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ONLY ON 3: Neighbor says smell from pool at foreclosed home a nuisance

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videoBonnie Narron is hosting Thanksgiving this year for 15 people. Every year her family has a tradition of playing backyard games. But this year Narron fears that may not be possible because of a foul smell coming from the pool of a foreclosed house next door. Full story...
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Fireplace violation continues to keep Kure Beach couple out of new home

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A Kure Beach couple remains unable to move into their new home after a New Hanover County Superior Court judge upheld the town's decision to deny an occupancy permit for the property because its cantilevered fireplace extends 6 inches farther than zoning laws allow. Full story...
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Developer wants to build high-end apartments near Echo Farms

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videoAnother new apartment complex might be on its way to Wilmington. The Greater Wilmington Business Journal reports a Raleigh developer hopes to build the nicest apartment project in South Wilmington. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Couple says battle with building inspector still holding up dream home

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video A battle we first told you about in February continues on Pleasure Island. A couple says Kure Beach's building inspector is still purposely stalling their dream home. Full story...
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St. James Plantation selling home every 28 hours

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What’s fueling the growth? “The biggest factor is the Baby Boomers from the northeast are returning to the market in force,” said Tom Condon, director of sales at St. James Plantation. Full story...
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Fewer foreclosures, increased new home sales fueling housing market

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videoForeclosure rates are down and continue to fall in Wilmington. Meanwhile new home sales are up across the country. Full story...
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Habitat to celebrate completion of subdivision

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videoHappening this weekend Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity is celebrating the completion of an entire neighborhood this weekend. Full story...
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Wilmington ranked among best housing markets

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video It looks like Wilmington's housing market is on the rebound. The Port City is ranked among the best markets in the country over the next five years. The website "Business Insider" ranks Wilmington number 13 on the list and is expecting growth over the years. Full story...
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Authority unveils $16 million update to Creekwood

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video In late 2008, when Michael Krause became CEO of the Wilmington Housing Authority, he recalled Creekwood South was a community on the verge of collapse. Full story...
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Habitat raises walls on Made in America home

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video Habitat for Humanity raised the walls of its very first home using construction materials all made in America in Wilmington today. Full story...
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Affordable home also safer, energy efficient

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videoConstruction workers are building a brighter, safer future for a family in Brunswick County. "It is definitely hard to process," Sonya Gardner said. "I am ecstatic. The walls are up in one day, and who would have figured that? But I am very happy." Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 2012 best year for homes sales at St. James

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video A Brunswick County golf community is experiencing a boom in home sales. In fact, the leaders at St. James Plantation say 2012 was their best year yet. Full story...
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Sneads Ferry experiencing building boom

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videoThe new year is bringing new business to Sneads Ferry. While some see dollar signs with new job opportunities, others say they're sad to see so much construction. To some, the sound of constructions it the sound of success. To others, it's something much different. Full story...
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Home construction continues to grow in New Hanover County

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video According to the latest construction activity report from the New Hanover County Development Services Center, the largest project permitted in December was a $7.6 million multi-family apartment complex on Cedar Lane in Wilmington. The second largest project was a private aircraft hangar at 1859 Dolan Drive, at a cost of $1 million. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Former Leland chief's house foreclosed

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video According to an online listing, former Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne's home in is under foreclosure. The four-bedroom, four-bath home in the Brookhaven neighborhood is listed for close to $340,000. Full story...
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