Jacksonville, NC Real Estate News

By Ken Brandon, Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage (Jacksonville, NC))
The 3rd Qtr 2011 Real Estate Absorption Rate Market Report for Jacksonville NC, the Camp Lejeune area, and Onslow county shows a continuation of sales trends we have been seeing since the end of 2010. Absorption rates are one of the best ways to measure the relationship between supply and demand in our area real estate market. Before we take a look at the actual numbers (for both re-sale homes AND new construction), here are a few terms and their definitions to help show how the numbers were obtained. Absorption Rate : The rate at which homes will sell within a given period of time, or unit sales per month.  (rate determined by January – September 2011 sales figures)  Example: 45 sales in 9 months divided by 9 months = 5 sales per month. Currently Active : The total number of homes for ...
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By Ken Brandon, Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage (Jacksonville, NC))
What is the secret to "closing" the deal? When is the proper time to "close" the deal? "Closing" the deal is NOT an event that happens at a certain stage of the transaction. Closing is something that begins from the first hello and is CONTINUOUS throughout until the FINAL paperwork is signed. The real estate professional understands it is about bringing value to the transaction...being viewed as a trusted real estate advisor...not about having a canned script.  If your client doesn't believe you are a resource... providing value...helping them with THEIR priorities, then it doesn't matter if you use the direct close, indirect close, assumptive close, trial close, or Ben Franklin close. It doesn't even matter if you use the "pretty please with cherries on top" close.   Serious questions ...
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By Ken Brandon, Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage (Jacksonville, NC))
The real estate business is a business of bringing buyers and sellers together to an acceptable agreement through effective negotiation. It is possible for the buyer, who has a specific goal to purchase property with terms acceptable to him, AND for the seller, who has a specific goal to sell property with terms acceptable to him, to BOTH accomplish their goal...in other words...for it to be a win - win for both parties. It is not about one side of the transaction "winning" at the expense of the other     You, as the agent, can be an advocate for your client, fulfilling your fiduciary duties, without becoming an adversary to the other side of the transaction.During a transaction, the Real estate PROFESSIONALS move from negotiation to cooperation. They do this so the big why of the buyer...
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By Ken Brandon, Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage (Jacksonville, NC))
IF I ONLY HAD A HAMMER   We, as real estate agents, all carry around an imaginary tool box that we use as the need arises. When we passed the state exam we got to put our first "tool" (let's call it a hammer) in our tool box. Unfortunately, for many, that "hammer" is still the only tool in their tool kit. The real estate PROFESSIONAL is ALWAYS looking to add new tools. The county GIS site, Courthouse Retrieval System, handling a VA, conventional, FHA, or USDA purchase, negotiating with lenders in short sales, just to name a few...each require a special "tool" to properly do the job. You either need to have that tool in your OWN tool box, or be able to borrow from someone else's. (note: make sure you are borrowing from someone that has some expertise. For example, there is a difference b...
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By Ken Brandon, Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage (Jacksonville, NC))
Thompson Farms Jacksonville NC is a neighborhood conveniently located near New River Air Station, MARCSOC, and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Thompson Farms began in 2008 and currently offers a mixture of both new construction homes as well as previously owned homes for sale. Click Camp Lejeune Homes Thompson Farms NC to view all active MLS listings currently on the market in Thompson Farms, and to see additional information about each one. Click Camp Lejeune Homes For Sale to search ALL Camp Lejeune Homes on the market for sale by specific price ranges. Thompson Farms Jacksonville NC New Construction Homes Basic Info: New Construction Homes range in price from the $150's to the $260's Heated Square Footage Range is from just over 1200 HSF to approximately 2500 HSF There are several bu...
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By Ken Brandon, Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage (Jacksonville, NC))
Moss Creek Jacksonville NC is a new construction neighborhood located near New River Air Station, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, and MARSOC. The homes are in varying stages of completion so there may still be time to make certain color selections. Please be patient while your results are loading Click Camp Lejeune Homes Moss Creek Jacksonville NC to view all active MLS listings currently on the market in Moss Creek, and to see additional information about each one. Click Camp Lejeune Homes For Sale to search all Camp Lejeune Homes by price range. Moss Creek Jacksonville NC New Construction Homes Basic Info: New Construction Homes range in price from the $160's to the low $200's Heated Square Footage Range is from 1624 HSF to over 2800 HSF Homes being built by DR Horton, Inc. Moss Creek...
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By Ken Brandon, Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage (Jacksonville, NC))
Everyone knows the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.In the book The Platinum Rule by Tony Alessandra this is taken to a whole new level of service. The Platinum rule is: "Do unto others as they want done unto them." Instead of making the assumption that your clients want to be treated the same way that you do, the Platinum Rule requires that you find out the needs, goals, priorities, and desires of your clients and then do your best to give that to them. If you are looking for that little extra in the service you provide that is the difference between ordinary and extraordinary, try practicing the Platinum Rule.
