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696 Azalea Drive $649,000 PREMIER 3 BR/2.5 BA WATERFRONT HOME with amenities galore in Woodlake Country Club. 3,048 SF of comfort, style, exciting features and unbelievable waterfront views that make this home too good to pass up. State-of-the-art kitchen with commercial grade stainless steel appliances, Absolute Black and Gaillo granite counters, gorgeous custom cherry cabinetry with task lighting, Tennessee Fieldstone backsplash and breakfast bar open to living room. Deluxe master suite with 16’ ceilings, romantic 3-way fireplace, private deck, custom walk-in closet, private bath with marble jetted tub, separate vanities and tiled steam shower with multiple shower heads. Dynamic living room with 1 of 3 fireplaces, cathedral ceiling, full wall of windows with gorgeous water views. Game room, office, central vacuum system. Boat dock with 2 slips and lift. 3-car attached garage. Transferable Woodlake Country Club membership and so much more...Simply Amazing. Visit Once, and Stay a Lifetime!

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The Moore County Register of Deeds Office in Carthage has recorded the following property transfers valued at $50,000 or more. July 6-9, 2010 William R. Unger Et al. to Lorraine A. Tweed, Lot D1 Lake Point Cottages, Sandhills Township, $375,000. 2ND Wind LLC to Joseph J. Dantone III, Tract, McNeill Township, $205,000. Paul W. and Patricia P. Stiehl to AW Builders Inc., Lot 346 U1 P1 Pinehurst, Mineral Springs Township, $147,500. Patricia B. Taylor Et al. to Richard L. Fowler, Tract, McNeill Township, $65,000. Francis T. and Dawn J. Maser to Virginia C. McDonald, 0.14 acres, Mineral Springs Township,


$525,000. Vernon D. Jr. and Linda J. Pratt to Anthony J. Reale, Lot 10 BLB Colonial Heights, Sandhills Township, $andhills Township, $90,000. Kimberly L. Oxendine Et al. to Everbank, Trustees Deed B3475/97 Lot 50 Don Mar Acres, Mineral Springs Township, 10 SP 153 $114,000. Kathy P. Blake Et al. to J. Shane Upchurch and William J. Brown, Tracts, & Lots 46 Elise Heights, Sheffield Township, $50,000. James E. Harley and Virginia Hendricks to Roger S. and Patricia D. Davis, Lot 35 PIV SD Foxfire East, Mineral Springs Township, $259,000. John M. and Noreen E. Muempfer to Mark and Alice K. Gredel, Lot 777 U1 P1 Pinehurst, Mineral Springs Township, $252,500.

Grace E. Damon to David and Judy Page, 0.65 acres McNeill Township, $255,000. Wayne T. and Jean K. Fish to Glenn T. and Patricia T. Camp, Lot 713 Longleaf, McNeill Township, $384,500. Thayne P. Tubbs Et al. to Johnny D. and Nancy C. Frye, 18.62 acres, Carthage Township, $186,500. Teresa M. Williams Et al. to Mark A. Donovan Et al., Lot 139 U12 P2 Pinehurst, Mineral Springs Township, $231,000. Bryan W. and Shannon E. Wiedeman to Paul and Marlo McNamara, Lot 9 S2 Sandhurst, Sandhills Township, $258,000. John J. Morel to Eric and Denise M. Kniager, Lot 206 Hunter Trail Longleaf, McNeill Township, $410,000. Alfred J. Swiger Jr. Et al. to Myron K. Rice Jr. and Catherine L. Jackson, Lot 856 S9 Highland Trails, Sandhills Township, $302,000.

Population: 804 Form of Government: Mayor and Council Mayor: Eddie Callahan Town Clerk: Jody Smith Phone: (910) 245-4676 Address: 140 S. Alma St., 28394 Incorporation: 1907


he first European settlers of the area that later became known as Vass were primarily Scots, although there was also an early settlement of Germans. Changes came to the rural, pastoral community in the late 1800s with the laying of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad. The railroad made Vass one of the area’s heaviest shipping points for lumber, cotton products and farm produce. Originally called Bynum, then Winder, the little settlement was

finally designated Vass in 1892 in honor of Major William W. Vass, who was a railroad paymaster. The town was incorporated in 1907. Mr. Alex Gunther was the town’s first mayor. At the turn of the century, Vass was a loading point for the tar produced from the area’s pine trees. Vass was once the home of three newspapers (The Pilot originated there), and it competed with neighboring Cameron for the title of “Dewberry Capital” in the 1920s.


