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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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Mortgage Rates and the Talking Heads

In 1980 the band the “Talking Heads” had a hit song called, “Once in a Lifetime”. One of the repeating lyrics of the song was, “Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was”. Who would have ever thought that 37 years later that the David Byrne lyric would be used to describe the mortgage rates! For the third straight week BankRate.com is reporting that the average rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is at 3.56 percent. And the forecast for that 3.56...
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Beaufort, NC Fast Facts

Beaufort is a peninsula sitting behind Shackleford Banks, Beaufort Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean. To the west is the Newport River and Morehead City. To the east is North River thoroughfare, Harker’s Island and Core Banks.

“Named by Travel and Leisure as “America’s Favorite Town” among other accolades, Beaufort brings even more to the table than meets the eye. Dock your boat at a downtown marina and walk from one charming boutique to the next. Take in some history at the Beaufort Historic Site and NC...

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Home Sales No New Buyers Just New Suppliers

Home sales across America are fantastic. Inventories have dwindled down to just a 5.2 month supply according to the National Association of Realtors. New construction is so active that builders can’t find enough workers to keep up pace with demand reports the National Association of Home Builders. It is a completely different story in eastern North Carolina. Onslow County has an 11 month supply…

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Saltwater Catch 2012 Data Just Released

Saltwater Catch Data. Answer this question quickly. What do you think is number one on the list of recreationally harvested fish in North Carolina? Would you believe dolphin? The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries (NCDMF) today released its 2012 harvest data for both commercial and recreational fishermen. If you thought the dolphin question was surprising, just wait to find out the whole story. Some of its good and…

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Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

Big Rock. What the heck is it any way and why does it produce so many blue marlin? Five years ago the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament Director called me about an article I had written for the Carteret News Times many years back. It seems that they wanted to reprint the article for their official tournament publication. The year was 2008 and also their 50th golden anniversary so this was a pretty big deal…

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Morehead City, NC

Morehead City is a beautiful coastal port town that has been around for hundreds of years. It is small yet vibrant. It maintains its history but thrives in everything the pristine environment has to offer. We celebrate life while maintaining a lifestyle that is indicative of great southern living. Welcome to Morehead City! We thought you might enjoy a brief sampling of our history, climate, fun, business and healthcare…

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