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2015 February Sale Stats for the Outer Banks

With a couple months into 2015, housing sales started a little strong. However, when the weather turned cold and snowy, sales predictably went south (who wouldn’t to find warmer temps!). But overall, the AVERAGE sales were up 6% over last year. ON THE AVERAGE Residential Sales for single family homes were up 7% with 178 […]

Attention all Burglars on the Outer Banks!!

Attention all Burglars!!! I am away for the Holidays and NOT home so come and take all my stuff!! Silly? But true. However, you may be showing the world you either have new EXPENSIVE things or out of the house so your expensive things can get stolen. Got a new computer? Got a new big […]

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 […]

Don’t Let a Rental Scam ruin your Vacation on the Outer Banks

Online listings really help when promoting a home for sale on the Outer Banks – and listings can be found everywhere. However, easy access also gives materials to scammers. According to the Kill Devil Hills Police department, “There’s so much available online now about these rental homes. I mean, you can take the virtual tours. […]

Vacation Home Sales SURGE in 2013!

According to a recent survey by the National Association of REALTORS®, vacation home sales increased a lot in 2013. Vacation home sales              UP     29.7% (13% of all transactions) Investment home sales         Down 8.5% Owner-occupied homes         UP       […]

Ready for Spring on the Outer Banks??

Can you believe it SNOWED on the Outer Banks?? And now it’s icy??? Everything shut down?????? Spring sure doesn’t seem too close, does it? But it will be here sooner than you think and now is the time to get ready for Spring Selling Season on the Outer Banks. From the most recent Outer Banks Realtors(r) Market […]

November Real Estate Numbers on the Outer Banks

Can you believe Christmas is next week? New Years is just around the corner and the real estate market is reflecting both holidays – seasonal slowdown. However, that gives everyone a chance to take a breath for the upcoming selling and buying season which generally starts right after the 1st of the year. Almost 50% […]

Should you purchase your home on the Outer Banks before 2014?

Fall has landed on the Outer Banks, homes are still selling and as I mentioned in a previous post, you can continue to sell throughout the winter months through the first of the year. Generally this time of year, many sources are urging you to purchase your home now rather than after the 1st of […]

Do Home Sales Stop with the Holidays?

Halloween is tomorrow and it isn’t long before the Holidays are upon us. Have you SEEN those holiday commercials already?? Are the Holidays REALLY a good time to list your home? You BET it is!! Here are the Top 3 Reasons you should list your home on the Outer Banks: 1. Buyers are getting down […]

Fall Back November 3rd!!

November 3rd we “Fall Back” an hour. It’s also recommended we change our fire and carbon monoxide alarm batteries. But it is also a good time to review our state’s code for smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Revised, 3/27/12 N. C. CODE REQUIREMENTS FOR RESIDENTIAL SMOKE ALARM and CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS FOR ALTERATIONS, REPAIRS […]