Adventures in Carova

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Real Estate Agent - The Outer Banks Real Estate Copmpany - NC 261870
Welcome to my Blog. My name is Jean-Paul Peron. I'm a REALTOR® with The Outer Banks Real Estate Company. My wife and I built our dream home and moved to Carova, a 10 mile stretch of non comercialized beach with no paved roads and home to the Corolla Wild Horses. Carova is an nincorporated community in Cuttituck County in the extreme northeast corner of North Carolina. Its three main neighborhoods of Swan Beach, North Swan Beach, and Carova Beach can only be accessed by four-wheel drive, boat, or (if you want to splurge) by helicopter since there are no paved roads connecting Carova to neighboring Corolla of Virginia. There is actually a fence at the state line to keep the vehicles from crossing into Virginia. Living this far from civilization and this close to the ocean is a blessing that sometimes comes with a price. I will try my best to be share both sides of the coin. J-P

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2009 

At first I thought this was a no-brainer, but then I gave it some thought? Yes traditional books kill trees Unless done on recycled paper. They themselves can be recycled, fairly easily. The easiest way is to donate them to a library. E-books don't use paper, but there are still issues with produ...
12/18/2009
The Moonlight Ghost Tours of the historic Whalehead Club in Corolla, NC have been doing so well that they have decided to continue them into January. If you haven't been to one yet, then dress warm and come on down to the Currituck Heritage Park.
12/17/2009
The prices are nearing bottom and if every you wanted to own a piece of oceanfront property, NOW is the time to do it. ESCAPE THE PAVEMENT™ and make this oceanfront lot the site of you new beach home. Build your very own sandcastle. Enjoy the privacy of being away from the commercialization of t...
12/17/2009
This is a question that I would often get asked when I had a call about acreage for sale. In the past my answer would usually be "Maybe". Currituck County would normally let you keep horses depending on how many with a minimum lot size of 3 acres. But this month things have changes. The Board of...
12/14/2009
  A question was brought up to me this past week about weather North Carolina power companies allow for “Net Metering”   Net Metering is defined by Wikipedia as ”an electricity policy for consumers who own (generally small) renewable energy facilities, such as wind, solar power or home fuel cells...
12/13/2009
  Getting financing from a bank for a place as unique as the Outer Banks (OBX) can be a challenge. Add the that the extra uniqueness of the 4-Wheel Drive beaches of Carova, and you really have some explaining to to to anyone not familiar with the area. "What there are no paved roads, when are the...
12/08/2009
  Possibly you already have an idea that comfortable-green and eco-friendly homes offer positive possibilities for you and your family. Today I am wondering which features in your green home and land are most important to you. For example- how would you rate the reduction in the cost of utilities...
12/06/2009
Congratulation to Matt for taking the time to get the hard numbers for a trend that I was noticing also. IT HAS FINALLY HAPPENED!!!!  The average price for a home sold on the Outer Banks has finally stopped going down!! As a matter of fact it actually went up just a bit. For the first time in 20...
12/04/2009
    FOR SALE 27927-Carova (Swan Beach)     $194,500 Great Investment       Virtual Tour   Request More Info Email Listing More Photos(8)   Address: 1600 Sandfiddler Rd. Type: Land Style: Semi-Oceanfront More Details The BEST priced semi-oceanfront home site on the Currituck Outer Banks. This corn...
12/04/2009
As the warning comes in of another storm coming late tonight and into tomorrow with potential severe weather, coastal flooding, heavy rainfall and gusty winds (get the Power Point here http://ow.ly/HSfW). I thought it might be wise to some tips on how to safely navigate through the high waters t...
12/02/2009
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