Halloween on the Crystal Coast

HALLOWEEN ON THE CRYSTAL COAST OF NC is a wonderful time of the year.

The weather is still warm during the day and cooling down a little at night. The sunrises and sunsets are gorgeous. Trick or Treat is still scheduled during longer daylight hours so lots of cute little goblins are out with their parents and knocking on doors to receive delicious treats from neighbors and friends.

The beaches are still nice and there is a lot to discover on the barrier islands of our National Seashore at Shackelford Island, Core Banks (home of Cape Lookout Lighthouse), Harker’s Island, Carrot Island and many other islands within a short boat ride from the main land.

Every holiday and every day on the Crystal Coast of NC is a wonderful day! Join us today and enjoy all the nature, wildlife, events and highlights of Carteret County, NC!

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE CRYSTAL COAST “EVENING WRAPPED IN CHOCOLATE”

THE CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL IS COMING TO MOREHEAD CITY FEBRUARY 3rd-5th, 2012!

PAST EVENTS OF “AN EVENING WRAPPED IN CHOCOLATE”




An Evening Wrapped in Chocolate” kicks off the three day annual Chocolate Festival that takes place in Morehead City February 3-5, 2012.  This year will be the 8th year the Boys & Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina will host and receive benefits from the event.  Chef Charles Parks of Shepard’s Point Restaurant will prepare a 5 course meal with specially chosen wines with each course and an abolutely decadent chocolate dessert to finish off this wonderful meal.  “An Evening Wrapped in Chocolate” will take place at Shepard’s Point Restaurant in Morehead City beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m. and continue Until.

This year we again offer a sponsorship for all those individuals and companies interested in helping the Boys & Girls Clubs and gaining visibility for companies.  The following are the tiered sponsorships that are available.  For full details of the benefits of each sponsorship please contact me at Gena@GenaGilbertRealEstate.com

$750 – TRUFFLE SPONSORSHIP
$500 – GANACHE SPONSORSHIP
$250 – FUDGE SPONSORSHIP
Sponsorships need to be confirmed before December 15, 2011

SUCCESS IS SUCH A SWEET THING!

Especially when it involves Chocolate and Especially when it comes to generously donating funds for our future leaders and securing the personal, controlled involvement and training for them to BE GREAT!

It takes a strong community to nurture and help create strong future leaders! Carteret and Craven Counties, NC certainly proudly recognize their fair share! 

“An Evening Wrapped in Chocolate” is always a great success and an event to remember. Much appreciation goes to all the Sponsors listed on the Board above!

Chocolate desserts created and donated for raffle items by Chef Wendy delight and reward the palates of all the winners and those chosen by them to enjoy such sweet chocolate delicacies. I can attest personally to the Raspberry, White Chocolate Cheesecake! It was an awesome birthday cake for me one year! Thank you Chef Charles!

The personal, monogrammed Morehead City Marlins Jersey along with the season tickets provided the winner of that year’s live auction item a chance to enjoy and watch that good old American favorite to past time to ‘Play Ball’!

The winners of the live auction of A Rhapsody in Food and Wine donated by NC COASTAL PROPERTIES Gena Gilbert Real Estate, Inc. have experienced the ultimate culinary personal experience for the past two years.  The guests of the lucky winners will enjoy another one in 2012. The diners will be served by a sophisticated and charming ensemble in full regalia, i.e., depending on next year’s theme, with the Chef, complete with the classic chef’s jack and toque, your personal wine sommelier and waiters/waitresses in full dress. All will be served in their own personal venue and will experience an evening that is traditionally reserved for those blessed with an extraordinary palate and resources to match.

A Black Tie Affair with a Twist Perhaps?

These are only a portion of the delicious, always exciting and delightful items won either by live or silent auction at the“An Evening Wrapped in Chocolate  event benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina.   This just goes to prove how supportive our community members are in taking care of the future leaders in Carteret and Craven Counties.

The highlight of one past evening (and definitely the most heart warming) of “An Evening Wrapped in Chocolate was indeed the opportunity to hear a special group of kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Coastal Carolina – Sunshine Lady Club singing to the guests with the accompaniment of Jay Conner, Pianist.

