Real Estate - Residential

May 25, 2018

This year’s annual Cape Fear Area Economic & Housing Report will be released Wednesday, as part of a collaborative effort by Cape Fear Realtors and the Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association. The information will be shared at 10 a.m. Wednesday at The Terraces on Sir Tyler, according to a news release.  "The report will prese ...

May 23, 2018

Shane Johnson, chief operating officer of Cape Fear Realtors, is leaving for a position in Texas, officials said Wednesday. Johnson has been hired as the new CEO for the San Antonio Board of Realtors (SABOR) in San Antonio, according to a news release. Johnson was first hired as the governmental affairs director for CFR at the end of 2013. “Wilmington has ...

May 18, 2018

As the community prepares to celebrate the opening of amenities at Del Webb Wilmington in RiverLights, more changes are on the way for the 1,400-acre mixed-use development on River Road in Wilmington. Those changes include starting construction on a second mixed-use building in Marina Village, the RiverLights commercial section along the Cape Fear River. The current mix ...

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Facebook Ads: What’s Changing

Posted May 24, 2018
In the wake of the recent Facebook data privacy scandal, the company is changing the way its popular Custom Audiences feature works.
If you’re a marketer who uses Custom Audiences to target specific populations, read on to find out what’s changing entire article
May 16, 2018

Home Sales Heat Up

By Cece Nunn, posted May 16, 2018

Local home sales remained on an upward trajectory in April, with a 16 percent increase from last April in the number of single-family homes sold in the region, according to Cape Fear Realtors data. Realtor Harold Chappell, broker/owner of The Harold Chappell Team of NextHome Cape Fear, said rising mortgage rates might be part of the reason for the rising numbers.  ...

May 11, 2018

The luxury home market in New Hanover County had its best April in more than a dozen years, according to a recent report. "A total of 10 homes valued at $1 million or more sold in the past month for a combined value of $15,159,000," said a report compiled from the N.C. Regional Multiple Listing Service by Kathleen Baylies, broker in charge at Wilmington-based ...

May 7, 2018

New Apartment Project Might Be On Way To Site In Front Of Sawmill Point

By Cece Nunn and Christina Haley O'Neal, posted May 7, 2018

Land in front of the Sawmill Point Apartments in downtown Wilmington is under contract and could be developed into another apartment project, according to state documents. Prospective developers have submitted a brownfields property application to the state of North Carolina brownfields program describing a potential multi-family residential project for the 5-acre site ...

May 4, 2018

Local Real Estate Firm Working With Adwerx

By Staff Reports, posted May 4, 2018

Wilmington-based Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage has selected Adwerx Enterprise, a real estate technology firm headquartered in Durham, to power listing automation for Sea Coast’s more than 530 agents in 13 offices.   “Advertising listings online are very important to both our agents and their clients,” said Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage ...

Apr 27, 2018

An active senior living community with an emphasis on “going coastal” is proposed to be developed by 2020, officials with the community said Friday.   Trinity Landing Active Senior Living Community, an age 62-and-older community, is slated to be developed on 50-acres of land off Masonboro Loop Road along the Intracoastal Waterway, according to Ann Pressl ...

Apr 19, 2018

Homeowners Insurance Rate Increase Capped At 5.5 Percent

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Apr 19, 2018

A legal dispute between the state department of insurance and the N.C. Rate Bureau (NCRB) has settled with a negotiated rate increase of 4.8 percent statewide. That is down almost 14 percent lower than the rate of 18.7 percent originally proposed in November, according to a news release from the N.C. Department of Insurance. The rate increase will take effect Oct. 1. ...

Apr 18, 2018

Brunswick County Home Sales Rise In Key Indicators

By Jenny Callison, posted Apr 18, 2018

The Brunswick County Association of Realtors just logged one of Brunswick County's best sales months in years, according to statistics released this week by BCAR. “We saw more homes sold in March than in any month from 2011 through 2016, and total sales volume for the first quarter outpaced last year by 26 percent,” BCAR CEO Cynthia Walsh said in a ...

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