Hampstead, NC Real Estate News

By Beverly Femia, Broker Realtor Stager - Greater Wilmington, NC Are
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
Eagles Watch Home Sales - Jan to Sept 30, 2011 Hampstead NC 28443   Eagles Watch had 2 closed sales between January 1 and June 30, 2011 Both are new construction The 2 homes closed for an average of 100% of asking price The 2 homes averaged 3050 sq ft in size   Eagles Watch had 7 closed sales between June 1 and September 30, 2011  All 7 are new construction2 The 7 homes closed for an average of 99% of asking price The 7 homes averaged 3098 sq ft in size      
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By Beverly Femia, Broker Realtor Stager - Greater Wilmington, NC Are
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
Cross Creek in Hampstead, NC 28443 had 4 closed sales between January 1 and June 30, 2011 2 of 4 are foreclosures 1 foreclosure is a modular home which closed for $65 a sq ft 1 foreclosure is a stick-built home which closed for $99 a sq ft 2 Non-distressed stick-built homes sold for $101 a sq ft and $118 a sq ft The 4 homes closed for an average of 96% of asking price The 4 homes averaged 112 days on market for current listing and 169 days for all cumulative listings The 16 homes were built between 2003 and 2007 and averaged 1922 sq ft in size   Cross Creek had 2 closed sales between June 1 and September 30, 2011  2 Non-distressed stick-built homes sold for $101 a sq ft and $112 a sq ft The 2 homes closed for an average of 95% of asking price The 2 homes averaged 63 days on market   The...
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By Beverly Femia, Broker Realtor Stager - Greater Wilmington, NC Are
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
Olde Point Home Sales Report  - Jan to June 30, 2011 Hampstead NC 28443 16 closed sales in Olde Point between January  1 and June 30, 2011.  1 home built in 1974, needing updating, located on a deep water lot with dock sold for $500k.     1 home on  a second row Intracoastal Waterway site sold for $347   2 homes in Olde Point Estates on multi-acre sites closed for $342 and $353 12 remaining homes sold for an average $104 a sq ft 3 of 12 are foreclosures 1 of 12 sold at auction 1 of 12 is a short sale The remaining 7 of 12 sold for an average $115 a sq ft The 16 homes closed for an average of 92% of asking price The 16 homes averaged 158 days on market for current listing and 201 days for all cumulative listings The 16 homes were built between 1977 and 2004 and averaged 2353 sq ft in size  
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By Dick & Sandy Beals
(Wilmington Real Estate 4U Wilmington, NC)
Day 123 - http://ncspotfestival.com/..Don't miss out on the Spot Festival....Fun, Food...don't miss it.  If you love fish, you'll want to be here for the festivities. The fun starts at 10:45 and spots are served at  11am on 9/24 and 9/25 in Hampstead, NC.  Fireworks at 9pm on Saturday after the show!. 
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By Stephanie Gasparovic
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty)
This weekend the 47th Annual NC Spot Festival comes to Hampstead, NC! The festival is fun for all ages and will run from 9:45am-9:30pm this Saturday Sept. 25th, and 9:45am-5:00pm this Sunday Sept. 26th. Admission is $3 for adults, and children under 12 years are free. There will be tons of local seafood to taste including the festival namesake, the spot fish. After trying the local delicacies you will be able to see and purchase local handmade crafts and artwork. The Spot Festival will also have its fair share of entertainment with everything from the Little Miss Wilmington Pageant to a performance from the Apsara Belly Dancing Troupe. Saturday night will end with a special performance from Nashville recording artist Kevin Lee and a fireworks show. For more information about the Spot Fe...
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By Dick & Sandy Beals
(Wilmington Real Estate 4U Wilmington, NC)
Day 22:  Golf and Have Lunch at Castle Bay and the Kings Table....a short drive up the coast from Wilmington you will find a Links Course. This 18 hole golf course is great, scenic and lots of fun.  Best of all, there always seems to be a breeze....now that can be nice on a hot day, but can raise havoc with your golf ball.  Take a quick glance as you drive along the paths and you might see a hawk, turtle, Canadian geese and other lovely wildlife.  Of course, I love playing this course, but  driving over the wooden bridges is reminiscent of earlier days. The sound  of the golf cart crossing the bridge sounds like horses hooves click and clacking on and old wooden bridge or cobblestone road. .....there is also a whistling in the wind....I found this course a little easier than most becaus...
