Oak Island, NC Real Estate News

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
     IMPORTANT READ..... Something that we can do to help ourselves.  Nice to know.  Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve under the tongue. They work much faster than the tablets. Why keep aspirin by your bedside?  About Heart AttacksThere are other symptoms of an heart attack besides the pain on the left arm. One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating, however these symptoms may also occur less frequently.Note: There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack.The majority of people (about 60%) who  had a heart attack during their sleep, did not wake up.  However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep.If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of...
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Have a property that has been under contract since May as a short sale for $285,000.   Offer came in at $280,000 and through months of negotiating was accepted by Bank of America.  (They did an appraisal and it came in at $280,000.  Now that everything has been negotiated and accepted...the buyer's bank had an appraisal done and it came in at $250,000.  We are at a stalemate with no place to go... Any Suggestions? 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)
Does anyone use this program to create a card for clients, family and friends? I have learned that it does not work on a computer that has Windows 7 on it.  It has been the best idea that I have had that works in remembering folks that you NEED to remember on a daily basis. If you have worked this program and have a solution for me, I sure would love to talk with you.  Or if you know of another program that works for you...please share it with me. 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 got a new Dell Latitude E5510 and a new Blackberry Curve 8500 Series. I have been on the phone for 3 days with Tech support trying to get Top Producer downloaded on to the BlackBerry. Has anyone else had this problem. I am so frustrated at this point.   Going to have a great 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)
Well, today I received my new Dell Laptop latitude computer.  Do you realize how much trouble it is to move everything that you need and feel is important ...from a desk top....to a lap top? I have spent the better part of a day trying the figure out the new computer.  It has Windows 7 on it and I have been used to working with Windows XP.   I think I like Windows 7 just fine. What I am truly enjoying, it the speed of the new latitude.  It is great.   Ginger of Southport
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By Tish Lloyd, Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches
(BlueCoast Realty Corporation)
Spent a glorious day with my granddaughters!  We just hopped in the car and started driving.  Our journey took us from Wrightsville Beach, through Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and to the Fort Fisher/Southport ferry.  A quick 35 minute ferry ride and we were in the quaint beach side town of Southport NC.  A brief stop at Zoe's favorite consignment shop, ABC Consignments, for some school clothes for she and Rachel and we were back on the road.  Just The Great Mimi and her girls.  Of course, we HAD to see the beach, we are beach bunnies, you know! So we stopped off at the Oak Island Lighthouse. The lighthouse was built in 1958 for a total cost of $110,000.  The lights sit 169 feet above the water, but the lighthouse itself is only 148 feet tall.  Unlike many lighthouses there is no spiral st...
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
BUYER BONUS EVENT!     The Home Buyer Tax Credit is due to expire on April 30th. Without this incentive in place, the residential real estate market will be losing a powerful vehicle for attracting new and repeat home buyers looking to take advantage of a credit worth up to $8,000. Because your home is currently on the market, we want to make sure you're aware of the impact this development could have on your home sale. At the same time, we'd like to present you with a unique marketing opportunity that could improve your chances of completing a sale quickly. From May 1st through July 31st, we'll  be investing in support of a nationwide campaign, the Coldwell Banker Buyer Bonus Event, which we're positioning to home buyers as an extension of the Home Buyer Tax Credit benefits without al...
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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, it is that time of the year again. Getting that course work behind us. Thought you would be interested in taking the elective online.  I am just running out of time. So here is the website...and it is less  expensive than going to a classroom,....   Take  advantage of this if you need to...   Thanks, Ginger Harper     Please read this information in it's entirety before proceeding and file this email for future reference. There is also a CE Student Information Sheet from the NC REC attached to this email if you wish to review.You may access all of your courses by following these important steps:1. Go to www.theceshop.com2. Log in to your EASYTrack account at the top of the page with the email address and password that you provided at the time of registration.3. Under "My Courses" ...
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
          Listing # 634436 122 SE 58 St #110 Oak Island, NC 28465 Listing Price: $250,000   County: Brunswick   Prop Type Single Family Prop Subtype(s) Condo Area Oak Island Beach Subdivision Southern Shrs Villas     Beds 3 Approx Htd SF 1401 Baths(FH) 2 (2 0)     Year Built 1986 PID 250AG00916 Lot Acres (approx)   DOM/CDOM 160/160 See Additional Pictures     School District Brunswick ELEM Southport JRHI South Brunswick HIGH South Brunswick       Directions  From Oak Island Drive to left on SE 58th Street. Condos are located on the left at the curve. Unit # 110 Marketing Remark  LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!! Great oceanfront condo located on the 1st level with great views of the ocean and the pool. Remodeled 2007 including new appliances. Ceiling fans, extra large deck and close to p...
