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July 16, 2017

Wilmington Water Front Homes and Real Estate

Wilmington Water Front Homes and Real Estate

One of the nicest things about Wilmington is the abundance of waterfront properties. You may choose the ocean, intracoastal waterway, a creek, the river and more!

At Coastwalk Real Estate, we can help you find the perfect water front home in Wilmington, or in the coastal communities including Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Leland, Southport Topsail Island and more!

To get started, check out this link  to water front properties for sale in the area.

Or you can call Coastwalk Real Estate at 910-458-9119!

July 16, 2017

Landfall Wilmington Homes and Real Estate

LANDFALL WILMINGTON HOMES FOR SALE NEAR WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH!

If you are looking for a great location to live in, then check out Landfall homes for sale. Located in Wilmington North Carolina, and just minutes to the beach, Landfall is a gated community that offers golf, tennis and much more.

Also, you are located near Mayfaire and great restaurants.

You can see all available homes for sale in Landfall by clicking here.

If you would like more information please contact Coastwalk Real Estate at 910-458-9119.

Peace.

July 16, 2017

Selling Homes Wilmington, NC

Selling Homes Wilmington, NC

I love to sell homes. It’s a privilege and an honor to be a part of the process. I get great satisfaction from making my living helping people move on to the next phase of their life, whether it’s upsizing, downsizing, buying a second home or simply relocating to a new neighborhood!

 

But there is one sort of home seller I can’t really help: The seller who’s not really ready to sell.

 

If you’re thinking about selling your home, don’t enter into the process lightly. It’s a big deal. There’s some stress and there’s a great opportunity for joy. There’s a big investment at stake. This, along with a lot of other reasons large and small, is why you want to be 100% sure you’re ready to sell your home. If you think you’re ready to sell, but it turns out you’re not, you waste a lot of time and energy (and sometimes money).

 

So how do you know if you’re really ready to sell your home?

 

1. You’re fine with the process. You must have no problem with the idea of a stranger poking around your house, talking about renovating it, or treating it like a used car. If you’ve lived in your house a long time, it’s natural to have emotional attachments. So if the process of selling the house makes you feel protective or defensive, you may not be ready.

 

2. You are flexible on the right price. Motivated sellers understand selling a home involves negotiation and competitive market pricing. If you have a number “you must get” in order to sell, then you might want to think again. Also, if all of the agents who price your home come back too low for your standards, take a breather and ask yourself if it’s go time or not.

 

3. You know where you’re going next. Prepared sellers have plans, even if those plans aren’t 100% firm. They’re anticipating the move and they are probably even shopping for houses, if only casually at the moment. If you can’t clearly answer the question, “Where would you like to live after you sell?” then you’re not quite there yet.

 

If you’re iffy on any of these, take a step back and consider how you feel. While some markets favor sellers more than others, a home can sell in any market for the right price. Don’t jump into something before you’re ready.

 

However, when you’re ready, I’d be happy to help.

 

Having produced over $100,000,000.00 in sales since I began my career in 2005, I would love to opportunity to share with you how I’m able to sell so many homes!

 

Give me a call when the time is right: 910-352-0998.

 

 

May 27, 2017

Prevent Water Leaks

Did you know it’s not uncommon for more than 20% of homes to have one unidentified water leak? Sometimes these leaks go on for years, completely unnoticed because home owners inherit small leaks, assuming their water bill is normal. Other times, small water leaks are overlooked because owners assume the overall impact to their utilities is relatively small. But the truth is small leaks can add up hugely over time. Periodic inspection for leaks can help plug this problem at the source. Here are some ways to identify and address typical leaks:

 

1. Track your water bill over time. Most water bills will show your history for several months, if not year-over-year. While there are seasonal reasons for higher water use, especially if you water a lawn or garden, look for unexpected spikes. Yes, something as seemingly innocuous as a running toilet can turn into a big contributor, especially if it’s running 24/7. If the bill spikes, start hunting.