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Did you miss out on the $8,000 tax credit? Or maybe you didn't qualify for it because you already owned a home.  Now there is an $8,000 credit that just started and best of all-it is NOT limited to first time homebuyers!!!  I'm referring to the Coldwell Banker 2010 Buyer Bonus Sales Event.  It started May 1, 2010 and ends July 31, 2010.  The credit comes directly from participating sellers at closing and we're encouraging all of our sellers to participate in this program.  This $8,000 credit has many advantages over the tax credit that just expired because (1) anyone buying a house is eligible for it; not just new homebuyers; and (2) you get the credit AT CLOSING-you don't have to wait to get reimbursed after the closing and you don't have to file anything.  Sound interesting? Check out...
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By Dick & Sandy Beals
(Wilmington Real Estate 4U Wilmington, NC)
Hi Folks, We are happy to be bringing you these weekly market reports for the Wilmington, Pender, Brunswick and Wilmington area beach towns.  Keep up to date on all the activity in our market area!  Here is this weeks Real Estate Report for the town of Hampstead in Pender County for May 3, 2010. http://www.realmarketreports.com/reports/028028_Reports/Hampstead_Pender_County.pdf Dick Beals
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Long Point Estates is a unique waterfront and water-access community like no other.  And the time to buy has never been better.  We've just reduced prices for all remaining Long Point lots.  These lots have some of the most beautiful views you could imagine.  Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway/Topsail Sound, you can see Topsail Island, Lea Island, Figure Eight Island, and you can look straight through the inlet to see the waves crashing in the ocean!  On some days, you can even hear the waves crashing! Discover a lifestyle filled with exquisite boating, nature, and convenience!   Long Point has a community pier with boat slips available for purchase.  The most affordable waterfront lots in Long Point are "second row" lots that have gorgeous views of the Intracoastal Waterway to the f...
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By Stephanie Gasparovic
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty)
Everyone always talks asks whether or not anything is happening in the "real estate market."  I'm always surprised to hear people that live around here (Hampstead, Wilmington, Jacksonville NC) speak negatively about the market based on things that they see or hear on the national news.  So let me tell you what I see in our local market right now.  We have seen increased activity with our listings, our buyers, and our subdivisions.  In two of our exclusive subdivisions we have dramatically reduced prices which has really increased interest from buyers and people who are "just looking."  In Avendale subdivision, we have an incredible deal on 41 Raven Drive-- a brand new house that is over 3000 sf, and it's priced at $299,000!  If that's not enough, First Federal is offering special financ...
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By Diane Parker
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty)
   This weekend, take a moment and stop by the Annual NC Spot Festival in Hampstead.  Located across from Deerfield on Highway 17.  Spot dinners are $8.00 including 2 spots, slaw, fries, hush puppies, and iced tea.  Parking is free.  $3.00 entrance fee.  Kids 12 and under get in free.  Bring your lawn chairs, but no coolers or pets. Spot are abundant around the Carolinas. When spots are running fishermen are able to hook and/or net a great many of these fine fish. Recreational fishermen can fill their coolers and feed their families all winter long with these appetizing fish., and commercial fishermen can fill their nets with this prize catch. As a community that is known as the official Seafood Capital of the Carolinas, many in the Hampstead area owe at least part of their livelihood ...
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By Margaret Rudd Bishop, CRB, CRS, GRI
(Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc.,REALTORS)
Shrimp for dinner on Father's Day just seemed like a natural.  It made me think of Forest Gump's partner in the shrimping business.  Shrimp is just a wonderful versatile seafood and its easy on the diet unless you get it fried, which tastes wonderful but isn't as good for you.  I bought these from the organizer of our ski club kayaking outing since we didn't eat all of them at her house yesterday.  She managed to get them from a seafood dealer in Pender County about noon Saturday.  Which makes for a wonderful summer evening meal!
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By Stephanie Gasparovic
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty)
Tour the finest new homes in the area at the 23rd annual Parade of Homes over two weekends, April 25th and 26th and May 2nd and 3rd from noon to 5:00pm each day. This year's parade features the first ever "green" homes section, and new construction homes of all price ranges.  The homes of best quality are awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards, a tradition that honors our area's most esteemed builders.  This event is brought to you by the Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association.  Information such as this year's schedule, participants, homes available to tour, and more may be viewed at www.WilmingtonParadeofHomes.com. Visit our Hampstead homes during this year's event!  Click HERE to view our Hampstead communities' floor plans in competition for the Gold Award.  We hope to see yo...
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By Stephanie Gasparovic
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty)
"Under the Senate's new stimulus bill, homebuyers could receive a $15,000 tax credit if they purchase within a year," reads the headline of CNNMoney.com's breaking news article.  If you're thinking of buying a home, there could be a big bonus for you in the economic stimulus bill that's now before Congress, according to staff writer Les Christie of www.CNNMoney.com.  "The Senate's version of the plan sweetened the $7,500 homebuyer tax credit provision proposed by the House, doubling it to $15,000 or 10% of the home's purchase price (whichever is lower). What's more, the credit applies to all buyers - not just those purchasing their first homes," says Christie.  The Senate credit has no income limits, and unlike the tax credit passed last summer as part of the Housing Recovery Act, this ...
