Monday, December 10, 2012

Breathe Cleaner Aire in Eastern North Carolina

 Breathe Cleaner Aire in Eastern North Carolina


  Mark and his son Ryan are passionate about enabling you to BREATHE CLEANER AIR! The services they currently offer include:

* Air Quality Testing-We can test for various levels of Dust, Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide, Radon, Smoke.
* Air Duct Cleaning and Inspecting-By way of a state of the art video camera, inserted into your vents to show you the before and after. We can even give you a video copy to take to your doctor for possible insurance coverage.
* Clean out you clothes dryer vent duct-This is a must if you have not had this done in the last 6 months or are getting a NEW dryer. 15,000 dryer fires burn down homes or cause thousands of damage every year! DON'T BE NEXT!
* Microbial Fogging Treatments-This is done after the cleaning of your ducts. It kills germs in places canned arisol sanitation can't go.
* Replace filters and provide you with a maintenance plan which will enable us to come back time and time again to keep your servicing up to date.
* Duct Sealing- If we notice a situation that can be easily remedied, we'll correct it...otherwise we will recommend a HVAC company if you don't have one.
* Attic door insulation-Thousands of dollars over the years can escape through your attic door. We will protect your hard earned dollars from evaporating.
* Home safety detectors- Smoke detectors, Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide, Humidity Detectors can be checked and or installed to protect you and your Family!

  Please visit their website or call the for more informations



With new construction being more and more airtight and allergies present more then ever in every single family service providers like this one are very important. If you consider listing your home for sale this would be a great marketing feature as it will appeal to many buyers that might deal with allergies.

  Here at PRIME Realty we hope that you will find this info helpful and that you will consider us for all of your Real Estate needs
 

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Friday, November 9, 2012

JUST LISTED 105 Ellis Ct. Vaceboro ONLY $209,900

Better then new!


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$209,900
Single Family Home
Main Features
4 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Interior: 1,960 sqft
Lot: 0.52 acre(s)
Location
105 Ellis Ct.
Vanceboro, NC 28586
USA

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Real Estate market update for New Bern NC by PRIME Realty

                Real Estate market update for New Bern NC by PRIME Realty

 
  The national housing market continues to recover, indicated by consistent increases in both home sales and prices. Inventories in much of the United States are primarily balanced, which favors neither sellers nor buyers. However, large pockets of the country are experiencing inventory shortages, which puts pressure on prices. Many of the hardest-hit areas during the downturn now have some of the tightest inventories. The return of price appreciation and a stronger market, particularly in those locations, is a welcome signal of returning market health.

 “Some buyers are frustrated with mortgage availability. If most of the financially qualified buyers could obtain financing, sales would be about 10 to 15% stronger, and the related economic activity would create several hundred thousand jobs over the period of a year,” states NAR President Moe Veissi.
 


 Despite difficult mortgage qualifying conditions sidelining some buyers, others are still taking advantage of excellent housing affordability conditions, which is evidence of notable stored-up housing demand that accumulated since 2007. With the housing market coming close to a full recovery and mortgage rates hitting new record lows, the time to buy is now.

 
  As for our local market here in New Bern we currently have 1380 residential properties offered for sale. Our inventory is still on a high side but we are seeing signs of improvement. There are currently 180 residential properties under contract (30 of them are foreclosures) and this is a very important number that has been showing great improvement.

   Today we have 63 foreclosures listed for sale and that number is significantly higher then last this time last year. I am hoping that we will see this number start to decline soon.

   However with this many foreclosures on the market still dictating the prices and current interest rates it is definitely time to buy. As we are observing shifts in metropolitan markets and markets that have been experiencing decline before us I feel confident that next year in New Bern Real Estate market will look different then this one. I feel that we are approaching an end of buyer’s market conditions that we have been experiencing for several years now.

  As always PRIME Realty is right here to provide you any information’s you might need as well as offer you PRIME services in marketing and buyers agency.

