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Pinehurst Sweet Spot Cottage 3 Forest Hills Lane

This beautiful, custom home, built by Billy Breeden, overlooks the 4th fairway of the #5 course. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac, the lane leading to this home feels like a cart path! The 5th tee box of the #5 course is across the street giving you fabulous golf views from both the front and the back of this very special property. The floor plan is bright and open with a split bedroom plan!

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5 Chinquapin Rd. Pinehurst, NC

3 BR / 2.5 BA

$389,000

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RIVERFRONT HOME, VASS/Ft Bragg area.3BR-2BA on2 ACRES with 2nd home for GOOD RENTAL INCOME. Huge deck, large garden area & out-buildings. Great Fishing! $59,500

$132,500, Tree-lined Culde-Sac in a beautiful neighborhood. Union Pines & New Century Schools. Built in 2007! 3BR-2BA, Split Bedroom Plan w/10x20 detached Storage/Workshop!

$242,000 PINEHURST (Marina Area) All BRICK 3BR2.5BA+ BONUS RM on the “Prettiest Cul-de-Sac in Pinehurst!” Bright & Beautiful. Fully Landscaped w/enormous Fenced Yard.

WATERFRONT! WHISPERING PINES, 3BR-3BA on SPRING VALLEY LAKE! Very, very spacious. Nicely updated & super energy efficient! Private DOCK w/great bass fishing! (Boat Included). $339,000.

This bright & cheery brick home offers 2 bedrooms/2 baths. Overlooks green space and Knollwood Driving Range. Easy walk to pool & club. Wonderful location off Midland Road; close to shopping hospital and daily activities. Move in ready!! Contact Barbara Klug, 910-690-0262 for more information.

$215,000 PINEHURST, 3BR-2BA low maintenance, all Brick Home w/Club Membership, Screened Porch & Split Floor-Plan. One block to Lake Pinehurst Marina. The perfect vacation home!

Offered at $129,900

Barbara Klug Cell 910.690.0262

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7 LAKES NORTH

Seven Lakes North $199,000 Lovely custom built brick home with wide water views of Lake Sequoia. Great floorplan includes a charming family room and a kitchen and breakfast room that overlook the lake. Super condition! 3 BR / 2.5 BA Code 768

www.212FiretreeLane.com

7 Lakes West

$469,000

3 BR / 2.5 BA

Code 938

This immaculate and tasteful single-level home enjoys wide water views of Lake Auman. The kitchen has been beautifully updated and is open to the living areas. There are actually two master bedrooms with private baths. A wonderful lake house!

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PINEHURST

Pinehurst

$155,000

This cute, smaller home is in a great Pinehurst neighborhood! It has a split bedroom floorplan, private spacious back yard with a large deck, and a real wood burning fireplace. Pinehurst Membership avail., buyer to pay transfer fee.

3 BR / 2 BA

Code 877

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PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS

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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 20-24, 2012 Charlotte A. Hawks Et al. to William A. Morris, Tracts, Mineral Springs Township, Exception, Map, $50,000. Rhonda H. Kozen to Steven and Brenda J. Sural, Lot 110 U1 P1 Pinehurst, $208,000. George H. Nelson III and Nelson Marital Trust U/A Dated July 16, 2009 to Coherent Holdings, LLC, Tract, Little River Township, $199,000. Delorus D. Worzala Et al. to Jarrell Company, LLC, Lot 3408 Eastwood Seven Lakes West, Mineral Springs Township, $200,000. John T. Kowalczyk to Menno and Suzanne Pennink, Lot 3292 Blackwood Seven Lakes West, Mineral Springs Township, $180,000. Norman and Jeanne Aiman to Andrew Reep and Kellie Wieskamp, Lot 31 P2 Glen Laurel, Mineral Springs Township, $215,000. Jonathan P. and Nita F. Halloran to John F. and Karen A. Iampietro, Lot 2195 PIC Plantation Golf Club, McNeill Township, $57,000. The MGN Company to Thomas V. IV and Jessica R. Crane, Lot 4319 S10 P9 Woodlake, Little River Township, $281,000. Branch Banking and Trust Company to Donald E. Price, PT Lots 78 Fairview Heights, Sandhills Township, $58,500. Nancy Jolly and Substitute

