5 Bedroom Home for Sale in Jacksonville, NC ~ 107 Runnymeade Drive

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It’s back on the market: this GORGEOUS 5 bedroom home for sale in Jacksonville, This home is absolutely breath-taking and would be the perfect place to live for the family who loves a well-kept neighborhood in a great school district, close to EVERYTHING and likes living in a neighborhood to be proud of.

Walk in to the open foyer leading directly into the spacious family room. Enjoy entertaining guest in your home with the huge kitchen and breakfast bar, conveniently located next to the patio entrance. Master bedroom boasts over-sized walk-in closet, dual sinks in bathroom, garden tub and standing shower. Three large bedrooms on the first floor and bonus room upstairs large enough to hold a pool table!

107 Runnymead Drive in Williamsburg Plantation Jacksonville NC

Home For Sale in Jacksonville, NC ~ 107 Runnymead Drive ~ Williamsburg Plantation

This 5 bedroom home for sale in Jacksonville, NC is located in Williamsburg Plantation, a highly coveted neighborhood in city limits of Jacksonville within walking distance to grocery shopping and schools.

For more information on this home and other 5 bedroom homes for sale in Jacksonville, NC please call 910-934-1465 or visit our website at http://www.CampLejeuneHouseHunt.com. Make sure to register for listing updates on 5 bedroom homes for sale in Jacksonville, NC or anything for sale in Jacksonville, Richlands, Swansboro, Hampstead or Wilmington areas!

Heidi Turner, REALTOR/Broker

910-934-1465

Bella Casa Realty Group at Keller Williams Realty

What You Need to Know About Selling Your Home in Jacksonville, NC

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If you are considering a move or have just been told by the Marine Corps that you have orders to another location, here are some things you need to know about selling your home in Jacksonville, NC:

If you have lived around Jacksonville, NC for at least the past five years, you have probably heard talk in last few about how “bad the market has become”. Yes, it is true that our real estate market has shifted here from a “seller’s market” (when there are more buyers than active inventory or there is only about 5 months or less of active inventory) to a “buyer’s market”. Jacksonville, NC, home to the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, was not in the distressed situation that the majority of the United States found itself in a few years ago. While states like California & Florida, to name a few, were experiencing a high increase in the amount of REOs (real estate owned, aka Foreclosures), the homeowners of Jacksonville, NC were still seeing appreciation in home values.

As out-of-town builders began to focus their sights on the thriving real estate market here, sellers felt the pinch of the new shift as new construction homes sold for a lower price per square foot than ever before. The result was too predictable: in order to compete with new construction, sellers found themselves needing to reduce asking prices to lower than they could afford. Many tried to complete VA Compromise Sales (a short sale on a VA loan), however not many were successful. The unfortunate outcome was that Jacksonville, NC saw a dramatic increase in the number of REOs or foreclosures.

What Every Seller in Jacksonville, NC Needs to Know

What Every Seller in Jacksonville, NC Needs to Know

 

As you can see from the illustration above, the only areas of the market in Jacksonville, NC that have increased greatly are foreclosure sales. As someone who watches the market constantly, I expect to see these numbers continue to rise over the next few years.

 

If you or someone you know is considering a move or has received military orders and would like the facts about what it could take to get your home sold, register at www.CampLejeuneHouseHunt.com/Sell or call 910-934-1465.

 

Heidi Turner, REALTOR/Broker

Bella Casa Realty Group at Keller Williams Realty

910-934-1465

Heidi Turner REALTOR

Heidi Turner
910-934-1465

Sagefield Subdivision ~ Jacksonville NC Real Estate

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Sagefield Subdivision may be a community you want to consider if you are looking for real estate to purchase in Jacksonville, NC.

Sagefield is a quiet and small community located just a few miles from New River Air Station in Jacksonville, NC directly off of Onslow Pines Road. This is not a neighborhood that sees a lot of turnover, unlike other subdivisions in Jacksonville. Currently there is only 1 home active on the market for sale, and in 2012 only 1 home sold in this area.

I love answering questions about the real estate market in Jacksonville, NC. Helping first time home buyers and sellers is what I have been doing for nearly 17 years. You can find more information about our area at http://www.LiveLoveJacksonvilleHomes.com or http://www.CampLejeuneHouseHunt.com.

