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by Brian Schrader

Dec. 6, 2022

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Nov. 1, 2022

Nov 2022 Oak Island Real Estate Update

Oak Island Market Update Nov 2022



Contact us today to get more information on buying or selling your home!  910-297-2475

Oct. 6, 2022

Brunswick Forest Oct 2022 Real Estate Update

Brunswick Forest Market Update - 10-05-22


Jan. 10, 2020

Average Leland NC Home Sale Prices 2004-2019

Is it a good time to sell?

According to the chart below, it's a great time to sell your home! This chart illustrates the average prices on homes over the past decade (plus).  Feel free to plug in your address to get a property valuation and see what your home could sell for.




2004-2019 Home Prices in Leland Chart

March 14, 2019


The days are getting longer, the temperatures are warming up and signs of spring are beginning to pop all over town!

Springtime in the Wilmington area has always been a favorite for locals, and a big draw for visitors. The charm of the city comes to life, and there are many ways to experience it. One of the first indicators that spring is in the air? The blooming azaleas! With this comes the annual affair known as the North Carolina Azalea Festival. Ranked as a top 20 event by Southeast Tourism Society, it's a must do! This festival is a multiple day event, featuring music, pageantry and various events honoring the historic tradition of our coastal community. History comes to life and there are activities for the whole family to enjoy. We invite you to come and experience it for yourself.

Additionally, as thoughts turn to spending more time outside, there are plenty of other places to visit and enjoyable activities to participate in.  

Let's explore a few popular examples:

Wilmington Riverwalk

Downtown Wilmington NC

Enjoy a scenic stroll down this mile long stretch of boardwalk located downtown along the Cape Fear River. 

Battleship (USS North Carolina)

Wilmington NC Battleship

Located across the river from downtown Wilmington, this historic memorial is open every day of the year(varying hours) for tours. Take a step back into history as you explore the refurbished WWII Battleship. 

Wilmington Historic District

One of the largest districts listed with the National Register of Historical places, downtown Wilmington is rich with history, southern charm, fine dining, shopping, arts, and so much more. 

Airlie Gardens

Airlie Gardens Live Oak Tree

Airlie Gardens is a gorgeous public garden open year round. Visitors are treated to 67 acres of lush gardens, walking paths, amazing live oaks, and a wealth of history. 

Area Beaches

Wrightsville Beach

One of the biggest attractions in our area! There are many beaches to choose from, come and enjoy sun, sand and crystal blue water!

Spring is in bloom and there's no shortage of fun in this amazing town of ours. Wilmington is a coastal treasure, and we are proud to call it home. 

Dec. 13, 2018

Featured Community: Pine Forest of Oak Island

It is our goal at The Coastline NC Real Estate Team to bring you the latest real estate developments happening in southeastern North Carolina and the news of Pine Forest hitting the marketplace is hot on our radar.

This new coastal community, Pine Forest of Oak Island, will feature an integrated regional healthcare campus with residential living, recreation, shopping, and dining on over 2,000 acres. The first few pieces of this beautifully planned community have already begun — Novant Health is now open and Affinity Living Group broke ground in early 2018.

Pine Forest Map

The local community of Brunswick County is one of the fastest growing counties in the state due to the many benefits of the local area and the beautiful North Carolina coastline.

Active adult retirees in Southeastern North Carolina often must transition from fully independent living to assisted living or skilling nursing facility, with very little in between to support differing levels of self-sufficiency. Pine Forest of Oak Island looks to bridge that gap with its integrated health continuum of care, providing access to personal and concierge services, and medical care as needed, while allowing for a full active lifestyle, all within a carefully preserved natural setting ideal for walking, biking, and more.

For more information on this latest real estate development to hit the market or to take a peek at this community, connect with The Coastline NC Real Estate Team - 910-632-0060 | Email Brian | Email John | LIKE US on Facebook

Nov. 21, 2018

Fun, New Thanksgiving Traditions for the Whole Family

Thanksgiving is all about family, counting your blessings, amazing food and all the tried and true traditions you’ve enjoyed for years. I’m sure that if we asked around, we would hear a familiar order of events at most family holiday gatherings…lots of cooking and overeating, football and the Macy’s Day parade; to name a few. As fun as those traditional holiday experiences are, it may be time to kick it up a notch and start some new fun traditions for the whole family! 

