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

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:

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
Basic cable

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:


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


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

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


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

July 9, 2013

Wrightsville Beach on Best Surf Town List!


National Geographic names Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina on "World's 20 Best Surf Towns" list!!

Best For: The whole family can enjoy Wrightsville’s trademark mix of sleepy southern beach town and growing metropolis. Think catfish with caviar or barbecue with Beaujolais.

Wrightsville Beach is a small town tucked away between the salt marshes, sandy barrier islands, and old wooden piers of the American southeast. “It’s a great surf town for two main reasons—attitude and access,” says Mike Barden, a native and owner of the seminal East Coast surf shop Surf City Surf Shop, which has been in business since 1978. “We have a pretty laid-back, understanding attitude. You don’t ever really get vibed here. You can just show up and surf, which is something that you can’t always do in big surf towns, such as Huntington Beach, or even some towns on the East Coast.”


August to October. Late summer is hurricane season and offers warm weather with consistently above-average surf.


WB Surf Camp offers lessons and camps for kids, teens, adults, families, and women-only groups.


You can’t go to the southeast without trying flounder and oysters. Barden recommends King Neptune Restaurant’s grilled flounder sandwich.


Vacation rentals overlooking the beach are the way to go.


The southeast is a hotbed of stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), and Wrightsville has one of the most popular loops in the region—the four-mile, flat-water Harbor Island Outer Loop. SUP rentals are available at Surf City. For a more sedentary time, charter a fishing boat from Philip Thompson at AUI Charters, or take the kids out with Stuart Caulder at Gold Leader Fishing.

Local Tip

The best swells, nor’easters, often come with strong winds and currents. Wait for them to pass then snag an early morning cleanup session the day after, when conditions are usually the best.

To find out the other 19 surf towns



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

By Paul Coffman

June 13, 2013

Carolina Beach Renourishment 2013

Carolina Beach is looking great and ready for the Summer crowds!  Check out our video of the North end of the beach to see how it looks today after being replenished recently. 


The beaches are wide, the sand is soft, the weather is hot, and the drinks are cold...

If you are looking for a reasonably priced family beach vacation, please contact us. With the fun-packed boardwalk, some of the best homemade doughnuts anywhere, amazing beaches, and great food, we know you will find the right getaway here.

We can help you find the right rental property or hotel room, and even try to get a discount for you.  While you are here, we can show you properties at your convenience or answer any questions you have about the area.


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

By Paul Coffman










June 6, 2013

Buying Oceanfront Property in Coastal NC

Buying Oceanfront Property on NC Coast

We have almost 330 miles of ocean shoreline in North Carolina, and some amazing oceanfront properties on some of the most spectacular beaches in the nation. But buying waterfront property requires well-informed decision making, and Maya Schultz and Carrie Upchurch, Buyers Agents at, make it our priority to provide our clients with the required financial, environmental, and regulatory information needed when determining the rewards and risks of owning a waterfront property.

Here are some basic items to consider:

What is the typical erosion rate of a North Carolina shoreline?

A: North Carolina Division of Coastal Management studies show an average long-term erosion rate of 2 to 3 feet annually for the entire coast over the last 70 years. However, half the coast has eroded at a rate of 1 foot per year or less. The other half has eroded faster, with a few areas having lost more than 20 feet per year. Ocean shorelines near inlets and inlet shorelines usually experience the greatest fluctuations, on the order of 10 times non-inlet erosion rates for a decade or longer.

Is flood insurance mandatory for coastal property?

Sometimes. If the property is in an identified flood-prone area, federally insured lenders are required to have the building owner provide proof of flood insurance coverage for the life of the lien. If a loan is not federally insured or there is no loan, no law requires flood insurance. Even if not required, when building or buying near the ocean, flood insurance is always a good idea.

Can I rebuild or repair my building if it is damaged by a coastal storm, fire or other hazard?

Maybe. If the damage is less than 50 percent of the building’s market value immediately prior to the damage, you may be able to repair it at its original location. However, if the building is more than 50 percent damaged, repairs must meet the latest setback requirements, floodplain regulations and other building code requirements. Permits are required, as if it were new construction. In addition, repair or replacement on the lot would be prohibited if erosion has left insufficient space to meet the setback at that time. Purchasers should determine if the lot and building presently meet the setback for new construction and eligible for a replacement building, keeping in mind the risk that erosion may make the lot unbuildable in the future.

