• Controlling Fire Ants Near Your Home

    Posted in News You Can Use, Team Gale on Jul 13, 2016

    Fire ants are an environmental hazard throughout most of the southern US, peppering yards with little clay mounds and aggressive insects.

    There are dozens of species of fire ants across the globe, the perpetrator in our area being the "red imported fire ant." This insect has been categorized as an invasive species to the US, having been brought in inadvertently about 70 years ago on a cargo ship from Brazil.

    A fire ant bite causes intense itching, welts, and swelling. In extreme cases, individuals attacked by fire ants can die from exposure to the fire ants' venom. Dizziness and disorientation...

  • Remodeling Returns

    Posted in Home Improvement, News You Can Use, Seller Tips, Team Gale on Jul 06, 2016

    Realtor magazine recently published an article that breaks down exactly what gets buyers excited about a property, and what sellers should be focusing on when they are jazzing up their houses before listing.

    The study, or "Remodeling Impact Report," done by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) evaluated resale value and customer satisfaction regarding upgrades such as kitchen and bath renovations, master suite, basement and attic conversions, new or refinished flooring, and HVAC replacement, among others.

    What to expect when ...

  • Top Cities for Retirement

    Posted in News You Can Use, Team Gale on Jun 30, 2016

    Wilmington has been named among the top 50 cities in the US for retirement, by Bankrate.

    The financial publishing company compared cost of living, crime stats, state & local tax rates, quality of healthcare, culture and "walkability" among approximately 200 US cities.

    Premiere honors went to Arlington and Alexandria, Virginia, respectively; with three cities in Tennessee, two in Maryland and Iowa, and Sarasota, FL rounding out the top ten.

    The coastal haven of Wilmington was deemed to have a low cost of living, average taxes, good weather and overall well-being despite a below average "walkabi...

  • Further Proof that Zillow Is Not a Just Like Using REALTOR

    Posted in News You Can Use, Team Gale on May 26, 2016

    While online search tools have revolutionized the way people shop for real estate and the way realtors can interact with prospective clients, it has also proven as a source of extreme misinformation for homeowners as to the value of their property.

    A startling new example of just how "off" Zillow's "zestimates" are in establishing a reasonable market price is reflected in the home sale of Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff - which sold last quarter for 40% less than it's advertised zestimate.

    One day after the Madison Park home sold, Zillow estimated that it was worth $1.75 million dollars, when it in...

  • Featured Townhome in Westport

    Posted in Buyer Tips, Featured Homes series, News You Can Use, Team Gale on May 03, 2016



    1800 square foot townhome in Westport community, follows "Cambridge II" floor plan from HH Homes. Well-kept brick residence includes three bedrooms, two full baths, private sitting room, and all-season room with heartwood pine ceiling. Living room is open to kitchen, with separate dining area. Stylish details and upgrades include beautiful hardwood flooring, granite counters, breakfast bar, chair rail and accent painting, gas log fireplace.

    Westport community offers a swimming pool & clubhouse, as well as playground area. Local dining and daily shopping...

  • Golden Hammer Breakfast

    Posted in Featured Homes series, Hampstead NC Real Estate, News You Can Use, Team Gale, Wilmington NC Real Estate on Apr 29, 2016


    Some fine Sea Coasters turned out for Habitat for Humanity's "Golden Hammer" breakfast on Wednesday morning, Denise Kinney, Tom Gale, Melanie Cameron, Sharon Laney, and Carolyn Thomason among them. Tim Milam, President of CB Sea Coast Advantage, sponsored a table at the event.

    Among several accolades for these fine folks, it was announced that CBSCA would soon begin construction on their 6th home with the Cape Fear chapter of Habitat.





    Sea Coast agent and "Cameron Team" leader Melanie Cameron noted on social media, "We don't just sell houses, we help build them too! Proud to represent an...

  • Featured Home in Mallory Creek

    Posted in Featured Homes series, News You Can Use, Team Gale, Video on Apr 28, 2016

    122 COVE LANDING, WINNABOW, NC 28479pizap.com14610935258093

    This 3 bedroom, 2 full bath brick home in Mallory Creek is 1611 heated sqft on a quarter acre plot. "The Sloop" floor plan from Stevens Fine Homes includes formal dining room, great room with vaulted ceiling, kitchen with breakfast nook. Each bedroom features a walk-in closet; trey ceiling and on -suite bath in master. Exterior features include covered front porch, rear patio, privacy fencing and attached 2-car garage. Mallory Creek offers residents use of a swimming pool, clubhouse, and playground area. Community is close to local dining and daily shoppin...

  • 2016 "Downtown Sundown" Line-up Announced

    Posted in News You Can Use, Team Gale, You're Home with Team Gale Radio on Apr 14, 2016

    Port City dwellers rejoice!

    Outdoor Equipped and Wilmington Downtown Inc are once again sponsoring the wildly popular Friday night "Downtown Sundown" concert series.

    The concerts are free to attend, with an optional $1 wristband for the purchase of alcohol. Proceeds of wristband sales go toward several charities including the Pretty In Pink Foundation, Interfaith Refugee Ministry, Alzheimer's Association of Eastern NC, The OOPS Foundation, and the Cape Fear River Watch.

    This year's events will be held in the parking lot at Princess & Water St. while renovations to the waterfront park continue....

  • Team Gale Agents Earn WHS Certification

    Posted in News You Can Use, Team Gale on Dec 03, 2015



    Elizabeth Elrod and Jody Roney of Team Gale at Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage recently earned their Workforce Housing Specialist (WHS) certification through the North Carolina Association of REALTORS' housing foundation, Homes4NC.

    The mission of Homes4NC is to increase safe, decent and affordable housing for all North Carolinians. Of Team Gale's 10 agents, three now have the WHS certification, including team leader Tom Gale.

    "This certification allows us to assist workforce buyers like teachers, police officers, fire fighters, government employees, and hospital workers to realize their...

  • Luxury Home Sales Remain Strong into the Fall Season

    Posted in News You Can Use, Team Gale, Wilmington NC Real Estate on Nov 20, 2015

    WilmingtonBiz announced last week that the October sales figures for luxury homes, properties valued at $1 million or more, have continued to climb even as the beach-going season wound down.

    Our Team has ten agents working from Jacksonville to Southport, ready to help you buy, sell, build or invest.

    Jack Gale and Jody Roney can help you find a great parcel of land and connect you with some of the area's top builders; Elizabeth Elrod is your go-to agent for the gorgeous and fun Carolina Beach area; while Bill Carney can find whatever you're looking for down in the laid-back harbor towns of Brun...