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Old 04-29-2011, 12:02 PM
 
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Thanks Stoney I knew you would come through for us with good information. You are so organized and think things out so well that sometimes I think there may have been a "pocket protector" somewhere in your past. Then I think back on your duels with our friend Leroy and I am brought to reality that you are a pretty cool dude. Look forward to "cracking a few beers" with you in the years to come.

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Old 04-30-2011, 10:01 AM
 
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Default Stoney

Stoney's the "MAN". He's got all the bases covered as expected. True "Jersey Guy" all the way!!! Ha!!

Stoney, 4 bedroom all furnished and only 1500.00 a month? Oy vey! as they say downtown NYC, "What a deal"!

My homeboys who already moved down there did the same thing as they were building their homes, they rented condos and were able to monitor the progress of the building as well as be there to ensure the builders were following the plans. My buddy who just closed had a few issues with his builder (who is one of the top builders in St James" and he is very glad he was there to address a few issues. Without getting into too much detail I don't know how people could stay up North while their homes were being built and not be close to monitor. I know my faults and I'm too anal and would be stressing out.

Glad Stoney sold his house a few months back as Real Estate prices dropping again in the beautiful Garden State of New Jersey. At least according to Zillow. My house in Tinton Falls dropped 24k in 3 weeks. Have no idea why.

Question to the gang??

How valid is Zillow? From a buyers and sellers perspective. Just looking for others opinion.

See ya!!!!
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:20 AM
 
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From the Zillow website in explaining the accuracy of its "Zestimates":
"Our data sources may be incomplete or incorrect; also, we have not physically inspected a specific home. Remember, the Zestimate is a starting point and does not consider all the market intricacies that can determine the actual price a house will sell for, such as entertaining offers, negotiating, closing costs, timing, etc."
What is a Zestimate? - Zillow Advice

Zillow pulls from public sources. Most public sources are not updated frequently. The delay can be weeks and months. Local Realtor associations keep alot of info private/proprietary. If they didn't then there would be no need for real estate brokers to join the association.
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:32 AM
 
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Alrighty then.... as if anyone actually needed another reason to make tracks from the Garden State...... just got finished reading the excellent book, " THE SOPRANO STATE, New Jersey's Culture of Corruption "..... an absolute MUST read !

After you read it and are sitting alone, in your kitchen, in the dark.... wondering if there is indeed ANY glimmer at all of hope in sight for New Jersey..... just take comfort in the fact that Washington, DC is 1000 times as bad, which affects EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE !
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:34 AM
 
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Thanks Bill. I was just wondering what peoples actual experiences were if they sold their houses recently and how the sales price compared to what Zillow had it evaluated or assessed at.

Appreciate the response though. I guess I am over anxious to get out of the so-called Garden State and down to ol carolina!!
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:58 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Caco54.... no pocket protectors in my past, there were a few kids that had them, but not I...... the "thing" that we all "had" to have at our school was a Schaeffer Gold fountain pen which inevitably leaked, and everything, including homework had to be in fountain pen. They would leak all over everything, the school uniform, books, papers.... everything...... which resulted in another beating and mistreatment from the "Sisters" and then another one when I got home..... couldn't win for losing !
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:35 AM
 
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Just an FYI.... a little notice that went out to St James residents about some upcoming events......


Military Appreciation Day

Don't Miss The 6th Annual Military Appreciation Day!
Saturday May 14, 2011
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm ~ Waterway Park


Show your patriotism as we celebrate our Armed Forces at The 6th Annual Military Appreciation Day! We know our friends with the St. James Activities Committee have the annual street dance that night but it doesn't start until 5pm -- that's plenty of time to come out for lunch, fun and a little patriotic spirit -- all for a GREAT cause!

We won't be golfing this year but promise plenty of fun and excitement! We'll enjoy lunch from 1:30 - 3pm with Karaoke entertainment by DJ Rodney Axsom, prize giveaways, beer and wine tents, a brief ceremony and more!

The cost of this event is $20 per person and your ticket includes: lunch and entertainment, plus beer and wine tents where you can redeem a complimentary beverage ticket for beer, wine, or a non-alcoholic beverage! Sponsored by Coastal Beverage, Choice Specialty Wines and Pepsi! Don't forget to BYOB!

