• New Homes in Summerlin Trace

    Posted in Leland NC Real Estate, Open House, Team Gale, Wilmington NC Real Estate on Apr 20, 2015

    Now Selling in Summerlin Trace! Team Gale is pleased to represent this new homes community in Leland, NC

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    Summerlin Trace is a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood of about 30 home sites. The growing community is tucked away off of Mt. Misery Road, nearby tons of shopping, dining and entertainment conveniences. Leland is a great area, just a short drive over the bridge from historic downtown Wilmington. There are over a dozen floor plans for you to choose from, thoughtfully overseen and fully customizable by Charles David Construction and Capital Growth Properties. The starting cost for a home in Su...

  • NAR & HUD Agree to Amend Credit Criteria

    Posted in News You Can Use, Team Gale on Apr 13, 2015

    The National Association of Realtors was not messing around April 1st when they co-hosted a "Credit Access Symposium" with the Asian Real Estate Association of America and National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals.

    The top priority for all groups present was how to incorporate "non-traditional" data into the credit evaluation process, so more Americans may qualify for home ownership.

    Following the event, NAR commented that the housing and lending industries are challenged by "changing technology, lifestyles, and demographic trends in the U.S., because up-and-coming minority an...

  • Featured Home in Salem Acres

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Team Gale, Wilmington NC Real Estate on Mar 23, 2015

    105 Sage drive, burgaw, nc 28425

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    1400 sqft modular home in Salem Acres, built in 2002, has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. "L" shaped parcel is almost 2/3 acre.

    Move-in ready! Home has neutral paint, hardwood floors, charming wood cabinets in the kitchen, and semi-open floor plan for common spaces on main floor. Bedrooms are all on upper level.

    This home is ideal for a young family or retirees, someone who will enjoy the country setting and room to roam. Burgaw is a beautiful area, not too far from the conveniences the city of Wilmington offers.

    105 Sage Drive is 18 miles from Wilmington's Historic...

  • Featured Home in Clarendon Park

    Posted in Foreclosures in SE NC, Team Gale, Wilmington NC Real Estate on Mar 20, 2015

    1513 STANLEY STREET, WILMINGTON, NC 28401

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     1300 sqft home is in the Clarendon Park area of Wilmington, not far from Historic Downtown. Enjoy a quiet neighborhood just minutes from all the shopping, dining & entertainment opportunities the city has to offer!

    1513 Stanley Street has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths. Hardwood floors throughout living room, formal dining room and a breakfast area. Ceramic tile in the kitchen. Neutral carpet in bedrooms.

    Small lot but well utilized with fenced back yard and wooden deck off the rear of the home. Great space to grill out with friends and let the dog run aro...

  • Featured Home in Cape Cottages

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Wilmington NC Real Estate on Mar 17, 2015

    906-I Litchfield Way, Wilmington, NC 28405

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    906-I Litchfield Way is a third floor unit in Cape Cottages. This unit is over 1100 sqft, with two bedrooms and two baths, kitchen with breakfast bar, dining area, living room with fire place.

    Cape Cottages is located off of Market St & Lennon Drive, in the vicinity of Target and the uptown US Post Office. Monthly HOA fees $210. Amenities in Cape Cottages community include volleyball & tennis courts, swimming pool, and car wash.

    This unit is tenant occupied through July 31, 2015. Please give 24 hours notice for showing appointments.

    Contact Team Ga...

  • Featured Home in Forest Sound

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Team Gale, Wilmington NC Real Estate on Mar 11, 2015

    106 Waterway Trail, Hampstead NC 28443

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     Your new address needs to be 106 Waterway Trail... This 5 bedroom, 4 bath home has been immaculately styled and lovingly maintained by the current homeowner. Generously sized parcels give residents in Forest Sound a sense of privacy and space uncommon in the coastal market. Property has deeded water rights and deep-water boat slip access from a community launch point. 106 Waterway Trail is really an oasis on the Intracoastal for boat-enthusiasts, fisherman, or families looking to escape the calamity of the city of Wilmington.

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    Home has a 2-car attached ...

  • Featured Home in Maple Hill

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Jacksonville NC Real Estate, Team Gale on Mar 11, 2015

    400 NINE MILE ROAD, MAPLE HILL NC 28454

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    400 Nine Mile Road is 1500+ sqft ranch-style family home in Onslow County. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Tree-lined front yard and 20x25' wood deck at the rear.  Install new appliances and a few coats of paint, and you've really got something!

    400 Nine Mile Road has great potential. This modular is being sold in "as is" condition. It has an open floor plan and unfinished upper level for room to grow!

    In rural Maple Hill you'll have all the privacy and freedom of country living. 20 minutes to Jacksonville; 30 minutes to Camp Lejeune; 45 minutes to Topsa...

  • Featured Home in Castle Hayne

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Team Gale, Wilmington NC Real Estate on Mar 04, 2015

    3217 OAKLEY CIRCLE, CASTLE HAYNE NC 28429

    100_29721,120 sqft single family home in Castle Hayne has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Interior freshly painted, master bath recently remodeled. Seller is gifting furniture to the new owners, includeing a sofa, love seat, china cabinet, and kitchen table. Refrigerator/freezer also stays.

