Luxury Portfolio Spotlight

LOCAL SPOTLIGHT | EXCEPTIONAL LUXURY WATERFRONT
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC

Exceptional luxury waterfront. Presenting 3,909 square feet of some of the finest, high-quality interior and exterior finishes complimenting a property. This property was constructed to the highest standards. A wealth of sunlight highlights this waterfront masterpiece with a private dock, gazebo, and two 25-foot boat slips. Three levels of ipe decking and a private Read More…

VIEWPOINT ESTATE IN CHATHAM
CHATHAM, MA

Seaside sophistication in a world-class setting! The lure of breathtaking water vistas and the appeal of luxurious appointments can be found in this grand waterfront property known as ”Viewpoint Estate.” An unparalleled location, the secluded 5.2-acre setting offers panoramic water vistas of Oyster Pond River, Hardings Beach, and Nantucket Sound. Set atop an elevated bluff surrounded by 1,130 feet of shoreline, the owners painstakingly Read More…

LUXURY BEACHFRONT VILLA IN GREECE
CRETE, GREECE

A luxury villa of 900 square meters surrounded by 4.875 square meters of green gardens located in the Elounda area, Crete. The residence features a private swimming pool overlooking the sea through a private sandy beach. The villa is built on three floors and the complex includes a guest house and a guest house next to the beach completely equipped to host numerous guests without interfering with the privacy of the main Villa. The first guest house offers a living room… Read More…


March Events

MAR1
Engelbert Humperdinck
Sun 7:30 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC
Silver Coast Winery Bridal Show
Sun 1 PM · Silver Coast Winery · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Emily Roth at Jimmy’s
Sun 9 PM · Jimmy’s at Red Dogs · Wrightsville Beach, NC

MAR2
Clean Up
Mon 9 AM · Shark Tooth Island · Wilmington, NC
Trivia Mondays
Mon 7 PM · Leaf & Barrel Provision Co. – Beer, Wine, Cigars · Hampstead, NC

MAR3
The Color Purple – 3 Showtimes!
Mar 3 – Mar 5 · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC
The Color Purple – 3 Showtimes!
Mar 3 – Mar 5 · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC
Live Music Featuring Josh Sewell!
Tue 5 PM · Delilah’s Brew and Chew · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

MAR4
The True Meaning of Colors
Wed 7 PM · Unity of Wilmington · Wilmington, NC
Gruff Goat Comedy Showcase March 2020 Edition
Wed 8 PM · Waterline Brewing Company · Wilmington, NC

MAR5
Stachegiving Day
Thu 6:30 PM · Wrightsville Beach Brewery · Wilmington, NC
Maurice John Vaughan
Thu 7 PM · The Rusty Nail · Wilmington, NC

MAR6
Bowling for Backpacks
Fri 6 PM · Cardinal Lanes Shipyard · Wilmington, NC
Brunswick Sheriffs Charitable Foundation
Fri 6 PM · Southport, NC · Southport, NC
Carolina Sky
Fri 9 PM · Luck’s Tavern · Castle Hayne, NC
Ocean Islanders Shag Club March 6th dance
Fri 7 PM · Brick Landing Plantation Golf Club and Restaurant · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

MAR7
2020 Back Yard BBQ Cook-Off
Sat 10 AM · USS NC Battleship · Wilmington, NC
Car Show
Sat 9 AM · Mayfaire Town Center · Wilmington, NC
Guns vs Hoses
Sat 4 PM · The Wilmington Ice House · Wilmington, NC
Big Bloomin’ Orchid Day
Sat 8:30 AM · New Hanover County Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Office · Wilmington, NC
16th Annual Steve Haydu St Patrick’s Day Lo Tide Run
Sat 7am-10:30  ·  1 N Carolina Beach Ave, Carolina Beach, NC

MAR8
The Snow Queen
Sun 3 PM · City Ballet · Wilmington, NC
Brooks Williams Concert
Sun 7 PM · Odell Williamson Auditorium · Bolivia, NC

MAR10
Bad Art Night
Tue 5:30 PM · New Hanover County Public Library · Wilmington, NC

MAR11
Alcohol Ink Art Class
Wed 5:30 PM · The Wild Child Art Studio · Hampstead, NC

MAR12
Art Opening: Shadows by Lydia King
Thu 6 PM · Flytrap Brewing · Wilmington, NC
Cody Webb LIVE at Jimmy’s
Thu 8 PM · Jimmy’s at Red Dogs · Wrightsville Beach, NC
Live music with Never2Late!
Thu 5:30 PM · Coastal Wine Room · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

