Our History Here: Wrightsville Beach

By Judy Royal Soon after crossing the drawbridge from the mainland, you’ll reach a fork in the road and face your first decision at Wrightsville Beach. Bearing left will take you to the famous Johnnie Mercer’s Fishing Pier and near the site where a giant sperm whale named Trouble once washed ashore and refused to Read More


Strawberry Lemonade Cake

Recipe Courtesy of ASpicyPerspective.com Enjoy the fresh appeal of this month’s ultra-moist southern strawberry cake, with its little extra punch of lemon. The fresh strawberries between the cake layers are a sweet surprise when you cut it open. Perfect for summer events, this cake can sit out covered at room temp for 3 days! Ingredients: Read More


July Area Events

Open until 9/11: Waterfront Market – Ocean Isle Beach Open until 10/7: Carolina Beach Farmers Market – Carolina Beach Lake Park 6/12 – 9/1: Wilmington Sharks Baseball Home Games – 2149 Carolina Beach Rd, Wilmington 7/1, 7, 14, 21, 28: Performing Arts Night – Carolina Beach Boardwalk Gazebo 7/6, 13, 20, 27: Fireworks by the Sea Read More


Luxury Portfolio Spotlight: Ocean Front on Figure Eight, Villa in Porto Cervo and a Miami Beach Getaway on La Gorce Island

As our partnership with Luxury Portfolio allows, Intracoastal Realty’s listings are often featured on LuxuryPortfolio.com. We often spotlight outstanding listings around the world and become enamored with the many features, outdoor spaces, and interior design and decor of these lavish properties. This month the properties listed showcase spectacular views in exceptional locations! We hope you Read More


Choose Home Renovations That Yield the Highest Returns, Not the Flashiest Looks

It’s nearly impossible to flip through your channel guide without seeing a show about home improvement. Even the least motivated among us in the Wilmington NC real estate market might get the inspiration to jazz up their digs after seeing these impressive before and after images. The renovation fever is highly contagious, too. Americans are Read More


Sellers Celebrating Quick Sales in Booming Real Estate Market

In our last post, we looked at what’s been happening lately in the Southeastern North Carolina real estate market from the perspective of buyers, who are seeing lots of competition – and subsequent frustration – when making offers on the limited supply of available properties. On the flip side, however, sellers are seeing lightning-fast, full-price Read More


New Restaurants Are Popping Up All Over New Hanover County

By Judy Royal “Want to grab breakfast?” “What are you doing for lunch?” “What’s for dinner tonight?” These questions are almost as pervasive in everyday conversation as, “How are you today?” The Wilmington area, known for having a high number of restaurants relative to the size and population of the region, has plenty of options Read More


Grilled Watermelon, Feta, and Basil Salad

Recipe Courtesy of RecipeRunner.com Sweet juicy watermelon paired with salty feta, fresh basil, and tart lime juice is a refreshing and easy to make summer salad. Amazingly simple, this healthy summer treat is sure to please friends and family on warm evenings or casual events. Ingredients: 1 whole mini/baby watermelon 4 ounces feta cheese, cut Read More