pinehurst: The Gated Golf Community of Pinewild in Pinehurst North Carolina - 09/02/11 11:05 AM
Pinewild Country Club is a gated community in Pinehurst with many real estate opportunities. (Orginally posted at Find Pinehurst Homes )
Pinewild offers golf front homes - lake front homes - and what we call interior homes. The country club offers two eighteen hole courses and a nine hole par 3 course. The Magnolia and the Holly are the 18 hole courses and the 9 hole course is called the Azalea. There is an additional 3 hole challenge course any member can get on without a tee time. There are also 3 clay tennis courts, pool and club house with a restaurant and pro … (0 comments)

pinehurst: 2011 Wine and Food Festival in Pinehurst - 08/30/11 08:11 AM
The 23rd annual Wine Festival will be held at the Pinehurst Resort in the Carolina Hotel from Sept. 2 - Sept. 4.
There will be 10 different categories of wines to be judged and the guests will be the judges in the contest on Friday. There will be over 40 wineries from around the world featured. There will be events and seminars through out the day.
In addition to the wine tasting there will also be award winning chefs and on Saturday there will be a culinary demonstration in additions to some seminars and ends in the evening with a dining … (3 comments)

pinehurst: Pinehurst/Southern Pines Equestrian Calendar for September 2011 - 08/29/11 09:03 AM
It is hard to believe we are just a few days from September 2011 and here is the Pinehurst Southern Pines Equestrian Calendar for the month.
Originally posted on Find Pinehurst Homes.
There are many equestrian/horse shows and events throughout the Pinehurst and Southern Pines area during the year. Here is what is scheduled for September.
Sept 2-4: Five Points Horse Trials, 910-875-2074
Sept 5: X-C Schooling, 910-875-2074
Sept 10: Knightsbridge Dressage and Combined Test, 910-315-2912
Sept 10: Versatility/Dressage Show, 910-245-7717
Sept 11: WMF Bushwacking, 910-695-7811
Sept 17-18: Cool Down Dressage, 910-692-8467
Sept 17-18: Carolina Polocrosse Tourney, 910-875-4814
Sept 18: WMF … (0 comments)

pinehurst: Retire in Pinehurst VS the Beach Areas of NC - 08/28/11 10:15 AM
There are many reasons one would want to retire to the Pinehurst area of North Carolina. Among the most popular is of course golf!
One of the reasons that some choose Pinehurst over the beach areas of NC for retirement was highlighted this past weekend by Hurricane Irene.  Here in Pinehurst there were a few brief showers and a bit of wind, but nothing that was damaging or required evacuation. The other benefit to being farther from the beaches is the lower cost of homeowners insurance. Additional wind insurance and possibly flood insurance is required for homes closer to the beach areas and it … (7 comments)

pinehurst: The Pinehurst Golf Community of Fairwoods on 7 - 08/18/11 04:27 PM
Pinehurst Country Club has a total of 8 golf courses and one is Fairwoods on 7 and it is also a semi-gated community with upscale golf front homes.
Fairwoods on 7 is one the most upscale communities in the Village of Pinehurst and the homes surround the No. 7 golf course. A regular Pinehurst Country Club membership will not get you access to this course. An additional membership is required and the cost to join depends on whether there is a transferable membership associated with the property. Pinehurst property ownership is required, but not necessarily in the Fairwoods on 7 community.
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pinehurst: Pinehurst Real Estate Sales Stats Show it is Still a Buyers Market - 08/16/11 01:56 PM
I ran the real estate sales statistics for the Pinehurst area a couple of weeks ago for the end of July. I re-did them today because there are always postings later than the actual date of closings and sure enough 3 more sales had been posted for July. It seemed like activity was up during the month, but the actual sales were below last July and also below June of this year. With the exception of last year because of the Tax Credit expiration, it is unusual for July to dip below June.

