Pinehurst, NC Real Estate News

By Denise Roberts, e-PRO, REALTOR - Specializing in Pinehurst, NC Area
(New Colony Properties, LLC)
We had SNOW on Monday and ICE on Tuesday here in Pinehurst, NC.But, TODAY, we have SUN!!!We are melting and it should reach 55-60 degrees by the end of the week.Bree Bree has already found her spot in the SUN this morning!!! I hope everyone else out there gets some sunshine this week!
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By Denise Roberts, e-PRO, REALTOR - Specializing in Pinehurst, NC Area
(New Colony Properties, LLC)
4 Bedroom | 2 Bath Homes For Sale In Pinehurst, NC Priced Under $300,000Homes for sale in Pinehurst with 4 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms, priced under $300,000, have been the most popular for the past 2 years.  In my opinion, the 4 Bedroom/2 Bathroom Home is also going to be very sought after in 2011.  There are a variety of wonderful Pinehurst Neighborhoods to choose from, such as:  Village Acres, Pinehurst No. 6, CCNC (Gated Community), Old Town Pinehurst and Westlake Point (on Lake Pinehurst). All of these Pinehurst Neighborhoods are located near shopping, schools, parks, restaurants and the hospital.   As of today, there are 26, 4 Bedroom/2 Bath, Homes for sale in Pinehurst that meet the following criteria: 4+ Bedrooms 2+ Bathrooms Year Built: 1925-2011 1,800-3,500 Heated Square Feet 2 C...
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By Dawn Crawley, Find Pinehurst Homes
(Dawn Crawley Realty)
If buying Pinehurst NC real estate is in your future you may have a question about how does the membership work with the Country Club and Property Ownership. Below is a question I received from  prospective clients considering Pinehurst as their new home. "Bruce wants to know if you have any listing on the Pinehurst golf course that is reasonable. He knows from reading about the golf course that you have to be a member to the course if you buy a house from there, right? I know some of the listing that you have showed me is on the Seven Lakes I think he would like that too and it probably doesn't cost as much. There is plenty of houses that are around Pinehurst that are not on the golf course.Right? I know Bruce doesn't want to go over $450.000.00 and that he wants about 2,500-3,000 sq....
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By Dawn Crawley, Find Pinehurst Homes
(Dawn Crawley Realty)
Pinehurst NC Real Estate Sales for 2010 saw mild improvement over 2009. The increase in sales was just over 6% from 2009 and most of the sales came in the first half of the year due to the Government credit which expired as of June 30, 2010. One of the interesting statistics from 2010 was how flat Pinehurst area sales were from August until December. As you can see the last six months was fairly flat when in prior years the same time period showed more fluctuations from month to month in gross residential sales. As no one can make predictions as to what the future will bring or what these patterns in Pinehurst area real estate sales indicate. It can be said that it looks like we are riding along a bottom as some economists have predicted and if the economy continues to recover we will ...
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By Dawn Crawley, Find Pinehurst Homes
(Dawn Crawley Realty)
  Little Pats Clinic is for Pinehurst Area Kids is more than just a Football and athletic clinic. Offered and sponsored by the Sandhills Optimist Club this excellent program for kids in grades 1-8 to participate in  to increase their agility, physical fitness, overall health and study habits. This program will begin Jan. 18 2011 and will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 until March 24. It will be held at the Pinecrest High school Football Stadium and will be run by the High School Football coach, Chris Metzger. The cost for this program is $190 or $10 per session. And no student will be omitted from the clinic do to the in ability to pay. Got more information call coach Metzger at 239-248-0808. This information was provided by the local Southern Pines newspaper - The Pilot Not jus...
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By Dawn Crawley, Find Pinehurst Homes
(Dawn Crawley Realty)
Pinehurst NC Real Estate Community Spotlight on McLendon Hills Equestrian Community. McLendon Hills starting developing in the mid 1990's and the first house was completed in 1999. The developers had a vision of a lake surrounded by homes and small mini horse farms surrounding the perimeter of the property. The entire development is about 600 acres and there is approximately 6 miles of trails for property owners and their guests to ride their horses. McLendon Hills is just over 10 miles from the Village of Pinehurst and just two miles from the Seven Lakes business district with area shops, doctors, dentists and restaurants. The developer is so dedicated to creating and sustaining a comfortable yet slightly upscale community and has built his own custom home on the lake. The lake is app...
