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Open concept living space combines kitchen and family room.

Kitchen offers plenty of room in breakfast nook and at bar for family gatherings.

One of two bonus rooms offers a wet bar and room for pool table.

Simple steps make your home cozy, cost-efficient LED,” he says, the bulbs save you so much on electricity that they pay for themselves within a year As temperatures drop and dayand then last about nine more light is in shorter supply, we fight popular home décor website years. back: We crank up the heat in our, is a Colaneri and Ryan also both homes and turn on lights earlier designer. John Colaneri, co-host advise homeowners to replace and earlier. And yet we also want of HGTV’s “Kitchen Cousins,” is old thermostats with new Nest to keep our heating and electric a construction expert who builds brand models. “They take 30 bills as low as we can. and remodels homes. percent off your bill each month,” Can you keep your home warm Both offer identical pieces Colaneri says. “And they look and inviting all winter while still of advice about staying warm very high-tech and cool to disconserving energy? while conserving power and play.” Here, three home design saving money: Swap out your old Nests are programmable experts offer advice on how to incandescent bulbs (and those “learning thermostats,” which keep things cozy while minimizswirly compact fluorescent bulbs, means they track your habits ing energy use this winter. Their too) for the new Cree brand LED and adjust accordingly. They suggestions range from the bulbs. also connect via Wi-Fi to check traditional (there’s a reason why “They can last longer than 10 weather reports online, and you your grandmother hung those years and they use 84 percent less can control them remotely from heavy curtains in winter) to the energy than incandescents,” Ryan an iPad. high-tech, including a thermostat says. “They also are dimmable” There is new outdoor technolthat can talk to your iPad. and give a warm-looking light – a ogy, as well. On your deck or pabig change from the energy-savtio, Flynn suggests adding a new TRy NEW TECH ing compact fluorescents. See COZY, 2C Maxwell Ryan, founder of the “If you do the math on the By MELISSA RAyWORTH The Associated Press



To ensure the outdoor living space of his mountain house stays warm and welcoming during the colder months, designer Brian Patrick Flynn chose woven blend upholstery for his seating. The wood burning fireplace is energy efficient.

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Setting up your holiday home bar with newest gear By KIM COOK


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Home beer and spiritmaking have become popular hobbies. Bars and beverage stores feature a growing range of artisanal spirits and craft brews. Cocktail parties are back in vogue. And retailers are responding to all this imbibing by offering furniture, barware and accessories with cosmopolitan flair. All you need are a few invitations, snacks and some good music for the party to begin. Let’s pop the cork on what’s new: “Nowadays, entertaining does not have to mean having a glitzy full bar. Bar carts have become more delicate, refined, and smaller in scale, so you can tuck them into a corner of a room or blend them in with the rest of the furniture,” says Veranda magazine’s market editor Catherine Lee Davis. West Elm’s Parker slimprofile cart in acorn-stained walnut veneer with brass rail trim has a mid-century vibe. The walnut-stained Dodson cart features a flip-down front concealing a mirror-lined interior with plenty of storage. And a cart in polished nickel with two foxed mirror shelves evokes Art Deco glamour. ( ) If you want the look of a built-in bar, consider

Pottery Barn’s modular collection of wine grids and drawered cabinets. In black or mahogany finish, the pieces can be configured to look like a hutch or buffet. ( ) Davis says that with barware, the trend is toward shaking it up. “We see lots of different materials like hammered silver, tortoise, or shagreen,” she says. “It’s all about mixing and matching. After all, entertaining should be about having fun.” Gent Supply Co. has a natty collection of coasters, glassware and flasks printed with illustrations of turn-of-the-century gentlemen duelers, narwhals, anchors, and animals dressed in distinguished garb. (www.gentsupplyco. com ) Silver cocktail picks and stir sticks topped with airplanes evoke the Second World War. And a mirrored sign with phrases like “Stirred” and “Straight Up” printed in a gold retro font would make great wall art. ( ) JC Penney has a whimsical yet elegant wine decanter from Michael Graves Design that features his signature bird as built-in aerator. ( ) At Homegoods, there are hammered metal cocktail shakers with handy drink

West Elm’s Parker cart has a midcentury vibe, in an acorn finish with brass rail trim. Bar carts are a great way to set up a bar in a small space and can be rolled from room to room with the party, or out of the way when not in use.