MAR13
Scotty McCreery
Fri 7:30 PM · Greenfield Lake Amphitheater · Wilmington, NC
SeaWitch St. Patrick’s Palooza
Mar 14 – Mar 15 · SeaWitch Cafe’ & Tiki Bar · Carolina Beach, NC
Bass Planet: Jupiter
Fri 9 PM · Jesse’s Yacht Club · Wilmington, NC
Brian Simpson at Dead Crow Comedy
Fri 7 PM · Dead Crow Comedy · Wilmington, NC
Wilmington’s Got Talent
Fri 6 PM · Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. · Wilmington, NC

MAR14
Wilmington, NC St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Sat 11 AM · St. Patrick’s Day Parade Wilmington, NC Port City Irish Productions · Wrightsville Beach, NC
Massive Grass at Salty Dogs Tavern
Sat 8 PM · Salty Dogs Tavern · Wilmington, NC
Greater Topsail Casino Night
Sat 6 PM · Ocean’s Edge Restaurant & Event Center · North Topsail Beach, NC
2019-20 Masterworks Series
Sat 7:30 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC
TheaterWorks USA: Charlotte’s Web
Sat 2 PM · UNCW Kenan Auditorium · Wilmington, NC
Big St. Patrick’s Party
Sat 9 AM · HopLite IRISH PUB and Restaurant · Carolina Beach, NC

MAR15
St. Patrick’s Day Pawty!
Sun 12 PM · The Barkington · Castle Hayne, NC
Stephen Marley Acoustic Soul
Sun 7 PM · Greenfield Lake Amphitheater · Wilmington, NC

MAR16
Teeing Off With the Harrelson Center
Mon 8:30 AM · Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation · Leland, NC
Trivia Mondays
Mon 7 PM · Leaf & Barrel Provision Co. – Beer, Wine, Cigars · Hampstead, NC

MAR17
Bagpipes with Peter for St. Patrick’s Party
Tue 6 PM · HopLite IRISH PUB and Restaurant · Carolina Beach, NC
SeaWitch St. Patrick’s Day Party
Tue 4 PM · SeaWitch Cafe’ & Tiki Bar · Carolina Beach, NC

MAR18
Cirque Eloize: Hotel
Wed 6:30 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC

MAR20
Cash Corn Hole Tournament
Fri 6 PM · Capt’n Bill’s Backyard Grill & Volleyball Facility · Wilmington, NC
Hussmann Trio At Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Fri 10 PM · Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Wilmington NC · Wilmington, NC
JT and the Strats at the View at Brick Landing!
Fri 6 PM · Brick Landing Plantation Golf Club and Restaurant · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

MAR21
Beer, Bourbon, & BBQ Festival – Wilmington, NC
Sat 12 PM · Legion Sports Complex · Wilmington, NC
The 6th Annual Carolina Beach Inlet Assoc Chowder Cook-Off
Sat 11 AM · American Legion Fish Fry Post 129 · Carolina Beach, NC
Island Men Mac & Cheese Cook-Off at Good Hops
Good Hops Brewery  ·  Carolina Beach, NC
Hood’s Creek at Willoughbys
Sat 7:30 PM · Willoughbys · Leland, NC
2nd Annual NC Coast Dog Games
Sat 10 AM ·  Old Yacht Basin  ·  Southport, NC
2020 NHRMC Wilmington NC Marathon/Half Marathon
Sat 7 AM · NHRMC Wilmington NC Marathon Madness · Wilmington, NC
Pizza Putt 2020
Sat 6 PM · The Children’s Museum of Wilmington · Wilmington, NC

MAR22
Made in NC
Sun 12 PM · Brooklyn Arts Center · Wilmington, NC
Broccoli BASH 2020-Nourish NC
Sun 12 PM · Watermans Brewing · Wilmington, NC

MAR24
Ballet Folclórico Nacional de México de Silvia Lozano
Tue 7:30 PM · UNCW Kenan Auditorium · Wilmington, NC
CATS
Tue 8 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC

MAR26
Fort Fisher Nature & History Tour
Thu 8 AM · Oak Island Parks and Recreation · Oak Island, NC
March Madness Event
Thu 4 PM · Fox & Hound · Wilmington, NC
Emily Roth at Lagerheads
Thu 10 PM · Lagerheads Tavern · Wrightsville Beach, NC

