Duck, NC Real Estate News

By Morgan Mason, Outer Banks Beach Houses for Sale
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Company LLC)
3 Bedroom Gorgeous Investment Property in Duck NC | 1430 Duck Rd Some people don’t like buying investment properties because of all the work they have to put into it. But if you’re looking for a charming updated home that offers you a front row seat to dazzling sunsets and regal sailboats, then this 3 bedroom property in Duck NC is the one that you have been looking for.  Built in  1989, this Saltbox Cottage was purchased by the current owners in 2007 and renovated the interiors in 2008 with engineered hardwood flooring in the living room, tiled bathroom floors, and new carpeting in all the bedrooms and stairs. It has now become a successful investment rental property for them, with a 2015 seasonal rental income of $34,000!  The main living room is the perfect spot for fun conversations...
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By Morgan Mason, Outer Banks Beach Houses for Sale
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Company LLC)
Charming 3 Bedroom Updated Home for Sale in Duck NC | 1430 Duck Rd Picture your dream home. Does it offer you a front row seat to dazzling sunsets, regal sailboats, and gorgeous waterfowl skimming across the beautiful landscape? If this sounds like the second home you’ve been looking for, then this charming 3 bedroom updated home in Duck NC might be the one for you.  Built in  1989, this Saltbox Cottage was purchased by the current owners in 2007 and renovated the interiors in 2008 with engineered hardwood flooring in the living room, tiled bathroom floors, and new carpeting in all the bedrooms and stairs. It has now become a successful investment rental property for them, with a 2015 seasonal rental income of $34,000!  The main living room is the perfect spot for fun conversations and ...
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By Matt Huband- OBX Realty Group-From Corolla To Hatteras, Celebrating 17yrs Working With Buyers and Sellers
(OBX Realty Group)
According to Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D. a nationally acclaimed economist "sales of vacation homes are skyrocketing. Last year a record 1.13 million vacation properties sold, an amazing 21% of all sales and up 57.4% from 2013! Part of this is due to Boomers buying second homes to eventually retire to, while part is being fed by strong gains in financial markets. Meanwhile, sales of investment homes fell 7.4% to 1.02 million and owner-occupied purchases were 3.23 million, 60% of sales." The Outer Banks market has certainly contributed to those numbers with sales at an all time high over the last 5 years. The Outer Banks is a 160 mile barrier island with beautiful sand beaches that stretch from the Virginia line down to Hatteras Island. With over 7 million tourist visiting each year the Outer...
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By Holleay Parcker - Spinnaker Realty - Serving Clients From Corolla to Hatteras, With 14 Yrs Experience in Outer Banks Real Estate
(SPINNAKER REALTY LLC)
Duck Real Estate - Homes For Sale In Duck NC About mid-point in the 1960’s, my family started vacationing annually in Duck, usually during the second or third week of August. Back then, there were no paved roads, and few homes for sale in Duck NC. You could walk the beach most of the day and not see a single soul.Each summer, anticipation ran high for my parents as our week at the beach approached; and every year, I dreaded the idea of being away from my friends, with only my two brothers for company. Looking back, now I understand what my parents treasured. Although Duck has changed dramatically since then, it has retained its charm, and is known as a family oriented vacation spot for thousands of visitors, who just like my parents, anticipate their week at the beach with great relish...
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By Sara Miniman, Weichert Realtors NJ
(Weichert, Realtors)
In order to fully enjoy a sunset or sunrise in OBX (Outer Banks, North Carolina), you must leave the house.  This is the beautiful walkway that leads to the beach.  I love the way the tree canopy envelopes you as you pad along the boardwalk planks.   This is a photo taken just as the sun started to rise.   You have to walk up a flight of stairs in order to get to the beach.  This is a photo taken from the top of the deck that overlooks the dunes and the beach.   Sunrise through the tall sea grass. The colors are just magnificent! Aren't these just great?   And now begins the sunset photos--taken on the sound side of OBX.  Doesn't matter where you are, they are just spectacular.   Flowers on the dune catching the last bit of sun before it disappears...   Just awesome!   Thanks for stoppi...
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
This is a picture I took earlier this week on my way home from Southern Shores. It is of the pier across form the Barrier Island Station resort in Duck, NC. The pier goes out into the Currituck Sound and the views at sunset are amazing. Unfortunately it is a private pier and not open to the general public.
