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GREAT HOME FOR SALE IN WHISPERING PINES 3-4BD/2BA on 1.25 AC lot. Den could be 4th BD. Features include: Vaulted & Trey ceilings; Family Room w/ fireplace; Dream kitchen w/Zodiac counters & stainless steel appliances; Spacious front & back porches: Owner may consider rental. Offered at $319,900.

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3 QUAIL LAKE RD. WEST - This lovely home sits on the 14th green of #3. Close to Village and Pinehurst CC with membership available to buyer! 2 nice size bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. Roomy kitchen/breakfast rm. with pass through to family room. Great room opens to concrete patio. Family room opens to screen porch, all overlooking the green! Immaculate home and exterior trim just painted. 2 car garage and concrete driveway. Quiet cul- de- sac with private setting! $269,000 NOW $259,000! Must have Appointment to show! Call 910-315-4269 Sandy's Cell. MLS #137845

5 LODGE POLE LN, PINEHURST Light, bright home! 3BR, 2BA Large rooms, split plan, fantastic kitchen, large pantry, tons of cupboard & counter space. Brkfst area overlooks vacant lot. Carolina room ideal for T.V. & eating area. Large MBR w/walk-in closet & shower. Oversized garage w/work bench & new garage door. EXTRA LOT AVAILABLE. Owner/Agent. PCC mbrshp on house available. $245,000. MLS# 139490

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610 Lands of Pinehurst, Mineral Springs Township, $1,135,000. Adkins Properties LLC to Shea and Amanda Jones, Tract, $80,000. Suntrust Mortgage Inc. and Sun Trust Mortgage Inc. to Nicholas E. and Amanda K. McGarry, 0.75 acres & 1.17 acres, $320,000. HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. to Paul and Kristin Rizzo, Lot 2463 Dorset Seven Lakes, Mineral Springs Township, $168,000. Daniel J. and Mary S. Grady to Patricia E. Needham, 0.64 acres, McNeill Township, $155,000. John S. and Mia Carre to Thomas Holk, Lot 193 U3 P1 Pinehurst, Mineral Springs Township, $178,000. Emily A. Tobias Et al. to Elease M. Goodwin, 0.37 acres, Sandhills Township, $63,000. US Bank National Association Et al. to Leslie M. Hill and Tracy Garner, Lot 2222 Knollwood Center, $175,000. Paul B. and Heather S. Trevarrow to Andrew W. and Krista Harvell, Lot 2156 Knollwood Center, $225,000.

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HSBC Bank USA NC Et al. to Ryan K. Criscoe, Lot 493 U16 P2 Pinehurst, Mineral Springs Township, $157,000. JA PAR LLC to Christopher D. and Denise J. Hatley, Lot 11 P2A Spring Meadows, Sandhills Township, $182,000. Sean and Sarah D. O’Leary to Noel B. Jr. and Jamie L. McDevitt, 1.78 acres, McNeill Township, $81,000. Albert Hubler to Ivan J. Toca Et al., Lot 45 U17 P2 Pinehurst, Mineral Springs Township, $364,000. Beaver Path Enterprises LLC to Janis N. McGuffin, 11520 sq. ft. & Tract, McNeill Township, $372,000. Joel A. Sanders Et al. to Citifinanical Services Inc., Trustees Deed B2484/511 Tract, 10 SP 336 $87,000. Mildred L. Speight Et al. to George E. and Barbara M. Braddock, Lot 8 S11 Whispering Pines, McNeill Township, $156,000. Lloyd T. Tate Et al. to Darryl P. and Nancy E. Wright, 3.69 acres, McNeill Township, $140,000. Cassandra McCord and James W. Hall to Sharon S. Lawson, Lot

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Dear Community,

Pinehurst-Southern Pines Area Association of REALTORS® is pleased to announce:

Mandy Ashby Dennis Named Membership Coordinator Pinehurst-Southern Pines Area Association of REALTORS® has announced the hire of Mandy Ashby Dennis to the position of Membership Coordinator. Mandy is married to Robert Dennis. She has one daughter, Emma Grace. Mandy recently moved to the area from Hickory, NC. She graduated from UNC-Wilmington with a B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing. Prior to moving to the Pinehurst area, she enjoyed a career as a Real Estate Broker. Please join me along with the Association Board of Directors and welcome Mandy to our team.

