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 […]

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 […]

This is a GREAT Time to Consider a Jumbo Loan on the Outer Banks!

According to a recent article in the Realtor Magazine, Jumbo Loans have remained stable. “The luxury housing market has been rebounding at a quicker pace than the lower-end market, and confidence is growing among high-income home buyers,” says Guy Cecala, publisher of Inside Mortgage Finance. “Higher-end borrowers have recovered faster and stronger than lower-income Americans […]

Outer Banks’ Beach Road or the Bypass … which do you use?

Vacation Time is here and there’s SO much to do on the Outer Banks this time of year. However, with the fun, there are some things to keep in mind because you’re on the Outer Banks. Here are some tips which will make life easy and breezy this time of year: Grocery Shop EARLY in […]

Outer Banks March Housing Numbers

Inventory is up, but sales are down. We may have bottomed out on the Outer Banks, but it still may take some time to get our heads above water. Homes are selling but it does take a little time and a lot of professional know-how. That’s where I come in to help with the sale […]

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 […]

Great publicity = bigger crowds on the Outer Banks – will you take advantage?

“From the sea to the sound, this North Carolina vacation spot packs plenty of fun.” ~ New York Post. Well, the secret’s out – according to the New York Post, “The Outer Banks is a shore bet”. ~ Posted July 17, 201 According to a recent report by US News/Travel section, the Outer Banks is the #1 spot for […]

Have you heard that the Outer Banks is a “shore” bet?

“From the sea to the sound, this North Carolina vacation spot packs plenty of fun.” ~ New York Post Well, the secret’s out – according to the New York Post, “The Outer Banks is a shore bet”. Another great article and all so true!! Jennifer Ceaser did a fantastic job writing about all the great […]

May Real Estate Market on the Outer Banks

If you look at the Outer Banks real estate market statistics for May, 2013, the numbers are deceiving. While it’s showing a decrease in sales for spring over last year at this time, I have been BUSY with a Capital “B”! Especially with the Luxury Homes!! YTD Sales on the Outer Banks – Units Overall […]