Outer Banks Real Estate Market for April 2014

Outer Banks Assocation of RealtorsApril sales were up 24% over March sales on the Outer Banks; however, for 2014, total sales are 12% down from this time last year. Commercial sales are up 35% 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, but are still continually in increase ever so slightly. Even though distressed properties make up 6% of the total sales, bank owned property average sale price is up 25% while short sale average sale price is down 13%.

While distressed property sales are down from last year, foreclosures in Dare County jumped 133% from just last month. This may be a fluke or the beginning of a trend; only time and monitoring will tell.

That’s where I come in to help with the sale or purchase of your home on the Outer Banks. Call me today and I will show you what it takes to get your home SOLD or BOUGHT on the Outer Banks!!

The average residential home price on the Outer Banks is up by 14%; up 47% for land listings and up 147% for commercial property.

Median home prices on the Outer Banks are up 1% for residential homes; up 45% for land listings and up 80% for commercial properties.

 *Median Sale Price *Median Sale PriceDifference between 2013 and 2014
Southern Shores2013$420,000.002014$439,000.005%
Kitty Hawk2013$261,000.002014$295,000.001%
Kill Devil Hills2013$214,500.002014$224,000.004%
Nags Head2013$335,000.002014$347,500.004%
Hatteras Island2013$285,000.002014$274,500.00-4%
Roanoke Island2013$222,000.002014$265,000.0019%
Currituck Mainland2013$197,000.002014$185,000.00-6%
*Median Sale Price is the middle price in a range of property sales. And 2014 figures are YTD.

Median Home Price Changes by Community

Data Obtained from the Outer Banks Association of REALTORS(R): May 7, 2014