The South’s Best Winners 2017
Spring had sprung here on the beach, and the flowers were in full bloom, but it has quickly turned chilly again, and we even got a light dusting of snow! It seems the groundhog was right this year with his prediction of several more weeks of winter. We are happy about the recent time change though.
Activity continues to clip along at a fast pace with new listings coming up daily and properties going under contract fairly quickly in some cases. This is the time of year when buyers are eager to put a property under contract so that closing occurs before the rental season begins.
As you will see in this month’s statistics report, the number of properties under contract has jumped up again, and the inventory is actually down, which seems to be helping spur activity and create some urgency with buyers. Potential rising interest rates can also nudge some buyers who have been sitting on the fence.
Some great company news, Twiddy is currently number one in the sales market year-to-date (on a dollars sold basis) on the entire Outer Banks. Exciting news for our small boutique firm, competing with some much larger companies with many more agents. The rental side of Twiddy is also in a number one position (lowest summer vacancy rate), putting our firm in a great spot so far this year!
In other news, the Pine Island airstrip has resumed operations with Roanoke Air Charters so guests and owners are able to fly right into Corolla. The Twiddy website will have more information coming soon.
Southern Shores has joined in on the beach nourishment project which is slated to begin this spring/summer. Keep track of all the beach nourishment updates at www.morebeachtolove.com.
As always, we’d love to see you so please stop by if you are in town and let us know if we can help with anything. Happy Spring!
Recently updated and close to the beach, this 7 bedroom Whalehead home has a private pool,
new hot tub, game room, and beautiful new beach decor!
1031 Corolla Drive, Corolla, NC 27927
Located on the beautiful wide beaches of Whalehead, this stunning and very well-built 9 bedroom, 9 bathroom (& 3 partials) home has everything you need!
Private heated pool, hot tub, game room, large theater room, elevator, private walkway and so much more.
Take the virtual tour by clicking photo below…
January had unseasonably warm temperatures scattered throughout the month, which brought a lot of weekend visitors. Many shop and restaurant owners reported strong sales for January.
Activity is up, and we’re seeing new listings regularly. There are quite a few properties currently under contract. In fact, it’s the most we’ve seen under contract in the month of January for quite some time. Our team has listed ten properties since January first, and four of them are now under contract.
Some big news this year is the beach nourishment planned for Duck, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, and Buxton. The work, scheduled to begin in Duck in late May and continue through the fall, could impact both rentals and sales. More information can be found online at this site…www.morebeachtolove.com, including costs and area maps. If your house is in a rental program, most of the rental firms, including Twiddy, will have more information on how it could impact your rentals this summer.
The preliminary flood maps are still under review, as there is some debate about the accuracy in certain areas.
We’re including a new statistics report which is generated by our MLS and covers the entire Outer Banks. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’d like tailored statistics for your town or subdivision.
Feedback from clients and other agents has been great on our new Matterport virtual tours. You can view some of our recent listings on www.obxhomes.com under the Newsfeed link, where we post our listings, news, articles, and other helpful info.
As always, if you are in the area, we’d love to have you stop by to say hello. If we can help in any way, give us a call or send an email.
Semi soundfront lot in popular Corolla Light subdivision, Corolla NC.
Quiet and private, this lot located at the end of a cul-de-sac will allow for a nice home with sound views and room for a pool.
Subdivision has great amenity package including multiple pools, tennis, indoor sports center, trolley service and so much more!
Affordable 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in Seaside Villas, Corolla.
Only steps to the beach, and tennis courts right across the street.
Lowest priced oceanside property in Corolla. Don’t miss it!
This is a unique opportunity to own 2.5 acres of sound front property in exclusive Martin’s Point subdivision!
Quality built home in an amazing setting complete with large pond with fountains, lots of trees, and sound front dock.
Watch the beautiful sunsets over the water from this private oasis.
Take the Virtual Tour below…