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Birkdale Village at Mid South Club offers new construction homes by H & H Homes starting at $289,900 for 3,000+ sq. ft. Gourmet kitchen, two country club memberships and golf front lots available! Model open daily, ask for the Birkdale agent at the guard gate for access. Call 910-693-3300 to schedule your tour.


$325,000 WHISPERING PINES! 3BR-3BA w/4th BRBonus Rm. A Dream Home! Teak Floors, Level 3 Granite, highly detailed Moldings and many other wonderful features! Don’t miss it!

$254,900 WHISPERING PINES! 3BR-2.5BA, 2494sf, All Brick Tudor w/Bonus Room, all formals AND Separate Family Room! Lake Access! Easy Drive to Bragg! MLS# 143197

$160,000 SEVEN LAKES NORTH, 3BR-2BA w/ NEW WOOD FLOORS! New Carpet in BR’s, Fresh Paint, 30 Yr Roof, New Heat Pump & New Windows! Check this out! MLS# 140210

$185,000 PINEHURST! (The Woodlands) 3BR2BA w/ Vaulted Great Rm, Open DR & Eat-in Kitchen. ALL BRICK w/a crisp Manicured Landscape on a quiet Cul-de-Sac. Shows like NEW!

$85,900 PINEHURST CONDO! Park-like view & a courtyard setting. A beautifully FURNISHED, end unit w/lots of natural light! Absolutely “turn-key”; everything’s included!

$259,500 CAROLINA LAKES! 3BR-2.5BA w/ GOLF VIEW! HUGE BONUS RM, Separate Study & Formal Dining Rm. Secure Gated Community w/ Lake, Golf, Pool & Tennis. MLS# 141076

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109 Pettingill Place – Reproduction of 1700 Rhode Island home sits high on 1.2AC cul-de-sac lot, 4BR/2.5BA, 5 fireplaces, private master suite, lovely moldings, hardwood floors, large custom kitchen. $350,000 MLS#144391

Introducing our new floor plan featuring 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths PLUS a Carolina Room and Den! Prime location overlooking Hole No. 2 on the Prestigious Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course at the Mid South Club. Includes Holly membership to the Mid South & Talamore Golf Clubs. —————————————————— Call Mary Wilson-Wittenstrom, Broker for additional information 910-724-9555 office 910-783-7002 cell

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WONDERFUL OPEN FLOOR PLAN with vaulted ceiling over the living room with fireplace, dining room, fully equipped kitchen and generous size breakfast area. Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac this lot fans out in the back giving lots of space for recreation, gardening or entertaining. 1800+ SF, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths. Great bargain at $200,000.

THIS CUSTOM ALL BRICK HOME BUILT IN 1997 IS IMMACULATE! Features include: Formal LR, separate DR, family rm w/wood-burning fireplace, screened porch and large deck. The wonderful kitchen has an island, Corian counters and double ovens. 9’ ceilings and deep crown moldings are throughout this 2000+ SF, 3 BR/2 1/2 Bath home. “A MUST SEE”. $249,000.

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Knollwood Village - #620 This 2 bedroom/2 bath brick townhome is conveniently located to shopping, college, hospital and just a short walk to pool & golf course. An additional room off guest bedroom is perfect for hobby-room, office or den. Contact Barbara Klug 690-0262 for more details. Offered at $132,500.

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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. August 1-5, 2011 Sheila J. and Timothy L. Billheimer to Bethany D. Moser, Lot 136 P1 The Cove, Woodlake, Little River Township, $155,000. Michael A. and Dawn C. Hinesley to G. Adam and Bridget B. Ingram, PT Lot 45 & Lot 46 Ridgeview Sandhills Township, $85,000. Joseph D. Sr. and Yvonne A. Violette to Gerald G. and Rosemary Niebauer, Lot 180B S6 ADD 3 Whispering Pines, McNeill Township, $268,000. BBR Clearwater 1 LLC to Park at Clearwater LLC, 13.85 acres, Sandhills Township, Exception, $12,500,000. BBR Clearwater 2 LLC to Park at Clearwater LLC, 6.95 acres Sandhills Township, Exception, $12,500,000. Southern Resort Living Inc. to Joseph A. Brecher, 30.07 acres, 6.12 acres & 4.11 acres Deep River Township, $152,500. Evelyn C. and John R. Kazmer to William L. and Martha D. Weltin, Lot 480 U10 P2 Pinehurst, Mineral Springs Township, $206,000. Wayne L. and Nancy Stanberry to Amylouise Lantz, Tract, McNeill Township, $246,000. Wayne J. Lewis and Substitute

