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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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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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June Crystal Coast Real Estate Report

We’ve got to spread the good news! Mortgage rates have nose-dived and are at near historic low levels. The opportunity is now to get interest rates that may not be seen again. Residential property inventory in some of the prime locations along the Crystal Coast are at supply levels not seen in 10 years that make sales conducive for both the seller and buyer. Mortgage Rates In terms of buying a home and getting a 30 year fixed mortgage, now is almost a once in a lifetime...
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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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Crystal Coast Real Estate Market Report May, 2016

Generally speaking, anyone in business or in sales is looking for bigger numbers. But sometimes big numbers can register a “false positive”. Sometimes what you are looking for are smaller numbers. It is in these areas we will look at and see why sometimes less is much, much better when dealing in real estate. But first, let’s take a year over year comparison of the month of May along the Crystal Coast. It proved to be a very...
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Crystal Coast Fishing Report May 31, 2016

Offshore fishing from the Morehead City and Atlantic Beach charter fleet was hampered over Memorial Day weekend by the effects and threat of the effects of tropical storm/depression Bonnie. But for those who did fish, it proved to be successful! Congratulations to Captain Adrian Holler of the Sea Striker for winning the Swansboro Memorial day weekend tournament with a 562 pound Blue Marlin. Captain Dale Britt from Sensation Sportfishing reports that last Friday a 125 inch estimated 800 pound Blue Marlin was caught and released by...
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Mortgage Applications Soar. Rates Inch Up Slightly

If mortgage applications are the indicator of the over-all health of the real estate market place then last week proved to be a huge shot in the arm. Not only are week over week applications up, but year over year comparisons showed a drastic improvement. And it wasn’t driven by those seeking to refinance their homes. The mortgage application surge came from homebuyers! Diana Olick with CNBC reports, “Mortgage applications to purchase a home drove total volume, rising 5 percent for the week, seasonally adjusted,...
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