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By Dawn Crawley, Find Pinehurst Homes
(Dawn Crawley Realty)
Just one of many great reasons to consider the Pinehurst area as a place to retire is the reasonable property tax rates. As you can see this is a chart of the Pinehurst area and much of Moore County's Property taxes for 2010. The taxes for 2011 will come out in July 2011. The House Value is determined by the county by assessing the property values of each individual home. This is done approximately every seven years but they can do it annually if the county so chooses. There has been only one assessment in the last 8 years. How are properties assessed in Moore County? First they determine the value for the land based on recent property transactions. Then they determine a price per square foot for the average house in a neighborhood. That price is then adjusted based on the age of the ho...
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By Denise Roberts, e-PRO, REALTOR - Specializing in Pinehurst, NC Area
(New Colony Properties, LLC)
The numbers don't lie!  The buzz has been that 2010 was the worse year ever here in Pinehurst.  I beg to differ!!!  Being a REALTOR, I look to the numbers to tell me the TRUE story.  So, look for yourself... Here are the overall numbers for Single Family Homes Sold in Pinehurst in 2009:     AND Here are the overall numbers for Single Family Homes Sold in Pinehurst in 2010.       Could these numbers be MORE close???  These stats were pulled directly from the Pinehurst-Southern Pines Area Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service. I would like to point out a few major differences in the two years that I've displayed here: DOM (Days On Market): Homes in 2010 took a little longer to sell Average List Price: List price in 2010 continued to decrease, but not by much Average Sold Price:...
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By Dawn Crawley, Find Pinehurst Homes
(Dawn Crawley Realty)
Recently I received and email from prospective clients about restrictions in some of the communities in the Pinehurst real estate market. The questions were as follows: "We both liked the four golf course houses that you sent us.  Is Mid-South a gated community?  What's your opinion about National as compared to Pinewild?  One other question:  we are both hoping that these communities all have stipulations in their CC&R's that ban garage sales as well as ban parking of RV's on the property or anywhere within the community.  Hopefully these issues have been addressed by each community.   Also; do the CC&R's address limits on the number of dogs residents are allowed?  I would be interested in knowing the answer to this question as well." These nice folks want to be sure they are in a gate...
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By Dawn Crawley, Find Pinehurst Homes
(Dawn Crawley Realty)
Pinehurst NC Real Estate Sales for December have not all be recorded - so here is a preview as to what to expect. This chart covers Pinehurst and all of the areas in Moore County, NC.  Obviously January 2009 was our low point and June/July 2007 was our high point for total gross sales. units sold + average price = gross sales. There are many interesting things that I notice in this chart. First is the sharp decline in sales after the credit from the Government expired. Many took advantage of this $8,000 first time home buyer credit or the $6,500 buyer credit for those who had previously purchased a home. This credit offered by the Government was issued if you purchased a home and closed prior to June 30, 2010. Another interesting trend to point out is the most recent months. In the past...
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By Denise Roberts, e-PRO, REALTOR - Specializing in Pinehurst, NC Area
(New Colony Properties, LLC)
I'm working away here on the computer in my home office and as you can see, my sidekick (Basil), is LAYING DOWN ON THE JOB!  What A Life!!!  I'm thinking maybe I should buy him a bed for the home office.   He never complains, He never argues, He LOVES all my ideas...So, I think he deserves it!
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By Dawn Crawley, Find Pinehurst Homes
(Dawn Crawley Realty)
Spectacular views in this gated golf community in Pinehurst. This is the view of one of the golf courses in CCNC (Country Club of North Carolina) - a gated golf community in Pinehurst. This community and country club have some of the best views in the area. Imagine waking up and having this view of a golf course outside your Pinehurst home every morning!
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By Dawn Crawley, Find Pinehurst Homes
(Dawn Crawley Realty)
2010 did not see the number of people retiring in Pinehurst as we have seen in the past. As many of us have been doing the last few weeks, I have been looking back at 2010 to see what worked and more importantly what didn't work and why? At first I thought I should considered what worked and focus on that. Then I had a conversation this morning with another local real estate agent (thank Linda) about the past year and what we can expect for 2011. As the conversation developed I realized that it was Oct. 2008 to late 2009 that was the cause for 2010 to be a difficult year for my real estate business. How can 2008 and 2009 hurt the current year? Because in Pinehurst a huge portion of our real estate is owned and purchased by those who want to live in a warmer 4 season climate that has a g...
