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Sunset Beach, NC
St. James Plantation, NC
Oak Island, NC
Bald Head Island, NC
Come visit Wilmington, NC today for not only finding your new home in a desirable place to live but also take time to see some of the many attractions and things to do. Wilmington has consistently been listed by many as one of the best places to live in the country because of the weather, things to do, proximity to the beaches, jobs industry, and varied areas to live ranging from Historic Riverfront, waterway or sound views, subdivisions ranging from first time buyers to luxurious living, and many others. Because of the beautiful weather, Wilmington has so many outdoor activities such as the beach, the Riverwalk, visiting the USS Battleship North Carolina, the famous NC Azalea Festival, Azalea Triathlon, Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Triathlon, Captain Bill's Beach Volleyball, Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park which has waterslides, arcade, rock climbing wall, laser tag, and putt putt, and the annual Wilmington Art Association Art Show and Sale at the St. James Episcopal church, the annual Greek Festival,www.stnicholasgreekfest.com, and many other exciting activities. The Battleship Easter Egg Hunt & Spring Carnival are a big hit to residents and visitors. If shopping is what you want to do, make sure you visit the famous Cotton Exchange, Independence Mall, or Mayfaire. Mayfaire is like its own town, complete with shopping from interesting specialty shops to large department stores, dining at several restaurants, movies at the Mayfaire Stadium 16, luxurious subdivisions such as Park Place, office space in a happening area, hotels, and lots more. I had once heard years ago that Wilmington has more places to eat per capita than any other city in the US and I think I believe it because there are so many great options. Popular places to dine include Saltworks, Crow Hill, Port City Chophouse, South Beach Grill, Siena Tratorria, Flaming Amy’s Burrito Barn, Mixto, Front Street Brewery, The George on the Riverwalk, Osteria Cicchetti, Circa 1922, Bridge Tender, Elijah’s, The Pilot House, Press 102, Hell’s Kitchen, P.T.’s Olde Fashioned Grille, Henry’s Restaurant & Bar, Two Guys Grille, Georgio’s Italian Restaurant, Rucker Johns, Bento Box Sushi Bar, Boca Bay, Hiro Japanese Steak & Sushi, and many, many more. For a unique evening, take a dinner cruise up and down the Cape Fear River on the Henrietta III which is a large 3 level, paddle free riverboat with a capacity up to 600 guests. A lot of visitors and locals love the golfing that the Wilmington area has to offer and these courses include Beau Rivage Golf & Resort, Echo Farms, Country Club of Landfall, Porters Neck Country Club, Pine Valley Country Club, Masonboro Country Club, Eagle Point Golf Club, and not to mention many courses that are just a short drive from Wilmington. If you are an art, music, or theatre aficionado, Wilmington has so many choices like the Community Arts Center, Thalian Hall, Kenan Auditorium at UNCW, and for some interesting items see Sosa at the award winning Spectrum Art & Jewelry. Wilmington is home to the University of NC at Wilmington which is also known as UNC by the Sea. UNCW prides itself in offering “passionate and engaged teaching, learning and research matter”. The university is organized into the following academic units: Cameron School of Business (where I graduated), College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health and Human Services, Graduate School, & Watson School of Education. Get out and get to know Wilmington and see why so many love calling this area home! Property zip codes in Wilmington include 28401, 28403, 28405, 28409, 28411, 28412. Wilmington does have city property taxes and certain areas on the outskirts of Wilmington are USDA eligible on the purchase of a primary residence. To visit the official website for the municipal government go to www.ci.wilmington.us/. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Wilmington, NC, contact me.
Lake Waccamaw, NC is a unique fresh water lake located in Columbus County, North Carolina. The lake is oval in shape and measures roughly 5 miles by 7 miles with an average depth of 7.5 feet. It is the largest of the natural Carolina Bay Lakes with a total surface area of 8,936 acres. The Lake is estimated to be 250,000 years old. Since the lake is naturally occurring, argument can be made that it is the second largest, natural, fresh water lake on this side of the Mississippi River. The lake is fed mainly by Big Creek and the surrounding swamp lands. The organic matter from the decaying vegetation of the swamps makes the water dark. The Lake is full of life. It even contains some species, such as the Waccamaw Silverside, that are native only to Lake Waccamaw. Dining: Dale's Seafood on the lake front. Area Attractions: Visit the Depot Museum to explore the region's social development through Indian artifacts including a 300-year-old canoe, personal articles of early European settlers, and present-day items from the Waccamaw Siouans. Imagine riding on a train through town as you step on the caboose...the highlight of the railroad exhibit. And view the marine fossils, all recovered from the lake bed, now on display in the natural history exhibit. Take a ride or walk through the state park. Lake Waccamaw is great lake for skiing, fishing, and swimming. Lake Waccamaw is home to the Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina and their famous horse arena, and large manufacturing companies including Council Tool Company which is 125 years old as of 2011 & Top Tobacco. A recent addition over Labor Day Weekend is called "Take the Lake" which promotes health by holding events including walking, biking, kayaking around the lake and swimming across the lake. The Lee J. Greer Labor Day Swim across the lake has gone on for more than 50 years. The zip code for the lake is 28450. All of Lake Waccamaw is USDA eligible. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Lake Waccamaw, contact me.
