I hope you’re enjoying the fall, my favorite time of year here at the beach. There are so many things to do!
Recently we had the Seafood Blue & Jazz Festival, Island Day, The Salty Paws Festival (thank you to everyone who donated & organized this terrific event), the Hot Wax Surf Contest, the Carolina Beach Fire Department BBQ (yummy), Fall Festival in Ft Fisher, and Trick-or-Treat at the Ft Fisher Aquarium.
What a time of year!
Speaking of which, I want to remind everyone that Daylight Savings time expires Sunday morning, November 6th, so be sure to set your clocks back one hour.
And also don’t forget about the Carolina Beach Christmas Parade on Friday, December 2nd, with the Flotilla to follow on the 3rd.
In my most recent e-newsletter, I introduced a handful of videos that have been added to our website. These videos showcase unique attributes of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Wrightsville Beach, Wilmington and Topsail Beach. If you have a chance, please take a look at www.CoastwalkRealEstate.com, you’ll be glad you did!
Now it’s time for some updated real estate info…here you go!
n Year to date there have been 246 sales in Carolina Beach, this compares to 242 for the same period in 2010. The average price per square foot for single family homes in 2011 is $160, compared to $159 in 2010.
n Year to date there have been 83 sales in Kure Beach, This compares to 80 sales for the same period in 2010. The average price per square foot for single family homes in 2011 is $196, compared to $202 in 2010.
n Year to date there have been 1,904 sales in Wilmington, This compares to 1,986 for the same period in 2010.
n The highest priced home to sell so far this year in New Hanover County was a house in Wrightsville Beach for $2,895,000. There have been a total of 44 homes to sell over $1,000,000 since 1/1/2011.
n The largest home to sell this year in New Hanover County was a 9,200 sq ft home in Landfall that SOLD for $1,850,000. Year to date there have been 17 homes over 5,000 sq ft that have SOLD in New Hanover County.
n In Carolina and Kure Beach, as of late October, there have been 300 homes and condo to have SOLD over the past 12 months (this number excludes land sales). 85 of these were bank-owned homes, and 37 were short sales. This number represents about 40% of total sales.
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