The Dodson bar by West Elm which features a flip down door, shelves and lots of storage. The cabinet can be closed when bar service isn’t needed and still looks like a nice piece of furniture to have in a room.

recipes printed on the side. Standing wine buckets are useful accessories, leaving more room on dining tables and buffets for nicely-sized tools – small muddlers, sieves, scoops and tongs, for example – that will have amateur bartenders looking like experts. (www. ; www. ) Making a good martini may be an art, but how about making your own gin? No bathtub is required, just a kit like one from Un-

Rasmussen’s black walnut stemware is distinctive and beautiful. All at www. . Whether it’s a swanky gathering or a casual movie night, provide your drinking guests with a variety of interesting treats. Pier 1’s Tasting Party collection includes one-bite ceramic dishes, shot glasses and spoons which can be stored in your home bar. Ebony buffalo-horn condiment spoons and mottled horn bowls from Williams-


common Goods containing all the spices, juniper berries and accessories needed to turn garden-variety vodka into a custom gin. New York artist Aymie Switzer’s laser-etched cedar coasters depict neighborhood maps of many major cities, including Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston and San Francisco. Coasters recycled from old tires are stamped by Los Angeles artists with different graphic number fonts. And Colorado designer David

Sonoma would add flair. ( ; www. ) If you don’t have much money, consider giving an old nightstand or tray table new life as a miniature bar. Hit flea markets and junk yards for salvaged tool trolleys, medical supply carts or old microwave stands and spiff them up with paint or other decorative materials like stick-on tiles. The web has many artful ideas, including at www.


shades for ones covered in thicker, nubbier fabrics like muslin and burlap. Ryan also recommends From Page C using thick curtains in winter. A decade ago, he says, propane-powered space “curtains were considered heater. The newest models, fusty and old-fashioned and he says, are cost-effective expensive.” But with so and stylish. many beautiful, inexpensive “They look like modern curtains available today, sculpture,” says Flynn, “and they’ve become popular many of them are under again. $500. To ensure my outdoor Besides adding color or spaces stay warm during a bold pattern to a room, the winter, I keep modern, curtains also block cold air 7-foot tall space heaters in that might leak in around my covered outdoor living windows. And they muffle room. They’re on wheels, sound from outside, which so it’s easy to move them Ryan says helps make around to wherever people rooms feel more insulated are seated. And once lit, the in winter. glass tubes which contain “Curtains,” he says, the flame from the propane “aren’t just for your grandtank put on a gorgeous parents anymore.” show.” The same technique can help warm up outdoor EMBRACE spaces. Flynn recommends UPHOLSTERY Sunbrella’s outdoor velveWarm, cozy upholstery teen fabric for chairs and fabrics work on a practisofas. He also likes thick, cal level by holding your woven blends. warmth when you touch or “Velveteen is amazing sit on them. for the outdoors,” he says, But Ryan points out that “since it’s warm and fuzzy.” they also work visually: LIGHT THE FIRE A room full of soft, warm fabrics will give you a Crackling flames in an psychological sense of indoor fireplace can change warmth that adds to your the feel of a room instantly. enjoyment. And outdoors, they bring So add thick throw blan- a welcome infusion of kets to chairs and sofas, heat and light on a winter and swap out silk-covered evening. pillows and even lamp“Outdoor fireplaces are

AP PHOTOS Sculptural outdoor heaters in covered outdoor living and dining spaces can help to offer heat wherever it’s Designer Bryan Flynn suggests choosing woven upholstery for outdoor spaces. needed.

increasingly more and more popular, coast to coast,” Flynn says. “They’re not all that much of an expense like an outdoor kitchen would be.” If you’re building a new outdoor fireplace, leave ample room for seating. “Many times homeowners have outdoor fireplaces built, but there’s only enough room for a small table or two chairs. What’s the point, people? The whole idea is to gather and stay cozy

outdoors,” Flynn says. He suggests planning “at least 12-by-14 feet of space around the front of the fireplace to ensure a sofa and loveseat as well as a coffee table and end tables will fit.”


Gleaming hardwood or tile floors are lovely in spring and summer. But in cold weather, add a thick rug or swap out a thin one for something heavier. This

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CIRCULATION This last tip, shared by Maxwell Ryan, comes from a conversation he had years ago with home décor guru Martha Stewart. She advised him to run his ceiling fans backward in winter to push warm air back down along the walls of the room. If you don’t have ceiling fans, Ryan suggests adding one or two for energy savings and added comfort year-round.

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How to reduce allergies while gardening of weeks prior to the onset of a particular allergy season so the body can adjust and be ready,� he said. ers as early as January in O Wear a mask. Simple the South. paper masks leak, said Dr. The degree of distress Richard Weber, an allergist ranges from annoying to and president of the Amerilife threatening. can College of Allergy, “For most individuals, Asthma and Immunology. the gardening allergies do, For more sensitive allergy in fact, affect their quality sufferers, he said, “it makes of life, especially during the more sense to get the more seasons,� said Dr. Clifford sophisticated masks with Bassett, director of Allergy respirators on each side of and Asthma Care of New your face.� York. “However, some O Planting sites: Be carefolks with allergic asthma ful where you grow things. may experience a flare or “It’s a common practice to exacerbation of their respi- use evergreens as foundaratory symptoms that may tion plants, yet they’re pretbecome more serious, and ty allergy-making,� Weber necessitates them to refrain said. “Imagine somebody from or curtail gardening sensitive having a juniper activities.� outside their bedroom Some allergy avoidance window in summer. They’d tips: have lots of trouble.� O Gear up. Medications O Check the daily pollen suggested by a doctor or count. Avoid direct outside pharmacist usually reexposure on high pollen lieve the symptoms, said days when it is sunny, dry Leonard Perry, an extenand windy, Bassett said. sion horticulturist with the Pollen levels generally are University of Vermont and lower in early morning and an allergy sufferer. “Those late evening, as well as on should be begun a couple cloudy, windless and wet



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Allergies can put a serious crimp in gardening: A runny nose, itchy eyes, or a wheezing and persistent cough can drive allergy sufferers indoors during the growing season. But there are many things you can do to reduce those irritations and remain a dedicated gardener. Start by determining what’s causing your allergies. See an allergist for tests to define the problem. Then you can garden smarter by avoiding plants that give off harmful pollen, and working only when fewer spores are in the air. An estimated 50 million Americans have seasonal allergy problems, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The cause is pollen from plants, trees, grasses, weeds and mold spores. Peak season usually is March through October, but that varies by region. Tree pollen can be a problem for allergy suffer-


Maple trees release a lot of wind-borne pollen while mold is produced by leaves littering the ground. Allergies are caused by pollen from plants, trees, grasses, weeds and mold spores.

days. O Eliminate problem plants, especially weeds that can aggravate late summer and fall allergies, Bassett said. Choose plants that are less likely to cause

allergies, such as azalea, bulbs, cacti, daisies, dahlia, pansies and petunias, dogwood trees, hibiscus, boxwood and yucca shrubs. O Clean up when done. “Drop your clothing in a

utility room and go shower,� Weber said. The pollen is “in your hair, eyelashes and nose. Do a saltwater wash in your nose and get it out. That probably helps more than any other item.�

Tips to prevent injuries while in your garden O Safety goggles and gloves shield your eyes and skin from chemicals and pesticides and protect you from sharp or motorized equipment. O Spending hours in the sun each day can lead to sunburn and can increase your chance of skin cancer. Sport a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses and sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher. Take frequent shade breaks, especially between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. O While watering your plants, don’t forget to water yourself. Drink plenty

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of liquids, but avoid alcohol or sugary beverages that will dehydrate you. O Use lightweight hand tools with rubber handles and ergonomic designs. Tools with offset handles make digging and weeding easier. Or cover your current handles in foam tubing. Sharp, clean tools work better and require less effort. Handle extenders and reachers can help you reduce the need for bending. O Stretch and get ready. “Prepare your knees and low back for all that

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DeeDs The following deeds were recorded with the Nash County Register of Deeds from Oct. 23-29. Estimated value listed is that of the finished project. O Edward Wayne Parrish and Kathy Barkley Parrish to Phillip Ray Barkley; 1605 Maple Creek Drive, Rocky Mount* O Susan Hinton Davis and Mark A. Davis to Federal National Mortgage Association; 1224 Drivers Circle, Rocky Mount* O John S. Williford Jr. to Southern Bank and Trust Co.; 3200 Abbey Road, Rocky Mount; $760. O James B. Simpson and Kristina S. Simpson to Dwight Jones and Karen Lynn Jones; 6966 Pleasant Grove Church Road*


O Timothy L. Pope and Angela P. Pope to Jennifer Moore Strickland and Robert Elias Strickland; lot 35, block F; Birchwood Homes; $350. O Trustee Services of Carolina LLC to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; 1648 Bridgedale Drive, Rocky Mount* O Jerry David Edwards to William Gregory Wrenn; 9141 S. N.C. 581, Bailey and 9209 S. N.C. 581, Bailey* O Marsha B. Samonia to Sandra B. Williams and Dewey Lee Brantley Jr.; lot; 84.5 acres more or less; Drywells Township; $32. O Richard Heath Davis to Richard Heath Davis and Renee Talton Davis; lot 20, block A; section I; Beaver Pond Subdivision* O Wells Fargo Bank N.A. to Chong Sun Hoff; 804





Drexel Road, Rocky Mount; $160. O Kenneth Howard Smith, Tim Cottrell, James Long, Joe Sawyer, Johnny Barnes, Don Lancaster, Al Gardner, William Earp, William J. Benfield and Myron K. Wheeler of the South Rocky Mount Church of God to Ridgecrest Worship Center Inc.; lots 2, 3, 4 and 5 of block 4; Highland Park Subdivision* O Ridgecrest Worship Center Inc. to Greater Joy Missionary Baptist Church of Rocky Mount; lots 2, 3, 4 and 5; Highland Park Subdivision; $110. O Ohio Investments LLC to Ronald Burnette and Cheryl Burnette; 704 Clayton St., Rocky Mount; $58. O Searchlight Enterprises LLC to Equity Trust Co.; being part of lot 25; South

Side Development; $6. O Equity Trust Co. to Building Homes of N.C. Inc.; being a part of lot 25; South Side Development; $28. O Federal National Mortgage Association to Patricia Burnside Jones; 649 Powell Drive, Rocky Mount* O Brenda M. Porter to Jeff M. Stone; 6641 West Mount Drive, Rocky Mount; $60. O Jeff D. Rogers to Branch Banking and Trust Co.; lot 1 and the western one-half of lot 2, block 1; Riverview Park; $69. O Walter Eugene Frederick III and Ella Renee J. Frederick to Christopher G. Norris and Kristal F. Norris; lot 1; 1.11 acres; Fredericks Place; $300. O Amy Delois Creech and Ronald E. Creech to Karen P. Robinson and Wil-

liam David Robinson; 3030 E.P. Taylor Store Road, Nashville; $140. O Rachel Locke Rose to Daniel Todd Rose; tract B; 52.8 acres more or less* O Daniel Todd Rose to Nashville South Properties LLC; tract B; 52.8 acres; $300. O Trustee Services of Carolina LLC to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; 1517 Winterberry Drive and 1519 Winterberry Drive, Rocky Mount* O Clarence Earl Swinehart to Kathy C. Swinehart; lot 7; 1.58 acres; Barrington Ridge* O Kathy C. Swinehart to Jimmy H. Griffin and Hilda Faye Griffin; 14338 U.S. 264A, Zebulon; $120. O Mary Rachel Finch Woodard to Nallely M. Rodriguez and Jose Domingo

Perez-Guillen; lot 29; Green Meadows Farm; $100. O Alfred T. May and Bettye R. May to Alfred T. May and Bettye R. May; lot* O Ronald T. Benton and Rebecca Benton to Sharon R. McCloud; lots C-2327 and C-2328; Lake Royale Subdivision; $5. O First South Bank to Leroy Williams; 215 Renfrow St., Rocky Mount; $30. O Robert James Hancock and Amy Michele Hancock to Darrell L. Kennedy and Pamela J. Kennedy; 5241 Western Hills Court, Nashville; $290. O Christopher Allen Jackson, Kimberley Gray Carson Jackson, Debbie Joyner Jackson and Timothy Bric Jackson to Christopher Allen Jackson and Kimberley Gray Carson Jackson; tract 1C*

Average rate on 30-year mortgage rises slightly to 4.16 percent WASHINGTON (AP) – Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose slightly last week but remained near historically low levels. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on the 30-year loan increased to 4.16 percent from 4.10 percent last week, which was the lowest level in four months. The average on the 15-year fixed mortgage rose to 3.27 percent from 3.20 percent. Rates have been falling since September when the Federal Reserve surprised AP Photo investors by continuing to buy $85 billion a month in Freddie Mac reports on mortgage rates for the first bonds. The purchases are week of November on Thursday. Rates rose slightly. intended to keep long-term interest rates low. Slower hiring in recent rates reached their highest mortgage rates, Fredmonths has many analysts averages in two years. die Mac surveys lenders predicting that the Fed The decline in sales has across the country on Monwill maintain the current also affected price gains. day through Wednesday pace of the bond purchases Real estate data provider each week. The average into early next year, which CoreLogic said Tuesday doesn’t include extra fees, should keep mortgage that a measure of U.S. known as points, which rates low for the time home prices rose only most borrowers must pay being. slightly in September from to get the lowest rates. One The recent drop in August, a sign that prices point equals 1 percent of mortgage rates could help are leveling off after big the loan amount. boost home sales, which gains earlier this year. The average fee for a 30slowed in September after To calculate average year mortgage rose to 0.8

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cent from to 2.64 percent. The fee remained at 0.5 point.



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Fannie, Freddie post strong earnings By MARCy GORDON AP Business Writer

WASHINGTON – Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac posted strong earnings for the July-September period as the housing market continued to recover. The gains will enable the mortgage giants to finish repaying their taxpayer

aid or come close to doing so five years after they were rescued by the government. Fannie reported Thursday that it earned $8.7 billion in the third quarter. Fannie said its earnings were boosted by the rise in home prices during the period, which enabled it to reduce its reserves set aside for losses on mortgages.

Fannie will pay a dividend of $8.6 billion to the Treasury next month, bringing its payments to about $114 billion. Freddie posted net income of $30.5 billion for the July-September period. It will have repaid its full $71.3 billion bailout after paying a dividend of $30.4 billion. The government rescued Fan-

nie and Freddie at the height of the financial crisis in September 2008 when both veered toward collapse under the weight of losses on risky mortgages. Together the companies received taxpayer aid totaling $187 billion. The gradual recovery of the housing market has made Fannie and Freddie profitable again.


Freddie said Thursday its third-quarter profit was boosted by an accounting move that allowed it to capitalize on tax benefits it had accumulated as a result of its losses on mortgages during the crisis. The benefit to Freddie’s bottom line from that tax accounting amounted to $23.9 billion, the company said.

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Subdivision: THE LANDING AT COOPER FIELDS New Construction ALL BRICK EXECUTIVE STYLE HOME. 4BR/2.5 BA Approx: 2900 sq ft plus Certified Energy Star Home! Up-graded HVAC & insulation, sealed crawlspace, Granite Counter Tops, SS Appliances, Hardwood Floor, screened porch, city taxes, and low utilities. Directions: Hwy 64 toward Nashville exit off at the first Nashville exit, turn right on Red Oak Rd, left into the Landing at Cooper Fields.

Subdivision: The Oaks at Hunter Hill New Construction home has it all! 3BR/3BA, bonus or possible 4th bedroom and unfinished area. Energy efficient Home w/ multiple green features! Up-graded insulation, sealed crawlspace, advanced framing, low-e windows, Granite Counter Tops, SS Appliances, Hardwood Floor, Front and back porch, no city taxes, and low utilities. Directions: East on Hunter Hill Rd, over I-95, subdivision is on the left

Agent On Duty: DOrOthy LeOnArD 822-3935

Agent On Duty: JOhn newcOmbe 252-451-0022

Lisa Tedder & Associates



Subdivision: Williams Farms Enjoy location of this 3 Bedroom/ 2 Bath home in Nash County! Large Kitchen with work island, 2 pantries. Great Room. Master Bedroom with spacious Master Bath. Garden tub and separate shower. Walk-In closet. Office. Screened Porch. County only taxes! Directions: From Halifax Road South, turn right onto Hwy 97. Turn left into Williams Farms Subdivision. Home on right.

Subdivision: THE OAKS AT HUNTER HILL New Construction ALL BRICK EXECUTIVE STYLE HOME! 4BR/3BA Approx: 2800 sq ft Energy efficient Home! Up-graded HVAC & insulation, sealed crawlspace, Granite Counter Tops, SS Appliances, Hardwood Floor, screened porch, no city taxes, and low utilities. Directions: Hunter Hill Rd cross over I-95, subdivision is on the left.

Agent On Duty: sAnDrA w. POPe 252-813-6428

Agent On Duty: JOhn newcOmbe 252-903-1945

Subdivision: Oakside Updates include: new vinyl siding, 2-new heat pumps, new interior paint, Berber carpeting, stainless steel appliances. Plan complements house with screen rear porch, large laundry room and masonry fireplace. Home Warranty! Directions: Oakside is a mature subdivision, convenient to work centers & shopping. From Benvenue Rd/NC43 light go north on Gold Rock Rd/NC48. Beyond foot of hill turn left onto Foxhall - follow out to sub on left.

Subdivision: CHESNEY GLEN Another New Home by Four Seasons Contractors. This 3 bedroom/2BA Home w/ approx. 1800 sq. ft w/ expandable up stairs has all the bells and whistles such as hardwood flooring, oil- rubbed bronze lighting, trey ceilings, Built-In’s and Energy Efficient features through out HOME! Directions: Hwy 43 to Red Oak right on Red Oak Battleboro road, left onto Deans Road, subdivision on right. Agent On Duty: JOhn newcOmbe 252-903-1945

Lisa Tedder & Associates



hOstess On Duty 252-937-7000

Lisa Tedder & Associates

#"44%34r  Very well maintained manufactured home in Nashville. 3 bd/2ba built in 1994. Roof is 3 yrs old and new Heat Pump installed last year. Home has spacious living room and kitchen and has separate dining area. Directions: 64 W to exit 459, left on to NC 58, right on Barnes, right on US 64 by Fuel Doc, left on Bass Dr, house will be on left


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Agent On Duty: DeeAnn seymOur 252-266-5009

New construction 3BD/2BA Home w/ approx. 1900 sq ft. Energy efficient multiple green features! Granite, cultured marble, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, no city taxes, & low utilities. Community: club house, swimming pool, fitness center,& pond. Directions: Hwy 64 take the Red Oak Exit turn on South Old Carriage Road heading towards Hwy 97 before you get to Hwy 97 turn into the Baywood Subdivision, turn left onto Baywood Rd. home on the right. Agent On Duty: LisA teDDer 252-904-4960


