Sunset Beach, NC Real Estate News

By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
The Good News is... There’s a Real Estate Recovery Wave Going on in Sunset Beach, NC and Beyond....                    The Market is in an upswing here in Brunswick County, North Carolina. The Buyers are snagging all the "best deals", "creme ofthe crop", "shiny pennies", "bargains" and "unbelievable values"Inventory is moving quicker than ever before. Sales are at an all time high in Calabash, Ocean Isle Beach, Shallotte, Carolina Shores, Southport, Leland, Oak Island, Holden Beach, Sunset Beach and Beyond....Phones are ringing like crazy in all the Real Estate offices from one end of Brunswick County, North Carolina to the other.WE ARE HAVING AN UNBELIEVABLE REAL ESTATE RECOVERY HERE!!What is your market like where you are?  Is it a feast or a famine?Statistics tell us what goes on in...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
Why I Chose Real EstateHave you ever thought about your purpose in Life? Do you know why you are here?  Do you think about what you do best?  Some of us are creative, imaginative, dramatic, athletic ~ Some have become famous and some have not ~ I am not a famous person ~ I’m me ~ Wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend ~ I am not a creative or imaginative person ~ I can sew, knit, crochet but prefer not to ~ I can swing a bat, catch a ball, run the bases and swing a golf club but I’m not famous for it ~I can be funny and dramatic but don’t get paid for it ~ I can cook, clean, change the sheets and grocery shop but never found any of those chores fun to do ~What I really like is being challenged ~ I love learning new things ~ I love feeling a sense of accomplishment ~ My first day of school, ...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
The Secret is Out ~ Sunset Beach ~ No, stop, please don’t...It's too late!!Before you decide to move to Sunset Beach you might want to check out the golf available in the area ~ Let’s talk about Sea Trail Plantation first because we live there and will tell you why it’s the Best Golf Community in Sunset Beach ~ Now first of all we are all entitled to our opinions, right?!  Before we have any Negative Nellies and their negative comments we will immediately mention why Sea Trail Plantation is the Best Golf Community in Sunset Beach ~ Any guesses? No? Okay, here goes, Sea Trail Plantation is the closest golf community to Sunset Beach ~ The best of both worlds ~ Beach and Golf ~ Sea Trail Plantation boasts 54 holes of championship golf ~ Sea Trail Plantation also boasts how close it is to S...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
Friday Funnies from the Sunset Beach Team It's been quite a while since we posted a Friday Funny here on Active Rain ~ We think the funniest thing happening is the big deal with getting an invite to Google + ~ We got the invite, so...    Is there anyone out there who hasn't been invited?  We bet you a million bucks it's not a big deal anymore ~ BTW ~ I owe Frank over a gazillion bucks with all the bets we have made over our 35 years of marriage ~ He owes me too, but not as much ~ Shucks! Bet anyone can get on Google + now ~ And so what is the big deal anyway?  Sorry, don't want to come off in a negative, caustic way by no means ~ We need to navigate our way around to see what's going on ~ Have you been out there in the wild blue yonder yet?  Oh, say can you see by the dawns early light ...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY FROM THE SUNSET BEACH TEAM Did you know ~ The United States is the only country with a known birthday.   We are proud to be Americans, where at least we know we're free. We won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to us.   HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA       "WE PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS. ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL."
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
The Sunset Beach Turtle Watch Program is a private, nonprofit program that solicits volunteers to help monitor turtle nesting at Sunset Beach, North Carolina. Sunset Beach is the smallest of the Brunswick Beaches in North Carolina.   Members of the SSBTHP hold permits from the Non-Game and Endangered Wildlife Section of the North Carolina Wildlife Section of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to monitor nests sites, strandings and hatchings. An interesting turtle fact ~ Nesting season begins on Brunswick County Beaches in early May thru August. Baby turtles begin hatching in late July and continue through October. The informational programs - named "Turtle Time" - are free at 7 pm on Sunday evenings beginning in June and running during the nesting months at the Sunset Prop...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
To shout out or not to shout out? Is that even a question? So we are admitting to lurking and learning from quite a few folks here in ActiveRain and are very embarrassed and proud to say we have our very FIRST FEATURED BLOG and GOLD STAR ~ Okay, you can all stop clapping and cheering ~ We made many mistakes along the way, cut and paste (yup we did), quoted articles,(seriously) never bothered to say hello (hello, everyone), didn't introduce ourselves (Hi, we are new to ActiveRain), never wrote our Hello, This is our First blog, waited to take classes with ActiveRain University, commented without reading the blog just to get the points (oops, do people really do this) --> you get the drift.. but we lived and learned and lurked to see the truth of what ActiveRain is all about ~ Boy, what a...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
My computer is not always my friend ~ I really try to not let it get the best of me ~ Some days are better than others ~ It amazes me, frustrates me, thrills me, entertains me and allows me to take control ~ Then there are the days when I don't have a clue....   Finally a computer  setting I understand.