Due to the slow growth in real … (0 comments)

pinehurst: This Thank You Was So Awesome - 08/13/11 01:36 PM
Recently I helped a couple purchase a lake property near Pinehurst. They got it for the price they wanted and I do believe they got a great deal. Now they can start building a dock for their boat and eventually a second home for the weekends.
The entire process only took about 3 weeks and they were very happy about getting the lot and how easy the process was.  And they did one of the nicest things - gave me a closing gift.
This is a beautiful leather bag from their original home of Argentina. They have lived in the Pinehurst area for … (8 comments)

pinehurst: Pinehurst Real Estate - Homes In Anyone's Price Range - 08/11/11 04:51 PM
Real estate in Pinehurst offers homes in anyone's price range. Orginally posted at Find Pinehurst Homes.
Whether it is a modest single family home, an estate home or anything in between there is something for everyone in Pinehurst. In addition to affordable housing there are so many activities for people of all ages.
Of course golf comes to mind as the most well known of activities here in Pinehurst. However, there is much more to do including, tennis, biking, bridge clubs, garden clubs, art classes, theater groups, boating, fishing and a huge variety of youth sports.
If you are looking to … (7 comments)

pinehurst: Pinehurst NC Real Estate | Mid South Community Snapshot Updated 8/11/11 - 08/10/11 01:57 PM
Mid South club near Pinehurst NC offers a combination of real estate options.
Mid South Club is actually in Southern Pines bordering Pinehurst. It is a gated golf community and the clubhouse offers some of the best views in the area.
Mid South Club has a clubhouse with a grill and members room and a very nice gathering room for members and guests as well as a golf pro shop.
In addition to the clubhouse, there is an eighteen hole signature Arnold Palmer golf course. There are also a couple of tennis courts and a beautiful out door pool and cabana … (1 comments)

pinehurst: Pinehurst Real Estate | A Community Snapshot of Pinehurst No. 6 Updated - 08/09/11 03:34 PM
Pinehurst No. 6 is a much desired community in Pinehurst and it has a variety of real estate options as well as beautiful views of the golf course.

I remember the day I took this photo of the golf course known as Pinehurst No. 6. It was a beautiful fall day with warm weather and cool shadows making for a lovely scene. Imagine living along this course and enjoying these views every day!
Pinehurst No. 6 is a community in Pinehurst surrounding this golf course which is not adjacent to the main Pinehurst club house and other courses. Even so, … (1 comments)

pinehurst: Pinehurst Area Farmers Markets - 08/07/11 09:06 AM
Farmers Markets in the Pinehurst area very popular among local residents.
Most run from April - September. Locations and times:
Pinehurst at FirstHealth Fitness Center Parking Lot - Mondays from 2PM-5:30PM
Sandhills Community College off of Airport Road - Wednesdays from 3PM-6PM
Morganton Road in Southern Pines at the Armory Complex - Thursdays from 9AM-1PM
Village of Pinehurst at the Village Green - Fridays from 10AM-1PM
Downtown Southern Pines at the corner of NE Broad and New York Ave - Saturdays from 8AM-Noon
Also on Saturdays at Sandhills Winery in Seven Lakes  from 9AM-12PM
Support your local markets and shop for … (3 comments)

pinehurst: U.S. Kids Golf Tournament in Pinehurst Aug. 4-7 - 08/01/11 07:21 AM
The U.S. Kids Golf World Championships and World Cup will begin Aug. 4th in Pinehurst and play will take place on a number of area golf courses.
This is a picture of Pinehurst No. 4 which will host the boys age 12 group during the competition. This is arguably Pinehurst's most lovely golf course especially in the spring when the azaleas are in bloom.
On course No. 3 in Pinehurst you will find the girls in the 12 age group.
The boys in the age 9 group will play on Pinehurst No. 8 which also hosted the PGA Club Professional Championship … (5 comments)

pinehurst: Golf View Home in the Pinehurst Gated Community of Pinewild - 07/31/11 08:40 AM
New listing for a golf view home in the gated community of Pinewild in Pinehurst.
This all brick one story home is located in the gated community of Pinewild with golf views out the front of the home of one of Pinewild Country Club's fairways. This home has 3 bedrooms each with its own private bath and a 1/2 bath for guests when entertaining. The kitchen is beautifully appointed with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. There are beautiful hardwood floors throughout the main living areas with a screened in porch and large deck area with a built in hot … (5 comments)

pinehurst: The Owner of Dugan's Pub in Pinehurst Receives Recognition for His Community Service - 07/30/11 10:08 AM
This is much deserved recognition from the National Restaurant Association for Alan Riley who is the owner of Dugan's Pub in Pinehurst. Recently he was named a finalist for the Restaurant Neighbor Award by the association as a Cornerstone Humanitarian Nominee.

