Never Move Without...
Posted in Buyer Tips, Seller Tips, Team Gale on Oct 21, 2015
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Buying a home is among the greatest financial investments you will make in your life, and moving is among the most stressful. There are several items to make sure you have ahead of a move, whether it's across town or across the country!
WorkHacks blogger Julia Roy moved with her husband from New York City to San Diego last spring. The productivity queen weighed her options on how best to move their entire lives from one coast to another, finally settling on the PODS company ...
Student Loan Debt Keeping Millennials from Homeownership
Posted in News You Can Use, Team Gale on Oct 14, 2015
The September "Insight & Outlook" report from Freddie Mac highlights how student loan debt will influence the market and hinder Millennial homeownership.
Reportedly, student loan debt has tripled in the last 10 years, with balances concentrated among the population under age 39. Freddie Mac's chief economist, Sean Becketti, notes that "recent data has confirmed that not all student is created equal. Students who attended schools with less-certain educational benefits have not fared well. Borrowers who did not complete their studies have fared worst of all... Moreover, a change just this month ...
Featured Home in Northchase
Posted in Featured Homes series, Team Gale on Oct 13, 2015
2908 Miranda Court, Wilmington, NC 28405
Great home in Lakemoor section of Northchase neighborhood for a new family or as an investment! 2908 Miranda Court has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths across more than 1200 sqft.
Semi-open common area with pass-through window between kitchen/dining room; vaulted ceilings and fireplace in living room. Rear stone patio accessible from living room and master suite. Second and third bedroom well sized for kids, guests, or home office. Separate laundry area, concealed by folding doors in main hall.
Large yard, about a third of an acre, is lined with mature foli...
WRAR Commercial Day 2015
Posted in Team Gale on Oct 07, 2015
The Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors welcomed NAR Chief Economist Dr. Lawurence Yun to the Terraces yesterday morning. Yun spoke about the current real estate climate in the Cape Fear region, as well as the local and national factors impacting the construction and sale of residential homes and commercial facilities.
Yun opened the lecture by explaining that real estate follows the economy; when people are spending, businesses open, and buildings are built and rented to accommodate a thriving retail industry.
He went on to divulge that big commercial deals are outpacing small commerc...
Featured Home in Jacksonville
Posted in Jacksonville NC Real Estate, Team Gale on Oct 06, 2015
209 Red Oak Street, Jacksonville, NC
209 Red Oak Street is a 2000 square foot family home in Jacksonville. This property offers 2 acres to roam and play - a great value & space to make great memories!
There are 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths in this move-in ready home. Enjoy an open living/dining/kitchen, that flows to a family room and rear deck access. Master suite has walk-in closet and attached bath with a double vanity, soaking tub, stall shower. Stainless appliances; breakfast bar; chair-rail detail; bright sliding doors to rear wooden deck. Fenced backyard with storage shed. Home is on s...
Featured Home in The Arbors at Westgate
Posted in Featured Homes series, Foreclosures in SE NC, Team Gale on Oct 01, 2015
9406 Night Harbor Drive, Leland, NC 28451
9406 Night Harbor Drive is an adorable 1100 sqft unit in the Arbors at Westgate in Leland. Convenient to local shopping, area beaches, and Wilmington's historic downtown district.
This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with a single car attached garage. Main living area is a semi-open concept. Breakfast bar separates kitchen from living room, with access to the rear patio right off the eat-in kitchen. Separate laundry area with shelf storage.
Community offers residents use of a municipal pool. Low monthly HOA fees contribute to common area maintenance and club...
6 Common Closing Delays
Posted in News You Can Use, Team Gale on Sep 30, 2015
The Hiscocks with Nothnagle Realtors have a great blog post about closing delays. Finding their article on Pinterest really got us thinking... so we have narrowed a list to 6 common reasons a home sale can be delayed.
From the Rochester Real Estate Blog: Whether you’re currently buying or selling a home or you’re planning on buying or selling a home in the future, it’s important that you understand that there can be delays in a real estate closing. A real estate contract and the terms and conditions that are set forth in a contract do carry significant importance, however, they are not always...
Featured Home in Brynn Marr
Posted in Jacksonville NC Real Estate, Team Gale on Sep 29, 2015
201 Spring Meadow Circle, Jacksonville, NC 28546
3 bedroom, 3 bath townhouse in the gorgeous Marsh Oaks at Bryn Marr community. This unit has 2 allotted parking spots. 201 Spring Meadow Circle is on a corner unit, with a privacy fence and small patio at the rear. Additional attached storage area.
There is laminate wood and vinyl flooring on the main level, with carpet in the bedrooms. Living room features a focal fireplace. Kitchen has flat-top range.
Quarterly HOA has low, reasonable fee! Property management tends to common area maintenance, trash removal, and upkeep of yard. Marsh Oaks at...
Featured Home in Crosswinds
Posted in Featured Homes series, Foreclosures in SE NC, Team Gale on Sep 24, 2015
4901 Crosswinds Drive, Wilmington, NC 28409
This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the Crosswinds community near Monkey Junction is ready and waiting for your family!
Gas fireplace and large sliding doors that open to a rear wooden deck make for a great focal point in the great room, which includes pass through window to the kitchen. Lots of cabinet storage and counter space in kitchen.
Master suite includes large, double door closet and attached bath with stall shower. Two additional bedrooms on main level, with potential fourth bedroom or rec room in finished space over the garage.
Home is on jus...
Moving Tips: Make Unpacking Less Daunting
Posted in Buyer Tips, News You Can Use, Team Gale on Sep 23, 2015
Coldwell Banker Blue Matter has articles on everything from kitchen updates to ideas for holiday decorating to understanding real estate jargon.
Contributor Lindsey Chamberlain shared some tips for de-stressing the process of unpacking in your new place. Read her complete list here.
Clean your home or apartment before you move in! Areas like the kitchen and bathroom will be so much easier to clean without a clutter of boxes. Set aside some time to give the important areas of your new home a thorough once-over.
Your movers and helpers are likely to be way more enthusiastic and limber at th...
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