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)
                        I do know that I have never been successful in posting a video and I am not sure that I have it right now but this is my try.   The Challenge is to do a video on anything local, fun and outdoors.   The first video that I did was on making huge Bubbles with the Grandchildren.  I made my own bubble stuff and then made the wand. Take a look at it ...it has been so much fun.                             Bubble Fun Below     https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10200705044725879&set=vb.1154275924&type=2&theater   Marissa the future Dentist   https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10200735063956341&set=vb.1154275924&type=2&theater   Joshua...relaxing in the Dentist Chair.  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10200736697797186&set=vb.1154275924&type=2&theater   Do not kn...
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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 enjoying doing this.  You have to think about things and sometimes that is good, sometimes it is painful..but here goes.   10 things about me from the Present.   I love being married to Jimmy Harper.  He is my soul mate and best friend. I love being a grandma to Kathleen, Clay, Jonah, Joshua, Marissa and AngaElla I am still enjoying being a Realtor since 1982. I want to go parasaling in the Carribean. I am not a gourmet chef but I love to cook things that are tasty and enjoyed by the masses I would like to take sometime and go walk on the beach.  WE live within 5 miles of the beach and it seems like we can never find the time to go and enjoy it. I love to fish and when we catch fish off the dock, I love to have Jimmy clean them and bring them in for me to fry, with potatos and cole...
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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 doing the contest that is the brain child of our Ambassador Debbie Reynolds.  She is so delightful with such great ideas.   This post is about me and my past..(That does sound ominous) First of all I am a Tar Heel, born is a tiny town in North Carolina in Bladen County  There are about 150 people that lived in Tar Heel when I was born.. I felt like I belonged when I lived there.. I saw John F Kennedy in 1961 in Little Washington NC.  He was in a motorcade with police all around him. My little brother  was given pins with JFK on them and he took them to school and sold them for nickel apiece.  (I still have 2 or 3 of them) I have traveled around the world since 1992.  WE have been to places that you only dream about  or have read about in books.  Next March, we will travel around th...
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Last night, My hubby and I decided that we needed to clean out the freezer in order to put more Blueberries in from this bountiful Blueberry season of 2013.    Finding that we still had not used about 2 gallons of our blueberries from past years, I decided that we must can them in order to not just throw them away.    That is exactly what we did.  I put the Blueberries in two large stainless steel pots and added Sugar...and the squeeze of a lemon and a bit of butter, and let them cook for hours..   Then we processed these berries in small jars for future use.   Had to try the concoction that we created and found that we had mastered, what I would call, Blueberry Preserves.  They are absolutely delicious  and will work well on  Vanilla Ice cream, Biscuits, Rolls and even cornbread.  What...
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
AMAZING...absolutely AMAZING!!  The "Miracles" of Computers!! The painting itself is great but as you run your curser over the people it tells you who they are ...BUT .... (click on a person) and you obtain their life history. Fascinating!........................  CLICK HERE   This was too good not to share.  I was amazed.. You can learn so much about these individuals.   So many people and so much to learn.. I thought this was just such a great opportunity and I hope that you find the  same..   Take care and Enjoy Ginger of Southport
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
"It's a prince! On Monday, the world welcomed the newest addition to the royal family and the future heir to England's throne. Palace officials confirmed the arrival of His Royal Highness the Prince of Cambridge, born at St. Mary's Hospital at 4:24 PM BST, weighing 8 lbs 6 oz."   I am so glad that this Royal one is finally here.  We have been sitting on the edge of our seats to make sure that the baby is healthy.  I wish much happiness and wisdom in this child's life.   Glad you are here...little one.
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Getting ready to close on a house today and there was food left in the cabinets that is unopened and bought recently.   There were canned goods, salt and pepper, oils, spices and other things that were perfectly good. Do you think it is alright to give it to a food pantry, or church or salvation army to distribute to other that may be hungry.  I hate to just throw it away.  What would you do? Ginger of Southport
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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 festivities have started.  It is a rainy start to the 4th and has cancelled the Beach Day on Oak Island this year and the firework. It is the first time that I ever remember that happening. There are bands playing on the waterfront..as we speak.  They are bands from all over. Have you ever heard of the Embers?  They will be here for the fireworks on the 4th. The park is set up with crafts from all over.  They folks are showing their finest.  You can get some really great buys in the park. There is so much going on..even with the rain. com and Enjoy it you can. Wish you were here. Ginger of Southport With warm regards,    
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Wow...It seems like to long since I have had a Friday  off.  I am going to take it today.  The 4th of July is a special thing here in Southport NC.  It is the official 4th of July Parade for the state of North Carolina.. In getting ready for the 4th, which will be not stop-- for the next week..I really needed a break. Tomorrow, there is a fireman's competition.  This is where the neighboring fire departments come together and do a competition.  There will be a  winning department at the  end of the day.  All the little ones love seeing the firemen dressed out in their fire fighting uniforms.  It is good to know that they are prepared to help save our homes and our lives..   Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July too.   Will be sharing more with you this week.   Ginger
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Southport Host the Official 4th of July Parade.. Last year, we were filming the Stephen King movie, "Safe Haven".  It was an exciting time for all of us that live in Southport. I just want to tell you a bit about the 4th of July in Southport NC. WE have the privilege  of hosting the official 4th of July Parade right here....in our small quaint community of Southport. This community of about 5,000 folks becomes a metropolis of about 100,000 folks.  There are food vendors on the streets, selling anything you would ever want to think of eating. There is live entertainment in the park and The Embers are always a favorite...There is always Dancin' in the Streets. I will try to get you a schedule when they come out. Lovely time to come and see the excitement.    Come to Our SAFE HAVEN and Enj...
