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Multigenerational Households a Lasting Trend

December 18th, 2013 by Laurel Pettys

Family jumping outside

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

November 19th, 2013 by Laurel Pettys


“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

November 11th, 2013 by Laurel Pettys

House with blueprints

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

October 29th, 2013 by Laurel Pettys

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

October 21st, 2013 by Laurel Pettys

Settlement statement

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….

“Slow Growth But Positive Signs Ahead, Say Experts”

October 11th, 2013 by Laurel Pettys


In a recent Greater Wilmington Business Journal article…. “William (Woody) Hall, economist at UNCW, forecasted a 2.5% rate of growth for the next year but with a number of conditions.”

To find out more Click on the link.

Do You Know How The Local Market Is Really Doing?

October 7th, 2013 by Laurel Pettys

Father and Son

Are you aware of how the local real estate market is really doing today compared to last year?  “Figures recently released by the WRAR showed an 18% hike in the number of homes sold in the greater Wilmington area in July, compared to July, 2012.”  To find out even more Click on this link.

Rising Mortgage Rates

September 19th, 2013 by Laurel Pettys

What is the impact of rising interest rates on the buying power of potential homebuyers? 

house and dollar sign

To find out click here.

Is Farmland the New Cash Crop?

September 3rd, 2013 by Laurel Pettys

Stacks of Money

Is farmland really the new cash crop?  Read the article written by J. Elias O’Neal in the Greater Wilmington Business Journal and find out.  “Travel along Interstate 40 from the congested maze of roadways that criss-cross Wilmington, and the landscape quickly transforms into a postcard scene of pure North Carolina country living.”  To read the entire article click here.

Local Home Sales Continue To Show Gains

August 16th, 2013 by Laurel Pettys

Growing home sales

A recent article in the Greater Wilmington Business Journal states “Home sales continue to post sizable gains across the region.”  In fact the author goes on to note “Figures recently released by the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors showed an 18 percent hike in the number of homes sold in the greater Wilmington area in July compared to July 2012.”   To read the entire article click on the link below.

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