One of the homes we featured last week went under contract and another has lowered its price. Here is the list for October 25, 2019.
BEST DEAL IN ROCKY POINT
109 West Point Road
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 size or luxury. Nearly 3,000 square feet, this three-bedroom, two and a half bath unit is bigger than many free-standing 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 is listed at $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
ONE OF A KIND DEALS
On a modern home on a historic site, 107 North Lord, Southport
We’re showing you a picture of the back of the house because the front is cute, but it hardly looks one-of-a-kind. Take a close look at this pool and tiki bar. Do you see the swing directly above the water? It’s hanging from a beautiful live oak tree that is at least a couple of hundred years old. This home is located on one of the original 100 plots developed in Southport. In 2005, the original cottage was torn down and a new home was built from the ground up. But the owners were determined to preserve the past. They kept the original pocket doors, clawfoot tub and bowl sink from the older home. They even disassembled the fire place, brick by brick, and rebuilt it by hand. They did such a good job that when you walk through the front door, even though you know its only 14 years old, you instantly feel like you stepped back in time. That’s only part of what makes this unique. There is so much more. When it was rebuilt the owner had small kids, and so he designed a home that would be a living adventure including secret passage ways that lead to interior balconies. Asking price $594,000. For more information.
This home is listed by Mary Carneiro & Jill Oakly, Southport Realty
On a custom built home in Castle Hayne, 6419 Orange Street
There’s a lot about this house that makes it unique. First, it is located directly across the street from a boat launch on the Northeast Cape Fear River. Second, it’s been specially wired for Christmas decorations with each window having interior and exterior outlets. Third, it features a three car garage that is currently being used as a mancave, an RV garage big enough to fit a 45 foot vechile, a workshop and tool shed, and a driveway that can fit 34 cars. And we haven’t even talked about the inside of the house yet. The home has four bedrooms (including a mother-in-law suite) and three-and-a half baths. Each of the rooms are nicely sized. The master is currently decorated with a queen sized bed along with a full size coach and ottoman… and there is still plently of room. There is also plently of storage space with a finished walk-in attic that could easily be converted into additional living space. Asking price $539,000. For more information.
Property listed by Vincent Espinosa & Ajay Singh, Coldwell Banker Seacoast Advantage
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 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 atopthe dunes providing beautiful views of the Atlantic, plus a private pool and cabana. We think this is a good deal, especially as an investment property. This home averages more than $50,000 in rental income annually. 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 120 acres. The property includes a 15 acre, deep water private lake, and a 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 floor plan, huge walk in closet. There is also an 1150 square building that could be converted into a mother-in-law suite or man cave. Asking price is $1,950,000.
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 and 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.
This property is listed by Deb Fedoronko, Century 21 Sweyer & Associates – Landfall
BEST DEAL IN HAMPSTEAD: 471 Royal Tern Drive, $449,900 For more information.
BEST DEAL IN ST. JAMES: 2798 Lawton Court. $475,000 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 DOWNTOWN CONDOMINIUM: 18 South Water Street 6, Wilmington $750,000. For more information.
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. $7,400,000 For more information. 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