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Good Morning! Accompanying good economic numbers yesterday were more promising real estate reports from GCH communities. Red Ledges, UT reports a significant uptick in home construction; Woodside Plantation, SC is expanding its clubhouse, and Kiawah Island, SC, whose “House of the Day” in the Wall Street Journal was recently voted “most popular” by WSJ readers, reports single-family home sales up 19% in 2011. This upbeat news adds to the growing sense that 2012 will be a better year for real estate. See below for more news, and today’s travel specials, community news and more.
>> Real Estate Deals
> Teton Springs, Victor ID has brand new listings on a grouping of must-see properties. Most notable is a gorgeous cabin listed for $895,000 with furnishings and a golf membership included.
This residence features upgrades such as an expanded master bedroom upstairs and an expanded kitchen with dual ovens. Furnishings are by Laurie Waterhouse.
When you visit Teton Springs, let our sales team show you the many amenities that this all-season resort has to offer. Send me more information about Teton Springs!
>> Getaways & Stay ‘n Plays
> Heritage Shores, Bridgeville, DE invites you to experience the benefits of Premier Club Membership. As a cardholder you will receive a free round upon joining, enjoy year round savings on green fees and Golf Shop merchandise as well as earning points towards more free rounds.
Join anytime and enjoy a full year of program benefits. Annual initiation fee for the Premier Club is just $159 and the benefits are numerous, including merchandise discounts, tournament entry, a points system for bonus values plus monthly golf and dining promotions. Send me more information about Heritage Shores!
> Woodside Plantation, Aiken SC announces that it plans to build a new extension on its club house this year and is currently developing plans for a major expansion in 2013.
The Reserve course is currently rated in the Top 25 golf courses in South Carolina. Send me more information about Woodside Plantation!
> The Landings on Skidaway Island, GA just completed its ninth annual Adopt an Angel Program on behalf of The Landings community.
The program assists local charities in their efforts to make Christmas memorable and joyful for families in the Savannah area. This year The Landings adopted angels from Wesley Community Center, Union Mission and Safe Shelter.
Gifts included microwave ovens, pot and pans and household items, plus iPods, books, clothing and sports items for the teenagers plus stuffed animals and educational toys for the youngest angels. Send me more information about The Landings!
> Red Ledges, Heber City UT reports vigorous construction activity at the community. Currently there are seven homes in various stages of construction.
Plans for eight others are undergoing architectural review while three more families are readying their plans for the Architectural Review Committee.
Recently eight homes were approved for occupancy, bringing the 2011 total for homes completed to 15. By mid-2012 there will be a minimum of thirty homes constructed at Red Ledges, a 300 percent increase from 2010. Send me more information about Red Ledges!
> Kiawah Island, SC reports record results from its 34th Annual Kiawah Marathon, held last month. More than 3,000 runners took to Kiawah’s streets for the event, which includes a Half Marathon.
For the first time ever, the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, the race’s host organization, offered $12,500 in prize money for runners finishing first, second-and third in the full and half marathons.
Prized also went to runners who broke a Kiawah Course Record. Race conditions were ideal for competitors and spectators alike, with temperatures in the mid-50s, and very little wind.
Traditional celebrations followed the race. Send me more information about Kiawah Island!
> River Landing, Wallace NC has started up its Vineyards Wine Club, led by its culinary staff experts and designed as a fun, social way to educate members on wine varieties from around the globe.
The club will hold monthly events and offer members an automatic 10 percent off all wines in stock at the shop—15 percent on case purchases.
In addition, there will be a reduced corkage fee at both the Mad Boar and the Clubhouse for Wine Club members.
During the season there will be a multi-course wine dinner, offered at an incentive price for members. Send me more information about River Landing!
> Kiawah Island, SC’s dramatic savings on its special “Golf or Gourmet Escape” packages are available through Feb. 26. A one-night stay in the luxury oceanfront Sanctuary hotel, plus two rounds of golf on The Ocean Course or two gourmet dinners is just $400. Send me more info…
> Teton Springs, Victor ID’s Snowcat Adventure Package is just $199 per person/per night, based on d/o. Lodging is in a 1BR luxury suite with daily gourmet breakfast basket. You also get a 1-day lift ticket at Grand Targhee Resort. Send me more info…
> Anderson Creek Club, Spring Lake NC’s 2011 Parade of Homes entry, Carriage Hill home No. 857, is offered at $374,900. Close by March 1 and get a $4,000 buyer incentive plus a free 50-inch Samsung HD TV. Send me more info…
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