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Find Your Dream Home! This is an incredible opportunity for consumers to shop for a new home while: • Interest rates are low • There are lots of home choices • Expanded Homebuyer Tax Credit is still available On Friday April 9th visit www.pinehurstncrealtors.com and the real estate page of www.thepilot.com for open house details.


Rios: Calling All Professional Women To Join A Top Club

Elaine Rios is a Multimillion Dollar Producing Agent with ERA Strother Real Estate. She’s also the proud President of the Sandhills Business and Professional Women’s Association. The club is an affiliate of the BPW Foundation, with clubs throughout North Carolina. BPW/N.C. promotes equity for all women in the workplace through advocacy, education and information. Rios explains that members grow personally and professionally

via development programs, networking, participation in grassroots activities, and opportunities to support and help other women through scholarships. Those scholarships stay in the community, and are awarded to high school and community college young women. “The BPW funds the scholarships through our Miss Noel Pageant Scholarship Project,” Rios says. This year’s scholarship deadline is April 1. Rios is a native of Staten

Island, N.Y., who has made her home in Southern Pines for several years. “I personally would like to invite business and professional women,” she says, “to join us on the third Thursday of each month for our speaker program, full dinner and networking.”

To learn more about the BPW, to reserve a spot at the next meeting or to apply for scholarships, call Elaine Rios at (910) 528-2204.

Elaine Rios

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Professionally Speaking

Dear Community,

Moore County Open House Weekend Set for April 10-11

“It’s a home shopper’s dream, and offers homebuyers a convenient way to see as many homes as they want in one weekend and gives our members a chance to be part of this fantastic effort to match buyers to sellers,” according to Realtor® Elizabeth Childers, 2010 President of the Association. In a collaborative effort with REALTORS® throughout the country, the brokerages of the PinehurstSouthern Pines Area Association of Realtors and the brokers’ clients will be hosting open houses on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11. The Moore County Open House

Weekend will offer buyers the convenience of touring multiple homes for sale in one weekend. The REALTOR® Nationwide Open House weekend comes just weeks prior to the April 30 deadline for homeowners to take advantage of the federal home buyer tax credit. Homes must be under contract by April 30, 2010, and closed on by June 30, 2010, in order for buyers to take advantage of up to $8,000 in tax credits. For more information, visit www.pinehurstncrealtors.co m or contact a Moore County Realtor.

Elizabeth Childers

Pinehurst - Southern Pines Area Association of REALTORS®, INC. The Voice for Real Estate in the Sandhills www.pinehurstncrealtors.com

Published every Friday by The Pilot in partnership with the PinehurstSouthern Pines Area Association of REALTORS, with a circulation of 19,000. Deadline for the Sandhills Real Estate Guide is 5:00 pm on Tuesday. FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010

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Special Homes For The 1st Time Buyer

OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, April 3 • 1-5 PM

6 ALLYSON PLACE NORTH, VASS

CORDELIA HILLS SUBDIVISION 4 BR, 3.5 BA New Construction with Gigantic Separate Finished Bonus Room. All Bedrooms Have Walk-In Closets; Master Suite on 1st Floor; Solid Surface Counter Tops; All Appliances including washer/dryer. Hardwood; Tile; Carpet; Oversized Garage; 1.22 Acres Lot on Cul-de-Sac. Adjacent to Elementary School; MLS #136491 $299,500

Roy Harvel • 695-1111 US #1 REALTY

120 GORE STREET, PINEBLUFF Beautiful, new construction, move-in ready, 1500+ sq.ft. 3BR, 2BA, open floor plan, on large level lot. MLS 136201, $168,900 100% financing available. Up to $8000 in tax credit thru 4-30-10. For More Info Call Richard Schuck, Broker • 910-315-1898 Weichert, Realtors — Larose & Co.

134 PEBBLE DRIVE, WEST END Wonderful starter home with room to grow! This split-plan, 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is on a level 2acre lot. Completely renovated with hardwood floors in main living areas, new carpet in bedrooms and updated kitchen. 900 sq. ft. of unfinished space is upstairs – bonus room, bedroom and bathroom can be completed at your own pace. $160,000 MLS #137101

#1 BUCKHORN RD., FOXFIRE Traditional brick ranch golf front home situated on a quiet cul-de-sac at the acclaimed Foxfire Resort & Country Club. Over 1800 sq. ft., 2 BR, 2 BA with a fantastic Carolina room & huge screened porch overlooking the course. Golf cart garage and large storage space under the home. Priced to sell @ $182,500. MLS #137144.

