Featured Listing Friday: 913 Twisted Oak Place

This week’s Featured Listing Friday takes us to 913 Twisted Oak Place behind the prestigious gates of Landfall in Wilmington, NC.  Listed by Vance Young, this home is a must see!

Prepare to be pampered in the lap of luxury in this brick residence located on a quiet cul-de-sac overlooking Landfall’s Nicklaus Ocean Course #5 and Howe Creek. No expense has been spared or detail overlooked! High ceilings, incredible moldings, beautiful hardwood and porcelain floors, granite kitchen and cherry cabinets are just a few of the many amenities to be found in this custom design. A huge blue stone terrace and screen porch provide the perfect spot for entertaining or just taking in the panoramic views.

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Featured Listing Friday: 2260 Bel Arbor

This week’s Featured Listing Friday takes us to 2260 Bel Arbor in one of Wilmington’s premier neighborhoods.  Listed by Keith Beatty, this 5 bedroom, 5 bath home is one you’ll want to see before it’s too late!

Phenomenal opportunity to live in one of Wilmington’s premier areas! Extremely private street with 2 cul-de-sacs, Wrightsville Beach School District and quality construction with that desirable southern traditional feel! Walk or bike to local dining, shopping, grocery and the Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge. Boasting 5 bedrooms plus a play room, loft, den and a wet bar this home has it all! Enjoy two covered front porches and a professional landscape yard. Other great features include 3 HVAC systems, whole house generator, security system and all the fine finishes you would expect! For functionality, this home has ample storage space including walk-in storage, 3 full baths and 2 half baths and a butler’s pantry! Come see it today before it’s too late!

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Community Contributions: Teacher’s Fund

Intracoastal Realty is much more than a residential brokerage and property management company. It is also a philanthropic powerhouse with a history of charitable good works that runs as deep as its local roots. Established in 1976, Intracoastal Realty is the largest independent and locally-owned real estate firm in southeastern North Carolina.

“We take great pride in being locally owned and operated, and we take equal pride in the communities in which we live and work,” said Jim Wallace, CEO of Intracoastal Realty. “Giving back through volunteerism and charitable gifts is an important part of our company culture and ensures the health and well-being of this very special area we call home. We are grateful for the generosity of our nearly 350+ agents and staff throughout the year.”

The firm works closely with UNC-Wilmington, Cape Fear Community College, and Brunswick Community College to offer scholarships to deserving students.  Intracoastal Realty managers, agents, and staff make donations of money, time, and resources to local chapters of national health organizations, disaster relief funds, and civic organizations. But it’s one non-profit that holds a particularly special place in the heart of the firm’s CEO Jim Wallace – the Intracoastal Realty Teacher’s Fund.

Teacher’s Fund Scores an A+ with Area Educators

For Wallace, one of the most satisfying aspects of owning Intracoastal Realty is educating and supporting the company’s agents and helping them achieve their goals. So it’s no surprise that Wallace is a passionate advocate of education and its ability to transform young minds into successful adults. In 2005, his interest in education took a giant leap forward with the creation of an innovative non-profit entitled the Intracoastal Realty Teacher’s Fund.

The mission of the Teacher’s Fund is to raise funds and distribute grants to local teachers to assist them in purchasing books and school supplies for their classrooms. The Teacher’s Fund focuses on public and private school teachers in New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick counties. Grants are restricted for use in kindergarten through 5th grade classrooms.

“Teachers have one of the most important jobs in today’s society, and unfortunately, their needs often outweigh their resources,” said Wallace. “The Teacher’s Fund helps fill the funding gap and enables teachers to purchase the supplies and books they need for their students.”

Wallace launched the Teacher’s Fund with a personal donation, and since that time, the fund has grown with generous gifts from the community and Intracoastal Realty agents. To date, Intracoastal Realty has given away more than 1,150 grants valued at $240,000. These grants have impacted more than 125,000 students in the tri-county area.

Grants are awarded monthly to teachers who submit applications. Applications are available online at www.IntracoastalRealty.com/TeachersFund. A Teacher’s Fund committee comprised of Intracoastal representatives and local teachers meet on a monthly basis to review applications and select grant recipients.


