Alex Argiroff's Blog Posts

Springtime And Old Glory On The OBX

The weather is warming, birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and SPRING IS IN THE AIR!  This scene just caught my eye and reminded me that its a great time to visit the Outer

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Christmas Wish

From our home to yours, Merry!

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Wright Memorial Bridge Closure And History

The eastbound lanes of the Wright Memorial bridge, which land in Kitty Hawk, are now closed. the traffic has been diverted to one of the westbound lanes.Repairs and refurbishing should be completed

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New OBX Water Park

Well summer is just around the corner and with it comes one of the most exciting new additions to the Outer Banks.H2OBX is the new monster Water Park due to open June 21, 2017.  With 30 rides,

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What To Consider If You Want To Roll Your Student Loans Into Your Mortgage

I thought this article written by Bob Sullivan for credit.com gives a lot to think about if considering rolling your student loans into your mortgage. It’s a question as old as debt itself: Should

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Fishermen Can Soon Be Recognized For Releasing Large Bluefish

This article written on May 7th for the Outer Banks Voice is sure to perk the interest of any of the fishermen that enjoy dropping a line in the waters off of our island!The N.C. Division of Marine

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Spring Has Sprung

Spring has sprung on the Outer Banks! While March will undoubtedly have another surprise or two for us (70 one day 30 the next) I believe that we have turned the corner. Restaurants and businesses

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Suprise Change To FHA Mortgage Interest Reduction

In a surprise move the department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) suspended indefinitely the recently announced FHA Mortgage Insurance rate reduction that was supposed to take effect on Jan.

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Its Winter On The Outer Banks

Well its winter on the Outer Banks, 21 degrees with a sprinkling of snow and ice on Monday.  61 degrees and partly sunny on Thursday.  This is one of the things I love about the winters

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November 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 November Status Report

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Upcoming Holiday Events

I hope everyone was able to enjoy laughter, good food, friends, and family over the Thanksgiving weekend. Now it’s time to shift focus to the holiday season. In case you would like to celebrate,

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October 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 October Status Report

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All In The Family Wildlife In Bronze At North Carolina Aquarium

I saw this article submitted to the Outer Banks Voice and thought it may be of interest to any art lovers. In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island has

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Selling A Haunted House Disclose With Care Or The Deal Could Die A Gory Death

Just in time for Halloween, I found this article written by Warren Christopher Freiberg for Realtor.com. You’re probably aware that you have to disclose any known physical issues with your house

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Currituck Countys Operation Santa Claus Gets Under Way

I saw this write up in the Outer Banks Voice and figured with the holiday season right around the corner, this may interest some of you looking for a way to assist local people in need.Citizens may

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September 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 September Status Report

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2016 Outer Banks Seafood Festival

Looking for something to do this weekend? Enjoy great seafood and local beer/wine? Then be sure to check out the 2016 Outer Banks Seafood Festival. It's being held on Saturday, October 15 from 10:30

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8 Things Your Professional Organizer Wishes You Knew

Written for Realtor.com by Jamie WiebeAfter a few years in a home, you might be surprised by just how cluttered, disorganized, and downright chaotic your space has become. Try as you

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Phytoplankton Light Up The Surf Along The Outer Banks

I saw this article written by Sam Walker for The Outer Banks Voice and wanted to share it with you.With a full moon overhead, the surf along portions of the Outer Banks the last few nights has been

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August 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 August Status Report

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These Snowbirds Get A Head Start On Fall Migration

I saw this article written by Jeff Lewis for the Outer Banks Voice and thought anyone who enjoys nature would enjoy this.Did you know that the “dog days of summer” actually coincide with the

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What Is A Good Faith Estimate And How It Is A Way To Shop For The Best Home Loans

Sometimes, purchasing a home can be confusing. There’s a lot that goes into it, and that’s why choosing an agent that will help guide you through the process is important. I saw this article

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Veteran Takes Yoyo Trek To Spotlight Consequences Of War

I saw this article in the Outer Banks Voice written by Corinne Saunders and thought you may find it interesting.Jockey’s Ridge State Park marked the first and final steps — and some of the

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July 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 July Status Report&

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Fritz Boyden Youth Fishing Lands Another Successful Year

For 46 years, this children's pier fishing tournament has been going on. Here is an article written by Russ Lay for the Outer Banks Voice about this year's tournament which was just held. It's

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May 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 May Status Report

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Dredging The Hatteras Inlet Channel Gets Addressed

I saw this article written by Irene Nolan for the Island Free Press and knew it would be of interest to all boating and charter enthusiasts. For the first time, Hatteras islanders stepped up to the

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Short Notice Showing Clean Your Home In 5 Minutes Or Less

These tips are taken from an article written for Realtor.com by Jennifer Geddes. I wanted to share them with you all because of the frequency with which this can happen.It’s the call every home

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A Wild Day All Around The Island

