Duck, NC Real Estate News

By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
Georgetown Sands Townhome in Duck NC - SOLD This ocean side 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath townhome is located in one of the prime locations in Georgetown Sands in Duck NC. There's a short walk to the beach and an easy walk or bike ride to the village. Long regarded as the place to live either year round or have a second home, you can understand why. Sorry you missed this one, but there will be others on the market. If you would like to be notified when another Georgetown Sands Townhome in Duck NC becomes available, please e-mail me. To see all available homes, townhomes and condos, visit Duck real estate for sale on the Outer Banks. Of course, If you would like to talk to a live person, please call me at 252-599-2845.
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
Outer Banks real estate for sale in Duck NC offers today's buyers many excellent choices. Find your special vacation spot here in Duck where charm and sophistication go hand in hand. This quaint village offers the best of the Outer Banks. If you have vacationed in Duck ... or have just visited for a day, you know how quaint this tiny town is. Great restaurants offer tasty treats. The shops have the best in gifts, fashion, art, jewelery, books, and all things beach. Outer Banks real estate for sale in Duck NC provides something for most all budgets. Below is a sample of available properties. Take a tour. Colony by the Sea CondoGeorgetown Sands # 7Georgetown Sands # 30106 Canvas Back Drive114 Old Squaw Drive Want so see more of what Outer Banks real estate for sale in Duck NC has to offer...
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
It may be the middle of January, but it is time to start thinking about your vacation at the beach. Duck is one of the best places to spend a week or two at the beach. And, though it is only January, we are seeing rentals being booked ahead of last year's pace. So ... you wonder what there is to do in a place named Duck. Check out just some of the places to go and things to do in Duck North Carolina. Come try out the newest water sport. Ride a stand-up paddleboard. You can get lessons and rent or buy your paddleboard. How about wind surfing? Or kayaking? Or jet skiing? Or Para-sailing? Just try not shopping in Duck. Can't. The shops are just irristable. So many shops. So little time. Check out The Waterfront Shops, Osprey Landing, Scarborough Faire Shoppes, Wee Winks Square, and Scarbor...
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
Currituck Sound freezes outside my window in Duck Have you ever noticed how much colder you feel when you see ice or snow? Well, here in Duck NC where winter temperatures are normally mild compared to the rest of the state or for our friends in the north east, we are dealing with ice ... perhaps some light snow tonight. Yes, we can cozy up inside to stay warm, but I want to share a warm winter day photo taken outside my office here at Resort Realty, then one taken in the same area showing ice on the water just a few days later. I can't resist sharing the next photo. They are the wonder of winter here. We so look forward to their arrival. Though it doesn't happen often, when the Currituck Sound freezes outside my window in Duck, I fondly remember my youthful days in West Virginia where t...
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
Outer Banks NC Real Estate Sales - the Duck Market Outer Banks NC real estate sales - the Duck market information as of 11/14/09 For additional information including all homes, condos, town homes and land for sale in Duck NC, please visit Duck Real Estate For Sale. You can also search here for price ranges and neighborhoods. Current homes for sale in Duck     Number of homes for sale - 125     Average asking price - $709,204     Average days on market - 268 Homes under contract in Duck     Number of homes under contract - 11 Sold homes in Duck since 1/1/09     Number of homes sold - 47     Average Sold Price - $749,887     Sale price/asking price - 82%     Average days on market - 227 Do you have questions about specific properties, neighborhoods, or areas?Do you want additional facts a...
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
Duck Road Construction Underway in Duck NC began Monday, October 26. This construction will improve the water issues on the road during heavy rains and consists of removing, raising, and repaving the road in the south end of Duck from about Bias Lane to Seahawk. There will be storm water chambers added to forever erridacate ourinfamous Tuckahoe Lake. OK, so the Tuckahoe Drive issue has been fixed for some time, but I still remember the storm that dumped inches and inches on Duck and caused flooding at Tuckahoe Drive to the point that traffic was only one lane. That one lane was on the bike/walking path. Firemen were directing traffic with their tall boots on! Duck Road Construction Underway in Duck NC is expected to be complete by May 14, 2010. The delays are minimal with one lane traff...
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
The Outer Banks Seldom Seen by Visitors is not far from view. After all, this piece of paridise is not that wide.  On your next visit take some of the side streets and ... enjoy the "quiet side" of the island. The next photo is obviously on ocean side, yet still a rare site for our visitors. Come and let us share the Outer Banks with you. For questions or comment please e-mail us or visit our web site. Mike and I are associate brokers at Resort Realty in the Duck office. Drop in and say hello on your next trip.
