• Insurance increases for non-owner occupied property

    Posted in News You Can Use on Jan 11, 2011

    On January 4, 2011 the North Carolina Department of Insurance issued a release stating that property insurance companies have asked for a 20.9% rate hike state wide for 2011.

  • Team Gale Update

    Posted in Team Gale on Jan 06, 2011

    It’s Thursday afternoon and I sit here in from of my computer thinking of everything Team Gale has in the works and to tell you the truth, it warms my marketing heart and reminds me of days past when there didn’t seem to be enough time to get the latest & greatest ad run before the next big thing was out. TG has a digital billboard ad in rotation with other Coldwell Banker agents. Tom and I are working on updating our website. The TG YouTube channel has the new video up for our listing at 908 Pilots Ridge. I am a postcard writing madwoman with multiple mailings about to drop (email me at maryb...

  • Happy New Year!!!

    Posted in Team Gale on Jan 04, 2011

    Happy New Year Everyone!

    As we enter into the brand new 2011, Team Gale has made some additions to our lovely little team. We would like to welcome Alice Farrell, Allen LaCoe and Jeff Broadbridge to our team! All three REALTORS® are backed 100% by Team Gale and the quality we strive for with every transaction. Now with 12 REALTORS® on Team Gale, we are better able to keep you on course in real estate!

  • Going Green Without Turning Green

    Posted in Buyer Tips, News You Can Use, Seller Tips on Dec 21, 2010

    Ever feel like you are overwhelmed by all the “green” products being shoved in your face? Or worse, feel a case of “green fatigue” coming on, forcing you to tune out all the information? I rarely pay attention anymore to “green” hype, suffering from my own self-induced permanent case of “green fatigue.” However, I recently came across a website that let me calculate my carbon footprint. Since I don’t pay the bills in my house and don’t know how many miles each car gets to the gallon or is driven per year, it was mostly guesstimation on my part but I am right there around the national average. OK, a little above it really, but can I help the fact I work a good 20 minutes from home or that a summer with 100% humidity and 90 degree days equals a constant need for AC?

  • Team Gale’s New Toll Free Number!

    Posted in Team Gale on Jun 18, 2010

    Team Gale has been adding multiple new marketing strategies, one of the most exciting being our toll free number. This unique service makes our sellers listings more accessible, by providing 24/7 information on their property. When you call our number, 1-888-350-GALE, you hear a brief opening and can then enter a property extension number. We have assigned each property to its own unique four digit extension, which is advertised in multiple venues such as craigslist, realtor.com and the rider on the property sign. From this, you can listen to a brief, yet concise, description of the property, ...

  • NCAR's 10 Things You Should Know About Today's North Carolina Real Estate Markets

    Posted in News You Can Use on Oct 04, 2009

    1-THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS A NATIONAL REAL ESTATE MARKET. If you read the newspapers, it’s easy to get the idea that real estate markets are the same everywhere. If conditions are bad in Orlando or Los Angeles or Chicago, they must be bad every­where, right? Wrong. All real estate is local. When you’re looking to buy or sell, pay attention first to sales price trends, volume and inventory in your target market or region, rather than to misleading headlines about national sales trends.

    2-NORTH CAROLINA HOME VALUES ARE STABLE. In 2007, the average sales price of a North Carolina home grew by 4 p...

  • One Tree Hill Films in Our Office

    Posted in Events In Our Area, Wilmington NC Real Estate on Aug 11, 2009

    Team Gale had a front and center view of the taping of a One Tree Hill episode when they converted Coldwell Banker Sea Coast's conference room into a sports agent's office.

  • U.S. new home sales rise sharply in June

    Posted in News You Can Use on Jul 27, 2009

    Sales of new single-family homes in the United States rose more than expected in June, while the inventory of homes for sale fell to a more than 11-year low, government data showed on Monday.

  • The Healthiest Housing Markets for 2009

    Posted in Market Reports on Jul 27, 2009

    Builder, in conjunction with Hanley Wood Market Intelligence, debuts its metric for determining markets with the best and least potential.

  • Rise in sales points to U.S. housing bottom

    Posted in Market Reports, News You Can Use on Apr 15, 2009

    The national housing market continues to rebound. Wilmington, NC continues to mirror these trends, but has the additional benefit of being a place where so many people want to relocate.