Trustee Services Inc. to US Bank National Association and American Mortgage Investment Trust 2005 4A, Trustees Deed B2879 563 Lot 5275 Cedarwood Seven Lakes West, Mineral Springs Township, 11 SP 169 $211,500. Leo A. and Gloria J. Herb to Jorge E. Collazo Et al., Lot 299 U14 P2 Pinehurst, Mineral Springs Township, $227,500. Brian E. Neuberger to Martin D. Bracamonte and Andrea F. Ale, Lots 3156 & 4107 Woodridge Seven Lakes West, Mineral Springs Township, $80,000. Robert H. and Douglas E. Schultz to John M. and Joanna Hollingsworth, Lot 3235 Seven Lakes West, Mineral Springs Township, $395,000. Lydia Hinshaw Et al. to Ed and Katherine Anderson, 3.25 acres, $60,000. Weingarten Investments Inc. to Hendricks Southern Pines LLC, Tracts Exception, $6,445,000. James and Gloria J. Polakof to Noelle P. Wynne, Lot 231B S4 Whispering Pines, McNeill Township, $149,000. John J. Jr. and Theresa A. Ogorman to Randy D. and Linda F. Wood, Lot 321 Pinewood, Seven Lakes, Mineral Springs Township, $195,000. Donald A. McCaskill Et al. to Dennis L. and Diann B Fortune, 3.85 acres & 10.75 acres, McNeill

Township, $140,000. Granite Land & Timber LLC to Bill Clark Homes of Fayetteville LLC, Lots 43 & 45 P1 The Carolina, $58,000. GMAC Mortgage LLC to Michael W. Klinger, 2.97 acres, $88,000. Robert W. Grudier and Martha E. Stebbins to Roger C. Sercy II and Sheila G. Smith, 0.98 acres & 0.41 acres, Mineral Springs Township, $171,000. Big Sky Construction LLC to Stone Bay Partners LLC, Lots 20 & 22 P1 Arrowstone, McNeill Township, $76,000. Wolf Ram Inc. to Timothy J. and Julie Murphy, Lot 96 P3 Arrowstone, McNeill Township, $472,000. Muriel McCardle to John and Theresa Ogorman, Lot 4096 Lakeview Seven Lakes West, Mineral Springs Township, $208,500. Beth N. Robinson Et al. to Joshua Robinson, Lot 99 Carolina Equestrian Village & Tract, Bensalem Township, $216,000. Atlas NC I SPE LLC to Magnolia Inn Holdings LLC, Lot 701 Pinehurst, $970,000. Tradition Homes LLC to Jeremy P. and Tara G. Smith, Lot 90 Legacy Lakes, Sandhills Township, $227,500. Eric T. and Dona P. Baker to Justin R. Pasfield Et al., Lot 385 U16 P2 Pinehurst, McNeill Township, $315,000.