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By Ken Brandon, Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage (Jacksonville, NC))
Several years ago another broker said something to me that made me think differently about the job we do as real estate agents. He asked me "What is it we really do as agents?...we don't appraise the property, we don't inspect the property, we don't make repairs to the property, we don't lend money on the property, we don't look for termites on the property, we don't issue insurance on the property..." He continued "...our job is to make sure that ALL of those moving pieces (that we really have little or no control of) continue to move forward and come together to a successful closing. This, so our clients are able to either purchase or sell a home, which is the reason they hired us in the first place." It's kind of like the conductor of an orchestra. The conductor doesn't play any of t...
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By Ken Brandon, Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage (Jacksonville, NC))
Camp Lejeune Home Search.com is the official website of the Brandon Real Estate Advisory Group with Keller Williams Realty in Jacksonville. North Carolina. Our goal with the Camp Lejeune Home Search site is to give visitors an easy to use website that provides relevant, useful, and current information for prospective buyers and sellers in the Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville NC, and surrounding area. Buyers are able to enter search criteria for Camp Lejeune Homes and immediately see all of the homes that are for sale from the Jacksonville Board of REALTOR’s MLS. There is also additional information including buyer frequently asked questions, seller frequently asked questions, market data, and video tours of homes. Camp Lejeune Home Search also has free information articles available like: Si...
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By Ken Brandon, Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage (Jacksonville, NC))
Thank you for viewing my blog on Camp Lejeune Homes for sale, today talking about Woodbury Farm Jacksonville NC. Woodbury Farm Jacksonville NC is a new construction community conveniently located close to Camp Lejeune, Camp Johnson, MARSOC, and New River Air Station. The neighborhood currently has homes that are 100% complete and others in varying stages of construction so there may still be time to make some personalized color selections. Click  Camp Lejeune Homes Woodbury Farm Jacksonville NC to see all of the active MLS listings currently on the market. Woodbury Farm Jacksonville NC New Construction Homes Basic Info: New Construction homes range in price from $144,900 - $164,900 Heated Square Footage range is from 1100 to just over 1400 HSF Built by Atlantic Construction Inc, a loca...
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By Ken Brandon, Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage (Jacksonville, NC))
  Woodbury Farm Jacksonville NC has New Construction homes starting at $144,900. There are still plenty of home sites available in this New Home Community.                                                                         There are a number of floor plans available in Woodbury Farm Jacksonville NC ranging in size from 1100 heated square feet to over 1400 heated square feet, and with all homes between $144,900 and $164,900, these quality built homes are priced to sell. Please be patient while your results are loading Click Woodbury Farm Jacksonville NC to see all of the homes that are currently on the market. You will be able to see photos and additional detailed information about these Woodbury Farm Jacksonville NC homes. When you find one that you like, click Camp...
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By Ken Brandon, Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage (Jacksonville, NC))
  Absorption Rates for Camp Lejeune Real Estate and Jacksonville NC Real Estate Sales are one of the best ways to measure the relationship between supply and demand in the real estate market. Before we take a look at the actual numbers for the January to July 2011 time period for the Camp Lejeune Real Estate and Jacksonville NC Real Estate market, here are a few definitions we need to know to understand the calculation. Absorption Rate : The rate at which homes will sell within a given period of time, or unit sales per month.Example: 56 sales in 7 months divided by 7 months = 8 Sales per Month Currently Active : The total number of homes for sale within a defined market segment. (As of August 31, 2011) Months of Inventory : Number of active listings divided by the absorption rate. The C...
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By Ken Brandon, Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage (Jacksonville, NC))
  Woodbury Farm Jacksonville NC is a new construction community in the Jacksonville North Carolina area. The homes currently available range in size between 1100 heated square feet to just over 1400 heated square feet, and are priced from $144,900 - $164,900. Located close to all bases including Camp Lejeune, Camp Johnson, New River Air Station, and MARSOC, the neighborhood of Woodbury Farm offers the convenience of being close to work, as well as being only minutes away from dining and shopping in the area.  Woodbury Farm Jacksonville NC offers several different floor plans to choose from, modern design concepts, and a lengthy list of standard features.   I am sure you will be able to find a room arrangement that will accommodate both your needs and wants.   Please be patient while you...
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By Heidi Hyatt
(Century 21 American Properties, Inc.)