It’s a perfect time to celebrate all that you’re thankful for by giving back to the community and people less fortunate than you. Reach out to your local foodbank or homeless shelter and volunteer to assist in the kitchen or serving food that day. What better way to teach your children about giving back than to devote your time to the service of others? Those memories and life lessons will last a lifetime!

If time or opportunity to volunteer is an issue, pass around the family offering plate and pool your funds to donate to a charity or a family in need. Make it a tradition to decide together which charity to give to or let each member take a turn choosing a cause they have a passion for. Even the little ones can get in on the giving spirit by going through old clothes and toys to donate to your local Goodwill donation center. Clean out the closets in time for Christmas and start a tradition you can feel good about!

Most of us are fortunate enough to get to spend Thanksgiving with our favorite family members….and even put up with the crazy ones! But, not everyone is so lucky. Wouldn’t it be a treat to visit a local nursing home or hospital and spend time with those that can’t be with their loved ones? Take some time to spread the love and give someone else something to be thankful for! 

We would be remiss if we overlooked everyone’s favorite tradition….eating too much! We all have our favorite holiday dish; why not have everyone in the family contribute the recipe to their signature dish and compile a family cook book? Pass out copies to the whole family as Christmas gifts or pass them down to future generations to keep the tradition alive!

After eating all that delicious Thanksgiving Day cuisine, get everyone moving and support a good cause. Sign the family up for a Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot, burn some calories and help give back to the community. That is a gift that keeps on giving! 

Nov. 7, 2018

Put These North Carolina Road Trips On Your List


“Life is about the adventures you take and the memories you make. So travel often and live life with open eyes and an open heart.” — Katie Grissom

Whether you’re after scenic mountain views, beautiful beach sunsets or even just the best barbeque of your life, North Carolina has it all.  You can explore most everything North Carolina has to offer in a fun family road trip.  Strap yourself in and enjoy the ride! 

Start your journey with the Outer Banks National Scenic Byway.  You can explore 21 beach towns with over 130 miles of beaches!  Experience the culture while relaxing on the beach, taking ferry tours or visiting one of many lighthouses and museums along the way.  The scenic backdrop of the ocean and quaint towns with beach cottages and family owned stores will take you back to a less complicated time and help you slow down ad revel in the beauty of North Carolina.

If the majestic allure of the mountains is what you’re looking for, North Carolina will not disappoint there either.  The Blue Ridge Parkway extends from Shenandoah National Park in VA all the way to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and has been dubbed “America’s Favorite Drive.”  That is on account of the amazing sweeping views abundance of recreational activities. Nature, wildlife and stunning mountain views make a trip through the Parkway a real adventure.

As if the beaches and mountains weren’t enough to dazzle you, NC also has breathtaking waterfalls hidden throughout the state as well.  With well over 200 to choose from, you can plan an incredible trip with daily hikes and stunning views. The rushing waters and connection with nature will be the perfect getaway from technology and daily stress.  The hardest part will be narrowing down which waterfalls to visit!  

Now if you work up an appetite swimming in the ocean or hiking through the mountains, you’ll need some good ‘ole southern food to restore your energy!  Luckily, North Carolina is famous for some of the best dining in the South!  Whether it is barbeque, biscuits or seafood, NC has it all.  You could spend months traveling around the state experiencing all the foodie excitement you can imagine.  There are too many outstanding restaurants to list but you can follow this food blogger’s advice and travel the state from east to west and hit these destinations along the way for an exquisite culinary experience!  For more idea's and information check out The Best Luxury Resorts in North Carolina today.

Happy Exploring!!

Oct. 11, 2018

Coastal Carolina after Hurricane Florence



Coastal Carolina after Hurricane Florence


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

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.

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