Tag Archives: real estate

Hot Real Estate Market

Hot Real Estate Market! Really? For the past three consecutive Tuesday’s some type of great news about the real estate market and home prices have been released. The news has come from typical sources like the National Association of Realtors. But network news and even the President of the United States have offered up a much needed reprieve from the years of real estate bankruptcy…

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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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Catch Fish Memorial Day Weekend

Catch fish! Get ready for your Memorial Day weekend of fishing along Carteret County and the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. We still have the early spring time fish but now have been joined with the summertime species. The early arrival fish are still here. The late comers have moved in. It all adds up to one of the best times of the year to go fishing. Bogue Inlet Pier has just reported beach water temperatures in the 72-74 degree…

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Coastal News and Issues

Coastal News and Issues. Several very important coastal issues are being discussed on a state and federal level. Several bills are in the North Carolina legislature that could affect boating and fishing along our coast. Other possible restrictions may be coming from the federal government that could prohibit or alter how we recreate along the beaches and in the surf of the Crystal Coast….

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Mortgage Rates, Affordability and Foreclosures

Mortgage Rates, Affordability and Foreclosures are on the move. Some are rising and others falling. But all are on the leading edge of a recovering real estate and housing market. It’s hard to believe that the highest mortgage interest rate this year for a 30 year fixed loan has been only 3.85 percent. That happened last March 13. The national average for this past week was at 3.71 percent. Some economists are watching…

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Crystal Coast Fishing Report – May 2013

Crystal Coast Fishing Report. From Blue Marlin to Bluefish and everything in-between, the fishing along the Crystal Coast and Cape Lookout has rocketed into a fast pace. The beaches, sounds, inshore and offshore catches have all been great. But here’s the good news. It’s just getting started! Beach water temperatures this past week have been averaging around 64-66 degrees. Just a few degrees warmer and Spanish mackerel will move into the piers and beaches….

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Difference Between Real Estate Broker and Realtor

Real estate broker and Realtor. Do you know the difference between the two? Don’t worry if not, most people don’t. This why the North Carolina Real Estate Commission has just released a video that explains it all. It’s called the, “Difference Between NC Real Estate Commission and NC Association of Realtors” and highlighs the difference, responsibilities…

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