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Cash-In Refinancings Set Record


By Victoria Spannaus Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

In the first quarter of 2010, half of the borrowers who refinanced conventional home loans lowered their interest rate by at least 16 percent, according to Freddie Mac’s quarterly Refinance Report. Refinancings accounted for about three-fourths of all loan originations during the first quarter and the median interest-rate savings for conventional-loan borrowers was 0.9 percentage points. This lower rate translates into about $2 billion in savings for these borrowers over the first 12 months of their new mortgages. Just as importantly, 18 percent of refinancing homeowners lowered their loan bal-

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ance — or put “cash in” to their home. While some cash-in borrowers made the move to elevate an underwater mortgage, many others did so to boost their home equity and their credit score. Another 54 percent of refinanced home loans remained largely unchanged from previous levels. In contrast, cash-out borrowers — those who increased their loan balance by at least 5 percent — represented only 28 percent of all refinanced loans. That’s

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HARLOW RD., PINEHURST Located on cul-de-sac in easy walking distance to Village Shops & Restaurants, this all brick home features formal LR & DR, 3 BRs/ 2 1/2 Baths, eat-in Kitchen and glassed-in screened porch.

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Fabulous location with Golf & Water Views! Gorgeous Master Bath. Gourmet Kitchen w/granite counters. Kitchen open to Family Rm. w/ 2sided Fireplace. Elegant Living Rm. & Dining Rm. Perfect for entertaining. Elegant yet comfortable. Easy to show. New Price $599,900.


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BEST KEPT SECRET IN TOWN is this cute 3 Bedroom 2 Bath home with a comfortable Living/Dining area with Cathedral Ceiling and Mason Fireplace. The Kitchen has lots of Counter Space, Cabinets, Pantry & Breakfast Bar. There is new Carpeting throughout with fresh paint in the Great Room and Master Bedroom. The wonderful backyard is completely fenced for privacy. Priced to sell at: $139,900 or For Lease: $900 Month. No Pets.

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1873 Airport Road, Whispering Pines $365,000 MLS#138332 Spacious open floor plan. Brazilian Cherry Hardwoods throughout home. Lots of windows for natural light in family room and gas log fireplace. Large master suite with plenty of space for a sitting area, and dual sinks in master bath with garden tub and separate shower. Bonus room upstairs has separate full bathroom and wired for surround sound. Wonderfully long kitchen island along with plenty of counter-space to work with! Large pantry with an electrical outlet. Check it out, you will love the space!





Great 2BR furnished golf front condo. Tile floors in Pristine 3BR, 2BA home w/den/study on large 1.25 ac. lot in BAs; heat pump replaced 10/09. Panoramic golf growing area...dream kitchen w/stainless steel appliances, course views. Price Reduced to $144,900. wonderful front & back porches. Now offered at $319,900. Dir.: Airport Rd. to Whispering Pines; Rt on Sandpiper; Dir.: Traffic cir. Airport Rd., follow sign for Carthage, rt. on Sullivan immediate Rt on Martin Dr.; Condos rt at bottom of hill. Dr.; lt on Rothbury, rt on Buckley, house at rt end of cul-de-sac.

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233 National Drive, Pinehurst National Golf Club $649,900 MLS#138410 Fabulous home right on the golf course of National Golf Club. Convenience to the front gate and shopping. Lots of counter space in this open kitchen, windows for natural sunlight. Spacious master suite with doors leading out to deck to overlook the 6th green! Downstairs leads you to bedroom with own bathroom, bonus room, and golf cart storage. Screened in porch and 2 decks on each side. Three bedrooms upstairs, Master on Main level, One bedroom downstairs!

1276 Laurel Court, Woodlake CC $749,900 MLS#138762 Fantastic water front home! 180 Ft. of water frontage on the 1200 acre lake in Woodlake! 18x36 in-ground pool with a diving board and plenty of concreted area to relax on your lounge chair. House features include custom beveled windows, central vacuum, intercom system (interior and exterior) skylights, exercise room, and a lot more! Large Gourmet kitchen with corian counter-tops. Enjoy your morning coffee in the breakfast area overlooking the lake, you may not want to leave for work after that.

