Intracoastal Realty’s Pig Pickin’ Party

For the fall Stress Buster, Intracoastal Realty agents and corporate staff gathered together at 217 S. Lumina Avenue on Wrightsville Beach to unwind and enjoy some amazing BBQ prepared by our very own, Bobby Brandon for a fantatstic Pig Pickin Party!

Bobby began cooking the pig at 3 am for the fall feast and kept us updated and entertained along the way with humorous photos and updates.

We had a great turn out with many agents and staff in attendance, and were joined by some of our friends at TowneBank.


Thursday Update: Properties Under Contract through 10/29/2015

Under Contracts

Selling Agent Listing Agent Property Address Town List Price 
Co-Broke Cameron Brand 1645 Golfers Ridge SE Bolivia $75,000
Helene Rexing Sharon Brock 100 Rougue Cove Dr Carolina Beach $335,000
Co-Broke Craig Stinson 2416 Oban Ct Wilmington $149,900
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 817 Riddick Ct Wilmington $319,999
Don Harris Jane Dodd 5028 Monck Ct Wilmington $420,000
Amy Brown Co-Broke 118 S. Cardinal Dr Wilmington $235,000
Amy Brown Co-Broke 402 S 16th St Wilmington $155,900
Co-Broke Elizabeth King 8108 Saltcedar Dr Wilmington $349,000
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 4313 Eleuthera Ln Wilmington $142,890
Co-Broke Bobby Brandon 4142 Breezewood Dr #201 Wilmington $113,900
Bobby Brandon Co-Broke 5912 Windjammer Ln Wilmington $279,900
Vance Young Co-Broke 2323 Foundry Ct Wilmington $334,500
Jennifer Hensley Co-Broke 12 E Henderson St Wrightsville Beach $695,000
Joy Morgan Kathy Knight 2931 Chestnut St Wilmington $155,900
Keith Beatty Diane Moore Steelman 5227 Marina Club Dr Wilmington $399,000
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 657 Windemere Rd Wilmington $327,900
Tee Woodbury Co-Broke 117 Cypress Ave Wrightsville Beach $599,000
Co-Broke Robbie Robinson 136 Inlet Point Dr Wilmington $600,000
Jeff Hovis Co-Broke 1639 Lawndale Dr SW Shallotte $239,000
Harper Fraser Co-Broke 213 Bridgers St Topsail Beach $349,900
Margery Jordan Co-Broke 911 Bala Ln Wilmington $435,000
Dolly Armstrong Co-Broke 114 Wyndham Way Wilmington $334,900
Co-Broke Michelle Clark 1004 Sabal Ct Wilmington $259,000
Jane Dodd Co-Broke 2315 Foundry Ct Wilmington $339,500
Co-Broke Keith Beatty 341 Shackleford Dr Wilmington $369,900
Co-Broke Jane Marr 2413 Mimosa Pl Wilmington $449,000
Vance Young Co-Broke 630 Fitzgerald Dr Wilmington $175,000
Karen Moran-Germ Co-Broke 119 Windy Hills Dr Wilmington $43,000
Joyce Barnwell Joyce Barnwell 1619 Jettys Reach Wilmington $449,999
Co-Broke Gwen Hawley 205 Greenview Dr Wilmington $154,000
Co-Broke Robi Bennett 222 Carolina Beach Ave N #315 Carolina Beach $209,900
Co-Broke Joanne Stenersen/Janeise Collins 4130 Breezewood Dr #104 Wilmington $121,500
Co-Broke John Mohr 7265 Seashell Ln #205 Ocean Isle Beach $249,900
Janeise Collins Co-Broke 2196 New River Inlet Rd #262 North Topsail Beach $75,000

November Area Events

A list of November Area Events from Topsail Beach to Sunset Beach.

