Community Profile: Croatan Crossing

The beautiful community of Croatan Crossing is located just minutes from MCAS Cherry Point, 15 minutes from downtown New Bern, 20 minutes from shopping and the New Bern Mall, and is surrounded by the Croatan National Forrest. JC Jackson is a proud builder of new homes in new bern nc in Croatan Crossing. We offer an array of unique home designs to choose from ranging from 1,600 square feet to 3,000 square feet of living space. Our single family homes are priced from the $160’s to $250’s. JC Jackson Builders currently has four available homes for sale in Croatan Crossing. The first is located at 308 Station House Road and is of our Corbin III home design.

What Events Are Happening in New Bern in April?

There are plenty of events for homes in new bern nc residents to partake in this month! Here’s a small sampling of what’s going on in New Bern in April. The 8th Annual East Carolina Pottery Festival will take place on Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event will be held at the North Carolina History Center located in downtown New Bern at 529 South Front Street, This event will feature more than 50 local potters who will showcase and sell their pottery. This event is free and open to the public. For more details visit: Festival of Fun 2016 is going down on Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Union Point Park (210 East Front Street). This is one of the state’s premier family-fun events and is free and open to the public. This event will include everything from arts, crafts, costumed characters, delicious food, inflatable rides, and kid-friendly vendors to a petting zoo, educational information, and performances by Dance Theatre, Down East Dance Studio, Magician Lou Osborne, New Bern Ballet, Rhythm-cize of Havelock and Wanda Kay’s School of Dance.

What Are the Steps to Relocating to a New Area?

Whether you’re relocating for personal or professional reasons or you just long for a new environment, moving to a new area can be exciting and intimidating at the same time. Use the tips below to help you relocate to a new place. 1.Remain organized – This is one of the most important things to do when relocating. Use a binder to keep important information like your checkbooks, stamps, moving truck rental information, current bills, vaccination records, birth certificates, and other imperative information that you don’t want to misplace. 2.Research the area – Once you’ve decided that you are going to relocate it is important that you do your research online about the area. This research will help you learn about schools, the crime rate, specific neighborhoods to live in and hopefully narrow down homes of interest.

How Do You Select the Right Sofa?

When you were looking at homes in newport nc you probably envisioned how you would decorate your home. But there are many facets to selecting the perfect sofa than just looking through a magazine or going to a furniture store. Read below for tips on selecting the right sofa. Size – Where do you plan on putting your sofa? Pick a space and take measurements of the space as well as doorways and walkways. That last thing you want is to get home and realize it doesn’t fit in your home or in the area you’re considering. Style – Once you measure the space you can pick out a style. Are you looking for something modern or traditional? Select something that will work for the space. A sectional may too big for your space whereas a loveseat and sofa or chair may work well for the room.

Whats Happening in New Bern for Easter?

This year Easter will be held on Sunday, March 27. If you are looking for something to do around your homes for sale in new bern nc community for Easter consider going to these two events below. Easter EGGStravaganza will take place on Saturday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Union Point Park in historic downtown New Bern (210 East Front Street). This is a family friendly event open to all and will include games, giveaways and music. Easter EGGStravaganza wouldn’t be complete without an egg hunt. The egg hunt is open to children 10 years and under. There will also be a Rubber Duck Derby following the EGGStravaganza. This event is free and open to the public. Bring your cameras and Easter egg baskets!

Whats Happening in New Bern in March?

Here’s the rundown on what’s happening around your new bern nc homes for sale. 1.Friday, March 4th – Come out to Explorations: The International film Series. The movie, “Philomena” will be shown at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the hCraven Community College – New Bern Campus in the Orringer Auditorium located at 800 College Court in New Bern. This event is free and open to the public, though donations will be accepted. Find out more here: 2.Saturday, March 5th – Mardi Gras may have officially been last month but we’re not done celebrating along Spencer Avenue in New Bern’s Ghent neighborhood. This event will kick off at 12 noon and run until 2 p.m. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. You can see decorated homes in Ghent from March 2-5. Bring your Mardi Gras themed food to enjoy during the parade:

What Are Furnishing Mistakes Homeowners Make

Congratulations! After touring many homes for sale in newport nc you’ve finally purchased your dream home. As you plan to decorate your furnish your new home use the tips below to avoid making these common furnishing mistakes. 1.Impulsive buying – One of the greatest benefits of moving into a new home is being able to decorate it. Though you may want to go out and buying everything at once to fill up those empty rooms, don’t feel obligated or in a rush to do so. Plan out each room and start furnishing the most important rooms of your home. 2.Measure, measure, measure – A measuring tape is your best friend when it comes to furnishing your home. Accuracy is key and you want to make sure that not only does your furniture fit into the space but is also proportioned for it. In addition, measure the hallways and doors to ensure your furniture will fit through those areas.