The Property Center

Beth St. John• 910-528-6643

Scott Brazaski, Broker • 910-690-6498 Weichert Realtors Larose & Company

515 TYNER AVENUE, PINEBLUFF Beautiful, new home at Luke’s Landing, move in ready. 3BR, 2BA, over 1500 sq.ft., affordably priced @ $164,900. 100% financing available. Up to $8000 in tax credit thru 430-10. MLS 136200

560 W. DENNY, PINEBLUFF LUKE’S LANDING Best Buy in the county!!! Over 1800 sq.ft., 3BR, 2 Full BAs, formal dining and bonus rooms. Beautiful kitchen - breakfast nook combo. Wonderful master suite! Tastefully decorated and spotless. Move in ready!!! Tile and Hardwoods! Large level lot, sodded, irrigated, and fenced !!! Must See! Absolutely priced to sell @ $204,900. MLS 135107

155 TELLA DRIVE, SOUTHERN PINES Great home at Hyland Hills. 3BR, 2BA, large great room, 1775 sq.ft. on a large, private lot. Walking distance to golf and restaurant. Convenient to Bragg, Pope, all Sandhills destinations. No city taxes, but city water available. Great buy at $159,900. Decorating allowance with acceptable offer. MLS 136680

Weichert, Realtors — Larose & Co.

Weichert, Realtors — Larose & Co.

104 PINENEEDLE DR. SEVEN LAKES NORTH Spacious well maintained 3BR, 2BA ranch. Home includes Living room, Family room, and relaxing Sunroom overlooking private fenced-in backyard and 2 tiered deck with gazebo. Asking $199,000. Call Judy Seldomridge to see anytime. MLS #135031 Judy Seldomridge • 690-3331

For More Info Call Richard Schuck, Broker • 910-315-1898 Weichert, Realtors — Larose & Co.

HSP Realty Group

For More Info Call Richard Schuck, Broker • 910-315-1898

Homebuyer Tax Credit is Extended!

21 S. LAKESHORE DR. WHISPERING PINES Enjoy the peace and quiet of this water view home within walking distance to Thagard lake & picnic area. This home features 3 bedrooms/3 baths along with a lg 2 rm suite upstairs, fireplace, formal dining and Carolina room. Exterior features include a lg front porch, rear deck and irrigation. Offered @ $219,000.00 Mls#137511 Sheri Harris • 910-639-4930 Rhodes & Company

Qualified home purchases, subject to a binding sales contract signed by April 30, 2010, will qualify for the tax credit provided closing occurs prior to July 1, 2010.

For More Info Call Richard Schuck, Broker • 910-315-1898

710 MONTICELLO, PINEHURST

LARGE GREAT ROOM with cathedral ceiling, gas fireplace, & upgraded laminate hardwood floors. Sunny Kitchen opens off Great Room with ample area for eating & overlooks a private backyard. 4BR/2BA $210,000 MLS 13547 For More Info Call Joanne Padgett • 910-235-8700 Pinehurst Resort Realty

Coming Soon!!!

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LET’S TALK HOME F I N A N C E

The Benefits of Mortgage Escrow

Although many of the nation’s homeowners have mortgage escrow accounts, a great deal of confusion still exists about the benefits they provide. An escrow account is set up by your lender to pay for property taxes, insurance premiums, or other appropriate expenses. Just some of the advantages include: Bills are paid on time: Homeowners need not worry about overlooking a deadline or coming up with large, lumpsum payments for critical expenses. Unexpected increases are taken care of: It is the lender’s

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responsibility to allow for possible increases in taxes and insurance premiums. Shortages are taken care of: It’s very common for lenders to pay taxes and insurance premiums before the homeowner has paid in all the money due. Rates and downpayments stay lower: By making mortgage loan portfolios a more secure and profitable investment escrowing helps keep interest rates and downpayments more affordable. Local Governments save money: Escrow accounts give your local government a more efficient and less expensive

By Victoria Spannaus Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

“I will provide an outstanding mortgage experience from application to closing”

way to collect taxes. The law is very specific on how escrow funds are collected and managed. A lender or loan servicer can require a monthly payment equal to one-twelfth of the total estimated taxes, insurance premiums, and other anticipated charges. Plus, the lender may collect an additional amount as a “cushion” to avoid account deficiencies. Since state laws can also affect

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escrow deposits, contact your lender or local HUD office, if you have questions about your own account. 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 910-692-6225. Reprinted with permission of The Printer, Inc.

