guest bedroom. Master suite, second bedroom on upper floor. There is a separate, partially finished room over the garage that would be an excellent space for a media room or home office.

    Much of the home has been gutted and prepped for renovation. Price reflects condition of the home....

  • Unparalleled Exposure!

    Posted in Market Reports, News You Can Use, Team Gale on Sep 21, 2016

    Team Gale has had incredible activity online this summer.

    Our listings get enhanced and promoted across dozens of third-party real estate sites, as well as on our Team's various social media platforms.

    REALTOR.COM alone produced this traffic:


    Not all realtors are alike, and not all realtors can deliver this kind of activity!

    If you've been on the fence about selling your home, call Team Gale today for a complimentary market analysis of your property. Our agents are on duty daily at 910-541-1212


  • Featured Home in Maple Hill

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Jacksonville NC Real Estate, Team Gale on Sep 20, 2016



    Four bedroom, two full bath manufactured home in rural Onslow County on 1.88 acres.

    Eat-in kitchen with updated cabinetry, open to living room. Den with fireplace and built-in shelving. Master bedroom has attached bath with upgraded vanities and soaking tub. Additional bedrooms share a full bath.

    141 Cool Breeze Lane is not far from MCAS New River and Camp Lejeune. Daily shopping and dining conveniences, area attractions including golf, fishing, boating, and beaches at your disposal!

    Call Shelbi Micciche with any questions on this listing, or to sche...

  • Featured Home in Grenezay

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Hot Properties of the Week, Team Gale on Sep 15, 2016



    Bright, beautiful Victorian home in Grenezay community, between Wilmington proper and Figure 8 Island.

    Two-story foyer, formal living room with fireplace, formal dining room with chair rail, open kitchen and family room, home office with full bath, and guest bedroom (currently used as a den/game room) on first level.

    Hardwood floors in all common areas, master suite; carpet in secondary bedrooms. Kitchen offers stainless appliances, teak wood breakfast bar, tile counters; family room has second fireplace, access to screen porch. Master suite inclu...

  • Featured Home in Supply

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Team Gale on Sep 13, 2016

    2274 SANDY SHOALS AVENUE, SUPPLY, NC 28462pizap-com14732672353281

    Three bedroom, two bath manufactured home in Supply.

    Half acre of property in quiet neighborhood, partially fenced and edged with mature trees affords considerable privacy. Laminate wood, tile, and vinyl flooring in home. HVAC less than 5 years old.

    2274 Sandy Shoals Avenue is being sold in "as is" condition. It is close to coastal attractions in Holden Beach and shopping and dining conveniences in Shallotte.

    If you have any questions about this property or would like a tour, please call Team Gale's southern Brunswick agent, Maureen Hart, at 843-251-6...

  • Featured Home in Brierwood Estates

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Team Gale on Sep 08, 2016



    Charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Breirwood Estates golf community. Rear of this property overlooks the golf course and nearby pond. Optional HOA offers golf membership, access to swimming pool and tennis courts.

    Home at 31 Country Club Drive offers laminate wood flooring, living room fireplace, bonus room, and skylight in one of the bathrooms; attached garage and rear wood deck.

    This property is bank-owned, and will likely require some updating. Would be wonderful first home in great area of southern Brunswick County, or even a seasonal residence! ...

  • Featured Home in North Village

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Team Gale on Sep 06, 2016



    Single family home in North Village offers two bedrooms, two full baths, a study that can be used as a third bedroom, and an attached two-car garage. Home is a total of 1,320 square feet on 0.18 partially fenced acre.

    185 Northside Drive has an open common area with lots of natural light, thanks to a wall of glass doors dividing the living room from the rear screened porch.  Tile floor in kitchen, as well as stainless appliances and breakfast bar.

    Master suite includes attached bath with double vanity and stall shower, walk-in closet, and private ac...

  • How is Housing Affordability Determined?

    Posted in Buyer Tips, News You Can Use, Team Gale on Sep 01, 2016

    How Scary is the Housing Affordability Index? | Keeping Current Matters

    The National Association of Realtors defines the housing affordability index as the measure of "whether or not a typical family earns enough income to qualify for a mortgage loan on a typical home at the national level based on the most recent price and income data.

    Basically, the higher the index the more affordable homes are at the time. "100" seems to be the magic number, alluding that the applicant meets the average income standards and can afford an average priced home.

    How Scary is the Housing Affordability Index? | Keeping Current Matters

    John Cunius with Alpha Mortgage in Wilmington, NC notes that, "Although there has been a slight drop in affordabilit...

  • Featured Property in Wilmington

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Hot Properties of the Week, Team Gale, Wilmington NC Real Estate on Aug 31, 2016



    2617 Market Street is a commercial property with five apartment units. This property is a great opportunity for an investor, as all five units are presently leased. Many have had tenants for several years.

    There are three apartments with one bedroom & one bath; two apartments with two bedrooms & one bath; and one efficiency apartment. Shared balcony and yard access.

    Built in the late 1860s, this Market Street multi-family complex offers character and craftsmanship not common in today's construction; including an arched transom entry, hardwood flooring,...

  • Featured Home in Hood Creek Village

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Team Gale on Aug 25, 2016



    Three bedroom,  two bath manufactured home in Leland offers over half an acre of property, with a large picnic pavilion and wrap-around deck. Home features a large living room, eat-in kitchen, and rear den with fireplace. Detached carport and storage shed in yard.

    Property is owned by the US Department of HUD. It is being sold in "as is" condition. If you have any questions, please call the co-listing agent, Weldon Harris, at 910-541-1559.


  • Featured Home in The Moorings

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



    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.


  • 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.