Monthly Archives: November 2013

Crystal Coast and Area Fishing Report

You got to love the coast this time of year. Freezing cold temperatures and snow followed up 2 days later with 70 degree temperatures and sunshine. The fishing here is very much like the weather, it can change radically on a day by day basis. Where offshore fishing has been next to nil, the inshore fishing has been hot! Speckled trout fishing has really turned on with this cold snap. All ocean jetties are producing speckled trout. The most famous and most fished Read more

Home Price Comparison Across North Carolina

Homes prices can differ radically between counties here in the mid coastal region of North Carolina. But how do we compare in price and market with the rest of the state? You might be surprised where the cheapest homes are and what market place is doing the best. The North Carolina Association of Realtors gathers monthly data from all of its participating multiple listing service (MLS) members across the state. The most recent data just released is for September. It showed that the average sold price...
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For Sale By Owner – A New Service for You

FLAT FEE LIMITED MLS AVAILABLE WITH HITCHCOCK REALTY!

Selling your house on your own? Great! Now For Sale By Owner (FSBO) have access to one of the most powerful tools in the real estate industry-The Multiple Listing Service (MLS)

 “MLS's are a powerful force for competition. They level the playing field so that the smallest brokerage in town can compete with the biggest multi-state firm.” Realtor.com That’s right! The most powerful tool in a real estate broker’s arsenal is now available to the FSBO...

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Saltwater Fishing Report

Thanks to some fantastic weather, this year’s fall fishing has been some of the best ever. But even has temperatures start to drop, don’t expect the fishing to slow down. This is a great Crystal Coast saltwater fishing report. Captain Joe Shute reports, “The king mackerel are still picking up around the near shore live bottoms and wrecks. Northwest Places and the Big Ten area as well as the triple nickle area are pretty good for kings on the Westside. The 30 Minute Rock and the...
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Radical Change In Mortgage Lending

I got the following message from the Congressional Budget Office last week about H.R. 2767, Protecting American Taxpayers and Homeowners Act of 2013. “H.R. 2767 would require the Federal Housing Finance Agency to repeal the charters of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and end the operations of those firms five years after enactment of the bill. Thus, after 2018, those two government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) would cease to guarantee new mortgages.” How significant would it be to the housing market if Freddie and Fannie went away? According to...
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