NEW LISTING ALERT! 9805 Clarendon Drive – Emerald Isle NC

NEW LISTING ALERT!
9805 Clarendon Drive – Emerald Isle NC

What are your top three ”wants” in a home? Bet this home has them: 2 master suites; every bedroom with in-suite bath; elevator; great neighborhood in a gated subdivision; 4 bedrooms plus a lower level suite; 3 living areas; decks covered and uncovered; deeded beach access; open floor plan; granite tops in kitchen; place to park a boat; and even some sound views. Beach access through sister subdivision Dolphin Ridge. Very close to Emerald Isle Path for walking dogs, biking, jogging, etc. Yes this lot backs up to Coast Guard Road. Yes that may not appeal to some. And YES… the current owners have loved living here for 5 years while raising their family. Contact us or your agent for a full list of features on this home.

Home Warranty included!

 

Emerald Isle Spring City Wide Yard Sale 2019

On Friday April 12th and Saturday April 13th Emerald Isle will be doing its city wide spring yard sale! Most yard sales would be on Saturday April 13th, yard sales will be all over Emerald Isle at individual homes! 
 
Its not to late to get on the list! 
Here is the list as of April 1st 

1. 9702 lord Berkeley drive Royal oaks subdivision
Saturday the 13th

2. 9702 Green Glen Road. April 13th This is in Dolphin Ridge .I will have a wonderful selection of my home grown Southern Specialty Tomato plants, and Several pots of Succulents, that do wonderful in hot, dry summers! Also household goods, and Bee Hotels , to attract honeybees, to pollinate your plants!

3. 416 Cape Emerald Loop (Cape Emerald)

4. 114 Santa Maria Saturday only
TV Stand and household items

5. 204 Hurst Road. Saturday only 7:30-11:30. Toddler boy clothes and toys, stroller, Graco Pack n Play, Women’s clothes size 8/shoe size 9, picture frames, linen, Waterford China (set of 4), Baby bottles set/Breast pump, Patio chairs x 2

6. 114 Ocean Oaks Drive, Saturday, 13 April. 8 AM until noon. Wooden hot tub steps, Furniture, hand tools, air tools, women’s clothing, animal trap/cage, carpenter bee traps, bar stools, old baseball cards, Civil War prints, and more.

7. 7505 SOUND DRIVE

8. DOUBLE FAMILY YARD SALE AT 505 SEA LAVENDER TRAIL ON SATURDAY APRIL 13TH LARGE AND SMALL ITEMS AS WELL AS OPEN HOUSE, MOBILE HOME IS FOR SALE, AS WELL

9. 1807 emerald drive- housewares, furniture, jewelry, art, bunk bed frame much more April 13th

10. 124 Mangrove Drive..4/13, 8am-noon. Schwinn twin bike brand new, Hairer de-humidifer, new (still in box) 5000 but window a/c,2 nice wicker chairs with cushions, step ladder, 6 foot metal ladder and more…

11. Friday & Saturday 7901 Sound Dr. Tools, Fishing items, wicker chairs, end tables, table & chairs, vintage bottles, pictures, dishes, clothing, gaming items, movies, lots of vintage glass dishes, chairs, stereo, lots of cast iron pieces, mirrors, LOTS of jewelry, Bar stools, printer/scanner, microwave, shoes size 6 to 7, Antique wood boxes, lights, toys from the 70’s to the 90’s, vintage belt buckles, records, and SO MUCH MORE……

12. 9703 Calypso Court (Dolphin Ridge off Coast Guard Road) Saturday, April 13 from 8am-11am! HUSBAND MAKING ME SELL EVERYTHING!Furniture (3 piece Broyhilll entertainment center, queen bed set with wicker headboard & nightstand, mattress & box spring used only a few times, tables etc) name brand clothes/shoes/bags (most new with tags), books, pool/beach items, kitchen, tools, fishing gear, boating items, lots of scrapbooking items, TV’s, DVD players, household items and lots more!

13. 138 Doe Dr. Household, lamps, dishes, sheets, comforters, shoes, lotions, baby carseat, misc baby items

14. 129 Doe Dr Friday and Saturday 8 until! Vintage, antiques and collectibles (prices reflect) household,tools, clothes, books, jewelry and lots of good stuff!

15. Friday & Saturday 411 Hickory Street….multi family…furniture, antiques, home goods, clothes men and women, tools, rugs and lots of miscellaneous stuff.

16. 7317 Sound Drive Friday and Saturday Beach items, household items and decor

17. 805 Ocean Dr. 2 sets of crate furniture. 2 couch loveseat & 3 chairs & ottoman $400 per set with cushions.

