August 2010

There are 15 blog entries for August 2010.

New on the market!

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800 Cedar Ramble Lane, Bridgers Creek




802 Cedar Ramble Lane, Bridgers Creek



Gorgeous almost one-acre wooded waterfront estate home site with lush live oak trees and expansive views from all angles. Enjoy the neighborhood kayak launch / day dock, walking trails, relaxing bridges and gazebos. This is a very special neighborhood in the popular Middle Sound community.

Call 910-395-1000 to schedule an appointment!


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"Lose this day loitering - 'twill be the same story
To-morrow - and the next more dilatory;
Each indecision brings its own delays,
And days are lost lamenting o'er lost days.
Are you in earnest? seize this very minute -
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Only engage, and then the mind grows heated -
Begin it, and then the work will be completed!"
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Ever driven a car? Of course you have, but what makes it move?

You enter a car with a standard transmission, place it in neutral, and start the engine. It idles - waiting for what? The engine is running, but you are going nowhere. What must be done to get to your destination?

Your vehicle is like your mind and body. Goethe says, "Are you in…
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Financial Aid Programs for Disabled Home Buyers

By: M Shane

An essential part of the American dream has always included home ownership. People with mental or physical limitations also share this dream, and for them, owning their own home can mean an independent life for the first time ever. While their disabilities may pose some limitations on the number of suitable properties on the market, often their biggest hurdle is a lack of financial resources.

Depending on the type and severity of the disability, a person might not be able to work full-time. If that's the case, he or she is likely dependent on income assistance. Typically, income assistance barely pays enough for a person to scrape together a living, never mind buy a house. Fortunately, there are

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"Leaders are like eagles. They don't flock - you find them one at a time."

- Unattributed


 In Stephen Covey's "Seven Habits," he talks about focusing on the important to the exclusion of the unimportant. In his own words, "The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing."

See if you recognize which motivational trainer espoused this similar philosophy:

"There are things within your power, and there are things beyond your power. Within your power are opinion, aim, desire, aversion; in a word, whatever affairs are your own. Beyond your power are body, property, reputation, office; in a word, affairs not properly your own. Concern yourself only with what is within your power.

The essence of good consists

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 Buddy Blake of RE/MAX Essential Named One of America’s Top 400 Real Estate professional Teams BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL and Real Trends   (Wilmington, North Carolina, August 19th, 2010) Buddy Blake of RE/MAX Essential was named one of America’s top real estate professional teams by The Wall Street Journal and REAL Trends.  His team is now a member of the “Top 400 Real Estate Professionals,” a prestigious national awards ranking sponsored annually by the two respected publications.  Blake is now ranked in the top one half of 1 percent of the more than 1.1 million REALTORS® nationwide.The Top 400 Real Estate Professionals was announced August 6th with four separate categories honoring the top 100 residential agents and agent teams for excellence…
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New on the market!
7522 Dunbar Road, Dunbar Landing
Beautiful waterfront home with spectacular views of Pages Creek. Fantastic opportunity to walk out of your back door to your own boat slip. This elegant home is situated on a high lot with details including covered rocking chair front porch, 2 covered back porches, hardwood flooring, large kitchen island, granite counters, crown molding, wainscoting plus a finished room upstairs that could be a 5th bedroom. The second floor of the detached garage provides an extremely large unfinished room for potential living space. There is a tenant in place for 3 years paying $2,500/month. The owner has the option of removing the tenant for any potential buyer.
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"If you're gonna go, go like hell.
If your mind's not made up,
don't use your spurs." 

From "Don't Squat With Your Spurs On!"
("A Cowboy's Guide to Life" by Texas Bix Bender)


When you're ready to ride, don't wear your Nikes. Put on your boots and spurs, and let your horse know you mean to ride hard. Then - ride with passion.

How many times have you thought of achieving a dream - only to spend more time in the dreaming and planning than in the doing? No problem - we all do it from time to time. The old nemesis - fear of failure and the unknown - haunts all of us occasionally, keeping us from reaching our objective.

Think back to the last time you took action with a burning passion! Were you competing for a

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New on the market!

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5917 Rowsgate Lane, Belmar Forest, $265,000

This lovely 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with a FROG in the neighborhood of Belmar Forest. The front porch is surrounded by nice landscaping offering wonderful curb appeal that is very warm and inviting! No detail has been overlooked from the high ceilings boasting tons of character to the wood flooring & crown molding. Features include a spacious great room with a wood burning fireplace, formal dining room, bonus room/office area & more. Lots of counter space and warm, wood grain cabinets enhance the delightful kitchen which offers a great kitchen island with granite counter top, breakfast nook & wonderful bay window. The master bedroom is filled with sunlight and also features a vaulted

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