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Tuesday Tally from Fortune Place, Wilmington

by Meghan Riley, "2015 Sales Team of the Year"

Melanie Cameron brings you this week's Tuesday Tally from Fortune Place in Wilmington, NC. Learn about the builders and plans for this community, and stick around to the end to hear how the Wilmington real estate market is faring for the week of 12/7/16.

Enchanted Airlie 2016 in Wilmington, NC

by Meghan Riley, "2015 Sales Team of the Year"

Some of the great sights and scenes from the 2016 Enchanted Airlie event at Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, NC. This annual event is an excellent way to get into the Christmas mood and a great fundraiser for the gardens. A must-see if you ever get the chance.

Learn more about Enchanted Airlie.

Featured Community: Fortune Place, Wilmington

by Meghan Riley, "2015 Sales Team of the Year"

Located between College Road and Carolina Beach Road in the Monkey Junction area is a brand new affordable home community called Fortune Place. Future residents are sure to love the wooded enclave, recreation areas, and large ponds spread throughout the community. Sidewalks located on both sides of the street make it easy to access the site of the clubhouse and swimming pool, and local shopping and dining is just a short drive away. There are just 38 homesites in the first phase of Fortune Place and many lots back up to ponds and natural wooded areas.

Currently, there are two builders in Fortune Place – Herrington Homes and Horizon Homes. Both provide a myriad of energy efficient house plans that will save you money on your utility bills and can be altered to suit your lifestyle. No two homes will look alike and all will be built with high-grade materials. Both builders boast standard features that other builders consider “upgrades”, including some that take advantage of the community’s natural gas.

Herrington is providing customizable plans from their Craftsman Collection starting in the high $200s. Features include covered front porches, low maintenance vinyl siding, open floor plans, high ceilings, hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, 42” Markraft cabinets with crown molding, natural gas fireplaces, and professional landscaping. Each home is energy performance certified by a third party.

Horizon is taking a more flexible approach. Buyers will sit down with the builder, who will work with over 40 plans to design a home around their needs, lifestyle, and budget. Standard features include custom state-of-the-art kitchens, granite counters, 42” cabinets, hardwood flooring, high ceilings, double garages, screened porches, tankless gas water heaters, and energy efficient natural gas heating and air-conditioning systems. They strive to buy materials locally first and then focus on American-made lines. Homes will start in the $300s.  

View homes for sale in Fortune Place.

Fortune Place Swimming Pool

At the time of this post, Fortune Place is zoned for the Bellamy Elementary School, Myrtle Grove Middle School, and Ashley High School District. However, planned school improvements and redistricting does happen every few years. You can double-check the school locator and see the most recent school report cards here.

If you’d like to learn more about Fortune Place or would like to be setup to receive email alerts when new homes come on the market, give us a call at (910) 202-2546 or send us a message through our Contact page.

*Note: All data shared in this blog post was pulled from the MLS at the time it was written. For an update, contact The Cameron Team.

 

DIY Remote Controlled Christmas Wreath

by Meghan Riley, "2015 Sales Team of the Year"

Are you looking for a fun Christmas craft that will take only a few hours on the weekend to complete? I love convenience (please don't read "lazy" lol), and I recently devised a fun project that involves creating a remote controlled Christmas wreath. It was easy to put together (my 3 year-old helped!), and I can now light up my front door from my favorite spot on the living room couch. To see my supplies, the steps I took to complete the wreath, and a video of the wreath in action, head on over to my personal blog.

DIY Remote Controlled Christmas Wreath

DIY Remote Controlled Christmas Wreath

Tuesday Tally - Benefits of Selling Your Home During the Winter

by Meghan Riley, "2015 Sales Team of the Year"

In this week's Tuesday Tally, Melanie Cameron shares the benefits of selling your home during the winter, as well as the Wilmington real estate market stats for the week of 11/29/16.

Want a ballpark figure of your home's market value? You can find out instantly at Wilmington Home Values Online.

