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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



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 doe...
 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 ...
  With hundreds of miles of shoreline, North Carolina has so many great sights, sounds and activities on our coast that it can sometimes be difficult to figure out which ones to enjoy first. So, here's a list of twenty coastal treasures to put on your list, attractions, sights, and sounds that yo...
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 ...
Yesterday I ran into one of the residents here who, like so many others, has been struggling with her mortgage. She had a lot of venting to do & I just happen to be there at the right time to get the full onslaught.  I suggested that she wright out her thoughts to help her vent & she decided to e...
    Each summer I get asked this question in multiple variations. There was a time when the  shops would close up for the off season once Labor Day hit and everything would all but come to a stop. Not any more. The Outer Banks (OBX) has really become a 10 month resort with different groups comin...
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 t...
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,...
I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Labor Day. This marks the official end of summer, and for those of you who will be feeling the end of summer blues as you go to work tomorrow, I want to offer this special link( When you need that special reminder of what lies ah...
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 Oce...

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