Monthly Archives: May 2013

Saltwater Catch 2012 Data Just Released

Saltwater Catch Data. Answer this question quickly. What do you think is number one on the list of recreationally harvested fish in North Carolina? Would you believe dolphin? The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries (NCDMF) today released its 2012 harvest data for both commercial and recreational fishermen. If you thought the dolphin question was surprising, just wait to find out the whole story. Some of its good and…

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Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

Big Rock. What the heck is it any way and why does it produce so many blue marlin? Five years ago the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament Director called me about an article I had written for the Carteret News Times many years back. It seems that they wanted to reprint the article for their official tournament publication. The year was 2008 and also their 50th golden anniversary so this was a pretty big deal…

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Hot Real Estate Market

Hot Real Estate Market! Really? For the past three consecutive Tuesday’s some type of great news about the real estate market and home prices have been released. The news has come from typical sources like the National Association of Realtors. But network news and even the President of the United States have offered up a much needed reprieve from the years of real estate bankruptcy…

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Morehead City, NC

Morehead City is a beautiful coastal port town that has been around for hundreds of years. It is small yet vibrant. It maintains its history but thrives in everything the pristine environment has to offer. We celebrate life while maintaining a lifestyle that is indicative of great southern living. Welcome to Morehead City! We thought you might enjoy a brief sampling of our history, climate, fun, business and healthcare…

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Property Tax Questions and Answers

Property tax questions and answers. No matter where you live, if you own property then you are going to pay some type of tax. Carteret County and the cities and municipalities of the Crystal Coast are no different than anywhere else. Depending on where you live you may have taxes that include not only county tax but city, fire, rescue, solid waste, water, beachfront and others. Have you ever wondered how the value of your property is…

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Home Value. How Much Is My Home Worth?

Home Value. How Much Is My Home Worth? Home value. How much Is my home worth? When someone is considering to list their home on the open market the first question that usually comes to mind is how much is it worth. Often times the listing broker that recommends the highest valuation gets the listing. But do you know why that could be a big mistake. What about home values? Have you ever wondered how a broker…

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Home Prices and Sales Are Up

The differences between the local Carteret County and Crystal Coast real estate market compared to the national real estate market can be vast. Inventory seems to be the biggest problem but for different reasons. But two things are for sure. Sales are increasing and prices are rising. Is this the recovery we’ve all be anticipating? The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) just released their April data. It shows that existing home sales…

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Catch Fish Memorial Day Weekend

Catch fish! Get ready for your Memorial Day weekend of fishing along Carteret County and the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. We still have the early spring time fish but now have been joined with the summertime species. The early arrival fish are still here. The late comers have moved in. It all adds up to one of the best times of the year to go fishing. Bogue Inlet Pier has just reported beach water temperatures in the 72-74 degree…

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