18. Yard sales at 410, 413, 418 and 421 Channel Drive, EI Saturday April 13th from 9 AM until 1 PM. Many household items, 410 Channel includes Ladies/Mens Boutique: Beautiful condition clothing ( LOTS of hardly worn or never worn !): lounge wear to formal wear and everything in between ! , shoes, designer pocketbooks, Collectible bears, holiday decorations, linens (including 2 new comforter sets),Kitchen items, silver serving pieces,framed art work, Bicycles and helmets and an small electric scooter.

19. 324 loblolly st on sound side having it fri 7 to 3 and sat 7 to 1 lots of household items, furniture, clothing and longaberger items. And tools, something for everyone come and check it out

20. 300 Osprey Ridge Dr unit 14 Sat 13 all day in parking lot. Wrought Iron patio table, 4 matching chairs, assorted housewares, toddler swing girls with hanging ropes. Thanks

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Southern Outer Banks NC | Crystal Coast NC | Coastal Carolina
 

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PRICE ADJUSTMENT! 1609 Ivory Gull Drive – Morehead City

PRICE ADJUSTMENT!!!
Now offered at $389,000
1609 Ivory Gull Drive – Emerald Isle NC 28594

Lovely family home w/lots of space PLUS extended outdoor living on deck, & spacious fenced yard. Private, peaceful & open views grace the back of the home. Watch the heron, owls & deer. Enjoy the safety of sidewalks for visiting the community pool, club house, & tennis in this enchanting neighborhood. Great family living w/open spaces filled w/sunlight from the wall of windows. Large kitchen with island & adjoining butler’s pantry. Living room is cozy w/fireplace & built-in shelves. Master suite boasts his & hers closets, jet tub, walk-in-shower, water closet & double vanity. 2 more spacious bedrooms plus FROG round out the top floor. Completing this floor plan a formal living room, formal dining room AND a mud room 1st floor. Large lot .5 acres. Side open garage private when open.
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5 Home Buying Myths

Home buyers get a lot of advice from friends and family – some good, some bad. A lot of myths can pop up and negatively guide their home purchasing experience. Make sure you don’t fall for one of these common buying falsehoods.

1. The only upfront cost is the down payment.

Buyers need to be prepared for several expenses – everything from fees, taxes, costs for inspections, credit reports, insurance, and others. Closing costs can be anywhere from 3 percent to 6 percent of the purchase price. Those costs can fluctuate greatly depending on the state you live in too.

2. Just looking for a house casually is not a big deal.

Some people may want to just start looking at homes to get a feel for the area, before they even sit down with a REALTOR®. But they could be setting themselves up for major heartbreak. “A buyer might be viewing homes that are in a higher or lower price range than what they are qualified for,” Connie Antoniou, a broker associate in Barrington, Ill., told realtor.com®. Home shoppers – even at the earliest stages – should get pre-approved for a mortgage so they know their budget from the get-go and don’t waste time looking at homes that are out of their price range.

3. You must have a 20 percent down payment.

A 20 percent down payment will help a buyer avoid paying private mortgage insurance. But 20 percent down isn’t required. Many lenders will still qualify a buyer for home loans with 10 percent or 5 percent down. Some buyers can even qualify for only 3.5 percent down with a Federal Housing Administration loan. There are many options for down payment assistance that lenders can explore with a buyer who has a limited amount to put down.

4. Schools shouldn’t matter if you don’t have kids.

“The neighborhood you choose matters – both now and later when you might consider selling,” notes the realtor.com® article. “Even if you don’t have children, good schools are a sign of a good neighborhood.” Buyers should explore all factors with their REALTOR® on items that could influence their homes appreciation and desirability so they don’t run into trouble later on one day when they try to sell.

5. You don’t need a home inspection.

When the housing market is extremely competitive, some home shoppers may be willing to waive the home inspection in order to get the home they want. “But beware: sellers are banking on your skipping this crucial step,” the realtor.com® article notes. “It means you’ll get the home as is, including any and all problems that come with it. And sometimes those problems aren’t exactly visible.”


Kathryn Gorham / Green Key Realty / Emerald Isle, North Carolina / www.HomesEmeraldIsle.com

2010 President Women’s Council of REALTORS® Crystal Coast Chapter
pld28594@hotmail.com cell · 252.354.2958 office
Southern Outer Banks NC | Crystal Coast NC | Coastal Carolina
 

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Spring Cleaning Guide

 

Make spring cleaning less of a chore by following these smarter–and mostly greener–tips for this annual rite of homeownership.

Spring cleaning is a time-honored tradition. After a long winter, you throw open the windows, let in fresh air, and scrub down the house. But modern spring cleaning presents challenges your grandmother never imagined. Today’s homes are bigger, and the choice of cleaning supplies seemingly endless.

