Tag Archives: down east

US Housing Market News

NBC News just released some very interesting news about the US Housing market. NBC News reports, “The U.S. homeownership rate fell to 63.4 percent in the second quarter of 2015, according to the U.S. Census. That is down from 63.7 percent in the first quarter and from 64.7 percent in the same quarter of 2014. It marks the lowest homeownership rate since 1967.”

So the homeowner rate is the lowest in almost 50 years. How does that affect...

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The NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores

The NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is fun, fascinating and a must see when visiting the Crystal Coast. TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel web site rated the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores as the best aquarium in the state of North Carolina and placed it 12th over-all for the entire United States!

Located just 5 miles west of Atlantic Beach off of HWY. 58, the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores features Sand tiger sharks, river otters, white loggerhead sea turtle, stingrays, jellyfish, sea...

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Cape Lookout Lighthouse Fast Facts

Cape Lookout National Seashore consists of 56 miles of undeveloped beach stretched over 3 to 4 barrier islands from Ocracoke Inlet on the northeast to Beaufort Inlet on the southeast. One of the star attractions to this area is the Cape Lookout Lighthouse.

The Cape Lookout Lighthouse is actually the second lighthouse standing in the same location for almost 150 years.

Cape Lookout Lighthouse

The first Cape Lookout Lighthouse was built in 1812. It was a brick tower but the outside was covered in wood. The wood was...

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Crystal Coast Fast Facts

Carteret County is more commonly referred to as the Crystal Coast due to its crystal clear waters and pristine beaches. In recent years it has taken on the moniker of the Southern Outer Banks or SOBX.

Size and Geography

Carteret County covers 506 square miles. There are over 90 miles of ocean front beaches, most of which are on uninhabited barrier islands.

“The Crystal Coast is blessed with warm, clear waters due to the Gulf Stream gently caressing the coast. The east and west orientation of the beaches...

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Crystal Coast June Real Estate Market Report

Market reports tend to be dry, flat and rather boring. Who wants to look at a bunch of numbers anyway? Let’s go look at houses! But even for those not prone to looking at stats may want to change their mind when they see the results from the June report.

This past June saw some of the best and most productive real estate transactions than we’ve seen in 10 years. Keep in mind it isn’t just sales that...

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Crystal Coast Home and Condo Report

Here is a very good overview of the Crystal Coast real estate market as it stands right now. Price, location, inventory and financing are all discussed. It covers 2013 in review and the status of things here and now. It’s clear, concise and to the point! Crystal Coast Home Sold Prices.The median sold price of a Crystal Coast home in 2013 was $184K. The average sold price was $234K. The reason for the…

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Crystal Coast Fishing Report for Mid-August

Crystal Coast. Who says you need a boat to catch king mackerel? In fact one of the king mackerel catching hot spots is a place you can walk to. No really! It’s at the end of the Bogue Inlet Pier located in Emerald Isle. There have been a multitude of kings caught in the 15 to 20 pound range. And a lot of kings caught in the 20 to 30 pound range. And believe it or not, there have been several kings caught in the...
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