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It is actually Snowing in Carova, NC - 01/31/10 04:55 AM
Yes you heard me right. I woke up to day to a wonderful sight of snow falling in the Outer Banks! Not only did it fall but it stuck and the snow is still falling! I just had to grab my phone a capture some video to share. Enjoy.
Will the Mid-Currituck Bridge actually happen this time? Part 2 (The Media) - 01/30/10 10:38 AM
In the first part I posted about public reaction to to the thought of getting a Mid-Currituck Bridge. The realty thou is that public opinion may not matter. The Mid-Currituck Bridge has been in the plans now for well over two decades as a way to connect the mainland of Currituck County to the Currituck Outer Banks with out having to drive hours through Dare County to get there. Is it finally going to happen? No one can say for certainty. All we can do to for now is follow the news.
Here is the latest reports from the Daily Advance.
Will the Mid-Currituck Bridge actually happen this time? Part 1 (Public Opinion) - 01/24/10 06:28 AM
That is a question that is on a lot of people's minds who live live near or vacation on the Currituck Outer Banks. Many locals say that the Mid-Currituck Bridge is a pipe dream. that it will never happen and that they don't want it to happen. they believe that if it did, that Corolla would lose it's village feel and that Rte 12 will become more jamed on "turnover days" as vacations would very likely start using Corolla as their path to Duck. Yet almost just as many locals believe that Mid-Currituck Bridge would and even should be built. Their thoughts are that they (0 comments)
With the economy residents on the Outer Banks are finding it harder & harder to make ends meet. Many of the people that I know living on the Outer Banks have built up considerable dept in the past couple of years. Some have moved to other areas, but many locals are used to having to "weather the storm", so they continue to ride it out. It looks like 2010 will be the start to recovery here on the Outer Banks. As this happens, the first order of business should be on reducing our debt. This article from Jon Sigler give 5 ways to start. Jean-Paul (2 comments)
Currituck County's Going Green Initiative - 01/23/10 06:32 AM
As with most of North Carolina, Currituck County has been trying to do their in going Green and being more environmentally conscious. In 2008 they had set up the Currituck Goes Green Initiative. Their goal for this initiave was to save tax dollars, assure clean land, air and water, improve working and living environments, and allow the county to thrive in the future.
To further reinforce their Green Initiative, in 2009 the Board of Commissioners created the Currituck County Sustainability Resolution to show their plans to lead by example and to make Currituck County more stable, sustainable, and prosperous.
Each year more families with School aged children move into the communities of Corolla and Carova. As the numbers grow the need for a local school becomes greater & greater. The Corolla Education would like your opinion. If you live anywhere on the Outer banks or the Currituck Mainland, please take the time to fill this out and send it in. You can print out a PDF version by clicking here.
Wordless Wednesday: Where is the "Nights In Rodanthe" house going? - 01/20/10 04:33 AM
Serendipity, the house made famous in the move "nights In Rodanthe" was moved this past Monday to it's new home by the same company who moved the Hatteras Lighthouse. The county ordered the move for safety concerns and although it went to another ocean front lot in Rodanthe, it just won't quite me the same.
Lots: The Top 10 Best Buys In Carova (Jan. 2010) - 01/15/10 10:46 AM
I went through & researched every lot listed in Carova and compiled a new top 10. I will update them on my blog monthly, and anyone in the area can pick up a print out of them at my Carova office (2254 Teal Rd.).
The Top 10 Lot Best Buys In Carova
MLS #64445 .34 acres 2391 Carova Rd. $52,900 5th Row Near the state line
MLS #61871 .34 acres 2087 Ocean Pearl Rd. $59,900 5th row Near Carova beach Park MLS #61947 .34 acres 2019 Sea Gull Rd. $75,000 *Owner Financing* & LOMA on file
Wordless Wednesday - The End of an Era - 01/13/10 08:39 PM
Some may call it the end of an era, others may say good riddance to an oceanfront eyesore. Either was is was an awesome sight this past Saturday as a true Carova land mark has its last moments in the Sun. I never knew orange could be so vibrant. The picture just doesn't do it justice.
