Corolla, NC Real Estate News

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 life. For most coastal communities along the Outer Banks knowing the tides is helpful for people boating or fishing, here it is important for driving. Since just getting to the pavement can be a 3 to 11 mile dirve on the beach itself, it can be very advantageous to know when low tide 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: Low/1:10AM High/7:32AM Low/1:54PM High/7:50PM Monday: Low/1:55AM High/8:13AM Low/2:34PM High/8:32PM Tuesday: Low/2...
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By Greg Cremia
(Shore Realty of the Outer Banks)
Good news for Ocean Sands home owners as prices are going up. The median price of a home in Ocean Sands jumped up from $415,000 to $470,000 for an increase of 13%. The average price of a home sold went up $41,000 for an increase of 8%. At this rate it won't be long before homes in Ocean Sands recoup the money lost in the crash.      Sold Market Ocean Sands 2015          No. of Listings     Dollar Volume     Average Price     Median Price     Average DOM       RESIDENTIAL                   Conventional     39     $18,517,125     $474,798     $418,000     274                   Cash     4     $3,169,000     $792,250     $894,500     180                   Jumbo Loan     4     $4,682,500     $1,170,625     $1,128,750     232          Analysis By Area                   Corolla Oceanside     4...
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By Greg Cremia
(Shore Realty of the Outer Banks)
CURRITUCK COUNTY HOMES SOLD YEAR-TO-YEAR COMPARISON REPORT Statistics for: Area (Minor)=011, 012, 020, 031, 032, 033, 034, 001, Class=RE, Date Range01/01/2014-01/31/2016, Grouping Selector=3, Type=SF; As Of: 1/23/2016   Qty Sold % Chg Volume Sold % Chg Average Sale % Chg Median Sale % Chg Qty Active % Chg RESIDENTIAL Currituck County   4-Wheel Drive Area Current Period 36   18,350,925   509,747   337,500   126   One Year Ago 30   15,984,875   532,829   431,250   114   Increase / (Decrease) 6 20 % 2,366,050 15 % (23,082) -4 % (93,750) -22 % 12 11 %   Corolla Oceanside Current Period 269   208,856,904   776,419   570,000   896   One Year Ago 262   184,324,485   703,528   517,500   832   Increase / (Decrease) 7 3 % 24,532,419 13 % 72,891 10 % 52,500 10 % 64 8 %   Corolla Westside Current ...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Updated Oceanfront Home for Sale on the Outer Banks | 2259 Sandfiddler Rd.Wake up every morning with a smile on your face as the rising sun greets you a good day on the private deck of your master bedroom. Enjoy the view of dolphins swimming at sea, pelicans gliding on the shoreline, and Corolla Wild Horses grazing the dunes. Check out this handicap-friendly 9 bedroom oceanfront Outer Banks home for sale that boasts of an outdoor heated pool, private beach access, large decks, and its very own elevator.  Located on the 4 wheel drive community of Carova Beach, this home sits on what real estate agents refer to as “Outer Banks’ last frontier” filled with the beauty of Mother Nature’s finest. This custom built oceanfront beach sits on a large dune that provides protection for the home with...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Build Your Beach Home on This Outer Banks NC Lot | 2367 Sandpiper Rd There’s nothing quite like being surrounded by the beauty of Mother Nature to forget the stressful bright lights of the busy city. If you’ve been looking for the perfect property to build your dream home by the beach, then this Outer Banks NC lot for sale might just be what you’re looking for!  Located in the 4 wheel drive community of Carova Beach, this lot is the perfect spot for home buyers looking to escape the pavement and enjoy tranquil beach living at its finest.  Whether you’ve been dreaming about a warm and cozy 2 bedroom beach cottage with lots of outdoor deck space or a grand and luxurious 4 bedroom private retreat filled with all the modern amenities you and your family will need, this space can accommodate...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Great Price! Stunning Outer Banks NC Lot for Sale | 2287 Sandpiper Rd Take advantage of this amazing offer on a stunning third row Outer Banks NC lot for sale that offers gorgeous ocean views and surrounded by beautiful mature trees. If you’ve been looking for the perfect spot to build your beach home, this might just be it!  With beautiful ocean views that you get just by standing from the lot, this property is the perfect spot for building your beach home. There are no homes directly in front of the property, allowing you to tremendously enjoy the lovely ocean views every day.  Imagine having such a tranquil scenery every day. This OBX NC lot for sale offers a platted beach access that’s only 100 feet away, allowing you and your family to easily go to the beach for a swim.  Aside from...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Stunning Outer Banks NC Canalfront Lot for Sale | 905 Plover Ct Do you have a picture in your head of the perfect beach property for you and your family? Does it have 4 bedrooms, 2 and a half baths, a gorgeous kitchen, an updated living room, a spacious deck, and beautiful views? If you’re looking for the right home but still haven’t found it yet after months of searching, then why don’t you build it instead - on this expansive Outer Banks NC lot for sale in Carova Beach?  Escape the pavement and enjoy living in your very own home. Located very close to the entrance to the sound with easy access by boat, this lot is the perfect spot to build your future beach home.  Enjoy waking up every morning to the magnificent beauty of mature trees surrounding the property. Take a sip of your favor...
