• Nationwide Open House Weekend 2013

    Posted in Events In Our Area, Hampstead NC Real Estate, Team Gale on Apr 18, 2013

    Nationwide Open House Weekend 2013

     

     

    The 2013 nationwide open house weekend is almost upon us and what would an open house weekend be without Team Gale? (Boring and dull are my go-to thoughts, but maybe I am bias...) At any rate, Team Gale will be hosting 2 open houses in Hampstead this weekend and we would love to see you!

     

    Open House Saturday, April 20th from 1-4 PM

    308 Tall Ships Lane

    Hampstead, NC 28443

    $575,000

    4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms

    More Information

     

    Open House Sunday, April 20th from 1-4 PM

    142 N Belvedere Drive

    Hampstead, NC 28443

    $165,000

    3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

    More Informati...

  • North Carolina Housing Finance Agency: New and Revised Financial Programs

    Posted in Buyer Tips on Apr 10, 2013

    North Carolina Housing Finance Agency: New and Revised Financial Programs

    The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency has recently added and revised a few of their financial programs.  The following programs could be greatly beneficial to those looking to purchase a home. 

    The NC Home Advantage Loan Program

    This program is not only a low fixed rate mortgage that’s available to first time and repeat home buyers but it also has a Down Payment Assistance (DPA) feature.  The following are additional characteristics of this loan program:

    • 3% DPA of the loan amount for buyers with a 640+ mid credit sc...

  • You're Home with Team Gale: Home Loans and Credit Analysis

    Posted in Team Gale, You're Home with Team Gale Radio on Mar 25, 2013

    You're Home Show #2: Home Loans and Credit Repair 

    Written By: Blake Sayers

    If you missed our March 16th show on home loans and credit repair, you can now listen to it here! We will always post our past shows but be sure to tune in live Saturdays at 9:00 AM on 93.7 and 106.3 The Big Talker FM!

    We would love to hear your questions by calling in during the show or feel free to leave us a message on Facebook with any questions or topics and we will happily answer and discuss them live on air!

  • You're Home with Team Gale Launch!

    Posted in Team Gale, You're Home with Team Gale Radio on Mar 13, 2013

    You're Home with Team Gale Launch!

    Written by Blake Sayers

    If you missed our first show on 93.7 and 106.3 The Big Talker FM you can listen to it here! Our show, You're Home with Team Gale, had a successful launch last Saturday so be sure to tune in with us this weekend to discuss home loans and credit repair.  Join us in discussion every Saturday at 9 AM!

     

     

  • Open House Weekend!

    Posted in Events In Our Area, Foreclosures in SE NC, Leland NC Real Estate, Wilmington NC Real Estate on Mar 13, 2013

    Open House Weekend!

    This weekend Team Gale is hosting three separate open houses! We will have houses open in Wrightsville Beach, Leland and Wilmington. If you would like more information for each home, please click the "More Information" link associated with each property.

    Open House Saturday, March 16th from 12-3 PM

    504 N Channel Drive

    Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

    $1,849,000

    3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms

    More Information

     

    Open House Sunday, March 17th from 1-4 PM

    302 Silkweed Court

    Wilmington, NC 28405

    $155,000

    3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms

    More Information

     

    260 Sky Court

    Leland, NC 28451

    $184,900

    3...

  • 2012 Awards!

    Posted in Local Business Profile, Team Gale, Wilmington NC Real Estate on Mar 08, 2013

    2012 Awards!

    Written by Blake Sayers

    At the beginning of this week Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage held their yearly awards banquet for the Wilmington, Fayetteville, and Raleigh regions to congratulate all teams and agents on a successful year and to award honors to those that accomplished excellence in 2012.

    We are proud to announce that after selling over 220 homes in 2012, we have been awarded the Top Listing Team of the Year, Top Agent Team of the Year, and International President’s Elite, a decoration given to the top 2% of teams for Coldwell Banker in the country!  These are three g...

  • Team Gale's Hot Properties of the Week!

    Posted in Foreclosures in SE NC, Hampstead NC Real Estate, Hot Properties of the Week, Jacksonville NC Real Estate, Leland NC Real Estate, Wilmington NC Real Estate on Mar 08, 2013

    Team Gale's Hot Properties of the Week!
    Happy Friday! This week has a lot going on. We have had nine (9!) new listings, a few price drops, and the start of our own radio show. That's right, Team Gale will be on The Big Talker 93.7 FM and 106.3 FM every Saturday from 9:00-9:30 AM. Our big debut is this weekend, so be sure to tune and hear what Jack & Tom Gale have to say. Not local? Stream it live!

