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)
Spring is here.  Temperatures have been in the 80 to 90's along the coast and Summer is not even here. I do know that the fishing is good.  WE have Drum, Flounder, Trout in the creek and they sure do taste mighty good when fresh caught and prepared for the frying pan.  Fix a bit of cole slaw and cut your own french fries and fry...a few hushpuppies and you have a meal fit for a King or Queen.  Lemon pie for dessert. The time is here...come South for the joy of it. 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)
Well, Another beautiful day in Paradise! Sunny and warm.  I am enjoying this time of the year so very much.  It is quiet on our highways right now.  The Easter Vacationers have gone home ...but will return during the heat of Summer.  Not much real estate activity going on right now but it is picking up some. Hope it is going well for you. Take care, 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)
Our Company, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty~held an Open House Extravaganza weekend and many of us participated.  I held 5 Open Houses with the help of my sellers.  They are excited to do anything that they can do in order to get the exposure for their houses too. We were somewhat successful, with some folks looking around after the Easter Holidays.  Hope your are doing well and that your market had picked 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)
We had such a beautiful day for Easter Sunday.  All of the family was around and doing so well.  After the Dinner of Baked Ham, Potato salad, Peas, Butter beans, Corn, Rolls, biscuits, deviled eggs, tea and Friendship cake, we had our annual Easter Egg hunt in the back yard.  We had children ranging in age from 11 months to 12 year.  What a treat. Flowers are in full bloom. Hope you have a glorious Easter Vacation time. 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)
Happy Easter, Lots of folks are flocking to our local beaches to enjoy the warm, spring, sun and to enjoy the beautiful flowers that are surrounding us everywhere.  If this is an indicator of the season, we have plenty of folks here.  Now we will need to see if any of them are interested in real estate next week.  We are prepared with numerous homes and lots for the picking. Hope that you have a Glorious Easter Season. 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 just had a scary thing to happen to me with Myspace.  I sent up my profile a month or so ago and needed to update some information.  Someone had gotten into my space and had placed some suggestive pictures and changed my profile all around.  I would have just died of embarrassment if one of my owners saw that mess.  Can anyone share with me what could have happened? 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)
Easter is the most blessed time of the year.  It is a time for remembrances of the past.  I think back over the Easters that I have experienced for the past 60 years.  It always began with a trip to the front yard to find the most beautiful azalea to pin on my new Easter dress that my mother made for me the week before. (usually hemming it on Saturday Eve)  Then off to Church to sit with my family and enjoy the story of the Resurrection and to sing those favorite hymns of Up From the Grave He Arose and HE Lives. (Singing those high notes with exuberance). Hope you can think back with fond memories too. 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)
Wow!  What a glorious Tuesday.  Go Tar Heels!  Go Tar Heels!  Turned a bit cooler last night and tonight is going to be cooler.  Today is Glorious because the HEELS won the National Championship!  We had to stay up and watch the entire game.  The Tar Heels went into that game with great expectation and played exceptionally. HOpe that your day is wonderful too.  I just love this time of the year. With warmest regards, 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 just finished our weekly Boost Class and I found it very informative today.  One of the things that we are doing it to find our that our market share is and where we rank.  Also to be the local experts in knowing about our market in the different areas of our local selling area.  WE are breaking it down as to numbers of active, sold and expired listing and what the price is per square feet ~for each, both houses, condos and lots. I think that this is vital in talking with our buyers and seller. The data is being obtained from our local MLS! Be your area Market Expert! 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)
Well, The 72 degree temps could not continue I guess but it sure was nice yesterday.  After a meal of baked chicken, rice and gravy, butterbeans, corn, string beans,  stewed apples, fresh bread and blueberry cobbler for dessert, we had to walk in the yard to check out the blooming flowers.  Lots of azaleas and camillas are showing their first colors for Spring. Hope your Sunday was as great as mine. 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)
 Beautiful Historic Southport, NC 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 wi...
