NAR’s 2015 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey

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Covering existing- and new-home transactions in 2014, shows vacation-home sales catapulted to an estimated 1.13 million last year, the highest amount since NAR began the survey in 2003. Vacation sales were up 57.4 percent from 717,000 in 2013. Since 1978, Twiddy & Company has provided clients with the tools and resources needed to make confident,… Read more »

TWIDDY BIRD March 29, 2015

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OUTER BANKS WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR AREA 3/29/15 Weather: Duck-Sunny, 32 degrees Corolla-Sunny, 32 degrees Fishing report for Sunday, March 29, 2015: Clear, sunny and cold. No one is fishing. Water temp 43 degrees. Wind has dropped drastically from low 40s overnight to 10 to 12 mph. Low tide 10:35 a.m. High tide 4:29p.m.  … Read more »

TWIDDY BIRD March 28, 2015

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OUTER BANKS WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR AREA 3/28/15 Weather: Duck-Cloudy, 41 degrees Corolla-Mostly Cloudy, 40 degrees Dare to pursue quarter percent sales tax for inlet dredging—As the crisis at Oregon Inlet persists with the approach of another tourist season, Dare County commissioners passed a resolution Friday to ask the General Assembly to authorize a 1/4… Read more »

TWIDDY BIRD March 7, 2015

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OUTER BANKS WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR AREA? 3/7/15 Weather: Duck-clear, 33 degrees Corolla-clear, 34 degrees The Downtown Manteo Wellness Crawl this Saturday, March 7, is the way to do it. You’ve heard of pub crawls and tapas crawls, but this is a crawl that’s actually good for you! A great opportunity for anyone and everyone to learn more about… Read more »

TWIDDY BIRD February 23, 2015

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OUTER BANKS WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR AREA? 2/23/15 Weather: Duck-rain showers, 37 degrees Corolla-light rain, 35 degrees ·    BOEM agrees to Outer Banks hearing on offshore leases–Responding to requests from local leaders, federal officials have agreed to a public meeting on the Outer Banks to hear opinions on the sale of offshore oil and natural gas… Read more »

TWIDDY BIRD February 16, 2015

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OUTER BANKS WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR AREA? 2/16/15 Weather: Duck-Overcast, 21 degrees Corolla-Overcast, 20 degrees Winter storm watch posted for potential snow and ice–A low pressure system is forecast to move across North Carolina on Monday and Tuesday, bringing accumulating snow, sleet and freezing rain too much of the state, but the Outer Banks might… Read more »

TWIDDY BIRD February 15, 2015

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OUTER BANKS WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR AREA? 2/15/15 Weather: Duck-Clear, 20 degrees Corolla-Clear 20 degrees Quiet but cold day on the Outer Banks… Winter will return in a big way last night, riding in behind an arctic front with winds that could gust to 60 mph, the National Weather Service says. The stiffest winds were… Read more »

All-Cash Sales Up While Distressed Sales and Investors Decline

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Media Contact: Walter Molony / 202-383-1177 / Email (May 8, 2014) – Analysis of data collected for the Realtors® Confidence Index shows the market share of all-cash purchases is on the rise, despite declines in distressed sales and investor activity, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said the findings are counterintuitive. “Distressed home… Read more »

Vacation Home Sales Surge in 2013; Investment Property Declines

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DAILY REAL ESTATE NEWS | WEDNESDAY, APRIL 02, 2014 Vacation home sales rose strongly in 2013, while investment purchases fell below the elevated levels seen in the previous two years, according to the National Association of REALTORS®. NAR’s 2014 Investment and Vacation Home Buyers Survey, covering existing- and new-home transactions in 2013, shows vacation-home sales jumped… Read more »