11/1-2: Holiday Craft Show, Carolina Beach
11/7-8: Cape Fear Kite Festival, Carolina Beach
11/7: Run Ocean Isle Beach, Ocean Isle Beach
11/11: Veteran’s Day 2015 – Thank you for your service!
11/11-15: 21st Annual Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington
11/20-22: Riverfest Make-Up Dates, Wilmington
11/21: Surf City Tree Lighting, Surf City
11/21: 8th Annual Turkey Trot, Hampstead
11/21: 5k Turkey Trot, Shallotte
11/23-30: Cape Fear Festival of Trees, Carolina Beach
11/26: Calabash Turkey Trot, Calabash
11/26: 11th Annual Turkey Trot, Wrightsville Beach
11/27: Topsail Island Flotilla, Topsail Island
11/27: Topsail Tree Lighting, Topsail Beach
11/27-30: Island of Lights Festival, Carolina Beach
11/27: Tree Lighting Ceremony, Wrightsville Beach
11/27: 32nd Annual NC Holiday Flotilla, Wrightsville Beach
11/27: Beer & Bratwurst Fundraiser, Ocean Isle Beach
11/28: Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting, Wilmington
11/28: Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting, Ocean Isle Beach
11/28: NC Holiday Flotilla Festival in the Park, Wrightsville Beach
11/28: Christmas Flotilla, Ocean Isle Beach


Featured Recipe: Saucy Shrimp Sauté on Toast

Saucy Shrimp Sauté on Toast

What You’ll Need Saucy Shrimp Sauté on Toast

  • 5 Garlic cloves, divided
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp
  • 1 cup halved grape tomatoes
  • ½ cup unsalted chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut in small pieces
  • 8 (3/4 ounce) slices whole-wheat French bread
  • 1 tablespoon Canola oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon each – salt and pepper

 

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Preheat broiler to high. Thinly slice 4 garlic cloves; cut remaining garlic clove in half lengthwise.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add shrimp; sauté 2 minutes or until almost done, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add sliced garlic and tomatoes to pan; sauté 30 seconds or until tomatoes begin to soften.
  4. Combine chicken stock, lemon juice, and flour, stirring well with a whisk or fork.
  5. Add stock mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute or until slightly thickened.
  6. Reduce heat to medium-low. Gradually add butter pieces, stirring constantly until butter melts before adding more. Stir in salt, pepper, and parsley, if desired.
  7. Arrange bread on a baking sheet. Broil 1 minute on each side or until toasted.
  8. Rub 1 side of each toast slice with cut sides of halved garlic clove. Spoon shrimp mixture over toast.

Options: Use the shrimp mixture as a sauce for a pasta toss. • Serve the shrimp mixture over brown rice, grits, or mashed potatoes. • Not into shrimp? Use chopped chicken instead.

TOTAL TIME: 21 minutes
SERVES: 4
CALORIES 307; FAT 13.7g (sat 5.9g)
PROTEIN 20g CARBS 24g FIBER 1g CHOL 166mg;
SODIUM 630mg; CALCIUM 80mg
SERVING SIZE: 2 toast slices & about 3/4 cup shrimp mixture

Source: All You

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Luxury Portfolio Spotlight: Sarasota Serenity, Coconut Estate and Mercer Island Getaway

As our partnership with Luxury Portfolio allows, Intracoastal Realty’s listings are often featured on LuxuryPortfolio.com. 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.

Sarasota Waterfront Private Hideaway

Location: Live on a bay front point of land, private and idyllic with 200 plus/minus feet on the water with spectacular views of dolphins and marine birds plus the backdrop of gorgeous sunsets. Moor your power boat and another larger craft at your own oversized dock, letting you enjoy exploring the waters of Sarasota and Gulf of Mexico fishing, cruising and picnics. Decadent attention to detail marries exquisitely with comfortably elegant living spaces suitable for every occasion, from the formal dining room that effortlessly hosts memorable celebrations to the welcoming family room, deluxe chef’s kitchen and casual breakfast area for leisurely Bay-view brunches. Sunlight filters in through French doors open to the loggia, where sunset views enrich your late afternoon. Private spaces shift the spirit from lively to intimate – the sumptuous master suite with elegant sitting area, Bayfront massage room and two private baths. Outdoors is an essential part of Sarasota living and this residence truly excels in offering a resort-like experience, whether lounging on the Bayfront terrace, sipping an après-swim beverage at the bar or luxuriating in the heated spa. Further enhancing this life of luxury are the wine cellar, poker room, Bay view gym and play room, plus garages for ten cars. Oyster Bay, an enviably situated mainland enclave and this remarkable estate offers the rare combination of a world-class waterfront private hideaway with immediate access to the best gourmet markets, finest restaurants, and cultural delights of downtown Sarasota.