Trustee Services, Inc. to US Bank National Association and Securitized Asset Backed Receivables LLC Trust 2006 NC1, Mortgage Passthrough Certificates, Series 2006 NC1, Trustees Deed B2899/82 9.43 acres, McNeill Township, $132,000. Reinmissa Holding, L.L.C. to RISP Holdings LLC, 4.08 acres, Sandhills Township, $7,275,000. Paul Pilling to Keith P. and Cynthia A. Pohl, Lot 20 Pine Grove Village, $425,000. Chris and Michelle Tingle to Robert A. and Breena H. Hodge, Lots 335 336 U12 P2 Pinehurst, Mineral Springs Township, $394,500. Lisa P. Jackson Et al. to Keith E. and Gina Heinauer, 26.46 acres, McNeill Township, $550,000. Carol A. Lam to Alan B. and Melody J. Curtis, Lot 386 S9 National Golf Club, Mineral Springs Township, $319,000. Gerald Glenn to Jonathon Tunnell, 45 acres, Little River Township, $180,000. H&H Homes of Fayetteville, LLC to Neil L. and Kristie B. Stanback, Lot 11 P2 Shepherds Ridge Sandhills Township, $176,000. Jesse E. and Daneen Gore to Brandon M. and Holly M. Winkley, Lot 26 PIII Jesse Gore Sandhills Township, $181,000. Big Sky Properties, Inc. to Dustin M. and Christin N. Dieter, Tract, Greenwood Township, $50,000. H&H Homes of Fayetteville, LLC to Fred J. McGhee and Rebecca E. Ramsland, Lot 72 P2 Sin-

TAMMY LYNE,

clair, Little River Township, $217,000. FC Pinehurst, LLC to Tag Homes, LLC, Lot 246 P1 Legacy Lakes, Sandhills Township, $80,000. Prudential Relocation, Inc. and Brookfield Relocation, Inc., to Stanley D. III and Joanna C. Perkins, Lots 20352036 Seven Lakes, $148,000. Travis M. and Laura C. Canup to American International Relocation Solutions, LLC, Lot 48 U8 P1 Pinehurst, Mineral Springs Township, $150,000. American International Relocation Solutions, LLC to Gary R. and Martha P. Rathburn, Lot 48 U8 P1 Pinehurst, Mineral Springs Township, $150,000. James L. and Elizabeth B. McInerney to Jerry E. Patterson, Unit 9A Midland CC, McNeill Township, $167,000. Sarah L. Terwey to Roy M. Stewart and Anthony K. Woodell, Lot 114 U6 P1 Pinehurst, Mineral Springs Township, $255,000. Peter L. and Regina P. Yellin to Elizabeth Q. Armstrong, Unit 167 Building 11 The Meadow Villas Longleaf, McNeill Township, $212,000. Donald Russell to Martin J. and Paula A. Acker, Lot 834 S8 P1 Highland Trails, Sandhills Township, $220,000. Wesley A. Meredith Et al. to Lee Robinson and Traci Grace, Lot 10 P1 Scots Glen, $66,500. Alan Morgan to Timothy C. and Anna H. Diegmann, Lot 29 Golfcrest, McNeill Township, $270,500.

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7 Lakes North $249,000 Single-level brick waterfront – great privacy! 3 BR / 2 BA Code 936

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7 Lakes West $399,000 7 Lakes West $469,000 Gorgeous family home on almost an acre! Great single-level waterfront on Lake Auman 4 BR / 4.5 BA Code 937 2 BR / 2.5 BA Code 938

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$174,000 Aberdeen $219,000 Aberdeen 5 BR house in a great family neighborhood One-story brick in great neighborhood Code 895 5 BR / 3 BA Code 894 3 BR / 2 BA

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$695,000 $159,800 Southern Pines $425,000 Pinehurst $188,000 7 Lakes West $299,000 Pinehurst Charming one-story on cul-de-sac Great family home w/Open Floorplan Lovely home w/open & spacious floorplan Stunning custom on prime lake frontage Code 901 Code 900 3 BR / 3 BA Code 897 3 BR / 3.5 BA Code 898 3 BR / 2 BA Code 896 3 BR / 2 BA

