Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

The Thankful Parrot

A man named Jack received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse and limited vocabulary. Every word out of the bird's mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity.

As he was experienced with birds, Jack tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to "clean up" the bird's vocabulary.

Finally, Jack was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The parrot yelled back. Jack shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even ruder. Jack, in desperation, threw up his hands, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer.

For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Then suddenly there was total quiet. Not a peep was heard for over a minute.

Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, Jack quickly opened the door to the freezer. The parrot calmly stepped out onto Jack’s outstretched arms and said,

"I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and even cruder actions. I'm sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my disrespectful and unforgivable behavior."

Jack was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude and vocabulary. As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird continued, "May I ask what the turkey did?”


Saturday, November 15, 2008

Is it finally time to buy?

Is it finally time to get off the fence and buy?

If you have been paying close attention to real estate market in the past two years as most of us have you have witnessed a steady decline, decline and some more decline in prices as well as sales. However you must have noticed last four weeks different trend. Sales are up almost 10% in most of the markets as well as sales prices. That might not seam significant but if you take in to consideration that we are entering holiday season witch is typically our slowest time of a year that number looks amazing. I see this to be result of few things that have happened, sellers are more reasonable with pricing as well as condition of the homes offered for sale, inventory has been somewhat reduced as there isn’t much new construction happening any more and last but not least elections are over. If there is that great house offered for sale that you really like do you thing that it will still be there few months from now?

Your North Carolina Broker
Sonja Babic

Friday, November 7, 2008




10 Homes Open for you in River Bend
Sat 11/08/2008 from 10 AM to 1 PM

151 Quarterdeck New Bern RIVER BEND $116,900

302 Carriage House Court New Bern RIVER BEND $159,900

904 Plantation Dr. New Bern RIVER BEND $179,900

287 Shoreline River Bend RIVER BEND $200,000

119 Randomwood Lane New Bern RIVER BEND $249,000

110 SAILORS CT. New Bern RIVER BEND $279,900

437 Gatewood Dr. New Bern RIVER BEND $284,876

103 Captains Cove New Bern RIVER BEND $300,000

106 Teakwood Dr. New Bern RIVER BEND $239,000

316 Shoreline Drive New Bern RIVER BEND $334,900

Beware of financial scams!

If you or someone you know are facing foreclosure please beware of all kind of scams that are out there. In the times like we are experiencing today financial scams are becoming more and more sophisticated and it is getting really hard to distinguish them from legitimate offers any more. Facing something as emotional and dramatic as foreclosure doesn’t help you see through some off the offers out there.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sponsors housing counseling agencies throughout the country to provide free or low cost advice. Find a counselor near you at their website: