ginger harper of southport: Is Social Media the Bane of our Existence? - 06/16/14 05:46 AM

I think that the Social Media has a place in our world but we have to be careful not to make it the Main part of our existence.
So may people right now, use the social media in unhealthy ways.  There are many folks that are airing their personal grievences in public for the world to see right not. 
This is a person thing that needs to be kept in private.
Just remember that when you put it on the Socail Media..it becomes a world wide exposure.
The evolution of social media woes
I remember a story that happened here in … (2 comments)

ginger harper of southport: Baby Boomers Are Not Downsizing? - 06/13/14 11:17 AM

We are finding the same thing happening in the Southport Oak Island Area of Brunswick County.
We are located on the coast of North Carolina right at the mouth of the Cape Fear River.
 
It is a beautiful Coastal Community that offers the Ocean, Rivers, Creeks and Lakes. 
 
We are finding that many of our buyers now, as they grow older, are wanting smaller more compact homes to live it.  They do not want a lot of company that keeps them working, cooking and cleaning for those that are wanting a free stay at the Beach..LOL
Baby Boomers Are … (0 comments)

ginger harper of southport: Here's a fun way to share your listings on Facebook... - 06/10/14 07:29 AM

This is such a great thing to do Jared and I will look into it and try to do the same.
I do post my listings on facebook but they just do not seem to get the attention that I would like for them to get.
Thanks so much for sharing this with us.  I will review you page and see how you are doing this.
Ginger Harper of Southport NC
 
Nobody decides to log on to Facebook to look for homes.  NOBODY.  
Most folks are tired of the constant advertising and marketing they see on Facebook today.  
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ginger harper of southport: Chrisp Cool Day in Southport - 11/11/13 07:04 PM
Good evening..
I hope that you are enjoying your day as much as I am.  It is Sunny and Cool...what a delight...
This is a day for buyers to be all over the place trying to find the perfect place to settledown.
Tomorrow, we are having an antique fair at the community building.  Folks will bring stuff
out of the attic to see if they have an heirloom worth thousands.
 It is so much fun to see the unique, antiques that we find in the most unlikely places..
 
Thar's Gold in them thar attics..LOL
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ginger harper of southport: Debbie Reynolds..I really want to meet her - 10/29/13 06:44 PM
 
My experience in the real estate industry over the last 33 years is that investing in real estate is still the American Dream and can make your life very satisfying and financially comfortable if done right. I am so glad you stopped by to learn more about me and the Clarksville TN Real Estate Market. I use my blog to pass on information about the real estate industry to you my readers and my real estate industry peers.
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ginger harper of southport: There is no place like home! - 10/29/13 06:24 PM

Here is a wonderful Fall picture of the Wooden Boat Show that is held in Southport North Carolina once a year.  This is a show where many craftsmen build a wooden boat that is tried and proven in the waters around the area in the Cape Fear River, The Intra-Coastal Waterway or the Atlantic Ocean. 
Many of the carpenters, have a dream and envision the building of their dream boat.  They have a passion for doing something special that will be one of the most memorable thing that they would ever do.
There are so many  wonderful things that happen … (6 comments)

ginger harper of southport: Blueberry Topping - 10/24/13 07:43 PM
 
 
Yesterday, my husband and I had to buy a new freezer and had to clean out the old one in  the process.  We came up with about 10 gallons of BlueBerries that we had picked over the past few year. Much too many to keep in the freezer.  Therefore, I decided to make BlueBery topping that works well on Ice Cream, Cake and Toast. 
So last night I am cooked  them to make the topping, which consitst of the BlueBerries, Sugan, lemon juice and 1/2 stick of butter.  All you do then, is cook until they become thick.  Then  we put … (6 comments)

ginger harper of southport: Fall Brings Fishermen and Buyers - 10/23/13 07:26 PM
Fall is bringing us some buyers, finally.  It seems that we have been all frozen out of the real estate market but in the past week or so, buyers are returning to our quiet shores once again. 
Fishing is good right now off the piers of Oak Island and surf casting has always been a favorite of mine, especially on East Beach on Bald Head Island.  A couple of years ago, I caught a 42 pound Drum.  What a treat.  Problem being that the fish was too big to keep according to NC Wildlife and Fisheries.  We had to throw him … (0 comments)

ginger harper of southport: Colonial Days At Ole Brunswick towne - 10/07/13 07:00 PM
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Colonial Days At Ole Brunswick Towne is a fun day to be had by all.   I enjoy the Candle making and help others in making candles for the holidays.         Sponsored         Sponsored     Sponsored SORT BY DATE 1 1 selected   Ruth Lawrence RE: Appraisal Tomorrow 4:45 PM         Denise Rainwater Comps for 2508 E. Pelican Drive 2:37 PM         Ginger Harper 310 NE 39th Street 2:14 PM         Marie Cantin Proof for Pilot Ad - October 9th 2:12 PM     … (2 comments)

ginger harper of southport: Great Day in Southport - 09/25/13 06:58 PM
 
Great Day in Southport~My Town. Re-blogged by 0 agents
   It is another great day in Southport NC...
WE are on the Beaver Dam Creek that goes into the IntraCoastal Waterway that goes into the Cape Fear River that goes into the Atlantic Ocean.  The way "the crow flies", we are 2 miles from the Ocean.
Talk about a great place to live...this is IT!
In the afternoon, we go and sit on the dock and catch up with the events of the day and watch the sun set, and the ibis and herons go home to roost.
"Nothing could … (2 comments)

ginger harper of southport: 5210 SE Walden Creek, Southport NC - 09/23/13 12:53 PM

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ginger harper of southport: Southport, my home! - 09/20/13 06:56 PM

I love Southport...
 
