Sunset Beach, NC Real Estate News

By Adam Hankey, Internet Marketing, MLS IDX, Web Design
( Search Engine Marketing Strategist)
In their quarterly report Mortgage Bankers Association revealed that mortgage payment problems eased substantially during the first three months of 2011 for every category of default, reported CNN. The chief economist of MBA claimed "These numbers point to a mortgage market on the mend." That is really good news, as we've all been hoping the market would be coming back soon. It's gone on way too long. Sunset Beach NC real estate is plentiful here. Plentiful as it is beautiful. Looking through the eyes of a buyer that's excellent news. Lots of houses and condos and land to choose from whether for your main residence, your second home, or as an investment property. Prices are dropping and interest rates are low! Now is the time. Whether you're buying or selling Sunset Beach NC real estate...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
149,335 and the size matters the most You are probably wondering what the number 149,335 has to do with the size mattering the most. Listen up all you listing agents ~ It's all about the size and why it matters the most ~     How you enter a listing into the Multiple Listing Service, aka MLS, is very important. One error and your listing will be passed by...It will NOT be seen...Not be worthy of another glance ~ No one will care, not the agent researching for their client, not the buyer looking for their home ~ We realize mistakes can happen, but when you blatantly leave out important details like the SIZE OF THE LOT, your listing will never be seen--> NEVER Searches are set up based on SIZE ~ the SIZE of a home for instance ~ Guess what, this size matters too ~ It needs to be accurate!...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
For all you Two Buck Chuck wine lovers... a challenger to Trader Joe's to be here soon!  WalMart announced that, sometime in 2011 it will begin offering customers a new discount item...Walmart's own brand of wine. The world's largest retail chain is teaming up with Ernest & Julio Gallo Winery of California to produce the wines at affordable prices in the $2 to $5 range. Wine connoisseurs may not be inclined to put a bottle of the Walmart brand into their shopping carts but, 'There is a market for inexpensive wine,' said Kathy Micken, professor of marketing at University of Arkansas , Bentonville. 'However, branding will be very important.' Customer surveys were conducted to determine the most attractive name for the Walmart wine brands and varieties.  The top surveyed names in order of...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
Most Unusual Place to Sign a Contract ~ Where was yours? We met our client for brunch to discuss the home she had viewed the day before. We discussed the price she was considering as an offer. She wanted to think about it and get in touch with the mortgage person. She called us later that day and told us she had decided to write the offer. Would we mind driving to her place so we could do the contract now?  She said I'm out driving around in my golf cart on the plantation. I'll meet you by the front gate. We met her and while she and Frank were working on the contract, I decided this was a great Kodak moment and one of the most unusual places we have ever written a contract with a client. Where has been your most unusual place you have written a contract with one of your clients? Can yo...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
APHORISM:  A SHORT, POINTED SENTENCE THAT EXPRESSES A WISE OR CLEVER OBSERVATION OR GENERAL TRUTH. 1. The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow. 2. Money will buy a fine dog, but only kindness will make him wag his tail. 3. If you don't have a sense of humor, you probably don't have any sense at all. 4. Seat belts are not as confining as wheelchairs. 5. A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water. 6. How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night? 7. Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without. 8. Why is it that at class reunions you feel younger than everyone else looks? 9. Scratch a cat . . . and you ...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
TV MOMS ~ THEN AND NOW      Admit it, we are the TV generation. We spent many an hour glued to the boob tube, after all we didn't have x-box, wii, i-phones, laptops, or all the other high tech gadgets kids have today. We were considered to be lucky if we had a color TV and, oh yeah,  maybe 5 or six channels to watch and believe it or not kids, no remote.      On our 5 hour drive to visit my Mom today, as Karen was happily checking her e-mails and comments about her post on her high tech gadget, I fell into one of my highway daydreams. I started thinking about my favorite Mom's from TV shows past and wondered what they would be like in today's world.      I pictured June Cleaver sashaying around her house in her fancy dress and high heels as the cameras rolled. Didn't you know, she is th...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY FROM THE SUNSET BEACH TEAM Enjoy the day celebrating all the Mother's you know in your life.  Take the time to call your Mom if you can't be with her today. Honor her memory if she is no longer with you. Cherish her forever. 
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
HUMOR AND WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT IN LIFE We need humor in our life...  It's healthy to laugh....  It improves our disposition.....   It releases pent up energy...... It can relieve stress.... Laughter is free and contagious....  Laughter connects us with others just like smiling... Have you ever noticed what happens when you spend the day smiling at everyone you meet....  Most people will smile back... Laughter and Smiling have Social Benefits...  Bring laughter into a situation and immediately a stress level will be reduced....  Have you ever been with clients and encountered a stressful situation?  Hopefully your reaction to the situation did not produce more stress....  Were you able to bring some humor into the situation so you could look back on it and laugh?  Life has some frustra...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
TUESDAY TREASURES ~ Unusual Finding on Sunset Beach Today was a day to meet friends, walk on the beach and relax. It's not often I take a break from our business but friends were in town visiting from Connecticut and the weather was gorgeous ~ Perfect day for a walk on Sunset Beach. I love walking along the shore line especially when it's low tide. Sand dollars are prevalent on our Sunset Beach. You need to know the trick to finding them and where they are. Today I found the most unusual creature. I'm pretty sure it's in the jelly fish family, but honestly I thought it was a WOMAN'S BREAST IMPLANT at first. Does anyone know what this is? I scour the beach often but have never encountered this..  
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
SPEECHLESS SUNDAY SPEECHLESS SUNDAY FROM THE SUNSET BEACH TEAM ~ A LONG WEEK AND A START OF A NEW WEEK WITH SOME COMEDY ~ WE CAN ALWAYS USE SOME HUMOR TO START THE WEEK ~ BEST WISHES TO A NEW WEEK ~ SMILE AND REMEMBER TO MAKE THE BEST OF EVERYTHING  ~ We always look forward to what life brings to us in a new week ~  Sunset Beach  
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
SORT OF A SATURDAY SILLY ~ Saturday Sillies from the SUNSET BEACH TEAM ~ The effects of global climate changes over the years ~ We have had some horrific weather patterns lately and it seems the meteorologists like to point fingers at global warming. In an article written yesterday from USA TODAY studies show the global climate change could spawn more tornadoes. Please be safe ~  
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
HAPPY EASTER FROM THE SUNSET BEACH TEAM   This is one of our all time Favorite Movies ~ Easter Parade starring Judy Garland and Fred Astaire ~ What fun to see all the men and women in their finest clothes ~ Brings back fond memories of shopping for a new dress, shoes and a hat ~ Ah, those were the good old days ~ It's fun to reminisce ~ Take out the old photo albums ~   
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
SATURDAY SMILES Humor ~ The Best Medicine for whatever ails you ~ I choose to Live Out Loud and Laugh ~ No Excuses, For this is me ~ I Love to Smile, it's an inexpensive way to improve my looks The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything The happiest people make the most of everything that comes along Take time to reflect Believe  
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
FRIDAY FUNNY FROM THE SUNSET BEACH TEAM THE AMBIDEXTROUS GOLFER   A  group of male lawyers lived and died for their  Saturday morning round of golf. One transferred  to another city. It wasn't the same without  him.. A new woman lawyer joined their law  firm. She overheard the guys talking about their  golf round. She said, "You know, I used to play  on my golf team in college and I was pretty good  would you mind if I joined you next  week?" The three guys looked at each  other. Not one of them wanted to say 'yes', but  she had them on the spot. Finally, one man said  it would be okay, but they would be starting  early -- at 6:30 am. He figured the early  tee-time would discourage her. The woman said  this may be a problem, and asked if she could be  up to 15 minutes late. They rolled ...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
This site is from the National Library of Medicine which is under the National Institutes of Health and, as such, is from the U.S. government. It is one of the best sites for medical explanations. Besides...... your taxes pay for it. The explanations are accurate. Click on the Ailment Get a Video Explanation.......  This site is very informative and worth hanging unto!   Whichever diseases you click-on it gives you a video explanation!!!!   Interactive Sites on Medical Information The tutorials listed below are interactive health education resources from the Patient Education Institute. Using animated graphics each tutorial explains a procedure or condition in easy-to-read language. You can also listen to the tutorial. JUST CLICK ON A SPECIFIC AILMENTNOTE: These tutorials require a spe...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
You Can Now Check Yourself for Alzheimer's This Test for Alzheimer's is pretty amazing and very accurate!!   You have a better chance of getting it right if you read slowly. The  following was developed as a mental age assessment by the School of Psychiatry at Harvard University . Take your time and see if you can read each line aloud without a mistake.  The average person over 40 years of age cannot do it!1.    This is this cat.2.    This is is cat.3.    This is how cat.4.    This is to cat.5.    This is keep cat.6.    This is an cat.7.    This is old  cat.8.    This is fart cat.9.    This is busy cat.10.  This is for cat.11.  This is forty cat.12.  This is seconds cat.Now go back and read the third word in each line from the top down.
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
TUESDAY TREASURES ~ THE LIVELIEST GROUP WE HAVE EVER MET ~ Sunday we were out with our client showing homes and came upon the most talkative, liveliest and friendliest group of friends. This was a first ever during a showing and if I could only have figured out how to use my iPhone to video this group of friends. They sure were a talkative bunch and quite entertaining too. We chatted them up for a while and truly enjoyed their company while we visited with them.
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
COME ON AMERICA ~ WAKE UP ~ What are we waiting for America? Never before has affordability been better with home prices down, interest rates down, and the investors and international buyers are taking advantage of the situation. According to the National Association of Realtors, "A record 33 percent of existing - home sales were made to cash buyers in February." Investors and International Buyers can see this is the time to buy, why don't you?? Is it the right time to sit back and watch our homes being purchased at foreclosed prices and flipped by an investor or international buyer?  Shouldn't we as Americans take advantage of the affordability of homes?  Why aren't we then? Come on America ~ Wake up ~ It's time to buy ~ The American Dream of owning a home is NOW ~ So DO IT ~ Talk to y...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
MARKET REPORT FOR SUNSET BEACH MAINLAND    Listings per Status    Minimum, Average, Maximum    Days On Market Analysis    Listing Price\Selling Price    Active: 67  Pending: 1  Sold: 14  Other: 0  Total: 82    Bedrooms  Bathrooms  Square Feet  List Price  Selling Price  DOM/CDOM  Minimum  2   2.00   1,001   $125,000   $90,000   1/1   Average  3   2.70   2,077   $374,720   $248,386   213/285   Median  3   2.50   2,001   $299,900   $240,000   157/191   Maximum  6   6.00   4,300   $1,675,000   $475,000   1036/1435   Total Dollar Value           $3,477,400      Average DOM Breakdown and Average % of List 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    3    0    7   Breakdown %   0.00    28.57    21.43   ...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
SEA TRAIL PLANTATION LOOKING FOR AN INVESTOR Sea Trail Plantation located in Sunset Beach, North Carolina is actively seeking investors of the three course facility and accompanying businesses. Sea Trail has been owned by four local families since its founding in 1976.  The owners have hired The Plansencia Group to assist in the search for an investor capable of taking over operation of the three golf courses as well as the rentals and convention center. The search is for an investor, a golf management company and a residential builder. The key is to find investors for all three needs or bring in different components to finish the resorts 240 acres of undeveloped land and give the resort what it needs. Gore, one of the owners, believes the shareholders would consider selling Sea Trail o...
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