Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Annual New Years Celebration in Southern Pines, NC

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Come join the fun as Southern Pines begins the celebration of the New Year.  Starting at 6 p.m. at the Historic Train Station on Broad Street Southern Pines will have its Annual First Eve Celebration.  

There will be live music, carnival games, face painting and much, much more.  The festivities are just the perfect countdown to the Pinecone Drop at 8 p.m. 

This exciting and free event is brought to you by the Southern Pines Recreation and Parks Department and the Southern Pines Business Association.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Moore County Christmas Tree Recycling Event

Wondering what to do with the Christmas Tree now that the holidays are over?  Don't just throw away that tree!  Recycle!

The Christmas Tree Recycling Event is being sponsored, once again, by Keep Moore County Beautiful.

From Monday, December 29th through Friday January 9th, Monday through Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. you can drop off your Christmas tree at two different locations:

Moore County Landfill located at 456 Turning Leaf Way (off NC 5) in Aberdeen.

Carthage Collection Center at 5361 U.S. 15-501 South.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Children's Christmas Event ~ Free!

The most magical part of Christmas is children.  The wonder, excitement and anticipation of Christmas through a child's eyes is one of life's greatest pleasures.

Each year The Sunrise Theater in downtown Southern Pines has a free movie showing.  This year's movie is The Polar Express.  Grab the kids, grab some popcorn, sit back and enjoy!  The show starts at 6:30 p.m. on December 23rd!  Check out the trailer for Polar Express.

Let the magic begin.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Pinehurst Trace in Pinehurst NC | Homes for Sale | Market Report November 2014

Pinehurst Trace in Pinehurst NC is an active and wonderful adult 55+ community.  From the moment you enter this neighborhood you will be struck by how well maintained and lovely everything is.  All homes are single story brick homes with perfectly manicured landscaping.  You will feel far from the hustle and bustle of the world but yet you are close to everything homes for sale in Pinehurst NC have to offer.  This pristine neighborhood is just minutes from First Health Moore County Regional Hospital and very convenient to shopping and restaurants.

The 7,000 square foot clubhouse is the social hub of the neighborhood.  There is a great room, meeting rooms, kitchen, fitness center and library.  Through the clubhouse you can access the pool.

Many residents of Pinehurst Trace also enjoy hours of tennis as just another way to enjoy living in the Pinehurst North Carolina area also known as the Golf Capital of the United States.

You may wish to purchase a resale home or possibly purchase a lot and pick your own builder for a new construction home in Pinehurst Trace.  The Pinehurst Trace Homeowners Association provide maintenance of lawns and will also provide exterior maintenance for each residence.  You may want enjoy this as your second home or decide to retire here in style!

Homes range between 1300 and 2400 square feet with 2 and 3 bedroom styles.  Homes can be found with one or two car attached garages.  This is a great community for ages 55 or older.

There are currently 7 Pinehurst Trace homes for sale in Pinehurst NC with living space ranging from 1400 to 3900 square feet.  Home price range varies from $156,900 to $250,000.  There are 230 homes in Pinehurst Trace.  11 homes have sold year to date.  Five of these are 2 bedrooms and six were 3 bedrooms.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Southern Pines Christmas Horse Carriage Parade

This is by far my favorite holiday event in the Sandhills.  Big thanks to the Moore County Driving Club for decorating both their horses and their carriages along with their own outfits and driving through the historic downtown district of Southern Pines, North Carolina.

The 28th Annual Horse Carriage Parade is this Saturday, December 13th at 1:00.  It is also a great time to enjoy downtown Southern Pines, the small shops, the local restaurants, coffee shops and meet the people.  Southern Pines, NC is the quintessential small town.  

The parade loops both sides of Broad Street which is surrounded by historic buildings built in the late 1800's.  Through the center of Broad Street is the railroad tracks with our small and lovely train station that is enhanced by our town Christmas tree.  The streets are lined with 5 foot Christmas trees that have been decorated by local businesses and the street lights dressed out with lighted wreaths.

