Fort Bragg, NC Real Estate News

   Michelle L. Shorsleeve & Exit Realty 1st Class Key Yessaad is in Fayetteville today Saturday March 28, 2009 to train Exit Realty 1st Class and their agents on how to blog correctly. It's not about how often you blog but where you blog and when you blog. Get to know the subject. Know the details! Fayetteville NC Real Estate Blogging Strategy Training *Intensive Exit Brokers "By Invitation Only" Training Saturday March 28th, 2009 vitation     Fayetteville North Carolina will be buzzing with Blogs... Exit Realty 1st Class led by Michelle Shortsleeve, Charlotte and Tom Vick are joined by Nicole Hayden of Exit Realty Platinum to hold a Special Training on Real Estate Blogging Strategy Saturday March 28th. The Original name of the course was "Google Loves Bloggers," to reveal the fact that...
Comments 0
By Stanton Homes, Design/Build Custom Home Builder in North Carolina
(Stanton Homes - New Home Builder)
Fort Bragg Relocation Work to Begin on BRAC Realignment Construction First Job Fair Thursday March 12th Hensel Phelps Construction Company has posted the first of thousands of job openings that will be required to complete BRAC work over the next three years at Fort Bragg.  What is BRAC? "BRAC" is an acronym that stands for Base Realignment and Closure.  It is the congressionally authorized process the Department of Defense has previously used to reorganize its base structure to more efficiently and effectively support our forces, increase operational readiness and facilitate new ways of doing business.  BRAC will cause Fort Bragg NC (an hour south of Raleigh) to expand significantly.  Construction will begin on a new $286 million building, which will be the new Headquarters for Forces ...
Comments 5
By Lauren Greaves
(McDevitt Sotheby's International Realty)
If you are scheduled for a move to Fort Bragg and you need info about great communities near the base with good schools, consider looking in Southern Pines and the other towns in Moore County NC.  Moore County towns are a very short commute to Fort Bragg, and more importantly, they are safe and have very good schools.  Moore County schools rank 6th in the North Carolina out of 100 Counties when it comes to average SAT scores.  The elementary schools and middle schools in the County are the places where kids get the foundation to score so highly.  There are a lot of other great things about Southern Pines that make the quality of life very high.  It is an easy place for newcomers to make a lot of new friends very quickly.  So, before making a final decision about housing, be sure to chec...
Comments 10
By Latonia Parks, Certified Military Relocation Expert
(Top Bragg Realty, Fayetteville NC, Home of the 82d ABN DIV)
Ft. Bragg Sports & Fitness will host the 1st Annual 10K Volksmarch at Smith Lake on October 18.  Registration will be held from 0900-1100.  The entry fee is $5 and children under 12 and dogs are free.  This event is open to the public.Check on the link to get more information about a volksmarch.  If you feel so inclined, there will also be a pet fair and a dog costume contest.  Call 396-1217 if you have any questions and hope to see you there.
Comments 2
By Latonia Parks, Certified Military Relocation Expert
(Top Bragg Realty, Fayetteville NC, Home of the 82d ABN DIV)
If you are looking for something to do for Halloween, take time to go by Sports USA on Ft. Bragg for a costume party on October 24th.  The fun begins at 7pm and there is a $10 charge for tickets.  You will need to arrange for tickets ahead of time.  The night will stir up some great entertainment, contests and prizes sponsored by Rick Hendrick Toyota.  You MUST be 18 or older to enter. Enjoy~~  
Comments 0
By Latonia Parks, Certified Military Relocation Expert
(Top Bragg Realty, Fayetteville NC, Home of the 82d ABN DIV)
Oktoberfest will be held Oct 9-19 at the Ft. Bragg Fairgrounds.  The public is invited and parking will be free.  There are unlimited rides and entertainment for one low admission price so don't miss out.  The lineup for entertainment and admission prices daily are:     Monday to Thursday-5:00 - 7:00 p.m.                    7:00 p.m. and After         $5 Ages 3 and over                           $10 General admission          $8 Children Ages 3-9                         $8 Military/DoD Civilians          $5 Handicapped Non-riders               $5 Senior Citizens Non-riders over 50   Friday to Sunday -    $14 General Admission         $12 Children Ages 3-9         $12 Military/DoD Civilians         $5 Handicapped Non-riders         $5 Senior Citizens Non-riders over 50   Entertainment sc...
