Nags Head, NC Real Estate News

By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
It is once again time to shop for Outer Banks real estate and your home on the beach. Really. Throughout this year single family homes for sale from Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, and through Nags Head have averaged 1% above the average sales price for 2010. Considering that this is the first year out of several that the prices have not fallen, it is time for serious buyers to come back and get the best of the buys! Some buyers have already taken advantage of Outer Banks real estate  once again being a good buy. The number of sales have increased 5% over 2010. With this boring read of statistics, let me show you some exact numbers. While resort real estate remains higher than traditional home sales, just remember there is only so much beach property ... an...
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By Ian Lazarus,CRB CRS, Jersey Shore 2nd Home & Financial Specialist
(Shore Points Realty)
Red Sky Realty Group is excited to announce our Outer Banks Flat Fee MLS Listing Program.  In these tough economic times we realize people are looking to save money how ever they can.  We hope our Flat Fee Listing Program offers those selling their Outer Banks home, For Sale by Owner, access to the Outer Banks MLS and Red Sky Realty Group's unparallaled Internet Marketing presence. Perhaps the greatest strength of placing your your home on the Outer Banks MLS is access to all the Realtors on the Outer Banks.  Once we list your home on the Outer Banks MLS, our syndication service will begin to populate your home on the highest trafficked national real estate websites.  In addition to national exposure our Flat Fee Listing Program offers your home placement on our company website, www.red...
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By Matt Huband- OBX Realty Group-From Corolla To Hatteras, Celebrating 17yrs Working With Buyers and Sellers
(OBX Realty Group)
Beach nourishment will begin in Nags Head on June 4th according to the town website. The town has posted a time schedule so residents and visitors will know when particular areas will be affected. This will be a 24hr/7 day a week process and will run from June-October 2011. There will be some temporary beach closures while equipment is being moved so tourists are advised to contact their rental agency or the Town of Nags Head for the most up to date nourishment activity. Below is the current schedule:
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By Matt Huband- OBX Realty Group-From Corolla To Hatteras, Celebrating 17yrs Working With Buyers and Sellers
(OBX Realty Group)
It has been a long time coming but finally the Town of Nags Head has received the go ahead to start their beach nourishment project. Beach nourishment has been a controversial topic on the Outer Banks for the last 15yrs. The project will begin in June and start in South Nags Head, an area that has seen the worst beach erosion over the last 2 decades, and will span 10 miles. Only time will tell if it was worth it or not. Below is the beginning of an article from The Outer Banks Voice on the project: Beach nourishment is officially a go for Nags Head Rob Morris | April 6, 2011 "Other than the weather or equipment failure, no more obstacles appear to be in the way of Nags Head starting to pump sand onto 10 miles of beach this spring and finishing by October.Pending litigation will not affe...
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By Matt Huband- OBX Realty Group-From Corolla To Hatteras, Celebrating 17yrs Working With Buyers and Sellers
(OBX Realty Group)
The Outer Banks real estate market continues to heat up at the start of 2011. The number of listings that went under contract in January was up 20% from this same time last year. 2010 ended up as the best year the Outer Banks market has seen since 2006. With inventory continuing to decline, down 14% from 2010, and home sales increasing I am starting to see signs of a fundamental shift in the market towards neutral from the buyers market we have seen for the last 5 years. Mortgage rates have moved above 5% for the first time in a few years with many experts saying that by the end of year rates could be close to 6%. The number of distressed property sales has been stable for the last 3 months still hovering around 40%(30% Foreclosures & 10% Short Sales) of all properties sold on the Outer...
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By Matt Huband- OBX Realty Group-From Corolla To Hatteras, Celebrating 17yrs Working With Buyers and Sellers
(OBX Realty Group)
My wife was watching an episode of the NBC sitcom "30 Rock" last night and in the first 30 seconds of the show Liz(played by Tina Fey) is talking with Jack(Alec Baldwin) about going on a trip to Nags Head. My wife almost fell off the sofa!!! Can you belive the Outer Banks has made it to Prime Time TV!! You can check ou the episode here    
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By Jean-Paul Peron, Carova Beach - Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
(The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany)
    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 coming at different times. There is the pattern as I see it.   June, July, & August: These are definitely the busiest months down here with families getting away while the kids are off from school.  They will often spend 6 hours traveling through 5 states just to spend another 2 hours covering the last 20 miles.   September & October: The big families have all gone back home to work & school. Now you see many “empty nesters” coming down to enjoy a quieter, less expensive Outer Banks. The weather on t...
