North Carolina Oceanfront homes for sale

This is a summary of oceanfront homes for sale in NC--scroll to the bottom ASAP. These include beach homes near Wilmington including Wrightsville Beach, Carolina and Kure Beach.  It also includes a lot of Wilmington waterfront homes in the area such as Masonboro Sound, Porters Neck Plantation and Landfall.

2022 update for beach front homes in North Carolina

Prices past year are up 30%.  the rental income for beach properties also shot up 30% with the highest rents in the history of vacation rentals.   It really caught a lot of property managers off guard and they rented their homes at the previous year's rental rates so most 2nd home owners lost $10,000s :(  I had sent my "list" an email saying raise your rents 25% now as your property manager won't....Couple of past clients got back with me later saying thank you so much. With the higher interest rates making and 2nd home penalties in place such as points with the fed and fannie mae...prices are probably maxed out and buyers are dropping out of the game as it costs much more each month to pay a jumbo mortgage.  Pices might come down or correct 10% in the next year.   Variety is the spice of life and that applies to our many beach properties for sale.  Each North Carolina beach one has its own traits, traffic, retail, culture and socioeconomic norms.  Also to take into account is the water itself; is it clear or murky?  How deep or wide are the beaches?  Some beaches are pretty shallow like Carolina Beach or North Topsail.  Perhaps the deepest beach is Wrightsville Beach.  It's no coincidence that is also the most expensive in Southeast North Carolina.  I call it a "white collar" beach.  Of course most beaches are regularly "renourished."  Probably about every 4 years a beach gets a delivery from the federal sandman :) if you know what I mean.  Actually it's a combo of players involved and it's often a debate involving different levels of the government.  

Non rebuildable lots and vegetation line issues for Oceanfronts CAMA

One of the main variables in looking for ocean front homes has to do with the lot itself in relation to the vegetation line and dune structure.  There are CAMA guidelines for rebuildability that determine if one can build a property on a lot when it comes to oceanfront homes for sale in NC.  For example one may only be allowed to build a beach cottage 20 feet back from the vegetation line which is usually in the sand dune in front of the home.  However with hurricanes dunes and vegetation lines can be wiped out for years until they are reconstructed and new vegetation lines are formed.  So the homes are in constant flux of what status they have-- buildable versus non rebuildable.  Some beaches have more widespread vegetation line issues and non rebuildable lots than other beaches...namely Surf City and the Topsail Beaches.  However when you dive deeper into it you see that whether a lot if rebuildable is not necessarily a big deal in practical terms when you think it through. I'll have a video on that subject soon. Reach out to me for the explanation.... The bottom line is that unless your home is completely destroyed by a hurricane, you can repair it so long as the repairs are not 50% of the value of the physical structure.  For that to occur it would be a category 4 or 5 hurricane probably.  But the irony is that if a cat 4 or 5 hurricane comes then most of the currently rebuildable lots will become non-rebuildable because they will lose their vegetation lines.  The point is that it is reasonable to buy homes on non-rebuildable lots.

Oceanfront Prices in Brunswick County 2022

So oceanfronts in Brunswick County including Oak Island, Holden Beach and Ocean Isle beach appreciated 37% from 2017-2020 .  However non-oceanfront homes appreciated 22% in that time period.  So there was a higher rate of appreciation for beach front homes. Probably this held up for the rest of North Carolina. New update for you....In 2021 prices jumped 30%. It was surreal no doubt. I saw buyers get priced out the market and walk away from buying their beach home. Many of them had been kicking the tires for years, and had plenty of opportunities to buy at a much lower price for a beachfront home.  And the homes values bumped another 16-20% in 2022 as well.

 
Carolina Beach Oceanfronts Holden Beach Oceanfronts Kure Beach Oceanfronts
Oak Island Oceanfronts North Topsail Oceanfronts Surf City Oceanfronts
Topsail Oceanfronts Wrightsville Beach Oceanfronts Ocean Isle Oceanfronts
Sunset Beach Oceanfronts  Emerald Isle Beach Oceanfronts

there is approximately 150 pure oceanfront homes in Wrightsville Beach NC there is approximately 150 pure oceanfront homes in Wrightsville Beach NC


                     

