October Things to Do in New Bern

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There’s a lot going on around your Craeberne Forest, Lindenrain or Longleaf Pines new home in new bern nc. Fall into the season with a month of these jam packed events! Kicking off the month is the Explorations: The International Film Series – Bliss. This event will be held at the Craven Community College’s Orringer Auditorium on Friday, October 2 from 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and is absolutely free and open to the public. Show off your golf swing at the 10th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, October 3 at the Taberna Golf and Country Club. This event will benefit the Cody Blue Foundation, an organization honoring the life of Cody Pikington. To learn more about the Cody Blue Foundation or donate to this organization please visit http://codyblue.org/.

Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

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Buying a home can be an overwhelming process for first-time homebuyers. There are some many things to consider and a large inventory of homes for sale in newport nc to go through to find your dream home. Use these first-time homebuyer tips to help make the process easier. What do you want – As a first-time homebuyer it is important to think about the type of home you would like as well as the type of neighborhood you would like to live in. You should also make a list of your must haves, wants, and needs. What do you absolutely need to accommodate your needs and lifestyle? For instance, if you work from home you will need a designated office. Though every house you look at will not have everything you want you may be able to live without some things. Just don’t compromise on something you know you will be upset with down the road.

Tips on Organizing Your Home Office

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Do you have a home office, like the ones found in our beaufort nc homes for sale The Clayton and The Fairfax floor plans? If you have a home office or are planning to have one, use these tips to sustain a productive workspace by keeping your home office organized. Bulletin board/whiteboard – These are absolutely necessities in any office. They are sold separately or as a combo and can really keep you on track. Just make sure you keep the items relevant and up to date. Categorize items – Group like items together. For example, your stapler, hole puncher, staple remover should all be together just as your writing utensils and mailing items should all be placed together. This will help you organized and them easy to find. Any items that you use on a regular basis should be kept accessible so that you don’t have to rummage through your office or desk drawer.

Affordable New Homes for Sale Near Cherry Point Marine Air Station

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Are you moving to the area to work at Cherry Point Marine Air Station? JC Jackson Builders offers spacious and affordable homes for sale in havelock nc in the King Creek, Lindenrain and Longleaf Pines communities that are all close to the air station. King Creek at Cherry Branch is only 10 minutes from MCAS Cherry Point. Priced from the $190’s to $260’s, homebuyers can choose from 21 home designs. Each floor plan contains three to five bedrooms and two to three bathrooms. There are currently two available homes for sale in King Creek at Cherry Branch. If you are interested in this community contact our sales specialist, Sue Boyer, at 252-670-9222 or sue@sueboyer.com.

Reasons to Retire in New Bern

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New Bern is a great place for baby boomers to retire. TopRetirements.com ranked New Bern in the 10 Coastal towns where you can afford to retire and New Bern officially recognized as a North Carolina retirement community by the N.C. Certified Retirement Community Program. New Bern’s rich history, cultural offerings, entertainment, shops, weather, living costs and home prices are great reasons to retire in new bern nc. New Bern is a riverfront community nestled between the Neuse River and Trent River. It’s the original state capital and the state’s second oldest town. Living costs in North Carolina are six percent cheaper than the national average and home prices are lower than those in most states. On average, New Bern experiences mild weather year-round. This is great for active retirees who enjoy the outdoors.

What to Look For In a Vacant Lot

JC Jackson, the premier home builder in new bern nc, allows you to build on your own land through the Build on Your Lot program. If you are interested in building your dream home on the land of your choice, use these tips to help you discover what to look for in a vacant lot. Where do you want to build? Whether you’re buying an already built home or choosing a vacant lot, it is all about location, location, location. It is important to select a location that is suitable for your family’s needs and lifestyle. Do you have school aged children and want them in a good school district? What is your proximity to work? Will have you access to shopping, restaurants, entertainment? These are all viable questions to ask when looking for a vacant lot.

Floor Plan Profile: The Hamilton

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Lindenrain is a beautiful community located just off Brices Creek Road in New Bern. The Hamilton is a JC Jackson Builders new home in New Bern NC floor plan that provides 2,400 square feet of spacious living. The Hamilton is the epitome of an open concept floor plan with the kitchen opening to a large family room and breakfast area. This style is great for entertaining and relaxing. The kitchen features a kitchen island, pantry, and raised counter. A back covered porch can be accessed from the family room or breakfast area. The laundry/mudroom is conveniently located off of the two-car garage. This floor plan also gives allows homebuyer’s the option to upgrade to an optional mudroom and expanded laundry that has a drip and dry pet wash and walk in closet.

10 Stylish Laundry Room Ideas

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JC Jackson Builders is the BrighterBetterBest builder of new bern homes for sale. Consider using these 10 stylish laundry room ideas after purchasing one of our homes. 1.Accessorize – The laundry room does not have to be dull and boring. Use accessories like an area rug, artwork, chandelier or plants to add pizzazz to this space. 2.Canvas bags – Separate your clothes out in canvas bags. Designate one bag for dirty laundry and the other for clothes that need to be dry cleaned. Use clear luggage tags to indicate which bag is which. 3.Ceramic or stone floor tile – Install ceramic or stone floor tile into your laundry room. These materials are stylish and more susceptible to chemical damage from bleach and laundry detergent.

Floor Plan Profile: The Lexington

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Are you looking for a new home with a great floorplan? If yes, then look no further than The Lexington, JC Jackson’s brand new home floor plan in new bern nc in the wonderful community of Lindenrain. The Lexington is a 2,051 square foot single story home that boasts four beautiful bedrooms and two full bathrooms. This charming home features an open floor design with a spacious living room, kitchen and breakfast area. The kitchen includes a dual kitchen sink, pantry and a raised eating counter. Homebuyers can gain access to the rear porch off of the breakfast area and living room. The formal dining room has arched openings and is perfect for entertaining or every day occasions. The laundry room is perfectly situated right off the garage. Therefore you do not have to track muddy or dirty clothes and shoes throughout the house.

5th Annual Fly-In Movie and Family Night

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JC Jackson Builders is proud to offer homes for sale in havelock nc in the King Creek at Cherry Branch coastal community. We will be hosting at the 5th Annual Fly-In Movie and Family Night at the Havelock Tourist and Event Center on June 12th from 5pm to 9pm. Come join us for a family fun night of aviation this Friday. This event is absolutely free and presented by the Eastern Aviation Heritage Foundation. There will be fun and interactive science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) demonstrations and booths, giveaways and the opportunity to take photos with pilots and flight gear. Attendees can learn about aerodynamics, engineering and the weather. The 2014 action-packed comedy and adventure animated Disney film, “Big Hero 6” will be shown at 7 pm on the big screen. This film stars the voices of Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Ryan Potter, Maya Rudolph and Damon Wayans Jr. Bring your lawn chairs and or blankets to enjoy the movie. There will be reasonably priced snacks from our concessions available for sale.

Floor Plan Profile: The Douglas

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The Douglass is a new home in new bern nc floor plan available in Craeberne Forest, Lindenrain and Longleaf Pines. This 2,850 square feet home is available in three different elevations and includes four bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and a large two car garage. The first floor consists of a formal dining room that is ideal for hosting dinner or holiday parties, formal living room and an open great room and kitchen area with a breakfast area, granite countertop and pantry. The great room has a natural gas fireplace with stone surround. The powder room on first level provides great accessibility for people who are visiting.

Spring Color Palettes to Inspire Your Decor

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Spring colors create the perfect palette to decorate any of our homes for sale in Newport NC. Use these colors to inspire your décor. Green and Hot Pink Green is the perfect color to add springtime freshness into your décor. Hot pink is a lively color that will add pizzazz to your home. These colors combined together are a great mix of springtime colors that will look absolutely fabulous in the accessories, bedding or wall color of a little girl’s room. These colors will also work well in a living room. Use a white or cream couch and add shades of green and hot pink window treatments and accessories (area rug, pillows and throws) to create inspiring spring décor into your home.

Mothers Day ARTcrawl

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The second Sunday of May is designated as Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day is an annual holiday set aside to honor and celebrate mothers all across the United States. This year Mother’s Day takes place on Sunday, May 10. You don’t have to wait until Sunday to enjoy festivities. In fact, you can kick-off your Mother’s Day weekend at Mother’s Day ARTcrawl. ARTcrawl is brought to you by Community Artist Will and takes place the second Friday of every month throughout the year. The Mother’s Day ARTcrawl will be held on Friday, May 8 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at galleries, studios and shops with art and performance venues in historic downtown New Bern. Area homes in new bern nc residents can art crawl amidst landmarks and showcases of art exhibits, live performances and artist demos by the artistic and creative people of New Bern. This event is absolutely free and open to the public.

