New Bern, NC Real Estate News

By Christina Ward, New Bern NC
(Keller Williams Realty)
Invitation to all Real Estate Agents If anyone is in or around the New Bern NC area tomorrow, April 15th, please come to our Social Media and Blogging class from 2pm until 3:30pm.    Location: Keller Williams Realty New Bern Want More Info call Me: Christie 639-2202 Great class that was held at our convention this past February by a fantastic speaker!!  
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By Sonja Babic, New Bern NC, PRIME Realty NC, LLC
(Sonja Babic/PRIME Realty NC, LLC)
  Take advantage of this great and unique opportunity and get some money from government. There is so much you might not know and yes you might qualify as well to take advantage of this. There are many misconceptions about this credit and one of them is that if you previously owned a home you cannot qualify. WRRONG First time buyer is a buyer that have not purchased home in the last 3 years! There might me more for you to learn so please take your time and watch this great video that explains it very well.   After that search for homes at www.SonjaBabic.com or call me to find you a home! Your North Carolina Broker  Sonja Babic  252-617-0861www.SonjaBabic.com  
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By Dianne Dunn, Broker-CRS-GRI, New Bern NC
(Keller Williams & Book Author)
This column is customized each month so that I can share with you, the current monthly statistics. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions! Or, visit my website at www.NewBernHomes.comHOMES SOLD (Closed), February 1 through February 28. (From NB Board of Realtors MLS System) Under $100K = 6$100K-$159,999 = 31 $160K-$199,999 = 19$200K-$249,999 = 13$250K-$299,999 = 3$300K-$399,999 = 6$400K - $499,999 = 3 Over $500,000 = 3 Total February 2009 = 84Total February 2008 = 125 Total February 2007 = 158 NEIGHBORHOOD PROPERTIES "SOLD" NEIGHBORHOOD PROPERTIES "FOR SALE"For the BEST Internet Marketing, and the Most Responsive Service in New Bern, Contact DIANNE!Email Dianne(252) 636-3301 or Toll Free: (888) 781-8800
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By Sonja Babic, New Bern NC, PRIME Realty NC, LLC
(Sonja Babic/PRIME Realty NC, LLC)
                               Calling all bikers to NEW BERN North Carolina!  After 68 years in Horry County, the Carolina Harley-Davidson Dealers Association motorcycle rally is hitting the road. Bikers may not be welcome in Myrtle Beach, but the original home of N.C. governors and Pepsi is opening its door wide. New Bern that is far known for its hospitality and acceptance of all that road brings in to this quiet and scenic town on the banks of the Neuse and Trent is being recognized as such one more time. This time but little unlikely Harley Davison community that is moving they annual rally form Myrtle Beach to New Bern this year. Read what  News Oserver has to say about.   So save your date and make sure to came and see us. The dealers association, which has sponsored the oldest a...
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Price: $392,500 FIZBER.com ID 10369861 Single Family with 4 bed, 3.0 bath, in 3508 Cranberry Lane New bern, NC, 28562 http://www.fizber.com/10369861/ 3508 Cranberry Lane - For Sale By Owner Property Details: Type: Single Family Address: 3508 Cranberry Lane, New bern, NC, 28562 Sq footage: 2495.0 Floors: n/a Bathrooms: 3.0 Bedrooms: 4 Year built: 2006 View full property details and seller's contacts. View more North Carolina homes for sale. Homes for Sale by Owner. Description: Custom Built by Scheper Homes in 2006. Beautiful 4 Bedroom/ 3 bath home located in the brand new Carolina Colours Golf Course Community. Creekside Elementary School less than two miles. Located off Highway 70 between New Bern & Havelock. Please visit: http://www.carolinacolours.com/ for more community information...
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By Christina Ward, New Bern NC
(Keller Williams Realty)
It snowed again in New Bern NC We are getting flurries today and a little more snow tonight. For Eastern Nc that is a lot of snow. Can anyone tell me how much they are getting?
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By Sonja Babic, New Bern NC, PRIME Realty NC, LLC
(Sonja Babic/PRIME Realty NC, LLC)
New Bern was founded by Baron Christopher von Graffenried in 1710. Von Graffenried named the settlement after his hometown of Bern, the Swiss capital. It is North Carolina second oldest town.Although New Bern is very much a modern city it continues to grow, its charm remains historic. Travel back over in time by exploring Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens and other locations throughout the city.   Your North Carolina Broker          Sonja Babic        252-617-0861 www.SonjaBabic.com  
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By Sonja Babic, New Bern NC, PRIME Realty NC, LLC
(Sonja Babic/PRIME Realty NC, LLC)
                First Annual Fur Ball in New Bern  The red carpet event is aiming to raise money for the Craven County animal shelter along with other rescue organizations and animal foster programs.  Participants can look forward to a silent auction, dinner from downtown restaurants, music, and entertainment. The event will be held Saturday night, Feb 14, at 6 p.m. at the Christ Episcopal Banquet Hall in downtown New Bern.  Tickets for the event can be purchased for $50 at Nauti Paws Pet Boutique and Bakery, also in New Bern. The following organizations will be beneficiaries of this year's First Annual Fur Ball:-Carolina Hound Rescue -Colonial Capital Humane Society -Croatan Animal Rescue & Sanctuary -Craven-Pamlico Animal Services -Fran's Felines -Pals for Paws For more information ab...