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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 life. For most coastal communities along the Outer Banks knowing the tides is helpful for people boating or fishing, here it is important for driving. Since just getting to the pavement can be a 3 to 11 mile dirve on the beach itself, it can be very advantageous to know when low tide 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/12:58AM Low/7:22AM High/1:18PM Low/7:35PM Monday: High/2:03AM Low/8:31AM High/2:24PM Low/8:37PM Tuesday: High...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Gorgeous 3 Bedroom Outer Banks NC Home for Sale | 2020 Seagull Rd Gorgeous views, easy beach access, and beautiful mature trees all around - does this sound like the perfect beach property for you? If it is, then check out this 3 bedroom Outer Banks NC home for sale which comes with 2 bathrooms, a screened porch, a living room with fireplace, a laundry room, a main deck, a rooftop deck, an attic, and a bonus lot off to the side.  No paved roads and no distractions - this home for sale offers miles and miles long of gorgeous coastline. Just down the street from your beach access, you can drive out for a fun day under the sun and relax on any of the stunning 4x4 beaches of Carova.  This single family home boasts of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in its approximately 1,685 sq.ft. of living spa...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Great Price on Outer Banks NC Lot for Sale | 1655 Midland Rd Have you ever dreamed of your very own beautiful beach home filled with all the amenities that you and your family need while being surrounded by the beauty of the Carova Beach community? Then check out this stunning Outer Banks NC lot for sale and schedule a viewing today!  With approximately 15,000 sq. ft. of size, this 5th row lot offers great ocean views while still located in the X flood zone. The property has good elevation and with very few houses between you and the ocean, you’re sure to enjoy the privacy this space offers.  What type of home do you see you and your family in? Are you thinking of a sprawling contemporary beach home or have you been dreaming of a 3 bedroom cozy cottage? Whatever it is, all you need is a...
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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 life. For most coastal communities along the Outer Banks knowing the tides is helpful for people boating or fishing, here it is important for driving. Since just getting to the pavement can be a 3 to 11 mile dirve on the beach itself, it can be very advantageous to know when low tide 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: Low/12:58AM High/7:18AM Low/1:47PM High/7:40PM Monday: Low/1:44AM High/8:02AM Low/2:30PM High/8:26PM Tuesday: Low/...
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By Greg Cremia
(Shore Realty of the Outer Banks)
Question; Are Corolla home prices going up yet?Answer: Yes.Corolla home prices are finally starting to head back into the positive. Looking at the sold data for the houses located east of Rt12 that sold in the last 2 years, we see increases in everything, including the number of units sold, the total dollar volume sold, the median and average prices. The number of units sold went up 21% to 160 single family homes and the median price went up 5% to $539,250.00.These increases are not earth shattering and you still have a long wait if you are looking to sell when prices get back to boom time levels, but the bottom is far behind us and the outlook is up. Yay!!! It has been a long time since anyone could truthfully talk positive about the Corolla real estate market.This chart breaks down th...
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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 life. For most coastal communities along the Outer Banks knowing the tides is helpful for people boating or fishing, here it is important for driving. Since just getting to the pavement can be a 3 to 11 mile dirve on the beach itself, it can be very advantageous to know when low tide 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/1:45AM Low/6:06AM High/1:55PM Low/6:12PM Monday: High/2:38AM Low/9:03AM High/2:49PM Low/9:02PM Tuesday: High/...