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Local Listings With . . .

TAMMY LYNE,

SPECIAL PINEHURST VALUES

Arvilla Sheron Broker (910) 639-5133 (cell)

Visit me at my office at Prudential Gouger O’Neal & Saunders in the Village of Pinehurst www.arvillasheron.com

Realtor

910-603-5300

Pinehurst #6 Properties (Pictured Home) 3 br. 2.5 ba. Plus bonus room, 2 car garage and oversized driveway PCC Membership reinstatement avail. $299,000 MLS #136038

New Construction (Pictured) Beautiful stone and hardiplank exterior 4 br. (bonus) + office 4 ba. Many upgrades & extras $394,900 MLS #134645

"Choose a Realtor who is also an experienced State-Certified Appraiser" To see MY LISTINGS and ALL area MULTIPLE LISTINGS go to

Pinehurst Home on 2 Lots Brick 4 br. + office 3 ba. Living Lamplighter Village And Carolina rooms, screened Townhome 2 br. 2 ba. Furniture porch end of cul-de-sac, Avail. Pinehurst Membership Reinstatable membership avail. $239,500 MLS #136306 $349,000 MLS #135281 ©2010, An independently owned and operated member of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.

www.TammyLyne.com

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OF THE PINES

235 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Southern Pines, NC 28387

Barbara Klug

Pinky Doyle, CRS, GREEN, GRI BROKER/OWNER

Cell 910.690-0262

Office: 910-695-3651 Mobile: 910-783-6573

pinkydoyle@mindspring.com www.pinkydoyle.com

NEW LISTING — NEED ROOM FOR HORSES!

This 18 Acre wooded parcel of land is situated amongst lovely home and barn sites with a cul-de-sac location and right in the heart of Southern Pines horse country! This site has been partially cleared and ready for pastures. Build your dream farm on this fabulous land! Just a short distance from the Walthour Moss Foundation. Located off Youngs Rd on the corner of Calloway and Yadkin Run. Offered at $810,000.

T he W o o d l a nd s Tu c k e d a w a y o n a wo o d e d lo t in f a b u lou s W ood l a nd s , th i s 3 b e d ro om 2 . 5 b a th h o me w a s c o m pl e t e l y r e mo d e le d i n 20 0 8 fr om t op t o bot tom !! Sp li t be d r o o m d es ig n , c a t h e d ra l c e i li n g w /s k y l ig h ts , g a ra g e w / w or k s h op a ll loc a te d o n a q u i e t d e a d -e n d s t re e t. P C C Me m be r s h i p a va i l a ble f or t ra n sf e r. Pr i ced at $2 3 4, 9 0 0 C ont a ct B a rb a ra Kl u g, 69 0 -0 2 6 2 fo r mo re d e ta i l s !! !

Box 1511 - 2209 Midland Road - Pinehurst, NC 28370 800.633.8576 - 910.295.5011 - Fax 910.295.6000 WWW.PINEHURSTAREAREALTY.COM

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. . .Your Hometown Realtors OLD TOWN

NEW LISTING IN SOUTHERN PINES

DONALD ROSS DRIVE AREA

Eva Toney 910-638-0972

ENJOY THE CONVENIENCE OF OLD TOWN with almost an www.RealEstatePinehurst.net acre of privacy. This beautiful one-floor home has been updated and has a large workshop/hobby room attached by a breezeway. 2300+ SF, 3 BRs/2.5 BAs. $585,000 E-Mail: eva@pinehurst.net

135 GLENMOOR DRIVE, SCOT’S GLEN Better than new 5BR/4BA home in great neighborhood w/tree lined sidewalks, loft, screen porch, gourmet kitchen w/granite & stainless steel appliances, screen porch, large deck & private back yard. MLS#137839 $498,900 Visit 135GlenmoorDrive.RagoneRealEstateNC.com

NEW LISTING! Walk to the Village Shops from this lovely all brick home with 2200 SF, 3 BRs/ 2.5 Baths, situated on an estate size lot on quiet cul-de-sac. $369,900

C a r o l y n R a g o n e R e a l E s t a t e , LLC

Carolyn B. Ragone, Broker/Owner www.RagoneRealEstateNC.com 910.603.4114

Call Carolyn! Carolyn Cares!

