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The Buyer just Asked you What??

When you have your home on the market on the Outer Banks, there may be some really doozies of a question presented to you. No matter how much you want to sell your home, there are some questions a seller does not have to answer. Your real estate agent is there to field those for […]

Pssst! Wanna know a secret?

The Outer Banks is WONDERFUL in the fall!! The weather here is still warm!! Well, mostly ….. The crowds of the summer have gone home so traffic is better, shorter lines (if any) for fun activities like walking around our Lighthouses, ocean water sports (yeah, it’s a little chilly), or even watching the wild horses. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Outer Banks Housing Market for February 2014

  Slowly, but surely, the housing numbers are looking better than they have for months. Distressed homes are a minor fraction of the Outer Banks Housing market and home sales are up 4% – Commercial sales up 100%!! Spring begins this week and is only 3 months before Summer starts, but you know Vacationing begins […]

Over-All numbers don’t show localized trends on the Outer Banks

The over-all home sales and home prices on the Outer Banks have continually declined over the last two years. HOWEVER, the key word here is “over-all” which includes all areas on the Outer Banks and averages it out. It doesn’t show what individual communities are showing in their home sales and home prices. Even though […]

Does your pillow have an expiration date?

If you’re getting ready to move on the Outer Banks or just early spring cleaning, you may want to know what you should toss out … or shouldn’t. Most manufacturers of perishables admit that the ‘sell by,’ ‘best by,’ and ‘best before’ dates have nothing to do with the safety of the food. AND isn’t […]