This blog is written by local Wilmington NC real estate agents and realtors about real estate, homes for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and local events here in Wilmington NC, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, and Kure Beach.  We make it a priority to keep you informed on the latest real estate deals, communities, and important events that may effect you if you currently live in Wilmington or plan to purchase a home here in the near future. 

If we run across a good restaurant, see a good show, hear of any concerts, art shows, river walk events, etc.. this is where we will let you know.  We will also update you on any helpful website pages we add to the site.  We are always looking for new ways to connect to our clients and feel like our blog is a great tool to keep you informed!

We hope you enjoy it and please let us know if we can assist you with any properties you see on the website!

Thank you for reading this and happy house hunting,

Coastal Carolina Properties
910-262-1002

Nov. 26, 2013

Tour My Town - Eastwood Village

Eastwood Village is a heavily-wooded, cozy neighborhood of patio homes located in an incredibly convenient spot near Mayfaire Town Center, Wrightsville Beach, the airport, and historic downtown Wilmington, NC. 

The friendly community has neighborhood events all year round at its clubhouse where residents and guests may also enjoy a refreshing pool and tennis courts. Many walking trails weave throughout the property further promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Please call me for further information about properties in Eastwood Village or anywhere in the Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach area.

 

By Paul Coffman

808-224-8816

paul@coastalcarolinaproperties.com

CoastalCarolinaProperties.com

 

Nov. 21, 2013

Wrightsville Beach 30th Anniversary Flotilla

Wrightsville Beach 30th Anniversary Flotilla

Lights on the water in a parade of beautiful boats, balmy breezes (I hope), seafood and cocktails...Join us the weekend of November 29 and 30 to celebrate the 30th year of the flotilla. 

The flotilla information and video are courtesy of North Carolina Holiday Flotilla At Wrightsville Beach site:

Flotilla Schedule

29 November
5:45 PM
Captains Meeting at the Blockade Runner
6:30 PM
Atlantic Marine Holiday Flotilla Launch Party
7:00 PM
30 November
 
Festival in the Park
10 AM - 4 PM
Boat Parade
6 PM
Fireworks will immediately follow the Boat Parade

 

Email, text, or call me at your convenience.  808-224-8816

By Paul Coffman

paul@coastalcarolinaproperties.com

Nov. 20, 2013

Hot Deals for Cold Weather - Beach Foreclosures

Wilmington NC Beach Foreclosures!

Now that there is no denying that cold weather and the holidays are upon us, it is an ideal time to consider purchasing a home at the beach.  Imagine sitting in front of a fire sipping hot beverages with friends and family while enjoying the smell and sounds of the ocean after spending the day boating, fishing and enjoying the beach. That is how we live all the time here.  Beach homes are an idyllic place to create family memories and a great source of income as short/long term rentals as well.

Although the market appeared to shift towards sellers over the Summer months (due to limited inventory and low rates), it is moving in favor of buyers again as it normally does in the off months.  As the market slows down until Spring, sellers who continue to market their properties are more apt to negotiate and exhibit motivation to reach a deal.

Check out the latest beach foreclosures here at CoastalCarolinaProperties.com: beach foreclosures

As always, if you need videos, photos, maps, floor plans, general information about neighborhoods or anything else, please contact me and I will be happy to assist.

Email, text, or call me at your convenience.  808-224-8816

By Paul Coffman

paul@coastalcarolinaproperties.com

Nov. 19, 2013

Tour My Town - Parkside at Mayfaire

Tour My Town - Parkside at Mayfaire in Wilmington NC


Parkside at Mayfaire is nestled behind Mayfaire Town Center in a private and cozy wooded setting. The neighborhood is small and inviting, mixing a nostalgic coastal feel with functionality. The homes open to spacious front porches, wide sidewalks abound to a public garden and fountain, ponds and playgrounds, and garages are accessed via alley ways.

Enjoy a short walk or bike ride to Mayfaire Town Center to see a movie, enjoy a coffee al fresco, shop, or just go for a stroll around the quaint shopping area.

There is so much more to Parkside and the Wilmington area so please give me a call to learn more about real estate here.

 

 

Email, text, or call me at your convenience.  808-224-8816

By Paul Coffman

paul@coastalcarolinaproperties.com

Visit our main page for all Wilmington NC Homes for sale today!

 

Nov. 15, 2013

Wilmington Ranks #14 for New Homes!

Wilmington NC Ranks #14 for New Homes

Builder magazine rated the Wilmington NC real estate market #14 on its list to watch in 2014 for growing new home sales (14 out of 100 regions in the U.S.).  The magazine, based in Washington D.C., monitors and tracks building trends across the country based on a region's expected growth and overall economic health. 

Raleigh-Cary ranked highest in the state of North Carolina, tying with metro Denver as #12, with an outlook score of 85.8, according to the ranking. Durham-Chapel Hill was ranked No. 21 with an outlook score of 83.