©2010, An independently owned and operated member of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.

Member Firm

THE PINES

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R E A L T Y

DISCOVER FOR YOURSELF, THE PINES REALTY DIFFERENCE!

Commissions are negotiable and not set by law.

NEW LISTING!

$299,500 Woodlake Country Club, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, PLUS Formal DINING ROOM, GAME ROOM over Garage & a huge Tiled SUN ROOM. Brand NEW Hickory & Granite Kitchen, GREAT ROOM w/floor-to-ceiling Stone Fireplace, and a Master Suite with “His and Hers” Baths! Loads of storage, terrific location and a fully fenced rear yard! Membership Available. Call for an appointment to see, 645 Loblolly Drive, MLS# 137815

1 BR CONDO IN PINEHURST MANOR

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COMING SOON! MARK YOUR CALENDARS! OPEN HOUSE - SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2010 1 - 4 PM 35 MARTIN DR., WHISPERING PINES 4 BED / 2 BA +/- 2600 SF GOLF FRONT/WATER VIEW $334,900

Rick Phillips, Broker Aronimink # 51 910-695-5795 10th Fairway, # 5 G. Course

RE AL ESTATE PARTNERS AREA www.AreaRealEstatePartners.com INC.

2 BR, 2 BA, 1700 SF $224,900

Serving the Pinehurst Area for over 35 Years Hagan & Hagan GMAC Real Estate

Betsy N. Robinson 910-639-0695

Anita M. Emery 910-639-1751

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Golf Front in Foxfire on 17th fairway. Lot 3 Sunset Ln.. Wonderful views. West on Hoffman Rd. Left on Sunset Ln. Look for sign on left. Asking $49,500.

Janice Storrs, Broker www.janicestorrs.com

910-315-9577

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$85,000

FULL SERVICE LISTING PLANS WITH EXCEPTIONAL PRICING

YOUR SANDHILLS REAL ESTATE CONNECTION

Email rphillips@pinehurst.net

MID SOUTH GOLF FRONT LOT

MLS# 133509

An incredible price for a nicely situated .46 acre golf front (11th hole) lot in the popular Mid South Club. Mid Tal membership available. Build now, or a terrific investment opportunity!

Attractive and spacious first floor 1 BR condo in the popular Pinehurst Manor community. Features a beautiful 17x6 tiled Carolina Room w/ lots of natural light, a large updated Kitchen, fireplace, patio and more!

VIEW PHOTOS & DETAILS @ www.SellersHomes.com

285 Quail Run Clarendon Gardens 3 BR, 4 1/2 BA, 3779 SF $379,800

$112,000

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NEW PRICE $625,000

28 Oxton Cir., Pinehurst/Pinewild CC

Fabulous location with rare Golf & Water Views! Elegant, Classic Home. One level living at its best! Gorgeous, newly redone Master Bath. Gourmet Kitchen w/granite counters and Brand New Floor! 3 bdrms. Style & grace throughout.

PAT WRIGHT, BROKER 910-295-6455 or 910-691-3224

Š2010, An independently owned and operated member of Prudential Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.

Prudential is a registered service mark of The Prudential Insurance Company of America. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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12 RIDGE ROAD, FOXFIRE VILLAGE

This beautiful new 3 bedroom/ 2 bath home has spacious living areas. A large family room with gas log fireplace, separate dining room, eat-in kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless appliances are but a few of the upgrades to be found in this 2270 sq. foot house on a 1 acre lot.

