Meryl Brown at Joe Murray Realty

I am a native of New Jersey and moved to Ahoskie, North Carolina in 1991 from Florida. I am proud to call the Roanoke Chowan area home. I am a graduate of Duke University and am an avid supporter of the Blue Devils. I have two children, Meredith who lives in Rochester, New York and is pursuing a PhD and Tyler who lives and works in Richmond. I am a member of the Ahoskie Garden Club and the Ahoskie Women’s Club, and currently serve on the Ahoskie Planning Board. I have also served on the Ahoskie Beautification Commission, serving a three year term as chairman. I have been working at Joe Murray Realty since 2005 and was the was the #4 listing agent in the nation for United Country and the #1 sales agent in NC and SC in 2013. I have learned that service and honesty keep my buyers and sellers confident in my ability to satisfy their real estate needs. I find it very rewarding to meet nice people from all parts of the country, assist them in the purchase or sale of their property and help them “Find Their Freedom.”

Again… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy NOW!
04/03/2017
Again… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy NOW!

Again… You Do Not Need 20% Down to Buy NOW!

A survey by Ipsos found that the American public is still somewhat confused about what is required to qualify for a home mortgage loan in today’s housing market. There are two major misconceptions that we want to address today.

12/20/2016
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Taking the Fear out of the Mortgage Process
10/31/2016
Taking the Fear out of the Mortgage Process

Taking the Fear out of the Mortgage Process

A considerable number of potential buyers shy away from jumping into the real estate market due to their uncertainty about the buying process. A specific cause for concern tends to be mortgage qualification.

Move In Ready 4 Bedroom Entertaining Home!
10/26/2016
Move In Ready 4 Bedroom Entertaining Home!

Move In Ready 4 Bedroom Entertaining Home!

This 4 bedroom story and half brick home is located in Ahoskie, North Carolina on a large corner lot and is within walking distance to the hospital, doct

United Country Real Estate
10/26/2016
United Country Real Estate

United Country Real Estate

If selling your home in the shortest amount of time and for the most money is your primary goal, staging is a valuable practice. Here are some tips for staging during the autumn months...

What to Expect When Home Inspecting
10/26/2016
What to Expect When Home Inspecting

What to Expect When Home Inspecting

So you made an offer, it was accepted, and now your next task is to have the home inspected prior to closing. More often than not, your agent may have made your offer contingent on a clean home inspection.

Buying is Now 37.7% Cheaper Than Renting in the US
10/25/2016
Buying is Now 37.7% Cheaper Than Renting in the US

Buying is Now 37.7% Cheaper Than Renting in the US

The results of the latest Rent vs. Buy Report from Trulia show that homeownership remains cheaper than renting with a traditional 30-year fixed rate mortgage in the 100 largest metro areas in the United States.

TRADITIONAL AND ELEGANT HOME FOR SALE
10/21/2016
TRADITIONAL AND ELEGANT HOME FOR SALE

TRADITIONAL AND ELEGANT HOME FOR SALE

THIS TRADITIONAL 4 BEDROOM, 2.5 BATH HOME IS LOCATED ON A CORNER LOT IN THE HEART OF AHOSKIE, NORTH CAROLINA AND IS FILLED WITH TIMELESS ELEGANCE AND WARMT

I had a busy week last week! I closed on these homes in Aulander, Scotland Neck and Ahoskie.
04/21/2015

I had a busy week last week! I closed on these homes in Aulander, Scotland Neck and Ahoskie.

United Country Real Estate
04/21/2015

United Country Real Estate

According to the FHFA, growth in existing home prices increased on average by 5.4% in 2014. Price increases are expected to moderate to 5.0% in 2015, 4.0% in 2016, and 4.0% in 2017.

PRICE REDUCED TO $245,000!!! This custom built 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home sits on a large corner lot in an established f...
04/03/2014

PRICE REDUCED TO $245,000!!! This custom built 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home sits on a large corner lot in an established family friendly neighborhood in Ahoskie and is close to both schools and downtown. The stately brick two story home was built by the current owner’s family and includes many extras not usually found in homes today. The grand foyer ushers you into the formal area of the home. There are two coat closets flanking the double front doors and. To the left is the 15’ by 31’ formal living room which is centered around a fireplace and provides a wonderful space to entertain. In addition there is a 24’ by 12’ screened porch off the living room, adding to the entertaining space when the weather permits. The formal dining room is adjacent to the living room and can accommodate a large dining room suite. The kitchen includes a separate breakfast area, full appliance package and has ample counter and cabinet space. There are two large storage areas nearby that are great for pantry areas. One of those closets can accommodate an elevator. The 24’ by 18’ den provides a warm and inviting place for family and friends to gather and includes a wood burning fireplace and built in book shelves and storage areas. The downstairs bedroom could also be used as an office, has hardwood floors, and has an adjacent ceramic tiled full bath. The dramatic curved staircase leads to a large landing area with oak floors with French doors lead to the second floor balcony. There are three large bedrooms upstairs, all with en suite ceramic tiled bathrooms and large closets. For additional storage, there is a huge attic that can be accessed by pull down stair and an adjacent two car garage. Other extras include two screened porches, a brick storage building and a security system. The workmanship and detail in this home are quite remarkable and it must be seen to be fully appreciated. A one year home warranty will be provided by the broker. For more information or to schedule an appointment to view the property, please contact MERYL BROWN at 252.395.1474 or email [email protected]

