oriental nc: Angel Food in New Bern NC - 11/25/09 01:19 PM
Last week I was invited to share a meal with a young family of four. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner with salad, vegetables and the best pork chops I have tasted in many years.The husband had recently found work again after being a victim of "downsizing" and was out of work for over a year. The wife has been working reduced hours, nearly half what she used to work. It goes without saying that their funds are in short supply, and they are doing the best they can.I found out later that they have been purchasing much of their food from … (0 comments)

oriental nc: New Bern Colonial Capitol Tour - 11/04/09 10:50 AM

Marvin, a fellow agent, and I both live and work primarily in the Oriental NC area, but frequently assist clients in other areas also.  Since our company office is located in New Bern, we have an interest in keeping informed about the history surrounding that area.  Tours are not all the same and we learn about different things with each tour taken.  Most of these tours are walking or riding in a bus or trolley.  Recently, we took the New Bern Colonial Capitol tour, which uses the Segway People Movers for transportation.
The Segway is one of the neatest machines I have ever … (12 comments)

oriental nc: How is the Real Estate market in Pamlico County? - 10/30/09 02:36 AM
I am asked this question a lot by those who may be considering placing their home up for sale.  The picture is not as pretty as we might like, but perhaps it will help you understand what is, and has been happening.  The graph shown is for homes only, lots and commercial properties are not included.  This graph shows the number of homes sold in Pamlico County each quarter since January 1, 2008.

As you can see, during the past year there have been a total of 67 homes sold in all of Pamlico County, or an average of about … (0 comments)

oriental nc: The Coolest Car on the Planet - 08/02/09 12:59 AM

Let's address the two main questions first. Whenever and wherever I go in my little "jeep", everybody seems to love it, and very few have ever seen one before. So, I frequently get stopped by people (including police officers), who ask me the same two questions:
What is it? and... Where can I get one? What it is... is an Austin Mini Moke, the most unusual variant of the old "classic" Mini from the 60's. It is about 4 1/2 feet wide and 10 feet long, has a 4 cylinder 1 liter engine, 4 speed transmission, gets 42 MPG and … (0 comments)

oriental nc: Great Idea - 10/23/07 03:56 PM

About a month ago, mid-September, Mark and Gail arrived from Illinois to look at some property in New Bern.  While in the area, they also wanted to take a look at available properties in Oriental.  I met with them briefly on Friday morning, just before they left with Craig to view the New Bern properties.  Craig had referred them to me for viewing properties in Oriental as I have owned property there since 1992, and make my home there.
We met again on Saturday morning and headed out to see what was available in the area.  I told them a little … (0 comments)

oriental nc: Surprise Visit - 10/21/07 10:17 AM
I recently received a call from Maria, a very pleasant surprise.  Jack and Maria live in New York and had purchased about 4.5 acres of land with a boat slip from me a while back.  They were in town so I walked over to the Tiki Bar to say hello.  Evidently they were having a great holiday of fishing, relaxing and becoming more acquainted with the area.  They had been out on a fishing boat and were very pleased with their catch.  Maria was especially pleased that the captain's wife came along, as the girls enjoyed socializing. 
Jack showed me photos of an old … (0 comments)

oriental nc: About Oriental NC - 10/21/07 07:42 AM
Oriental NC
Those who know and love Oriental are aware that there's just no other place like it.  Widely known as the "Sailing Capitol of North Carolina", where boats outnumber residents 3 to 1.  The small town atmosphere is so relaxing during the week, just as it is for those who spend their weekends with us.  I've heard it said that "the temperature is never higher than 80 or lower than 60 and it only rains at night".  While that may not be totally true, it's not excessively hot or cold very often, or for very long.
Once you have spent time in Oriental, … (0 comments)

Joe Brant, ABR, GRI, ePRO (Keller Williams Realty)

Joe Brant


Oriental, NC

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Keller Williams Realty

Address: Oriental, North Carolina, 28571

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