Corolla, NC Real Estate News

By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
New Construction on the Currituck Outer Banks in the $200s! OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescriptionNeighborhood $249,900 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 1254 sqftLot: 0.33 acre(s) Location 2019 Sea Gull Rd.Carova, NC 27927USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Jean-Paul Peron (252) 564-9390realbird@jpperon.comhttp://EscapeThePavement.com       Listed by: Jean-Paul Peron Our recent listings New Construction on the Currituck Outer Banks in the $200s!Special Financing! 1608 Ocean Pearl Rd. Carova, NC 27927Possible Canal Views from over sized Home SiteAffordable Beach living1672 Ocean Pearl Rd. Corner Lot only six off the ocean Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
This is a fun question to try and explain. The truth is that there are many reasons why Route 12 stops short of the communities of Carova, NC. One of the main reasons is because in between the paved road and the first subdivision know as Ocean Beach is the Currituck National Estuarine Research Reserve. This land stretches for about a mile and covers over 700 acres. For those of you who have not had the pleaseure of walking this land and enjoy this Virtual Field Trip.   Currituck National Estuarine Research Reserve virtual field trip View more presentations from 4x4RE.      
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
  Have you ever wondered where all those Christmas trees go after Christmas? Think of all the trees that were cut down to be put on display in people’s living rooms for 3-4 weeks and then tossed on the curb for the trash collector. I never really gave it much thought, probably because when growing up we would get a tree that still had roots and dad would replant it along the property line. This is a GREAT way to give yourself a privacy fence although it may take a few years. :) When I got married and moved into my own house, we bought an artificial tree because my wife was worried about our cats & she felt that cutting down a live tree was wasteful.  But to get back to the original question, what does happen to all those once live trees after Christmas?  Well believe it or not, some fi...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
  The Top 10 Lot Best Buys In Carova, NC MLS #63552     .34 acres     2369 False Cape Rd. $35,000 Nice wooded lot   MLS #66571     .41 acres     2253 Ocean Pearl Rd. $55,000 Over sized lot about With Canal views   MLS #64157     .38 acres     1668 Canal Rd. $64,900 Large corner lot with possible Ocean & Sound views   MLS #61947     .34 acres     2019 Sea Gull Rd. $75,000 *Special Financing* & LOMA on file   MLS #67454     .34 acres     2337 Sandpiper Rd. $95,000 3rd row with in X flood Zone!   MLS #66765     .34 acres     812 Dolphin Ln. $100.000 *Special Financing* Canal Front & Near entrance to the sound   MLS #69092     .34 acres     1608 Ocean Pearl Rd. $115,000 Backs up to wildlife preserve   MLS #68829     .34 acres     1974 Sandfiddler Rd. $139,500 Bank Owned Semi-Oceanfront   ML...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Here in Carova, NC the tides are an important part of our daily like. For most coastal communities knowing the tides is helpful for people boating or fishing, here it is important for driving. Since getting anywhere commercial from even the closest house requires a 2 mile drive on the beach itself, it can be very advantageous to know when low tied is so you can drive on the smooth hard packed sand rather than the dry sugar sand that Carova is well known for.   So as a Public Service, I will be posting the tides weekly each Sunday. If you would like to get the tides delivered to you daily, you can follow me on Twitter or like my Facebook Fan Page.   Carova Weekly Tides: Sunday: High/4:05AM Low/10:41AM High/4:24PM Low/10:28PM Monday: High/4:58AM Low/11:32AM High/5:18PM Low/11:22PM Tuesda...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Possible Canal Views from over sized Home Site Overview Maps Photos Features Description Neighborhood $55,000 Single Family Home Main Features Lot: 0.41 acre(s) Location 2253 Ocean Pearl Rd.Carova, NC 27927USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Jean-Paul Peron (252) 619-8794realbird@jpperon.comhttp://EscapeThePavement.com      Our recent listings Possible Canal Views from over sized Home SiteAffordable Beach living1672 Ocean Pearl Rd. Corner Lot only six off the oceanPractically Oceanfront with about 800 feet of ocean views!Oceanfront!!! Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