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By Adam Hankey, Internet Marketing, MLS IDX, Web Design
( Search Engine Marketing Strategist)
Moving to Sunset Beach, North Carolina, you would discover a relaxed and welcoming community awaiting you. There are Sunset Beach homes for sale that you'd surely fall in love with at first sight. Purchasing a house there is owning a piece of paradise and fun, all rolled into one. Sunset Beach boasts a breathtaking shoreline and is attractive in both its landscape and its relaxed atmosphere. Southernmost of the North Carolina barrier islands, it is 3 miles of the most beautiful shoreline in the state. An ideal location for those who enjoy pier fishing, surf fishing, swimming, playing in the sand and water sports of all kinds. The mainland portion of the town offers shopping centers, grocery stores, small boutiques, dining, golf and the Ingram Planetarium.The area offers a diversity of ...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
Rock Stars Hanging Out at Sunset Beach ~ Attention : All Bon Jovi Fanatics!! Karen Baker of the Sunset Beach and Beyond Team was found literally hanging around Bon Jovi ~ Was it a dream?? We all have our dreams and desires in life ~ We accomplish some ~ We dream of others ~ We daydream ~ You don't have to daydream about Sunset Beach anymore, make the move and have your dreams come true ~ I believe things happen for a reason ~ I believe in Karma ~ I believe what goes around, comes around ~ There are many reasons to choose living in Sunset Beach ~ Let's see, the weather, the beach, the sunshine, the sunsets, did I mention that Sunset Beach is Beautiful ~     Do you dream of living near Sunset Beach? I can help make that dream come true ~ I go with my gut ~ I go with my intuition ~ I go wi...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
Tuesday Treasures ~ Frank's Garden of Lilies ~Frank is not the "master gardener" of Sea Trail in Sunset Beach, but he does take pride in his lawn and flower beds. He does have the best yard in the neighborhood, (as far as he is concerned) and was devastated when "his" front lawn was dug up for sewer lines this winter. All is better, thanks to sod!! His newest pride and joy are his lilies in the gardens. A few pictures to show you the different colors ~    
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
TUESDAY TREASURES FOR MY Active Rain FRIEND JUDY KLEM Judy Klem loves to garden and quite often she photoblogs some amazing photos ~ you can almost smell the fragrance as she explains the different blossoms. I, on the other hand, do not have a green thumb. I don't garden, I delegate, I admire, I appreciate ~   That said, I will tell you I was given a very small African Violet from my neighbor when I first moved into my house in Sunset Beach eight years ago. She presented "Her Treasure" to me in a small 3 inch clay pot and told me to water it from the bottom ~ Duh,   what?? The bottom, the bottom of what?? I obviously didn't know what she was talking about and wondered why the heck she had this clay pot sitting on top of a bunch of pebbles in some sort of saucer ~ I will admit I research...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
MARKET REPORT FOR SUNSET BEACH ISLAND RESIDENTIAL HOMES  Active: 65  Pending: 1  Sold: 7  Other: 0  Total: 73      Bedrooms  Bathrooms  Square Feet  List Price  Selling Price  DOM/CDOM  Minimum  0   0.00   801   $295,000   $340,000   8/8   Average  4   2.47   1,574   $600,697   $508,557   248/330   Median  4   2.00   1,401   $495,000   $440,000   145/194   Maximum  8   8.00   3,701   $2,500,000   $870,000   1506/1658   Total Dollar Value           $3,559,900      Average DOM Breakdown and Average % of Listing Price received on Solds by Market time:    0-30 Days   31-60 Days   61-90 Days   91-120 Days   120+ Days   No. of Listings   0    2    0    0    5   Breakdown %   0.00    28.57    0.00    0.00    71.43   Avg SP % LP   0.00    92.63    0.00    0.00    90.31      Average CDOM Breakdo...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
MARKET REPORT FOR SUNSET BEACH MAINLAND RESIDENTIAL HOMES  Active: 74  Pending: 4  Sold: 18  Other: 0  Total: 96      Bedrooms  Bathrooms  Square Feet  List Price  Selling Price  DOM/CDOM  Minimum  2   2.00   1,101   $125,000   $90,000   2/2   Average  3   2.81   2,186   $397,987   $271,522   186/247   Median  3   3.00   2,101   $324,450   $233,750   101/137   Maximum  6   6.00   5,001   $1,695,000   $800,000   1092/1491   Total Dollar Value           $4,887,400      Average DOM Breakdown and Average % of Listing Price received on Solds by Market time:    0-30 Days   31-60 Days   61-90 Days   91-120 Days   120+ Days   No. of Listings   0    4    5    1    8   Breakdown %   0.00    22.22    27.78    5.56    44.44   Avg SP % LP   0.00    93.47    88.31    91.95    92.69      Average CDOM...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
WOMEN FROM SUNSET BEACH ~ HAVING SOME FUN!! You gotta love THOSE SUNSET BEACH WOMEN ~  A fifty-ish woman from Sunset Beach was at home happily jumping on her bed and squealing with delight. Her husband watches her for a while and asks, "Do you have any idea how ridiculous you look?, What's the matter with you?"  The woman from Sunset Beach continues to bounce on the bed and says, "I don't care, I just came from having a mammogram and the doctor says I have the breasts of an 18 year-old".  The husband said, "What did he say about your 60 year old ass?"  "Your name never came up," she replied. (Men . . . They just never know when to shut up, do they?)
