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Ea Ruth

2022 President, Cape Fear REALTORS®
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Ea Ruth is the 2022 president of Cape Fear REALTORS®, an organization with nearly 3,500 members who serve as the region’s Voice of Real Estate. Cape Fear REALTORS®, through advocacy, education, and community involvement, support e  

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Dec 31, 2023

How to Build Wealth through Real Estate Investing

This article was contributed by Steve Mitchell, president of Cape Fear REALTORS®. It is well known that real estate can be an effective strategy for building wealth, as the asset over time ...

Residential Real Estate
Dec 5, 2022

Professional Development Ensures Positive Client Experiences

Providing educational and professional advancement opportunities for REALTORS® is a big part of what our organization does to support the community.  Recognizing that supporting home own ...

Residential Real Estate
Sep 8, 2022

FOREWARN: A Valuable New Benefit to Members

It may not be news to some, but the number of crimes against REALTORS® is shockingly high compared to other professions.  In fact, more than 60,000 REALTORS® end up becoming victims ...

Residential Real Estate
Aug 24, 2022

How to be Resilient and Adapt to Shifting Economic Conditions

The notion of resiliency has been tossed around a lot, particularly in light of the challenges that most entrepreneurs and businesses have experienced as a result of the pandemic.  The word ...

Residential Real Estate
Jul 13, 2022

Building and Strengthening our Local Community

The members of Cape Fear REALTORS® and the Wilmington REALTORS® Foundation are constantly seeking new ways to build and strengthen our local community.  One exciting example of this ...

Residential Real Estate
Jun 30, 2022

Fair Housing has Vast Implications

On the surface, the topic of Fair Housing seems relatively simple.  For those who call themselves REALTORS®, fair housing is an important set of guidelines, rights and penalties. &n ...

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Jun 3, 2022

Protecting the American Dream

With the uptick in interest rates and the rapid appreciation the real estate market has witnessed over the past three to five years, the goal of owning a home has become more complicated to navigate.& ...

Residential Real Estate
Mar 23, 2022

Economic Forecast Points to Calmer Real Estate Market

For the past few years, the real estate market in Wilmington and the surrounding areas has been hotter than the shimmering lines of heat coming off Highway 40 on a dog day afternoon. But are we o ...

Residential Real Estate
Feb 3, 2022

Our Plans for Moving the Industry Forward—Together

Is there a perfect way to celebrate a 100-year anniversary?  I don’t know, but the thought is certainly keeping me awake at night as I realize that, as the president of Cape Fear REALTOR ...

Residential Real Estate
Dec 1, 2021

Protect Your Interest By Choosing A REALTOR®

Understanding the differences between a real estate agent and a REALTOR® is essential for buyers and sellers who want to ensure their interests will be protected throughout the transaction. The di ...

Residential Real Estate
Nov 1, 2021

Continuous Improvement The Secret for Many REALTORS®

Ensuring that local buyers and sellers receive a superior standard of support and service has been a focus of the National Association of REALTORS® for many years. Knowledge is the key, as they sa ...

Residential Real Estate
Sep 13, 2021

How REALTORS® Can Help With Home Safety Issues

Home is where the heart is, as they say, and it is supposed to be a safe haven for those who live there.  But a variety of safety issues can be concealed within a home, and considering that Septe ...

Residential Real Estate
Aug 1, 2021

Adaptive Reuse Projects Highlight Expertise of Commercial REALTORS®

Driving through Wilmington and noting the increased density, along with the many other changes that have taken place over the years, I’m often struck by the quote from Mark Twain, advising to &l ...

Residential Real Estate
Jun 30, 2021

Building Foundations for Stronger, Vibrant Communities

A home is much more than just a house, it’s a place where people create an opportunity to build a life together, a place where the many hours of blood, sweat and tears have the potential to turn ...

Residential Real Estate
Mar 4, 2021

Economic Vitality - Key to Quality of Life

Among the principles that the Cape Fear REALTORS ® embrace is Ensuring Economic Vitality. It is only with a vibrant economy that we will have the quality of life that so many of us enjoy, and the ...

Residential Real Estate
Jan 19, 2021

Promoting The Affordable American Dream

As we read the news of the strong real estate market in our area and beyond, another important issue needs to also stay in the forefront – housing affordability. Cape Fear REALTORS® strongly ...

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