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By Ian Lazarus CRS, Jersey Shore 2nd Home & Retirement Specialist
(Shore Points Realty)
With the temperature in the 70s and a a pretty sky, it was a perfect day for the 2011 Duck Jazz Festival.  The wondeful sounds of jazz and the aroma of succulent local food permeated the air in Duck. The all day festival continues to get better each year.  If you couldn't make it out this year, put next year's festival on your calendar.   Red Sky Realty Group is your resource for homes in North Carolina.  Search homes for sale in the Outer Banks, Corolla, Greenville and Elizabeth City. 903 W. Airstrip Road Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 866 777 3948
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
Duck NC Town Hall Groundbreaking Duck NC Town Hall Groundbreaking took place yesterday at 3pm. With the town officials working in crowded conditions at their current site in the Soundfront Shops location, this event has been anxiously awaited. Our owners and visitors will see the construction on the Duck NC Town Hall take place in the coming months and seasons with an expected completion date next fall. For all who love the character and charm of Duck, don't worry. The 2 new structures are to resemble old fashioned livesaving stations. The official street address for Duck Town Hall will be 1200 Duck Road, but you will easily find the new location at the town park. If you have not visited the Duck NC town park yet, you are missing out on a treat. In addition to an amphitheater and boardw...
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
Find Hidden Art Treasures in Duck on the Outer Banks Our visitors certainly choose Duck for the fine homes, gourmet dining, fabulous shops, not to mention the sea air and ocean motion. But there are hidden art treasures in Duck to be had if you only know where to look. Below is a list of 4 to get you started. Tar Heel Trading Company is at the Scarborough Lane Shoppes. Browse through the fine American handcrafted art work they bring to the Outer Banks. Need to take home a souvenir? Here is high quality at affordable prices. The Wooden Feather is also located at Scarborough Lane. If you simply love Duck or ducks, you need to stop by and look at these treasures. Carvings. Photography. Gifts. Made by local and nationally-recognized artists. SeaDragon Gallery at The Waterfront Shops is fill...
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
Lesson on the road to Duck Some times we have the opportunity to learn something in the most unexpected circumstances. Here's my lesson on the road to Duck. The road at the south end of Duck is undergoing some major construction work. This stretch is now gravel - dusty and bumpy. Traffic now slows to a crawl going through the construction zone. If you've been to Duck or Corolla on the Outer Banks, you know this road is the only road for travel in this area. Before Sunday school this past weekend we had a big discussion about the inconvenience and the snail pace causing traffic backups. Then Paul Keller told his story about living and driving on a farm. Don't you know to listen when you get the opportunity to hear sensible, common sense wisdom! Instead of driving at 5 MPH and hitting eve...
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
Sunday Visitors at Duck Church on the Outer Banks. I must say even here at the beginning of fall we have a large number of Sunday visitors at Duck Church on the Outer Banks. The members love these visitors.   No, we don't embarass our vistors by asking them to stand, but we do ask them to raise their hand. We are always amazed at the response.   Just think, these folks drive some distance to spend a few precious days on the beach. They've saved and rearranged schedules. They want to relax and excape from their hectic lives if just for a short time. Yet they come to church. Our Sunday visitors at Duck Church on the Outer Banks make a silent statement of a deep abiding faith. No matter where they go, they give back to God what is already His. They give their time. Have a safe drive home, ...
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
Travel to Duck NC this fall for the Jazz Festival Plan to travel to Duck NC this fall? Why not! The fall especially is beautiful on the Outer Banks. Temperatures remain warm because of the breeze across the warmer ocean waters. The summer traffic is gone. Humidity is lower. Over all this is really the perfect time. By the way, you really need to travel to Duck NC this fall for the 4th Annual Duck Jazz Festival on October 10 in the Duck Town Park. Fab music and it's FREE! For details check www.duckjazz.com. One more note: If you've been to Duck during or immediately after a heavy rain, you are painfully aware of the delay that takes place near the Tuckahoe neighborhood. This back log of water is locally known as Lake Tuckahoe. I've seen this area be all but closed to traffic. This makes ...
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
Why do you go to work? Financial gain certainly is the number one answer ... or is it? In real estate we can work for days on end without income (sometimes longer), so there should be little perks along the way for us. I am so fortunate to have my office with Resort Realty facing the Currituck Sound in Duck NC. As I parked my car this morning here is what greeted me. Isn't he magnificent! He tolerated me and camera for several minutes and about 50 shots at about 4 feet away. He must know how incredibly beautiful he is and just wanted to give me a thrill. And ... as if this gorgeous bird wasn't enough, a nutria swam into the shot. He's to the right. What a day! I'm rich in all things. Why do you go to work? I hope you have perks every day to enjoy as well Enjoy your holiday weekend and b...
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
Duck Real Estate and Luxury Homes for Sale Begin your search here and find your dream home. If you visit Duck often, you know the value of ownership for investment or second home ownership with rental income. And, yes, families do live in Duck year round. Duck Real Estate and Luxury Homes for Sale truly has something for everyone. Duck Luxury Homes for Sale will provide you with "bells and whistles" for the finest in resort living for family, guests, and your renters. Enjoy looking through the selection. E-mail me or call 252-599-2845 for additional details or questions you may have concerning price, location, or features. If homes under a million or condos, townhomes and land are more interesting for you, then look at all Duck real estate for sale. Home prices can be found beginning in...
