fbpx

ideal-LIVING
Retirement Blog
Community News

Top 5 Reasons to Buy In the Wilmington, NC Area NOW

Here’s a list of Compass Pointe‘s top five reason’s to move to the Wilmington, NC area!

Top 5 Reasons_Compass Pointe 11. Home Values Are Appreciating

  • Recent data from CoreLogic InformationSolutions showed that North Carolina home values appreciated 1.0 percent in February and 8.0 percent from February 2013.
  • According to Fine Coastal Living, demand is on the increase, so the time to buy is now before prices increase.
  • And according to Zillow, home values in Wilmington have increased 5.1% over the past year and are predicted to rise 2.7% over the next year.

2. Mortgage Interest Rates Are Historically Low

  • Mortgage interest rates hit their lowest levels for 2014 in May and are predicted to continue to fall across the nation, suggests CNN.
  • For buyers who qualify, mortgage rates are close to 40-year lows according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). The average 30-year fixed rate mortgage rate, currently at 4.14 percent, as of June 27, 2014. These historically low-interest rates allow a substantially larger population of Americans to own their own homes.

Top 5 Reasons_Compass Pointe 23. Buying in Wilmington Beats Renting

  • As the NAR reminds us, real estate remains the best investment available.
  • Over the past 30 years the median price of existing homes has increased an average of more than 6 percent every year, and home values nearly double every 10 years, a NAR campaign says.
  • A Federal Reserve Study shows the average homeowner’s net worth is 46 times the net worth of the average renter.
  • According to Trulia, the median home price Wilmington from March to June was $188,000, which is an increase of 3.9% from the prior quarter and an increase of 1.6% from 2013.

 4. Wilmington Is Gorgeous & Full Of History

  • Wilmington is a port city located on the Cape Fear River with a historic downtown area, but it is also mere minutes away from beautiful sandy beaches. Winters are mild ranging from lows in the 30s to highs in the 50s. Summers are southern hot and range from the 80s to the 90s. The nearby beach and Intracoastal Waterway are perfect for all types of activities including, swimming, boating, fishing, and more.
  • Where To Retire Magazine named Wilmington one of the 100 best retirement towns in the country.

Top 5 Reasons_Compass Pointe 35. There’s So Much Going On

Film/Festivals

  • Wilmington, AKA Hollywood East, is home to EUE/Screen Gems Studios. Popular televisions series like Dawson’s Creek, One Tree Hill and Under The Dome have used the stages and multiple locations throughout the city, as well as popular movies like Iron Man and We’re The Millers.
  • Since 1995, Wilmington hosts an annual, nationally recognized, Cucalorus Independent Film Festival.
  • One of the largest DIY festivals, the Wilmington Exchange Festival, occurs over a period of 5 days around Memorial Day each year.
  • The North Carolina Jazz Festival is a three-day traditional jazz festival which features world-renowned jazz musicians.

Sports

  • The Wilmington Sharks are a Coastal Plain League (CPL) baseball team.
  • The Wilmington Sea Dawgs are a Premier Basketball League (PBL) team.
  • The Wilmington Hammerheads are a professional soccer team in the United Soccer Leagues Second Division.
  • The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) sponsors 19 intercollegiate sports and has held Division 1 membership in the NCAA. UNCW also competes in the Colonial Athletic Association.
  • The Cape Fear Rugby Football Club is an amateur rugby club playing in USA Rugby South Division II. They host the annual Cape Fear Sevens Tournament held during 4th of July weekend; hosting teams from all over the world.

Sunset Ridge

Sunset Ridge

Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina

Sunset Ridge is located in Sunset Beach, North Carolina and has been one of Bill Clark Homes' longstanding flagship communities. At its completion, it will showcase just over 400 single family homes and is planned for 100 townhomes. Just 3 miles from the Sunset Beach barrier island, Sunset Ridge offers its residents the easy access to both the beach and the Intracoastal Waterway all at a very affordable price point.
Read More...

NC


Logan Homes - Home Builders in Premier North Carolina Communities

Logan Homes - Home Builders in Premier North Carolina Communities

Leland, North Carolina

Logan Homes offers 80+ beautiful home plans, tons of choices, quality craftsmanship, energy efficiency and the innovation that will enhance your lifestyle - all for a very smart price.
Read More...

NC


River Bluffs

River Bluffs

Castle Hayne, North Carolina

Located just 10 minutes north of Downtown Wilmington, NC (by boat or car) sits River Bluffs, overlooking the North East Cape Fear River. Residents enjoy a serene community where they live and play. Together, residents and the neighborhood's developers have established over 30 clubs. The clubs include boating, kayaking, dancing & more!
Read More...

NC


Landfall - North Carolina Premier Gated Communities

Landfall - North Carolina Premier Gated Communities

Wilmington, North Carolina

Located within Wilmington, Landfall is North Carolina's most diverse and historically interesting coastal community. A distinctive property of over 2,000 acres with lakes, ponds and four miles fronting on the Intracoastal Waterway and Howe's Creek, Landfall is only five minutes from Wrightsville Beach and the Atlantic Ocean.
Read More...

