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Old 10-28-2013, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Angier, NC
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I have spent quite a bit of time looking through past threads on moving to the Wilmington area but none of them were right on point with what I am looking for so here goes...

Not too familiar with Wilmington but would be interested in the following (in ranked order):

- safe area
- new(er) construction (<5 years old)
- 20 or so minutes to the college (don't really care of location other than that)
- Max of $225,000
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Old 10-28-2013, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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Not too familiar with Wilmington but would be interested in the following (in ranked order):

- safe area
- new(er) construction (<5 years old)
- 20 or so minutes to the college (don't really care of location other than that)
- Max of $225,000
You might start with these builders:
New Homes, New Home Builder, New Homes for sale, Wilmington, Jacksonville, NC - Stevens Fine Homes
Real Estate Wilmington NC - Homes For Sale Wilmington NC - New Home Wilmington NC
New Houses For Sale in Wilmington, NC | D.R. Horton - D.R. Horton
and Wilmington NC New Homes | H&H Homes
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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20 or so minutes to the college (don't really care of location other than that)
- Max of $225,000
I'll leave it to you to do all the distance calculations. However, I liked the sound of Deer Crossing at the Steven Fine Homes web site. It's an "eco-community" off Myrtle Grove Road, about 22 minutes to UNCW. Prices start about $185K.
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:13 AM
 
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I have spent quite a bit of time looking through past threads on moving to the Wilmington area but none of them were right on point with what I am looking for so here goes...

Not too familiar with Wilmington but would be interested in the following (in ranked order):

- safe area
- new(er) construction (<5 years old)
- 20 or so minutes to the college (don't really care of location other than that)
- Max of $225,000
since '08, no big residential developments have been constructed in wilmington. the few that have are high-dollar.

your best bet is looking for infill. new home construction in an old neighborhood. there are some of these in audubon / devon park.
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:06 AM
 
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I have spent quite a bit of time looking through past threads on moving to the Wilmington area but none of them were right on point with what I am looking for so here goes...

Not too familiar with Wilmington but would be interested in the following (in ranked order):

- safe area
- new(er) construction (<5 years old)
- 20 or so minutes to the college (don't really care of location other than that)
- Max of $225,000
I'll see if I can add some input here...

Just about anything in New Hanover County is within 20 minutes of UNCW....except Carolina Beach, which probably is only about 5-10 minutes more...because UNCW is so centrally located.

New Construction is mostly infill stuff...a quick search (in your price range) revealed new construction on the following roads...Copperfield Ct, Lady Bug Lane, Albemarle Rd, and Thetford Ct. I know Wilmington pretty well and have never heard of any of these streets. This is probably because they are new streets off of existing neighborhoods where new construction is occurring. This would be the same for anything built in the last 5 years in New Hanover County.

It should be noted that most of New Hanover County is subdivisions and is safe. There are some issues around the public housing complexes, especially right now, and a few certain neighborhoods.

Finally, let me throw out a property that looks to be a steal to me...only 15 years old, great neighborhood, good schools, Halyburton Park right next door, cul-de-sac, within 10-minutes to UNCW...and in your price range.

714 Fairlie Ct, Wilmington, NC 28412 - Home For Sale and Real Estate Listing - realtor.com®

Maybe a good starting point in terms of getting to know Wilmington.
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