I have buyers looking for homes in Carolina Place and Carolina Heights, if you are considering selling or know someone who is, please let me know.

Wade Wilson

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Other info on Carolina Heights:
Star News, 2009
Star News, 2015
The Neighborhood
A Five Year Perspective
Home Sales
Home Prices
Price Per Square Foot
Days on Market
What sold last year
Currently active listings
Listing Detail
What sold last year
Realtor Activity in CH
Top Agents in C-Heights neighborhood
New Hanover County
Stats from the County
The Region
Stats from the Region
Company Stats
Who sold the most last yr
About The Wilson Team
2016 Year Report
The full report on New Hanover County Real Estate Sales. Go here



New Listings in Carolina Heights!
by The Wilson Team

219 North 18th Street

Listed for $429,000

304 N. 15th St

Listed for $479,900
Open House Sunday, Sept. 17, 1 - 4 pm

Sold by Wilson Team in Carolina Heights recently
1517 Market Street (Sold for 240k in 4/17)
1906 Princess St (Sold for 320k in 5/17)
1801 Grace St (SOLD 6/28/16)
1710 Chestnut St (SOLD 5/31/16)
1519 Chestnut St (SOLD 3/15/16)
1705 Princess St (SOLD 12/21/15)

Greetings from the Wilson Team;

My name is Wade Wilson, my wife Ashley and I are Realtors and neighbors. Carolina Heights is one of our favorite neighborhoods, we have sold more homes in the neighborhood than any other Realtors in the past five years. It is also the neighborhood we call home, we have renovated two homes in recent years, 1807 Princess St and 1709 Princess St. We are living at 1709 Princess Street and love the front porch feel of this charming neighborhood.

Each year I put together a report showing real estate activity in the Carolina Heights neighborhood. I think everyone likes to keep up with what's going on in their neighborhood, and this gives you a good perspective on trends and home prices.

Neighborhood Outlook
Home sales doubled in the neighborhood last year. The 12 homes that sold were the most in a single year going back to at least 2007. The average price is also the highest it has been since 2007. The average price of a sold home in 2016 was around $313k. The average price per sq ft of a sold home came in at $121, which was down from last year's 2008. Being an older neighborhood, price ranges can vary greatly depending on renovation status, and the small sampling of a dozen or less doesn't give a real definitive perspective.

At the beginning of the year, (1/13/17) there are five active listings . Average price of active listings is about $363k, average price per square foot $117. Average days on the market is over 500 days, but this is primarily because of the listing at 1812 Princess St that has been on for over 1400 days.

County Outlook
The number of home sales was up strongly again in 2016. There were close to 5000 homes sold in New Hanover County in 2016, around 9% more than in 2015, which was up 16% from 2014. The last time the numbers were this high was back in 2006, when 4933 homes were sold, and 2005, when 6500 homes were sold. My prediction at the beginning of 2016 was for a 7-11% increase, and while I hate to brag, I nailed that pretty good.

My prediction for 2017 will be another solid increase in home sales, I will say 8 - 12%. The economy appears to be moving ahead strongly, and this area continues to be a popular place for people relocating or retiring.

Signs are good that 2017 will be better in home sales and prices. The economy is growing, consumer confidence is high, unemployment is low and mortgage rates are great.

For the last several years it has getting easier and easier to sell a house. Low inventory and a steady number of buyers has put sellers in the driver's seat.

Buyers are definitely still looking in the neighborhood. Carolina Heights is one of my favorite neighborhoods to recommend, because it has such historic charm and great neighborhood feel. Also because I live here!

Click on the links at left to review the activity over the past five years, plus what sold last year and what's active now.

Also, we have had conversations with buyers who are interested in the neighborhood, so if you are considering selling please let us know. If you or someone you know is looking to buy, we'd be thrilled to help them as well.

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Facts about the Neighborhood
110 homes
18 non owner occupied

Five Oldest Homes
102 N. 17th St, built in 1897
1703 Princess St, built in 1897
1807 Chestnut St, built in 1903
1807 Princess St, built in 1904
(this excludes 320 N. 18th, originally built in 1853 in Ivanhoe and moved to Carolina Heights after 1950)

68 homes built prior to 1920
40 houses built 1921 - 1937
Newest home built in 2008

Tax Assessed Average Value is $264k
Average number of bedrooms 3.6
Average lot size is .23 acres
Average square footage is 2380

Tax Assessed Values range from 100k - 679k
(Not including the Wise House, which is valued at $2.1 million)
Homes range from 9 bedroom to 2 bedroom
Square foot ranges from 800 - 8000 sq ft

See also:
Article on Carolina Heights here

This is the study area

Interesting that Carolina Heights has three different zip codes within the neighborhood, 28401, 28403, and 28405.



The Wilson Team
"If you're looking for a house, we know where some are..."

Wade Wilson,

NC License #253396


Ashley Wilson,

NC License #275182


Lindsey Bridges,

NC License #294445


Barbara Crawford,

NC License #298134

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