MAR27
Band On Fire
Fri 10 PM · Wild Wing Cafe · Wilmington, NC
The Snozzberries
Fri 10 PM · Jimmy’s at Red Dogs · Wrightsville Beach, NC
Crash Derby Round Track Racing
Sat 3 PM · Haw Hill Raceway · Winnabow, NC
Cape Fear Craft & Cuisine presented by Cheney Brothers
Sat 6 PM · Airlie Gardens · Wilmington, NC
Azalea Festival Art Show
Mar 28 – Apr 3 · Wilmington, NC · Wilmington, NC
Planetarium Adventures
Sat 2 PM · Cape Fear Museum · Wilmington, NC
2020 US Open Fat Bike Beach Championships
Sat 10 AM · Blockade Runner Beach Resort  · Wrightsville Beach, NC
CFCC Riverfront Boat Show
Sat 9:30 AM · Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC
Run Sunset Beach 2020
Sat 7 AM · Coastal Race Productions · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

MAR28
Azalea Festival Art Show
Mar28-April 3 · Wilmington, NC
Shamrock N Spike CoEd Volleyball Tournament
11 AM · Capt’n Bills Backyard Grill & Volleyball Facility · Wilmington, NC

MAR29
Wilmington World Record Attempt With Dogs
Sun 11 AM · Waterline Brewing Company · Wilmington, NC
Kid’s Easter Cake Pop Class with Chef Julia Castellano
Sun 2 PM · The Seasoned Gourmet + Cape Fear Food & Wine Club · Wilmington, NC
2019-20 Symphony Pops Series
Sun 5 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC

MAR30
Trivia at the Goat
Mon 6 PM · Goat & Compass · Wilmington, NC
Swingin’ to the Blues Workshop
Mon 7 PM · Babs McDance Social Dance Club & Ballroom · Wilmington, NC
Marlon Mosby Live!
Mon 10 PM · Duck and Dive · Wilmington, NC

MAR31
Trivia & Taco Tuesday!
Tue 7 PM · Local’s Tavern · Leland, NC
Mike Blair at Smoke on the Water
Tue 6 PM · Smoke on the Water · Wilmington, NC
Dancing at King Neptune!
Tue 10 PM · King Neptune Wrightsville Beach · Wrightsville Beach, NC


Intracoastal Realty Acquires Bald Head Island Limited, LLC Sales and Rentals

Bald Head Island, NC (February 18, 2020) – Bald Head Island Limited, LLC and Intracoastal Realty Corporation are pleased to announce the sale of Bald Head Island Limited, LLC’s  residential real estate brokerage sales and vacation rental-property management businesses to Intracoastal Realty Corporation, and the opening of Intracoastal Realty offices on Bald Head Island.

In addition to Intracoastal Realty’s purchase of Bald Head Island Limited, LLC’s residential real estate brokerage sales and vacation rental-property management operations, the transaction will comprise the purchase or lease of several properties on the island, including the real estate brokerage sales office at 4 Marina Wynd near the island’s ferry landing; the vacation rental-property management laundry/housekeeping facility located on Edward Teach Wynd Extension; and part of the Island Chandler building at 6 Marina Wynd, which currently houses the vacation rental-property management office. The sale is expected to close on or around February 24, 2020.

Intracoastal Realty’s residential real estate brokerage sales office on the island will be managed by Ken Mowbray, previously broker-in-charge for Bald Head Island Limited Real Estate Sales. Rob Wright and Wendy Irick, broker-in-charge and general manager for Bald Head Island Limited Property Management, respectively, will work for Intracoastal Realty on the island in their same roles. Bald Head Island Limited, LLC will continue to own and conduct developer real estate sales and operations on the island, including the Southern Living Inspired Community at Cape Fear Station.

“Intracoastal Realty’s expanded presence on Bald Head Island creates a sustainable third-party residential real estate brokerage sales and vacation rental-property management platform positioned for growth,” said Chad Paul, CEO for Bald Head Island Limited, LLC. “The strength of the Intracoastal Realty brand, their global reach, and the company’s proven success in the region’s residential real estate brokerage and vacation rental-property management markets is an unbeatable combination for serving the island’s current and future needs,” Paul said.

Led by Founder/CEO Jim Wallace and his son Trey Wallace, president, Intracoastal Realty operates 14 other real estate brokerage offices in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender Counties. The company’s real estate sales volume for 2019 was approximately $1.2 billion.