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
OUTSMART A WOMAN??  THINK AGAIN.... A man calls home to his wife and  says, "Honey, I have been asked to fly to  Canada with  my boss and several of his friends for fishing...  We'll begone for a long weekend. This is a good  opportunity for me to get that promotion I've been  wanting so could you please pack enough clothes for a  3 day  weekend. And also would you get out my rod and  tackle box from the attic ?We're leaving at 4:30 PM  from the office and I will swing by the house to  pick  my things up..'Oh! And please  pack my new navy blue silk pajamas.'The wife thinks this sounds a bit  odd, but, being the good wife, she >> does exactly what  her husband asked.Following the  long weekend, he came home a little tired, but, otherwise,  looking good. The wife welcomes him home  and as...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
Sea Trail Plantation Memorial Day Theme Dinner at Magnolias Lounge Magnolias Lounge is the perfect place to grab a quick bite to eat or enjoy a drink at the bar after a round of golf. Homeowners and visitors can enjoy the beautiful setting from inside the lounge or on the patio. For the month of May, Sea Trail Plantation is celebrating Memorial Day with our Memorial Day Cookout Theme Dinner on Sunday, May 29. The dinner will be held in Magnolias and the adjacent patio in the Jones/Byrd Clubhouse from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, May 25th. Price is just $15 per person, which includes tax and gratuities, and only $10 for children 12 and under! Full menu can be found with this link.
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
Motivational Monday ~ Are You A Positive Thinker? Quotes to Stay Positive ~ Repeat Positive Thoughts Until Your Mind Repeats Them Back To You ~ Listen to your inner voice, is it positive or negative? Positive Thoughts Lead to Positive Outcomes ~ Let go of the past, trust the future, embrace change ~ Dream more while you are Awake ~ Pay No Mind to Those Who Talk Behind Your Back, It Simply Means That You Are Two Steps Ahead ~ Nothing is Impossible, The Word Itself Says I'm Possible  
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
JESUS AND THE BURGULAR A burglar broke into a house one night.  He shined his flashlight around,  looking for valuables when a voice in the dark said, 'Jesus knows you're here.' He nearly jumped out of his skin,  clicked his flashlight off, and froze. When he heard nothing more, after a bit, he shook his head and continued. Just as he pulled the stereo out so he could disconnect the wires, clear as a bell he heard 'Jesus is watching you.' Freaked out, he shined his light around frantically,  looking for the source of the voice. Finally, in the corner of the room, his flashlight  beam came to rest on a parrot.  'Did you say that?' he hissed at the parrot. 'Yep', the parrot confessed, then squawked,  'I'm just trying to warn you that he is watching you.' The burglar relaxed. 'Warn me, huh...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
STILL MAKING ME LAUGH AFTER 36 YEARS Gazing into the crystal ball, the fortune teller began to clearly see the symbolic images ~ computers, a desk, papers, phones, a car....You are driving in a car, together, with another couple, you stop in front of a house, you all get out and go inside the house...wait... I see you sitting in a restaurant, with the same couple, papers are spread out all over the table, the couple you are with are writing on the papers...wait, what is this I see, it's a contract, for the purchase of a home, the couple, they are signing a contract to purchase a home..it is clearer now to me...you are Real Estate Agents..yes, I see...you work together...selling real estate.... You see, if anyone had ever told me five years ago that I would be working with my husband sel...
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