Being Bruce -: New Home Community Show at Coastline Convention Center

Saturday, October 18, 2008

New Home Community Show at Coastline Convention Center

Today at Wilmington's Coastline Convention Center, the Home Builders Association Sales and Marketing Council put on a new home community show. We went in the morning during the REALTORS(tm)-only hours to see the booths, to visit with friends (and meet new people), and to check out the booths.

The most dramatic booth was easily the one put up by Ashton Place a development in Leland. The theme was "Come see what's POPPIN' at Ashton Place" and on-site rep Brad Hunter was getting ready to rev up a popcorn maker when we left.

Meg Taiclet of Blue Ridge Companies was doing double duty
at the show, representing two condominium communities: Bellingham Park in Wilmington and Topsail Landing in Surf City.

K.C. Billings who formerly was on the sales staff of Waterford of the Carolinas, was working at the Compass Pointe booth when we stopped by. Compass Pointe opened a sales center at 108 Market Street in Downtown Wilmington this week, but the development itself, which will eventually consist of 4,000+ homes on approximately 2,200 acres, is located in Leland off Routes 74-76, just past the Industrial Park and the Leland branch of Brunswick Community College.

We chatted for a while with H. Thomas Davis III of South Eastern Real Estate, who was working at the booth for Marmalade at City Block, urban condos located at 814 North 4th Street in Wilmington. Located in the center of the Brooklyn Arts District, Marmalade's spread includes one and two bedroom condos ranging in size from 709 to 1492 square feet and in price from $184,340 t0o $432,680.

Palmetto Creek's Chris Dedrick didn't pose for the photo, but she was there talking about the finished amenities in the Supply, North Carolina community.

Laura Heal was at the impressive Signature Homes booth, with literature and information about SeaBrooke in Leland, NC off Lanvale Road and Stones Edge in northern Wilmington.

Community Specialist Jason James worked the Waterford of the Carolinas booth.

Jo Anne Britt was at the Wedgewood at Lanvale table, with literature for four builders: Liberty Homes, Logan Homes, Savannah Home Builders, and Veranda Homes. Located off Lanvale Road in Leland, Wedgewood at Lanvale has patio homes from the $150s, garden homes from the $190s, and brick homes starting around $235,000.