Trey Wallace (left), Jim Wallace, and Chad Paul

Trey Wallace stated Intracoastal Realty is poised to come out of the gate strong, but deliberate. “In the coming months, we’ll be working with Bald Head Island Limited’s team to seamlessly transition the residential real estate brokerage and vacation rental-property management businesses onto our operations and marketing platforms. The process will be gradual as we look to marry the best aspects of both companies and leverage Bald Head Island Limited, LLC’s tremendous employee talent pool,” said Wallace.

“This sale furthers Bald Head Island Limited’s goal of transitioning legacy assets to a diverse and competent group of third-party owners, operators and stakeholders,” said Paul. “With Bald Head Island in a mature phase of development, continued diversification of business ownership supports the island’s long-term health and viability.”

“This is a relationship business, and it’s not only about relationships with your clients, but also relationships with your agents, employees and the community as a whole,” Wallace said. “Our company is committed to serving the entire Bald Head Island community for the long term. Ultimately, our objective is to become the market leader in residential real estate brokerage sales and vacation rental-property management on the island, one relationship at a time.”

“Bald Head Island property owners couldn’t ask for a better residential real estate brokerage steward than Intracoastal Realty,” said Paul. “They have an outstanding reputation for integrity and real estate sales success and are committed to serving the island’s needs for decades to come.”

About Bald Head Island

Bald Head Island is a ferry-accessed community located two miles off the coast of Southport, NC. Transportation on the island is restricted to golf carts, bicycles and pedestrian traffic. Of the island’s 12,000 acres, 10,000 acres of beaches, salt marsh and maritime forest are protected and will remain undeveloped. To learn more about the island, visit baldheadisland.com.

About Intracoastal Realty

Intracoastal Realty is a full-service real estate brokerage specializing in residential real estate, property management (long-term and vacation), and project development. Founded in 1976, the company now has more than 400 agents and has grown to become coastal North Carolina’s largest independent real estate firm. Market-leading technology, strategic marketing, and a teamwork approach are Intracoastal trademarks. As an independent brokerage, Intracoastal invests its revenue into technology, marketing, agent training, and community organizations throughout southeastern North Carolina. Through its affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, Luxury Portfolio International® and Mayfair International Realty, Intracoastal delivers turn-key service to clients locally and globally. For more information, visit IntracoastalRealty.com.


Lanier Property Group Merges with Intracoastal Realty

Lanier Property Group, a top-selling independent real estate firm based in Wilmington, NC announced Tuesday that it has merged with Intracoastal Realty – the largest independent real estate brokerage in Southeastern North Carolina. 

Stephanie Lanier (co-owner of Lanier Property Group) and the firm’s agents will continue to operate in their team model under the Intracoastal Realty brand.  The merger of the two family owned and operated independent brokerages allows Lanier Property Group’s agents access to valuable marketing, technology, and training tools that positions them for great success. 

Stephanie Lanier

“Intracoastal Realty is the top real estate brand in the area.  As a local independent firm, we never considered joining forces with anyone else.  With very similar company cultures, existing friendships among our two firm’s agents, as well as a deep commitment to giving back to our community, the merger is the perfect fit,” said Stephanie Lanier.

Intracoastal’s deep roots and global reach position the Lanier Property Group’s agents and clients with the greatest opportunities in a strong market.  “With the power of Intracoastal behind us, we will bring a new level of service to our luxury buyers and world-class exposure to our sellers. We are truly honored to join the Intracoastal family, to be a part of their incredible legacy in our region, and to be a part of their continued growth as the dominant force in our real estate market,” Lanier said.

Trey Wallace, President of Intracoastal Realty said, “We are so excited to welcome Stephanie and the agents at Lanier Property Group into our family.  I have known Stephanie for many years and she and her team are the types of real estate professionals that raise the bar in our industry through an extraordinary commitment to white glove service for their clients.”  

As a result of the merger, Intracoastal Realty is positioned to be an even stronger advocate for buyers and sellers in midtown, which has become increasingly sought after by homeowners due to the explosive growth of restaurants, services, and activities in the area.  “Stephanie and her team have built a great company and a great brand.  I am eager to marry the best aspects of both firms to better serve our clients and our community,” Wallace said.

About Intracoastal Realty: Intracoastal Realty, founded in Wilmington, NC in 1976, has grown to become coastal North Carolina’s largest independent real estate firm.  Market-leading technology, strategic marketing, and a teamwork approach are Intracoastal trademarks. As an independent brokerage, Intracoastal invests its revenue into technology, marketing, agent training, and community organizations throughout southeastern North Carolina. Through its affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Intracoastal delivers turn-key service to clients locally and globally.

