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
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.
I AM IN THE MOOD TO BAKE TODAY. HERE IS ONE MORE GREAT RECIPE!
BUTTERMILK PIE! AWESOME!!! DON’T KNOCK IT TIL YOU TRY IT!
2 cups sugar
1 TB flour
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
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
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
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!