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©2014 Wrightsville Beach Landscaping, Inc. A vibrant cure for the winter blues. 910.256.6345 wrightsvillebeachlandscaping.com A Wrightsville north end landmark, the bank-owned 2601 North Lumina Avenue, sold in June 2014 for $1,301,000. PHOTO BY ALLISON POTTER WBM february 2015 44 114269 wbl january ad-wbm.indd 1 10/21/14 3:35 PM Foreclosure Foreclosure filing volume was again down statewide, with an overall decline to 32,771 since the 2010 high of 66,232. New Hanover County experienced a decrease of 30 percent from the previous year with 681 reported, an average of 57 court filings per month. Neighboring Brunswick County mirrored New Hanover with 632 foreclosure filings. To the north, Pender fared better at 235 for 2014. Both are decreases. NEW HANOVER COUNTY CIVIL FORECLOSURES 2002 868 2008 1,017 2003 909 2009 1,483 2004 737 2010 1,881 2005 605 2011 1,559 2006 561 2012 1,432 2007 720 2013 968 2014 681 Wrightsville Beach Wrightsville saw a steady 3.5 percent increase in residential sales with a sold vol-ume totaling just under $83 million for 112 residential sales, a Realtor-assisted boat slip, plus one commercial sale for a total of 114 recorded sales. “Beach sales are up. It was an exciting, fast year. It was busy, busy,” says Carla Lewis, Intracoastal Realty Broker, the No. 2 ranked Broker at Wrightsville Beach, and No. 3 in New Hanover County. “We thought it probably would slow down at the end of the year, but it didn’t.”


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