• Nationwide Open House Weekend Schedule

    Posted in Buyer Tips, Events In Our Area, Team Gale, Video on Jun 02, 2011

     Nationwide Open House Weekend Schedule


    This year Team Gale has several homes that will be participating in the Nationwide Open House Weekend. Click the addresses below for more information on the homes we will be displaying!

    1902 Perry Avenue

    4157 Abbington Terrace

    5519 Dunmore Road

    1711 Heather Run Court

    4359 Polly Gully Court

    The New Community of Schoolview

    Download our printable Nationwide Open House Weekend Schedule!

    Have any questions? Call us now! 1-888-350-GALE

  • Nationwide Open House Weekend

    Posted in Buyer Tips, Events In Our Area, Video on May 31, 2011

    Nationwide Open House Weekend

    The Nationwide Open House Weekend is THIS WEEKEND (June 4th and 5th) and Team Gale is a part of it! Check out our promo and be sure to come out and see Team Gale!

  • Team Gale Mobile Website Features

    Posted in Buyer Tips, Video on May 23, 2011

    Team Gale Mobile Website Features

    Team Gale Blogger Mary Beth discusses how you can use your smart phone to find properties for sale. This video focuses on teamgale.net and its "Map Nearby Listings" feature but also mentions other highlights of the site.

  • New Hanover County Schools

    Posted in Buyer Tips on May 10, 2011

    New Hanover County Schools

    GreatSchools.org is a wonderfully useful tool when deciding what school district to move to. They not only rank schools based on standardize testing but they allow parents to review the schools for others to see. Long gone are the days of asking around and hoping you pick the right school for your kids. Now, with greatschools.org, you can easily determine which school is right for your child.

    These are the school rankings for all public New Hanover County District Schools. These rankings are based on testing scores, not parent reviews. Star ratings may be higher, so ...

  • Going Digital At Home

    Posted in Buyer Tips, Seller Tips on Apr 12, 2011

    Going Digital At Home

    Technology is the wave of the future. Going green is the wave of the future. How do you combine these two concepts into one and supercharge your home in the process? Thanks to modern marvels, it’s now easier than ever to use technology to help save the planet.

    Books are a reader’s best friend, I should know as I own a great many books myself. Today’s technology allows us to now view our favorite books without using trees to create them. The Nook & Kindle are the most popular e-readers and each has apps that allow you to read your favorite book on your phone, computer or t...

  • Relocating to the Greater Wilmington Area

    Posted in Buyer Tips on Mar 31, 2011

    Relocating to the Greater Wilmington Area

    Whether relocating for your job or your love the mild climate and warm beaches the Greater Wilmington area has to offer, Wilmington, NC is a beautiful place to live. Surrounded by several beaches, small towns and the end point for I-40, Wilmington is used to having its fair share of visitors and newcomers each year.

    The Area

    The Greater Wilmington area is divided up into several sections: Leland, Downtown, Ogden, Mayfaire/Landfall, Wrightsville Beach, Monkey Junction, Carolina/Kure Beaches, Porters Neck and Midtown. Within these areas, there are furthe...

  • Spring Time Tips

    Posted in Buyer Tips, Seller Tips on Mar 17, 2011

    Spring Time Tips

    Spring has sprung in the Port City dear readers and I for one am glad! Cold temps do nothing for me and right now I can enjoy the low humidity days without freezing my toes off. Now that you can open your windows and let the warm gentle breezes in (as I have done), here are a few tips straight from yours truly on how to bring a little Spring into your life.

    Lighten up. Switch out heavy drapes for lightweight sheer curtains. These brighten up any room and allow the fresh air to pass easily into your home.

    Add some color. Buy or snipe fresh flowers and place them in vases, old g...

  • Closing Cost Glossary

    Posted in Buyer Tips on Mar 07, 2011

    Closing Costs Glossary Here is an overview of the types of closing costs you may incur on your loan. Some are one-time fees, while others reoccur over the life of the loan. When you apply for your loan, you will receive a Good Faith Estimate of Settlement Charges, and a booklet that will explain these costs in detail.

  • Questions to Ask Any Agent

    Posted in Buyer Tips on Mar 07, 2011

    Questions to Ask Any Agent

    Answered by Jack Gale, Team Leader for Team Gale

    1. How long have you been in residential real estate in our area?

    • I (Jack Gale) have been in real estate since 2000 and joined Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty in 2002

    2. What is your procedure for assisting a buyer from beginning to closing?

    • Get a buyer pre-qualified for a loan or receive a prequalification letter from their banker. This insures when we begin searching for property, we have appropriate financing established.
    • Develop buyer net sheet, to determine estimate of closing costs.
    • Develop es...

  • Moving Checklist

    Posted in Buyer Tips, Seller Tips on Feb 24, 2011

    Moving Checklist:

    1. Give notice to landlord if renting
    2. Contact all companies you do business with & provide new address
    3. Contact all health care providers to get your medical records if you are moving to a new area
    4. Deliver your medical records to your new health care providers
    5. Contact telephone company and arrange for service & get new telephone number
    6. Contact family & friends and provide new address and telephone number
    7. Contact home insurance company for old address & terminate policy
    8. Contact home insurance company for new address & arrange for appropriate amount...