pine knoll shores nc 28512: If the surf roars in the Maritime Forest and there's no-one there to hear, does it still make a noise? - 09/20/10 12:20 PM
If the surf roars in the Maritime Forest and there's no-one there to hear, does it still make a noise?
I am so fortunate to be able to live at the beach.  I live right about the middle of Bogue Banks Island, in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina.  I live at the beach, in the woods. Most people don't think of the forest as part of the beach.  Here, it is a very big and important part.  Thankfully, when Pine Knoll Shores was being developed by the Theodore Roosevelt family, they were very environmentally aware and set up covenants to … (5 comments)

pine knoll shores nc 28512: Wonderful Wordless (not) Wednesday... - 07/21/10 09:30 AM
I take tons of pictures.  My theory is that if I take enough, some will work.  I delete way more than I keep and I'll guess I took 100 or more before finally getting one of this busy little bumble bee. 
I can't see a bumble bee without the little song going through my head.  "I'm bringing home a baby bumblebee...Won't my Mommy be so proud of me.  Oh, I'm bringing home a baby bumblebee.  Ouch.  He stung me."
Now, there.  It's in your head.  Have a wonderful Wednesday!
 

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pine knoll shores nc 28512: Raising the bar! - 07/20/10 09:08 AM
Am I the only member of Active Rain who is getting a little tired of all the griping about "BAD AGENTS"?  Has anybody ever had a bad waitress; doctor; teacher; attorney; housekeeper -- (fill in the blanks)?  What did you do?  I fired him/her/them and found a good one.   Hmmm
I don't think we can pass legislation to make them be good.  Shooting them is against the law.

 
How about each one of us commit to either raising our own bar or finding another line of work?  I dare you.
 
 
 
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pine knoll shores nc 28512: Be careful what you repeat! - 07/15/10 12:07 PM
CHECK IT OUT FIRST!  In these days of instant communication, it's even more important that we be careful what we repeat (or forward).  Once again, I received a forwarded email.  It sounded plausible (and a little exciting) so I thought perhaps it would make a fun blog.  
(Be sure to read this entire blog.  Don't fall for this!)
Here's what I received by forward mail: "During the month of August Mars will come closer to the earth than it has ever been before.  By late August it will be bright orange and will seem as large as our moon. Mark your … (8 comments)

pine knoll shores nc 28512: Wordless Wednesday - 07/14/10 10:01 AM
Almost...Wordless Wednesday on the Crystal Coast of North CarolinaNever take for granted the beauty around you.  I have the extreme pleasure of living on a little barrier island.  The beauty of nature combined with such man-made things as sail boats moored just off the marina never fail to bring me joy.  This sail boat is practically in my back yard and gave me a thrill on my morning run today.

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pine knoll shores nc 28512: Almost Wordless Wednesday on The Crystal Coast - 06/23/10 11:01 AM
This is Coral seen just last night on the beach by my house.  Many people think it's a plant but it's really a living marine organism.  You may have seen clumps or coral in beautiful colors that are hard as rocks.  That's what we normally think of as coral but this is how they look earlier.  They are constantly changing.  Coral includes reef builders that secrete calcium carbonate to form a hard skeleton.  I've never seen those here but have seen them in places like Australia's and Baliz.
 

You never know what treasures you'll find on the Crystal Coast … (5 comments)

pine knoll shores nc 28512: Not quite Wordless Wednesday on The Crystal Coast of North Carolina! - 02/17/10 04:49 AM
Not quite Wordless Wednesday on The Crystal Coast of North Carolina! Today is Ash Wednesday and I'm still high from the beautiful week-end of snow we enjoyed here on the island of Bogue Banks..  Snow is a rarity so even us "old" folks got out and played like children.  It was a beautiful gift from God.  Came early Saturday morning and was almost all gone by Sunday night.  That's how snow should be.  Special and elusive.  I love it.
 

 
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pine knoll shores nc 28512: Almost Wordless Wednesday on the Crystal Coast - 02/03/10 01:27 PM
 
Almost Wordless Wednesday on the Crystal Coast Kayaks waiting for spring time.
 

 
Imagine gliding across the water, in and out of the salt marsh, resting, working, relaxing.  There's nothing quite like it.
I am Marian Goetzinger, your Pine Knoll Shores and Crystal Coast Specialist. 
I answer my phone.
 

 
 
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pine knoll shores nc 28512: Almost wordless Wednesday on the Crystal Coast. - 01/27/10 09:05 AM
Almost wordless Wednesday on the Crystal Coast.
 
I snapped this picture on my walk to the beach just across from my house.  Every time I see it I think of Robert Frost's "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Afternoon."
 
"The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep."
 

I too have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep, but I'll probably take a little detour through the woods first.  Life is short and I don't want to wonder what I missed by … (4 comments)

pine knoll shores nc 28512: Genesis Condominiums in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina - 12/18/09 02:42 PM
Genesis Condominiums in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina is a unique, ocean side condominium complex featuring 71 condominiums with varying sizes and floor plans. The five buildings that make up Genesis are built around its beautiful, landscaped pools – one main pool with a rock waterfall and two jacuzzi pools.

 
 
Genesis also provides several convenient beach accesses directly from the parking lot. Other features may include (depending on the condominium and floor plan) secured interior entry, multiple decks and automatic garage. Genesis Condominiums in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina is conveniently located less than one mile from … (2 comments)

pine knoll shores nc 28512: Pine Knoll Association in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina - 12/17/09 10:39 AM
 
If you are considering a move to Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina, you'll definitely want to check out the different associations.


