Eastern Carolina Real Estate and Community News

March 22, 2021

Our Agents

360 REALTY has many different agents. Here is all of their contact information as well as their social media accounts. Make sure to follow and like their page!

 

Adam Kiefer

📧 akiefer0324@gmail.com

📞 (910) 545-7596

🖥 @OnslowCountyRealEstate

 

Jenifer Kiefer

📧 jkiefer1217@gmail.com

📞 (910) 545-4322

🖥️ @JeniferKieferRealtor

 

Andrew Marchetti

📧 andrewdmarchetti@gmail.com

📞 (862) 324-6344

🖥️ @LighthouseGroupof360Realty

 

Brittany Spencer

📧 sellwithbrittany@gmail.com

📞 (910) 750-6650

🖥 @onslowcountyhomes

 

Jena Burkett

📧 burkett1223@gmail.com

📞 (910) 539-5042

🖥 @jena.burkett.broker

 

Thomas Breedlove

📧 thomasbreedloverealestate@gmail.com

📞 (805) 503-8057

🖥 @ThomasBreedloveRealtor

 

 

Susan Weston

📧 sweston6891@gmail.com

📞 (703) 763-9744

🖥 @suewestonrealtor

 

 

April Smith

📧 home2homewithapril@gmail.com

📞 (571) 466-0050

🖥️ @home2homewithapril

 

Jessica Budde

📧 makingmoveswithjess@gmail.com%20

📞 (567) 249-6620

🖥 @MakingMoveswithJess

 

Leah Schuch

📧 leahschuchrealtor@gmail.com

📞 (612) 390-3926

🖥 @realestatewithleahschuch

 

Kirsten Minton

📧 minton.kirsten@yahoo.com

📞 (571) 589-9393

🖥 @KirstenMintonRealtor

 

Kristen Shank

📧 kshank11@yahoo.com

📞 (910) 967-0813

🖥

 

Our agents are dedicated to providing you #TheHighestDegreeOfService! Contact them today!  

Posted in Real Estate News
March 16, 2021

Local Business Highlight

Step Ahead Gymnastics

 

 

Step Ahead Gymnastics, a place for children to learn & grow. We offer classes to both boys and girls in Gymnastics, Dance, and Cheer. All of our staff are USA Gymnastics Safety Certified and love teaching and watching children achieve their goals.

Location:  

1100 Henderson Drive | Jacksonville

Business Hours:

          Classes Vary

 

Facebook  | (910) 938-7837

 

Posted in Community News
March 15, 2021

Private Schools in Onslow County

Are you looking for a private school in Onslow County? Look no further! We have created a list of some of the private schools in our area. Take a look!

 

Jacksonville Christian Academy – (910) 347-2358 | http://www.jacksonvillechristianacademy.com/

Infant of Prague Catholic School – (910) 455-0838 | https://iopcs.wordpress.com/

Montessori Children’s School – (910) 938-3826 | https://www.mcsjax.org/

Fellowship Christian Academy – (910) 346-2222 | https://www.fbc-fca.com/

Grace Classical School – (910) 526-0718 | https://graceclassicalschool.com/

Milestones Academy – (910) 455-6928 | https://educateonslow.com/

Living Water Christian School – (910) 939-7017 | http://lwcs.net/

One World Montessori – (910) 333-8060 | https://www.oneworldnc.com/

Posted in Community News
March 9, 2021

Local Business Highlight

The Salty Sheep Yarn Shop

 

 

The Salty Sheep is a friendly haven for local and visiting knitters and crocheters. We are proud to offer quality yarns in natural fibers, needles, notions and classes.

Location:  

774 W Corbett AVE | Swansboro

Business Hours:

          Monday – Thursday 11 a.m – 5 p.m.

Friday 11 a.m – 6 p.m.

Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Facebook |  @thesaltysheep | (910) 325-0018

 

Posted in Community News
March 8, 2021

Selling Process Map

 

Are you considering selling your home, but aren’t sure of the process? We are here to help. We have charted out the basic steps to selling your home.

 

Interview –

Find the right Real Estate Agent for you.

