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by Brian Schrader

Aug. 2, 2018

Summer Concert Series in Southeastern NC

Summer is officially in session in Southeastern North Carolina which means so are the Summer Concert Series! Check out these venues and line-ups to keep you rockin' and rollin' all summer long!


Let the music lead you home to Southeastern North Carolina.

Connect with the Coastline NC Real Estate Team for great local insights.


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 


June 27, 2018

Brunswick County Named Fastest Growing County Again

Brunswick remains the fastest-growing of North Carolina’s 100 counties and the second fastest in the U.S., according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau.

At the Coastline NC Real Estate Team, we spend much of our time in Brunswick County showing our clients around the master-planned communities of Brunswick Forest, Compass Pointe, Magnolia Greens, Waterford of the Carolinas, Bluffs on the Cape Fear and many more. Brunswick County presents a wonderful opportunity for buyers – especially buyers from the northeast. The county offers spacious, low-maintenance homes with water, nature, park or golf views at an amazingly affordable tax rate (.4850% per $100,000). Plus, most of the master-planned communities in Brunswick Country offer an amenity-rich lifestyle for their residents to enjoy including golf, tennis, pickleball, trails, swimming, kayaking and more.

If you’re considering a move to coastal North Carolina, put the communities of Brunswick County at the top of your list! Then, connect with the Coastline NC Real Estate Team – we’ll be happy to show you around!

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

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

June 13, 2018

Why Use the Coastline NC Real Estate Team as a Buyer's Agent

Lots of folks when beginning their home search are so excited to start perusing homes that they forget one crucial step -- secure the Coastline NC Real Estate Team as your buyer's agent for the Coastal Carolinas!

Here are Top 3 Reasons Why to Use a Buyer's Agent:

#1 - It's FREE! This treat is courtesy of the sellers of a home. So, thank them and get yourself a buyer's agent!


#2 - Protect your interest! A buyer's agent is there 100% for you! They will negotiate on your behalf, screen properties with a professional eye to help identify any issues, and ultimately protect your interest in the property. It's always great to have a professional in your corner.


#3 - It's a time saver! In a world where time is valuable and every minute you save can be focused on doing the things you want like spending time with your family, enjoying the Coastal Carolina lifestyle or just treating yourself to some "me" time -- this is probably one of the BEST reasons to secure a buyer's agent! A buyer's agent has access to the Leland MLS which means they are up-to-date on the latest listings to hit the market. Plus, they have the real estate knowledge you need to negotiate offers on your behalf quicker -- getting you into the home that you want faster!

Connect with the Coastline NC Real Estate Team and interview us for the job as your buyer's agent! We're here for you.



Posted in Leland NC Homes
May 7, 2018

The Festivals of Southeastern North Carolina

Southeastern North Carolina is known for its great climate, great sand and surf, and even great BBQ, but did you know about all of the fantastic festivals held each year?!  Take a peek at The Coastline NC Real Estate Team’s month-by-month guide to the festivals of Southeastern NC…

Riverfront Downtown Wilmington NC


  • What better way to celebrate the month of love than with the Wilmington Wine & Chocolate Festival?!  Delight your taste buds with bubbles and sweet treats during this weekend event!


  • The biggest party of the year for the Coastal Carolinas is the North Carolina Azalea Festival.  This festival is so popular even the azaleas put on their best coats for the occasion!!  This southern scene includes the circus, a parade, pageantry, live entertainment, a shag contest, historical home tours and a garden party in the Azalea Festival Queen’s honor.


  • Winos and foodies unite in May for the Wilmington Food & Wine Festival.  This spring festival is spread across the Greater Wilmington area and offers several wine dinners featuring the best chefs around paired with the best sourced wines.  You can also partake in the wine education seminars and all the wining and dining festivities held throughout the weekend at the Bellamy Mansion.
  • The St. Nicholas Greek Festival held every year in May at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church features tours of the church, hourly entertainment and of course, traditional Greek fare including shawarma, gyros, kebabs, Baklava and Mythos!


