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)
    Today was a family day.  First event was baseball for our 7 year old grandchild.  It is so much fun seeing the young ones learning life skills on a ball field.  That is what we saw today.  When you are behind....you work hard to do the right things and to pull together as a team to make it work.  We saw that happen today. What a great day. Hope your day was great too.. I LOVE being a BaseBall Grandma.  (By the Way...WE WON!)   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 Way it Was..  The changes are unreal and when I started as a Realtor, there was only one page for a listing and one page for a offer to purchse. We had no computers and you had to do your contracts with carbon paper between each sheet. In some ways..that was better...in many ways this is better. I feel sometimes like a I killing a forest with all of the paper work. Is there a better way?  I feel like I need a hard  copy of my work Would love to take the good from both and make it that way today for us 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)
Spring is bringing buyers to our area.  We are seeing more contracts and closings right now. Our Sea Coast Owner gave us good news in letting us know that we are doing a great month this month. We have a good group of people that care about each other and each others success. There is a push right now and we are all working very hard to be successful in our business and doing all that we can to GROW our business. Thanks to Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty and Tim Milam, who supports us in our endeavors.  Hard work and consistency leads to success.   Thanks Tim,
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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 All... It feels like Spring and I hope that you are enjoying your day as much as I am. It is Sunny and Cool...what a delight... This is a day for buyers to be all over the place trying to find the perfect place to settledown. Tomorrow, we are having an antique fair at the community building. Folks will bring stuff out of the attic to see if they have an heirloom worth thousands.  I have been a couple of times but my stuff is still just stuff..   It will be fun to see.  
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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 is Monday again and I do know what happen with the hours in the day.. WE had a glorious EASTER yesterday with all of the family around for Dinner and An Easter Egg Hunt.  WE had all of our grand children with us but one. Clay, our oldest Grandson, was in Hawaii with his friend and his parents.  What a great day to enjoy Easter on Waikiki Beach on Oahu. All in all...I would not trade the family day that we had..        
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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 the family this Easter 2013... We have had a wonderful Easter Day. After Church, we came home and had: turkey ham potatoes rice and gravy peas corn string beans stewed apples rolls and butter friendship cake cheeze cake fudge sweet tea grandpa juice   Great Family and Great Food. Great Fun..        
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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 Coloring of the Eggs...is today. All of the Grandchildren are going to be coming over around 4 ish to help me dye the Easter Eggs.  This is a glorious time  of the year for all of us. WE sit around the Dinner table, each with a different color.  Bright Blue, Green, Yellow and Red to start with.  Then the children begin mixing the colors and you end up with a lot of Brown eggs.  LOL....I love it.  It is what they choose to do and there is not contest to determine the best designed egg. It is all good.. I Love Being with the Family...The more the merrier..
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
  Do you take time to smell the roses? I have had the wonderful experience of spending time with my almost 5 year  old granddaughter, Marissa.  In this picture she is stressing a bit.  We then picked some flowers and all was well. We had such a great time pouring tea and eating snacks. Then we had to dress the babies dolls and feel them. 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 will have 5 of our 6 Grandchilren with us this weekend.  We will color eggs on Saturday and then have an Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday afternoon after Church.  
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Today is Maundy Thursday.   My husband and I were talking about this day.  I have learned that it is a Ceremony of washing the feet of the poor.  We know that Jesus did this before or after the Last Supper.  A very religious ceremony.  Last year we did a re-enactment of the Last Supper during the Easter time.  This year we are doing ...Journey, Cross ad Crucifixion.  This is a very moving ceremony with folks from our church participating with their talents and voices.. If you get a chance to go and see a production similar..do so...it will  fill you up.   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)
I had a most delightful day showing delightful Mother and Daughter, OUR SAFE HAVEN of Southport. The lady came to town to see if she would like to live in this small, once fishing community, that is a very desirable place to live.  She was attracted to Southport because of the TV series " Dawson's Creek?  Have any of you ever seen Dawson's Creek before.  I do not think that I have seen that yet.  Another Movie that you may know, is "I Know What YOU did last Summer".  I have not seen that either. I have seen SAFE HAVEN...I love that movie.  That will be a Movie that I will watch time and time again.  It shows Southport in a very good light. I like that.   Come and See...Southport-My SAFE HAVEN!
