pinehurst: Wine Walk and Horse Carriage Parade in Pinheurst - 05/09/12 06:38 AM
In Pinehurst on the weekend of May 18-20 you can enjoy a charity event Wine Walk on the 19th and several events surrounding the Classic in the Pines competition and horse carriage parade.

The inaugural Wine Walk will take place on Saturday May 19th starting at the Tufts Archives in Pinehurst. Tickets for the event are $25 per person if purchased in advance or $30 on the day of the event and benefits the Food Bank of central and eastern North Carolina. In keeping with the culture of golf in Pinehurst, there will be 18 holes (or stops) at which you can … (5 comments)

pinehurst: Pinehurst/Southern Pines Equestrian Calendar for May 2012 - 05/08/12 06:56 AM
Here is the Pinehurst/Southern Pines Equestrian Equestrian Calendar for May 2012 and it is a great time of year for riders and those who enjoy attending horse events.

Sorry that I missed the first weekend in May for publishing this months equestrian calendar. There are still many events left to enter or attend.
May 4-6 - Carolina Regional Pony Club Eventing Rally, 910-245-4685
May 5-10 - Dutchfield Farm Adult Dressage Camp, 910-215-4845
May 6 - Reflections Farm Dressage/Versatility Show, Vass, 910-245-7717
May 11-13 - Dressage in the Sandhills, Pinehurst, 910-692-8467
May 18-20 - MCDC Pleasure Driving Show, Harness Track, 910-690-8658
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pinehurst: Real Estate Market Report for Pinehurst/Moore County NC - 04/09/12 09:30 AM
Here is the current real estate  market report for the Pinehurst area and all of Moore County through the month of March 2012

The chart does show that the Pinehurst real estate market peaked in July, 2007 and hit its lowest point in January, 2009.  And we can see that February has been the slowest month annually for the past two years which is more typical of our markets before the real estate slow down. Maybe this is some indication that the markets are starting to react in a more normal fashion.
Another sign of the market healing is the … (2 comments)

pinehurst: Happy Easter from Pinehurst NC - 04/08/12 06:16 AM
I hope everyone has a Happy Easter or just a wonderful day. It is beautiful in Pinehurst in the spring time and all year long.

This is a view of Pinehurst Resort's Carolina Hotel standing in the traffice circle between the Hotel and the country club. We're expecting another beautiful day in Pinehurst
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pinehurst: Pinehurst Isn't Just for Golfers - April 2012 Equestrian Calendar - 03/30/12 11:26 AM
Golf in Pinehurst is one of the most popular activities, but Pinhurst isn't just for golf. Here is the  Equestrian Equestrian Calendar for April 2012 and it includes the very popular Spring Matinee Races at the Pinehurst Harness Track.

The first event of the month will be April 1st at the Pinehurst Harness Track for the Spring Matinee Races. There will be 8 Races and the opening ceremonies begin at 1:00. Adults admission is $5 and children under 12 are free. Here is the schedule of all equestrian events for the month of April:
April 1 - Pinehurst Harness Track Spring Matinee … (4 comments)

pinehurst: Beautiful Spring Time in Pinehurst! - 03/28/12 04:34 AM
I just wanted to share a couple of pictures I took yesterday while running some errands in Pinehurst. These were taken at the Carolina Hotel which is the main hotel for the Pinehurst Resort and Country Club.  This is such and exceptional place to live, and I hope you enjoy the photos.



I hope everyone is having a wonderful spring time! Come home to Pinehurst!
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pinehurst: Here in Pinehurst Buyers are Wondering Should they Buy a Home Now or Wait for Prices to Drop? - 03/22/12 12:34 PM
Should buyers looking to get in the Pinehurst real estate market wait to purchase in the event prices may drop further?