PROPERTY FEATURES INCLUDE: Attached Oversized Garage With Side Rear Entry,Circular Drive, Central Air Conditioner, Central, Zoned/multiple

INTERIOR FEATURES INCLUDE: Blinds/shades, Ceiling Fan(s), Crown Molding, Elevator, Hot Tub/spa, Inside Utility, Smoke Alarm(s), Solid Surface Counters, Solid Wood Cabinets

AMENITIES INCLUDE: Private – Gunite/concrete, Heated Pool, Heated Spa

BUILT IN: 1990

APPROXIMATE SQUARE FEET: 6597 ft

See it!

Cape Cod Inspired Lakefront Home

Location: Cape-Cod inspired lakefront home with sweeping panoramic views of Lake Washington & Mt Rainier. Finest in quality, design & materials. Designed for entertaining, this relaxed but elegant home offers 92′ of sun filled lakeside waterfront living. Outdoor shower, fireplace & level lawn. Inside- chefs gourmet kitchen, 5 en-suite bedrooms, bonus, library, family. Master suite w/private balcony. Luxurious Master bath, his/her closets. Private dock, deep water moorage + two lifts for year round moorage.

PROPERTY FEATURES INCLUDE: Waterfront, 4 Fireplace(s), Garage-Attached, Central A/c, Forced Air,Radiant

INTERIOR FEATURES INCLUDE: 2nd Kitchen, Bath Off Master, Built-In Vacuum, Dble Pane/strm Windw, Dining Room, Fireplace In Mstr Br,High Tech Cabling, Hot Tub/spa, Security System, Skylights, Vaulted Ceilings, Walk-In Closet

APPROXIMATE SQUARE FEET: 5370 ft

ARCHITECTURAL STYLE: Cape Cod

See it!

Unique Coconut Grove Estate

Rare opportunity! Nestled in the heart of Coconut Grove on South Bayshore Drive, one of Miami’s most distinguished streets, this gorgeous Spanish home offers the most in high-end luxury and advanced technology. With plenty of privacy and unique in every way this Coconut Grove Compound has a 30,000 square foot lot with lush landscape that was redone in 2014. Spacious living areas with ceilings reaching up to 25 feet. Elegant Curupay wood floors and breathtaking Waterford and Swarvorski chandeliers.

PROPERTY FEATURES INCLUDE: Historic Home, attached garage

INTERIOR FEATURES INCLUDE: built-ins, fire sprinkler, foyer, French doors

AMENITIES INCLUDE: pool

BUILT IN: 1929

APPROXIMATE SQUARE FEET: 8229 ft

Deck, open balcony, patio

ARCHITECTURAL STYLE: Spanish

See it!


Carolina Beach Bids Farewell To Summer With A Celebration

The Intracoastal Realty office in Carolina Beach celebrated the end of summer recently. To reconnect with agents and celebrate the end of summer, the agents from the Carolina Beach office visited The Lazy Pirate, a Carolina Beach favorite, and winner of Wilmington’s Best Wings from the 2014 Access Wilmington and 98.3 The Penguin’s Wilmington’s Best Wings Contest.

The Lazy Pirate is a great place to have fun while living at Carolina Beach or even if you are just visiting. Whether you prefer to relax in a rocking chair on their front porch, enjoy an ocean breeze in their courtyard hammock, play checkers, throw darts, billiards, cornhole, or go out and enjoy their sand volleyball courts or they have 30+ big screen tvs if you are looking to catch your favorite team and snack on their delicious wings.

The Intracoastal Realty agents from Carolina Beach greatly enjoyed themselves with the evening festivities and the camaraderie of the Intracoastal Realty team. The many agents who attended played corn hole, spent some time relaxing, and enjoyed a fun game of volleyball.  At the end of the evening, our Carolina Beach agents felt relaxed and ready to kick off the fall season in the Carolina Beach market.

Mark Harrison, a new addition to the Carolina Beach office, said, “Thank you for a great time!!  We have a great office.” Those sentiments were echoed across many of the agents who attended the gathering, including Alicia Devereaux, who commented, “I second that! Such a great group. We are very lucky.”

Toni Mims-Bowman, a new agent at Intracoastal Realty, agreed with Mark’s I was telling Brigitte Simone just how lucky we are to work with such a wonderful, and fun group of people.  I had an absolute blast last night with all of you, especially sucking at corn hole with Original Toni, and enjoying the view with Mary 😉.  A huge thank you to Cynthia Remahl for putting it together! Can’t wait to do it again!