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(ARA) - When it comes to do-it-yourself projects that will save money on energy costs, many new products on the market make it possible to save hundreds of dollars over time, with just a few hours of easy installation. Few of these products come close to the long-term benefits of installing a radiant barrier in your attic. There's even a federal tax credit (available on your 2010 federal tax return) to help you recoup a portion of your purchase price, saving you up to $1,500. A radiant barrier works in your home similar to the way a reflective foil car shade works in your car. Just as a car shade keeps the interior of an auto cooler when it's parked in the sun, radiant barriers keep your home's interior cooler when installed in your attic where the sun's radiant energy is absorbed. The Florida Solar Energy Center has conducted numerous studies on radiant barrier installation and found that, under peak daytime heat conditions, the total heat transfer allowed down through attics can be reduced by as much as 40 percent,


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which can significantly reduce a home air conditioning system's cooling loads.

Of course the design of your home makes a difference: Whether it is a one-story or two-story home, the home's age, the type of roof, whether your roof has shade, your HVAC system's efficiency, the type of insulation installed and local energy rates all contribute to your potential for individual cost savings. The warmer months provide a good time for consumers to take advantage of the potential benefits of radiant barrier installation, according to Rick Jordan of EcoRite Products, a major radiant barrier manufacturer. "I don't know of any product that is this easy to install that does as much for reducing the stress on your heating or cooling systems as a radiant barrier," Jordan says. "On average, attics that have radiant barriers installed are 30 degrees cooler than they were before the product was installed. That equates to a significant amount of heat that is not baking down through the ceiling of a home, causing the air condi-

ENERGY STAR-approved Enerflex Radiant Barrier, which reflects up to 96 percent of the sun’s radiant energy and helps cool attic space up to 30 degrees, is easy to install and qualifies for a tax credit for savings up to $1,500.

tioner to work harder." Experts say the use of radiant barriers dates back at least 50 years, with some of the earlier concepts developed by NASA. Home builders and scientists have known for decades the benefits of foil-based radiant barriers. In recent years, green builders in particular have latched onto the concept, routinely specifying and installing radiant barrier products in the attics of the homes they build to help reduce the overall carbon footprint of the structures. Universal Forest Products, one of the nation's largest building products compa-

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COMMERCIAL BUILDING ABERDEEN — 16,000 SQ.FT. 322 FIELDS ROAD Steel Building-Right hand elevation has an entrance door plus a roll-up door. The rear has 2 entrance doors, 2 roll-up doors w/ramp access and loading dock. Room in front and back for parking approx. 50 cars. Rear also has extra storage behind the building. Owner will finance. ALSO AVAILABLE FOR LEASE. #138518 $550,000

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Moore County residents can count themselves among the lucky few to reside year round in an area that most people have to wait for their vacation to visit and enjoy. But even in this wonderful vacation resort destination we call Moore County; homebuyers have many choices between the numerous towns, neighborhoods, and country clubs in our area. Buying your dream home in a neighborhood that isn’t a good fit for your lifestyle -can quickly become a nightmare. The community and neighborhood that you choose to call home can make a big difference in your quality of life. Finding one that fits your family’s lifestyle and needs is just as

important a factor as square footage and number of bedrooms. When searching for your next home, think about finding the right neighborhood first. Create a checklist of things that are important to you in your new community. Here are some suggestions that may help narrow down the choices. The first three may seem obvious, but definitely bear repeating: Quality of the school system. Standard & Poor’s hosts a Web site at which allows parents to research and compare schools within a

city and state. Getting to work. If you want to spend less time getting to and from work and more time at home, consider a location much closer to your workplace. Property taxes and homeowners’ association (HOA) fees. When you are buying a house, you aren’t just investing in the cost of the house. Depending on what city or county the neighborhood resides in, the property taxes you pay may vary. Also, many neighborhoods have HOA fees that help pay to maintain common areas, such as a pool or nearby park. Make sure you are educat-

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ed on what your future obligations will be on a monthly or yearly basis when you look at your budget. Average housing costs and history. Look at the median or average cost of homes in a given neighborhood. This will help you to determine what you can expect a house might cost for that community. Also, be sure to look at the history of the community to make sure the values of the homes have grown so that you are investing in a community that will pay off for you in the long run. Age of development. Determine what kind of neighborhood you are most comfortable living in. If you are a younger family newer developments may

provide the chance to meet other families that share your life experiences and interests. More established communities, on the other hand, will likely have more mature landscaping and bigger lot sizes. Neighborhood amenities. If you have children you might be most interested in one that has a community swimming pool or playground. Emptynesters might prefer a

clubhouse that provides social activities which will allow them to connect with others. Individuals who are in retirement age may be more interested in maintenancefree living which includes lifestyle amenities such as a golf course. To get started on finding a community that is the right fit for your family, visit The Moore County Home Builders Association at