About Lanier Property Group: Lanier Property Group was founded in 2012 as an independent, family owned and operated boutique real estate firm in Wilmington, NC. The firm specifically focuses on the rapidly growing midtown area of Wilmington and is well known for putting midtown on the map in 2015. With a small team of highly productive agents they have built a loyal client base with 250 five-star reviews, an enthusiastic social media following and award-winning marketing strategies.


Brexit Update: Bouncing Back

Nick Churton of London-based Mayfair International Realty (an affiliate of Intracoastal Realty) reports on the awakening of the real estate market in the UK capital.

There is excellent news for U.S.-dollar buyers in London. They will now find the lowest real estate prices in the UK capital for many years. Average prices in central London have fallen by about 20 percent since the last peak in 2014. With currency exchange factored in, dollar buyers today gain by about 38 percent compared to five years ago.

All this comes at a time when there is a bounce in the step of property buyers in London. Since the decisive general election victory in December by Boris Johnson and his Conservative party, the uncertainty that had hung like a large gloomy cloud around the Brexit question has been lifted. The real estate community went from despair to delight in the course of a dramatic election night. Call it a Boris or Brexit bounce, but there was an immediate re-engagement in the real estate sector. That early interest continues unabated. Now pundits are even boldly forecasting a price rise of up to 10 percent during 2020.

Highlighting this newfound excitement is the sale of a Knightsbridge mansion to a Chinese buyer for a reputed $365 million – making it the most expensive property sale in the UK. The purchase of this 60,000 sq. ft. home emphasises the attraction central London has for overseas buyers. This global destination for the wealthy of the wealthiest, attracted by commerce, fashion, culture, law, medicine, education, and finance, is most certainly back in business.

London and the rest of the UK look forward to a spring property market with a big bounce in its step.

Nick Churton and Annette Reeve, Mayfair International Realty representatives, run Intracoastal Realty’s London Office and are frequent visitors to the Greater Wilmington area.


Luxury Portfolio Spotlight

LOCAL SPOTLIGHT

OCEANFRONT HOME LOCATED ON THE NORTH END OF FIGURE EIGHT
WILMINGTON, NC, USA | 274 BEACH N ROAD, WILMINGTON, NC

The stunning oceanfront home located on the north end of Figure Eight. Offering five bedrooms, four full baths and two half baths. The upper level features open living areas, spacious master bedroom, gourmet kitchen with a butler pantry and a wall of oceanfront windows in the dining room. New roof, sliding doors, and hardwoods on the top level along with new interior paint. Sold furnished with a few owner exceptions and with a Figure Eight Yacht Club Charter Membership. Outstanding quality and construction by David James. A one of a kind treasure! See it!


A STYLISH LAKEFRONT HOME
LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL, USA

Contemporary, luxurious and sophisticated best describes this stylish lakefront home, perfectly situated in the prestigious Lake Club of Lakewood Ranch. Positioned on a scenic lake, you will enjoy fabulous, unobstructed lake and Grande Clubhouse views. Uniquely elegant, this thoughtfully-designed residence showcases pride of ownership and water views at every turn, with masterful architectural features and designer touches that create inspiring spaces for everyday living and entertainment. Step out to the outdoor terrace and take a refreshing dip in the large saltwater lap pool surrounded by travertine and over 1,000 sq ft of covered space. Or simply relax to your favorite music as you dine alfresco by the outdoor kitchen with two refrigerators and Lynx grill. An app controls the pool and landscape lighting. This gorgeous home provides a magnificent backdrop to your lifestyle. See it!


THE OAKS IN THONOTOSASSA FLORIDA
THONOTOSASSA, FL, USA

“The Oaks,” a magnificent sprawling country estate situated on Lake Thonotosassa, is one of Florida’s most significant homes to be built within the last century. The French-Normandy style manor embodies both majesty and family. The entirety of the compound totals 36,361 square feet of air-conditioned space of eight bedrooms, 12 full bathrooms, and 14 half baths plus an 11,000 square foot workshop with two half baths. Surrounded by carefully handcrafted rolling hills with manicured lawns, gardens and trees, the gated grounds encompass a long private driveway, main house, private two-story two-bedroom, 2.5 bath guest house, antique collector garage that can hold up to 20 cars, state of the art workshop, well-appointed pool house, horse barn with grazing pasture, indoor and outdoor saltwater pools, expansive loggia’s, two-story boathouse, race track, and one-mile jogging trail. See it!


