Real Estate - Residential

Aug 14, 2018

RiverLights Submits Plans For Additional Homes

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Aug 14, 2018

Site plans have been submitted to city officials for more than 300 homes in RiverLights. Officials with the 1,400-acre community off River Road have proposed Phases 5 and 6 of a single-family home development, according to the plans. The two phases for the “conventional neighborhood” total 175 acres with 374 lots proposed in those portions of the development ...

Aug 10, 2018

Report: Most Affordable Beach Housing

By Cece Nunn, posted Aug 10, 2018

Brunswick County’s most populated beach town is also the most affordable, home sale statistics show.   Oak Island was the most affordable and active of eight popular beach communities in the Cape Fear region in June, with 70 homes sold at a median price of $267,500, according to an analysis of N.C. Multiple Listing Service data by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Adv ...

Aug 1, 2018

Coastwalk Real Estate, a real estate firm that has specialized in selling homes in Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, announced Wednesday that it is merging with Wilmington-based Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, one of the largest residential real estate firms in Southeastern North Carolina. With the merger, Coastwalk’s 46 agents and managers will operat ...

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Steve Adams
School of Learning Arts

What is SOLA?

Posted May 22, 2018

One of the biggest questions I’m often asked by parents is, “What does SOLA mean?”

The truth is, SOLA – or School of Learning Arts – encompasses so much more than just the arts. And it’s not just a school. In fact, I wish I could come up with a different name for preschool. To be absolutely honest here, I wish I could come up with another name for entire article

Jul 30, 2018

The N.C. Real Estate Commission has suspended Laney Real Estate Co.’s license until Sept. 1, according to a consent order, and president and owner George Laney says he has been working with the commission to get the firm’s license back. Laney said the money from the firm’s security deposit trust accounts were seized by the N.C. Department of Reven ...

Jul 27, 2018

Remodeling Market Heats Up

By Cece Nunn, posted Jul 27, 2018

Sunny summer months bring out the urge to make changes for some local homeowners, including renovations and additions to their houses.   “Everything comes to fruition here in the middle of summer,” said Bobby Petelinkar, director of marketing for Ingram Bros. Inc., a Wilmington home repair and improvement business that is celebrating its 70th anniversary ...

Jul 23, 2018

A developer is proposing to build apartments and townhomes in Wilmington in the spot where a Lidl grocery-store anchored commercial center was previously planned. Instead of a Wilmington location for the German-based grocer and office and retail components, the Arbor Commons site bordered by South 17th Street, Peel Street and Hollingsworth Drive could hold 209 multi-fam ...

Jul 17, 2018

Construction of an apartment project on Independence Boulevard near Echo Farms is expected to begin soon after the development company worked out a sewer capacity solution for the site. Woodfield Investments bought the wooded property at 3938 and 3970 Independence Boulevard for nearly $1.7 million from Wilson and Angie Ki, according to a July 13 deed recorded in New Han ...

Jul 13, 2018

A Cameron family land company is suing the state because of the impact a corridor map for the Hampstead Bypass project has had on about 1,800 acres on Sidbury Road in Wilmington, according to a complaint filed in New Hanover County Superior Court.   Sidbury Land & Timber LLC filed the complaint July 5 against the N.C. Department of Transportation and N.C. Turnpi ...

Jul 13, 2018

Realtors Describe Thriving Market, Concerns For Future

By Cece Nunn, posted Jul 13, 2018

The home sales industry in Wilmington is thriving and expected to continue to grow in the near future, but challenges include rising building costs and a dwindling inventory of homes in the price points buyers want the most, Realtors said during a panel discussion Thursday. In some cases outside the area, homebuilders are merging, said Audie Barefoot, president and CEO ...

Jul 12, 2018

Planned luxury apartments in downtown Wilmington across from the city's upcoming Northern Waterfront Park aim to capture continuing demand for urban living, one of the project’s developers said Thursday. D. Porter Jones of Charlotte-based DPJ Residential said The Flats on Front will capitalize on downtown’s growth and the latest trends apartment renters ...

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