Foreclosures and Short Sales Wilmington NC

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Foreclosures Wilmington NC

The number of foreclosures listed in the Wilmington MLS are at an all time high of 75. These foreclosed home range in price from $28,000 to $2,163,055 in Porters Neck Plantation and everything in between including homes at Landfall, Northchase, Pine Valley, MacCumber Terrace and even waterfront communities such as Tangle Oaks.

Short Sales Wilmington NC

Short sales are even higher in numbers with a record 152 short sales listed for sale in the Wilmington, NC area. You will find short sales at prestigious Figure Eight Island, Landfall, Wrightsville Beach, NC, Carolina Beach, NC, Historic District, Waterfront communities such as Turtle Hall and Sandfiddler Point, Whitney Pines and Somerset Place. As you know a short sale is when the home is listed for less than the payoff due the lender. They are always subject to lender approval and the process is usually a very lengthy one.

For a complete list of foreclosures and short sales, please call 800-497-7325 Ex. 3607 or email me at  You can also search Wilmington NC real estate at by map, neighborhood, price, zip code, schools and more.

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First Time Home Buyers Bounce Wilmington NC Real Estate Market

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First Time Home Buyers

According to the National Association of Realtors, First time home buyers are driving the market to a rebound as home sales in September bounced back strongly. Home sales are at the highest level in 2 years! And, here in my home town, Wilmington NC real estate is on the move, as well.

$8000 Tax Credit

NAR chief economist, said favorable conditions matched with a tax credit are boosting home sales. “Much of the momentum is from people responding to the first-time buyer tax credit, which is freeing many sellers to make a trade and buy another home,” he said. “We are hopeful the tax credit will be extended and possibly expanded to more buyers, at least through the middle of next year, because the rising sales momentum needs to continue for a few additional quarters until we reach a point of a self-sustaining recovery.”

Adding to the real estate market recovery is that home affordability is the best it has been since 1970. And, with the added $8000 tax credit. Buyers are jumping in to take advantage of this once in a life time opportunity.

The market housing supply is the lowest it has been in over  two years nationwide and that in itself is a strong signal that the market is on the rebound.

Wilmington NC Real Estate

Don’t wait to take advantage of this great time to buy real estate, start your search today online at You can search homes in Wilmington, NC by price range, neighborhoods, zip code, schools, map and more. And, please contact us for a detailed list of foreclosures and short sales at or 910 232-0363. You will receive a list right in your inbox or on your mobile phone.

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Wilmington NC Real Estate Market Jumps

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The Wilmington NC real estate market made a maj0r accomplishment in September by not only beating August sales, but also sales increased over August 2008 numbers! The Wilmington market has not seen this kind of increase in 3 years, according to WRAR records.

This could indicate a bottom for our market and a major turnaround if these numbers can hold out for a few months or so.

The sales volume was $104.67 Million and September 2008 was $88 Million. $264,340 was the average sales price for September as opposed to $235,528 for August 2008.

Of course, a lot of the increase could be attributed to the $8000 tax credit due to expire in November. If you are thinking of buying a home now and want to take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity, please give us a call or email We can send you a detailed list of homes for sale in the Wilmington area and even foreclosures and short sale opportunities. You may also log on to my websites at or to search all Wilmington NC real estate.

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Wilmington NC Real Estate Area Indicators

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Many of you have asked about economic conditions in the Wilmington NC area.

Here are a few as stated in the Star News.

Home sale prices

Average Price of Homes Closed $234,988; $271,800 in 2008

Median Price of Homes Closed $183,233; $204,939 in 2008

Unemployment for August 2009

North Carolina 10.8%; 6.6% in 2008

Wilmingon Metro 9.7%; 6.1% in 2008

New Hanover County 9%; 5.6% in 2008

Brunswick County 10.6%; 6.9% in 2008

Pender County 11.1%; 6.4% in 2008

If you are interested in finding out more details about the Wilmington NC real estate market, such as foreclosures or short sale opportunities, please email or call 910 232-0363. We can send a detailed list right to your inbox. You may also log on to my website at to search all homes in Wilmington, NC.

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