Lisa Tedder & Associates


Subdivision: BAYWOOD New Construction 3BR/2BA Home w/ approx. 1800 sq ft and expandable up stairs is Energy Efficient multiple green features! Granite, Cultured Marble, Hardwood floors, SS Appliances, No city taxes, Low utilities. Community: Club House, Swimming Pool, Fitness Center & Pond. Directions: Hwy 64 take the Red Oak Exit turn on South Old Carriage Road heading towards Hwy 97 before you get to Hwy 97 turn into the Baywood Subdivision, left onto Baywood Rd. and left onto Elkhorn. Agent On Duty: LisA teDDer 252-904-4960 Lisa Tedder & Associates

“As good as New� and “Neat as a Pin� Home in Back of Neighborhood in the County. Open great room to kitchen with See Through Cabinets. 3 bedrooms down, finished upstairs with rec room or 4th bedroom up. All new paint, and blinds (faux wood) up and down. Brand new carpet down stairs. Large Fenced in Backyard with Detached Storage. Directions: Halifax Rd South to right into Hunters Ridge before you get to highway 97. Agent On Duty: cAthy LAngstOn 252- 985-8355


$)&-4&"%3*7&  Updated home in the Westridge area. Master down. Kitchen offers beautiful granite countertops, stainless appliances and work island. New carpet and paint interior and exterior. Covered back deck for entertaining. Fenced rear yard and wired storage shed. Attached storage as well. NEW ROOF 2013!! BUY THIS COMFORTABLE AND COZY HOME! DIRECTIONS: Halifax Rd South to right into Hunters Ridge before you get to highway 97.

Subdivision: Bunn Farm Custom features, lots of extras and easy to care for is what you will find in this home. From the hardwood floors to the vinyl privacy fence, you will find things that will make this a must have home. Come out and see why this will be your top pick. Directions: Go west on Hunter Hill Rd from Winstead Ave; turn left on Green Hills; turn left on Singletree; turn right on Bessie; right on Lessie and right on Deerwalk.

Agent On Duty: JOeLLen reAms 252-883-0259

Agent On Duty: kAthy Akers 252-266-4038

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Lisa Tedder & Associates

Waterfront Stunner! Enjoy beautiful peaceful sunsets across the water from the sunroom or the patio! Common boat slip on the reservoir. Stay inside and enjoy the granite tops in the kitchen and baths. Hardwood floors and ceramic tile! County taxes only. Eligible for USDA 100% Financing! WOW! Only $214,500. Directions: Halifax Rd south to Hwy 97. Turn right. Right onto Bend of the River Rd. Left into Fieldstream. Agent On Duty: JAy hOOks 252-230-3406


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Subdivision: Browntown Road Custom built home on 15.65 acres. Master and 3 spacious bedrooms on main floor. Porches galore. Dbl attached & detached garage. Granite, ceramic tile, hardwood floors. Tons of storage. Peaceful get away with all the luxuries. Must see! Directions: take Halifax Road to left on Browntown Road, left on Mill Pond Road. Home on left. Agent On Duty: keLLie rOy 252-469-9649


Easy to maintain home, hardwood floors, updated style of cathedral ceilings. Large window views from great room, fireplace. Private master, roomy bath, his & her sink, soaking tub & separate shower. Attached outside storage & entertaining deck. Directions: Travel Hunter Hill Rd onto Green Hill Rd on the left (the Road that goes past Northern Nash High School). Take Green Hill Rd onto Singletree Ln. @ 1st right turn onto Bessie Ln @ Lessie Trail turn right again & follow to Hackberry Dr on right.

Subdivision: Crosswinds Cozy Crosswinds Cape Cod! Formal dining room with hardwood flooring, greatroom with fireplace, eat-in kitchen, and master suite on the first floor! Fencedin shady back yard with expansive back deck. Very private and inviting. Directions: Sunset Ave to left onto S.Halifax Rd. Turn left on Ketch Point Drive. Right onto Carybrook. Left onto Crosswinds. Home is in the culde-sac on the left.

Agent On Duty: betty nOrmAn 252-813-2070

Agent On Duty: mArk h. eAtmAn 252-908-0890

House to Home Nov 9, 2013