Dugan's Pub is located at 2 Market Square in the Village of Pinehurst. The owner is Alan Riley and he does much to contribute to the community. This well deserved recognition is primarily for his work with the Back Pack Pals program which provides healthy snacks to children in Pinehurst area schools and all schools in Moore County who may not be getting enough … (8 comments)

pinehurst: Pinehurst Golf Tournament | U.S. Kids Teen World Championships - 07/28/11 10:58 AM
Today in Pinehurst is the start of the U.S. Kids Golf Teen World Championships. The finals will be held  on Sunday, July 31 on the famous Pinehurst No. 2 golf course.
According to the US Kids Golf website there are over 300 kids ages 13-18 from the US and 30 other countries who qualify and participate in this event. Qualification for the event depends on Local, regional and championship qualifying  tournaments played or having previously played in the World Championships.
On the final day of match play the top 4 boys and top 2 girls from the U.S. will play against … (1 comments)

pinehurst: Pinehurst and All of NC's New Real Estate Contract - 07/17/11 01:51 PM
Beginning this year in Pinehurst and all of NC Realtors started using a new real estate contract. The change has impacted the way real estate agents help buyers and sellers do business.
Instead of having contingencies allowing for the buyer to get a mortgage by a certain date and have inspections usually followed by repair requests, we now have what is called a due diligence period. Along with this period for due diligence we also have a fee associated with it. The due diligence period is a time frame for the buyer to have any inspections and confirm that he/she can get a … (3 comments)

pinehurst: Pinehurst NC Real Estate Sales Through June 2011 - 07/13/11 03:16 PM
Today I ran the real estate sales figures for residential properties in the Pinehurst area of NC through June 2011.
As is the normal sales cycle for the Pinehurst area, we saw a rise in sales for June over April and May of this year. What was a bit disappointing was we saw home sales decline from June 2010. This could be due to the fact that the  first time home buyer credit offered by the government last year expired in June of 2010. The expiration of the credit could be the cause for boosting sales for that month higher than we might have seen … (3 comments)

pinehurst: Pinehurst area Equestrian Calendar for July 2011 - 07/09/11 09:47 AM
 
Pinehurst isn't just for golf. Here is the July 2011 equestrian calendar.
I am  a bit late getting out this month's equestrian calendar. July just got here so fast I can hardly believe the year is 1/2 over already. Anyway, here is the Pinehurst area equestrian calendar for July. This weekend had the first event of the month.
July 8-10 - PSJ Hunter/Jumper Show, Pinehurst Harness Track, 803-649-3505
July 9 - Versatility Obstacle 1 Clinic, 910-673-2173
July 9 - Foxtrack Schooling Horse Trials, 910-692-5793
July 10 - Versatility Obstacle 2 Clinic - 910-673-2173
July 16-17 - Rise and Shine Dressage … (5 comments)

pinehurst: Pinehurst Performing Arts Center - 07/08/11 08:05 AM
Recently articles have been written along with brochures handed out and guest speakers at events talking about the Pinehurst Performing Arts Center.
As I drive around Pinehurst showing homes and read articles to keep up with the changes in our area I had not until recently heard or seen the Pinehurst Performing Arts Center.  It was first brought to my attention from a  brochure for the Pinehurst Summer Pop series presented by the Arts Center and the Carolina Philharmonic. This piqued my curiosity.  Within a few days the founder of these two projects was giving a speech about this endeavor at the Realtor Association's monthly luncheon. … (6 comments)

pinehurst: Pinehurst Area Lake Front Home - 07/01/11 01:17 PM
Looking for real estate in Pinehurst NC and want to be in a gated community with lake front living and a golf club to join?  Or maybe you just like to keep up to date what the real estate market in the Pinehurst area is offering.
click here This new listing is in the gated community of Seven Lakes North and is on the largest lake in this neighborhood. The home has been completely renovated inside and out. There is a brand new kitchen with granite counters - hard wood floors throughout the main living areas - new carpeting in the … (5 comments)