Pine Knoll Association in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina, also known as PKA, is the oldest and one of the most popular home owner's groups in Pine Knoll Shores.  Early in the development of the town of Pine Knoll Shores a group of home owners established the first home owners association; Pine Knoll Association, Inc.  At that time PKA members were responsible for maintaining streets, parks and waterways.
Today members of Pine Knoll Association in … (5 comments)

pine knoll shores nc 28512: Single Family Association in Beacon's Reach in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina - 12/16/09 02:14 PM
Single Family Association in Beacon's Reach in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina consists of 104 single family homes scattered throughout the community.  Each home is custom built and ranges in size from one level at about 1600 square feet to three stories up to 6000 square feet. Some are direct sound front, some are direct ocean front, some are lagoon front and some are interior homes.  All are unique.
Beacon's Reach has thirteen separate associations; twelve individual associations and a Master Association with oversight of the entire complex.  A professional manager serves Beacon's Reach from offices on site.  Security is provided … (1 comments)

pine knoll shores nc 28512: Westport II in Beacon's Reach in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina - 12/16/09 09:54 AM
Westport II in Beacon's Reach in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina is a unique marina front condominium community.  The condos each overlook the marina and beautiful Bogue Banks Sound. There are two and three bedroom flats.  Each unit has a screened porch overlooking the marina.
Ownership at Westport II in Beacon's Reach in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina comes with all the amenities of Beacon's Reach; marina, several sound side pools, lighted tennis courts, walking and biking trails, "sittums" on both ocean and sound and more.
 
Almost all the owners in Westport II are second home owners.  Boating … (0 comments)

pine knoll shores nc 28512: Ocean Grove in Beacon's Reach in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina - 12/10/09 09:28 AM
Ocean Grove in Beacon's Reach in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina is a unique and special ocean front condominium community.  Surrounded by the Maritime forest in the middle of the island of Bogue Banks, Ocean Grove, is a relaxing, fun place to escape and get away from the hustle, bustle and stress of city life.Imagine stepping out your front door and right onto the beach.  Ocean Grove units provide direct beach access and spectacular ocean views.  From your deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, you can enjoy the sunrise and the sunsets due to the fact that Bogue Banks faces due South.  … (2 comments)

pine knoll shores nc 28512: The Breakers in Beacon's Reach in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina - 12/10/09 02:26 AM
The Breakers in Beacon's Reach in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina is a unique and special ocean front community.  Nestled in the Maritime forest in the middle of the island of Bogue Banks, The Breakers, is a relaxing, fun place to escape and get away from the hustle, bustle and stress of city life. Imagine sitting on your deck overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, tall glass of sweet North Carolina iced tea in hand, flip flops propped on the railing, enjoying the ocean breeze, the salt smell and the sound of the laughing gulls.  Life doesn't get much better than this at … (1 comments)

pine knoll shores nc 28512: Coral Shores in Beacon's Reach in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina - 12/08/09 01:25 PM
Coral Shores in Beacon's Reach in Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina is an exclusive oceanfront community in the center of the small island of Bogue Banks just off the coast.  The community offers a private ocean front pool and several other private pools on the sound side, a marina,  private access to beautiful uncrowded beaches, lighted tennis courts, bike and walking trails, and picturesque access to Bogue Sound.  Beacon's Reach is a community of 465 units with only twenty-four of those units being part of Coral Shores which offers two basic designs.  There are eight Garden units, each with four bedrooms … (1 comments)

pine knoll shores nc 28512: The other side of the story.... - 12/07/09 08:26 AM
I've read so many blogs lately and heard so much complaining about unresponsive, unprofessional and unethical REALTORS that I just have to tell you the other side of the story. Here on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina we must truly be getting the "Cream of the Crop". I've had a few closings lately.  (Let's hope that continues.) The agents on the other side of the deals have been awesome.  They have kept me informed, returned calls quickly, responded promptly to requests and maintained a professional, ethical attitude at all times.
This week-end I worked with buyer clients.  The wife is … (4 comments)

pine knoll shores nc 28512: Carteret County Association of REALTORS awards dinner. - 12/04/09 07:54 AM
AMY HAHN OF PINE KNOLL SHORES REALTY  earns REALTOR of the year.


AWARDS & RECOGNITION NOMINATION FORM
AWARD CATEGORY:  REALTOR® of the Year
Nomination Name:  Amy Hahn
Office:  Pine Knoll Shores Realty
Amy Hahn has proven herself to be a REALTOR® with high principles and ethics.  She practices the Golden Rule with customers, competitors and CCAR/CCMLS members in all things.  If doing the right thing or doing what looks like the profitable thing is in question, Amy doesn’t think twice.  She does the right thing.
In her first year as a REALTOR® (2006) Amy jumped in with both feet … (2 comments)

pine knoll shores nc 28512: Almost Wordless Wednesday on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. - 12/02/09 08:38 AM
When I took off on my run this morning about 6:30 am here on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina, the sun was just beginning to come up.  I had admired the beautiful full (I think) moon to my west but I always start out running due east.  I've been told running toward the morning sun is good for your soul. 
It works for me.
About 3 minutes into my run, I had to stop and dig the camera out of my fanny pack in hopes of capturing this scene to share with you.  Awesome!  Have a great day everybody!

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pine knoll shores nc 28512: Why would you want to live on an island? - 11/24/09 10:29 AM


I live, work and play on the island of Bogue Banks.  My company, which I founded, is Pine Knoll Shores Realty and is located almost dead center of that island.  I'm about 10 minutes from the bridge to the mainland and I can't imagine living anywhere else. 
I sell property on the mainland and love the little towns over there too, but not the same way I love my home town of Pine Knoll Shores.
I just had an email from a potential buyer asking why prices are so much more on the island. Her question made me revisit … (5 comments)

 
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