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139924 15 GRAY FOX RUN, PINEHURST, DIR.: Hwy 5 to Linden Road to Clarendon Gardens; L Quail Run; L Gray Fox Run. All brick, 3BR/2.5BA. $359,900

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131747 Elegant light-filled home! Spectacular views of 2 greens & hillside water feature. 5,000sf. $1,399,000

138672 Perfection at its Finest! Golf Front on Azalea Course. Gourmet Ktchn, 5BR/4.5BA. $839,500

135573 Lovely tradition brick home landscaped for privacy. Office, 4BR/3BA, Fam Rm, fireplace. $450,000

138368 Golf Front! 3BR home, Office, Formal & Informal area. Loft w/built-in bookshelves. $750,000

137804 Gourmet Kitchen. Super Master Bath. Golf Course lot. Priced BELOW Tax Value! $599,900

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138790 Best Buy! 2BR/2BA Pinehurst Manor Condo. Stone fireplace. Extra Closet Storage. $124,900 Krista Duncan 910.690.7009 910.295.5504

139724 Super 2nd Home! Investment/Starter Home near Course #5 w/PCC. Lease/ Purchase Considered. $182,000 Mav Hankey 910.603.3589 910.692.2635

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MOORE COUNTY HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION

Should We Be Thankful For This Housing Market?

It is that time of year when we gather with family and friends and reflect on all that we have to be thankful for this year. While we typically think of family, loved ones, friends, and good health. I thought it might be interesting to see if we have anything economically to be thankful for here in Moore County. This past week I had the pleasure of participating and speaking before the County Commissioners economic retreat. The retreat featured many great speakers and focused on many different aspects of the national, state , and local economy. I was asked to give a presentation on the condition of the local new housing market. In preparing my presentation I analyzed many charts and

mountains of data regarding the national, state, and local housing markets. Truth be told, the past national housing data has very little to be thankful for… The silver lining in the dark cloud that has been the national housing market – is our local market has far out performed the national averages and is in fact one of the strongest housing markets in the nation. Keep in mind ‘strongest’ in today’s economic climate could be to say our market has decline far less than 96% of markets nationally. If you look at the national data for housing starts and housing values; central North Carolina has far out performed the na-

tional averages. In fact the three last regional new housing markets to slow down in 2008 as the housing bubble burst were Seattle, Portland, and central North Carolina. My favorite housing economist is Mark Zandi, PhD & Chief Economist at Moody’s Analytics. I had the pleasure of meeting Mark back in 2006 when he was a lone voice correctly predicting the severity and length of the current housing recession. (Mark went on to be Sen. John McCain’s chief economic advisor during his Presidential bid) Mark’s sober and negative economic forecasts earned him

the nicknames of “Doctor of Doom” and the “Dismal Scientist” amongst builders; as he correctly forecasted the housing declines in the housing market during the 2006-2010 period. But today even Mark Zandi – the “Doctor of Doom” is forecasting a housing recovery in the next 4-8 quarters. So while there are plenty of threats to the housing recovery of 2011 & 2012: Federal supports slowly being withdrawn from the residential mortgage market, possible deflation, possible inflation, a weakening US dollar, the European debt crisis, etc… It looks like a steady but measured housing recovery is a real likelihood in the next 6-12 months. (The attached chart shows the housing market starts from 1990 pro-

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010 By Jarrett Deerwester Moore County Home Builders Association President

jected by NAHB out to 2020. The jagged is the past data and future forecast. They grey vertical stripe is the area of the ‘great recession.’ The straight line is the historic trend line over the years – which match the past data with the projected recovery…) So besides being thankful for our families, loved ones, and close friends; we can be thankful that: our local economy is fundamentally strong, our local housing

stock has largely retained most of its value as compared to the national averages, we do not have an excessive supply of empty new homes as compared to other markets, and we are poised to be one of the very first markets to lead the nation into a housing recovery. Most importantly at the end of the day, Moore County is a still a great place to live Happy Thanksgiving Jarrett

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"EDGEWOOD COTTAGE" - 1928 Dutch Colonial sited on a beautifully landscaped one acre lot complete with swimming pool, cabana and separate 2-car garage. Features include heart pine floors, 4 fireplaces, 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, formal Living Room & Dining Room, and a light-filled Carolina Room.

