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OBX Real Estate Buyers Guide

Working with a Buyers Agent

Whether you’re looking to stay in the Outer Banks for a week, a season, or making the ultimate dream of year-round coastal living come true, at Stan White Realty we believe we can find the perfect home to fit your needs. We have worked with clients from all over the country and all walks of life, including first-time homebuyers, investors, growing families and retirees and know how to find a home that is perfectly suited for your lifestyle.

Because the Outer Banks is an expanding market that is constantly changing, there is never time to waste when it comes to finding your perfect beach home. That’s why we work with you to complete a comprehensive evaluation and find out just what it is you’re looking for, so that when the perfect home comes on the market, you’ll be confident that it is the one. Based on your criteria, budget, desired location and other preferences, our agents will find the strongest contenders to qualify as your next obx home. And because there are plenty of locations, homes, and amenities to choose from, it’s important that you don’t get lost. Let us navigate the options with you, fill out our Contact Us form to send information about what you’re looking for in an obx home. Shortly after you click submit, one of our qualified and capable Real Estate Agents will contact you with suggestions to make your dream a reality. There is a lot to consider when buying an Outer Banks home. However, when you work with a Stan White Realty Agent, you’ll receive helpful guidance and feedback regarding every step of the process, including financing and equity options, tax advantages, and the foreclosure and short sale processes. Most importantly, we promise to be with you every step of the way, from the initial search and offer to the appraisal and closing, when you finally hold that long-awaited key in your hand. Rest assured, with a Stan White Realty Agent, no detail in the buying process will be overlooked. Read on and decide what kind property will suit your needs.

Investment Properties

Looking for a home on the Outer Banks that can help pay for itself? With over 35 years of experience in the Outer Banks vacation rental industry, income properties are our specialty. Based on your requests and budget, our Agents can show you what makes an income property self sustaining and profitable. We know what vacationers are looking for, so in turn we know what you are looking for. From location and views to size and amenities, when it is on the Outer Banks, any home can be an investment property.

New Construction

If you’ve decided that the best way to get what you’re looking for on the Outer Banks is to build from the ground up, you’ve come to the right place. Not only can our obx real estate agents assist you in finding the perfect lot as your blank canvas, our experienced construction department will work with you and your agent seamlessly through the searching, buying, planning and construction phases. With complimentary preliminary design services and engineering consultation, we can help you envision your dream home on the Outer Banks before making that final commitment.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to own a home on the Outer Banks?

It’s more affordable than you might think! With such a variety of home styles in the area, there’s something for everyone and every budget. From two bedroom beach boxes to million dollar oceanfront mansions, you’ll find what you’re looking for on the Outer Banks. Because of the booming tourism industry and reasonable cost of living, an Outer Banks lifestyle is certainly a dream that can be realized.

What if I don’t currently live on the Outer Banks? Will buying be more difficult?

Not to worry! We are highly experienced in working with out-of-town homeowners. With your real estate agent, you can decide on a preferred method of communication so that you can be as involved in the process as if you were here and provided timely updates with all things concerning your property.

Should I buy or build?

We are often asked this question. Because of the ever changing market and cost of materials, it’s not always an easy answer. The real question to ponder is, what are you looking for in a home, and is it out there? Depending the degree of customization you’re considering, building from scratch may be the better decision. Remodeling an existing beach home is always an option as well, and our in-house remodeling department can assist you in visualizing your renovated dream home.

Should I rent my home?

That’s up to you! Listing your Outer Banks home in a vacation rental program is an excellent way to help fund your purchase, and with over five million visitors every year looking for that perfect vacation rental home, the Outer Banks is the perfect place to buy. Plus, being a vacation rental home owner is probably easier than you think. With a full-service property management division, Stan White Realty can take care of your home when it’s being rented, while you’re away, or even while you’re here. Customize your management package to fit your needs, and have Stan White Realty manage as much or as little of your property as necessary. Click here to learn more about how our property management services can fit your needs.

I’m ready to buy – what’s my first step?

This is an exciting time, so contact a Real Estate Agent today and come one day closer to realizing your dream! Call 1-800-550-0102 or complete this form so that we can get to know you and what you’re looking for in the Outer Banks.

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