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Military Relocation | Cherry Point, NC

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Military Relocation to Cherry Point, NC?  Let us be your specialist in helping you find a home or apartment before you transition.

If you found this page, it’s likely that you are a Marine or Navy Corpsman who is relocating to Cherry Point, NC. As a Real Estate Agent, I want to personally welcome you to the area and offer any assistance you may need as you search for a home or apartment. (more…)

Marine Corp Birthday

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Happy 234th Birthday to my Marine friends, coworkers, clients, and family.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Watch this video and thank a VETERAN

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7Bicfc9dp0[/youtube]

Pass this along.

Military Members Check this Out

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

The DOD now offers a Homeowners Assistance Program for service members and Federal civilian who face financial loss when selling their primary residence in areas where real estate values have fallen due to a base closure or realignment.

Contact The Army Corps of Engineers, ask them about HAP.

Cherry Point Air Show & Harley Davidson

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

What does Cherry Point have in common with Harley Davidson you ask, both are having events in our area this weekend.

Carolina Harley Davidson ConventionApparently Myrtle Beach did not appreciate the bike event in their town there fore the Carolina Harley-Davidson Dealers Association moved their annual rally to New Bern, North Carolina this year. Welcome to all of you. We are glad to have you come to New Bern. This year’s rally is scheduled for May 15-16 and marks the rally’s 69th year of existence. 

 Air show

Cherry Point Marine Corp Air Stationis holding their annual event, the air show, this weekend. Although it has been raining off and on, they still have been able to carry on. The Air Show is held at the Marine Base in Havelock NC and is free to the public. 

Here is a link to the schdule.

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!!

President Obama Visits Camp Lejeune

Friday, February 27th, 2009

At around 11:20 today Airforce One few over our little town of New Bern and Havelock and landed at Cherry Point MCAS.

From Cherry Point, President Obama boarded Marine One and Flew to Jacksonville.

Airforce One Lands in Cherry Point MCAS

Great photo was taken by someone today as Airforce One lands at Cherry Point MCAS

Here is the story told by our local TV station Channel 12 : Click here for story

Historic Day felt by all Americans Today Jan. 20th 2009

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Obama gets sworn in as his wife looks on

A new day began as a new president was sworn in as the 44th President of The United States

2 Mortgage Options For Our Military at Cherry Point

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

When looking for a mortgage, Two great options for our service men and women are out there to take.

1. Va Mortgage: 100% financing option, Va Funding fee can be rolled into the loan, uses entitlement and can not be used without release.

2. Vet’s Choice: Offered by companies like Navy Federal, this is another loan that offers 100% financing but is a conventional loan and does not use a service persons entitlement.

5 Places to Look For Used Furniture in New Bern and Havelock

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

As a Real Estate Agent who works with a lot of Military families going to Cherry Point, I get asked where can they buy furniture in this area.

Here is where to look:

1. Yard sales on base or the surrounding areas. The summer is a great time to catch people moving to different states or even out of the county. I have know people to pick up cheap appliances as well at these sales.

2. I found a great deal on a side by side refrigerator at a used furniture store in James City(New Bern) for $289.00 in great shape. There are many of these kind of stores all through out New Bern and Havelock area just off of HWY 70.

3. Discount Stores are plentiful and another good resource here in New Bern and Havelock.

4. Habitat For Humanity and Good Will do have their fair share of furniture as well.

5. If you want the upper end stuff, you will need to go to Ashley Furniture store in Clayton, about 1 1/2 hour drive or HighPoint NC where the furniture capital is located.

VA Loans , They are Free Right?

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Va Mortgages are not for Free 

Why do people think that if they are buying a home using a Va Loan that they will not have to put any money into the transaction?

WHY, because so many people, are getting either mixed messages or half truths by the lender that they are asking.

Truth, is that there are closing costs associated with buying a home that even military families have to pay.

These include but are not limited to:

  • Attorney Fees
  • Taxes
  • VA Funding Fee
  • Insurance
  • HOA Fees

The goal of their Real Estate agent is to get these payed for by the seller, by asking for assistance with their closing costs.

Their agent should also advise them to get at least 2 or 3 Good Faith Estimates from 2/3 different companies.

Far too often our military families are getting taken for a ride by loan companies that they believe have their best interest at heart. No names will be mentioned in this Blog but you know who you are!

They Claim to serve their members, but end up costing our brave men and women tons of money. They say things like WE do not charge mortgage insurance.

No VA loans Do this.

Do your research and take your time, this is one of the biggest investments you will ever make! 

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