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Pinehurst $249,000 Pinehurst $299,000 7 Lakes West $650,000 Foxfire $249,900 Pinehurst $332,000 Brick, one-story in great neighborhood Immaculate w/open, split floor plan Stunning waterfront on Lake Auman All brick home on the 16th fairway Charming split-plan on corner lot in #6 3 BR / 2.5 BA Code 903 3 BR / 2.5 BA Code 904 4 BR / 3.5 BA Code 905 3 BR / 2 BA Code 907 3 BR / 3 BA Code 908

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Pinehurst

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$475,000 Pinehurst

Gorgeous townhome in the heart of the Village

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$259,000 Southern Pines

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$399,000 West End

Greathomew/openfloorplan,largeMasterbedroom JoseCaminabuilt onheavilywoodlotw/Openfloorplan

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$275,000 Pinehurst

Charmingranchnestledonover4acresofwoodedland

$244,000

Open, contemp. brick and cedar home w/10' ceilings

3 BR / 2.5 BA

Code 910 3 BR / 2BA

7 Lakes North

$124,900 Southern Pines $475,000 Pinehurst $195,000 Pinehurst $165,000 Pinehurst $525,000 Beautifully maintained! Great landscaping GorgeousgolffrontonPinewild’sMagnoliacourse Cute fixer-upper in great neighborhood Gorgeous new construction in Fairwoods on 7 Code 919 3 BR / 2.5 BA Code 921 3 BR / 3 BA Code 920 4 BR / 3.5 BA Code 924 3 BR / 3.5 BA Code 925

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Great house-great price! Updates include renovated BAs

3 BR / 2 BA

www.105ScuppernongCourt.com

Code 913 4 BR / 3.5 BA

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Code 914 3 BR / 2 BA

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Code 917 3 BR / 2.5 BA

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Five Things to do Before Putting Your Home on the Market 1. Have a pre-sale home plan to do it yourself. The inspection. Be proactive by figures will help buyers dearranging for a pre-sale termine if they can afford home inspection. An inthe home, and will be handy spector will be able to give when negotiations begin. you a good indication of 4. Find your warranties. the trouble areas that will Gather up the warranties, stand out to potential buyguarantees, and user manuers, and you'll be able to als for the furnace, washer make repairs before open and dryer, dishwasher, and houses begin. any other items that will re2. Organize and clean. main with the house. Pare down clutter and pack up your 5. Spruce up the curb appeal. Preleast-used items, such as large tend you're a buyer and stand outside blenders and other kitchen tools, outof your home. As you approach the of-season clothes, toys, and exercise front door, what is your impression of equipment. Store items off-site or in the property? Do the lawn and bushes boxes neatly arranged in the garage or look neatly manicured? Is the address basement. Clean the windows, carclearly visible? Are pretty flowers or pets, walls, lighting fixtures, and plants framing the entrance? Is the baseboards to make the house shine. walkway free from cracks and imped3. Get replacement estimates. Do iments? you have big-ticket items that are Reprinted from REALTOR® Magaworn our or will need to be replaced zine with permission of NAR. soon, such your roof or carpeting? Get estimates on how much it would Sincerely,Arvilla Sheron cost to replace them, even if you don't President Single Family residential Average sales price, units closed and average days on market in Moore County only. Stats provide by the Pinehurst-Southern Pines Area Multiple Listing Service. Arvilla Sheron – President.

Year

Average Closed Price

Total Sold

Days on Market

2011

$244,366

880

162

693

156

2012

$242,219

2010

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$252,021

2009

Year

Jan

2011

56

2012 2010

63 45 20

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

47

75

70

81

57 51 41

68

66

72

94

42

56

101 78 45

172

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

93

88

75

70

68

61

77

76

59

67

67

74

67

83

112 79

2012 Board of Directors:

Arvilla Sheron – President Lari Dirkmaat – President-Elect Greg Regan – Secretary/Treasurer Christine Menear – Director

177

862

$258,569

Moore County, Single Family, residential only, number of closings by month:

2009

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575

81 77

70

Laurie Davis – Director Marcus Larose – Director Eileen Malan – Director Ross Laton – Director

77

54

67

65

Margaret Hinesley – Director Dianne Forsberg – Director Anita Emery – Director Walter O’Hearn – Director Peyton Gentry – MLS President

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By Bob Van Houten Moore County Home Builders Association President

