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Real Estate Agent - Beach Realty and Construction
I will feature unique Coastal properties and interesting stories about Coastal Living in North Carolina
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In many markets  a good portion of the properties that are selling are either REO or short sale. About 30% of my lisitings are short sales now and I have been able to pick up 6 REO listings ( scraps form the REO fraternity) this year.  Our MLS inventory is less than 6% under contract - My invento...
01/17/2010
                                                                                                             3 Seasons B&B ~ NOW FOR SALE!                                                                   Kitty Hawk NC Well established Bed & Breakfast now for SALE! - ON the golf course at Seascap...
04/01/2009
        Why are some homes selling quickly and others NOT even getting a showing? - maybe a nice flyer will do it!! LOL- I actually saw that nonsense in a real estate column recently!  Here on the Outer Banks the price of an average middle class home went from 80k to 120k in 1998 to 280k-350K in ...
03/31/2009
  Historic Manteo is by far the coolest little Coastal Town in Northeastern North Carolina.  There is an abundance of shopping,coffee shops, book shops, entertainment , watersports , fishing or just plain walking tours of Historic down town. When you come for a visit do not forget to check out th...
02/25/2009
January closes out on Outer Banks with 62 single homes under contract for the month. There may be a few that went under contract this weekend with paperwork pending. There are currently 1997 single family homes on MLS - this means there is a 32 month supply of homes on the market as of today. The...
01/31/2009
www.cedarbaync.com   Come to Historic Manteo to find the perfect blend of Mayberry and Coastal Elegance.  You will never want to leave the Island once you are settled in. Now that Baby Boomers are retiring at rate of about 6 every minute they are looking for that coastal small town place to settl...
01/31/2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojNUUf3ERis     Roanoke Island and historic downtown Manteo has turned into one of the hottest micro - markets in this long skinny Island paradise we call the Outer Banks. I predict Manteo to be one of the HOTTEST areas when baby boomers begin to really retire en-ma...
11/04/2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojNUUf3ERis    
10/30/2008
I makes no sense to classify a Beach House as an investment when it only does 5% gross return on income. Once you deduct the operating expenses you are at about 3% or less!!! I would rather buy a CD or something that will put$$$ in my pocket for an investment. Real investors laugh at listings tha...
08/05/2008
In 1950's when the US Government took our precious land to create Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the Park Service promised that access would never be deniedand the charter clearly makes our beaches recreational areas.  Man has dominion over the earth and all creatures - this law was laid down b...
08/04/2008
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