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Today is Palm Sunday and it has rained a FLOOD in our area.  The rain started ysterday and we still have rain at 5:00 PM.  When it rains like this, our area floods.  We have standing water everywhere.  None the less...Today was a Glorious Day fills will love and family...(includes our Church Family). After Church the family came to the house to enjoy a wonderful Dinner..        Our Menu for the Day was:           Barbeque Ribs           Stewed Buttered Potatoes           Rice (especially for Marissa)           Butterbeans           Field Peas           Buttered Corn           Rolls           Sweet Tea           Homemade Brownies   We had 10 for Dinner. That is our usual number.  Next weekend we will have about 15.  I just love it.  These are Family Lovin' Days..            
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
  Tonight we will go and share in the awards program for the newspaper in the state of North Carolina. This meeting will be held in the Alumni Center on Campus on UNC in Chapel Hill NC. (Very close to the Foot Ball field where the Tar Heels win a lot of Foot ball games.) The meeting is always excellent and our own State Port Pilot will receive many awards for the excellence of our Newspaper. WE are a community newspaper in the coastal area of North Carolina.  This is a retirement destination for many that want to escape the hustle and bustel of Big City Life.. If you would like to see us online, go to http://www.stateportpilot.com "a good newspaper in a good community".  I a very proud of the State Port Pilot and how it is successful for the folks in our community.    This is the SAFE H...
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Tonight we had our rehersal for the program that we are going to do on Good Friday.  It is "Journey, Cross and Crucifixion" and is a emotionsl program that shows the stations of the Cross.  This is such a heartrendering program and everyone should see if at least one time. WE will have two services, one at 5:00 and then again at 7:00.    The best part of this story is Easter Sunday.  That is the day HE arose from the dead.  WE need to understand the pain and suffering but with the hope for Tomorrow..    
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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 Beautiful Historic Southport, NC and our Safe Haven Ginger of Southport SOUTHPORT Waterfront home in SouthportSouthport is located at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean. From long ago pirate ships to today´s shrimping and fishing boats, and also all the many varieties of recreational vessels, Southport´s protected harbor has long been known for it´s beauty and friendly people. Picture by Jim Harper Sunset at Southport's MarinaTake a walk under all the awesome oak trees that lead you down the streets to see all the historic homes that will take you back in time. As laid back as Southport is you will not believe the wonderful bustling city that lies beneath the surface. There are 15 antique shops with 75 dealers, historic sites a...
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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 picture was taken on the set of Safe Haven...(Book by Nicholas Sparks..)  The movie is GREAT...Go and See it.. Guess as we grow older, we have more time to spend with our grandchcildren. We are finding that to be true in our lives now. When we were raising our family, we were both working and tied up with the events of our day. Now that we are retirement age, some of us have the time to spend that extra special time with the grandchildren. We are Blessed to have these precious time with them...  
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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 is our Safe Haven  Southport is one of the most beautiful & charming small towns in North Carolina. Visitors flock to Southport's picturesque tree-lined streets to explore its many restaurants, shops, marina, yacht basin & 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. Ginger Harper with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty has been a Southport resident for 27 years & shares some of her favorite things to do there.   Photos courtesy of ME..during the filming of Safe Haven downtown Southport.   This is Julianne Hough..    
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Sunset over Beaver Dam Creek... After dinner one night, my daughter and I went out to the dock to enjoy another unique gorgeous sunset from the Dock.  It was so lovely with the bright orange and reds that we just sat there in awe and enjoyed it. Hope that you can see part of why I love this area so very much, God has certainly BLESSED us.. Have a great evening.    
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Well, I feel like I have joined the 21st Century with a UTUBE of me talking about Southport....the place I call home. http://wilmingtonrealestatehome.com/1003/southport-north-carolina/ Not sure that this is going to work but thought I would see. This is a good way for your clients to know you and see you and hear how you sound. I find that I sound very southern...but guess that is the way it has be be because I was born in Tar Heel, North Carolina. Think about it....it was fun. 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)
Good evening, I wanted to share with YOU the the events of our day. After getting up and going to church our family came over for a typical Sunday Dinner.  Today we fed the family with:   Nice Roast Beef, Rice and Gravy Field peas Corn Rolls Broccoli and butter Sweet tea and a homemade Yellow cake with chocolate icing   Now that we are retirement age, some of us have the time to spend that extra special time with the grandchildren. We are Blessed to have these precious time with them... Fun afternoon to be had with all.......   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)
  Re-blogged by 0 agents One of my agents just told me that she was blogging with a friend and one of her friends...friends....saw her site and asked if she was in real estate.  Of course, my agent told her that she was. They got together and my agent sold them a house. Wow! Don't we all wish that it was that easy! One never knows who is reading what we write.  Suppose we must make our information as informative as possible. Hope you have a great day and keep on blogging. Ginger of Southport  
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