Trent River Realty, An Independent Company located in Historic Downtown New Bern. Professional Experience, Knowledge, Care and Concern - Guaranteed!
Get to know Joan LoCascio - Service by the Golden Rule!
Hello, and I hope it's a good day for you! I'm Joan LoCascio, selling homes in the New Bern, NC area since 1991. I'm a former New York educator for 19 years, until our family relocated to New Bern in 1989. A teacher's career is a position of competence, professionalism, ethics, and personal communication, and I've carried all those qualities through my years in working with buyers and sellers. An educator is always learning and so is a Realtor. In the mid-1990's I studied for and achieved both my GRI (Gradute Realtors' Institute) and my ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative). So you know for sure that I'm fully qualified and delighted to assist you in purchasing a home if you choose to relocate to New Bern. Visit my website, call me on my direct mobile line at 252-229-7706, or send me a friendly email.
I've worked most successfully in marketing and getting sold my seller clients' homes, most especially among retirees and residents in the friendly and pretty Town of River Bend. I began my real estate career 19 years ago in River Bend, a place with "something for everyone" with respect to its housing: townhomes, duplexes, single family, golf course and waterfront homes. As everyone knows, the market has slowed to a turtle's pace, though I see a few hare's running a bit more this year! There is now more evidence that home sales are moving a bit more quickly. If you are a potential seller in River Bend or in the New Bern area who wants the utmost in attentiveness in the sale of your home this year, email or call me directly at 229-7706 as soon as you can. Spring is coming and it's always the best time of the year to put your home on the market!
Among buyer clients I've mostly specialized in retiree relocation, since Historic New Bern, with its waterways, marinas, golf courses, and the charming historic downtown, is one of the friendliest small cities in North Carolina where you can fully enjoy retirement. And it's only a 35-mile drive to nearby ocean beaches! I'm most familiar with homes in the communities of River Bend (which is a small town a bit south of New Bern), Greenbrier, Taberna, Fairfield Harbour, and Carolina Colours, in which very many retirees find their dream home. Home prices in these areas range from about $150000-$400000 and up. Most of the homes in these communities feature one-story living areas with rear screened porches, sunrooms (we call them Carolina Rooms!), and decks, plus a bonus room over the two-car garages. Visit my website where you can go directly to our current local multiple listings and browse to your heart's content!
It's currently a buyer's market here in New Bern (where isn't it, these days?). Home prices and offers accepted by sellers are down some, mortgage interest rates are still low (yes, New Bern banks ARE lending!), plus we have a great tax credit incentive for buyers who've lived in their current primary residence for 5 consecutive years (must be under contract by April 30, 2010 and close by June 30, 2010).
So, if you're planning a move to New Bern, just get in touch and I'll be happy to help! Email or call me directly on my mobile at 252-229-7706, and be sure to visit my website.