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Low Lender Fees But Requirements About To Tighten

North Carolina has the 6th lowest set of lender fees in all of the US according to a recent survey conducted by Bankrate, Inc. In this survey North Carolina was only bested by Hawaii, Alaska, South Carolina, California and New Mexico.

Low Lender Fees

Bankrate, Inc is the internet’s leading aggregator of financial rate information. In this hypothetical purchase Bankrate requested a good faith estimate from up to 10 different lenders in each state. The amount requested was for a $200,000 mortgage for...
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Crazy Great Crystal Coast King Catches

How about this for a crazy great fishing report? The Bogue Inlet Pier in Emerald Isle reserves the end of its pier for king mackerel fishermen. By mid-October they open it up for the bottom fishermen because king mackerel catches have all but disappeared. But not this year! Consistent king catches in the 20-25 pound range are a daily occurrence so the pier is still open for king mackerel business!

Offshore/near boats of the Crystal Coast fleet have been finding kings in the 30-40 pound range...

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Crystal Coast Real Estate and Home Report

Fall real estate activity can be interesting along the Crystal Coast. October for example is traditionally one of the most active sales month of the year. With the month of September nearly under our belt, how is the end of the year starting to shape up? What about Crystal Coast home prices? The home market looks in decent shape. The average price of a Crystal Coast home is currently at $219K with a 16 month supply of inventory.

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Crystal Coast Real Estate News and Market Report

There is some great news from the Federal Housing Authority (FHA) for first and second time home buyers, for those wanting to refinance their home or if you find yourself, “underwater” with your current loan. FHA is now offering several programs that can be accessed online and claiming to offer the lowest rates in the state! And here is the kicker-It’s all free of charge!

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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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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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