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Old 10-07-2015, 07:53 PM
 
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We've owned an oceanfront condo at the St. Regis in North Topsail Beach for 12 years. LOVE IT! Topsail is a very special and beautiful place. Except for in the summer, it's very quiet!

Like every beach in the Carolinas except Sunset Beach, erosion is an issue. It's severe at the extreme north end of the island and it's becoming a problem in places that have not had beach nourishment. We are very fortunate in that our section of beach (at the St. Regis) had beach nourishment in 2012 and it is holding up fine...even after the latest storms. We also have an excellent vegetated dune - which is SOOOO important if you are looking at beach property.

Condo prices are at rock bottom right now but condo fees (which include a Master Insurance policy) are high. We do get a group rate. We keep our condo rented in the summer to pay the bills.

NTB's CBRA designation was apparently made in error way back when, and the town is working to have this changed by Congress. If it happens, insurance rates will go down and property values will go up.

I have never seen a palmetto bug at my condo or on the grounds. I've seen a few mosquitos over the years. Maybe it's because our complex exterminates. It's true that the ocean breezes keep the bugs at bay.

As for the "For Sale" signs, there actually appear to be less properties for sale than in recent years. The Homes Guide is pretty thin. Maybe people are seeing For Rent signs and are thinking those properties are for sale. Beach rentals are everywhere!

It is true that there used to be a road where the ocean is now.

Please message me if I can give you any more information from someone who actually owns property on NTB. We are thinking of selling our condo (we live in MD and want something closer) if you are interested in chatting about that.

Good Luck!
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Old 04-19-2017, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I'm getting ready to buy a property in North Topsial Beach. Love the area. Erosion is an issue. Thus, why I am buying 2nd row and the property includes the oceanfront lot that can't be built on. WIN WIN!
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Old 10-16-2017, 05:51 AM
 
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We've owned an oceanfront condo at the St. Regis in North Topsail Beach for 12 years. LOVE IT! Topsail is a very special and beautiful place. Except for in the summer, it's very quiet!

Like every beach in the Carolinas except Sunset Beach, erosion is an issue. It's severe at the extreme north end of the island and it's becoming a problem in places that have not had beach nourishment. We are very fortunate in that our section of beach (at the St. Regis) had beach nourishment in 2012 and it is holding up fine...even after the latest storms. We also have an excellent vegetated dune - which is SOOOO important if you are looking at beach property.

Condo prices are at rock bottom right now but condo fees (which include a Master Insurance policy) are high. We do get a group rate. We keep our condo rented in the summer to pay the bills.

NTB's CBRA designation was apparently made in error way back when, and the town is working to have this changed by Congress. If it happens, insurance rates will go down and property values will go up.

I have never seen a palmetto bug at my condo or on the grounds. I've seen a few mosquitos over the years. Maybe it's because our complex exterminates. It's true that the ocean breezes keep the bugs at bay.

As for the "For Sale" signs, there actually appear to be less properties for sale than in recent years. The Homes Guide is pretty thin. Maybe people are seeing For Rent signs and are thinking those properties are for sale. Beach rentals are everywhere!

It is true that there used to be a road where the ocean is now.

Please message me if I can give you any more information from someone who actually owns property on NTB. We are thinking of selling our condo (we live in MD and want something closer) if you are interested in chatting about that.

Good Luck!
Do you still own your condo at NTB St. Regis? I inquire as my husband and I are considering purchasing a 2/2 Bed/Bath Condo at St. Regis in Bldg 2/5th floor.

Any advice you can provide? I noted the HOA fees were very high? Any idea why this would be the case? Thanks for any feedback.
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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I noted the HOA fees were very high? Any idea why this would be the case?
You should be able to obtain the budget and expenses from the condo association. The Saint Regis has a heated indoor pool, doesn't it? That's an extra expense.
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC.
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Sea level rising: 20 NC towns, cities could be flooded by sea water in 15 years | News & Observer
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Old 10-18-2017, 11:23 AM
 
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The report is interesting, and if it pans out as it's reported, quite disturbing.
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