 

2. Listen for the running toilet. You may be so used to hearing a toilet run that it has virtually faded into the background. On the other hand, you may have a running toilet in a guest bathroom you scarcely use. Flush the toilet and time how long it takes to stop. If you find it running for minutes on end, you may have a problem. Open the toilet tank and take a look inside. If the water level is too high (more than 1-inch above the overflow tube), or the flapper isn’t getting a good seal, a repair is in order. You can also test for slow leaks into the bowl by dropping some food coloring into the tank. Drop it in and wait 15 - 20 minutes without flushing. If the color appears in the bowl, you have an issue.

 

3. Inspect shower heads and faucets. Sometimes the connection to the shower head will send water spraying in unintentional directions, contributing to an overall loss of water. You may need to replace the O-ring, soak the head in vinegar to remove minerals, or simply replace the head completely. With faucets, it’s important to look at the source pipes, sometimes they may only leak when the water is running. Look for dampness in those darkened places. Plugging these leaks can also prevent mold buildup.

 

4. Tune-up your irrigation system. Irrigation systems which haven’t aged well or have been damaged by lawn maintenance can be the most insidious leaks of all. Busted sprinkler heads or constantly leaking supply lines can sap your systems efficiency and boost the bill. When the system is running, look for spraying valves and find ways to eliminate overspray onto concrete. A rain sensor is also a great way to make sure you’re not watering your lawn while it’s raining.

 

Fixing leaks is a must-do before you list your home. But when you’re ready to list, give me a call!, my cell is 910-352-0998, or email justin@coastwalkrealestate.com.

 

Thanks a ton and have a terrific week!

 

Your Weekly Real Estate Report is provided by Justin Donaton of Coastwalk Real Estate. Any data provided, unless otherwise noted, is courtesy of the Wilmington Association of REALTORS MLS and/or the National Association of REALTORS.

 

 

Justin does not just "list" properties, he sells them! To get your home SOLD for the highest possible price, call Justin at 910-352-0998. Justin has been the TOP SELLING real estate agent on Pleasure Island since 2007. He has the highest dollar volume of sales, and has had the most number of closings. His business is built on hard work and high-impact marketing. Coastwalk Real Estate is also a TOP SELLING real estate firm in Carolina & Kure Beach. Please visit:  www.CoastwalkRealEstate.com for more info.

May 27, 2017

Wilmington Air Quality

Maintaining indoor air quality is an extremely important but often overlooked component of a living happily in your home. By and large it’s an invisible problem, but the costs can really add up— from high energy bills to creeping health issues.

 

Many homes have become so energy efficient that they’re also good at trapping dust and other pollutants. Appropriate ventilation is an important aspect of indoor air quality. This includes venting bathrooms, kitchens, and fireplaces directly outside. It’s also vital to try and store industrial chemicals such as pesticides, paints, and harsh cleaners outside of the habitable areas of the home.

 

Alarms are also a useful way to keep an eye on what you’re breathing. Smoke alarms are a must for home safety, but carbon monoxide alarms are also key to keeping a silent killer at bay. Finally, periodic radon testing is a good idea. Radon, a radioactive gas, is odorless, colorless, and tasteless. It is a known contributor to lung cancer. You can only know how much is in your home by testing.

 

Of course, one of the most neglected home maintenance chores is regular replacement of air filters. This is surprising, given that changing the filters is typically among the easiest tasks a homeowner can do. What’s more, the simple act of replacing filters increases HVAC efficiency, extends the life of your heating and cooling system, and also lowers energy bills.

 

The problem’s not the complexity of the task, it’s often remembering to do it. One company hopes to solve this problem and save homeowners time and money.

 

FilterEasy delivers air filters when it’s time to change them. The process is pretty straightforward: First, you select the number of filters for your home. Next, you compile the sizes and choose your filter “grade,” either light allergen, micro allergen, or super allergen.

 

You can check FilterEasy out online:

https://www.filtereasy.com/

 

If you’d like to breathe a little easier in your home, follow up with these minor home maintenance tasks and inexpensive tools. High air quality is also an excellent selling quality for you home! If you’re thinking about listing soon, get in touch with me today:

 

Cell: 910-352-0998, or email justin@coastwalkrealestate.com

 

Your Weekly Real Estate Report is provided by Justin Donaton of Coastwalk Real Estate. Any data provided, unless otherwise noted, is courtesy of the Wilmington Association of REALTORS MLS and/or the National Association of REALTORS.