Be sure to join us Saturday at 1:00 for a small slice of small town America at Christmas.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Southern Pines, North Carolina Shopping

Small Business Saturday celebrates and helps you discover small businesses!  Southern Pines, North Carolina offers a large variety of local shops in our quaint little Currier and Ives downtown.  You will find toys, clothing, jewelry, art work, pottery, collectibles, antiques, shoes, bicycles, furnishings and more.  While Small Business Saturday is an important day you will often find a nice hustle and bustle in the local shops where our customer service is the best!  When you are ready for a rest be sure to stop in one of the local restaurants or coffee shops for a great pick me up.

Take a peek at what Shopping in Downtown Southern Pines might look like!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Holiday Events for the Kids in Southern Pines, NC

The Southern Pines Business Association Parade of Trees is in full swing and downtown is looking fabulous!

The holiday season kicks off on November 22nd with the Southern Pines Tree Lighting.  Held in Downtown Southern Pines from 4:30 to 6:30.    Keep your eyes open for Jolly St. Nick!

December 6th is our Holiday Parade.  Enjoy the local marching bands, floats and fun.  The parade begins at 11 a.m. in downtown Southern Pines.

December 13th is the Southern Pines Carriage Parade.  Put on by the Moore County Driving Club this is a must see event.  Horses, carriages and their drivers dressed in their holiday best.  Parade begins at 1 p.m. and draws a large crowd.  Be sure to get your spot on Broad Street.

December 23rd brings the annual FREE movie at The Sunrise Theater.  They are showing The Polar Express at 6:30 p.m.

Of course the holiday season rounds out with First Eve ending in the countdown and Pinecone Drop at 8 p.m. on Broad Street.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Moore County North Carolina Veterans Day Savings

Many of our local businesses would like to say thank you.  Here is a quick partial list of what you may enjoy!  Thank you for your service.

Great Clips: Veterans who visit the shops get a free haircut, or a redemption card for a free cut to be used by Dec. 31.
Applebee’s: The restaurant chain offers a special free menu for vets and active military members.
Chili’s: The restaurant chain offers a special free menu for vets and active military members.
Starbucks: Tall brewed coffees are free to veterans and active-duty service members and their spouses on Veterans Day.

Golden Corral: The restaurant chain observes Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 17, with free dinner buffets from 5-9 p.m.

Outback Steakhouse: Free Bloomin’ Onion and a beverage to all active and retired military personnel on Veterans Day.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store: On Tuesday, veterans get a free Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola Cake dessert. The restaurant will offer 10 percent of proceeds on the sales of the dessert to non-veterans.

Longhorn Steakhouse: Service members receive a complimentary Texas Tonion appetizer and non-alcohol beverage on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Includes veterans and current service members.

Olive Garden:  All veterans and current service members get a free meal from a limited menu.

Ruby Tuesday:  Veterans, active duty and reserve service membes get a free appetizer on November 11th.

Texas Roadhouse:  Free lunch on November 11th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Active duty, retired or former U.S. military.
Bed Bath and Beyond:  20% off their entire purchase November 8-11 for veterans, active duty, reserves, guard and spouses.

Dollar General:  11% discount on qualifying purchases for active duty, veterans and family.

Harris Teeter:  11% off entire purchase for active duty and veterans.

Lowe’s:  All veterans receie a 10% discount.  In stores only.

Rack Room Shoes:  Military personal and their dependents get a 10% discount on entire purchase.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Save Money When Buying a Home - Homes for Heroes Moore County

Welcome Carson and Alana to Whispering Pines!

Through Homes for Heroes Moore County and their vendor affiliates Carson and Alana saved $3234.06 when buying their home in Whispering Pines, NC.

Homes for Heroes in Moore County is a community minded company whose purpose is to provide real rebates and real discounts for heroes who are buying or selling a home in the Southern Pines area.

