Kathleen Argiroff's Blog Posts

Hello To Home Goods

A welcome site to the Outer Banks!  Home Goods is now in Business!  Residents and vistors are flocking to the new Home Goods store located at the Outer Banks Mall in Nags Head. If you are

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Retro Wright Visitor Center Getting Back To Its Old Self

I read this article written by Catherine Kozak for The Outer Banks Voice and wanted to share it with you.For the next 18 months or so, visitors at Wright Brothers National Memorial will have to

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Kitty Hawk Elementary Fall Carnival Maintains A Long Tradition

I saw this article written by Russ Lay for the Outer Banks Voice and thought you may be interested in this great event happening this Saturday. If you are looking for something to do, check it out

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6 Home Selling Myths You Need To Stop Believing Immediately

I saw this article written for Realtor.com by Dori Zinn and thought it may interest and educate some of you.When you get ready to sell your home, you might very well have a false sense of security.

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August 2016 Market Status Report

At the beginning of each month we get a status report that shows how the local real estate market is doing compared to previous years. Here are some key highlights from the August Status Report

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A Day To Commemorate The Day Most Of Us Will Never Forget

I saw this article written by Ed Beckley for the Outer Banks Voice and thought you would appreciate reading about this solemn tribute.When they played the National Anthem at the Sep. 11

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Mortgage Rates Stall At Yearly Lows As Summer Winds Down

I saw this article written by Kathy Orton for the Washington Post and thought it was an interesting read.It was another quiet week in the mortgage market with rates leveling off at yearly lows

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Inaugural Dare County Motorcycle Toy Run Planned

I saw this article written by Russ Lay for the Outer Banks Voice and thought you may be interested.A group of Dare County motorcycle enthusiasts have come together to launch another home-grown

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Home Wont Sell Heres What Youre Doing Wrong

I found this article written by Craig Donofrio for Realtor.com and thought this may provide some useful tips to help your home sell faster.If you’re selling a home, there’s pretty much nothing

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May 2016 Status Report

At the beginning of each month we get a status report that shows how the local real estate market is doing compared to previous years. Here are some key highlights from the May Status Report

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Storm The Beach This Sunday June 12

Storm the Beach is a full-fledged obstacle course and adventure race held on the Outer Banks’ oceanfront beaches. This year’s event will be held at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head. Storm the

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What You Need To Know About The Mortgage That Skirts The 20 Down Payment

This article written by Craig Donofrio for Realtor.com is very informative. Enjoy!You don’t really have to put 20% down on a house (and with home prices so high these days, who can afford that?),

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Four Rescued After Two Navy Jets Crash 25 Miles Offshore

I thought this article written by Sam Walker for the Outer Banks Voice was very intriguing and something you may want to read about.Four Naval aviators were rescued Thursday morning after what the

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Five Ways Downsizing May Actually Cost You More

I saw this article written by Daniel Bortz for Realtor.com and thought there were some good tips in it. Sure, downsizing should save you money. Whatever may have spurred the urge to purge—whether

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Governor McCrory Applauds Bonner Bridge Construction Milestone

Here is an article providing information on the building of the new bridge from NC DOT. RALEIGH - Governor Pat McCrory applauded a major milestone in replacing the Bonner Bridge on N.C. 12

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Surviving A Buyers Market

This advice column article I found by Craig Donofrio offers many excellent tips on selling your home in a buyer's market.Selling your home in a buyer’s market may bring traumatic flashbacks of a

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Water Park May Make A Splash In Lower Currituck County

I figured this article written by Dee Langston may be of interest to all of you, no matter if you live here or just come to visit. Tourists heading down U.S. 158 toward the Outer Banks may be able

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Top 9 Reasons Appraisals Come In Low

By Maureen Dempsey as published on realtor.comUnfortunately, it happens: A low appraisal can cause issues in an already bumpy home-buying process. Suddenly, you find yourself in a conundrum: Your

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SNEAK PREVIEW OF BANK OWNED OCEANFRONT ABOUT TO HIT THE MARKET

You are going to see it here first!  Here's a Sneak Peak at one of Alex's upcoming "BANK-OWNED" listings.  A spectacular 8 Bedroom/9Bath OCEANFRONT home IN SOUTH NAGS HEAD,

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The Go Ahead Was Ordered For Construction To Begin Spring Of 2016 For A New Oregon Inlet Bridge