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By Denise Roberts, e-PRO, REALTOR - Specializing in Pinehurst, NC Area
(New Colony Properties, LLC)
Dear Mother Nature, The snow you showered us with for Christmas was absolutely BEAUTIFUL!  It's been 47 years since you thought about giving Pinehurst a 'White Christmas' and we are honored that you put us back up at the top of the list.  Please don't take this the wrong way, but for future reference, a couple of inches of the fluffy white stuff would've had the same impact on us Southerner's as the 6" inches that you actually gave us.  I'm just saying... You see..., I'm in the real estate business and most folks move here to Pinehurst to escape the winter snowstorms of the North & Midwest.  Alot of folks also move to Pinehurst to play golf all year round.  So, I'm in need of a Carolina Blue Sky, Bright Sunshine, and warm temperatures in order to do my job. I hope this request isn't too...
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By Dawn Crawley, Find Pinehurst Homes
(Dawn Crawley Realty)
The Village Council of Pinehurst approved a $75,000 measure to build two all weather show rings at the Pinehurst Harness track for horse shows. As reported in the local new paper The Pilot. The funds will be available in the 2012 Pinehurst Village budget as it was the number one recommendation by the Parks and Recreation committee. It is expected to increase the economic viability of the Pinehurst Harness Track. Currently the track is used for several activities. Mainly it is intended for Harness Race Training in the winter months. Many come down to the Sandhills in the winter from colder regions for equestrian events including Harness Training. There are also other events held here at the Pinehurst Harness Track such as eventing and dressage shows.  A calendar of equestrian events was ...
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By Denise Roberts, e-PRO, REALTOR - Specializing in Pinehurst, NC Area
(New Colony Properties, LLC)
If you don't already have plans for New Year's Eve, consider a weekend at the Carolina Hotel in Pinehurst.  $230* per person includes accommodations, five-course gourmet dinner & plated dessert, party featuring The Band of Oz, midnight breakfast buffet, next morning southern-style breakfast, late check-out. Dinner seating begins at 7 pm. Party begins at 9 pm.   LOCAL GUESTS:  $80 per person inclusive includes New Year's Eve party & midnight breakfast buffet. Doors open at 9 pm. $150 per person inclusive Includes five-course gourmet dinner with party & midnight breakfast buffet. Tickets for local guests are available online at www.shoppinehurst.com .    For more informations visit www.Pinehurst.com  or call 800-487-4653 Link to the Event On Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?ei...
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By Denise Roberts, e-PRO, REALTOR - Specializing in Pinehurst, NC Area
(New Colony Properties, LLC)
When you were looking for a house here in Pinehurst: Did I say that it rarely snows here? Did I say we usually get a little dusting of the white stuff, but not until January or February? Did I tell you that the golf is great in the winter months? Did I suggest that you donate all your winter boots/clothes to goodwill? Did I laugh when I saw your snow shovel in the moving truck? Did I tell you that you would no longer need that 4x4 SUV? Well, my friends, I take it ALL back!!! It is a Winter Wonderland here in Pinehurst today!!!  I have about 5-6 inches of the fluffy, sticky white stuff and it is still coming down.  I heard that it has been 47 years since Pinehurst experienced a White Christmas.  The snow flakes didn't actually arrive until the wee hours of the morning of the 26th, but th...
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By Wayne and Lynda Gomillion
(Real Living Hagan Realtors | Pinehurst ~ Southern Pines, NC)
  From our family to yours... Our very best wishes for a Wonderful Christmas and a New Year filled with an abundance of God's blessings! Click here to view a short and heartwarming version of The Christmas Story as seen and told by children. With Joy, Peace and Love... Wayne and Lynda Gomillion
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By Dawn Crawley, Find Pinehurst Homes
(Dawn Crawley Realty)
I was invited to a get together for Christmas last night to a young families house in Pinehurst to whom I sold a house last year. They invited some of the friends they had made in the Pinehurst/Southern Pines area and it was great to see how they have settled into the community. They decorated the house beautifully both inside and out for the Christmas Season. The home was so warm and inviting, and the friends this young family has made are wonderful.  They are far away from Family here in Pinehurst for the first Christmas in their new home but they have found many friends for a happy Christmas gathering. Merry Christmas everyone!
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By Dawn Crawley, Find Pinehurst Homes
(Dawn Crawley Realty)
Last night I went to pick up a friend as we were joining other friends in at a Pinehurst area restaurant to have one last celebration before Christmas. My friend lives in a lovely house and has modestly decorated this year. Just over two years ago this friend lost her husband and the holidays can be a difficult time. She is a great lady that contributes so much to our community and she is a blast to have as a friend. Taking time to spend with friends is so very important especially this time of year when it can be difficult for some. I moved into the Pinehurst area over 8 years ago and this lady called me out of the blue a couple of weeks before Christmas that year. We had not met and she heard I play tennis so she invited me to a Christmas wine a cheese celebration at her house. She in...
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