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SAIC, a growing presence in Stone Bay



It seems daily we hear locally of new jobs, new companies and corporations joining our great community.  SAIC (www.saic.com) , Barnes and Noble (www.barnesandnoble.com), Starbucks (www.starbucks.com), and Walmart (www.walmart.com) have increased their stakes in the Jacksonville and Surrounding Onslow County economy joining businesses already enjoying the troop increases like Target, Petsmart, Pier One, and more.

Jacksonville has come a long way baby, and is growing daily. . .the various planning departments of our community are working overtime to make room for the troops that have already begun to move into the area, an expected 9,900 in our area by 2011. . .not to mention the various civilian counterparts and support positions that will crop up along the way.  It’s an exciting time to call this area home. 

Our Bases are GROWING!!!



It has begun!  Between NOW and 2011 there will be an increase of troops to our area bases: Camp Lejeune, Cherry Point, and New River Air Station.  We are expecting 9,900 military personnel and families and also additional civilian support.  In 2007 Bush called from an increase of the USMC workforce from 180,000 to 202,000.  There is talk of an additional gate at Camp Lejeune off of Highway 24 but no proposed locations have been named though it is understood that options are being evaluated.

I got published, again. (Press Release)


mail.jpgMcKenzie (Johnson) Laurence Recognized as Contributing Author to Real Estate in 2008 Book of Top Ideas for the Challenging Market of 2008McKenzie (Johnson) Laurence, one of the premier Realtors in Jacksonville, NC , recently joined hundreds of top agents as a contributing author to Real Estate in 2008. Jacksonville, NC (Century 21 Champion Real Estate) December 18, 2007 – McKenzie (Johnson) Laurence, a top Realtor in Jacksonville, joined with hundreds of top real estate agents around the country to write Real Estate in 2008 in less than a month. Real Estate in 2008 (http://www.realestatein2008.org) helps buyers, sellers, and agents succeed in a challenging 2008 market by providing hundreds of ideas from top agents. Chapters include ideas on how to find motivated buyers, how to convince buyers to buy, how to get sellers to price/position their homes and creative ideas from around the country. These are ideas from top real estate agents who collaborated in an industry-wide effort which was launched during the National Association of Realtor’s (NAR) conference in November 2007.McKenzie provides a number of ideas as to why buyers should buy in 2008 and how sellers can prepare, price and position their homes to be sure they get sold in 2008. “This is a very fluid marketplace, and changing daily, the needs of our clients are staying the same but the tactics needed to reach those goals in a timely manner are evolving, we must all continue to grow and learn to best serve our clients.” said McKenzie.“McKenzie contributed some great ideas to the book and shared her knowledge with other agents and consumers,” said Steve Kantor, President of Best Agent Business and author of Billion Dollar Agent – Lessons Learned. “Over 1,000 top agents around the country brainstormed and contributed ideas to write Real Estate in 2008 in record time. We wanted to help agents, buyers and sellers make the most of the 2008 real estate market.”McKenzie (Johnson) Laurence has been a Realtor for 4 years and is with Champion Real Estate as part of the Century 21 franchise. Her website, http://www.McKenzieSellsHomes.com, provides detailed information and buying and selling tips for the area.

McKenzie, as an expert in the local area, provides the following opinions on the local real estate market in 2008. “The Onslow county area is undergoing some tremendous growth both in families and businesses, it’s an exciting time to live here and a great time to jump into the market,” said McKenzie.

About Best Agent Business:

Best Agent Business provides part-time real estate assistants to real estate agents. (http://www.bestagentbusiness.com). The virtual real estate assistants work from home offices around the country helping top agents grow their business using their unique talents. Best Agent Business is also the author of Billion Dollar Agent – Lessons Learned (http://www.billiondollaragent.com).


McKenzie (Johnson) Laurence

Realtor, Broker Associate

Century 21 Champion Real Estate

Phone: 910.455.5328

Email: McKenzieSellsHomes@gmail.com

http://www.McKenzieSellsHomes.comSteve Kantor, PresidentBest Agent Businesshttp://www.bestagentbusiness.combook2008@bestagentbusiness.com###