New Construction or Existing Home? For Many Buyers, That Is the Question

By Judy Royal So you’ve decided it’s time to buy a home in Southeastern North Carolina. There are so many decisions to make when it comes to the Wilmington NC real estate market. Chief among them is whether you want to start from scratch or find something already built. While there are a lot of Read More


Enjoy Southeastern North Carolina’s Nature at No Charge

By Judy Royal Anyone sitting on the sand at any of our beach strands would likely agree that many of the best things in life are free. But other than the sea, what can you enjoy without a fee? Plenty! If you’re looking for a way to commune with nature without breaking the bank, you’re Read More


Buying Your First Home? Here’s What You Need to Know

By Judy Royal Congratulations! If you’re reading this, chances are you are about to start the process of making one of the biggest purchases of your lifetime: a new home. The Wilmington NC real estate market has plenty of first-time buyers eager to take advantage of the sea, sand, and sunshine Southeastern North Carolina has Read More


Professional Home Staging Can Lead to a Quicker Sale, and More Money

By Judy Royal All the world’s a stage, including your home. If you’re planning to sell a property in the Wilmington NC real estate market, you’ll want to make it as appealing as possible to the masses with an eye-catching first impression. Cleaning and fixing that doorknob that’s been broken for years aren’t the only Read More


Spring Appetizer: Asparagus Gruyere Tart

Tested by Casey McGuire Recipe Courtesy of Martha Stewart’s Blog Looking for a simply fabulous spring appetizer to serve at your Easter brunch or Kentucky Derby Party? This month’s dish when made with plump, in-season asparagus, makes for a sophisticated, visually pleasing appetizer. Store-bought puff pastry is a great short cut, and Fontina cheese can Read More


Luxury Portfolio Spotlight: Local Landfall Jewel, Modern Austin Estate and a Spectacular Location in Laguna Beach

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 included showcase a more contemporary style with many exceptional features! We Read More


April 2017 Area Events

Click on the live links below for more information:   4/1: Holden Beach Free 5K Color Run – 123 Jordan Blvd. Holden Beach 4/1-2: 25th Annual Herb and Garden Fair – Poplar Grove Plantation 4/5-9: North Carolina Azalea Festival – Various Locations 4/5: Azalea Queen’s Coronation – Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre 4/5: Loop The Lake Extended Read More


Southeastern North Carolina Beach Access Rules for Dogs

By Judy Royal If you’re in the market for Wilmington NC real estate or you just want to take a vacation in the area, there’s a good chance you might be factoring a four-legged family member into your plans, as pet ownership is steadily on the rise; 65 percent of U.S. households, or about 79.7 Read More


Wells Fargo Championship Will Showcase Southeastern North Carolina

  By Judy Royal The bustling Wilmington NC real estate market and its impressive array of homes and properties will be on full display when some of the biggest names in golf, their devoted fanbases, and other spectators come to town in seven weeks. The Wells Fargo Championship, to be held May 1-7 at Eagle Read More


Home Renovations That Can Hurt (and Help) Your Property Value

The real estate market is on fire! When we have a market like this, it may be the right time to prepare your property for sale. If you’re considering substantial changes, they could affect the property’s overall market value. Here are four remodels to avoid and four to consider before listing your home. Posted on Read More