Hallsboro, NC 28442 is an unincorporated town in Columbus County. Hallsboro is between Lake Waccamaw and Whiteville, NC. A famous place everyone should go to in Hallsboro is Pierce & Company. You can get anything from building supplies, groceries, and of course get fresh meats from the butcher including steaks and fresh made sausage. Hallsboro properties have no city taxes and also qualify for USDA financing. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Hallsboro, contact me.
Chadbourn, NC 28431 is a town located in Columbus County. Chadbourn is home of the NC Strawberry Festival which has been the largest local agricultural festival in the state for many years now. The Strawberry Festival is held the first week of May each year. Places to eat in Chadbourn include Campus Grill, Williamson’s Barbecue, Dyson’s Diner, and Riders Restaurant. Visit the Chadbourn Depot Museum or the 1910 ACL Railroad Museum. Chadbourn properties do have city property taxes and qualify for USDA financing. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Chadbourn, contact me.
Tabor City, NC 28463 is a town located just across the NC/SC border from Myrtle Beach in Columbus County. Tabor City is known as the Yam capital of the world and the home of the Yam Festival. A neat place to visit is Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park and is a great destination for relaxing and having fun with friends and family. Major employers in Tabor City include Atlantic Corporation, Tabor Correctional Facility, Waccamaw Lumber Co, among others. Popular places to dine in Tabor City are Dale’s Seafood, Adam Seafood and Steak, Dili Dali Deli, and Maxine’s Restaurant. Tabor City does have city property taxes and properties qualify for USDA financing. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Tabor City, contact me.
Hubert, NC 28539 is located in Onslow County North Carolina and on the north side of Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Military Base. Hubert is a part of the Jacksonville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. A large portion of Hubert is populated with military members stationed locally. There are no city property taxes for properties in Hubert as the town is unincorporated which helps in housing affordability. Hubert is a desirable place to live with very affordable prices as well. Hubert is convenient to both Jacksonville and Swansboro for places to eat. Hubert has a post office. The police force is the local sheriff and there are two fire departments. Hubert is a USDA mortgage eligible area as well for buyers. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Hubert, contact me.
Sneads Ferry, NC 28460 is located in Onslow County North Carolina and is home of the annual Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival. Sneads Ferry is on the mainland side across the bridge from North Topsail Island and is next to the southern side of Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Military Base. For a small town, Sneads Ferry has a lot to offer in housing, things to do, and wonderful places to eat. Area attractions with great things to do are Thurston Art Gallery, Fulchers Landing Campground, North Shore Country Club is a great golf course to play with several holes having great water views, put in your boat for the wonderful intracoastal waters and the famous Shrimp Festival. Favorite local places to eat are Christopher’s Restaurant, EMR Wings, Clamdigger, Green Turtle, Red Pepper, and others. Sneads Ferry is a USDA mortgage eligible area as well. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Sneads Ferry, contact me.
Hampstead, NC 28443 is an unincorporated coastal town located in Pender County conveniently between Jacksonville / Camp Lejeune and Wilmington, NC. Hampstead is known as the “seafood capital of the Carolina’s”. Hampstead is home to the annual Spot Festival as well. There are no city property taxes currently in Hampstead which will help keep mortgage payments lower. There are 4 area golf courses for the golfing enthusiast including Belvedere Plantation Golf & Country Club, Castle Bay Golf & Country Club, Olde Point Golf & Country Club, and Topsail Back Golf Course. Other area attractions include the Virginia Creek Campground, Ocean Breeze Family Fun Center, and even the Skate Barn Skatepark for the skateboarder in you. Local place to dine include the Sawmill Grill, Village Café & Deli, and purchase fresh seafood from Atlantic Seafood Company. Hampstead and all of Pender County are USDA mortgage eligible areas. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Hampstead, contact me.
Whiteville, NC 28472 is the county seat of Columbus County. Whiteville is conveniently located within 1 hour from Wilmington, Brunswick County beaches, Calabash, Myrtle Beach, and Lumberton. Properties located in the city limits of Whiteville do have city property taxes as well as county. Whiteville is home to a major hospital, Columbus Regional Healthcare System, and Southeastern Community College. Favorite places to dine in Whiteville include famous hamburger places such as Ward’s Grill, What A Burger, Penn’s Grill, Jerry’s Grill, and Ray’s Grill. Restaurants include Ivy’s, Joe’s Barbeque, Hambonz Grill at 701 Lanes, Southern Kitchen, City Cuisine Corner Bistro, and others. Things to do in Whiteville include the Pecan Festival held in November each year, Relay for Life held during April, the Cinema III, and if you want to play golf visit Land O’Lakes and Whiteville Country Club with very affordable rates. Whiteville’s newspaper is The News Reporter which prints on Mondays and Thursdays and a popular website for current events is www.whiteville.com. Whiteville and Columbus County has a long & well rewarded baseball and softball history in all levels including high school, American Legion, Dixie Boys, Dixie Youth, and Dixie Softball. Several people to go on and play on the pro level in sports include names such as Tommy Greene, Otis and Donell Nixon, Chester McGlockton, and Chris Wilcox. Whiteville is a USDA eligible area which provides financing for home buyers purchasing a primary residence. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Whiteville, contact me.
