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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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Affects of Government Shutdown on Local Real Estate

Government Shutdown. 70 percent of all loans made this year in the Crystal Coast and surrounding areas involved either Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, VA or a FHA Loan. To put it another way, the federal government has its hands in almost ¾’s of all mortgage loans made in 2013. So will the government shutdown affect your ability to get a loan? Will it slow or stall your upcoming closing? Will interest rates go up? The good news is that mortgage rates tend to go the opposite...
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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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Flood Insurance Rate Change Coming

Flood Insurance. Get ready! The National Flood Insurance Program will be raising rates October 1, 2013. Will you be affected? Will there be additional rate hikes coming to the coast? In 2012, the U.S. Congress passed the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 which calls on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other agencies, to make a number of changes to the way the NFIP is run…

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