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
Outer Banks Restaurant for Fine Dining When it comes to choosing an Outer Banks Restaurant for Fine Dining, the first place I think about is Kelly's Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern. Oh, we have a multitude of wonderful places to spend an evening for a special night out, but I just love Kelly's. Of course each meal is wonderful, great selection cooked by an expert chef. Each item will create memories of the best of any dining experience.  But I must say I am most attracted by the atmosphere. It's kinda like going back home for the best family gathering ever. Everyone just makes me feel welcome. When I consider an Outer Banks Restaurant for fine dining this is my choice. The restaurant has many rooms to make dining there a new experience each time. There's also the bar with dance floor ...
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
Outer Banks Restaurants and Variety in Menu There are so many fabulous restaurants here on the Outer Banks for meals to fit all palates and budgets. While the summer lines are long making eating out an adventure in itself, the fall is a more laid back, less crowded time to try a different place every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I've decided to serve you with a selection of some of my favorite places just to show you our Outer Banks Restaurants and variety in menu ... and style. Today I'll begin with Miller's Restaurant. It is an Outer Banks landmark in fine dining. Miller's Restaurant is located in Nags Head at milepost 16 on the bypass. First of all enjoying one of their seafood dinners while watching the sunset over the sound will make your entire trip worth this one outing....
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
Nags Head NC Luxury Homes for Sale on the Outer Banks Search here for all current Nags Head NC Luxury Homes for Sale on the Outer Banks. The selection provides the best features of resort living. Choose panoramic ocean views, gourmet kitchens, lavish master suites, beautiful pools. media rooms, and game rooms. If you would prefer to broaden your Nags Head search for homes, town houses, condos, or land search all Nags Head real estate for sale. Nags Head is truly a grand town to visit or to live year round. There is so much to see and do. In addition to great shops and restaurants, there is much entertainment for the family. See the sites nearby including the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, the North Carolina Aquarium, and our famous outdoor drama, The Lost Colony. Search the link above...
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By Christine Hooks, Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate!
(Pino Agency)
I wrapped up my time on the beach in Nags Head, NC this afternoon.  Yes, the jellyfish were still out in full force, but I decided to enter the water one last time anyway.  I'm happy to report, I did not get stung, but I do believe I felt the 'swish' of one of the jellies on my leg.  Ewwwwwww...... As always, Real Estate, crowded my thoughts.  Look carefully at the photo to the left.  The last house on the right has been my shelter this week.  I either sat in front, to the right or underneath it because it offered the shade that this blonde-haired, blue-eyed, fair-skinned kid needed.  I'm happy to report that I may have several new freckles, but no sunburn to speak of. I've been seeing so much in the headlines about Flood insurance lately.  In my area, flood insurance is just a nuisance...
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
NAGS HEAD HOMES FOR SALE UNDER $300,000 ON THE OUTER BANKS   Nags Head has long been the destination place for anyone who wants convenience with the best of beach living. Browse through Nags Head MLS for the Nags Head Homes for Sale under $300,000 to see the possibilities for your beach cottage.   Got questions on Nags Head homes for sale under $300,000? The web simply can't answer your more specific questions. That's where I come in. E-mail me or call 252-599-2845 for your answers.   Nags Head beaches are beautiful. Enjoy the surf daily, or shop and dine at nearby locations. There is much to do for the entire family. Learn about America's first settlers at our outdoor drama, The Lost Colony. Head for south Nags Head and Oregon Inlet for the finest of fishing. Walk the remote beaches on...
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By Christine Hooks, Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate!
(Pino Agency)
Reporting from Nags Head, NC once again.  The weather has been nothing short of awesome.  The beach?  Relaxing and quiet. The ocean?  Majestic. The waves?  Strong and powerfull. My favorite brown pelicans?  Inspiring. The jellyfish?  Relentless. There isn't much that can keep me from the water.  I absolutely LOVE to jump over the waves.  A burst of cold temperature won't hinder me from enjoying the ocean. BUT....... The jellyfish win.  Today I barely went in up to my ankles and even at that I had to jump a little-to-the- left-and-a-little-to-the-right, at times, to avoid the gosh-darn jellyfish. Apparently, it's a record summer for jelly fish stings. (www.wect.com/Global/story.asp?S=12905044) Hopefully, they will go away tomorrow.  Don't they know that I'm on vacation???? Just a thought...
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By Christine Hooks, Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate!
(Pino Agency)
I've been fortunate to travel over the past several years to many beautiful places.  I hope to see others in the years ahead.  I've seen the sunrise in Alaska, in Hawaii and today in Nags Head, NC. Guess What?  It doesn't matter where  I am.  The sunrise is just as glorious and just as breathtaking in each spot. Guess What Else? The promise and potential of each new day cannot and should not be overlooked. Happy Trails everyone! Just a thought for today.
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By Christine Hooks, Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate!
