Eastern Carolina Million Dollar Homes

By: Michael Baldwin
By: Michael Baldwin

As some people in Eastern Carolina are struggling to make ends meet there are those that are doing just fine. In fact, they are buying some of the million dollar homes that are on the market.

You might think million dollar homes are just in places like New York and Beverly Hills. But there are plenty right here in our backyard.

WITN spoke with real-estate agent Ginni McKinley of Coastal Rivers Realty in Washington. “The rest of us are struggling but the rich are still rich,” said McKinley who recently gave WITN a tour of a 1.1 million dollar home located near River Road in Beaufort County.

“By the time they're buying a million dollar home they are excited but not like the little guy that’s buying a $100,000 home. That’s excitement you can’t imagine. But these guys have realized their dream. They’ve gotten to where they want to be and there is a different kind of excitement. A little calmer maybe than the young first time buyer,” said McKinley.

Heather Sakers of Seaside Reality on the Outer Banks gave WITN a virtual tour of a 3.4 million dollar home in Duck, NC located in Dare County. The home is about 6,300 square feet with amazing views of the water.

Alma Friedman and her husband are developers in Beaufort County. They have villas available near Moss Landing in Washington. A pad like theirs goes for about 1.15 million dollars. Friedman says her places come with Thermador appliances. The 48 inch refrigerator she has in her home lists on the internet for about $8,200 dollars. Her penthouse apartment is not for sale but she says she has plenty of luxury living available in her building.

If you want to check out some of the websites where these homes are listed check out the links below.


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  • by h20luvr on May 22, 2009 at 12:30 PM
    I worked hard, was able to retire, I'm not living in a million dollar home, nor could I. I'd love a place at the beach but everything is priced out of reach for the little man!
  • by helicopter on May 22, 2009 at 12:20 PM
    This is ridiculous, who cares!
  • by Linda Location: Beaufort Count on May 22, 2009 at 07:39 AM
    The fact that someone lives in a million dollar home may attest to the fact that the person works hard. I'm pretty sure that are paying lots of tax money, so the " struggling people" can get government assistance. Some of these "struggling people" are struggling because they have lived WAY BEYOND their income for a long time, and now it is coming back to bite them!
  • by Deborah Location: Dare County on May 21, 2009 at 04:04 AM
    Get your fact straight witn other than the house in dare county the other houses that are not sitting on the ocean. He quoted if you want ocean view...Come on don't you know the ocean from the sound or lake??????
  • by Anonymous Location: Eastern N.C. on May 20, 2009 at 08:37 PM
    Did not see this segment, but my house falls in this category. I am very disappointed that this is considered news worthy. I work very hard for what I have. I spend my money wisely and am a law abiding citizen who has done nothing wrong to be investigated by the FBI. I pay 35-40% of my paycheck in taxes! For the record, I am paying my mortgage and my taxes are "rescuing" others who cannot afford to pay theirs. Go to www.ntu.org and see that the top 10% of wage earners in this country pay 70% of the country's taxes! The bottom 50% of wage earners pay only 3% of the all taxes. Unfortunately, the media seems to perpetuate this "the rich are getting richer" off the backs of the poor mentality which is not true.
  • by AC Location: Nags Head on May 20, 2009 at 02:03 PM
    Articles like this are why the cost of insurance is going up on the coast - stories like these make inlanders think that it's all RICH people who live in eastern NC.... everyone forgets about the regular folks who work hard just to make a living.
  • by M Location: Gville on May 20, 2009 at 01:49 PM
    Sucks that this is all the news has to talk about .. yea it's not news at all.
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on May 20, 2009 at 07:39 AM
    This is one thing that makes me wish I was about 15 years older than what I am.
  • by Anonymous on May 19, 2009 at 09:11 PM
    You'll notice they're 'asking' for $1,000,000. Nobody's been dumb enough to pay that much for those condos yet- "she has plenty". And this is desperate advertising for someone who's been holding expensive inventory.
  • by Doug Location: Hubert on May 19, 2009 at 08:13 PM
    Of course the rich are still rich. The taxpayers have had to come to their rescue. We're also pitching in to help out with their insurance burden. I agree with "Confused". This is not news.
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