    This home is on a 1.5 acre plot. Great yard with room to put in a garden, set up some horseshoe pits, or just run around with the kids. Wooden deck at the rear of home, opens on to the above ground pool.

    Castle Hayne is a great area! You're out of the chaotic city but close enough ...

  • 7 Improvements You'll Be Glad You Made

    Posted in Seller Tips, Team Gale, Wilmington NC Real Estate, You're Home with Team Gale Radio on Mar 03, 2015

    Selling season is upon us! HomeGain was kind enough to do the math for interested sellers and show definitively which chores and upgrades provide the greatest return when your property is on the market. HomeGain is an agent referral site, offering buyers and sellers all kinds of tips for real estate. They offer a particularly useful "Home Sale Maximizer" tool so you can judge which projects are worth the investment of your time and resources.

    The top ranked improvement you can perform is surprisingly simple: clean and declutter! Bringing in a professional organizer or cleaning service may run...

  • Featured Home in Leland

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Leland NC Real Estate, Team Gale on Mar 02, 2015

    5020 MEDLIN ROAD, LELAND NC 28451

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    5020 Medlin Road has so much to offer! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath manufactured home sitting on 1.32 manicured acres. Fruit trees and blooming perennials give the yard a lush backdrop. The motivated sellers of 5020 Medlin Road have recently installed laminate wood flooring, as well as 30 year architectural shingles on the roof. Gas fireplace in living room, spacious kitchen, separate dining area, comfortably sized bedrooms.

    A 36x18' saltwater swimming pool comes equipped with a self-cleaing robot vacuum and nearby pool house (not included in square footage). Prope...

  • Featured Home in Gators Grant

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Team Gale, Wilmington NC Real Estate on Feb 23, 2015

    2507 DIANE DRIVE SW, SUPPLY NC 28462

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    This Brunswick County home is 1300+ sqft open floor-plan. 2507 Diane Drive has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Home offers a fireplace in the living/dining space, unique built-in storage, and tiled sunroom.

    Home needs upgrading in the kitchen and bedrooms, but it is priced accordingly. Act now and customize your dream vacation home on the Carolina coast!

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    2507 Diane Drive is in a great location along the Intracoastal Waterway. Minutes to beaches, salt and fresh water fishing, golf courses or shopping & dining in Shallotte.

    Team Gale agent Mark Irby reps this pro...

  • Featured Home in Carolina Court

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Wilmington NC Real Estate on Feb 20, 2015

    1709 CAROLINA AVENUE, WILMINGTON NC 28403

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    This New Hanover County single family home has 3 bedrooms & 2.5 baths, with 1,913 sq. feet of living space. This Carolina Avenue property is very unique, as it seamlessly features vintage details with modern conveniences.

    Updated plumbing, electrical and insulation, remodeled bathrooms and kitchen, and stainless appliances join coffered ceilings and crown molding, glass panel French doors, and refinished hardwood flooring.

    Home offers formal dining room, eat-in kitchen nook, sunroom, and (unheated) mudroom.

    Great location, just about two miles from hi...

  • $1.8 Billion in Grants for Homeless Programs Nationally

    Posted in Market Reports, Team Gale on Feb 13, 2015

    2015 has begun with a lot of proposed action from the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). We previously covered the pending changes to mortgage financing discussed in the State of the Union address, but the HUD announcement about over $1 billion in grants for local homeless shelters and housing services makes a bit more of an impact.

    This so-called "Continuum of Care" will support over 180 homeless programs in the state of North Carolina. These funds could not be more welcome, considering the 11,000+ homeless population in the Tar Heel State. Three quarters of a million dollars wi...

  • RealtyTrac Report: "Zombie" Foreclosures

    Posted in Market Reports, Team Gale on Feb 09, 2015

    RealtyTrac is the nation's leading resource for real estate data. RealtyTrac compiles, synthesizes, and explains a myriad of figures and trends related to property ownership, tax and deed records, and statistics on bank-owned parcels. The first 2015 quarterly report, regarding so-called "Zombie Foreclosures," reveals that 25% of homes in active foreclosure have been vacated by the owner. The figure is determined by comparing a master list of active foreclosures against addresses deemed vacant and applications for change of address logged with the US Postal Service. This phenomena of abandonmen...

  • Featured Home in Jacksonville

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Jacksonville NC Real Estate, Team Gale on Feb 03, 2015

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    This home is a real gem in the Jacksonville market! 202 Maready Road is located in Golden Estates, a new subdivision off of Gum Branch Road. This home sits on a long lot, measuring in at about 1.2 acres.

    Built in 2012, the home is 1800 sqft. with three bedrooms and two full baths. Rounded and arched doorways, recessed bedroom ceilings, contemporary fixtures, and beaming natural light give this property a unique charm lost in some modular homes.

    Enjoy a focal fireplace in the living room, cozy eat-in kitchen, attached garage, and 12x14' deck for entertai...