Jacksonville, NC Real Estate News

By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
Upon receiving your PCS orders, you will probably  have mixed emotions.  Excitement - The anticipation of meeting new people, seeing new places and the challenges/changes of a new base is exciting and thrilling.  Stress -  You might feel stressed and worried about the process and complications of the move.  You understand the  transition to a new home, school and friends for family, especially children and teenagers is never easy.    There is no advice or tips which will alleviate all the worries and trepidation of a relocation but there are steps you can take that will help make the move go more smoothly and take away some of the stress. Whether this is your first move or your twentieth, getting organized early on is important and will make the process more manageable.   1.  Create a c...
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
One of the biggest challenges for spouses of servicemen and women is finding a new job in a new town/area with no contacts while moving into a new home and neighborhoodlocating a childcare facility setting up new accounts with local utility companies... JONES ONSLOW Electric, ONWASAsettling the kids into a new school.....Onslow County Schools, Onslow County Private schoolssetting up new banking accounts....List of local banks and locations shopping in a new grocery storefinding and settling into a new house of worship....Swansboro NC Churcheslocating and establishing relationship with new local businesses and services--where to get the oil changed, car repaired, etc. No matter how much experience and/or education one may have, changing jobs every 3 or 4 years is difficult and stressful....
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
So you have received your orders and will be relocating to Camp Lejeune Marine base or  New River Air Station in Jacksonville, North Carolina.You and your family will be moving to an area that you are not familiar with and that is not easy.   So many decisions to make, so much research to do to learn about neighborhoods, schools, jobs and childcare. This is the second Childcare Facility Directory that I have compiled for your use and convenience.    This one covers the Jacksonville, N C Day Care centers.  The previous was a compilation of the facilities located in the Swansboro and Hubert N C area.......Child Care Directory for Families Relocating to Camp Lejeune Marine Base.This is not an endorsement of any kind and may not include all Day Care Centers in Jacksonville, North Carolina, ...
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
A Dr. Seuss Birthday Party, what could be more fun!Not Jake the Snake or a Nun that Can't RunWho will be there?  Thing One and Thing TwoMaybe even the Cat in the HatBut please don't bring the Owl with the Rat Bring your Mother, Father, Sister and Brother tooAnd if you want, Wear Something BlueCome Rain or ShineI know you'll have a wonderful time   Monday, March 3, 6:30 pmJacksonville Main Library  58 Doris Avenue East Jacksonville NC  28540 Phone: 910-455-7350  Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor, Onslow County Home Specialist   910 459 9189     Email Me Kingsbridge Realty, Inc., Making Houses Homes We take pride in assisting Military Families locate a home in Onslow County when relocating to Camp Lejeune North Carolina Area expert for homes in Hubert North Carolina   Disclaimer: The opinions exp...
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By McKenzie Johnson EasternNCSales/Military, SCOUT the life you LOVE!
(CRI Properties/SCOUT Carolinas Group)
Hey there!  If you aren't doing anything this weekend I am going to be hosting an open house in Northwoods, on 2457 Northwoods Drive, Jacksonville, NC 28540 from 1-4 pm on Sunday.  Lots of great photos of the house on my website http://www.910homes.net/ so you should check it out.  It's always nice to have an opportunity to try a home on for size. . .if you're in the market for a new home, this might be the one for you. . .if not, we do have more to choose from.  I'll also have a mortgage broker there to talk monthly payments, interest rates and various loan options. . .and I'll have coffee!!!  I hope you can make it, tell your friends, tell your neighbors, I can't wait to meet ya! http://www.mckenziesellshomes.com/http://www.910homes.net/ 4 Comments | Uncategorized | Tagged: amphib bas...
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
Here's your chance to be a tv star!  Well, maybe that is a stretch.... but you could be in a new reality show featuring  racing car team competition.                                On Saturday, February 9 a pilot for a new reality show, to air on a major cable network this Fall, is taping at Coastal Plains Raceway located off US 258 between Jacksonville and Richlands in Onslow County, N. C.Extras of all ages are needed and encouraged to be at Coastal Plains Raceway from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.All the details are in a story by Amanda Hickey as reported in the Jacksonville Daily News.   Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor, Onslow County Home Specialist   910 459 9189     Email Me Kingsbridge Realty, Inc., Making Houses Homes We take pride in assisting Military Families locate a home in Onslow County when...
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By McKenzie Johnson EasternNCSales/Military, SCOUT the life you LOVE!
(CRI Properties/SCOUT Carolinas Group)
I have been watching this year with all the news reports on a possible recession on the news daily and lots of folks talking about real estate stats.  I have to say, just like a weather report, generally speaking, the NATION might be experiencing the same "season" but if it's raining in Chicago, it isn't necessarily in Jacksonville.What has been going on with our market?  Well, simply put the changes in the loan application processes as well as what particular mortgage products are available has changed tremendously in the last few months.  What that means is folks who qualified to buy expensive homes may no longer qualify for that price range, they can still buy but usually with a conventional or VA type loan for significantly less. . .long story very short, it has changed the buying p...