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Pinehurst $229,900 Seven Lakes West $699,000 Large Private Lot – Split Floor Plan Elegant Water Front – Breathtaking Views 3 BR / 2 BA Code 758 4 BR / 3.5 BA Code 762

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Aberdeen $144,000 Pinehurst $224,900 Pinehurst $249,000 Fenced Backyard and Covered Porch Split Bedrooms and Sunroom Stunning Brick w/ Great Features 3 BR / 2 BA Code 815 3 BR / 2 BA Code 816 3 BR / 2.5 BA Code 749


Downtown cottage with modern amenities and old fashioned charm garage, porch, fenced yard, brick FP. $240,000

Pinehurst $575,000 Elegant Spacious Water Front Home 3 BR / 3.5 BA Code 752

Southern Pines $139,000 Whispering Pines $396,000 Whispering Pines $285,000 Great Buy - Super Neighborhood Unique Water Front w/ Recent Upgrades Lovely Brick Ranch – Beautifully Landscaped 3 BR / 2 BA Code 764 3 BR / 3 BA Code 765 3 BR / 2 BA Code 767

Seven Lakes North $229,500 Pinehurst $375,000 Pinewild $750,000 $495,000 Pinehurst Wide Water Views – Great Floor Plan Lovely Golf Front – Spacious Floor Plan Elegant Golf Front w/ a Private Setting Excellent Floor Plan – Beautiful Water Front 3 BR / 2.5 BA Code 768 4 BR / 3.5 BA Code 771 3 BR / 3.5 BA Code 776 Code 772 3 BR / 3 BA

McLendon Hills $519,000 Spacious Floor Plan – Beautiful Landscape 4 BR / 4 BA Code 757

Pinehurst $495,000 Custom Home On Beautifully Wooded Lot 4 BR / 3.5 BA Code 777

$315,000 Whispering Pines $295,000 Pinehurst Seven Lakes West $339,000 Pinehurst $299,000 Pinehurst $247,900 Spacious Floor Plan – Nice Water View Inviting All Brick w/ Special Touches Throughout Gorgeous Brick – Spacious Floor Plan Fantastic Water Front – Spacious Rooms Great Location – Inviting Floor Plan Code 782 2 BR / 2.5 BA Code 783 4 BR / 3 BA 3 BR / 3.5 BA Code 778 3 BR / 2.5 BA Code 784 Code 781 3 BR / 2.5 BA

Mid South Club $534,900 Pinehurst $179,500 $495,000 Pinehurst Stunning Golf Front – Custom Details Throughout Lovely Old Town Home – Secluded Setting Quiet Cul-De-Sac – Pristine Condition Code 790 4 BR / 4.5 BA Code 788 3 BR / 3.5 BA Code 789 2 BR / 2 BA

Pinehurst Trace $177,000 Foxfire $196,000 Open Floor Plan – Immaculate Condition Wonderful Golf Front – Terrific Floor Plan 2 BR / 2 BA Code 791 3 BR / 2.5 BA Code 793

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tive rate. Interest rates will rise, they conThe decision to buy a home is usually tinue to adjust daily, but are currently still preceded by a necessary change in our low. See a Lender to find out what you lives. Sometimes it may require immediqualify for in this market and take action. ate action such as relocation. Other There are some bargains out there if times, we may want to downsize or upyou look and are patient. There are size depending on our circumstances. homes where sellers are highly motivated Whatever the reason there is a big to sell their property and have them “WHY” driving the action. It is important priced aggressively. There are Bank to take the time to really look at “why” owned properties, as well as HUD homes you are moving as it will help you clarify which are sold “as-is” and may require a what you are looking for. One of the first good deal of work. The one premise I like things a potential Home Buyer should do to keep in mind when considering an offer is to seek a trusted Advisor to aid in this is “How would I feel if I were receiving this process. The advisor would be a Realtor offer on my home?” Many buyers like to “low-ball” that they feel comfortable with, one who listens and their initial offer to see how far the seller will come helps them sort through the market to find the best down. It is a gamble at best. A good Realtor can assist possible home for them. A good Realtor is knowledgeon either side by putting an offer in perspective. Your able of the area, has resources such as Lenders, AtRealtor will also negotiate on your behalf to create a torneys, Home Inspectors, Handymen, Painters, win-win deal for both buyer and seller. Each party Insurance agents and other service providers availshould come away from the transaction feeling satisable. Your Realtor is your Guide to the area, your OPEN HOUSE FOXFIRE 1-4 PM: fied that they got$10,000 the best possibleOpportunity results. sorter of homes, and your representative from Sunday start to Moore County is full of wonderful homes to choose finish and beyond. They are the person you will call from, great neighborhoods, schools, shopping, months after moving in with a quick question about restaurants and more. Please visit our website where to locate a product or service. for area listing and active ReTiming is everything, and there has never been a altors. You can also visit and click better time to purchase a home. Today’s Real Estate on the Real Estate tab. I wish you happy home huntmarket is a whole new game and takes constant ading, and remember that even though your home is a justment and learning. Prices have fallen in our marlarge investment it is your Home, your refuge, where ket, but they remain steady. Interest rates remain at you live your life. Welcome Home! historic lows. Now is the time to buy; we may never experience these unique factors again. We do know that at some point home prices will rise again, perhaps not at a fast rate, but at a steady and more conservaDirector

