December 2014 – MLS Statistical Report – Outer Banks

2014 Year End Summary


 Overall – Overall it was a pretty good year. Sales were on par with 2013 and although there was a little lag in sales in the early spring (cold weather) they picked up in May and stayed ahead of the curve for almost the entire year.

o Residential sales – Unit sales, as well as total volume sold, were up by 5% over 2013 with 1602 units sold with a total volume of $565,908,269.

o Land Sales – Unit sales, which were hot in the late spring and early summer ended up on par with 2013 (491 units sold in both years) but the good news is that total volume sold was up 19% in 2014 at $60,689,759.

o Commercial sales – Unit sales, as well as total volume sold, were up over 2013. Unit sales were up 24% and Total volume sold was up 9%.

o Inventory – Residential inventory finished on the plus side – up 4%, but land and commercial property inventory declined 10% and 15% respectively.

o Distressed residential salesIt has not been a good year for distressed property sales. Unit sales of properties listed as Short Sales were down 36% and unit sales of properties listed as Bank Owned were down 33%. Total volume sold was also down 43% for Short Sales and 26% for Bank Owned.

o Foreclosures – The number of Dare County foreclosures for 2014 declined by 34%. The number of Dare County foreclosures are at their lowest level (187 units in 2014) since the MLS started collecting data 2011. By comparison, in 2012 there were 327 units foreclosed and in 2013 there were 287 units foreclosed.

data from Outer Banks Assoc of Realtors

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8119 S Old Oregon / Yachtsman Condo


Enjoy the sunrise from your oceanfront balcony or the sunset over the sound on your westside balcony. This spacious 2nd floor oceanfront end unit offers 1280 sq. feet of living space. Beautifully furnished with two bedrooms and two baths and a bonus den.   Just a few of the recent updates to the unit include; a new HVAC system, kitchen cabinets/counter tops with new pantry, washer/dryer, interior doors and flooring. The bedrooms have also been updated as well as the master and hall bath. A Stair Tamer luggage lift was installed on the building in 2014. The guests and owners love it. Ground level storage closet included. Enjoy the day on the beach or relax on the oceanfront sundeck or in the community swimming pool. Quiet location in Nags Head but less than a half mile walk to NC Aquariums Jennette’s Pier, Sam & Omie’s Restaurant and shopping. Great rental income. Condo fees include wind/hail and flood ins. All the owner needs is homeowners insurance. List Price $320,000

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Finally some insurance price relief soon

RALEIGH Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin has ordered a zero percent statewide overall average change in homeowners insurance rates, effective June 1, 2015. The ordered rates vary by geographic territory and type of insurance. On average, homeowners insurance rates are to decrease by 0.3 percent, renter’s insurance rates are to increase by 11.2 percent, and condo owner’s insurance rates are to increase by 8.1 percent.

Effective June 1, 2015, rates for the barrier island portions of Currituck, Dare and Hyde Counties will go down 9%, a savings of about $223 for $150,000 of coverage; rates for the mainland areas of Currituck, Dare, Hyde and Pamlico Counties will do down 8.9%, a savings of $189 for $150,000 of coverage. The NC Rate Bureau had requested a 35% increase for barrier island territories and a 10% increase for inland northeastern coastal territories.
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November MLS Sales Report – 2014

Another good month of statistical data showing that we are moving in the right direction.

The Outer Banks Association of Realtors November 2014 – MLS Statistical Report Summary:
“Residential salesResidential sales have held their own this year – 1446 units sold in 2013 and 2014. However, the good news is that the overall volume sold and the average sales price are up 6%. One of the surprising statistics is that condo sales are up 20% and condo total volume sold is up 23%.
Land sales – Lot / Land sales continue to shine in 2014. Total land sales are up 5%; however, the number of residential lot sales is up 11%.
Commercial sales – Commercial sales have done well this year. The total number of units sold is up 7%; however, the total volume sold is up 61%. Most of this increase is due to the sale of one listing.
Inventory – Inventory for the year is up 3%. The biggest jump was in residential property – up 10%.
Distressed salesAlthough distressed properties make up 6% of our active inventory, sales of distressed properties are down significantly Short sales are down by 42% and Bank Owned property sales are down by 32%.
Foreclosures The number of Dare County foreclosures are at their lowest level (181 units in 2014) since the MLS started collecting data 2011. By comparison, in 2012 there were 327 units foreclosed and in 2013 there were 287 units foreclosed”

See the whole report here:

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Outer Banks Condominium Sales Reported up 19%; Single Family Home Sales Down by 4%

Outer Banks Association of Realtors October MLS Statistical Year to Date Summary:

Residential sales – Overall, residential sales for the year are up slightly (1%) but when looking at the types of properties that are selling, we notice that condominium unit sales are up 19% with total volume sold up 22%. It should also be noted that the median sales price for condominiums are up 16%. Single Family detached home sales are down by 4%; however, total volume sold is up 3%. It should also be noted that average / median sale prices are both up (7% and 2%).
Lots / Land sales – Lots / Land sales are on the rise with the sale of residential lots up 13% for the year and Total Volume sold up 5%.
Inventory – For the year, residential inventory is up 8% and land inventory is up 7%. Commercial inventory is down by 2%. See full PDF Report

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3300 Linda Lane Nags Head, NC

Previously builders model home built and kept by builder, many upgrades and extras were added to make this house special. The current owner has
maintained and improved the condition making this home show well. Be sure to show it on Saturdays until the rental season is over. Great rental income, over $30k. Shows great. New HVAC 2014, painted stained 2013.
Listing offered by Tim Moore, 252.261.7724
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Dare County Reassesses Property

This month, the much anticipated tax revaluation is occurring in both Dare & Currituck counties. North Carolina state law requires that all property be assessed every 8 years or sooner, to re-establish equity among all properties and to equalize the tax burden among all classes of property.  (more…)

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