The Top 10 House Best Buys In Carova, NC     MLS #68433     2 Bed 1/0 Bath     2320 Swan Island Rd. 2 bedroom cottage on wooded lot $175,000 MLS #66071        3 Bed 1/0 Bath            506 Mallard Rd. Canal front with Swimming pool, Needs TLC, Short Sale $195,000     MLS #67939     3 Bed 2/1 Bath     905 Tuna Rd. Canal Front & Bank Owned! $244,900   MLS #61948     3 Bed 2/0 Bath     2019 Sea Gull Rd. New Construction & LOMA on file $249,900   MLS#64597     4 Bed 2/1 Bath     1708 Midland Rd. Short Sale with views of ocean & wildlife refuge $250,000   MLS #63322        4 Bed 2/0 Bath            2116 Sandfiddler Rd. Short Sale - Lowest Priced Semi-Oceanfront $300,000   MLS #66826        4 Bed 2/0 Bath            1687 Sandpiper Rd. Practically Oceanfront with good rental potential $350,00...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Now that 2011 is in full swing, we can look pack at the numbers for 2010 and see how well the real estate market was for the 4-Wheel Drive beaches of Carova.  Although the percentages were not as high as I was expecting, we did see an increase in the number of sales bay about 6%. with 39 lots sold and 14 houses. I was predicting more, but I think a lot of December closings have gotten pushed into January. Almost half of the Sales were in the Subdivision of Carova Beach with the second most popular being Swan Beach, followed by Ocean Beach. To see the full list of the 4x4 properties sold, you can go to my 2010 Carova Sales page.
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
The number of sales happening in 2010 is still out pacing 2009. Could this be the first sign of recovery? This is proving to be a great year for real estate sales in Carova, NC.   Here is a list what what has sold this past month. If you want want to see what have sold for the entire year you can go to my website at http://CarovaSolds.4x4RE.com                                                                              December     12-3-10 --- 2130 Dolphin Ln. --- $250,000 12-3-10 --- 2368 Ocean Pearl Rd. --- $35,000 12-12-10 --- 2387 Carova Rd. --- $58,000 12-16-10 --- 2392 Sandfiddler Rd. --- $558,000   This list is comprised of data from multiple real estate firms    
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
  The Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education will be hosting two local biologists who assisted this summer with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  They will be sharing stories about the efforts and their experiences with rescue and rehabilitation of sea turtles and marine mammals affected by the oil spill.  Please join us Saturday February 5th at 11:30 AM at the Wildlife Center.  Seating will be limited so please make a reservation by calling 252.453.0221 ex. 1 or online at https://ncpaws.org/reservations/corolla/CalendarView.aspx .  
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Here in Carova, NC one of the big past times is taking pictures of the Corolla Wild Horses.  They are very photogenic, and how often to you get to see wild horses roaming the beach.  This week, however, we got an extra special treat. We got a snow fall that actually accumulated and stayed on the ground giving us a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the horses in a new perspective. This picture was taken from a member of one of the local forums.    
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
  The Top 10 Lot Best Buys In Carova, NC MLS #63552     .34 acres     2369 False Cape Rd. $35,000 Nice wooded lot   MLS #66929     .34 acres     2238 Teal Rd. $44,900 Back up to wooded 300 acre parcel   MLS #66571     .41 acres     2253 Ocean Pearl Rd. $58,000 Over sized lot about 1400 feet from the beach   MLS #64157     .38 acres     1668 Canal Rd. $64,900 Large corner lot with possible Ocean & Sound views   MLS #61947     .34 acres     2019 Sea Gull Rd. $75,000 *Owner Financing* & LOMA on file   MLS #61645     .43 acres     2262 W. Swordfish Cres. $79,000 *Owner Financing* High Lot on Secluded Road   MLS #67454     .34 acres     2337 Sandpiper Rd. $95,000 3rd row with in X flood Zone!   MLS #66765     .34 acres     812 Dolphin Ln. $100.000 *Owner Financing* Canal Front & Near entranc...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
  I have always made the stand that I am a resident FIRST and a Realtor second. The last thing that I want to see happen is for Carova to become a 4-wheel drive Whalehead. at the same time we have A LOT of undeveloped, privately owned lots, and I believe every lot owner has the right to build on their own land with in the limits of the law. What we need to do is to continue working on getting more lots turned into conservancy easements or donate them to the Wild Horse Fund. You could probably get more on the tax right off than you could on the open market.  I do see a time in the near future when the county puts a building moratorium up to stop all these 1/3 acre lots getting 6 bedroom septics and I think they'd be right to do so. In the meantime CALL ME. I have owners who want to sell,...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Light snowfall amounts are currently expected across the northern 1/3 of the Outer Banks area on Thursday Dec. 16th. You can view the powerpoint by downloading it from the following link: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/mhx/downloads/briefings/ You can also view to PDF version below. Stay safe and warm this holiday season.   Latest briefing View more presentations from 4x4RE.  