Bonner Bridge construction to begin next springPosted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 11:15 am by OUter Banks Sentinal   An aerial view of Bonner Bridge and Oregon InletRaleigh, N.C. —

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Town Of Nags Head Looking At Reducing Square Footage To Deal With New Law

Town looks at reducing square footage to deal with new lawBy Rob Morris on July 30, 2015The town has encouraged the old Nags Head look with a maximum of eight bedrooms . (Joe Lamb Jr. & Associates

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4th Of July Celebrations

Are you planning on being on the Outer Banks Saturday for the 4th of July? Here’s a rundown of the planned celebrations in case you are feeling patriotic and festive and would like to celebrate

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Inside Info On Insurance

Just as there are different home styles, insurers offer a menu of different policies. For the majority of single-family homeowners, the most appropriate policy is the HO-3, sometimes called the

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Alex And Kristina Catching A Quick Lunch At The Best Milkshake Place On The Beach JOHNS In KITTY HA

We live in a beautiful area. Where else can you catch a quick lunch right across the street from the beach in between client meetings. My daughter, Kristina & I at John!

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Construction Of A Northern Currituck Bridge Is Back On The Table

N.C. transportation board approves projects for next decade...see what they are doing on the OBX!  Lots of improvements.  Northern Currituck Bridge is part of the deal to start

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Jockeys Ridge Marks 40 Years As A State Park

By Jeff Hampton The Virginian-Pilot © May 4, 2015 NAGS HEAD, N.C.Carolista Baum stood before a bulldozer in the summer of 1973, defying the driver to keep scooping sand from Jockey's Ridge for a

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Home Sales Surge To 18 Month High

Daily Real Estate NewsHousing Market Snapshot for MarchDays on the market: Properties typically stayed on the market for a shorter time in March – 52 days versus 62 days in February. Short sales

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Archaeologists Find New Evidence Of Lost Colonists On Hatteras

Written By Ed Beckley on April 12, 2015 for The Outer Banks Voice.“Overwhelming circumstantial evidence” shows that some of the 1587 colonists, proclaimed so many years as lost, lived for

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6 LastMinute Real Estate Tax Tips For Total Procrastinators

April 15.No other date inspires such paralyzing anxiety.Glaring from the pages of your calendar, it’s an ever-present reminder that Uncle Sam wants—no,needs—you to file your taxes.Well, you

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Boater Rescued Off Cape Hatteras After Being Adrift 66 Days

37-year-old South Carolina sailor, who was reported missing in late January, tonight walked into a Norfolk, Va., hospital after his rescue by the U.S. Coast Guard about 200 miles east of Cape

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Why Now Is The Time To Sell

Attention potential sellers sitting on the fence: It could be time to make a move.Mid-March to mid-April is the best time to hang the sale sign nationally, with homes selling 15% faster and for 2%

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Wright Memorial Bridge Construction Is Almost Complete

This article was written by Sam Walker for the Outer Banks Voice. You can read more articles here http://outerbanksvoice.com/.While it’s taken longer than anyone would like, the resurfacing of the

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Tips For Selling Your Home Fast

These tips for selling your home fast come from an article in the money section of US News.Price it right from the start. Sellers often think they should start the asking price high and then lower

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2015 OBX Taste Of The Beach

This annual food and wine festival takes place this year from Thursday, March 19th – Sunday, March 22nd. Here is a synopsis taken from www.obxtasteofthebeach.com. Please check out the website for

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Juvenile Humpback Whale Washes Ashore Tuesday At Corolla

I thought you would enjoy the below article by Sam Walker in our local online newspaper, Outer Banks Voice.  Juvenile humpback whale washes ashore Tuesday at CorollaThe whale washed up near the

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Five Rescued 200 Miles At Sea After Mast Snaps Off Sailboat

Our great Coast Guard makes another rescue.  Thought you would enjoy this article from the Outer Banks Voice.   Five rescued 200 miles at sea after mast snaps off sailboatFive people

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New Years Eve 2014

Still haven’t decided what to do Wednesday night? For those on Hatteras Island, check out the HICF (Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation) New Year’s Eve Party at the Hatteras Village Civic Center

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Insurance Rates To Drop In 2015

It almost seems as though the Insurance Commissioner wanted to wish homeowners a Happy New Year. Insurance companies had requested to raise insurance rates by 25.6 percent next year. In response to

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A Must See This Christmas Season

