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Old 04-02-2018, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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MH1995-Do not necessarily let proximity to water be your guide for storm damage. In 2004 the effects of 2 separate hurricanes dropped up to 2 feet of rain in the mountains of North Carolina and caused severe damage. In 1989 Hurricane Hugo did horrible damage to Charlotte and in 1996 the Raleigh/Durham area was harshly hit by Hurricane Fran. These are just a few examples.
There are several factors that must be weighed to determine flood potential other than just proximity to the ocean/beach. With that said, there are more flood deaths from hurricanes at inland locations than not.
Another thing to keep in mind when property hunting. The listing may have a Havelock or Newport or Beaufort address but be many, many miles away from said city. It can be confusing.
I would highly encourage you to contact a NC licensed real estate broker that represents buyers on an exclusive basis. It doesn't cost you anything. Full disclaimer: I have a family O&O real estate business located in Morehead City. I also have an extensive background in television oceanographic, atmospheric and environmental reporting of the NC coastal region.
God Bless!
Bill
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Old 06-03-2018, 03:12 PM
 
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Havelock is not, in my opinion, a particularly attractive area to live in.
Why don't you think Havelock is an attractive area to live in? I have been looking in Carteret County and just came across houses close to water in Havelock with a lot more land, cheaper and bigger homes compared to Beaufort and Morehead City. Why is it so much cheaper?
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Old 06-03-2018, 04:09 PM
 
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Why don't you think Havelock is an attractive area to live in? I have been looking in Carteret County and just came across houses close to water in Havelock with a lot more land, cheaper and bigger homes compared to Beaufort and Morehead City. Why is it so much cheaper?
Very transient area, noise from the marine corps air station, poor quality of shopping and restaurants. Plus its further from the ocean compared to MC and Beaufort.
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Old 06-07-2018, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Eastern NC
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Look towards the Newport area but if too close to ocean for your comfort then check out New Bern. More specifically, the area between Havelock and New Bern. If shopping is a big priority the Jacksonville or Greenville would better suit you.
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