WILMINGTON, N.C. (January 7, 2015) – The Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors (WRAR) is hosting a Candidate Training Academy at their offices on Sir Tyler Drive on February 2, 2015. The program, developed by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), delivers high-level training to individuals who have held public office or are considering a run for political office.
“Last year, the Garner Report recommended that the community ‘Recruit and help train business leaders to serve in elected office and serve on appointed boards and commissions,’” said Sherri Pickard, WRAR President. “Immediately, we sent a request to NAR asking that they allow us to host the annual candidate training in Wilmington, and they agreed.”
WILMINGTON, N.C. (December 22, 2014) - Earlier in the day on Friday, December 19, the NC Department of Insurance (NCDOI) sent a press release that stated the Insurance Commissioner had denied rate increases. While true for many areas of our state, the territory chart at that time indicated that the most populated areas of the Wilmington region could actually receive up to a 3.1% increase. Later on Friday, the NCDOI submitted a corrected territory chart that showed all areas around Wilmington receiving decreases. Please review the most updated chart here for specific rate change percentages dependent upon zip code.
“We are pleased that Insurance Commissioner Godwin conducted hearings that rejected the Rate Bureau’s outrageous insurance hike requests. Certainly a reduction is a step in the right direction, but we would have liked a larger decrease than 1% in our most populated zip codes," said President Jody Wainio, Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors.
RALEIGH, N.C. (December 19, 2014) - Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin has ordered a zero percent statewide overall average change in homeowners insurance rates, effective June 1, 2015. The ordered rates vary by geographic territory and type of insurance. On average, homeowners insurance rates are to decrease by 0.3 percent, renter's insurance rates are to increase by 11.2 percent, and condo owner's insurance rates are to increase by 8.1 percent.