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We all know the wise idiom: you get what you give. JC Jackson Homes incorporates this concept of community and compassion into our work — when you refer a friend to buy a home, they’ll receive $1,000 towards closing costs and upgrades*, and we will donate $1,000 to one of the local charities with whom we work closely!

Available Homes for Sale by JC Jackson Builders

Are you in the market for a new home? We have a plethora of available homes for sale in the Havelock and New Bern areas. Read below for details on the homes JC Jackson Builders has available for you to purchase. Currently we have three available homes for sale in the Havelock coastal community of King Creek at Cherry Branch. This community is just 10 minutes from MCAS Cherry point and offers spacious and quality homes for homebuyer’s. Our available homes in King Creek at Cherry Branch have three bedrooms and two-and-a-half to three full bathrooms and range from 2,241 square feet to 3,082 square feet. Each plan has open layouts, formal living room and dining room (per plan), optional fourth bedroom (per plan), granite counter tops, and many other great features. Homes at King Creek at Cherry Branch are priced starting from $208,900 to $244,900.

JC Jackson Builders – Build on Your Lot Program

Are you in the market for a new home? But don’t necessarily want to live in a planned community or subdivision? Our Build on Your Lot program may be ideal for you. With the Build on Your Lot program you can build a home in the middle of nowhere, on your own lot or land in your desired area, and or another community. This program gives you the flexibility to build where you want to even if it’s not in our homes in Beaufort NC community of Eastman Creek or another one of our communities throughout Havelock, Morehead City or New Bern. Our Build on Your Lot program gives homebuyers the same top-quality, high-efficiency JC Jackson home with the autonomy to customize even minute details. This will allow you to put your fingerprints all over your new home which in turn will help you to create the home of your dreams. Homebuyers can choose from one of our more than 30 JC Jackson floor plans where you can customize to meet your lifestyle and needs on the land of your choice.

Community Profile: Bayberry Park

JC Jackson is a proud builder in the new homes in New Bern NC of Bayberry Park. This amazing community provides access to amazing amenities near and far. On-site amenities include a Pavilion, first class golf course, playground, pool and tennis courts. Bayberry Park is conveniently located near plenty of dining, entertainment and shopping. Bayberry Park is also just a 15 minute drive to the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point base, 10 minutes from downtown New Bern Historic District and a 45 minute drive to Atlantic Beach.

Six Ways to Keep Your Pantry Neat and Clean

The pantry is an important feature in our homes in Beaufort NC kitchens. It’s essential to keep this space clean and organized so that you not only know where everything is and can replace when you are low or run out of an item. Here are six ways to keep your pantry neat and clean. 1.Designate an area for your items – Each item should have a designated place where it lives in your pantry to keep this space neat and organized. These zones can include places for your baking, beverages, breakfast, canned goods, cleaning supplies, dinner, lunch, paper goods, pasta, sauces, and snack items. Don’t forget to label each zone so that you’re not putting items in the wrong place. Don’t feel obligated to use your pantry for everything. Remember, you can always put items in your cabinets.

CarolinaEast Receives Third Best Ranking in North Carolina from Business North Carolina Magazine

Business North Carolina is a leading business monthly magazine in the state of North Carolina. In their annual March edition of “State’s Best Hospitals,” Business North Carolina ranked CarolinaEast Medical Center as the third best hospital in the state. “We are obviously thrilled with our advance towards the top – it is affirmation that we strive to do what is right, every encounter, every opportunity, every day – no exceptions,” Ray Leggett said, President and CEO of CarolinaEast Health System. “This is yet another indication that our 2,500 plus employees, 250 physicians and nearly 500 volunteers come to work every day with a servant’s heart to care for our community and our region – and they do so 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year,” Leggett added. CarolinaEast Medical Center has seen an improved ranking over the past two years. In 2016 they ranked fifth best in 2016 and fifteenth best in 2015. CarolinaEast Medical Center has been servicing the community for 54 years. The CarolinaEast Health System cared for 13,980 inpatients, 109,381 outpatients, 62,433 emergency department patients and saw 210,381 patients in the 17 CarolinaEast Physicians’ offices during the 2016 fiscal year.

New Things are Coming to New Bern

Construction began last month on the latest retail development coming to New Bern. The New Bern Marketplace will be a 34-acre, 325,000 square foot shopping center located on NC Highway 17at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and South Glenburnie Road. This marketplace will serve Craven County residents as well as the surrounding areas including homes in Morehead City NC residents of Carteret County. The New Bern Marketplace is being developed by Columbia Development Group, LLC, the premier retail and mixed-use development firm in the Southeast. According to the website, the New Bern Marketplace will feature a variety of tenants including sporting goods store, Academy Sports + Outdoors, discount store Five Below, supermarket chain Harris Teeter, arts and crafts store Hobby Lobby, shoe store Rack Room Shoes, department store Ross, beauty store Ulta Beauty, and marine supply store West Marine. Harris Teeter will relocate from its current location at 2109 Glenburnie Road and include a gas station and a pharmacy with a drive-through. Construction will be an ongoing process with Five Below, Ross, Ulta and West Marine expected to be completed by the end of this year and Academy Sports + Outdoors, Hobby Lobby, and Rack Room Shoes in June 2018 and Harris Teeter by October 2018.

