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3 Things Renters Should Know About Rental Properties But Were Afraid to Ask

Monday, October 27th, 2008

 Whether it is renting in New Bern, at the Beaches or in the Mountains, people are looking for rental homes all over the United States.

1.  Interview multiple Agencies: Not every rental agency carries every rental. Go to at least 3 different ones. Read the agreements from cover to cover to make sure you understand what you are liable for.

2. Got Bad Credit: If you have bad credit you may not be able to rent. All responsible rental agencies check your credit. For example, if your home goes into foreclosure, this process surly will ruin you credit. Not only will you be removed from your home, you will not be able to rent.

3. Great interest rates: With the lowest interest rates in history being experienced, you may be able to buy a home for what you can rent one for. Call your local mortgage company to see what you can qualify for.

The Secret of Homebuying in New Bern

Monday, October 20th, 2008

In order to find that special deal as we say in the real estate business, you must find that great agent.

One that will go that extra mile to find that diamond in the ruff.

Find that home in New Bern NC

Here are my diamond’s in the ruff  or Christie’s Best Buys!

1.    2918 Magnolia Drive, New Bern : $89,900
2.   121 Little Lake Circle, New Bern: $104,500

3. 220 Bear Trail, New Bern : $155,000 New Construction

Gas Gouging has Finally Normalized in New Bern NC

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Finally after record high profit gains by the gas companies and no money in the average Joe’s pocket book, gas prices have dropped.

After reaching nearly $4.50 cents a gallon in New Bern, today we see $2.99 cents a gallon.

What happened besides pure greed that we had to experience record high gas prices over night and continued that trend until this past week?

What’s Happening in New Bern and Havelock Today?

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

The annual Chili Festival is occurring today regardless of the pouring rain and 50 degree temperatures. You can find this event in the park in front of the police station in Havelock. Go out and get a great bowl or two of some of the best chili North of the Boarder!

In New Bern today the Bridge Run is taking place in the streets of downtown. The 5k or 10 k run/ walk will be wet but worth getting wet for so go and put your poncho on and join in the fun.

Try and go to these great events even in the rain, because they benefit a variety of charities.

Havelock NC Real Estate Not as Hard Hit as Other Towns

Monday, October 13th, 2008

2 Homes Pended or went under contract today in Havelock.

133 total homes are active

28 Currently Pending

27 have Closed in the last month

Good Times Had By All in New Bern

Monday, October 13th, 2008

2 Great Events occurred this past weekend in New Bern NC Oct. 11th – 12th

1. Home Coming at New Bern High School went off with out a hitch on Friday Night. Home Coming Queen was named and parade was seen, and oh New Bern won.

2. Mumfest came to a close at the tick of 5pm Sunday. It was a sunny day and the crowd was large but not as large as past festivals.

I walked up and down the streets of downtown looking at the arts and crafts, eating kettle corn, visiting a multitude of booths along the way.

New Bear Bears VS. DH Conley in Football

Monday, October 6th, 2008

We all know that football can be a dangerous unpredictable sport and so it proved true this past week.

During the Jr. Varsity game a dear friend of our family, received a crushing blow to his right leg and broke it.

After 2 surgeries and 4 hospital days,  he is finally home and in good spirits.

Good news is New Bern did win this game by a landslide.

The next day at New Bern High School,  the varsity took the field and did exact a little pay back on DH Conley.

Here are the scores for October 3rd, click Here .

New Bern High School Schedule:   Click Here

Video of the game for New Bern High School varsity team. 

2 New Bern Events Not To Miss This Weekend!

Monday, October 6th, 2008

October is a busy Month for festivals:

1. MumFest : This weekend, October 11th and 12th is one of our annual traditions.  Located amongest the streets of Downtown New Bern, this festival is noted as one not to miss. Crafts, dancers, singers, boat show, wrestling, food and more are the things that can be experienced there. As the Entertainment Chair Person for many years, I know first hand how wonderful this festival really is to attend.

Festival
Hours:

Saturday
9:30am-6:30pm

Sunday
10:30am – 5pm
For directions, parking, and schedule go to http://www.mumfest.com/festivalmap.HTML

Like this article: See this one:  http://newbernbearblog.com/2008/09/26/new-berns-mumfest-comes-to-downtown/

2. Bridge Run: As a past sponsor and participant, I always look forward to this one.

Running or walking 5k or 10k you have either the scenery of Historic Downtown New Bern or The Neuse River.

October 18th is the date. Click here for the details.

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