Jacksonville, NC is a city located in Onslow County and is home to the United States Marine Corps’ Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River. Because of this, many current and former military call Jacksonville home. Living in Jacksonville is so convenient to military families because of the proximity to the base and also being within a short distance to shopping, dining, things to do, and great neighborhoods as well. Some interesting things to do in Jacksonville, NC include activities such as visiting the Lynwood Park Zoo, Equine Country, 30 Acres and a Mule Farm, Rock Creek Golf & Country Club, Coastal Plains Raceway, Pelletier House, Jacksonville Mall, Carmike 16, and Coastal Paintball. Popular places to eat include Mai-Tai Restaurant, Hilda’s Cooking & Catering Service, Fuddrucker’s, Red Lobster, Outback, Texas Steakhouse & Saloon, Logan’s Steakhouse, and many, many others. Popular festivals and expos occurring in Jacksonville include the Spring Family Fun Day, Zing Zumm Family Expo, and the Jacksonville Women’s Expo. Two most popular newspapers are the Jacksonville Daily News and The Globe which has been serving Camp Lejeune and surrounding areas since 1944. For public utilities, parks and recreation, and other places associated with the city of Jacksonville, you can visit their website. Zip codes for Jacksonville include 28540 & 28546. Most mortgages in Jacksonville, NC are VA mortgages because of the high concentration of VA eligible borrowers but areas on the outskirts of Jacksonville are USDA eligible. For more information go to our VA page or contact me to obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Jacksonville.
Carolina Beach, NC 28428 is located in New Hanover County and whether you are into chowder cook-offs, charter fishing, free weekly fireworks, beach music and outdoor movies, surfing, kite boarding, or just a relaxing day at the beach, Carolina Beach is a great place to visit and vacation. Carolina Beach, over the last 7 – 8 years, has improved so much because of the new housing, businesses, and restaurants. There are even a lot of activities besides being on the beach such as visiting the Carolina Beach State Park, bird watching, canoeing and kayaking, jet skiing, pier fishing, charter fishing, the annual Carolina Beach Music Festival at Pleasure Island, www.pleasureislandnc.org. Popular places to eat include the Black Horn Bar & Kitchen, Pop’s Diner, Port City Java, Seawitch Café & Tiki Bar, Michael’s Seafood and Catering, Ocean Grill & Tiki Bar, Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar, & Deck House Casual Dining. Make sure you visit the Boardwalk at Carolina Beach and it’s sense of days gone by with its small shops, boutiques, and restaurants. Currently there are great deals on properties at Carolina Beach with short sales and bank owned foreclosures available. Many of the properties are like new construction as well. For primary residence purchases, there are actually right many properties several streets off of the oceanfront where USDA financing is available. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Carolina Beach, Contact me.
Leland, NC 28451 is located in northern Brunswick County on the scenic Brunswick River, just five minutes west of Wilmington, NC. Leland has become one of the best and fastest growing areas to live and is home to championship golf courses, major housing communities, and growing business area. Leland and Brunswick County have a very low tax rate compared with the surrounding cities and counties which will help borrower’s mortgage payments stay lower. Things to do in Leland include so many things. There are major golf courses in and around Leland including Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation, Cape Fear National Golf Club at Brunswick Forest, and Green Hills Golf Course. One can tour the U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship which is a World War II heavily armored battleship. A popular brand new bowling facility is in the front of Magnolia Greens called Thunder Alley which offers great bowling and a full featured arcade including games that award tickets which can be exchanged for toys and prizes. If you want, you can just drive minutes to several points of interests including the beaches, historical Southport, Shallotte, Wilmington, and others. Places to eat or dine in Leland are plentiful as well. Popular restaurants included P.T.’s Grille, Romanelli’s, San Felipe Mexican Restaurant, 2 Guys Grill, Applebee’s, Smithfield’s Barbeque, or enjoy cold ice cream at Mr. Frosty. Popular housing developments, new home subdivisions and neighborhoods include Brunswick Forest, Magnolia Greens, Waterford, Windsor Park, The Arbors of Westgate, Ashton Place, Compass Pointe, Grayson Park, Three Oaks at Magnolia Greens, Tyler’s Cove in Mallory Creek Plantation, Wedgewood at Lanvale, and many others. With the popularity of Leland increasing, many businesses including medical facilities, grocery stores, and specialty shops have opened in the area so that residents don’t have to cross the bridge to Wilmington unless they want to. The outskirts of Leland and surrounding Brunswick County are USDA eligible. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Leland, Contact me.
