Thursday, September 26, 2013

Home sales in Pamlico County

Good news. Pamlico County home sales are up. Below are home sales in Pamlico County for the past few years. As you can see they are heading in the right direction.

9-27-12 through 9-26-13=112 homes sold

9-27-11 through 9-26-12=93 homes sold

9-27-10 through 9-26-11=86 homes sold

9-27-09 through 9-26-10=74 homes sold

9-27-08 through 9-26-09=66 homes sold

Not really sure why sales are up. However I will speculate that because Pamlico was hit harder than Craven in the housing bubble, perhaps their rebound is a little more lively than ours. Whatever the reason, sales are rising.





Sunday, September 22, 2013

New Bern Home Sales

Neuse Harbour

Active homes for sale by price range=9

Pending sales=2

Active homes for sale by price range
$200,000-$234,000=2
$309,000-$369,000=2
$550,000-$699,000=2
$,799,000-$979,000=3
There were 5 home that sold and closed in Neuse Harbour in the last 12 months.
The most expensive house sold was $383,150.

Stately Pines

Current homes on the market=5
Pending sales=5

Active homes for sale by price range
$140,000-$200,000=4
$635,000=1
There were 5 homes that sold and closed in Stately Pines in the last 5 months. The most expensive house sold was $601,000.
Carolina Pines

Current homes on the market=21

Pending sales=5

Active homes for sale by price range
$100,000-$150,000=5
$159,000-$200,000=7
$207,000-$240,000=9
There were 16 homes that sold and closed in Carolina Pines in the last 12 months. The highest priced home sold was $290,000.

Tucker Creek

Current homes on the market=10

Pending sales=6

Active homes for sale by price range
$154,000-$200,000=5
$220,000-$260,000=5

There were 10 homes that sold and closed in Tucker Creek in the last 12 months. The highest priced home sold was $224,000.
Home Sales to date by year.

Total homes sold January 1-Sept 22- 2010=924
Total homes sold January 1- Sept 22- 2011=915
Total homes sold January 1- Sept 22-2012=953
Total homes sold January 1- Sept 22-2013=1103
Note, of the 1103 homes sold this year, 241 of them were Bank Owned.
There are currently 1505 homes listed for sale in our multiple listing service. We are selling homes at a rate of about 122 a month. A buyers market is defined as more than 6 months of home inventory. It remains a buyer’s market as we currently have about 12 months worth of inventory. With that said, each neighborhood and price range is unique and your could be better or worse than the overall market.



Thursday, September 12, 2013

Some Good News for the Real Estate Industry

Realty Trac is a private company that tracks foreclosures across the country. I have been following them for years and trust their data. They recently announced that foreclosure filings in August hit its lowest level in eight years. Also, according to Realty Trac underwater mortgages, those who owe more on their mortgage loans than their homes are worth, is declining. This is certainly a positive sign for the housing industry. 
August's initial foreclosure filings fell 44% to 55,575, just below the 56,063 that were recorded in October 2005. The foreclosure crunch began in summer 2006, at about the same time that housing prices hit their peak. We are still seeing quite a few foreclosures in the New Bern market although I believe the number may be decreasing. 
Nationally, the peak in foreclosures was September, 2010. However, even though the number of foreclosure filings is falling, we will continue to see high levels of bank owned homes for sale for several years. The reason. There can be a 1 to 2 year lag between when foreclosure filings occur and when the bank actually takes back ownership.
The state with the highest rate of foreclosure filings was Nevada, with one for every 359 homes. 
In Florida, one of every 383 homes had some kind of filing, the second highest rate among states. Ohio, Delaware and Maryland filled out the top five.

If you have any questions give me a call.


Sunday, September 08, 2013

New Bern Weekly Home Sales Report

Weekly Update-Home Sales for New Bern-Craven County Market
There are currently 1056 homes for sale in Craven County.

In the past week, 15 homes closed in Craven County. (week ending 9/8/13)

$24,000.00-$100,000=5 sales.   In this price range there are 160 homes for sale!
$100,001-$150,000=2 sales.   In this price range there are 229 homes for sale!
$150,001-$200,000=3 sales.   In this price range there are 256 homes for sale!
$200,001-$250,000=5 sale.   In this price range there are 149 homes for sale!
            
Of the sales in the past week, 1 was a waterfront home. It closed for $185,000. 

Of the 23 sales this past week 1 was a Bank Owned property. There are currently 45 Bank Owned properties for sale in Craven County.

There was 0 waterfront lots sold in the past week. 

There were 3 interior lots sold last week. They were all in Fairfield Harbour and the highest priced was $2,500.00. 

There were 0 commercial,buildings or lots, sales in the past week. 

Here is how the sales this week compare to sales for the same week in prior years.
2013=15 sales
2012=14 sales
2011=20 sales
2010=17 sales


2009=23 sales

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Another feather in New Bern's Cap

Below is an awesome article that I saw about New Bern.  Check it out.


Sunday, September 01, 2013

Learn About the recent changes to Flood Insurance

There have been some changes to the Federal flood Insurance Program that may affect you if you live in or are considering buying a home in a Flood Zone. Click the link below and continue scrolling down toward the bottom of the page to learn more.

Click Here to learn about changes to Federal Flood Insurance.