by seacoast_ashley 25. July 2014 08:17

According to, new home sales data from the Census Bureau showed a slight drop on a seasonally-adjusted basis in 2014.

But some markets are Hot!






Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage is proud to represent some of the finest builders in Southeastern North Carolina.

Check out great new home communities:  (Wilmington / Southport / Leland / New Hanover County / Brunswick County / Pender County)  (Jacksonville / Hampstead / Onslow County / Pender County)


Exciting Things Are Happening at Brunswick Forest!

by seacoast_ashley 23. February 2014 04:02

There are some exciting things planned for Brunswick Forest in Leland, North Carolina, in 2014! We wanted to share some that are happening right now, so you have the most recent information for your home search, as well as the opportunity to enjoy all that Brunswick Forest has to offer.

Meadow Park

Single Family Homes of Meadow Park in Brunswick Forest

Construction has begun on the newest phase of Meadow Park in Brunswick Forest. The new single-family homes are coastal inspired bungalows and feature cool, breezy exterior color palettes, two-car garages, and shingle and metal roofs. Their designs reflect the growing social trend of front porch living with relaxing sitting areas overlooking the front yard. Additionally, there’s green spaces for neighborhood enjoyment throughout Meadow Park, which also has trails, a Bark Park (for your furry friends), a rain garden, and picnic table area. The new homes start around $300k.

2014 Ideal HomesSpring 2014 Ideal Homes

Ideal-Living Magazine is the go-to resource for resort and retirement living. They provide information to help retirees locate the best communities for their ideal lifestyle. Each season, they feature what they have determined to be an “Ideal Home” in an “Ideal Community”. For this spring, they have selected, not one, but two homes in Brunswick Forest as their Ideal Home citing a “wealth of amenities” and “diverse real estate offerings” as some of their reasons for choosing the community.

Brunswick Forest will be hosting tours of these homes, as well as joining Logan Homes and Bill Clark Homes as seminar hosts at the Winter 2014 Ideal-Living Resort & Retirement Expos. You can see the chosen homes at the Ideal-Living website.

New Swimming Pool

Construction has started on the newest amenity located in Brunswick Forest – Hammock Pool. This new swimming pool is located next to Hammock Lake in the Shelmore neighborhood. It is scheduled to be swimmable in 2014.

Have questions about Brunswick Forest? Make sure you ask your Sea Coast agent. Don’t have an agent? Find one today!

Meghan Riley


Sales Surge in Autumn Hall’s First Year with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage

by seacoast_ashley 23. April 2012 04:16

May marks the one year anniversary of the Autumn Hall community’s representation by Blake Frazier of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage. In that year, sales of single family homes and homesites have grown more than 300% compared to the previous 12 month period.

“Obviously we are extremely pleased with our association with Mr. Frazier. His leadership, guidance and sales and marketing experience have had an immediate impact,” said Brian Eckel, Autumn Hall Development Manager. The majority of the sales activity has been in the $450,000-$600,000 price range.

In the last year, market conditions have improved, but Frazier credits an aggressive sales and marketing plan and Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage’s market dominance for making a huge difference too. “The vision, lifestyle and location of the community are unbeatable,” says Frazier. “We are able to harness our sales and marketing power to best communicate the story of Autumn Hall and our new ideas to the public. Our group is maximizing value for the developer as well as delivering a superior home to our real estate buyers in a competitive market.”

Frazier is very excited about plans for the next 12 months and beyond. “This last year has been both very challenging and exciting,” said Frazier. “Although on a limited budget, we have laid a tremendous foundation for the future growth of Autumn Hall. Our community connections with the area’s finest builder partners give our customers the highest quality homes combined with innovation and value.”

Autumn Hall is a master planned 275-acre community in Wilmington, NC located less than 2 miles from Wrightsville Beach. Amenities include award winning parks, lakes and walking trails, as well as a planned community pool and outdoor pavilion and Creek Club on the headwaters of Bradley Creek. Autumn Hall currently offers single family homes from the low $400s, custom home-homesite packages, and homesites from the $120s.

Blake Frazier is Director of Sales and Marketing for Planned Communities at Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage. He specializes in working with medium to large scale developers searching for repeatable sales and marketing processes with maximum return on marketing dollars. He can be contacted at 910-431-8532 or

Stephanie Gasparovic & Associates Ranks in the Top 10 Coldwell Banker Teams in North Carolina

by seacoast_ashley 1. November 2011 02:00

The Stephanie Gasparovic & Associates team with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty was ranked in the Top 10 teams in North Carolina for the Coldwell Banker® franchise system for the second quarter of 2011. The Stephanie Gasparovic & Associates team consists of Lee Bryant, Jan DeVos, Stephanie Gasparovic, Penny Olson, and Eric Sabourin, of Wilmington, N.C.