Caring For Your Lawn in Arid Summer Months

Care and patience makes the difference between a lush, healthy lawn and a coarse, brown eyesore, especially when rainfall is sparse. Most people take pride and care in maintaining their lawns, although weather conditions often hamper even a green thumb’s best efforts. And, it’s not just a matter of beauty — or friendly neighborhood competition. Maintaining your home’s landscape is important for property

values. Many people water their lawn more than necessary. As a result, lawns have developed a reputation for using a lot of water. Instead of following a predetermined watering schedule, check the soil moisture regularly. You can then alter your schedule to better meet your lawn’s needs. To check soil moisture, insert a screwdriver into the soil. If it penetrates the soil easily, it is moist. If not, you know your

lawn is getting dry. During dry summers, consider watering half as much as usual. Lawns will stay mainly green, with a few brown spots, if they receive ½ to ¾ inch of water per week. Watering once or twice a week to apply this amount of water should be sufficient. Another option, one that home owners may be reluctant to consider, is to forgo watering altogether and allow the turf to go dormant and turn brown during the summer. If having a brown summer lawn is not your idea of compromise, here are some additional lawn care strategies: Minimize fertilization. Over fertilized and over-watered lawns tend to lack the

wherewithal to thrive under stress. This spells trouble during a drought because the lawn hasn’t developed a deep root system. Heavily fertilized lawns also require more water, so home owners may want to wait until fall to fertilize.

Mow your lawn properly. A good rule of thumb for mowing is "never remove more than one-third of the grass at one time," Raising the mowing height of your lawn mower to at least one setting higher than you’re using now. Mowing higher forces grass to develop and use deeper roots.

Try mulching — even if you don't have a

mulching mower. Let clippings remain on the grass. Lawns tend to lose more water and nutrients through evaporation when you remove clippings. If you didn't aerate your lawn in the spring, consider doing so this fall. Aeration creates small holes in the ground that allow water to soak deeper into the ground and promotes root growth. Maintain your lawn care equipment. Sharpen mower blades at least twice this summer. Dull blades tear grass, forcing grass to use 40 to 60 percent more water while it struggles to

recover from stress. Finally, water deeply and infrequently. Watering from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. is ideal. Irrigating during the day wastes water, because much of the water evaporates in the heat. Even if your community has imposed water limits, it doesn’t necessarily sentence your lawn to a long, brown summer. Follow them. Watering on alternate days can save 40 to 50 percent of water, and heeding these few guidelines will go a long way to helping you maintain and enjoy your lawn, even though the hot, dry summer. For more lawn maintenance tips, contact the Moore County Home Builders Association at (910)9442992 or visit us online at www.mchba.com.

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Keller Williams Realty Ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Home Buyer and Seller Segments" by J.D. Power and Associates

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AUSTIN, TEXAS (August 16, 2012) — According to the J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction StudySM released yesterday, Keller Send us your event photos to share with the community. Williams Realty, Inc. ranks highest in cusSubmit digital photos accompanied by caption tomer satisfaction in information to mechelle@thepilot.com. both the homebuyer and home seller segments. Keller Williams Realty, Inc. achieved the highest scores in all measured factors across both segments, receiving the highest JDPower.com Power Circle RatingSM among its competitors overall. “We are so proud to have our associates be recognized once again for leading the industry with the influence and reputations they have in their local communities. They continually demonstrate not only Marinda Avera (R ) and Pat Phillips (L ) of Rhodes & Co. Real Estate, along with their level of talent, but Diane Robinson (second from left) of Colony Shade and Jo de Brigard (second from their commitment to right) of Pinehurst made their debut as "The Shirrells" complete with beehives and diva serving our communi"do's" at the "Sock Hop" held at the Pinehurst Members Club last Saturday night. Main ties with the utmost inmusical entertainment was provided by Glenn Davis of Pinehurst. tegrity and highest level of service," Mark Willis, CEO of Keller Williams Realty, Inc., stated. “Congratulations to all Keller Williams Realty associates. They have certainly earned this prestigious distinction." The fifth annual J.D. Power and Associates study measures customer satisfaction with the largest national real estate companies within the home buyer and seller segments. Scores are determined by ex-