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

Paul Coffman

May 20, 2013

Terminal Groins on the NC Coast

Terminal Groins – Senator Bill Rabon’s (R-Brunswick) Senate Bill 151 was passed and will, among other things, allow for an unlimited number of terminal groins along the coast and remove various permitting requirements from a 2011 law that allows up to four of the hardened structures designed to trap sand and prevent shoreline erosion near inlets.



May 16, 2013

Mayfaire Music on the Town - Summer 2013

Mayfaire's Music on the Town Summer Concert Series

Mayfaire is hosting its 9th annual Music on the Town starting May 2013. 

Friday, May 3              Uncle Hairy                                (70s-90s Classics, Pop Rock)
Friday, May 10            The Other Guys and a Gal        (Americana, Acoustic Rock)
Friday, May 17            The School Boys                       (Classic Rock)
Friday, May 24            Eastbound                                  (Todays new country)
Friday, June 31          Cosmic Groove Lizards             (Original Rock)
Friday, June 7            360 Degrees                               (Soul, R&B, Variety)
Friday, June 14          The Steedie Eddies                    (Classic Rock)
Friday, June 21          Selah Dub                                   (Reggae)
Friday, June 28          Seneca Guns                             (Eclectic Rock)
Friday, July 5             40 East                                       (Modern Country, Pop)
Friday, July 12           Millenia Funk Band                    (Funk, Dance, Rock)
Friday, July 19           Velcro                                        (80s Rock)
Friday, July 26           Painted Man                              (Funk, R&B, Rock)

Mayfaire's Music on the Town Concert Series is held every Friday evening from 6pm until dark beginning Friday, May 3rd. The free concert series will take place on the Mayfaire Event Field located directly behind Ulta and World Market. Plentiful free parking is available on site, just bring a blanket or chairs for comfort and pack your picnic basket with whatever you please. You can bring your own dinner, snacks and even coolers are welcome. You can pick something up from one of Mayfaire's 22 eateries or order a family meal from Chick-Fil-A who is onsite every Friday evening if you don't have time to pack a picnic.

The bands ranges in genres from Classic Rock, Beach, Blues, 80s, funk and everything in between. Jumpin Party Rentals will be out every Friday to entertain the kids with 3 moon bounce castles, cotton candy and snow cones for a small fee. In addition, our sponsors will be out with activities and goodies for all.

Goodie bags are given away to the first 100 attendees on the first Friday of every month, filled with coupons, gifts and samples from the Mayfaire stores and restaurants. Our event sponsors will also be onsite offering goods, services and paraphernalia.

Enjoy the start of a wonderful weekend at Mayfaires Music on the Town Concert Series. Its the best FREE music in Wilmington!

May 16, 2013

Brunswick Forest - Planned Community

Brunswick Forest is one of Leland's premier golf course communities. The homes in Brunswick Forest range from luxurious townhomes starting in the low $200,000 up to stately single family homes priced around $600,000. The clubhouse and amenities will give you the feeling of living at a resort year round. Get back to nature on the walking trails, kayak and canoe at the River Club, workout at the fitness center, play a match at the tennis courts, and cool down at the swimming pool (or stay warm in the winter in the indoor pool)!

Worried you’ll be missing the action at the beach? Brunswick Forest also has an ocean front beach club at Oak Island with its own swimming pool. 

The community is located 15 minutes away from historic downtown Wilmington, just over the Cape Fear River in Leland, NC.

If you are looking for a retirement or second home in a golf course community in close proximity to Wilmington, you should visit Brunswick Forest.

Considering the move to Brunswick Forest? Check out our recent blog post about the amazing summer vacation opportunities that our friends over at Brunswick Forest are offering and let us know if we can get you set up for a getaway. You’ve got nothing to lose!

To see a list of Homes for sale in Brunswick Forest please see the list below.  For a list of resales in Brunswick Forest, click here Brunswick Forest Resales

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

By Paul Coffman