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
Duck NC on the Outer Banks homes for sale under $500,000 give today's buyers an opportunity to finally own a beach home in this premier town. Duck is known for a sleepy village atmosphere filled with first class restaurants and quaint shops close to both the ocean and sound. And ... of course the beaches. Look at all you can own in Duck NC under $500,000. There are great buys to be had in all price ranges. Take a look at these homes between $500,000 and $750,000. Duck NC on the Outer Banks homes for sale under $500,000 opens the door to second home investment ownership while you also enjoy the pride of ownership on the Outer Banks. Let us provide the names of some local lenders and insurance providers to help you with questions you may have. Of course there is no obligation. Just contac...
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3RD ANNUAL DUCK JAZZ FESTIVAL The 3rd Annual Duck Jazz Festival is scheduled for Sunday, October 11, 2009 beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the Duck Town Park on the gazebo stage. The event is free and open to the public and will be held shine or drizzle.  This year's line-up includes:   Kim Waters from Sacramento, CA; Jackie Scott & The Housewreckers from Hampton Roads, VA; Joe Baione from Delaware; Connected from Elizabeth City, NC; Joe Mapp & The Coordinates Featuring Laura Martier from the Outer Banks, NC. The current schedule for the day is: 11:00 a.m.                 Joe Mapp & The Coordinates featuring Laura Martier12 noon                     Connected  1:00 p.m.                   Joe Baione Trio  2:45 p.m.                   Jackie Scott & The Housewreckers 4:30 p.m.                   K...
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
Having a strong referral team for Outer Banks real estate is critical here. Mortgage lenders are certainly one of the key positions. This team of top notch professionals is perhaps more important on the Outer Banks than for your local primary home sales because our clients come from other towns and states. They do not have friends and neighbors to pass on a reputable name. When a buyer purchases a second home perhaps with rental income or one for investment, the support professionals such as attorneys, lenders, insurance agents, home inspectors and others, can make the transaction a piece of cake or a crisis. Particularly in this current climate, buyers are wary and need the best. With all this said, I recently had a client who fell into a dark black hole on financing. Excellent credit....
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
There are many things to do while visiting Duck NC on the Outer Banks! Here's just a few. The Third Annual Jazz Festival is scheduled on October 11. at the Town of Duck park. This year's headliner is Kim Waters from Sacramento, CA. Enjoy the music. Enjoy the views. Click on Duck Jazz Festival for an events schedule and a peek at the cool poster. Begin your Outer Banks day with a great cup of coconut flavored coffee at Ducks Cottage on the pond. Pick up your local news, find a good book. Have your coffee and pastry on the porch or to go. Check out  Ducks Cottage. Ready for lunch and a fabulous, mouth-watering hamburger? Try Roadside Raw Bar and Grill and relax near the bar in a booth, take a table down the stairs or enjoy your burger (great salads too) on the patio. Located in Downtown D...
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
Thare remains many fine Outer Banks Homes for Sale. The question is how many have your price, location and features? Many prospective buyers believe the numbers of available homes are so high that there is no rush to buy now. But ... while the number of Outer Banks homes for sale are high, the numbers greatly diminish when you begin to remove those not offering your price range, location and features. That certainly changes the picture. Here's an example for you: Let's say you would like a home on the ocean side of Duck, 4 bedrooms with an ocean view. Sounds good. You would like to purchase under $500,000. Right now there are over 1200 homes for sale between Corolla and Nags Head. Ok so far. But we want Duck which has about 136 homes available. Still a huge selection. Well, Duck ocean s...
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
Yes, we have been seeing positive signs the Outer Banks real estate market is improving. The number of sales for single family homes from Corolla through Nags Head are beginning to increase. Now, that doesn't mean our sellers should be considering a price increase. I must say, many Outer Banks sellers have seen those positive signs but have realized property values between 2004 - 2007 were over inflated. If that owner bought before the rapid price hikes, the simple fact is that, though values have dropped, he/she will not be loosing money when the property is sold. They simply will not make the profit seen in the years of rapid appreciation. Yes, there are sellers who see those positive signs in this Outer Banks real estate market and are still hoping a buyer will love their home enough...