Comments 0
By Latonia Parks, Certified Military Relocation Expert
(Top Bragg Realty, Fayetteville NC, Home of the 82d ABN DIV)
Due to excessive turbidity in the Lower Little River caused by TropicalStorm Hanna, Fort Bragg is initiating Stage IV Water conservationmeasures.  The water supply is fit for human consumption, however, thewater supply provided by a connection with the Public Works Commission(PWC) can only supply a minimal amount of potable water to the FortBragg system. Residential users shall reduce water consumption to a level necessary tosustain human life and lives of domestic pets and to maintain minimumstandards of hygiene and sanitation. Businesses engaged in the sale ofplants (AAFES and AAFES vendors) shall not irrigate use potable waterfor irrigating stocks.  Use of potable water on golf courses prohibited.There will be no washing of automobiles, trucks, trailers, boats orairplanes, or any oth...
Comments 0
By Latonia Parks, Certified Military Relocation Expert
(Top Bragg Realty, Fayetteville NC, Home of the 82d ABN DIV)
Ft. Bragg has accepted the challenge to conserve energy.  The Department of Energy and the Department of Defense is running a campaign asking our miltary to conserve energy.  To accept the challenge, change out your regular light bulbs to the efficient Energy Starr incandescent bulbs.  This will save not only energy but money in the long run as you continue to find other way to conserve.  I have already made the switch so please join me in doing the same.    
Comments 0
By Latonia Parks, Certified Military Relocation Expert
(Top Bragg Realty, Fayetteville NC, Home of the 82d ABN DIV)
Sesame Street and the cast will be coming to Ft. Bragg on October 1 & 2.  Admission will be free but tickets are required.  Pick up your tickets and the Ticket and Tours office in the AAFES Shoppette. Space will be limited so take time to get your tickets as soon as possible if you are interested. 
Comments 0
By Latonia Parks, Certified Military Relocation Expert
(Top Bragg Realty, Fayetteville NC, Home of the 82d ABN DIV)
Ft. Bragg is hosting another job fair on Oct 1, 2008 for Soldiers, family members and the public.  It will be held at the Officer's Club on Armistead and Totten Street from 9-2pm.  There will be local and national employers on site to fill their vacant positions.  Bring copies of your resume and dress appropriately and don't miss out on a great opportunity to find employment.        
Comments 0
By Latonia Parks, Certified Military Relocation Expert
(Top Bragg Realty, Fayetteville NC, Home of the 82d ABN DIV)
I received some great news today for those who leave Ft. Bragg using the All American Freeway.  Traffic leaving Ft. Bragg will be detoured to the Gruber Road using the off-ramp and returned to the All American Expressway using the Gruber Road on-ramp.  This closure will change the speed limit from 25 MPH to 45 MPH on the two outbound lanes at the All American Access Control Point.  It seems like we were already going 45 mph but now it won't get you a ticket. Drive safely and enjoy.
Comments 0
By Latonia Parks, Certified Military Relocation Expert
(Top Bragg Realty, Fayetteville NC, Home of the 82d ABN DIV)
                                                                                                                                                                                    A PCS move is always a stressful time for our military.  There are many things to consider while going through the transition.  Things like when to have your household goods picked up so they will arrive in time at your next station.  You are also wondering about the status of your job, your unit and the family life at this new location.  Another decision that must be made is whether to live on base, rent or buy.  Well, Military OneSource is the one-stop shop to help you through the move.  Their website is full of information to help you make the right decisions based on your family's needs.  The one thing you...
Comments 3
By Latonia Parks, Certified Military Relocation Expert
(Top Bragg Realty, Fayetteville NC, Home of the 82d ABN DIV)
I purchased my car 6 years ago unconcerned about the recommended octane.  I'm a 93 octane girl.  With the recent cost of gasoline, it generally costs me about $65+ to fill up my 18 gallon tank.  As a result to keep my feelings from being hurt, I now fill up when it gets half empty.  Well today as I was going to the commissary, I passed the military gas station to see the gas was priced at 3.95, 4.10 and 4.15, respectively.  As you would know the lines were long but I joyfully stopped anyway.  As an added bonus, my gas tank is on the right side of my car while most vehicles fill up on the left.  That gave me a green light for faster service.  When I finally finished pumping my gas, the meter stopped at $51.05.  While that is still equivalent to dinner for 4 at Outback, I know it could ha...
Comments 2
By Eric Anderson, Fort Bragg Military Relocation Services, Fayettevi
(Eric Anderson Realty Group)
What exactly will I receive? You or your school will receive a percentage, as determined by length of active duty service, of the following: Amount of tuition and fees charged, not to exceed  the most expensive in-State public institution of higher education. If the tuition and fees at the school you wish to attend are higher than the most expensive in-State tuition, your school may choose to participate in the "Yellow Ribbon" program. Monthly housing allowance equal to the basic allowance for housing (BAH) amount payable to E-5 with dependents, in same zip code as school* Yearly books and supplies stipend of up to $1000* A one time payment of $500 may be payable to certain individuals relocating from highly rural areas. *NOTE -Housing allowance and books and supplies stipend are not p...