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144475 Vass: 3BR/1BA house on 1.47 acres. 'AS IS' - Priced Below Tax Value! PRU6M2C6 Debbie Darby 910.783.5193 910.692.2635

144246 Near Raeford: New Price! 4/2, 2100+sf, wrkshp, playhouse & 2 lots. PRU4V9W4 Nettie Calfee 910.315.6225 910.692.2635

141645 Lakeview Condos: Perfect "Get-a-Way" nest! Remodeled & Furnished! 2BR/2BA. PRU9H6Y4 Debbie Darby 910.783.5193 910.692.2635

143388 So. Pines: Cute as a Button! 2 Living Rms, updated windows. 3BR/1.5BA. PRU6K8F3 Jill Greenleaf 910.783.6139 910.692.2635

144287 Pinehurst: Village Acres Charmer! 3BR/2BA Cozy Cottage. PRU6X3J8 Bonnie Baker 910.690.4705 910.692.2635

144630 7 Lakes North: Well maintained home with lots of upgrades! Living/ dining combo. Wrkshp. PRU6S5L3 Linda Criswell 910.783.7374 910.692.2635

135523 Knollwood Village: Golf front! Carolina Room, 3BR/3BA. Lower level. PRU2N6X8 Jim Lawson 910.783.5442 910.692.2635

144689 7 Lakes North: Spotless! Lives large! Spacious open plan. 3BR/2BA. PRU5T3J5 Linda Criswell 910.783.7374 910.692.2635

140354 Longleaf CC: Lakeside Village, 3BR/3BA. Golf & Water View! For Sale or Rent! PRU3B3K6 Pat Koubek 910.215.2869 910.692.2635

144377 Knollwood: Tons of Storage! Updated baths. 3BR/2.5BA. A 3-Season back porch. PRU5Z9Q9 Jill Greenleaf 910.783.6139 910.692.2635

141924 Foxfire: Golf Front! Spacious & airy split plan. Carolina Roon. 2BR/2BA. PRU3Z5E6 David Ball 910.975.1487 910.295.5504

140539 Lawn & Tennis: Charming! 3BR/2BA, Carolina Rm, Murphy Bed. PRU3X3P4 Marie O'Brien 910.528.5669 910.295.5504

143778 Aberdeen: Granite KtchnUpdated, 3/2, 2100sf, workshop. PRU5D8U2 Nettie Calfee 910.315.6225 910.692.2635

142935 Carthage: Beautiful 4BR home! New Kitchen. Completely Remodeled! Water Feature. PRU5A3V6 Bill Brock 910.639.1148 910.692.2635

141651 Pinehurst: Great 3BR/2.5BA split design. Carolina Rm. PRU4M5M8 Kay Beran 910.315.3322 910.692.2635

142303 Lake Pinehurst Area: 3BR/2BA Ranch. Large Carolina Rm. 1/2ac lot. PRU2Z2K7 Marie O'Brien 910.528.5669 910.295.5504

143791 Sanford: Blt 2006! Granite, Gas Stove, Formal LR & DR, Bonus Rm. 3BR/2.5BA. PRU4G8T8 Donna Chapman 910.783.6061 910.692.2635

