This month’s listing of Most Expensive Homes Sold in eastern NC is a cautionary tale of the importance of pricing your home right the first time.

Four of the five properties on our November 2015 list sat on the market over two YEARS (one of them almost three years!)! While I’m sure several factors played a part, the drop from the original list price to the eventual sale price – in one case a $200,000 difference – was big enough that pricing was almost certainly the main sticking point.

The lone property on this month’s list that sold under average market time and pretty darn close to asking price was available for just four DAYS before the lucky buyer snatched it up! Read below for the details.

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187 Sea Trace Lane, Newport

4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 2 half baths

3051 square feet

List Price $699,000 (originally $899,000)/Sale Price $670,000

Days on Market: 590

This elegant, European style waterfront manor is next to the sparkling waters of Bogue Sound and Intra-Coastal Waterway. You will love the unobstructed water view from every room, gorgeous sunrises, sunsets and peaceful/quiet surrounding. Gourmet kitchen. High elevation-NOT in the flood zone. Only 5 min from the city, 10 min from the beach.


2349 Chinquapin Road, New Bern

4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms

3092 square feet

List Price: $695,000 (originally $760,000)/Sale Price: $648,000

Days on Market: 617

Fabulous Trent River Waterfront with stunning high elevation view; deep water with pier and boat lift. 3 car garage with 1219 sq.ft. Rec Room or In-Law Suite. 2 car detached garage with heated/AC work room. Kitchen & baths with new granite. Beautiful landscaping. Natural Gas Available.


805 Trilliums Hideaway, Trent Woods

3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms

3200 square feet

Days on Market: 4

List Price: $649,000/Sale Price: $625,900

Updated Trent Woods waterfront home with dock, boat lift, jet ski lift and heated saltwater fiberglass pool. On a cul-de-sac with a large fenced yard. Dock has a new roof with architectural shingles, electricity, and water. The home has Marble and natural hickory hardwood floors, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, and crown molding. It also features a screened porch, garage workshop with storage, separate laundry room, master walk-in closet with separate cedar closet and huge walk-in storage. High location with beautiful views and sunsets.


403 Neuse Harbour Blvd., New Bern

4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms

3450 square feet

List Price: $599,000 (originally $669,000)/Sale Price: $550,000

Days on Market: 951

Ever dream of waking to the enchantment of waterviews with fishing, boating and watersports right outside your back door? Bright and open floor plan with soaring ceilings-and a wall of windows. Lots of storage w/custom built-ins throughout.


100 Ketch Court, Oriental

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

2819 square feet

List Price: $398,000 (originally $539,500)/Sale Price: $380,000

Days on Market: 754

Waterfront 3 bedroom, 2 Bath home on Green Creek. Features open floor plan, spacious kitchen w/ wet bar, gas log fireplace in living area, detached double garage w/ workshop and private boat dock w/ boatlift. Enjoy the gorgeous views of the creek and superb landscaping from your open area back deck.

Whether you are looking for a palatial estate, a cute and cozy bungalow, a posh condo, or a peaceful family home – I’m your gal! I’ve got stats and info on all 1,300+ listings in the Eastern NC area, and I will make sure you price it right the first time! Call Kathy Richey at 252.474.6469 or for more information.