Carolina Designs Realty Sales Broker, Gray Berryman, is quoted in The Virginian-Pilot Coast’s section on Outer Banks Living. The article’s headline, “Sellers urged to forget myths and focus on reality” dispels misconceptions of the current conditions of the real estate market on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The arena is now driven by the buyer and what used to work when selling property is not necessarily going to work in today’s market. That is how real estate is; it is cyclic and depends on so many variables from the state of the economy to the war in Iraq. But, for now, sellers and sales agents alike must take a different approach to list property for sale than say what they may have done just one year earlier. How long will it stay like this? There is no way of knowing. According to Berryman, “In the past when you put a house on the market, if it was overpriced when values were increasing 20 percent a year, the market would catch up. Today, they’re not appreciating at the same rate, so that process will take much longer.”
Everyone should have one! Locals and Vacationers alike! What is it? A standing invitation to meet at said time at said location every Sunday. Who is it? 8 of the best girlfriends you would want to hang out with on the beach every Sunday. From those with kids, to those without. From the nearly 40 to the forever 29! Why? Why not?!
By month’s end through mid-August, the Outer Banks Illuminations Summer Arts Festival, a performance series of the North Carolina School of the Arts, will open its ninth annual summer season on the Roanoke Island Festival Park stages. Students perform Tuesday through Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m. in the pavilion for a mere $5 donation. You’ll see dance, jazz, classical music, film, and drama.
National Clean Beaches Week is scheduled for Friday, June 29th through Wednesday, July 5th this year. If you will be vacationing or happen to be in the area during this time, you may want to participate in the week’s activities. There will be a sandcastle contest on June 29th, a volleyball tournament on July 2nd, and a horseshoe tournament scheduled for July 3rd. Other activities will be announced. To volunteer during any or all of these events, contact Charlotte at the Dare County Parks and Recreation by calling 252-475-5920. Come out and enjoy the fun while supporting a good cause – keeping the Outer Banks beaches clean.
Carolina Designs Realty proudly announces that Meredith Olinger has joined our reservations staff. As a lifetime native of the Outer Banks, Meredith’s knowledge of the area is invaluable. She also brings with her a strong background in the mortgage and real estate industry and holds a North Carolina Broker’s license. We welcome Meredith to our team!