One never knows what surprises lie in store.  Make your plans now to attend “An Evening Wrapped in Chocolate” and proudly and generously support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina with your Sponsorship!!  Please, on behalf of our kids!

ALMOST A WHITE CHRISTMAS IN CARTERET COUNTY!

 
WE MISSED A WHITE CHRISTMAS ‘DAY’ BY LESS THAN 24 HOURS!

North Carolina’s Coast is beautiful regardless of the time of year but a white Christmas is very rare. So rare that we who live here believe it makes us appreciate it when we do get it EVEN MORE!

This blog is dedicated to the wonders of Nature and the gifts it give us on rare occasions! Enjoy the pictures!

The 2011 Chocolate Festival is scheduled to begin February 4, 2011 and end at 5 p.m. on February 6, 2011. Go to: http://www.visitnc.com/events/view/33497 for details.

‘An Evening Wrapped in Chocolate’ kicks off the festival with a delicious dinner at Shepard’s Point benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carteret County 90-100 people, 6:30 PM Friday February 4 $32 Per Person, with a letter of gift in kind for labor and pastry donations.

Seating is limited so purchase your tickets EARLY! CONTACT: Cynthia Barber 808-2286 or myself, Gena Gilbert 659-2367 Bring your Valentine to a delicious Festival Gala Dinner, live auction and silent auction for a wonderful evening of food, wine and chocolate!

ARE YOU A CHOCOLATE LOVER?
HERE IS A SIMPLE OLD FASHIONED CAKE & COOKED, HERSHEY CHOCOLATE ICING RECIPE!

FROSTING: Cook On Double Boiler
2 Cups of Sugar
1 Small can of Pet milk
¼ Cup Hershey Cocoa
1 Stick of Butter
**Pecans (chopped or whole optional-see cake recipe below)

CAKE:

TWO – Duncan Hines Butter Cake mixes
Follow directions on cake box for each cake

Grease and Flour each cake pan
DO NOT add vegetable oil as directed on cake box!!! INSTEAD –
Add: 1 stick melted butter per cake mix
2 Tablespoons of real vanilla per cake mix
**Add chopped pecans in the cake mix OR place whole pecans on top of cake after frosting

When cakes are done, place on cooling trays; cut each layer into two layers
You should have 8 thin layers

Drizzle the hot cooked icing on each layer, one at a time
Drizzle left over icing over the top of the cake and let it run down the sides

DELISH!!!!

WE WISH A HAPPY, SAFE & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE!
Gena & Harold Gilbert “Your Coastal Sales Team” since 1994

CHRISTMAS ON THE CRYSTAL COAST

 

 

 

 

 

OUR YOUNGEST GRANDSON JUST CAN’T BELIEVE ALL THESE HUGE CANDY CANES ARE FOR HIM! How will he ever eat them all by Christmas? Guess he will just have to share them with his brother and sister and all of his cousins! What a wonderful season Christmas can be. It is so full of wonder and love for one another and people sharing from their hearts to help others. Why can’t the spirit of Christmas be experienced each and every day?!

CLAWSON’S PUB & RESTAURANT IN BEAUFORT, NC hosted its 12th Annual Sing Along! Free fun, great music for the holidays! What a great way to celebrate the season!

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ARE SHINING REFLECTIONS OF LOVE AND FELLOWSHIP!

The pictures above are very rare for our area of the Crystal Coast of NC and very, very unlikely to happen at Christmas. This snow storm came the day ‘after’ Christmas 2010. They make wonderful photos to ‘edit’ for the holidays and to share all family and friends.

A large Sago Palm covered with snow is definitely a unique sight in Carteret County, NC. With the unusually frigid temperatures we are recently experiencing, it is also a sight locals do not like to see often. Our lowest temperatures normally do not reach below the 40’s day or night more than a few days a year.

It is not uncommon to be out on the many waterways during every month of the year, especially for our local fishermen both commercial and personal. The shrimp boats are still going out to sea, the game fishermen are still catching various types of fish and our local seafood markets still have fresh fish, shrimp, oysters and delicious crab cakes! And speaking of crab cakes, here is a great recipe for them!

