Sales UP!
Prices UP!
Inventory DOWN!
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Neighborhood reports

I have updated neighborhood reports for the following communities for 2017:
Carolina Heights

Carolina Place
Forest Hills / Beaumont

Lincoln Forest
Sunset Park

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Welcome to my monthly real estate newsletter
Greetings! I put out this free emailed newsletter once a month to keep people up to date on the local real estate market. My data focuses on the sales and inventory of homes in New Hanover County, with additional numbers on the region our MLS covers.
To see the full review of real estate sales in the region for 2016, click here.


Last month Sales ----------
Sometimes numbers make for interesting patterns. In New Hanover County there were 444 home sales in October 2017, there were also 444 home sales in September 2017. Further, the year to date sales in New Hanover county is 4,444.
Sales for October were up 21% from October 2016, which totally blows my suggestion that sales were cooling off this year.
Year to date, sales are up 5% over 2016

Last month Prices ----------
Prices were down slightly from last month, but were still 9% above same month last year. Average sale prices were around $313k, average prices per sq ft came in at $155.
Year to date, average sales prices are up 10% and the average price per sq ft is up 9%.

Current Inventory ----------
After peaking for the year at 1702 homes in September, inventory dropped for the second straight month to 1635. That number is down 1% from last year. The total number of active distressed properties (foreclosures or short sales) was just 15, virtually insignificant.

Compared to average numbers for last year, inventory rose in just three zip codes—28429 (up 43%), 28412 (5%) and 28401 (5%). Biggest drops were at the beaches - Kure Beach was down 21%, Carolina Beach down 24%, Wrightsville down 17%. I think 28429 (Castle Hayne) is up because they have a lot of new building over there.

Compared to average numbers for last year, inventory was down the most in lower price ranges — down 49% under 100k and down 21% in the 100-200k range. The higher ranges were up, with the 800k plus market going up 2%. The 400-800k range was up 4%.

Region ----------
Sales in the region were also way up from same month last year. The 886 sold homes was up a whopping 33%. Prices in October 2017 were down slightly from last month but up 6% over October 2016.
Year to date, sales are up 16%. Average sale prices and average price per square foot are up 5-6% compared to last year.

High Dollar Properties ----------
Lots of options out there for the high dollar buyer. The top priced home in New Hanover County is 7422 Sea Lilly Lane in Inlet Point, priced at $8.2 million. Includes a main house, guest house, pool house, 6 car garage, pier, dock, gazebo, heated pool, tennis court, basketball court, infrared sauna, all on 11 acres on the waterway.
Second place is a $5.9 million house on the south end of Figure 8.
See the top 10 listiings in New Hanover County here

For the second straight month, there were 12 homes that sold for over $1 million, which is above the average of 7-9. There have already been 99 sales over $1 million, the most since 2007.

Top sale was this $3.5 million dollar waterway front home on Figure 8 Island.

7422 Sea Lilly Lane, listed for $8.2 million
Highest sale last month was on Figure 8
This Month's Humor
This home buying process with Elizabeth Banks is pretty entertaining!

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a 2016 Year In Review
See the stats for 2016 and projections for 2017 here
The numbers are in for 2016, and Coldwell Banker Sea Coast is still the number one company in the region. We have sold more homes in the region than any other company every year for the past 17 years!

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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


Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty • 2516 Independence Blvd, Suite 102 • Wilmington NC 28412


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