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The Buddy Pelletier Longboard Contest was this weekend in Emerald Isle, North Carolina. We could not resist heading down to the Bogue Inlet Pier and enjoying watching the surfers as we soaked in a little sunshine and sea air! We followed up with lunch at Michaelangos, feeding the turtles at Emerald Plantation and a little shopping at Planet Wear. Ahhhhhh..... Life is good on the Crystal Coast!
If you are like us, you love your mutt everyday, but today is a very special day for mutts and their owners...It's National Mutt's Day! As mutt owners, we know that mutts are the best darn dogs ever. Oh sure, those pure bred dogs are pretty cool too, but there is just something special about a Mutt!
We were lucky enough to have Layla join our family back in the spring of 2002. She was a stray and had been hit by a car. Animal Control brought her to the animal hospital (14 comments)
On July 30th - 31st, 2011 at the Bogue Inlet Pier in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, The Annual Buddy Pelletier Longboard Memorial Contest will take place! The event attracts amateur and professional surfers from the East Coast along with other countries, including former and current East Coast, ESA and world champions. The contest is held by the Buddy Pelletier Surfing Foundation, "an organization that sponsors fellowships and renders humanitarian aid to members of the East Coast surfing community". Beginning surfers will have the chance to surf and be in the water with some of of the best (5 comments)
My parents divorced when I was in grammar school. My mother worked three jobs and went to school to get her degree while raising my sister and me. I was raised to work hard, never give up, and to Do unto others as I would have them do unto me. I guess that is why I got my first job at the age of fourteen.. so that I could help pay my own way. I worked part time at Cindy's Cinnamon Rolls (23 comments)
I love summer on the NC Coast! I don't mind the extremely high temps, I don't mind the humidity (okay, maybe a little), I don't even mind the extra traffic on the beach because that means that tourism is still alive and well on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. Everything is just so much more colorful in the summer, and for me, it's easier to enjoy the simple things! Seashells in the sand, water balloon fights in the backyard, the glorious colors of the Crepe Myrtles against the Carolina blue sky, Ice Cream Trucks, (25 comments)
Let's just go ahead and get the negative out of the way....It's HOT! Really, really Hot! We are seeing temps in the low 100s and folks are complaining big time. Throw in 100% humidity and it's just miserable! Well, I made a promise after this past winter (I really hate the cold), that when summer arrived I would not complain about the heat. While it may be extremely and uncomfortably hot, there are many things I love about summer on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. The Friendly Market - (9 comments)
I do not use DocuSign....YET! I know, I know, You are probably wondering how in the world does a REALTOR® survive without DocuSign? I live and work on the coast of North Carolina. We deal with a lot of vacation and investment properties, and we deal with a lot of buyers and sellers from out of town. So why NO docuSign yet? Well, I'll tell you. A Lot of our clients do not claim to be "computer" people. In fact, (16 comments)
Check out this Waterfront property available on the Coast of North Carolina in Salter Path! Imagine spending your days in the quaint little fishing village of Salter Path/Indian Beach...Right in the center of Bogue Banks. 1086 Salter Path Road offers so much and is offered at just $349,900
Tile and hardwood flooring Pella energy efficient argon filled windows and sliding doors High end plywood construction kitchen cabinets On demand hot water heater (never run out and don't have to (7 comments)
If you live in Carteret County, or maybe you just like to visit the area, you have probably heard something about the plans for a potential Sulfur Melting Facility to be built at the NC Port in Morehead City. Many Residents of the area are not Happy! They are unhappy that the plans were kept in a "vault" until just a couple of weeks ago, when an article came out in the Carteret News Times. Since that article.... It has been very difficult to get folks to talk about (8 comments)
Tryon Palace in New Bern, North Carolina is one of my family's favorite places to visit. From Palace tours to gorgeous gardens, hands on exhibits and special events year round, there is fun for the entire family! This past weekend, we ended up there again (It's a 30 minute drive from Carteret County), and after spending hours wandering through the gardens, we discovered that the new North Carolina History Center had opened up, and of course....We Had to check it out.
Our family adventure on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina yesterday, took us to the wonderful town of New Bern! We ended up exploring the gardens of Tryon Palace, lunch at Captain Ratty's. And then a nice stroll through New Bern! Absolutely Fabulous Day!
