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By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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In just a few days, Summer will  be here.  In  driving to Durham on Saturday, the temps were in t he 97 degree range.  I think that is too hot for us yet.  There must be something to this global warming thing. Are you experiencing hotter temperatures than you normally see this time of the year.  ...

By Margaret Rudd Bishop, CRB, CRS, GRI
(Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc.,REALTORS)
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Construction on the Oak Island Bridge resumed.  This new entrance to Oak Island off of Highway 211 has created a scramble of annexation.  Looks like the Town of Oak Island is going to prevail. 

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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One of the biggest things that we are faced with still in our area, is the dreams of what was going on in 2004 and  2005.  That day is gone. What we have to do as a Realtor and as a professional is to educate our buyers as to TODAY'S Market.  We all sold properties in 2005 that we are having to s...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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I am crushed..  I have worked 2 weeks on putting this deal together.  All seemed to finally be working out until this morning when my buyer emailed to me tell me that his job was in flux due to the economic situation that we all find our selves in..so This deal went south. I am OK...I know that t...

By Margaret Rudd Bishop, CRB, CRS, GRI
(Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc.,REALTORS)
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an informed Real Estate sales have greatly picked up in May.  With interest rates tweaking up investors and primary and second home buyers are in the market.   Proper pricing to attract these buyers is a must!  Oak Island property owners know to let us help them in their pricing, not too low, and...

By Margaret Rudd Bishop, CRB, CRS, GRI
(Margaret Rudd & Associates, Inc.,REALTORS)
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Last weekend I bicycled on Caswell Beach Road, past the Oak Island Golf Club, to the entrance to Fort Caswell and then back to the Oak Island Lighthouse which is beside the Caswell Beach Coast Guard Station.  The lighthouse was open because it was during the standard hours on a Saturday (they wil...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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It is such great fun to get an offer in that you can negotiate. I feel very good about being able to do my job. It is a foreclosure and the price is right... WE will be closing in just 10 days.. Price of 599K.. Prettty good days work. ginger of Southport

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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Thank the Good Lord for another Good day. Today I showed property to folks that I have sold to 20 years ago.  It is good to still have folks that think you did a good job for them then and I hope that I can still do good for work them now. They are choosing to move back to Oak Island after buildi...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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  The Southport-Oak Island area has a variety of attractions for the whole family. The list below represents just some of what our area has to offer. Click on the attraction for more information.   Bald Head Island FerryBald Head Island Historic ToursBrunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic S...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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I just did my first Broker Price Opinion since 1994.  It seems to be more simplified than I remembered.  The forms can be saved in WORD and them sent to the RELO folks via an email.    I would like to do more of these until the market gets stronger here on the coast.  Does anyone have any ideas o...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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FYI As of April 1, appraisals on loans sold to Fannie Mae  need to include form 1004MC.  This requires the appraiser to do a thorough market analysis, and based on what they raw data says, they may be forced to label that property in a declining market.  If it is marked as such, the appraiser the...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT, APRIL 15, 2009 A legal challenge to increases in certain Beach and FAIR Plan deductibles and surcharges approved by the Commissioner of Insurance in November of 2008 is underway. The Commissioner approved these changes to be effective February 1, 2009. On March 20, 2009, t...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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Hello to All! We are experiencing beautiful, warm, sunny days right now.  The beaches beacons us to come and enjoy the warmth and to fish, shell hunt and sun bathe.  I am so ready. There is much going on tomorrow.  We will have a Chili Cook off at Franklin Square gallery and many vendors will be ...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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 Our Wonderful Beaches on Oak Island~North Carolina Ginger of Oak Island Oak Island                                                                 Picture by Tammy Hanson                                                   "Put your footprints in the sand"Located on the Atlantic Ocean, enjoy the o...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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  Oak Island                                                                 Picture by Tammy Hanson                                                   "Put your footprints in the sand"Located on the Atlantic Ocean, enjoy the ocean breezes that sweep across Oak Island while golfing at one of two g...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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Why do we celebrate April Fools Day?  I have often wondered that ...especially today. I remember fondly as a child, saying to one of my brothers, YOU HAVE A BUG ON YOU SHOULDER! or something similar...and we would all squeal with delight.  Never have quite understood why we do this now as adults....

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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Today has been a glorious day here in the Southport ~ Oak Island area of North Carolina.  It is sunny and very breezy with the rain held at bay for the time.  Winds are hicking up to about 31 MPH.  Think we will sit on the dock anyway and watch the sunset.  Until then, we will watch the UNC/Oklah...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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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!  O...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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Here in the Southport Oak Island area...Spring has sprung.. Flowers are blooming, air is fresh, temps are warm.  I feel rejuvenated during this time of the year having been through a cold winter.  We find that our blooming flowers are a bit behind those a further inland.  I think it has something...

By Ginger Harper, Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage)
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Oak Island - The Town of Oak Island was formed in 1999 when the towns of Long Beach and Yaupon Beach consolidated. This consolidation gave it the distinction of the most populated incorporated town in Brunswick County. Although the largest Town in the County, a small town atmosphere is enjoyed by...

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