Three areas in Onslow Co. named top in the state for first-time home buyers

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Some Onslow County home buyers could be saving money in the future if they chose to live in one of the top three areas in the county.

A consumer site NerdWallet listed Half Moon as number five on the list of best places for first-time home buyers. Jacksonville came in at number eight and Piney Green at number nine.

Ken Brandon with the Jacksonville Board of Realtors said there are currently over 2,000 residential properties for sale.

“Of those ,almost half of them are priced at $150,000 or less. So, we have an incredible amount of affordable priced, quality built homes in great communities and great neighborhoods,” said Brandon.

The study listed the three areas as having a safe crime risk rating.

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