 

Justin does not just "list" properties, he sells them! To get your home SOLD for the highest possible price, call Justin at 910-352-0998. Justin has been the TOP SELLING real estate agent on Pleasure Island since 2007. He has the highest dollar volume of sales, and has had the most number of closings. His business is built on hard work and high-impact marketing. Coastwalk Real Estate is also a TOP SELLING real estate firm in Carolina & Kure Beach. Please visit:  www.CoastwalkRealEstate.com for more info.

 

 

 

May 27, 2017

Baby Boomers WIlmington NC

The market remains strong in Carolina & Kure Beach. Buyers are purchasing primary homes, second homes and future retirement properties.

 

This week I wanted to focus on Baby Boomers, which are a large segment of the buying population at this  time.

 

Baby Boomers all over are downsizing to properties where they can age in place. Often these buyers are well-qualified, meaning they have no problem getting a mortgage or they may not even need one. (An all-cash buyer can truly speed along the closing process!)

 

So how do you make your listing more appealing to Boomer buyers? Here are some tips for giving your home an edge:

 

1. Market the low-maintenance aspects of your home. Small yard? No yard? Stain-resistant countertops (like quartz)? The last thing your Boomer buyers want are long weekend to-do lists full of maintenance chores they would rather not hassle with or pay someone else to do. If there’s any way you can make your home easier to maintain, consider doing it as part of your curb appeal tune-up.

 

2. Lighten it up and brighten it up. It’s a fact of life: The older you get, the more you need brighter lights to see clearly. This might mean adding lighting in places where you seldom think about it, such as cabinets and large drawers.

 

3. Be accessible, but not clinical. There are subtle ways to make your home more friendly to those with mobility issues. Removing thresholds, adding easy-pull drawers, and upgrading door handles are just a few ways. But whatever you do, don’t make the rooms look like nursing homes. There are tasteful design decisions you can make when embracing universal access.

 

4. Look for “single-level living.” Is there a way to present your house so the ground floor contains everything the buyers could possibly need to live there? While stairs aren’t necessarily a deal-breaker, consider how often your Boomer buyers will need to use them. If you can pitch the second floor as guest space, and prove they can get along on one floor, don’t miss the opportunity to point this out.

 

Your home may be perfectly suitable for first-time buyers or small families, but don’t neglect ways to help market your property to other segments like Boomer buyers.

 

Is your home Boomer-friendly? Get in touch and let’s connect you to well-qualified buyers: My cell is  910-352-0998, or email justin@coastwalkrealestate.com 

Your Weekly Real Estate Report is provided by Justin Donaton of Coastwalk Real Estate. Any data provided, unless otherwise noted, is courtesy of the Wilmington Association of REALTORS MLS and/or the National Association of REALTORS.  

Justin does not just "list" properties, he sells them! To get your home SOLD for the highest possible price, call Justin at 910-352-0998. Justin has been the TOP SELLING real estate agent on Pleasure Island since 2007. He has the highest dollar volume of sales, and has had the most number of closings. His business is built on hard work and high-impact marketing. Coastwalk Real Estate is also a TOP SELLING real estate firm in Carolina & Kure Beach. Please visit:  www.CoastwalkRealEstate.com for more info.

 

 

 

May 27, 2017

These Affordable Design Details Sell Your Home Faster!

These Affordable Design Details Sell Your Home Faster! 

What is it about a home that catches a buyer’s eye? Why is it when two homes are comparable to one another, buyers go with the one that just “feels right”? Sometimes the difference is so small, they don’t consciously notice. Little touches can give a home a major edge in the market.

 

In fact, here are five clever design upgrades which can provide your home with that indefinable feeling that it’s of higher quality than the competition:

 

1. Light switch plate upgrades. Homeowners always overlook their own dirty, chipped, or cheap-looking switch plates. If you spend a few bucks to swap out switch plates, any room in the house will seem a tiny bit fresher. Better yet: In the bathroom and kitchen, match the color of your new switch plates to the tile. Look at the accent color in the bathroom or the backsplash in the kitchen for inspiration.

 

2. Dimmers on major rooms. Bright lights are great for showing off a home, but there’s a little sense of luxury when the overhead lights in living, dining, family, and master bedrooms are on dimmer switches. For fixtures controlled by one switch, get single pole dimmers. For those controlled by two, you’ll need 3-way dimmers.

