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Posted: September 24, 2018 by Bailey Gordon

 Fortification (n) : reinforcement built to strengthen a place against attack.

In the aftermath of Florence I have been presented with a lot of questions.  I have laid in bed, prayed, and pondered... 

The biggest question from both clients and friends,

Where do we go from here?
How does this affect the market?

I have lived in Wilmington for over 20 years now, I have sold real estate in this amazing community for over 14.  What I know is that we haven’t seen a storm like Florence since I have lived here and I hope we go another 20 years without another one. 

I know that Wilmington is strong. 
Strength comes in numbers and through community and this town is currently showing us how to come together.

I recently read that you can’t always find the “why” when something bad happens, but you can always find the good.  That’s hard to swallow right now as we face devastation, destruction, flooded homes, lost pictures, personal items, and irreplaceable heirlooms. 

Here though, this is where we work hard to find the good.  We see that no matter who you voted for in the last election, no matter if you believe in God or not, no race, no background matters here.  We are all the same when it comes to being a victim of this storm, and we will pull together to help one another. 

I am confident in our current economy; confident people will recover from this mess and continue to move forward with their dreams.  Maybe it is repairing their current home and moving on to find a bigger home as their family grows, maybe it is downsizing to simplify, maybe you’ve dreamed about flipping homes and now the time to start is here.  I believe good can be found in the number of jobs this storm will bring to Wilmington and surrounding areas while we “rebuild”, re-roof, reside, and repair what once was. 

I am not afraid the real estate market will suffer. 
I watched carefully as we survived the mortgage crash of 2007 and 2008 and I know just how that felt.  I remember the day we realized things would be different and we rebuilt from there too.    

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