Offered by Yearby Construction: 910.695.5624

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NEW ON MARKET

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Seven Lakes West $775,000 Charming Custom Built Water Front 3 BR / 3.5 BA Code 636 www.131OwensCircle.com

McLendon Hills $479,000 Gorgeous Home – Beautifully Landscaped 3 BR / 3.5 BA Code 637 www.254McLendonHillsDrive.com

Whispering Pines $193,500 Great Home on Quiet Cul-de-sac 3 BR / 2.5 BA Code 639 www.24BirdieDrive.com

Whispering Pines $345,000 Thagard Lake Water Front Ranch 2 BR / 2.5 BA Code 631 www.114LakeshoreDrive.com

Pinehurst $180,000 Beautiful Golf Front Condo 3 BR / 2 BA Code 632 www.136LinvilleGardens.com

Seven Lakes North $163,500 Beautifully Renovated Interior 3 BR / 2 BA Code 633 www.105CobblestoneCourt.com

Whispering Pines $269,900 Beautiful Brick Water View Home 3 BR / 2.5 BA Code 634 www.30GoldenrodDrive.com

Pinewild CC $624,500 Inviting Golf Front Home 3 BR / 3.5 BA Code 635 www.16McMichaelDrive.com

Beacon Ridge $255,000 Beautiful Golf Front Home 3 BR / 2.5 BA Code 996 www.202BanbridgeDrive.com

Mid South Club $569,000 Beautiful Golf Front Home 4 BR / 3.5 BA Code 604 www.4NorthSouthCourt.com

Mid South Club $389,000 Fully Furnished Golf Front Unit 2 BR / 2.5 BA Code 606 www.414PalmerDrive.com

Seven Lakes West $750,000 Exquisite Water Front Home 3 BR / 3 BA Code 609 www.156SimmonsDrive.com

Pinehurst $450,000 Beautiful All Brick Golf Front 3 BR / 4.5 BA Code 607 www.175JuniperCreekBlvd.com

Mid South Club $475,000 Beautiful Custom Brick Home 3 BR / 2.5 BA Code 612 www.9AugustaDrive.com

Foxfire $269,500 Well Designed Split Floor Plan 3 BR / 2.5 BA Code 615 www.5GreenValleyLane.com

Legacy Lakes $425,000 Exceptional Floor Plan w/ Upscale Features 4 BR / 4 BA Code 616 www.335LegacyLakesWay.com

Seven Lakes South $239,000 Desirable Golf Front Home 3 BR / 2.5 BA Code 617 www.122CambridgeLane.com

Southern Pines $204,000 Great Privacy – Move In Condition 3 BR / 2 BA Code 619 www.1107GlenwoodTrail.com

Pinehurst $269,500 Beautiful Home – Super Floor Plan 3 BR / 2 BA Code 620 www.220LakeHillsRoad.com

Pinehurst $329,500 All Brick – Spacious Floor Plan 3 BR / 2.5 BA Code 624 www.165StAndrewsDrive.com

Carthage $136,000 Great Neighborhood- Private Backyard 3 BR / 2 BA Code 625 www.109DundeeDrive.com

Seven Lakes North $299,000 Tranquil Water Front Home 3 BR / 2.5 BA Code 626 www.109TimberDrive.com

Seven Lakes West $375,000 Beautiful home w/ Spacious Floor Plan 3 BR / 3.5 BA Code 627 www.101SimmonsDrive.com

Seven Lakes North $395,000 Lovely Water Front Home 2 BR / 2.5 BA Code 628 www.105BrownBarkRoad.com

Foxfire $292,000 Lovely Golf Front Home 3 BR / 2.5 BA Code 630 www.5RidgeRoad.com

View Floor Plans and Virtual Tours of Our Listings and See ALL Moore County Listings and Community Information at

www.MarthaGentry.com

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Local Realtor Directory Lucretia Pinnock 692-6767

When Experience Counts... You Can Count on Lucretia!!!! An Experienced Realtor Will Smooth Your Transaction!!!

