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How to get your home ready to Sell on the Outer Banks

You made up your mind – the house is going to get listed to sell on the Outer Banks. Now it’s time to get the home ready. Hammer in hand, you look around – whoa – this looks pretty overwhelming …. Before the hammer hits the first nail or paint brush touches the walls, make […]

Jumbo Loans have Gone CRAZY!!

According to CNN Money this week, “For months, lenders of jumbo mortgages have been charging interest rates that are lower than what average borrowers pay.” In fact last week the interest rate for Jumbo Loans compared to a conventional 30-year, fixed rate mortgage, was just .12% LOWER! That means mortgages which are $417,000 or more ($625,500 in […]

Closing up your Vacation Home on the Outer Banks

It’s the one of the most terrible times of the year … closing up your Summer Vacation home on the Outer Banks for the (dare I say it?) Winter. It is a sad sad state of affairs, indeed. However, as much as we hate to, winterizing your Outer Banks vacation home still has to be […]

22nd Annual Outer Banks Parade of Homes

22nd Annual Outer Banks Parade of Homes October 9 through 12th 20 homes from Corolla’s Villages at Ocean Hill on the north beach all the way south to Avon on Hatteras Island which includes 18 newly constructed and two large-scale renovations. This is 4 days of viewing new designs with new and innovative technologies every […]

Happy Labor Day from Vanessa!!

What is Labor Day and how did it start? Have a safe Holiday weekend!!

Outer Banks 3rd Annual Bluegrass Island Festival

Outer Banks Bluegrass Festival September 25 to 28th Roanoke Island, NC “Come hear that old familiar twang, in the tradition of Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and so many other legendary performers. Come hear today’s Bluegrass stars, such as Ricky Skaggs and Rhonda Vincent picking their mountain music by the sea. Join us for four fun filled days with […]

Stymied with decorating ideas for your home on the Outer Banks?

I found some CUTE ideas on Pinterest! Though the one I really liked were pinned by the California Association of REALTORS®, many of these adorable ideas would fit right here on the Outer Banks. I followed one of the pin threads and found rope decorating ideas from Martha Stewart .com. In fact Martha has a […]

Keep your Home safe while you’re on Vacation

With vacation time upon us, there may be a few things to do to make sure your home is safe while you’re away. Here are a few things to keep in mind before you leave: Make sure your windows are all locked. It’s easy to leave knowing your doors are locked, but it’s easy to […]

Outer Banks May Real Estate Market

May sales were up 21% over April sales on the Outer Banks; however, for 2014, total sales are 5% down from this time last year. Commercial sales are up 210% over last year, but residential sales are down 7% and land sales are down by 30% over 2013. Distressed property sales are still down 44% from 2013, […]

Happy 4th of July from Vanessa Watson!