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Lucretia Pinnock Business 910-692-6767 Cell 910-215-6957 AllPinehurst@gmail.com
$148,500 ABERDEEN 3BR2BA All BRICK HOME w/large Family Rm, Separate Office/Playroom & a huge rear Grilling Deck! Lovely neighborhood. SELLER IS MOTIVATED!
$156,000 ABERDEEN 3BR-2BA, WATERFRONT in Kensington Village! A Rare Find. Split BR Plan w/Vaulted LR, Fireplace, big Screen Porch & Back yard on the Water!
$168,000 SEVEN LAKES, 3BR-2BA w/Screened Porch. A fresh, easy living, open plan w/Wood Floors thru LR, DR, KIT, Den & Halls. New irrigation system! Top Gated Community.
Affordable Homes for the New Year!
$169,900 PINEHURST 3BR-2BA. The perfect Cottage-Style home w/a VERY OPEN FLOOR-PLAN, SCREENED PORCH, TREX DECK & FULLY FENCED YARD. Nice Upgrades!
$172,000 PINEHURST 3BR-2.5BA. An adorable home in the Village! Amazing Gardens, Wrap Around Porch, Paved Drive, Fenced Backyard, Paved Drive & terrific Storage. Must See!
Only $172,000! SEVEN LAKES NORTH Just Built! 3BR-2BA, A roomy splitplan w/Bonus Rm, HW Floors, Bay Window w/seating & storage, wooded yard, horses, pool, lakes & more!
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Wonderful Floorplan! 75 Pinyon Circle - $350,000. Dramatic and comfortable home in a wonderful location and great neighborhood! Superb custom tile shower in the Master Bath, crown molding, hardwood and tile floors. Walk-in closets galore!!! Walk-in attic storage. Wonderful floorplan! - Split bedrooms on the main floor, bedroom, full bath and bonus room to enjoy upstairs. Great kitchen with quality cherry cabinets and solid surface counters. MLS #145270
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Tons of Upgrades! 325 Surry Circle S - $275,000. Fantastic Floorplan with features that include: split bedroom plan, hardwoods in BR's and most living areas, Tile in Bathrooms, Kitchen & Carolina Room,Gorgeous Brick Fireplace, Granite Kitchen counters with tile backsplash, newer appliances, pull outs in most kitchen drawers & pantry, decorative kitchen sink, updated bathrooms with stylish tile showers, backsplash & granite sink tops, plantation shutters in windows, Carolina Room opens to deck, fenced yard and corner lot. MLS #144658
115 E. Pennsylvania Avenue, Southern Pines, NC
300 Cochrane Castle, National Golf Club $57,000 Golfer's vacation dream house! This fractional membership home gives you flexibility in your vacation times with full privileges of membership at this Jack Nicklaus course! 2 master suites and much more! Call me at 910-639-1197 for details.
1260 E. Indiana Ave., Southern Pines $695,000 Less than a mile from downtown and on 2.5 acres! 3 bedrooms on main floor, bonus/4th bedroom or play/rec room on second level with its own bath. Hardwoods, sun room, gourmet kitchen, open floor plan, privacy, fenced back yard, oversized 2 car garage, stacked crown molding.
*Keller Williams office now located at 195 Short Road, off Murray Hill Rd. near Lowe's in Southern Pines. Call Peggy Floyd---910-639-1197
Commissions are negotiable and not set by law.
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LAKE AUMAN WATER FRONT
Seven Lakes West $499,000 Lovely Water Front w/ Inviting Floor Plan 4 BR / 3 BA Code 493
NATIONAL GOLF FRONT
National $459,000 Outstanding Brick Golf Front Home 3 BR / 2 BA Code 672
PINEWILD GOLF FRONT
Pinewild CC $495,000 Elegant Golf Front w/ a Private Settting 3 BR / 3.5 BA Code 772
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Eva Toney 910-638-0972
PREMIER LOCATION JUST 3 BLOCKS FROM THE CAROLINA HOTEL – All brick newer home features 3200+ SF, 4 BRs/4 Baths, Formal areas + Family Rm w/fireplace, wonderful Kitchen w/island & large dining area, 3-car $598,000. More @ garage. www.45FergusonRoad.com
– 1920’s HISTORICAL HOME “Edgewood Cottage” has been restored and features 4500+ SF, 4 BRs/4.5 BAs. This magnificent home is light and bright with many windows overlooking the 1 Acre of exquisite landscaping, the Olympic Pool & Koi Pond. More @ www.90LindenRoad.com
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Barbara Klug Cell 910.690.0262
Midland Country Club - 210 Safford Drive. Low maintenance living at its best!! This single level brick townhome offers 2 bedrooms 2.5 baths with a bright & open floor-plan. A wall of windows overlooking golf course, 9 ft. ceilings, breakfast area, private courtyard along with an oversized 2 car garage. Offered at $219,000. Call Barbara Klug 910-690-0262 for more information. Box 1511 - 2209 Midland Road - Pinehurst, NC 28370 WWW.PINEHURSTAREAREALTY.COM 800.633.8576 - 910.295.5011 - Fax 910.295.6000
SOUTHERN PINES! FABULOUS HOMES! NOW AVAIL ABLE!
ABUNDANT OF AMENITIES is featured in this gorgeous 3BR/2.5BA home with a Frml LR, Frml DR, Study, Game/Media Rm, Carolina Rm, Heated Swimming Pool, Subzero Refrigerator, Security System, Wine Coolers, Cedar Walk-in Closets, Outside Speakers, Heated Towel Racks, situated on 1.2 Acres and it doesn't stop here! If your looking for Beauty and Distinction in a home, call to set up an appointment to see this one! Priced at $550,000
RE/MAX of THE PINES 235 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Southern Pines, NC 28387
The Moore County Register of Deeds Office in Carthage has recorded the following property transfers valued at $50,000 or more. December 27-30, 2011 Marybell LLC to Ashley S. Vancamp, Tract, Mineral Springs Township, $142,500. Cheryl T. Jensen Et al. to Blake A. and Megan F. Weitzel, Lot 234 Southern Pines CC Lands No. 2 Sandhills Township, $193,000. Wayne C. Thomas Et al. to NC, 57.19 acres, Mineral Springs Township, $715,000. Cangerusa LLC to Seven Lakes Dance LLC, Tracts, $215,000. DGH Management LLC to Justin G. Alexander, Lot 83 Laurenwood, McNeill Township, $320,000. McKee Homes LLC to Jean C. and Tina Leblanc, Lot 28 P2A Forest Hills West, Sandhills Township, $251,500. Wells Fargo Bank NA to Patrick Molamphy, Lots 458459 National Golf Club, $130,000. Grosvenor Properties LLC to Thomas D. and Carol E. Jessee, Lot 31 P2 Arrowstone, McNeill Township, $320,000. Basil Group LLC to Ron L. Utley and Samanthia Cook, Tract, Sand-