The Stephanie Gasparovic & Associates team ranked No. 7 in Adjusted Gross Commission Income, No. 6 in Listing Units, No. 2 in Selling Units, and No. 2 in Total Units out of the approximately 100 Coldwell Banker affiliate teams in North Carolina.

“Lee, Jan, Stephanie, Penny, and Eric exemplify the standards of excellence for which Coldwell Banker professionals are known,” said Frank Lindsay, Southern regional director for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. “It is an honor to recognize them as one of the top 10 teams in the state of North Carolina.”

What’s New in Brunswick County, NC

by seacoast_ashley 27. October 2011 02:54

When you are uprooting your life to a new community, you want to know exactly what you can expect. From exploring new schools and available recreational activities to understanding the way the community operates, it’s important to learn about the community you will live in.

Brunswick County, NC offers a variety of attractive reasons to choose it as the location of your new home, retirement home or vacation home. From a wide range of schooling options and a variety of quality golf courses, there is something for everyone.

Plus, there are a variety of communities that make up Brunswick County, NC, giving you the chance to find your dream home:


    • Holden Beach


    • Ocean Isle Beach


    • Shallotte


    • Sunset Beach


    • Southport


    • Leland


    • Oak Island


All of these communities offer something a little different, but they all work together to create the charming lifestyle offered by Brunswick County real estate. By diving deeper into what is happening in these cities, you can better decide if Southport, NC real estate or Leland, NC homes for sale will be the right choice for your future.

Leland, NC

Did you know Leland, NC is one of the fastest growing towns in North Carolina? In September, Leland, NC residents celebrated the town’s founding fathers. Hundreds of Leland NC, homes residents came out to celebrate Founders Day, which was the day that Leland was first incorporated into Brunswick County in 1989.

The town’s mayor was excited about all Leland, NC has to offer residents. He believes the city is  young and has a lot to offer. Current residents are known for their hospitality and welcoming nature. Leland, NC homes offer a variety of amenities and their proximity to other Brunswick County cities make them even more exciting.

Right now, the growing town of Leland, NC is focused on preserving green space in the city, while also expanding to create a town hall and police station.

Think your family would fare well in a small town that is founded on a strong sense of community? Find out if Leland, NC real estate or Oak Island homes for sale are the right choice for you and your family. Contact Sea Coast Realty today to start searching for available Brunswick County homes.

What’s New in Onslow County, NC

by seacoast_ashley 19. October 2011 02:27

Relocating to Onslow County, NC? Whether you’re moving by choice or for your job, it’s important to immerse yourself into the community as much as possible. By getting involved in things that are happening near Swansboro or Jacksonville, NC homes, you can get a better sense for the type of life you will be living if you purchase Onslow County real estate.

The charming communities of Onslow County, NC include:


    • Jacksonville, NC


    • Sneads Ferry, NC


    • Swansboro, NC


    • Camp Lejeune, NC


While all of these communities are independent, they all offer the same sense of community, history and coastal living that North Carolina is known for. By exploring what is happening in these cities, you can better decide if homes for sale near Camp Lejeune or Jacksonville, NC new homes will be the right choice for your future.

Jacksonville, NC

In an effort to encourage Jacksonville, NC teens to stay on the right track, a dedicated local teacher has created the FOSTER Enterprise Foundation. For the three years the foundation has been around, Kevin Porterfield has managed to help teens avoid a dangerous path by getting them involved in music. This year, his School of Rock has teamed up with the Jacksonville, NC recreation and parks department to offer the program to at-risk youth for both summer and fall sessions.

Residents of Jacksonville, NC homes and surrounding communities are lucky enough to see the affects this program has had on teens during the city’s Oktoberfest celebration on October 22. Performing together as a real band will give these teens the confidence they need to face their fears and resist the temptations that surround them.

There is a strong sense of community for Jacksonville, NC real estate residents and this type of bond is exactly what helps these teens to find success. The School of Rock also encourages these teens to participate in religious and community events, summer camps and Christmas caroling.

There is nothing quite like living in such a committed and supportive community. Find out if Jacksonville, NC new homes or Camp Lejeune homes are right for your family. Contact Sea Coast Realty today to start searching for available Onslow County real estate.

What’s New in New Hanover County, NC

by seacoast_ashley 7. October 2011 02:38

If you’re interested in finding Carolina Beach or Wilmington, NC real estate, you probably are also interested in finding out more about the community. Whether you are relocating for your job, military obligations, or for a place to spend your retirement, it’s important to know exactly what you can expect from life in New Hanover County, NC.

You may have already learned about New Hanover County’s school districts and city attractions, but have you read about the things that are happening in  Wilmington, NC or Wrightsville Beach, NC today?

