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by Brian Schrader

Aug. 8, 2017

Your Guide to a Stress-Free Real Estate Closing

When it comes to closing on a home, our Coastline NC Real Estate team has outlined a few tips to keep your closing as seamless and stress-free as possible.

  • First and foremost -- prior to your scheduled closing, it is of the utmost importance that no last minute big purchases are made.  If you are requiring a mortgage to close, large, unexpected purchases (like a car or furniture for your new house) can throw off your debt-to-income ratio and cause you to be denied your loan.
  • On the day of closing, prepare your mind and body.  Eat properly, hydrate and maybe even meditate.  Then if the unexpected happens, you will be ready!!
  • Also, we recommend taking the day off on the day of your real estate closing.  This will allow you to run any last-minute errands that might be required.   Plus, your closing will take around an hour (maybe a little more or less).  Then, your documents must be recorded before you can gain access to your new home, so consider a morning closing if possible.  Lastly, having the day off will allow for an evening toast to your new home!!  We highly recommend this!!
  • During your closing, review your closing documents closely.  You don’t have to rush and don’t be afraid to ask any questions you might have.  This is your time!
  • Just a tip from our team, sometimes a certified check may be easier than wiring funds for a closing.  Also, bring your check book…it could save you an added trip to the bank if there are slight changes in funds. 
  • Lastly, don’t forget to bring identification, proof of home insurance and your sales contract just in case.

Connect with our Coastline NC Real Estate team today and begin your home search in the Coastal Carolinas – 910.632.0060 | Facebook | Email Brian | Email John

Aug. 1, 2017

Compass Pointe - Hagood Homes

Posted in Leland NC Homes
July 27, 2017

Waterford - Spotlight Community



Have you always dreamed of living on the water?! Kayaking at sunrise or canoeing to end your day?!


At Waterford of the Carolinas all your dreams could come true!! Let our Coastline NC Real Estate team be your guide to waterside living!Waterford of the Carolinas Resort Style Pool


Waterford of the Carolinas is an established community in Leland, NC offering its residents opportunities galore to dive into waterside living. Whether you desire a Floridian-style house on one their expansive lakes or a beautiful nature view, the Coastline NC Real Estate team will help you find the perfect property! Homes range from the $300s, town homes are available from the $200s and there are still a handful of home sites available if you wish to craft the home of your dreams.


As a resident of Waterford, you will enjoy a clubhouse and game room, a fitness center, and loads of outdoor activities to participate in including walking, biking, beach volleyball, bocce ball and tennis!! If you desire an active lifestyle, this community is for you!!


Connect with our Coastline NC Real Estate team today and begin your home search in Waterford of the Carolinas – 910.632.0060 | Facebook | Email Brian | Email John

June 27, 2017

Mortgage Pre-Approval Benefits

Why Get Pre-approved for a Mortgage?

You’re spending your nights and weekends on Zillow and Trulia secretly house-hunting, but now it’s time to take your hunt to the next level.

Call the Coastline NC Real Estate Team (910-632-0060), Southeastern North Carolina’s real estate experts, to help find that home you’ve been searching for and connect with J.D. Hodges of TowneBank Mortgage (910-262-2242) to get you pre-approved for a loan!! 

Mortgage pre-approval is one of the most important steps of the home buying process for several reasons:

  • It lets your real estate team know that you are a serious buyer, which gives you an edge if there are multiple offers on a property.
  • It helps you establish a budget for the price range of your dream home and how that will impact your monthly budget. Say goodbye to mortgage calculators…you will have solid numbers you can count on!
  • You will know your options. There are various types of loans that you can apply for…Conventional, FHA, VA, USDA, etc…with pre-approval your loan officer will be able to point you in the right direction!
  • It eliminates stress if you know from the beginning where you stand…making the home search process FUN!!

The Coastline NC Real Estate Team + J.D. Hodges of TowneBank Mortgage = A WINNING Combination for finding your dream home!!

More about the Coastline NC Real Estate Team

The Coastline NC Real Estate Team services the Greater Wilmington, NC area including both Brunswick County and New Hanover County, as well as the surrounding beaches. The Coastline NC Real Estate Team is made up of seasoned professionals with years of experience helping people make informed decisions when searching homes for sale in Leland, Wilmington, and Brunswick County, NC.

More about J.D. Hodges of TowneBank Mortgage

J.D. graduated from NC State University and began his lending career as a Commercial Lending Specialist in Durham, NC. Early on, he was afforded the opportunity to gain knowledge in all aspects of real estate finance world including acquisition and development of single family and multifamily projects. His interests in real estate eventually evolved into a focus on financing for builders and homeowners.

June 17, 2017

Spotlight Community - Brunswick Forest

Spotlight Community: Brunswick Forest Brought to you by the Coastline NC Real Estate Team


Location, location, location…we’ve all heard it before, but in this award-winning community it really rings true!

Welcome to Brunswick Forest, a premier master-planned community, located just minutes from Historic Downtown Wilmington and 20 minutes to several area beaches…what more could you ask for?!

In this case, A LOT MORE!!  Brunswick Forest offers stylish homes priced from the $200s and pristine home sites priced from the $70s.  Finding the perfect home to suit your lifestyle is a breeze with over 15 neighborhoods offering an assortment of architectural styles from classic, low-country to craftsman-style bungalows to modern-custom homes.  Whatever you desire, Brunswick Forest is sure to have it!

