Topsail Island Real Estate Information

July 23, 2015

FAA Gives Lewis Realty Go Ahead To Fly Drones For Real Estate

In a past blog post , Lewis Realty Associates, Inc announced that it was petitioning the FAA under Section 333 of the FAA Modernization Act of 2012 to fly "drones" to market real estate listings and area tourist attractions in late January of 2015.Chris Rackley, President of Lewis Realty with Drone - Topsail Island, NC

After six months and a request for ...

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Feb. 16, 2015

Topsail Island Real Estate May Get Consent To Rate Insurance Letter

We have been reading and hearing that a few Topsail Island real estate owners have received Consent To Rate Letter from their insurance companies.


A consent to rate letter basically means that unless you agree to pay the new rates (higher) the insurance company may cancel your insurance and ...

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Feb. 11, 2015

Buying Topsail Island Waterfront Property


Things to Consider When Buying Waterfront Property on Topsail Island, NC


Waterfront property is the most sought after location, location, location of real estate especially in our market here at Topsail Island, NC.


But with any new endeavor there are things to consider and not to surprise ...

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July 21, 2014

Lewis Realty Acquires Bryson & Associates | Topsail Island Real Estate News

Lewis Realty Associates, Inc is pleased to announce that it has acquired Bryson & Associates, Inc, a local owned and very reputable real estate company.


The former Bryson and Associates, Inc was a family business started by the late Sterling Bryson over 31 years ago and soon on board was ...

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March 14, 2014

Senate Approves House Bill 3370 - Flood Insurance Bill

As an update to our original blog post concerning the flood insurance changes due to the Biggert-Waters Act, we are happy to report that the Senate has passed the house bill 3370 which amends the latter act. This not only affected Topsail Island but affected the nation, even inland areas ...

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Feb. 25, 2014

Flood Insurance Affordability Bill Schedule For House Vote

If you have not heard of the Biggert-Waters Act of 2012, you can get up to speed here. This law has changed how business is done with flood insurance here on Topsail Island. However, there are more changes coming, most of them better news!


We are not insurance agents ...

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Feb. 11, 2014

Why Professional Photos Make A Diffence.

Remember the old saying "A picture is worth a thousand words"? Well today it may should be changed to "A picture is worth thousands more"! Here at Lewis Realty we believe it, that's why we focus on high quality images on many of our properties.

98% of home buyers ...

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Jan. 20, 2014

A "Great Real Estate Broker's" Knowledge

In North Carolina, real estate broker's have broker's licenses. These licenses only allow the broker to "broker" a sale representing one or both of the parties to the transaction. The law is explicit in saying that this license does not cover practicing law, performing appraisals or completing home ...

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Jan. 16, 2014

Private Placement & IRAs With Real Estate Rental Property

Private Placement & IRAs with Real Estate Rentals


Here at Lewis Realty Associates, Inc on Topsail Island, we handle both real estate sales and rentals (both vacation & long term rentals). We recently signed up a new property here in Surf City and learned a new concept!!


Most ...

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June 20, 2012

Topsail Island Real Estate Market Heating Up For 2012

Topsail Island Real Estate Market Heating Up For 2012


Although the national economy has shown only slight up ticks throughout the year, here in the Topsail real estate market, we seem to be doing much better than a few years ago. There are numerous indicators we can use to ...

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