Call or text me at 910-934-1465

Happy House Hunting!

~Heidi Turner, REALTOR/Broker

Bella Casa Realty Group at Keller Williams Realty

Heidi Turner REALTOR

Heidi Turner
910-934-1465

 

Furever Friends

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Jovi & Gunner

As one who has been entrusted over the years with the care of many dogs, cats, hamsters, fish, birds, hermit crabs, guinea pigs, and other little creatures, I have developed a great bond for my furry little family members and view them as such. If you are one of those people who regard your pets as family, you will know exactly what I’m talking about here.

After my husband and I had been dating for a few years and were engaged to be married, we were presented with the opportunity to adopt a Boxer puppy. He was a sweet little thing whose brother nearly died after inhaling a piece of puppy chow. Gunner quickly became a huge part of our lives, however my apartment I lived in would not allow for puppies. In fact, most rental options we looked into would not even consider a dog under a year old and would definitely not entertain renting to the parents of a puppy that would grow to be approximately 100 pounds! As a homeowner and real estate agent now, we completely understand this standard having seen many of our clients’ homes destroyed by tenants who were not the cleanest pet parents.

After we were married and fully emerged in all of the joys of puppy-parenthood, we purchased our first home together. It was very liberating to feel the freedom from worry that the landlord would stop by and blow us out of the water because Gunner had yet again dug a war trench in the backyard. Well, he had to protect us from the terrorist neighborhood cat, and how else was he going to execute a sneak attack without the ability to take cover in his trenches, right? So, after signing enough paperwork to take down a forest, Gunner made his romping ground in his new 1/4 acre fenced in back yard complete with doggie door to allow him to come and go as he pleased without tearing up the storm door as he had in our rental home (yes, of course we replaced it). We still live in this home today and have raised three daughters here as well as several other critters.

Gunner passed away this year after battling Lymphatic Cancer. We look back with such fond memories of how he was the reason that we got married when we did and purchased our home at that specific time. If we had not had the opportunity to adopt him when we did, we may have stayed in our rental for a few more years missing out on some really great benefits as homeowners, as well as some incredible happy memories as parents of such a sweet animal.

Our Gunner ~ Rest in Peace, Wedding Puppy

Our Gunner ~ Rest in Peace, Wedding Puppy

As of today we only have 2 dogs, Jovi, a mini-schnauzer (named after Jon Bon Jovi by my daughter) and Brian, a yellow lab who has taken over our hearts with his child-like spirit and orneriness.

Brain at the Beach

Brain at the Beach

We are so thankful to own our home and have the freedom and ability to adopt puppies who need homes without the hassle of a landlord or property manager telling us who we can welcome into our home. If you are ready for this kind of freedom to enjoy all the joys of becoming a pet parent, check out my website for some great home-ownership options, and call me to find out how easy it is to get financing on a new home in North Carolina. My hope is that every person who would ever have it in their hearts to truly take care of a furry little family member would be fully equipped with all of the resources needed to be the best parent they could be, including an excellent place to call your family home.

If you would like more information about becoming an owner of a Boxer, please visit Carolina Boxer Rescue.

For more information about adopting any pet in Jacksonville, NC, please visit Onslow County Animal Services.

Heidi Turner, REALTOR/Broker

Keller Williams Realty, Jacksonville, NC

910-934-1465

Loving Living Where I Am…

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The older I get, the more I have learned to just love where I am in the moment…

Live in the Moment

I have lived in Jacksonville, NC for 24 years now. Growing up in a military family, I became very accustomed to moving around every 2-3 years, and I have to admit that I kind of enjoyed it as a kid. I liked the “fresh-start” feeling each time we landed in a new town. I LOVED making new friends everywhere we went, and no one was ever a stranger. So when the Marine Corps brought us to Jacksonville in 1989, which was 8th grade for me, I had no expectation of remaining here for very long. Boy, was I wrong! I was even more surprised when I first heard myself telling my future husband (who was a Marine at the time) that I would only consider going on a date with him if he could promise never to move me from my home here.

