• Featured Home in Carolina Plantations

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Jacksonville NC Real Estate on Oct 22, 2015

    520 Louvre Lane, Jacksonville, NC 28546

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    520 Louvre Lane is a grand home in the Great Neck section of Carolina Plantations. This home offers 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, with over a quarter acre yard.

    Formal dining room with coffered ceilings and a den/office space are on either side of the cathedral foyer. Family room with fireplace opens to large eat-in kitchen with custom cabinetry and wet bar. Sliding doors give access to the rear covered patio. Master suite has several windows for glowing natural light, classic trey ceiling. Attached bath offers stall shower, soaking tub, walk-in closet an...

  • Never Move Without...

    Posted in Buyer Tips, Seller Tips, Team Gale on Oct 21, 2015

    ...Team Gale! We kid, we kid. But really, folks, we're your best bet for every aspect of real estate in southeastern NC.

    Buying a home is among the greatest financial investments you will make in your life, and moving is among the most stressful. There are several items to make sure you have ahead of a move, whether it's across town or across the country!

    WorkHacks blogger Julia Roy moved with her husband from New York City to San Diego last spring. The productivity queen weighed her options on how best to move their entire lives from one coast to another, finally settling on the PODS company ...

  • Student Loan Debt Keeping Millennials from Homeownership

    Posted in News You Can Use, Team Gale on Oct 14, 2015

    The September "Insight & Outlook" report from Freddie Mac highlights how student loan debt will influence the market and hinder Millennial homeownership.

    Reportedly, student loan debt has tripled in the last 10 years, with balances concentrated among the population under age 39. Freddie Mac's chief economist, Sean Becketti, notes that "recent data has confirmed that not all student is created equal. Students who attended schools with less-certain educational benefits have not fared well. Borrowers who did not complete their studies have fared worst of all... Moreover, a change just this month ...

  • Featured Home in Northchase

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Team Gale on Oct 13, 2015

    2908 Miranda Court, Wilmington, NC 28405

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    Great home in Lakemoor section of Northchase neighborhood for a new family or as an investment! 2908 Miranda Court has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths across more than 1200 sqft.

    Semi-open common area with pass-through window between kitchen/dining room; vaulted ceilings and fireplace in living room. Rear stone patio accessible from living room and master suite. Second and third bedroom well sized for kids, guests, or home office. Separate laundry area, concealed by folding doors in main hall.

    Large yard, about a third of an acre, is lined with mature foli...

  • WRAR Commercial Day 2015

    Posted in Team Gale on Oct 07, 2015

    small_comm_R_red_jpgThe Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors welcomed NAR Chief Economist Dr. Lawurence Yun to the Terraces yesterday morning. Yun spoke about the current real estate climate in the Cape Fear region, as well as the local and national factors impacting the construction and sale of residential homes and commercial facilities.

    Yun opened the lecture by explaining that real estate follows the economy; when people are spending, businesses open, and buildings are built and rented to accommodate a thriving retail industry.

    He went on to divulge that big commercial deals are outpacing small commerc...

  • Featured Home in Jacksonville

    Posted in Jacksonville NC Real Estate, Team Gale on Oct 06, 2015

    209 Red Oak Street, Jacksonville, NC 

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    209 Red Oak Street is a 2000 square foot family home in Jacksonville. This property offers 2 acres to roam and play - a great value & space to make great memories!

    There are 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths in this move-in ready home. Enjoy an open living/dining/kitchen, that flows to a family room and rear deck access. Master suite has walk-in closet and attached bath with a double vanity, soaking tub, stall shower. Stainless appliances; breakfast bar; chair-rail detail; bright sliding doors to rear wooden deck. Fenced backyard with storage shed. Home is on s...

  • Featured Home in The Arbors at Westgate

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Foreclosures in SE NC, Team Gale on Oct 01, 2015

    9406 Night Harbor Drive, Leland, NC 28451

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    9406 Night Harbor Drive is an adorable 1100 sqft unit in the Arbors at Westgate in Leland. Convenient to local shopping, area beaches, and Wilmington's historic downtown district.

    This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with a single car attached garage. Main living area is a semi-open concept. Breakfast bar separates kitchen from living room, with access to the rear patio right off the eat-in kitchen. Separate laundry area with shelf storage.

    Community offers residents use of a municipal pool. Low monthly HOA fees contribute to common area maintenance and club...

  • 6 Common Closing Delays

    Posted in News You Can Use, Team Gale on Sep 30, 2015

    The Hiscocks with Nothnagle Realtors have a great blog post about closing delays. Finding their article on Pinterest really got us thinking... so we have narrowed a list to 6 common reasons a home sale can be delayed.