Explore the Moonlight Legend, Lore and Ghosts of the Whalehead Club in Corolla, NC on Saturday, February 6, 2010 beginning at 7:00pm. This guided tour is the most fun you can have for $14! Maybe you have toured the colorful rooms in the daylight and been curious about what it would feel like to be in the 21,000 sq. ft residence after dark. Our docents have accumulated a treasure trove of legend and lore and invite the brave to come out and hear real ghost stories about previous owners of the Whalehead Club and distinguished visitors to (0 comments)
I went through & researched every house listed in Carova and compiled a new top 10. I will update them on my blog monthly, and anyone in the area can pick up a print out of them at my Carova office (2254 Teal Rd.).
The Top 10 House Best Buys In Carova
MLS #46496 2 Bed 1/0 Bath 23980 Ocean Sands Rd. 2 Bedroom with privacy $199,000
MLS #53533 4 Bed 2/0 Bath 2379 Ocean Sands Rd. Wooded Lot on 1/3 Acre $241,000
MLS #61948 3 Bed 2/0 Bath 2019 Sea Gull Rd. New Construction & LOMA on file $275,000 (0 comments)
Corolla, NC in Retrospect at the Currituck Herritage Park - 01/06/10 01:54 PM
ust because its winter does not mean that there is nothing going on in the quaint little town of Corolla, NC.Currituck Heritage Park has events & classes being held 12 months a year. To start the New Year off they will be giving the second in a three part series on Corolla in Retrospect. Experience life in the past from a panel of local experts explaining what life used to be like here. Admission is free to all and there will be audience participation, so if you are in the area, stop on by.
Welcome to 2391 Carova Rd. Escape The Pavement and enjoy this private & secluded lot practically at the VA state line, and home to the Corolla Wild Horses. Walking distance to both the Atlantic Ocean & False Cape State Park. The views from your future beach home should be awesome.
Carova Beach is an oceanfront community located in the heart of the 4-Wheel Drive beaches of the Currituck Outer Banks where the Corolla Wild Horses still roam. A truly secluded get-a-way with the Atlantic Ocean to the East, Knotts Island Bay to the West, Currituck National Wildlife Refuge to (3 comments)
January Green Action Tip - 01/05/10 01:57 PM
I got these great tips from our company and thought that I would share them with all of you.
January Green Action Tip 25 Green Tips for Every Day It doesn't have to be Earth Day for us to think about how we can make an impact (or less of an impact) on our planet. Here are a few easy tips: 1. Go paperless at work. Distribute company information and post company material online. 2. Eliminate junk mail at work. For no fee, the EcoLogical Mail Coalition will eliminate the junk that former employees receive at work. 3. Check out your (12 comments)
I was playing catch-up on my emails from being busy visiting family and friends, when I came across one from my sister who cam to visit the other month from Belfast Ireland. Included in the email were some of the pictures that she took while she was here. Included with all the shots of family, she also had some of the Corolla Wild Horses. She has always been artistic in her work but when I cam across this shot I had to chuckle (and share). When we grew up in the northern states it was always funny to give someone the advice of "Don't eat the yellow (1 comments)
Have you ever wondered where all those Christmas trees go after Christmas? Think of all the trees that were cut down to be put on display in people’s living rooms for 3-4 weeks and then tossed on the curb for the trash collector. I never really gave it much thought, probably because when growing up we would get a tree that still had roots and dad would replant it along the property line. This is a GREAT way to give yourself a privacy fence although it may take a few years. :) When I got married and moved into my (2 comments)
As I look back at the past year, I realize what all I have accomplished in my first full year living on the Outer Banks. Much of this I owe to the loyal support of my wife. I would like to thank all of my friends and clients that have helped me achieve what is possibly my best year in real estate yet. I: - perfected my license to become a full broker - been asked to chair a committee on our local REALTOR association - earned my NAR Green designation - was involved in 18% of all the 4-Wheel drive (4 comments)
All about what life is like living in Carova; the only place I know on the East Coast where you can live at the beach, away from commercialization, and among wild horses.
Author Bio: Jean-Paul Peron Has been selling Real Estate full-time since 2004 and has been licensed in Delaware, Maryland, and North Carolina. J-P now resides on the northern most section of the Outer Banks called Carova where he focuses all of his time in helping clients & neighbors.
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