One of the primary funding mechanisms of the Teacher’s Fund is Beacon Title Insurance, of which Intracoastal Realty has an ownership interest. For each policy purchased, 50% of Intracoastal Realty’s proceeds automatically go to the Teacher’s Fund. Homebuyers working with Intracoastal Realty can support the Teacher’s Fund by requesting Beacon Title insurance during the purchasing process.  Public donations are also graciously accepted.  Checks may be made out to the Teacher’s Fund and sent to: Intracoastal Realty, c/o Heather Counselman, 1902 Eastwood Road, Wilmington, NC 28412.

To find out more about the Teacher’s Fund, and to view a photo gallery of past recipients and happy students, go to IntracoastalRealty.com/TeachersFund

March 2014 Top Agents and Producers Club


Intracoastal Realty Announces Top Agents and Producers Club

Intracoastal Realty recently announced their top performers for the month of March. Vance Young won Closed Volume Team of the Month with $8.1M in sales and Karen Reese won Closed Volume Agent of the Month with $2.4M in sales.  Vance Young won Listing Team of the Month with $12.8M in new listings and Cathy Riddle won Listing Agent of the Month with $5.9M in new listings.  Vance Young won Under Contract Volume Team of the Month with $13.7M in contracts and Eva Elmore won Under Contract Volume Agent of the Month with $3.1M in contracts. 

Wilmington – Lumina Station Office: Top selling, under contract, and listing team was Keith Beatty. Top selling agent was Karen Reese. Top under contract agent was Joe Fox.  Top listing agent was Cindy Southerland.

Wrightsville Beach Office: Top selling, under contract, and listing team Vance Young.  Top selling agent and under contract agent was Eva Elmore.  Top listing agent was Lee Crouch.

Carolina Beach Office: Top selling agent was Karen Berry. Top listing agent and under contract agent was April McDavid.

Oak Island Office: Top under contract and listing agent was Cathy Riddle.  Top selling agent was Renee Yost.

Ocean Isle Beach Office: Top listing and under contract agent was Bob Williams.  Top selling agent was Edwina St. Pierre.

New Homes & General Brokerage: Top selling team was Jimmy Hopkins.  Top selling and under contract agent was Nicole Valentine. Top under contract team was Kraig Marquis.

Joining the Multi-Million Dollar Club with at least $3M in closed volume through March 2014 is: Buzzy Northen, Eva Elmore, Michelle Clark, and Jimmy Hopkins.

Featured Listing Friday: 462 Causeway Drive

Looking to relax on a spacious deck with breathtaking sunset views this summer?  This week’s Featured Listing Friday located at 462 Causeway Drive in Wrightsville Beach just may be what you’re looking for. This location provides a great spot for swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding in the safety of the No Wake Zone and gives you a front row view to the annual Holiday Flotilla.  Listed by Bobby Brandon andRainey Wallace, this home’s backyard includes garden space and covered patio with tons of storage for boat accessories and toys.  Join us for a tour.

Q:  What distinctive features set this home apart?

A:  Southern exposure on Wrightsville Beach provides amazing coastal breezes and unobstructed panoramic views of Motts Channel and beyond!  Features 30×21 Master bedroom with incredible views and private deck and two 24’ Boat Slips

Q:  Can you describe the architectural style of the home?

A:  This custom beach house was designed so water views could be seen from every room on the south side, and marsh views from each room on the north side.

Q:  What are the advantages of the location and neighborhood?

A:  Located in a No Wake Zone, this is a perfect place for swimming, kayaking, and paddle boarding right in front of the house.  Enjoy breathtaking sunset views and a front row seat for the Annual Holiday Flotilla in the comfort of your own home!  No HOA!

Q:  Does the community have any amenities we should know about? 

A:  The Shore Acres neighborhood is right across the street from The Loop and Wrightsville Beach Park.  It is a very short distance from The Landing Office and Shopping Center, plus easy boat access to popular fishing destinations and waterfront bars and restaurants.

Q:  What makes the price of this home so great? 

A:  Priceless View!  This is the lowest priced freestanding, sound front home with boat slips for sale on Wrightsville Beach.  (As per WRAR MLS on 3/27/14.)

Q:  Can you tell us a fun fact about this home?

A:  Prior to its construction in 1986, the seller designed the floor plan of the house herself!

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