Real Estate - Residential

Sep 16, 2022

Housing Demand Still High, Pricing Tricky

By Cece Nunn, posted Sep 16, 2022

When it comes to describing the state of the real estate market in the Wilmington area, Realtor Jeff Lesley sees a couple of issues.   “I think we’ve got the media, which is saying the world’s coming to an end, and I think we’ve got real estate agents that definitely think it’s going to end,” he said in a conversation at the end o ...

Sep 16, 2022

Brunswick County Real Estate Stats Fell In August

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 16, 2022

Brunswick County’s real estate market experienced higher prices, fewer homes sold and fewer new listings in August, according to a report this week. The number of units sold in August dropped 13.8% compared to last year, from 593 to 511, the Brunswick County Association of Realtors (BCAR) stated in a release.  But Cynthia Walsh, CEO of BCAR, said national ...

Sep 14, 2022

Marilyn Costen skipped a grocery store trip to lie down on the couch in her Carolina Beach condo on April 2, 2021, because she wasn't feeling well. She couldn't have known she was about to feel a lot worse. A little before 1 p.m., Costen awoke to flames shooting from her bedroom. Fearing for her life, Costen jumped from her second-story home to the ground, injur ...

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Natalie English
Wilmington Chamber of Commerce

Becoming a Breakout City: Bring on the Remote Workers

Posted Mar 23, 2022
The Wilmington Chamber's current strategic plan calls for our chamber to be collaborative, innovative, and inclusive, among other priorities. With those overarching goals in mind, we are thrilled to be the first local chamber in our country to welcome individual remote workers to our membership. Attracting and retaining people to live and work in our community, regardless of the location of entire article
Sep 6, 2022

More luxury buyers are choosing Pender County, according to an August market report measuring sales in the Wilmington area. "For the first time, luxury sales in Pender County hit double digits with 10 homes selling at prices of $1 million or more – its best month ever," stated the report, compiled by Wilmington-based Just For Buyers Realty from ...

Sep 2, 2022

Realtors Launching New Century 21 Franchise In Wilmington

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 2, 2022

Realtor Jeff Lesley is keeping a Century 21 brand franchise in Wilmington by opening Century 21 Vanguard. Lesley, who worked as an agent with Century 21 Sweyer & Associates for 11 years, and Greg Harrelson, brokerage owner and real estate coach, are partners in the new firm. They are joined by Jan Pitman and Brendon Payne, two other top-producing agents fr ...

Aug 22, 2022

Efforts continue to reopen a supportive housing complex in Wilmington. Cape Fear Collective (CFC) and the Good Shepherd Center have partnered with Norco Management Holding Inc. to manage Driftwood, a housing complex for the local homeless population, according to a press release Monday. Renovations at the 15-unit apartment at 3820 Princess Place Drive are slated to s ...

Aug 19, 2022

Rental Cottages On Way To Leland

By Cece Nunn, posted Aug 19, 2022

A single-family rental community under construction in Leland is expected to begin welcoming residents around the spring of next year. Cape Cottage Apartment Homes on Westgate Boulevard near the Westgate Nature Park is set to hold 315 one- and two-story cottages ranging in size from 510 to nearly 1,300 square feet. The development of for-rent housing communities has ...

Aug 15, 2022

Sweyer Property Management Announces New CEO

By Staff Reports, posted Aug 15, 2022

Sweyer Property Management has announced Brad Johnson’s promotion to CEO of the property management firm, according to a press release Monday. Johnson will take on the role after owner Dave Sweyer. Johnson joined the team in 2021 serving as general manager. Now, he will oversee Sweyer’s previous tasks of profit management, strategy planning and corporat ...

Aug 12, 2022

Home sales are down, prices are up, but Realtors in the Wilmington area say finding buyers isn’t the main thing keeping them up at night. Their biggest challenge these days is winning a daily real estate equivalent of The Price Is Right. “We are seeing stuff come on the market and then a price reduction because I think agents aren't sure really what t ...

Aug 3, 2022

A new construction and real estate cleaning and repair service has launched in Wilmington, according to a press release. Taylor King is the CEO and owner of Taylored Construction Services, providing cleaning, pressure washing and other services to the real estate and building industries. According to the release, King has worked in the real estate and construction in ...

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