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Market Update-Feb 2019

After another record year for the number of sales in 2018 this year has started off slow. As we come into the prime selling season it will be interesting to see if the pace picks up.  So far this year the average sold price for single family homes, condominium’s, and townhouses is basically flat vs 2018's 4.5% increase. The average days on market from the time a property is listed to closing is at the lowest point its been since 2006!! Lot sales have gone crazy with prices up 25% from last year. To say we are in a new construction boom is an understatement. Since I started selling real estate in 2003 I have never seen so many new houses being built. Due to the record number of sales over the last 5 years inventory has been at an all time low but is finally starting rise giving buyers more to look at. Mortgage rates continue to stay in the low to mid 4% range. As 2019 goes on my lenders are telling me rates are projected to hold steady in the 4% range. The good news is that lenders are loosening up requirements and are now offering loans up to $650,000 with only 10% down and loans over that up to $1M with 15% down with no Private Mortgage Insurance to qualified buyers. That is huge for anyone looking to get into a beach house with a minimal down payment. The loan limit for convevntional loans was raised for 2019 from $417,000 to $484,350. 

If you are in the market to buy now is the time!!!  This is the best time of year to buy a house on the Outer Banks. Buying now insures that you get 100% of the rental income for 2019 with only 8-9 months or less of expenses. This helps with cash flow in the first year of ownership. Also when buying now at closing you will get a check for the pro-rated rentals that are booked for 2019. The average out of pocket expense to own a rental property is approx. $500 to $1000 a month. The rental income takes care of paying for the utilities, taxes, insurance, management fees, and part of your mortgage. With over 7 million people a year coming to the Outer Banks to vacation rental demand for houses is very high. For those looking for a 2nd home buying now gives you the opportunity to make the home yours, so you can come down and enjoy it for the rest of the year. Prices and interest rates are going up and that effects home affordability. Contact me today to get the process started. I can provide detailed cash flow analysis for rental houses, work with to get you qualified, help guide you through the buying and closing process. Put my 15yrs of experience with buyers and sellers to work for you!

 
 

Disclaimer: This representation is based in whole or in part on data supplied by, and to the Subscribers of the Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service.  Information contained herein is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.  Data maintained by the OBAR MLS is for its own use and may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. Data provided from 2003 to 2019


Outer Banks Real Estate Statistics


For those of you that love numbers this page is for you!! Check back each month for the latest stats on the Outer Banks Real Estate Market. The information below is for the towns of Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, Rodanthe, Waves, Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, Hatteras, and Pirates Cove. The stats are for residential properties, condo’s, and townhouses. Land and commercial properties are NOT included in these stats.

Sold Listings 1/01/2019 to 2/28/2019

# of Sold Listings Avg Days On Market Median Price Avg Price Max Price Min Price
204 128 $338,399  $449,509 $2,175,000 $79,000

 

Sold Listings 1/01/2018 to 12/31/2018

# of Sold Listings Avg Days On Market Median Price Avg Price Max Price Min Price
1545 136 $350,000  $451,322 $5,100,000 $64,900

 

Sold Listings 01/01/2017 to 12/31/2017

# of Sold Listings Avg Days On Market Median Price Avg Price Max Price Min Price
1544 163 $342,700  $424,263 $3,250,000 $42,000

 

Sold Listings 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2016

# of Sold Listings Avg Days On Market Median Price Avg Price Max Price Min Price
1415 210 $325,000  $403,155 $2,825,000 $62,000

 

Sold Listings 01/01/2015 to 12/31/2015

# of Sold Listings Avg Days On Market Median Price Avg Price Max Price Min Price
1350 225 $325,000  $412,791 $4.900,000 $30,500

 

Sold Listings 01/01/2014 to 12/31/2014

# of Sold Listings Avg Days On Market Median Price Avg Price Max Price Min Price
1194 218 $319,500  $420,884 $5,000,000 $54,900

 

Sold Listings 01/01/2013 to 12/31/2013

# of Sold Listings Avg Days On Market Median Price Avg Price Max Price Min Price
1163 236 $321,000  $402,890 $3,175,000 $23,000

 

Sold Listings 01/01/2012 to 12/31/2012

# of Sold Listings Avg Days On Market Median Price Avg Price Max Price Min Price
1209 230 $330,000  $420,245 $3,750,000 $55,000 

 

Sold Listings 01/01/2011 to 12/31/2011

# of Sold Listings Avg Days On Market Median Price Avg Price Max Price Min Price
1075 238 $315,000  $411,915 $2,820,000  $32,000 

 

Sold Listings 01/01/2010 to 12/31/2010

# of Sold  Listings Avg Days On Market Median Price Avg Price Max Price Min Price
1108 217 $335,000 $407,068 $3,650,000 $49,000

 

Sold Listings 01/01/2009 to 12/31/2009
 

# of Sold  Listings Avg Days On Market Median Price Avg Price Max Price Min Price
874 208 $340,000 $426,875 $3,100,000 $77,500


 Sold Listings 01/01/2008 to 12/31/2008
 

 # of Sold Listings Avg Days On Market Median Price Avg Price Max Price Min Price
802 210 $385,000 $483,712 $3,675,000 $92,450

 

Sold Listings 01/01/2007 to 12/31/2007
 

# of Sold Listings Avg Days On Market Median Price Avg Price Max Price Min Price
958 192 $405,00 $527,007 $4,500,000 $115,000

 

 

Sold Listings -1/01/2006 to 12/31/2006
 

# of Sold Listings Avg Days On Market Median Price Avg Price Max Price Min Price
982 163 $434,000 $556,090 $3,940,000 $129,000
 
 

Disclaimer: This representation is based in whole or in part on data supplied by, and to the Subscribers of the Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service.  Information contained herein is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.  Data maintained by the OBAR MLS is for its own use and may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. Data provided from 2003 to 2019