hills Township, $268,000. Crescent State Bank to Westley and Angela Meredith, Lot 22 P1 Scots Glen, $400,000. William G. and Barbara A. Leeman to Vera L. Vanhouten, Lot 31 Windsor ADD Seven Lakes Townshouses, Mineral Springs Township, $144,000. Hurley E. Thompson Jr. Et al. to Paul S. McGill Et al., Commissioners Deed 131.5 acres, & 28.9 acres, Little River Township, 07 SP 293 $252,000. Sandhills Prime Properties LLC to JKL Rentals LLC, Lot 2537 Cambridge Seven Lakes, Mineral Springs Township, $172,000. Joanne M. Thompson to Richard A. Eaton, Lot 1 Gilliams Landing Carthage Township, $145,000. Anders L. and Catherine Lovendahl to Charles R. and Sandra C. Goodman, Lot 139 U1 P1 Pinehurst, Mineral Springs Township, $260,000. Thomas C. McIntosh to Regency Homes Inc., Tract 6, McIntosh Point, McNeill Township, $79,500. Johnny L. and Kathy S. Collier to Pamela S. Fisher, Tract, Carthage Township, $60,000. Robert J. and Donna B. Kyle to Robert K. and Kimberly C. Hilliard, 4.00 acres, Carthage Town-
ship, $53,500. Crescent State Bank to Michael D. Fields, Tracts, $75,000. James K. Collins III and Sandra G. Blake to Forrest A. and Ashlee K. Faulkner, Lot 514 P2 Newbury Ridge, McNeill Township, $355,000. William B. Bond Jr. Et al. to Donald H. and Laura L. Evans, Unit 8B Midland CC, McNeill Township, $167,000. Lawrence R. and Laura R. Kem to Patrick L. and Kathleen M. Pascarella, Lot 3220 SA P1 Pinewild, Mineral Springs Township, $415,000. Equity Trust Company Et al. to Keith F. and Sandra K. Lacomb, Lot 226 U3 P1 Pinehurst, Mineral Springs Township, $168,000. William L. Jr. and Robin C. Porter to Carol A. Carter, Lot 4240 Southwood Seven Lakes West, Mineral Springs Township, $295,000. Isabelle and Eugene M. Desantis to Douglas K. and Jeanne V. Rhude, Lot 94 P3 James Creek, Sandhills Township, $255,000. James D. Maness to Ashley and Nathan Myers, 5.04 acres, Sheffield Township, $174,000. Clifton H. Rineheart Et al. to Cheryl Halterman, Lot 364 PII Blue Farm, $213,000.
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LOCATED IN MID-SOUTH COUNTRY CLUB this home features 4BR/3BA, Split Bedroom Plan, Fabulous Kitchen, Beautiful Wood & Tile Floors, Open floor plan, Vaulted Ceilings, Fireplace, Carolina Rm, Bonus Rm upstairs w/Bath, Lrg Mstr Suite, Built-in Bookshelves and Lrg Deck overlooking the Mid-South Golf Course. Easy to show, call for appointment! Priced at $495,000.
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CHAMPIONS RIDGE at Mid South Club in Southern Pines. The ultimate lock it and leave lifestyle! Detached, Green-built, Luxury homes with town house amenities. 3 fabulous homes available for viewing that range in size from 2,000-2,800 SF, priced from $375,000-$450,000 golf front & views. Low monthly HOA dues include all exterior care. Check in with guard at Mid South Gate for directions. Hosted by David Ainslie 910-690-6777 www.TammyLyne.com
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SPRING MEADOWS SUBDIVISION in Aberdeen off Roseland Rd. Great New development with large 3/4+ acre lots & no town taxes! Convenient to Ft. Bragg & Camp Mackall. Quality-built homes 1,4003,000 SF, prices starting at $145,000 up to low $200,000’s. Model home now open & available for sale or choose your plan. Agent on duty every Tues, Thurs & Sat. 15. Go Roseland Rd towards Sandpit Rd, look for Dev. the left.
