Flood Zone Updates

**Reprinted with permission from the Outer Banks Association of RealtorsFlood Maps - Know Your Zone/New Informative Web Site HIGHER LOCAL ELEVATION STANDARDS BEING DEVELOPED Dare County’s Program for Public Information/Flood Insurance Community Rating System (CRS) Committee met last week and discussed a flood map education and awareness campaign and local flood elevation standards/freeboard regulations. Dare Planning Director Donna Creef led the discussion and shared that Dare County should soon receive their revised preliminary flood maps for Review and Comment and by this time next … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays from Jackson!

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Should you put your home on hold until after the first of the year?

Ho! Ho! Ho! We are in full swing into the holiday season! Should you wait to list your home?Well, if you do, you may miss out on a great opportunity. The last two months of the year tend to be the busiest and buyers the most serious.  However, there are some things you may want to keep in mind over the holidays … Decorations Outdoor  decorations should be classy, classic and SIMPLE. Sprinkle white lights in some of the bushes and potted trees; add a welcoming wreath at the door. Create festive but without the Grizwald effect. You may really want to leave the inflatable Santa and snowmen … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving from Jackson!

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How’s the Outer Banks Housing Market?

Residential salesResidential sales for the year are up slightly (1%) Condominium unit sales are up 19% with total volume sold up 22%. Condominium median sales price are up 16%. Single Family detached home sales are down by 4% The number of sold Single Family homes is up 3% with the average / median sale prices up (7% and 2%).Lots / Land salesLots / Land sales are on the rise with the sale of residential lots up 13% for the year Total number of lots sold is up 5%.InventoryResidential inventory is up 8% Land inventory is up 7% Commercial inventory is down by … [Read more...]