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amining three factors of the home-buying experience: agent/salesperson; office; and variety of additional services. For the home-selling segment, agent/salesperson; marketing; office; and variety of additional services are examined. J.D. Power and Associates stated, “[The uncertain economic times] present a challenge for the real estate companies to really work closely with the customers and really hold their hand through the entire process to make them feel more comfortable in the decisions. Keller Williams has set itself apart by performing high in all the areas that are most important to customers specifically with the agent, the offices, and the services that they provide." “Our agents go above and beyond to help their clients at one of the most personal times in their lives – when they are buying or selling a home. We are incredibly honored and humbled that our associates have been recognized yet again for their incredible levels of service," says Mary Tennant, President of Keller Williams Realty, Inc. ### Disclaimer: Keller Williams received the highest numerical score among full service real estate firms for home buyers and home sellers in the proprietary J.D.

Power and Associates 2012 Home Buyer/Seller StudySM. Study based on 2,994 total evaluations measuring five firms and measures opinions of individuals who bought or sold a home between March 2011 and April 2012. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed March-May 2012. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com About Keller Williams Realty, Inc.: Founded in 1983, Keller Williams Realty, Inc. is the second-largest real estate franchise operation in the United States, with 675 offices and almost 77,000 associates across the globe. The company, which began franchising in 1990, has an agent-centric culture that emphasizes access to leading-edge education and promotes an economic model that rewards associates as stakeholders and partners. The company also provides specialized agents in luxury homes and commercial real estate properties. For more information, or to search for homes for sale, visit Keller Williams Realty online at (www.kw.com). Information about Keller Williams Realty’s international expansion can be found at (www.kwworldwide.com).

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012

THE PILOT — SOUTHERN PINES, N.C.

(ARA) - Do you ever feel like you’re trying to avoid tripping off an alarm as you’re carefully tiptoe through your living room? Except instead of an alarm, you’re hoping not to trigger that familiar creak or groan of the floorboards. It’s happened to everybody, and at times it wakes up the newborn (or anyone else who is asleep), interrupts home-office calls, and lets everyone in the house know about your midnight snack run to the fridge.

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7 LAKES NORTH

141305 Lake Diamond: Wonderful Water View! LL Recreation Rm w/Bdrm & storage. 3BR/3BA. $379,000 T443305

147576 The Arboretum: 146457 Pinewild: Beautiful Golf Views! www.175WiregrassLane.com - Like Elegant brick 3BR/2.5BA home. Formal & New! 3BR/3BA with many upgrades! Informal areas. $439,000 T392261 $406,000 T472936

149389 Sequoia Lake Front Cottage with magnificent views! Living/Dining combo, 3BR/2BA. Large Deck. $199,900 T682235

739.5133

639.3099

315.5013

Arvilla Sheron

295.5504

7 LAKES WEST

148299 Wonderful 4BR/3BA home within walking distance to Beacon Ridge CC! Many upgrades! $329,000 T558578 783.7374

Linda Criswell

295.5504

DONALD ROSS AREA

Frank Sessoms

295.5504

7 LAKES WEST

Arvilla Sheron

739.5133

295.5504

ABERDEEN

Carol Haney

692.2635

BOCA ESTATES

142444 Impeccably maintained! Spaciou 3BR/2.5BA split bedroom plan. High ceilings, hardwood & more! $349,900 T443716

144495 Charming 3BR/2.5BA home has new flooring, paint & more! Large lot, LR, Fam Rm w/frplc. Workshop. $164,900 T11644

144326 Gorgeous, custom all brick home! Soaring ceilings, moldings, hardwood flooring, custom cabinetry! 3BR/3BA T11606

783.7374

783.6061

783.6061

Linda Criswell

295.5504

FAIRWOODS ON 7

Donna Chapman

MIDLAND CC

692.2635

Donna Chapman

692.2635

OLD TOWN PINEHURST

147926 Style, Quality & Value! Well appointment 3BR/3BAcustom brick home. Open Ktchn, Family Rm w/built-ins. $349,000T244078