“The only Real Estate Team in the area dedicated exclusively to the sale of Horse Farms”

www.PinehurstHomeSearcher.com

Pinnock Real Estate•Keller Williams Realty

Office.: (910) 245-8683 Cell: (910) 624-2997 jhornewlcc@pinehurst.net

www.thelakeresortproperties.com

GARY TANNER

Direct: (910) 315-7754

mejosephson@embarqmail.com

Christine Sellers

Jim Horne

“Specializing in Woodlake for Over 23 Years”

MARY ELLEN JOSEPHSON, GRI Broker, Realtor MEJ PROPERTIES

murray@basilgrouprealty.com Cell: (910) 528-2432 Fax: (910) 944-7943 Pinehurst, NC 28374 www.basilgrouprealty.com

Murray Williamson Realtor®

295-1600 Office 603-0367 Direct

Holleigh McLaurin

Broker / REALTOR®

980 Unit 3 Seven Lakes Drive

Larose and Company

(910) 673-1050

Independently owned and operated

Office 910-693-3300 Cell 910-992-6001

Cell: (910) 315-9950 holleighmc@hotmail.com

Gary@LaroseandCompany.com www.LaroseandCompany.com

Lay A Solid Foundation with a First Bank Mortgage • Fixed & Adjustable Rates • FHA & VA • NC Housing First Home Mortgages • 100% Financing • USDA • Flexible Options MEMBER FDIC

Bobby Edwards

205 SE Broad Street Southern Pines, NC 28387 910-692-6222 www.FirstBancorp.com

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Prudential Gouger O’Neal & Saunders 2009 Award Winners

Saunders Real Estate President, Kay Beran, attributed their track record to customer loyalty and a depth of professional experience. “Our firm has a client base that has been with us for generations. We are selling to the children of the families we began with years ago, and some of our agents are children of the agents who started with us many years ago,” said Beran. “Our sales professionals offer more than 450 years of combined selling expertise to property owners in Moore County. The typical sales agent will leave the real estate industry after 6 years. Almost half of our agents have been with Prudential GOS a minimum of 10 years. Our sales professionals are the best in Moore County and strive to keep abreast of real estate trends Arvilla Sheron by participating in our continuing 2009 Company Top Producer education and e-technology classes and programs. Our Top PGOS is the oldest real estate Producers have been steady, firm in the Pinehurst/Southern Pines area and has occupied the hard workers. They know their market and have maintained a leadership position in the local focused outlook throughout market for more than 40 years. By focusing on customer service, 2009. ” “As we know, 2009 has been a the brokerage has maintained a dominant market share and con- challenge for the real estate industry nationwide,” Beran said. tinuously and consecutively “However, since the beginning of earned its leadership status. 2010, we have been encouraged With more than 50 sales associates, Prudential Gouger O’Neal & by an increase in buyer traffic. Moving forward we are preparing Saunders Real Estate has the to take advantage of this increase most experienced real estate by using more advanced tools to sales professionals in the area. increase the exposure for our listWhen asked to explain the ings with a broader reach on the company’s continued success, web.” Prudential Gouger O’Neal & SOUTHERN PINES, NC Prudential Gouger O’Neal & Saunders (PGOS) Real Estate has once more retained its unique status as a major leader in Moore County real estate for 2009. With the changing real estate market, the efforts of our sales associates are even more important.

Prudential Leading Edge Recipients

Arvilla Sheron FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 2010

Bill Brock

Carol Haney

2009 Top Office Producers

Linn Ardner, Pinehurst Office, Bill Brock, Southern Pines Office, Arvilla Sheron, Top Producer for Prudential Gouger O’Neal & Saunders Real Estate for 2009, Bettye Marcum, Pinehurst Office, and Carol Haney, Southern Pines Office. Not pictured is Linda Criswell, Seven Lakes Top Producer.

“In addition to elevated online exposure,” added Beran, “we are reintroducing a powerful tool that Prudential Real Estate Affiliates created several years ago to provide a stimulus to sales in a similar market, called Prudential Value Range Marketing. Our sellers will have the option to list their properties at a fixed price or a range.” “Prudential Gouger O’Neal & Saunders is the only local Prudential Real Estate office that gives you the option of listing your home with a traditional fixed price strategy or offering your home in a range with Prudential Value Range MarketingSM. Attracting more qualified buyers to your home means a quicker sale at a fair price,” said Beran and added, “Prudential Value Range MarketingSM eliminates any concern of potentially over or under pricing your home. It mirrors the natural buying and selling process, and tends to reduce the number of days a home is on the market. This proven marketing strategy encourages buyers to make an offer on the property and begin the negotiating process. Regardless of which pricing tactic you initially choose,

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Prudential Honor Society Recipients

Donna Chapman

Jim Saunders

marketing strategies can be switched at any time during the marketing period. The Prudential Value Range MarketingSM is an optional strategy our sellers may wish to consider. We feel it is important to offer alternatives to our valued clients.”