Tuesday Tally from RiverLights, Wilmington

by Meghan Riley, "2015 Sales Team of the Year"


This week, Buyer Specialist Kellye Brill is filling in for Melanie Cameron for our Tuesday Tally. She's sharing the Wilmington real estate market stats from the road, but stick around to the end to see some brand new footage of the RiverLights development on River Road in Wilmington. Construction is picking up as we near the December 3rd grand opening, and we're excited to share the progress. We have a ton of pictures on our blog, if you'd like to see more.

Have questions about home plans, homesites, or buying in general, don't hesitate to reach out to us at (910)202-2546 or send us a message through our contact page.


RiverLights Grand Opening + New Pictures

by Meghan Riley, "2015 Sales Team of the Year"

December 3rd, 2016 is the BIG DAY that many buyers have been waiting for – RiverLights’ Grand Opening Celebration! Over 10 model homes will be available to tour from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the recently announced Smoke on the Water restaurant will be open featuring select items from the menu. Visitors will get to explore the newly built parks in holiday splendor while the community trails are decorated for the winter-themed 5K run. Santa will also be on site from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and hot cocoa will be served (of course!).

We recently stepped out to RiverLights to view the latest progress and captured some pictures and video (coming soon) to share. You can see everything below. If you have any questions about home plans, homesites, or buying in RiverLights, give us a call at (910) 202-2546 or send us a message through our contact page. We are well-informed on this development and are happy to help you with the buying process.

Marina Village

Marina Village - RiverLights

Marina Village - RiverLights

Marina Village - RiverLights

Live Oak Commons

Live Oak Commons - RiverLights

Live Oak Commons - RiverLights

Live Oak Commons - RiverLights

Live Oak Commons - RiverLights

Live Oak Commons - RiverLights

Marina Village Townhomes

Marina Village Townhomes - RiverLights

Marina Village Townhomes - RiverLights

Marina Village Townhomes - RiverLights

Boardwalk & Restaurant

Boardwalk - RiverLights

Boardwalk - RiverLights

Boardwalk - RiverLights

Restaurant - RiverLights

Ember Park

Ember Park - RiverLights

Ember Park - RiverLights

Ember Park - RiverLights

Ember Park - RiverLights

Ember Park - RiverLights

Ember Park - RiverLights

Amenity Center

Amenity Center - Clubhouse - RiverLights

Amenity Center - Clubhouse - RiverLights

Amenity Center - Clubhouse - RiverLights

Canal - RiverLights

Canal - RiverLights

Model Homes

Model Homes - RiverLights

Model Homes - RiverLights

Del Webb 55+ Community

Del Webb - 55 Plus Community - RiverLights

Del Webb - 55 Plus Community - RiverLights

Del Webb - 55 Plus Community - RiverLights

Del Webb - 55 Plus Community - RiverLights

Del Webb - 55 Plus Community - RiverLights

Del Webb - 55 Plus Community - RiverLights

Del Webb - 55 Plus Community - RiverLights

Del Webb - 55 Plus Community - RiverLights


Featured Community: Crown Pointe, Hampstead

by Meghan Riley, "2015 Sales Team of the Year"

Feel like you’re in a nature preserve in the lush community of Crown Pointe in Hampstead, North Carolina. Located just off Sloop Point Road, the developers have striven to maintain the natural beauty of the land by including greenspaces and water features throughout the community. They also offer large wooded homesites and energy efficient low-maintenance homes to minimize their impact on the environment.

Crown Pointe Sign - Hampstead NC

CrossRoads Custom Homes are the main builders in Crown Pointe. Their home plans have primarily brick exteriors and open concept floor plans. They range from 3-4 bedrooms, 2-3 baths, and 2,200-3,100 square-feet*. Interior features you may find include: hardwood floors, gas log fireplaces, granite countertops, hop-up breakfast bars, tile backsplashes, stainless steel appliances, chair rail molding, ceramic tile flooring, double sink vanities, vaulted ceilings, walk-in closets, large laundry rooms, screened porches, and large F.R.O.G.s. They also use some of the most popular finishes of today.

View homes for sale in Crown Pointe.

