Corolla, NC Real Estate News

By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
Corolla Lighthouse Celebrates Birthday One hundred and thirty five years ago on December 1, the Corolla Lighthouse lamp lit the night sky for the first time. It still shines. The Corolla Lighthouse still protects mariners and welcomes all to the northern Outer Banks. If you've ever visited the Corolla Lighthouse and climbed the 214 steps to the top you know the exhilaration and beauty that waits for you. The view will take your breath away ... once you catch it from the climb up. If you have visited the Outer Banks and have not visited the Corolla Lighthouse, you should. The distinctive red brick sets it apart from all others. There are other attractions nearby that will also vie for your attention. Check out the Whalehead Club that once was a grand hunting lodge. Then there is also the...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
This is another question I am hearing more and more as it appears that the Mid-Currituck Bridge is actually going to become a reality.  Again, my "crystal ball" is far from perfect, but it will be interesting to look at these posts years from now and see just how accurate I was.  As I said in Part 1 "whether we want it or not, It looks like the Mid-Currituck Bridge will begin construction within the next 12 months.  This will definitely spur on real estate sales, and prices along the Currituck Outer Banks".  I believe that if this happens, we will see some interesting trends in values along all the Outer Banks.  These trends will be effected by timing, location, and type of real estate. The greatest impact at the beginning of the construction will be the areas of Duck, NC north a the 2...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
  I often get asked to predict when the market will rebound and more precisely "When will my property be worth what I paid for it?"  First let me just point out to you that my “crystal ball” is seldom 100% accurate, but I assure you that given enough time property values will can recover.   What it is worth today should make no difference to you unless you want to sell today.  I am reminded of a conversation that I had with another property owner over here.  He had bought right before the market fell during a different cycle.  It was very interesting to hear someone tell me how worried they were because right after the bought their lot for $18,000 the prices fell to $14,000.  Even in today's that same lot is still worth much more than his initial purchase price.  Real estate is a marke...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Win this beautiful Holiday Wreath with a collector's Birdhouse Copper Ornament on it  to Hang on Your Front Door!     1 chance for $1 6 chances for $5     For tickets call 252-453-9040 ext 3 or come to the Whalehead Club Museum Shop Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm Drawing will take place on December 11th, 2010 at the Park Illumination Celebration in Currituck Heritage Park, Corolla NC   Proceeds support the ongoing preservation of the Whalehead Club
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Moonlight Legend, Lore and Ghost Tour Whalehead Club at Currituck Heritage Park Saturday December 4, 2010   Explore the Moonlight Legend, Lore and Ghosts of the Whalehead Club on Saturday December 4, 2010 beginning at dark.  What does the infamous Whalehead Club feel like after the sun goes down? Are there still distinguished visitors roaming the halls? Come to experience life in the past and hear real ghost stories about the Whalehead Club and  northern Outer Banks.  Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight.  The Whalehead Club is located in Currituck Heritage Park.  Take Rt. 12 N to Corolla and turn into the park just past milepost 11 by the Currituck Beach Lighthouse.  Advance reservations are required. Call 252-453-9040 ext. 2.  Visit www.whaleheadclub.org for complete details.
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
The Corolla Education Foundation (which put together the charter school application this past year) will be hosting events for kids throughout the year. On the day after Thanksgiving, along with the Corolla Fire Department, we will be hosting a free holiday cookie decorating party where kids and parents can have lots of cookie fun while learning how to avoid common holiday fire hazards. A firefighter and firetruck will be on-site for kids to explore as they eat their cookies and sip hot chocolate! 
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
  It's moments like this that make driving the beach, even after it has been destroyed by the people with too much air in their tires, worth while.  You can't get views like this driving down Route 12 North. When it comes to living on the Outer Banks, Carova is the place to be.    
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Do you like to take advantage of special sales on Black Friday, but don't want to be in those lines that wrap around the building or stuck in the parking lot traffic jams? Then why not try coming to the Whalehead Club's annual porch sale in Corolla, NC on the Outer Banks? They offer gifts that you will never find in Best Buy orWal-Mart, and a much more relaxing atmosphere. So come on over November 26 from 9:00-5:00 and enjoy yourBlack Friday shopping for a change.  
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
ART SALE    HAND CRAFTED ITEMS BY LOCAL ARTISTS   Original creations by 10 local artists in painting, drawing, photography, jewelry, wall art, fabric, cloth & creative designs of every sort made from flotsam and jetsam discovered on the beach! And more!   WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 24, 2010 11AM–2PM Carova Beach Fire & Rescue (Station 7)
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
In anticipation of the Mid-Currituck Bridge becoming a reality very soon, the town of Corolla,  NC and Currituck County have started a Small Area Planning Process for Histiric Corolla Village just North of Currituck Heritage Park.  All the meeting materials and survey results from the October 26th Public Outreach Meeting are now available on the County website at http://www.co.currituck.nc.us/corolla-small-area-planning.cfm.  Minutes from the meeting will be available on the website tomorrow morning.