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Aberdeen $249,900 Spacious Home On 2 Acres! 3 BR / 4 BA Code 853
Whispering Pines $298,000 Whispering Pines $276,500 Spacious Open Rooms & Large Yard Spacious Rooms & Large Corner Lot 4 BR / 2.5 BA Code 817 3 BR / 3 BA Code 818
Pinehurst $214,000 Whispering Pines $225,000 Split Bedrooms & Fenced Backyard Super Water Front Homes 3 BR / 2 BA Code 820 3 BR / 2.5 BA Code 821
Seven Lakes West $325,000 Pinehurst $249,000 Pinewild CC $305,000 Spacious Home w/Fenced Backyard Covered Porch & Large Fence Lot Immaculate, All Brick Home 3 BR / 3.5 BA Code 822 3 BR / 2.5 BA Code 825 3 BR / 2.5 BA Code 826
Pinehurst $479,000 Beautifully Renovated on 2 Acres 3 BR / 2 Full & 2 Half BA Code 827
Pinewild CC $549,000 Exquisite Custom Golf Front Home 4 BR / 4.5 BA Code 829
Seven Lakes South $198,500 Seven Lakes North $165,000 Golf Front w/Oversized Screened Porch Hardwood Floors and Split Bedrooms 3 BR / 3 BA Code 830 3 BR / 2 BA Code 831
$249,900 Pinehurst $379,000 Foxfire Beautiful Pinehurst Water Front Home All Brick Home on the 16th Fairway Code 835 3 BR / 3 BA Code 833 3 BR / 2 BA
Pinewild CC $399,000 Beautiful All Brick Golf Front Home 3 BR / 2.5 BA Code 832
$398,000 Pinehurst $269,000 CCNC $449,000 Mid South Club $449,000 Seven Lakes South $110,000 Pinehurst Custom Built with Beautiful Golf Views! Brick Home with Split Bedrooms Custom Built Villa Overlooking Water Beautiful New Golf Front Home Split Bedrooms and Screened Porch Code 839 3 BR / 2 BA Code 840 3 BR / 2.5 BA Code 841 3 BR / 3.5 BA Code 837 3 BR / 2 BA Code 838 3 BR / 2.5 BA
Seven Lakes West $550,000 One Story Lake Auman Water Front 3 BR / 2 BA Code 842
Seven Lakes North $142,500 Southern Pines $449,000 $159,000 Seven Lakes West Charming Home w/Deck & Fenced Yard Talamore Villa w/Bright & Open Floorplan Custom Lake Auman Water Front 3 BR / 2 BA Code 844 2 BR / 2 BA Code 846 Code 845 3 BR / 2 BA
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Foxfire $210,000 Beautifully Renovated and Spacious Rooms 3 BR / 2.5 BA Code 847
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ALL ABOUT CCNC - (sitting) Pam Gantt, CCNC resident & Ralph Ronalter, CCNC Chair of the Membership Committee & (standing) Director of Golf Jeff Dotson join Bill Sahadi on this weekend's talk show, All Things Moore County. Ralph, Pam & Jeff cover a host of great information not only about CCNC's history, but how the club has evolved over time and remains responsive to it's members needs. The junior programs, the membership process, and the golf course changes are just a few of the topics covered during this show. The show can be heard this Saturday at 10:05 a.m. and again on Sunday evening, at 8:05 p.m. on WEEB 990 AM. A podcast of the show can be heard anytime at www.foreproperties.com/radio.
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Published every Friday by The Pilot in partnership with the Pinehurst-Southern Pines Area Association of REALTORS, with a circulation of 19,000. Deadline for the Sandhills Real Estate Guide is 5:00 pm on Tuesday.