What Should You Consider When Purchasing a Home in 2016?

Are you in the market for a new home? If yes, here are several tips you should keep in mind when purchasing a home this year. 1.Don’t wait – There are many people looking to purchase a home this year. It’s important to start looking at homes for sale in havelock nc now and to make an offer on a home when you see one that you like before competition gets fierce. You don’t want to miss out on your dream home because you waited too long! 2.Consider new – You should consider new home construction and not just previously owned homes. There is usually a greater selection of new construction homes to choose from compared to resale homes. In addition, since the home is new you will be the first person to ever live in the home and can customize it to meet your specific needs.

BSH is Expanding Operations in New Bern

BSH Home Appliances Corporation (BSH) announced in December 2015 plans to expand their New Bern operations over the next five years. They will invest close to $80 million and add 460 jobs that include administration, logistics and production jobs. BSH is headquartered in Irvine, CA and is a wholly owned subsidiary of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH that is located in Munich, Germany. BSH is the largest manufacturer of home appliances in Europe, a leading manufacturer in North America and one of the leading companies in appliances worldwide. BSH produces top of the line cooktops, dishwashers, ovens and ranges at their New Bern facilities.

How Do You Get the Best Mortgage Rate?

As you look at beaufort nc homes for sale it is important to present yourself as a qualified and worthy borrower to lenders. Below are steps you should take to get the best mortgage rate. 1.Get your credit score intact – One of the first steps to securing the best mortgage rate is getting your credit intact. A higher credit score means you will most likely qualify for a better interest rate. Don’t miss payments, pay off your credit cards or at least get them down, avoid taking out more credit or making big purchases. 2.Have stability – Lenders look for low risk borrowers. They want to know you are gainfully employed and have a good work history. You will most likely have to provide tax statements for the past two years. Self-employed borrowers definitely have to prove that they are worthy of borrowing money. Be prepared to show more documentation on your finances.

How Do You Organize Your Home After the Holidays?

We hope you had a wonderful holiday season. We just loved seeing festive displays around our newport nc homes for sale. But now that the holidays are over it’s time to get your home organized. Use the four tips below to get your home back in order. 1.From eating out to leftovers from Christmas or New Year’s meals you probably have a lot of leftovers in your refrigerator. Now is the time to take everything out of the fridge to have a fresh start to the New Year. Wipe down the shelves and drawers and get rid of food that you no longer wan, is past its expiration date, or that has spoiled. 2.Check out your closet to see which clothes and shoes can be thrown out or donated. This will make room for the new clothes you’ve picked up during the holidays as well as winter gear.

Organize Your Home After the Holidays

There is so much excitement surrounding the holidays. But just as quickly as the holiday season has come the holiday season will pass and it’ll soon be time to take down the decorations, put away the gifts and get your life as well as home organized. Use these tips to organize your home in beaufort nc after the holidays. 1.Add and subtract – For every gift you’ve received during the holidays you should subtract an item from your collection. This will help you make room for the new item and hopefully help you avoid keeping something you don’t need and your closets or shelves from getting cluttered and disorganized.

Community Profile: North River

JC Jackson is one of the premier builders in North Carolina. We have been building homes since 2005 and continue to build a legacy of being the BrighterBetterBest Homebuilder. JC Jackson Builders is pleased to announce that we have been selected as a preferred builder for the beautiful master planned new home in beaufort nc community of North River. North River is close to historic downtown Beaufort and Harkers Island. This community is a wonderful place to live, play and relax. Our homes with feature open floor plans that will promote easy living perfect for entertaining family and friends.

