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2015-2 WBM 51 “the bubble:” a 3-4 mile radius from the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge includ-ing Landfall, Airlie Road, Greenville Loop Road, Masonboro Loop Road and Figure Eight Island. “Most people want to stay close to the beach and don’t want to go into Brunswick and much further into Pender County,” Young says. “Those people are used to the better shops and restaurants of Lumina Station, Wrightsville Beach, the Mayfaire cor-ridor — that is their hunting grounds, where they want to eat, shop, work, play.” Most encouraging is individual home prices are expected to grow at a healthy 5 percent per year for the next few years, making a slow and steady recovery to the peaks we saw in 2005 and 2006, Chris Livengood predicts. “I expect the cost of a Carolina dog at the Trolly Stop to increase in the very near future,” Randal J. Williams says. Footnote: Pat Bradford has been a licensed NC Real Estate Broker since the early 1980s. She was a top producer in the greater Wilmington area from 1993 to 2001. All numbers reported and used for analysis of New Hanover County (only) real estate sales are from the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors MLS, Rapattoni system as of December 31, 2014. Additional 2014 sales may have posted or even been corrected after date drawn. 14 th REAL ESTATE ROUNDUP A N N U A L

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