One of the homes we featured last week went under contract and another has lowered its price. Here is the list for October 11, 2019.
BEST DEAL ON A NEW LISTING
109 West Point Road, Rocky Point
In the tri-county area, in the past seven days, a total of 217 new listings came on the housing market. The one we choose as the best deal is located in Rocky Point. Simply put, it’s very rare that you can get an acre of land, a dock and boat slip on the Northern Cape Fear River for just $86.76 a square foot. In addition to five dedicated bedrooms, the house features two additional rooms that the current owners use as a home gym and office. Other perks include extra tall cabinets with crown molding, tile floors and plenty of counter and storage space. There is also a 20′ by 30′ deck in the back that wraps around an above ground pool. Some of the property is in a flood zone, but the house itself is on the highest point on the lot and out of the flood zone. Asking price $295,000.
This property is listed by Ralph Harvey, List with Freedom
BEST DEAL ON A TOWNHOME IN NEW HANOVER COUNTY
7500 Promontory Court
We’re fans of the townhome community called Telfair Summit. This is the second time we’ve chosen a listing from that area. A few months ago, a property virtually identical to the one pictured here sold for $248,000. This one is on the market for $6,000 less. The townhome features an open floor plan with a living room that blends into the kitchen on the first floor. There’s also a loft style family room on the second floor and a bonus room just down the hall. Other features we like include wood floors throughout the first level, a comfortable screened porch, a walk-in closet in the master bedroom and nice size closets in the guest rooms. Plus, you are only a few minutes, (less than three miles,) from the Carolina Beach. Asking price $241,900.
This property is listed by Mary Blake, Coldwell Banker Seacoast Advantage
BEST DEAL IN BRUNSWICK FORREST
1182 Evangeline, Leland
Moving into a townhome doesn’t necessarily mean you need to sacrifice on size or luxury. At nearly 3,000 square feet, this three-bedroom, two and a half bath unit is bigger than many homes. It is located in Brunswick Forest. The house features a private courtyard, arched entryway, gas fireplace, sunroom room, bonus/media room and updates such as two-year-old hardwood floors, granite countertops and maple cabinets. In addition, this unit has a ton of natural light, which is not always the case with townhomes. The property comes with all the amenities of a socially active, upscale community, including a fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis and pickleball courts. This home has an asking price of $121.12 per square foot, which we think makes it a great deal. Asking price $357,900. For more information.
This property is listed by Kevin Murphy, Nest Realty
BEST DEAL IN SHALLOTTE
4790 Hen Cove Ave. SW
When we first glanced at this picture, we thought we were looking at a townhome with two separate porches in the front. It’s not. This is a single-family, tri-level home. The main entrance is on the right. The stairs on the left lead to the living area. This home was listed in the spring. It caught our attention earlier this month when the owners lowered its price by $10,000. The price now sits at under $100 per square foot. We think its a great deal because the home has been completely updated and renovated. The kitchen is modern with granite countertops and stainless steel. New laminate floors run throughout the downstairs as well as the middle level. The home has three bedrooms, three baths in just under 2,000 square feet. It is only a mile away from a public boat launch. As you can tell from the photo there is no garage, which may be an issue for some buyers. Asking price $199,000.
This property is listed by Stephanie Deese, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage
BEST DEAL IN HAMPSTEAD
471 Royal Tern Drive
In our opinion, this is both a unique home and a good deal. What makes it unique? To start, the first owner of this home was an architect who wanted to build his dream. Consequently, you have a modern home with a bunch of nook and crannies including cathedral ceilings with reclaimed wood beams, an open floor plan with tons of natural lighting and a finished basement. What makes it a good deal is some bad luck. The current owners bought this home last year, and only a couple of months later, they were transferred to another state. They bought the home for $478,000 but have listed it for $30,000 less. Asking price $449,900.
This property is listed by Grae Hawks/ Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage-Hampstead
ONE OF A KIND DEALS
On an oceanfront home, 201 Caswell Beach Road,
Built in 1935 this home has a story to tell. It’s one of the few ocean-front homes in the area to survive a direct hit from Hurricane Hazel in 1954. It’s only offers two bedrooms and two baths, but it lives larger than its 1,300 square feet. A little more than a decade ago the home was purchased by its current owners who spent a lot of time and energy converting it into a modern beauty. The house features two kitchens, a main living area with vaulted ceilings, and a large screen porch. Outside there’s a wrap-around deck that hugs the back of the house, and a second deck that sits up from the dunes providing beautiful views of the Atlantic, plus a private pool and cabana. Ee think this is a good deal, especially as an investment property. Annually this home averages more than $50,000 in rental income. Asking price $799,500.
