Monthly Archives: March 2008

Jacksonville Country Club



I wanted to let you know about a new promotion VIP Golf is conducting on behalf of Jacksonville Country Club.  I’m hopeful this information will prove helpful if you play golf or have clients and staff who do. 
As an invitation to Jacksonville Country Club, Onslow County’s only private country club, we are offering a modest membership preview in the form of a VIP Golf Pass Package.  Priced at less than the cost of one round of golf, this membership preview allows you and your guests to play a total of twelve rounds of golf on JCC’s championship golf course.  Each round of golf requires payment of a discounted VIP guest fee ($20) and includes access to the country club, an 18 hole green fee, a cart rental, and a bucket of practice range balls.  Valid for weekend and weekday play, JCC VIP Golf Passes may be redeemed individually or with guests until the end of the year. 
At your convenience, the promotion may be reviewed in detail at: VIPGOLF.VSTORE.  


Philip Wood
VIP Golf  
10613 Kingsclere Drive
Cary, NC 27511

Happy Easter Y’all!



 It’s finally spring and it is almost impossible to sit still in my office today. . .too pretty to work and it seems everyone else had the day off of work!  Take in the sights this weekend, the dogwood trees have begun to bloom and the daffodils are still in full swing!  I am lucky enough to watch some wee ones egg hunt tomorrow. . .and enjoy a fun breakfast with friends, I hope you have fabulous plans too this weekend.  Thanks again for stopping by, I love the visits and the chance to meet you. . .if you have questions about the real estate market in Jacksonville, or, are hunting for a great agent, I hope your search will end here!  Have a great Easter weekend!  Enjoy a Cadbury egg or two for me!

Beirut Memorial Trees



 Spring has certainly arrived in Jacksonville, NC. . .and the best proof might be the bloom covered Bradford Pear trees, especially down near Camp Lejeune.  The trees were planted in memory of those killed in the Beirut bombings in 1983.

 Learn more about the event, those we lost and the amazing memorial here in Jacksonville at . . .photos,  time lines, names and more.

April showers bring OPEN HOUSES!



 Our October Open House festival was such a hit (not to mention the free gas raffle which would be very nice to have again, hint hint corporate!) that we are going to do it again!  This April is Century 21 Open House month.  Please check back for a schedule, I try to accommodate my clients, sellers seem to really dig an open house and so do your neighbors. . .and generally host them on Sunday since this time of year folks with kiddos often have soccer games and what not on Saturday. . .for now, I have 627 Riva Ridge Road in Escoba Bay.  PLEASE remember the 210 bridge is out just past Dixon so you’ll have to use the detour.  Sunday the 16th from 1-4pm and I am working on convincing all the other agents with listings in the development to open their doors as well.  Visit  It’s a nifty neighborhood filled with friendly folks. . .and horses. . .and a boat ramp. . .and a pool. . .and tennis courts. . .and a lovely neighborhood building, and more. . .see you then?  😀

McKenzie Laurence in Jacksonville, NC



I have to laugh some days, one of the handy features of my blog is the search history, I can see how some of you found me by what you typed into a search engine such as Google or Ask.  Some favorites include “what to do when you don’t like your mother in law” and “dresses for Marines in Jacksonville, NC”. . .I am really digging, however, how so many of you are searching for ME.  Today marked well into the double digits of folks looking for “McKenzie Laurence in Jacksonville, NC”. . .so, I hope you found some great info, learned a little more about me. . .and saved the date for my next two open houses!  I hope to shake your hand soon and would love the opportunity to assist you in buying or selling a home in the Jacksonville and Onslow County area. . .I don’t bite.  😀




Hi everyone, I had requests for specific addresses for my open house this Sunday the 9th at the new community of Magnolia Grove.

From one to four the following homes will be open to tour:

103 Cherrybark Drive

107 Cherrybark Drive

109 Cherrybark Drive

and Just breaking ground: 105 Cherrybark Drive.

Located just off of Highway 17 South, take Dawson Cabin Road (near McMillan Furniture, a large beige warehouse). . .turn Right on Ernest King and you will see recently completed (and happily moved into) homes on Ernest King, Cherrybark is on the Left. . .Phase one is in progress now, several homes on the cusp of being completed.  For more photos of these homes, and virtual tours, visit my website .

I’d like to thank you!!!

 I wasn’t sure when I began this real estate blog if there would be an audience for it and if anyone would find it out there in the wild and woolly world that is the Internet, but, you did.  Today I broke a new personal record for web visits.  It’s great to see a fun side project get the attention I was looking for.  I get to hear from some of you, wish I heard from more and always entertaining to see how you found me on a search engine. . .my “mother-in-law” article has been pretty popular, so has my Maria Montessori has a posse.  I hope you enjoy the information, and thanks for visiting, you inspired an embarrassing “Happy Dance” in my office this afternoon.   😀

Price reductions that will make you SMILE!



 Hi hi!  First, a huge thank you to the folks that stopped by my open house on Northwoods Drive on Sunday.  It was a beautiful day, the coffee was great, if not late. . .I guess even the crew at Dunkin Donuts can have a slow morning too and I had a chance to meet some great folks including a few of my old neighbors. 

I wanted to remind you of my Open House on this Sunday the 9th at Magnolia Grove, take Highway 17 South past the Air Station and Harley Davidson dealership and turn right just after Pete McMillian Furniture (huge tan warehouse on the right) onto Dawson Cabin Road, a few miles down the road turn Right on Ernest King Road, Magnolia Grove is about a quarter of a mile down the road on the LEFT. . .the homes still available are on Cherrybark, those on Ernest King are sold and full of happy folks. 

Phase one is still under construction but several of the homes are very close to completion.  I hope you can stop by on Sunday and take a look for yourself. . .wander through some pretty homes and if they aren’t a great match for you, I can help you find one that is.  New house smell is awesome!