Cynthia Remahl, Sales Manager and Broker In Charge of the Carolina Beach office, was thankful for the evening and commented, “Thank you to our agents who were able to attend and make the End of Summer/Start of Fall social so much fun! A great time had by all with amazing people. I truly feel Blessed every day to work with such a great group of agents and staff.”

April McDavid, Broker/Realtor GRI, CRS, enjoyed the competitive nature of the cornhole game and had a good spirit about losing with teammate, Joyce Barnwell.

“A huge thank you to Cynthia Remahl and Intracoastal Realty for a great time yesterday at The Lazy Pirate!  What a great office to be a part of with so many amazing and fun loving friends and teammates!  It was a good time kicking off the Fall Season,”  remarked Mary Kruszon, Broker/Realtor.

Here are a few photos of the end of season festivities at The Lazy Pirate:

A huge thank you to The Lazy Pirate for a great event and thank you for all members of our Intracoastal Realty team who attended:

Cynthia Remahl
Toni Gilberstson
Shirley James
Joyce Barnwell
Alicia Devereaux
April McDavid
Todd McMunn
Karen Moran-Germ
Brigitte Simone
Courtney Gore
Brittni Harding
Mark Harrison
Mary Kruszon
Mary Kay Burke
Toni Mims Bowman
Lily Ziegler
Gay Jessup
Ron Jessup
Sandra Hammann
Mike Lazarz


The Latimer House of Wilmington, NC Seeking Latimer House Docents

Latimer House Wilmington, NC

The Latimer House, built in 1852 by Zebulon Latimer, has housed the Historical Society since 1963 and is open to the public as an historic house exemplary of upper-class life in Wilmington during the Victorian period. With 14 rooms containing over 600 historic objects (including furniture, jewelry, ephemera, tableware, tools, and more,) the Latimer House evokes memories of a highly elegant era.

The house, built in the popular Italianate style, was designed to be symmetrical with a central hallway on each floor opening onto identical layouts to either side. On the first floor, the hallway divides the formal sitting and dining areas on the north side — used for entertaining and special occasions — from the less formal sitting rooms to the south.

Shown here is the south front sitting room overlooking Third Street. The coal-burning fireplace, like all the fireplaces on the first floor, is solid marble. The chandelier, original to the house, initially was a gasolier operated by coal gas. The house was later converted to electricity by William Latimer, Zebulon’s son. The window, which reaches all the way to the floor, can double as a doorway out onto the side porch.

If you are looking for a charming and unique place for your meeting, luncheon, or party, then search no further than the Latimer House! Our Victorian inspired garden is the perfect place for your special photography session or to hone your artistic talents. The tearoom can accommodate your guests in a historic atmosphere. These spots are available seven days a week but reservations are required. Certain restrictions and fees apply. All funds go to support the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit. Call 910-762-0492 for more information or e-mail us at lcfhs@latimerhouse.org.

The Latimer House gardens, enclosed in original stucco and lace-brick walls, overlook historic downtown Wilmington, and have been planted largely with flora authentic to the period.

The Latimer House, a 501c(3) non-profitorganization, is seeking adult volunteers interested in becoming “Latimer House Docents.”

Please join us for a wine and cheese reception on Sunday, November 1 from 3 to 5 pm.

Tour the house and learn about becoming a Latimer House Docent.

126 South Third Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

(Unlimited parking on South Third Street)

Questions?  Call Martie Rice, Volunteer Coordinator  – 910-599-4078


Carolina Beach Fire Department BBQ And Raffle

Mark your calendars for the annual Carolina Beach Fire Department BBQ Fundraiser! Many of you have attended in the past and know the firemen make some great BBQ.

The BBQ will be held at the station on Saturday, October 24, 2015. They are serving plates from 11:00a-7pm (unless they run out earlier). Come tour the Fire Department and enjoy some delicious BBQ! Desserts will be available for sale, including our very own Cynthia Remahl’s famed banana pudding!