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(ARA) - Most of us start life depending on our parents to take care of us. But as they age, chances are the roles will reverse. And, whether you provide additional help in their own homes - or move aging parents into your home - how do you prepare to meet the new needs of aging adults? Luckily many simple, quick, affordable - and even stylish and savvy - updates can make homes safer and more enjoyable for you, your family and your parents. De-clutter Both kids and older adults have reduced reflexes and balance. Spruce up the look of your home - and avoid tripping hazards - by removing clutter and items you no longer use (especially obstacles in walkways). Safe, spaaahh shower Showers can be an enjoyable and luxurious part of anyone's day - if they are safe. While you probably don't want to renovate the shower, simple additions of bath safety products can make it safer and more enjoyable. Start by adding rubber grips to the bottom of the shower to avoid slick surfaces. Next, take a seat with a comfortable shower chair and enjoy a shower massage with a multi-function hand held showerhead. Products like the Home Care by Moen shower chair and Hand Held Shower with Innovative Palm Feature are ideal choices at affordable prices to add safety, style and spa enjoyment to the shower. Save resources, save money Eco-friendly adjustments not only can make you feel good about preserving natural resources for your family, they can also help lower energy

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costs (ideal for tight budgets). Simple steps can include replacing standard light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs, insulating doors and windows and swapping faucets and showerheads with new water-saving WaterSense-labeled models. Handy handles In the course of a day, you grip many objects - from cups and pens, to door knobs and faucet handles. Swapping out door knobs or faucets with knobs for leverhandle models can make these everyday tasks a bit easier especially for smaller or arthritic hands. Get a grip For any age, stairs are a falling hazard in homes - whether it's one step or 20. To increase safety, add hand rails or decorative hand grips in hightraffic doorways where there may be a step, such as the garage or front entry. Home Care by Moen offers attractive-looking 9-inch grips that install easily and blend in with your decor. Let there be light Did you also know that by age 60 the average person requires 15 times more lighting than when they were 10 years old? Brighten up the home with additional reading lamps in bedrooms and family rooms, under-cabinet task lighting in the kitchen, motion-sensor lights near entrances and nightlights in hallways. Safe and secure Your home is your safe haven ... so make sure it is protected. In the bathroom where slick surfaces can be falling hazards, add functional - yet fashionable - grab bars from Home Care by Moen. And, in case of unforeseen falls or other home accidents, home security systems can give you peace of

mind to know that fire-, medical- or emergency-response is available for you and your loved ones at the touch of a button. Flat flooring According to the Home Safety Council, falls are the leading cause (66 percent) of all nonfatal home injuries. To help you or your loved ones avoid becoming a statistic, remove throw rugs or ensure that they have a non-slip backing to provide more firm footing. Low-maintenance lawns With busy lifestyles, it's tough to keep up landscaping. Making a few modifications to the yard can help ease the burden. Replace large grassy areas that require frequent mowing with rock gardens or mulch beds. Additionally, choose drought-resistant perennial plants and shrubs to save time and money on watering - and ensure you don't have to plant new each spring. Be prepared Are the washer and dryer in the basement? Are the bedroom and bathroom upstairs? Since stairs can be difficult to navigate for children or aging parents, having all the necessities on one floor is ideal. While it may not be in the budget to move everything to the main floor now, gradually start getting ready by wiring a closet or small room for the laundry - or planning to expand a half bath to a full bath. With a few minor updates, you can breathe easier knowing your home is safer for your loved ones - both young and old. For more information on safety products from Home Care by Moen, visit Courtesy of ARAcontent


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Geothermal Heat/Air Systems and conventional Heat Pump systems was last week's topic on the radio show, All Things Real Estate on WEEB 990 AM, hosted by Bill Sahadi of Fore Properties. (L to R) Tom Anderson of Pinehurst, Jason Anderson, general manager of Four Seasons Heating & Air and Mike Smith, owner of Four Seasons Heating and Air discuss the new Green Technologies available to homeowners and maintenance guidelines for all homeowners with a heat pump. Podcasts of the show can be accessed at Things Real Estate.




