Outer Banks Real Estate August 15, 2023

July 2023 Top Producers

Coldwell Banker Seaside is proud to announce the Top Producing Outer Banks real estate agents for July 2023.

July 2023 Top Producers

July 2023 Teams of the Month:
Kill Devil Hills: The VanderMyde Group
Kitty Hawk: The Garcia Team
July top producers
July 2023 Agents of the Month:
Kill Devil Hills: Melissa Morgan
Kitty Hawk: Sunny Berle
Elizabeth City: Kimberly Hansley

July 2023 Top Five Agents:
1. Sunny Berle
2. Cameron Griggs
3. Martin Griffin
4. Melissa Morgan
5. Haley Winslow

July 2023 Top Five Teams:
1. The VanderMyde Group
2. The Garcia Team
3. The Mausteller
4. The Driscoll Team
5. The Sandman Team

Coldwell Banker Seaside Realty July 2023 Outstanding Performance:
1. Brook Sparks
2. Cameron Griggs
3. Sunny Berle
4. Joanna Kane
5. The Mausteller Team
6. The VanderMyde Group

Congratulations to all of our Top Producers for the month of July, 2023!
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Outer Banks Events August 15, 2023

Hatteras Island August Events

If you have ever been to Hatteras Island, it is a destination all its own. Each little village has something incredible to offer. Things move a bit slower “down south” and we just love it! If you are looking to take a vacation to Hatteras Island or perhaps just a day trip, we have discovered a few Hatteras Island August events and fun things to do while you are in the area.

Hatteras Island August Events

Hatteras Light a Night
Through August 29th, 2023, bring blankets and chairs for the evening of stars and stories on the grounds of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.
43638 Lighthouse Rd, Buxton, NC-Park in the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse parking lot.
9pm-9:45 pm

Tri Villages Market
Through August 16th, the Tri Villages Market is held every Wednesday, rain or shine, through  Look for the Camp Hatteras sign oceanside and you will see the artist & makers’ market tents set up across Highway 12 on the soundside.
24798 North Carolina Hwy 12 Rodanthe, NC 27968

Historic Shipwreck Rescue Reenactment
Every Thursday through Labor Day 2023. See history come to life! Widely known for its rich history of saving souls in peril from the sea, the Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station has, for many years, provided a re-enactment of the beach apparatus rescue drill, recognized as an integral part of the Life-Saving Service. Meet on the porch promptly at 2 and hear an introduction to the history of Ocean rescues from the early 1800’s to present before proceeding out to the drill field where Chicamacomico’s Drill team will explain the equipment, and conduct the drill culminating with the rescue of a lucky kid from the audience.
23645 N.C. Hwy 12 Rodanthe, NC 27968
2pm every Thursday through Labor Day
View more info here.

Meet The Artist-Frisco Native American Museum
Learn a new craft, discover your own talents or just take advantage of the opportunity to meet and interact with a working artist. Each Friday, the Frisco Native American Museum will “showcase” an artist at work. Visitors will have an opportunity throughout the day to ask questions and interact with an artist and to make their own special item during a hands-on activity/program at 2:00 PM.

Details will be posted on the website for each available session as well as in the museum the day of the event. Meet the Artist sessions are included in museum admission; however, there will be a modest charge for supplies if individuals want to make their own craft.
Admission: Admission: $5/ seniors, youths, & college students with ID; $8/ individuals, $20/ family w/up to 4 youths
2pm-4pm every Friday through September 1, 2023.

Run Hatteras 5k Race Series Avon, NC
Run Hatteras AVON, NC Friday’s at 8 AM June 30 – August 18 Summer 2023
Fee: Adult 5k $38, Teen 13-17 $35, Active Military Veteran $35, 12 & Under $30


Crazy About Beads!-Frisco Native American Museum
August 25th at 2pm.
Native peoples used Finger Weaving to make belts and sashes that shared family and tribal stories. You will be learning the basics and making your own bracelet, or hat band, or choker. You will also take home a craft for making gifts.
53536 NC Hwy. 12Frisco, NC 27936

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Outer Banks Events July 31, 2023

August Outer Banks Events

It’s hard to believe that August is here! There are so many fantastic Outer Banks events in August to enjoy including concerts, festivals and everything in between.