The Pros of Purchasing a New Home over a Resale Home

Here’s why you should purchase a new construction home over a resale home. 1.Brand new – You will be the first person to ever live in the home versus having to settle for somebody else’s home. 2.Builder incentives – You may be able to take advantage of incentives builder’s offer to use towards upgrades or closing cost 3.Energy efficiency – Not all older homes are energy efficient. A newly constructed home is more energy efficient which saves you money. 4.Fewer repairs – Everything in your new home will be new. You won’t have to replace things like the roof, water heater, furnace, appliances and fixtures right away.

Tips for Decorating Your Dining Room

Congratulations on purchasing one of our homes in havelock nc. One of the best things about moving into a new home is the decorating part. Use these tips to decorate your dining room for any occasion. 1.Area rug – An area rug will bring coziness and warmth to your dining room. Select an area rug that complements the room’s décor and theme and is also 20 to 30 inches wider and longer than your dining room table. This will ensure that chairs can be scooted back without damaging the floor. 2.Centerpiece – No dining room is complete without a beautiful centerpiece. Candles or a vase filled with seasonal flowers will make your dining room table sophisticated.

Fall Maintenance Tips to Winterize Your Home

The first day of winter is on December 22. Here are several tips to help you winterize your home to ensure it is ready for winter. 1.Bedding – Swap out our cooler linens and comforters for thicker ones. This will help you keep warm instead of having to turn up the heat. 2.Detectors – Check your carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors to ensure they are working properly. If necessary, change batteries. 3.Filters – These should be replaced at least every three months.

Purchase A New Home Today To Celebrate Christmas In

From marking days off your Christmas calendar countdown and shopping to baking cookies, eating a special dinner on Christmas Eve or singing Christmas carols, Christmas is a season filled with many traditions. Christmas traditions are something that everyone looks forward to. They are traditions that truly belong to your family and can be passed on to the upcoming generations. Have you been looking at homes for sale in new bern nc? Don’t delay, buy your new home today! There is still time to purchase a new home to celebrate the Christmas holidays in your new home. You will have the opportunity to create new traditions in your new home to make lasting memories while incorporating traditions of the past to cherish forever. You will also be able to start off the New Year with a fresh start in a new home. JC Jackson is currently having a Fabulous Fall Sales Event.

The Dos and Donts of Cleaning Your Granite Countertops

All of JC Jackson’s King Creek at Cherry Branch homes for sale in havelock nc are outfitted with beautiful granite kitchen countertops. Use these tips to keep your granite countertops clean. The do’s of keeping your granite countertops clean: 1.Do use cotton or soft non-abrasive cloths, pads or sponges to clean your granite countertops. 2.Do clean up spills as soon as they happen. Anything from coffee, juice, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, soft drinks or cooking oils can dull or possibly leave a permanent stain on your granite countertops. 3.Do use gentle or mild dish soap and warm water.

$1.5 Million Grant Awarded to Craven County Schools

The Department of Defense’s Education Partnership Grant Program recently awarded the Craven County School District a $1.5 million grant to invest in professional development for students of military families. This five-year program, called “Strategies for Success,” is intended to enhance student learning through a variety of frequently used learning strategies including critical thinking and visual representations. “Strategies for Success” will help more than 3,000 K-12 military-associated students whose parents are assigned to MCAS Cherry Point. Creekside Elementary School, which is just a five minute walk from the homes in new bern nc community of Longleaf Pines, is amongst the 15 schools where the military-associated enrollment averages almost 35 percent.

JC Jacksons Fabulous Fall Sales Event

Are you looking to purchase a new home before the end of the year? Then what are you waiting for? Stop by JC Jackson Homes today to take advantage of our fall promotion. We are currently running a fabulous fall sales event on all of our move-in ready homes where homebuyers will receive a $2,000 Lowe’s Home Improvement gift card after closing, a free privacy fence and two percent seller paid closing costs. This promotion includes two of our move-in ready homes for sale in havelock nc. The first move-in ready home in Havelock is located at 206 Stephen Court in the King Creek at Cherry Branch community. This home is of the Fairfax floor plan and includes 3,016 square feet of living space, four bedrooms, three full bathrooms and one half bathroom located on the main floor. The Fairfax home design includes a mudroom, formal dining room and living room, office and game room.