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By Homer Ray, Eastern NC Homes
(Eastern NC Homes)
I have been reading the news a little(it scares me to death!) but alway seem to find solace in the golden rule of real estate.  That rule for me is"ALL REAL ESTATE MARKETS ARE LOCAL". When I see the headlines about the US real estate market I go and pull the numbers.  Here's what the average and median sale prices look like for the area served by the Neuse River Region Association of REALTORS for 2003-2008.  Sorry, I could not get the median price for 2003 (MLS problem) but anyway I thought it was informative. I'm in eastern North Carolina...What's you market doing?  We all stronger when we know our number and can discuss the "truth" about our markets.  We are the experts, right? I going to sell some houses in 2009, how about you?  
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By Dianne Dunn, Broker-CRS-GRI, New Bern NC
(Keller Williams & Book Author)
This column is customized each month so that I can share with you, the current monthly statistics. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions! Or, visit my website at www.NewBernHomes.com HOMES SOLD (Closed), January 1 through January 31. (From NB Board of Realtors MLS System)Under $100K = 7$100K-$159,999 = 13$160K-$199,999 = 10 $200K-$249,999 = 8$250K-$299,999 = 2$300K-$399,999 = 6$400K - $499,999 = 1Over $500,000 = 2 Total January 2009 = 49Total January 2008 = 97 Total January 2007 = 144 NEIGHBORHOOD PROPERTIES "SOLD" NEIGHBORHOOD PROPERTIES "FOR SALE" For the BEST Internet Marketing, and the Most Responsive Service in New Bern, Contact DIANNE!Email Dianne(252) 636-3301 or Toll Free: (888) 781-8800
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By Sonja Babic, New Bern NC, PRIME Realty NC, LLC
(Sonja Babic/PRIME Realty NC, LLC)
Just a quick aannouncement that from now on all of my listings will be featured on my YouTube,com channel. I have recently started playing with videotechnique and marketing the same and I couldn't believe phenomenal results I have been receiving on YouTube. As a real estate professional dedicated to provide my clients with results I see this as one more opportunity to do the same.   If you have few minutes plese check it out and if you have few more minutes please rate. http://www.youtube.com/user/SonjaBROKER   Your North Carolina Broker          Sonja Babic        252-617-0861 www.SonjaBabic.com  
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By Christina Ward, New Bern NC
(Keller Williams Realty)
Today was a sad day for me as I drove into the parking lot of our local Goody's store. Goody's announced just a few weeks ago that they would be closing their doors for good. As I waited to get into the store, I spoke with a woman who also could not believe that our New Bern store was closing.  We spoke about the state of the economy and how it has affected New Bern. I had asked her if she had hear about the lay offs at Hatteras Yachts. She told me that her husband was one of the lucky ones who did not get laid off from Hatteras but she said it would not be long before her husband lost his job. Many stories such as this one are being told all over the area from gas stations to major industries, our area has not been spared by what is occurring around the globe. The very sad part about t...
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By Christina Ward, New Bern NC
(Keller Williams Realty)
Check out this viedo of the snow event that took place in New Bern Nc. The snow started to fall on the morning of Tuesday Jan 20Th. Of course all schools were canceled, stores closed and bread/milk gone from the store. Check out this video I took from my front porch on Jan 21st in the morning. 4 inches is what it looked like to me!! Snow Video
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By Sonja Babic, New Bern NC, PRIME Realty NC, LLC
(Sonja Babic/PRIME Realty NC, LLC)
                                          New Bern is covering up for the cold front!   Weather forecasters expect temperatures to reach the low to mid teens in New Bern on Saturday morning, the coldest air the area has felt in about five years. Officials are advising people to stay indoors and take their plants and pets with them. Cold air has already caused several accidents around the county as we were seeing some ice on the roads. Officials are warning drivers to watch out for slick bridges and overpasses the next several days. A cold front will begin to move through the area today, bringing the coldest arctic air New Bern will feel this winter and high temperatures are expected to stay in low 30s for the next 3-4 days. Some local golf courses are closing as they are covering greens...
