Calabash, NC Real Estate News

By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
Calabash Christmas Tree Lighting and Parade FRIDAY DECEMBER 2, 2011AT 6:00 PM Calabash's 16th annual ChristmasTree lighting will begin with a the famous Spirit of Calabash Christmas golf cart parade marching down Beach Drive. Local residents decorate their carts based on a theme. The parade is not limited to golf carts. Some locals decorate their bicycles, four wheelers and small vehicles. This is a community activity you don’t want to miss. Holiday music, live entertainment from the West Brunswick High School band, cookies & cocoa and a visit from Santa! Callahan's of Calabash Nautical Gifts located in the heart of Calabash is where all the action and festivities will be.         PARADE STARTS AT 6:00 PM         CALLAHAN’S OF CALABASH CALLAHAN’S OF CALABASH WEBSITE      
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
  October 2011, Market Report for Calabash, North Carolina. New Home Construction has begun again in the area of Calabash, North Carolina and this is very good news for the community, "The Farm". The Good News will Travel Fast in Calabash with a New Phase starting in one of the most popular neighborhoods, The Farm.New Townhomes, New Homes, New Construction and New Phases in “The Farm” in Calabash, North CarolinaCall us to arrange an appointment to preview and represent you as your Buyer Agents in “The Farm”, a DR Horton community, located in Calabash, North Carolina.  The agents working at "The Farm" represent the Builder, DR Horton, as the builder's selling agent, NOT YOU, the Buyer!!Affordable and Priced to sell quickly. New Construction close to Sunset Beach, North Carolina and Myrtl...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
Every once in a while a listing in Calabash will spark my interest for various reasons. This one did and for the life of me I am not sure why. Let’s see, maybe the gorgeous golf views, or the outstanding lake views, or the fact that the home is a Former Builder’s Model Home, you know how those Builder’s are when they are building the Model Home, all the Bells and Whistles go in like the designer kitchen with upgraded custom cabinetry, wood floors, tile and a Master Bath to Die For.  I’m leaning towards the inground pool and meticulous landscaping. Oh, I also liked the double sided fireplace. Hmm..can’t quite put my finger on what sparked my interest on this Calabash home.I’m leaning towards the price and location.  Carolina Room, and those views??Hmm, well the home is well below $300,00...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
New Homes in Calabash....Present Time Prices YOU NEED TO SEE!! Do you know the future? How about what is happening now in Calabash? New Homes are being sold for unheard of prices!! How do you pass this up not knowing??How do you pass this up not knowing what the future holds?Brand new construction for $86/per sq. ft. Calabash, North CarolinaMinutes to Sunset Beach Granite counter tops/ 42 inch designer cabinets2400+ square feet3bd/3 ½ ba/ 2 car garage/screened porch/bonus roomClose to beach/ close to shopping/ close to everything??Interest rates can be locked in under 4%Not knowing what the future holds? Will interest rates go up?Will new home construction prices go up?How do you pass this up not knowing what will change?Calabash, North Carolina, New Home Construction... Available now, ...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
        “DID YOU KNOW” ABOUT FARM HERITAGE DAY? A CALABASH Community Event Reminder from the Sunset Beach Team for the Entire Family!     Farm Heritage Day, Indigo Farm's annual tribute to the history of farming in the area, is a daylong event with something for the whole family.   Farm Heritage Day(October 1, 9am - 4pm) is INDIGO FARM’S  effort to bring together the many new people who move into the area. The many people whose roots are deep in the area together with the generations that have never known our rural heritage. The result is a rare opportunity to learn from one another, to interact with knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced people. The  people who have been participated in the past years truly makes this day special.   They plan to have horse drawn demonstrations. Multip...