A great community for those who enjoy the outdoors, Crown Pointe is a 5 minute drive from one of the entrances to the Holly Shelter Game Land, nearly 65,000 acres (87,000 if you include the adjoined Angola Bay Game Land) of public wetlands and woodlands that are available for hunting, hiking, and camping depending on the time of the year. It’s also a 5 minute drive from Hampstead’s Kiwanis Park and 15 minutes from the beach at Surf City on Topsail Island.

Crown Pointe Lake - Hampstead NC

Crown Pointe is located in the award winning Topsail School District. We always recommend that buyers double-check the school boundaries before making an offer and that can be done by calling Pender County Schools. Buyers can also see the most recent school report cards here.

Crown Pointe Home - Hampstead NC

Future amenities include a clubhouse, pool, and day dock, which will be perfect for fishing, crabbing, canoeing, and enjoying views of Virginia Creek. If you’d like to learn more about Crown Pointe or would like to be setup to receive email alerts when new homes come on the market, give us a call at (910) 202-2546 or send us a message through our Contact page.

*Note: All data shared in this blog post was pulled from the MLS at the time it was written. For an update, contact The Cameron Team.


Were you looking for Crown Point Lane in Masonboro Forest

Hampstead's Kiwanis Park - Fun for Everyone

by Meghan Riley, "2015 Sales Team of the Year"

If you drive up U.S. 17 out of Wilmington, you’ll come upon the small town of Hampstead, NC. On Google Maps, it doesn’t look like much, but if you drive through, you’re likely to be surprised by all it has to offer. Hampstead has a lot of what Wilmington has, just on a smaller scale, including: branches for popular businesses (Port City Java, Dunkin Donuts, Brooklyn Pizza, Subway, Food Lion, CVS, Family Dollar, Advance Auto Parts, etc.), medical centers (Wilmington Health, Hampstead Medical Center, and many privately owned), the DMV, dance studios, insurance companies, automechanics, pottery/paint studios, furniture stores, seafood companies, and more. They’re made to blend in with the general small town aesthetic of Hampstead. One more thing that Hampstead has that is like Wilmington is a fantastic park - Kiwanis Park.

Kiwanis Park - Playground

Hampstead residents have a lot of pride in their small town. Just ask Esther and John at the concession stand in Kiwanis Park. They were happy to share some info about the site.

The 82 acres located on Country Club Road and Sloop Point Loop Road that make up Kiwanis Park were a donation from the Tommie Little and Bill Clark Families. Its development was a collaboration between Pender County and The Kiwanis Club of Hampstead, and made possible by tax payer dollars and grants. Since its inception, it has become a public center for residents of Hampstead, and a feature that many boast about when speaking of their small town.

Kiwanis Park includes:

  • 2 playgrounds with rubber flooring, including 1 with a handicap accessible chair swing from Australia (only 2 in Wilmington area) 
  • 1 children’s community garden  
  • 1 covered picnic area  
  • 1 volunteer-ran concession stand with restrooms where 100% of proceeds go back into Kiwanis Park  
  • 3 utility fields (soccer, lacrosse and field hockey)  
  • 8 netted batting practice areas  
  • 1 football field with a scoreboard 
  • 2 beach volleyball courts
  • 2 baseball fields and 1 softball field all equipped with lights and a scoreboard
  • 1 adult softball field with lights for night games
  • Tons of parking available with lighting for late games

And the park is continuing to improve. Currently proposed are 3 additional utility fields and 6 tennis courts.

Kiwanis Park - Adult Softball Field

Kiwanis Park is host to multiple youth sports teams and adult intramural teams ran by private organizations. Through these groups, residents have plenty to do throughout the year, in addition to special events organized by the Kiwanis Club (fundraisers, Trick or Treat in the Park, etc.). Residents can also reserve the covered picnic area for their own private events through the Pender County Parks & Recreation Office. To keep up with special events at the park, head over to Facebook and like the Kiwanis Park page.

Kiwanis Park - Plant a Seed - Children's Community Garden

Have questions about buying a home in Hampstead? Give us a call at (910) 202-2546 or send us a message through our Contact page. You can also view homes for sale in Hampstead on our website.