Southport, NC 28461 located in Brunswick County is tucked away just below Wilmington and the mouth of the Cape Fear River and just 45 minutes above the South Carolina state line. So many people love the quiet coastal town of Southport because it is close enough to major areas such as Wilmington & Myrtle Beach, yet it is out of reach of the hustle and bustle of city life. There are a lot of things to do in Southport such as the Southport Easter Egg Hunt at Franklin Square Park, and visiting a great southern attraction Orton Plantation (open in Spring & Summer), Southport Visitor Center, Solomon T Harbor Tours, St. James Plantation with its 3 award winning golf courses designed by Pete Dye, Hale Irwin, and Tim Cate: The Founders Club (formerly the Gauntlet), The Members Club, and the Players Club, and take the Ferry across to Bald Head Island. Popular places to eat include The Provision Company, Live Oak Café, Taylor Cuisine Café & Catering, Mell’s Kitchen, Joseph’s Italian Bistro, The Lucky Fisherman, and Fishy Fishy Café. The Southport area currently has a lot of great deals on homes for sale and the whole area is USDA eligible which provides financing for buyers purchasing a primary residence. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Southport, contact us.
Holden Beach, NC 28462 is located in Brunswick County with long sandy beaches nationally recognized as one of the premier “family beaches” in the United States. Holden Beach is primarily a residential community with a small commercial area which makes the beach a great place to relax and get away from your worries and your busy life. For town news, utilities, or other departments, go to www.hbtownhall.com. Popular festivals include Day at the Docks, The North Carolina Oyster Festival, and the North Carolina Festival By The Sea. Holden Beach, along with the other Brunswick County towns, boasts so many coastal golf courses within a few minutes. Holden Beach is next to Calabash, NC which is the Seafood Capital of the World. Some family attractions to do in Holden Beach include Magic Mountain Water Slide, Treasure Island Mini Golf, surfing, Provision Company of Holden Beach for fresh seafood, or visit the pier for some fishing or just to view the beautiful sights of the beach. Some popular places to eat in Holden Beach include Paradise Café, Captain Pete’s Restaurant, Fantasy Isle Ice Cream, & Patronies Pizza. There are a lot of great deals on homes for sale in Holden Beach including foreclosures and bank owned short sales waiting for you. All of Holden Beach qualifies for USDA financing for the purchase of a primary residence. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Holden Beach, contact us.
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 is a coastal barrier island located along the Atlantic Ocean on the southern coastline of Brunswick County. For tax rates, utilities, or other government services for Ocean Isle Beach, visit their website at www.oibgov.com. Ocean Isle Beach boasts 7 miles of sandy white beaches to enjoy the ocean and the sun. Ocean Isle Beach is convenient short drive to areas such as Myrtle Beach, Wilmington, Shallotte, Calabash, and other beaches. Places to visit in Ocean Isle Beach included the Museum of Coastal Carolina, the Silver Coast Winery, and of course the shops, dining, or one of the great real estate offices to view the properties available for your dream vacation home. Ocean Isle Beach is convenient to so many popular golf courses including The Pearl Golf Links East and West, Ocean Ridge Plantation, Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Clubs, Crow Creek, Angel’s Trace, Brunswick Plantation & Golf Links, Ocean Isle Beach Golf Course, and you are just across the line from so many Myrtle Beach courses. Popular places to eat include Tomo Hibachi Japanese Restaurant, Causeway Gourmet, The Isles Restaurant & Tiki Bar, Roberto’s, Sharky’s, Giggling Mackerel Seafood Grille, Bart’s BBQ, Bourbon Street Restaurant & Bar, and Salty McDoogle’s. All of Ocean Isle Beach, NC is a USDA eligible area as a primary residence. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Ocean Isle Beach, contact us today.
Calabash, NC 28467, known affectionately as the “Seafood Capital of the World”, is a coastal community bordering the NC/SC border just across from Myrtle Beach in Brunswick County, NC. Calabash started as a small fishing village and has grown into a small town with year round population around 1800. Currently, there are over 30 restaurants serving visitors and locals from all around. To visit the official town website, go to www.townofcalabash.net. In Calabash, there are so many things to do other than just eating seafood such as fishing one of the charter boats including Hurricane Fleet Eco Day Tours, Calabash Fishing Fleet, or Voyager Fishing Fleet, play golf at one of the many surrounding golf courses including The Pearl, Sandpiper Bay, Crow Creek, Brunswick Plantation, and many others. A few of the abundant places to eat include The Boundary House Restaurant, Ella’s, Seafood Hut, Dockside Seafood House, Captain Nance’s Seafood, Beck’s Calabash Restaurant and so many more. Calabash means fried seafood and the best fried seafood so visit today to taste the best. Calabash, NC is a USDA eligible area for purchasing a primary residence. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Calabash, Contact me.
