Corolla, NC Real Estate News

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   9-7-10 --- 817 Dolphin Ln. --- $110,00     9-10-10 --- 1628 Sandpiper Rd. --- $100,000     9-10-10 --- 415 Brant Rd. --- $90,000     9-15-10 --- 531 Swan Rd. --- $80,000     9-17-10 --- 2398 Ocean Sands Rd. --- $152,500     9-22-110 --- 404 Bonita Ln. --- $63000     9-24-10 --- 2273 Ocean Pearl Rd. --- $45,000     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)
People who only come to visit Carova in the summer see our beaches as thick, fluffy and easy to get stuck in, but it is really only like that in the summer months. As the fall approaches, the loose sand gets pulled out into the sand bars and the ruts don't become quite so deep. What this also does is expose the remains on an old maritime forest. Completely covered over during the summer these tree stumps can now stick out over two feet. Fortunately for the locals, the stay still unlike the 5 year olds of June-Aug.  
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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 BuysIn Carova, NCMLS #67289     .34 acres     2368 Ocean Pearl Rd. $35,000Adjacent to Fish and Wildlife MLS #65244     .34 acres     2218 Teal Rd. $39,900Back up to wooded 300 acre parcel MLS #66571     .41 acres     2253 Ocean Pearl Rd. $58,000Over sized lot about 1400 feet from the beach MLS #64157     .38 acres     1668 Canal Rd. $64,900Large 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. $95,0003rd row with in X flood Zone! MLS #66765     .34 acres     812 Dolphin Ln. $100.000*Owner Financing* Canal Front & Near entrance to the s...
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
Outer Banks Parade of Homes Every year the Outer Banks Parade of Homes just gets better. I don't know how the builders association continues to improve on this event year after year. Mark your calendars for October 7-10 and plan on having a great time. Be sure to dress casually and in comfortable shoes. Mike and I are pleased to be part of the host team at the ocean front home at 875 Lighthouse Drive at Whalehead in Corolla. If you are planning on coming to the Outer Banks Parade of Homes please come to see this gorgeous classic home with 10 bedrooms built by Saga Construction.  Come enjoy the fine construction details and exquisite detail in decorating. Mike and I will be there all day Saturday and look forward to answering questions about this home. Enjoy these photos. They do not do ...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
This is one that I first wondered when I discovered Carova. Do people actually try to raise children in this type of environment? The answer is YES! And, from what I’ve seen, they do a great job. The parents basically have 3 options to them. 1.       They can drive their children down the beach to the Winks on the “hard Surface” road, and from there the child can catch a school bus to one of the Dare County schools. I know one family doing this and they have to leave the house by 5:40 AM to catch the bus at 6:00. If traffic is good the bus comes back at 5:10, so the kids can get home be 5:30. There is a lot of road work in Duck going on right now, and it has been 5:30 and latter that I have seen the buss pull out of Winks to finally head back South. 2.       They can take their childre...
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By Steve and Jan Bachman, Realtors - Northern Virginia
(RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax )
Corolla North Carolina. Outer Banks Horses and Houses. Photo tour. The following photo tour was taken in the Northern Outer Banks area of Corolla Light. This is one of our favorite family vacation spots. The houses are huge and designed to be rented by extended families or lots of friends.  We usually go with 7-10 people with friends and family wandering in and out for a couple days as their schedules permit.         "Corolla NC" Create a free slideshow with Picnik!           This is a rare scene.  You can see horses easily in this area of the Outer Banks, but seldom in the surf. This situation occurred when  an older stallion chased a younger male away from his herd of females. This was not a friendly romp. The young one stayed in the water until the older stallion was out of sight ove...
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By Pat Fenn
(Marketing Specialist for CJ Realty Group/Cindy Jones Broker )
Some folks say they go to the beach in North Carolina for years and never see the Wild Horses of Corolla. Fortunately for me this group decided to come out for an evening stroll.   The horses are protected and since they are wild you can not feed them or try to lure them closer to you otherwise you might incur a heft fine. It is thought that the horses are decendants of Spanish horses which escaped when the Spanish landed iin the area in the 16th century.They are fun to watch as they walk along the beach and seem oblvious to the gawking beach goers.
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Earl came and went almost a week ago, but the after shock of wind & waves have continued to remind us of how lucky we were. Today however the ocean was practically as calm as glass when this picture taken in Swan Beach. The beach itself was also nice an smooth, a wonderful treat after the abuse the traffic has caused to it June July & August.
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Mark your calendars! So you thought that with the end of summer came the end for reasons to visit the Currituck Outer Banks, guess again. There are many events that go on through the year. Currituck Heritage Park continues to have it Wednesday wine festivals throughout September from 3:00 - 7:00, and when that is done we have Heritage Day in Corolla on October 3rd. This event is more geared for the residents & homeowners, but of course all are welcome to come & enjoy the festivities.