August Outer Banks Events

Sublime with Rome with Special Guest:
Big Something, Joe Samba & Dale and the Z Dubs
August 2nd 6pm | Roanoke Island Festival Park
Learn More

17th Annual OBX Watermelon Festival
August 3rd 10am-4pm|  Kitty Hawk Kites in Nags HeadOBX Watermelon Festival
Celebrate summer with Kitty Hawk Kites and support the Outer Banks Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Coalition at the annual OBX Watermelon Festival. Enjoy games, food, face painting, tie-dye shirt making, arts and crafts activities, and TONS of watermelon fun.
Learn More

National Wright Brothers Memorial Free Entrance Day
Friday August 4th, 2023
Wright Brothers National Memorial will waive its entrance fee on seven days in 2023.

The seven fee-free days will be:

  • Monday, Jan. 16 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Saturday, April 22 – First Day of National Park Week
  • Thursday, Aug. 4 – Anniversary of the Great American Outdoors Act
  • Saturday, Aug. 19 – National Aviation Day
  • Saturday, Sept. 23 – National Public Lands Day
  • Saturday, Nov. 11 – Veterans Day
  • Sunday, Dec. 17 – 120th anniversary of the Wright brothers’ first flight

First Friday 
August 4th 6pm-8pm | Downtown Manteo
First Friday is a fun-filled, family-oriented event held the first Friday of each month, April through November from 6pm to 8pm, in historic downtown Manteo. The sidewalks pulse with live music, magic, artisans, and much more.
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DIRTY HEADS w/Lupe Fiasco & Special Guest Bikini TrillOuter Banks Concert
August 6th 6pm | Roanoke Island Festival Park
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Outer Banks Pirate Festival
August 9 & 10 10am-4pm | Kitty Hawk Kites Nags Head
Ahoy, Mateys! Get ready for a swashbucklin’ good time as Kitty Hawk Kites hosts the Outer Banks Pirate Festival. Pirates of Blackbeard’s Crew and mates will be camped out at Kitty Hawk Kites in Nags Head. Come learn the vast history of pirates on the Outer Banks and participate in Scallywag School to see if your little ones have what it takes to be a part of Blackbeard’s crew. Learn More

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
August 10th 6pm | Roanoke Island Festival Park
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KidzBop Never Stop 2023
August 15th 7pm | Roanoke Island Festival Park
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National Aviation Day Celebration
August 19th 10am-3pm | Dare County AirportNational Aviation Day
The event runs from 10AM-3PM and consists of Airplane Displays, Exhibitors, and Food Trucks. As part of the First Flight Society Celebration of National Aviation Day at Dare County Regional Airport on August 19th, the Capital Wing of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) will be providing warbird rides in its 1945 General Motors TBM Avenger torpedo bomber
Learn More

OBX Arts & Crafts Festival 
August 30-31 10am-5pm | Hilton Garden Inn
24 local artists featuring painting, pottery, jewelry, photography, glass, fiber arts, collage, wood and more. A portion of artists’ fees benefit two local charities, N.E.S.T. and Beach Food Pantry (each will have a booth at the show).
Learn More


Are you considering buying or selling an Outer Banks vacation home? Our team would love to discuss your options and information on the Outer Banks real estate market.
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View all the Outer Banks August events at outerbanks.org

Outer Banks Real Estate July 20, 2023

2023 Q2 OBX Real Estate Numbers

The 2023 Q2 OBX real estate numbers are in and Coldwell Banker Seaside Realty is the leader for the Outer Banks MLS. For **nine consecutive years, CBSR has sold more real estate than any other Outer Banks company. We couldn’t be more proud of our team of knowledgable of agents.

