Category Archives: Crystal Coast Latest News

Home and Land Sales. Things You Need To Know

Over the past month, a total of 1,439 single family homes were on the market for sale along the Crystal Coast (Carteret County). Of those homes, 116 of them were sold. These sold homes averaged 135 days on market. By the way, 135 days or roughly 4 months is a quick turnaround time for selling a home. So why did 19 percent of the available homes sell while 81 percent of the other properties sat? Assuming all marketing efforts were equal, then it boils down to...
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Foreclosure Rates Dive. Home Equity And Prices Should Climb

Year over year foreclosure rates have fallen by almost 30 percent. This is the largest decline in foreclosures since 2015. With the clearing of the distressed sale properties, home values and home equity should begin to rise. In North Carolina the foreclosure market is now just 0.6 percent of the over-all home sales market. The number of NC foreclosed homes is down 26.4 percent compared to this time last year. There have been a total of 15,186 foreclosed...
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August Real Estate Market Report

One of the most frequent questions we get asked at Hitchcock Realty is what the real estate market is doing. In other words, is now a good time to sell. For many years it wasn’t. After the real estate “explosion” in the mid-2000’s came the painful aftermath of a glut of inventory which spilled over into the 2010’s. The Crystal Coast had a huge over-supply of inventory, prices did not re-adjust to reflect a flailing market place, bankruptcy and foreclosures became a normal everyday...
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Home Prices Will Continue To Rise Through 2017

CoreLogic, which describes itself as, “the leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider”, has released its most recent report on pricing and the housing market. Titled the, “U.S. Home Price Insights Report” this report gives accurate historical information mixed with data based forecasting to show where home prices have been and points toward where prices are headed to. In the over-all scheme of things, CoreLogic’s finding show that the US has seen 51 consecutive months of year over year increases in home prices. The...
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Crystal Coast Fishing Report For June 9, 2016

With the concerns of tropical storm Colin gone and a five day forecast of sunny skies and warm temperatures, this upcoming week of fishing promises to be productive for all that head on out! That coupled with the fact that beach water temperatures are now about the same as Gulf Stream waters, fishing catches should produce some large fish in close. But let’s start off on in close from the beach. Surf and pier fishing continues to be very active with catches of spots and sea...
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FEMA Drafting New Flood Zone Maps

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is currently drafting new flood zone maps. The proposed changes will greatly affect many residence of Carteret County and the Crystal Coast. The last time flood zone maps were updated was back in 2003 using information dating back to the 1980’s. The greatest area of proposed change will impact those properties in the V flood zones along our coast line. V flood zones require a more stringent set of building codes and...
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2015 Crystal Coast Real Estate Market In Review

No question about it, 2015 was a very good year for real estate sales along the Crystal Coast. This past year is yet another example of the ongoing trend of improving sales and inventory.

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Sold crystal coast The chart above graph’s a 5 year trend of improving residential property sales. Sales have increased by 32 percent during that time period. What isn’t shown is the supply of inventory over that...
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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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