 

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3727 Elizabeth Ave ONLY $99,450

Great rental history


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$99,450
Single Family Home
Main Features
2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Interior: 900 sqft
Lot: 0.12 acre(s)
Location
3727 Elizabeth Ave.
New Bern, NC 28562
USA

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Monday, October 15, 2012

New Bern Historical Society Ghostwalk 2012

New Bern Historical Society Ghostwalk 2012

October 25 - 27, 2012




The New Bern Historical Society conducts its Hallowe'en oriented Ghostwalk complete with ghosts from New Bern's past. Walking tours feature historic homes, churches and the Cedar Grove Cemetery. (Insiders recommend you attend all three nights.) Start with the cemetery tour the first night; do the following two choosing the attractions according to personal taste. Allow plenty of time to enjoy the walk. Ghostwalk focuses on historic events particular to New Bern, and ghosts from historic occasions are present in homes and historic buildings on the tour to tell how the times affected them.
Visit 18 ghost sites in homes and businesses in New Bern's Historic District and meet spirits of New Bern's past who will share their stories with you. Meet some of New Bern's real characters! Don't miss Agony Alley for kid-friendly games and activities at the historic Attmore-Oliver House.
Make sure to get your tickets on time as you dont want to miss
Tickets are available at retail locations and the historical society's headquarters at 512 Pollock Street.
Advance tickets: $15
Days of event: $20
Active Military & Dependents: $10
Students with current ID: $10
Children 5-12 years: $5
Under 5 years old: free
www.NewBernHistorical.org 252-638-8558

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Notable people from New Bern NC

Notable people


Title page of the 1702 Journal of Franz Ludwig Michel of Bern, Switzerland, a founder of New Bern, North Carolina
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Friday, September 7, 2012

Bike MS: Historic New Bern Ride

  

This weekend in New Bern get “Ready, Set, GO.. “

 

Registration Fees:
$45 - June 1, 2012 - July 31, 2012
$55 - August 1, 2012 - Bike MS weekend

 

You can register online at

http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/NCT/fundraising-events/bike-ms/index.aspx

Bike MS is a fundraising event. Each Bike MS cyclist must raise a minimum of $300 by the event to be able to participate in the ride.

 

Bike MS is a 2-day cycling event that raises funds to support people living with multiple sclerosis in North and South Carolina and throughout the United States. Money raised through this event funds MS research, programs, services, and advocacy. In 2011, over 2,600 participants raised $1,677,423 to create a world free of MS. This year, our goal is to raise $1.7 million!

Bike MS cyclists enjoy two full days of riding through rural eastern North Carolina. Each day, cyclists can choose to ride 30, 75, 50 or 100 miles on fully-supported routes. At the conclusion of each day's ride, cyclists are greeted by cheerful volunteers, a delicious, hot meal, ice cold beverages, and live entertainment. It's a great time, you should join us!

 

If you are not able to ride please consider donating and support those exceptional men and women that will be out there making the difference!

 If you are thinking about New Bern NC Real Estate Think PRIME Realty!
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

This Hurricane Season get ready with PRIME Realty


First and foremost you have to know what watch and warning mean:

Hurricane Watch—Hurricane conditions are a threat within 48 hours. Review your hurricane plans, keep informed and be ready to act if a warning is issued.

Hurricane Warning—Hurricane conditions are expected within 36 hours. Complete your storm preparations and leave the area if directed to do so by authorities.

 

This hurricane season we all are hoping that we will not get much of the hurricane action here in New Bern but it is still very good idea to get prepared. Hurricanes are very powerful storms and they do change their paths here and there. For your convince here is list of supplies you should have ready and handy

 

Water - at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days

Food - at least enough for 3 to 7 days

— non-perishable packaged or canned food / juices

— foods for infants or the elderly

— snack foods

— non-electric can opener

— cooking tools / fuel

— paper plates / plastic utensils

Blankets / Pillows, etc.

Clothing - seasonal / rain gear/ sturdy shoes

First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs

Special Items - for babies and the elderly

Toiletries / Hygiene items / Moisture wipes


Flashlight / Batteries

Radio - Battery operated and NOAA weather radio

Telephones - Fully charged cell phone with extra battery and a traditional (not cordless) telephone set

Cash (with some small bills) and Credit Cards - Banks and ATMs may not be available for extended periods

Keys

Toys, Books and Games

Important documents - in a waterproof container or watertight resealable plastic bag

— insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.