2023 Q2 OBX Real Estate Numbers

2023 Q2 OBX Real Estate Numbers*2023 Q2 OBX Real Estate Sales By Volume

#1 Coldwell Banker Seaside Realty  | $169,678,240
#2 $160,956,817
#3 $109,005,146
#4 $73,974,473
#5 $62,405,575


*2023 Q2 OBX Real Estate Sales By Units 2023 q2 Real Estate Numbers by Units

#1 Coldwell Banker Seaside Realty  | 262
#2 246
#3 197
#4 107
#5 102



When choosing the right real estate agent to represent you in the sale of your home or help you find your dream property, choose a Coldwell Banker Seaside Realty agent. You’ll be glad you did.

*Based on information from the Outer Banks Association of Realtors MLS 1.1.23 – 6.30.23

**Based on information from the Outer Banks Association of Realtors MLS 1.1.14-6.30.23


Outer Banks EventsUncategorized July 13, 2023

National Park Service Outer Banks Programs

The National Park Service Outer Banks summer programs have been announced and our team has put together a list of all upcoming events. The events and educational programs take place from Kill Devil Hills to Ocracoke.

National Park Service Outer Banks Programs by area:

Bodie Island

Bodie Island Visitors Center

  • The Bodie Island Visitor Center is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Bodie Island Educational Programs

Lighting the Way for 150 Years – Bodie Island Lighthouse

  • Dates: Daily from 11-11:30 a.m.
  • Details: Discuss the details and history of this beautiful sentinel.

Shaping These Barrier Islands

  • Dates: Daily from 2:30-3 p.m.
  • Details: Wars, hurricanes, winds and ocean currents have all had impacts on the shores of Cape Hatteras. Learn about some of these events and the changes they have made to the barrier islands.

Crabbing with a Ranger

  • Dates: Tuesdays and Fridays from 9-10:30 a.m.
  • Details: Ever wanted to try your hand at catching blue crabs? Rangers bring the gear, you bring the bait. Call 252-966-1761 to pre-register beginning the Saturday prior to the program. There is a six-minute walk to get from meeting location to the program location.

Bodie Island Lighthouse Climbing

  • Dates: Daily with first climb at 9 a.m. and final climb at 5:40 p.m.
  • Details: Climbing tickets are available only on the day of intended climb. Buy tickets here. (tickets are available to purchase online beginning at 7 a.m. daily; tickets cannot be purchased in person).

Cape Hatteras

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

  • The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is not open; however, the grounds outside the lighthouse are open 24/7.National Park Service Cape Hatteras

Museum of the Sea

  • The Museum of the Sea, located across from the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, is open daily from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Cape Hatteras Educational Programs

Lighting the Way for Over 150 years

  • Dates: Daily from 11-11:30 a.m.
  • Details: Discuss the details and history of this beautiful sentinel and learn about restoration efforts.

Shaping These Barrier Islands

  • Dates: Daily from 2:30-3 p.m.
  • Details: Wars, hurricanes, winds and ocean currents have all had impacts on the shores of Cape Hatteras. Learn about some of these events and the changes they have made to these islands.

Totally Turtles

  • Dates: Monday-Friday from 12-12:30 p.m.
  • Details: Learn about sea turtles through interactive games and activities for all ages.

Kayak with a Ranger

  • Dates: Mondays and Thursdays from 8:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Details: Join a ranger to explore salt marshes and surrounding waters of the Pamlico Sound on this easy kayak program. Minimum age is 7. All equipment is provided. To register, you must call 252-513-2457 beginning the Saturday prior to the program.

Hatteras Light at Night

  • Dates: Tuesdays from 9-9:45 p.m. (First program TONIGHT)
  • Details: Bring blankets and chairs for the evening of stars and stories on the grounds of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

Surf Fish with a Ranger

  • Dates: Wednesdays from 8:30-10 a.m.
  • Details: Ever wanted to try your hand at surf fishing? Park Rangers bring the rods, you bring the bait. Call 252-513-2457 to pre-register beginning the Saturday prior to the program.

Old Days at the Weather Station

  • Dates: Every other Wednesday from 2:30-3 p.m. (beginning July 12)
  • Details: Come explore the historic U.S. Weather Bureau Station and hear amazing stories that intertwine with our own lives and major historic events.