This home is listed by Christine Cronick, Coldwell Banker Seacoast Advantage
On a place for your horses; 1055 Cheshire Road, Rocky Point
Before we talk about this home, we have to talk about the land. This house is located on lot that is 120 acres. The property includes a 15 acres deep water private lake, and horse barn. As breath-taking as the surroundings are, the inside of this home will blow you away. Its four bedrooms, three-and-half baths, 4,400 square feet. Features include double sided fireplace, chef’s kitchen, open fire plan, huge walk in closet. There is also an 1150 square building that be converted into a mother in law suite or man cave. Asking price is $1,950,000
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This property is listed by Caroline Watkins Blue Coast Realty
On a townhome; 2500 Tonbo Trail, Wilmington
Tonbo Meadow is one of the most unique residential communities in the tri-county area. If you’ve driven past it on Greenville Loop, you can’t help but take your eyes off the road for a second or two and glance over, because the townhomes are like nothing else around. The unit pictured here is on a corner lot. It offers three bedrooms, three baths in just under 2,200 square feet. The entire community was built to be “green friendly” and it recently was the recipient of the Cape Fear Sustainable Award . Features include cypress wood siding, new interior and exterior paint, 12 foot ceilings, gas fireplace, rock maple stained floors, walnut cabinetry, marble counter-tops, stainless steel appliances, and LED lighting. Asking price is $479,000.
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This property is listed by Deb Fedoronko, Century 21 Sweyer & Associates – Landfall
A European touch near Ogden; 3029 Sunnybranch Drive, Wilmington
PRICE REDUCTION $17,000
The current owners of this custom built home designed this property while living in France. Consequently, it has a style that will be hard to find anywhere else on this side of the Atlantic. For instance, the kitchen is equipped with a La Cornue gas range imported from France. There’s an entrance gate that is the product of a French artist, and in the breakfast nook, there’s an antique hand-carved oak valence from a French castle. In addition to three bedrooms, the house features an “Atelier” (a workshop for artists with its own stage and curtain) and a large media room. Outside, the house has 1,300 square feet of deck space including a large screened porch. Above the detached garage is additional living space which the current owners use as a guest house. Asking price $719,000.
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This property is listed by Kathy Greer, Nest Realty
On a Downtown Condominium; 18 South Water Street 6, Wilmington
The historic J.W. Brooks Building has been a part of the Wilmington skyline since the 1920’s. While the first level is used for commercial purposes, the upper levels are residential condominiums, and one of the corner units is for sale. This one-of-a-kind property offers an open floorplan with what the listing agent calls “a blend of modern architecture and contemporary design.” The three bedroom, three-and-a-half bath, 2,400 square foot home features hardwood floors and rustic wooden beams, plus an updated kitchen with granite counter tops and a copper backsplash. The two story condo has 27 windows, most of them overlooking the Cape Fear River. This home offers incredible views and is walking distance to great restaurants and downtown nightlife. The property is located in a flood zone, the insurance is included in the annual HOA fees which total more than $14,000. Asking price $750,000.
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This home is listed by William Musselwhite, Landmark Sotheby’s International Realty
BEST DEAL IN HAMPSTEAD: 471 Royal Tern Drive, Asking price $449,900 For more information.
BEST DEAL IN ST. JAMES: 2798 Lawton Court, $475,000 For more information.
BEST DEAL IN CAROLINA PLACE, 2002 Metts Avenue, Wilmington For more information, WECT report on this home.
BEST DEAL ON A HOME WITH AT LEAST TWO ACRES: 6314 U.S. Highway 117, Rocky Point, $257,500 For more information. Click here to see house featured on WECT.
BEST DEAL IN WINDING RIVER PLANTATION:1834 Quail Point SE, Bolivia, $399,000 For more information.
BEST DEAL IN OCEAN FOREST LAKES, 304 Okeechobee Rd, Wilmington WECT report on this home. For more information.
BEST DEAL ON PLEASURE ISLAND: 1506 Mackerel Lane, Carolina Beach $399,000 For more information.
BEST DEAL UNDER $150,000, 486 Hollyview Drive, Bolvia. $109,900 For more information, WECT report on this home.
UNIQUE DEAL ON A HOME WITH A FLORIDA FEEL; 421 Marina Drive, Carolina Beach $1,950,000 For more information.
UNIQUE DEAL ON LUXURY HOME IN NEW HANOVER COUNTY; 7319 Carolina Beach Rd.,Wilmington For more information. WECT report on this home.
UNIQUE DEAL ON WATERFRONT HOME IN HAMPSTEAD, 1205 Kings Landing Drive, Hampstead $1,470,000 For more information. Click here to see WECT report on this home.
UNIQUE DEAL ON A HISTORIC HOME: 1605 Princess Street, Wilmington $625,000 For more information. Click here to see WECT report on this home.
UNIQUE DEAL ON THE WACCAMAW RIVER: 9692 Topcon Drive, Ash $359,900 For more information. Click here to see WECT report on this home.
This report is presented by the team at Just For Buyers Realty. As the name implies, Just For Buyers Realty serves only buyers. In a state where buyers purchase real estate at their own risk, the company’s mission is to serve as Superheroes for Buyers. 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 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. Contact Just For Buyers Realty by calling 910-202-4813 or e-mailing info@JustForBuyersRealty.com, or visit www.JustForBuyersRealty.com