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PRIVACY FROM EVERY ANGLE of this custom two story home. Cherry cabinets, granite counter tops. Master and Guest Room/Office on main floor. Open floor plan . 5BR/3BA $389,000 (136732)

WELL LOVED HOME with upgrades galore. Crown molding, chair rails, wood floors, gourmet Kitchen, plantation shutters, palladium windows, gas fireplace, large screened-in porch. 3BR/2BA $324,900 (137659)

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RARE OPPORTUNITY! 19.8 acres adjacent to the Pinehurst No. 8 golf course. 2200 sq. ft. brick home with a detached 1 bedroom apartment and detached 30x24 garage & workshop. 3BR/2.5BA $425,000 (136910)

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GREAT VALUE! Well maintained. Split bedroom plan. Hardwood floors in Living & Dining Rms. PCC membership available for transfer. 3BR/2.5BA $198,000 (137180)

INVITING CAPE COD with a gourmet Kitchen overlooking a cozy Family Room w/fireplace. Many custom features & park like backyard. PCC membership available for transfer. 4BR/2BA $274,900 (137143)


IMMACULATE, move-in ready condition. Open & spacious. Third bedroom currently used as an Office w/ custom built-ins. Tile countertops in Kitchen. Jetted tub in Master Bath. Private deck off of Kitchen & Living Rm. 3BR/2BA $264,500 (138161) Directions: Linden to Pine Vista. House on left after crossing Burning Tree.

NICE HOME on a quiet street near Lake Pinehurst Beach. Cozy den w/fireplace of Kitchen. Bamboo floors, screened porch, fenced backyard. Lots of custom features. PCC membership avail. for transfer. 3BR/2BA $259,000 (138975)

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 $215,000 (135947)

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 $124,500 (138209)

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137350 708 THRUSH DR., WOODLAKE, DIR.: 1st Right after Gate; Proceed 1.25 miles to Thrush, turn right. 4BR/3BA. $225K Merry Garner 910.303.3091 910.692.2635

$50,000 TO $139,000

138351 Hyland Hills Golf Course Units. Good income! 3BR/3BA. In the Motel Pool At the Inn. $52,500 Bill Brock 910.639.1148 910.692.2635

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138783 Knollwood Vlg: Brick 3BR/2BA Townhouse. Eat-in Ktchn. Formal LR/DR. Fireplace. $139,900 Team Townley 910.690.7080 910.295.5504

138163 Village Acres: 3BR/2BA split plan, Cathedral ceiling, fireplace. Pretty Fenced back yard. $144,900 Nettie Calfee 910.315.6225 910.692.2635

136984 Broad Street Trails: Gently lived-in 2BR/2BA unit. High ceilings, hrdwd & brick patio. $148K Jill Greenleaf 910.783.6139 910.692.2635

138874 165 COUNTRY CLUB DR., SO. PINES, DIR.: From Morganton Road; Take the Left Fork (not the right that takes you to the Elk's Club); House on left. 3BR/2.5BA. $299,900 Carol Haney 910.315.5013 910.692.2635

131027 So. Pines: Everything has been done! New Appliances/HVAC/Deck & Mnore! 3BR/2BA. $149K Carol Haney 910.315.5013 910.692.2635

138825 La Foret: Open plan. Fireplace, Loft area, Carolina Rm, Mexican tile in Ktchn. 2BR/2BA. $149K Team Townley 910.690.7080 910.295.5504

138773 Commercial Opportunity in Aberdeen: All units have rough plumbing & electrical. Call for details. Bill Brock 910.639.1148 910.692.2635

139138 Carthage: Less than acre lot. Circa 1910 3BR/1BA house. "As Is!" $55K Bill Brock 910.639.1148 910.692.2635

137307 Pinehurst Manor: Large LR w/woodburning FP, Loft area. 2BR/2BA. Near Entrance.$152K Eva Toney 910.638.0972 910.295.5504

136293 Kensington Village: Fireplace, Cathedral Ceiling. 3BR/2BA. $152,900 Visual Tour: Linn 910.295.0800 / Marie 910.528.5669 910.295.5504

138844 Knollwood Vlg: Overlooks Driving Range & Greenspace. Fireplace, DR, Carolina Rm. 2BR/2BA. $154K Jim Lawson 910.783.5442 910.692.2635

136091 Whispering Woods: Outstanding LakeView! Large 2BR/2BA condo. 1-Car Detached Garage. $154,900 Frank Sessoms 910.639.3099 910.295.5504

139186 Bishops Ridge: New Listing! Wonderful, brick 2BR/2BA cluster home. Just Waiting for You! $155K Carol Haney 910.315.5013 910.692.2635

134737 Forest Hills: Nice 4BR/2BA, all brick home. Hardwood Floors. Almost an Acre! $159,900 Nettie Calfee 910.315.6225 910.692.2635

