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by Brian Schrader

Oct. 11, 2018

Coastal Carolina after Hurricane Florence

 

 

Coastal Carolina after Hurricane Florence

Greetings!

As most of you are aware, it’s been an eventful month here at the Carolina Coast with the landfall of Hurricane Florence. Many of you have reached out with questions and concerns, as well as a strong desire to assist, so we wanted to take a moment to update everyone, in an effort to ensure we get you the most up to date information. Obviously, there’s been a significant amount of media coverage surrounding the storm, some accurate and some not so accurate. It is our desire to relay real information and real stories, in order to keep you best informed.

Hurricane Florence was a powerful storm that impacted the coastal Carolinas significantly. While the winds were downgraded from initial projections, rain amounts were staggering. Many people have been displaced from their homes due to water damage, most specifically in our inland counties and rural areas along rivers. Recovery efforts continue across several counties for some, and it will remain that way for quite some time. Our hearts go out to all of these individual and families so severely affected. In spite of this, there is always positivity to embrace. Often headlines focus on the total devastation during and shortly after the storm, but not on the rebuilding and humanity that takes place for weeks and months after. If you have ever wanted to witness and live in an area where the entire community comes together for the good of each other, this is where you want to be. 

The real story on Hurricane Florence is that it strengthened and bonded southeastern North Carolina. Neighbors helping neighbors, neighbors helping strangers and communities pulling together to get everyone back on their feet. Almost immediately, groups were mobilized to assist those in need with hot meals, warm beds, means of transportation, debris clean up, roof patching – the list goes on and on! It has been inspiring, uplifting and humbling all at the same time. We are beyond proud to call this our home, and have heard from countless others that have echoed the same sentiments.  We are all in this together for our beloved area. We are “Carolina Strong”.

Another main point to emphasize, is that while we remain focused and dedicated to relief and recovery efforts, a large majority of folks weathered Florence with little to no issues at all in our area. Throughout this newsletter you will see testimonials of real homeowners and their experience during and after the storm. Feel free to reach out to us in reference to specific communities. We will also address elevations levels for many of our popular and desired communities. 

There is still more work to be done, but amazing progress is underway. Wilmington is back to bustling, and Fall is a beautiful time to visit! If you so desire, there are still many ways to assist and donate. 

Thank you for taking the time to catch up with us. The real estate market has remained steady in spite of the storm, and we have been busy! We are ready to assist you in any way that we can. Storms are a part of the fabric of living at the coast, but the Wilmington area will always remain one of the most desired in the country! 

We hope to see you soon in the warm salt air.

Warm Wishes

Brian Schrader

Coastline NC Real Estate Team
910-297-2475
coastlinenc@gmail.com

Let’s talk about Elevations and Flood Zones

There’s been a lot of chatter about this in recent weeks. In the greater Wilmington area there are 3 different types of flood zones.  They are classified as zones X, AE, and VE.  Zone X are the areas that are not in flood zones, therefore the banks do not require homeowners to have flood insurance on the property.  The banks will require homeowners to have flood insurance in both zones AE and VE.  The flood insurance rates in the AE flood zone are based off of elevation. 
In AE and VE, the homeowner must have an elevation certificate done by a professional surveyor. The insurance companies then base the rate off of that certificate, which will contain each individual flood elevation. Homeowners in a VE zone, which are mostly beachfront homes and homes along the ICWW, will have to get the same elevation certificate , however they are classified in an area which is high risk for both wind AND flood. Most of the homes in this areas will have been built up on pilings.  There are a lot more details to this, along with individual situations  and circumstances. This is why you need an experienced agent to help guild you through this process.  It is also very import to have an insurance agent that understands our area as well.

Here are just a few elevations(feet above sea level) in some off our areas planned communities.


You need a  Buyers Agent. Here's why you should use Coastline for your home purchase:

Coastline agents understand the necessity of using an experienced and skilled realtor. In addition, we are buyers agents. Why is this important?  Well, for many reasons. First off, we are local and can share knowledge and information  that can’t be found on national brand websites such as Zillow and Trulia. As well, having a buyers agent doesn’t cost you a dime, and this extra knowledge is invaluable when it comes to making one of the biggest decisions of your life. We can also assist and guide you through the process when it comes to finding home inspectors, closing attorneys, mortgage companies, insurance agents, etc. Call us today, there’s no reason not to!

