• 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your House

    Posted in Seller Tips, Team Gale on Sep 09, 2015

    A 2014 survey by The National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed that on average, homeowners reside in the same house for a decade. The sentimentality of the homeowner upon listing can be a hindrance, but an experienced broker can help you navigate the emotions on either side of the contract.

    Currently, nationwide, it is a seller's market. Here are five points to consider when selling your house so that you can get the best price in the shortest amount of time.

    1. What you think your home is worth and the price you can sell it for are two very different numbers. Properties that are overpri...

  • Featured Home in Pink Hill

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Jacksonville NC Real Estate, Team Gale on Sep 08, 2015

    2685 Sarecta Road, Pink Hill, NC 28572

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    This 3 bedroom, 2 bath manufactured home in Duplin County has interior upgrades including a fireplace, laminate hardwoods, and ample cabinet storage. Counter island for eat-in kitchen. Large dining area off the kitchen, could be hobby room or home office if you prefer.

    The home has a covered front porch and handicap-accessible ramp. This Pink Hill area home will give you plenty of room to roam! 2685 Sarecta Road has a beautiful, tree-lined 1/3 acre yard.

    The price on this property has dropped significantly over the summer, as the sellers are eager to mov...

  • Featured Home in Rock Hill Plantation

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Team Gale on Sep 03, 2015

     3210 Belt Road, Castle Hayne, NC 28429

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    This manufactured home in Rock Hill Plantation has new carpet and laminate flooring, upgraded kitchen appliances and countertops, and fresh paint throughout. This residence offers 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, with a walk-in closet off the master.

    If you're looking for your own little corner of coastal country, 3210 Belt Road is move-in ready! Lot is nearly a half acre, surrounded by mature trees. Property is on a quiet side street, but all the conveniences of Wilmington are just a short drive away.

    This home has a permanent brick foundation, an on-site...

  • Last Chance for White Pants Gala '15

    Posted in Events In Our Area, Team Gale on Sep 02, 2015

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  • Featured Home in Riegelwood

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Team Gale on Sep 01, 2015

    1378 Sand Hole Road, Riegelwood, NC 28456

    1378 Sand Hole Road is a great 3 bedroom, 2.5 Bath home priced at $175,000. It is move-in ready for your family! Interior features include custom cabinetry, breakfast nook, finished room over garage, 2-car attached garage. Large living room has a gas fireplace. Eat-in kitchen and formal dining area.

    Enjoy room to roam on over half an acre in beautiful Riegelwood, NC, just a short drive from area beaches, entertainment and dining of Wilmington or Whiteville.

    Team Gale is proud to represent this Columbus County home. For details or to arrange a showing,...

  • Wilmington Among Best Cities in Nation for Independent Entrepreneurs

    Posted in Local Business Profile, Market Reports, News You Can Use, Team Gale, Wilmington NC Real Estate on Aug 27, 2015

    Wilmington scored the second slot on NerdWallet's Top 10 Prime Locations for Independent Entrepreneurship. Apparently the Port City and it's outlaying regions are chock full of the right people to support businesses large and small!

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    183 metropolitan areas were evaluated for this report. Those cities needed to have 15,000 or more businesses, and a population greater than 250,000. Average revenue of businesses, percent of businesses with paid employees, and number of businesses per 100 people were considered; along with median annual income, median annual housing costs, and unemployment rate....

  • Featured Home in Longwood

    Posted in Team Gale on Aug 20, 2015

    7340 Mt. Zion Church Road, Longwood, NC 28452

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    7340 Mt. Zion Church Road is a charming, 3 bedroom/2.5 bath home in Longwood. If you can get passed the previous owner's bold paint choices, you will find 7340 Mt. Zion Church Road to be a great home with many upgrades.

    Enjoy mahogany colored laminate flooring in the common areas, an open kitchen with functional island and inviting fireplace; formal dining area; master suite with sitting area, walk-in closet, linen closet, double vanity, and stall shower with ceramic tile.

    Tucked away just four miles off of Route 17, this property offers a quiet...

  • Three Onslow Towns Named Best for First-time Buyers

    Posted in Jacksonville NC Real Estate, News You Can Use, Team Gale on Aug 19, 2015

    NerdWallet, Inc. recently analyzed the best cities in North Carolina for first-time homebuyers. Three Onslow area towns ranked in the top ten!

    Data on cities from across the Tar Heel State was examined to see the growth of population, appreciation of home value, median income, and crime rating between 2010 and 2013.  Half Moon (5th), Jacksonville (8th), and Piney Green (9th) proved to be among the best places for first-time homeowners to live.

