Are We Facing a New Housing Emergency?

Are We Facing a New Housing Emergency?

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Right now, the national housing market is facing a large inventory shortage and conditions aren’t improving. The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released a statement that housing starts i.e. new homes under construction were at an 8 month low in May. To add to this pressure, things aren’t looking up for June, because …

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14 4th of July Porch Decorating Ideas

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We live in the south, where people love, love their porches, and we can’t blame them – we love them too! They’re an extension of the home’s living space. Rocking chair front porches…screened porches…even covered decks…They’re all great for meeting with friends, drinking sweet tea, and watching the neighborhood critters (2 legged or 4…ha-ha!). We also love a nicely decorated …

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Commonly Mispronounced Names in the Wilmington Area

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As a Wilmington transplant and linguistic enthusiast, learning how to properly pronounce certain names in our area has been quite entertaining. It’s interesting to see the clash of Southern roots and the growing melting pot of people who are moving here from across the country. If you’re thinking of settling in the Wilmington area or are new to southeastern North …

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Home Equity Rises in North Carolina in 1st Quarter of 2017

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It’s been 6 years since the height of the housing crisis. Since then, 9 million home loan borrowers have regained equity in their homes. These facts remain important as we look for indicators for how the current economy is performing. Home equity is a large chunk of homeowner wealth, and supports spending and broader economic health. CoreLogic®, who collects and …

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Are Co-Living Apartments the Key to More Affordable Housing?

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One of the biggest challenges that people in their 20s face is housing affordability. Looming student loan bills and rising costs of living are some of the contributing factors. While we love, love, love to help people to buy homes, the fact of the matter is that not everyone can afford to. For the person fresh out of college or …

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Tuesday Tally from Demarest Landing, Wilmington

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Melanie Cameron presents this week’s Tuesday Tally from the waterfront community of Demarest Landing in Wilmington, North Carolina. Learn all about this unique luxury community and stick around to the end to learn how the Wilmington real estate market is performing for the week of 5/23/17. See Demarest Landing homes for sale, stats, school info, and more.