Tag Archives: carteret

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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Real Estate Market Report April 2016

The Crystal Coast real estate market place can finally start using terms like “stable”, “recovered” and “normal” in describing the conditions for both sellers and buyers. This has been a decade in the works but the good news as well as the promise of a better tomorrow have finally arrived. For those in a hurry, here is the short version of how April 2016 played out along the Crystal Coast. There was a total of 1,719 single family...
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Onslow and Carteret Real Estate Market Report

Onslow and Carteret County real estate markets have been very different from each other this past year. One was up and the other down. It appears to be a culmination of a five year trend. Carteret County currently has a median sold price of $185K. Onslow County is right at $160K. It may be a surprise to some to see how close in price the two counties are. But we are using median prices and not average prices. Median prices are the price point in the...
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Crystal Coast Real Estate News and Market Report

There is some great news from the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) for first and second time home buyers, for those wanting to refinance their home or if you find yourself, “underwater” with your current loan. FHA is now offering several programs that can be accessed online and claiming to offer the lowest rates in the state! And here is the kicker-It’s all free of charge!

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Morehead City, NC

Morehead City is a beautiful coastal port town that has been around for hundreds of years. It is small yet vibrant. It maintains its history but thrives in everything the pristine environment has to offer. We celebrate life while maintaining a lifestyle that is indicative of great southern living. Welcome to Morehead City! We thought you might enjoy a brief sampling of our history, climate, fun, business and healthcare…

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Home Value. How Much Is My Home Worth?

Home Value. How Much Is My Home Worth? Home value. How much Is my home worth? When someone is considering to list their home on the open market the first question that usually comes to mind is how much is it worth. Often times the listing broker that recommends the highest valuation gets the listing. But do you know why that could be a big mistake. What about home values? Have you ever wondered how a broker…

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Homeowner Insurance Rates to Increase

Homeowner Insurance Rates. On March 5, 2013 Wayne Goodwin, North Carolina Insurance Commissioner signed an agreement with insurance companies allowing a statewide rate increase of homeowner insurance of on average 7 percent. The actual rates vary tremendously according to individual territories within the state. The North Carolina Rate Bureau, which represents the insurance companies, had requested an overall statewide….

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