September Events

September Events

September 2, 4, 9. 11, 16, 18: Beachside Music Series – Oceanic Restaurant

September 2: Sunset Beach Concerts – Gazebo in the Village Park

September 4: Fireworks By the Sea & Boardwalk Blast – Boardwalk at the Gazebo

September 4: Downtown Sundown – Riverfront Park

September 4, 18 : Airlie Gardens Concert Series – Airlie Gardens

September 4: Ocean Isle Beach Free Concert Series – Museum of the Coastal Carolinas

September 4: Southport Concert Series – Fort Johnston Garrison Lawn

September 5: Family Sand Sculpture Contest – Ocean Isle Beach

September 5: 26th Annual Oak Island Art Guild Arts & Crafts Festival – Middleton Park Soccer Field

Septmeber 5: Oak Island Labor Day Surf Off – Ocean Crest Pier

September 6: Free Movies at the Lake Carolina Beach Lake Park

September 6, 20: Boogie in the Park – Kure Beach Ocean Front Park

September 6: Go! Jump in the Lake 5k, 10k, and Fun Run – Spring Lake Park, Boiling Spring Lakes

September 7: Labor Day 2015

September 10: Jazz at the Mansion Concert Series V – Bellamy Mansion

September 10: Race for Preservation 5k & Mile Walk – Coastline Inn

September 11 & 12: Fisherman’s Post Carolina Beach Inshore Challenge – Inlet Watch Marina

September 11: Ricky Skaggs – UNCW Kenan Auditorium

September 12: Pier-2-Pier Open Water Swim Race – Johnnie Mercer’s Pier

September 12: Founders’ Day Festival – Leland Municipal Park

September 18-20: ACS Fall Home Show – Wilmington Convention Center

September 18-19: Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival – Carolina Beach Yacht Basin & Marina

September 19-20: NC Shell Show – Cape Fear Museum of History & Science

September 19: YMCA Triathlon – Wrightsville Beach, NC

September 19-20: North Carolina Rice Festival – Brunswick Riverwalk, Belville

September 19: Purple Feet Festival – Silver Coast Winery, Ocean Isle Beach

September 20: Slide Fest – Downtown Wilmington

September 24-26: The Addams Family – Thalian Hall 

September 25-27: Cirque Italia – Wilmington International Airport (ILM)

September 25: Fourth Friday Gallery Walk – Various art galleries

Spetember 25: Grand Opening of the Cape Fear Museum’s Park – Cape Fear Museum

September 26-27: North Carolina Spot Festival – Hampstead, NC

September 26: Wilmington Fall Wine & Beer Walk – Begins at Ziggy’s By The Sea

September 26: Fall Memories Fishing Tournament – Kure Beach Pier

September 26: Southport Wooden Boat Show – Old yacht Basin, Southport

September 29-30: Fireball Run – Topsail Beach

For more events in Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, and Pleasure Island, click here. For more events in the Oak Island / Southport area, click here. For more events in the Ocean Isle Beach, Sunset Beach, and Holden Beach areas, click here.

Luxury Portfolio Spotlight: Rustic Ranch, Lifestyle of Luxury and Golf Pro’s Paradise

As our partnership with Luxury Portfolio allows, Intracoastal Realty’s listings are often featured on We often peruse the other listings around the world and become enamored with a number of the features, the outdoor spaces, and the interior design and decor of these lavish properties. This week, we have opted to share a few of our favorites with you.

Colorado Ranch Styled Property

Location: Domaine des Vaches Perdues – Thats French for Lost Cows Ranch. Escape to this exclusive ranch-styled Estate located in The Territories at Cordillera, which combines country club living with a wilder side. The main house has a main level master suite, three junior master suites and two large bedrooms plus an indoor pool/spa and multiple sumptuous decks and patios for outdoor entertaining.

The caretaker’s cottage has two bedrooms and 1.5 baths. Additionally the property has a ranch office, large workshop/studio space with a storage loft and bathroom. The mature perennial garden beds and bocce court along with spectacular views of the Red Table Mountain, Brush Creek Valley floor, Seven Hermits Mountains above Brush Creek and distant views of Red Rocks and high desert topography leading to Glenwood Canyon.

Built In: 2001

Approximate Square Feet: 15,614 ft

Lot Acres: 35.5

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Ultimate Life of Luxury in Scarsdale

Live the ultimate luxury lifestyle in this spectacular residence. Situated on 1.35 acres of lush manicured property with specimen plantings, this 2009 custom home is filled with sunlight, high ceilings, five fireplaces, rich hardwood floors, exquisite millwork and magnificent architectural details.