    From the Rochester Real Estate Blog: Whether you’re currently buying or selling a home or you’re planning on buying or selling a home in the future, it’s important that you understand that there can be delays in a real estate closing.  A real estate contract and the terms and conditions that are set forth in a contract do carry significant importance, however, they are not always...

  • Featured Home in Brynn Marr

    Posted in Jacksonville NC Real Estate, Team Gale on Sep 29, 2015

    201 Spring Meadow Circle, Jacksonville, NC 28546

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    3 bedroom, 3 bath townhouse in the gorgeous Marsh Oaks at Bryn Marr community. This unit has 2 allotted parking spots. 201 Spring Meadow Circle is on a corner unit, with a privacy fence and small patio at the rear. Additional attached storage area.

    There is laminate wood and vinyl flooring on the main level, with carpet in the bedrooms. Living room features a focal fireplace. Kitchen has flat-top range.

    Quarterly HOA has low, reasonable fee! Property management tends to common area maintenance, trash removal, and upkeep of yard. Marsh Oaks at...

  • Featured Home in Crosswinds

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Foreclosures in SE NC, Team Gale on Sep 24, 2015

    4901 Crosswinds Drive, Wilmington, NC 28409

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    This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the Crosswinds community near Monkey Junction is ready and waiting for your family!

    Gas fireplace and large sliding doors that open to a rear wooden deck make for a great focal point in the great room, which includes pass through window to the kitchen. Lots of cabinet storage and counter space in kitchen.

    Master suite includes large, double door closet and attached bath with stall shower. Two additional bedrooms on main level, with potential fourth bedroom or rec room in finished space over the garage.

    Home is on jus...

  • Moving Tips: Make Unpacking Less Daunting

    Posted in Buyer Tips, News You Can Use, Team Gale on Sep 23, 2015

    Coldwell Banker Blue Matter has articles on everything from kitchen updates to ideas for holiday decorating to understanding real estate jargon.

    Contributor Lindsey Chamberlain shared some tips for de-stressing the process of unpacking in your new place. Read her complete list here.

    •  Clean your home or apartment before you move in! Areas like the kitchen and bathroom will be so much easier to clean without a clutter of boxes. Set aside some time to give the important areas of your new home a thorough once-over.

    • Your movers and helpers are likely to be way more enthusiastic and limber at th...

  • Slide Fest Wilmington

    Posted in News You Can Use, Team Gale on Sep 18, 2015

    There is no shortage of outdoor recreation, activities, or festivals in the greater New Hanover area. With our mild climate, cultural establishments, and coastal views, the end of summer does not mean the end of fun!

    On Sunday, September 20, Red Cross Street in the downtown district will be blocked off to through traffic between Third Street and Water Street as the city hosts "Slide Fest."

    This is a rare and exciting opportunity to splish and splash about a 300-yard water slide through the beautiful, historic riverfront. Tickets are still available, priced at $10 for a single ride; $25 for 5 r...

  • Featured Land in Sloop Point Plantation

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Foreclosures in SE NC, Hampstead NC Real Estate, Team Gale on Sep 17, 2015

    Lot 23 Shipyard Lane, Hampstead, NC 28443

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    This property is quite literally awesome... We cannot think of a reason you wouldn't want this to be your view!

    Lot 23 on Shipyard Lane in the Sloop Point Plantation in Hampstead is the best parcel of land currently available in the coastal market. This tract is just under an acre, at the end of a cul-de-sac, atop a bluff overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway at Virginia Creek.

    There is ample buildable space outside the floodplain, so insurance will not be an issue. The plot has expired CAMA an septic permits - small hurdles to overcome if you want ...

  • Common Missteps in House Hunting

    Posted in Buyer Tips, News You Can Use, Team Gale on Sep 16, 2015

    Before you dedicate every Saturday to hitting as many open houses as your city holds, you need to know what you're looking for. If your Trulia search produced over a hundred results, you may lack focus in your "wants" and "needs" criteria which will make your eventual house hunt increasingly frustrating.

    Making sure you are informed before entering into the search process will help you narrow what you're looking for and get to the offer stage more quickly.

    Here are five tips from Team Gale to help you as you set off on your journey to homeownership!

    1. Shopping for a home before you know how mu...

  • Featured Home in Evergreen Estates

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Team Gale on Sep 10, 2015

    5055 Highland Drive, Bolivia, NC 28422

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    2 Bedroom, 1 Bath home in Evergreen Estates. 1330 square foot home is close to area beaches and fishing access.

    5055 Highland Drive has been renovated, including exterior siding, roof, and HVAC. Home will be sold partially furnished; washer, dryer, refrigerator will convey. No HOA, no city taxes!

    Lots of natural light beaming in through large windows on either side of home. Enjoy a warm coastal breeze and sunset sitting in your expansive back yard lined with mature trees. Let the kids roam or the dogs run on over half an acre!

    Call Bill Carney today for ...