Vacation home purchases rose 29.7%
04/03/2014
Vacation home purchases rose 29.7%

Vacation home purchases rose 29.7%

Real estate investment purchases declined last year, nearly half of which were distressed. Vacation home purchases dipped 29.7% in the same period.

CoreLogic: Home price rise now in second year
04/01/2014
CoreLogic: Home price rise now in second year

CoreLogic: Home price rise now in second year

Home prices, including distressed sales, jumped 12.2% in February 2014 compared to a year prior, marking 24 months of consecutive year-over-year increases in home prices nationally.

HOME FOR SALE IN WATERFRONT SUBDIVISIONThis nearly new 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is located in Chowan Shores in Colerain, N...
03/31/2014

HOME FOR SALE IN WATERFRONT SUBDIVISION
This nearly new 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is located in Chowan Shores in Colerain, North Carolina in Bertie County and is just steps away from the Chowan River. The home has an open floor plan and has had some recent updates. The spacious living room is centered around a fireplace with gas logs. The eat in kitchen is open to this area and features stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. There is plenty of room for a nice sized table and chairs in the kitchen and there is a nearby pantry. There is a separate dining room right off of the kitchen as well. The master bedroom suite has a large closet and attached bathroom with tile floors and granite topped vanity. There are two additional bedrooms that share a nearby full bath. The home has an attached garage, rear deck off of the living room and a privacy fence around the back yard. For more information or to schedule a showing please contact Meryl Brown at 252.395.1474(C); 252-332-2867 (O) or email [email protected]

I recently sold this home on the golf course at 107 Beechwood Road out at Beechwood Country Club!
03/28/2014

I recently sold this home on the golf course at 107 Beechwood Road out at Beechwood Country Club!

NEW LISTING ON THE CHOWAN RIVER This 4 bedroom, 4 bath riverfront home overlooks the Chowan River in Colerain, North Car...
03/28/2014

NEW LISTING ON THE CHOWAN RIVER This 4 bedroom, 4 bath riverfront home overlooks the Chowan River in Colerain, North Carolina in Bertie County. The solid brick, custom built home has spectacular views of the river and is located on a quiet cul-de-sac in Chowan Shores. The home features an open floor plan with cathedral ceilings in the spacious living room. The room is centered around a stone fireplace with gas logs. There wood floors and French doors that open to the screened porch make this room a great spot to gather and enjoy the views of the river. This area is open to the dining room and has ample room for a large dining room table and is a great space for entertaining. The nearby kitchen includes cherry cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The breakfast bar and eat in area offer plenty of room for casual dining. The master bedroom suite is something special. It features a large bedroom, a 16 foot by 16 foot adjacent bath with two walk in closets, jetted tub, double sinks and separate shower and a 12 foot by 12 foot retreat room or office which opens to the screen porch. There are two additional bedrooms downstairs that share a nearby full bath. A third full bathroom is located near the kitchen. Upstairs, you will find a spacious recreation room or den, a large bedroom, an office that could be used as a fifth bedroom and a full bath. Additionally there is floored attic storage upstairs. Other extras include 400 amp service with generator hook up, tankless on demand water heater, recessed entertainment center, and over 100 recessed lights including one switch access for Christmas lights. The attached garage has overhead doors on two sides, allowing convenient access for your cars and lawn mower. The large back yard has a patio off the screened in porch and includes a storage building at the rear of the property. This home was built with amazing attention to detail and must be seen to be appreciated. For more information or to schedule a showing please contact Meryl Brown at 252.395.1474(c); 252-332-2867 (o);or email [email protected]

03/26/2014
United Country Real Estate

United Country Real Estate

The market is healthy and posied for a great Spring, if it ever comes. Sellers know the market is ready. Data from NAR reveals the number of properties for sale in February rose 10.1 percent above February 2013 levels, to 1,744,032 units. The median list price at $199,000 increased 7.6 percent compared to the same month last year, and the median age of inventory increased 6.5 percent above year-ago figures, to 114 days.

Interest rates remain historically low, consumer credit health has dramatically improved, rent costs are up, and so on. So anyone interested in selling or buying real estate needs to get going now to take advantage of a healthy market on both sides.

