Corolla, NC Real Estate News

By Matt Huband- OBX Realty Group-From Corolla To Hatteras, Celebrating 17yrs Working With Buyers and Sellers
(OBX Realty Group)
You may or may not know that the waters off the Outer Banks from Corolla to Hatteras is known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic. There are literally hundreds of ship wrecks that are scattered along the shores and out in the ocean, some still visible to this day. During the early years of colonization and especially during the glory days of Black Beard The Pirate a ship wreck off the coast was a regular occurrence. Many of those wrecks have been found and documented however there are some that just rise up out of the sand after hurricanes or nor-easters that know one has ever seen before. This was the case of a recent discovery in Corolla in 2008 when a person walking on the beach discovered some of the wreckage. From there the wreck has been excavated and was found to be the oldest shipw...
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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 $275,000   MLS #61836     3 Bed 2/1 Bath     2360 Sandpiper Rd. 4th Row with a FEMA Policy! $299,900   MLS #66826        4 Bed 2/0 ...
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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 for the seventh annual Wild Horse Days in Corolla, NC. This year’s event will be held July 6, 7, and 8. Wild Horse Days is a three day celebration designed to educate the public about the need to preserve and protect endangered wild Colonial Spanish Mustangs roaming freely on the Currituck Outer Banks. Sponsored by the non profit Corolla Wild Horse Fund, local businesses, and community volunteers, funds raised are used to care for and manage the wild herd, recently designated as the North Carolina state horse. Voted one of the top 20 events for July by the Southeast Travel and Tourism Society, 2010’s event is held on the grounds of the Wild Horse Museum on Tuesday and Thursday and Currituck Heritage Park and Corolla Light Town Center on Wednesday. Activities begin ...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Now here is question that I probably get asked more than any other. A lot of times it's not from strangers either, but people that I know and just seem to keep on checking that I haven't changed my mind on my lifestyle decision. My usual answer is:   "If I could make my money without going onto the pavement, I would be very happy".   And that is actually my long term goal. Not that I don't like going into the world of paved streets and commercialization. I just want to be able to go because I want to and not because I have to.
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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 #64445     .34 acres     2391 Carova Rd. $49,900 5th Row Near the state line   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 #64775     .34 acres     2011 Sandpiper Rd. $100,000 3rd row with views of the ocean   M...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Curituck Heritage Park holds many events during the summer and throughout the year at the famous Whalhead Club for both kids and adults. Here is a list of what is to come over the next four weeks. For more information about what events going on later in the year just go to their Events Page, or visit their Blog.    
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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, NC   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 #61565     3 Bed 2/1 Bath     2319 Carova Rd. 5th Row Short Sale in an X flood zone! $289,900   MLS#64597     4 Bed 2/1 Bath     1708 Midland Rd. Short Sale with views of ocean & wildlife refuge $275,000   MLS #61836     3 B...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
  The shipwreck uncovered in on the beaches of Corolla, NC on the Outer Banks this past winter has been safely moved to historic Corolla Village, away from threat of the ocean. After taking time to study the remains of the wreckage, the ship which was once thought to be about 300 years old is now believed to be 400. At one point they thought that it was the HMS Swift that went down about 1698. Now archiologists believe that is could be Ghost from 1609.  
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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 #64445     .34 acres     2391 Carova Rd. $49,900 5th Row Near the state line MLS#65244     .34 acres     2218 Teal Rd. $54,900 Backs up to woods MLS #61871     .34 acres     2087 Ocean Pearl Rd. $59,900 5th row Near Carova Beach Park 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 #64775     .34 acres     2011 Sandpiper Rd. $100,000 3rd row with views of the ocean MLS #65674     .33 acres     923 Plover Ct....
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
As we come closer to Memorial Day and the unofficial kick-off of Summer, it is good to be reminded that there are rules to follow even when you are on vacation. No matter where you are going, it is a good idea to find out what the local ordinances are. This will not insure the safety of your family, it will help ensure that your vacation is not ruined by a visit by one of the local law enforcement officers.  :) Anyone planning the visit the Currituck Outer Banks can read all the rules pertaining to our beaches by following this link: Beach Ordinances for the Currituck Outer Banks (Corolla & Carova).   Enjoy & have a safe Summer!