And that’s not all, Brunswick Forest is a community rich in amenities featuring:

  • Cape Fear National, a Tim Cate designed golf course with 18 holes of challenge and beauty.
  • An 18,000 square-foot Fitness & Wellness Center offering an indoor and outdoor pool, a poolside grille and 6 tennis courts.
  • Hammock Lake Park, Pool & Fitness Center gives residents another pool and fitness center option, plus it’s nestled next to a beautiful lake surrounded by walking trails.
  • Town Creek River Access is a water-lover’s haven…fish, canoe or kayak from the well-constructed deck and dock area.
  • Take care of your daily errands at The Villages Town Center providing shopping, dining and medical services for the Greater Leland area.
  • Miles upon miles of walking, biking and nature trails are just waiting to be explored!

In addition to the amenities, the Brunswick Forest lifestyle is one of the biggest selling points of this established community.  There are over 50 resident-sponsored clubs and activities daily. Join in a game of Pickleball, one of the fastest growing crazes in the country, or try your hand at Mahjong. 


Call our Coastline NC Real Estate Team to experience Brunswick Forest first-hand – 910.632.0060.

Posted in Leland NC Homes
May 24, 2017

Coastline Real Estate Team

Meet the Coastline NC Real Estate Team
Your Guide to Coastal North Carolina Living

Brian Schrader and John Burgee make up the Coastline NC Real Estate Team at BlueCoast Realty.  They are here to help you navigate the home buying process, so you can start enjoying coastal North Carolina living today!  Together this team offers more than 26 years of real estate sales and marketing experience which will make this dream home search and easy one for you and your family!


A Little More about this Dynamic Duo

Brian Schrader Realtor

Brian and John both hail from the great state of Maryland; are fierce lacrosse competitors; and have been putting their client’s real estate needs first for over 20 years.  Let their competitive spirit work to help you buy or sell your home in this ever-evolving, fast-paced real estate market.  Their knowledge and work experience in the coastal North Carolina area is unparalleled.  Let them be your local resource to the great towns of Leland, Wilmington and Southport.

Connect with the Coastline NC Real Estate Team

Call, email or follow them on social media!  Whatever your preference, connect with Brian and John today!!

910-632-0060 | Email Brian | Email John | LIKE US on Facebook 

We can get you the latest market trends or answer your questions on taxes, mortgages or insurance.



Posted in Leland NC Area
April 5, 2017

Best Leland Communities

Let the Coastline NC Real Estate Team Introduce You to the Best Leland, NC Communities

The Coastline NC Real Estate Team is here to be your guide to the best communities in Leland, NC. Check out our reviews below…

Brunswick Forest- Brunswick Forest has been deemed “The coastal south’s fastest growing community.” Along with all the growth in this community, you will find a body of active residents enjoying the luxury amenities in place such as the Fitness & Wellness Center, the Cape Fear National clubhouse and the vibrant town center at the entrance to the community. Call our Coastline NC Real Estate Team for more information about this neighborhood.

Compass Pointe- Enjoy resort-style living at Compass Pointe! This community is focused on creating a fun and festive environment that makes their residents feel like they are on vacation every day. You will find residents lounging by the pool at the Grand Lanai Amenities Center or hitting the links on their newly opened golf course. Let Coastline NC Real Estate connect you to Compass Pointe and their one-of-a-kind lifestyle.

Grayson Park- This Stevens Fine Homes community of Grayson Park makes buying a new home easy! Homeowners can choose from move-in ready homes or they can choose to build their new home and personalize it to their liking. Along with their new home residents enjoy a central clubhouse with lighted tennis courts, a kitchenette, an expansive pool and even one for the kiddos. Let our Coastline NC Real Estate family help your family find a home in this popular neighborhood.

Hearthstone- Hearthstone is a beautifully laid out neighborhood of classic brick homes built by Trusst Builder Group. Build the home of your dreams with stainless appliances, stunning hardwood floors, tile showers and spacious patios for gracious outdoor living. Also, cool off at community’s pool and bathhouse…perfect for those North Carolina summer days. Learn more about Hearthstone with our Coastline NC Real Estate Team.

Jackeys CreekJackeys Creek is an established neighborhood in the Leland, NC area. This community offers residents a welcoming, well-maintained neighborhood with a focus on nature. You will find beautiful resales available along with brand new homes offered in the Creeks Edge phase. Find your dream home in this sought-after neighborhood with the help of the Coastline NC Real Estate Team.

Magnolia Greens- Magnolia Greens is a stunning golf course community that established itself as the premier destination in Leland, NC. It is a highly-desirable neighborhood to move into with only resales available. Put our Coastline NC Real Estate Team on the hunt for you!

Mallory Creek Plantation- If you love low-country architecture, then you will love Mallory Creek Plantation. This Stevens Fine Homes community focuses on combining low country home designs with charming southern neighbors. Enjoy the coastal North Carolina weather while soaking up the sun poolside at the Mallory Creek Plantation clubhouse. Seek more information about this neighborhood from our Coastline NC Real Estate Team.

Waterford of the Carolinas- Water views abound in Waterford!! The community of Waterford was established with waterfront-living in mind. Residents of this community enjoy canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding on a daily basis. They can even make a splash poolside at the recently renovated clubhouse. Each neighborhood within Waterford has a privacy gate giving residents security and peace of mind. Find your waterfront home with the help of our Coastline NC Real Estate Team

June 22, 2016

6017 Shore Park at Brunswick Forest

Check out this 3D tour of a new home that just hit the market in Brunswick Forest.  This is one of the few homes ever built on Hammock Lake.

Posted in Leland NC Homes
Sept. 13, 2015

Aug 2015 Wilmington Real Estate Stats

 Wilmington NC Aug 2015 Home Stats

Here are the latest Wilmington, NC real estate stats for Aug 2015.  Information was provided by the Wilmington Association of Realtors.


Sept. 10, 2015

Townhome In Brunswick Forest - 3005 Eno Lane

Why wait to build when there is a model home ready to go? This property is sure to sell quickly, so act now on this immaculate 3+BR/3BA low-maintenance town home located in the ever popular Brunswick Forest.