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By Stephanie Gasparovic
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty)
The nation's foreclosure hemorrhage has finally slowed and 2009 should see a significant decline in foreclosures as buyers return, pushing home prices up and fueling a real estate recovery, according to the 2009 Outlook from foreclosureS.com (www.ForeclosureS.com)."Recovery is underway. Affordable is back in the housing market," says Alexis McGee, real estate expert, educator, and president of ForeclosureS.com. "In 2009, housing will not only recover, but we'll see buyers leap into this market in droves, depleting our housing oversupply, and actually put higher price pressures on the market.""With 4.5% fixed mortgage rates, housing prices lower than they were 'pre-housing bubble', commodity prices lower, tax credits available for homebuyers, and the government eager to stimulate our eco...
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By Stephanie Gasparovic
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty)
In the spirit of the New Year and "resolution season" my team and I have decided to do what we can to Go Green! Our first step: cutting down on print marketing. We haven't decreased our amount of marketing; rather, we have altered our technique! I strongly believe that the internet is where it's at - websites, blogging, emailing, you name it. Therefore our monthly Newsletters, Real Estate updates, and majority of our listing advertisements are now paperless! Newsletters have become E-Newsletters, Listing and Event Ads have become E-Flyers, and neighborhood brochures have become E-Tours. A great strength of our team is use of new technology on our websites to bring in traffic, aid in property searches, and generate leads and potential clients. Being that keeping in touch with clients and...
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By Kathy Knight, BROKER, ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR, SRES
(Intracoastal Realty Corp)
  The long awaited brand new Topsoil High School is finally completed. The school will be open for business on Monday Jan 5, 2009. It is exciting that the new $ 30 million school is ready to go. It is totally updated with technology ready classrooms and labs and is ready for the 1200 students it needs to accommodate. This award winning school sytem is excited to be moving in new directions. The building previously used for the high school is now going to be used as the middle school. This area has really grown and really needs the space to accommodate all the new students in the area. The new school will be a great enhancement for teachers and students alike.
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By Sneads Ferry, Topsail Island,Wilmington, Hampstead, Holly Ridge,Jacksonville
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty, The Burchfield Group)
      On Saturday,December 20, 2008, Burchfield Group members (Judy Carlton, Jerry Blackburn, Bob Ramsey, Kathy and Rand Burchfield) of Topsail Island and SeaCoast Realty were at the Food Lion in Hampstead. We collected 1029 pounds (that’s one thousand and twenty nine pounds) of food for the North Carolina Food Bank. The food pantries in four counties - Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender and Onslow will be the recipients of the overwhelming generosity of the residents of Hampstead and the Food Lion store.   95% of the people who took one of our flyers and went into the Food Lion came out with one item, and in most cases several bags of groceries and often, a full grocery cart. Cash, as little as one dollar and as much as $20.00 was donated, so that we also gave the Food Bank $ 135.00 in cas...
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By Sneads Ferry, Topsail Island,Wilmington, Hampstead, Holly Ridge,Jacksonville
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty, The Burchfield Group)
Well, the third and final parade of the season (for The Rand Burchfield Real Estate Group, anyway) was Saturday, December the 6th. We put a holiday wreath on the front of the truck, lit it up and we were off to Topsail Beach from our main office in Surf City! Joining us were team members Linda Blackburn, Judy Carlton, Bob Ramsey, Dot Cotman and myself and Kathy. Not able to be with us were Justine Warner (our executive assistant) and Bill Hunt, a long time associate and buyer agent. As you will note from the photos, Lilly and Pearl had a grand time, all decked out in the reindeer antlers. Pearl is actually starting to enjoy the limelight a little bit! Our last event of the year will be a food drive for the North Carolina Food Bank, to be held on December 20th in the Food Lion parking l...
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By Ginger S, Wilmington NC Real Estate & Relocation~
(Wilkinson & Associates, Wilmington NC)
  Looking for a fun way for the whole family to get into the Thanksgiving spirit and show your support a wonderful cause?  Come out to Kiwanis Park tomorrow morning to watch the Kiwanis Park First Inaugural Turkey Trot Run & Kids Sprint.     The race will start and end at Kiwanis Park and wind through Belvedere Plantation and over Country Club Road. There will be prizes awarded by age groups for each race.     Kiwanis Park is an 82 acre recreation area that broke ground in 2004. The Park, a wonderful community resource, is home to three soccer fields, a playground, picnic areas, play areas, and a baseball field.  Kiwanis Park was developed with help from a NC state, grant, coupled with Pender County funds and augmented by generous donations by local business and citizens.   Proceeds wil...
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