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Andrea has left us but she left behind 5 inches of sweet rain.  This rain will help our garden to grow.    Living in the Southeastern part of North Carolina, we see a lot of turbulent weather during this time of the year.  But what a joy to see the rain come in and water the precious seeds that we plant in our garden. This year our garden is growing with Butterbeans, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet potatoes,  squash, cantaloupe  sunflowers.  It is absolutely glorious to see this happening right before our very eyes. In about a month, we will enjoy the fruits of our labor.  I will share with you when we are enjoying these tasty veggies.. Good Evening to 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       This the a great time of the year in Southport, North Carolina.   I am a member of the Sea Notes Choral Society in Southport.  We perform 3 times a year and do great concerts that is enjoyed by all. On the 4th of July we will be doing a concert of patriotic music.   WE will be singing music that you love and that makes you feel like an American.      WE have the official 4th of july parade for the state of North Carolina. If you should be close by during the 4th ....come on by and enjoy it all   This is the SAFE HAVEN that Nicolas Sparks wrote about in his book "Safe Haven".  Have you seen the Movie?   Enjoy your Day..
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Now that School is out.  I have done some research and found websites that were suggested by the teachers of my Granchildren. Thought that I would share these with you in case you are enjoying your grandchildren in your homes. Check them out.  They are a lot of fun.       www.starfall.com                   www.spellingcity.com           www.pbskids.org/games/reading.html              www.timeforkids.com/TFK           www.americaslibrary.gov           www.funbrain.com           www.resources.kaboose.com/games/read1.htm                   www.freerice.com       ******************************       www.coolmath.com           www.funology.com           www.funbrain.com           www.multiplication.com           www.mathplayground.com           www.eduplace.com/kids/mw/bt/bt/3.html           ...
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Keep in mind that this is our "SAFE HAVEN"~  The movie Safe Haven was filmed her during the 4th of July 2012.  What a fun time.. Come and see for yourselves...   Local Happenings in our Area June Events: June 1 – Bridge to Pier Triathlon, 7:30 AM at Oak Island and Surrounding Areas June 3-22 – Franklin Square Gallery Regional Show, 10am – 5pm, Franklin Square Gallery, Southport June 8 – NC Maritime Museum @ Southport 2nd Saturday Event, 10am – 2pm June 29 – Annual NC 4th of July Festival Freedom Run, 8am at Southport Waterfront Park Bay Street, Southport July Events: July 1 – N.C. 4th of July Festival Beach Day, 9am at Middleton Park Extension July 2-4 – N.C. 4th of July Festival in Downtown Southport August Events: August 23-24 – Phlock to the Beach A Buffett Style Beach Bash August 3...
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By Desiree Whalen, The Whalen Team
(Keller Williams Realty)
by Desiree Whalen. Hi everyone,I’ve added a new neighborhood showcase page to my website tonight – this one featuring a community of new construction homes over in Southport called Southport Way, which is located just off Robert Ruark Drive near the intersection with North Howe Street. This quaint neighborhood features cottage style homes with great floor plans ranging from 1200 to 1600 sq. feet, and amenities including a community garden and common area with picnic facilities. To see all currently available properties, follow this link: Southport Way:http://www.desireewhalen.com/southportway.php for a neighborhood map, click here:http://www.desireewhalen.idxco.com/i/17564/Homes_for_Sale_in_Southport_Way While I was out there, I also filmed a short video about the neighborhood which can...
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
This is unbelievable.  Everyone should see this.This film was made by a 15 year old girl. It is the hottest thing onthe Internet and on Fox News and we need to keep this in the public ey.Lizzie Palmer who put this program together, is 15 years old. Therehave been over 3,000,000 hits as of this morning. In case you missedit, here it is. Watch all of it ...... and, pass it on!!http://www.youtube.com/v/ervaMPt4Ha0&autoplay=1   It  is so touching..    
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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 have always heard that when you fall off of a horse, you have to get back up and get on again.  If you do not..you may never get on again.     A dear friend and associate of mine, fell off of her horse yesterday.  It was a big horse that has some Clydesdale blood in it. Her horse was spooked and she fell off.  From the fall, she sustained a broken back and will have surgery tomorrow.  So keep her in your prayers. WE are in great hopes that all will go well and she will be able to conduct business at home as she heals.   Hope that you have a great weekend..      
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
  Opening Day at the Bill Smith Park in Southport. It was so much fun for us that were there.   I had two of my grandchildren playing at different times.  Joshua and Marissa are on the "Wolfpack Team"~NC State.  This year the  leaders decided that the teams would be ACC teams.  So we have the Tar Heels,  the WolfPack and other college leagues.  This was a fun thing to do.   Great fun day for us all.   Ginger of Southport      
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
This spring has been a very slow season for our hummingbirds.  Usually we have them buzzing all around our back deck area.  Is anyone else having the same problem with their hummingbirds?  WE are using the same sugar mixture that we have used for years so successfully.....so I do not know what the problem is. If you have any hints or ideas, please let me know. Ginger  of Beaver Dam Creek.    
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
  Finally!  The rain has come to us here on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Fear River.  It has been much needed due to the pollen from the trees and plants.    We are  past time to plant the garden but we did so this past weekend.  Now we have tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, egg plant that are beginning to grow.  The garden is one of the ways that we work off stress.  There is much joy in turning the cucumber into sweet pickles that are enjoyed by all in potato salad, chicken salad and the like.  The tomatoes, we can and do all of our spaghetti sauces and barbecue sauces...   We are just about empty in our pantry of the vegetables that we canned last summer.  Growing time...is here.  It is a great feeling of accomplishment.        
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