If you will be using a mortgage to purchase your next (or first) home, then you should consider the possibility that even of prices go down you may still pay more.
For example, if you were to purchase a home with a mortgage of $200,000 at an interest rate of 4.25% your monthly payments would be approximately $980 a month excluding insurance and property taxes. Let's say you wait and the price drops $25,000 and now you have a … (1 comments)

pinehurst: 2012 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Pinehurst - 03/16/12 10:25 AM
The 11th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade is scheduled for Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 11:00 in the Village.
Dugan's Irish Pub in Pinehurst is one of the sponsors of this years St. Patrick's Day Parade. The parade is also sponsored by the Village of Pinehurst, the Pinehurst Business Guild, and Star 102.5 radio.  Come early and listen to the Cross Creek Pipe and Drum Corps before the parade while taking a walk through the Village.
This year there is a military theme to the parade to support our troops returning from Iraq as well as all those have served our … (4 comments)

pinehurst: Pinehurst Area Real Estate Sales Through February 2012 - 03/09/12 06:22 AM
The sales statistics for Pinehurst area real estate are a bit of a mixed bag through February 2012. (Originall posted at Find Pinehurst Homes)

The good news is that the gross sales for February 2012 compared to the same month last year were up about 10%. This is mostly due to higher average price per homes sold. In February 2011 the Pinehurst area saw the lowest average price for homes sold for any month since 2006. This past February saw the average price increase showing an overall increase in residential real estate sales.
However, the bad news is we saw a dip … (1 comments)

pinehurst: Home for Sale in Pinehurst at 60 Lake Forest Dr. SW - Under $200,000 - 03/07/12 05:22 AM
Are you looking for a home in Pinehurst with an available Pinehurst Country Club Membership under $200,000 - look not further- 60 Lake Forest Dr. SW

This home is in one Pinehurst more established neighborhoods across the street from Lake Pinehurst. It is a 2 bedroom (both master suites with each having an en-suite bath), a large living room, a family room off of the kitchen and a 2 car attached garage. The house is all brick exterior with a low maintenance yard with a private back deck.  Asking price is $197,000
This house would be perfect for a golfers retreat as … (4 comments)

pinehurst: National Gated Golf Community in Pinehurst NC - 03/04/12 05:25 AM
One of the many real estate options in Pinehurst, NC is the gated golf community of National. It offers a country club with an 18 hole Jack Nicholas course, 5 clay tennis courts, pool, clubhouse, pro shop and restaurant. (Updated 12/31/11 for current home sales statistics.)
National Golf Club is less than 5 minutes from the beautiful Village of Pinehurst. It has the eventual possibility of 465 homes with approximately 230 existing homes including condos and single family homes.
These homes in National can be found on the golf course, on the water or on an interior lot.  In 2011 there were 9 homes … (1 comments)

pinehurst: Pinehurst/Southern Pines Equestrian Calendar for March 2012 - 03/02/12 08:23 AM
February is behind us and we are beginning a new month of events here in the Pinehurst/Southern Pines area of NC.  Here is the March 2012 calendar of equestrian events from the Southern Pines Pilot.
March 3 - Tamarack Schooling Horse Trials I, 910-695-0895
March 3 - Moore County Hounds Hunter Trials, 910-692-6889
March 4-9 - Southern Pines Adult Camp, 910-245-7330
March 10 - Cornerstones Dressage and Versatility Show and Clinic, Vass, 910-639-9910
March 10-11 - Southern Pines Horse Trials I, 910-875-2074
March 13-17 - Verne Batchelder Dressage Clinic, 910-692-6111
March 17 - Antares Dressage Schooling Show, Pinehurst, 910-295-0075
March 23-25 … (3 comments)

pinehurst: 2012 Home and Garden Show with the Parade of Homes in Pinehurst - 03/01/12 07:56 AM
The 2012 Moore County Home Builders Association presents the 32nd annual Home and Garden show along with the Parade of homes at the Carolina Hotel in Pinehurst March 2-4.
The Home and Garden show begins Friday, March 2 at 12:00 and runs through 5:00 on Sunday March 4th.  The exhibits in the Carolina  Hotel will close Friday at 6:00 and 5:00 both Saturday and Sunday. Doors open Saturday at 9:00 and 12:00 on Sunday. Admission price is $5 and children 10 and younger are free.

The exhibitors will include a variety of home improvement vendors, builders, and landscapers. You find ways to improve the … (2 comments)

pinehurst: Pinehurst Area Real Estate Market Report Through December 2011 - 02/17/12 12:00 PM
As a real estate agent one of the most asked questions I get is "how is the market". Here in the Pinehurst area of NC we have had a difficult real estate market since 2008.