Judy Townley Presented the Robert E. Blauw Award by Kay Beran, President of Prudential Gouger O’Neal & Saunders Real Estate PAGE 11


MOORE COUNTY HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION

Tips for a Successful WalkThrough of Your New Home

As so many home buyers prepare to close on their new homes prior to the $8,000 Federal Tax Credit program ending, now is a great time to talk about taking poccession of your new home. Before you go to settlement on a new home, you and your builder will do a "walk-through" to conduct a final inspection of the new home. The walk-through provides an opportunity for you to spot items which may need to be corrected or adjusted, and allows you to learn about the way your new home works. Some things a builder should address during the walkthrough are: • The operation of the all home's components • The buyer's responsibilities for maintenance and upkeep • Warranty coverage and procedures When you buy a new house, you will receive a stack of instruction booklets on how to

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operate the kitchen appliances, the heating and cooling systems, the water heater and other features in the home. Most likely you won’t be able to get through all of the material while also managing a move. Use the walk-through to have the builder go over the operation of these items so you can operate them correctly until you have time to read the material. You will also need to learn about your maintenance and upkeep responsibilities as the home owner. Most new homes come with a one-year warranty on workmanship and materials. However, such warranties do not cover problems that develop because of failure to perform required maintenance. Many builders provide a booklet explaining common upkeep responsibilities of new home owners and how to perform them. When inspecting the house, an effective way to handle this

By Jarrett Deerwester Moore County Home Builders Association President

is with a checklist. The list should include everything that needs attention, and you and your builder should agree to a timetable for repairs. Builders prefer to remedy problems before you move in because it is far easier to both the crews and the home owner, work in an empty house prior to you moving in. Some items may have to be corrected after move-in and this is fine so long as you and the builder agree upon a time line for the specific work to be completed. It is also important that you be thorough and observant during the walk-through. Carefully examine all surfaces of counters, cabinets, fixtures, floors and walls for their finishes. This a situation is once your movers complete your move-in; then any dings, scratches, or scuffs will likely have been

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caused by the movers and the home owner will be responsible. Many builders ask their buyers to sign a form at the walkthrough stating that all surfaces have been inspected and that there were no damages other than what has been noted on the walk-through checklist. You can find a walk-through checklist at www.nahb.org/forconsumers. A thorough walk-through will give both you and your home builder peace of mind and allow you to enjoy your brand new home for years to come. For more tips on closing and moving into a new home, contact The Moore County Home Builders Association at www.mchba.com

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2401 US #1 North, Southern Pines, NC 28387 (910) 692-2715 kitcab@mcdonaldbrothers.com

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PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS

The Moore County Register of Deeds Office in Carthage has recorded the following property transfers valued at $50,000 or more. March 22-26, 2010 Laura E. Austin and Lisa S. Campbell to Wells Fargo Bank NA and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Inc., Trustees Deed B2937/25 Lot 6 Thurlow Lake, McNeill Township, 09 SP 361 $172,000. Camden Mid South LLC to William C. and Lucy P. Roberts, Unit 19 Building 6 Camden Villas at Mid South Condo, McNeill Township, $388,500. Rhetson Development LLC to NC Dept of Transportation and Department of Transportation, Deed for Highway Right of Way, Mineral Springs Township, $218,500. Joel M. and Colleen R. Juett to John O. III and Kylie S. Terrell, Lot 188B S6 ADD 4 Whispering Pines, McNeill Township, $190,000. Sarah D. Perry and Jacqueline M. Salisbury to William and Elizabeth Holt, Tract, Little River Township, $179,000. Darin F. and Amanda R. Handy to April S. Turney, Tract, Greenwood Township, $72,000. Barry E. Brown Et al. to Heritage Community Bank, Trustees Deed B3514/272 Lot 928 P1 S9 Forest Creek 10SP3 $145,000. Rorie Investments LLC to Tumbleweed LLC, 1.00 acres, Sandhills Township, $350,000.

