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73 The vacation rental house at 213 S. Lumina Avenue was the top sale at Wrightsville Beach, selling for $2.9 million in August. See your room in a new light! with new pendants & chandeliers Fall in L  VE From Big Sky Design and  the Big Sky Mobile Boutique 9107933992 bigskydesignonline.com have people come in and they look at beach houses and they go, ‘We don’t know where this economy is going.’ I think the fact that the election’s over with, whether you like who got elected or not, it is a known now.” Jessica Edwards agrees. “I do think the election came into play especially in the luxury market in the sec-ond PHOTO COURTESY OF BRYANT REAL ESTATE half of the year. I think in 2016 there was a little bit of a lull due to people wait-ing to see what was going to happen with the election.” Wrightsville’s sales comprised 94 residential properties and six lot sales and two boat slips, which sold for $77,000 and $86,000. The top sale was $2.9 million for the oceanfront with pool vacation rental at 213 South Lumina Ave., built in 2005. It sold Aug. 12. Marcello Caliva, of Intracoastal Realty, who ranked No.10 at Wrightsville Beach, represented the buyers, a local couple with a waterfront home on Bald Eagle Lane. They bought this house as an investment property and for family gatherings. “I worked with them 10-plus years. We looked as so many properties,” Caliva says. “That property sold itself. It is almost 260 feet deep, you have a beautiful dune line in front of it, it is protected with good vegetation, excellent views, the pool. The house itself is 5,000 square feet, it sleeps 30 people.” The property is also zoned R-2, which would allow for future construction of a duplex. “The house is the highest-grossing house for weekly vacation rentals on Wrightsville Beach,” Caliva says. This sale was closely followed by 827 S. Lumina Ave., an oceanfront home built www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com WBM


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