OBX Parade of Homes Goes Virtual

The Outer Banks Home Builders Association’s 28th Annual OBX Parade of Homes goes VIRTUAL! this year! Yes, that is right! Everyone can tour the Outer Banks Parade of Homes October 8-11th. Sandmark Custom Homes will have two homes on the Parade, a new custom home, and a complete home renovation. The new custom home is…

Low Mortgage Rates Drive High Demand

While the summer might be coming to a close, the local housing market is pushing full steam ahead. Mortgage interest rates continue to hover below 3% at historical lows, which is creating a huge demand for both home purchases and refinances. Although TowneBank Mortgage is a purchase and construction loan-focused company and we are committed…

RENOVATE Before You Sell

Jeff Scott with Scott Team Realty – Renovate Before You Sell!  It is not uncommon to hear buyers say during their Outer Banks search process, “There’s nothing available that has been updated.” Frequently vacation homeowners on the Outer Banks decide to enjoy their property instead of updating it.  In many ways that makes sense.  Why…

Sandmark Mid Year Update 2020

Hard to believe we’re into August. Here is our Sandmark mid year update for 2020. We closed out November and December of 2019 with several exciting events including The North Carolina Home Builders Association Planning Retreat held right here on the beach. The Sanderling Resort were gracious hosts and the resort allowed us space to…

Dowdy Park Farmer’s Market

The 2020 Dowdy Park Farmer’s Market will be open from 9 am to 1 pm every Thursday in July and August. This schedule is subject to change due to issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Note – the park has limited parking. Additional parking is available next door at Nags Head Elementary School; however, spaces…

Face Coverings Required in North Carolina

In North Carolina, individuals are required to wear a face covering in indoor and outdoor public spaces where social distancing cannot be maintained. The state of North Carolina requires individuals to wear a face covering in public places. View State’s Executive Orders Here.  There are some exceptions to the requirement including for those dining in a restaurant,…

Build Your Dream Home

As a homebuyer, you will make countless decisions about what you want—and don’t want—in your dream house. With modern floorplans and technology, the ability to customize your home to your exact taste, and minimized maintenance requirements, there are so many reasons why home buyers decide to build their own home. At TowneBank Mortgage, we make…

Check Your New Flood Zone

In June the revised Federal flood maps were approved by Dare County. Currituck’s maps were approved late last year. Both of these maps were based on much more accurate elevations. As a result, many properties were designated as less likely to flood. This is good news because it should allow many homeowners the opportunity to…