I was the kid who couldn’t wait to either get away to a university somewhere far, far away, join the military or ANYTHING that would lead me away from this one-horse town. It’s funny how life can happen and teach you to slow down a bit & to just enjoy being right where you are. I am now the mother of three beautiful daughters, ages 18, 16 and 6 years old. My oldest daughter will be leaving for college in just five days from the time I am writing this, and she has decided to make her new home on the other side of the state. Looking back over the years I have spent here in Jacksonville with them, I notice a very funny feeling in my throat (I think this is what they call “getting choked up”), and my eyes feel a bit hot & watery. I now know that there is nothing in this world that could make me trade the years I have spent here watching the sunsets on the beach, stopping at the local farmer’s markets, playing at the parks, teaching the girls to ride bikes, family cookouts, and so many more memory-building activities. Now that the time is almost here to gently nudge my first-born little girl out into the “real world”, I can’t drive past any individual landmark within a 20 mile radius of my home without seeing her freckled-face little smile.

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I am a Realtor by occupation, and most of my clients are young, military families who are new to the Jacksonville area. I smile warmly inside when I hear those who profess to detest this place so much as they carry their little ones on a hip and wipe the baby drool on a bib. I can’t help but wonder if they, too will fall in love with the smell of the Carolina beaches at noon when all of the sun-bathers are out in July. I wonder if they will find themselves saying, “This place is not so bad. I’m not ready to leave.”

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No matter where this life takes me from now on, whether it right back to the shore of North Topsail Beach just miles from my home or to the other side of the country in the snowy mountains somewhere, I have to always remember what a beautiful life this really is. Sometimes you will find yourself in places that may not be exactly where you think you want to be. But if you just stop to enjoy all that is going on around you, thank God for what you have and learn to notice the beauty that takes most people years to discover after their lives have already passed them by, you may find that a one-horse town like Jacksonville, NC just might be place you make some pretty incredible memories in that will last your heart a lifetime.

Kanton Ridge Subdivision in Jacksonville, NC

Kanton Ridge Subdivision in Jacksonville, NC is a well-established neighborhood and currently has homes available for purchase.

VISIT MY SUBDIVISION VIDEO PAGE FOR A CLOSER LOOK AT KANTON RIDGE AND KANTON HILLS SUBDIVISION

Kanton Ridge and Kanton Hills are two sections of a beautiful subdivision located just off of Dawson Cabin Road in Jacksonville, NC. The subdivisions are conveniently located near New River Air Station.

From January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012 FIFTEEN (15) homes sold ranging in price from $108,830 to $233,000. The average sold price was $180,628, and the median sold price was $172,000. Two out of the 15 homes sold were bank-owned (foreclosure) homes.

From January 1, 2013 to August 1, 2013 SIX (6) homes sold ranging in price from $132,500 to $229,000. The average sold price was $182,566, and the median price sold was $184,950. None of the homes sold between January 1 and August 1, 2013 were foreclosures.

As of August 5, 2013 there are 16 active homes for sale: 6 of these homes are new construction, 2 of these homes are foreclosures and 8 are resale homes. The average listed price is $186,171, and the median listed price is $181,950. The average DAYS ON MARKET is 182 days.

Kanton Ridge and Kanton Hills fall in the Southwest Elementary, Dixon Middle School and Dixon High School districts. For more information about Onslow County Schools visit http://www.onslowcountync.gov/Education.aspx

For more information on the local market near Kanton Ridge Subdivision, visit
http://www.camplejeunehousehunt.com/mimarket/zip/28540/

Call or Text Heidi Turner, REALTOR with Keller Williams 910-934-1465

Open House for REALTORS and Public ~ 156 Cornerstone Pl Jacksonville, NC

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Open House for REALTORS and Public at 156 Cornerstone Pl Jacksonville, NC will be held from 11:30 to 1:30pm .


Come check out this awesome condo and get some free food while you’re there! We are opening this home up to anyone and everyone who would like to come take a look, have some lunch and ask questions about the local market. Why on earth would you rent an older home for $700 plus knowing that you have to pay a deposit, pet fee (if they even allow pets in the home), and will gain nothing from it when you move out? With interest rates as low as 3.25%, you will keep your total monthly payment under $700…and that includes lawn maintenance, insurance, exterior maintenance of the home and trash service!!!