Lumberton, NC is located in Robeson County at the intersection of I-95 and I-74 halfway between New York and Florida. There are a lot of historical attractions in Lumberton including Border Belt Farmers Museum & Welcome Center, Museum of Native American Resource Center, African American Cultural Center, Historic Train Depot, Carolina Civic Center, and Proctor Law Building which is the oldest structure in Lumberton. The Lumbee Indians are a Native American tribe recognized by the state of North Carolina and the US Government. The name Lumbee is derived from the word lumber or Lumber River, which winds through Robeson County, North Carolina. To learn more about the Lumbee Tribe, it’s history, and activities, go to www.lumbeetribe.com and www.lumbee.org. The University of NC at Pembroke is a major university just outside of Lumberton and the primary newspaper is the Robesonian. Popular things to do in Lumberton include Cliffwood Golf Club, Britt Park offering Swimming, boating, and fishing, Givens Performing Arts Center, Cinema 4, Inside Batting Cages, Exploration Station, Jerry Giles Park, Lumberton Bowling Center, Thrills N Skills, and Patrician Vineyard Plus. Places to eat include Grill Out Sports Café, Outback Steakhouse, Cracker Barrel, Fuller’s BBQ, Pier 41 Seafood Restaurant, Two Guys Grille, Village Station, Friendly’s Restaurant, Ruby Tuesday’s, San Jose Mexican Restaurant, and Texas Steakhouse. Lumberton has the conveniences of so many things such as a large hospital, a business community, great culture, and a great place to live. Real estate to purchase can include very rural properties to living in established or new subdivisions. Properties located in the city of Lumberton do have city property taxes and so you should check with the town of Lumberton for the amount of taxes and Robeson County for the county property taxes. Zip codes for Lumberton include 28358 & 28360. Most of Lumberton, NC is not eligible for USDA but a lot of the outskirts are and all of the rest of Robeson County is a USDA eligible area. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Lumberton, Contact me.
Castle Hayne, NC 28429 is located in New Hanover County and is located in the Wilmington, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. With lower house prices generally than much of Wilmington, one can live practically in Wilmington for the convenience of Wilmington without the prices. Living in Castle Hayne, one can live within minutes of several beaches. Castle Hayne is a USDA eligible area. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Castle Hayne, contact us.
Kure Beach, NC 28449 is located in the southern tip of New Hanover County just south of Carolina Beach, NC. Kure Beach was named one of the “Top 10 most beautiful beaches in the US” for 2011 by a travel website. A popular tourist attraction is Fort Fisher and the Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Fort Fisher is an old historic fort that was the site of two major Civil War battles. Of course, Kure Beach offers the beach for all kinds of activities. Great places to eat include Jack Mackeral’s Island Grill, Freddie’s Restaurant which is excellent, Big Daddy’s, and the Old Pier House Restaurant. There are a lot of properties off of the beach at Kure Beach which are eligible for USDA financing for primary residences. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Kure Beach, contact us.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 is a popular beach community in New Hanover County next to Wilmington, NC. For contact with the town of Wrightsville Beach for utilities, hurricane preparation, etc view their website. Wrightsville Beach has a long stretch of beautiful white sandy beaches and wonderful vacation homes and has activities such as the Salt Water Kayak Company, visiting the new Airlie Butterfly House at nearby Airlie Gardens, Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, walking “the loop”, playing softball and beach volleyball at the Town of Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation Facility. There are some great places to hang out and dine such as BlueWater Grill, 22 North, Causeway Café, King Neptune Restaurant, East at the Blockade Runner, Oceanic Restaurant, Trolly Stop, Wrightsville Beach Seafood & Steak. Popular places to stay include Blockade Runner and Shell Island Resort. Wrightsville Beach is home to the Wrightsville Beach Biathlon, Coastal Classic Celebrity Golf Tournament, The Aquatic Safari Hunt, and lots of great local shopping spots. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Wrightsville Beach, contact us.
North Topsail Beach, NC 28460 is located in Onslow County on the northern end of Topsail Island. It is one of 3 towns along the 26 mile long barrier island. North Topsail Beach is a friendly, quiet, non-commercialized, family oriented beach where there is much to do in and around it. The beach is home to the Missiles and More Museum. Also located in North Topsail Beach is the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Release Center which focuses on rescuing, rehabilitating, and release of sick or injured turtles. Year round mild climate invites one to fishing, scuba diving, golfing just across the bridge at North Shore Country Club, camping, canoeing and kayaking. Like most beach towns, North Topsail Beach offers typical beach foods such as crabs, shrimp, oysters, and other seafood dishes. North Topsail does have city or town taxes and properties qualify for USDA financing. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in North Topsail Beach, contact us.
Cerro Gordo, NC 28430 is a small rural town located in Columbus County. Cerro Gordo has a thriving Dixie Youth baseball community which hosted the 2010 NC Dixie Youth State Baseball Tournament and West Columbus Vikings is the local high school. They are also close to area beaches, Whiteville, Chadbourn, and Lumberton. There are no city property taxes if you purchase in Cerro Gordo. All of Cerro Gordo and the surrounding areas qualify for USDA financing. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Cerro Gordo, contact us today.