 

3. Tasteful crown molding. For rooms without crown molding, adding this touch can really make a plain room feel high-quality. Entryways and master bedrooms are good choices if you have a limited budget, but if you want to go all out, include the other bedrooms as well. The key is adding molding which doesn’t seem ostentatious or inappropriate given the size and existing decor in the room.

 

4. Custom home address plaque. For between $50 and $100, you can have an address plaque created with the home’s number and the street name spelled out. Look online for inspiration and a design which fits your home. This is a killer upgrade and many homeowners overlook it when they’re trying to add curb appeal to their house.

 

5. New cabinet and drawer hardware. It’s astonishing how much modern handles and drawer pulls go towards rejuvenating tired or outdated storage. At a minimum, concentrate on the kitchen, but if you want to go all out, look for options to upgrade the bathroom as well.

 

You might not be able to quantify the exact return these clever upgrades will net you, but you can bet they will help your home stand out from sellers who won’t take the time to make some simple changes.

 

Are you ready to sell? Please call today at 910-352-0998, or shoot an email to justin@coastwalkrealestate.com. Thanks a ton!

 

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Your Weekly Real Estate Report is provided by Justin Donaton of Coastwalk Real Estate. Any data provided, unless otherwise noted, is courtesy of the Wilmington Association of REALTORS MLS and/or the National Association of REALTORS.

 

 

Justin does not just "list" properties, he sells them! To get your home SOLD for the highest possible price, call Justin at 910-352-0998. Justin has been the TOP SELLING real estate agent on Pleasure Island since 2007. He has the highest dollar volume of sales, and has had the most number of closings. His business is built on hard work and high-impact marketing. Coastwalk Real Estate is also a TOP SELLING real estate firm in Carolina & Kure Beach. Please visit:  www.CoastwalkRealEstate.com for more info.

May 19, 2017

Office for Sale in Carolina Beach North Carolina

 

 


Business at the Beach! Office For Sale in Carolina Beach, NC

Office For Sale

Office Building
703 St Joseph St
Carolina Beach, NC 28428

General Information

Building Size (RSF): 930 SF
Gross Building Area: 5,811 SF
Sale Price: $169,000
Unit Price: $181.72 PSF
Property Use Type: Business
Usable Size (USF): 900 SF
Sale Terms: Cash to Seller
Cap Rate: Undisclosed

Property Overview

Play at the beach! For out of town business owners, this can be a nice business trip expense (please consult your CPA). Great for satellite office, or primary location. Beautiful office condo in Carolina Beach. Currently set-up with 4 private rooms which includes a conference room, plus a reception area. Steps to downtown Carolina Beach and restaurants. Unit #201 is a second floor unit with lots of windows. Offers elevator access, elevator lobby and stair access. Covered parking, lots of extra parking. Building has sprinkler system for extra security. Large marquee for your company sign in 2 locations, providing high visibility, including visibility from Lake Park Blvd. Very nice inside, move-in ready. Top-notch office space in HOT Carolina Beach, NC. Many uses possible. Could be great for insurance office, mortgage broker, accountant, consulting business or other professional services. Unit offered is #201. Alpha Mortgage is current business in Unit #202. if you need more space, Unit #100 and #300 also available (call for pricing), and offer about 2,000 square feet each/ Unit #300 has nice town and ocean views.


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Contact Information

Justin Donaton
Coastwalk Real Estate, LLC
103 S Lake Park Blvd
Carolina Beach, NC
910-352-0998 [Office]
justin@coastwalkrealestate.com
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Feb. 27, 2017

Wilmington NC price per square foot

If you’ve been calculating your home’s value based on market “price per square foot” reports, you may be vastly overestimating or (worse) underestimating your home’s true value. Here’s why:

 

Price per square foot is a concept in real estate which is easy to understand and just as easy to misuse. The formula is pretty simple: To determine price per square foot, you take a price, such as sale price of a home, and divide it by the square footage of the property.

 

Price per square foot is useful in looking at broad market comparisons, such as comparing one entire metro area to another, or looking at an area’s average change over time. It is not, however, terribly accurate in figuring out the value of your home.