Six Bright Flowers for Containers

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Spring is in the air all around our homes for sale in Beaufort NC. This season is filled with a plethora of lively and lovely colors that can brighten up your household. Here are six bright flowers that are perfect for container plants and infusing color into your new home. 1.African Violet – This flower is a popular flower to put in a container. It blooms is gorgeous shades of blue, maroon, pink, purple and white. African Violet’s need plenty of water and sunlight and therefore should be placed in a sunny place like your front porch or a windowsill. 2.Columbine – This perennial wildflower boasts beautiful, delicate and light bell-shaped flowers. They come in many different colors and can be placed in the shade but also adapt well to the sun.

Community Profile: Lindenrain

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JC Jackson is now offering affordable, beautiful and spacious new homes in New Bern NC in the community of Lindenrain. Located just 10 minutes from downtown New Bern and 20 minutes from MCAS Cherry Point, our homes are priced from the $220’s to 300’s and available in 15 distinct floor plans. We currently have one available home for sale in Lindenrain. 109 Sidler Street is a two-story, 2,632 square foot home that includes three bedroom and two and a half bathrooms. This home is energy efficient and features energy efficient appliances, open living space, great room with lots of natural light, pantry, breakfast area, eat at kitchen bar, separate dining area, powder room off of the foyer, natural gas fireplace with stone surround, granite countertops, convenient upstairs laundry room and a two-car garage.

Spring Parade of Homes

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The 2015 Spring Parade of Homes & Remodeler’s Tour will take place from noon to 5 p.m. the weekends of April 18th-19th and April 25th – 26th. JC Jackson Builders is proud to have two homes represented this year. Come see us at the 2015 spring parade of homes. Our first home is of the Christopher floor plan in the Craeberne Forest community. Priced for sale at $185,000, 329 Bungalow Drive is a 1,893 square foot home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. This home is spacious with an open floor plan and includes granite countertops in the bathroom and kitchen, Kenmore appliances, Shaw resilient flooring, fireplace, covered front and rear porches, six foot wood privacy fence, Rinnai tankless water heater and a bonus room. The two separate living areas make this home ideal for entertaining family and friends.

Community Profile: King Creek

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JC Jackson Builders is proud to offer quality and spacious new homes in Havelock NC in the beautiful waterfront coastal community of King Creek at Cherry Branch. King Creek at Cherry Branch is conveniently located just minutes from the Marine Air Station at Cherry Point, Morehead City and Beaufort. Homes in King Creek are priced starting from the $190’s up to $260’s. Homeowners can choose from 21 unique home designs. We currently have three available homes in King Creek. 204 Stephen Court is of the popular Graham floor plan. This 2,632 square foot home priced at $222,000 and includes three bedrooms two and a half bathrooms. The owner’s suite includes a large walk-in-closet and owner’s bath that can be upgraded. The laundry room is conveniently located upstairs and the upstairs loft can be turned into a fourth bedroom.

Six Spring Lawn Maintenance Tips

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Spring has officially sprung! So now it is the perfect time to start doing lawn maintenance at your new home in New Bern NC. Here are six tips to get your grass looking healthy, green and lush. 1.Rake away Winter – Take out the rake to get rid of any leaves that may have fallen during the winter and pick up any twigs and debris that has also built up over the winter months. 2.Lawn Repair – Reseed any bare or brown patches that have become damaged after this past winter. 3.Water – April showers bring May flowers. Make sure your seeds are being watered thoroughly in order for the seeds to grow and develop into new grass.

Community Profile: Eastman Creek

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JC Jackson Builders offers affordable new homes in Beaufort NC in Eastman Creek where residents can bike, fish, walk and swim. This beautiful coastal community includes a common boardwalk and dock, clubhouse and swimming pool. It’s close to North River Golf Club and just a short five minute drive to downtown Beaufort and 20 minute drive to Atlantic Beach. Priced ranging from the $199’s up to the $250’s, homebuyers can choose from 20 home designs. There is currently one home available for sale in Eastman Creek. 924 Eastman Creek Drive is a spacious 3,108 square foot home with four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. The owner’s suite is located on the main floor and is separated from the other bedrooms in the house. It includes a walk in closet and the option to upgrade to a luxurious master bath. The three bedrooms upstairs all have walk in closets.

Properly Care for your New Wood Fence

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JC Jackson Builders, the premier home builder in new bern nc, builds homes in the Craeberne Forest and Longleaf Pines communities. These homes may include a rear privacy wooden fence. Long-term exposure to the weather can be detrimental to your wood fence. However, routine maintenance can help protect it from cracking or distorting. Use these tips to properly care for your wood fence. The first step in caring for your wood fence is to use a fence cleaner to properly clean it off. This will help rid your fence of algae, dirt and mold and help keep your fence from turning gray. Allow the cleaner to stay on the wood for about 15-20 minutes.