Swansboro, NC 28584 is located in Onslow County between Atlantic Beach and Topsail Island. Known as “The Friendly City by the Sea”, Swansboro offers a historic atmosphere, lots of hospitality, and scenic views of the waterfront from historic downtown. Area events include the Arts by the Sea Festival, the Mullet Festival, Christmas Flotilla, and Annual Swansboro Rotary Oyster Roast. There are huge fishing events including the famous Swansboro Rotary King Mackerel Blue Water Tournament and the annual Speckled Trout Tournament. Of course, Swansboro has popular activities such as swimming, boating, camping, kayaking, golf and shopping. Make sure you go by Hammocks Beach located on Bear Island as it is a good swimming beach. Local favorite eating spots are Church Street Irish Pub, White Oak River Bistro, Riverside Steak and Seafood, and Icehouse Waterfront Restaurant. Swansboro does have city taxes if you purchase in the city limits and to learn more about the town government you can go to their website (www.swansboro-nc.org). Properties in and around Swansboro are USDA eligible when purchasing a primary residence. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Swansboro, Contact me.
Richlands, NC 28574 is located in Onslow County outside of Jacksonville, NC. Due to the lower cost of living and a high quality of life, Richlands is a “Great Place to Grow”. Close to the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base, Richlands provides a small family oriented environment to “Grow” with history and charm surrounding the area. A little known fact is, Richlands is the first in the county to have a library and a museum, “Home of the Onslow County Museum”. There is a variety of places to dine such as Oakwood BBQ, Carolina Seafood & Barbecue, Arnold’s Family Restaurant, Cavies Shack, and Camino Real Mexican Bar. Richlands does have city taxes and is also eligible for USDA with financing for buyers purchasing a primary residence. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Richlands, contact me.
Elizabethtown, NC 28337 is a friendly, family oriented community located in Bladen County. Nearby is White Lake, which is one of Southeastern NC’s most popular resorts with fun recreational activities on a freshwater lake. The Cape Fear River runs through Elizabethtown providing many hours of boating and fishing. Located between Fayetteville and Wilmington, Elizabethtown is the county seat of Bladen County. The town website, www.elizabethtownnc.org, offers information on government, utilities, maps, census details, and code requirements for Elizabethtown. Being a great place to visit and a better place to live, there are many places of interest in the area. Popular places to visit include Harmony Hall which is a historical Revolutionary War Plantation, Elwell’s Ferry, Lu Mil Vineyard, and Troy Hale Battleground. Annual Events include the Martin Luther King Day Parade, Classic Car show, and the River Front Series. There are many unique dining places abound including The Front Porch Restaurant, Greene Brothers Barn LLC, Melton’s Restaurant, Melvin’s which is a must visit, The Corner Café, and following up with Potter’s Seafood, Georgio’s, and Bella Roma’s Restaurant. Elizabethtown does have city taxes and is also eligible for USDA financing for buyers buying a primary residence. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Elizabethtown, contact me.
White Lake, NC 28337 is one of Southeastern United States’ most popular resorts, is located in Bladen County. The area ensures a lifetime of sun, fun, and great southern hospitality. Located only 7 miles from Elizabethtown, White Lake has the unique qualities of spring-fed fresh water, a white sandy bottom, and a gently sloping shoreline. Its small-town charm offers so many things to do. Besides swimming and boating, White Lake boasts a family-fun water park. One of White Lakes’ most exciting festival events is the White Lake Water Festival. This is an annual event with many fun-packed activities for the whole family. Another annual event is the MelFest Bluegrass Festival which happens every June. If a sporting event interests you, there is an annual triathlon also. Concerts are also popular. Make sure you check out some local eateries such as Pizza Connection, Potter’s Seafood, and Driftwood Grill, to name a few. Visit www.whitelakenc.com for more information about the area. White Lake does have city taxes and is also eligible for USDA financing for buyers purchasing a primary residence. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in White Lake, contact me.
Shallotte, NC 28470 is a coastal town in Brunswick County centered conveniently between Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, SC. Shallotte is also only 10 minutes away from Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach, & Sunset Beach. Its town website is located at www.townofshallotte.org for government, utilities, calendar of events, and such. Popular places to dine in Shallotte include Angelo’s Brick Oven Pizza & Bistro, The Purple Onion Café which also caters, Jerome’s Steak & Seafood, Joe’s Barbecue, Duffer’s Pub & Deli, Osaka Japanese Steakhouse, and Mama Bravas Pizza and Subs. A new favorite place for kids and family is Planet Fun which has bowling, laser tag, cosmic mini golf, arcade, and food. Coastal Cinema 10 is the local movie theatre. Brunswick County is a very popular place for golfing and the golf courses in Shallotte are Rivers Edge Golf Club and Brierwood Golf Club but there are a lot more courses within just a few miles. Shallotte does have city property taxes but the whole area is USDA eligible for the purchase of a primary residence. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Shallotte, contact us.