Oceanfronts in North Carolina June 21, 2024
244
Listed
98
Avg. DOM
$666.85
Avg. $ / Sq.Ft.
$632,500
Med. List Price
244 Properties
Page 1 of 8
$560,000
Neighborhood: Ocean Dunes
2
Beds
2
Baths
944
Sq.Ft.
1984
Year Built
1
Day on Site
100451695
MLS
$719,000
Neighborhood: The Ocean Club
2
Beds
2F21/2
Baths
1,144
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
1
Day on Site
100451851
MLS
$799,900
Neighborhood: Island Club
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,420
Sq.Ft.
1983
Year Built
1
Day on Site
100451875
MLS
1
Beds
1
Baths
491
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
1
Day on Site
100451876
MLS
$1,100,000
Neighborhood: Ocean Isle Beach Island
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,456
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
1
Day on Site
100451964
MLS
Pending
2401 W Ft Macon Rd Atlantic Beach,  NC 28512
$175,000
Neighborhood: Ocean Sands
1
Beds
1
Baths
253
Sq.Ft.
1972
Year Built
2
Days on Site
100451445
MLS
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,002
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
2
Days on Site
100451478
MLS
Coming Soon
469 Maritime Place Pine Knoll Shores,  NC 28512
$3,450,000
Neighborhood: Beacons Reach
4
Beds
3F11/2
Baths
3,780
Sq.Ft.
1991
Year Built
2
Days on Site
100451532
MLS
$4,149,000
Neighborhood: Bhi (Bald Head Island)
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
2,800
Sq.Ft.
2021
Year Built
3
Days on Site
100451388
MLS
Coming Soon
3107 Ocean Dr Emerald Isle,  NC 28594
$3,750,000
Neighborhood: Emerald Isle By The Sea
6
Beds
8F11/2
Baths
6,238
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
4
Days on Site
100450958
MLS
$799,000
Neighborhood: Winterhaven
2
Beds
1
Baths
863
Sq.Ft.
1971
Year Built
4
Days on Site
100451072
MLS
3
Beds
3
Baths
1,618
Sq.Ft.
1995
Year Built
4
Days on Site
100451122
MLS
Pending
101 Salter Path Rd Pine Knoll Shores,  NC 28512
$680,000
Neighborhood: Shutters Os
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,140
Sq.Ft.
2004
Year Built
5
Days on Site
100450865
MLS
Pending
855 Salter Path Rd Indian Beach,  NC 28512
$595,000
Neighborhood: Colony By The Sea
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,120
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
5
Days on Site
100450874
MLS
$1,250,000
Neighborhood: Villas By The Sea
5
Beds
4
Baths
2,081
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
6
Days on Site
100450665
MLS
$599,900
Neighborhood: Pier Pointe
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,134
Sq.Ft.
1997
Year Built
8
Days on Site
100418380
MLS
$379,000
Neighborhood: Surf Condominiums
1
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
752
Sq.Ft.
1985
Year Built
8
Days on Site
100450326
MLS
Coming Soon
2174 New River Inlet Rd North Topsail Beach,  NC 28460
1
Beds
1
Baths
532
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
8
Days on Site
100450428
MLS
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,088
Sq.Ft.
1959
Year Built
8
Days on Site
100450461
MLS
Pending
1704 Lumina Ave N Wrightsville Beach,  NC 28480
$899,000
Neighborhood: The Islander Condominiums
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,118
Sq.Ft.
1973
Year Built
8
Days on Site
100450506
MLS
$3,900,000
Neighborhood: Beacons Reach
8
Beds
8F11/2
Baths
5,492
Sq.Ft.
2008
Year Built
9
Days on Site
100450161
MLS
Pending
431 Ocean Blvd W Holden Beach,  NC 28462
$529,000
Neighborhood: Waters Edge
2
Beds
2
Baths
801
Sq.Ft.
1987
Year Built
9
Days on Site
100450190
MLS
Coming Soon
1115 E Beach Dr Oak Island,  NC 28465
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,335
Sq.Ft.
1965
Year Built
9
Days on Site
100450193
MLS
$1,999,000
Neighborhood: Grande Villas At The Preserve
4
Beds
4
Baths
2,719
Sq.Ft.
2007
Year Built
9
Days on Site
100450261
MLS
Pending
5207 Ocean Dr Emerald Isle,  NC 28594
$89,000
Neighborhood: Marlin Point
3
Beds
3
Baths
2,338
Sq.Ft.
1987
Year Built
9
Days on Site
100450272
MLS
Pending
459 Maritime Place Pine Knoll Shores,  NC 28512
$2,699,900
Neighborhood: Beacons Reach
4
Beds
4F11/2
Baths
3,437
Sq.Ft.
1983
Year Built
10
Days on Site
100449820
MLS
Pending
1609 Ocean Dr Emerald Isle,  NC 28594
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,270
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
10
Days on Site
100449843
MLS
4
Beds
4
Baths
2,216
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
10
Days on Site
100449897
MLS
Pending
2000 New River Inlet Rd North Topsail Beach,  NC 28460
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,300
Sq.Ft.
1986
Year Built
10
Days on Site
100449937
MLS
$399,000
Neighborhood: Sea Spray
2
Beds
2
Baths
762
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
10
Days on Site
100449989
MLS
$13,900,000
Neighborhood: Figure Eight Island
5
Beds
6F21/2
Baths
6,730
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
11
Days on Site
100449652
MLS
Open 6/29
1222 New River Inlet Rd North Topsail Beach,  NC 28460
$1,290,000
Neighborhood: Ocean Wynds
5
Beds
3
Baths
2,048
Sq.Ft.
1994
Year Built
12
Days on Site
100417671
MLS