NC


The Retreat at Ocean Isle Beach

The Retreat at Ocean Isle Beach

Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina

The Retreat at Ocean Isle Beach is a special community just 1 mile away from the beautiful sand and waves of Ocean Isle Beach. Residents at The Retreat are positioned uniquely within walking distance to the local grocery store, incredible restaurants and quaint shops that make Ocean Isle Beach so desirable. The colorful homes and lush landscape pay homage to the bold and bright colors you'll find lining the oceanfront streets just across the causeway.
Read More...

NC


Preservation Point

Preservation Point

Wilmington,

Preservation Point is the newest and most unique waterfront community in beautiful Wilmington, NC. This exclusive community sits on the banks of the majestic Cape Fear River, just 1 mile from historic downtown Wilmington. Residents will enjoy large home sites with gorgeous hardwoods, a 7-acre private island with a marina and a West Indies styled clubhouse with pool and workout facility.
Read More...

NC


Salters Haven

Salters Haven

Hampstead, North Carolina

Nestled along the sparkling Intracoastal, in the growing coastal town of Hampstead, NC, Salters Haven will be the place for those who seek an active lifestyle on the water. Enjoy a celebration of family, community, recreation on the water and elegant coastal homes here at Salters Haven.
Read More...

NC


The Bluffs on the Cape Fear

The Bluffs on the Cape Fear

Leland, North Carolina

The Bluffs on the Cape Fear is a vibrant, master-planned community perched on a pristine stretch of the Cape Fear River. Just 15 minutes from the classic waterfront hometown of historic Wilmington, NC, The Bluffs is a private, coastal haven for the families who call it home.
Read More...

NC


Riverlights

Riverlights

Wilmington, North Carolina

Enter the home of your dreams and the lifestyle you crave in RiverLights ™, Wilmington's newest waterfront community. Designed to foster a coastal, wellness-centered environment, RiverLights offers the energy of a city amid miles of tranquil beauty. Set along the naturally magnificent Cape Fear River, it's a new kind of community that celebrates family, honors nature and breathes new life into Southern heritage.
Read More...

NC


Brunswick Forest - A North Carolina Coastal Retirement Community

Brunswick Forest - A North Carolina Coastal Retirement Community

Leland, North Carolina

Brunswick Forest, the Coastal South's fastest growing community, is located on North Carolina's Cape Fear coast, just minutes from historic Wilmington. This 4,500-acre retreat features a wide array of neighborhoods and lifestyles, 18 holes of golf at Cape Fear National, a Clubhouse, River Club, Fitness & Wellness Center, parks and more than 100 miles of walking, biking and nature trails linking residences and amenities.
Read More...

NC


Compass Pointe - North Carolina Coastal Communities

Compass Pointe - North Carolina Coastal Communities

Leland, North Carolina

Compass Pointe is more than a community. It's a destination. Only 10 minutes from historic downtown Wilmington, NC, and 20 minutes from Wrightsville Beach, it is the very best of coastal North Carolina.
Read More...

NC


Ocean Ridge Plantation

Ocean Ridge Plantation

Sunset Beach, North Carolina

Ocean Ridge Plantation is one of the most exclusive and luxurious beach and golf communities in coastal North Carolina. Ideally situated in Sunset Beach between the historic port city of Wilmington, NC, and the Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach, SC, Ocean Ridge offers luxurious appointments, world-class amenities, and 72 holes of award-winning golf.
Read More...

NC


St. James Plantation - NC Gated Community

St. James Plantation - NC Gated Community

Southport, North Carolina

With its private oceanfront beach club, 81 holes of signature golf and Intracoastal Waterway marina, St. James Plantation personifies the relaxed coastal Carolina lifestyle.
Read More...

NC


Legacy Homes by Bill Clark

Legacy Homes by Bill Clark

Wilmington, North Carolina

Legacy Homes by Bill Clark is the crown jewel in a long line of North Carolina home building history. As one of the Nation's "Top 100 Builders" for over a decade, the Legacy Homes division is a trusted partner in the Wilmington, NC region that spans four counties, and is a featured builder in many of the South's premier planned communities, such as Brunswick Forest, Bluffs on the Cape Fear, Compass Pointe, River Bluffs, Riverlights, St. James, Summerhouse, with more to come
Read More...

NC


Palmetto Creek of the Carolinas - North Carolina Gated Communities

Palmetto Creek of the Carolinas - North Carolina Gated Communities

Bolivia, North Carolina

Imagine the serenity of a completely nature front community lined with palmetto palms and walking trails created for long walks and naturalist activities. Located just minutes from Southeast North Carolina's beautiful beaches, Palmetto Creek offers nature and wildlife beauty up close
Read More...

NC


Your Information Request for your selected properties



By submitting this form, you agree to allow ideal-LIVING.com to provide your contact information to the selected communities.
Share this with friends!
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •