Jacksonville, NC Real Estate News

Summer has ended and the holidays are approaching.  Isn't it time to to find your new home sweet home for those family gatherings.  The interest rates are still low, but the average sales price is increasing over all.  So don't miss your opportunity to catch that good deal before the year ends.
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Posted by Kerry Blakley on September 21st, 2017 12:05 PM
Real Estate values are improving.  If you are thinking of selling in the near future you might want to contact Choice Jacksonville Realty to see what your home is worth in our improving market.  Plus ask about our 4.9% listing fee to see how much money you could save.
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Posted by Kerry Blakley on August 18th, 2017 2:50 PM
The real estate market is heating up.  We are starting to see some recovery from the home value decline. With our 4.9% listing fee now might be a good time to consider listing your home for sale.

Contact our office for a free Market Analysis to see what your home is currently worth.
Posted by Kerry Blakley on August 15th, 2017 11:05 AM

How do you find a great deal on a home in Jacksonville, NC?

Having been in the real estate business since I was 20 years old, I have seen many, many home buyers come across my path who are all looking for one thing in common: finding a great deal on a home. So what exactly makes a purchase a "great deal"? 

To some, finding a great deal on a home in Jacksonville, NC is nothing more than getting a home priced below fair market value. There has been a high number of foreclosures sold over the past few years in Onslow County, so finding homes for sale below what you might expect to pay has not been difficult. There is a lot to consider, however when you are choosing a home to buy at such a low price. 

  1. What do you intend to use the property for?
If the home you buy will be your primary residence, keep in mind that as a new homeowner, you will be responsible for repairs that come up after you purchase the property. Buying a home under market value may mean that you are getting into something that will require a lot of future work and home improvements. 

If you are an investor looking to "flip" a property, weighing your cost of a renovation against what you could resale the home once it's been rehabbed is something you will want to consider. 

2. How quickly do you need to move in?

Because we live in a market heavily populated with military service members, many people moving to Jacksonville, NC have a very tight timeline, and some need to move in right away. If this is you, purchasing a home that is priced way below market value may not be the right option for you, unless the home has already been repaired and/or remodeled. 

3. Do you plan to get a home inspection?  

The answer to this question, no matter what type of home you are buying, should undoubtedly be YES! Your Realtor® can help direct you to qualified local home inspectors, and you should call at least a few to compare their services. Just because a home looks pretty after a remodel doesn't always mean that it's a "good buy". Do your homework, and protect your assets. 

The best way to find a great deal on a home in Jacksonville, NC is to hire a Realtor® to help you find one.     


While nearly every home buyer has access to the internet these days and can search for homes online via many property search websites, only licensed Realtors® have access to the Multiple Listing Service® which contains not only the property description and specs on the home, but also documentation like restrictive covenants, surveys, permits, and disclosures signed by the current homeowner. An experienced and savvy Realtor® knows his or her local market like the back of their hand and can provide market statistics for your benefit, helping you make the best decision on what you will invest in. 

Here's a video of a perfect example of getting a great deal on a home in Jacksonville, NC! A very fortunate home buyer contracted and closed on 102 Carolina Circle in June of 2015. Check out the amazing renovations done by this homeowner!

Alyson Price is one of our awesome Realtors® on our team here at Choice Jacksonville Realty. 


To learn more about working with Realtors®, click the image below to get a free copy of the Working with Real Estate Agents Brochure, published by the NC Real Estate Commission. 


Posted by Heidi Turner - Careers on August 18th, 2015 4:06 PM

What Every Home Seller Needs to Know About the Market in Jacksonville, NC


When selling your home in Jacksonville, NC there is some pretty important information you need to know before you hire a REALTOR to assist you. Understanding market data and statistics is the key to pricing your home correctly for a fast sell. 

In this video, I provide a 2nd quarter comparison of 2015 to 2nd quarter of 2014 to show homeowners in Jacksonville, NC how the real estate market in Onslow County has shifted and how this can affect resales in our market. 

Foreclosures and new construction sales are down, and resales are up! This is very exciting news to see in the real estate market of Jacksonville, NC! 


For more real estate market statistics in 2015, you can visit our YouTube Channel to watch a video on 1st quarter comparison. 

Before working with a REALTOR in North Carolina, please read the Working with Real Estate Agents Brochure provided by the NC Real Estate Commission. 


Posted by Heidi Turner - Careers on August 18th, 2015 1:26 PM