Main highlights include a breathtaking double-story entry foyer with radiant heat floors, a high functioning chef’s kitchen with oversized center island, family room with windows galore and soaring coffered/tray ceiling.

Upstairs is a serene master suite with sitting room, two walk-in closets and luxurious master bath. Five additional bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. The incredible 3,264 square foot lower level (not included in house square footage) includes a home theatre area, versatile recreation space, temp/humidity controlled wine cellar (approx. 2000 bottles), home gym, bedroom, pool bath and dressing room. A 25′ x 50′ heated pool and spa plus expansive veranda complete this perfection.

Built In: 2009

Approximate Square Footage: 9,246 ft

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Golf Pros Paradise in Vero Beach FL

Exceptional golf course home with over 6,000 square foot custom four bedroom home includes living room with fireplace, gourmet kitchen opening to family room, elegant dining room, butler’s pantry with wine cooler, den/office. Lovely master suite with sitting room, dual baths and exercise room. Beautiful lanai with pool overlooking 1st and 18th fairways. Guest house with full bath.


BUILT IN: 2007


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Light Pimiento Cheese-Stuffed Celery

What You’ll Need Light Pimento Cheese Stuffed Celery

  • 1 ¼ cups light mayonnaise
  • 1 (4-ounce) jar diced pimiento, drained
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated onion
  • ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2 (8 ounce) blocks 2% reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese, finely shredded
  • 6 celery ribs, cut into 4-inch pieces
  • Garnish: paprika

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Stir together light mayonnaise and the next 4 ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir in cheese.
  2. Spread 1 tablespoon cheese mixture into each celery rib. Garnish, if desired.

Note: Store remaining pimiento cheese mixture in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Note: Don’t be tempted to use pre-shredded cheese. It takes a few more minutes to shred your own, but you’ll be much more pleased with the creamy texture.

Yield: Makes about 3 cups pimiento cheese (serving size 4 inch piece of celery with 1 tablespoon pimiento cheese.
PREP TIME: 15 minutes
SERVES: VARIES (serving size: 1 celery rib, 1 tablespoon of pimiento cheese)
CALORIES 54; FAT 4.1g (sat 1.8g, mono 0.0g, poly 0.0g)
PROTEIN 2.5g CARBS 1.5g FIBER 0.4g CHOL 9mg;
IRON 0.1mg; SODIUM 147mg; CALC 75mg

Download a pdf of the recipe for Light Pimento Cheese Stuffed Celery.

Open Houses: August 28 and 29

If you are in the market for a new home, take a look at our list of open houses for this weekend. To see all open houses that are available at any time, please visit our open houses page on our website.

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Search for real estate in the most popular areas of New Hanover County:

Wilmington, NC
Wrightsville Beach, NC
Carolina Beach, NC
Kure Beach, NC

Search for real estate in these popular areas:
Figure Eight Island
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Search for real estate in popular areas of Brunswick County:

Bald Head Island
Brunswick Forest
Magnolia Greens
Oak Island
Ocean Isle
St. James Plantation
Sunset Beach
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Search for real estate in popular areas of Pender County:

Surf City
Topsail Beach

Visit our area information section of our website and learn more about what each area has to offer and review demographics, school and community information for each area.

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Thursday Update: Properties Under Contract through 8/27/15

Under Contract

Here is a look at the Intracoastal Realty properties that are under contract as of August 27, 2015.