Sunset Beach, NC 28468 is the smallest and quietest of the three barrier islands which make up the South Brunswick Islands in Brunswick County. Sunset Beach is much more than the beautiful beaches though. It has many local shopping centers, golf courses, dining spots, and first rate local medical facilities. Ingram Planetarium is a great place to explore the universe with your family. Bird Island is a natural area of 1300 acres on the barrier island and reachable by boat, walking, or biking along the beach and is home to the Loggerhead turtles. Bird Island is a habitat for various endangered bird species. Golf courses in Sunset Beach include Sea Trail Golf Resort Jones and Byrd Courses, Oyster Bay Golf Links, Thistle Golf Club, Sandpiper Bay Golf, The Pearl East and West Courses, and many others within just a few miles. Popular places to eat in Sunset Beach include La Cucina Italian Grill, The Bridge Grill, Roberto’s Restaurante, Crabby Oddwaters, Sunset Gourmet, Fibber McGee’s Pub, and Twin Lakes Seafood. You can view local government information such as utilities, project updates, calendar of events, etc at www.sunsetbeachnc.gov. Mark your calendar each year for the Annual Sunset at Sunset Community Block Party. Sunset Beach is a USDA eligible which provides financing for the purchase of a primary residence. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Sunset Beach, contact us.
St. James Plantation, NC 28461 is a community in Brunswick County that was established in 1991 and incorporated as a town in 1999. The whole town is basically a golf community and has been named the #1 selling community in the Coastal Carolinas since 1995. The residents are active and amazing to each other. St. James is just 5 miles from Southport, NC and offers all of the amenities and services of a resort destination with the privacy and security of a gated, residential community. St. James has 15+ miles of walking and biking trails, tennis courts, an intracoastal waterway marina and marketplace, sports and fitness clubs, and an oceanfront beach club. Of course St. James has fabulous golf courses named The Reserve Club, The Founders Club, The Members Club, and The Players Club. The website for St. James is www.stjamesplantation.com. Even though in and around St. James is such a nice area, properties at the price of $417,000 and lower qualify for financing with USDA. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in St. James, contact us.
Oak Island, NC 28465 in Brunswick County next to historic Southport, is North Carolina’s largest coastal community but has a small town atmosphere. The town has 65 public beach accesses on their miles of sandy white beaches. It is a great location for fishing, boating, kayaking, and other water activities. Oak Island is made up of Caswell Beach, Yaupon Beach, and West Beach. The town has eight parks, ranging from a fishing pier at the west end of the island to a large park on the mainland complete with baseball and football fields. Oak Island Lighthouse 5k, 10k, & 1 mile fun run is a popular event. Area businesses, like piers and marinas, restaurants and ice cream shops, also help make vacationers feel welcome while catering to full time residents. Popular places to eat include Russell’s Place Restaurant, Island Way, Turtle Island Restaurant, and Island Way. Make sure you visit the Oak Island Lighthouse when you come to the island. Currently there is an abundance of short sale and foreclosure properties available in the area at the lowest prices in a long time. Oak Island is USDA eligible which is financing for the purchase of a primary residence. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Oak Island, contact us.
Bald Head Island, NC 28461 is a coastal world of its own in Brunswick County available only by boat or ferry. Once you are on the island, you will see that there are not regular automobiles, but that you have to drive golf carts everywhere. Favorite places to dine include Eb & Flo’s Steam Bar, The Pelicatessen, The River Pilot Café & Lounge, Taylor’s Cuisine at Deep Point, Sandbar Grill, and Bald Head Island Club Dining. The 18 hole seaside golf course winds its way over dunes, around lagoons, along the ocean, and through a maritime forest making for a very scenic golfing experience. Basically while on Bald Head Island, you can take long hikes, visit the Island Club, Shoals Club and the Bald Head Marina or just relax on island time. Bald Head is an exclusive area and most properties will require a jumbo or super jumbo mortgage which we offer. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Bald Head Island, contact us.
Burgaw, NC 28425 is a small town that has many charms located in the heart of Pender County. Its close location to area beaches and Wilmington make it convenient for recreation and big city life and all within about a 25 minute drive. Farmlands, historic forests, and history are some of the benefits living in the thriving community. Burgaw was originally an important train railroad junction. The oldest train depot ,“CIRA 1850,” is located there. Rich farmlands insure an abundance of various crops grown. Blueberries were first grown in Pender County. This has created in Burgaw the North Carolina Blueberry Festival held annually. The annual Pender County Spring Festival is also held each year with lots of fun activities for the whole family. Popular places to eat in the area are Bandana Family Restaurant and Grill, Dees Drug Store, Alley Cat, D&B Seafood Restaurant, and Ronnie Long Seafood. You can view more information on www.townofburgaw.com. Burgaw is eligible for USDA mortgages with financing on the purchase of a primary residence. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Burgaw, contact me.
Bladenboro, NC 28320 is a quiet & peaceful rural community located in Bladen County. The Historical Society offers many opportunities to learn about the history of Bladenboro as well reminisce about past experiences as a resident of the town or student of one of the local school. Museums in the Historical Society include Genealogy, Military, Farm School and Trophy room, Bladenboro Visual Arts Council, craft room and gift store. Reservations for wedding, receptions and other events are also accepted at the building. After visiting the local Museum, enjoy one of the local eateries such as Pizza Palace & Restaurant, Diamond Dave’s Grill, and Dove’s BBQ and Burger. More information can be found on www.townofbladenboro.com. Bladenboro does have city taxes and is also eligible for USDA with financing for buying a home in this area. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Bladenboro, contact me.