Soundside Explorers

  • Dates: Fridays from 9:30-11 a.m.
  • Details: Join a Ranger for this activity-based exploration of the Pamlico Sound. Registration is required. Call 252-513-2457 to pre-register beginning the Saturday prior to the program.


Ocracoke Lighthouse

  • The base of the Ocracoke Lighthouse is open for viewing daily from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Ocracoke Island Discovery Center

  • The Ocracoke Island Discovery Center is open daily from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Ocracoke Educational Programs

Bird Walk

  • Dates: Tuesdays from 8:30-9:30 a.m.
  • Details: An introduction to the birds of Ocracoke. Meet winged residents and those traveling the Atlantic Flyway. Binoculars are available.

Banker Ponies

  • Dates: Wednesdays (start date and time to be determined-check website for updates)
  • Details: Come meet the ponies who once roamed as a wild herd and learn about their living history on Ocracoke Island.

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

Fort Raleigh Visitor Center

  • Fort Raleigh National Historic Site’s Visitor Center is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fort Raleigh Educational Programs

Lost Colony Walking Tour

  • Dates: Daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Details: Delve into the history and mystery surrounding England’s first attempt to establish a colony in the new world.

Forgotten Colony

  • Dates: Daily at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Details: During the American Civil War, Roanoke Island became a haven for formerly enslaved people. Discover the successes and failures of the Freedmen’s Colony and the Civil War battle that shaped it.

Wright Brothers National Memorial

Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitors Center

  • The Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wind and Sand

  • Dates: Daily at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Location: Meet outside the back doors of the visitor center
  • Details: Step back in history during this short walk to the actual site of the first powered flights. Discover why the Wright brothers chose Kitty Hawk for their flight experiments and what life was like on the Outer Banks.

Wright Legacy

  • Dates: Daily at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Location: Meet at the tent across the parking lot from the Visitor Center.
  • Details: Twelve seconds was all the Wright brothers needed on Dec. 17, 1903, to show the world humans can fly. Those twelve seconds were just the start of aviation history and the Wright legacy. Explore the rest of the Wright story as you discover the impact that Wilbur and Orville had on history, the legacy they left behind and how they are remembered in the world today.
Uncategorized June 27, 2023

Outer Banks July 4th Fireworks

Outer Banks July 4th Fireworks Celebrations

Looking for the best place to see the fireworks on the 4th of July? There are tons of Outer Banks July 4th fireworks celebrations happening across the Outer Banks.

Downtown Manteo
9:30 pm 

The town of Manteo hosts an incredible 4th of July celebration every year. One of the best spots to catch the show is from the Manteo waterfront docks! This is a free event and there is plenty of public parking.


Kill Devil Hills

Avalon Pier
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm 

The town of Kill Devil Hills puts on a glorious firework display right in the heart of Kill Devil Hills! Grab your blankets and beach chairs and experience the 4th of July celebration at Avalon Pier. There is plenty of free, public beach accesses close by to park and walk to the beach. Parking at Avalon Pier is limited and costs $15 to park.


Nags Head

Outer Banks July 4th Fireworks

Outer Banks July 4th Fireworks in Kill Devil Hills.

Nags Head Fishing Pier
9:25 pm – 10:00 pm 

The town of Nags Head hosts a delightful fireworks display at Nags Head Fishing Pier, milepost 11.5. Grab your coolers and beach chairs and enjoy a beautiful Nags Head 4th of July fireworks celebration on the Outer Banks, close to the Nags Head pier!



Historic Corolla Park at the Whalehead Club
5:00pm – 9:00pm

The 4th of July celebration at Historic Corolla Park is an annual favorite for locals and visitors to the Outer Banks. Starting at 5pm, there is live music, fun family activities and more. Admission is free and there is public parking available at the park.


Avon Fishing Pier 5:00pm – 9:00pm

The fireworks display, permitted by and in cooperation with the National Park Service, will begin at 9:15 p.m. from a launch site at the end of the Avon Pier.