“DELICIOUS FRIED CRAB CAKES”
2 lbs. lump crab meat (adding more crab meat does make it better!)
2 egg yolk
2 tsp. salt
Large dash of coarsely ground black pepper
2 tsp. dry mustard
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp. mayonnaise
1 tbsp. chopped parsley
1/2 tsp. paprika
1.5 tbsp. melted butter
Bread crumbs for coating cakes (Old Bay or Italian are best)
Vegetable oil for frying

Toss crab meat lightly and all other ingredients (except bread crumbs) in order listed. When well-blended, shape into cakes. Roll each cake in bread crumbs until coated on all sides.
Heat oil in skillet to high. Fry crab cakes quickly in hot oil. Fry until golden brown. Be very careful to watch over while frying not to over cook crab cakes. Yield 6-10 servings depending on size of cakes.

INTEREST RATES FOR HOME MORTGAGES are rising! Rate sheets came in today (Dec. 28, 2010) at 4.75% from one lender. The older generation remembers interest rates as high as 12-18%. What are we thinking today? How high do the rates have to go before action is taken? Think about that! There are many true ‘deals’ on the real estate market today and those who are taking action are enjoying the benefits.

For example: In Beaufort, NC; 1311 Live Oak St, 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, over 2500 heated square feet of living space, approximately .45 acre in the city limits of Beaufort, NC is now being offered as a ‘Short Sale’ property at an asking price of $219,900 with lender’s approval.

There are also several bank owned properties in our area which could possibly sell for 60-65% of their actual real market value. Remember what our parents taught us when they said ‘Don’t ask and you will most likely not get an answer’?

An experienced Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) is more valuable to buyers today than ever! Let Gena or Harold at NC COASTAL PROPERTIES Gena Gilbert Real Estate assist with your purchase or refer you to an experienced ABR in your area. Don’t regret having to say ‘I wish I had purchased my home or water front property while the market was SO good back in 2010-2011!’

Do you need assistance selling the house you currently own? We can also refer you to an experienced Sellers Representative Specialist (SRS) in your area.

Our sincere wish for the New Year is for all to learn the tough lessons of life we have had to learn for the past two or three years. Make 2011 the BEST year of your life!

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS


HARD TO BELIEVE THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED AT THE CRYSTAL COAST OF NC LAST YEAR – BUT IT DID!

What is it about snow and Christmas? It looks so cold yet it is so beautiful!
Well, unless the weather changes very dramatically within the next twenty days around here The Crystal Coast will not see anything like this this year. Instead, we see bright sun shiny days and above average warm temperatures thus far.

SHOWING YOUR HOUSE DURING THE HOLIDAYS

If your home is on the market during the holidays be sure to keep the clutter in tow and the decorations light and simple. Make your home a warm, inviting place to be that everyone will enjoy. If you are doing some holiday baking let the aroma fill the house, especially if it is going to be shown to a prospective buyer. Leave some of those home baked cookies out with a little holiday note that says ‘Please have a cookie on us’. The buyer will definitely stick around a little longer and may see just the right thing about your house that seals the deal.

Here is a HOLIDAY RECIPE to share that is always a winner!

“MELT IN YOUR MOUTH” COCONUT ICEBOX CAKE

Icing: Blend and refrigerate overnight

18 oz frozen or fresh coconut
2 cups sour cream

Cake:
Mix Duncan Hines Butter Cake Mix with a whole stick of real butter
Cut into four (4) layers
Spread Icing between each layer and all over the outside

Cover and refrigerate four (4) days before eating

KEEP REFRIGERATED! AND ENJOY!

HERE IS A BONUS RECIPE AS OUR CHRISTMAS PRESENT TO YOU!

Aunt Mildred’s Praline Cookies

1 c butter (2 sticks)
1 c chopped pecans
1 c brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1-1 ½ sleeves graham crackers

Preheat oven to 350. Combine butter, pecans, brown sugar and vanilla in saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes. Place broken (at seams) graham crackers in a well-greased (or sprayed) 11 x 15 inch pan with edges (jelly roll type). Pour boiled mixture over top of crackers—don’t worry if it doesn’t spread over all completely. Place pan in oven and bake for 8 minutes. Remove from pan onto wax paper before they cool.