Floor Plan Profile: The Westin

We are proud to offer the Westin home design in the beautiful single homes in Beaufort NC community of Eastman Creek. The Westin is our 2,764 square foot floor plan with stunning exterior. This two-story floor plan has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The open concept kitchen, dining, and great room combination is perfect for entertaining. The kitchen contains granite counter tops and a walk-in pantry. The great room has a gas fireplace with marble surround and custom mantle. There is also a full bathroom and a fourth bedroom on the first floor that could be the guest bedroom. The spacious owner’s suite on the second floor includes a sitting area, ensuite with private water closet, double sink vanity and spacious his and hers walk-in closets. Two additional bedrooms are located on the top floor as well as a reading nook area, full bathroom, laundry room, and loft space ideal for a game or media room that could also be turned into an optional fifth bedroom.

Transform Your Patio Space This Spring

Springtime is officially here. As we welcome in warmer weather and longer days. People cant help but want to spend time outside. So why not have a space that you can enjoy your time outside? Check out these four ideas to transform your patio space at your new home in Havelock NC this spring. 1.Daybed patio swing – Transform your patio into a restful retreat where you can lounge in comfort. This is perfect for an enclosed patio space. Add a comfortable mattress of your preferred size, a plush blanket or two and soft throw pillows to complete this look. Who knows, your guests may prefer this sleeping patio space over your guest bedroom.

Floor Plan Profile: The Jacob

Are you looking for a premier home builder in New Bern NC? If yes, then look no further than JC Jackson Builders. With more than 10 years of experience, JC Jackson Builders is a reputable North Carolina home builder who offers 37 single family home designs throughout the Beaufort, Havelock, Morehead City, and New Bern communities. One of the home designs JC Jackson offers is the Jacob. It is available in the communities of Craeberne Forest, Eastman Creek, King Creek at Cherry Branch, and Longleaf Pines. The Jacob home design offers 2,241 square feet of living space and includes three bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The first floor features an open living area, formal living room/dining room, great room with fireplace, powder room, and a rear deck/patio. The second floor has an owner’s suite that includes an ensuite and his and her walk-in closets. Homebuyer’s have the option to upgrade the bathroom in the owner’s suite. Two additional bedrooms can be found on the second floor and both have walk-in closets.

How Do You Select the Right Size Area Rug for Your Space?

Area rugs are very popular. You probably saw many of them placed in the model homes in New Bern NC you viewed while looking for your new home. They can be used for a multitude of reasons including anchoring a room, separating spaces, muffling sound, warming up the room, changing a room’s appearance, and so much more. But what kind of area rug should you get? There’s more to selecting an area rug than choosing one based solely on appearance. When it comes to buying an area rug, size matters! An area rug that doesn’t fit the size of the room can make the room look really bad. The room’s size and purpose of the rug should determine the size of the area rug you will buy. It’s a good rule of thumb to pair a 3′ x 5′ rug with a 5′ x 7′ room size; 5′ x 8’rug with a 7′ x 10′ room size, 8′ x 10′ rug with a 10′ x 12′ room size; 9′ x 12′ rug with an 11′ x 14′ room size and a 12′ x 15′ rug with a 14′ x 17′ room size.

How Can You Make Your Home a Happier Place?

Happiness starts from within. But, there are ways you can make your home a happier place. Here are seven: 1.Make your bed daily – Who doesn’t appreciate a good night’s rest? This simple task not only helps you start the day off right and promotes productivity, but also can contribute to a good night’s sleep and waking up well rested. 2.Add cozy items – Anything from candles to add style and warmth and potpourri for scent to throw pillows and a blanket can help make you and your home a happier place. 3.Keep your place clean – Feel more relaxed at home with a clean place.. You can accomplish this by not leaving dirty dishes in the sink, tidying up and putting belongings back before you go head to bed. A clean house means you do not have to navigate around clutter and mess, plus your home will look good when family, friends, and New Bern NC homes neighbors stop by.

Tips for Properly Hang Curtains

Window treatments not only provide privacy in your homes in New Bern NC community and help to block the sun, but they also help to beautify a room. Use these tips for properly hang curtains in your home. 1.Remove the wrinkles – Contrary to what people may think, the wrinkles will not fall out over time. Use a steamer to get the wrinkles out of your curtains before hanging your curtains. Wrinkled curtains will not look good in your home. 2.How high can you go? – Don’t hang your curtain rod right above the window frame to avoid making your space look cheap and improper. Hang the curtain rod to the ceiling.

