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Notice of Changes to MLS and WRAR Bylaws

WILMINGTON, N.C. (March 17, 2015) - The following MLS and WRAR Bylaws changes will be voted on by the membership at the DSAR Merger Meeting on April 15, at 4:00PM. Click Here for full meeting details and to register online.

MLS – Article 6.2: The Officers and Directors of the Service shall be as follows: a President (who is also the President-Elect of the Association), a President-Elect (who is also the Vice President of the Association), a Past President (who is also the President of the Association), and the two appointed Managers of the NC Regional MLS, LLC (nonvoting).  and 12 Directors (10 of which are identical to those of the Association plus the Association Past President and the President of the REALTORS® Commercial Alliance of the WRAR). The Chief Staff Executive shall serve as the Secretary (non-voting). (NOTE: this change shall become effective on January 1, 2016).

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NAR Hosting RESPA-TILA Integration Webinar Tomorrow

WILMINGTON, N.C. (Wednesday, March 18, 2015) - NAR will host a training webinar on Thursday, March 19 at 2 p.m. EDT during which Ken Trepeta, NAR’s Director of Real Estate Services, and prominent RESPA attorney Phil Schulman will discuss the changes.

Trepeta also is offering insight and advice to Realtors in a video on NAR’s website. TRID replaces the HUD-1 Settlement Statement, Good Faith Estimate and Truth in Lending Act disclosure with new Closing Disclosure and Loan Estimate forms that must be in place three days prior to closing. But changes to the closing process are going to be of most concern to NAR’s members, Trepeta said.


Letter from The President: Proposed Merger with Duplin-Sampson Association

Since December 2014, the WRAR Board of Directors has carefully considered a merger with the Duplin-Sampson Association of REALTORS® (DSAR).  The impetus for such action is derived from the new Core Standards which the National Association of REALTORS® adopted last year.  

These Core Standards require significant changes in the operational responsibilities of every REALTOR® Association across our country.  Collaboratively, WRAR and DSAR leadership believe it is in the best interest of both organizations to advance the Plan of Merger linked below.

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WRAR Office Closing at 2:00pm, February 24th.

UPDATE: The WRAR office follows the New Hanover County Government schedule and will be closing today, February 24th at 2:00pm due to inclement weather. Pending NHCo schedule, we will open tomorrow, February 25th at normal business hours.


Kure Beach Vacation Rental Ordinance Tabled

KB PZ Vacation Rental Ordinance 03-04-15WILMINGTON, N.C. (March 5, 2015) - Last night, the Planning & Zoning Commission of Kure Beach met to discuss a proposed Vacation Rental Ordinance. The Association was opposed to the draft as, not only does it directly conflict with state law, it was poorly drafted and duplicative in nature. The issue has been tabled until next month and we will continue to monitor the situation.

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eKEY® Fob: Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

WILMINGTON, N.C. (February 23, 2015) - Supra has had several requests for troubleshooting information on the eKEY Fob. Therefore, here is an eKEY Fob Tips and FAQ document that they have put together from the questions they have received on using and pairing the eKEY Fob.


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