Pictures of Kiwanis Park in Hampstead, NC

Kiwanis Park - Baseball Field

Kiwanis Park - Batting Cages

Kiwanis Park - Soccer Field

Kiwanis Park - Beach Volleyball Courts

Kiwanis Park - Concession Stand

Kiwanis Park - Concession Stand Sign

Kiwanis Park - Concession Stand Pecan Grove Sign

Kiwanis Park - Kamp Kiwanis Sign

Kiwanis Park - Agility

Kiwanis Park - Flowers 2

Kiwanis Park - Flowers

Kiwanis Park - Plant a Seed - Children's Community Garden

Kiwanis Park - Playground

Kiwanis Park - Playground

Kiwanis Park - Playground

Kiwanis Park - Playground

Kiwanis Park - Playground

Kiwanis Park - Handicap Accessible Chair Swing

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Featured Community: WyndWater, Hampstead

by Meghan Riley, "2015 Sales Team of the Year"

Do you long for a community that leaves you with that iconic feeling you had as a kid riding your bike through your neighborhood? You could ride from sunrise to sunset making new memories, and always find a friendly face. Experience that mixture of exploration and freedom once again with WyndWater, a 2016 Parade of Homes Neighborhood Winner, located off of Sloop Point Road in Hampstead, North Carolina. The community’s lake, ponds, walking trails, sidewalk-lined streets, high-back swings, covered resting spots, open-air parks, gazebo, and pier, call for you to get out, explore, and meet your neighbors. No matter if you're looking to get some exercise or just want to take in the view, there's plenty to enjoy. The community plan includes a swimming pool, bathhouse, and play areas for all residents to enjoy.

WyndWater Lake and Geese

Currently, WyndWater consists of 6 subdivisions – Amber Terrace, Aurora Place, Cloverfield Park, Craftsman Place, Lakeside Greens, and Village Walk, but there’s room for future development closer to the Intracoastal Waterway. At the front of the community are patio homes and duplexes. At the middle are single-family homes. Because there are so many water features in WyndWater, some of the lots are waterfront or water view.

This beautiful community has 4 builders – American Homesmith, Bill Clark Homes, Hardison Building Company, and Liberty Homes. Depending on the type of home, the lot size can range from .15 to well over .5 acres. Homes start in the upper $200s* and range from 3-4 bedrooms and 2-5 baths with heated square-feet starting in the low 2,000s. There is a large selection of exciting floorplans to choose from with features that many of today’s buyers are looking for, including: rocking chair front porches, 2 car garages, stone accents, James Hardie Siding, wood floors, wainscoting, crown molding, granite counters, tile backsplashes, kitchen islands, built-in appliances, ceramic tile, trey ceilings, gas log fireplaces, built-in shelves, walk-in closets, separate showers, mud rooms, bonus rooms, and more!

WyndWater Home

Many of the floorplans have customizable options allowing buyers to choose what works best for their lifestyle and tastes. How much is available for customization depends on the stage of construction. If a buyer is willing to wait a few months for the home to be built, they can get the most options by choosing a homesite and floorplan. If they want something move-in ready, there are multiple homes already in process. They just won’t be able to choose the floorplan and some of the other features.

View homes for sale in WyndWater.

WyndWater Home

WyndWater is located in the award winning Topsail School District. It also sits a short bike ride from the Hampstead Kiwanis Park, which features a playground, picnic shelter, multiple baseball fields, tennis courts, and organized intramural sports for both youth and adults. The beach and dining at Surf City is just 15 minutes away and the cultural center of Wilmington is a 32 minute drive, so in less than an hour, you can find entertainment to fit your current mood.

If you’d like to learn more about WyndWater or would like to be set up to receive email alerts when new homes come on the market, give us a call at (910) 202-2546 or send us a message through our Contact page.

*Note: All data shared in this blog post was pulled from the MLS at the time it was written. For an update, contact The Cameron Team.



More Pictures of WyndWater in Hampstead, NC

WyndWater - Entrance

WyndWater - Lake and Swing

WyndWater - Lake and Swing

WyndWater - Swing

WyndWater - Lake and Grass

WyndWater - Walking Trail

WyndWater - Lake

WyndWater Home


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