 

Why? Well, price per square foot fails to take into account the most important factors when pricing a home.

 

First and foremost, it makes assumptions about the home’s amenities. We all know the quality of materials used in home construction and the condition of the home’s appliances and other features can have a dramatic impact on the value of a home. A kitchen with Italian marble surfaces versus one with pressboard countertops will have completely different values. Price per square foot in a given neighborhood will blend these homes together and produce an average.

 

Second, price per square foot assumes locations are identical, but in almost any metro area there are up-and-coming neighborhoods as well as neighborhoods in decline. Price per square foot near an abandoned industrial zone will vary considerably from one near a well-established downtown district with a great walkability score.

 

Third, even the simple methodology of calculating price per square foot can be influenced by how the total number of square feet has been calculated. If one has a garage converted into a mother-in-law, and another home doesn’t, which square footage is valid? And what about home or lot size? Sometimes above or below-grade lots can influence the price per square foot as well.

 

Price per square foot is more useful in some situations where there is tremendous uniformity in the design, construction, and location, but as a tool for assessing your home’s market value, it’s flat out dangerous.

 

Want a real estimation of your home’s value in its current condition, with an assessment of features, lot size and location? I’d be happy to help. Get in touch today, and I’ll show you what goes into determining the optimal price for your home. Please call me at 910-352-0998

 

Your Weekly Real Estate Report is provided by Justin Donaton of Coastwalk Real Estate. Any data provided, unless otherwise noted, is courtesy of the Wilmington Association of REALTORS MLS and/or the National Association of REALTORS.

 

 

Justin does not just "list" properties, he sells them! To sell your home SOLD for the highest possible price, call Justin at 910-352-0998. Justin has been the TOP SELLING real estate agent on Pleasure Island since 2007 and has sales volume exceeding $100,000,000.00! His business is built on hard work and high-impact marketing. Coastwalk Real Estate is also a TOP SELLING real estate firm in Carolina & Kure Beach. Please visit:  www.CoastwalkRealEstate.com for more info.

Feb. 27, 2017

Preparing to move to Wilmington NC

Are you preparing for a move? You probably know to notify your friends and loved ones, but there turns out to be a surprising number of people and organizations who need to know about the address change. A recent article from Zillow included a comprehensive checklist which covers pretty much everyone you will need to notify:

 

1. Family and friends

2. Current employer

3. Landlord

4. Postal services

5. Utilities

6. DMV

7. Government agencies

8. The IRS

9. Financial institutions

10. Insurance companies

11. Medical and educational facilities

12. Subscription services and clubs

 

Be sure to read the article to check out advice for notifications when dealing with each of these 12 parties who need to be notified. Read all about it here: http://www.zillow.com/blog/who-to-notify-when-moving-187286/)

 

While certain companies and institutions usual have formal processes for notification of an address change, it can be a good idea to go ahead and get some inexpensive postcards printed up announcing your move.

 

If you’re looking for other superb moving tips, don’t miss out on the website Moving.Tips (http://http://moving.tips/) It contains a wealth of information on issues and questions surrounding making a move, including articles such as “Why cheaper is not necessarily better when moving house?” and “How to say goodbye to a home when moving?”

 

Moving can be stressful, but there’s a lot you can do to reduce stress and even add some much needed fun and satisfying emotional transitions to the event.

 

Thinking about a move? I can help you buy or sell your next home. Please call me at 910-352-0998, I am here to help and look forward to doing so!

 

 

Your Weekly Real Estate Report is provided by Justin Donaton of Coastwalk Real Estate. Any data provided, unless otherwise noted, is courtesy of the Wilmington Association of REALTORS MLS and/or the National Association of REALTORS.

 

 

Justin does not just "list" properties, he sells them! To sell your home SOLD for the highest possible price, call Justin at 910-352-0998. Justin has been the TOP SELLING real estate agent on Pleasure Island since 2007 and has sales volume exceeding $100,000,000.00! His business is built on hard work, customer service and high-impact marketing. Coastwalk Real Estate is also a TOP SELLING real estate firm in Carolina & Kure Beach. Please visit:  www.CoastwalkRealEstate.com for more info.