Hatteras Village

The 10th Annual Golf Cart Parade begins at Teach’s Lair Marina at 6:00 p.m. Any and all golf carts are welcome, and participants are encouraged to deck out their carts with as much patriotic flair as possible.


For more Outer Banks July 4th Fireworks celebrations happening on or around the 4th of July, visit outerbanks.org for information. If you are vacation to the Outer Banks and would like to tour OBX properties for sale, search available properties here.

Outer Banks Home Buying June 18, 2023

Benefits of Owning Your Outer Banks Home

The Benefits of Owning Your Outer Banks Home: Renting versus owning.

It all began as an annual family trip for many Outer Banks homeowners. What is there not to love about this gorgeous chain of barrier islands? If you are like the many, you’ve considered the benefits of owning your Outer Banks home. If so, it’s time to determine if buying versus renting is the right move!

“. . . if the idea of vacationing at the same place every year makes you feel instantaneously relaxed, buying a vacation home might be a wise move.”  –ForbesOwning Your Outer Banks Vacation Home

Benefits of Owning Your Vacation Home

Finding a place to stay will become a thing of the past in your own home. It can be challenging to choose the right Outer Banks vacation rental to suit all the needs and wants of your family. Why not start building your memories in your very own vacation property?

The investment of owning an Outer Banks property. Outer Banks home values historically appreciate over time. Discuss this with your financial advisor-this could be the right investment for you.

Tax benefits. Owning a vacation property could offer you many tax benefits. Consult with your tax professional to discuss before you begin your search for the perfect OBX home.

Retirement goals.  You could (and we know you will) fall in love with the Outer Banks even more and choose to make your vacation home your primary residence when you retire!

How a Coldwell Banker Seaside Realty Agent Can Help.
Our team of extremely knowledgeable agents not only share your Outer Banks-loving heart, but they are experienced in the local market. Our agents can discuss the benefits of purchasing your first investment property and walk you through the process.

When you are ready to discuss making the Outer Banks your official home-away-from-home, contact one of our agents to get started.
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Outer Banks Events June 5, 2023

June Outer Banks Events

Summer is here on the OBX! Whether you are a local, or an Outer Banks visitor-there is so much going on. In addition to free family fun, the OBX offers great date-night activities like a night at The Lost Colony or a summer concert at Roanoke Island Festival Park.

Upcoming June Outer Banks Events

June 9, 16 & 23

Dare Nights at The Lost Colony

Sponsored by Midgett Insurance.
Dare Nights are free for Dare, Currituck, Tyrell and Hyde County residents with a minimum donation of 3 non-perishable items to the local food pantries.
Dare Nights are also open to general public.

The Lost Colony begins at 8:30, doors open at 7:30pm
Please arrive early and make sure you have your local ID and your canned goods.


June 8-11 5pm-11pm
The Soundside Event Site

Sixth Annual Soundside FunFair: A Summer Kick-Off to benefit Children & Youth Partnership for Dare County (CYP).
Bring friends and family to enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of a carnival with fabulous rides for all ages, fun games, and food concessions, such as cotton candy, funnel cakes, chicken-on-a-stick, and more.
More Info


June 16-17 10am-4pm
Rogallo Kite Festival

Jockey’s Ridge State Park
More Info


VusicObx Concert Series

June 20
Lettuce Steel Pulse with Makau Rothman
Buy Tickets

June 22
Rebulution Good Vibes Summer Tour
Buy Tickets

Happening Weekly All Summer

The Lost Colony 86th Season
June 2-August 26th, thelostcolony.org
Monday-Saturday at 8:30 pm

Kitty Hawk Kites Kids Day-Free weekly family fun!



Nags Head


The Outer Banks Visitors Bureau offers a full calendar of Outer Banks events.
This is a great resource to keep up with what’s going on the OBX!