156 Cornerstone Place  Jacksonville, NC

156 Cornerstone Place
Jacksonville, NC

During our Open House for REALTORS and the public at 156 Cornerstone Pl, you will get a tour of the living room and kitchen boasting beautiful hardwood floors, the practically brand new appliances, to include a washer and dryer, the 2 bedroom upstairs, each with their own private full bathrooms, the open patio in back attached to the connected storage unit.

Compare local prices!

Compare local prices!

So if you’re not already booked for a lunch date on May 24, 2013 from 11:30 to 1:30pm, come out to our Open House at 156 Cornerstone Place! Bring a card (or heck…a sheet of paper would work just as well) and enter our drawing to win gift cards. You won’t be disappointed and may find your next investment property!

103 Elbert Way Jacksonville, NC Home For Sale $215,000

Custom Touches!

Custom Touches!

103 Elbert Way Jacksonville, NC $215,000 ~ Beautiful custom accents to this home that you will just LOVE!

Welcome home to this practically new home in Edward’s Estate! The many little “special touches” to this very spacious, two-story home located at 103 Elbert Way in Jacksonville, NC make this BETTER than new construction! Raised flower beds in the front add curb appeal to the home in the quiet, friendly neighborhood tucked just off of Burgaw Highway. As a small, ten-home subdivision, you will love the privacy as well as the community spirit. The covered front porch is the perfect location to relax on a summer evening. The gorgeous hardwood floors in the foyer, dining area and kitchen give the home a luxurious look. The cook in the family will feel right at home with the convenient space of the island and tons of counter space. Enjoy beautiful granite counters, plenty of cupboard space in the cherry wood cabinets, goose-neck faucet and a custom cleaning supply storage area under the sink. Have breakfast with the family around the kitchen bar while listening to music over your surround sound from the family room! The formal living room area can be utilized as an office or child’s play den, complete with wiring for the TV that can be hidden from plain view! The open family room is the perfect place to visit with guests while you’re setting up for a backyard barbeque on the open wood deck. Have pets or kids or just enjoy your own space? There’s a wooden privacy fence that borders the perimeter of the back yard and a large open deck for lounging or setting up the grill for steaks on the weekends. Here’s a nice custom touch you won’t find in new construction: the mantle of the fireplace has a hidden compartment for your DVD or Blue Ray players, video games or cable boxes! It opens easily for quick access and hides those pesky wires! Custom shelves in the garage will stay for the new owner’s use…handy man or woman’s dream! No space has been wasted on the second floor with 3 large bedrooms and BONUS ROOM! Trey ceilings and his & her closets in the master bedroom add to the simply elegant ambiance of your place of retreat. What couple wouldn’t want dual sinks in the master bath when getting ready for work in the morning? Bubble bath by candle light in the garden tub, anyone? Not to mention that the master bedroom is close enough to be near the kiddies or guests should you need to get there quickly but far enough for privacy.  If you are looking for the perfect home in the Southwest area of Jacksonville, close to shopping, schools, base and more, look no further…you are at home at 103 Elbert Way!

We here at Bella Casa Realty Group at Keller Williams in Jacksonville, NC hold our level of professionalism to the highest standard. Ask me how we can show you a level of service that goes above & beyond your expectations!

Email me: Heidi@MyNCBellaCasa.com

Call me at 910-934-1465

View Homes at www.CampLejeuneHouseHunt.com

Learn more about us at BellaCasaRealtyGroup.info

Keller Williams Realty - Jacksonville & Wilmington NC

Keller Williams Realty – Jacksonville & Wilmington NC

The Bella Casa Realty Group at Keller Williams can help you through the buying process

The Bella Casa Realty Group at Keller Williams can help you through the buying process

 

 

157 Forest Bluff Drive Jacksonville, NC

Great Home for Sale $179,900 with over 2000 heated square feet!

Great Home for Sale $179,900 with over 2000 heated square feet!