Selling Agent Listing Agent Property Address Town List Price 
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 1723 Tearthumb  Ct Wilmington $472,101
Phil Brady Co-Broke 4577 Holly Tree Rd Wilmington $71,000
Sonia Morris Paula Perkins 3308 Belmont Cir Wilmington $129,900
Michael Pirkey Co-Broke 4011 E Durant Ct Wilmington $207,000
Joey Priest Marilyn Worthington 6832 Main St #234 Wilmington $309,000
Margery Jordan Co-Broke 121 Oak Haven Rd Atkinson $134,900
Co-Broke Joanne Stenersen 1316 Trout St N. Topsail Beach $285,000
Joy Morgan Co-Broke 3810 Echo Farms Blvd Wilmington $192,000
Co-Broke Zander Koonce 612 Belhaven Dr Wilmington $438,990
Co-Broke Shirley James 1012 Summerlin Falls Ct Wilmington $164,500
Joe Fox Co-Broke 857 Gull Point Rd Wilmington $769,000
Co-Broke Angie Pool 4178 Abbinbton Terrace Wilmington $148,900
Co-Broke Robi Bennett 7025 Forest Bend Ln Wilmington $292,500
Sharon Brock Co-Broke 606 Alabama Ave Wilmington $114,900
Bea Desmond Co-Broke 1715 Avalon Ave Wilmington $299,900
Co-Broke David Eggleston Jr 3829 Sweetbriar Rd Wilmington $243,000
Co-Broke Ashley Garner 201 Frederica Ct Wilmington $119,850
Bea Desmond Co-Broke 3848 Daphine Dr Wilmington $300,000
Gwen Hawley Ashley Garner 1314 S Lake Park Blvd #A-3 Carolina Beach $209,900
Co-Broke Buzzy Northen 904 Balfoure Dr Wilmington $161,000
Ashley Garner Co-Broke 2000 New River Inlet Rd #3304 N. Topsail Beach $179,000
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 6021 Culdees Ln Wilmington $344,900
Bob Fannon Co-Broke 4805 Greenway Ave Wilmington $189,900
Rainelle Mishoe Co-Broke 4314 Jonathan Ct Wilmington $256,500
Co-Broke Vance Young 233 Sutton Lake Rd Wilmington $450,000
Bobby Brandon Co-Broke 533 Rose Ave Wilmington $172,500
Co-Broke Mary Kruszon 4920 Split Rail Dr Wilmington $189,900
Co-Broke Robbie Robinson 414 W Wards Bridges Rd Warsaw $57,000
Co-Broke Sarah Burris 328 Wayne Dr Wilmington $239,500
Co-Broke Vance Young 1911 S 17th St #120 Wilmington $375,000
Tara Lee Co-Broke 244 Marsh Haven Dr Sneads Ferry $181,500
Diana Holdridge Co-Broke 311 Smallwood Ct Wilmington $169,900
Co-Broke Angie Pool 215 Willanda Dr Wilmington $219,900
Robi Bennett Robi Bennett 1215 Middle Sound Loop Rd Wilmington $421,000
Courtney Gore Co-Broke 4409 Jay Bird Cir Unit #203 Wilmington $105,000
Marsha Bonner Co-Broke 233 Racine Dr Unit #102 Wilmington $225,000
Co-Broke Angie Pool 941 Greenhowe Dr Wilmington $199,900
Edwina St Pierre Co-Broke 63 Ocean Isle West Blvd #1002 Ocean Isle Beach $388,900
Karen Gaspar/Karen Pratt Co-Broke 219 Country Club Dr Shallotte $228,900


New Location: Leland Office Opening Soon!

We are excited to see the signs being hung for our newest office location in Leland, NC, which will open in a few weeks.

Intracoastal Realty Leland NC Office Opening

Our new signage is complete and we are putting the finishing touches on our new offices and anticipate opening soon. Take a look at our recent photos showing our progress:

Intracoastal Realty Prepares For New Office Opening In Leland NC
Intracoastal Realty Prepares For New Office Opening In Leland NC
Intracoastal Realty Prepares For New Office Opening In Leland NC


Due to an increase in real estate activity over the past years, Intracoastal Realty is opening a Leland, NC office to better serve our home buyers and sellers in the Leland and surrounding areas in Brunswick County and providing easy access for our agents to all of the resources provided.

Leland North Carolina and Brunswick County have continued to see an increase in real estate transactions with the addition of many new residential neighborhoods including Brunswick Forest, Magnolia Greens, Waterford, Highland Shores, Mallory Creek, and Compass Pointe.

Brunswick Forest is approximately 4,900 acres of stunning real estate situated along a landscape of pristine forest and currently holds the title as the fastest growing community on the Carolina coast. To find out more about Brunswick Forest, click here to view community information including economic data, household income, average household size, and information on schools for Brunswick Forest.

Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation is the realization of an American dream, both for developers and for its residents. In the late 90’s, Leland consisted of nothing more than a few industrial building and a smattering of single-family homes nestled amidst acres of woodlands and fields. There were no stores, gas stations, restaurants or commercial offices. Landmark Developers had the vision to take a beautiful piece of land (approximately 1,000 acres) in a great location and turn it into Magnolia Greens.

