• 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 ...

  • Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall Arrives in Oak Island

    Posted in Events In Our Area, News You Can Use, Team Gale on Jul 02, 2015

    A 244-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the most visited monument in our nation's capital, has arrived in Oak Island just in time for the America's birthday weekend. The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall received an honorable escort into town, thanks to volunteers with The Warrior Ride and The North Carolina Patriot Guard.

    Southern Brunswick County is home to the 4th of July Festival, held annually in Southport. The quaint coastal town is just about 12 miles from Oak Island, making the arrival of this monument an added draw for 50,000+ visitors and veterans who are expected to pass ...

  • Featured Home in The Village at Belvedere

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Team Gale on Jun 20, 2015

    106 Regan Court, Hampstead, NC  28443

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     Beautifully styled single family home in Belvedere. 3 bedrooms & 2 full baths, eat-in kitchen, open living area, separate laundry. Hardwood floors in common space, tile in bathrooms & laundry, carpet in bedrooms. Walk-in attic can be finished for additional square footage! Attached 2-car garage, rear screened porch, and fenced yard. Property also includes a storage shed and enclosed garden bed.

    106 Regan Court is conveniently located across fro the Belvedere Country Club, with top tier golf and swimming facilities. This community is a short distance from...

  • Featured Home in Coral Ridge

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Team Gale on Jun 19, 2015

    812 Kiawah Lane, Wilmington, NC  28412

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    This charming family home has been lovingly and meticulously maintained! 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths across 1171 square feet. Master bedroom, guest bed, kitchen, and living/dining room on first floor; third bedroom on upper level.

    Conveniently located between Carolina Beach and downtown Wilmington. Community are all newer homes, built by Secof Construction. Enjoy the camaraderie of the neighborhood as you take a stroll to the pool, where everyone will be splish-splashing and chatting this summer.

    HOA is Premier Management, who maintains the common areas, ...

  • Featured Home in Leland

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Foreclosures in SE NC, Team Gale on Jun 15, 2015

    1024 Winterberry Circle, Leland, NC  28451

    1024 Winterberry Circle is in the tony Magnolia Greens community in Leland, NC. This house is 1,678 sqft with 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, and an attached 2-car garage. There is plenty of cabinet storage in the kitchen, a combined living/dining room with fireplace, home office and separate laundry room.  Home has great looking hardwood floors, ceramic tile, neutral paint, decorative trim and chair rail accents.  1024 Winterberry Circle is a corner lot (1/4 acre) with semi-fenced yard.

    $50 monthly HOA dues to Cepco. Residents have access to the clubhouse...

  • Featured Home in Topsail Reef

    Posted in Team Gale on Jun 05, 2015

    2174 New River Inlet Road, North Topsail Beach, NC  28460

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    Unit 386 in Topsail Reef is a unique oceanfront condo. This community offers an on-site laundry facility and tennis courts.

    #386 is a third floor unit, with 532 sqft. of living space and a 6'x13' balcony. Queen bedroom set, built-in bunk beds in the hall, single bath with tub/shower.

    This condo is being sold fully furnished! A/C unit will stay as well.

    North Topsail Beach is one of the more sought after surfside communities in North Carolina with beautiful views, mild off-season climate, lots of aquatic recreation and relaxation. This...

  • Featured Home in Bent Tree

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Hampstead NC Real Estate, Team Gale on May 22, 2015

     103 CURRANT LANE, HAMPSTEAD, NC  28443

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    3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath home in Bent Tree neighborhood. 2,520 square feet. Built in 2006. Quiet community, low country style. Desirable Topsail School District. Subject to Middle Point Loop HOA.

    Common area flows well with a semi-open layout. Formal sitting room (could be dining room), living room, and eat-in kitchen visible from entryway. Bedrooms off the main hall. Master has beautiful natural light and on-suite bath with soaking tub, double vanity and stall shower. Potential fourth bedroom, home office, or play room over the attached garage.

     

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  • Things to Consider During "Selling Season"

    Posted in Market Reports, News You Can Use, Team Gale, Wilmington NC Real Estate on May 22, 2015

    Spring is the busiest time for home sales, and an unbalanced market gives sellers a real advantage. Sales are occurring at a faster rate than new listings, so buyer's with newly approved, low interest loans are scooping up the attractive area properties.

    Have you been on the fence for a while now about selling your home?

    Last month, RIS Media's House Call column pointed out five key items to consider in making the decision to move. 

    First, are you frustrated by lack of space, constantly rearranging closets and hesitant about hosting overnight guests? Have your kids' outgrown their shared bedro...