147229 Beautiful and unique home! 3700+SF, large rooms, Living/Family & Carolina Rooms. 3BR/3.5BA. Stunning! T443906

149973 Make this your home! Brazillian hardwood floors, Custom Ktchn cabinetry, Carolina Rm. 2BR/2.5BA. $245,000 T778676

147561 Short stroll to Village Shops! Kitchen & Baths (2 1/2) updates, hardwood, 19'x19'wrkshop/studio. $585,000 T473132

692.7685

690.7080

690.4705

638.0972

Mary Joe Worth

692.2635

OLD TOWN PINEHURST

Jerry Townley

295.5504

PINEHURST

Bonnie Baker

692.2635

PINEHURST

141717 Corner Shaw & Ferguson 3Blocks to Club - 3200SF, high ceilings, large rooms, 4BR/4BA. $85,000 BELOW Tax Value. T390878

147794 PCC Membership. Open design with a Carolina Room, 3BRs, 2BAs, and large backyard. $195,000 T497966

149951 Fronts on Pinehurst #8 Course! Cul-de-sac location! Charming 3BR/2BA home with great design! $225,000 T775606

638.0972

315.5013

585.2087

Eva Toney

295.5504

PINEWILD CC

148712 Golf Front on Magnolia! 3BR/2BA, Carolina Rm, LR w/frplc, DR, Office, Country Ktchn. $455,000 T421735 295.2660

Marie O'Brien

$289,900

295.5504

148230 Special Golf Front home! 2 Separate Living Areas! 5BR/4.5BA. Cozy Carolina Room! $769,000 T549728 Arvilla Sheron 739.5133 295.5504

Carol Haney

$262,000

692.2635

John Condit

$265,000

295.5504

Eva Toney

295.5504

PINEWILD CC

148739 www.47GreyabbeyDrive.com - Brick 3BR/2.5BA home. Golf Front! A must see! $385,000 T613099 Frank Sessoms 639.3099 295.5504

$274,900

147524 Gorgeous! Chef's kitchen, for- 142009 Exquisite Golf Front mal areas, 4BR/3.5BA, Bonus Room Home! Formal LR & DR, LL Rec. and an Office. $549,000 T467703 Rm, Office, 4BR/3.5BA. Walk-out overlooks Pond, Waterfall. $579,000 T389304 Nettie Calfee Marie O'Brien 315.6225 692.2635 295.2660 295.5504

147614 Waterfront on Lake Pinewild with views from almost every room! Comfortable living at its finest! 4BR/4.5BA. $669,000 T476462

$294,900

$295,000

144000 Stunning Executive Home with magnificient water views. Buil-head & Dock. 5Bdrms, 3Baths, 2 Half Baths. $899,500 T353553

146207 Low maintenance exterior! Overlooks Weymouth Nature Preserve. 3BR/2.5BA. Lovely swimming pool. $369,900 T353560

315.3322

692.7685

149426 One of a kind! Charming 1929 Cottage, cedar interior, hardwoods, pecky cyprus exterior, stone frplc. Broker/Owner. $398,900 T734418

Kay Beran

692.2635

Mary Joe Worth

315.3322

692.2635 315.1144

Kay Beran

$295,000

Penny Stuckey

692.2635

692.2635

For More Information, Text the “T” Code to 85377

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Sound familiar? If so, you probably assumed a squeaky floor was something you’d have to live with. Contrary to popular belief, however, a squeak in the floor is relatively easy to repair. One product that makes this home improvement so simple is Squeeeeek No More, a squeaky floor elimination kit that works on carpeted, vinyl and hardwood floors, and is available at Home Depot. It used to be that home improvement experts advised only going underneath a floor to fix a creaky floorboard. However, second floors cannot be repaired this way, due to the first floor ceiling. Your grandparents probably advised using talcum powder, liquid wax or powdered soap between the floorboards of that hardwood floor to stop it from squeaking. With new products, all of these old-fashioned remedies can be forgotten. There is no need to lift up any carpet or floorboards and the task can be performed on top of the flooring. All it takes is a power drill and the provided hardware from the kit. Squeaks occur when shrinks and gaps develop around different flooring elements. For example, in most creaky floors, a nail that was used to fasten the floor has become loose and a squeak happens as a result of the nail rubbing on the sub floor. It’s also possible that wooden planks have loosened from the joist below them and are rubbing