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By Greg Cremia
(Shore Realty of the Outer Banks)
Do you find yourself asking, is the timing right to put my house in Corolla on the market right here in the middle of winter? The answer is simple, yes. Unlike other areas, where home sales peak and fall with the ebb and flow of the school system, home sales in Corolla are not restricted by families looking to relocate. Often, busy professionals find it more convenient to shop for an investment property during the winter when traffic and vacationers do not get in the way. Winter shopping for homes is restricted by the weather back home which sometimes keeps the buyers trapped up north.The graph below shows the number of homes sold in each month in Corolla on the Oceanside of Rt12 from July 2014 thru July 2015. Winter sales in Corolla peaked around Jan 15 and then dropped off until Febru...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Great Deal on this Outer Banks NC Lot for Sale | 2148 Sandfiddler Rd Have you been looking far and wide for the perfect beach home for you and your family? If you’re tired of the same old architectural styles, home sizes, and more, why not build your beach home instead? Check out this gorgeous semi-oceanfront lot for sale on the Outer Banks NC. It might just be the perfect spot for your dream home.  Located near the heart of the gorgeous Carova Beach community, right by the fire station ramp access, this lot is approximately 14,500 sq. ft. wide with elevations that seem high enough for a LOMA.  The property offers lots of possibilities for any new homeowner. Build a gorgeous and elegant luxury beach home filled with all the modern amenities you can think of.  You can also opt to create ...
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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 life. For most coastal communities along the Outer Banks knowing the tides is helpful for people boating or fishing, here it is important for driving. Since just getting to the pavement can be a 3 to 11 mile dirve on the beach itself, it can be very advantageous to know when low tide 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: Low/2:11AM High/8:33AM Low/2:59PM High/8:54PM Monday: Low/2:57AM High/9:15AM Low/3:41PM High/9:39PM Tuesday: Low/3...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Lovely Outer Banks NC Lot for Sale w/ Ocean View | 2344 Sandfiddler Rd Ready to escape the pavement, leave the city for a relaxing break and live in your very own luxury real estate in one of the best semi-oceanfront lots for sale in Outer Banks NC? Then this property might just be the one you’ve been looking for.  With beautiful ocean views just as you stand on the lot, this property is the perfect place to build your private sanctuary. Being one of the only two X flood zone semi-oceanfront lots on the Carova Beach market, this property does not need any flood insurance whatsoever.  The property has great elevation, perfect for building your dream home with magnificent ocean views every morning. Imagine waking up to this tranquil scene as you sip your cup of coffee or do morning yoga o...
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By Greg Cremia
(Shore Realty of the Outer Banks)
The Preliminary flood maps for Currituck County have been released to the public. These maps have not been finalized and are subject to change. There is a lot of good news in these maps with a lot of properties showing new, better designations. For instance, the old maps had 1,097 properties in the most expense V Flood Zone and the new maps have reduced that number to 126 properties. The V Flood Zone is mainly on the oceanfront where wave action is considered a risk. Likewise, the next highest cost Flood Zones are the A Zones. Almost 5,000 properties have been removed from these zones. This is not how government works.FEMA can not afford to have this many properties removed from their system. For each downgrade in Flood Zone, there is a reduction in the amount of insurance payments coll...
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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 life. For most coastal communities along the Outer Banks knowing the tides is helpful for people boating or fishing, here it is important for driving. Since just getting to the pavement can be a 3 to 11 mile dirve on the beach itself, it can be very advantageous to know when low tide 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/2:21AM Low/8:46AM High/2:41PM Low/8:56PM Monday: High/3:24AM Low/9:51AM High/3:45PM Low/9:55PM Tuesday: High/...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
Overview of the Carova Real Estate Market Outer Banks NC Homes If you’re thinking of heading to Carova to kickstart your 2016 getaways, keep in mind that there aren’t any hotels or motels for you and your family to stay in. As one of the last unspoiled lands in the country with miles long stretch of beaches, what you have are Outer Banks NC homes for sale which you can buy or rent for your stay. Choose from a wide array of properties such as contemporary vacation rental homes on the beaches of the Currituck Outer Banks or tranquil soundside cottages located near the National Wildlife Refuge. Whatever property you choose, you’re sure to enjoy the much-needed peaceful and private vacation away from the loud and busy city.  Carova Real Estate Market With house prices starting from the $170...
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