(Pino Agency)
Here I am - still on vacation in Nags Head, NC.  The quiet times on the beach each day have given me much-needed time to reflect.  Just to sit and think.  As always, one of the prevalent thoughts is (no surprise here) Real Estate. Day 1 - I realized and acknowledged that Real Estate is on my mind no matter where I am.  Everyday in everyway I am noticing the terrific properties and opportunities in Nags Head.  Notably, there is a house on the Auction Block right across the street from my vacation home. Day 2 - I saw a gorgeous home right on the beach.  It reminded me of how exciting it is to secure a new listing in a wonderful location and in wonderful condition.  Day 3 - I went online in an attempt to follow the auction.  In order to observe it, I would have had to input all of my conta...
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By Christine Hooks, Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate!
(Pino Agency)
My first day on the beach at Nag's Head offered up something completely unexpected to me. (http://www.townofnagshead.net/) Brown Pelicans. I was out in the water, enjoying the surf when I noticed a flock of seagulls heading towards me.  Seagulls? Something seemed different though.  Something was actually very unusual.  It was something I had never seen before.  These 'seagulls' were flying in perfect formation, swooping down gracefully across the crest of the waves. (http://www.stephencresswell.com/s/pelecanus.html) It was beautiful to watch.  I was amazed.  I was speachless. It didn't take very long to figure out that these birds were most certainly not seagulls!  They were in fact brown pelicans.  "One of the very most interesting sea birds to watch, the pelican dives from improbable ...
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By Christine Hooks, Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate!
(Pino Agency)
My boss, Joseph F. Pino, auctions properties. (http://localism.com/blog/nj/posts/1306997/If-you-need-a) He usually holds his auctions on Saturday mornings right on the site of the subject property.  There is typically a mixed crowd of investors, curious neighbors and nervous potential homeowners. There is usually a Realtor or two in attendance, as well. He always asks for a million dollars for the opening bid whenever he holds a Real Estate auction. (http://pinoauctions.blogspot.com/) Yeah.....he usually gets a big laugh!  There's a house in Nags Head, NC being autioned today across the street from where I'm staying.  It's being handled by the Dean Agency, through an association with Auction.com.  I haven't had any experience with an online auctioneer so I thought I'd check it out.  He...
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
Go Fly A Kite! on Jockeys Ridge in Nags Head NC One of the best attractions on the Outer Banks is located at Jockeys Ridge in Nags Head, North Carolina. Jockeys Ridge offers things to do for the entire family. Of course, the children will want to climb the dunes and fly a kite. (So will the adults.) If you are more adventurous, try hang glinding off Jockeys Ridge in Nags Head. Lessons are available. Of course, there are water sports here. At the soundside access off Soundside Road you can swim, windsurf, and kayak. See Jockeys Ridge State Park in Nags Head from the sound side. There are also self guided trails that stay on a boardwalk, lead to the sound, or to an overlook. Throughout the year Jockeys Ridge in Nags Head NC offers fun and informative programs. You can learn about the dune...
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By Linda Powers, On the Outer Banks
(Resort Realty - Duck)
Village at Nags Head Golf Course Homes with Water Views in Nags Head NC While all of Nags Head NC is touted as a beautiful vacation spot with fine homes and all the rest resort areas offer, The Village at Nags Head is the icing on the cake. If you love to golf, fish, walk on the beach, wind surf, or enjoy nature, it's time you come home to the Outer Banks and Nags Head NC. The Village at Nags Head spreads from the ocean, to between the highways, and on to sound side. While many beach goers want the ocean side, I must say you should see the sound side of this beautiful subdivision. Why? Many of the sound (west) side homes have not only panoramic golf course views, but views of the Roanoke Sound as well. Breathtaking! Photos just don't do this piece of our Outer Banks paradise justice. An...
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By Matt Huband- OBX Realty Group-From Corolla To Hatteras, Celebrating 17yrs Working With Buyers and Sellers
(OBX Realty Group)
Ever wonder where the largest St. Patrick's Day Parade in North Carolina takes place?? Raleigh?? Charlotte?? No & No, it takes place on the Outer Banks in the town of Nags Head. This year marks the 21st annual Kelly's St. Patrick's Day Parade that has evolved into a must see event that draws up to 10,000 spectators. The years parade kicks off at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 14, on the Beach Road. The one-mile parade route, MP 11.25-10.25 Nags Head, is known for lots of marching bands, marching/walking units, cars, and floats. It would not be a Kelly's event without Kelly's hospitality. After the Parade the entire community is invited to Kelly's Restaurant & Tavern for a post parade party-Irish American style. If you are anywhere near the Outer Banks take a drive down to participate in the st...
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