Sign Up TODAY! Click here or visit us at The Members Club Golf Shop. The $20 event fee will be charged to your member account. We are accepting payment from non-members by check made payable to The Clubs at St. James. Check may be dropped off at The Members Club Golf Shop. More info on ticket pick-up dates will be announced soon.

Don't forget to buy your raffle tickets! They'll be sold prior to the event and the drawing will be held for a $500 Grand Prize, $250 2nd Prize and $200 3rd Prize. Purchase your raffle tickets for $10 each or three for $25. All proceeds from the raffle ticket sales will benefit The St. James Operation at Ease Foundation. Individual sponsors or donations will be gratefully accepted. Please make checks payable to SJMAD (St. James Military Appreciation Day). Watch for an announcement on payment drop-off locations soon.

Active duty family members and friends of St. James residents may attend this event at no cost and, we welcome their attendance! Please let us know who will be attending, at least 30 days prior to the event, by emailing Carole Dixon at sewcarole2@hotmail.com.
Beer & Shrimp Festival

Just A Few Seats Remain! Beer & Shrimp Festival
Sunday, May 29th ~ 6 - 10pm ~ Tommy Thompson's

Celebrate the start of summer with the tastes of the season! Cold beer (6 varieties!), peel and eat shrimp, BBQ chicken and plenty of tasty sides! Plus, an ice cream sundae bar for dessert! Dance the night away with crowd-favorite, The Radio Flyer Band. Cost $30/person (plus tax and gratuity).

Reservations are required for OPEN SEATING and because only a few seats remain, please make your reservations with Tiffany Pagliari at TPagliari@TroonGolf.com. Be reminded that this event does not apply to the F&B minimum. **48-hour cancellation policy applies.
This Thursday - Members Club Scramble!

Members Club Scramble
Begins Thursday, May 5th ~ 3pm ~ Members Club
Get in on the weekly scramble, win prizes and have fun! $3 entry fee plus applicable greens fees. For more info, visit The Members Club Golf Shop.
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:38 AM
 
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Another lil' tidbit of info that is sent out by St James regarding event schedules n' such like stuff .....


The Clubs at St. James Plantation - Events
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:11 AM
 
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One more email update.....


This Week in Club News...
Upcoming Events
Golf & Tennis News

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 This Week in Club News...


View The May Connection Here!

View Tommy Thompson's May Calendar Here!

Summer Golf Card
We are pleased to offer our Golf Members a “Summer Golf Card” designed to lower your per-round cost of entertaining guests on The Clubs Premier Courses during the summer season. The “Summer Golf Card” terms and conditions include:

**Available for sale to Golf Members only. May be purchased through The Founders Club, The Members Club or The Players Club Golf Shops.
**Cost of a 6-game card is $180. Price includes greens and cart fee.
**Applies to tee-times after 12:00 noon only, at any of The Clubs Premier Golf Courses (The Founders Club, The Members Club or The Players Club).
**Membership Card must be presented at time of purchase and redemption. The $180 fee will be charged to your Membership account.
**Guest must be accompanied by the Golf Member and show valid identification.
**Guest may not be a Home Club Golf Member, Tennis Member, Social Member, House Member or St. James Property Owner.
**Valid from May 1, 2011 through September 30, 2011, has no residual value and is not transferable.

Clubhouse Closures
Saturday, 5/14 ~ MC ~ closing at 3pm for a private event.
Saturday, 5/21 ~ FC & MC ~closing at 3pm.

Check Out These New Menus!
Reserve Club's lunch and dinner menu, Founders Club menu and The Members Club menu here.

Restaurant Hours of Operation

With the addition of The Reserve Club restaurant, we now offer even more dining possibilities inside St. James! Because of this -- hours of operation can be confusing. So, click here for a handy print-out that will keep you in-the-know when breakfast, lunch or dinner roll around!

Upcoming Events


Catch Some Great Live Entertainment...

Tonight! 5/11 ~ Duke Ladd ~ 6 - 8pm ~ PC
5/15 ~ David Bohn ~ 5 - 8pm ~ Tommy's
5/17 ~ Smooth ~ 6 - 9pm ~ Tommy's

Tonight! Pasta Specials at Tommy's Grille
Today's $15 pasta specials are: "Lasagna" - Layers of meat sauce, ricotta cheese and pasta topped with homemade marinara and mozzarella cheese OR "Shrimp & Broccoli Alfredo" - Tender shrimp sauteed with broccoli and tossed with fettuccini in a parmesan cream sauce. If you're a pasta lover, then Wednesdays at Tommy's are for YOU!

Tomorrow! B-I-N-G-O!
Thursday, May 12th ~ 6 pm ~ Members Club Ballroom

Enjoy a dinner buffet at 6pm, followed by play at 7pm.Bingo cards are $2/each (cash only) and all money collected will be distributed as prizes.$15/person (plus tax & gratuity) includes dinner buffet. Reservations Required.Contact Tiffani Pagliari today!Tpagliari@Troongolf.com or (910) 253-9500 x212. (event does not apply to the F&B minimum.) **48-hour cancellation policy applies.


This Saturday! Military Appreciation Day Picnic
Saturday, May 14th ~ 1 - 5pm ~ Waterway Park
This Saturday we're celebrating our military in a BIG way! Here are the pick-up locations for raffle tickets and your lunch and complimentary beverage tickets:
Thursday, 5/12 ~ 9 - 1pm ~ MC Lobby
Friday, 5/13 ~ 9 - 1pm ~ PC Lobby
If you can't make it to one of these pick-up times, you can also pick up your tickets at the event!

Don't miss the excitement -- sign up here by 5pm on Thursday 5/12 or visit us at the MC Golf Shop! We won't be golfing this year but that's ok -- there is plenty of FUN in store! We'll enjoy lunch from 1:30 - 3pm with Karaoke entertainment by DJ Rodney Axsom, prize giveaways, beer and wine tents, a brief ceremony and more. Cost is $20/person and your ticket includes: lunch and entertainment, plus beer and wine tents where you can redeem a complimentary beverage ticket for beer, wine, or a non-alcoholic beverage! Sponsored by Coastal Beverage, Choice Specialty Wines and Pepsi! Don't forget to BYOB! The $20 event fee will be charged to your member account. Non-members, make checks payable to The Clubs at St. James and drop checks at the MC Golf Shop. Don't forget to buy your raffle tickets for the chance to win a $500 Grand Prize, $250 2nd Prize and $200 3rd Prize. Raffle tickets are $10/each or 3/$25. All proceeds from the raffle ticket sales will benefit The St. James Operation at Ease Foundation. Individual sponsors or donations will be gratefully accepted. Please make checks payable to SJMAD (St. James Military Appreciation Day). Donations can be dropped off at: The McCormacks (3229 Wexford Way,) The Deweys (4507 Timbermarsh Ct,) The Dixons (4484 Milwright Circle,) or The Balberts (3626 Cormorant Circle.) Active duty family members and friends of St. James residents may attend this event at no cost and, we welcome their attendance!

9 & Dine Is Back!
Sunday, May 22nd ~ 3pm ~ Players Club
Join us for a 9-Hole Scramble, followed by dinner at The Players Club. Cost is $22/person for dinner (plus tax and gratuity) and $5 + applicable green and cart fees for golf. Sign up online via GolfNet.


SOLD OUT! Beer & Shrimp Festival
Sunday, May 29th ~ 6 - 10pm ~ Tommy Thompson's

First Tee Golf Fundraiser: It's All About The Kids!
Saturday, June 11th ~ All Four Courses
The First Tee of Brunswick County, along with The Clubs and St. James Properties, LLC, will be hosting The Future Generations Tournament benefiting the youth of Brunswick County. Held on all 4 courses, the event will include a fantastic day of golf (cart included), hole-in-one entry, 1 mulligan, boxed lunch, entertainment, a beer and wine cocktail reception and dinner. Cost is $380 for a four-some. To find out more information and to register, click here. Sign up early because it's first come, first served!

