Real Estate - Residential

Mar 9, 2018

Some Buyers, Sellers Await School Maps

By Cece Nunn, posted Mar 9, 2018

The New Hanover County Board of Education was expected to make a decision this month on a map that would have changed which high school some students attended. But the board delayed that decision until next year, leaving some potential homebuyers sitting on the fence. It’s not an unusual situation for a community to have. Past surveys, including a 2013 study by Re ...

Mar 7, 2018

A redevelopment project expected to replace a shopping center on South Kerr Avenue got the green light from city officials Tuesday after its developers added townhomes to the plan. Kerr Station Lofts, which would replace Kerr Station Village on South Kerr Avenue, will include 139 apartments and 19 townhomes, with the townhomes facing Jacksonville Street and Franklin Ave ...

Mar 2, 2018

High Dollar Sale: Mansion Goes For $4.9M

By Cece Nunn, posted Mar 2, 2018

A Wilmington property that includes a mansion designed by Lincoln Memorial architect Henry Bacon has sold for $4.9 million, a real estate firm announced Friday, in a deal hailed as the highest-priced residential sale in New Hanover County in more than 10 years. The property, called Live Oaks and also referred to as the Parsley Estate after the original family that owned ...

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Dallas Romanowski
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Estate Planning: A Small Slice of a Bigger Pie

Posted Mar 15, 2018
Business owners commonly associate exit planning with estate planning, and they aren’t too far off.

Good exit plans and estate plans both aim to ensure that the owner’s family is provided for after the owner is gone. Both an exit plan and an estate plan might address a transfer of ownership to an intended recipient following the death of the business owner. entire article
Mar 2, 2018

The developer of a unique urban mixed-use concept in Wilmington is pre-leasing the first residential portion of a project that incorporates shipping containers. Nine new container homes at 1602 Queen St. in The Cargo District, described as an "urban market and coworking village," are available for rent, with completion set for June, according to a ne ...

Feb 23, 2018

Firms Find Benefits In Mergers

By Cece Nunn, posted Feb 23, 2018

The Cheek family operated an Ocean Isle Beach-based residential real estate firm, Resort Brokerage, for nearly two decades years before deciding a merger was in the company’s best interests.   Resort Brokerage recently merged with Keller Williams Realty, and the former Resort Brokerage office at 15 Causeway Drive in Ocean Isle is now part of Keller Williams. ...

Feb 23, 2018

Residential real estate firms in the Wilmington area have been expanding their footprints as the health of the market remains steady. Among some of the recent examples is Wilmington-based Intracoastal Realty, which celebrated the opening of its office at The Pointe at Barclay on Thursday evening. "We don't expand for expansion's sake; we expand when ther ...

Feb 20, 2018

South Front Phase II Apartments Fully Leased

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Feb 20, 2018

The apartment development that reclaimed a former industrial building is fully leased, according to officials with Tribute Properties Inc. South Front Phase II apartments, located at 1510 S. Third St. in Wilmington, totals 54 units with 43 one-bedroom apartments and 11 two-bedroom apartments, said Molly McDonough, regional director for Tribute’s South Front region ...

Feb 13, 2018

Home sales increased in January compared to the same month last year, according to the first housing report of the year from the Brunswick County Association of Realtors. The number of units sold increased 8 percent, from 242 in January last year to 262 last month, while the number of listings fell 11 percent, dropping from 557 to 496, according to a news release Tuesda ...

Feb 9, 2018

Area Housing Supply Expected To Stay Low

By Cece Nunn, posted Feb 9, 2018

The Wilmington housing market is expected to remain strong this year and the next, although those in the real estate industry can expect to face some current and future challenges.   One of the main hurdles will be the area’s shrinking inventory and the inability of supply to keep up with demand.   “By our estimation, the Wilmington market will ha ...

Feb 6, 2018

Keller Williams Realty recently merged with Resort Brokerage, a real estate firm based in Ocean Isle Beach. The former Resort Brokerage office at 15 Causeway Drive in Ocean Isle is now part of Keller Williams, officials said Tuesday. The merger adds a roster of 20 agents to Keller Williams in Wilmington, and more will likely be added to the Brunswick County office, s ...

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