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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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Home prices in Wilmington increase

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Homes across Wilmington continue to gain value according to new data released today by CoreLogic. Full story...
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Study predict Wilmington housing price rise, local expert says not so fast

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As the real estate market across the nation continues to falter, Wilmington's prices might be an exception. A national study by Fiserv, a financial analysis company, indicates the Wilmington area will see a small price increase in the next two years. Full story...
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New squatting strategy targets vacant NC property

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A new strategy by squatters in vacant homes is popping up in North Carolina's largest city. Full story...
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Experts say local economy recovering, but slowly

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video Good economic news for the region was announced today at the eighth annual Economic Outlook Conference at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where faculty economists forecast that the Wilmington area will outperform the state and nation in economic growth in the coming year. Full story...
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Experts cautious despite big jump in area home sales

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video Home sale numbers in the Cape Fear are up more than ten percent in the last year. And while that may be good news, some realty experts say it's too early to celebrate. Full story...
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Businesses come together to share ideas making it easier to go green

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video In the rapidly changing green business world, sometimes it's hard to keep up on the latest trends. Local green professionals gathered at the Emerging Green Businesses Conference in Wrightsville Beach today to share their ideas and successes. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS: Neighbors tired of dog poop smell

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video Living in a townhome means your neighbors are up close and personal. How they treat their property, often affects yours. That's a situation some residents are dealing with in Wilmington's Lauren Place when it comes to a neighbor's dog. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Twenty percent of Wilmington homeowners "upside down" on their mortgage

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In Wilmington, 20.40 percent, or 14,608, of all residential properties with a mortgage were in negative equity for first quarter 2011. An additional 6.30 percent, or 4,519, were in near negative equity. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Foreclosure rates in Wilmington increase

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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 up in March 2011 over two and a quarter percent. Full story...
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1st quarter housing stats indicate local market and economy are improving

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The local housing market continues to show signs that our economy is improving; new home construction rose 7.2% in March, an upswing in housing inventory for sale, pending sales are rising, job market is improving and 30 year fixed mortgage rates remain in the upper range of 4.75%. Full story...
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NC homeowners to get help avoiding foreclosure

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video Those of you fighting foreclosure, may get a bit of a break. The Obama administration is sending $600 million in financial aid to five states. North Carolina is getting nearly $160 million of that. Full story...
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Spring, summer could be busy in housing market

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video Spring typically tends to be a busy time for realtors, but buyers should know that time is running out to take advantage of a federal tax credit that could help them keep some cash in their pocket. Full story...
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Foreclosures rates hitting Brunswick County hard

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videoMany homeowners are struggling to keep a roof over their heads. One county in our area is being hit particularly hard by the housing crisis. Full story...
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