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Testimonials from property owners

** The following are stories shared with us after Florence.  We value each and every one of our property owners, and appreciate their honest feedback.

Masonboro Area of Wilmington
Elevation 17-22

"We were happy that we had little damage to our home.  Our gutters are a little misshapen and pieces of our fence fell on three sides which we were able to prop back up.  We are going for a shutter free look now as most of our shutters were no longer attached to our house =).  On return to our home we had lots of clean up but not too much to repair."

 

 

Wilmington Area
Elevation 9-55

"Thank you for reaching out to us.  Coastline Real Estate continues to be a very competent and caring company to work with.  We were blessed.  We had no damage to our home other then a shutter that came off.  It was not damaged and is now back in place.  We had no large trees come down and no flooding.  We did have smaller branches and lots of leaves come off the big oaks and pine trees in our yard.  This was an easy clean-up and the city & county are picking up all the debris from curbside at no charge to the homeowner. "

Winding River
Elevation 16-32

'Fortunately, our property in Winding River was spared....no flooding, no damage. We were not there to experience it firsthand but did receive Nextdoor updates from our neighbors across the street. Winding River is a great community with wonderful people."

Brunswick Forest 
Elevation 25-50

"We live in Brunswick Forest, and I have to say it took a big hit.  So many tress are down and many many homes have lost several shingles off their roofs.  Some homes are in need of a new roof and others need to replace siding they lost during the Hurricane.  Fortunately we came out of the storm great.  We did not sustain any damage to our home.  We do back up to a forest so therefore the wind didn’t hit our roof as much as others.  Back in the wood we did loose 2 huge pine tress.  One snapped in half and other snapped and is still hanging there. We are grateful for the trees that didn’t snap and hit our home.  With all the rain, we were lucky again that there wasn’t any water damage.  I know some homes the water was trickling through their can lights.  All in all our home survived a Hurricane Category 1, and we stayed!!  For those who left it was a challenge returning to their homes."

Mallory Creek Plantation
Elevation 22-26

"Our house at Mallory Creek did fine and we are so thankful. We did not experience any structural damage or flooding. We are having some electrical issues in our garage and having an electrician coming at the end of this week to assess the issue - it may or may not be storm related. I was surprised how quickly Brunswick Electric had our power restored. A few of our close neighbors lost some small trees in their yard but I have not seen any significant damage in our side of the neighborhood. Thanks!"

Inlet Watch
Elevation 9 (Wilmington Marina Community)

"Thanks for checking in on us.  As you know we back up directly to the marina.  We did have water come up into out yard.  Over all very minimal damage to our community considering we right across the Carolina Beach inlet.  We lost power for 3 days."

Park Ave - Center Wilmington
Elevation 29-33
 

"We live in an older neighborhood in Wilmington where there are beautiful, mature live oaks that drape our streets.  We did unfortunately lose quite a few of these trees, but our neighborhood and homes stood strong.  We did not have any flooding and power returned to our homes within the week.  Now our neighborhood has begun the clean-up process (which is mostly cosmetic) and the sidewalks are starting to be filled with walkers, runners and bikers again.  We’re not quite back to normal yet as so many in our area were affected, but Wilmington is strong.  It will rebuild and be more beautiful than ever."

Magnolia Greens Leland
Elevation 20-35

"Minor stuff on the house trees down, removed pine, shingles.. I have a temporary fix on the roof.  No biggie. Clean up almost done.  Not enough to meet the deductible so I'm fortunate."

Woodlake Community -  Wilmington
Elevation 10-12 feet 

"Thanks for reaching out. Glad you and your family fared well through the storm.  Eric and I moved into the woodlake community a little over 4 years ago with your assistance. Our home didn’t have any damage or flooding to its structure. We had put ply wood on the main windows in the front, the large living room window, and half the slider door as precaution.  Like the rest of Wilmington we lost power shortly before the eye of the storm was over our home. Power was restored Sunday evening, but as my mom is in Leland she had power back on Saturday afternoon so we had already packed and gone there for a couple of nights.  When the power restored we had some power surge damage sensors to in our hvac and sprinkler system. We’ve had the hvac repaired but we haven’t gotten around to the sprinkler yet. Other than that no real storm damage (unless you count the mailbox losing its ornate decoration which all in all isn’t important)."

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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!

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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.

Thanks,

Brian 

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

February

  • 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!

April

  • 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.

May

  • 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!

July

  • 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.

September

  • 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!!

October

  • 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!!

November

  • 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