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)
WE had such a fun time with the movie industry that we experienced this summer in Southport, North Carolina.    After the 4th of July and things calmed down,  the Movie wanted to film the Downtown area of Southport with a Parade with the floats and Marching bands to go along with it.   Below are a couple of pictures of Josh Duhmel and Julianne Hough while they were on the Movie set.     GO TIME!! Watch the Safe Haven Movie premiere & LIVE CHAT with me, Julianne Hough & Nicholas Sparks RIGHT NOW! Watch & Chat here: https://www.facebook.com/safehavenmovie/app_156218351098324   I hope that you all get a chance to see this movie.  I do think that it is going to be fun. YOU will  get to see some of the great sites around Southport.   Would love for you to come and see Southport for yourself...
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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 live in the sleepy coastal community of Southport NC and Love every minute of it.  This Summer, starting after the 4th of July. Nicholas Sparks came to town with his Actor, Josh Duhamel and Julieanne Hough and turned the town upside down with excitement. The filming was fun to watch and participate in.  They built the  little store below below and it will be featured in the Movie "SAFE HAVEN" in February 2012.  The building was completely destoryed when the Movie left town.                          Such a fun time and you will see this Door way in the movie.  (Don't YOU just love the Grandchildren!)   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)
  WE are marketing about SEVEN housing developments right now. I was recenly reading a blog from a gentleman, whose company policy is not to pay fees to an agent that is too lazy to drive the buyer over to the development and show them around the community. Our company does just the opposite.  WE do just the opposite.  We tell every realtor, to just send your client to us with your card and we will show them the community, draw up the contract, arrange for the financing and send you a check when it closes. I thnk that there should be some relief for the on-site Duty Agent.   I suppose that the duty agent knew that was part of the deal.  They could be on salary or commission themselves. Certainly they would try to put the deal together if they were on commission also or on a Bonus compe...
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
We seem to be paying the price for Katrina and for inland Flooding.  If you are opposed to higher Insurance premiums...send the email today..   Today is the last day to send in comments to the Department of Insurance in opposition to the 30% rate increase!     We in North Carolina, especially those of us on the coast, should not have to pay for Katrina OR for inland flooding !       Email to: homeowners2012@ncdoi.gov.   Help me to get the word out to folks in North Carolina.   Thanks,   Ginger Harper 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 Love Active Rain and enjoy all that I am reading and learning from other folks.  I am stilll trying to be successful with AR and try new things a lot. It seems to be true that more experienced Active Rainer have  featured posts.    I still do not know that the measuring stick is for acquiring a featured post.. it is from the content of the post, or the number of hits or what? Maybe taking a Active Rain Class at the unversity would help...   Do you think so??   Ginger Harper http://www.GingerHarper.com gingerharper@seacoastrealty.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)
Well...no one told us it would be easy. Again, I find this out. WE have been working on a short sale since February and have just found out that the property does not appraise for the short sale price...Yep...that is right. The Bank will not accept the amount of the appraised value so our deal is dead. What do you think is going to happen when I get another offer for the appraised value not?....I know..by the time the bank gets around to accepting the offer...the property will not appraise again. Price are still going down. The dilemma.   Ginger With warm regards,   Ginger Harper http://www.GingerHarper.
