Best Deals December 7th, 2018

Since we don't represent sellers or homes, we are in a unique and unbiased position to report on the current state of the tri-county area's housing market. This is a list of the Best Deals currently on the market. The list is somewhat objective, taking into account variables like price per square foot. But, it is also subjective, factoring in our team of experts' judgment calls on which properties they believe represent the best bang for the buck. While not everyone may agree with our choices, to be sure, you can be certain our opinions are independent since we do not represent these properties or have a vested interest in their sale. Four of the homes we featured last week have gone under contract, and another one has had a significant price drop. Here is the list for December 7th , … [Read more...]

Best Deals for November 30, 2018

Since we don't represent sellers or homes, we are in a unique and unbiased position to report on the current state of the tri-county area's housing market. This is a list of the Best Deals currently on the market. The list is somewhat objective, taking into account variables like price per square foot. But, it is also subjective, factoring in our team of experts' judgment calls on which properties they believe represent the best bang for the buck. While not everyone may agree with our choices, to be sure, you can be certain our opinions are independent since we do not represent these properties or have a vested interest in their sale. This week four homes make their debut on the list. Here is the list for November 30, 2018. BEST DEAL ON A GOLF COURSE 1338 Grandiflora, … [Read more...]

11 Best Deals for November 23rd, 2018

Since we don't represent sellers or homes, we are in a unique and unbiased position to report on the current state of the tri-county area's housing market. This is a list of the 11 Best Deals currently on the market. The list is somewhat objective, taking into account variables like price per square foot. But, it is also subjective, factoring in our team of experts' judgment calls on which properties they believe represent the best bang for the buck. While not everyone may agree with our choices, to be sure, you can be certain our opinions are independent since we do not represent these properties or have a vested interest in their sale. Four of the homes we featured last week went under contract. And two others homes from last week have lowered their price making them an even better … [Read more...]

12 Best Deals for November 9th, 2018

Since we don't represent sellers or homes, we are in a unique and unbiased position to report on the current state of the tri-county area's housing market. This is a list of the 12 Best Deals currently on the market. The list is somewhat objective, taking into account variables like price per square foot. But, it is also subjective, factoring in our team of experts' judgment calls on which properties they believe represent the best bang for the buck. While not everyone may agree with our choices, to be sure, you can be certain our opinions are independent since we do not represent these properties or have a vested interest in their sale. None of the homes we featured last week went under contract but two homes have been bumped for new listings that we think are even better … [Read more...]

New Hanover County’s Luxury Market Bounces Back After Florence

 Wilmington, NC-New Hanover County’s luxury market bounced back in October after its worst month ever in September.  Hurricane Florence, which forced real estate, mortgage and law offices to close and delayed inspections and a number of closings, was to blame for the weak September numbers. In October, the local real estate industry in general, and the luxury market in particular, showed strong signs of returning to normal.  Eight homes valued at $1 million or more sold during the month.  The cumulative price tag for those properties was $14,125,790. Additionally, sixteen high-end homes in the tri-county area (including New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender) went under contract, including the fourth most expensive listing in the area. The property at 407 Bradley Creek Point Road in … [Read more...]

12 Best Deals for November 9th, 2018

Since we don't represent sellers or homes, we are in a unique and unbiased position to report on the current state of the tri-county area's housing market. This is a list of the 12 Best Deals currently on the market. The list is somewhat objective, taking into account variables like price per square foot. But, it is also subjective, factoring in our team of experts' judgment calls on which properties they believe represent the best bang for the buck. While not everyone may agree with our choices, to be sure, you can be certain our opinions are independent since we do not represent these properties or have a vested interest in their sale. We have two brand new categories on our list. We will now be featuring the best deals on homes located on a golf course, as well as the best deals on … [Read more...]

A Tourist in My Own Hometown, Volume 9: A Visit with Santa

A few years ago I watched as Alex got out his car and took off in a full sprint. His family had just pulled up at Airlie Gardens and mom and dad were trying to run after their speedy son. Alex was in such a hurry because for the first time in his life, he was about to meet Santa. Okay, I know! I know! I know! You're reading this thinking "Really?" We're going to already start talking about Christmas?" Please forgive me. Yes, it's early, but I have to tell you about an event that's very special to me. Back in 2015, I happened to come across an article from a Candian newspaper about a shopping mall outside of Toronto. The mall had decided to open up early throughout the month of December so children on the Autism Spectrum could come and meet with Santa one-on-one. They called the … [Read more...]

A Tourist in My Hometown, Volume 8, Benny and the Jazz

It's Sunday night at the Burnt Mill Creek Wine Bar and Benny Hill has just taken the stage. Within only a few notes most of the audience, hardcore Jazz fans, recognize the tune. It's "The days of wine and roses" first made popular by a movie by the same name. On the stage with Benni are three other musicians. At the start, there's a drummer, a bass guitarist and a guy on the keyboard. As the night goes on others will join in. No one knows how many or what instruments they will be playing... it just all depends on who shows up this week. This is a Jazz Jam where little is planned and nothing is rehearsed. It happens every Sunday night. Musicians from across the Cape Fear region show up to share their talents. Some know each other, many have never met, let alone performed together. But … [Read more...]

12 BEST DEALS ON THE MARKET November 2, 2018

Since we don't represent sellers or homes, we are in a unique and unbiased position to report on the current state of the tri-county area's housing market. This is a list of the 12 Best Deals currently on the market. The list is somewhat objective, taking into account variables like price per square foot. But, it is also subjective, factoring in our team of experts' judgment calls on which properties they believe represent the best bang for the buck. While not everyone may agree with our choices, to be sure, you can be certain our opinions are independent since we do not represent these properties or have a vested interest in their sale. The downtown home we featured last week has canceled its listing. So, consequently, we have another home making its debut on our list. Another home we … [Read more...]

12 BEST DEALS ON THE MARKET OCTOBER 26, 2018

Since we don't represent sellers or homes, we are in a unique and unbiased position to report on the current state of the tri-county area's housing market. This is a list of the 12 Best Deals currently on the market. The list is somewhat objective, taking into account variables like price per square foot. But, it is also subjective, factoring in our team of experts' judgment calls on which properties they believe represent the best bang for the buck. While not everyone may agree with our choices, to be sure, you can be certain our opinions are independent since we do not represent these properties or have a vested interest in their sale. None of the homes we featured last week have gone under contract. But a couple of the homes have reduced their prices, making them an even better deal. … [Read more...]