Clock Tower - New Bern, North Carolina
View of the Neuse River - New Bern, North Carolina
It's Saturday morning, and somehow, my family and I have nothing on the calendar today. No property showings for me, no soccer games or birthday parties for Tanner, no work or home projects calling Roger's name! So.... what do we do? We have decided to take an Adventure to nowhere in particular. We are going to hop in the car and end up where we end up. Somehow, I have a feeling that a ferry ride, a little hike and maybe a trip to the soda fountain may be involved! Who (18 comments)
Picture it... You get ready for work, pack all your stuff in the car (and us REALTORS have a lot of "stuff"), get the kid strapped in his booster seat, find your keys, get situated and as you turn the ignition.... Nothing Happens. You think, maybe I didn't turn the key right and try again.... Nothing. It is part of life, but man it stinks....IT's just a bad feeling!
Well, that's what happened to me yesterday morning! I must have sat in the driver's seat for 10 minutes. Turning the key every (26 comments)
Cast Your Vote...Pretty Please - 07/12/11 03:13 PM
Those of you who know me, know that I very rarely Reblog anything! I felt that this post, by our favorite AR Staff member, Kerrie, Is too darn important not to reblog. Check it out, and then head on over to cast your vote for Activerain Your Favorite before it's too late! Via Kerrie Greenhalgh (ActiveRain, Community Builder): Inman News is holding their annual voting poll for the 2011 People's Choice Innovator Award. "The People's Choice award is intended to recognize a standout real estate-related technology". Hmmmm.....which Community do I know that standouts from the rest? Ok, so it has to be real-estate (8 comments)
Salter Path, North Carolina is a charming and quaint little fishing village located right in the middle of Bogue Banks. Pine Knoll Shores is to the East, Emerald Isle to the West, Bogue Sound to the North and the Atlantic Ocean to the South. I think of it as one of the great undiscovered pieces of paradise. Salter Path, NC is packed with Local Seafood Markets, Great Restaurants, Unique shops, watersports and fabulous views of Bogue Sound and the Atlantic Ocean.
If you are looking for waterfront property at great prices, (10 comments)
Just in case the NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort wasn't cool enough, packed with the unique maritime history and culture of coastal North Carolina, including full size watercraft, intricate ship models, sea life, Educational Programs and activities, Boat Shows, Hands on exhibits, Maritime Library...
Now, While visiting the NC Maritime Museum, you can check out the Brand New "Queen Anne's Revenge" Exhibit. Take a (23 comments)
When Comparing closed listings from June 2010 vs. June 2011, number of Sales are down. The number of Pending Sales has increased 100% year over year comparison. While there are still a great number of listings currently available, that number has dropped a small amount (2%) over the previous year.
The average sales price in June 2011 was $225,000 (down from $285,212 in 2010), and the average List Price in June 2011 was $314,238 (up from $305,373 in 2010).
We have been blessed with a gorgeous and sunny 4th of July Weekend here on the Crystal Coast. Picnics at the Marina, Parades, Live Beach Music, hangin' at the pool & the beach, and quality time spent with friends and family. Fireworks and Celebrations will continue into this evening, and then tomorrow... most of us will return back to our "normal" lives. May we never forget all the folks who have fought for our freedom and the men and women who continue to do so everyday!
The Morehead City Port is one of the Deepest Ports on the US East Coast and is located only four miles from the Atlantic Ocean. The Morehead City Port is accessible from I-95 and I-40 via NC Highways 70 & 17, and from Norfolk Southern via daily train service. They handle breakbulk and bulk cargo and the Morehead City Port is the 2nd largest importer for natural rubber in the US. Visitors often ask.... "What's in those big domes" as you head over the bridge near Radio Island. Well, the (7 comments)
I love living on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina! Everyday is filled with beautiful sights and sounds, and the smell of the sea air comforts me. The photo below was taken from the beach in Salter Path, North Carolina. Salter Path is a small fishing village in the middle of Bogue Banks Island, and has so much to offer. Fresh seafood, great restaurants, watersports, quint little shops, but the views....are Unbelievable!
Happy Friday from the Crystal Coast!
To view homes for sale on Bogue Banks, visit our website at (18 comments)
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