Tools
- keep a set with you during the storm

Vehicle fuel tanks filledPet care items

— proper identification / immunization records / medications

— ample supply of food and water

— a carrier or cage

— muzzle and leash

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Hand-held Home Shopping

   The best part of Real Estate business for me has always been the dynamic. This business is constantly changing and if you want to survive you have to better yourself daily!
   Today’s buyer is Internet savvy and its equipped with some great technology. Smart phones are in our hands from the time we wake up till we go back to sleep and we don’t even realize how much we came to depend on them (Until one day you forget it somewhere…… and simply go nuts)
    Smart phones are becoming very important tool when house shopping and here is how they have been used in 2012


PRIME Realty listing are always marketed on our mobile web site and each one has its on QR code


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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

126 Evans Mill Rd. NOW $253,800!

DEAL of the year!


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$298,800
Single Family Home
Main Features
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
1 Partial Bathroom
1 Unit
Interior: 2,800 sqft
Lot: 0.95 acre(s)
Location
126 Evans Mill Rd.
New Bern, NC 28562
USA

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Buying Foreclosures with PRIME Realty

It is great time to consider buying a investment property. Rental market will be booming next 5 years and there are so many deals out there. Please plan to attend this coming Saturday and learn how to score BIG when buying foreclosures. Four established professionals to answer any questions you might have! Let me know if you are planning to attend 252-637-7463

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Annual historic homes tour begins tomorrow!

It looks like weather is going to be beautiful hope you want miss this great event

The 2012 Spring Historic Homes & Gardens Tour begins a two-day look into the past on Friday, presented by the New Bern Historical Society and the New Bern Preservation Foundation.
A reception for tour ticket holders will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Carolina Creations on Pollock Street.
Tour tickets are $15 in advance, $20 on the day of the tour and $13 for active duty military and dependents with identification. There is a special rate of $13 each for groups of 12 or more. Tickets are good for both tour days, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For information, call 252-638-8558
This year you get a chance to visit 11 homes

- Attmore-Oliver House, 511 Broad St. 1790-1800, enlarged, 1834: The Broad Street front has some of New Bern’s finest Greek Revival exterior ornament, with fluted symmetrical rounds with mitered corner blocks on the first floor windows. The Tuscan portico is a particularly well-detailed example of Greek-influenced craftsmanship.
- Hezekian-Styron House, 408 Metcalf St., 1890, remodeled 1925: Following a traditional late-19th-century gable-roofed form, this two-story house was build ca. 1890 and remodeled ca. 1925, when it was given its present Colonial Revival detailing.
- George W. Wallace House, 410 Metcalf St., 1890-95: Notable details of this ca. 1890-95 gable-front house include the diagonal patterned sheathing in the face of the pedimented front gable, and the use of diminutive molded hoods supported by brackets above the window and door openings.
- Foy-Munger House, 516 Middle St., 1881-82: Handsomely sited on a large corner lot, this eclectic two-story Victorian house displays the irregular massing and mixture of siding textures so characteristic of the Queen Anne style, combined with the late use of Italianate brackets and sawnwork motifs.
- The Baptist Parsonage, 304 Johnson St., 1884-85: The Trustees of the New Bern Baptist Church purchased the triangular point of the old Barron Lot from Dr. Frank Duffy in 1884 and had this fine Victorian parsonage erected there shortly thereafter. The exterior of the parsonage displays a restrained and pleasing combination of multiple gables, varied siding textures and sawnwork ornmanent.
- Mitchell-Hollister House, 614 Craven St., 1912: In 1912, Charles S. Hollister, a prominent grocer, commissioned the popular local architect Herbert Woodley Simpson to remodel his old residence on upper Graves, now Craven Street. Simpson produced this monumental Colonial Revival design, complete with the then-fashionable Neo-Classical portico, and in the process obscured nearly all traces of Hollister’s earlier house.
- Joseph E. Slater House, 215 King St., 1916: The broad fa├žade, low-hipped roof, Colonial Revival detailing, and Bungalow-style porch of this Foursquare-style house provide a pleasing contrast to King Street’s many turn-of-the-century gable-front residences.
- Nicholas W. Jones Rental House, 215 Change St., 1880-90: When built ca. 1880-90, this three-bay-wide dwelling originally had a full-width front porch with a fine sawnwork balustrade, a central gable rising from the front slope of the roof, a one-story rear kitchen ell with back porches, and two-over-two sash in all window openings.
- Jesse S. Claypoole House, 411 East Front St., 1925: This eclectic brick-veneered and shingled dwelling combines a wide variety of stylistic elements adapted from the many popular picturesque styles of the period, including the Shingle and Colonial Revival styles.
- Lawrence-Gaskins House, 601 Pollock St., 1880-90, remodeled 1920-30: Although its present appearance is the result of extensive 20th-century alterations, this two-story L-plan house was built ca. 1880-90, reportedly for J.W. Duguid, a physician and surgeon. The house was extensively remodeled in the 1920s and afterward occupied by Bruce Warren, a salesman, and Floyd Gaskins, the proprietor of Gaskins’ Soda Shop.
- Mark DeWolf Stevenson House, with garden and guest room over garage It is at 213 New St., and was built in 1929.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