Welcome to 157 Forest Bluff Drive in Jacksonville, NC! You will enjoy country living here with all of the comforts of being in a subdivision! This lovely one-story home on an over-sized lot is nestled away in a quiet culdesac in River Hills. The home boasts three large bedrooms in a split floor plan with a HUGE bonus room over the garage. Natural lighting adds to the inviting feeling of the large, open space of the foyer and living area which flow into a sitting area with fireplace. You will love entertaining guests from the kitchen to this cozy space! View the half-acre backyard from what feels like a second-story main floor. This home was built on a high foundation for the prevention of flood damage. Beautifully landscaped and well-maintained, you will find this home to be just like brand new. Find hardwood floors in the foyer and new carpet throughout the living area. Are you looking for a home with lots of living space? For the price, you cannot beat this! You will not find many homes with the feel of country living in Jacksonville, NC like 157 Forest Bluff Drive!

We are a team of local real estate professionals with over 20 years combined experience in the Jacksonville, NC market. If you would like to search for homes in Jacksonville or Wilmington, NC please vistit us at www.CampLejeuneHouseHunt.com. Make sure you register for LISTING ALERTS to keep you updated with new homes that come out on the market.

Search Homes Like a REALTOR

Search Homes Like a REALTOR

For more information about buying or selling homes, watch the videos on BellaCasaRealtyGroup.info. You can reach us at 910-934-1465 by calling or text message!

Looking for a Buyer Agent who will go above and beyond for you? We provide services to our buyers to include local market research so that you can feel confident about the offer you are making on a home and find out how to get money BACK at closing!

Email me at Heidi@MyNCBellaCasa.com or call me at 910-934-1465 to make a free consultation appointment soon!

Bella Casa Realty Group
Bella Casa Realty Group

Buy a Town Home or Condo in Jacksonville NC for $100,000


If you are looking to buy a town home or condo in Jacksonville, NC for $100,000 or less, you’ve found it. With mortgage interest rates at an all time low, you would have a hard time finding a place to rent that is so well kept for this price! This is the perfect starter home or would make a great investment property. The home boasts real hardwood floors, carpet and appliances like new, and a very open feeling throughout this condo are just a few of the amenities that will make you fall in love with this adorable home. Each bedroom has a full bathroom and good closet space. This is a very friendly neighborhood within walking distance to shopping and just minutes from the main gate of Camp Lejeune. Large attached storage unit in the back is perfect for storing your gear. Home Owner’s Association dues cover lawn maintenance, exterior maintenance, exterior home owner’s insurance, maintenance of all common areas and trash removal! Need a place to stay fast? Seller will consider a buyer possession before closing while your loan is in processing!

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Move in ready! 156 Cornerstone Place Jacksonville NC 28546

So why would anyone want to buy a town home or condo in Jacksonville, NC for $100,000 or less? Well most buyers here use a VA Loan to purchase a home. The VA Loan offers 100% financing…which means no down payment. When you move into a home to rent, you usually have to pay up front (before you can even get the keys) a security deposit equal to one month’s rent, your pro-rated portion of the month’s rent in which you will be moving into the property, pet fees (if applicable), application fees (usually around $30-40 so the property manager can handle your paperwork) and any other fees that may incur, depending on the property management company. When you buy a town home or condo in Jacksonville, NC for $100,000 or less, your P&I (principal and interest) is only about $450/month plus taxes & insurance, and in some cases, you may have home owner’s association dues. Why would anyone rent a 2 bedroom apartment for $1000/month or more when you could buy a town home or condo in Jacksonville, NC for $100,000 or less?

The reason many choose to rent over buying is simply because they believe that their credit score is too low. In many cases this just is not true. Credit repair is something that can happen very quickly when one is diligent in following a few easy steps. A smart consumer knows that saving $300 per month by paying a mortgage rather than rent would save enough to buy a car for cash in a year!

Are you ready for the BEST part? When you buy a town home or condo in Jacksonville, NC for $100,000 or less, you can get the seller to pay your closing costs, meaning that you bring NO money to the table, AND you get to skip a whole month without paying a payment!

Have you changed your mind about buying a town home or condo in Jacksonville, NC? Call me at 910-934-1465 or you can email to Heidi@MyNCBellaCasa.com for a showing today!

Find a home in Jacksonville or Wilmington North Carolina

Find a home in Jacksonville or Wilmington North Carolina