Comments 0
By Latonia Parks, Certified Military Relocation Expert
(Top Bragg Realty, Fayetteville NC, Home of the 82d ABN DIV)
I have "X" televisions in my home of which 3 will be on at any given time.  While I love my CSI and Law and Order (SVU), HGTV seems to be the channel I watch non-stop.  Some of the shows like House Hunters, Property Virgins, Sell this House, Bought and Sold and Designed to Sell are just a few that I can watch over and over for hours.  This week I even saw a new show featuring a couple of high-end house flippers that I would add to my list.  I guess I just love anything Real Estate related.  If you were asked to name your favorite show, what would it be?
Comments 9
By Latonia Parks, Certified Military Relocation Expert
(Top Bragg Realty, Fayetteville NC, Home of the 82d ABN DIV)
Each year Ft. Bragg celebrates the 4th of July as if it were the New Year all over again.  The planning starts after the completion of another because of the spectacular show each year.  This year will be no different on our Main Post Parade Field as the one and only Wynona Judd performs.  Dakota Rain, Rockie Lynn, the Golden Knights and our very own 82nd All American Band will also perform live.  This event is free and open to the public.  I would highly recommend you arrive early since traffic is always so heavy.  The food, fun and rides will begin at 3 p.m.  There are restrictions for pets, grilling and glass bottles and there will be a designated place for tents to be erected.  After all of the festivities are over, the fireworks display will start at 9:30 p.m. to bring the celebrat...
Comments 5
By Colleen Irwin, Creative Real Estate Solutions...
(Retired)
Use them to come home to Buffalo! We all have great memories here, here is your opportunity to share your inside tips that can make a stay in our community truly special. The Buffalo Niagara Convention & Visitors Bureau and Southwest Airlines are pleased to announce our "Tell us why you LUV Buffalo" contest. It is simple!   They want to know what you love best about our region - your favorite walks your hidden treasures your perfect day your romantic dining spots The winning entry will receive two tickets to anywhere Southwest flies, including Buffalo. So enter now and fly two very lucky friends or relatives back to Buffalo this summer. The winning entry will be notified by June 13. Perhaps if you win those tickets you could come home for Buffalo Homecoming June 26-29th!
Comments 6
For incoming soldiers and soldiers who need renewals of driver's license's, going into Fayetteville will become a necessity. The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles driver's license office at Knox and Randolph streets closed permanently Tuesday. The building will be demolished to make way for the future headquarters of Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command. Staff members from the Fort Bragg location will move to other driver's license offices in the area, said Andrew Sawyer, a spokesman for the N.C. Department of Transportation. Other area offices are:South Fayetteville, 2439 Gillespie St., 486-1353 West Fayetteville, 841-A Elm St., Eutaw Village at Bragg Boulevard, 484-6249
Comments 0
The 7th Special Forces Group will hold the 29th annual Jingle Bell Jog on Friday on Fort Bragg.  This is a long time tradition of the Fort Bragg army community.The 10-kilometer race begins at 9 a.m. Organizers expect as many as 1,000 runners. The race is geared toward runners, but some participants will push children in strollers and lead dogs on leashes in the five-kilometer fun walk.  Running is not required, we try to include all of the family members by offering a walk as well.The event is open to everyone. It begins and ends at the John F. Kennedy Plaza on Ardennes Street.Proceeds will go to the 7th Group Association, a fund that provides financial assistance to needy soldiers in the group.Please come out and support this worthy cause and show our soldiers that we here at home are ...
Comments 0
By "JT" Prevatte
(Former Agent)
There is a huge buzz around the Fayetteville, NC area right now and a lot of excitment!The troops are beginning to return home to the Ft. Bragg base!  For a little town that basically survives on the military members it has been a hard time with them gone.About 200 members of the 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment and even more members of the 2nd of the 505th have returned this week with the rest of the battalion scheduled to return over this weekend.We thrive on our soldiers around here and they are a big contibuting factor to the Fayetteville, NC economy, not to mention the unforetold service that they have provided to the citizens of our United States.While we are in a buyer's market like the rest of the country, although it was a little slower to become a buyer's market around here du...
Comments 1
Fort Bragg, NC Real Estate Professionals