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June
21

Looking for an unforgettable evening out? Here are the local restaurants to make a reservation.

Now that you're settling into the house you chose from Southport homes for saleyou're going to want to get out and see what's available locally — particularly when it comes to wining and dining. Maybe you did some scouting before you bought your home, just so you'd know what's a short drive from home base for dining and entertainment. But if you've been too busy getting moved in to explore, our real estate agents can help. Have a look at some of the top spots for wine and dinner in Southport.

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June
20

Don't let your landscaping ruin your home's curb appeal. Here are the most common mistakes you can avoid.

When you arrive at a home, one of the first details you notice is the landscaping. Understandably, most homeowners spend a lot of time and money improving their home's landscaping.

Unfortunately, a couple of small mistakes can quickly derail your landscaping plans. Our real estate agents suggest avoiding these common landscaping mistakes to keep your home's exterior looking its best.

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June
8

Buying a home typically requires some upfront costs. Here's how much you'll need to put aside.

You want to become a homeowner, but you're not sure if you have enough money saved to buy a house.

It's important to understand the costs associated with buying a home to understand how much money you need to save. Our real estate agents suggest considering the following costs when calculating how much you need to save:

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May
31

If you're in the exploratory mood, take one of these compelling Southport tours to learn about its history.

Southport is a lovely spot for vacationers and individuals interested in making this quaint spot their first or second home. See all the natural beauty and interesting spaces that Southport and the surrounding areas have to offer by taking one of these local tours. 

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May
20

Majority of homes in Brunswick County sell in 5 days or less

SHALLOTTE, N.C. - Brunswick County Association of Realtors

Thanks to tight inventory and strong demand, homes sold in rapid-fire fashion in Brunswick County during April. A majority of homes sold spent less than five days on the market last month, and homes spent an average of 25 days on the market.

"Thanks to strong demand and a limited inventory of available homes, Brunswick County once again saw a strong seller's market in April," said BCAR CEO Cynthia Walsh. "Homes sold in rapid-fire fashion last month, with a majority spending five days or less on the market. Additionally, a number of homes sold for more than list price, likely a result of sellers receiving multiple offers. The combination of strong demand and limited inventory once again drove prices upward. Our market remains intensely competitive, and serious buyers would benefit from working with a professional REALTOR®."

Brunswick County saw $217,860,000 in total sales volume in April 2022, a 4.6% decrease from last April's $228,350,00. New listings dropped 7.1%, from 631 to 586, the lowest differential since the beginning of 2022. As of May 10, there were only 481 active listings. The number of units sold in April dropped 22.5% compared to last year, from 622 to 482, and 54% of the homes sold spent five days or less on the market. The absorption rate, which is the amount of time it would take to sell all available inventory, is one month. The average sales price increased 23.1%, from $367,127 to $451,993. Brunswick County's luxury market remained strong in April, with 19 sales in excess of $1 million, including a $3.2 million sale on Bald Head Island and a $2.8 million sale in Holden Beach.

Year-to-date totals are following a similar pattern. Year-to-date sales volume through April is $774,220,000, down 2.4% from $793,649,429 last year. Average sales prices are 22.4% higher than last year, increasing from $359,971 to $440,574. The number of units sold through April is down 20.1%, from 2199 to 1757, and the number of new listings is down 16.9%, from 2438 to 2026. Year-to-date there were 73 sales in excess of $1 million, up from 44 at the same time last year.

Brunswick County

New Listings

  • April 2022: 586
  • April 2021: 631
  • Increase/Decrease: -7.1%

Units Sold

  • April 2022: 482
  • April 2021: 622
  • Increase/Decrease: -22.5%

Average Sales Price

  • April 2022: $451,993
  • April 2021: $367,127
  • Increase/Decrease: +23.1%

Median Sales Price

  • April 2022: $379,450
  • April 2021: $295,000
  • Increase/Decrease: +28.6%

Total Sales Volume

  • April 2022: $217,860,000
  • April 2021: $228,350,000
  • Increase/Decrease: -4.6%

Bladen County

New Listings

  • April 2022: 8
  • April 2021: 11
  • Increase/Decrease: -27.3%

Units Sold

  • April 2022: 11
  • April 2021: 10
  • Increase/Decrease: +10%

Average Sales Price

  • April 2022: $284.945
  • April 2021: $149.165
  • Increase/Decrease: +91%

Total Sales Volume

  • April 2022: $3,130,000
  • April 2021: $1,490,000
  • Increase/Decrease: +110.1%

Columbus County

New Listings

  • April 2022: 43
  • April 2021: 38
  • Increase/Decrease: +13.2%

Units Sold

  • April 2022: 26
  • April 2021: 27
  • Increase/Decrease: -3.7%

Average Sales Price

  • April 2022: $193,492
  • April 2021: $118,600
  • Increase/Decrease: +63.1%

Total Sales Volume

  • April 2022: $5,030,000
  • April 2021: $3,200,000
  • Increase/Decrease: +57.2%

Robeson County

New Listings

  • April 2022: 7
  • April 2021: 8
  • Increase/Decrease: +75%

Units Sold

  • April 2022: 6
  • April 2021: 3
  • Increase/Decrease: +100%

Average Sales Price

  • April 2022: $150,167
  • April 2021: $148,167
  • Increase/Decrease: +1.3%

Total Sales Volume

  • April 2022: $901,000
  • April 2021: $444,500
  • Increase/Decrease: +102.7%

The Brunswick County Association of REALTORS® (BCAR) is the local association level of the largest trade association in the nation, presently serving its members, which are comprised of REALTORS®, Appraisers and Affiliate Members.  For more information, please visit http://www.bcarnc.com.

May
17

The home appraisal is an important element of selling your home. Here's how you can prep for it.

When you're selling a home, it's customary for a buyer to get an appraisal. A home appraisal is an unbiased report that uses the home's features and size, and data from the current real estate market and comparable home sales, to determine the property's value.

Homebuyers usually schedule an appraisal as part of the mortgage application process. Our real estate agents suggest following these tips to ensure your home is ready for the appraisal. 

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May
11

Southport is full of creativity and artistic expression. These are the spots to see Southport art on display.

Whether you're searching for a new home or making improvements to your existing residence, creativity helps you open your mind and expand your problem-solving skills. Tap into your creative side by visiting some of Southport's top destinations for art, music, and crafts. Our real estate agents suggest exploring these inspired spots in the Southport area.

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May
2

If you need easy home improvement projects to boost your home's value this spring, check these off your list.

A home improvement project doesn't need to be expensive or time-consuming to make an impact on the look and feel of your home.

Our real estate agents know that small, easy projects can have a significant effect on the atmosphere and appearance of your home's indoor and outdoor spaces. Here are a few easy home improvement projects to complete this May. 

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