Absorption Reports – 4th Quarter 2019

Absorption rate, also referred to as “inventory levels” or “months of supply”, gives you an idea of the number of months it will take for the current inventory to be sold out based on the last 12 months of sales.

Housing prices stabilize when supply and demand come closer together. Generally speaking, 5-6 months of supply is “normal”. Less than 5 months of supply will result in appreciating home prices (Seller’s Market), while 7 months or more of supply will result in depreciating home prices (Buyer’s Market).

Following the 4th Quarter of 2019, New Hanover County is showing a total of 1.8 months of inventory for existing home sales (for comparative purposes, it peaked at 22.6 months in 2009); Brunswick County is at 3.4 months (peaked at 20.0 months in 2009); and Pender County is at 3.4 months (peaked at 22.1 months in 2009).

As you can see from the three county charts below, inventory levels vary by price segment.  Take a look at the absorption reports for a better idea of where your house stands in the market, and contact an Intracoastal Realty agent to learn about the supply and demand for your specific neighborhood.

New Hanover County


Brunswick County


Pender County


February Events

FEB1
Wilmington Coffee Fest
Sat 10 AM · Hannah Block Historic USO- Community Arts Center · Wilmington, NC
Wilmington Cars & Coffee
Sat 9 AM · The Pointe at Barclay · Wilmington, NC
Dubtown Cosmonauts Live at The Palm Room
Sat 10 PM · The Palm Room · Wrightsville Beach, NC
Wes Sayer
Sat 6 PM · The Joyce · Leland, NC

FEB2
NFL’s Big Game
Sun 6:30 PM · Coastal Wing & Spirits Co. · Surf City, NC
Volante Winds
Sun 4 PM · University of NC at Wilmington – Beckwith Recital Hall · Wilmington, NC
Super Bowl LIV Watch Party
Sun 6 PM · Mad Katz · Wilmington, NC
Superbowl Party!
Sun 5 PM · Moore Street Oyster Bar · Southport, NC
Big Game Party At The Shack
Sun 6 PM · Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar – Surf City NC · Surf City, NC

FEB4
Waitress
Tue 7:30 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC
Trivia & Taco Tuesday!
Tue 7 PM · Local’s Tavern · Leland, NC
Tuesday Night Run
Tue 7 PM · Salty Turtle Beer Company · Surf City, NC

FEB5
Trivia Night at Gallagher’s Bar and Grill
Wed 7 PM · Gallagher’s Bar and Grill · Surf City, NC
Gruff Goat Comedy Showcase February Eddition
Wed 8 PM · Waterline Brewing Company · Wilmington, NC
Ailey II
Wed 7:30 PM · UNCW Kenan Auditorium · Wilmington, NC

FEB6
No Dollar Shoes Reunion
Thu 7 PM · Live At Ted’s · Wilmington, NC

FEB7
Art Crush
Fri 6 PM · Coworx · Wilmington, NC
UNCW Homecoming 2020
Feb 7 – Feb 9 · UNCW Alumni Association · Wilmington, NC
3rd Annual Concert for JDRF
Fri 8 PM · Brooklyn Arts Center · Wilmington, NC
Carolina Sky Live At Stoked
Fri 7 PM · Stoked Restaurant · Carolina Beach, NC

FEB8
Jason Crabb with Comedian Mickey Bell
Sat 6 PM · Kingdom Productions · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Wrightsville Beach Valentine Run
Sat 11 AM · Wrightsville Beach, NC
Power Plant
Sat 12 PM · USS NC Battleship · Wilmington, NC
Cape Fear Beard & Moustache Competition
Sat 6:30 PM · Front Street Brewery · Wilmington, NC
Planetarium Adventures
Sat 2 PM · Cape Fear Museum · Wilmington, NC
Willoughbys: Thumby and the Fingers, The Next Show
Sat 8 PM · Willoughbys · Leland, NC

FEB9
Flying Machine Winter Market
Sun 1 PM · Flying Machine Brewing Company · Wilmington, NC
NC Symphony – Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5
Sun 7:30 PM · CFCC Humanities and Fine Arts Center · Wilmington, NC
Galentine’s Day Market + Benefit at Flytrap Brewing
Sun 2 PM · Flytrap Brewing · Wilmington, NC

