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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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House built by CFCC students up for auction

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A house Cape Fear Community College students built will be auctioned off this weekend. The project took a year and a half of hard work. The goal was to teach students the fundamentals of building. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Property owners want to know where money, developer Saunders are

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video The Coastal Companies in Brunswick County will tell you it is the area's biggest employer, but some customers paint a different picture. Upset property owners say developer Mark Saunders stole their money and ran. Full story...
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Debate continues about future of old Seabreeze community

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video A community once rich with history is now struggling to figure out its future. One group says it wants the Seabreeze community near Snow's Cut to move forward with new homes. The other says back off and leave Seabreeze the way it is. Full story...
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Beach rentals sold out for 4th for first time since 2007

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video The 4th of July is just days away, and the rental home business is heating up to a level it hasn't hit in years in our area. One real estate company that deals with homes all over New Hanover County is all rented out for the 4th. Full story...
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Foreclosure rates in Wilmington up again

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A new housing report out today indicates foreclosure rates in the Wilmington area are on the rise. These figures, coming from CoreLogic, show rates in March 2012 at nearly three percent. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Cancer patient shocked when one late payment led to eviction notice

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video When you get sick, the last thing you want to worry about are your bills. But one Wilmington woman says she's so worried about money, she can't focus on getting better. And now she may have to worry about where she's going to live. Full story...
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Foreclosures in Wilmington on the rise

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A new housing report out today indicates foreclosure rates in the Wilmington area are on the rise. These figures, coming from CoreLogic, show foreclosure rates in January 2012 at nearly three percent. Full story...
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Forum focuses on saving homeowners from foreclosure

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video Rep. Mike McIntyre says fighting foreclosure is one of the most pressing issues before us as a nation. Experts say cases are all to common in the Cape Fear as well. Today McIntyre hosted a Foreclosure Prevention Forum in Brunswick County to try and tackle the problem head on. Full story...
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Investors stepping in to revive neighorhoods left for dead after market bust

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video Tidalwalk is a neighborhood on the Intracoastal Waterway in the southern end of New Hanover County. When the housing market crashed, its developer went bankrupt. So Tidalwak sat mostly empty. But now, there's a flurry of activity here again. Full story...
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