Real Estate - Residential

Law Firm Opens Southport Location Inside Real Estate Office

By Cece Nunn, posted Nov 14, 2017
A law firm that opened an office in Wilmington more than a decade ago has expanded to Southport.

Hutchens Law Firm, established 37 years ago in Fayetteville by managing partner H. Terry Hutchens, recently celebrated the opening of its Southport location in Suite 5 at 4911 Old Long Beach Road SE, which is the Southport office of Wilmington-based residential real estate firm Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage.

Staffing the new location for Hutchens Law Firm are Wendy Hughes (pictured at left), real estate attorney, and Sharon Lee, real estate loan closing processor.

“We were just looking at the need and the growth in the area and just happened to have a great opportunity in working with Tim Milam [president of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage] . . . to place an office inside their building,” said Chris Huff (pictured below), managing partner of the Wilmington location of Hutchens Law Firm at 7029 Wrightsville Ave. “It seemed like everything came together perfectly to try to meet the expanding need of Brunswick County.”

Real estate legal services offered by the firm include electronic closings (e-closings), hybrid e-closings and e-recording transactions, which means closings that can be recorded quickly without having to travel in person to the Brunswick County Courthouse and other locations to finalize paperwork, according to a news release from the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce.

Home sales in Brunswick County have been booming this year. The third quarter finished strong, according to a news release in October from the Brunswick County Association of Realtors. The number of homes sold outpaced 2016 by 27 percent and total dollar sales were up by 36 percent over last year, the BCAR statistics showed.

Story On The Map

Ico insights


Lyleheadshot2017 1251720228

Community Service PTO Benefits Your Company, as Well as Your Community

JC Lyle - Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry

Are You Ready To Buy Your First Home?

Tyson Emery - KBT Realty
Chris coudriet headshot 300x300 10211545555

County Projects are Investments in Our Future

Chris Coudriet - New Hanover County Government

Trending News

After Park Announcement, What's Next For Echo Farms?

Cece Nunn - Jun 15, 2018

Local Leaders Describe Economic Development Efforts

Christina Haley O'Neal - Jun 15, 2018

In Downtown Wilmington, Engineering Firm Getting Room To Grow

Cece Nunn - Jun 15, 2018

YMCA Has $8.1M Toward $9.8M Goal For Renovation On Market Street

Johanna Cano - Jun 15, 2018

Banks Respond To Dodd-Frank Changes

Jenny Callison - Jun 15, 2018

In The Current Issue

Berry Farms Weather The Ups And Downs

The weather might have made the 2018 growing season challenging for local berry farmers thus far, but it has not slowed demand for straight-...

Labor Market Checkup

The demand for health care workers in an area like the Cape Fear region is expected to remain healthy for years to come, experts say....

Construction Zone: Updates On 4 Commercial Projects

Current commercial building activity in Wilmington includes retail and office space, with more planned in the coming years throughout the ar...

Book On Business

The 2018 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!



2018 Power Breakfast - Dishing on the Restaurant Biz
2018 WilmingtonBiz Expo - Keynote Lunch with Eric Dinenberg, Rouse Properties
2017 Health Care Heroes