Pricing

Using comparable properties in the area to determine a sale price for your home.

Staging

Preparing your home for photos for its debut on the market.

Photographs

Professional photographs to capture your home and make it marketable online.

MLS

Your home will go live on the Multiple Listing Services, giving all agents access to seeing it.

Marketing

Advertisements, social media posts, open houses, yard signs, and others to ensure maximum exposure.

Offer

We will review all offers received and make sure you understand the terms of each contract.

Under Contract

After we accept an offer, your home will be officially under contract!

Negotiation

We will negotiate any requests made by the buyer.

Closing

Hooray!!! Time to hand over the keys to the new owners.

 

Have questions about selling your home? Contact us today and to see if one of our agents are the right fight for YOU!

 

Posted in Selling Your Home
March 2, 2021

Local Business Highlight

 

Southern Persnickety

 

 

Marketplace featuring over 80 local artisans & resellers offering a unique shopping venue.

Location:  

1906 Old Cherry Point Rd | New Bern

Business Hours:

          Monday – Saturday 11 a.m – 5 p.m.

 

Facebook |  @southernpersnickety | (252) 631-5097

Posted in Community News
March 1, 2021

Types of Home Loans

Buying a home can be very confusing, but we are here to help. We get asked about the different types of home loans. Here is a quick break down of four common home loans. Check it out! 

 

Conventional-

         Provides low interest rates for those with excellent credit

No limits on income, area, or occupancy type

FHA –

Flexible guidelines

More forgiving on credit

Low interest rates

USDA –

No down payment required

Credit flexibility

No PMI necessary

VA-

No down payment required

Credit flexibility

Must qualify with VA requirements

 

 

Posted in Buying a Home
Feb. 23, 2021

Local Business Highlight

 

Twice As Nice Flea Market

 

 

 

“Twice As Nice Flea Market & More is the largest indoor flea market in the area. We are open 7 days a week, and have heat & air conditioning.”

Location:  

3060 Wilmington Hwy | Jacksonville

Business Hours:          

        Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

        Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

        Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Facebook |  @twice_as_nice_flea_market | (910) 346-1725

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Community News
Feb. 22, 2021

Buyer's Market VS. Seller's Market

Real estate agents all around the world refer to “seller’s market” and “buyer’s market, but how do know if the market is in favor of sellers or buyers? We are going to break it down for you!

 

We will break down Onslow County for you! For visual purposes, we will make seller’s market in GREEN and buyer’s market in YELLOW.

 

First, determine property inventory (how many homes are on the market)

A seller’s market will have less than 6 months of inventory.

A buyer’s market will have more than 6 months of inventory.

To determine available inventory, take the number of homes currently for sale and divide that by sales in the past 30 days.

 

Onslow County from December 7 – January 7th:

Number of sales in the past 30 days: 512

Current homes for sale: 392

392/512= .765 months of inventory

This clearly states that Onslow County is a seller’s market.

 

Second, determine the average days on the market in your area.

A seller’s market will typically have an average DOM of 45 days or less.

A buyer’s market will typically have an average DOM of 45 days or more.

To determine your area’s average days on the market, you will have to speak to a local real estate agent in your area.

Onslow County’s DOM from December 7 – January 7th:

29 days – this indicates Onslow County is, once again, a seller’s market.

 

Third, look at mortgage interest rates.

This one can be a little tricker to determine, but lower interest rates indicate a buyer’s market.

 

In North Carolina, the average interest rate for a 30-year fixed loan is around 2.917% and 2.582% for a 15-year fixed loan. This are great rates!

This indicates that overall, North Carolina is a buyer’s market.

 

 

The best way to determine what the market is doing is to talk to a local real estate agent. We would love to be that person for you. Contact us today!

Posted in Real Estate News
Feb. 16, 2021

Local Business Highlight

 

Baker's Kitchen

 

 

 

“Baker's Kitchen is located in beautiful downtown New Bern, NC. Breakfast served all day!”

Location:  

155 Brynn Marr Rd Suite 600 | Jacksonville

Business Hours:          

        Monday – Sunday 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

 

Facebook |  @bakerskichennc | (252) 637-0304

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Community News