against one another. For homeowners with carpeted floors, Squeeeeek No More uses a tool that will find the location of the floor joists from above the floor. After locating the joists, an alignment and depth-control fixture allows you to drill through the carpet with one of the provided screws into the joist where the squeak exists. The screw will tighten the floor planks back onto the joist without ruining the floor or having to go underneath it. The alignment fixture has a screw gripper on one side that will snap off the screw head so there are no dangerous nails or screws sticking out of the carpet. Doing away with creaky floors can be a big aid when it comes time to sell a home. There is nothing more unattractive to prospective homebuyers than noisy squeaks and creaks coming from the floor. By eliminating squeaks, you’ll be able to keep potential buyers’ attention focused on the beauty of your home. Parents with babies or small children will also appreciate giving their little ones a good night’s rest, free from loud creaks. More importantly, hungry members of the household will finally be able to reach the refrigerator at midnight without waking up the entire household. For more information about Squeeeeek No More, call (800) 4598428 or visit www.stopfloorsqueaks. com.


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THE PILOT — SOUTHERN PINES, N.C.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2012

PINEHURST RESORT REALTY Located in the Lobby of the Carolina Hotel

910-235-8700 • 1-800-772-7588 E-mail: pinehurstresortrealty@pinehurst.com

CUSTOM maintenance free home on a nice level lot in a great area. All walls in the home insulated making it very energy efficient. Smooth ceiling, nice molding, 2 gas fireplaces, tiled Carolina Room. Kitchen is great! Nice Master Suite. Bonus Room has direct access to full bath & could be a fourth bedroom. 3BR/3.5BA $449,000 (147941)

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. $335,000 3BR/3.5BA (144336)

PANORAMIC VIEWS of the 5th, 6th, and 7th holes on the No. 5 golf course. The most wonderful golf view available and 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 PCC membership available for transfer. 3BR/2.5BA $330,000 (142456)

GOLF FRONT on the 6th 7LKSS fairway. The Tufts “Fairway Cottage”. Totally renovated. Quality workmanship! Custom Kitchen, Corian counter tops, Slider cabinets. Lots of storage. 3 Master Suites with full baths. Large quiet lot. Top of the line metal roof. New heat pump 2010. New siding, insulated windows, water heaters, and electrical. 3BR/3.5BA $294,500

Golf front on PCC Course No. 1 overlooking the 14th fairway & view of the green. Large rooms with maximized views of the golf course. Third bedroom converted to Office & Carolina Room. Pantry in Hallway. Roof is four years old. Vaulted ceilings in Great Room & Master Bedroom. PCC membership available for transfer. 3BR/2BA $285,000 (147641)

WATERFRONT HOME ON LAKE LONGLEAF. Beautiful hardwood flrs. Kitchen, baths & laundry which have tile. Home could have as many as 4 or 5 bedrooms. The downstairs has a finished Bonus Rm, full bath, workshop, & unfinished Family Area. Living Rm & Dining Rm have access to screened porch & the private backyard & lake. 3BR/4BA $299,000 (146141)

QUALITY PLUS! Upgrades throughout. Granite, fireplace, hardwood, tile, Trane HVAC. Open & bright floor plan with vaulted ceilings. Covered porch. Super large lot. Beautiful deck. 3BR/2BA $205,000 (147624)

LIKE NEW CONDITION all brick second home very lightly visited. Lovely split bedroom plan with hardwood floors, large Living Room & Kitchen, corner gas fireplace, great screened porch and deck. Large corner lot. 3BR/2.5BA $240,000 (148315)

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 walk-in storage rooms. Second water meter for yard. New roof July 2012. 3 BR/3BA $329,500 (147147)

LARGE GREAT ROOM w/sliding door leading to Carolina Room. Split Beautiful Kitchen bedroom plan. w/granite counter tops. Pergo floors in main areas. Fully fenced back yard. 2BR/2BA $179,900 (148527)

Realtor of the Week HARWELL STOVALL

FEATURED HOME

CUSTOM BUILT open floor plan w/split bedroom plan. Mahogany floors in Foyer, Dining Room, Hallways, Kitchen & Family Room. Family Room w/gas fireplace opens to Kitchen and Eating Area. Adjoining deck is TREK and has electric awning. Master Suite has 2 walk-in closets, double vanity, separate shower & whirlpool tub. PCC member. avail. for transfer. 3BR/2BA $274,000 (149927)

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: pinehurstresortrealty@pinehurst.com

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

Ann Benton Associate Broker GRI/ABR/RRS & GREEN

Faye Gibson Associate Broker GRI/ABR/RRS

Sandhills Real Estate August 31, 2012  

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