"WISTERIA COTTAGE" is one of the cottages built by James Tufts, the founder of Pinehurst. This charming cottage features wood floors and wood paneled walls, 3 fireplaces with carved moldings, 4 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, gracious Living Room & Dining Room, and a glassed-in porch with stained glass door & transom. NEW LISTING - $1,250,000.

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Pictured are Lucretia Pinnock, Melinda Ringley, Jennifer Ringley, and Debbi Ferguson of Pinnock Real Estate. They are stringing the lights on the Christmas Tree in Downtown Southern Pines. The theme for their Christmas Tree is "Hope Floats, and so do we!" Lucretia Pinnock said that "Real Estate is a great investment here in Moore County and now is a great time to buy a home! We wish everyone a wonderful Holiday Season filled with joy and hope!"

As one of the fastest-growing segments of the housing market, first-time buyers are driving the demand for smaller, less expensive new homes. Between 2007 and 2009, 41 percent of the 8.4 million Americans who purchased a home were first-time buyers. The typical first-time homeowner was 34 years old and had a household income of $67,000. They purchased homes with an average market value of $184,000 compared to $297,000 for tradeup buyers. The large majority of first-timers purchased single family detached homes that averaged 1,874 square feet — well below the

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trend should continue as the children of Baby Boomers form their own households over the next decade. For a free consultation to discuss which type of mortgage loan will work best for you, call Victoria Spannaus at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage at (800) 741-7813 or 910-6926225. Reprinted with permission of The Printer, Inc.

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(ARA) - Spring and fall are the most notorious allergy seasons, but as any of the estimated 50 million Americans who suffer from allergies know, winter can be just as uncomfortable. As we move our lives back indoors, we often seal up our homes to prevent the cold from seeping in. While that's good for energy bills and staying warm, if you don't take some precautions, it can cause problems for those with indoor allergies. To make sure that your home is a healthy one throughout the season, start taking action against allergens as you winterize your house. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), some of the most common indoor allergens are mold spores, dust mites and pet dander - so pay special attention to preventing those. As the weeks pass, keep to a schedule of cleaning that will maintain a lower level of allergens. Here are some tips to help you make your home a haven where allergy sufferers will feel comfortable. * Don't let towels pile up. Whether in the kitchen or the bathroom, it's important that damp towels aren't left to sit in a pile. The moisture they retain can create perfect conditions for growing mold or provide an ideal home for mites. Hang towels so that they can dry fully and launder them in your washing machine at least once a week to get rid of mold spores. * Stop the fur from flying. AAFA notes that cat dander is the most common pet allergy. But whether you have a dog, cat or other furry critter, they can cause discomfort for any members of your household with allergies, as well for any guests who come to town for holiday celebrations. To cut down on allergens from both dander and saliva, be sure to wash your pets' toys and beds regularly. Vacuuming up pet hair is also an essential step. A vacuum cleaner like LG's LuV300B Kompressor is a good option because its HEPA filter captures 99.97 percent of common household allergens. It has also been certified "asthma & allergy friendly" by AAFA. Giving your pets regular baths and brushings can also help to cut down on the amount of hair and dander that they shed. * Make your bed and sleep in it. If your sleep is being disrupted by allergy symptoms, you need to make sure that your bedding isn't part of the problem. Mite-proof bedding and mattress or pillow cases can help cut allergens, but you should

