Real Estate - Residential

Feb 19, 2021

Buying Homes, Sight Unseen

By Cece Nunn, posted Feb 19, 2021

It might sound kind of crazy, said Realtor Paul Allsup, that someone would buy a house without seeing it in real life.   “But a lot of times, that’s what they’re doing,” said Allsup, of the Paul Allsup Real Estate Group at Wilmington-based Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage. “We have all this relocation coming from up north and the Wes ...

Feb 16, 2021

Brunswick County Home Sales Sprint Through The Gate

By Cece Nunn, posted Feb 16, 2021

Brunswick County’s residential real estate sales shattered records in 2020 and continued their rapid upward trajectory in January, according to a recent report. Total sales volume spiked 63% last month compared to January 2020, higher than any single-month sales total seen in 2019, according to data from the Brunswick County Association of Realtors. “Our ...

Feb 12, 2021

At Riverlights, More Upscale Apartments On The Way

By Cece Nunn, posted Feb 12, 2021

More apartments are in the works for Riverlights, with the newest plans adding 286 units on 17 acres. The site is within a 120-acre mixed-use portion of the 1,400-acre community. Argento at Riverlights is expected to contain a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, along with amenities that include a swimming pool, clubhouse, cabana, dog park, a gym and ...

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Diane Durance
UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

One Year And 1 Million Cups Later

Posted Feb 15, 2021
46 meetings.
53 entrepreneurs presented.
1,800+ community members attended.
Little did we know when we launched 1 Million Cups in Wilmington last February, that packing the CIE with seventy people on a Wednesday morning would come to an abrupt end. We also didn’t know how resilient and innovative our entrepreneurial community would prove to be. entire article
Feb 5, 2021

Realtor A Leader For Clients, Colleagues

By Lynda Van Kuren, posted Feb 5, 2021

Tom Gale always had an entrepreneurial streak, but it wasn’t until he tried his hand at real estate that he found the perfect outlet for it.   Today, Gale is one of the area’s top Realtors, and he is the 2021-22 president of Cape Fear Realtors.   For Gale, his professional and volunteer roles work hand in hand.   “Realtors sit in the ...

Jan 29, 2021

Plans have changed for a mixed-use project tentatively called Meridian Station, planned for a site off Carolina Beach Road. Instead of just office and retail space in two buildings, the top two floors of the three-story structures will hold 48 upscale apartments, 12 on each floor. Meridian Station would be located at 4649 Fairview Drive facing Carolina Beach Road and ...

Jan 25, 2021

A rezoning for a mixed-use development that aims to add apartments, townhomes, single-family homes and commercial space along South College Road is up for consideration by the New Hanover County Planning Board. The proposed rezoning of more than 64 acres at 5601 S. College Road would allow for the expansion of the Whiskey Branch master-planned community. Whiskey ...

Jan 22, 2021

Apartment Market Remains Robust

By Cece Nunn, posted Jan 22, 2021

Wilmington’s apartment market is a seasonal one, more so than any oth­er market in the state, according to developer Porter Jones of DPJ Residential.     Jones developed one existing apartment complex in Wilming­ton, Mayfaire Flats, and has two others in the works, The Flats on Front in downtown Wilming­ton and 17 Social on South 17th Street. ...

Jan 22, 2021

Expansion Planned For Porters Neck Community

By Cece Nunn, posted Jan 22, 2021

Plantation Village, a non-profit retirement community on 58 acres in Porters Neck, has announced plans to expand housing options and more. The project will add 44 homes and includes "a significant expansion of dining and entertainment offerings," according to a news release. Plantation Village, a Life Plan Community at 1200 Porters Neck Road in Wilmington, ...

Jan 19, 2021

A Wilmington-based builder of houses, townhomes and apartments recently closed on a 130-acre tract on Sidbury Road along the New Hanover County and Pender County line, planning to eventually own more than 1,200 acres in southern Pender for future development. The 1,200 acres could hold up to 5,000 for-rent and for-sale residential units built over the next 10 years. ...

Jan 15, 2021

Additional Apartments Planned Off South 17th Street

By Cece Nunn, posted Jan 15, 2021

Growth is on the horizon for midtown Wilmington's apartment offerings, with more than 280 units in the works.  Site plans submitted to the city of Wilmington show an apartment project on a 14.5-acre site on George Anderson Drive that would hold 278 apartments in nine buildings and four two-bedroom carriage houses (structures with units above a garage).  ...

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