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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...the luck of the Irish.... Today we have enjoyed 2 meals with corned beef,  cabbage, cornbread and  red potatoes.  Both were delicious, but I have come  to the conclusion that it is to be eaten only once a year. Hope that you were able  to enjoy the traditional meal also.  Did not however, enjoy the green beer.  Not a beer drinker,  so lost out on that. Hope you had a wonderful St. Patty's 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)
My husband and I recently enjoyed a fabulous cruise to the Carribean until we got the dreaded NOROVIRUS.  This is the virus that we used to call, the Stomach Flu. Remember? It is also a virus that is found in many nursing homes across the country.  One of our better nursing center in North Carolina contracted the virus and the poor folks have quarentined for about a month. Washing hands seems to be the biggest fighter for this virus.  So wash hands at least 20 seconds with soap and hot water. Take care and stay well. 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 were 2 of the faithful cruisers that left Charleston, South Carolina on February 15, 2010 heading for the warmth of the Carribean.  Little did we know that we would be attacked by the NOVO Virus.  Yep...the one that hits nursing centers and day care centers.  We were rendered useless human beings for 36 hours.  Thankfully it did not last all the cruise. I still encourage you to Cruise when you can.   Ginger of Southport http://wilmingtonrealestatehome.com/1003/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)
 Birthday Clock It tells you how many hours and how many seconds you have been alive on this earth and when you were probably conceived. How cool is that? This is cool. After you ' ve finished reading the info, click again, and see what the moon looked like the night you were born. This is neat. Who says our time clocks aren ' t ticking.... Enjoy Birthday Calculator      Enjoy...   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)
Watch this video and Kraft Foods Foundation will donate money to feed the hungry   More than 12,000 Kraft Foods employees recently participated in our first-ever global week of community service - "Make a Delicious Difference Week."  Employees around the world created this video to help spread the volunteer spirit.    Each time it's viewed, the Kraft Foods Foundation will donate money to Feeding America to help provide five meals to those at risk of hunger -- up to 100,000 meals through the end of October 2009.   Check it out and pass it along!   Click on the link below, or copy and paste it into your browser: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6rpkyWck3A  Ginger of Southport
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By Tony Romero
(Intracoastal Realty Corporation)
The Dead End Saloon The Dead End Saloon is a waterfront restaurant and pub on the Intracoastal waterway close to the bridge to Oak Island.  It featured Baltimore style cusine including their world famous crab cakes. Astonishing views of the ICW and marsh await you with live music and big screen TV's. Testimonials: "finally, a real crabcake!" - Natalie Spangler, Salisbury, MD"we have really missed having live music on the waterfront, now we look forward to it every Sunday afternoon" - Pam Lawrence, Southport, NC"excellent food and spectacular sunsets in a relaxing atmosphere" - Bill and Cathy Teague, Cambridge Crossings in South Harbour"great dining experience on the deck with the outdoor enclosures so we can enjoy it all winter" - John & Mary Winter"we loved the dollar draft on our girl...
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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 find myself having Opportunity Day today.  (A better way to sayDuty Time).  Actually I have been enjoying it.  It is the first exposure that your company makes when some one calls on the phone or walks through the door. We need to ponder that a minute.  What you say or do...the minute someone walks in or calls in is the first impression that those folks have of your company. We need to remember that. Hope you have a good Opportunity today,  Smile! Ginger of Sea Coast Realty
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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 have come down with a summer cold.   Hopefully not th swine flu.   Started on Monday with stuffy nose and a bit of coughing. Have you all had the Swine Flu and if so ...tell  me what to expect if I should have it. No fever as of yet.  I am drinking plenty of juice and water and taking congestions  medicine.   Hope you are well.. Ginger of 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)
This was a great day for us.  We had our sales meeting and then went out to view 9 homes that our brokers had listed over the past week.  We went into some lovely homes on the waterfront of Oak Island.  Great deal to be found right now.  I think that our market is settling out right now.  Thank Goodness..  It has been a hard 3 years in our area.. Ginger Of SeaCoast Realty
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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team)
Insurance Changes as of August 26, 2009   Here is the latest from the changes that went into effect through the NCJUA (wind pool) on 8/26/2009   1.       Maximum coverage available now is $750k whether a full homeowners or a wind/hail policy. 2.       You have to have an excess policy, if the replacement cost on your home is over $750k, to even be eligible for the 1st $750k through the pool. 3.       40% maximum on contents, this means you will have actual cash value settlement (replacement cost less depreciation) because state regulations require that you have 70% of value of home, for contents, in order to be eligible for replacement with do depreciation. 4.       Primary coverage would be with the NCJUA. 5.       Surcharge of 10% for wind/hail policies and 20% for full homeowners pol...
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