Southport, NC Real Estate News

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
NEW LISTING ON BONNET WAY... CALL TO SEE THIS UNIT TODAY!! $140,000     Bonnet Way Townhomes @ Forest Oaks is located close to shopping, restaurants, downtown, hospital and the Cape Fear River. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath with double vanities, master bedroom has wide door ways to bath and closet makes it handicapped friendly, unit offers appliances, fireplace w/gas logs, heatpump, cathedral ceiling in great room, ceiling fans, lovely carolina room with privacy back, 1 car garage with attic access, grounds are professionally landscaped and irrigated. Enjoy a bike ride to the waterfront. A great neighborhood. Seller is offering a 2-10 Home Warranty. Call to see this home today! Unit being sold "As Is Where Is"   275 Bonnet Way Southport, NC   Property Type: Single Family Company: Coldwell Ban...
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Great Monday today.   This has been a monumental Monday for me.  I am trying out a new program called Red X.  Have you had any experience with it..  I have a free trial for 30 days and I think that it may be good.  Have you tried it before?  If so ...please share your experience with me. I have 3 closings coming up between now and Thursday.  It has been a slow hard time thus far and I can see a glint of light at the end of a very long tunnel. All of us have had to work hard to keep up our spirits and still keep our edge.. Share ideas that you use to do that and so will I.. I always want to learn new things..   Red X may be the answer.  
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
   HOMESITE AVAILABLE IN ST. JAMES PLANTATION.. SELLER HAS REDUCED $ 5,000 $ 125,000       Quiet area of St. James Plantation. Close to the marina, restaurant and waterway. Community offers many amenities as championship golfing, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness clubs, tennis courts and an oceanfront beach club. Build your dream home today!    2410 St. James Drive Southport, NC    Property Type: Land Company: Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty Bedrooms:   Agent Name: Ginger Harper Square Feet: Not Disclosed Agent Phone: (910) 798-1079 Baths:   Agent Email: gingerharper@seacoastrealty.com    Ginger HarperColdwell Banker Sea Coast RealtyDirect: 9107981079Toll Free: 8003467671Cell: 9104706713 Email me at:gingerharper@seacoastrealty.comVisit my website at:Http://www.GingerHarper.com      
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
https://www.facebook.com/ginger.w.harper/media_set?set=a.10201049731222826.1073741909.1154275924&type=1¬if_t=like    This should take you to the wonderful pictures that I took..   Do you take time to smell the roses?  I have had the wonderful experience of spending time with my Daughter Anna this weekend.   We had such a great time going to the Wooden Boat Show in downtown Southport NC and then having a picnic in the park.   We spend the entire day having fun.   WE loose precious time when we do not look around and see the beauty right under our noses.  Time that can never be made up. Smell the roses this weekend... I have pictures that I wanted to share of the Boat Show...but since the recent changes in the format and being able to insert pictures...that will ahve to wait until that...
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Hi AR..HELP! I do not know how to insert pictures with this format.    Why did it change..   I need to know what to do to finishing posting photos from our Wooden boat Show in Southport NC.   I have read some of the comments on the problem and I do trust that this can be straightened out.  I know that we keep trying to make  things better but sometimes the old way works just fine.     Thanks for your help.   Ginger Harper
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
  Great Day in Southport~My Town. Re-blogged by 0 agents    It is another great day in Southport NC... WE are on the Beaver Dam Creek that goes into the IntraCoastal Waterway that goes into the Cape Fear River that goes into the Atlantic Ocean.  The way "the crow flies", we are 2 miles from the Ocean. Talk about a great place to live...this is IT! In the afternoon, we go and sit on the dock and catch up with the events of the day and watch the sun set, and the ibis and herons go home to roost. "Nothing could be finer" that to be on Beaver Dam Creek in the afternoons.
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
       BEAUTIFUL HOMESITE WITH GOLF COURSE FRONTAGE IN WINDING RIVER PLANTATION! $60,000           Build your dream home home on this beautiful homesite with golf course frontage located on Plantation Passage. Enjoy the amenities that Winding River has to offer with a 27 hole Carolina National golf course, clubhouse, pool, tennis, fitness center, meeting room, marina, walking paths and the river gives access to the ICW. Also enjoy the oceanfront beach club with swimming pool on Holden Beach with parking. Call today!    113 SE Plantation Passage Bolivia, NC    Property Type: Land Company: Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty Bedrooms:   Agent Name: Ginger Harper Square Feet: Not Disclosed Agent Phone: (910) 798-1079 x1078 Baths:   Agent Email: gingerh  
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
I love Southport...   Southport is one of the most beautiful and charming small towns in North Carolina. Visitors flock to Southport's picturesque tree-lined streets to explore its many restaurants, shops, marina, yacht basin, waterfront & historic attractions. Hundreds of years ago, pirates & explorers visited the area. Today, it's convenient location, where the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, & Cape Fear River meet, is still very popular with mariners of all types..Motor boat and Sailboat treasure these waters. I have been a broker with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty has been a Southport resident for 32years and shares some of my favorite things to do there.  
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Under the Dome...Stephen King     Under the Dome is being filmed in our precious town of Southport NC.   This picture was in last nights final episode for this season. It is in our Church, Trinity Methodist Church. I see many of my friends and neighbors in this picture.  It has been an exciting time in our little fishing village of Southport.  We have had many movies filmed her but Under the Dome..has been a long time in shooting. It is my understanding thst the next season will be filmed here also.   Big Jim's Home is our house.  That  is very exciting..   Did you watch any of it??