Little River, SC 29566 is located in Horry County. It is the oldest and most unique town along the Grand Strand. One of the last slower pace towns along the Grand Strand, Little River offers great fishing, boating, shopping, dining and centuries old live oak trees. Offering those who enjoy more action, Grand Strand’s famous attractions, signature golf, variety shows, shopping, and world class entertainment are available. Among many water activities, charter and commercial fisherman along with Shrimpers draw many people to the area. Also, Little River is known for two Las-Vegas casino gambling boats for excursions into international waters where gambling is legal. Several annual events bring people to the area--- The Shrimp and Jazz Festival, Octoberfest, and The Blue Crab Festival. After all of the exciting things to do in Little River, there are plenty of unique restaurants to enjoy including Catchers, Captain Juel’s Hurricane, Best Pancake House, Little River House of Pizza, Parsons Table, and Pat and Mike’s. There is something for everyone’s appetite. To find more information on Little River go to www.littleriversc.com. Little River has town taxes and is also USDA eligible which provides financing for buyers purchasing a primary residence. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Little River, SC contact us.
Fair Bluff, NC 28439 located in Columbus County, is the center of attention and has many things to see and do while being in the South. Fair Bluff is just north of the South Carolina line. Fair Bluff is also parallel to the Lumber River which is recognized by the National Wild Scenic Society, invites one to water activities such as canoeing and fishing. Some new opportunities have opened in Fair Bluff this year—new Bed and Breakfasts, an elevated river walk, an Antique Mall, dance studio and an industry that was reopened. Culturally, Fair Bluff has a library and 5000 artifact museum depicting the developing of the town during the 40’s and 50’s. Several annual events are enjoyed by many such as the Watermelon festival, Christmas on Main Street, and the Rotary Club BBQ. Some of the local eateries include Johnny’s Sandwich Shop, Fair Bluff House of Pizza, Train Stop Café and The Restaurant Barn, a family favorite. By the active community of history, economic vigor and social events, one can see why Fair Bluff is a growing, but affordable place for newcomers. To find out more information go to www.fairbluff.com. Fair Bluff does have City taxes and is also eligible for USDA 100% financing for buyers purchasing a primary residence. To obtain a mortgage in this area, contact us.
Surf City, NC 28455 is located between Jacksonville, NC and Wilmington, NC and is in Pender County. Known as “The Heart of Topsail Island,” Surf City is big enough to be competitive, but small enough to be happy. Cross the historic “swing bridge” and begin all the fun water activities to do at the beach. There are other events such as the Arbor Day Celebration, Easter Egg Hunt, Independence Day Celebration, Father’s Day Fishing Tournament, Christmas Festival Tree Lighting, and numerous concerts throughout the year to enjoy. Places to eat are numerous for the locals and visitors – Daddy Mac’s Beach Grill, Crab Pot, Mollies Restaurant, Max’s Pizza, Mainsail Restaurant, and Batt’s Grill to name a few. For more information about the town of Surf City, go to www.visitsurfcitync.com. Surf City does have town taxes and properties are USDA eligible in this area. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for sale in Surf City, contact us.
Riegelwood, NC and Delco, NC 28436 are located in Columbus County. It is a community where the county’s largest employer is located—International Paper Company. IP is a global leader in paper and packaging industry that people rely on every day. They employ 50,000 to 75,000 employees nationwide. An event which is popular in the Riegelwood community is the “Cape Fear River Shad Festival” and the sport of the day is fishing. Also, “Preserving our Heritage” event is sponsored by Lower Bladen-County Historical Society. Some of the local eateries include Andy’s Cheesesteak, Burger Hut known for its burgers and breakfast, and Roberta’s Country Café. There are no town taxes. To obtain a mortgage in this area, contact us.
Topsail Beach, NC 28445 is located in Pender County at the southern end of the 26 mile long Topsail Island. There is rich and varied history in Topsail Beach including pirates and military involvement during the war. Incorporated in 1963, the town of Topsail Beach is a friendly and family oriented beach. Conservation and beautification are top priority in the area. High rise development is not allowed. A popular event in the Fall is “Autumn With Topsail” which attracts visitors from all over to enjoy the food, music, special events and craft booths. Topsail Beach offers plenty of swimming, boating, and fishing. A popular attraction are the sea turtles which nest in the summer. The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center presents a look at the islands protection and conservation efforts of the Marine Turtle. There is no shortage of eateries in Topsail Beach- some places to dine are Beach Shop & Grill, New York Corner Deli, Home Port Restaurant & Pub, Breezeway Restaurant and Atlantis Restaurant. All which offer a variety of great food. Topsail Beach does have city taxes and is USDA eligible when purchasing a primary residence. For more information for the area go to www.topsailbeach.com. To obtain a mortgage on homes or properties for Topsail Beach, contact us.