As you can see from this graph that January of 2009 was the lowest gross real estate sales in the past 6 years or more. Since 2008 we have only had one month that exceeded $30,000,000 for real estate sales and that was June of 2010 when the government credit for first time home buyers ended.
This all looks like very bad news, but it … (2 comments)

pinehurst: Pinehurst/Southern Pines Equestrian Calendar for February 2012 - 02/07/12 09:59 AM
We have been so fortunate here in the Pinehurst/Southern Pines area to have such a mild winter to enjoy the outdoors including the many equestrian events held in and around the area. Here is the February 2012 calendar of events from the Southern Pines Pilot.
Feb. 5 - Peter Nordlander Dressage Clinic, 910-215-7087
Feb. 5 - Pinehurst Dressage Schooling Show, 910-692-1788
Feb. 11 - antares Dressage Schooling Show, Pinehurst, 910-295-0075
Feb. 12 - MCDC Horse Driving Trials, 910-875-4814
Feb. 18 - Pipe Opener II Combined Test, Carolina Horse Park, 910-875-2074
Feb. 19 - Running Start X-C Schooling Day, 910-245-7330
Feb. 19 … (1 comments)

pinehurst: Retire in Pinehurst With Affordable Homes Under $300,000 - 01/22/12 09:56 AM
Retiring  in Pinehurst does not have to be expensive. There are many affordable homes under $300,000 with lots of things to do!

In the Village of Pinehurst there are many choices for real estate including single family homes and condos. Prices range from around $100,000 to over a $1,000,000. Prices vary depending on the location, size and age of the home as is the case in most areas. Even thought there is a wide price range in Pinehurst. There are over 200 homes available under $300,000 including some located on one of Pinehurst's seven golf courses (course No. 8 doesn't … (1 comments)

pinehurst: How is the Pinehurst Real Estate Market? - 01/12/12 02:32 PM
One of the most often questions I get as a Pinehurst real estate agent "is how is the market"? I'm sure agents in all areas get this questions as well. This can be a difficult question because market conditions in one neighborhood in the Pinehurst market can be different from another. That being said, I can give an opinion on the overall market conditions based on historical sales in Pinehurst from 2006-2007.
This chart represents the number of homes including condos sold in Pinehurst from 2006 through 2011.  The chart clearly shows a decline in the number of homes sold each … (3 comments)

pinehurst: Pinehurst/Southern Pines Equestrian Calendar for January 2012 - 01/07/12 11:26 AM
The New Year is here and it is time to start the 2012 Equestrian Event season. Here are the events published in The Pilot newspaper for the Pinehurst/Southern Pines area of North Carolina for January:
Jan. 8 - Pinehurst Dressage Schooling Show, 910-692-1788
Jan. 13-15 - Jim Armstrong Dressage Clinic, 508-284-1287
Jan. 14 - Antares Dressage Schooling Show, Pinehurst, 910-295-0075
Jan. 19 - MCDC Frostbite Combined Test, 910-875-4874
Jan. 21 - Pipe Opener I Combined Test, Carolina Horse Park, 910-875-2074
Jan. 22 - Pinehurst Dressage Schooling Show, 910-692-1788
Feb. 5 - Pinehurst Dressage Schooling Show, 910-692-1788
If you are interested in horse … (3 comments)

pinehurst: Donald Ross Junior Championship at Pinehurst Resort - 12/27/11 12:37 PM
Pinehurst golf resort will host the 64th Donald Ross Junior Championship this week on Dec. 28-29.
The tournament is open to junior boys age 18 and under and have not completed high school. There will be 3 divisions - 11 and under - 12 to 14 - and 15 to 18. The first two groups will play on Pinehurst's No. 1 course and the older boys group will play on courses 4 and 5.
The tournament began in 1948 as a tribute to the golf course architect Donald Ross who is well know for designing the famous Pinehurst No. 2 course. … (3 comments)

pinehurst: Pinehurst NC Area 2011 Real Estate Sales Trough November - 12/15/11 11:52 AM
November real estate homes sales for the Pinehurst area of Moore County, NC were flat year over year and not changed much from October 2011.
Total home sales for the entire county including Pinehurst for November 2011 were both lower in unit sales and slightly higher in price compared to the same period a year ago and from October of this year. We seem to be stuck in a pattern of very flat sales overall, and either we see a pick up from one month to the next in unit sales with lower prices, or the reverse of lower unit sales … (5 comments)