Sunday, April 27, 2014

Hardee Farms

Hardee Farms is the best selling neighborhood in the New Bern area right now. with a great location, great school system, and a wide array of new homes to choose from it is easy to understand why.

Conveniently located about 15 minutes from Cherry Point and 12 minutes from New Bern Hardee Farms is hard to beat for location. And, as a bonus for young families with children Creekside Elementary School and Creekside Park are just a few minutes away. For more information on Creekside School and Creekside Park click the links below.

There is a home for everyone at Hardee Farms

Home sizes range from  1600 square foot, 3 bedroom 2 bath starter homes to a 3000 square foot 5 bedroom 3 bath for the growing family.

The builder make it very easy for you to buy a home in Hardee Farms. Closing cost, and buyer incentives are very generous. When you combine price, location, and incentives I believe you will find Hardee Farms impossible to beat. 

To view all homes for sale in Hardee Farms click the link below. Please call me at 252 514 9157, or send an email if you have any questions about Hardee Farms or would like to schledule an appointment to view homes here.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Affordable WATERFRONT lots in New Bern

Affordable Waterfront in New Bern
Impossible you say. Well here it is.

We have just listed 2 side by side waterfront lots  in New Bern and and if you act quickly one or both could be yours.. One is listed for $95,000 and the other is listed at $105,000. Buy now, builds later if you like. No time restriction.

Less than 2 miles by car or bike from Historic Downtown New Bern, shopping, restaurants, and parks these waterfront lots are perhaps the best waterfront deals anywhere near the center of town. Go green, ride your bike to downtown New Bern and eat at one of  the 11 restaurants. 

The water is approximately 3' deep 20 feet from the shore and to get a dock permit in North Carolina usually takes less than 1 month. 

By water you are about 2 miles, traveling South, from the downtown marinas. Go north several miles and you will be great kayak country as much of this part of the river has heavily wooded banks and does not have a lot of boat traffic.

Click the link below for more information on these lots and call me today if you are serious about buying waterfront property in New Bern. Please, Serious calls only 252 514 9157.

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The New Bern Real Estate Market year to date

New Bern Home Sales for the 1st Quarter
Tyson Group Realtors-Steve & Jana J.

Let’s take a look at home sales in New Bern, Craven County during the first quarter and compare that with home sales from the last 4 years.  January 1-March 31.


It looks like we are down about 10% from last year but up a little from 2012. I am not concerned that home sales were down from last year because I believe the bad winter we experienced could account for most or even all of that. Trust me, people do not like to look for a house in freezing weather. On the positive side, the average sales price was up and average days on the market was down.

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Now lets see how many of the total sales were Bank Owned during the first quarter.



I like the fact that this number has declined, however, as you can see, we are not out of the woods yet. In an earlier blog I predicted that bank owned sales would be down this year. My prediction was based on the fact that bank owned sales were so high last year they had nowhere to go but down. Before the housing meltdown, a 5% foreclosure rate was considered high,  To see significant improvement in the real estate market I believe we will have to get back to that number again. We have a long way to go as the number of foreclosures have been as high as 23% of total home sales in recent years. But. we are moving in the right direction.

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How are New Home Sales?


New home sales are down year to date. This is not a surprise to me as I predicted new home sales would be down a little this year. Look for new home sales to pick up a little later in the year. Why? I am starting to work with more retirees asking about building instead of buying an existing home. 
They are building a new product in Carolina Colours and are marketing it for around $200,000. This is a great deal to be in a quality golfing community. I believe this product will be very attractive to retirees who in recent years are looking for smaller, newer, homes in the $200,000-$225,000 range. I hear a lot of good things about Carolina Colours from the residents there and believe things are looking bright there.

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OK, lets sum up the 1st quarter home sales. Not bad, still not where we all would like to see it. At least it is not heading downward like it did for some years. We are seeing more retirees than we have seen in the last 7 years and they are coming from a much more diverse geography than before. New Bern is certainly on the radar as a  retirement destination as there have been many articles written about New Bern in retirement and boating magazines. The local economy seems to be plugging along and we are starting to see National Chains moving into the area as with the recent announcement of the upcoming Panera Pread and Chipolte Grill to be located in front of Books a Million.

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If you have any questions about the real estate market or home values, please contact Steve Tyson at 252-514-9157. And, if you want to browse real estate in this area utilizing a system that is directly linked to our local MLS. Go to our site www.TysonGroup.Info where you can set up an account to receive property alerts as new homes come on the market. Thius is a great toold for buying and it can be used by sellers to watch the market and compare the value of their homes.

Until Next Time,

Steve Tyson

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Now this is a unique waterfront home in New Bern that you must see.

The Waterfront home for sale in New Bern you must see.

This is one of my all time favorite waterfront homes in the New Bern area. Located in the quiet community of Riverbend this home has deep and protected water for larger boats if needed. From your private dock you can be on the beautiful Trent River in 5 minutes. 

This home underwent an extensive renovation in 2008 and it feels like it is a new home. Upstairs has magnificent views of the water, almost seems like you can touch the water. Look how wide open and fresh this home looks.

The dining room, shown in the photo above, looks like it is suspended in mid air and has wide open water views. 

This is the living room. Directly above is the dining room. Both have great waterfront views.

The back yard offers plenty of privacy for cooking out or relaxing in the hot tub which stays with the house. Jump into your kayak and take an afternoon trip. Lots of wildlife in the area.

Even has your own work out room with water views.

You only live once. You have worked hard so why not get the waterfront home you have always dreamed of? Almost 3/4 acre of pure waterfront delight.