Southport is one of the most beautiful and charming small towns in North Carolina.
Visitors flock to Southport's picturesque tree-lined streets to explore its many restaurants, shops, marina, yacht basin, waterfront & historic attractions. Hundreds of years ago, pirates & explorers visited the area.
Today, it's convenient location, where the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, & Cape Fear River meet, is still very popular with mariners of all types..Motor boat and Sailboat treasure these waters.
I have been a broker with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty has been a Southport resident for 32years and shares some of my favorite things … (4 comments)

ginger harper of southport: Do you have a Food Bank in your county? - 09/16/13 12:59 PM
 
We in Brunswick County, North Carolina are having a hard time feeding our needed.  We have food banks opened up to feel those in the County that are hungry.  There seems to be so many folks that are in need right now. I have gone to our church and we are asking for our congregation to help us fill up the shelves with food. 
Today I picked up the food that our Coldwell Banker Sea Coast office has collected and took this food to the Collection point for our local food bank.   I do hope that the folks that are hungry will … (3 comments)

ginger harper of southport: Great Monday.. - 09/16/13 12:50 PM
 
Today is a great Monday..
Today is MONDAY and I have had a wonderful weekend.   We had 14 over for a Boston Butt with all of the trimings..
 I have learned much in the way of Blogging and Facebooking. There is such a great support group with our Activerain members.  I just want to say Thank YOU
There has been a lot of positive response from friends and associates from all over.
Thanks for all of your help and I truly wish you to had a marvelous weekend...enjoying family
and friends
 
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ginger harper of southport: Feels like Fall - 09/16/13 12:20 PM
 
Feels like Fall!
It is so good to get up in the morning and feel the chrispness of the air.  Sat on the Dock for a bit last night and enjoyed the birds feedingin the marsh and a gorgeous sunset.   I love blanket time on the dock. 
Fishing is getting better also.  Our  grandson caught a 17 inch Puppy Drum over the weekend and it fed 6 of us for dinner. (along with a few shrimp and cole slaw)
Hope your days are wonderful..
Enjoy this Fresh Fall Weather
 
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ginger harper of southport: The Pentagon and 911 - 09/04/13 06:27 PM
 
I had read this but have not had it written down.  This will make you  feel good about our Military of today.  I am honored to share this on...just in case you did not hear about this..
Did YOU know about this? A chaplain, who happened to be assigned to the Pentagon, told of an incident that happened right after Flight 77 hit the Pentagon on 9/11.
A daycare facility inside the Pentagon had many children, including infants who were in heavy cribs. The daycare supervisor, looking at all the children they needed to evacuate, was in a panic over what … (1 comments)

ginger harper of southport: Business is picking up here! - 08/16/13 12:50 PM
Is Business picking up for you?  It is finally moving some here in our area.
I am in the coastal part of North Carolina, where the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Fear River join. It has been slow here for the past 8 years but I am beginning to see some increased activity.
 
Everyone says that we have reached the bottom...I am not so sure, but I do know that prices are much more affordable. I almost feel that we are back to pre 2005 prices. Does anyone else get that feeling?
 
Share your thoughts please,
 
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ginger harper of southport: Click on a person and see the History - 08/09/13 04:47 PM
This was too good not to share.  I was amazed.. You can learn so much about these individuals.   So many people and so much to learn..
I thought this was just such a great opportunity and I hope that you find the  same..
 
Take care and Enjoy
Ginger of Southport
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ginger harper of southport: 4th of July 2013 - 07/01/13 08:42 PM
The festivities have started.  It is a rainy start to the 4th and has cancelled the Beach Day on Oak Island this year and the firework. It is the first time that I ever remember that happening.
There are bands playing on the waterfront..as we speak.  They are bands from all over.
Have you ever heard of the Embers?  They will be here for the fireworks on the 4th.
The park is set up with crafts from all over.  They folks are showing their finest.  You can get some really great buys in the park.
There is so much going on..even … (3 comments)

ginger harper of southport: Southport Host the Official 4th of July Parade in NC - 06/15/13 07:02 PM
Southport Host the Official 4th of July Parade.. Last year, we were filming the Stephen King movie, "Safe Haven".  It was an exciting time for all of us that live in Southport.
I just want to tell you a bit about the 4th of July in Southport NC.
WE have the privilege  of hosting the official 4th of July Parade right here....in our small quaint community of Southport.
This community of about 5,000 folks becomes a metropolis of about 100,000 folks.  There are food vendors on the streets, selling anything you would ever want to think of eating.
There is live entertainment … (2 comments)