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North Carolina Governor, Roy Cooper, has issued an order that takes effect on March 30, 2020 at 5pm. Everyone in NC is ordered to stay at home for 30 days, except to conduct essential business. Real Estate has been designated an essential service by the Governor. So, what does that mean?


Fortunately, for buyers and sellers, the contracts that are currently pending can, hopefully, move forward to a successful closing.  To keep everyone safe, new protocols are in place with attorneys offices and register of deeds offices at local courthouses.  Deeds will be filed electronically, where possible or by appointment, to minimize contact.  Many of the documents required to be…

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Monica Rolquin recently earned The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing’s Million Dollar GUILD™ recognition for experience, knowledge, and expertise in million-dollar and above residential properties. Monica is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist™ (CLHMS), an exclusive group of real estate professionals who have completed The Institute’s training and have a proven performance in the upper-tier market.

 “Agents who have earned the CLHMS designation are performing at the highest level in their community,” said Diane Hartley, president of The Institute. “It takes a superior level of service to be successful and consistently close sales at or above one…

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As a member of the Cape Fear Realtors Governmental Affairs Committee, I was fortunate to be part of a private tour of the Port of Wilmington last week and learn how impressive the port is, and its importance to the NC economy. It has world-class facilities, the fastest turn times on the East coast and is equipped to offer container, bulk, breakbulk and roll on-roll off operations. 

Over the last several years, the Port of Wilmington has undergone an expansion by deepening its navigational channel to facilitate larger vessels.  Its $200,000,000 capital improvement expansion plan includes the installation of 3 new Panamax cranes, a new turning basin, expansion of the container yard, berth improvements and is the first South Atlantic port to implement…

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