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Lucretia Pinnock 692-6767
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MOORE COUNTY HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION
By Bob Van Houten Moore County Home Builders Association President
Assess Your Home’s Efficiency with an Energy Audit
As the year begins and winter sets in, you may be wondering how to save money on your energy bills this year. Conducting a do-ityourself home energy audit is a fast, relatively simple way to assess how much energy your home consumes and determine what you can do to make your home more energy efficient. A home energy audit will show you where your home is losing energy, how efficient your heating and cooling systems are, and ways to conserve electricity. All it takes is a thorough inspection of the areas listed here and keeping a checklist of the problems you found. Air leaks. Stopping or minimizing drafts can save 5 to 30 percent of your annual
energy costs. Some places to inspect where air commonly seeps from homes include gaps around: baseboards, wall and ceiling junctures, electrical outlets, switch plates, window frames, weather stripping, fireplace dampers, attic doors, windowmounted air conditioners and foundation seals. On your home’s exterior, look at the areas where two different building materials meet, such as corners and areas where siding or brick come together with chimneys or the foundation. If you can rattle windows or see daylight around door or window frames, you likely are losing air. Once you’ve identified the leaks, seal them with caulk, weather stripping or
the same material as the original seal. Replacing windows with new, high-performance ones will improve your home’s energy efficiency and get you a break on your taxes. An inexpensive alternative is to attach plastic sheets around your windows. Insulation. In older homes especially, the amount of insulation in the ceiling and walls may be insufficient for current standards. See if your attic door is insulated and closes tightly. Openings around pipes, ductwork and chimneys should be sealed. Look for a vapor barrier — tarpaper or a plastic sheet — under the attic insulation. To check your walls, make a small hole in a closet or other out-of-theway place and probe
into the wall with a long stick or screwdriver. The area should be completely filled with an insulating material. Fill the gaps in any openings with expanding foam. Flexible caulk should be used to seal any electrical boxes in the ceiling. If your home lacks a vapor barrier, consider painting interior ceilings with vapor barrier paint. This reduces the amount of water vapor that can pass through the ceiling and reduce your insulation’s effectiveness. Heating and Cooling Equipment. Inspect your heating and cooling equipment. See if ducts
and pipes that are located in unheated spaces and your water heater and hot water pipes are insulated. Dirt streaks around your ductwork, especially near the seams, are evidence of leaks. Have your equipment checked and cleaned by a professional annually. If you have a forced-air furnace, replace your filters as soon as they are dirty. Even if they aren’t, replace them every 30 to 60 days. Consider replacing units that are more than 15 years old with a new energy-efficient one. Lighting. Look at the bulbs in your home and determine if a lower-watt bulb would work just as
well for your needs. If you have an area where lights are on for extended periods of time, a compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) can save up to 75 percent of the lighting energy of an incandescent bulb. A home audit is a great way to find out your home’s energy deficiencies and make simple improvements that will save you time and money in the long run. For more energy-efficient tips and tricks contact the Moore County Home Builders Association at 910-944-2992 or visit our website at www.mchba.com.
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Transforming your exterior: lessons from the professionals
(ARA) - With more and more homeowners choosing to stay in their current homes instead of selling, many are deciding to remodel. If you are thinking about remodeling your home, consider projects that will add style, but will also offer the best return on investment when it comes time to sell. With return on vinyl siding and vinyl window replacement each above 70 percent, according to "Remodeling" magazine's 2010-11 Cost vs. Value Report, it's apparent that homeowners can gain considerable curb appeal and return on investment by upgrading the exterior. "Updating your home with new windows or siding is a great way to instantly boost curb appeal and reduce the maintenance of your home," said John Stephenson, vice president of marketing for Ply Gem, a leading exterior building products company. "But many people are beginning to consider the possibilities of an entire exterior remodel, by combining multiple product categories such as windows, siding and stone veneer. Homeowners can take their
home beyond a simple product replacement, and instead give it architectural style and a new color scheme." Ply Gem and remodeling company Case/Design Remodeling, Inc. offer advice on how to achieve a complete, architecturally-styled exterior remodel based on a recent before and after project. Envision your dream home "Having a vision helps your remodeling contractor understand what style you're looking for," said Bruce Case, president of Case/Design Remodeling, Inc. "Keep in mind, it's also important to select a style that fits with the neighborhood. It may be more difficult to sell in the future if you make a too drastic change." Your remodeler can make style suggestions, or you can drive around older neighborhoods in your area to gauge ideas for what styles might work best. For this project, together with the homeowners who were nominated by the community to receive a free renovation from Case/Design Remodeling, the team decided to transform the exterior using architectural elements of a
shingle home style. This style worked well with the home's more traditional suburban Washington, D.C. neighborhood, and also worked well for renovating the colonial two-story exterior without significant structural changes. Mix and match texture and color More often than not, homeowners stick with the basics when taking on an exterior renovation. However, today's exterior building products allow for infinite options that can take your home to the next level and go beyond simply replacing windows and siding. When remodeling this particular home from a 1970s colonial to a modern interpretation of a shingle style, it was important to incorporate new textures and colors to completely transform the look. "This home had a watered down style, but also had inherent architectural elements to work with," said Deryl Patterson, principal, BSB Design architecture firm. "By replacing the lap siding with shingle siding, the brick with stone veneer, the windows with a colonial grille pattern, and adding red shutters, we were able to give it
When this home was remodeled from a 1970s colonial to a modern interpretation of a shingle style, shown here, it was important to incorporate new textures and colors to completely transform the look.
