OCEAN ISLE BEACH, N.C. — The developers of Waterway Cove, a boutique coastal community located in Ocean Isle Beach, NC, are proud to announce a huge milestone in their community. They are celebrating the opening of their large amenity site this month with a month long celebration.
WILMINGTON, N.C. — More than 8,000 REALTORS® from across the country urged members of Congress to keep housing first on the nation’s public policy agenda last week during the National Association of REALTORS® 2011 Midyear Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo in Washington, D.C. REALTORS® from the Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS® were among those meeting with lawmakers to communicate the issues critical to their businesses, communities and the consumers they represent.
WILMINGTON, N.C. – Hannah Lane has joined the Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association (WCFHBA) as Director of Marketing and Communications. Prior to joining the WCFHBA Lane served as Marketing Coordinator for the National Association for Weight Loss Surgery, where she was responsible for assisting with the branding and communications needs of the company.
Lane received a B.A. in Communications Studies and a minor in English from University of North Carolina-Wilmington. In her new position she will be responsible for all Association marketing materials, serve as a media liaison and assist with Association events.
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The 25th Anniversary Parade of Homes showcases the craftsmanship and workmanship of 50 of the region’s premier homes. The 25th Anniversary Parade of Homes runs two weekends, Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15 and Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 from noon to 5 p.m. each day.
If you turn off of Village Road in Leland and drive into the northern Brunswick County town of Navassa, you will find a welding and metal fabrication company that has quietly served clients throughout southeastern North Carolina for the past 11 years.
Leland, NC – Premier Homes of Wilmington, Inc., a builder of custom-quality homes in the Cape Fear area, has changed its name to Trusst Builders, Inc., effective September 1, 2009. Trusst Builders is owned and operated by Shawn Horton and Keith Keller, long-time associates who purchased Premier Homes in 2004. Horton has worked with Premier Homes since 2002 and Keith Keller has been with the firm since 1994. Trusst Builders is now building exclusively in Brunswick Forest, a 4,500-acre master-planned community located ten minutes from Downtown Wilmington, NC on US Hwy 17 South.
WILMINGTON, NC – The Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association’s (WCFHBA) 2009 Parade of Homes Plan book received statewide recognition for Best Parade of Homes Publication at the 2009 STARS Awards. The award was presented by the North Carolina Home Builders Association (NCHBA) in the Outstanding Achievement category.
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association’s (WCFHBA) Green Building Council (GBC) has been recognized by the National Association of Home Builders Green program (NAHBGreen) as the affiliate with the highest number of certified green projects in the nation for 2008. A total of 16 certified building projects were completed by WCFHBA members last year.
Southport, NC – As of September 1 the Southeast (SE) Brunswick Sanitary District raised all developmental fees as well as overall customer rates. Sewer impact fees on new construction for single-family homes went from $6000 to $8000 per unit, while the customer rates went up to $30 minimum for the first 4,000 gallons used and $12 dollars per additional 1,000 gallons.
Wilmington, NC – Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association (WCFHBA) members report signs that the local building industry has improved. Local builders echoed the optimism created by the report released Tuesday, August 18, showing a continued five-month increase in construction.
“Our members were hard hit by the housing crisis last fall. In response, many of them scaled back and concentrated on their inventory. For most, waiting out the storm paid off with construction picking up again this past spring. The report published in the Star News this week solidifies what our members have been reporting over the past few months as the housing industry continues to gain momentum,” said Jeff Stokley, WCFHBA President and CEO of Stokley Development Corp.
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association (WCFHBA) announces the addition of Leigh Lewis as Director of Member Services. Prior to joining the WCFHBA, Lewis served as Marketing Executive for Cumulus Broadcasting where she was responsible for creating marketing plans for new accounts, as well as ad sales and development. She also managed the production of marketing materials, secured sponsorships and built relationships with a wide range of customers.
WILMINGTON, NC – The Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association (WCFHBA), in conjunction with the Business Alliance for a Sound Economy (BASE), recently announced that one of their priority legislative items for the 2009-2010 General Assembly Session has become a state law. On Friday, June 12, Governor Beverly Purdue signed into law Senate Bill 52 (Various Localities Energy Dev. Incentives). The bill will give all of the municipalities and counties within North Carolina the authority to offer developmental incentives in exchange for the reduction of energy consumption.
The Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association has announced the winners of gold, silver and bronze awards for the 23rd Parade of Homes. This year is the first year to also feature the Coastal GREEN Built awards including the first Government/Leaders Award presented to a governmental or civic group that has worked to allow and encourage green practices in building and development. A panel of 20 judges from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia independently judged all aspects of the homes including exteriors and interiors, kitchens, master bedrooms, floor plans, quality of materials, craftsmanship and overall design/impression.
LELAND, NC – Robert “Bob” Skrzycki of Porters Neck won this weekend’s Hole-in-One Challenge at Compass Pointe in Leland, North Carolina.
A putt-off was held to determine a winner of the competition after no hole-in-one was achieved during the two-day event. Skrzycki sunk the winning putt during the second round of the putt-off.
WILMINGTON, N.C. – The 2009 Parade of Homes provides the ultimate opportunity to view “green” homes built by talented local builders. The 23rd annual Parade of Homes runs two weekends, Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 and Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3 from noon to 5 p.m. each day.
LELAND, N.C. – Brookside Homes has launched a new plan that guarantees homebuyers that it will pay their mortgage for up to six months should they lose their jobs within two years of purchase. Believed to be the first such plan in the nation that is 100 percent funded by a builder or developer, the Brookside initiative is being offered to the first 25 buyers who purchase a home in Ashton Place, a new home community in Leland, N.C.