PRICE REDUCED 114 Neuse Harbour Blvd in New Bern




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$233,900
Single Family Home

Main Features

3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Interior: 2,100 sqft
Lot: 0.45 acre(s)


Location

114 Neuse Harbour Blvd
New Bern, NC 28560
USA



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Friday, March 9, 2012

FREE list of foreclosures in New Bern

There are some outstanding deals in New Bern area right now and we at PRIME Realty want to make sure you dont miss out. Use this link below to see all of the foreclosures currently listed for sale.

http://www.easternncmls.com/new/maildoc/babis_1331314004-Mar-09-2012-12_26_44pm.html

We are ready to help you find that deal of the century :) Give us a call and let us help you

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Friday, February 17, 2012

New Bern NC Short Sales

What is a short sale?


When the owner of a property owes more on the mortgage than the property is worth and can't make up the difference, the mortgage holder must agree to take less than is owed in order for the owner to sell the property. This is called a short sale. If foreclosure proceedings have already been started but not yet completed, a short sale can also be a pre-foreclosure. That means it is not yet owned by the bank, but the foreclosure process has been started.


Who actually makes the decision to approve a short sale?

Sellers are not allowed to profit in any way from a short sale transaction. So the seller really don’t care what he/she sells the home for. Surprisingly enough, the seller's lender, who is probably only servicing the loan, doesn’t care either. The servicing bank merely collects the appropriate documents and presents the entire file to the investor who is actually holding the note and is owed the money. So the investor is the only one who cares how much the sales price is. And each note has a different investor. Literally, you could have two identical homes with two identical cash offers being serviced by the same bank, and yet one will get approved and the other will not. It is entirely up to the investor holding the note how much, if any, loss they are willing to take.


Why do short sales normally take such a long time?

Servicing banks (like Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Chase, etc.) make money by collecting monthly payments on mortgages notes on behalf of the note investor. As soon as the borrower stops paying on the note, the servicing bank stops making money. The bank then has little monetary incentive to hire a large number of employees or install the necessary infrastructure (computers, faxes, etc.) necessary to complete thousands of complicated files. Often minimum wage employees will quit in the middle of a file, so the next person hired has to start all over again. On top of that, once a file is finally completed, it must be presented to the note holder. If the note holder is a large institution like a major insurance company, it can take a long while to sign off on a substantial loss. It can literally take three to four months to get any sort of an answer back on from the bank on a short sale.


Why do most short sales fail?

Most short sales fail simply because of the time it takes to find out from the bank if they are approved. Even the most serious buyer can become fidgety after a month or two (or more) of waiting to hear something, anything. That is why it is crucial for the seller's agent to give weekly updates to the buyer’s agent, even if there is nothing new to report. Just a steady stream of communication can keep a deal alive. The second most common reason short sales fail is the difference in appraisal values between the short sale bank and the buyer’s lender. Again, a strong listing agent can go a long way toward documenting reasons for a lower sales price, though again this is ultimately the decision of the investor and sometimes those decisions seem to make no sense at all! But it is quite common to see the same property go into escrow several times before a successful closing. There is nothing wrong with the property itself, just the process.


That is why it is vital that the seller, the buyer and the agents all remain calm and be willing to jump through many hoops to a successful close.


Guaranteed, there will be many hoops! :)


But the patient buyer can get a great deal and the seller can walk away with a clean slate, and that is what makes it all worthwhile for both parties.


Use this link to see Short sales currently listed for sale in New Bern North Carolina


http://www.easternncmls.com/new/maildoc/babis_1329494636-Feb-17-2012-11_03_56am.html


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