142199 So. Pines: Historic 1920s, 3BR/2BA bungalow. Spacious & Bright! PRU7N9K5 Jill Greenleaf 910.783.6139 910.692.2635

144627 Sandhurst South: Just Listed! Lovely Home! Great Rm, Dining Rm, 3BR/2.5BA. PRU5Z3L5 Carol Haney 910.315.5013 910.692.2635

144435 Whispering Pines: '04 Home, 3/3 + Bonus Rm w/Bath. Hrdwd. Quiet Street. PRU6X5R8 Nettie Calfee 910.315.6225 910.692.2635

144095 Pinehurst: Generous living space, 2600sf, Bonus Room, 3BR/2.5BA. PRU3W4M9 Kimberly Byrd 910.695.6778 910.692.2635

141967 Pinehurst: Ideal Family Home! 4BR/3.5BA. Close to Marina & Beach area. PRU2E7H7 John Condit 910.585.2087 910.295.5504

144297 Skyline Manor: Golf Front, 3BR/2BA, brick home on over 1 acre. Inground Pool. PRU6V5S9 Bill Brock 910.639.1148 910.692.2635

142753 National: Immaculate! All brick, 3BR/2BA home. Screened Porch. PRU3C5A5 Frank Sessoms 910.639.3099 910.295.5504

141468 Pinewild: All brick, 3BR/3BA, Carolina Room. Over 2400sf. PRU7R4F8 Arvilla Sheron 910.639.5133 910.295.5504






















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they can earn these designations. They are required to take courses on building technology, finance, project management, sales and marketing, and safety. Before graduating, they must sign a Code of Ethics and provide proof of the appropriate licenses, registrations, certifications and insurance required by their state. â&#x20AC;&#x153;These members are true professionals in every sense of the word,â&#x20AC;? said MCHBA Executive Officer, Meredith Sledz. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are dedicated to the building industry. By continuing their personal

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6 HOUSES WILL BE OPEN TO TOUR! Come and take the open house tour at Deercroft and see all that it has to offer! Golf, tennis, clubhouse, & lake. An easy drive to Pinehurst & Laurinburg.

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Homebuilders Scholarships Honor 2011 Grads & MCHBA Battle Of The Schools Winner

Aberdeen, N.C. -- At the Moore County Home Builders Association’s August meeting, MCHBA members recognized the 2011 scholarship recipients and awarded a trophy for the MCHBA Battle of the Schools competition. Three MCHBA grant-in-aid scholarships were awarded, each in the amount of $1500.00 to: The Robert F. Chriscoe Scholarship Award Shannon Simpson – Union Pines High School The Allan A. McDonald Scholarship Award Tyler Dunn– North Moore High School The Eugene Cole Scholarship Award Erik Bufmeyer – Union Pines High School MCHBA presented an Award of Honor scholarship in the amount of $500.00 to: Michael Everett– Union Pines High School Each scholarship recipient received an engraved hammer and certificate for their achievement. The Clendenin Award, named for Albert Clendenin Jr., the father of voca-

tional education in Moore County, was also presented to the following deserving students: Shannon Simpson – Union Pines High School Tyler Dunn – North Moore High School The Clendenin Awardees received an engraved saw and certificate for their achievement. The Moore County Home Builders Association would like to thank Paul Portfilio from 84 Lumber for donating all of the scholarship trophies presented to these deserving students. For the second consecutive year, Union Pines High School’s house project has won first place in the Moore County Home Builders Association Battle of the Schools Competition. Each year, Pinecrest High, Union Pines High and North Moore High architectural drafting and construction technology students construct a home to provide the students with practical, handson experience in the world of construction. The students work on the projects throughout the school year and upon completion in the

spring, the homes are auctioned to the highest bidder. These funds are then used to continue future projects. The Moore County Home Builders Association (MCHBA) held the Battle of the Schools Competition prior to the sale of the homes. Serving as judges this year were Guy McGraw from Lowe’s Home Improvement; John Pandich, of Pandich Construction Co.; and Clayton Evans of First Pioneer Insurance Agency. Some of the criteria for judging include presentation of package, appearance, craftsmanship, custom features, creativity and overall quality. North Moore High took second, and Pinecrest High was third. “All of you should be very proud of the work you have done with these young adults,” said John Pandich, President of the MCHBA. Odell Brady, instructor for construction technology class at Union Pines was present at the Association’s August membership meeting to accept the award for the Battle of the Schools first place prize.

