Currituck County is receiving bids to have repairs done to 12 beach access points in the Whalehead subdivision of Corolla.  The following streets are on the bid: Tuna, Sturgeon, Barracuda, Herring, Mackeral, Bonito, Coral, Sailfish, Marlin, Dolphin, Albacore, and Corrolla Southern Beach Access.

The official notice can be found here.

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outer_banks_air_chartersAre you looking for the fastest way to get to and from the Outer Banks?  Look no further than, Outer Banks Air Charters.  If you are like me and hate the hassle of endless checkpoints and aimlessly waiting in lines just to get on a commercial plane, consider the hassle-free opportunities offered by this local air charter service.

I think owner Charlie Snow's blog sums up the, best reasons to use Outer Banks Air Charters vs. flying into a nearby commercial airport.  A few of my favorites include no shoe removal, no layovers, no full body scans, no hassles, and they have never lost a piece of luggage.

If he did not offer enough reasons, Outer Banks Air Charters has a Facebook page that you can become a fan of and learn more about the Free Seats and Fare…

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Despite well below normal temperatures for all of January, the Outer Banks real estate market was hot.  We saw an increase of 102% for residential sales, 82 sales in 2010 to 40 sales in January 2009.  Distress sales, bank owned homes and short sales made up 40% of all sales.  If January is any indicator of the coming spring, we are looking at a much improving real estate market.

January Real Estate Highlights

  • 22 homes sold in the $300,000 - $399,000 price range 
  • $100,000 increase in residential median sold price
  • An 11 percent decline in total inventory of homes
  • Residential Sales doubled January 2009 to January 2010


For those considering selling their home.  Spring is traditionally a strong time of year for real estate in the Outer Banks. …

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I was out driving through Corolla yesterday morning and had a few free minutes to stop at the Whalehead Club at Heritage Park.  As you can imagine it was empty, thought I would share several photos I took.


Whalehead Club at Heritage Park:






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slice_pizza_obxSlice, one of the newest pizzerias to open on the Outer Banks, June 2008, and also happens to be one of the best.  The menu at Slice includes subs, salads, calzones, and pasta in addition to pizza.  If you eat at Slice you can enjoy one a glass of beer or wine with your meal.  

If your in the mood for pizza and are around MP 8.5 in Kill Devil Hills, be sure to check out Slice.  For more information on what they have to offer visit their website - Slice Pizzeria  

I just noticed they have a "Mobile VIP Rewards" - you can join by texting "Pie" to 95495

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There have been four lots that have been placed under contract during January and another one has sold for $325,000.  Prices have come down but there are buyers looking to purchase lots.  I have received calls on my lot listing at 57 Trinitie Trail.

If you would like more information about selling your lot, I would be happy to speak with you.  You can call me directly at 252-489-8687.


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4 Reasons to Sell Now  

Selling a property in this tough market can seem like a challenge. Here are four factors that actually make this a good time to post a For-Sale sign.

1. Sell low and buy low. Because all property values are down, the loss on the property a home owner sells is really only a paper loss because the next property he buys also will be a bargain. If he buys smartly, when prices come back up in a few years, he’ll be in better shape.

2. Down-payment help is widely available. While nothing-down loans have disappeared, it is easy to find down-payment assistance for lower-income and first-time home buyers. Programs vary all over the country, but one good way to find them is to search…

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The College of Albemarle and UNC Coastal Studies Institute are hosting the Green Building Expo and Seminar on March 4, 2010.  The event will be held at the Roanake Campus, featuring green builders and expos showing off the latest products and technology.  Part of the focus will be on Green Jobs training.

This is the tentative schedule of the event:

9:00-5:00   Vendor Fair

9:00-9:45    Welcome and Green Principles

Breakout Sessions
10:00-11:00   Three concurrent sessions-
                           1. Residential Wind 
                           2. Energy Efficiency
                           3. Photovaltic…

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Here are some pictures of the Manteo waterfront, I took before and after the Outer Banks Running Club 2010 Sweetheart 8K.  It was a chilly, windy morning for the 8K but the race had a strong turnout.  For those who enjoy running, the Outer Banks Running Club's next race is the 2nd Annual Kelly's Running of the Leprechauns.  


Downtown Manteo in February Snowstowm



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