The mission of Homes for Heroes is to provide extraordinary savings to local heroes who provide extraordinary services to our community every day.

Heroes include but are not limited to teachers, firefighters, peace officers, health care workers and military.

When you are ready to buy or sell your home in the Pinehurst area give Allan and Terry a call at 910-528-1181 to discuss how much money you can save!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Where Do I Vote In Moore County, North Carolina?

Where do I vote in Moore County, NC
You may be tired of the negative advertising, the robo calls and the menagerie of signs on every corner of town but Election Day is finally upon us.  Tomorrow is the big day! Your vote is your voice!
Take the time tomorrow to head to the polls and be heard.  While you may be only one vote, remember there are powers in numbers.  Your vote makes a difference.

Not sure where your polling place is?  Here is the list of all Moore County polling sites.  If you still are not sure give Moore County Board of Elections a call at 910-947-3868.  Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

It's our government, don't leave the decision to others.  Go Vote!

Friday, October 31, 2014

No School November 4th and 10th ~ What Can Kids Do?

Southern Pines Recreation and Parks has that all taken care of.  

Moore County Schools are closed on November 4th and 10th.  You fear the kids will be bored.  What will they do?

Why not join Day Creations with Ms. Karen.  On November 4th Ages 7 and above will be making their own necklace, bracelet and earrings out of polymer, paper and clay beads.

On November 10th they will be making Thanksgiving crafts!

Classes are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Train Station.  $25 for residents and $50 for non residents.  There is a one time registration fee and a non refundable deposit.  Bring your lunch, snack and drinks.

Contact the Southern Pines Recreation Department for full details.  910-692-2463.

Southern Pines Recreation and Parks is just one of the things that makes living in Southern Pines great.  If you are thinking of making a move please give Towering Pines Real Estate a call at 910-528-1181.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Looking for Halloween Fun in Southern Pines, North Carolina?

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Southern Pines, North Carolina begins the Halloween festivities at 5 p.m.  Kids 10 and under should head to the downtown park for the Southern Pines Halloween Haunt.  There will be games, edible crafts, bingo, a flashlight egg hunt and more. 

For those a little older who like a really big scare, check out the Aberdeen Fear Factory.  This is North Carolina’s largest indoor haunt with 25,000 square feet of sheer terror.  The faint of heart should remain at home!  You will find them at 10570 NC Hwy 211 in Aberdeen.  Check out their website for ticket prices.

For those of you whose real treat is a relaxing evening with a nice glass of wine you might want to head to Cypress Bend Vineyards in Wagram.  Wear your costume (there will be judging) and enjoy the music of Black Water Rhythm & Blues.  Gates open at 7.  Cost is $10 per person.

Please be sure to always be safe.  Watch for all those little ghouls and goblins.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Where Can I Find a Good Cup of Coffee in Southern Pines?

Swank Coffee Shoppe & Handmade Market is what the Historic District of Southern Pines is all about.  A small town coffee shop filled with the work of local artists and filled with that home town feel.

Swank is small and quaint with a consistent flow of both locals and visitors.  If you are ready to enjoy a day of browsing and buying in the shops of downtown Southern Pines start your day here with the perfect cup of coffee, tea or hot cocoa. 

Be sure to browse the handmade local artisan wares.  The perfect gift could be right under your nose!

Swank is located at 232 NW Broad Street in Southern Pines, North Carolina.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

How to Pick The Right School for Your Child

Moving with children can be an overwhelming task. Finding the right school where your child will thrive is one of your most important decisions.

Factors to consider when choosing the best school in Moore County for your child:

Best School in PinehurstSchool Size
Class Size
What is the student performance?
What percentage of students are performing at or above average?
How does that percentage compare to the entire district or state?
What is the school's safety?
How many suspensions?
School Attendance?
Students access to books
Students access to technology
How many classrooms are connected to technology?

