Monday, April 27, 2009

Looking for a waterfront deal?

Prime North Carolina Coastal Property 

North Carolina Waterfront Property 

6 Beaufort County Waterfront Parcels 

& 3.2 Acre Adjoining Commercial Parcel

AUCTION: Thursday - April 30th – 6:00 PM

Auction Site: Aurora Community Center

422 3rd Street, Off NC Hwy 33, Aurora, NC

A Portion Selling ABSOLUTE to the Highest Bidder !!!

Located on Beautiful South Creek in Aurora !!

NC Hwy 33 at Old Campbell’s Creek Road

6 Deep Water & Protected Waterfront Parcels 

Direct Deep Water Access to Pamlico River & Sound !!!

30 minutes from New Bern & Original Washington !!!

2.5 to 3.0 Acres Each

4 BR Septic Permit Issued for Each

Spectacular Home Sites among hardwood trees

Adjoining 3.2 Acre Commercial Lot at Great Intersection

NOTE: 3 of these Outstanding WATERFRONT Parcels 

Are Selling Absolute to the Highest Bidder !!!

For more information or to register email

New Bern NC Real Estate and Homes for sale

Your North Carolina Broker

   Sonja Babic


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Public Marina coming to New Bern

Swiss Bear Downtown Development Corporation has received a $646,650 federal grant to create a public marina for transient boaters on Jack's Island at Lawson Creek Park.

The money comes from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and is intended specifically for boating infrastructure projects. The grant is expected to pay for nearly half of a $1.4 million construction project that will create a 14-slip marina.

Of those, 12 slips would be available to the public, one would be for a "pump out" boat and one for a safety vessel. Dubbed the River History Marina, it would provide the first public, short-term dockage available in New Bern.

The marina is designed for 35- to 40-foot boats that would dock there no longer than 10 days. Boaters would be charged a base fee, and then $1.50 a foot per vessel.

The marina project also includes a dock master's office that is a replica of the Neuse River Lighthouse.

Your North Carolina Broker

  Sonja Babic


New Bern NC Real Estate 

New Bern Lisitngs and Homes for sale


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New Bern’s Historic homes and gardens tour this Friday

Come and get a little taste of New Bern history!

The annual New Bern Spring Historic Homes and Gardens Tour features 16 historic homes and gardens.

The Friday and Saturday tour is sponsored by the New Bern Historical Society and the New Bern Preservation Foundation, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Many of the areas historic churches will also be open and will offer music. Homemade bagged lunches and baked goods will be available at the restored Pinnix Drug Store.

The Tryon Palace Gardens will be open to the public for the tour weekend. Spring Homes Tour ticket holders will receive a discount on the Governor's Pass to tour the Palace and the New Bern Academy.

All tour ticket holders are also invited to a special reception at Carolina Creations at 317 Pollock St. on Friday from 5-7 p.m. There are also numerous other activities downtown.

The homes on the tour include:

Hand House, Gull Harbor Point, 510 E. Front Street.

Jacob Hartsfield House, Garden included, 516 E. Front Street.

Hugh Lovick Hassan House, 701 E. Front Street

Dr. William L. Hand, Sr. House, 212 Johnson Street

John B. Ives House, 312 Johnson Street.

Milton L. Hollowell House, 614 Middle Street

Pinnix Drug Store-Mary Bynum Smith Building, 628 Hancock Street Old Library, 517 Johnson Street -

Garden only Kafer Rental House, 520 Metcalf Street

Herekian Styron House, 408 Metcalf Street

Attmore-Oliver House, garden included, 511 Broad Street.

Duffy-Land House, Gardens included, 210 Metcalf Street

Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens, Pollock and George Street

John Horner Hill House, 713 Pollock Street

Cutler Rental House, 305 Bern Street

Albert Castet House, gardens included, 817 Pollock Street.

Tickets may be purchased at the New Bern Historical Society at 512 Pollock Street, the New Bern Preservation Foundation at 510B Pollock Street, Craven County Convention and Visitor's Bureau at South Front Street, the Bank of the Arts at 217 Middle Street, and Harris Teeter at 2019 S. Glenburnie Road.

Sonja Babic

Your North Carolina Broker

New Bern NC Real Estate

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

This year government wants to give you $8,000 why not take it?

This year government wants to give you $8,000 why not take it? 

  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 or call me to find you a home!  

Your North Carolina Broker
  Sonja Babic
  Sonja Babic with Prudential Clear Water Realty is your New Bern and North Carolina Real Estate Broker! Looking for waterfront, historic or golf? We have it all! Conveniently located and with so much to offer New Bern is a great place to work, play and retire! 

Please contact me for more information's or to request your FREE info pack! 

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Helping to get you in to that home....

    Real Estate is a dynamic industry and it is constantly changing, now probably more then ever. With mortgage industry struggling to bounce back it is very hard if not impossible to stay informed about current requirements to qualify for the mortgage. In a constant effort to get you in to your dream home I am currently advising all of my sellers to offer assistance with closing cost and for limited time you can ask for it on all of my listings. Some properties like 511 C St. in New Bern already comes with $5,000 in closing cost assistance and 2110 Center Ave. is currently offered with $3,000 in closing cost. That should significantly reduce your out of pocket money for the closing and hopefully get you in to the right home for your family.
  Take advantage of historic low interest rates and fantastic deals all over the town! Call or text Sonja today 252-617-0861  
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