The cobia have arrived along the shores of the Crystal Coast!
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Crystal Coast Real Estate Market Report. Very Positive. Conditions not seen in almost 15 years!
April Real Estate Market Report for the Crystal Coast
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...Read more
Fannie Mae’s report the , “Weekly Note” which was released this past Friday (11/18/16) shows an interesting, if not fickle housing market in the single family home sector. According to Fannie Mae, “Through the first ten months of the year, single-family starts are 10.0 percent higher than the same period a year ago”. “Single family starts” are new construction of single family dwellings and does not include existing properties. Fannie Mae is a government sponsored...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
In 1980 the band the “Talking Heads” had a hit song called, “Once in a Lifetime”. One of the repeating lyrics of the song was, “Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was”. Who would have ever thought that 37 years later that the David Byrne lyric would be used to describe the mortgage rates! For the third straight week BankRate.com is reporting that the average rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is at 3.56 percent. And the forecast for that 3.56...Read more