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
I went through & researched every house listed in Carova and compiled a new top 10. I will update them on my blog monthly, and anyone in the area can pick up a print out of them at my Carova office (2254 Teal Rd.). The Top 10 House Best Buys In Carova   MLS #46496     2 Bed 1/1 Bath     2398 Ocean Sands Rd. Rustic beach cottage on corner lot $175,000   MLS #66071        3 Bed 1/0 Bath            506 Mallard Rd. Canal front with Swimming pool, Needs TLC $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 #66826        4 Bed 2/0 Bat...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Well, Hurricane Earl came & went through the night, with out nearly as much wind and rain as many were fearing. When we woke up this morning it was a normal rainy day. By noon, the rain has pretty much stopped so we decided to take a drive from our house to the beach to see what the conditions of the beach was like as well as the conditions of our roads. There are many low spots in our sand roads that can easily fill up with water making it an extra challenge to navigate them.  Today it was not too bad by Carova standards as you can see in this video.  
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Today has been an interesting day on the Outer Banks.  This is my first time here for a mandatory evacuation, and it was amazing to see the roads go from "bumper to bumper" to practically a ghost town within about six hours. High tide today in Carova left most of the beach only about three lanes wide, and in a couple of expected spots nonexistent. This video was taken in North Swan Beach at about 6:00 this evening.  The surf is not looking friendly, and it is the deepest shade of green I have ever seen here.
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Here is an excerpt from a report dated July 30, 2010 from the the North Carolina Department of Transportation/Turnpike Authority about the Mid Currituck Bridge. Feel free to draw your own conclusions. Mid-Currituck Bridge The Authority is progressing with the environmental study process for the Mid-Currituck Bridge in Currituck County, a seven-mile, two-lane toll project that would cross the Currituck Sound connecting the Currituck mainland at U.S. 158 near Aydlett with N.C. 12 on the Outer Banks south of Corolla. The preliminary cost estimate for the project is $632 million, with final costs to be determined during design. Construction is currently scheduled to begin in 2011, with completion in late 2014. Last year, officials signed a public-private Pre-Development Agreement (PDA) wit...
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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 #65244     .34 acres     2218 Teal Rd. $39,900 Back up to wooded 300 acre parcel   MLS#65735     .34 acres     2380 Sandpiper Rd. $55,000 Bank Owned, 4th row lot   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 #62697     .34 acres     531 Swan Rd. $99,900 Canal Front & Near entrance to the sound   MLS #67454     .34 acres     2337 Sandpiper Rd. $95,000 3rd row with in X flood Zone!   ...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Anyone planning to visit the wonderful Outer Banks of North Carolina should plan a stop at the Whalehead Club in Currituck Heritage Park for their annual Arts In The Park. This is always a great event right up against the Currituck Sound in Corolla, NC. The event will be on Wednesday Sept. 1st from 10:00 AM  until 7:00 PM and on Thursday Sept. 2nd from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. 
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
I went through & researched every house listed in Carova and compiled a new top 10. I will update them on my blog monthly, and anyone in the area can pick up a print out of them at my Carova office (2254 Teal Rd.). The Top 10 House Best Buys In Carova   MLS #46496     2 Bed 1/1 Bath     2398 Ocean Sands Rd. Rustic beach cottage on corner lot $175,000   MLS #66071        3 Bed 1/0 Bath            506 Mallard Rd. Canal front with Swimming pool, Needs TLC $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 #66826        4 Bed 2/0 Bat...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Running at full pressure will increase the odds of getting stuck (towing starts at $120 cash or check), and put more stress on your engine which can lead to a fire. Many believe that for your standard SUV 18psi will still be enough to do all your around town driving without inflating, but for the best beach driving you should be down to 15psi and maybe even 10psi. Aslo driving with too much pressure in your tires ruins the beach for everyine else. Many claim the the "wash board" effect is caused by tires with full air pressure bouncing on the sand. Even worse is the dips in the ruts. Every time a vehicle gets itself burried it leaves behind 4 new dips in the sand for everyone one else to drive through. Now imagine that happening at at rate of 40 a day and you have one very bumpy beach ...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
2010 is showing to be a great year for real estate sales in Carova, NC.  Year To Date sales are near double what they wer for 2009. 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 7-1-10 --- 1455 Ocean Pearl Rd. --- $494,000     7-1-10 --- 1892 Ocean Pearl Rd. --- $555,000     7-8-10 --- 1695 Sandfiddler Rd. --- $11,000     7-21-10 --- 2087 Ocean Pearl Rd. --- $45,000     7-23-10 --- 2171 Ocean Pearl Rd. --- $475,000     7-23-10 --- 2018 Sea Gull Rd. --- $42,500     7-30-10 --- 2380 Sandpiper Rd. --- $40,500         This list is comprised of data from multiple real estate firms        
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Last night Ocean Treasures in Corolla, NC we host to a visit from famed artist Wyland. He stopped by for one day to sign autographs as part of his gallery tour to celebrate fifty years of painting. While there he created an original oil painting that her named "Atlantis Dolphin Day". The evening ended with an auction for the painting where it went for $11,000.  
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