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By McKenzie Johnson EasternNCSales/Military, SCOUT the life you LOVE!
(CRI Properties/SCOUT Carolinas Group)
More ways to find me, more exposure for my listings too!  February 4, 2008 at 11:30 pm | In Uncategorized | No Comments | Edit this postTags: active rain, century21 champion, facebook, laurence, mckenzie, McKenzie Laurence, myspace, real estate 411Hiya gang!  Thanks for stopping by for a visit, just sitting at my desk enjoying a cup of hot coffee and checking in on my various websites and email accounts for work and thought I would point out to those of you in the industry, I am a member of http://www.activerain.com/ and I'm ranked 279 in the state (not that impressive), 4th in Onslow County and 2nd for Jacksonville!  Not too shabby!  I'm also a member of Real Estate 411 http://realestate411.ning.com/profile/McKenzieLaurence, sort of like myspace or facebook, it's a networking site to f...
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By McKenzie Johnson EasternNCSales/Military, SCOUT the life you LOVE!
(CRI Properties/SCOUT Carolinas Group)
Carolina Chocolate Festival This Weekend!  February 1, 2008 at 10:43 pm | In Family/Funny Stuff | No Comments Tags: 4-H Club, American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Beaufort Sister Cities, Beaufort Women's Club, boys and girls club of coastal carolina, carolina chocolate festival, Carteret County Domestic Violence Program, chocolate, eastern nc, Ginger's House, military id, Potters for Parkinson's, stuff to doNearly 25 vendors will celebrate Ground-hog's day in a special way, with CHOCOLATE!!!  Saturday, February 2nd doors are open from 9-6 and Sunday the 3rd from 10-3.  Admission is $8 for adults, $2 for children 5-12 and free for the under 5 crowd.  Sunday, with a military ID, admission is free.  Proceeds go towards the Boys and Girls Club of Coastal Carolina, Carteret County Domesti...
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
For those families who might be interested in an alternative to Onslow County Public Schools, here is a list and some information on the private schools located Jacksonville, Onslow County, North Carolina. Fellowship Christian Academy - 910 346 2222                                                                                Affiliation - Accelerated Christian Education Orientation - BaptistType - Alternative (Co-ed)Grades - 1 - 12Teacher/Student Ratio - 9.29Grace Baptist School - 910 455 5777Affiliation - Other religious school association Orientation - BaptistType - Elementary/Secondary (Co-ed)Infant of Prague Catholic School 910 455 0838Affiliation - National Catholic Educational AssociationOrientation - Roman Catholic Type -  Elementary/Secondary (Co-ed)Grades -Pre-K to 8Student/T...
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
 If you live in Onslow County or are relocating to Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville or anywhere in Onslow County, North Carolina, you will probably need the service of Onslow Memorial Hospital at some time.It is the only hospital in Jacksonville and Onslow County other than the Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune and Brynn Marr Psychiatric Hospital. Some of the services provided by the hospital Women's Imaging CenterSleep LabCardiac Cath labNeurodiagnostic LabMRI and CT ScanHeartburn Lab Rehabilitation ServicePhysical TherapyOccupational TherapyAquatic TherapySpeech TherapyThe hospital has a state of the art Emergency Department and Minor Emergency Department.   Onslow Memorial's staff of doctors include specialists inAnesthesiologyCardiologyDermatologyEmergency MedicineFamily PracticeGastroentero...
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
Located in Jacksonville, North Carolina at 100 Brewster Boulevard, the Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune serves sailors, marines, their families and retirees.  910 450-4698.  The mission of the hospital  “Our pride of place is serving our warriors, retirees and family members”.   “We will exceed expectations while providing quality health care in a safe and inviting environment with enthusiastic, well trained residents and staff, who are our most valuable resource”. Services offered include: Emergency Care Family Medicine OB/GYN, Pediatrics Education Development Intervention Services Inpatient and Outpatient Care and a host of other services. Monthly Newsletter -  Health Promotion & Wellcare Newsletter - Clinics - Immunizationsand Vacines- For more information call 910 450-4648 Available C...
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
The Onslow Senior Center is a certified Senior Center of Excellence.   The Center offers a wonderful fitness program for Onslow County N C residents 55 of age and older.  There are classes for every level of fitness and interest.Prior to participating, participants must complete a registration form which is available at the Onslow Senior Services and must have a release signed by their doctor.  For more information call Sara King at 910 455 2747Fitness Classes Monday, Wednesday and Fridays                                         Aerobics - 8:15 to 9:30 A.MPilates - 9:45 to 10:45 A.M.Chair Exercise - 11 to NoonPeople with Arthritis Exercise Class - 1 to 2 P.MAbs, Butts and Backs - 2:15 to 3:15 P.MFlex and Stretch - 3:30 to 4:30 P.MTuesdaysFlex and Stretch - 9:15 to 10:15 A.MEquipment/Wal...
