Real Estate - Residential

Apr 9, 2024

Matt Ham describes building relationships as his “heartbeat.” A Wilmington native, Ham worked for North Carolina Farm Bureau from 2008 to 2018 before embarking on various entrepreneurial and nonprofit endeavors. This year, he returned to the insurance business by opening Airlie Oak Insurance Group in the flagship office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices ...

Mar 29, 2024

It was time to move on, said Trey Wallace, president of Wilmington-based Intracoastal Realty Corp.  He was referring to the $418 million settlement, announced March 15, reached between plaintiffs and the National Association of Realtors in a case centered on the industry’s commission practices. According to one of the law firms representing the plaintiffs, Ch ...

Mar 28, 2024

A panel of economists presented a cautiously optimistic forecast for the housing market on Thursday during an event hosted by Cape Fear Realtors and the Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association. On a national level, the economists said they expect to see continued demand for housing along with interest rate cuts from the Federal Reserve later this year. Locally, t ...

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Steve Mitchell

The Importance of Real Estate Appraisals

Posted Jul 5, 2023
Most people have experience with appraisers through the financing process, either when buying or refinancing a property. However, real estate appraisers can offer support with their extensive knowledge of the transaction process.

Appraisers can assist clients with property tax appeals. Property taxes represent one of the largest expenses associated with a property.  A entire article
Mar 27, 2024

Home sale prices, the number of homes sold and new listings increased in February in Brunswick County, according to a report this week. While units sold only rose by 1.8% compared to last February (from 326 in February 2023 to 332 last month), new listings in February jumped 31.5% from 517 last year to 680 this year, a news release stated. “Last month’s n ...

Mar 15, 2024

Topsail-area Realtors Share Updates

By Cece Nunn, posted Mar 15, 2024

In Surf City, more sewer capacity is on the way. Mayor Teresa Batts updated a real estate industry audience in Sneads Ferry in February on the critical development issue. “Sewer has slowed down the building in our area,” Batts, who owns Teresa Batts Real Estate, told the group.  But every lot in Surf City was accounted for, she said, before the to ...

Mar 11, 2024

Cape Fear Realtors Announces CEO

By Staff Reports, posted Mar 11, 2024

Janet Kane has been named CEO of Wilmington-based Cape Fear Realtors. Kane has served as interim CEO of CFR since January after the departure of previous CEO Anne Gardner, who had served in the leadership role since 2019. "Her wealth of knowledge and extensive background in association management made her an ideal fit to guide the local association of Realtors t ...

Mar 1, 2024

Born To Create Affordable Housing

By Lynda Van Kuren, posted Mar 1, 2024

The competition is stiff, and the work is hard, but Stephanie Norris wouldn’t give up her job for anything. Norris, who owns Terroir Development LLC, specializes in developing affordable housing, and it’s her mission to help provide homes for the area’s many residents who find it difficult, if not impossible, to afford a house or apartment.  &ldqu ...

Feb 20, 2024

A nonprofit's partnership with New Hanover County aims to help residents struggling to pay their rent, according to a news release. Wilmington-based New H.O.P.E. CDC will begin accepting applications for its rental assistance program, which will target workforce housing, on Wednesday, the release stated. "In a city where the average rent hovers around $1,600 ...

Feb 16, 2024

Realtors Report Increase In Sales, Listings In January

By Staff Reports, posted Feb 16, 2024

The Wilmington area’s latest residential real estate report shows an increase in the number of homes sold and in the number of new listings compared to the same period last year. According to the report, compiled from the N.C. Regional Multiple Listing Service by Cape Fear Realtors, the January housing market for the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) ...

Feb 16, 2024

State Real Estate Leader Weighs In

By Cece Nunn, posted Feb 16, 2024

Tony Harrington, owner of Wilmington-based firm The Property Shop International Realty, is this year’s president of NC Realtors. Below, Harrington shares his thoughts on the state of the residential real estate market in the Wilmington area and the state of North Carolina.   What do you think is the biggest challenge facing the residential real estate in ...

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