FEB10
Don Felder
Mon 7:30 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC
Might As Well Girls Night Out + 3 Year Anniversary Party
Mon 6 PM · Might As Well Bar & Grill · Wilmington, NC

FEB11
At the Chef’s Table with Chef Keith Rhodes of Catch
Tue 6:30 PM · The Seasoned Gourmet + Cape Fear Food & Wine Club · Wilmington, NC
Live Music featuring Never2Late!
Tue 5:30 PM · Delilah’s Brew and Chew · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

FEB12
Playing for Pink CFCC Women’s Basketball Game
Wed 5 PM · Schwartz Center · Wilmington, NC
Pub Trivia
Wed 7 PM · HopLite IRISH PUB and Restaurant · Carolina Beach, NC

FEB13
East Coast Shag Classic
Feb 13 – Feb 16 · Hope Abounds, Inc. · Wilmington, NC
Guys and Dolls
Thu 7:30 PM · UNCW Kenan Auditorium · Wilmington, NC
John Toppings At Willoughbys
Thu 6 PM · Willoughbys · Leland, NC

FEB14
Valentines Dinner on the Farm
Fri 5:30 PM · Perryman Farm and Seafood · Hampstead, NC
Valentine’s Day Dinner w/ Annemarie
Fri 6:30 PM · The Seasoned Gourmet + Cape Fear Food & Wine Club · Wilmington, NC
Poetry Open Mic
Fri 6:30 PM · Pomegranate Books · Wilmington, NC
Anti Valentine’s Day Party
Fri 9 PM · Tortuga’s Nest · Surf City, NC

FEB15
Run Oak Island 2020
Sat 6:30 AM · Coastal Race Productions · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
A Special Valentines Show with Port City Trio
Sat 7 PM · Live At Ted’s · Wilmington, NC
Dinosaur World Live at The Wilson Center, NC
Sat 3 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC

FEB16
Live At Ted’s Presents: The Kennedys
Sun 4 PM · Live At Ted’s · Wilmington, NC
Wilmington Home Show
Sun 10 AM · Wilmington, NC Convention Center · Wilmington, NC
Gilbert & Sullivan: Pirates of Penzance
Sun 3 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC

FEB18
John Toppings At Smoke On The Water
Tue 6 PM · Smoke on the Water · Wilmington, NC
How to Care for Your Roses: The 5 Essentials by CEO David Pike
Tue 10:30 AM · Burgwin-Wright House & Gardens · Wilmington, NC

FEB19
Marlon Mosby Live!
Wed 8 PM · Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Wilmington NC · Wilmington, NC

FEB20
Delilah’s Grand Opening Party!
Thu 5 PM · Delilah’s Brew and Chew · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
A Weekend In Tree Hill 2020
Thu 7 PM · 1121 S Front St, Wilmington, NC
Wave Play Feb 2020
Feb 20 – Feb 24 · Oak Island, NC · Oak Island, NC

FEB21
Blind Justice at Bourbon Street
Fri 9 PM · Bourbon Street Wilmington · Wilmington, NC
Little Explorers
Fri 10 AM · Cape Fear Museum · Wilmington, NC
Cash Cornhole Tourney
Fri 6 PM · Capt’n Bill’s Backyard Grill & Volleyball Facility · Wilmington, NC

FEB22
Mardi Gras Party!
Sat 6 PM · Tap Time · Ocean Isle Beach, NC
Milkweed Madness: DIY Greenhouse
Sat 10 AM · Airlie Gardens · Wilmington, NC
Winter Reggae Jamz
Sat 9 PM · Burnt Mill Creek Billiards & Wine Bar · Wilmington, NC
Flannel Rebellion at Wild Wing
Sat 10 PM · Wild Wing Cafe · Wilmington, NC
Down South Thunder
Sat 9 PM · Luck’s Tavern · Castle Hayne, NC

FEB23
Art For All 10
Sun 12 PM · Brooklyn Arts Center · Wilmington, NC
Slapback Video Shoot
Sun 4 PM · Banks Channel · Wrightsville Beach, NC
Chris Bellamy Trailer Bar
Sun 5 PM · The Trailer Bar! · Surf City, NC

FEB25
Live Music featuring Never2Late!
Tue 5:30 PM · Delilah’s Brew and Chew · Ocean Isle Beach, NC

FEB26
Trivia Night at Gallagher’s Bar and Grill
Wed 7 PM · Gallagher’s Bar and Grill · Surf City, NC
Trivia Night at Fat Burgers
Wed 7:30 PM · Fat Burgers Sports Bar & Grill · Sneads Ferry, NC

