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Jul 19, 2019

More Zones, More Housing Options

By Cece Nunn, posted Jul 19, 2019

For at least one potential apartment project, things might have been different if New Hanover County’s new zoning districts had already been in place.   But earlier this month, Hill Rogers had to go with his gut.   He said he felt there was just too much uncertainty, too much lack of communication when it came to an apartment project for which his compa ...

Jul 19, 2019

Realtors Invited To Tour Schools

By Cece Nunn, posted Jul 19, 2019

New Hanover County Schools is hosting a tour for Realtors next month of five of the schools in the district to shed light on what they have to offer, according to a news release. Jonathan Barfield, New Hanover County Board of Commissioners chairman and a Realtor, mentioned the Aug. 16 tour at a Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders association panel discussion Thursday, sa ...

Jul 18, 2019

Efforts to bring jobs to the Wilmington area depend on a lot of factors, including whether a community has housing for workers, Realtors and elected officials said at an event Thursday. Jonathan Barfield, a Realtor and New Hanover County Board of Commissioners chairman, said the area has “a serious challenge when it comes to affordable housing, workforce housing. ...

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Jul 9, 2019

The end of June marked one of the busiest periods for the local luxury home market in the past two decades, according to a recent report. During the first six months of this year, 62 homes with price tags of $1 million or more sold in the tri-county region, compared to only 47 during the same period last year, stated the report, compiled by Wilmington-based Just For Buy ...

Jul 5, 2019

A Wilmington couple said they want to tap into the needs of a growing local rental market as they launch a Port City franchise of a national company. Colin and Debbie O'Connell have moved into Suite 314 at 1430 Commonwealth Drive and are planning a grand opening celebration this month of their Real Property Management Champion location. Previously, the O' ...

Jun 24, 2019

Just going by the numbers, it's not going to get any cheaper to rent a place to live in Wilmington any time soon; it's going to cost you more with each passing month. Rents have been continuously rising month after month in Wilmington, according to those who track rental trends. That group includes Brian Eckel, with Cape Fear Commercial and GHK Cape Fear Deve ...

Jun 24, 2019

While home sales were down slightly in Brunswick County last month, the average price continued on an upward path, according to statistics released Monday by the Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR). The numbers for May 2019 are similar to last year, and total sales volume was up compared to April, the release stated.   “Brunswick County&rsq ...

Jun 21, 2019

Selling Iconic Property On Iconic Island

By Cece Nunn, posted Jun 21, 2019

More than 30 years later, Buzzy Northen and his wife, Ellen Northen, are still in love with Figure Eight Island.   “It’s just heaven,” Buzzy Northen said as he sat in the Figure Eight Island Yacht Club’s dining room at lunchtime in June.   The Northens purchased a lot on the nearly 5-mile private island in 1986. Figure Eight, a thin, p ...

Jun 17, 2019

Luxury Home Sales Reach Record Height In May

By Cece Nunn, posted Jun 17, 2019

The luxury real estate market in the Wilmington area set records last month, according to a recent report. It was the best May ever recorded in terms of home sales, with 14 dwellings priced at $1 million or more sold in New Hanover County for a combined value of $26.5 million, according to the report, presented by Doug Wahl, marketing director at Wilmington-based Just F ...

Jun 14, 2019

There's The Pearl in downtown Wilmington and soon there could be The Mini Pearl. Dave Spetrino, of PBC Design + Build, and his team have recently been working to put the finishing touches on The Pearl apartment building at 724 S. Fifth Ave. Construction there is down to the punch-list details, and residents are moving in next week. The Pearl has 38 one-bedro ...

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