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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 $345,900 MLS #66826        4 Bed 2/0 Bath            1687 Sandpiper Rd. Practically Oceanfront with good rental potential $350,000   MLS #...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Here are the tides for the week the are calculated for Currituck Beach Light and cover Carova, Corolla, and the rest of the Currituck Outer Banks.   Sunday: Low/1:18AM High/7:44AM Low/2:14PM High/8:04PMMonday: Low/2:05AM High/8:32AM Low/3:02PM High/8:52PMTuesday: Low/3:40AM High/9:19AM Low/3:50PM High/9:40PMWednesday: Low/3:40AM High/10:06AM Low/4:39PM High/10:30PMThursday: Low/4:30AM High/10:54AM Low/5:28PM High/11:22PMFriday: Low/5:24AM High/11:45AM Low/6:18PMSaturday: High/12:18AM Low/6:22AM High/12:37PM Low/7:07PM   You can also get daily updates via Twitter and Facebook, or have a copy sent directly to you by emailing your home address to TideCharts@JPPeron.com.  
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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     October 10-1-10 --- 2216 Tarpon Ln. --- $90,000 10-7-10 --- 1634 Ocean Pearl Rd. --- $95,000 10-7-10 --- 1634 Ocean Pearl Rd. --- $95,000 10-12-10 --- 2108 Sandpiper Rd. --- $85,000 10-25-10 --- 1961 Ocean Pearl Rd. --- $415,000 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)
I have just received the 2010-2011 winter edition of the Carova Tide Charts. Anyone who has been to Carova, NC knows that driving conditions very with the tide. These tide charts are specific to the 4-Wheel Drive beaches of Carova and not the Oregon Inlet like many others. Anyone interested in getting a copy can e-mail me with your name and address to CarovaTideCharts@JPPeron.com and I will get one out to you in the mail for FREE.  
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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 #67289     .34 acres     2368 Ocean Pearl Rd. $35,000 Adjacent to Fish and Wildlife   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 ...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
4th Row Beach House OverviewMapsPhotosFeaturesDescriptionNeighborhood $235,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 Partial Bathroom1 UnitInterior: 1,624 sqftLot: 0.34 acre(s) Location 2360 Sandpiper RoadCarova, NC 27927USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Our recent listings 4th Row Beach HouseSeller Financing!Surround yourself in Live OakesConveniently located in the middle of nowhereSpecial Financing! One lot off the Beach Access 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)
Attached is an email from the Director of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund. Each year as we struggle to find that achievable balance of man & wildlife incidents occur. Sometime they are truly accidents, sometimes they are truly intentional, and sometime we just cannot tell.  Please feel free to leave you comments and thoughts.    A deceased foal was reported alongside the road near an intersection in the vicinity of 1945 Sandfiddler Road early this morning. Wesley responded and his records show that the filly was born in July. She was in excellent body condition. She had been deceased for only a few hours at most. He took her to Dominion Equine Clinic for examination. The cause of death was determined to be trauma to the cranium. The Sheriff’s department has been notified and is investigati...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
A Candidates Forum for the upcoming election was held at Carova Beach Fire & Rescue, Station 7, Friday, October 15.  The attendees were Susan Johnson, David Palmer, Gene Gregory, Marion Gilbert, Paul Martin, Butch Petrey, Donnie Norrell, and Janet Taylor.  Attached is a transcription of the first hour. Candidates forum 2010 transcribed View more documents from 4x4RE.
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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 #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 #67939     3 Bed 2/1 Bath     905 Tuna Rd. Canal Front Foreclosure with Boat ramp & Dock $263,000   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 $345,900 MLS #66826        4 Bed 2/0 Bath            1687 Sandpiper Rd. Practically Oceanfront with good rental potential $350,000  ...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
As a REALTOR many think of us as people driving fancy cars, dressed in a nice suite. Some may see us as doing our "easy" work with the aid of your laptop and smart phone. Well let me enlighten you. There are many other tools to our trade that some of us simply cannot live with out. For me two importantant tools are kept under my kitchen sink. Can you spot them?     Can't find them? It is the OFF and the REPEL.   Having been a licensed REALTOR in three states, I can tell you that working different area have different challenges. Here in along the 4-wheel drive beaches of Carova, just north of Corolla, NC on the Outer Banks of North Carolina one of our BIG challenges is bugs. Although the majority of these communities were created 40 years ago, we are still about only 20% developed. What ...
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