Waterford is situated along a bustling modern business corridor on US Highway 17 in Leland, NC, a serene waterfall feature announces the entrance to a secluded oasis: Waterford of the Carolinas. A thoughtfully planned residential community, Waterford, boasts waterfront views for nearly all of its 900+ home sites, proving that you don’t have to live on the ocean or the river to enjoy a water view. Homes in the Waterford community wind along a vast network of lakes, canals, and creeks that thread a naturally lush environment.

Mallory Creek Plantation is tucked away within the pristine low country, between the cities of Wilmington and Southport in southeast coastal North Carolina. The charming community is a spectacular retreat from the city life of Downtown Wilmington, just 10 minutes away. At the heart of Mallory Creek  Plantation is the amenity center with a competition size swimming pool and low country style clubhouse. Live oaks and magnolia trees surround acres of ponds and winding walking paths throughout the community. Within Mallory Creek Plantation are various distinctive neighborhoods offering brick, coastal craftsman or European home designs crafted to meet the needs of today’s active lifestyles. Your personal retreat awaits you at Mallory Creek Plantation!

Compass Pointe is a private, gated, new home community, just 10 minutes from Wilmington, NC, surrounded by miles of white, sandy beaches. You can enjoy perfect weather, and a relaxed lifestyle with a wide variety of amenities, dining, arts, and entertainment options at your fingertips. Compass Pointe is located at 8178 Compass Pointe East Wynd in Leland NC. View available homes in Compass Pointe.

To view more information and stats on the Leland market, visit our market updates section of our blog.

To search for homes in Leland or in Brunswick County, NC, use our property search features on our website.

Luxury Portfolio Spotlight: Historic Hugo Home in Paris, Relaxation Retreat and Royalty Reigns at Southways

As our partnership with Luxury Portfolio allows, Intracoastal Realty’s listings are often featured on We often peruse the other listings around the world and become enamored with a number of the features, the outdoor spaces, and the interior design and decor of these lavish properties. This week, we have opted to share a few of our favorites with you.
Luxury Portfolio Spotlight Rare Paris Palace

Location: Paris 16th – Place Victor Hugo. Halfway between the Place de l’Etoile and Trocadero, in third floor of the most prestigious Parisian avenues, in a stone building completely renovated with luxury amenities, family apartment featuring an entrance hall, a large living room, a dining room, a master suite with ensuite dressing room, bathroom (bath, shower and WC). Two further bedrooms one with bathroom (bath and wc), bathroom with wc, large kitchen, laundry, dressing. Concierge, building very secure (code access, intercom, video surveillance). Close to shops and international school. Rare in Paris.

Offered as a rare rental opportunity for 8,815 Euros per month, this is a beautiful Parisian building.

Built In: 1900

Approximate Square Feet: 2067 ft

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Luxury Portfolio Spotlight Relax at the Cielo Retreats in Beverly Hills

Cielo Retreat: Where St. Barths Meets Beverly Hills. Step through the gates to a private oasis in the heart of Beverly Hills with panoramic vistas from city to ocean dazzling below. This newly completed compound marries European sophistication and Californian style.

A 500-foot gated driveway under a lush canopy of trees leads the stunningly appointed main house (approx. 7,500 square feet) whose open floor plan includes three guest beds, an office, chef’s kitchen, family, dining and living rooms, and seamless indoor-outdoor spaces. A sprawling master comprises the entire upstairs level, complete w/ luxurious his and hers dressing rooms.

Guesthouse includes two additional beds. Lagoon style pool features a cascading waterfall surrounded by an abundance of beautiful landscaping and outdoor recreation: bocce ball court, skyview bar, al fresco dining areas, firepit and gardens all situated to capture the 270-degree views. Other world-class amenities include full gym, table tennis veranda, four-car garage, Crestron and more.

Property Features Include: Separate Guest Quarters, gated parking, central cooling

Amenities Include: In-ground heated pool

Stories: 2

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Luxury Portfolio Spotlight reign Like royalty at Southways in Guildford UK

Southways is located in one of Guildford’s most highly regarded roads, situated on the crest of the Surrey Downs with lovely rural views, yet being only a stone’s throw from Guildford’s historic High Street and station. An unrivaled location on the doorstep of world class day and boarding schools and excellent road and rail links to Central London.