Before, this home had a watered down style, but was given architectural character and a new color scheme through a complete exterior renovation.
character." Mixing and matching texture and color does not have to be an overwhelming process. Stephenson recommends homeowners look to collections like the Designed Exterior Collection by Ply Gem, which help sim-
plify selection by identifying color palettes and product combinations that work for specific architectural styles. Consider architectural details Beyond texture and color changes, adding minor architectural details can make a big
difference. For this project, a portico and roof gable were added, but did not require any structural changes or interior work. To see more of the renovation described in this story visit www.facebook.com/pl ygem.
John Kaye Joins Fore Properties Realty Inc.
Fore Properties Realty Inc. is pleased to announce that real estate broker, John Kaye has recently joined their firm. John’s reputation amongst his past and present clients and the real estate broker community is well known. John’s skill set encompasses a varied background that affords him the opportunity to provide excellent and unique services to his buyer and seller clients in Moore County. John attended the Juilliard School of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music. His professional music background included touring with the likes of Elvis Presley and Tom Jones. John’s experience also included working in T.V., motion pictures
and studio related work in N.Y.C. & Los Angeles. Prior to moving to Pinehurst with his wife, Ellen, John worked in the New York City and the Long Island area with some of the top decorators, designers and real estate brokers. His forte in the staging arena for real estate sales is an added benefit John’s seller clients reap when they work with him. “Staging a home
Plan now for home improvement throughout the year
(ARA) - If you've finished making your holiday gift list, don't put the pen and paper away just yet. While the holidays take up a lot of attention right now, it's also a great time to look a bit further into the future. With the new year just around the corner, planning for home improvement projects now can help you prioritize and budget. Spending more time indoors at home might be bringing some potential projects to your attention. Maybe you've noticed fraying carpet under your toes, chipped paint on a window frame or a paint color that feels outdated whatever needs to be addressed should get marked down on your fix-it list. Give yourself a deadline for completing the list and then call a household meeting to start prioritizing. One of the most important things you can bring to that meeting is an idea of how much you can afford to spend. Given that the economy is still lagging - and many people are feeling that pull on their pocketbooks - it's wisest to avoid going into debt to accomplish everything you want to do. Setting a home improvement budget gives you parameters to work within as you weigh the importance of each project on your list. However,
you should also come to the table with a reasonable idea of how much it will cost to complete each of the tasks you want to finish. Armed with your list and your budgetary figures, go through each item, weighing the pros and cons of both doing it now and letting it wait. You'll inevitably have a lot of options, including putting things off and saving more money throughout the year, or investing some money in repairs now and letting your savings grow for midyear projects. Naturally, you'll also need to consider the constraints of weather on your projects - if you want to put on a new deck, you'll have to wait until at least spring. Consider the fact that an outdoor project might feel a lot more necessary when warmer weather arrives than it does now. Your long-term plans for your home should also come into play. If you're planning on selling anytime soon, consider carefully whether the projects you plan on doing will pay off at sale time. Additionally, if you plan on catching a buyer's eye, take an objective look at what might help you make the sale. If you're working with a Realtor, you might even want to discuss with them the best fix-ups and repairs within your budget.
properly and pricing it right have proven to be the two main ingredients of selling a home in our market. There are many great opportunities in our market and I’m looking forward to a very busy 2012”, Kaye reflects. “I’ve always enjoyed working with John on past transactions and am very impressed with his thoroughness, his enthusiasm and the passion he shows on behalf of his clients. John is always
working as a great advocate for his client and never lets it interfere with the good relationships he has with other brokers, Dee Shaw and I are so pleased he chose Fore Properties. We
are so proud of the type of people & full time brokers that work with us, and John Kaye is no exception.” adds broker/owner, Bill Sahadi. John can be reached at 910 724-
4403, firstname.lastname@example.org, johnkayehomes.com, or foreproperties.com. Fore Properties is located at 1140 Old U.S. 1 South, Southern Pines, 910 6924211.
