kathryn gorham: Emerald Isle NC April 2014 Market Report - 05/21/14 12:48 AM
Market Report for Homes for Sale April 2014 for Emerald Isle, Swansboro, Cedar Point, Cape Carteret and Crystal Coast,
Residential, Land and Lots ACTIVE, SOLD and PENDING
Summary Market Report for Emerald Isle and the Crystal Coast NC for April 2014 Market Report for Emerald Isle NC for April 2014 shows that there were 17 homes SOLD in April. One home sold in Sound of the Sea subdivision, one in WB McLean Estates subdivision, one in Archers Point subdivision, another in Pebble Beach, two homes are located in Point Emerald Villas, another in Spinnakers Reach subdivision, one in Bluewater Bay subdivision, … (1 comments)

kathryn gorham: Emerald Isle NC's Beach Safety Courses - 05/15/14 03:23 AM
Starting - May 22, 2014
1pm
Beach Safety Courses
Information obtained from emeraldisle-nc.org
The Emerald Isle Fire Department oversees the Town's Beach Patrol and Lifeguard program, and is offering a new Beach Safety Course all summer long. Come on out and learn valuable information to make your beach experience as safe and enjoyable as possible! The new course will include helpful information about the Town's programs, how to prepare for your beach visit, warning flags and what they mean, rip current identification and survival, spinal injury prevention, lightning safety, potentially harmful aquatic life, and more! The course is designed … (1 comments)

kathryn gorham: Friday Free Flick - "Turbo" - 05/05/14 05:30 AM
May 9, 2014
Second Friday at 7pm
Friday Free Flicks
Movies are family oriented.
Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult.
Popcorn and drink for $1.00.
Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks.
This month's featured movie is "Turbo".
 
Kathryn Gorham / Sun-Surf Realty / Emerald Isle, North Carolina
www.HomesEmeraldIsle.com 2010 President Women's Council of REALTORS® Crystal Coast Chapter 252.646.4656 cell · 252.354.2958 office Southern Outer Banks NC | Crystal Coast NC | Coastal Carolina   FOLLOW ME ON FACEBOOK FREE alerts of HOT properties … (0 comments)

kathryn gorham: Common Myths about Appraisals - 04/22/14 12:31 AM
Common Myths about Apprasials in the Home-Buying Process
Information from rismedia.com
Myth 1: "A lender and an appraisal cannot communicate before, during, or after an appraisal is complete."
Myth 2: "Nothing can be done if the lender has concerns or questions regarding a completed appraisal."
Myth 3: "Lenders must use an Appraisal Management Company (AMC) to order an appraisal."
Myth 4: "AMC's are necessary to ensure the appraisers are not influenced by the lender."
Myth 5: "An appraiser is hired by the borrower"
Myth 6: "The money put into the home translates dollar for dollar into a higher appraisal."
Myth 7: … (0 comments)

kathryn gorham: Vacation Homes Surge in 2013!! - 04/10/14 12:47 AM
Vacation Home Sales Surge
Information from rismedia.com
Vacation Home Sales SURGE in 2013.
According to the National Association of Realtors' "2014 Investment & Vacation Home Buyers Survey, Vacation Homes jumped 29.7% in 2013 to an estimated 717,000 sales up from 553,000 in 2012."
"Vacation home sales accounted for 13% of ALL transactions last year, their highest market share since 2006."
This is very encouraging news for us in Emerald Isle NC, where a lot of our sales are vacation and second homes.
To read more about the vacation home sales surge Please click here.

 
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kathryn gorham: 3 major things to know about the 2014 housing market! - 04/03/14 03:11 AM
3 major things to know about the 2014 housing market!
Information from housingwire.com
No. 1: 2014 should prove to be the strongest year for housing activity since before the Great Recession.
"Propelling home sales are job growth and housing affordability."
No. 2: Demographics should start to favor housing activity.
"Beginning in 2014, the pace of household formations should accelerate to an above-trend pace for several years, pushing up housing demand"
No. 3: Mortgage availability shouldn’t worsen and may improve.
"The good news is that new Qualified Mortgage lending rules from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau exempt home mortgages that qualify for purchase … (0 comments)

kathryn gorham: Emerald Isle's 23rd Annual St. Patrick's Festival - 03/06/14 07:37 AM
23rd Annual St. Patrick’s Festival
Saturday, March 15, 2014 9AM – 6PM
Emerald Plantation Shopping Center
 
