Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage Names Justin Ash to Lead Topsail Office

by seacoast_ashley 24. July 2012 05:02

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty is pleased to announce that Justin Ash has been named Managing Broker of its Topsail Island office in Surf City, N.C. office and Sales Manager of its Sneads Ferry, N.C. and Hampstead, N.C. offices.

Ash has been a successful real estate sales associate with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage since 2005. He has been a top producer for many years and won many accolades and awards during his time at Sea Coast Advantage. He was named New Homes Sales Agent of the Year in 2007 and 2008 and was runner-up for New Homes Sales Agent of the Year in 2009 and 2010.

Prior to assuming the role of Managing Broker, Justin Ash was instrumental in the start-up of several new home communities, including Courtney Pines, Mill Creek, and The Willows. Most recently, Ash has been in charge of the sales and marketing of the Bellingham Park and Topsail Landing condominium communities. In addition, he has also worked as a property manager for BlueRidge Companies and Bellingham Park.

In his role as Managing Broker and Sales Manager, Ash will focus on furnishing sales associates with a professional, friendly work environment where they can be more productive and achieve their highest sales potential.

Justin Ash and his wife, Johanna, have lived in Wilmington for more than 10 years. They have two children, Autumn and Adam.

Best of the Best Honorees for First Quarter 2012

by seacoast_ashley 24. May 2012 05:18

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage is proud to announce the following “Best of the Best” award winners. These sales associates and teams excelled during the 1st quarter 2012 as the top producers for the leading real estate company in Southeastern North Carolina. We congratulate them for being “the Best of the Best” at Sea Coast Advantage!

Wilmington Office
Baker, Wayne & Associates
Greg Barber
Angela Batchelor
Travis Best
Rushell Bongiorno
Jennifer Bullock
Melanie Cameron Team
David Cummings Team
Jennifer Farmer
Bev Femia Team
Beth Fortunato Team
Jack Gale Team
Stephanie Gasparovic Team
Brett Knowles Team
Sandy Monroe
Sherri Pickard
Shane Register Team
Bill Saffo & Renee Saffo Team
Eliza Santos
Kelly Sloop
Andrew Smith
Jennie Stevens
Cynthia Strickland
Sherwood Strickland
Wade Wilson
Chris Baynes Team
Sandy Borowiec
Barbara Pugh Team
Russ May
Kelly Girolami
Lisa Hadgraft
Jim Cain

Carolina Beach Office
Shawndy Linquist & Jessica Keenan Team
Tammy Ebersole
Rick Rogge

Leland Office
Edward Wood
Karen Schwartz
Eden Gilliam
Dee Lewis
Sean Skutnik
Jeff Domin

Southport Office
Marsha Ferrell
Ginger Harper
Nolan Formalarie
Ken Keegan
Susan Scott
Hank Troscianiec Team
Emily Willetts Team
Sharon Zak
Dennis Krueger & Penny Krueger Team
Vic Rosado & Associates

Oak Island Office
Neva Cardwell
Lynda Haraway
Gladys Smith

Hampstead Office
Brad Bertolet
Christina Block
Cecilia Litvak
Helen Marotto
Nora Ruehle

South Brunswick Office
Frances Warner
Monroe Enzor & Amanda Enzor Team
Anna Marie Kozel Team
David Enzor

Jacksonville Offices
Deana Bowen Team
Anna Garcia
Christi Hill
Jenna Morton
Amanda Parmer
Christina Pitz
Lori Smith Team
Carolyn Hall 

Join Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage: Lori Smith

by seacoast_ashley 16. February 2012 02:00

In this new video, real estate professional Lori Smith explains why she joined Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage when she started her real estate career in 2005.

If a real estate career with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage interests you, contact Brian Moxey at 910-526-3788.

Deana Bowen Team Ranks in the Top 10 Coldwell Banker Teams in North Carolina

by seacoast_ashley 8. November 2011 10:29

The Deana Bowen team with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty in Jacksonville, N.C., ranked in the Top 10 teams in North Carolina for the Coldwell Banker® franchise system for the second quarter of 2011.  The Deana Bowen team consists of Deana Bowen and Sheri McDermott, of Jacksonville, N.C.

Out of the approximately 100 Coldwell Banker affiliate teams in North Carolina, the Deana Bowen team ranked No. 8 in Total Units and No. 9 in Selling Units

“Deana and Sheri 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.”

Celebrate Fall in Pender County, NC Real Estate

by seacoast_ashley 7. November 2011 02:06

Whether you live in Hampstead or Topsail Island, NC real estate, you are in for a real treat this year. The owners of Old River Farms in Pender County decided to take education out of the classroom and onto the farm.

Turning their 450-acre Pender County, NC real estate into a scarecrow making and pumpkin picking educational adventure for kids, the owners turned this farm into a perfect place for a field trip.

Local area schools have been taking advantage of this opportunity to take their classes on fall field trips. The farm field trips are designed to integrate concepts from the N.C. Standard Course of Study to ensure kids are still finding educational value in this exciting experience. Just some of the skills students can explore through this Pender County, NC real estate field trip include:


  • Design skills

  • Teamwork

  • Critical thinking

  • History


Families from Jacksonville, NC, Wilmington, NC and other surrounding homes can explore the inner workings of a farm. They can learn where meat comes from, where clothing comes from and how their Topsail Island, homes were made from trees.

In between all the learning, children can hop around on 6-foot tall hay-bale marshmallows that cover a cow field.