Here are two stories taken from the Outer Banks Voice to show an example of the wildlife that can pop up around here at any time.Small Black Bear Roams Alongside Currituck Middle SchoolIt was an

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A Wild Day Around The Island

Here are two stories written by Sam Walker for the Outer Banks Voice to show an example of the wildlife that can pop up around here at any time.Small Black Bear Roams Alongside Currituck Middle

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Surprising Things Movers Wont Move

I thought this article may be interesting and a good read for some of you. It was written by Angela Colley for Realtor.com.Let’s face it: Moving companies can be lifesavers.They’ll carry

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Good Samaritan Aids Two After Vessel Overturns Near Oregon Inlet

The U.S. Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued two men over the weekend after their boat capsized near Oregon Inlet. Watchstanders at the Sector North Carolina Command Center in Wilmington was

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April 2016 Status Report

At the beginning of every 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 April Status Report

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NPS To Open Wright Monument This Summer

I found this article written by Jeff Hampton for the Virginian-Pilot, and thought you all may be interested in this unique opportunity.Wright Brothers historian Darrell Collins climbed up the six

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Sneaky Ways To Check For Problems In Home Before You Buy

To all our Buyers out there,actively looking for a home! No matter where the home is I thought you would enjoy some of these tips I came across in an article written by Margaret Heindenry.Savvy home

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Lost Plans For Wright Brothers Flying Machine Found After 36 Years

Written by Michael E. Ruane for the Washington PostThe beat-up manila envelope sat on a table in the National Archives office in Kansas City, Mo. It had just been fetched from a limestone cave

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How A Typo Can Derail Your Mortgage

Written by Scott Sheldon for Credit.comThe information you submit on your mortgage loan application should be accurate. This might seem like a no-brainer, but you may not realize the impact even a

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Big News On Oregon Inlet Bridge

Official Press Release by NCDOT dated Monday, June 15, 2015RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the

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Finally Maybe Probably Almost Good News For Middle Class Home Buyers

Article By Lisa Selin Davis for Realtor.com10:11 am ET May 19, 2015You’ve heard the news that the housing market is on fire, but here’s some more: The number of permits issued for new houses is

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Will Hatteras Upstage Jamestown As 1st Permanent Colony

By Ed Beckley on April 21, 2015Jamestown Virginia is the site of the first permanent English colony in the New World. Or is it?Recent findings and statements by the Outer Banks-based Croatoan

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Homeowners Associations Good Or Bad

By Trulia | If you buy a condo or a home in a planned community, chances are it will be subject to the rules and regulations of a Homeowners' Association (HOA). HOAs can be a benefit and a foil for

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Jennettes Pier Has Drawn 3 Million Visitors Since 2011 Opening

This article is shared from The Outer Banks Voice.By Ed Beckley (Ed Beckley photos)Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head has attracted more than three million visitors since opening in 2011, was

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WatersEdge Realty Acquires New Marketing Tool

In an effort to help your listing stay a step ahead of other comparable listings, WatersEdge Realty has acquired a drone. This will allow me to take aerial photographs of your home and will

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Ocracoke Ferry Runs Aground

Enjoy this article from the Outer Banks Voice!One of the ferries that runs between Ocracoke and Cedar Island ran aground Saturday after drifting into shallow water, prompting a call to the Coast

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Low Down Payments Are Possible Again

This article from CNN Money is key for first-time homebuyers who want to jump on the buyer’s market before housing prices go back up, but don’t have a lot of money in the bank.Borrowers who have

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Happy New Years

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 Story Of Christmas Spirit

Since this is Christmas week, I wanted to share a local story of spreading Christmas cheer. A homeless Norfolk man, Neal Shytles, had put out a request in November that he just wanted a family to

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Help For First Time Home Buyers

There has been some great news recently from both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. With new programs available, first time home buyers will have the opportunity to qualify for loans with down payments

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Oyster Shellebration

OYSTER SHELLEBRATIONEVENT DESCRIPTION:An oyster roast for the coast!Gather around the fire with us at Oden’s Dock for an old-fashioned oyster roast. We’ll have fresh, local oysters on hand,

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Are You Ready To Buy A Home

You are ready to buy when …No. 1: You have a budget — and you know how to use itOwning your own place comes with a slew of new expenses, so good money-management skills are a must-have. If you

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Stripers Chili Cook Off

VIEW WEBSITE1ST ANNUAL STRIPERS BAR AND GRILLE CHILI COOK – OFFFEB 16, 2014Stripers Bar and Grille, Shallowbag Bay Marina, Manteo, NC 27959Anyone Welcome to Participate Enter Your Chili and Win!

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Breaking News Mid County Bridge Controversey

BREAKING NEWS! Mid-Currituck “Build the Bridge” Controversy . On Monday a bill “H817 was sent back to the North Carolina State Senate for final discussion. This bill zero’s out the gap

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