Being Bruce -: Why I Think You Should Buy a New Home in Leland, NC

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Why I Think You Should Buy a New Home in Leland, NC

I'll admit right off that I'm passionately biased in favor of living in Leland, North Carolina. North Carolina, specifically the southeastern coastal area, is an increasingly popular U.S. destination address across diverse population segments for obvious reasons:
  • year-round temperate climate
  • outdoor sports and lifestyle
  • 100s of miles of accessible beaches with warm water (especially compared to New England and California)
  • incredibly rich marine life
  • many historic sites and preserved residential historic districts
  • strong higher education opportunities - university, colleges, and community colleges
  • cultural depth and diversity
  • a long tradition of support for music, theater, and the arts
  • culinary delights in 1,100+ restaurants and delicious regional dishes
  • a variety of shopping destinations
  • many regional museums, parks, exhibits, and other attractions
  • a growing job market with emphasis on technology-based industries
  • an extensive hospital and health care system
  • active environmental, ecological, historic, and preservation interests
  • a responsible, foreward-thinking, "can-do" attitude toward future development
  • strong citizen participation in local and regional government
  • a multitude of local and regional festivals and celebrations
  • a tradition of support and encouragement for entrepreneurs and small business owners
  • courteous, friendly people
The greater Wilmington area has all the above and more. Residential and commercial development are proceeding regardless of the tempo and development cycles in other part of the United States. It's clear that people want to move here and are moving here in ever-greater numbers.

While our whole region is growing and developing, the northern section of Brunswick County centered around Leland, just across the Cape Fear River from Wilmington, is the fastest-growing and in many ways the most attractive area of southeastern North Carolina.

Why are so many people moving to Leland and adjacent towns in northern Brunswick County? The reasons are many, varied, and clear:
  • Great new home selections in many fine new developments as well as super buys on existing homes
  • New homes available in a wide range of prices, from the low $100s to over $600,000.
  • Leland has a fast-growing commercial and retail corridor with shopping, dining, and entertainment facilities increasing monthly. Four new hotels are currently under construction.
  • Close proximity to downtown Wilmington's historic riverfront, restaurants, shopping, theater, and clubs.
  • Easy access to major highways
  • An enthusiastic populace that welcomes others who want to participate in the excitement of growing a new community - it's a chance to be a pioneer (but with municipal water and sewer already installed, plus quick access to hospitals, shopping, beaches, and golf)
  • Because until fairly land in Leland was much less expensive than on the eastern side of the Cape Fear River - your real estate dollar goes much further in Leland.
If you're interested in other areas in and around Wilmington I'm very happy to help you and point you in the right directions. In the five+ years my wife have been here I've developed close relationships with other professional REALTORs from Southport to Jacksonville and as far west as Burgaw - I've worked successfully with those folks to help people find their dream homes for primary residences or second homes in the Cape Fear area.

I have primary contact relationships with REALTORs in Southport, Bolivia, Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Wrightsville Beach, Hampstead, Holly Ridge, Surf City, Topsail Island, Jacksonville, Rocky Point, and Burgaw. I'd be delighted to introduce you to my colleagues and help you get started with them.

If you're interested in Leland and the immediately surrounding towns in northern Brunswick County, however, I'd be delighted and honored to work with you to find the very best property to meet your needs.

I realize not everyone looks for a home in the same way. Different people use different processes for making this very important decision. However you prefer to work, I'm ready and able to provide:
  • Executive summary-level information so you can make your decision independently based on your parameters
  • Hot points and market trend info so you can make the best investment in a home and also have the most fun
  • Support and guided touring of local communities and homes, introducing you to people who live in all areas so you can see who your new friends and neighbors will be
  • Extensive economic and regional background data for your careful and thorough analysis.
I'm ready, willing, and certainly able to help you find the best house to call your new home.