New Hanover County has a new Comprehensive Plan

New Hanover County is rolling out it’s new comprehensive plan and is encouraging all county residents to get involved.  Read all about it in an article by Jenny Callison.  Click on this link for more information.

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Do You Want To Serve?

Do you want to serve on the Comprehensive Plan Policy Recommendation Committee for New Hanover County?

“The recommendations from the committee will be forwarded to the county planning board as part of implementation of the comprehensive plan.”  Click on the link below to find out how to submit your application.

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How Did Your Zip Code Do Last Year?

Are you wondering how Wilmington properties faired last year?  You may want to read this interesting article comparing real estate prices by local zip codes.  Click on this link for the details.


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See What’s Planned for Downtown Wilmington

Do you live or work in downtown Wilmington?  Click on the link to read about what is planned for the future.

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Wilmington Ranks High

There is an interesting article in the Greater Wilmington Business Journal posted by J. Elias O’Neal titled “Wilmington Ranks High In Report For Economic Productivity.”  Read more about it and see how we are doing in relation to other cities in North Carolina and across the nation.  Click here

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Multigenerational Households a Lasting Trend

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An article in the National Association of Realtor’s “Realtor Magazine” discusses the trend of families living together.  “While families came together because of the economy, they stayed together by choice” says Donna Butts.  For more information click on the following link.




Building Permits on the Rise


“Area home builders continue to add to the inventory of new homes across New Hanover and Brunswick counties” according to an article in the Greater Wilmington Business Journal.  To read the full article click here

Greater Wilmington Housing Market

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An article in the Greater Wilmington Business Journal, reported by J. Elias O’Neal,  states that our area scores high in a 2014 housing ranking.  “A national builder’s magazine has ranked the greater Wilmington area as one of the top housing markets to watch in 2014″.  Click here for the details

Recent Activity in the Luxury Market

House design process    In an article titled “Local, national luxury housing market gaining momentum” Stephanie Pfeffer stated that the luxury housing market is making a “serious comeback” from the housing lull of the Great Recession.   Click on the link below to read more of the article published in the Greater Wilmington Business Journal.

Distressed Housing Inventory Shrinks

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J. Elias O’Neal has recently reported in the Greater Wilmington Journal that the distressed housing inventory in our area is shrinking.  “According to the WRAR Multiple Listing Service, there were 90 bank-owned foreclosed homes listed in August.  That’s down 23% from 116 foreclosed homes on MLS in August 2012.”  Click the link to read more….