Hugh Willey's (obxrealestateguy) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Sun Realty NC
  The latest Cost vs. Value Report, produced by Remodeling Magazine in conjunction with REALTOR® Magazine, uncovered some of the top home remodeling projects that offer some of the largest returns at resale. For 2015, smaller replacement projects, particularly those that enhance curb appeal, rema...
Photo Courtesy of Kitty Hawk Kites Jockeys Ridge The low interest rates we are currently experiencing are not going to stay around forever. The big brouhaha in economics recently... is that it is generally expected that mortgage rates will rise by year's end... like the kites on Jockey's Ridge. I...
  With a strengthening employment market, many economists are predicting that Buyers will see a much more active housing market in the coming months. In a recent article, highlighted several tips to aid Buyers which include:   Put the ego aside during negotiations, do the math. Home...
Recently, the Outer Banks was named among the TOP TRAVEL SPOTS of 2015 by TripAdvisor. Nags Head was ranked #2 for domestic destinations. Nags Head was highlighted for its 11 miles of shoreline, 12 hotels, 72 restaurants, and 47 attractions. County Commissioner Warren Judge stated that he is not...
First Harbour Seal of 2015 in the OBX! In the Outer Banks, harbor seals are winter heralds. As the mercury plunges, individual harbor seals haul out on the warmer sands to rest in the sun and take short naps before heading back into the ocean. It's not unusual to find the same seal hauling out a ...
  Overall it was a pretty good year for the Outer Banks (OBX) real estate market.  In fact, the market enjoyed one of its best years since the real estate market crash of 2008 for this area. It ended up with an 8% increase in overall sales volume. During the prior 5 years, the OBX real estate mar...
    We love starting off the New Year with good news, and here it is!!! North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin has ordered a zero percent statewide overall average change in homeowners’ insurance rates, effective June 1, 2015.  The decision comes after Goodwin held a hearing to exami...

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