Cigar Dinner
Tuesday, June 14th ~ 6 pm ~ Founders Club
Enjoy tasty light hors d'oeuvres and an assortment of cigars from our local store, Havana Rays! $20 (tax and gratuity included) - what a great deal! Seats will fill up quickly so contact Robert Astraikis today for reservations by email RAstraikis@TroonGolf.com. (event does not apply to the F&B minimum.) **48-hour cancellation policy applies.

2011 Father-Son Tournament
Friday, June 17th - Sunday, June 19th ~ Founders and Players Clubs
This annual 2-day tournament is open to all male St James Property Owners who are Fathers, Grandfathers, Sons, Sons-In-Law, Stepsons or Grandsons (any kind of sons.) The field will be split into 3 to 5 flights depending on participants (60 team max.) The entry fee ($275) will be charged to your account. In addition, non-Signature/Premium Golf Members will be responsible for appropriate golf fees ($30 special rate). A USGA handicap is required to play in this tournament. Sign-ups have begun -- visit The Players Club today! The deadline will be Friday, April 29th. SJMGA Members will be given priority. There will be a lottery drawing, if necessary, to choose the teams and alternates on April 30th.

Embers Street Dance
Friday, July 1st ~ 6 pm ~ Founders Club Back Parking Lot
It's that time of year again - get ready for a summer party for the record books! Chris Bellamy will be opening the night at 6pm, followed by The Embers at 7pm. Ticket pick-up dates will be announced as the date approaches. We will have wraps, chips, soda and beer available for purchase -- remember, no coolers or food will be allowed! Sign up early ONLINE here. Tickets must be ordered by June 24th. Got questions? Email TPagliari@TroonGolf.com.
Golf & Tennis News

Environmental Signage
After a recommendation from the golf committee, we now have several “Environmentally Sensitive Area” signs placed in the wetlands.Wetlands are considered the most biologically diverse of all ecosystems. Those within St James Plantation are habitat for everything from carnivorous plants – Venus Flytraps and Pitcher Plants – to reptiles, including numerous species of snakes.Yes, some of which are poisonous! As a member of Audubon International and stewards of the environment, we feel it is important to respect native areas. Please refrain from playing your ball once it is past the signs…and a secondary benefit may be an increase in the pace of play.
Kudos to our own D. Flinchbaugh, A. Pagliari, S. Newell & M. Rauth! Find out why here!
Congrats to our Ladies Member-Guest Tournament winners! See the results here!

Join the FUN! Members Club Scramble
Every Thursday ~ 3pm ~ Members Club
Get in on the weekly scramble, win prizes and have fun! $3 entry fee plus applicable greens fees. For more info, visit The Members Club Golf Shop.

Ladies Golf 101 Sign-Ups
Golf 101 participants will need to contact the host club for weekly sign-up. Sign-up may be done no more than one week in advance and sign-up should be no later than 4pm the Tuesday before play. Please click here for the location and time of 101 play through June 29th.


Get The Details! Special Instruction & Coaching Program
Barry Walters is at it again! Click here to find out NEW & EXCITING info about an upcoming Instruction & Coaching Program offered exclusively by Barry. Sign up today by emailing BWalters@TroonGolf.com.

Summer Junior Tennis Clinics
In addition to the popular Camp St. James tennis camps, we'll be offering some fantastic clinics for kids ages 4 - 17 that are interested in improving their game! Take a look at details here and sign up today by calling the Tennis Shop at (910) 253-3008 x6.

Camp St. James 2011
Camp St. James is back in 2011!Gather your junior golf linksters and tennis player’s ages 6 to 13 years for a summer of fun!Click here for dates, times and details. To sign up, email Barry Walters at bwalters@troongolf.com. Upon registration you will be emailed an informational packet.Camp fees can be charged to your member account or by check payable to The Clubs at St. James.Anyone with camp questions, please contact Barry Walters at The Reserve Club (910) 253-5100 or email bwalters@troongolf.com.
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:08 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I read somewhere... and for the life of me I cannot remember exactly where.... that people that are retiring to or contemplating a retirement move from the northeast to the coastal North carolina area..... are some of the smartest and nicest people to be found anywhere on the planet.
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