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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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Interesting Turn In Real Estate Market Place

Fannie Mae’s report the , “Weekly Note” which was released this past Friday (11/18/16) shows an interesting, if not fickle housing market in the single family home sector. According to Fannie Mae, “Through the first ten months of the year, single-family starts are 10.0 percent higher than the same period a year ago”. “Single family starts” are new construction of single family dwellings and does not include existing properties. Fannie Mae is a government sponsored...
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August Real Estate Market Report

One of the most frequent questions we get asked at Hitchcock Realty is what the real estate market is doing. In other words, is now a good time to sell. For many years it wasn’t. After the real estate “explosion” in the mid-2000’s came the painful aftermath of a glut of inventory which spilled over into the 2010’s. The Crystal Coast had a huge over-supply of inventory, prices did not re-adjust to reflect a flailing market place, bankruptcy and foreclosures became a normal everyday...
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Crystal Coast Real Estate Market Report May, 2016

Generally speaking, anyone in business or in sales is looking for bigger numbers. But sometimes big numbers can register a “false positive”. Sometimes what you are looking for are smaller numbers. It is in these areas we will look at and see why sometimes less is much, much better when dealing in real estate. But first, let’s take a year over year comparison of the month of May along the Crystal Coast. It proved to be a very...
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Crystal Coast Fishing Report May 31, 2016

Offshore fishing from the Morehead City and Atlantic Beach charter fleet was hampered over Memorial Day weekend by the effects and threat of the effects of tropical storm/depression Bonnie. But for those who did fish, it proved to be successful! Congratulations to Captain Adrian Holler of the Sea Striker for winning the Swansboro Memorial day weekend tournament with a 562 pound Blue Marlin. Captain Dale Britt from Sensation Sportfishing reports that last Friday a 125 inch estimated 800 pound Blue Marlin was caught and released by...
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Mortgage Applications Soar. Rates Inch Up Slightly

If mortgage applications are the indicator of the over-all health of the real estate market place then last week proved to be a huge shot in the arm. Not only are week over week applications up, but year over year comparisons showed a drastic improvement. And it wasn’t driven by those seeking to refinance their homes. The mortgage application surge came from homebuyers! Diana Olick with CNBC reports, “Mortgage applications to purchase a home drove total volume, rising 5 percent for the week, seasonally adjusted,...
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Bad Economic Outlook Means Great Real Estate Prospects

Fannie Mae, who is a “leading source of financing for mortgage lenders”, has just released poor economic outlook that actually holds some very wonderful news for those trying to sell or buy a house! In their recent report titled, “Economic Growth Outlook Subpar Again as 2016 Progresses. Consumers and Businesses More Cautious Amid Slowdown in Labor Market” Fannie Mae states that their, “full-year economic growth forecast” has been lowered to “1.7 percent, down from 1.9 percent growth in...
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Crystal Coast Fishing Report May 23, 2016

Cobia fishing has been one of the hottest fishing topics along the Crystal Coast. These large, great fighting and great eating fish show up this time of year in and around inlets, deep water channels, reefs, bait balls and buoys. There are two basic styles for catching cobia. One is to bottom fish for them using natural baits such as menhaden. The other is to sight cast for them using a variety of artificial lures and soft plastics. The primary hotspots for all of the cobia action...
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