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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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Crystal Coast Fishing Report May 23, 2016

Cobia fishing has been one of the hottest fishing topics along the Crystal Coast. These large, great fighting and great eating fish show up this time of year in and around inlets, deep water channels, reefs, bait balls and buoys. There are two basic styles for catching cobia. One is to bottom fish for them using natural baits such as menhaden. The other is to sight cast for them using a variety of artificial lures and soft plastics. The primary hotspots for all of the cobia action...
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Foreclosed Properties On The Decline

Foreclosures. A lot of people are looking for that special deal and focus on foreclosed homes as a way to make that dream and goal come true. Often times it is the investor aiming to flip the house to turn a quick profit that searches for these foreclosed or distressed properties. While searching for and buying foreclosed homes can be advantageous (Also dangerous, but that’s a topic for another article), the inventory to pick from is becoming smaller and smaller. CoreLogic just released its most...
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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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Crystal Coast Fishing Report May 9, 2016

It is that wonderful time of year when all types of fishing along the Crystal Coast of Carteret County have started off with a big bang! From Cape Lookout west to Bogue Inlet and from the Atlantic Ocean north to the Neuse River and Pamlico Sound, the fish bite has officially turned on! Listed below are some of the highlights of great catches during Mother’s Day weekend. Beach and Pier fishing With beach water temperatures in the mid-60’s, the Crystal Coast is in the midst of its...
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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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