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also remember that washing, cleaning and replacement are important. Some washing machines from LG feature the Allergiene cycle, a specialized steam cycle that helps to kill dust mites and their eggs; it's the only such cycle that has also been certified by AAFA. While you're washing your sheets and comforters, take time to vacuum your mattress with a HEPA-filter equipped vacuum. Pillows should be replaced every two years and it's suggested that mattresses be replaced every 10 years. * Don't forget decor. Vacuuming your floors is a given, but to really make an impact on the allergens in your home, you need to pay attention the rest of your decor as well. Area rugs in the living room or bedrooms, as well as kitchen and bath floor mats need to be vacuumed often and, if possible, laundered regularly. Cleaning the upholstery on your couches and chairs is another essential step - pet hair and dust mites can settle there and irritate people with allergies. Large capacity washing machines that are certified "asthma & allergy friendly" are ideal for large items like throw rugs and slip covers from your couch or easy chair. If they can't go in the washing machine, have them professionally cleaned. And while they beautifully frame your views, your window treatments might be making your life uncomfortable. Make sure that you vacuum and launder them as well. "It's important to remember that even in cold weather, allergies don't go away," says Mike Tringale, vice president of external affairs for AAFA. "And while cleaning your house to remove allergens won't eliminate your allergies, it will have a significant impact on your health, during the winter and throughout the year."

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Money in the attic? How a simple project can lead to big savings

(ARA) - Most homeowners rarely venture up to their attics, but as winter approaches, many will make the annual trip upstairs to put away warmweather items and retrieve holiday decorations. While a home's attic is ideal for storage, smart homeowners realize that their attics also represent a great opportunity to save money. How? Similar to the human body, the largest source of potential heat loss in a home is through the top. Thankfully, attic insulation works like a thick winter hat - it traps the heat inside so your house stays warm and comfortable. More than 60 percent of U.S. homes are under insulated, and the average home needs up to 19 inches of fiber glass attic insulation for maximum energy efficiency. By using a tape measure to check the depth of their attic insulation, homeowners can easily see if their homes are up to par. Homeowners can reduce their homes' heating and cooling costs by as much as 20 percent through proper insulation and air sealing techniques, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "Homeowners are always looking for ways to stretch their household budgets, and there's no better time than now to be proactive about reducing your home's energy use," says Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit dedicated to promoting energy efficiency. "Heating and cooling can account for nearly half of a home's energy bill, and there are many

smart, economical steps homeowners can take to cut their monthly utility bills and increase the overall comfort of their homes." Installing attic insulation and other simple steps After measuring the depth of their existing attic insulation, homeowners should estimate the current performance of their homes by utilizing an online energy-efficiency tool, such as the Home Energy Analysis test available at JMhomeowner.com. "One of the best ways to get started is to evaluate your home's potential for energy savings and then develop a game plan focused on the projects that will provide the best return on investment," says Mike Lawrence, vice president and general manager of Insulation Systems for Johns Manville, a manufacturer of building products. "An online assessment can help determine a home's insulation needs, such as the recommended amount of insulation for your region and the appropriate R-value for your project. Such tools even provide a product guide that can be taken to Lowe's to help identify the best insulation products for the job." Once the appropriate materials have been selected, DIYsavvy homeowners can install the insulation themselves by simply placing insulation batts or rolls into the floor joists of their attics, on top of any existing insulation. Not interested in the do-it-yourself approach? Hire an insulation contractor seek recommendations from friends or family or speak with a reputable retail outlet

about available installed sales programs. In many cases, additional attic insulation is one of the most effective ways to improve a home's energy efficiency. Homeowners looking to take it a step further should also take advantage of the following low- or no-cost opportunities: * Weatherize your attic: By using caulk, spray foam or weather stripping to eliminate any holes or gaps that may exist in the floor or walls of their attic, homeowners can stop costly air leaks. * Install a programmable thermostat: The EPA reports homeowners can save about $180 a year by properly setting their programmable thermostats and maintaining those settings. * Insulate your water heater: Adding a hot water heater blanket around older water heaters can reduce excessive heat loss. It's also a good idea to insulate the hot and cold water pipes extending a few feet from the water heater. * Mind your chimney: Fireplace chimneys are a source of heat loss. Keep your fireplace damper closed when not in use. * Take advantage of passive heat: Keep south-facing window blinds and drapes open while it's sunny to absorb solar heat during the day, and close your window blinds and drapes at night to retain the heat. For more insulation installation tips and information on energy efficient home improvement projects, visit www.jmhomeowner.com or www.lowes.com/efficienthome.


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