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by Brian Schrader

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
Sept. 21, 2017

Waterford Residential Award


Waterford's Master Residential Association has been chosen as one of 5 communities in NC to receive the Community of Excellence Award 2017. Acknowledgement by the NC chapter of this international organization, Community Associations Institute (http://www.cai-nc.org/), brings with it opportunity to promote living in Waterford backed by this exemplary acclaim!  This recognition is significant as buyers want to know that the community they chose to build/live in, is financially stable, well managed and has strong capable management.  Here is some info about CAI from their website:

"CAI provides information, education, and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them.
As an international membership organization dedicated to building better communities, CAI strives to give board members, managers, and homeowners the legal and practical knowledge to help them lead and enhance responsible community living.
Successful communities and effective association management are no accident. They are made possible by the smart work -- and the hard work -- of community professionals and volunteer leaders."
    CAI strives to recognize and honor the individuals and communities whose contributions exemplify excellence. 
Needless to say, we are all thrilled and delighted to have received this award!  Attached is a picture of the award, we encourage you to utilize it in your promotions and share this information with your clients.  Please let me know if I might provide further assistance.
Thank you!
Michele Kanatous 
Waterford Marketing Team Leader


Sept. 5, 2017

The Greater Leland Area is Bustling with New Businesses


The Greater Leland North Carolina commercial real estate market is heating up and the Town is bustling with new businesses and services!!  Our Coastline NC Real Estate team  has been watching with great anticipation and we’ve got our finger on the pulse, so that we can give you the inside scoop on what’s coming soon!!

In the Westgate Marketplace (located in the Wal-Mart Shopping Center), the following businesses will be opening:

  • Cricket Wireless
  • Miyabi Junior Express Japanese Hibachi Restaurant
  • Complete Coastal Dentistry
  • Charlie Graingers
  • PetSense
  • Ganey, Byrd & Dunn Insurance Group.

Neighboring The Village Shoppes at Waterford, look forward to welcoming:

  • Apple Annie’s Bake Shop & The Wine Sampler
  • Cape Fear Seafood – NOW OPEN
  • Tropical Smoothie

Nearby, The Villages at Brunswick Forest, will proudly be welcoming:

  • Shuckin' Shack
  • A.M. Diner & Deli
  • EmergeOrtho Medical Office Building

Other businesses coming to the Greater Leland Area include:

  • ALDI's
  • Hawthorne at Leland Apartments
  • Harrington Square

These businesses and services add to an already extraordinary line-up in the Greater Leland Area.  Our team is excited to watch the growth in this community!  


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


Posted in Leland NC Area
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