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
This is of special interest to land owners in the 4-wheel drive beaches of Carova, NC. If you are paying taxes and/or mortgage payments on property that is perhaps unbuildable, in protected wetlands, or for other reasons of little use or burdensome to you, you may be interested in placing your land in a conservation easement. The tax benefits of conservation easements are currently good and as you see below, might be increased, with your help. Please read the below section on conservtion easements. Ask Burr, Hagan NOW to support conservation policies Take Action!     Dear friend, We have an immediate, now-or-never opportunity to include two critical conservation measures in the tax bill that Congress is negotiating with the White House: full and dedicated funding for the Land and Water...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
The number of sales happening in 2010 is still out pacing 2009. Could this be the first sign of recovery? This is proving to be a great year for real estate sales in Carova, NC.   Here is a list what what has sold this past month. If you want want to see what have sold for the entire year you can go to my website at http://CarovaSolds.4x4RE.com    November   11-3-10 - 1489 Ocean Pearl Rd. - $255,000 11-12-10 - 2177 Sandpiper Rd. - $80,000 11-12-10 - 2218 Teal Rd. - $35,000 11-24-10 --- 1680 Sandfiddler Rd. --- $99,000This list is comprised of data from multiple real estate firms.    
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
We don't get much snow here in Carova, NC, but we still try to keep the Holiday Spirit alive as best we can. Even our neighborhood recycling center, affectionately called "The Dump" does what they can to celebrate. If you are planning on spending the holidays over here, make sure to stop by and say hi to the hard working employees.
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
The Top 10 House Best Buys In Carova, NC     MLS #68433     2 Bed 1/0 Bath     2320 Swan Island Rd. 2 bedroom cottage on wooded lot $175,000 MLS #66071        3 Bed 1/0 Bath            506 Mallard Rd. Canal front with Swimming pool, Needs TLC, Short Sale $195,000   MLS #61948     3 Bed 2/0 Bath     2019 Sea Gull Rd. New Construction & LOMA on file $249,900   MLS#64597     4 Bed 2/1 Bath     1708 Midland Rd. Short Sale with views of ocean & wildlife refuge $250,000   MLS #61836     3 Bed 2/1 Bath     2360 Sandpiper Rd. 4th Row with a FEMA Policy! $289,900   MLS #66415     4 Bed 4/0 Bath     2145 Petrel Rd. Bank Owned! Bulkheaded Canal & Swimming pool $294,900 MLS #63322        4 Bed 2/0 Bath            2116 Sandfiddler Rd. Short Sale - Lowest Priced Semi-Oceanfront $300,000   MLS #66826...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
This holiday season please consider buying some of you gifts from the Corolla Wild Horse Fund. The money raised will help protect the Corolla Wild Horses that live inCarova.  Please visit their online store and help spread some Holiday Cheer. From there you can buy memberships or merchandise for you and all your loved ones.
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
  This is a questions that comes up a bit when I meet buyers who are unfamiliar with this part of the Outer Banks. The costs are going to vary greatly from house to house. They partially determined by the house itself (age & quality of construction), where it is (lot location), and from how it is being used (rental or second home). Your expense categories will typically include:   Mortgage payment - down payment, interest rate, and term of loan will affect this cost   Taxes - 36 cents per $100 of assessed value.   Home Owners Insurance - Same here as the rest of the Outer Banks, shop around for the best rates   Wind & Hail Ins. - This is you Hurricane protection. Again same as the rest of the OBX. When you shop around, make sure to check out Nationwide.   Flood Ins. - This is higher in ...
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