Monday, February 1, 2016

FEBRUARY 1, 2016...I JUST REALIZED/REMEMBERED THIS SITE this....poor neglected website-blog. I will change this to go to Facebook, that is where I post most. Look for me there please and "friend me" if you like photos of beaches, sunsets, cats, food, and local's like stopping by the post office to pick up mail in the TRI and reading the bulletin board. GO here to see MY listings and many other popular local listings videoed by me: (GOOGLE MY NAME AND YOUTUBE) Contact me today. "Your REALTOR for life!" April Contestable 252-996-0131

Friday, August 19, 2011


Hey everyone,

I know I've said it before, but if you are a resident or homeowner in Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo you should join the civic association. They do good work here in the villages. See my link above for more info and newsletter. And please join today!

P.S. YES, we got our bike path!!! Our perseverance paid off!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

New for your smart phone

Hey everyone,

I am excited to invite you to use my new app. Go here

Or scan this QR code above.

If you sign in as a user you can find all of the properties listed around you with a map...VERY cool I think. Enjoy. Also, it lets you email me directly any questions you may have.

Look forward to seeing you sign on. Please forward this site to others who may find it useful. Thanks!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

It's HOT and so are OBX properties!

Wow, it's been a great weather and hot sales!

I am excited that there has been so much interest in our area's real estate despite the nation's economy. Those folks who saw the prices fly upward and out of reach, are now able to realize their dreams of owning property on the Outer Banks.

Short sales are very popular, and we are also seeing more land sales. (P.S. They're not making more shoreline...) Properties under 300,000 are getting the most traffic. Out of the 138 homes sold on Hatteras Island since January 1st, 65 of those were under 300K.

Please check out my listings here (P.S.S. both of my short sales are under contract, but you are welcome to put in a back up offer!

I also work as a buyer's agent, so I encourage you to call me for advice on purchasing any listing in the Multiple Listing Service.

Let's talk today!

Friday, February 18, 2011

New listing $279,000 Bold Dune Drive in Waves

Please check out my new listing on Bold Dune Drive in Waves, asking $279,000.00 Click here for details on the listing.

It is a 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home with wonderful views of the sound. Why not check out my videos to see for yourself? Call me if you would like to see it in person or if you have any questions.

Click here for Youtube link for interior.

Click here for Youtube link for exterior.

Get out and enjoy this warm weather while it's here!! Hoping for a bonfire tonight!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Exaggerated rain = snow day?!

Here's a picture of our "snow" day....from the "S" curves at Mirlo Beach, Rodanthe.

The kids are out of school...but really there's not too much to get excited over....Ah, the joys of February!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Owner Financing available on Salvo vacant lot

People who have been watching real estate on the island know that now is a great time to buy a home or land. If you like the idea of getting a piece of property now to build on later this is an opportunity for you: Consider this lot on the oceanside in Salvo...OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE! (And if you've shopped for lots, you know that lot loans are hard to come by and construction loans require you to build within a year.)

For detailed MLS info, size, lot #, pictures, etc: click here

See the video: here

Ok, let me know what else you need to imagine YOUR house here!

As my friend Tom Murphy's answering machine says to you: Go out and make this a good day for someone!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Snow picture

This was taken by my friend, Tricia (thanks!!)

Back on the market..short sale in Rodanthe!

I'm coming out of my blog hibernation here to tell you that the Genesis cottage on Southgate Drive in Rodanthe is back on the market for possible short sale priced at $315,000. Take a tour of it now!

Also, in case you didn't know...the island had SNOW..lots of it! Check out Michael Halminski's pictures...'cause guess who happened to be out of town?..Ack, me!!! Can't believe I basically missed it. Sigh, good thing I have talented friends to record it.

Here's my snowman...don't laugh.

Friday, November 12, 2010

S-curve flooding

Always have a Plan B on the island....ALWAYS. So, tried to go up the beach yesterday on the holiday for my son and husband, but mama nature said, "no."

Anyway, be sure to put this link to the Web cam at the northern end of Rodanthe on your doesn't hurt to check it out before you travel.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Here in the tri-villages of Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo, we have a great civic association who sponsors events like yesterday's Halloween parade & party for the kids. Everyone came out and some tourists joined in on the fun as well. Good food, good fun and great costumes!

If you are a property owner in the "tri," I urge you to join our civic association. Visit the website to find out more.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Old surfers never die, they just.......

Ok, fill in the blank here with your own clever line and check my friend, Michael Halminski's photo blog out this week...nice stuff.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Full moon

Enjoy this beauty I took this morning...this week has been a good one for amateur photographers like myself! This screams: location, location, location!!!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Calm..a rarity

Enjoy this photo of the world without end; we truly appear to be on an island in the middle of nowhere! Because it is so rarely calm, I thought I'd post this....sending you peace today. ('cause I know the wind will be back tomorrow!)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Never gets old

Tada! That what this photo seems to say...Or:

"His rays are all gold, and his beauties are best, as painting the skies he sinks down in the West, and foretells a bright rising again." -Watts

Wish I took one of the sunrise I saw this morning with toothbrush in hand, but I will have to keep that one to myself.

Call me for your sunset view....or sunrise. Enjoy this golden season folks.

Friday, October 15, 2010

It's the little things that make this community GREAT

So, I finally got out and cleaned up my portion of the road for the Adopt A Highway program that we do Spring and Fall in the villages. I had to wait for the temperatures to cool down and the mosquitoes to become less fierce this week. I found WAY less plastic bags this time around....thanks to Sen. Mark Basnight's plastic bag ban...I am excited to see the proof of that. Also managed not to fall into the ditch while I was plucking out trash which is a plus...there's always someone who has to toot their horn at you and give you a little scare to send you reeling. Also found (and left to decompose) two little turtles and one green snake...RIP.

Give a hoot, don't pollute! Have great weekend!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Banking follies

Well, we ended last week with the news of the banks putting a halt on foreclosures....and the questions begin!

I am trying to understand it all, talking to people in the industry, and reading articles on the situation. A friend sent me this link that gives you an idea of the what to expect.

Breathe in...breathe out.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Pink Run

Here in Salvo on October 9, 2010, the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation raised $9000 in their 7th annual fun run!! Check out the link to the slide show here.

For a small community, we have a big heart....a big PINK heart! The HICF is a great organization that provides support to those folks and their families dealing with cancer. Check out their site.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Handyman's special

Ten years ago, we always had people calling to inquire whether there were any "handyman's specials." We went through a period when we didn't see these much, and even if they were in need of repair, the price didn't equal the "fixer upper." The house pictured above just came on the market (not my listing) asking $ me if you'd like me to put in an offer for you! If you have any questions, feel free to email me at

Hope to hear from you!