Adventures in Carova

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Real Estate Agent - The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany - NC 261870
Welcome to my Blog. My name is Jean-Paul Peron. I'm a REALTOR® with The Outer Banks Real Estate Company. My wife and I built our dream home and moved to Carova, a 10 mile stretch of non comercialized beach with no paved roads and home to the Corolla Wild Horses. Carova is an nincorporated community in Cuttituck County in the extreme northeast corner of North Carolina. Its three main neighborhoods of Swan Beach, North Swan Beach, and Carova Beach can only be accessed by four-wheel drive, boat, or (if you want to splurge) by helicopter since there are no paved roads connecting Carova to neighboring Corolla of Virginia. There is actually a fence at the state line to keep the vehicles from crossing into Virginia. Living this far from civilization and this close to the ocean is a blessing that sometimes comes with a price. I will try my best to be share both sides of the coin. J-P



Here is a great motivational post from one of my favorite REALTORS.If you have read Fannie's Story on my website --- --- you know that she is my 3-legged terrier. I believe that she came into my life to be not only my friend, but also my spiritual guide. She taugh...
One of the most beautiful sights on see in Carova is a new foal. It leaves me wondering how lucky this creature is to have been born among the Corolla Wild Horses. I got to see some of the baby horses on the beach and just in time. It was starting to get too crowded there so they shortly decided ...
3 important questions to ask when choosing and agent to represent you as a Buyer or Seller.   1)      Do you live here yourself? An agent who lived in the neighborhood or area day in and day out is likely to be more up to date on what is going on in the area.   2)      What do you do, beyond wha...
  Recently Renovated!3 Bedrooms 2 Full Baths1 Half BathPriced Below Assessed Value.  Escape The Pavement™ And enjoy this wonerful beach getaway. This beach home was updated in 2006 with new flooring, kitchen cabinets, appliances, and hot water. It offers ocean views form just about every room in ...
An excellent post from one of my fellow Outer Banks REALTORS.One topic at our Realtor Association meeting last week was branding our community.  As many know, the Outer Banks has been known as “Fishermen’s Paradise” for generations.  And our beaches are known as some of the best in the country.  ...
I’ve heard this one a lot this past summer, and as I look back I realize that I thought that also before moving down to the Outer Banks. From talking with some of the lifelong residents, that statement used to be true, but not anymore. The Outer Banks has really become a 10 month resort with dif...
  Open Houses Part 2 (The Nosy Neighbor)  I have found that another big reason against having open houses is that it is going to attract “nosey neighbors” and what good is that? Well I would argue that you never know what good can come from that. Let me give you 3 posssible scenarios. 1)      The...
  Some of the Corolla Wild Horses wanted to remind all of us staying in Carova that this is their home also so please pick up pick up after yourselves and be sure to recycle!      
  In my opinion the answer is…YES, if done properly. Real Estate agents out there love to point out the statics that the odds of a house selling to a person who came through it at an “Open House” are very slim. I believe the NAR statistics says it is 1-3%.  I think this is mostly due to the fact ...
Escape The Pavement and make this canal front lot the site of your new beach home and have the flexibility of coming by land or water with easy access to Knotts Island Bay. Enjoy the privacy of being away from the commercialization of the other beaches, and listen to the ocean from your back yar...

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