Melba W. and Melba Wilson to Madeleine Burgoyne, Lot 342 U1 P1 Pinehurst, Mineral Springs Township, $180,000. Tommie L. and Marilee M. Little to R. Kelly Sr. and Mary A. Barnhill, INT IN PT Lot 2 Building Royal Dornoch Golf Village, Exception, $100,000. Toni R. King Et al. to Sally A. Schumacher, Trustees Deed Unit 701 Building 7 Bretton Woods Sandhills Township, $175,000. Bruce J. and Mary E. Herpich to William H. and Margaret H. Lindenberger, Lot 175 U16 P2 Pinehurst, McNeill Township, $69,000. DL Smith LLC to Robert D. and Elizabeth D. Downs, Unit 112 Prince Manor Condo, $78,000. Habitat For Humanity of the NC Sandhills Inc. and Habitat For Humanity of Moore County Inc. to Shannon N. Ratliff, Lot 5 Partnership Place, $99,000. James F. and Sherry L. Bunce to John F. and Joella B. Hardee, Lot 47 S2 Sandhurst Sandhills Township, $185,000. Pinnacle Development Corporation Inc. to Beverly L. and Noel S. Ashcraft, Unit 26 P4 Elk Ridge Sandhills Township, $234,000. Big Sky Properties Inc. to Joshua J. and Jamie M. Walker, 10.01 acres, Greenwood Township, $74,000.

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INVITING CAPE COD with a gourmet Kitchen overlooking a cozy Family Rm w/fireplace. Many custom features and park like backyard PCC membership available. 4BR/2BA $278,000 (137143)

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136352 56 ABBOTTSFORD DR., PINEWILD, DIR.: From Clubhouse; Greyabbey to Left Abbottsford. 4BR/3.5BA. Now $579,000! Nettie Calfee 910.315.6225 910.692.2635

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136887 Village Blue Farm: Like new 3BR/2BA home with all the extras! Now $199,000! Bill Brock 910.639.1148 910.692.2635

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137814 Charming Sunny Cottage, hrdwd flooring, granite, stainless appliances. Great Area!

137647 Golf Front, Brick 3BR/2.5BA, home with office. Many special features. $450,000

136235 Bright and sunny 3BR/2.5BA cottage overlooking the 1st green of Longleaf. $375,000

137818 New Construction in Lake Pinehurst Area with Spectacular Financing Offered! $369,500

131747 Elegant Executive Home; 2 greens & water views. 4BR, Bonus Rm & 5.5BAs. $1,399,000

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137224 Golf Front, Magnificent Views, Gourmet Kit/Granite, Bonus Rm, Hrdwd, Porch & Deck. Barbara Uber 910.315.1679 910.295.5504

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135960 Celebrate Spring in this newly-updated condo in Pinehurst! Immaculate! $84,000 Susan Ulrich 910.603.4757 910.692.2635

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136984 Affordable 2BR/2BA Southern Pines Condo. Gently lived in! Some hardwood. $148,000

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133886 Nicely wooded building lot. CCNC offers great amenities! $114,900 Bonnie Baker 910.690.4705 910.692.2635

137743 Lake Front 3BR/3BA Village with a Great Golf View! Beautifully Landscaped. $525,000 Joel Rich 910.315.4009 910.295.5504

134717 Gracious rooms in this 3BR/3.5BA, Golf Front home on 11th green Dogwood Course. $880,000 Joel Rich 910.315.4009 910.295.5504

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129902 Home is move-in ready! All brick, 3BR, 2BA, single level, village lot. $347,000 Frank Sessoms 910.639.3099 910.295.5504

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137184 Opportunity for a PCC membership lot at a low price! Just $13,500! Kay Beran 910.315.3322 910.692.2635 ••••••••••••••••••

134427 Great building lot for a home with a walk-out. $24,000 includes PCC membership! Frank Sessoms 910.639.3099 910.295.5504

136164 Great building lot! Beautiful trees, 144' road frontage, slight slope. $30,000 Eva Toney 910.638.0972 910.295.5504

136889 Beautiful lot! High with gentle slope. View of Pinehurst #8. $49,900 Krista Duncan 910.690.7009 910.295.5504

136091 Like New! Ideal 3BR/2BA Family Home. Light & Bright! Move-in Ready! $205,000 Terry Ganse 910.783.5335 910.295.5504

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