The Bluewater Real Estate Blog covers everything you need to know for buying or selling your home or property on the Crystal Coast. We’ll also share helpful home improvement tips, local events and so much more and you’ll get it all straight from the locals at Bluewater Real Estate who live and play here along the coast.

We’re covering Emerald Isle to Beaufort and everything in between to ensure you make the most out of the time you spend with us right here in coastal North Carolina. Can’t find what you’re looking for? No worries, just reach out to our Guest Relations team by phone or send us a message on social media. We’re always happy to help!

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

As a part of the Bluewater Annual Tradition, we participated in another year of Operation Christmas Child. With Jordan Daniel’s 4-year-old, Macon, leading the charge! Macon put together 22 boxes and filled them with toys for boys and girls to open on Christmas Day this holiday season.

Bluewater as a whole, put together 48 boxes for Operation Christmas Child. We thank all those who helped and worked to make this year the best one yet!

Join us in our efforts to make this holiday season the best yet for these children by building a shoebox for a child in need: Operation Christmas Child

Home Décor for Fall

Easy Décor for Fall and Thanksgiving

Setting up your home décor for Fall and Thanksgiving doesn’t have to be complicated or cost you a lot. We’re sharing a few tips to inspire you.

You’ve been there, the family is coming into town and most likely you want to make your home look welcoming. If you’re like many of us, you may not have the time to spend decorating or even the budget, too. The good news is that you can find items around your home and in nature to decorate! If you have vases in your home or candle holders use these to hold items such as pine cones, acorns, or other items you might be able to find in your backyard. As silly as it sounds, even red delicious apples add a nice touch of color to the centerpiece with greenery from around the yard. Fill mason jars with water, add acorns greenery, and a tea candle. If you’re able to get to the store, pick up cinnamon sticks and add them to the table centerpiece with your red apples and greenery. Bring out the cozy blankets if you haven’t already and the candles! These things always warm-up and welcome anyone into a room. In our opinion, don’t overthink the decorating. A little goes a long way.

 

backyard tailgate party, tailgate safely in your own backyard, tailgating

Tailgate in Your Own Backyard!

Slime Time Challenge – Raising Money for Local Organizations

Bluewater Real Estate Sales Agents Swearing into Oath to serve on the CCAR Board of Directors

Bluewater Agents Join Local Boards

Embracing the Call to Serve


Every year, a ‘Changing of the Guard’ occurs during the 4 Quarter Membership Meeting for the Carteret County Association of REALTORS®. The CCAR Board of Directors and the Crystal Coast MLS Board of Directors help steer the Real Estate Industry for our area over the course of the year. We’re always extremely proud when our Bluewater agents volunteer their time to serve in this capacity, and this year we are excited to have three members of our organization at the helm to help set the standard for excellence in our area. Check out the newest members below and be sure to wish them the best of luck with their new commitment!


Jim Bailey


Jim Bailey, of our Atlantic Beach Office, has proven his passion to our community through multiple avenues and will continue to use his unique perspective for the betterment of all as a Director for the Carteret County Association of REALTORS® in 2020.


Pat Copeland


Pat Copeland, Broker-In-Charge of our Atlantic Beach office, will also serve as a Director for the CCAR Board. Pat plans to use his experience as a leader to help the board in the decision making and goal setting process.

Alison Jaeger- Crystal Coast Realtor with Bluewater Real Estate in Emerald Isle, NC

Alison Jaeger


Alison Jaeger, of our Emerald Isle office, will serve as a Director for the Carteret County Multiple List Service. Through this endeavor, Alison will assist the board in ensuring that the information secured in the MLS is accurate, up-to-date, and always accessible to participating members.

A Special Thanks to

Stephanie Ross


Stephanie Ross- Bluewater Real Estate Broker/REALTOR- Atlantic Beach, NC

We also want to give a quick shout out to Stephanie Ross, who has served as a Director at Large for the CCAR Board over the last year. Stephanie has done an amazing job to make sure that all area REALTORS® are benefiting from their membership through the local organization.

Thank you for serving, Stephanie!

All Other Agents


There are plenty of other Bluewater agents and staff members who have served on the local boards in previous terms, and countless others who have and volunteered and continue to contribute their time and efforts for subcommittees including:

  • Awards Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Grievance Committee
  • Legislative Committee
  • Professional Standards Committee
  • Property Management Committee
  • Public Relations Committee
  • RPAC Committee
  • Scholarship Committee

Thank You!

Salvation Army Bell Ringing

Salvation Army Bell Ringing

Every year, we look forward to spreading Holiday Cheer and raising money for an amazing local charity!


In partnership with the Carteret County Association of REALTORS®, we are always proud to volunteer our time as a company to ring the bells outside local grocery stores for the Salvation Army. It is always a great time to get to know one another and help out in supporting our local community.

Did you know?

  • 1 in 5 Morehead City residents lives in poverty
  • 1 in 5 Carteret County residents is over the age of 65
  • Single parent households are increasing
  • Since 1960, this area has been struck by no fewer than 95 hurricanes with varying degrees of destruction.

For the past 26 years, The Salvation Army of Carteret County has served as a resource and an anchor of hope for our neighbors struggling with poverty, hunger, job loss, addiction, and natural disasters.

The Salvation Army of Carteret County ministers to many with the most basic needs — food, utilities, mortgage/rent assistance, clothing and life skills training — as well as spiritual care. Even more residents of Carteret County depend on the Salvation Army when a natural disaster strikes, providing food, clothing, cleaning supplies, a helping hand and counseling.





Thanks to many years of generous donations from our local community, the local Salvation Army of Carteret County was able to open up a brand new Family Store in Morehead City! We’re hoping that this can be a place for people in need to go for a very long time.