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
  Many times during the year, we have a sailing regatta that starts in the Cape Fear River and goes out in to the Atlantic Ocean.  This is all done to to enjoyment of many folks that watch from the shores along the Waterfront Park in Southport North Carolina. Many of the Boats have very colorful sails that show so colorfully against a light blue sky.  This is such an awesome view for us on shore. During these regattas, the village of Southport opens its doors for folks to come and sample the  generosity of the little shops that line the streets.  Very enjoyable days to be had by all.
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
  The is some of the Flag that Flew over the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001.. This Flag has been touring the States of these United States and anyone could sign up and do some stitching on this Flag. I did ...It was so touching and hard to hold the needle with tears in my eyes...full of respect for this Symbol of our United States... If you ever get a change to go and see it...it is worth it.   The Flag came to Southport about 3 years ago and was in our 4th of July Parade, which is the official 4th of July Parade for North Carolina.  GOD BLESS AMERICA!
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Sundays are Great in this Household..   We had such a great Sunday today.  Great Sermon....Great Music and a Great Lunch with Family.    Menu of the day was:   BBQ Chicken Stewed Potatoes with Butter Corn Field Peas Egg Plant and Onions Rolls and Butter Sweet Tea Apple Cobbler   The cobbler is made by melting a stick of butter in a 9 x 9 pan.. Slicing apples very thin on top of  the melted butter...Prinkle Cinnamon and nutmeg over the butter and apples.   Then mix together 1 cup of Self rising Flour, one cup of Sugar and one cup of milk.. pour over the apples and butter..   Bake in an over for approximately 30 minutes at 350 degress.. Serve hot with Vanilla Ice Cream or cool whip.. Easy fun and great to eat.. (This recipe can be done with Blueberries, peaches, pear, apples, persimmons, ...
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
      These are the Harper Brothers that served in World War ll.    Each one of these young men served in the war and all of them were sent over seas.   They are the Uncles of my husband, Jimmy.  His father is the man on the front row, kneeing on the left of this picture. He served on a Merchant Marine Ship that was ill prepared for fighting a war at sea.  But he did live.  His Brother, Derward was not so lucky.  He was shot down and killed over France.  Can you image, being a Mother and having seven sons fighting the War ...and defending the United States of America. She was a very strong lady, who loved her family and her Country.   God Bless America
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
    Jimmy and I picked a bucket of grapes, so this morning I am cooking them to make the juice for the jelly. This is a long process because the grapes have to cook down and get as much flavor as you can.   These are Muscadine Grapes, so the jelly will be a lovely color of purple. Traditionally, we put the grapes in a large square plastic box and let each of the grandchildren stomp them for a bit.  It is the best way to get all  of the juice out of the grapes.  Could not get them all together to do this ..this year but they got stomped anyway. Tonight, we will add sugar and cook and put in to sterilized jars.  This is a process that takes about 2 1/2 hours from the washing of the grapes.   What great fun..and the taste is wonderful..  
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
  I had read this but have not had it written down.  This will make you  feel good about our Military of today.  I am honored to share this on...just in case you did not hear about this.. Did YOU know about this? A chaplain, who happened to be assigned to the Pentagon, told of an incident that happened right after Flight 77 hit the Pentagon on 9/11. A daycare facility inside the Pentagon had many children, including infants who were in heavy cribs. The daycare supervisor, looking at all the children they needed to evacuate, was in a panic over what they could do. There were many children, mostly toddlers, as well as the infants that would need to be taken out with the cribs. There was no time to try to bundle them into carriers and strollers. Just then a young Marine came running into t...
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Open Houses do not work here...they feed the hungry Realtors. But it does please the sellers to think that we are bringing in folks..   Haveing just walked  back from a walk around the neighborhood and noticed 2 open houses.  Balloons, signs , flages and freshly mowed lawns are so inviting.. There cookies inside?  Full Lunch with Tea and Fresh lemonade perhaps? o Are open houses obsolete? What advertising do you use to attract the most traffic?  I think they still have a place in our Real Estate Business..   With warm regards,   Ginger Harper
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Good Sellers today!   I have been fortunate enough to work face to face with sellers today.  I had listed one of their lots and they were going to take it off the market.  I did some research for them and suggested that they leave that lot on the market...because it can't sell if no one knows it is for sale.. They then asked to see if I would list one of their other lots.  They are excited to sell and we priced it at the lowest price in the community. There is stuff happening...   I think it is about time..   How about you??    
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Re-blogged by 0 agents       Yesterday...Was Birthday Day for me.. One year older...and feeling younger.. Today, my family is celebrating my birth.  I have had cards and gifts and baloons and cakes from family an friends.. Makes me feel so good. Sometime I wonder what I have done to receive such warm greetings.  I just try to do the right thing. Jimmy..the love of my life,  took me on a Helicopter ride. That was on my "Bucket List"...Done..So much fun. Try it if you have not been in a Helicopter ...It is Awesome..            
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Re-blogged by 0 agents       HOA seem to have too much power.. Have you ever heard of a condo association foreclosing on a condo and then buying it with dues of the owners? We are having something like that going on here and I do not know who to go to for help.  I can't help but think that this is wrong.  Have rules changed....if they have, I feel that human decency has eluded us. I have great concern for the folks that lost their unit even though they were trying to work out a payment schedule with the association.   I am doubting the legality of this..   Do you have any suggestions?      
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
I am finding that there are less and less REO's and BPO's being offered in my area.  And when they are offered, they are offering a small fee to do the work.  If we accepted these fees, I would be losing money. I think I need to make contact with some other ones to see what is out there. Do you have any suggestions?  The market is picking up here locally and maybe it is time to let the BPO'S and REO's go..   What do you think?        
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