  • The 4th of July Festival has all of the red, white and blue Americana highlights and is a Southeastern North Carolina must-do!!  This week-long festival held each year in Southport, NC is filled to the brim with activities for the whole family.  Enjoy historical site tours; take in the artisan’s market; let the beach music filling the air take you away; and cap off the festival with the traditional parade and fireworks display.


  • The NC Spot Festival in Hampstead, NC coordinates to when the spot fish start biting…usually sometime in late fall if you ask the locals!!  Celebrate their arrival with this weekend festival that includes chorus productions from area schools, hand-crafted goods, spot dinners and fireworks!!


  • Fall is ushered in with the Wilmington Riverfest, a Coastal Carolina staple!!  This festival has it all…street fairs filled with vendors, musical and performance entertainment, Miss Riverfront and a Harvest Moon Riverparty to top it all off!!


  • As the weather welcomes a nice crispness to the air, the NC Holiday Flotilla kicks off!  This yearly festival is held in beloved Wrightsville Beach and features a tree lighting ceremony with Santa, a party in the park, a decorated boat parade and fireworks!!

You can enjoy all these festivals and more when The Coastline NC Real Estate Team helps you find your Southeastern NC home! 

Jan. 30, 2018

Where to eat in town?

Looking for a great spot to grab dinner? Want to try the latest and greatest? Need a place for date night?

One of the best things about being a real estate agent in southeastern NC is knowing where the "go-to" restaurant hot spots are. Here are a few of our Coastline NC Real Estate Team favorites...we give them two thumbs up!!

Tried & True Go-To’s:

Lunch Spots:

Eat Like A Local:

Latest & Greatest:

Date Night Musts:

Worth the Drive:


Connect with our Coastline NC Real Estate team today and tell us what you think of these recommendations and then share some of your favorite spots with us!


Jan. 18, 2018

Standout Builders in the Greater Wilmington, Leland and Brunswick County NC Area

If you’re looking for an esteemed builder known for their quality of work and craftsmanship, look no further than this cultivated list by the Coastline NC Real Estate Team.  This topnotch group of builders construct quality home in communities such as;  Brunswick Forest, Waterford, Compass Pointe, RiverBluffs, Landfall, Magnolia Greens, RiverLights, St James, and Winding River.  This group of standout builders have years of experience in delivering superior homes, meeting deadlines and exceeding customer’s needs.

Leland Building Plans

70 West Builders

70 West Builders is the result of the talented Craig Smith applying his extensive knowledge of the homebuilding and construction industry. 70 West believes in creating a quality new home at an affordable price with tasteful designs, solid construction and superior value. They take pride in their attention to detail and their ability to create a home as unique as each of their clients.

Bell Custom Homes

Bell Custom Homes is the new kid on the block, but is quickly becoming known for their East Meets West style, quality of work and integrity of operation. They are a full Design Build (Nationally Certified) General Contracting Company and they believe quality and the client experience are the foundation of success. The entire team stands by this mission, and by these timeless principles. They will work tirelessly to help you realize your vision and make the process straightforward and worry-free.

Fogleman Associates

Fogleman Associates has been specializing in building custom, quality homes for over 30 years in southeastern NC. President and owner, M “Mickey” Fogleman, strives to deliver homes to their clients built on trust and dependability. His devotion and care are evident in the personal attention, detailed woodworking and craftsmanship in each home. That’s why the Fogleman Associates name has become synonymous with custom-built, luxury homes.

Kent Homes

Kent Homes takes pride in giving customers personalized attention since 1989. They are a small company that is big on personalized service, so that you feel like part of the family and not a transaction. Kent Homes showcases the best there is in terms of design, finishing touches and craftsmanship at an affordable price because of their convenient, efficient and streamlined selection process – “A smarter way to a luxury home” as their team likes to think.

Legacy Homes by Bill Clark & Bill Clark Homes

Representing 40 years of building excellence and deemed “One of the Nation’s Top 100 Homebuilders,” Bill Clark Homes has constructed a reputation for providing buyers with the most home for their money. And now, Legacy Homes by Bill Clark, Bill Clark Homes’ newest division, focuses on building homes with their clients’ lifestyles in mind. If you’re looking for a truly custom home with the details built around your needs, Legacy Homes can make your dreams a reality.

