• 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



    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



    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

    202 Maready Road, Jacksonville NC 28540 maready

    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...

  • You're Home with Team Gale: Guest Tim Milam, CBSCA President

    Posted in Team Gale, Wilmington NC Real Estate, You're Home with Team Gale Radio on Feb 02, 2015

    Team Gale welcomed Tim Milam, President of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, to the "You're Home" show on Saturday morning. Jack and Tim discussed the exciting annual sales Coldwell Banker realtors accomplished in 2014, the thriving market here in coastal Carolina, and the value of third party listing sites (Zillow, Trulia vs. corporate hosted webpages).

    >>>  Click Here to Download Our Latest Episode!  <<<

    The Team Gale "You're Home" show airs every Saturday morning from 9:00 to 9:30. Call in to ask your any real estate questions you have, we're happy to help you navigate the purchase and/o...

  • Featured Home on Oak Island

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Team Gale on Feb 02, 2015

    3602 West Dolphin Drive, Oak Island NC 28465 7dolphin

    1702 sqft of living space with four bedrooms and two baths. Open floor plan with ceramic tile in the kitchen, dining & living room. Vaulted ceilings and skylights fill the common areas with natural light. Plenty of storage! Several pantries and closest throughout.

    New HVAC installed in September, new roof added on in October. Owner will pay for year-long warranty. This home is move in ready, and waiting for your family to make memories here. This delightful beach house is being sold fully furnished!


    Nestled on the west end of beautiful Oak Island,...

  • Zillow Chief Hosts HUD Secretary following SOTU

    Posted in Market Reports, Team Gale, Wilmington NC Real Estate on Jan 27, 2015

    In the first of several planned 'fireside chats' Zillow will host this year, Chief Economist Stan Humphries sat down with HUD Secretary Julian Castro last Wednesday morning. The pair discussed points from the State of the Union address that pertain to home ownership and the ongoing efforts to curtail the stress of buying/owning that reached epic proportions not ten years ago.

    During the annual speech, POTUS Barack Obama noted that looking ahead the federal government intends to level the playing field, making the 'American Dream' attainable to folks across the social spectrum. "Things like chi...

  • You're Home with Team Gale: Home Inspections

    Posted in Team Gale, Wilmington NC Real Estate, You're Home with Team Gale Radio on Jan 27, 2015


    Team Gale sat down with Branson Pierce of HomeSpectors this weekend to discuss what buyers and sellers can expect from a home inspection, in terms of cost, time & procedure, and what that report means for the future of your property.

    Team Gale recommends that sellers obtain a pre-inspection report prior to even listing their home. Pierce agrees, as the home inspector can uncover issues with the home that may consider changing or will need to fix before the property is able to be listed or shown.

    Visit HomeSpectors website for more ...

  • Featured Home in Landfall

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Team Gale, Wilmington NC Real Estate on Jan 21, 2015


    FrontBuilt-ins and chandeliers and wet bars, oh my! Granite, marble, crown molding, hardwood... you name the luxury detail, 2134 Deer Island likely has it. This home is in a league of its own, seller has meticulously maintained the property.

    4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, his & hers master closets, jetted tubs, fireplace, and custom kitchen cabinetry with wine rack, across 5,440 sq. feet.

    Landfall is one of the premier communities in coastal Carolina. Owners have access to two golf courses (designed by Pete Dye & Jack Nicklaus) and an elite athletic complex that...

  • Featured Home in Masonboro

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Foreclosures in SE NC, Team Gale, Wilmington NC Real Estate on Jan 14, 2015

    Mason Knoll Court offers a quiet country life on the water, without putting you out of touch. Located just off Masonboro Loop, this home has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.

  • "You're Home with Team Gale" talks with Carefree Boat Club

    Posted in Local Business Profile, Team Gale, You're Home with Team Gale Radio on Jan 12, 2015

    "You're Home with Team Gale" airs weekly on Port City Radio, 103.7fm and 1180am! This past Saturday we sat down with Scott Weismantel, local owner of Carefree Boat Club in Wrightsville Beach. CBC is a great cooperative that allows members to partake in the exciting seafaring tradition of coastal Carolina without the exorbitant commitment of owning and maintaining a boat.


    Carefree Boat Club, headquartered in Virginia, operates across the country with more than two dozen locations for members to shove off. CBC offers boating...

  • Featured Home in Everett Bay Community

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Team Gale, Video, Wilmington NC Real Estate on Jan 09, 2015




    Beautiful newly constructed 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Baths in Summerhouse at Everett Bay subdivision. Move in ready! Lower level features hardwood flooring, kitchen has granite countertops and contemporary fixtures; stylish tile in the bathrooms; fresh, neutral carpeting in living quarters.

    3,248 sq. ft. single family home features an open floor plan and outdoor space optimal for entertaining. The views around this gated waterfront community are exceptional!  Everett Bay is truly a special neighborhood, nestled in Onslow County between all the attractions ...