How to increase the odds of selling in a slow market



By Kay Beran Prudential Gouger O’Neal & Saunders The sales associates at Prudential Gouger O’Neal & Saunders have put together a list of what they feel the most important items are for a successful sale.

Most of these items were overwhelmingly recommended. Price: Price your property within 3 – 5% of the market analysis prepared by your agent. All agents feel this is critical so that comparisons to other

properties like yours allow yours to come out on top. Pre-Inspect the property: Our experience has proven that inspections which point out significant repair issues after we have contracts in place can actually

jeopardize the contract. When a seller is pro-active about the condition of the home by having an inspection before listing the property, less can go wrong when a contract is in place. Repair, Replace and Redo: Get the


house looking the best you can in all categories to compete. Buyers have an inflated estimate of what it takes to make changes to a home and will ask the seller to reduce the house by far more than it actually

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takes to make the repairs and replacements. The little things mean a lot – and will cost less in the long run. Appraise the home before listing: Not necessarily. If the seller is really uncertain about where to price the home it may be beneficial. However, even a certified appraisal is subjective and can’t be assigned to anyone for a bank loan. It can provide the seller with a substantive pricing position if questioned by a buyer but the buyer will most likely want to get their own appraisal, unless they are a cash purchaser. Showing Availability: Make it as easy to see as possible and “show ready” at all times. Offer Response: Please find a way to respond positively to an offer. Buyers have heard the news that they can really get great deals, a “steal”, if you will. So, when faced with a low offer, the buyer may be offering not what they are willing to pay but what they think they should in a slow market. Find the good parts of the offer and work with the bad parts – you may be surprised at the results and be able to move on to your next new home!

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The Pilot invites its readers to vote on the best food, businesses and entertainment Moore County has to offer. Voting is easy. Simply fill out this page — the official voting ballot — and mail it to: The Pilot, P.O. Box 58, Southern Pines, NC 28388. Or drop it off at our office at 145 W. Pennsylvania Ave. in Southern Pines. We’ll publish the results in a special section on Sunday, Sept. 25. Get your copy and read all about the “Best of Moore County.”

Food and Drink Places: Best Breakfast Best Hamburger Best Ice Cream Best Sweet Tea Best Cup of Coffee Best Pizza Best Salad Bar Best Dessert Best Fried Chicken Best Barbecue Best Steaks Best Wings Best Mexican Food Best Seafood Best Asian Food Best Italian Food

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Name: Two $50 cash prizes will be awarded in a random drawing of the entries. To be eligible for the prizes include your name, address and telephone on each voting ballot you return. Entries must be received no later than 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 26.

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PINEHURST RESORT REALTY Located in the Lobby of the Carolina Hotel

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MINT IS THE WORD FOR THIS HOME. Very private lot. Never anyone to the back. Cherry hardwood floors. Updated Kitchen with granite counter tops. Convenient to Village and Pinehurst Country Club. PCC membership available for transfer. $349,000 3BR/3.5BA (144336)

GOLF FRONT HOME on famed Donald Ross No. 2 course. Located in The Fairwoods on Seven, a gated community. Overlooks the 4th tee of Course No. 2. Well maintained home. New roof and heat pump 2009. Newly painted interior. Large Master Suite, bedroom, sitting room, and office. 3BR2.5BA $695,000 (137891)

PRESTIGIOUS DORAL WOODS. Custom touches, built-ins & skylights. Large Kitchen has walk-in pantry & Family Room has a walk-in serving bar. First floor Office and separate artist’s/ craft room off large laundry room. Plantation shutters, Anderson windows, & walk-in storage. PCC membership available for transfer. 4BR/3.5BA $360,000 (144036)