United Country Real Estate
03/25/2014

United Country Real Estate

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t For Sale by Owner
03/22/2014
5 Reasons You Shouldn’t For Sale by Owner

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t For Sale by Owner

Some homeowners consider trying to sell their home on their own, known in the industry as a For Sale by Owner (FSBO). We think there are several reasons this might not be a good idea for the vast majority of sellers.

Economist: 3 major things you need to know about the 2014 housing market
03/21/2014
Economist: 3 major things you need to know about the 2014 housing market

Economist: 3 major things you need to know about the 2014 housing market

The following list was put together by a veteran housing economist, asked by HousingWire for his opinion on the near-term future of the markets we cover daily. Here's David Berson's take on the 3 things you need to know about housing in 2014.

United Country Real Estate
03/20/2014

United Country Real Estate

United Country Real Estate
03/19/2014

United Country Real Estate

5 REASONS TO SELL NOW
03/18/2014
5 REASONS TO SELL NOW

5 REASONS TO SELL NOW

Many sellers are still hesitant about putting their house up for sale. Where are prices headed? Where are interest rates headed? Can buyers qualify for a mortgage?  These are all valid questions. However, there are several reasons to sell your home sooner rather than later. Here are five of those re...

5 REASONS TO BUY A HOME NOW
03/17/2014
5 REASONS TO BUY A HOME NOW

5 REASONS TO BUY A HOME NOW

Based on prices, mortgage rates and soaring rents, there may have never been a better time in real estate history to purchase a home than right now. Here are five major reasons purchasers should consider buying.

Buying a Home Less Expensive than Renting – by 38%!
03/12/2014
Buying a Home Less Expensive than Renting – by 38%!

Buying a Home Less Expensive than Renting – by 38%!

Trulia released their Rent vs. Buy Report last week. The report explained that homeownership remains cheaper than renting in all of the 100 largest metro areas by an average of 38%!

Home Sales: Are They Increasing or Decreasing?
03/11/2014
Home Sales: Are They Increasing or Decreasing?

Home Sales: Are They Increasing or Decreasing?

There has been a lot of chatter about the last few Existing Home Sales Reports from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Year-over-year sales have been down four of the last five months. Experts are asking whether or not the housing recovery is beginning to stall. Let’s take a closer look at…

10 Things You Should Be Doing To Your Home In Spring
03/10/2014
10 Things You Should Be Doing To Your Home In Spring

10 Things You Should Be Doing To Your Home In Spring

If you're ready to delve in, we've got some tips for Spring cleaning, plus a few other Spring things you should be doing to your home. Ready to Spring forward?

Where Prices are Headed over the Next 5 Years?
03/10/2014
Where Prices are Headed over the Next 5 Years?

Where Prices are Headed over the Next 5 Years?

Today, many real estate conversations center on housing prices and where they may be headed. That is why we like the Home Price Expectation Survey. Every quarter, Pulsenomics surveys a nationwide panel of over one hundred economists, real estate experts and investment & market strategists about wher...

How to Price Real Estate
03/06/2014
How to Price Real Estate

How to Price Real Estate

Today we are excited to welcome back Ashley Garner as our guest writer today. Ashley has been a broker for over 20 years in the Wilmington, NC area. - The KCM Crew

Buying a Home? How the Serenity Prayer May Help
03/05/2014
Buying a Home? How the Serenity Prayer May Help

Buying a Home? How the Serenity Prayer May Help

You may be frustrated while attempting to buy a home in today’s market. You may feel powerless to the process. How could YOU possibly know whether the current good news about housing will continue? There is no doubt that today’s real estate market is extremely difficult to navigate. However, we want...

United Country Real Estate
03/03/2014

United Country Real Estate

For the first time in nearly 20 years, United Country Real Estate is launching a new, evolved logo to tell the world we have arrived and are better than ever! It reflects qualities of the New United Country – that we are current and contemporary, we are innovative, we are international, we offer all non-urban lifestyle properties you can dream of from the smallest to the largest and everything in-between, we offer the most powerful real estate services in the world and – as established in 1925 – our brand promise that we can expose your listing more broadly than any other real estate company is more true today in 2014 than ever before!

5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional
03/03/2014
5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional

5 Reasons to Hire a Real Estate Professional

Whether you are buying or selling a home, you need an experienced Real Estate Professional to lead you toward your ultimate goal. In this world of instant gratification and Internet searches, many sellers think that they can For Sale by Owner or FSBO.

Should You Buy or Rent a Home?
03/02/2014
Should You Buy or Rent a Home?

Should You Buy or Rent a Home?

KCM Members: You can now login to download this and all bonus slides moving forward by visiting the Infographics page under the Content drop down menu inside the Member Area.

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02/20/2014

Meryl Brown at Joe Murray Realty's cover photo

United Country Real Estate
02/18/2014

United Country Real Estate

Congratulations to United Country's Top 10 Listing Agents for 2013!

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