While you’ll need to devote a day or two to this annual maintenance project, make it less of a chore by picking the right tools and methods. And by taking an environmentally friendly approach, you can also protect the well being of your family. Give this space-by-space cleaning guide a whirl this spring—or during any season, for that matter, when grime and clutter become unbearable.

Bathrooms

When it’s time to get down and dirty, many people start with the bathroom. Allen Rathey, founder of The Housekeeping Channel, says removing mineral deposits, rust, and such from toilets doesn’t have to mean chemical warfare. Don rubber gloves and use a pumice stone to erase stubborn stains. If you want more scouring power, Rathey recommends mixing baking soda with acidic vinegar. The concoction is just as effective as conventional cleaners, and there are no toxic fumes to inhale. This approach works equally well on tub and shower stains.

Buy your supplies in bulk to save. A 64-ounce bottle of vinegar costs about $4; a 12-pound bag of baking soda, about $7. Both items can be used throughout the house. For just $1 you can mix equal parts vinegar and water in a 32-ounce spray bottle to make a terrific all-purpose surface cleaner. That’s about $4 cheaper than buying a spray cleaner at the store.

Spring cleaning is the perfect time to extract dirt from porous grouted surfaces. For tile floors use your usual cleaner, but don’t mop. Instead, run a wet/dry vac, which will suck contaminants out of the grout. Mopping drives the grime into the grout rather than removing it. According to Rathey, grout can harbor stinky bacteria that leave a bad odor in the bathroom. This technique is more time-consuming than mopping, but it’s worthwhile to do at least once a year.

Kitchens

The kitchen can be a tough room to clean because there’s usually so much stuff in it, says Justin Klosky, founder and creative director of The OCD Experience, an organizational service. Before you break out the broom, go through your cabinets and drawers, and put together a box of items to donate and a box of items to store somewhere besides the kitchen. Clear your countertops of everything except items you use nearly every day.

After you’ve de-cluttered, you can get to work cleaning. Cloud Conrad, vice president of marketing for cleaning company Maid Brigade, says one tool you shouldn’t overlook is an all-purpose microfiber cloth (about $5). These aren’t run-of-the-mill dusting rags. Microfiber is a densely woven synthetic fabric that picks up dirt and greasy deposits without chemicals thanks to its unique composition. You should be able to clean surfaces like countertops, sinks, and stoves with warm water, a microfiber cloth, and a bit of elbow grease, Conrad says.

Since you prepare your food in the kitchen, consider using green commercial products for surfaces, or make your own vinegar/water spray. Conventional cleaners may remove dirt, but they can also harbor some nasty substances you don’t want in your PB&J. Microfiber, vinegar, and baking soda will clean and disinfect almost every kitchen surface at a fraction of the price. Don’t neglect once-a-year chores like vacuuming refrigerator coils (unplug your fridge first), and tossing out expired food from the back of the pantry.

Bedrooms

Since bedrooms are such individual spaces, there’s a lot of diversity in what needs to happen. Most homeowners should at least rotate and flip innerspring mattresses, and store out-of-season sheets and clothing. Also go through your closet, and donate or Freecycleitems you haven’t worn in the last 12 months. For carpets and mattresses, consider using a professional cleaning service. Figure a typical mattress will cost about $70-$90 to clean, a bargain considering how much time you spend in bed.

Even if you’re getting your carpet professionally cleaned, you still need to break out the vacuum, says Leslie Reichert, owner of The Cleaning Coach. Use the hose attachment to get to the hidden particles along baseboards, under your bed, and in your curtains, favorite environments of dust mites. If you have a large-capacity dryer, throw curtains in on high heat for good measure to kill the little pests.

Living area

Another surface you should consider getting professionally cleaned is living room upholstery. It can be tricky to know exactly how to deep-clean different types of fabrics, says Rathey, especially if there are stains you can’t quite identify. Costs vary widely depending on the size of the furniture piece and the quality and state of its covering, but a typical sofa might run $70 to $90.

Microfiber cloths are great to use in the living area as well. Make sure you have cloths for each area of the house, though, so you’re not cross-contaminating bathroom, kitchen, and living areas. Use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe down windows, wood, mirrors, the tops of bookshelves, ceiling fan blades, and even the plastic housing of electronics for a quick, chemical-free clean.


Kathryn Gorham / Green Key Realty / Emerald Isle, North Carolina / www.HomesEmeraldIsle.com

2010 President Women’s Council of REALTORS® Crystal Coast Chapter
pld28594@hotmail.com cell · 252.354.2958 office
Southern Outer Banks NC | Crystal Coast NC | Coastal Carolina
 

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