Through guided school tours, local area farms are able to help educate Hampstead and Topsail Island, NC real estate residents about the business and its importance. Since there are a variety of nearby communities, such as Wilmington and Jacksonville, NC, it’s easy for students from everywhere to take advantage of this educational fall field trip.

There are always things like this going on in Pender County and the surrounding cities of North Carolina. Find out for yourself by looking for Hampstead or Topsail Island, NC real estate today. Contact Sea Coast Realty.

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Best of the Best Honorees for 2nd Quarter 2011

by seacoast_ashley 12. September 2011 05:26

Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty is proud to announce the following “Best of the Best” award winners for the 2nd quarter of 2011.

These sales associates and teams excelled as the top producers for the leading real estate company in Southeastern North Carolina. Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty celebrated the honorees' achievements with a reception held at Sea Coast Realty's Wilmington, NC office Wednesday, September 7, 2011.

We congratulate them for being “the Best of the Best” at Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty!

Hampstead Office
Andrew Smith
Christina Block
Janeise Collins Team
Kathy Hazel
Stephanie Gasparovic Team

Sneads Ferry Office
Chuck Lukoski Team

Topsail Office
Lillian Wendricks
Rand Burchfield Team
Lisa Mathews

Jacksonville Office
Anna Garcia
Carla Buckhold
Carolyn Hall
Chris Cunningham
Tom Craigg
Christina Pitz
Deana Bowen Team
Jenna Morton
Lori Smith Team
Scott Bowser

Wilmington Office
Bailey Hall Team
Barbara Katlen
Barbara Pugh Team
Beth Fortunato Team
Bev Femia Team
Bill Saffo & Renee Saffo Team
Bobby Jean Harvey
Brandon Adams
Brett Knowles
Cathi Anderson
Chris Baynes Team
Cynthia Strickland
David Cummings
Eliza Santos
Greg Barber
Jack Gale Team
Jennifer Bullock
Jennifer Farmer
Jennie Steele
Jessica Edwards Team
Justin Ash Team
Kay Baker Team
Kelly Sloop
Lisa Hadgraft
MaDonna McMahon
Melanie Cameron Team
Shane Register Team
Rushell Bongiorno
Sandy Monroe
Scott Gregory
Sherri Pickard
Sherwood Strickland
Sheryl Taylor
Tammy Barnes
Tina Abraham
Travis Best
Wade Wilson

Carolina Beach Office
Craig Brigham
Rick Rogge
Shawndy Conway & Jessica Keenan Team
Sherri Pridgen
Tammy Ebersole

Leland Office
Karen Schwartz
Linda Killian
Sean Skutnik


Brunswick Office
Dennis Krueger & Penny Krueger Team
Emily Willetts Team
Ginger Harper
Hank Troscianiec Team
Ken Keegan
Mary Ann McCarthy
Sharon Zakszeski
Vic Rosado Team

Oak Island Office
Lynda Haraway
Neva Cardwell

South Brunswick Office
Anna Marie Kozel
Evelyn Madison
Monroe Enzor & Amanda Enzor Team
Scott Haigler

Buying a New Home: The Best Investment

by seacoast_ashley 17. January 2011 02:17

When is the right time to purchase a new home? While having your finances in order is a major factor, it can still be challenging to know when it is the right time to make such a large purchase.  Understanding the financial benefits of purchasing a new home may help you realize, the right time is right now!

Return on Investment

As a general rule, homes tend to appreciate at about five percent each year. Some years this figure will increase, some years it will decrease. The figure can also vary depending on the neighborhood and region you choose to reside in.

While five percent probably doesn’t have you jumping out of your chair, it may be beneficial for you to take a second look…

Imagine if you bought a $200,000 home, odds are you didn’t pay cash. Instead, you got a mortgage. Supposing you put as much as twenty percent down - that would be an investment of around $40,000.

At an appreciation rate of 5% annually, a $200,000 home would increase in value $10,000 during the first year. That means you would have earned $10,000 on an investment of about $40,000. Your annual "return on investment" would be a whopping twenty-five percent!

Of course, with a new home you are making mortgage payments, paying property taxes and paying for a variety of other miscellaneous costs. However, since the interest on your mortgage and your property taxes are both tax deductible, the government is essentially subsidizing your home purchase.

The rate of return on your Jacksonville NC new home or Wilmington NC real estate would be higher than almost any other investment you could make.

Income Tax Savings

Understanding your income tax savings can help you better comprehend how investing in a new home is practical. Because of income tax deductions, the government is basically subsidizing your purchase of a home. All of the interest and property taxes you pay in a given year can be deducted from your gross income to reduce your taxable income.

For example, assume your initial loan balance is $150,000 with an interest rate of eight percent. During the first year you would pay $9969.27 in interest. If your first payment is January 1st, your taxable income would be almost $10,000 less - due to the IRS interest rate deduction.

Not to mention, property taxes are deductible, too. Whatever property taxes you pay in a given year may also be deducted from your gross income, lowering your overall tax obligation.

Forced Savings

If you are thinking, but I’m lousy at saving money, you aren’t alone. Many people struggle with saving money, but by investing your money wisely in a new home, it can be like creating an automatic savings account. Your savings will accumulate in two major ways. Every month, a portion of your house payment goes toward the principal. Admittedly, in the early years of the mortgage, this is not very much. However, over time it begins to accelerate.

Secondly, your home appreciates. While the rate from year to year will vary slightly, your home will appreciate approximately five percent per year. History has shown that over time, owning a home can be one of the best financial investments an individual can make.

How do you begin searching for your dream home? Contact Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty to learn about Topsail Island realty, Wrightsville Beach homes and real estate in the North Carolina counties of New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender and Onslow.

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