    The financial advisory company has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNBC, and Forbes. They also evaluated Alabama and New Jerse...

  • Featured Home in Tuckers Square

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Team Gale on Aug 18, 2015

    704 Mississippi Avenue, Kure Beach, NC 28449

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    Our marketing coordinator simply cannot understand why anyone would sell this beautiful beach house! On to bigger and better, we suppose... And what good luck for you!

    704 Mississippi Avenue is a completely upgraded and immaculately styled 3 bedroom/2.5 bath home just a mile from the beach. This house is over 2800 square feet, on about a tenth of an acre plot. Outdoor space is not lacking; enjoy a grill area with fish cleaning station, plenty of room for rocking chairs and a place to lean your surfboard on front and rear covered porches.

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  • Demystifying The Refinance Process

    Posted in Buyer Tips, News You Can Use, Seller Tips, Team Gale on Aug 10, 2015

    Markets across the nation have rebounded from the burst bubble of '08, with more and more homeowners proactively trying to optimize and stabilize their assets. Home ownership is one of the most, if not the most, important investment a person or family can make. If you plan to stay in your home for some time, refinancing is responsible; as it provides the opportunity to assess the value of your home, clarify your equity, and potentially save you money on your outstanding mortgage payments. One issue associated with refinancing that always hangs people up is whether it costs anything to explore....

  • Featured Home in Plantation Landing

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Team Gale on Aug 05, 2015

    8817 New Forest Drive, Wilmington, NC 28411

    This picture-perfect family home offers 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths across 2542 sqft. An open floorplan and top tier design features, including hardwood floors, built-in bookcases, gas log fireplace, granite counters, ample cabinet storage, walk in closets, garden tub in master suite; will draw you in and keep you here.

    Greet the day from your sunroom, spend the evening on your covered front porch, entertain on weekends in your beautifully manicured semi-fenced yard.

    8817 New Forest Drive is located in the subdivision of Plantation Landing. Community a...

  • Featured Home in Castle Bay

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Hampstead NC Real Estate, Team Gale on Jul 24, 2015

    372 Highlands Drive, Hampstead, NC 28443

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    This 2,443 square foot single family home has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths; an eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar; formal dining room; den and finished room over the garage. An open floor plan coupled with the sunroom and screen porch make this home great for entertaining! The lot is roughly a quarter acre, with rolling views of the links.

    372 Highlands Drive is a former model home, and still shows like new! Prospective buyers will be impressed with the granite, tile, hardwood, vaulted ceilings and crown molding details. Community amenities include pool, fi...

  • Featured Home in River Landing

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Team Gale on Jul 14, 2015

    126 Evergreen Drive, Wallace, NC 28466

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    126 Evergreen Drive is a beautiful brick home with 2479 sqft of living space with a pastoral backdrop. Enjoy an open concept common area with breakfast bar, pass through fireplace, and formal dining room; finished room over the garage; and lake views from your screened porch. Crown moldings and trey ceilings jazz up this 3 bedroom/3 bath home, which was a custom build in 1999. The lot is roughly a 1/3 of an acre.

    126 Evergreen Drive is located in the Cedar Point section of River Landing, one of North Carolina's premiere golf communities. The amenities av...

  • Featured Home in Hampstead

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Hampstead NC Real Estate, Team Gale on Jul 09, 2015

     328 Mallard Bay Road, Hampstead, NC 28443

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     Spacious 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath family home in Hampstead. Eat-in kitchen overlooks large wood deck at rear of home; living room with central fire place; screened porch off of living room; formal dining room; two story foyer with bright natural light; soaking tub and stall shower in master suite. 328 Mallard Bay Road is currently vacant, allowing the homeowners to have the bathroom fixtures updated, HVAC replaced, and walls freshly painted.  This property is about 0.4 acres, with a fenced rear yard.

    Buy now and enroll in desirable Topsail School Distric...

  • Featured Home Near Wrightsville Beach

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Foreclosures in SE NC, Team Gale on Jul 03, 2015

    1810 Barkley avenue, wilmington, nc 28403

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    Incredible three story home just on the Wilmington side of the drawbridge.

    1810 Barkley Avenue has 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, a lovely second floor sitting room, and open concept main floor with hardwood floors and granite counters. Two bonus rooms and a custom brick grill out back give 1810 Barkley Ave. a palatial feeling, emphasized by nearby fine dining and proximity to the Intracoastal Water Way. One Meeting Place is a great little neighborhood. Landscaping is maintained by the HOA.

    This home is a bank-owned property. It has been freshly painted, has ...