Real Estate - Residential

Apr 14, 2021

Brunswick County’s residential real estate market saw its strongest sales so far this year in March, according to an announcement this week. Sales volume nearly doubled and units sold increased by more than 50%, from 431 to 649 units sold, compared to March 2020, stated a news release from the Brunswick County Association of Realtors. The March sales volum ...

Apr 9, 2021

This Year's Parade Of Homes Schedule Announced

By Cece Nunn, posted Apr 9, 2021

The Wilmington–Cape Fear Home Builders Association recently announced the dates for this year's Parade of Homes. The WCFHBA's 35th Annual Parade of Homes is expected to take place two weekends: Saturday, April 24, and Sunday, April 25; and Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2, with homes open from noon to 5 p.m. each day, according to a news re ...

Apr 7, 2021

The region's most expensive home sale record has been broken again, according to a report issued this week. The home at 831 S. Lumina Ave. in Wrightsville Beach sold March 19 for $6 million.  "For 15 years, the highest price on the books stood at $5,264,000 for a property that closed in August of 2005. That record was topped in September 2020 by ro ...

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Apr 6, 2021

Affordable Housing Studies Show Depth Of The Problem

By Cece Nunn, posted Apr 6, 2021

Affordable housing in Wilmington and New Hanover County has been put under the microscope with two new studies delving into the issue.  The studies were commissioned by the Joint City/County Workforce Housing Advisory Committee and presented Monday afternoon to the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. Before introducing presentations Monday, Dave Spetrino, ...

Mar 29, 2021

A Look At New Apartments Coming To Downtown Wilmington

By Cece Nunn, posted Mar 29, 2021

Crews are expected to break ground in the coming months on a downtown Wilmington apartment project by Kettler, a company based near Washington, D.C., that has been looking to grow in the Carolinas. Kettler became familiar with the Port City through its purchase in 2018 of St. Andrews Reserve Apartments, a 390-unit community on St. Andrews Drive in Wilmington. That allow ...

Mar 26, 2021

Wilmington-based luxury builder Tongue & Groove was named the 2020 Custom Home Builder of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders, according to a recent announcement. Mark Batson (pictured below), founder and CEO of Tongue & Groove Design + Build, accepted the award during the virtual International Builders Show this month. He said in a news rel ...

Mar 25, 2021

Expansion is in the works for a midtown Wilmington multifamily complex. The developer, Wilmington-based Cameron Management, has submitted plans for Phase 2 of Barclay Place, an apartment community built around 1996 off Independence Boulevard. Phase 2, planned on about 4.5 acres of undeveloped land adjacent to the first phase, is expected to include 96 units. ...

Mar 19, 2021

Popular Spots Expected To Stay Tops

By Cece Nunn, posted Mar 19, 2021

On the same day in March when Realtor Kim Skipper Anderson put an Oak Island house on the market, it had eight showings and two offers on the table before the day was done.   “It opened up for showings just this morning,” said Anderson, of Oak Island-based Art Skipper Realty Inc., on March 9 about the home at 706 W. Dolphin Drive, listed for $675,000. & ...

Mar 19, 2021

A homebuilder based in Fayetteville is expanding its footprint in Wilmington. McKee Homes officials see the Wilmington area as a source of more success after closing on 333 homes statewide last year. Forty-seven of those closings were in Brunswick County and 27 in New Hanover County. “In the regions that we're in, Wilmington and Raleigh are going to be the ...

Mar 16, 2021

Brunswick County Home Sales Continue Strong Showing

By Cece Nunn, posted Mar 16, 2021

While 2020 was a record year for Brunswick County’s residential real estate market, the stats for January and February this year are even stronger, according to a news release Monday. So far in 2021, the number of units sold is up 33.5% and total sales volume is up 60% compared to the first two months of 2020, stated a report by the Brunswick County Association of ...

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