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2017 Asheville Market Report

Dec 13, 2017
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Asheville neighborhoods and events

We’re happy to report Asheville has had another solid home sales year and that’s something to sing about. Median home prices have risen about 6% paralleling the national average. The low point of the market over the past 10 years was in September 2011. Since then, Asheville neighborhoods prices have risen 56% (or about 9% per year). The strongest segment of the market continues to be homes priced....

Marinalife Winners of the 8th Annual Best Marina Contest Include River Dunes

Oct 26, 2017
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River Dunes Grace Harbor Marina

The team at River Dunes has won a significant accolade heading into next week’s Fort Lauderdale Boat Show - honored as one of the Best Large Marinas 2017 by Marinalife. It’s no surprise to the North Carolina coastal communities because River Dunes has won best large marina twice in the past (2013 & 2015) and were only a few votes away from winning outright again this year...

Market Report - Wilmington North Carolina

Jul 18, 2017
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custom home builders

Still the fastest growing area in coastal North Carolina, we weren’t surprised to see construction cranes dotting the skyline along the Cape Fear River during the recent Wilmington Parade of Homes. Large development projects open, underway or announced since 2014 include...

Living Like a Local in Wilmington

Nov 24, 2015
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ICW and Wrightsville Beach

Our curiosity ran deep wondering what is it that’s drawing folks to the 300 year old city by the sea, the city of Wilmington North Carolina. Out of 43 cities on our website, it is the #1 most requested city for retirement. The mild weather and barrier islands are the obvious attractions for Wilmington NC retirement but folks may be surprised to discover that Wilmington hasn’t...

Market Report - Edenton, Albemarle Sound and Outer Banks

May 19, 2014
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Edenton North Carolina Relocation Information

The final stop of our coastal North Carolina research trip brought us to Edenton, named on the list of America’s Prettiest Small Towns. Living up to its name, Edenton looked better than ever and we weren’t the only ones who felt that way. Photographers were patiently waiting for...

Market Report - New Bern and the Pamlico Sound

May 14, 2014
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New Bern NC Market Report

Named a ‘national model for Main Street revitalization’, New Bern has proven a 300 year old city can transform itself into a cultural mecca and a place where people want to spend time. It’s a quaint waterfront city on the Trent River and Neuse River about an hour inland from the...

River Dunes in Coastal North Carolina Breaks Ground on New Amenity

May 13, 2014
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River Dunes North Carolina Cottages

Our North Carolina research trip took us north to the Pamlico Sound and to the home of two time winner of the Bliss Award™ for Best Boating Community of the Year. River Dunes is a charming maritime village with a deep water marina off the Intracoastal Waterway at MM 173. We observed three homes under construction during our visit and the...

Market Report - Topsail Island, Bogue Sound and Chocowinity Bay

May 7, 2014
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Topsail Island North Carolina

Topsail Island is an island of extreme differences. People are drawn to the island for sport fishing and its 26 miles of beautiful beaches. Surf City near the south island narrow swing bridge is incredibly run down. Traffic delays could easily steal beachgoers time during the summer season. The roads are worn, power poles leaning and homes weathered and outdated...

Market Report - Southport and the South Brunswick Islands

May 4, 2014
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Seascape At Holden Plantation Lawsuit

What makes relocating to Wilmington North Carolina so popular? Is it a beach walk and the time for reflection upon all we have achieved? Or is the fact that folks have so much to choose from such as...

Market Report - Wilmington North Carolina

May 3, 2014
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Wilmington North Carolina Market Report  Part

The 28th Annual Parade of Homes provided a perfect opportunity to see 70 new homes in dozens of master planned communities in Wilmington North Carolina built by the areas top builders such as Trusst Builder Group, Bill Clark Homes, and Logan Homes. Trends we noticed this year...

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