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September 25, 2009

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Daily Real Estate News  |  September 25, 2009  

Mortgage Rates Hold Steady
The average rate on 30-year, fixed mortgages held at 5.04 percent for the week ended Sept. 24—down from 6.09 percent a year ago, according to Freddie Mac.

Interest on 30-year, fixed loans has declined in the past three weeks, according to Freddie Mac chief economist Frank Nothaft, and the Mortgage Bankers Association reported a 13 percent increase in application volume last week.

Other rates performed as follows:

  • 15-year fixed loans dipped for the week from 4.47 percent to 4.46 percent.
  • Five-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages were flat at 4.51 percent.
  • One-year ARMs fell from 4.58 percent to 4.52 percent.

Source: Wall Street Journal (09/25/09)

September 24, 2009

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Daily Real Estate News  |  September 18, 2009  

10 Markets Where Building Is Booming
The building business—both commercial and residential—is a seeing a recovery in some markets, especially those where military, government, and energy jobs are driving demand.

Lake Charles, La., which leads the nation, is an anomaly—it’s recovering from hurricanes—but the other markets are largely driving by economic growth. For instance, building permits for apartments in Huntsville, Ala., near the expanding U.S. Space & Rocket Center, have jumped 400 percent so far in 2009.

Many of the contracts are going to smaller local builders, but some of the giants are getting back in the game as well. KB Home resumed construction in the Mid-Atlantic, including Washington D.C., after pulling back earlier this year.

The top 10 growth markets, based on building permits, are:

  1. Lake Charles, La., 122.5 percent
  2. Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas, 65.8 percent
  3. Salt Lake City, 36.6 percent
  4. Huntsville, Ala., 30 percent
  5. Jacksonville, N.C., 28.6 percent
  6. Augusta-Richmond County, Ga.-S.C., 21.6 percent
  7. Fayetteville, N.C., 12.2 percent
  8. Las Cruces, N.M., 11.6 percent
  9. Auburn-Opelika, Ala., 11.3 percent
  10. Little Rock-North Little Rock, Ark., 7.7 percent

Source: BusinessWeek, Prashant Gopal (09/18/2009)

September 21, 2009

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Havelock falls to Kinston, 36-28

September 19, 2009 1:50 AM
Ryan Herman
Freedom ENC

KINSTON — In a showdown of two top 10 teams, Havelock at Kinston lived up to its billing.

After jumping ahead early, the fifth-ranked 2A Vikings withstood a 28-point second half by the Rams to earn a 36-28 victory over 3A’s fifth-ranked team.

Dory Hines capped off the eventual game-winning drive on a 5-yard touchdown run with 25.5 seconds.

“That’s a big win,” Kinston head coach Battle Holley said. “I was tired before the game but I’m tired now.”

Hines led Kinston down the field in 94.5 seconds on 62 yards in nine plays after Havelock tied it up at 28.

After a quick and loud first half from Kinston, which led 12-0 at the break, Havelock turned up the heat in the second.

The Rams scored 20 third-quarter points to tie the contest up at 20 behind the arm and legs of do-it-all junior quarterback Danny Webster Jr. He threw for two TDs and ran for another in the period to lead the comeback.

A 23-yard pass from Webster (15-of-24 passing, 232 yards, two TDs; 124 yards rushing, two TDs) to Daniel Bailey (six catches, 127 yards) on the Rams’ opening drive of the second half began the rally.

Kinston answered on a 30-yard TD pass from Hines to Kewitt Koonce, but a misplayed kickoff gave the Rams back-to-back scoring possessions. They struck first on a 6-yard TD pass by Webster to Dillon Post and followed it up with a 12-yard run by Webster in which he somersaulted into the end zone.

“Webster’s a great player. And the whole team, they played hard until the end,” Havelock head coach Jim Bob Bryant said. “The clock ran out on us at the end.

“Whoever had the ball last looked like it was going to win the game.”

The Vikings broke the tie on a 2-yard run from Chris Brown, who led them in rushing with 113 yards on 20 carries, with 9:25 to play after a 13-play, 58-yard drive that took up 6 minutes, 8 seconds of game time.

The Rams answered with an eight-play, 80-yard drive that ended on a 2-yard TD run by Webster but their defense couldn’t contain Kinston one more time.

The Vikings improve to 5-0 with the win. Havelock falls to 3-1 and hosts White Oak Friday.

“We decided we didn’t want to start playing football until the second half,” Bryant said. “We came out flat and that’s my fault.

“Kinston’s got a great football team and they just outplayed us tonight. We didn’t play well enough to win.”

Kinston 36, Havelock 28

Havelock          0              0              20            8— 28

Kinston             0              12           8              16—36

Second Quarter

K—Dory Hines 1 run (kick failed), 10:02

K—Jaquan Leary 28 pass from Hines (run failed), 9:03

Third Quarter

H—Daniel Bailey 23 pass from Danny Webster Jr. (kick blocked), 10:14

K—Kewitt Koonce 23 pass from Hines (Chris Brown run), 8:15

H—Dillon Post 6 pass from Webster (Tylor Cooper kick), 6:29

H—Webster 12 run (Cooper kick), 2:59

Fourth Quarter

K—Brown 2 run (Brown run), 9:25

H—Webster 2 run (Omar Spencer pass from Webster), 2:06

K—Hines 5 run (Brown run), :25.5

Team stats                          H                                    K

First downs                      15                           17

Rushes-yards                 27-178                    46-229

Passing                        15-25-0                    8-15-0

Passing yards                   232                         139

Total yards                      410                         368

Fumbles-lost                    1-1                          2-1

Penalties-yards                6-60                        9-96

Individual statistics

RUSHING—H: Andretti George 8-41, Webster 16-124, William Griffith 3-13. K: Brown 20-113, C.J. Bradshaw 7-22, Koonce 3-8, Leary 4-28, Hines 10-44, Trey Jones 1-12, Jevonte Jones 1-2.

