Real Estate - Residential

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 ...

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Cape Fear Literacy Council

Word Power

Posted Apr 2, 2018

“Definition, please?”

“The coming together of two or more things to the same point.”  (Merriam-Webster online)


For 30 years, this community has been converging for a special event, the Cape Fear Literacy Council (CFLC) Spelling Bee. Businesses, entire article
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 ...

Jul 6, 2018

Local Home Sales Buck National Trend

By Cece Nunn, posted Jul 6, 2018

Home sales in the Cape Fear region are bucking national trends, according to a Wilmington-based real estate firm. The number of homes sold nationally dropped 3 percent in May compared to the same month a year ago, but according to local data gathered June 22 from the N.C. Regional Multiple Listing Service by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, home sales in New Hanover ...

Jun 29, 2018

Counting The Days, On Market

By Cece Nunn, posted Jun 29, 2018

Heather Smith and her husband, Jay DeChesere, posted their three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Wilmington’s Pine Valley area for sale online on a Sunday evening.   Within about two weeks, they had three offers.   The house was listed at $305,000, and the couple posted the home themselves on Zillow, Craigslist and Facebook. They accepted one of the three ...

Jun 15, 2018

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

By Cece Nunn, posted Jun 15, 2018

Now that the pending sale of recreational facilities and green space at Echo Farms by the city of Wilmington and New Hanover County has been announced, signs of new residential development in the neighborhood off Carolina Beach Road could begin before the end of this year. The Woodlands at Echo Farms is expected to add single-family homes, townhomes and apartments to th ...

Jun 11, 2018

Luxury Home Sales Decline In May

By Johanna Cano, posted Jun 11, 2018

The luxury home market in New Hanover County decreased a little in May, where the total sales volume fell by $5 million compared to the same month last year.  “In 2017, a total of 14 luxury homes sold in the county for a combined price of $22.3 million. This May, only 10 homes sold for a combined $17.3 million,” said the report collected from the N.C Re ...

Jun 1, 2018

Custom Homes Contain Local Touches

By Cece Nunn, posted Jun 1, 2018

A coastal lifestyle and custom homes go together like sand and surf.   And in the Wilmington area, numerous companies manufacture custom home elements locally.   One example is Hollingsworth Cabinetry on Castle Hayne Road, a company started by Hudson Hollingworth’s parents 25 years ago.   The firm, which started out as a bed frame manufacturer, n ...

May 30, 2018

Economic Growth Stabilizing, Housing Demand Continues To Rise

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted May 30, 2018

Economic growth is stabilizing, unemployment rates are low, and the tri-county region is continuing to see a demand for homes as the Wilmington area home market paces faster than the nation. Affordable housing, however, still remains a big topic. That's according to the latest Cape Fear Area Housing Economic Climate Report, a collaborative effort between the Cape Fe ...

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