Floor Plan Profile: The Clayton

The Clayton is a spacious JC Jackson Builders homes in New Bern NC floor plan that offers a total of 3,206 square feet of living space and includes five bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The Clayton is available in two unique elevations. Upon entering the foyer from the front covered porch, you will find a formal living room/study on the left and a formal dining room on the right that is ideal for hosting family and holiday dinners. As you make your way to the rear of the first floor, there is an open living area with a great room, breakfast area, and kitchen. There is also a fifth bedroom ideal for the in-laws or overnight guests.

Two New Grocery Stores Have Opened in New Bern

New Bern welcomed two new grocery stores in the last half of 2016. This is excellent news for new homes in New Bern NC homebuyers and residents who consider living near conveniences (grocery stores, shopping centers, and restaurants, etc.) must haves. Publix, a Florida-based super market opened in New Bern on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 and is the first on the North Carolina Coast. Publix is located at the River Place Shopping Center (2004 South Glenburnie Rd) and offers a total of 49,000 square feet. This super market features a deli, meat counter and bakery, pharmacy, and many other departments. Publix is open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, except for certain holidays. The pharmacy has different hours.

An Evening with Charles Lindbergh

Come along with us on Friday, February 24, 2017 for An Evening with Charles Lindbergh. An Evening with Charles Lindbergh will be held at the Havelock Tourist & Event Center (201 Tourist Center Drive in Havelock) beginning at 5:30 p.m. JC Jackson, the premier homes in Havelock NC builder, is a proud event sponsor. An Evening with Charles Lindbergh features Tim Clark’s Performance of The Spirit of St. Louis: Living History of the Lone Eagle in the Cradle of Aviation. Tim Clark will take the audience on a journey into the life of Charles Lindbergh. Charles Lindbergh, a native of Detroit, Michigan, is a hero in the aviation field. He made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean from New York to Paris on May 20-21, 1927. An Evening with Charles Lindbergh supports the goal of the Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation to honor the rich history of aviation and motivate young people to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education to expose them to different and exhilarating career fields.

How Can You Save on Your Heating Bill this Winter?

We officially welcomed winter on December 21st. And with average high temperatures in the low 50’s and average low temperatures in the low 30’s in Morehead City you’ll be tempted to turn up the heat at least a few notches. However, before you crank up the heat use these six tips to save on your heating bill this winter. 1.Area rugs – Though this may seem like a no brainer we’ve decided to include it any way. Many homes, including our homes in Morehead City NC, have hardwood and or tile flooring. Cover the floors with area rugs to help insulate the floors. 2.Decorate for the winter – Replacing the sheets on your bed for flannel sheets will help you not only keep warm this winter but also help to reduce your heating bill. Consider using heated blankets, throw blankets, etc. to help keep you warm and cut down the heating bill too.

Stovetop Fire Safety Tips

Practice safe stovetop cooking habits this holiday season with these stovetop fire safety tips. 1.Though this may seem like a no brainer you should never leave the kitchen unattended while cooking. If for any reason you have to leave the kitchen make sure you turn off your stove and place your pot on a cool, unused burner. 2.Limit the number of people you have in the kitchen while cooking. Too many people in the kitchen can lead to distractions and unnecessary problems. The open floor plan designs found in many of our King Creek at Cherry Branch homes in Havelock NC are conducive to allowing the cook to be able to converse with people in other rooms.

Community Profile: Craeberne Forest

Craeberne Forest is a JC Jackson Builders single family New Bern NC homes neighborhood. This community is conveniently located just minutes from historic downtown New Bern and plenty of shopping and dining. Residents of Craeberne Forest can enjoy a peaceful and serene living within city livings as well as wide open spaces, walking trails and ponds. Craeberne Forest is located in the Ben Quinn School District where students are assigned to New Bern High School, Fields Middle School, and Quinn Elementary School. JC Jackson Builders offers 20 different home designs to choose from with exceptional craftsmanship and better quality homes. These home designs are priced ranging from the $150’s to $220’s, include three to five bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and offer 1,600 to more than 3,000 square feet of living space.

What Should You Do Before Christmas Day?

Thanksgiving is now over and Christmas is officially less than a month away. There’s so much to do before the actual day. Here are five things you can do prior to December 25th in preparation for the holiday. 1.Mail Christmas cards – Send your homemade and or store bought cards to your family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors at least two to three weeks before Christmas day. Not only will you have one less task to worry about but your recipients can enjoy them a little while before the actual day. Don’t forget to purchase stamps at your local post office, bank, grocery store, etc. 2.Tour your homes in Morehead City NC neighborhood – Take a tour of your neighborhood at night to see and admire the Christmas lights and decorations.