Merry Christmas!

I AM IN THE MOOD TO BAKE TODAY. HERE IS ONE MORE GREAT RECIPE!

RECIPES:
BUTTERMILK PIE! AWESOME!!! DON’T KNOCK IT TIL YOU TRY IT!
2 cups sugar
1 TB flour
3 eggs
1.5 Tsp real vanilla
1 stick of melted butter
3/4 cup buttermilk
Dash of salt
2 ‘Deep dish’ graham cracker pie shells

Cream sugar and flour together; then add the rest of the ingredients
Pour into pie shells
Bake at 275 degrees 10 minutes; 300 degrees for 50 minutes

REAL ESTATE TIPS:

Today’s real estate market offers the BEST deals, the BEST savings and GREAT interest rates!

1239 Nine Foot Road, Newport, NC 28570
MLS #10-4919
Asking Price: $135,000
Well maintained home with hardwood and ceramic tile in main areas. Priced below market for quick sale. Located approximately 10 miles from MCAS Cherry Point. This is a must see at this price will not last long. Being marketed as a Short Sale requiring lender approval.

103 Coachman Lane, Newport, NC 28570
MLS #10-4095
Asking Price: $174,994
This beautiful 2 story home is located in the heart of Newport on a Corner lot, just minutes away from the beach and Cherry Point. It has 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Baths, and a bonus room which could be used as a 4th bedroom. There is a formal dining room, big living area, and large kitchen with breakfast area. Out Back is a nice 10X20 Deck and 9X17 Pool, all enclosed with wood privacy fencing.

191 Cedar Swamp Rd, Newport, NC 28570
MLS #10-3967
Asking Price: $184,900
Croatan School District) Want Elbow Room? This 4.7 acre property offers you privacy and space for Gardens, Horses,or farm animals. Major updating-Ceramic Master Bath, Covered Front Porch & Rear Deck. New Sunroom. approx 1/2 acreage cleared-Landscaped around home. Lrg Living Room w/Beautiful Wood Mantle Fireplace(Gas). Detached Garage & Carport & Storage. Must see to appreciate the Owner’s Updating!

CALL OR EMAIL GENA OR HAROLD TODAY AND ALLOW US THE CHANCE TO SHOW YOU TRUE PROFESSIONALISM AND EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD OF REAL ESTATE!

FALL AT THE BEACHES

FALL AT THE CRYSTAL COAST BEACHES IS AN AMAZING TIME! SOMETIMES WITH STRANGE ILLUSIONS!
All sorts of things change such as the water and the foliage. The water does get colder, however, it also becomes a lot calmer. We went out on a trip by water headed from Beaufort, NC to Ocracoke Island on the Northern Outer Banks this past weekend. The water was so smooth. There was barely a ripple to be seen from time to time and it made the water like a mirror. Strange illusions came into view. As we passed by Atlantic, NC we lost our GPS signal. It felt like we had entered the ‘SOBX Triangle’ (Southern Outer Banks). We spotted what we all thought was a plane of some kind going in for a landing on the water. Look closely at the picture above and tell us what you think it is.

The sky was another outstanding part of this trip because it was made in the Fall. The sky around the Crystal Coast of NC takes on all sorts changes. Color is a major change in the fall. The mountains have beautiful colors in their trees and foliage. The Crystal Coast of NC also has changes in the surrounding foliage and some are beautiful but the sky is gorgeous. Perhaps it is because of all the water and water ways surronding us including the Atlantic Ocean. Whatever it is, it makes the sky burst with shades of color very often in the late afternoon. Clouds and cloud formations add to the complexity and beauty of the sky. This was another day in ‘Photography Heaven’.

To add to our excitement the dolphins were in abundance playing all around us. They circled our boat, jumped out of the water and gave us a premier example of how to catch fish! We set out our rods and reels and caught enough fish to have a delicious fish fry when we arrived back in Beaufort, NC. We caught one grey trout (limit 1 per person and must be at least 14″ long); blue fish and hog fish. Don’t laugh. If you are from our area in the Southern Outer Banks you ‘know’ how good a hog fish caught and fried fresh can be! It is a great, inexpensive way to fill your tummy and have a terrific time with your friends!

