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Sept. 14, 2016

St. James Wellness Center

Great news!

We now have the official opening date for the beautiful new Signature Wellness Center, and it is even a little ahead of schedule. The Wellness Center will open to all Signature Members on Tuesday, September 20.  As promised, we will have preview tours of the Wellness Center for all Signature Members prior to the official opening. This will give you an opportunity to see the facility and to talk with the Wellness Center team about the equipment and programs available to you. Signature Members may tour the new Wellness Center from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. on Monday to Wednesday, September 12 to 14.

As part of our enhanced services for the Wellness Center, Fitness Attendants will be on hand to assist you with any unfamiliar equipment that you may want to use as well as show you how to utilize the equipment correctly for the full benefits of your workout.  In addition Personal Trainers will also be available for a more personalized experience, each of whom will be happy to help you design a program and provide the guidance and support for you to achieve your fitness & wellness goals.   


With multiple fitness studios now available our aerobics and class offerings have increased as well.  You can take advantage of a wide array of new and exciting aerobics classes. More than 35 different aerobics classes are offered at various levels of fitness conditioning, from beginner to the experienced. 14 new Specialty classes will be offered at the Signature Wellness Center. Teaching those classes are some 20 different instructors with various aerobics class specialties from GoingFit, under the leadership of Heather Wadsworth.  A monthly schedule of aerobics classes and a list of class descriptions are available at the Wellness Center and online. Please follow the link below to access the schedule. Various classes will continue to be held at the Members Athletic Club and will be denoted on the monthly class schedule.  Classes taking place at the Signature Wellness Center will commence on Saturday, October 1st.


Posted in Community Events
Sept. 14, 2016

Welcome to the Carolina's

With an estimated 10,000 baby boomers retiring each day, the Coastal Carolina's represent an attractive destination for Northerners tired of high taxes and low temperatures. 

Both Brunswick County and Myrtle Beach are poised to welcome plenty more boomers due to the region’s pleasing climate, reasonable cost of living and improved housing market, with developers and Realtors inviting prospective retirees to come on down, look around and buy into the market.

While the cost of living for retirees in Myrtle Beach stood at 3.5 percent below the national average according to a recent analysis by Kiplinger, an analysis by Forbes places cost of living in both Brunswick County and Myrtle at 1.7 percent above average, still appreciably better than in the North.

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Posted in Real Estate News
Sept. 14, 2016

The Pharmacy Restaurant of Southport

The Pharmacy Restaurant, a Southport institution for nearly 35 years, will close its doors at the end of service today.

Owners Dan and Kelli Menna recently sold the restaurant, 110 E. Moore St., to Oliver Landis, owner of Oliver’s on the Cape Fear at 101 W. Bay St. in Southport.
The Pharmacy Restaurant has evolved over its time at 110 E. Moore St., the historic building that housed Southport’s first pharmacy. The restaurant’s original owner, Doc Watson, named it The Pharmacy and operated a soda fountain-type diner for 16 years before it purchased by the Mennas. Since that time, it has earned a reputation for fine dining.
Mike Magee, general manger of Oliver’s, said that Landis is still working on plans for the restaurant. He was unable to confirm whether the name would change or when the restaurant might reopen.

Posted in Community News
Sept. 9, 2016

Dosher Wellness Center Opens

The two-story, 26,000-square-foot medical complex is located near the west entrance to St. James Plantation in Brunswick County. 

A public open house took place Sept. 9 at the facility, 3009 Medical Plaza Lane.

The new center will house several clinical services on the first floor.

They include board-certified family medicine physicians Kristos Vaughan and Leigh Vaughan, who relocated from Dosher Medical-Long Beach Road and began seeing patients Sept. 6; satellite physical therapy and occupational therapy services; and X-ray services. Cardiac rehabilitation services, which relocated from Dosher Memorial Hospital and will nearly double in size, opened in the new facility Aug. 31.

An indoor walking track for cardiac rehab and physical therapy patients, as prescribed by their physicians, is part of the complex.

The medical complex will also include a cardiology physician practice and an office for rotating physicians in other specialties.

Posted in Community News
Aug. 1, 2016

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We are constantly negotiating deals in the communities we serve, so we know exactly what's going on in terms of trends, pressures and opportunities. We use this knowledge to develop a strong bargaining position so you achieve the best possible results at the negotiating table.

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We help you reach a realistic competitive listing price for your home based on similar homes.

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We professionally photograph your home, detail the interior features, prepare floor plans and design a custom marketing plan that gives your property maximum exposure.

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Posted in Selling Your Home?
Aug. 1, 2016

Finding the perfect home

How do we find you the right home?

  1. By prioritizing your wants and needs:  We meet with you to establish your wish list and budget, discuss current market conditions, and explain the buying process.
  2. Conduct your home search:  We monitor and inspect new and current listings and exclusive offerings daily and reach out to our extensive network of contacts to find properties most suitable for you.
  3. Schedule property tours:  We prepare a market analysis and schedule showings for properties that match your wants and needs.
  4. Guide you through the offer process:  We guide you through the offer process and together establish the right price, expectations and limits.
  5. Arrange Home Inspections:  We organize and attend home inspections, if required.
  6. Negotiate the offer:  We are skilled at comparing the incomparable-a necessity for determining the market value.  We prepare the offer, talk your through the paperwork, and negotiate the best possible price.
  7. Closing:  We will provide you with financing referrals, discuss related cost and help your transaction close smoothly.
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