Real Estate - Residential

Sep 14, 2018

As the first of Hurricane Florence’s winds began to bluster through Wilmington on Thursday afternoon, Tim Milam remained in his home in Autumn Hall off Eastwood Road. The president of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, one of the largest real estate firms in Southeastern North Carolina, Milam said his 19 offices throughout the Cape Fear region and beyond had clo ...

Sep 12, 2018

State events for Realtors that was two years in the making and set to be held in Wilmington starting Saturday has been canceled as a result of Hurricane Florence. The State of Real Estate and 'XCHANGE 18 Convention & Expo will no longer be filling hotel rooms and the Wilmington Convention Center, NC Realtors announced on the organization's website. ...

Aug 28, 2018

Community Meeting To Be Held For Townhome Development

By Johanna Cano, posted Aug 28, 2018

A community meeting will be held next week for a conditional use rezoning request for a high-density development planned on property near 5308 Carolina Beach Road. The meeting will be held at the Best Western Plus hotel at 5600 Carolina Beach Road at 6 p.m. Sept. 4. The rezoning would be for the construction of a residential townhome development and the property is a ...

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Lessons Learned from a False Alarm

Posted Aug 15, 2018
You may have heard about New Hanover County Government Center’s inadvertent emergency alert that happened on Aug. 1. The alert was treated as a real threat, employees evacuated the building, and law enforcement responded.

It turned out to be a false alarm and everyone was safe, but here is how the story played out.

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Aug 24, 2018

A $200k New Home: ‘Almost Impossible’

By Cece Nunn, posted Aug 24, 2018

Is it possible to build a single-family home in New Hanover County that costs less than $200,000 anymore? Not really, industry insiders say.   “That’s almost impossible,” said Craig Stevens, owner of Stevens Fine Homes. “Affordable home sites that were available over the last eight, 10, 20 years are nonexistent, and the only home sites that a ...

Aug 22, 2018

Reports Show Strong Local Home Sales In July

By Johanna Cano, posted Aug 22, 2018

The housing market in the Cape Fear region continued its robust trend for the most part in July, according to numbers released Wednesday Sales were up 13.8 percent last month over the same period a year ago in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender and Onslow counties combined, according to an analysis by Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, which the agency compiled from N.C. ...

Aug 21, 2018

Eighty-three downtown Wilmington historic dwellings have changed hands for the second time in a little over two years. Tom Cruz and John Lewis of TJ Real Estate Holdings LLC purchased the portfolio of rental units, along with a small amount of unused land, from members of the Olson family for $6.3 million, according to deeds recorded Tuesday. The properties contain 9 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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