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Flood Insurance Act Increases Rate

Flood insurance. It is a necessity for a good portion of home and business owners along coastal North Carolina. Flood insurance is a necessity that can save you if impacted by an event but can also feel like it can break you if the rates are too high. The rates started a mandatory rise due to an Act passed last year by Congress. Fortunately not everyone will be affected by this increase….

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Fishing Report For Crystal Coast Cobias

Cobias. Hold on to your hats, gaffs, rods and reels. The weather has been wild and wooly this past week and so has the fishing. We’ve got a classic Crystal Coast cobia catch report to get out to you. June is the month where the cobias fishing along the Crystal Coast is best. Cobias are migrating up the coast line this time of year towards Virginia and Maryland. They will move along our shorelines and into the sounds and backwaters…

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Buying a Home in Carteret County

Buying a Home in Carteret County. Whether someone buys or not usually depends on the home prices. But this is a very diverse area so consequently the prices are very diverse too. Better known as the Crystal Coast our coastal region has everything from deep back woods to big beachfront properties. We’ve got city, rural and everything in-between. In addition the area is still righting itself from the storms of the real estate bubble…

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Crystal Coast Housing Market Report – May 2013

Crystal Coast. Big news in real estate mortgage rates came at the end of the month of May. The average 30 year fixed mortgage rate hit a yearlong high at 3.99 percent. The last time 30 year rates were that high was May 2, 2012 when it was at 4.02 percent. Ironically last year’s figure marked an all time low for mortgage interest rates….

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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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Home Prices and Sales Are Up

The differences between the local Carteret County and Crystal Coast real estate market compared to the national real estate market can be vast. Inventory seems to be the biggest problem but for different reasons. But two things are for sure. Sales are increasing and prices are rising. Is this the recovery we’ve all be anticipating? The National Association of Realtors® (NAR) just released their April data. It shows that existing home sales…

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Homebuyers Mystified by Mortgages

Homebuyers. Francis Bacon said, “Knowledge is power.” But a recent survey just released about home buyer’s knowledge about mortgages and mortgage lending reveals that a lot of us have something to learn and it’s costing us money. “Time is money” said Benjamin Franklin. If you are having any thoughts of buying or refinancing a home now is the time to learn about financing….

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