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Fishing Report For Crystal Coast Cobias

Cobias. Hold on to your hats, gaffs, rods and reels. The weather has been wild and wooly this past week and so has the fishing. We’ve got a classic Crystal Coast cobia catch report to get out to you. June is the month where the cobias fishing along the Crystal Coast is best. Cobias are migrating up the coast line this time of year towards Virginia and Maryland. They will move along our shorelines and into the sounds and backwaters…

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Home Sales No New Buyers Just New Suppliers

Home sales across America are fantastic. Inventories have dwindled down to just a 5.2 month supply according to the National Association of Realtors. New construction is so active that builders can’t find enough workers to keep up pace with demand reports the National Association of Home Builders. It is a completely different story in eastern North Carolina. Onslow County has an 11 month supply…

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Mortgage Interest Rates On 5 Week Rise

Mortgage interest rates are on the rise. For five consecutive weeks 30 year fixed mortgage interest rates have gone up and it has caused a panic in both the lending and housing markets. The weekly rise has averaged 10 points bringing interest rates that were around 3.50 percent to currently tipping over the 4 percent mark. Applications for home loans have spiraled down. Why the rapid increase in historically low mortgage…

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Buying a Home in Carteret County

Buying a Home in Carteret County. Whether someone buys or not usually depends on the home prices. But this is a very diverse area so consequently the prices are very diverse too. Better known as the Crystal Coast our coastal region has everything from deep back woods to big beachfront properties. We’ve got city, rural and everything in-between. In addition the area is still righting itself from the storms of the real estate bubble…

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Crystal Coast Housing Market Report – May 2013

Crystal Coast. Big news in real estate mortgage rates came at the end of the month of May. The average 30 year fixed mortgage rate hit a yearlong high at 3.99 percent. The last time 30 year rates were that high was May 2, 2012 when it was at 4.02 percent. Ironically last year’s figure marked an all time low for mortgage interest rates….

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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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