Corolla, NC Real Estate News

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. $52,900 5th Row Near the state line   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 #61812     .34 acres     2214 Ocean Pearl Rd. $100,000 *Owner Financing* Canal Front & 6th Row   MLS #60279     .34 acres     2337 Sandpiper Rd. $135,000 3rd row & X flood zone    MLS #64952     5.4 acres     Lot 10A Sea Gull $165,000 X Flood Zone & Sound Front   MLS #63729 ...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Many residents of Carova, especially those in the Subdiivisions of Swan Beach & Sea Gull, are preparing themselves once again for a fight to keep the 4-Wheel Drive beaches Commercial Free. Here is an e-mail that I received from the people at www.SaveOBX.com. they also have a petition that can be signed by any & all concerned. Commercial Development in the Off Road Area is back on the drawing board, as the company--Swan Beach Corolla, LLC--seeks to obtain a conditional zoning change from residential to commercial in Swan Beach. The proposal seeks to develop 37.57 acres into commercial use. The area would have an Inn with associated structures on the north end of Swan Beach with approximately 302 suites (270 in north, 32 in the south), a fishing pier at the southern end of Swan Beach, and...
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
Outer Banks Homes for Sale in Corolla NC offer today's buyers many great choices. Good buys are available in all price ranges with many of the features you want. It doesn't matter if you are a seasoned vacationer who knows all Corolla has to offer or if you are a beginner thinking about buying beach property, Outer Banks Homes for Sale in Corolla NC provide the best of the beach. Take a look at all Corolla property for sale. If you have questions about location, features, amenities, price or whatever ... just call me at 252-599-2845. No obligation and, without asking, you will never know if you've found your dream vacation home. Why wait? Start your shopping for Outer Banks real estate today while choices are many, prices have not yet begun to increase, and interest rates are low, low, ...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Here's a great reason for living in Carova, NC. Without all the development and comercialization that you find elsewhere on the East Coast, you can get shots like this. It is easy getting a good scenic shot looking east at the ocean, but to be able to look west and not have your field of view cluttered with beach houses & condos is a rare thing indeed.  
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
I get the question asked of me more than any other question by far, both on & off the road. Just driving up the 10 mile stretch of beach and back is no guarantee that you see the Corolla Wild horses. In fact I would give those odds about 20%. The horses are most often grazing, and since there is no grass growing at the shoreline, it is rare to see them out there. Most often you have to brave taking one of the ramps over the dune line and go exploring the back roads. Remember there are about 100 horses and 12,000 acres for them to roam. they do come out on the beach from time to time. I've been told that they will usually do this to get away from the flies, and are most likely to come out when the wind is blowing from the west. During the summer, the best chance of seeing them "on the be...
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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 1/0 Bath     2390 Ocean Sands Rd. 2 Bedroom with privacy $199,000   MLS #53533     4 Bed 2/0 Bath     2379 Ocean Sands Rd. Wooded Lot on 1/3 Acre $241,000   MLS #61948     3 Bed 2/0 Bath     2019 Sea Gull Rd. New Construction & LOMA on file $275,000   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 $299,000   MLS #61836     3 Bed 2/1 Bath     2360 Sandpiper Rd. 4th Row...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
      WATER’S EDGE VILLAGE SCHOOL, COROLLA, NC            Contact:               Sylvia Wolff                             (252) 202-8142                             Water’s Edge Village School                             PO Box 215, Corolla, NC  27927                             watersedgekids@gmail.com                             www.watersedgevillageschool.com         Proposed Charter School in Corolla could keep kids off the bus and in the Know   Water’s Edge Village School is applying to become a tuition-free public charter school in Corolla. Over the past year, a group of parents, educators, and children’s advocates has been meeting to discuss the feasibility of starting a school in Corolla. At this time, students must ride the bus for three hours to attend school in Currituck Coun...
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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.  January has seen more sales than any other January since 2006. Here is a list what what has sold. If you want want to see what have sold for the entire year you can go to my website at http://CarovaSolds.4x4RE.com     1/4/10 --- 2379 False Cape Rd. --- $35,000     1-7-10 --- 2144 Scaup Rd. --- $84,500     1-14-10 --- 2246 Sandfiddler Rd. --- $165,000     1-14-10 --- 2331-B Sandfiddler Rd. --- $650,000     1-20-10 --- 2274 Sandfiddler Rd. --- $550,000 1-29-10 --- 2171 Sandpiper Rd. --- $230,000  
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Yes you heard me right. I woke up to day to a wonderful sight of snow falling in the Outer Banks! Not only did it fall but it stuck and the snow is still falling! I just had to grab my phone a capture some video to share. Enjoy.  
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
In the first part I posted about public reaction to to the thought of getting a Mid-Currituck Bridge. The realty thou is that public opinion may not matter. The Mid-Currituck Bridge has been in the plans now for well over two decades as a way to connect the mainland of Currituck County to the Currituck Outer Banks with out having to drive hours through Dare County to get there. Is it finally going to happen? No one can say for certainty. All we can do to for now is follow the news.   Here is the latest reports from the Daily Advance.    - The environmental impact statement for the bridge is expected to be released in the next couple of weeks - the final environmental impact statement is scheduled for release in the second quarter of this year. - A bridge toll ranging from $6 to $30 per ...
