Things are changing daily and weekly in ANY real estate market and the best analogy I have found is that real estate is just like the weather, it’s very local in nature. What is true for one zip code or neighborhood isn’t the same for one down the road. Commercial development, road construction, school zone changes, rates of bank owned homes all can change resale numbers and price per square foot valuations on properties.
Our local Jacksonville/Onslow County/Eastern NC market is affected by these changes as well as the rate of plus ups or cut backs of military bases. We are blessed with a ton of new construction on Camp LeJeune (new ranges and more, and increased treatment options for wounded warriors and retirees at the local Naval Hospital) and MARSON base improvements as well as new assignments to MCAS New River . . .we aren’t sure what the future holds but we can read market indications and prepare any client to move best with the flow of the market so things are advantageous as possible for the most beneficial outcome.
Cheers to changes and preparing as best we can!
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Last night’s Second Annual Montessori Children’s School fundraiser seemed to be a big hit! I’m not sure what the final numbers are (one of the few drawbacks of attending rather than planning these sorts of events) but there was a great crowd, yummy food and LOTS of bidding on the silent auction items as well as live auction items. Thanks for a great night to those who had a hand in planning and putting on the event and thanks to everyone I met who was such fun that evening. . .though, next time I will rethink the 4 inch heels. . .concrete floor and lots of standing mixed with hauling art to the car. . .I attached photos of my wins!
I have been asked enough recently that I thought it worthy a post on the old blog, which, apologies for not devoting time to it in the past few months, ’tis the busy season and my schedule has been swamped.
Long story short, I was married, to a Marine, and, in another life I was a Marine’s daughter (apparently I was a sikorsky groupie in a former life). . .dear old dad is retired and, unfortuantely the marriage didn’t work out.
This summer, once I can catch my breath and find some spare daylight I will be working on the fun process so many ladies love. . .legally changing your name. I’ll be reverting to my maiden name, Johnson, from Laurence, this summer. . .so. . .thankfully the first name, McKenzie, is a snap to remember–there’s only one of me in the real estate market here in the area.
So, what does this mean to you? No much, other than I am about to have some snazzy new business cards to hand out soon. I should have done this a year or two ago, but, in the marketing world, you hate to make changes like this. . .but, it’s the nature of the beast I suppose. I don’t plan to do this again, the divorce thing, the marriage thing was pretty great for the most part. . .but divorce, I think I’d rather have my wisdom teeth pulled, and a root canal, and be covered with live angry bees first. . .
Long and short, soon I’ll be McKenzie Johnson (again) but it will still be good old hardworking me.
Visit www.910Homes.net and www.McKenzieSellsHomes.com to learn more about me, the Onslow County area and see lots of great homes. I have bunches of nifty links there as well for schools, bases, local areas of interest and more.