    Now on to my picks for the week! These picks are all under $200,000 and fresh on the market. Don't see anything you desire? Search TeamGale.net for your dream home. (See something you do like? Click the more informa...

  • Open House in Hampstead February 24th!

    Posted in Events In Our Area, Hampstead NC Real Estate, Team Gale on Feb 21, 2013

    Open House in Hampstead February 24th!

    This Sunday from 1-4 PM, Team Gale will host an open house at 103 N Belvedere Drive in Hampstead. Come out, see this beautifully redone home and say hi to Team Gale's Jeff Broadbridge!

    103 N Belvedere Drive, Hampstead NC 28443

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  • Mortgage Debt Forgiveness: 10 Key Points

    Posted in Buyer Tips, News You Can Use, Team Gale on Feb 20, 2013

    The following article we are sharing about Mortgage Debt Forgiveness can be found here, Mortgage Debt Forgiveness: 10 Key Points, on the IRS official website where it was originally posted.

    Mortgage Debt Forgiveness:  10 Key Points

    Source:  IRS Tax Tip 2012-39, February 28, 2012

    Canceled debt is normally taxable to you, but there are exceptions. One of those exceptions is available to homeowners whose mortgage debt is partly or entirely forgiven during tax years 2007 through 2012.

    The IRS would like you to know these 10 facts about Mortgage Debt Forgiveness:

    1. Normally, debt forgiveness res...

  • Mark Your Calendars!

    Posted in Events In Our Area on Feb 18, 2013

    Mark Your Calendars!

    Written by Blake Sayers

    What:  Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Day!

    When:  March 30th, 2013 from 9:00 am-2:00 pm

    Where:  Wilmington International Airport- Customs Building (1987 Hall Drive)

    NHC residents, mark your calendars on March 30th for Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Day!  Be responsible when cleaning out your garages and houses by disposing of your Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) properly.   

    By ridding of HHW the correct way you can help keep our lives healthy and natural resources safe.  If HHW is improperly disposed of it can pollute our ...

  • Home Buyer Tips to Win a Bidding War

    Posted in Buyer Tips on Feb 14, 2013

    Home Buyer Tips to Win a Bidding War

    Written by Mary Beth Tice

    Recently Team Gale has been noticing a trend. Many of our properties have offers on the table within a week of hitting the market and not just one offer, but several. Sellers are now having their pick of offers to choose from as the days of a buyer’s market slip away and the seller’s market returns and with it, the bidding wars.

    If you are a potential buyer, then you potentially could find yourself in a bidding war. How do you win such a war? It’s not always about who offers the most on a property or who can pay cash but which offe...

  • Your Guide to Getting Approved

    Posted in Buyer Tips on Jan 14, 2013

    The following is a list of helpful information provided by Alpha Mortgage regarding the mortgage process and loan approval.  Save this information as a guide to help keep you on course when getting approved.

    INFORMATION/DOCUMENTATION NEEDED TO OBTAIN A PRE-APPROVAL LETTER

    • Full name & Social Security # for all borrowers that will be on the loan
    • Residency:  address for last 2 years & monthly mortgage or rent payment
    • Employment history for the last 2 years; name & address of employer; title/position 
    • Most resent 30 day pay stub(s)
    • Other forms of income:  retirement; pension; social security. i.c...

  • We Went Out with a BANG in 2012!

    Posted in Team Gale on Jan 04, 2013

    We Went Out with a BANG in 2012!

    Written by Mary Beth Tice

     

    I can't say enough how proud I am of my team. Team Gale knocked it out of the park last year and we are celebrating! We are still waiting on final figures, but as of now we closed 222 unit in 2012 which totaled OVER $30 million!!!!

    Team Gale, you ROCK!!!!

    We couldn't have had this AMAZING accomplishment without our AMAZING clients. If you were on the fence about buying or selling last year, call us today and see how Team Gale can keep YOU on course in real estate!


  • 4 Hip Hues for 2013 & How to Use Them at Home

    Posted in Home Improvement on Jan 02, 2013

    4 Hip Hues for 2013 & How to Use Them at Home

    This comes straight from houzz.com but was too good not to share!

  • The Smells of a Home

    Posted in Buyer Tips, Home Improvement on Dec 18, 2012

    The Smells of a Home

    Written by Mary Beth Tice

    I am a huge fan of candles and room fresheners that make my apartment smell like a home (and truth be told not like my two dogs). I have searched high and low to find something that speaks to me and when I smell it in a store, it immediately makes me feel at home. Recently I have become quite found of having a cup of tea to help me unwind after a long day or when I want something warm to drink and coffee feels too heavy. The smell that permeates throughout my kitchen when the boiling water hits the tea bag is just as relaxing and enjoyable as drin...