We had plenty of company along our trip along with the dolphins. Seagulls, pelicans and other seabirds.

RECIPE:
Here is a great recipe for hushpuppies to go along with those fresh fish!
1 cup of House Autry seafood breader
1 cup of white cornmeal
2 eggs
2+/- fresh diced Jalapeños (to taste)
2 cups of warm water (add water until right consistency is achieved)

ENJOY!

RAIN ON THE CRYSTAL COAST – FINALLY!!!

IT’S BEEN A LONG, HOT, BEAUTIFUL, WONDERFUL SUMMER BUT THE THE RAIN FROM MOTHER NATURE IS LONG OVER DUE!

Morehead City will be all refreshed from the cleansing rain and is projected to have warm, beautiful, fantastic and sunny weather for the North Carolina Seafood Festival starting on Friday, October 1st this coming weekend! Make your reservations today if you plan to stay over if you aren’t already booked!

Rain also brings out the best in fresh fall vegetable on the Crystal Coast. Hot peppers LOVE the Crystal Coast of NC! All kinds of hot peppers! Cayenne, Habaneras, Jalapenos and Hot Pimento Peppers go wild this time of the year. They are very easy to grow with a little care, water and a bit of fertilizer.

RECIPE FOR HOT PEPPER LOVERS!

SHRIMP & MACARONI WITH A BITE!
INGREDIENTS:

½ LB ‘SALAD’ type macaroni
Boiling Water
6 Tbsp Butter
2 c sliced or diced Portabella Mushrooms
1 Tsp garlic power or fresh diced garlic to taste
½ Bell Pepper – diced
1 Jalapeño pepper (or to taste)
½ Red Bell Pepper – diced
2 Tbsp white wine
1 Pint sour cream (or ½ pt sour cream and ½ pint mayo)
1 and ½ cups white grated Cheddar Cheese
1 LB de-veined shrimp
½ c Spring Onions
1 Tsp Paprika
Texas Pete or Tabasco Sauce to taste

Cook macaroni in boiling salted water until tender, about 10-12 minutes; drain
Melt butter in large skillet, sauté mushrooms until browned well; remove from skillet and set aside;
In buttered skilled stir in scallop; then shrimp;
Then stir in garlic; bell pepper, red pepper; Jalapeno pepper.
Remove from heat and stir in wine.

Blend in sour cream and 1 cup of grated cheese. Stir in shrimp, scallops, and all remaining ingredients in large bowl with well drained macaroni.

Heap mixture lightly into a 1-2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle with remaining shredded cheese. Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 25-30 minutes.
(More shrimp and scallops make it better. Chunks of chicken or beef can also be substituted for seafood.)

Invite lots of company. This dish will serve the multitude if you so desire by just adding more macaroni and a bit more shrimp!

HAVE YOU EVER EXPERIENCED THE JOY OF DEVOURING ‘FUNNEL CAKE’? There are many various recipes for them but all are ‘sweet and delicious’! Even more so when you are tasting them right out of the pan at the North Carolina Seafood Festival coming up this weekend in Morehead City, NC.

2 1/2 c. self-rising flour
1/4 c. sugar
1 1/3 c. milk
2 eggs, slightly beaten
Vegetable oil
Sifted powdered sugar (optional)
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

Combine flour, sugar, milk and eggs in a bowl, beating until smooth. Heat 1/4 inch oil to 375 degrees in a skillet. Cover bottom opening of a funnel with finger. (Funnel with a 3/8 inch opening works best.) Pour 1/4 cup batter into funnel. Hold funnel over skillet. Remove finger form funnel end to release batter into hot oil; move funnel in a slow, circular motion to form a spiral.
Fry each funnel cake 1 minute or until edges are golden brown, turn and fry until golden. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining batter. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired. Serve warm. Yield: about a dozen 5 inch cakes.

THE RAIN IS GOING AWAY AND THE WEATHER FORECASTS PROMISES TO BRING SUNSHINE ON FRIDAY!