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
Duck Homes for Sale under $500,000 on the Outer Banks See ALL current Duck Homes for Sale Under $500,000 on the Outer Banks with this up to date Outer Banks MLS listing link. Have fun looking at some great deals. Got questions? E-Mail me. I will answer your questions about location, features, and price. Let's work together to make your Outer Banks dreams come true! Duck offers the best of resort living for a week or for a life time. While prices are higher closer to the beach many homes under $500,000 have similar amenities. Duck homes for sale under $500,000 on the Outer Banks can provide you with a great second home as an escape from hectic life styles. When you are not using the home why not rent it out? Instead of you paying someone else to stay in their home, have others pay you to...
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By Matt Huband- OBX Realty Group-From Corolla To Hatteras, Celebrating 17yrs Working With Buyers and Sellers
(OBX Realty Group)
162 Duck Road Duck, NORTH CAROLINA 27949 MLS# 67317:  7 Bedrooms   8 Bathrooms   2 Partial Baths $819,900 WOW! THIS 7 BEDROOM SOUTHERN SHORES HOME BUILT IN 2007 IS HUGE! OVER 6300 SQUARE FEET FILLED WITH GAME ROOM, POOL ROOM, MEDIA ROOM, MID LEVEL TV ROOM, FANTASTIC GREAT ROOM WITH SOARING CEILINGS AND PALADIAN WINDOWS, OPEN CONCEPT KITCHEN WITH GRANITE COUNTERTOPS, SUN DECKS COVERED DECKS, SWIMMING POOL, AND AN ELEVATOR! THERE IS OCEAN VIEWS FROM THE UPPER LEVEL. DIRECT BEACH ACCESS THROUGH THE BACK YARD. For more information about this Outer Banks Foreclosure contact Matt Huband-Buyer's Agent at obxrealtors@gmail.com or 252-255-0221
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
Outer Banks Beach Patrol Protects Sea Turtles Here on the Outer Banks a group of volunteers (N.E.S.T.) works around the clock to find and protect endangered sea turtles as they come ashore to lay their eggs then return to the sea. While these volunteers work to protect these amazing animals, there are many benefits for the time given. Here is just one example of the benefits enjoyed as the Outer Banks Beach Patrol Protects Sea Turtles. Mike Powers enjoys sunrise in Duck as he searches for turtle tracks Ahhhhh. Sunrise over the Atlantic as this volunteer looks for tracks made by the female both coming ashore and leaving the beach once she has laid her eggs. Can you see the movement of her flippers below? After 75 to 110 days the nest "boils" and here is the result. You should see them as...
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
Duck NC Real Estate on the Outer Banks There is property for every taste in Duck. Many choices in location, amenities, features, and, of course, price can make a decision difficult. My job is to make your search easy by clarifying how you imagine your dream property then matching the closest properties. No, it isn't as easy as it sounds, but I love making the search look easy and pleasant as we watch your dream come true.   Let's discuss Duck NC Real Estate on the Outer Banks! If you are like most buyers you are looking for a second home with rental income. After all, if you don't use it most weekends, let someone help with expenses! I can answer questions you may have.   You probably live out of town, out of state and you shop on line. You have determined some web sites have outdated i...
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
Duck NC is an Ocean Resort Community to Vacation or Live on the Outer Banks Duck NC is an ocean resort community to vacation or live on the Outer Banks, and is a prime vacation spot for anyone looking for a relaxed, yet upscale, family-oriented community.         The village is compact allowing most vacationers the opportunity to walk or bike to the shops and restaurants.         While many homes are investment properties providing weekly rentals in the spring, summer, and fall, there are a number of year round residents who love sharing this quaint area of the Outer Banks. Yes, everyone comes for the warm weather and uncrowded beaches.         But there is so much more to Duck. Duck NC is an ocean resort community offering fabulous shops,           fantastic restaurants, many events, e...
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
Duck Shops on the Sound Side Duck North Carolina has a huge variety of shops to please both our visitors and our locals. Many of the Duck Shops on the Sound Side offer gorgeous sound views in addition to their selection of goods. Look for these signs to share two of my favorites. Wee Winks Square is a sprawling center on the sound to the immediate north to Duck United Methodist Church. During the vacation season the finest in fresh fruits and vegetables are found at the open air stand, Green Acre Market. Yum! These Duck Shops on the Sound offer a wide variety. Begin with Lady Victorian for the finest in European fashion and the classics of style. Jewelery and accessories,gifts and home accessories are also here. An ABC store is located in this building just before Beach Essentials. Beac...
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