3296 St. James Drive

Southport, NC 28461

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Weather is ALWAYS the Topic

The entire country is experiencing an unusually cold winter, St James (NC) is recording spurts of unseasonably cold.  However, we remain blessed with a “Carolina blue sky” and blasting sunshine just about every day. This is in contrast to the typical Northeast winters of gray skies and weak sunshine. The other positive of living in […]

Visiting Family? Just a Day’s Drive

    Facetime, Skype, Facebook all provide a technology alternative to an actual visit in “real time”. Let’s agree that nothing has been developed that rivals being there. People move here from Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey for many reasons, but one that we hear over-and-over again…IT IS A DAY’S DRIVE […]

Are Your Taxes Skyrocketing?

Are Your Taxes Skyrocketing? Check out the listings below from several different realtors. The taxes are skyrocketing in several towns across the U.S. One of the many reasons, people love to move down to the beautiful areas of Southport, Oak Island, St.James, and Boiling Springs Lakes. You get more money for your house and do not […]

Southport & Oak Island Thriving Art Community

When Sid Godwin, a former college art professor, moved from Monmouth County NJ, he and his wife, Susan, a former art and child-life therapist, wanted a retirement that had a slower pace of life, great weather and was a short distance to the beach. The great surprise was the wealth of resources and number of […]

Never Underestimate the Power of Friends

    Meeting newly arrived residents to our coastal North Carolina corner of paradise, we often ask, “in your search for your next hometown, how did you discover Southport or Oak Island or St. James?” My informal survey says…”we were visiting friends and fell in love with the area.” Then the online research begins; learning […]

Six Top Features Home Buyers Want

Six Top Features Home Buyers Want   Buying a home is a big deal! There are so many features, people want when buying a home. Whether it be hardwood flooring throughout, granite counter tops, ceramic tile, or an in ground pool. Being in the real estate industry , I can tell you exactly what features […]

Southport’s Summertime Waterfront Market

Southport and Oak Island have so many things to do, one will never get bored.  Its not just the beaches that is the main attraction. Not many people know about the local artisans and farmers markets around the area. The locals know, and now you can get the insider info!   Southport’s Farmers and Artisans […]

Insider’s Guide to Oak Island Beaches

  Insider’s Guide to Oak Island Beaches In the Northeast, summer is bookended by two holidays, Memorial Day and Labor Day. For most of us, the first Monday in September signaled the end the summer season. Lifeguards leave, beach clubs close and summer homes are shuttered. It’s different here on Oak Island, North Carolina. Enjoyment […]

Coastal Living magazine

Coastal Living magazine

Coastal Living magazine has named Southport the Best Seaside Town for Celebrating July 4, according to readers of the magazine. Poll results were announced Monday, just in time for the Independence Day festivities. From July 1-4, Oak Island and Southport, NC partner to provide top-notch activities for all agents and interests. This is a quintessential […]

Why Move Here?

The first 50 years were spent on the Jersey Shore, home of Bruce Springsteen, great pork roll, egg and cheese sandwiches, 51 miles of sandy beaches and a wonderful place to raise a family. For the last 14 years, we have lived in coastal NC in a great community, St. James. There have been some […]