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
Why is Duck the Outer Banks hot spot, real estate or otherwise? This question has many answers. Let's first simply talk about this quaint town. With the ocean on one side of the only road through the village of Duck and the sound on the other, there is a water view from many locations in this Outer Banks hot spot. This road (Duck Road or NC 12) meanders through the village proper and is lined with boutique shops and fabulous restaurants. The town has recently completed a beautiful park on the sound side making easy sound access for kayaking, and other water sports. There is also a bike/walking path along the road used extensively particularly in the morning hours as folks make their way to coffee shops and donuts. Many of the neighborhoods in Duck are ocean side giving very easy access ...
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
The purchase price of Outer Banks Vacation Rentals varies widely based on a number of factors not considered in a traditional (non-resort) neighborhood. In addition to the usual factors of location, location, and, well, location, Outer Banks Vacation Rentals should be considered in at least 4 different ways.                                         The first consideration is use. In looking for a home in the more popular vacation rentals sections, if the property is to be a primary residence, the only point is liking the home and location. If the home is to be used as a second home with some Outer Banks vacation rentals, then location and past income become more important. Should you be looking at the property strictly as an investment, location is important with strong emphasis on past ...
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
Working in this Outer Banks real estate market has been an exciting time for sales. Yep real estate sales have been off ... way off. But, just like a day after a storm, the sky is clear, and we're ready to enjoy the bright sunshine ahead. Yes, the country as a whole has some serious days and months ahead. The real estate market was the first to weaken, and it is the first to lead us back to better times. The Outer Banks number of sales for this year to date are inching slightly above this time last year. The average sale price is below last year, but, hey, that's great news for buyers! OK, buyers just got part of the great news. Outer Banks sales prices are lower than last year. It doesn't   hurt either that interest rates are just above the all time lows. I won't forget good news for o...
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By Greg Cremia
(Shore Realty of the Outer Banks)
Real estate sales in Duck continue to lag behind the glory days of the boom time. However, the prices continue to hover around the same level as in the boom years of 2003 and 2004. For sellers, there is hope to sell your house if you have the ability to price it accordingly. Prices have rolled back to around the 2003 mark, so those who bought before this time should have enough equity to complete a transaction.   Duck Residential Real Estate Sold Statistics Oceanside From the Outer Banks Association of REALTORS 2008 saw 53 residential properties sell for a median price of $660,000 and an average price of $799,319 2007 saw 59 residential properties sell for a median price of $715,000 and an average price of $838,953 2006 saw 72 residential properties sell for a median price of $587,500 a...
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By Danny Thornton, WordPress Guru
(R & D Art)
While I am enjoying the cooler weather of fall, it does reming me that the cold is on its way. I spent a little time this morning thinking about some past vacations I took. While I like luxury hotels and vacation resorts, there are a couple of reasons that I sometimes choose to rent a house instead. It is much more economical to rent a house or condo that sleeps eight to tweleve people than getting hotel rooms to accomodate that many. Also, I enjoy preparing coolers of food to take to the beach for lunch and having everyone gather for a meal in the evenings. Of course I enjoy going to dinner as a group as well, but not every night. For me, the premier reason I often prefer renting a house is that it allows those who I want to be on vacation with to be nearby, while the strangers are not...
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By Matt Huband- OBX Realty Group-From Corolla To Hatteras, Celebrating 17yrs Working With Buyers and Sellers
(OBX Realty Group)
What is the market like in Duck and Corolla, NC? We have been trying to purchase there for years but the area was experiencing extremes of price appreciation. Asked Tue Jun 10 2008 11:55 by B. M. I answered this question the other day from one of the sites I belong to and wanted to post my answer here. Matt Huband answered: Just like everywhere on the Outer Banks the prices in Duck & Corolla have come down to where they were in 2003-2004. Most of the homes in Duck & Corolla are in the $500,000+ range with most over $1M an this price range has seen the largest drop in home prices. With the number of listed houses at one of the highest levels in years coupled with the tightening of the mortgage industry these houses are having fewer and fewer buyers. This along with the continued strength...
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By Greg Cremia
(Shore Realty of the Outer Banks)
Click here to Search All Duck Real Estate and Homes for Sale and browse through the properties available. There are 10 properties per page next to a digital satellite map of the neighborhood with the location of each house marked on the map. Zoom in on your new home.You can search for real estate in any location or subdivision in Duck in any price range.You can view all of the real estate for sale with the Outer Banks Association of REALTORS in one place. You do not have to sign up or register.
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