23rd Annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival is scheduled for Saturday, March 15th from 9am-6pm at the Emerald Plantation shopping center. Admission and parking are free for the festival. This year’s festival will feature over 75 arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, Oak Grove Stablespetting zoo and rides, clowns and static displays along with amusement rides, face painters, and many other fun family-oriented activities.
Festival goers can also enjoy a beer garden.
The Little Ms. & Mr. Leprechaun Contest will take place on … (0 comments)

kathryn gorham: Emerald Isle Half-Marathon & 5K Race - 02/11/14 11:20 PM
Emerald Isle Half-Marathon & 5K Race
Saturday, March 29, 2014
The entry fee for the Half-Marathon is $65. The entry fee for the 5K Race is $35.
You can do this! What better place to achieve your personal fitness goals than beautiful Emerald Isle on a nice spring day at the beach! Make it a fun family weekend!
 
 

Proceeds benefit the Emerald Isle bicycle path network! For more information click here.
   
Kathryn Gorham / Sun-Surf Realty / Emerald Isle, North Carolina www.HomesEmeraldIsle.com 2010 President Women's Council of REALTORS® Crystal Coast Chapter 252.646.4656 cell · 252.354.2958 office … (0 comments)

kathryn gorham: Winter Staging Tips! - 02/04/14 04:22 AM
When selling your home in the winter, the art of staging the inside becomes more important.
Here are some tips that will make your home feel more inviting during the cold winter months:
Keep your house warm.
In the winter people tend to turn the thermostat down to save money, however a warmer house is more welcoming to a potential buyer.
Clear your walkways and driveways of any snow or ice.
Make it easy for buyers to get to your home.
Clean the windows and blinds.
Letting in the natural light can brighten up a room and cheer up the home. … (0 comments)

kathryn gorham: Market Report - January 20, 2014 to January 31, 2014 - 02/03/14 01:57 AM
Market Report for Homes for January 20, 2014 to January 31, 2014
Emerald Isle NC
Homes for sale in Emerald Isle NC shows that during the time of January 20, 2014 to January 31, 2014, three homes were sold and closed in Emerald Isle NC.
Also homes for sale in Emerald Isle shows that during that same time five homes were put under contract to be sold. Of the three homes sold and closed in Emerald Isle NC there were located Wyndtree subdivision, one was located in Pier Pointe subdivision, and third home that was sold and closed in Emerald Isle … (0 comments)

kathryn gorham: ANOTHER Proposed Insurance rate INCREASE in Emerald Isle NC - 01/15/14 05:39 AM
The NC Rate Bureau (the entity representing NC insurance companies) is proposing yet another homeowners insurance rate increase Emerald Isle and Coastal North Carolina. The NC Rate Bureau is seeking a 35% increase in homeowners insurance rates. This is coming after the following insurance increases to the North Carolina Coastal area in the past years:
2005 - 15% rate increase APPROVED 2007 - 25% rate increase APPROVED 2009 - 17.5 % rate increase APPROVED 2013 - 19.8% rate increase APPROVED
Homeowners in Emerald Isle NC and other barrier islands already pay the highest rate in North Carolina
If this proposal to … (2 comments)

kathryn gorham: Emerald Isle NC Pre-K Playtime - 01/14/14 08:02 AM
   
January 27, 2014
Mondays, Twice a Month,
9am-10am
Story Time and Pre-K Play

Story time in our classroom followed by open play in our gymnasium for children aged birth to 5 years.
All children must be accompanied by an adult, as supervision is not provided.
This is a time for parents and children to socialize and play.
Please bring any supplies needed such as diapers, wipes, bottles, etc.
Call 252.354.6350 for more details.
 
Kathryn Gorham | Sun-Surf Realty | Emerald Isle North Carolina
www.HomesEmeraldIsle.com 2010 President Women's Council of REALTORS® Crystal Coast Chapter 252.646.4656 cell … (0 comments)

kathryn gorham: Emerald Isle NC PEP Program (Police Educating the Public) - 01/14/14 07:43 AM
January 21, 2014
10am
Town Board Meeting Room PEP Program (Police Educating the Public)

The Emerald Isle Police Department is proud to introduce the PEP program to Emerald Isle.
The PEP program will be a series of one hour classes presented on the third Tuesday of every month.
Located in the Town Board Meeting Room at 10:00am.
These classes will cover a variety of subjects relevant to issues being faced by communities across the country.
Our goal with this program will be to increase public awareness.
As well as to provide education and tips on how you can prevent yourself … (0 comments)

kathryn gorham: Emerald Isle NC Story Time & Pre-K Play - 01/02/14 10:42 AM
   
January-May and September-December
  Mondays Twice a Month
 9am-10am
Story Time and Pre-K Play

Story time in our classroom followed by open play in our gymnasium for children aged birth to 5 years.
All children must be accompanied by an adult, as supervision is not provided.
This is a time for parents and children to socialize and play.
Please bring any supplies needed such as diapers, wipes, bottles, etc.
Call 252.354.6350 for more details.
 