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146348 255 DORAL DRIVE, PINEHURST, DIR.: Morganton Road to Doral Woods Entrance; House will be on Right. Golf Front, Upgrades, 3BR/2.5BA. $312,500 PRU4M5M8 Beverly Del Giudice 603.9903 692.2635
146149 16 FAIRWAY DR, WHISPERING PINES, DIR.: From Airport Road; L Hardee; L Country Club; Bear Right; L Lakeshore; L Fairway. Golf Front, Updated 3BR/2BA. $240,000 PRU9E5W7 Eva Toney 638.0972 295.5504
142009 Pinewild: Golf Front, 4+BR/3.5BA, Finished LL Rec Rm, Oversized BRs, Carolina Room. New Price $599,000! PRU7W7W3
144377 Knollwood: Nice, neat 3BR/2.5BA home close to downtown So. Pines. 3-Season Porch! Spacious! $149,900 PRU5Z9Q9
140539 Lawn & Tennis: 3BR/2BA, plus a Carolina Room. New Price $177,500! PRU3X3P4
144890 Donald Ross Area: Brick w/Cherry & Granite. 2,600+sq.ft., on a .75 acre lot. Only $299,900! PRU5S5W6
145364 All brick ranch, 4BR/2.5BA, Bonus Room plus a Carolina Room! $359,000 PRU8B8K6
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146186 305 JUNIPER CREEK, PINEHURST, DIR.: North entrance to Pinehurst #6; Left Juniper Creek. 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. $239,000 PRU8U9Y3 690.4705
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144495 Now with a new well! 145133 Stunning 5BR/3BA brick 146181 Charming Brick, 2900+/Quaint older, move-in ready, home on a large lot. Water View! sf, 4BR/4BA home w/pool on .81 acre lot. $449,900 PRU8J5L6 3BR/2.5BA home! $169,900 $425,000 PRU2N4M6 PRU5D7B5
145852 Waterview from front! 3BR/2BA (split plan), Carolina Rm, Kit: 2 ovens, granite. $275,000 PRU4J6T2
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145073 Unique Lake Front Home on 2 Lots w/wide view of Lake Pinehurst! Fabulous Floorspace! $575,000 PRU5X7Q6
142615 All brick, 3BR/2BA single level home. See: w w w. 7 4 D u n g a r v a n L a n e . c o m $320,000 PRU5A2W5
145811 Terrific Family home @ a Great Value! 4BR/3.5BA. Lowmaintenance brick. Close to Marina. $269,900 PRU2E7H7
141899 Best Buy! 2BR/2BA condo with Stone Fireplace & Extra Closet Storage. $122,900 PRU6D6A6
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143190 Completely Remodeled! Hardwood floors, fully equipped ktchn, Carolina Rm. Golf Front! $425K PRU6Q3V3
143779 Golf Front - Priced @ $462,500! 3BR/2BA home overlooks 11th green of Magnolia. Carolina Rm. PRU6C5H8
146405 Marvelous Colonial details in this 4BR/3.5BA home! Formal & Informal living areas. Fine details! PRU6M8R6
145389 Golf Front custom home on the Holly Course. Flexible plan with Craftsman details & design. $579,000 PRU6P3H5
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145682 Like New! Owner will consider a Lease/Purchase for 1 year/$1,000 per month. 3BR/2BA. $178,000 PRU3P6W2 639.1148
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140365 Water View! All brick, 143765 Good As New! 5BR/2BA, 4BR/3.5BA. See: Union Pines Schools, 1.3 acres, 5w w w . 1 1 4 K i l l i n e y C t . c o m Walkins. $89,900 PRU9V2X8 $449,900 PRU3W2F8 Nettie Calfee Frank Sessoms 315.6225 692.2635 639.3099 295.5504
143196 Great Newer Home! Fenced back yard, hardwood floors, fully equipped kitchen. 3BR/2BA. $169,900 PRU4V7T4 639.1148