FEB27
Ethan Jano & The Hilltop Revival Live at FlyTrap Brewing
Thu 6 PM · Flytrap Brewing · Wilmington, North Carolin
The Chase Brock Experience
Thu 7:30 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC
WWAY Health Fair
Thu 10 AM · Independence Mall · Wilmington, NC

FEB28
Diana Ross
Fri 7:30 PM · Wilson Center – Cape Fear Community College · Wilmington, NC
Shoot To Thrill (AC/DC all female tribute band)
Fri 10 PM · Mad Katz · Wilmington, NC

FEB29
The Hampstead Wedding Showcase 2020
Sat 12 PM · Olde Point Country Club · Hampstead, NC
Saturday Night Fever
Sat 7 PM · The Isles Restaurant & Tiki Bar · Ocean Isle Beach, NC


The Market Place Academy is now Intracoastal Real Estate Academy

Intracoastal Realty recently acquired local real estate school The Market Place Academy, which was founded in Wilmington, NC by Phillip Galloway in 1991.  The school was officially renamed Intracoastal Real Estate Academy on January 20th, and is positioned to offer enhanced educational services to existing and prospective real estate agents.

The instructors at Intracoastal Real Estate Academy have combined for over 50 years of teaching experience.  Among the instructors is Galloway, whose previous company boasted the highest pass rate for pre-licensing classes in 2019 in the local area, according to the North Carolina Real Estate Commission.

At the helm of the new school is Stephanie Fessel, who also serves as the Vice President of Education for Intracoastal Realty.  “Education has always been the foundational pillar of Intracoastal Realty, and that will continue to be a major focus for the company going forward into the new decade,” Fessel said.  “Intracoastal Real Estate Academy will uphold Galloway’s heritage of providing exceptional educational instruction.  The school has some of North Carolina’s most respected real estate instructors, in addition to the support, resources, and prestige behind the Intracoastal Realty brand.  We believe this winning combination brings value to our local REALTOR® community and those seeking to get their real estate license.” The all-new website contains resources and class information for pre-licensing, post-licensing, and continuing education.  Visit the all-new website, IREAcademy.com, for more information.


How Brexit Could Positively Impact Our Local Real Estate Market

Nick Churton of Mayfair International Realty (an affiliate of Intracoastal Realty) looks at how a recent election in the UK has cleared the way for more real estate buying in the U.S.

In a surprisingly decisive vote, the UK chose Brexit – again. In December, Boris Johnson led his Conservative Party to general election victory with an unexpectedly large majority. This result secured him the numbers needed to carry through his promise to “get Brexit done” – an election trope that will join the list of the world’s most effective, such as “it’s the economy, stupid” and “there you go again”.

What this means for real estate markets remains to be seen. But there are signs that buyers and sellers in the UK, weary from three years of political uncertainty, are once again daring to dream of their next home.

There remain uncertainties: the UK still has a lot of work to do clinching worldwide trade deals, and no one is certain what arrangements there will be with the European Union concerning rights for UK home buyers and owners in countries such as France and Spain. It does seem likely, however, that there will be residency restrictions affecting the number of months Brits will be able to live in European Union countries each year.

These restrictions also affect UK buyers and vacation homeowners in the U.S. But up to now the attraction of Europe has been the length of continuous residency available. Now that could change, and Europe may have near parity with the U.S. in these restrictions, so more Brits could look for property across the Atlantic rather than across the English Channel. The shared language, the high standard of American homes and the exciting way of life are just three significant attractions.

With the UK’s trading horizons extended, there will be more Brits buying abroad for business and employment purposes, bringing the U.S. into sharp focus for UK homebuyers.

All this won’t happen overnight. But it is the way the international real estate market works. The economic climate, fiscal measures, employment, and political uncertainties all combine to alter national priorities. One year it is the Russians who are buying, then the Venezuelans and Brazilians, only for them to disappear and leave the field open to another nationality or two. It is the ebb and flow of the international real estate market.

Once again this year Annette Reeve and I will be on hand to help UK buyers, and other national buyers, transiting through the UK capital to find suitable homes and investment properties in Southeastern North Carolina. May we wish you a happy and prosperous 2020.

Nick Churton and Annette Reeve of Mayfair International Realty, run Intracoastal Realty’s London Office and are frequent visitors to the Greater Wilmington area.

Nick and Annette during a recent visit, and a tour of an Intracoastal Realty listing on Figure Eight Island.