Category Archives: Crystal Coast Latest News

Emerald Isle Fast Facts

Emerald Isle is located on the western end of the island called Bogue Banks. The name Emerald Isle came about when a Florida consultant who when he flew over the undeveloped area back in the 1950’s and saw a solid green patch of trees and foliage of the maritime forest amidst the crystal blue waters and quickly named the location Emerald Isle.

Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle has 13 miles of Atlantic Ocean front beaches facing south, Bogue Inlet adjacent to the west and Bogue Sound behind it...

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Crystal Coast Fast Facts

Carteret County is more commonly referred to as the Crystal Coast due to its crystal clear waters and pristine beaches. In recent years it has taken on the moniker of the Southern Outer Banks or SOBX.

Size and Geography

Carteret County covers 506 square miles. There are over 90 miles of ocean front beaches, most of which are on uninhabited barrier islands.

“The Crystal Coast is blessed with warm, clear waters due to the Gulf Stream gently caressing the coast. The east and west orientation of the beaches...

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Morehead City, NC

Morehead City, North Carolina is located within the region known as the Crystal Coast. This seacoast town is actually a peninsula surrounding by the Newport River and Bogue Sound. It is located right behind Beaufort Inlet, Bogue Banks and Atlantic Beach.

US Census data show that Morehead City has 9,203 residents occupying 4,192 households. The area of Morehead occupies 6.85 square miles. 60 percent of its residents are between the ages of 18 and 65.

49 percent of Morehead City residents own their own home. The median...

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3 to 5 Year Projections For The Crystal Coast Real Estate Marketplace

The near and long range prospects for the Crystal Coast real estate market looks very promising. Several key indicators both in the real estate and the mortgage sectors show either recovery or long term recovery solutions in play to what has been a horribly depressed and glutted market place. is the 6-7 years of real estate “funk’ finally over with?

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Crystal Coast Foreclosures and Short Sales

The Crystal Coast and surrounding counties saw a lot of foreclosures and short sale activity this past month. Mixed in was the stunningly high rate of cash sales. But do the two necessarily go hand in hand? And are foreclosures and short sales really worth the added hassles?

Crystal Coast Distressed Sales

Approximately 7 percent of all homes listed in the Crystal Coast and surrounding counties were some type of distressed property. This can be deceptive to the public because most of the time there is no...
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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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Crystal Coast Real Estate Market Report

Here is the painful truth about the Crystal Coast real estate market place. The Crystal Coast has a Wal-Mart size of inventory but it has a convenience store sized customer base. The area has never been able to handle successfully more than 1,000 active homes for sale at a single time. We’ve been above 2,000 active properties since the year 2005. Normally when you have an excess of inventory you reduce price to motivate sales. Crystal Coast homes are on average about 10 percent...
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