By exploring what is happening in these cities, you can better decide if homes for sale in Wilmington, NC will be the right fit for you and your family.

Wilmington, NC

Fifty years ago, the battleship USS North Carolina became the largest man-made object to ever fit into the Cape Fear River. This day in history went down as a breathtaking and momentous event for the 125,000 citizens that watched the spectacle. Now,  the ship celebrates its anniversary on the Wilmington riverfront.

The ship is now used as a floating museum and war memorial, and stands to represent the sense of community within the towns of New Hanover County, NC. Instead of being sold for scraps, Wilmington, NC and the other surrounding communities fought to bring the ship to Wilmington for future generations to marvel at.

History is an important part of Wilmington, NC real estate. And if you decide to move to this or one of the surrounding New Hanover County, NC communities, you can expect to find a strong sense of community and a dedication for preserving the historical significance of the area.

Teach your children about the importance of history, get reunited with your past, or enjoy the supportive sense of community these North Carolina communities have to offer. Browse for Wilmington, NC homes for sale today through Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty.

Scott Bowser Ranks in the Top 10 Coldwell Banker Sales Associates in North Carolina

by seacoast_ashley 1. August 2011 03:00

Scott Bowser of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty in Jacksonville, NC ranked in the Top 10 sales associates for the second quarter of 2011 in Listing Units in North Carolina for the Coldwell Banker® franchise system.  Bowser ranked No. 9 out of the 2,311 Coldwell Banker affiliate sale associates/representatives in North Carolina.

Bowser represents Dogwood Lakes, a Stevens Fine Homes new home community, in Hampstead, North Carolina.

“Scott Bowser exemplifies the standards of excellence for which Coldwell Banker sales associates are known,” said Frank Lindsay, Southern regional director for Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. “It is an honor to recognize her as one of the top 10 sales associates in the state of North Carolina.”

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty Now Representing Waterford and Wedgewood

by seacoast_ashley 13. July 2011 10:55

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty is pleased to announce that new home sales professionals Greg Beck, CeCee Poe, B.H. Bostic, and Eden Gilliam are now working in the communities of Waterford of the Carolinas and Wedgewood at Lanvale in Leland, North Carolina.

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty was selected to handle the sale of 60 new homes and home sites in the final phase of Waterford of the Carolinas and to represent developers Bert Exum and D. Logan.  At Wedgewood at Lanvale, it will handle the sale of 70 new homes and home sites that are presently available and represent developers Bert Exum and D. Logan, plus home builders Liberty Homes and Logan Homes.  Exum called the Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty community specialists the “cream of the crop,” among other new home sales associates.

“I have been in this business a very long time and want you to know that your team impressed me more than I imagined and that is hard to do,” developer D. Logan told the Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty team.  “We look forward to having a long and prosperous relationship with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty.”

Community sales centers at Waterford of the Carolinas and Wedgewood at Lanvale are open daily and can be reached by telephone at (910) 383-1011.

Creative Money-Saving Tips for Your New Home

by seacoast_ashley 30. May 2011 02:19

So you’ve found your dream Jacksonville, NC real estate, but you can’t quite afford it. Don’t give up on your dreams yet, with some savvy money-saving tricks you may just be able to save that little bit extra that you need for your dream home.

It’s never recommended to buy a house you can’t afford, but if you are truly in love, try using some of these money-saving techniques:

  • Set up automatic deposits – Have your checks automatically deposited into your checking account and savings account. You will be less likely to spend the money and some will be automatically reserved for savings.

  • Brown bag your lunches – Stop your daily fast food runs and invest in a loaf of bread. Not only will you save money, but you will also save some calories.

  • Alternate your transportation – If possible, you can save tons of money on gas each month by walking, biking, carpooling or riding the bus to work. As gas prices continue to rise, this will help you save valuable money for your new home.

  • Use cash – Studies have found that consumers who only buy things using cash are less likely to make unnecessary purchases. This could be an effective way to save money.

  • Cut coupons – Weekly ads can help you identify sales and find valuable coupons. Even saving just a little bit will help you work towards Jacksonville, NC new homes.

  • Buy in bulk – If possible, buy your essentials in bulk. If you know you are going to use the items, then it makes sense to purchase in bulk.

  • Make use of Mother Nature – Hang your clothes outside to dry instead of running your dryer, open windows instead of using air conditioning, and only turn on lights when it’s necessary.

  • Stay in on weekends – While this may not sound like fun, it can help you move closer to your dream of home-ownership. Play a board game, catch up on current events, or read a good book.

This list is just meant to get you moving in the right direction. Come up with your own ideas for saving money and do the best you can. Keep your goals of owning Wilmington, NC real estate within sight and you’ll be surprised by what you can accomplish.


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