  As a new member to activerain, I face the question of what to blog? A question I am sure that everyone of us has asked ourselves when starting on here. First of all, I absolutely love activerain! I do not feel like my day is complete now without dabbling around on here at least once a day. With that being said, that's exactly what I am doing is dabbling, and I need to stop and get serious. :-)    First order is to put my goals in plain sight so I am going to share them with you! *establish a daily routine for activerain, I have noticed on here that many members include activerain and blogging into their morning routine, and I love this idea! *reach 20,000 points by September 1st! *Be in the top 5 of my city *have at least one featured blog post *Use activerain to help better my busine...
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By Stephanie Gasparovic
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty)
An article from www.jdnews.com recently reported that Jacksonville, NC is the No. 1 city in America to find a job, according to rankings released by Forbes magazine in late April, 2010.  This comes as no surprise to those who live in the Jacksonville, NC area. Residents have seen the area expand over the past few years. Despite the national recession, Jacksonville has stayed economically stable, thanks to the Marine Corps presence in and around Camp Lejeune, located in Jacksonville, NC.  The Marine Corps brings in tons of traffic with the relocation of military personnel, and offers a wide range of military contract jobs. Moreover, big companies like Boeing and Northrop Grumman have a strong presence in Jacksonville, hiring locals and former marines. Even civilians in Jacksonville are s...
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By Amy Houston Helm, Open the Door to All Possibilities
(Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage )
I can not tell you how many times in the past six to eight weeks I have been asked the million dollar questions, "Amy, is now a good time to invest in real estate?" or "Do you think market prices have gone as low as they are going to go?" or the best of the best, "When do you think prices are going to see an increase?"  Let's work in reverse.  To the last question, if I had a crystal ball, I would look into the future and give everyone a definitive answer.  Knowing the answer to that would mean the financial industry and our economy at large had recovered, the stock market was more predictible and the pensions of the baby boomers is now allowing them to consider retirement and relocation to North Carolina's coastal counties.  Not just in a trickle but in a constant flow.  Yes, we are co...
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By Caroline Huising
(Huising)
Price: $286,575 FIZBER.com ID 15209538 Single Family with 4 bed, 3.0 bath, in 504 Pearl Valley Ct Jacksonville, NC, 28546 http://www.fizber.com/15209538/ 504 Pearl Valley Ct - For Sale By Owner Property Details: Type: Single Family Address: 504 Pearl Valley Ct, Jacksonville, NC, 28546 Sq footage: 0.0 Floors: n/a Bathrooms: 3.0 Bedrooms: 4 Year built: 2007 View full property details and seller's contacts. View more North Carolina homes for sale. Homes for Sale by Owner. Description: This Single-Family Home located at 504 Pearl Valley Court, Jacksonville NC is currently for sale and has been listed on Trulia for 3 days. This property is listed by Century 21 for $286,575. 504 Pearl Valley Ct has 4 beds and 3 baths. 504 Pearl Valley Ct is in the 28546 ZIP code in Jacksonville, NC. Great lo...
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
If you have been reading my blogs, you know that I live and work in Onslow County North Carolina home of Camp LeJeune Marine Base, New River Air Station and The Naval Hospital at Camp LeJeune all located in Jacksonville NC.    Military families are my clients, friends, co-workers and neighbors.  I cannot begin to tell you how much respect and gratitude I  have for these families and their service to our country.  They sacrifice their lives for you and me! If you ask most Americans if they support the troops, their answer would be "Yes".  I believe that is true in spirit but what do you (and most Americans) do to show their support?  Sadly, the answer is "NOTHING".  I urge you to take the few minutes it takes to send a thank you to military personnel serving overseas. Xerox provides the ...
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
Are you aware that under current law those serving in the military who buy their first home are not likely to be able to use the first time home buyers credit?  I work with military families relocating to Camp LeJeune, New River Air Station and The Naval Hospital at Camp LeJeune in Jacksonville, N C and this has been such a disappointment to these families.  Most military are only at a duty station for a short period of time and must sell the house they have purchased before the 36 month requirement in the current law is fulfilled--which means they are not eligible for the tax credit. Finally, someone is looking out for our service men and women. Our own North Carolina Representative, Walter B. Jones introduced language earlier in the year that has been written into the new law that wou...
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By Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
(Kingsbridge Realty, Inc)
Ok, you have your PC orders and you will be relocating to Camp LeJeune Marine Base, New River Air Station or the Naval Hospital at Camp LeJuene. The next step is finding a home that will fit your family's needs.  First you must decide the area you want live--will it be Jacksonville, NC - the county seat of Onslow County and the largest town in the county Swansboro NC - a unique,small historic village on the White Oak River Hubert NC - a small community between Swansboro and Jacksonville--a very short drive to Camp LeJeune Richlands NC - a mostly rural area near Jacksonville and the bases Each area is unique and special in its own way, it all a matter of personal preference.   As always, I welcome your emails and questions. Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor, Onslow County Home Specialist   910 4...
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