It’s December 16th and we’re in the middle of the Christmas season. If you happen to be in the area before the 31st, be sure to check out the Poulos house. Jim Poulos and his family have been

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Financing Is Available To Buyers With A Foreclosure Short Sale Or Bankruptcy On Their Record

According to Drew Wright, with On-Q Financial, one of our very best local lenders he has investors that will lend with a foreclosure, short sale or bankruptcy on your record.  After the

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2014 PARADE OF HOMES IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

22nd Annual Outer Banks Parade of Homes runs Oct 9 - Oct 12, 2014What could be better than spending a few fabulous fall days on the Outer Banks? How about spending October 9 –12 on the Outer

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Virginia Man Killed Digging Sand Tunnel On Hatteras Beach

Summer is here, the tourist are enjoying the beach, and I wanted to share the following story regarding one point of BEACH SAFETY.   Sadly, this week a man from Virginia dug a hole on the beach

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A Little Bit Of Pirate History Blackbeard Lives

Summer is coming up and everyone is thinking of their summer trip to the Outer Banks.  A place known for quite a bit of history.   I thought you would enjoy this article in the Outer Banks

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EARLY MORNING FIRE GUTS WINGS DEPARTMENT STORE IN DUCK

This article was taken from the Outer Banks voice - an online local newspaper.  Firefighters from multiple departments battled a fire at the Wings store in Duck yesterday morning.The fire was

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SO YOU WANT TO BUY A BEACH HOME

So you want to buy a beach home?  Here are some of the things you should be thinking about while doing your due diligence.  Contact an agent in the area you would like to purchase

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Best Deals Of The Week Focus

Looking for a good deal!  Wait until you see this beach home located in the Community of Corolla Light.  5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 2,700', built in 2001.  This home already has$

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EXPLORING THE TOWN OF DUCK

Next time you are planning a vacation, a visit to the town of DUCK is a must!   What a beautiful quaint town!  It is one of my favorite places to go on my downtime.   Lots of,

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Getting To Know Us

What a beautiful day on the Outer Banks!  Every once in a while a beautiful summer day will show up in the middle of the winter or right after an early spring cold spell.  This is one

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IMPORTANT NEWS ON FLOOD INSURANCE

Do you own a house in a flood zone?  Read the latest update from our local association of realtors.  A preliminary map shows less homes will be designated in the VE/AE flood zones.

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Fishing In The Outer Banks

NAGS HEADFISHINGFolks, especially fishy folks, know that Nags Head fishing—along with Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk—is some of the best you can get. From flounder and

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OBX TASTE OF THE BEACH

The OBX TASTE OF THE BEACH IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER - WHY NOT PLAN A TRIP TO PREVIEW SOME HOMES AROUND THAT WEEKEND! You can check it all out on their website:  http://www

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Should You Buy Now Or Later

Buying a Home: Should You Do it Now or Later?by The KCM Crew on February 11, 2014 in For BuyersLast month, the Federal Reserve, in a unanimous vote, decided to further

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Spring Is Near In The Outer Banks

The snow has finally melted and the temperature has warmed up just a little- meaning that Spring in the Outer Banks is just around the corner. ;

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CHARTER CABLE GOING ALL DIGITAL BOXES REQUIRED

Charter cable to require set-top boxesJanuary 04, 2014 12:00 am  •  By Jim Gallagher jgallagher@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8390The days of sticking the cable directly into the back of the

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WINTER WONDERLAND WEDNESDAY ON THE OBX

Snow! Snow! Snow!  It doesn't happen often but what a treat it is when it SNOWS on the Outer Banks.  I know you wish you were here to see this!  It started snowing late Tuesday

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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse In The Snow

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in the Snow January 29, 2014;

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21st Annual Outer Banks Parade Of Homes Runs October 10th13th 2013

  What could be better than a few fabulous fall days on the Outer Banks? How about spending October 10 –13 on the Outer Banks with the option of touring a select offering of 19 newly

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Why You Should Be Investing Your Money In Real Estate

Why You Should Be Investing Your Money In Real Estate AN INTERESTING ARTICLE IN ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE THIS WEEK!    September 23, 2013 I realize many business owners shrug off this

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Will You Listen To Me Now Interest Rates Are Going Up To Stay

Listen up buyers, interest rates are going up!   Experts are saying they are in the 4's to stay and going up from there.  Gone are the days of 3.25%.  If you have been sitting on

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