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By Sonja Babic, New Bern NC, PRIME Realty NC, LLC
(Sonja Babic/PRIME Realty NC, LLC)
After falling for more than three months, gasoline prices in the New Bern area are quickly rising again this week. Prices at some stations increased at least 15 cents in about 24 hours Wednesday. Fuel Warehouse on Glenburnie Road was selling a gallon of unleaded for $1.52 on Tuesday afternoon. The price was $1.58 on Wednesday morning and $1.68 by the afternoon. The national average was also $1.68, seven cents higher than the same time last week. Those prices fell to about $1.50 in the New Bern area in recent months, as crude oil prices plummeted from $140 to $33 a barrel, a five-year low according to the federal Energy Information Administration. The good news is that prices should stay low this year! Try this great site on MSN that lets you find best deal on gas in your town http://aut...
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By Dianne Dunn, Broker-CRS-GRI, New Bern NC
(Keller Williams & Book Author)
This column is customized each month so that I can share with you, the current monthly statistics. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions! Or, visit my website at www.NewBernHomes.com HOMES SOLD (Closed), December 1 through December 31. (From NB Board of Realtors MLS System)Under $100K = 6$100K-$159,999 = 30$160K-$199,999 = 10$200K-$249,999 =14$250K-$299,999 = 6$300K-$399,999 = 7$400K - $499,999 = 2Over $500,000 = 4 Total December 2008 = 79 Total December 2007 = 119 NEIGHBORHOOD PROPERTIES "SOLD" NEIGHBORHOOD PROPERTIES "FOR SALE" For the BEST Internet Marketing, and the Most Responsive Service in New Bern, Contact DIANNE!Email Dianne(252) 636-3301 or Toll Free: (888) 781-8800
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By Sonja Babic, New Bern NC, PRIME Realty NC, LLC
(Sonja Babic/PRIME Realty NC, LLC)
Wow it is December ......again.....and we realize that 2008 is almost over!   2008 Has been a very challenging year for most of us with a declining Real Estate Market, summer of astronomical gas prices, stock market roller coaster, elections and last how about Clay Aiken being gay!  I just wanted to use this opportunity to extend a big "Thank You" to each and every one of you, for the huge impact you had on my life this year. Especially for all the support and e-mails I received.......without you, I'm sure that 2008 would have been extremely boring. As always I am outmost grateful to all of you that have trusted me with your real estate business and wanted to let you know how much I do appreciate that! You helped me through this challenging year and thanks to you I am still only a phone...
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By Homer Ray, Eastern NC Homes
(Eastern NC Homes)
Well as we get to the end of the 2008 sales year it's time to look at the trend lines for closed transactions vs. pending transactions for the area covered by the Neuse River Region Association of REALTORS®.  The chart below follows the old line" a picture is worth a thousand words".
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By Sonja Babic, New Bern NC, PRIME Realty NC, LLC
(Sonja Babic/PRIME Realty NC, LLC)
This is a dramatic video (30-second, very short) about how to deal with acommon kitchen fire ... oil in a frying pan. Read the following Introduction, then watch the show ... It's a real eye-opener!! At the Fire Fighting Training school they would demonstrate this with a deep fat fryer set on the fire field. An instructor would don a fire suit and using an 8 oz cup at the end of a 10 foot pole, toss water onto the grease fire. The results got the attention of the students. The water,being heavier than oil, sinks to the bottom where it instantly becomes superheated. The explosive force of the steam blows the burning oil up and out. On the open field, it became a thirty foot high fireball that resembled a nuclear blast. Inside the confines of a kitchen, the fire ball hits the ceiling and ...
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By Dianne Dunn, Broker-CRS-GRI, New Bern NC
(Keller Williams & Book Author)
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2009! Sincerely, Dianne & Team This column is customized each month so that I can share with you, the current monthly statistics. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions! Or, visit my website at http://www.newbernhomes.com/ HOMES SOLD (Closed), November 1 through November 30. (From NB Board of Realtors MLS System)Under $100K = 8 $100K-$159,999 = 22$160K-$199,999 = 18$200K-$249,999 = 8$250K-$299,999 = 4$300K-$399,999 = 3$400K - $499,999 = 0Over $500,000 = 1 Total November 2008 = 64 Total November 2007 = 121 NEIGHBORHOOD PROPERTIES "SOLD" NEIGHBORHOOD PROPERTIES "FOR SALE" For the BEST Internet Marketing, and the Most Responsive Service in New Bern, Contact DIANNE!Email Dianne(252) 636-3301 or Toll Free: (888)...
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