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
  St. James Plantation                                                           For the outdoor enthusiast St. James is situated in a prime location convenient to schools, local shopping, restaurants, entertainment, beaches and golf courses.  The Town of St. James offers its residents a friendly hometown ambiance and a carefree coastal lifestyle.  This upscale community resting against the Intracoastal Waterway offers its residents a marina, restaurants, 81 holes of golf with clubhouses, tennis and swimming complex with indoor/outdoor pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center with an aerobics and yoga studio, plus sauna/steam and massage facilities.                                               Founders Clubhouse & Golf course in St. James  St. James also has a private beach club overlo...
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
  St. James Plantation                                                           For the outdoor enthusiast St. James is situated in a prime location convenient to schools, local shopping, restaurants, entertainment, beaches and golf courses.  The Town of St. James offers its residents a friendly hometown ambiance and a carefree coastal lifestyle.  This upscale community resting against the Intracoastal Waterway offers its residents a marina, restaurants, 81 holes of golf with clubhouses, tennis and swimming complex with indoor/outdoor pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center with an aerobics and yoga studio, plus sauna/steam and massage facilities.                                               Founders Clubhouse & Golf course in St. James  St. James also has a private beach club overlo...
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
  St. James Plantation                                                           For the outdoor enthusiast St. James is situated in a prime location convenient to schools, local shopping, restaurants, entertainment, beaches and golf courses.  The Town of St. James offers its residents a friendly hometown ambiance and a carefree coastal lifestyle.  This upscale community resting against the Intracoastal Waterway offers its residents a marina, restaurants, 81 holes of golf with clubhouses, tennis and swimming complex with indoor/outdoor pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center with an aerobics and yoga studio, plus sauna/steam and massage facilities.                                               Founders Clubhouse & Golf course in St. James  St. James also has a private beach club overlo...
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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                                                                                                             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...
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Oh what a glorious day..raining...and cool...and damp. But I am not going to let that dampen my spirits. I know that in May the flowers are going to be beautiful.  I must have a thousand Azaleas and Camellias that will bloom in my yard.  It will be pretty for the Easter Holidays but the peak will come in May.  Orton Plantation is getting ready to be in full bloom.  If you should be in the area, check it out. With warmest regards, 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)
Spring is bring us some buyers, finally.  It seems that we have been all frozen out of the real estate market but in the past week or so, buyers are returning to our warm shores once again.  Fishing is good right now off the piers of Oak Island and surf casting has always been a favorite of mine, especially on East Beach on Bald Head Island.  A couple of years ago, I caught a 42 pound Drum.  What a treat.  Problem being that the fish was too big to keep according to NC Wildlife and Fisheries.  We had to throw him back.   Happy Fishing to you all. Ginger of Southport
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By Vicki Burton, A local Buyer's Agent - Southport NC Real Estate
(Southport Realty-Southport, North Carolina)
Who doesn't love Spring? Although Fall is really my favorite season, it's hard to deny the tangible pulse of Mother Nature sending out sneak previews before the real show begins. Our big ol' live oaks are slow to bud out. They're in the process of shedding all of last year's leaves so I'm out raking to beat the band, knowing that next week I'll be doing it all over again. Around our house, the real tell-tale sign of Spring is the massive, porch-swaddling weave of wisteria that demands the full attention of anyone it comes in contact with. I've come to love it in it's pre-purple state almost as much as when it's in full bloom. How does one plant have all the energy to do what you see here? It's a miracle!               *****UPDATE .... 48 hours later!!!   More to come! ********** AND FIN...
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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 is getting ready to do an Open House Extravaganza April 18 and 19th. I am trying to come up with some very unusual ideas that will set my properties apart and draw more attention. You are the experts and I has hoped that you would share some of your ideas.  I want this to be the most successful Open Houses in the area. Thanks for sharing any tips or ideas. Ginger of Southport ~ North Carolina
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
  Lazy Rainy Saturday Today has been one of those days that you cherish. Actually, we were up early and getting the grandchildren ready for the EASTER EGG HUNT on the GARRISON grounds in Southport.  I had the 3 year old and the 7 year old with me.  The first Egg hunt was for the older grandson, Jonah.  He filled his basket full of eggs and candy.  Then it was the 3 year old hunt.  He had many of his friends around him and they all took off looking for the eggs.  After a bit, the Easter Egg Bunny appeared and we were all able to take those special pictures that will bring back fond memories.. Hope your day was full and fun also. Ginger of Southport
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