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By Nolan Formalarie
(Coldwell Banker Seacoast)
Calabash, NC Historically known as a small fishing village, Calabash has grown into what some call the seafood capital of the world. Calabash comes to life the moment you enter its quaint streets filled with fish markets and seafood restaurants. The first coastal town you will come across entering North Carolina from the South, Calabash invites you to discover its gorgeous sunsets on the beach and excellent seafood.         Location About an hour south of Wilmington, NC and 15 minutes north of Myrtle Beach, SC. Demographics Population as of 2007: 935Average household income as of 2007: $36,416Average house or condo value in 2007: $204,635 (city-data)   School systems Good area schools   Attractions Calabash Golf Courses A comprehensive list of golf courses in the Calabash, North Caroli...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
HOT, HOT, HOT, SIZZLING HOT BUYER AGENTS FRANK & KAREN BAKER SELL TWO HOMES IN CALABASH New Homes for Sale in North Carolina ~ New Homes for Sale in Calabash WATCH OUT THESE BUYER AGENTS ARE HOT ~ SIZZLING HOT Spring Mill Plantation ~ Berkshire ~ located in Calabash is a hot commodity for new construction homes built by Beazer Homes. New Homes for Sale in Calabash, North Carolina. It's the Real Estate Recovery Wave ~During their June two week incentives, Beazer Homes in Spring Mill Plantation had eight inventory homes available. Incentives were for buyers to receive reduced prices on inventory homes available.  Incentives for realtors for selling homes during the two week period were $3,000 and an iPad for the first sale and $5,000 for the second sale.Our clients had scheduled appointme...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
 Sizzling Hot Community Selling New Homes in Calabash ~ Good News is Good For Business ~ Real Estate Recovery Wave ~ Thinking of buying a new home or building a home in Calabash? Since the start of 2011 Spring Mill Plantation in Calabash, North Carolina has been active with 16 Inventory Homes on the Market ~ Of these 16 homes ~ 50% ~ 8 homes have soldOf these 16 homes ~ 12.5% ~ 2 homes are pendingOf these 16 homes ~ 37.5% ~ 6 homes are activeThere are also 8 homes under construction for people who chose to build a home rather than purchase an inventory home. Homes for Sale (Active) in Calabash, Spring Mill Plantation  ~ 6Homes Sold in Calabash, Spring Mill Plantation ~ 8Homes Pending in Calabash, Spring Mill Plantation ~ 2Homes under Construction in Calabash, Spring Mill Plantation ~ 8 ...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
Fresh Shrimp Directly From Miss Sandra Gail's Shrimp Boat Locals know but most tourists don't ~ To visit Miss Sandra Gail's Sunrise Shrimp Stand for fresh local shrimp on the side of NC 179, known as Beach Drive, just past Sunset Beach into Ocean Isle Beach... The famous stand has been around since 2003 ~ It is family owned and operated and sells ~ Shrimp ~ The famous Miss Sandra Gail Sunrise Seafood Shrimp Stand is open seven days a week from memorial Day until labor Day from 9:00am - 6:00pm ~ But when the shrimp is gone the stand is closed ~ The Jackson's who bought Miss Sandra Gail from their uncle, reflected on a typical day on the water as the crew began about 6:30am where they met at the boat to make preparations to go out. They have to wait for the jelly balls to come up from the...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
Market Report Calabash, Carolina Shores, North Carolina    Listings per Status    Minimum, Average, Maximum    Days On Market Analysis    Listing Price\Selling Price            Active: 140  Pending: 11  Sold: 61  Other: 0  Total: 212      Bedrooms  Bathrooms  Square Feet  List Price  Selling Price  DOM/CDOM  Minimum  2   1.00   901   $49,200   $40,000   0/0   Average  3   2.35   1,856   $229,388   $162,517   180/216   Median  3   2.00   1,751   $189,900   $149,900   131/147   Maximum  5   5.00   5,001   $1,900,000   $325,000   1009/1115   Total Dollar Value           $9,913,511      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   3    8    6    6    38   Breakdown...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
Blood ~ You Can't Live Without it ~ Help Others by Donating Today ~ We all need blood in order to live and the fact is most people have never donated ~ Less than 10% of the U.S. population donate annually. What are the myths behind donating blood that stop people from donating?? Donating blood will not decrease your strength, your body naturally replaces the fluids within hours and the red blood cells within four weeks. What takes a little longer is for your body to restore the iron lost from donating which can take up to eight weeks. What is sad is someone needs blood every two seconds. A sad fact is 17% of non-donors state they "never thought about it" while 15% say "they're too busy" Did you know the summer and winter months are when shortages are the highest?? Amazing to know that i...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
Calabash, North Carolina ~ aka ~ "The Seafood Capitol of the World"  ~ will be hosting it's third annual Fireworks display on the waterfront. Calabash is a coastal community that borders South Carolina's Little River and North Carolina's Sunset Beach. It is known for it's Calabash style seafood, quaint shops and shrimp boats that dock daily and sell fresh caught shrimp. Come join the festivities on the 4th of July in Calabash starting at 3pm  
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM SET IN CALABASH, MONDAY MAY 30TH A Memorial Day Program is planned for Monday, May 30th, at the Calabash Fire Department on Persimmon Road and N.C. 179 in Calabash starting at 11:00 am.   The PUBLIC is INVITED and encouraged to attend and show their support. There will be FREE HOT DOGS and REFRESHMENTS FOR ALL ATTENDEES. The program is co-sponsored by the Calabash Fire Department and the Calabash American Legion Post 503 to honor military from all services and all eras, especially honoring those who gave their lives to the country. There will be special recognition of those veterans who served prior to 1955 in World War 11 and the Korean War veterans. The towns of Calabash and Carolina Shores are participating in the program, as well as the Elks, Lions and Kiwanis o...
