About: Bill Hitchcock

Bill Hitchcock

Licensed North Carolina Real Estate Broker. Marketing Manager for Hitchcock Realty. Bill Hitchcock is an award winning and nationally acclaimed television producer, website creator, publicist and noted radio talk show host. Call Bill: (252) 725-1328

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August Real Estate Report

The August numbers are in. In all the key factors of the housing market are showing signs of continued improvement along the Crystal Coast.

153 homes sold in August out of a total of 1,726 listings. That gave sellers an 11 percent chance of selling their home. This is good. One reason why the list to sales ratio is so good is because inventory is finally coming down. Inventory is down 12 percent compared to the same...

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July Crystal Coast Real Estate Market Report

The Crystal Coast housing market which for years had been crippled and stymied by a glutted housing market is now on the brink of solid stability. July’s market report shows a constant and consistent improvement in the rate of sales compared to the rate of new listings coming on market. Hold on to your hats, the area is getting primed to explode again!

Housing Inventory

The housing inventory is determined by what is known as the absorption rate. As the name implies, it is a measuring of...

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US Housing Market News

NBC News just released some very interesting news about the US Housing market. NBC News reports, “The U.S. homeownership rate fell to 63.4 percent in the second quarter of 2015, according to the U.S. Census. That is down from 63.7 percent in the first quarter and from 64.7 percent in the same quarter of 2014. It marks the lowest homeownership rate since 1967.”

So the homeowner rate is the lowest in almost 50 years. How does that affect...

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The NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

The NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is fun, fascinating and a must see when visiting the Crystal Coast. TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel web site rated the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores as the best aquarium in the state of North Carolina and placed it 12th over-all for the entire United States!

Located just 5 miles west of Atlantic Beach off of HWY. 58, the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores features Sand tiger sharks, river otters, white loggerhead sea turtle, stingrays, jellyfish, sea...

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Atlantic Beach Rated Best Beach

Carteret County and the Crystal Coast of North Carolina have not only been named as having the best beach in North Carolina by Tripping but 4 of its beaches are rated in the top 10! Tripping is the world's largest search engine for vacation rentals. They rated the best beaches all across the state of North Carolina and gave Atlantic Beach its highest rating!

Other Crystal Coast beaches ranking in the top ten include Shackleford Banks at number...

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Carteret County Public Boat Ramps

The Crystal Coast of North Carolina is blessed to have one of the cleanest and most productive waterways you can find anywhere. As a result there are nine public boat ramps with parking of various sizes scattered all throughout Carteret County that are run and maintained by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. They can be found in Cedar Island, Salter’s Creek, Cedar Point, Emerald Isle, Newport, Morehead City and Beaufort. All of these boat ramps are free and open to the public. This list does...

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Cape Lookout Lighthouse Fast Facts

Cape Lookout National Seashore consists of 56 miles of undeveloped beach stretched over 3 to 4 barrier islands from Ocracoke Inlet on the northeast to Beaufort Inlet on the southeast. One of the star attractions to this area is the Cape Lookout Lighthouse.

The Cape Lookout Lighthouse is actually the second lighthouse standing in the same location for almost 150 years.

Cape Lookout Lighthouse

The first Cape Lookout Lighthouse was built in 1812. It was a brick tower but the outside was covered in wood. The wood was...

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Beaufort, NC Fast Facts

Beaufort is a peninsula sitting behind Shackleford Banks, Beaufort Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean. To the west is the Newport River and Morehead City. To the east is North River thoroughfare, Harker’s Island and Core Banks.

“Named by Travel and Leisure as “America’s Favorite Town” among other accolades, Beaufort brings even more to the table than meets the eye. Dock your boat at a downtown marina and walk from one charming boutique to the next. Take in some history at the Beaufort Historic Site and NC...

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