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Cape Fear REALTORS® is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak affecting our state and nation and the implications for our region. Your Association leadership’s top priority is the health and safety of our employees, members, tenants and other visitors to the Terraces on Sir Tyler location. There are several measures we’re taking to ensure we manage to safely get through this situation while continuing to serve our community effectively.

In response to the growing public health concern regarding the COVID-19 virus, Cape Fear REALTORS® is taking the precautionary step to postpone or move to online attendance for all events, meetings and activities thru Wednesday, April 15th. If you are registered for an event or class between now and April 15, staff will contact you with updated session dates or remote participation instructions.

This decision is based on subsequent announcements from state and local authorities' and out of an abundance of caution for the safety and well-being of our REALTOR® community.

Letter from the CFR President on the NC Stay at Home Order


County Information:
Brunswick County COVID-19 Information
Duplin County Health Department
New Hanover County COVID-19 Information
Pender County COVID-19 Information
Sampson County COVID-19 Information
Scotland County COVID-19 Information


New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Declaration of State of Emergency 
- New Hanover County Declaration - Additional Prohibitions & Restrictions

Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Issues Reminder
- CFPUA reminds businesses and other customers to check water systems before reopening


Reopening Business Guidelines:
This guideline is provided by the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce to help outline specific measures to aid in a safe, thoughtful reopening of businesses across categories. The specific recommendations in each category support the overall goal of opening businesses in a way that protects employees and customers from exposure to COVID-19 and helps prevent the virus's spread. This framework is meant to serve as a start to the conversation for returning more employees and businesses to work, rather than serving as a final, prescriptive set of answers or solutions.
- Smart Restart: Business Guideline


Guide for REALTORS®
-  Showing Guidance During Reopening


Stay-at-Home Guidelines:
Recently, Governor Roy Cooper announced the implementation of Stay at Home Orders to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. This Executive Order requires NC residents to remain in their homes unless they are engaging in designated permitted activities deemed necessary to the public, health, safety and welfare of the state and its economy. You can find the full text of the order here.

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Officials recommend that members of the real estate industry refrain from face-to-face real estate practices, unless deemed absolutely essential, until the Stay at Home Orders are lifted. 
-  Stay-At-Home Guidelines for CFR Members


Registers of Deeds:

  • Brunswick County Register of Deeds remains open for business, both in person and electronically for real estate recordings. More information can be found at their website: http://rod.brunsco.net/
  • Duplin County Register of Deeds remains open for business with limited in person access. They request that any real estate recordings be completed electronically using their website: http://www.duplinrod.com/
  • New Hanover County Register of Deeds is available by appointment and mail for real estate recordings, with electronic recordings encouraged: https://registerofdeeds.nhcgov.com/
  • Pender County Register of Deeds is available by appointment and mail for real estate recordings, with electronic recordings encouraged: http://www.pendercountync.gov/rod/register-of-deeds/real-estate/
  • Sampson County Register of Deeds is closed to the public, however business can be conducted via a drop box in the foyer of the building or via mail, as described in this posting. They strongly encourage e-recording of real estate transfers. Any further updates to their schedule or operating hours can be found on their website: http://www.sampsonrod.org/
  • Scotland County Register of Deeds remains open to the public but by appointment only. This applies to all business including real estate transfer recordation, which cannot be completed online. Appointment information can be found on their website: https://www.scotlandcounty.org/341/Register-of-Deeds

    *All RoD offices stated they have no immediate plans to close, however that is subject to change with direction from the state government.

Short Term & Vacation Rental Statuses:
Municipalities within CFR’s jurisdiction listed below have taken action to restrict or discontinue short term rentals.

  • Town of Kure Beach – All short term rental operations discontinued; all current renters of leases shorter than 90 days must vacate no later than Saturday, March 28, 2020 at noon or by the end of the rental contract, whichever is sooner. Exemptions allowed, read the emergency declaration for more information.
    Kure Beach ban on Short Term Rentals extended to May 15th.
  • Town of Carolina Beach - All short term rental operations discontinued; all current renters of leases shorter than 90 days must vacate no later than Friday, March 27, 2020 at 2:00 PM or by the end of the rental contract, whichever is sooner. No new rentals shorter than 90 days are allowed in the town until April 22, 2020. Exemptions allowed, read the emergency declaration for more information.
    Carolina Beach ban on Short Term Rentals extended to May 8th.
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