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By Tim Winters, Text Marketing Expert
(Sentext Solutions)
As Top Producer's Sales Representative covering North Carolina and South Carolina; I offer FREE training sessions on a regular basis. This class is open to all agents!!!January 29, 2008                                                                                               Jacksonville, North Carolina (1:00pm-4:00pm)                           Jacksonville Board of Realtors 825 Gum Branch Road- Suite 135Jacksonville, NC  28540*** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** Topics to be covered in the class include the following:Agent Set Up Contact Entry Action Plans (follow-up campaigns) Listing and Closing Plans Mass Email/Mail Out Customer Web pages CMA's and Buyer Presentations Community and School Reports Question and Answer Session Product Overviews (Including Market Snapshot which is now be...
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
Hi Onslow County North Carolina Parents,I know, the kids are out of school for Christmas and you have 1 million things to do between now and Tuesday.  Wouldn't it be great if you could drop the kids off for a fun afternoon while you finish up that shopping or baking.Good News!  You can.                       Friday, December 21 from 1-5 p.m the County Parks and Recreation Department and the Recreation Station are sponsoring a "Christmas Skate".Cost - $4.00/person (includes skate rental)Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adultLocation:  Recreation Station -  433 Western Blvd., Jacksonville 910 478 0010  Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor, Onslow County Home Specialist  910 459 9189     Email Me Kingsbridge Realty, Inc., Making Houses Homes We take pride in assisting Military Families loc...
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
If you are thinking of giving a dog or cat to someone for Christmas, please consider adopting one from the Onslow County Animal Shelter.Visit the shelter located at 244 Georgetown Road in Jacksonville.  Here you will find dogs of all breeds, sizes and ages eager to be adopted and loved.   There is sure to be one that will steal your heart.  Take a look at some of the dogs that are waiting to be chosen.                                                                                             There are kittens and cats that need homes and surely you will find one that you can't leave behind.  Here are some of the adorable cats that are now available at the Onslow County shelter. Pets are wonderful gifts but keep in mind.... owning a pet requires commitment and responsibility.   If you a...
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
Tomorrow, Saturday, December 1 Onslow County children (ages 12 and under) are invited to Carmike Cinema 16 located at 350 Western Boulevard in Jacksonville, N. C.  for a movie and a visit with Santa.  Admission price -  2 canned goods per person to be donated to the Food PantryTime - Visits with Santa begin at 9:00 AM The movie starts at 10:00 AM - Movie will be season and age appropriate For more information call 910 345 5332 Parents, this is a good Saturday morning outing for the kids and will give you some time to shop and run errands kid free.  How great is that!  Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor, Onslow County Home Specialist   910 459 9189         Email Me Kingsbridge Realty, Inc., Making Houses Homes We take pride in assisting Military Families locate a home in Onslow County when reloc...
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By Scott Willis
(CENTURY 21 American Properties)
Real Estate in Jacksonville North Carolina is doing well.  With the news casts about the rest of the country, you would probably think the whole country is in a depression.  But the real estate business for CENTURY 21 American Properties, Inc is great in Jacksonville North Carolina area.   If you are looking to buy or sell a property or a home contact us today and we will be glad to help you.Check out our web at http://www.jacksonvillerealestatenc.com/   
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
The Onslow County Parks and Recreation Department and Carmike Cinema 16 are sponsoring a Halloween Costume Contest and matinee movie.It will be Saturday, October 27 at 9 AMLocation - Carmike Cinema 16 located behind the Jacksonville MallCost - 2 canned food goods per personOpen to all children 12 years of age and under and accompanied by an adultPrizes - 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes will be awarded to winners in several age group.For more information - 910 347 5332 or visit the website      Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor®, Onslow County Home Specialist  910 459 9189  Contact me  Kingsbridge Realty, Inc., Making Houses HomesWe take pride in assisting Military Families locate a home in Onslow County North Carolina when relocating to Camp Lejeune Area specialist for homes in Hubert North Carolina  C...
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
I came across a great website "Shadowlands Haunted Places in North Carolina".  I think there is a site for all states.  There are stories about about haunted houses or areas and strange happenings in different towns throughout North Carolina.  Some of the stories shared about locations in Onslow County. Camp Lejeune Marine Base -The story is that when driving through the back gate of the base at night, you will see a woman in white walking along the road.  The guards in the guard shack have reported hearing many strange noises.  It is believed the woman was killed in a car accident.  Jacksonville - Camp Devil Dog - One of the small wooden green hooches is rumored to be haunted.  A Marine on fire-watch ran out of the hooch screaming he saw a ghost of a small child learning over another M...
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