Tag Archives: real estate

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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Real Estate Market Report April 2016

The Crystal Coast real estate market place can finally start using terms like “stable”, “recovered” and “normal” in describing the conditions for both sellers and buyers. This has been a decade in the works but the good news as well as the promise of a better tomorrow have finally arrived. For those in a hurry, here is the short version of how April 2016 played out along the Crystal Coast. There was a total of 1,719 single family...
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Crystal Coast January Real Estate Market Report

To sum it all up in two short words, the real estate market in Carteret County along the Crystal Coast of North Carolina is “very good”. Where the numbers are supposed to be high, they are. Where the numbers are supposed to be low, they are too. All in all this market place which has suffered from a glut of inventory for a decade has righted itself to resemble a more normal, stable market.

Crystal Coast

One of the...
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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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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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