Prices for BBQ:

  • Plates: $8
  • BBQ pint: $10
  • BBQ sandwiches: $4 / 2 for $7
  • Hush puppies, slaw, and baked beans also available for sale separately
  • Desserts sold separately

This year, the Firemen are also holding a raffle . Raffle tickets are $5 per ticket. Raffle items include the following:

  • Two nights stay at the Marriott of CB
  • Ocean Kayak
  • Shotgun
  • Yeti Cooler
  • Quadra copter
  • Stand Up Paddle Board

Thursday Update: Properties Under Contract through 10/22/2015

Under Contracts
Selling Agent Listing Agent Property Address Town List Price 
Co-Broke Robi Bennett 222 Carolina Beach Ave N #315 Carolina Beach $209,900
Nicole Valentine Co-Broke 2222 Tattersalls Dr Wilmington $195,000
Co-Broke Ed Thear 1515 Searay Ln Carolina Beach $446,900
Joseph Dalton Co-Broke 233 W Craftsman Way Hampstead $264,900
Alicia Devereaux Co-Broke 633 S 4th Ave Kure Beach $154,900
Co-Broke Bobby Brandon 454 Racine Dr #E-303 Wilmington $43,900
Co-Broke Lee Crouch 3727 New Colony Dr Wilmington $187,500
Carole Sheffield Co-Broke 1019 SW Salt Pine Rd Supply $185,000
Co-Broke Bea Desmond 5201 Shadow Branch Ln Wilmington $289,900
Chris Hoskins Co-Broke 7901 Breeze Way Wilmington $531,677
Ashley Garner Co-Broke 512 Center Dr Hampstead $377,650
Co-Broke Susie Loftis 118-120 Kilarny Rd Wilmington $139,500
Gwen Hawley Co-Broke 510 Surf Dr #A Kure Beach $289,900
Vance Young Co-Broke 2028 Bay Colony Ln Wilmington $469,000
Keith Beatty Co-Broke 1405 Willoughby Park Ct #3 Wilmington $121,599
Deedy Vincent Co-Broke 2406 Middle Sound Loop Rd Wilmington $275,000
Daniel Thompson Co-Broke 6014 Pine Laurel Dr Wilmington $299,900
Sarah Burris Betsy Leonard 4813 Alida Pl Wilmington $244,900
Co-Broke Michelle Clark 109 Parmele Blvd. Wrightsville Beach $699,000
Keith Beatty Eva Elmore 110 Blackbrook Ln Wilmington $329,900
Michael Wolf Co-Broke 488 Winding Creek Rd Rocky Mount $187,500
April McMunn Co-Broke 1615 S Lake Park Blvd #508 Carolina Beach $150,000
Sonia Morris Co-Broke 4105 Edward Hyde Pl Wilmington $284,900
Co-Broke Robbie Robinson 305 S Lake Park Blvd #109 Carolina Beach $339,000
Karen Gasper Co-Broke 1131 Ellsworth Dr Ocean Isle Beach $298,590
Co-Broke Edwina St Pierre 140 Avian Dr #3709 Sunset Beach $135,000

Ocean Isle Beach: 35th Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival

Oysters From The Ocean Isle Beach Oyster Festival

Last weekend, Ocean Isle Beach welcomed many to the 35th Annual NC Oyster Festival. The annual event is held in front of the Museum of Coastal Carolina in Ocean Isle Beach and is a two day event offering ample opportunities to eat your fill of North Carolina’s best oysters and seafood.

The event is full of activities for all ages including arts and crafts, children’s activities, live music, an oyster shucking contest, a shag competition, an oyster eating contest, and the Oyster Stew Cook-off. The 2015 North Carolina Oyster Shucking Champion is a sought after title alongside the Shaggin’ Oyster, awarded to dancers competing in the shag competition. Live musical talent was available from Whitney Layne, who released her music video shot on Ocean Isle Beach earlier this year, as well as Craig Woolard and The Embers, Jim Quick and The Coastline Band, Darrell Harwood, Gary Lowder and Smokin’ Hot, CC Martin, and Fat Jack Band.

Intracoastal Realty agents from the Ocean Isle Beach officer were on hand to welcome residents and guests to the island. Pictured here are John Mohr and Bernadette Wolfe.

Ocean Isle Beach Oyster Festival - John Mohr and Bernadette Wolfe
Agents John Mohr and Bernadette Wolfe

Here is a video by Instagram user Katie Taylor capturing the sounds of the festival:

katie taylor ocean isle beach oyster festival

Family fun posted by Instagram user @scampbell423:

Family Fun at the Oyster Festival

Winner, Winner Oyster Stew Dinner: Congratulations to The Filling Station on taking home the title for 2015!

NC Fillin Station Winner of the NC Oyster Stew Award Oyster Fest 2015

Check out more images from this years event on Instagram.