There is no need to worry about finding this information.  You can access all of the school information at NC School Report Cards.  Whether you are looking for the best school in Pinehurst, the best school in Southern Pines or absolutely anywhere in the state of North Carolina simply visit NC School Report Cards.

Towering Pines Real Estate looks forward to helping you with your move!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

10 Do's & Don'ts During Your Loan Process

When you are ready to buy your home in Pinehurst or Southern Pines the first thing you will need to do is become pre qualified for your mortgage loan.  In order to have your home loan go smoothly we have 10 recommended Do's and Don'ts to follow.

  1. Don't apply for new credit of ANY kind!
  2. Don't close credit card accounts!
  3. Don't max out or over-charge existing credit cards.
  4. Don't consolidate debt to one or two cards!
  5. Don't change or quit your current job!
  6. Don't make any large deposits into your checking or savings account!
  7. Don't make any large purchases!
  8. Don't co-sign for any loans!
  9. Do stay current on existing accounts!
  10. Do hire a great loan officer!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Homes in Pinehurst National

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National Golf Club recently became Pinehurst No. 9!  It is not only a 18 hole championship Jack Nicklaus course, it is also a great place to live!  Located at Royal Troon Drive in Pinehurst it is conveniently located to schools, shopping, and both the Village of Pinehurst and Southern Pines.

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The neighborhood of National Golf Club in Pinehurst, North Carolina has amazing amenities.  The 32,000 square foot Club House has a pro shop and dining facilities.



You will also find swimming and tennis facilties!

You can find Homes for Sale in National Golf Club from $250,000 for a lovely townhome up to $1,000,000 or more for custom homes.  Of course you can also find Lots and Land available in National  to build your own custom home.  

National Golf Club Market Report for September 2014

  • 21 Single Family Homes for Sale - Price range of $379,000 to $1,298,000 with one sale in August.  
  • 3 Townhomes for Sale - Price Range of $250,000 to $469,000 with no townhome sales in August.  One currently under contract.
For more information on homes for sale in National Golf Club in Pinehurst North Carolina , please call us, Allan Nanney and Terry Rainer of Towering Pines Real Estate at 910-528-1181.  We will gladly provide you with the information and tools you need to handle your real estate needs in Pinehurst North Carolina. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Real Estate | Homes for Heroes

Homes for Heroes® is a community-minded organization whose purpose is to provide real rebates and real discounts to the Heroes who serve our nation and its communities every day, through a network of real estate brokers and service providers. Our Heroes include military personnel, firefighters, law enforcement, teachers and healthcare workers.  This program was created after the tragic events of 9/11 as a tangible “Thank you” to the men and women who have given and continue to give so much.

I am proud to be the exclusive Homes for Heroes Realtor Affiliate for Moore County. Call, email or text me if you know someone in any of the Hero categories that needs professional real estate services, whether it be for buying, selling, or investing.  We would honored to help.   
Service Deserves Its Rewards®

Monday, September 22, 2014

Get Rid of Unwanted Medications in Moore County

Operation Medicine Drop Starts Today!

From September 22nd through September 27th you can safely rid yourself of unused and unnecessary medications.  Every time excess medication is is collected and destroyed drugs are kept out of the wrong hands and out of our water system!

Drop off your unneeded medications at:

302 S. McNeill St, Carthage - 9/22 - 9/26
Whispering Pines Police, 14 Hardee Ln, Whispering Pines 9/22 - 9/26
Pinehurst Police, 420 Magnolia Rd, Pinehurst 9/20 - 9/27
Aberdeen Police, 9/22 - 9/26
Lowes Food, 266 Central Park Ave, Pinehurst 9/27 only
Aberdeen Lake Recreation Center 9/27 only
Southern Pines Police 9/27 only
Food Lion Shopping Center, Carthage 1005 Monroe Street, Carthage 9/27 only
Food Lion Shopping Center 7479 NC Hwy 22, Whispering Pines 9/27 only

Always remember to keep medications out of reach of children!