PROPERTY FEATURES INCLUDE: Protec Security System, intercom, music system

INTERIOR FEATURES INCLUDE: media room, library, wine storage, staff quarters, Lutron lighting, Linn music system, Alitex glasshouse

AMENITIES INCLUDE: indoor swimming pool, tennis court


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It’s Official: Downtown Wilmington Is Named Nation’s Best Al Fresco Dining Neighborhood

Best Al Fresco Dining NeighborhoodA little over two weeks ago, we wrote a blog about the contest that USAToday was hosting with and it’s official, Wilmington has snagged the title of Best Al Fresco Dining Neighborhood! In 2014, we earned a similar honor with receiving the nod for a 10 Best Readers’ Choice winners list as Best American Riverfront.

The top 10 winners in the category Best Al Fresco Dining Neighborhood are as follows:

  1. Historic Downtown – Wilmington, N.C.
  2. 5th Avenue SouthNaples, Fla.
  3. Main StreetGreenville, S.C.
  4. Vail Village – Vail, Colo.
  5. Larimer SquareDenver
  6. State StreetSanta Barbara, Calif.
  7. River WalkSan Antonio
  8. Wicker ParkChicago
  9. Peachtree Road – Atlanta
  10. Adams Morgan – Washington

Some of the reasons highlighted for Wilmington’s win are:

200-Restaurants Outside-Eating Cape-Fear-River

A panel of experts picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Caroline Potter (OpenTable, Inc.), Eric Grossman, Megy Karydes, M. Linda Lee (10Best), Akila McConnell (The Road Forks), Larry Olmsted (Great American Bites) and Kim Sunee were chosen based on their extensive knowledge of food and travel.

Other nominees for Best Al Fresco Dining Neighborhood included Back Bay in Boston, Chicago‘s Riverwalk, Dupont Circle in Washington, French Quarter in New Orleans, Garden District in New Orleans, Georgetown in Washington, Lake Travis and Lake Austin in Austin, Meatpacking Districtin New York, Montana Avenue in Santa Monica and Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia.

Visit to see a video provided by USAToday in partnership with Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau highlighting some great spots in downtown Wilmington as well as other national winners in categories such as:

– Best Farmers Market

– Best Factory Tour

– Best Food Trail

– Best Local Food Scene

Spanish Galleon Replica El Galeon Visits Downtown Wilmington

El-Galeon-Spanish-Galleon-Replica-Ship-Wilmington-NCA 20-person crew sailed the 170-foot-long, 495-ton ship north to Wilmington, North Carolina, passing by Southport last Friday afternoon, August 14, 2015 as onlookers stopped to watch the Spanish replica pass by for the last leg of it’s journey to the Port City.

The term Galleon translates easily as “large ship” and has been used across many cultures including French, Spanish “Galeón” meaning armed merchant ship, Portugese Galeão or “war ship”, from Byzantine Greek Galea “galley.” The large ship currently visiting Wilmington is of the Spanish variety, and was designed in the 1550s to defend trade routes of Asian goods from Acapulco to Veracruz to the Carribean and on to Spain. The new design allowed for greater cargo capacity and more defensive capabilities as well as more maneuverability.

El Galeon was constructed by the Nao Victoria Foundation in 2006, when the foundation undertook the special project to reconstruct the ship to scale. Once completed, El Galeon has sailed the world and is based in the United States in Saint Augustine Florida. The crew lives aboard the ship 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and provides daily tours. The tours aim to tell the 500 year old story of events that have occurred since Ponce de Leon’s arrival in modern day Florida. The ship has many modern day conveniences for its full time crew including showers and bathrooms.

There are a few other modern additions including lighter weight anchors, diesel engines, hydraulic steering, and air conditioning that is used when in port during the evenings. The ship’s crew sails as often as possible to save fuel costs, and for the recreation factor, though the crew members are equipped with safety harnesses to climb up to release the sails.  The ship is also stocked with a treasure chest filled with fishing gear and allows fishing during excursions between ports. En route to Wilmington the crew was able to catch some tuna.

Wilmington visitors have been taking their turns touring the majestic 170-feet long ship that was completed in 2010 and enjoying the many details and history El Galeon has brought to the Port City. If you’d like to tour the ship prior to its departure, it will be in port in Wilmington through the weekend and the tours are running daily through Sunday, August 23 prior to taking off towards its next stop in Charleston, SC.

View the El Galeon Facebook page for updates and more information as well as photos of places that it has visited.

Take a look at Instagram user photos. Here are a couple of our favorites from Instagram user @GabiWooten.



View a video of El Galeon: