Archive for March, 2009

Why I Blog About New Bern NC

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

People ask me not only why I blog but why I blog about New Bern!

All you need to do is look at this picture to see how beautiful this area truly is. It is only March and you can see flowers and trees blooming everywhere. The temperature today was in the 50’s, which is typical for this time of year. On the other hand, temperatures reached in the 70’s for a few days last week.  We have mostly mild winters but did get a few Artic blasts resulting in snow last month.  Besides mild temperatures, New Bern is a great place to raise a family, I am speaking personally now. I have never lived in one area for as long as I have here in NC. I never have felt that I was in danger at any point, that there was way too much traffic, or that there were just too many people in general. Come see why I blog about New Bern almost every day.

I took this picture today while on a break from class at the New Bern Convention Center.  It is such a nice place to hold any kind of function. It is located on South Front Street.

Bloom Trees in Downtown NEw Bern NC

Return of Our Military Heros

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit returned on Monday after a seven month deployment. This unit consisted of 2200 Marines and Sailors.

Thank you for your hard work and dedication to our country!

Cherry Point Marines Return

I just had to take this photo from the official Marine Corp Website.

It shows the rest of us how luck we are to go home to our families every night.

We can do this because of their sacrifice!

God Bless my Military Friends and Family!!

Real Estate, It’s Not All Bad News!

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

I heard something interesting while in class today. The instructor stated that since Feb. of last year, real estate sales in the United States were 5.1% higher and saw a 6.5% increase over the entire last year.

New Bern is behind this statistic as are other areas:

During Feb 2008, 78 homes sold in New Bern compared to 57 homes being sold this past February.

The good news is that we are still selling home in New Bern, Havelock and Craven County.

5801 County Line Road

Listed 2/1/09

Pended 2/17/09

16 Day On The Market

List to Sales Price 100%

Watch Out For Falling Interest Rates

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

According to an interview on CBS this morning, interest rates should take another turn for the best this next week. As part of the stimulus plan to heal our ailing housing market, dropping the interest rates to all time lows is one of the strategies.

Falling interst Rates in New Bern Nc

I know that this will help me save quite a bit of money in my monthly mortgage therefore it should only make sense that this will help others too. Why not buy something that if kept for a long period of time will benefit you in the long run. What other asset increase in value the way real estate does?

6 Reasons Why I Would Buy A Home In This Market!

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

6 Reasons Why I say, I would buy a home in New Bern NC.

  1. In all of the years I have sold real estate, the prices have never been so good.
  2. Interest rates are a lot lower now than when I bought my first home 7.875.
  3. Many different types of loans will be available to people with good credit. ( A reward for paying their bills)
  4. A tax credit of $8,000 will be given to 1st time home buyers.
  5. There is a great selection of homes with little to no problems or issues.
  6. You don’t have to settle for something you “sort of like”, get what you have always wanted!

If you like this article, check these others out:

Secrets of Home Buying...

Best Buy List in New Bern

New Bern High School Scoccer

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Even though it was a cold damp Friday afternoon, New Bern Soccer still took place.

At 5pm the JV girls took the field against Ashley High School and beat them 1 to 0.

Here is a clip of the action that took place


New Bern Nc WaterFront Property For Sale

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Still Water Harbour is the Newest Waterfront Community in New Bern  NC.


New Bern has a harbored Marina, 10 minutes from downtown New Bern. It is comprised of 40 acre on 2 deep water harbors.

Prices start at $148,500 for .14 acres.

New Bern MLS Areas

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

 Do you get lost when your real estate agent in New Bern NC  starts to talk about areas in which homes can be found?

We as agents that practice in an area for as long as some of us do, tend to forget that the outside world does not know what we are talking about. Let me help you figure out where your dream home is located.