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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 is on a lot of people's minds who live live near or vacation on the Currituck Outer Banks. Many locals say that the Mid-Currituck Bridge is a pipe dream. that it will never happen and that they don't want it to happen. they believe that if it did, that Corolla would lose it's village feel and that Rte 12 will become more jamed on "turnover days" as vacations would very likely start using Corolla as their path to Duck. Yet almost just as many locals believe that Mid-Currituck Bridge would and even should be built. Their thoughts are that they want to have better access to medical facilities, that it will help their business grow, and maybe (as Corolla also tries to establish a charter school) help attract more year round residents and actually reduce the number of...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
  Each year more families with School aged children move into the communities of Corolla and Carova. As the numbers grow the need for a local school becomes greater & greater. The Corolla Education would like your opinion. If you live anywhere on the Outer banks or the Currituck Mainland, please take the time to fill this out and send it in. You can print out a PDF version by clicking here.  
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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 lot 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 Lot Best Buys In Carova   MLS #64445     .34 acres     2391 Carova Rd. $52,900 5th Row Near the state line   MLS #61871     .34 acres     2087 Ocean Pearl Rd. $59,900 5th row Near Carova beach Park MLS #61947     .34 acres     2019 Sea Gull Rd. $75,000 *Owner Financing* & LOMA on file   MLS #61644     .34 acres     1995 Ocean Pearl Rd. $75,000 Ocean Views & enough X flood zone for a house   MLS #61645     .43 acres     2262 W. Swordfish Cres. $79,000 *Owner Financing* High Lot on Secluded Road   MLS #61812     .34 acres     2214 Ocean Pearl Rd. $100,000 *Owner Fin...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Some may call it the end of an era, others may say good riddance to an oceanfront eyesore.  Either was is was an awesome sight this past Saturday as a true Carova land mark has its last moments in the Sun. I never knew orange could be so vibrant. The picture just doesn't do it justice.  
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
        Explore the Moonlight Legend, Lore and  Ghosts of the Whalehead Club in Corolla, NC on  Saturday, February 6, 2010 beginning at 7:00pm.  This guided tour is the most fun you can  have for $14!  Maybe you have  toured the colorful rooms in  the daylight and been curious  about what it would feel like to be in the 21,000 sq. ft residence after dark.  Our docents have  accumulated a treasure trove of legend and lore and invite the brave to come out and hear real  ghost stories about previous owners of the Whalehead Club and distinguished visitors to the  northern banks of the Currituck Sound.  Come dressed for the weather and carry a flashlight.   To get there take Rt. 12 N to Corolla. Currituck Heritage Park is just past milepost 11 by the  Currituck Beach Lighthouse.  Advance res...
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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 1/0 Bath     23980 Ocean Sands Rd. 2 Bedroom with privacy $199,000   MLS #53533     4 Bed 2/0 Bath     2379 Ocean Sands Rd. Wooded Lot on 1/3 Acre $241,000   MLS #61948     3 Bed 2/0 Bath     2019 Sea Gull Rd. New Construction & LOMA on file $275,000   MLS #61565     3 Bed 2/1 Bath     2319 Carova Rd. 5th Row Short Sale in an X flood zone! $289,900   MLS #61836     3 Bed 2/1 Bath     2360 Sandpiper Rd. 4th Row with a FEMA Policy! $299,900    MLS #63825     3 Bed 3/0 Bath     1681 Midland Rd. Ocean Views & X flood...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
ust because its winter does not mean that there is nothing going on in the quaint little town of Corolla, NC.Currituck Heritage Park has events & classes being held 12 months a year. To start the New Year off they will be giving the second in a three part series on Corolla in Retrospect. Experience life in the past from a panel of local experts explaining what life used to be like here. Admission is free to all and there will be audience participation, so if you are in the area, stop on by.
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
  I was playing catch-up on my emails from being busy visiting family and friends, when I came across one from my sister who cam to visit the other month from Belfast Ireland. Included in the email were some of the pictures that she took while she was here. Included with all the shots of family, she also had some of the Corolla Wild Horses. She has always been artistic in her work but when I cam across this shot I had to chuckle (and share). When we grew up in the northern states it was always funny to give someone the advice of "Don't eat the yellow snow". Here at the beach, we don't have that problem. However, maybe we should point out to all the little ones (horse & people alike) "don't smell the brown rocks".    
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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 com...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
  As I look back at the past year, I realize what all I have accomplished in my first full year living on the Outer Banks. Much of this I owe to the loyal support of my wife. I would like to thank all of my friends and clients that have helped me achieve what is possibly my best year in real estate yet. I: -      perfected my license to become a full broker -      been asked to chair a committee on our local REALTOR association -      earned my NAR Green designation -     was involved in 18% of all the 4-Wheel drive sales for 2009 -      helped more sellers sell their 4-Wheel Drive properties than any other agent living there -      helped more buyers purchase 4-Wheel Drive properties than any other agent living there -      am starting 2010 with more 4-Wheel Drive listings than any ot...
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