Saturday, May 22, 2010

New Home Sales

County building inspections were up as of the end of April 10% when compared to last year. Nothing to jump up and down about but at least it is going in the right direction.

Total home sales to date in craven County are 416 as compared to 384 in 2009. Again we are moving in the right direction but it will be a while before we are able to see how much of this was the result of the tax credit.

Of the homes 416 homes sold, 108 were new construction as compared to 113 in 2009.

New Construction 2010 Sold

Under $150,000=24



Over $250,000=6

New Construction 2009 sold

Under $150,000=26



Over $250,000=25 Note some of these over $250,000 were deeply discounted.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New Bern Air show

MCAS Cherry Point Air Show announces satellite shuttle parking plans

Attendees for the Carolina's largest air show, the “MCAS Cherry Point Air Show”, scheduled for May 21-23, once again have the option of avoiding long lines at the gate by taking advantage of satellite shuttle parking service.

This year, the premiere act will feature the world's top military jet team, the “US Navy Blue Angels”.

Satellite parking will be available only on Saturday and Sunday, May 22nd and 23rd. Two shuttle services will be available for spectators'

convenience. For those coming in on Hwy 70 from the New Bern area, the shuttle lot will be located at Tucker Creek Middle School on Sermons Blvd (near Wells Wayside Furniture). For those coming in on Hwy 70 from the Morehead City area, the parking lot will be located at Craven Community College on Cunningham Boulevard (bear right at the Havelock City Hall).

Both sites will run buses from the parking lots directly to the air show's flight line. Buses are scheduled to run as soon as they are full, or every half hour, whichever occurs first. Satellite parking areas will begin transporting at 9 a.m. and will stop running from the flight line at 5:30 p.m. or as crowds dictate.

Dates for the Carolina's largest air show are May 21-23 with a "Night Show" on Friday evening, May 21 and two full "Day Shows" on Saturday and Sunday, May 22 and 23. Admission and parking are free. Premium seating upgrades are available for purchase via the website.

For more information on the air show, experience the show's website at or call toll free 866-WINGS-NC.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Good News- New Bern Home Sales

Good news, at least for the month of April. Of course we do not know how much effect the tax credit had on sales. But I don’t know about you but I will take any good news.

For all of Craven County, April home sales

April 2009=58

April 2010=74

New Home sales

April 2009=19

April 2010=32

For the first quarter year over year sales seem to indicate we might have hit the bottom and maybe we are on a slow rebound up. Hang in there.