Wilmington continues to rank well on various lists of "places to watch" based on the steady value of real estate here and the strength of the local economy.  With the great weather and endless outdoor amenities available, Wilmington provides a relaxed coastal environment that is receiving a lot of national attention!

Speaking of Wilmington, new homes and deals...Stevens Fine Homes continues to offer unbelievable value for families and retirees alike.  Check out their inventory--5 bedrooms, 4 baths, over 4,000 square feet of energy efficient living space, community pool, low HOA for only $77 square foot??!

View Wilmington NC New Homes For Sale

If you'd like to learn more about new construction in the Wilmington area or have questions about real estate, please call, text or email me for assistance. 

 

Email, text, or call me at your convenience.  808-224-8816

By Paul Coffman

paul@coastalcarolinaproperties.com

CoastalCarolinaProperties.com

910-465-9135

Oct. 30, 2013

Tour My Town - Autumn Hall

Autumn Hall is an unique, multidimensional community that includes upscale residential properties, luxury retirement options, onsite medical facilities, a short distance to Wrightsville Beach, beautiful pool area, walking trails, ponds, and so much more.

The creators of the planned, 236-acres development wanted to evoke the feeling of a neighborhood from earlier, more relaxed times by using heritage homes and village shops to create the cozy community that defines Autumn Hall.

Please contact us to learn more about this neighborhood or real estate in the Wilmington, North Carolina area.  

Email, text, or call me at your convenience.  808-224-8816

By Paul Coffman

paul@coastalcarolinaproperties.com

CoastalCarolinaProperties.com

  

 

Oct. 24, 2013

New Active Seniors Retirement Neighborhood Coming to Wilmington!!

 

 

Cambridge Village Senior Living is a new active seniors retirement neighborhood with a holistic approach to offering a healthy lifestyle to its residents.  The 250-unit apartment community will be constructed in phases with phase 1 scheduled for completion in the Fall of 2014. Phase 1 will see the development of 126 apartments, a clubhouse and a 20,000-square-foot wellness center.

The community is very conveniently located on Eastwood Road and backs-up to Mayfaire Town Center.  The neighborhood plans to connect directly to Mayfaire at some point in the development process. 

There are currently 3 floor plans offered--studio, one- and two-bedroom--and rent is based accordingly from $2,600 to $3,800/month.  The rent covers the majority of expenses one incurs in daily living:

Rent
Meals
Electricity
Water/Sewer
Gas
Trash
Homeowner's insurance
HOA dues
Weekly housekeeping
Lawn care
Pest control
Home repairs/maintenance
Carpet cleaning
24-hour emergency response
Social calendar
Home security
Local transportation
Wellness/exercise
Basic cable
Entertainment

At Cambridge, we take a holistic approach to health, treating the "whole person" and focusing on your well-being in every area: physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual. Here, you will thrive. - See more at: http://cambridgevillageofwilmington.com/wilmington-nc-retirement-communities/#sthash.1dCiu609.dpuf

 

Please give me a call or email me for more information about reserving your spot in the community, or if you'd like information about other active retirement communities.   

By Paul Coffman

808-224-8816

paul@coastalcarolinaproperties.com

coastalcarolinaproperties.com

Oct. 22, 2013

Houses for $200,000 in Wilmington!!

So many choices, check out what you can buy for $200,000 in the Wilmington area...from historic properties to a cute beach cottage across the street from the ocean to a family-friendly, 3b/3b, 1,800+ sq. ft. home, we have it all here!

 

Email, text, or call me at your convenience.  808-224-8816

By Paul Coffman

paul@coastalcarolinaproperties.com

July 30, 2013

Wilmington NC Real Estate Market Improving

Our market is really improving here in Wilmington and the beaches.  Check out these numbers and let us know if we can help.  Call us anytime at 910-262-1002.
  • Our average sales price has increased by 6.9% from 2nd Quarter 2012.
  • Of the 1,215 sellers in 2nd Quarter – 27.33% paid some sort of concession toward the purchase of the house.
  • Our list to sales price ratio for 2nd Quarter is 96.10%, an increase from 95.5% for 2nd Quarter 2012.
  • The average list price of the sold properties is $267,964 which is up 6.3% from 2nd Quarter 2012.
  • The average number of days a property remained on the market for 2nd Quarter was 127 days, compared to 150 days for 2nd Quarter 2012.
  • The median sold price of $200,000 for 2nd Quarter has increased 2.6% from 2nd Quarter 2012

Interested in buying or selling a home in the Greater Wilmington NC real estate market? Contact Us today to get started!

By Paul Coffman

808-224-8816

paul@coastalcarolinaproperties.com

July 11, 2013

Now is the time to sell

The number of new listings is down 47% from this time last year.  It is definately turning into a seller's market again.  A lot of people are looking for a new home or a second home making now a great time to put your home on the market for sale.  Call me today for more information on how I can help you sell your home for top dollar in a short amount of time.


Rob Good
910-465-2345
rob@coastalcarolinaproperties.com