Liberty Homes

Liberty Homes is an established North Carolina custom homebuilder offering homes of distinction crafted with vision, value and excellence. They offer more than 18 floor plans that can be personalized to fit each client’s needs because they believe their success is firmly rooted in customer satisfaction.

Logan Homes

Logan Homes has been building luxury homes along the Carolina Coast since 1986. They have a track record of success and customer satisfaction by exceeding expectations and making building your dream home as easy, as 1, 2, 3. They use cutting edge technologies and streamlined processes coupled with open and honest communication to deliver a personalized design for each customer – Dream Big, Build Smart with Logan Homes.

Plantation Building Corp

Plantation Building Corporation believes that the finest homes start with the strongest foundations and those foundations are rooted in lots and lots of planning. At Plantation Building Corp they focus on clear, effective communication upfront with their clients to deliver a quality, custom home that exceeds their customer’s expectations. Just ask the hundreds of satisfied clients they’ve served.

Tribute Homes

Tribute Homes is a Division of True Homes, the 39th largest builder in the United States and the largest private builder in the Carolinas. Tribute builds energy efficient, low maintenance homes within some of the most select active adult lifestyle communities throughout the Carolinas. The brand promise “It’s All About You” has created a unique homebuilding culture that focuses on providing one-of-a-kind solutions to meet the needs of clients. So, raise your expectations and start living the good life today!

Trusst Builder Group

Trusst Builder Group is a locally owned and operated builder and developer of quality homes and neighborhoods throughout New Hanover and Brunswick counties since 1992. Trusst has built more than 3,000 value-priced, custom-quality homes with premier finishes in this region. Their portfolio includes over 50 floorplans comprised of townhomes, patio homes and semi-custom home designs.


Jan. 3, 2018

Magnolia Greens in Leland, NC – A Community for All

Magnolia Greens is an established community in Leland, NC offering families and retirees a beautiful haven to call home! The Coastline NC Real Estate Team with their local area knowledge and 20+ years of real estate experience is here to be your guide to finding your next home in Magnolia Greens.

This community offers its residents a plethora of amenities to enjoy including a recently renovated fitness center, two outdoor pools, an indoor pool, tennis courts, walking and biking trails, a commercial village at its entrance and a 27-hole player-friendly golf course with clubhouse. So whether you fancy a swim, a swing or a walk to your favorite burger joint (PT’s is our fave); all are at your fingertips to partake in today!

Not only is this community loaded with amenities, it is full of home options for buyers to choose from as well! There are condos with golf course views, town homes offering low-maintenance living, single family homes with open concept floor plans, and there are even a few lots left should you desire to build a custom estate home. Whatever you decide, our Coastline NC Real Estate Team will help you find your way home!

Connect with us today – 910.632.0060 | Facebook | Email Brian | Email John

Magnolia Greens Golf Course in Leland

Dec. 8, 2017

New Windsor Park Video

Check out this new video of Windsor Park! 


Oct. 13, 2017

Leland, NC – What’s in your backyard?!


When considering a move to southeast North Carolina, a lot of clients wonder “where’s my neighborhood coffee shop going to be OR what’s going to be my new favorite restaurant?”  With the Coastline NC Real Estate team by your side, there’s no need to worry!  We’ve outlined a guide to Leland, NC below…

Let’s start with the basics, where are your going to get your morning cup of joe.  Here are a few of our suggestions for Local Coffee Shops:

Next up, your new favorite Restaurant Hot Spots:

Grab your Groceries at one of these markets:

Head to one of these area Beaches:

Here are a few other Good Places To Know that are located in your backyard in Leland, NC:


Connect with us today to find your way home to Leland, NC – 910.632.0060 | Facebook | Email Brian | Email John


Posted in Leland NC Area
Oct. 8, 2017

New Waterford of the Carolinas Video

Check out this new video of Waterford of the Carolinas!

Posted in Leland NC Homes