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Old 02-04-2013, 02:19 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Yep... there's that too, understandable, maybe they just don't like the location.

As I was driving around this afternoon, in the crisp 60+ degree and sunny weather, gently puffing on a Macanudo Baron de Rothchild with the fragrant smoke gently wafting out the drivers window..... in fact, as I may have mentioned earlier, there are many other plantations to choose from and my personal opinion, after thinking on it some, is that there may just be too many people here already.... perhaps choosing another community closer to a variety of shopping ( although for the life of me I still cannot fathom what these people are shopping for all the time, maybe they need a hobby ) may just be the best thing for new people coming down here.

As for restaurants, beauty salons and movie theaters.... we gots all of them a plenty.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:45 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I think it is simply just scale. If you have a few thousand homes in a plantation even if 100 are for sale it is a low percentage. Also, with the trend towards smaller carriage homes, some owners want to transition to those homes because they have no maintenance and they don't want to have to maintain a large residence.

One thing I have noticed is even in this economy, which is improving, the homes in good locations are selling and the construction is booming. It is certainly an attractive community.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:15 PM
 
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Yes PonyPride the size thing works that way too, there are quite a number of people buying smaller homes in the Seaside section after living in and selling a larger home somewhere else in St James for some number of years. You are also correct about the number.... there are to be exact 79 single family homes for sale right now which is a fairly low percentage for a place with over 2500.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:54 PM
 
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Well another day in paradise temperatures in the upper 70s and sunny. Had lunch in Southport and worked on Cat Tales (february will soon be finished and on its way to all you POA members and available on the POA website.) Life is Good.

Hi Crimson,

I received my February edition of Cat Tales today. I really enjoy reading it to see what is going on in SJP. I appreciate your work as well as the rest of those who put Cat Tales together.

Thanks,

Paul
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:31 PM
 
Location: St. James, NC
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Thanks for the kind words. We (the volunteers) like hearing that our efforts are paying off.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:43 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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So I have over 1/2 a foot of snow and it is snowing like crazy. My wife asked me to go out and help her shovel. I want to board a plane to NC and hang out at my warm lot. Snow is for skiers and I am not a skier.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:56 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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PonyPride, unfortunately, this afternoon was sunny and short sleeve weather in the Reserve..... about 68 degrees.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:16 PM
 
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I think any inventory at St James is a product of the economy the past few years. There was just not as much demand to move south because of the housing/credit issues nationwide. I don't think its a reflection of St James at all, which has a really bright future IMO...as does that whole area of Oak Island, Southport and the 211 corridor.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:54 AM
 
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I agree HP, but if you examine the inventory there are two other interesting factors. First a large percentage of the inventory is in the portion of the community that are in flood plain. Being in a potential hurricane zone, that could raise peoples fears and their insurance premiums. Second, many of the houses have not had price drops. People keep them on the market at the price they were listed for a year or so back. They may not be anxious to move and thus have not moved the asking price to compete in the market. The community is solid, beautiful and one of the nicest communities I have ever seen.
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:00 PM
 
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PonyPride, there are massive quantities of stacked up, oblong, masonry objects scattered all over your property..... if I am not mistaken they just may be the makings of your foundation, as they closely resemble cement blocks.
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