NICE VIEWS and privacy from the three bedroom ground floor condo. Fully furnished including stack washer/dryer. PCC membership avail. for transfer. 3BR/2BA $174,400 (139139)

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. 1.5 miles from Member’s Club. 3BR/2BA $219,000 (144586)

GREAT VIEW the 2nd green of PCC Course No. 5. Fully furnished and in good conditions. Pinehurst Country Club transfer fee of $12,000 is included in an acceptable purchase price. 2BR/2BA $134,500 (133394)

QUIET LOCATION near pool. Good condition with nice furnishings. Stack washer/dryer. Newer heat pump and water heater. PCC membership available for transfer. 3BR/2BA $154,000 (138642)

REMARKABLE on the inside. Completely redone. Very open concept. Carolina Room, deck, and side patio with lovely backyard. Cart storage, 24x26 garage with lots of cabinets. Pinehurst Country Club membership available for transfer. 4BR/3BA $235,000 (142859)

Knollwood Heights brick with vinyl trim home. Updated Kitchen. All appliances included. Located on 1.2 acre wooded lot. Updated wiring and plumbing. Fireplace, crown molding and oak hardwood floors throughout. Two car garage. Two walkin storage rooms. Second water meter for yard. 3 BR/3BA $349,500 (143436)

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NICELY FURNISHED UNIT located on the second green of Pinehurst Country Club No. 5 Course. PCC membership available for transfer. 2BR/2BA $125,000 (134832)

LOVELY, GOLF FRONT BRICK HOME in excellent condition on the 13th fairway of Pinehurst Course No. 1. Expansive windows allow you to enjoy the view and bring the outside in. Open and flowing plan for entertaining. Split bedroom plan. Excellent outdoor living space with 29’ x11’ deck with electric awning. 3BR/2BA $350,000 (144155)

We are here 7 days a week to answer your questions and meet your real estate needs or call 1-800-772-7588 910-235-8722 • E-mail:

Joanne Padgett Broker in Charge CRS/GRI & GREEN

Elizabeth Childers Associate Broker CRS/GRI

Joe Violette Associate Broker

Pete Garner Associate Broker ABR

Roger Johnson Associate Broker

Harwell Stovall Associate Broker


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19 Chinquapin Rd. PO Box 1867 Pinehurst, NC 28370

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Sarvis Management & Real Estate Services, Inc. exclusively handles real estate rentals & full service property management, with emphasis on apartment rentals, residential unfurnished homes, furnished vacation condos & homes, and commercial properties. Sarvis Management is proud to offer exceptional service to those seeking rental property as well as those seeking quality management services.

Ann Benton Associate Broker GRI/ABR/RRS & GREEN

575 S.E. Broad St., Suite 12, Southern Pines

225 Maples Avenue, Southern Pines...........................................$2000 38 Glasgow Drive, Pinewild.........................................................$1650 165 Pine Vista Drive, Pinehurst..................................................$1450 165 Forest Lane, Pinehurst.........................................................$1350 32 Westlake Point, Pinehurst......................................................$1300 170 Tamarisk Lane, Pinehurst....................................................$1250 1365 Longleaf Drive E., Pinehurst..............................................$1250 3 Bangor Lane, Pinehurst............................................................$1200 2650 Longleaf Drive S.W. ...........................................................$1000 565 E. Delaware Ave., Southern Pines........................................$1000

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Pinnock Real Estate & Relocation Services, Inc.

CATHY LAROSE Broker / Owner

Larose and Company

Office 910-693-3300 Cell 910-690-0362

Independently owned and operated Cell: (910) 528-2432 Fax: (910) 944-7943 Pinehurst, NC 28374

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Holleigh McLaurin

980 Unit 3 Seven Lakes Drive

(910) 673-1050

Cell: (910) 315-9950

“Specializing in Woodlake for Over 25 Years”

Office.: (910) 245-8683 Cell: (910) 624-2997 Fax: (910) 245-8684

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