Kathryn Gorham | Sun-Surf Realty | Emerald Isle North Carolina
www.HomesEmeraldIsle.com 2010 President Women's Council of REALTORS® Crystal Coast Chapter 252.646.4656 cell … (0 comments)

kathryn gorham: Soundfront Lot for Sale! Price Dropped to $280,000 - 12/11/13 12:45 AM
PRICE DROPPED!! Soundfront Lot for Sale 104 Magens Way, Cedar Point, NC 28584 Kathryn Gorham | Sun-Surf Realty | Emerald Isle North Carolina
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kathryn gorham: Breakfast with Santa in Emerald Isle This Weekend!! - 12/10/13 11:32 PM
 
December 14, 2013 10:00am Breakfast with Santa

Children of all ages join Santa for a Christmas story after having breakfast with their family.
Joy the Magical Elf joins the children for a holiday magic show!
Event takes place at Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation, 7500 Emerald Drive.
Admission fee is one unwrapped gift per child. You MUST pre-register by Friday, December 13th at 5pm to attend.
Reservations will be accepted beginning November 1st. Only 75 (children) spaces available.
Contact Sarah McNally at 252-354-6350 or smcnally@emeraldisle-nc.org
 
Kathryn Gorham | Sun-Surf Realty | Emerald Isle North Carolina
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kathryn gorham: Art Raffle at Western Carteret Public Library - 12/04/13 10:37 PM
 
December 7, 2013 Drawing 4pm
Art Raffle - Sponsored by Friends of Western Carteret Public Library
Win a limited edition framed print! "Core Sound Collections" by Alan Cheek.
Tickets available at the Western Carteret Public Library, 230 Taylor Notion Road, Cape Carteret.
$5 each, or 3 tickets for $10. Drawing 4pm - Saturday, December 7, 2013.
Winner need not be present but must be able to pick up the print at the library.

Kathryn Gorham | Sun-Surf Realty | Emerald Isle North Carolina
www.HomesEmeraldIsle.com 2010 President Women's Council of REALTORS® Crystal Coast Chapter 252.646.4656 cell · 252.354.2958 office Southern … (0 comments)

kathryn gorham: Emerald Isle's Photos with Santa! Last Day! - 12/04/13 10:35 PM
December 3, 4, & 5
2-9pm
aPhotos with Santa
On December 3rd, 4th, and 5th, Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation and Emerald Isle Realty will host a very special visitor;
jolly Ole’ St. Nicholas at his “authentic beach shack.”
On December 3rd and 4th professional photographer Jeff Pennell, of Pennell’s Photography, Inc.,
will capture the smiles of your child or grandchild.
December 5th will be dedicated to photographs of your four legged friends with the charming man in red.
The sitting fee for each of your pint-sized loved ones
is just 5 cans of non-perishable food or a … (3 comments)

kathryn gorham: Emerald Isle NC Christmas Parade! - 11/25/13 09:42 AM
   
November 30, 2013
3pm
Emerald Isle Christmas Parade

Emerald Isle Christmas Parade sponsored by the Emerald Isle Business Association and the Town of Emerald Isle will take place on Saturday, November 30th beginning at 3pm on Hwy 58, Emerald Drive. Important note to all entrants: There will be only ONE Santa Claus in the parade and he will be riding in a float at the end. All other Santa’s will be sent back to the North Pole! Also, please join us after the parade for the official Christmas Tree Lighting at Merchant’s Park! Enjoy free refreshments, as … (0 comments)

kathryn gorham: Happy Thanksgiving - 11/25/13 09:38 AM
   
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from Emerald Isle NC!!

Gobble 'til you Wobble!
Kathryn Gorham | Sun-Surf Realty | Emerald Isle North Carolina
www.HomesEmeraldIsle.com 2010 President Women's Council of REALTORS® Crystal Coast Chapter 252.646.4656 cell · 252.354.2958 office Southern Outer Banks NC | Crystal Coast NC | Coastal Carolina   FOLLOW ME ON FACEBOOK FREE alerts of HOT properties in Emerald Isle NC
Copyright © 2013 by Kathryn Gorham, All Rights Reserved. Permission granted to re-blog or re-print with the stipulations that you do not alter the original content and that you provide a link back … (14 comments)

 
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Emerald Isle, NC

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