Two of the homes we featured last week went under contract, another two have reduced their price.
BEST NEW DEAL ON THE MARKET
1930 Bards Drive, Bolivia
It was an active week in the tri-county housing market with 240 new properties being listed. The one we think is the best deal is located in the Avalon neighborhood of Bolivia. This three bedroom, three bath, nearly 2400 square foot home came on the market January 10th. It is a new construction expected to be finished by the first week in February. In the last year, the average price per square foot in the area was $116. This home is listed at $105.08 per foot. The house features granite counter-tops, stainless steel appliances, a screened porch and a designated office. The home also comes with full sod, irrigation and yard maintenance. Community amenities include pool, dog park, pickle ball court, tot lot, fitness area, plus a future dock and gazebo overlooking a 15 acre lake. Asking price $247,900
This home is listed by Penny Jones, DR Horton
BEST DEAL IN ROCKY POINT
109 West Point Road
PRICE REDUCED BY 20,000
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 $275,000.
This property is listed by Ralph Harvey, List with Freedom
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 THE LARGEST HOME IN PENDER COUNTY
122 North Shore Drive, Surf City
Most people don’t think of a large home as investment property, but this one has a proven record as an income producer. In 2019 alone, it has brought in roughly $230,000 in rental fees from vacationers all over the country. When people travel to the beach they want to be on the ocean, and it would be hard to find a home that gets closer to the water than this one. At just over 6,000 square feet, this home offers 10 bedrooms, each with its own en suite bath. There’s also an open floor plan on the main level that combines a large kitchen and dining area with an ample sized living room. Other features include a billiards room, 18 seat movie theater, and an elevator. The main attraction, of course, is found outside. The multiple level decks offer an ocean facing grill, a splash pool and a hot-tub at roof level. Asking price is $2,550,000.
This home is listed by Nick Phillips, Landmark Sotheby’s International Realty
ON THE LARGEST HOME ON THE MARKET IN LANDFALL
1130 Pembroke Jones
If you’re one for celebrity name dropping, then you will like this fact: both Emeril Lagasse and Giada De Laurentiis have prepared meals in this home’s kitchen. You don’t have to be a celebrity chef to appreciate the Wolf six-burner gas cook-top, a Sub Zero Refrigerator and all the bells and whistles of a top of the line gourmet kitchen. The rest of the house is equally impressive. At 9,719 it is the third largest property currently on the market in all of New Hanover County. The house features five bedrooms and seven and a half baths spread out over four floors, with elevator service to each level. In our opinion, the best part is the incredible views of the Intracoastal Waterway, Wrightsville Beach and Figure Eight Island. The house is being sold with a 28′ boat slip on the ICWW. It also offers a three-car garage, a game room, home theater and 3,000 square feet of deck space. Asking price $3,000,000. For more information.
This home is listed by Michael Nelson. Landmark Sotheby’s International Realty
491 Deep Water Drive
Located on the Lockwood Folly River, this European style home has so many bells and whistles that it’s impossible to cover them all. To start, it has one of our all time personal favorite kitchens featuring three stoves and two large islands (one with a butcher’s block for preparation, the other with granite counter top for cooking.) The house measures just under 7,000 square feet with four bedrooms, six full baths and two half baths. There are a lot of “his and her” features. Like his and her’s offices, walk-in-closets in the master, and sun rooms. Other features include a koi pond surrounded by exquisite landscaping; a custom painted fireplace; a interior wet-bar with refrigerated drawers; silk padded walls in the dinning room; a powder room with Italian onyx sinks, floors and wainscoting; a master shower with 8 body massage heads; stainless steel pool; ipe wood decks; hurricane resistant windows (up to 150 mph); a private dock with a hydraulic boat slip and much, much, more. Plus the home is located in the Winding River Plantation which offers more than the standard amenities of a typical planned community. In our opinion, this property is not only unique, but with an asking price of $1,250,000, we think it’s also a good deal.
This home is listed by Pam Lawerence and Blaney Williams, RE/MAX Southern Coast Realty
212 Water Street
What you’re looking at in this photo is the back of the largest home currently on the market in Wrightsville Beach. This listing is being offered with its own private dock on the Intracoastal Waterway with four separate boat slips. That is just one of the perks you will find in this 6,000 square foot, five bedroom, five and a half bath beauty. The owners have done a lot of updating including a new roof, new paint inside and out, new maple hardwood floors, new cabinet doors in the kitchen, new carpet in the bedrooms, new ramp and floating dock, new lower decking, and new front door. The house also has a whopping six air conditioning units, two for each floor. Each of those units are between four and five years old. Inside, you will love the wall to wall and floor to ceiling windows in the main living area, and outside you will love the three decks, gazebo and crows nest which provide 180 degree views of Banks Channel and the ICWW. Asking price $3,590,000. For more information.
This home is listed by Marcello Calvia, Intracoastal Realty
108 Anne Street
This townhome has everything you need, and nothing you don’t. At only 1200 square feet, it was designed to make the most of every inch. The downstairs has an open floor plan. In recent years, the current owners have updated the kitchen and the main living area. There’s a gas fire place, a computer nook, and a balcony on the first level. The two bedrooms are located upstairs with access to a small second balcony off the master. In our opinion, the best part of this property is its location near the heart of downtown. It’s only two blocks from the river, and only three blocks from the intersection of Market and Front. Other perks include a small fenced court yard, and a garage big enough for one large vehicle or two compacts. Asking price $389,000. For more information.
This home is listed by Becky Filer, Century 21 Sweyer & Associates
ON A HOME WITH A FLORIDA FEEL,
421 Marina Drive, Carolina Beach
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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