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
We ran out of the first batch of the 2010 tide charts in less than two months, and it's not even officially Summeryet. 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. They hare now also New and Improved, giving out the tides in 12 hour time instead of 24 hour time. 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)
That is a question that i am hearing a lot all along the Outer Banks. Although it may be too early to say with certainty, there are many signs that indicate that appreciation may be in the works in Carova. Here are some of the stats so far:   -The number of sales in Carova for the 1st Quarter of 2010 were more than double what they were for 2009. -Of the last 3 Oceanfront lots in Carova, each sold for more than the one before it. -The last Semi-Oceanfront lot sold in Carova got the highest price since June 2009. -The last Canal front lot sold in Carova got the highest sales price in almost June 2009 -The last Oceanfront house sold in Carova got the highest price in over a year!     I can't say for everywhere else, but for where I sell, the real estate market definitely looks to be turni...
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By Kevin O'Brien
(Red Sky Realty Group)
Looking for the most up to date information on Corolla, NC?  Check out our brand new Corolla only website: www.corollanchomes.com.  The site offers a complete list of Corolla home, condos and land for sale.  You will also find lots of local information, pictures like the one below, and summer events on the Corolla Resort Blog.  We look forward to bringing you the excitement of Corolla, North Carolina.  
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
                              Only a few more days to sign up at the early bird price of $20!! Surfside Scute 5K and Tiny Turtle Kids Fun Run SATURDAY MAY 22• Monteray Plaza   Register online at: www.corollaoceanrescue.com or www.active.com   Come support the Corolla community and your local lifeguards! Enjoy the fresh ocean air and beautiful beach scenery as you run or walk across the one-of-a-kind course winding through Corolla (including a 1/4 mile segment on the sand) to raise funds for Corolla Ocean Rescue and help keep beaches safe. This family-friendly event also includes a short, non-competitive Tiny Turtle Kids Fun Run for ages 10 & under. The event will be a “green” race, incorporating green practices such as online registration and on-site recycling. Post-race celebrations i...
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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.  First quarter sales are more than 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 4-16-10 --- 2214 Ocean Pearl Rd. --- $92,000     4-21-10 --- 2229 Sandfiddler Rd. --- $300,000     4-26-10 --- 2151 Sandfiddler Rd. --- $315,000     4-26-10 --- 820 Dolphin Ln. --- $96,000   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)
One of my favorite things to do in Corolla, NC during the summer is to visit the Whalhead Club at the Currituck Heritage Park. They have get events planned throughout the year, but their Summer Concerts are one of the best. Here is the schedule for this summer. I hope that you can find the time to stop on by and enjoy the good music & scenery.  
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Corolla is still in the running for being the 100th, and final  community ti get a charter school in North Carolina, The Corolla Education Foundation sent an application to the Office of Charter Schools in Raleigh back in February. Representative Owens and Senator Basnight both sent in letters of support for WEVS to the Office oof Charter Schools in Raleigh. At that time they were competing with 16 other applicants. Last Week the Office of Charter Schools a review board voted on the 17 applications, and WEVS was one of the 6 to make it to the final round. The applications have now been sent to the State Board of Education which will review them and choose one to be the 100th charter school in North Carolina.  
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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 #64445     .34 acres     2391 Carova Rd. $49,900 5th Row Near the state line   MLS#65244     .34 acres     2218 Teal Rd. $54,900 Backs up to woods   MLS #61871     .34 acres     2087 Ocean Pearl Rd. $59,900 5th row Near Carova Beach Park   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 #65303     .34 acres     820 Dolphin Ln. $99,500 Canal Front & Near entrance to the sound   MLS #60279     .34 acres     2337 Sandpiper Rd. $135,000 3rd row & X flood zone   MLS #65674     .33 acres     92...
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
1034 Lighthouse Drive at Whalehead in Corolla, NC - We Sold Another Outer Banks Home! This luxurious 7 bedroom semi-oceanfront home at 1034 Lighthouse Drive at Whalehead in Corolla, NC just sold! With pool, hot tub, outside bath and showers, this home offered outdoor living in style. The interior at 1034 Lighthouse Drive at Whalehead in Corolla, NC is superior in every detail with discriminating taste in decorating. TV room with bar only a doorway from the pool area. A game room just steps away. From the master bedrooms with balconies to the upper level sporting a panoramic ocean view, the new owners have a large living, dining and kitchen to please any guest. We sold another Outer Banks Home! We love what we do and we'd love to share our skills and knowledge with you. Want to sell? Wan...
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