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 have the most beautiful sunset over Beaver Dam Creek in Southport NC. We enjoy the Ibis, Herons, Cranes, and gulls on the end of the dock.  We have kayaks in the water to scoot around in the creek.  What a glorious place to live. When we get tired of that, we go and walk on the ocean.  Our beaches are still undeserted and we can enjoy the shore with all of the living things that live there.   Come and see for yourself 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)
      Here it is! Last night, Jimmy and I made seven  batches of Peanut Brittle and one batch of Fabulous Fudge.  WE played at this for about 3 hours and enjoyed every minute of it.   Today we had our Annual Christmas Party and the office and I, of course, took Brittle and Fudge. It was a big hit with everyone.    On Thursday, Jimmy has his Christmas Party at his office and we will do the same there.    The Brittle is done in the microwave and very easy and I will gladly share if you let me know.    Fudge is an old family recipe that has been kept a secret.   I would really have to think hard to give that up.   Have a very Merry Christmas..   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 House looks amazing for the Christmas Holidays.    We have a lot of fun Dressing it for Christmas.  This house is the Norment House in Southport and was built in 1913, therefore a hundred and one year old structure.  Builders sure do not build them like they used to.  The house is solid as a rock.  The rooms are large and roomy with space to wonder around and enjoy privacy.   The history of the house is amazing with the different families that were raised in the home. I know some of the former owners and other that lived in the house over the years.  Many have been families of prominence in the community; mayors, council members, writers, doctors,  teachers and business folks.   Wanted to share  some of the holiday pictures with you.   Merry Christmas   Ginger of Sou...
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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 Friday Again. Tomorrow we will go to the Coldwell Banker Annual Christmas Party in Wrightsville Beach.  Great Food and Dancing.  Great time to catch up with our agents in the different offices.   This week end for me is a time of renewal.  We will be enjoying the grandchildren and enjoying the coming oF WINTER.   Today the temps were in the 50's.   WINTER is on the way.   May spend some time on the oceanfront or on the dock watching the ibis or herons.  The fishing is good on the dock right now.  Flounder and puppy drum are on the menu with a few shrimp as appetizers.     Hope you have a great weekend as I plan to do.   Take care, Ginger Harper of Southport NC 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)
Today has been a full day.  Worked hard all  week and have been successful in getting three of my listings sold and closed.. This has not been a great year in our area since we are a community of vacationers and retirees..   But...have worked hard and I am ready to put my feet up.   It is Thursday and late.  I think that I need to go home and read a bit. I have worked most of the day on Blogging and face book. What a treat.  I have sent messages to folks that I have not heard from in a long time.   Hope your day goes well.   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)
  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)
I am having an open house on Saturday at a Historic HOme in Southport.   WE will do everything that we can to have a successful open House and I will be having the home decorated for Christmas along with scrumptous ea   Since it is on Saturday from 11:30 to 2:30, I am hoping to have a good turn out.   Are Open Houses successful in your area?   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)
  Ginger Harper of Brunswick County Featured Listings Search Homes Website     605 NORTH ATLANTIC AVENUE     OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY , DEC. 13, 2014 11:30 TO 2:30   HISTORIC NORMENT HOUE ON  CORNER OF LEONARD AND ATLANTIC DELICIOUS CATERED REFERESHENTS SEE THE CHANGES IN THIS "HISTORIC DOWNTOWN HOME"         Oh, By The Way...I'm never too busy for your referrals!         http://www.ncrec.state.nc.us/pdf/brochures/WorkingwAgents-8.5x14.pdf http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGO9KZKLjOY            
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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 nine month old granddaughter, Marissa. 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... 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 such a great idea and everyone can do this. YOu get this great feeling in your heart when you do something for someone else and it is not expected. It can be as simple as letting a car get in line that is stuck on a side road; smiling a someone with a frown on their face; letting someone get in line in front of you when they have only one or two items and you have a basketfull;   I sit in the evenings and make afgans for the folks in our local Nursing Center,  I make up to 50 a year.  They are simple and made to fit someone in a wheelchair. They are simple to make and only take about a week to make.    When finished, I will go down the hall and find someone that does not have much in their room.    I will greet them and tell them that I made this just for them.     They will s...