139220 Pinedale: Charming 3BR/2BA, Brick Cottage. Private .66ac Estate Lot. Can't Last @ $159,900! Krista Duncan 910.690.7009 910.295.5504

138047 Lawn & Tennis: Updated 2BR/2BA unit. Gas-log fireplace, Plantation Shutters. Private Patio. $164,500 Linn 910.295.0800 Marie 910.528.5669 910.295.5504

138938 7 Lakes North: Perfectly Charming! Move-in Ready! 2BR/2BA. Hardwood Flooring. Loft. $165K Linda Criswell 910.783.7374 910.763.1063

137096 Commercial Opportunity in Aberdeen: Available for lease or sale. Corner of Parkway Drive. $165,000 Jim Saunders 910.315.1000 910.692.2635

138449 New Townhome! 3BR/2.5BA Hardwood, Granite, Stainless steel look appliances. $167,850 Frank Sessoms 910.639.3099 910.295.5504

137272 Fully Furnished! Upstairs 3BR/2BA Unit. Move-in Ready! $169,000 Bill Brock 910.639.1148 910.692.2635

136785 Pinebluff: Golf Front 2BR/2BA home! Buy this one for less the the Tax Value! $136,400 Bill Brock 910.639.1148 910.692.2635

138934 7 Lakes North: Well Maintina, 3BR/2BA Contempory. Open Design. Screen Porch. $169K Linda Criswell 910.783.7374 910.763.1063

138448 Brownwood Estates: Charming 3BR/2.5BA Cottage. Stunning 1.14 Acre Lot. Covered Front Porch. $169,900 Krista Duncan 910.690.7009 910.295.5504

139042 Kensington Village: Great Buy! 3BR/2BA Home. Nice Yard. Fireplace. Needs a little "TLC." $139K Bill Brock 910.639.1148 910.692.2635

138937 Village in Woods: Colonial Williamsburg 2BR/2BA design. Carolina Room. Main Floor Master. Lovely! $175K Carol Haney 910.315.5013 910.692.2635

138722 Pinehurst: Sunken Great/Dining Room w/fireplace, skylight. 3BR/2BA. Eat-in Kitchen. $180,000 Bill Brock 910.639.1148 910.692.2635

$50,000 TO $139,000

135960 St. Andrews Condo: Investment Opportunity! Fully Updated! Carolina Room. Tenant in Place! $84,000 Susan Ulrich 910.603.4757 910.692.2635

136313 Prince Manor: Priced to Sell! Overlooks 2nd Fairway of Course #5. Furnished! 1BR/1BA. $88,500 Jim Saunders 910.315.1000 910.692.2635

136399 Linden Villas: Well maintained 2BR/1.5BA condo with newer appliances. Fireplace $92,500 Team Townley 910.690.7080 910.295.5504

137540 Aberdeen: Adorable Brick Cape. 3BR/2BA. $99,900 See: Jill Greenleaf 910.783.6139 910.692.2635

138624 Linville Garden: Nice first floor 2BR/2BA unit. PCC available. Furnished!Goof rental history. $120K Linn 910.295.0800 Marie 910.528.5669 910.295.5504

138790 Pinehurst Manor: Best Location & Price! Charming 2BR/2BA condo.Stone Fireplace. $124,900 Krista Duncan 910.690.7009 910.295.5504

136418 Carthage: Circa 1900 3BR/1BA home - Gutted & Rebuilt in 2007! Beamed ceiling. $125,000 Donna Chapman 910.783.6061 910.692.2635

136261 Woodgreen: Darling Starter Home! Great 3BR/2BA split plan. Shows like a Model! Great Buy! $129,900 Kay Beran 910.315.3322 910.692.2635

138546 Hwy 211: SHORT SALE Impending Foreclosure. 3Yr Old, 3BR/2BA home on 3.4 acres. $130K Donna Chapman 910.783.6061 910.692.2635

137862 So. Pines: 2-Story, 2BR/2BA Cottage on .45 acre lot. Detached Garage & Greenhouse. $134,900 Jill Greenleaf 910.783.6139 910.692.2635

136192 Village Green: Great Living Space! Carolina Room, 3BR/3BA, Corian. $137,500 Carol Haney 910.315.5013 910.692.2635

138590 7 Lakes North: Ideal Starter Home! Open, Airy & Cozy! Built-ins, Paneling, Fireplace. 2BR/1.5BA. $139K David Ball 910.975.1487 910.673.1063

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