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By Caroline DeVore, Stowe Vermont Lodging, VT Bed and Breakfast Inn, Vacation Homes, Caroline DeVore | Stowe Meadows Lodge, Stowe VT
(Stowe Meadows Lodge, Stowe VT Romantic and Luxurious Inn)
Vacationing in the Southern US is amazing and wonderful.  I'm a Carolina Girl, and I look forward to our trips "home" and the gastronomic delights that await. I just read Valerie Zinger's hilarious post:    Save your heart. Don't eat the poutine in Ottawa.   I love reading Valerie's blog posts and this one was especially funny as she chronicles the heath impacts of eating those yummy, gravy-covered french fries that are famous throughout Eastern Canada.     I laughed as I did a quick mental review of our trip to the grocery store yesterday.  My husband Erich and I drove to our vacation home in Ocean Isle Beach, NC yesterday.  We are here 3-4 times a year and look forward to the wonderful local food as much as the ocean breezes and "down time" of a beach vacation. We stopped by the Food...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
Delayed News of Tornado in Raleigh Disrupts the Lives of Many Today was to be a day filled with anticipation, wonder, suspense and the unknown. After corresponding with a client for over a year, arrangements were made to meet at 9:00 am for the first time. Appointments were made on Saturday for showings scheduled for today at eleven different condos and homes. Many were occupied and needed notice due to the showings scheduled through out the day. Listing agents were notified as well as sellers of the condos and homes we were scheduled to show. Some of the listings agents called to say, "Bring Me An Offer" or "Please don't let the cat out". Some agents sent an email thanking us for scheduling a showing and wished us luck. We called our client to say good morning but she didn't answer her...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
Realtor Open House ~ Do You Attend Any To Show Your Support?? When was the last time you attended a Realtor's Open House to preview the listing of another agent's listing?  Do you show your support for other agent's listings and preview them for your client's? How often do realtor's in your area have Realtor Open Houses?  Has it become a thing of the past in your area? We receive email's from other agent's to attend open houses and many times food and beverages are offered for those who attend. Do you feel you are being bribed with food?  At times drawings for prizes, gift certificates and money are part of the perks for attending. When we are available, we make a point of attending and the Realtor's who hold the open houses are extremely appreciative to those who attend. It is also a n...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
MARKET REPORT FOR BRUNSWICK PLANTATION AND CROW CREEK CALABASH, NC Statistical Chart Report Listings as of 03/21/11 at 1:18pm    Listings per Status    Minimum, Average, Maximum    Days On Market Analysis    Listing Price\Selling Price      Active: 18  Pending: 0  Sold: 8  Other: 0  Total: 26    Bedrooms  Bathrooms  Square Feet  List Price  Selling Price  DOM/CDOM  Minimum  3   2.00   1,501   $230,000   $215,000   6/6   Average  3   2.77   2,393   $384,038   $311,188   252/340   Median  3   3.00   2,401   $406,950   $290,250   176/213   Maximum  4   4.00   3,401   $575,000   $439,000   1238/1238   Total Dollar Value           $2,489,500      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+ Da...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
Good things come to those who wait ~ Staying Positive Helps Good things are worth the wait ~ We put our offer in last Friday morning on the bank owned home, never heard from the listing agent ~ Ranted a little, but stayed positive the whole time ~ Ranted a little when we found out another offer was on the table ~ Stayed positive, positive vibes, positive attitude ~ Found out there were a total of three offers on the table ~ Deep breath, another deep breath ~ Bank asked for Highest and Best Offer ~ Our folks said this is Our Highest and Best Offer ~ Full Price, Cash ~ The listing agent mentions our offer is not the Highest ~ We wait and wait and wait, three days go by ~ Enough, text agent ~ She calls back ~ The Bank has accepted our client's offer ~ Good things come to those who wait ~ O...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
Six Straight Days of Showings with Two Different Couples ~ A New Record Broken One couple went back home to New Jersey to put their home on the market with an agent we referred to them. The other couple from Maryland wrote a contract Sunday morning over breakfast at our home. I think Frank's famous bagel sandwich made a big hit with them as well as our delicious Kona Coffee from our Keurig coffee maker. All in all a successful week. Ended the week with a round of Couples Golf in Sea Trail followed by the group going to dinner at SandTraps in Calabash, NC. Wonderful meals were had by all. The staff at Sand Traps were super attentive. We even won money taking third place in the golf tournament. Sunday evening, our adrenalin ran out, and exhaustion settled in. A record of showings was brok...
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By Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
(Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty)
Bloomin'deals Consignment ~ Best Consignment Shop in Brunswick CountyBloomin'deals Consignment Shop was voted the Best Consignment Shop in Brunswick County for Two Years in a Row. Gail Roberson, the owner of the Bloomin'deals, has been in business for over 13 years, with her idea for this shop steming from leftover, unsold, high priced Christmas trees.  At the time she was a divorced mother with three children to raise with no child support. As she drove by the lot of unsold Christmas trees after Christmas, she thought if these were her trees to sell, she would lower the price to $5.00, to be able to sell all the trees, so everyone could have a beautiful tree. She prides herself on being able to have the best merchandise and pricing so everyone can afford to shop. She realizes there are...
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