If you are in the market for good deals on real estate on the Crystal Coast, GIVE US A CALL at 877-240-0259 Toll-free to schedule a meeting with you at our office or send us an email at Gena@GenaGilbertRealEstate.com and we will gladly provide information about our beautiful Crystal Coast area!

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

THE NORTH CAROLINA SEAFOOD FESTIVAL IN MOREHEAD CITY, NC


TIME TO MAKE YOUR PLANS TO ATTEND THE NORTH CAROLINA SEAFOOD FESTIVAL IN MOREHEAD CITY, NC
Save the Date! October 1-3, 2010 for the 24th Anniversary of the North Carolina Seafood Festival. It just gets better and better every year!

Enjoy the rides, the beach music, dancing on the street, barefooting, restaurants, Blessing of the Fleets, local street vendors, tennis tournament, races, sailing regatta and family fishing contests.

This year’s winner 2010 Commemorative Painting Exhibit “Today’s Catch”
Artist: Sharon Kearns

The talents of local artists are displayed from one end of Downtown Morehead to the other offering unique, sometimes one of a kind items.

FREE parking is offered at the NC State Port with a free shuttle Saturday & Sunday only to and from the Festival grounds. The shuttles leaves from the state port and carries festival-goers to 3rd Street. The shuttle runs from 9:30am – 8pm on Saturday
and 11am – 5pm on Sunday.

One of the many favorite local seafood recipes is ‘Smoked Jumping Mullet’. The Bogue Banks Mullet Blow is a North Carolina Tradition. If you have not tried the smoked mullet here is your chance to do so at the North Carolina Seafood Festival in Morehead City, NC!

COME & ENJOY THE FUN AND ACTIVITIES! SEE YOU THERE!

The North Carolina Seafood Festival



SAVE THE DATE! OCTOBER 1-3,2010

An easy date to remember, The North Carolina Seafood Festival is always slated to be held the first weekend in October of every year. It is a combined joint effort of the individual citizens and businesses of Carteret County to ensure this event is fun, enjoyable, exciting and memorable to all to promote the importance of seafood industry in our county. Because of their efforts the North Carolina Seafood Festival grows exponentially every year. There are so many things to see and do.
MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW TO VISIT THE NORTH CAROLINA SEAFOOD FESTIVAL IN MOREHEAD CITY, NC!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2010 AT 11:00 A.M.
BLESSING OF THE FLEET

Carteret County is proud of its commercial fishing vessels. Without them fresh seafood would not be available to our State and could also make a huge impact on our Nation’s supply of fresh seafood. The vessels lining the Morehead City waterfront also add a lot of color as seen in the photo above!

The Crystal Coast Beaches are still warm and beautiful. Don’t miss your opportunity to enjoy them in your bathing suits and shorts before the cooler weather sets in!

REAL ESTATE SHORT SALE IN BEAUFORT, NC
1311 Live Oak St, Beaufort, NC 28516 LIST PRICE 9-22-2010 $230,000
HAVE YOU DREAMED OF LIVING IN HISTORIC BEAUFORT? This beautiful LARGE 3 Bedroom, 4 Bath Updated Beaufort Home comes with many extras. It has great Curb Appeal and is situated on a 0.45 acre lot within walking or biking distance of the Beaufort Waterfront. This gorgeous Southern Traditional style home has High Ceilings, Exquisite and Rare Solid Knotty Pine Panelling Walls and Ceilings in its spacious living room and solid Hardwood Floors throughout many rooms of this home. A large Double Carport makes easy access to sheltered parking. The separate Detached Garage/Workshop with a Finished Room Over the Garage including a Full Bath makes wonderful accommodations to those unexpected guests and family. The wrap around Front Porch offers the chance to sit and relax and watch the world go by on those lazy mornings and afternoons in Beaufort. This beautiful,historic home would make a great Bed & Breakfast affording lots of space for privacy and comfort. You need to see this home to truly experience all it has to offer.

See additional detail and special features on this property go on our website and click under ‘Our Listings’ at www.GenaGilbertRealEstate.com.

NOTE: Square footage and flood zone not warrantied by seller or broker and should be verified by buyer. SHORT SALE SUBJECT TO LENDER APPROVAL!