Below is a map to help you unscramble our code 

Colorful Map of Area

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New Bern MLS Areas



AREA 01 – New Bern City                                        AREA 07 – Rt. 17 North to County Line

(New Bern City Limits except Greenbrier                       Rowe’s Corner

And Taberna)                                                               Askins

Cypress Shores                                                             Ernul

Haywood Farms                                                            Cayton

Historic District                                                             Wilmar

Oakdale                                                                        Spring Hope

Olde Towne                                                                 

Pembroke                                                                     AREA 08 – Rt. 17 South to Rt. 55

Washington Forks                                                          Vanceboro                                                                   

Woodrow                                                                      Bellair

                                                                                    Streets Ferry                                                                

AREA 02 – Trent Woods Town Limits                     Honolulu

(All of Trent Woods)                                                     Riverside

Country Club Hills                                                         Perfection

Fox Hollow                                                                   Jasper

Bellfern                                                                        Lima

Trent Shores                                                                 Chip

Creekwood                                                                   Forest


Wilson Creek                                                                AREA 09 – Tuscarora/Cove City Area

Manning Park                                                               (Rt. 55 Suth to Jones County Line)

Holly Hills                                                                     Clarks

Country Club Park                                                         Hymans

Haywood Creek Landing                                               Tuscarora

                                                                                    Cove City

AREA 03 – Greenbrier                                              Dover

(All of Greenbrier)                                                         Fort Barnwell


AREA 04 – Old Cherry Point Road Area                  AREA 10 – River Bend Area

(East of Hwy 70 to Havelock City Limits)                       River Bend

Old Cherry Point Road                                                  Gatewood

Neuse Harbor                                                               Huntingwood

Grantham                                                                      Deerfield                                 

Riverdale                                                                      Governor’s Mill

River Bluffs                                                                  Hidden Oaks

Stately Pines                                                                

Carolina Pines                                                               AREA 11 – Brices Creek Area                                                                                                                                 (West of Hwy 70 to Jones County Line and

AREA 05 – Bridgeton City Limits                             East to Carteret County Line, EXCEPT TABERNA)

(Bridgeton City Limits)                                                  Madame Moore’s Lane

                                                                                    Brice’s Creek Road

AREA 06 – Fairfield Harbour/Broad Creek Rd        Oakview

Fairfield Harbour                                                           Snug Harbour

Broad Creek Road                                                        River Trace

                                                                                                                Hoods’s Creek

                                                                                    Crump Farm Road

AREA 11 – Brices Creek Area (Cont)                                                                     

Rock Creek Farms                                                        AREA 19 – Beaufort/Down East

Hunter’s Ridge                                                             

Lake Clermont                                                              AREA 20 – Other

The Home Place          

James City                                                                    AREA 21 – Beaufort County

Forest Run

Indian Woods                                                                AREA 22 – Carolina Colours

Airport Area                                                                

Perrytown                                                                     AREA 30 – Oriental City Limits

Evans Mill                                                                    

Gables Run                                                                   AREA 31 – Pamlico County Township 1


AREA 12 – Pamlico County (History Only)              Grantsboro


AREA 13 – Jones County                                          AREA 32 – Pamlico County Township 2

                                                                                    River Dunes

AREA 14 – Havelock                                                 Florence

(Hwy 101 through Ferry Rd)                                          Whortonsville

Havelock City Limits                                                    

Lake Road                                                                    AREA 33 – Pamlico County Township 3


AREA 15 – Havelock East                                        Stonewall

(Ferry Rd. to Carteret County Line)                               Alliance

Havelock East                                                              

Harlowe                                                                       AREA 34 – Pamlico County Township 4

Adam’s Creek                                                              Vandermere

Blades                                                                          Mesic

Bachelor                                                                       Lowland

Seagate                                                                                    Hobucken

Temple’s Point Rd                                                        

                                                                                    AREA 35 – Pamlico County Township 5

AREA 16 – Taberna                                                   Minnesott Beach

(All of Taberna)                                                            Arapahoe

                                                                                    Dawson Creek

AREA 17 – Newport                                                  Arlington Place


Hwy 101

Mill Creek

Roberts Road

Nine Mile Road

Hwy 24

Cape Carteret


AREA 18 – Morehead City

Morehead City


Hwy 24

Atlantic Beach

Pine Knoll Shores

Emerald Isle, Country Club Road

Snap Shot of The New Bern R.E Market Today

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

New Bern waterway: Trent River

March 4th 2009

Here is what is active in our entire MLS to include Craven, Pamlico, Jones Counties

1446 Residential
19 Boat Slip
1090 Lots and Land
37 New Listings
18 Price Changes
7 Closed
4 Back On the Market
7 Pending : 4 under $150,000

Gary Keller Rocks At Family Reunion

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Who else has a leader that can play a guitar like this!


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