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ENJOY the Pine Needles Golf Course Par 3 16th Hole from your brick patio or 14 x 18 Carolina Room. There are two fireplaces. Nice Kitchen with ample solid cherry cabinets, eating area and 8x10 Laundry Room. Beautiful wooded golf front lot loaded with dogwoods and azaleas. 3BR/2BA $329,000 (145749)
PANORAMIC VIEWS of the 5th, 6th, &7th holes on the No. 5 golf course. The most wonderful golf view available & very private. Wide open with high ceilings, large masonry fireplace. Large Master Suite with walk-in closet. A very pleasant and comfortable home. Well maintained with a Pinehurst Country Club membership available for transfer. 3BR/2.5BA $362,000 (142456)
NICE ALL BRICK HOME located just down the street from the 12th hole of PCC Course No. 1. Masonry fireplace with gas logs, vaulted ceiling. Eatin Kitchen with nice elevated deck that is very private. 3BR/2BA $224,000 (144804)
GREAT HOME w/lots of extras. Over half acre lot with vacant land to the left for privacy and nice wooded view from screened porch. Living Room w/fireplace, large foyer w/stone wall & built-ins, formal Dining Room, and large Kitchen with granite counters and laminate wood floors. Rear deck offers great area for relaxing and entertaining. 3BR/2.5BA $186,500 (146094)
CORNER LOT with side entry garage. This house features a Family Room w/ Wet Bar, refrigerator, & built-ins. Living Room has a fireplace, built-ins, and vaulted ceiling. Casual Dining next to Kitchen. Master Bedroom includes French doors opening to screened porch & has a 6x12 walk-in closet. Master Bath has separate shower and jetted tub. 3BR/2BA $205,000 (146026)
MAINTENANCE FREE brick & vinyl home located across the street from PCC golf course No. 6 2nd hole. Cathedral ceiling Family Room with a ventless propane gas fireplace. Split bedroom floor plan. Large Kitchen with breakfast nook. Front and back porches. PCC membership available for transfer. 3BR/2BA $224,500 (140442)
GREAT AREA, Unit 1 off Oakmont Circle.. Cul-de-sac location. Well maintained home. Third bedroom used as a den. Large deck and screened-in porch. Workshop area. New roof in 2011. 1.5 miles from Member’s Club. 3BR/2BA $205,000 (144586)
QUIET RURAL AREA near Cameron. Large corner lot with many large trees. New carpet, freshly painted interior including ceilings, and masonry fireplace. Seller is willing to help with buyer’s closing costs with an acceptable offer. 3BR/1BA $119,500 (144778)
LUXURY CONDO updated & remodeled by professional interior designer. Granite counters, new Kitchen appliances, wallpaper & paint, Bath remodeled, large walk-in shower, Kohler fixtures. New carpet, stone, and ceramic tile. Custom one of a kind furniture and golf art. 3BR/2BA $224,500 (145695)
VERY NICE all new brick Violette Brothers home in Whispering Pines with many upgrades including granite counters, hardwood flooring, gas fireplace, Carolina Room, whirlpool tub & shower, rear deck, and irrigations system. Paved driveway in rear with stone driveway in front. 3BR/2BA 284,000 (139879)
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LIGHT AND OPEN FLOOR PLAN. Large Kitchen and a private back yard. Split bedroom plan with each bedroom having a bath. Many storage closets. Low maintenance landscaping. New roof in 2011, new paint exterior and interior, new deck, new PVC plumbing. Two baths completely remodeled. 3BR/3BA $201,900 (146284)
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