PASSING— H: Webster 15-24-0 232, Jerrell Wallace 0-1-0 0. K: Hines 8-15-0 139.

RECEIVING— H: George 2-9, Wallace 3-28, Bailey 6-127, Griffith 1-7, R.J. Bryant 1-33, Post 1-6, Spencer 1-22. K: Josh Lovick 1-16, Kyle Brown 2-22, Leary 1-28, Brown 2-18, Koonce 1-30, Bradshaw 1-25.


September 8, 2009

Posted by allthingshavelock in Havelock Sports.
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Jess Huffman

HAVELOCK — Havelock’s Jerell Wallace pulled a rabbit out of a hat Friday, and the Laney football team went into intermission mesmerized.

In the waning moments of the first half, Wallace received a reverse handoff from Andretti George and connected with quarterback Danny Webster Jr. for a 27-yard touchdown. The trick play capped off Havelock’s big second quarter in its 48-10 victory over the Buccaneers.

Wallace, a junior wide receiver, said he knew the play was good for a touchdown when he noticed Webster was wide open on the flats. Webster made one would-be tackler miss, bounced to the sideline, and dove into the end zone.

“When Danny gets the ball, he knows what to do with it,” Wallace said.

After a scoreless first quarter, Havelock busted open the game with 28 points in the second quarter to take a 25-point lead into halftime. Webster returned a punt 61 yards for a score, and then connected with Wallace and R.J. Bryant for touchdowns.

After the Rams’ defense forced a Laney three-and-out, Wallace delivered his first-career touchdown pass to Webster as time expired in the half.

 “He hit Danny right in stride tonight,” Havelock coach Jim Bob Bryant said. “And Danny just made a guy miss and got in the end zone.”

The Rams had 256 total yards by halftime and finished with 401 yards. Webster, who amassed 307 yards and five touchdowns, connected on 9 of 14 pass attempts for 172 yards and three scores. He found tight end Andrew McCamish open for a 16-yard score three minutes into the second half to give the Rams a 35-3 advantage after Tylor Cooper’s kick.

Running back Andretti George extended Havelock’s lead with a 7-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter.

The Havelock defense limited Laney to just 55 yards in the first half and 125 yards in the game. Laney’s lone touchdown came in the final minutes with the majority of the Rams’ starters on the sidelines.

“Those guys come ready to play every Friday night,” Bryant said of his defense. “They just like getting after the football, and that makes it easier calling offensive plays.”

The Rams allowed their first touchdown of the season with 5:54 remaining in the game, when Buccaneers quarterback Mike Sheehan tossed an 18-yard touchdown pass to Tevin Clay.

“We wanted to keep them out of the end zone,” Bryant said. “But give credit to Laney. They played hard until the end.”

 The Rams (3-0) are off next Friday before playing at Kinston Sept. 18. Laney (0-3) returns to action at West Brunswick Friday.

“We should go all the way,” Wallace said. “This is the best football team I’ve ever played for. We’re well coached and have a lot of athletes.”

Jess Huffman can be reached at (252) 635-5669 or at jhuffman@freedomenc.com.

Havelock 42, Laney 10

Laney       0    3    0    7 — 10

Havelock   0   28   14   0 — 42

Second quarter

H — Danny Webster Jr. 61 punt return (Tyler Coopor kick), 11:43

H — Jerell Wallace 41 pass from Webster (kick failed), 9:54

L — Oliver Klockman 41 field goal, 2:45

H — R.J. Bryant 51 pass from Webster (Dillon Post pass from Webster), 0:55

H — Webster 27 pass from Wallace (Cooper kick), 0:00

Third quarter

H — Andrew McCamish 16 pass from Webster (Cooper kick), 9:19

H — Andretti George 6 run (Cooper kick), 1:31

Fourth quarter

L — Tevin Clay 18 pass from Mike Sheehan (Klockman kick), 5:54

Team stats           L                 H

First downs          8             10

Total yards         125           401

Rushes-yards     29-19       33-202

Comp-Att-Int    10-25-0    10-15-0

Punts-Avg         3-36.3       9-28

Fumbles-lost       2-0           2-1

Penalties-yards   7-60         8-78

Individual stats

Passing — Laney: Sheehan 10-25-0 106. Havelock: Webster 9-14-0 172, Wallace 1-1 27.

Rushing — Laney: Kywan Keyes 11-16, Clay 11-15, Sheehan 3-(minus-1), Jeremy Edens 4-(minus-11). Havelock: Webster 9-108, George 10-47, Griffith 5-24, Kemo Richardson 3-12, Tyrone Bradley 4-8, Quashon Manning 2-3.

Receiving — Laney: Clay 3-36, T.J. Lynch 3-20, Brandon Ellington 1-20, Ernest Andrews 2-19, Guy Cleary 1-11. Havelock: Wallace 3-52, Bryant 1-51, Webster 1-27, Post 1-25, Daniel Bailey 2-23, McCamish 1-16, Griffith 1-5.