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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 was my husbands Birthday and we have had a marvelous day with the family. Church first thing, (I told the Minister that it was Jimmy's Birthday) and he made a big deal of it.   Then home for the Sunday Dinner that I had prepared before going to church. Menu:   Roasted Pork Ribs Beef Roast Corn Peas Butterbeans Rice Buttered Potatoes Gravy EggPlant and Onions Sweet Tea and of course Birthday Cake that had blue icing..(turned our tongues and teeth blue)   Just a very wonderful Family day with 12 folks at the table.   Then tonight, canning the tomatoes. (In a thunder and lightning storm) We did put up 11 Quarts. They will be used in Spagetti Sauce and Soups through the Winter.   Hope you had a great day also.   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)
Today was my husbands Birthday and we have had a marvelous day with the family. Church first thing, (I told the Minister that it was Jimmy's Birthday) and he made a big deal of it.   Then home for the  Sunday Dinner that I had prepared before going to church. Menu:   Roasted Pork Ribs Beef Roast Corn Peas Butterbeans Rice Buttered Potatoes Gravy EggPlant and Onions Sweet Tea and of course Birthday Cake that had blue icing..(turned our tongues and teeth blue)   Just a very wonderful Family day with 12 folks at the table.   Then tonight, canning the tomatoes. (In a thunder and lightning storm)   We did put up 11 Quarts.  They will be used in Spagetti Sauce and Soups through the Winter.   Hope you had a great day also.   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)
      Ginger HarperColdwell Banker Sea Coast RealtyDirect: 9107981079Toll Free: 8003467671Cell: 9104706713 Email me at:gingerharper@seacoastrealty.comVisit my website at:Http://www.GingerHarper  
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
  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)
Re-blogged by 0 agents How do you insert a picture into the body of your blog.  I had a wonderful experience with the Grandchildren digging sweet potatoes this past Sunday and it was so good that I just wanted to share it with my Active Rain friends.  They got dirty and sweaty but had a glorious time tugging at the vines and bringing up large beautiful sweet potatoes.   These sweet potatoes we will serve to the family that comes to be with us at Thankgiving.  There will be about 25 of us and each of the precious littles ones can tell of their experience of digging the sweet potatoes.   Help if you can  to learn how to insert photos..   Have a great day.   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)
How does one become a Freddie Mac or a Fannie Mae listing agent?  Any Suggestions? Re-blogged by 0 agents   I have been going through websites and signing up to do BPO and REO. It seems like I may get one a week. But I need to list properties in the area that are being sold by Freddie or Fannie. I do not know where to get in touch with them to sign up.  I know that many successful agents have been able to connect in with a Bank or Lender and I just want to know how to do it also. Do you know? and if you do...will you please point me in the right direction?   All help needed to begin this process.   Take care, Ginger Harper Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty~Southport NC
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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 FOR ONE WILL MAKE THIS A HABIT!   The gas company serving this area brought their call center back to Phoenix from India last year after numerous customer complaints. What a difference now when you call them...and it created 300 jobs. I know this works because they were so bad that when India answered I wouldn't even deal with them. I'd simply ask to be transferred to a supervisor in the U.S. and they would comply. Now that I know it is the LAW - I will do it for sure   Any time you call an 800 number (for a credit card, banking, Verizon, health and other insurance, computer help desk, etc) and you find that you're talking to a foreign customer service representative (perhaps in India , Philippines , etc), please consider doing the following: After you connect and you realize 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)
Our company, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty, is having a Webinar on Social networking. Ashley Allen is telling us the best times to Blog.  She says that it is best at lunch and then after 5:00 and on the weekend.. On face book make a post every other day...That is when you get the mosr response.   Good info I think.   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)
  Don't we all wish to be so lucky and healthy and wise at 100 years of age.         http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=3069381050882&set=a.1166627123223.2025693.1154275924&type=1&theater   WE just got home from San Dimas California, where we celebrated this wonderful birthday with our Aunt.  She is still beautiful and sharp witted.  No grass will grow under those feet. Hope that we have those genes of longevity.   Wishing you a happy day,   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)
Timing is everything.  I understand it better now.  I took this listing 6 month ago...and they have now relisted with another broker for less. Timing is everything. I have a client, whose former business was advertising. Just the other day, he said, Ginger you must get the word out. It is the time to BUY. Interest rates are at an all time low, and prices of real estate are unbelievable. He is right. So in my next ad, I put the words on the AD and I am receiving calls ...from, buyers, seller and other agents.   Maybe there is something to telling the world...that it is time to buy!   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 is a video that I did of Southport...My Home Town   Southport, North Carolina 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 and historic attractions. Hundreds of years ago, pirates and explorers visited the area. Today, it's convenient location, where the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, and 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 and shares some of her favorite things to do there. Photos courtesy of Jim Harper.For more information, please visit http://www.seacoastrealty.com or become our fan on Facebook at ...
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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 one of the most beautiful videos we'll see..." Angel Flight "Look for the angel following the C-130!! Did you see it?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70Ikj1hZDnw&feature=related
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Did you ever see the video on the amazing boat lift out of Manhattan on 9/11? 900,000 New Yorkers boated out of Manhattan in 9 hours. It's amazing. This is narrated by Tom Hanks.   Subject: Fwd: 9/11 Boatlift -- AMAZING!!! Turn your speakers up, and make this full screen on your pc. You don’t want to miss one second!One of the best, if not the best, videos I have seen. I never heard about this; did you? It's 12 minutes long and worth every second!!!! Truly inspiring and wonderful.Narrated by Tom Hanks and most inspiring!!! Do your heart a favor and watch it!!! Click below.http://blogs.reuters.com/katharine-herrup/2011/09/09/boatlifters-the-unknown-story -of-911/  
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