WILMINGTON, N.C. (June 3, 2014) – The Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors® (WRAR) and the Realtors® Commercial Alliance of Southeastern NC (RCASENC) asserts its firm support for the New Hanover County School Bond. At last night’s meeting, the County Commissioners decided to place this issue on the 2014 ballot this November.
Jody Wainio, President of WRAR, expresses her growing concerns on the county’s growth in relation to the quality of education that children are receiving. “As of today, New Hanover County Schools are overcapacity by 3,548 students including elementary, middle and high schools. The district is using 84 modular units to offset the overcrowding,” states Wainio.
“The State of North Carolina estimates an additional increase of 2,000 students will take place by 2020. Unfortunately, to date, the County has been blowing past State estimates. The likely more accurate number is 3,000 additional students,” affirmed Wainio.
The N.C. Foreclosure Prevention Fund has helped over 16,000 homeowners with more loans still available.
RALEIGH, NC (May 28, 2014) - June marks National Homeownership Month, celebrating the many benefits of ownership and what that means to individuals and the community. What National Homeownership Month may not put under the spotlight is the families throughout North Carolina who are facing the devastating challenges of losing their homes to foreclosure.
Enter the North Carolina Foreclosure Prevention Fund (Fund), a service offered by the N.C. Housing Finance Agency to North Carolina homeowners and an answer for responsible unemployed homeowners who are struggling with their mortgage payments or facing foreclosure.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (May 19, 2014) – While Realtors® from across the country convened in Washington, D.C. last week to attend the Realtor® Party Convention and Trade Expo, members from the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors® (WRAR) met with U.S. Senators and congressional staff on Capitol Hill to advocate policies that protect and advance investment in residential and commercial property and that are critical to buyers, sellers and investors in the Wilmington community.
“Attending the Realtor® Party Convention and Trade Expo is an excellent opportunity for Realtors® to influence the public policy decisions that will directly affect consumers’ ability to buy, sell and own real estate,” said WRAR President Jody Wainio. “In hundreds of meetings with elected officials and staff last week, Realtors® demonstrated the strength of the Realtor® Party and encouraged support for issues crucial to their business, clients, community and the future of the real estate industry.”