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
    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.  That will change in the next week or so.  Lots of famlies like to come to the beaches to enjoy a quiet relaxing Christmas Holiday.. Not much real estate activity going on right now but it is picking up soon, 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)
    Southport - Originally incorporated in 1792 as Smithville, its progressive citizens changed its name to Southport in 1887 in hopes of attracting a port. The port went further upstream to the City of Wilmington but this entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in the City today. The historic charm of this community will captivate you as you walk under a canopy of 200 year old live oak trees, or walk past majestic Victorian century homes which once belonged to river pilots or maybe even a pirate or two. Southport is one of few Cities with a true downtown. Banks, antique & collectible shops, restaurants, and professional offices line about a five block area in the downtown commercial district. Just outside this district is one of the finest medical care facilities in our region, J.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)
             Our company is getting ready to do an Open House Extravaganza January 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. I have one Beautiful home in St. James Golfing community that has all of the Bells and whistles...Very few showing at this point.  Hints and Ideas please.   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)
             A great day today.  I had a listing appointment yesterday morning and another one yesteday afternoon.  Took one for sure and think that I will get the next one in a day or so..  And guess what!  Got another one this afternoon and another one on Thursday. Seems like our sellers are wanted to do the right thing and price their property as it should be priced. It's a GREAT DAY at COLDWELL BANKER SEA COAST REALTY in SOUTHPORT, North Carolina.   With warmest 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)
If you really want to "Feel the Christmas Spirit"...I suggest that you do something for someone else, a complete stranger who may be in need.  Do it from your heart..   Yesterday I was in a cute boutique in Southport and met an elderly lady who was looking at some novelty bracelets and I told  that they were so unusual and pretty.  .  She told me that she lived in a senior housing community by her self and that she just loved bracelets.    She had lost her glasses and asked me if I would tell her the price of them, which I did.   She liked them  so much that I decided to "pay it forward" with her.   She put them on the counter for the clerk to check he out.  She was in line just behind me and I asked the clerk to include her bracelets in my purchases.   She did so and I took the Little ...
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
    Fishing in the Creek.  This is two of our Grandchildren, fishing in the creek in our back yard.  They love to catch fish of all sizes.  This was not a keeper...but we had fun anyway.  Joshua continued to fish and finally caught a Puppy Drum that was about 15 inches long.  We were able to have fish for dinner..   Yum...  
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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 my favorite place to be.  WE have been aorund the world and know..Southport is home and that is where we always want to get back to.
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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 have the most beautiful sunset over Beaver Dam Creek in Southport NC. We enjoy the Ibis, Herons, Cranes, and gulls on the end of the dock.  We have kayaks in the water to scoot around in the creek.  What a glorious place to live. When we get tired of that, we go and walk on the ocean.  Our beaches are still undeserted and we can enjoy the shore with all of the living things that live there.   Come and see you selves..  
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Here is a wonderful Fall picture of the Wooden Boat Show that is held in Southport North Carolina once a year.  This is a show where many craftsmen build a wooden boat that is tried and proven in the waters around the area in the Cape Fear River, The Intra-Coastal Waterway or the Atlantic Ocean.  Many of the carpenters, have a dream and envision the building of their dream boat.  They have a passion for doing something special that will be one of the most memorable thing that they would ever do. There are so many  wonderful things that happen in this unique fishing village of Southport... We have many movies that have been filmed here and I suspect that many more will be also. To name a few: Crimes of the Heart The Wedding Matlock I know what you Did Last Summer Summer Pitch Dawson's C...
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
    Yesterday, my husband and I had to buy a new freezer and had to clean out the old one in  the process.  We came up with about 10 gallons of BlueBerries that we had picked over the past few year. Much too many to keep in the freezer.  Therefore, I decided to make BlueBery topping that works well on Ice Cream, Cake and Toast.  So last night I am cooked  them to make the topping, which consitst of the BlueBerries, Sugan, lemon juice and 1/2 stick of butter.  All you do then, is cook until they become thick.  Then  we put the mixture and put into the sterilized jars.   Last count we have put up about 30 pints for us to enjoy and aI think that this is going to work great for Christmas presents for family and friends this year..   What do you think?  
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