Uncategorized May 23, 2023

Outer Banks Restaurant Updates

Local Outer Banks Restaurant Updates-May 2023

Memorial Day weekend is upon us! The Outer Banks has been gearing up for another busy vacation season and Memorial Day weekend is the kick-off!
If you are looking for a great new spot to discover while visiting the OBX or wondering if your favorite dining spot is open for the season, look no further! We have compiled a list of Outer Banks restaurants that have recently opened, welcomed new owners and more!


OBX Restaurant Updates 2023:

Corolla Restaurants:

Corolla Seafood Buffet
Open Monday-Friday for their second season!
More info: Corollaseafoodbuffet.comCorolla Seafood Buffet

Mike & Diane’s Grill Room
Open for breakfast & lunch and brunch- Tuesday through Sunday 8am-2pm & dinner nightly at 5pm.
More info: www.grillroomobx.com

Duck Restaurants:

The Blue Point
Open Tuesday through Saturday for dinner. The Back Bar is also now open with incredible sunset views!
More info: www.thebluepoint.com

Bangkok Thai-Sushi
Celebrating their first anniversary, the same owners as Single Finn in Nags Head bring sushi to Duck! They are open for dinner nightly, closed on Tuesday. They offer lunch on Wednesday and Saturday.
More info: www.bangkokducknc.com

Kitty Hawk Restaurants:

John’s Drive-in
John’s is officially open for the season! Grab your favorite milkshake and dolphin boat.John's
They are open Monday, closed Tuesday through Thursday and open Friday through Sunday from 11am-5pm.
More info: www.johnsdrivein.com

Barrier Island Bagels
Open for their second season in their new location and new ownership, Barrier Island Bagels is open Monday, closed Tuesday and Wednesday and open Thursday through Sunday from 7am-1pm.
Voted “Best Bagels”, their summer Mimosa flights are also a huge hit!
For more info: www.barrierislandbagels.com

Kill Devil Hills Restaurants:

Goombays Grille & Raw Bar
Under new ownership with the same great menus and vibe, Goombays is open daily for lunch and dinner-closed every Tuesday.Goombays
More info: www.goombays.com

Nags Head Restaurants:

Red Drum
Red Drum Grill & Taphouse welcomed new owners last year and are now open for the 2023 season! They have a brand new outdoor patio bar and are open Wednesday through Sundays for lunch and dinner.
More info: www.reddrumtaphouse.com

Blue Moon Beach Grill
Now officially open in their brand new location in Nags Head-just down the street! Blue Moon is open Monday through Sundays for lunch and dinner, closed on Tuesday.
More info: www.bluemoonbeachgrill.com

Hatteras Island Restaurants

Hatteras Sol Waterside Grill
Under new ownership with the same gorgeous sunsets, Hatteras Sol is open for the season! They are open Tuesday through Saturday for dinner.
More info: www.hatterassol.com

Breakwater Restaurant
Now open for the 2023 season, Breakwater is open Wednesday through Sunday for dinner.
More info: dine.breakwaterhatteras.com

The Wreck
Going into year two with new ownership, The Wreck is a great spot on your way to Ocracoke. Located at the ferry dock at Hatteras Island.
For more info: www.thewreckobx.com

The natural beauty of the barrier islands and pristine beaches are what makes the Outer Banks so unique. If you are considering making the Outer Banks your home or home away from home, contact one of our OBX real estate agents to find the perfect Outer Banks property!










Uncategorized April 14, 2023

Use Your Tax Refund To Buy a Home

Using Your 2023 Tax Refund For Your Next Outer Banks Home

Are you thinking of buying a home in 2023? For some, tax season could be the best time to buy on the Outer Banks! If you receive a tax return, this could help achieve your goals. From down payments to closing costs- there can be a lot of expenses involved. Here are a few tips if you are planning on utilizing your tax refund check:

Pay your down payment.

Depending on your refund, this could be used towards your down payment.

Pay for closing costs.

Costs associated with home buying include; fees to your lender, your Outer Banks real estate agent, closing attorney, various surveys and inspections.

Use Your 2023 Tax Refund

Use Your 2023 tax refund towards your OBX property.

Buy down your interest rate.

Ask your lender about lowering your interest rate by paying more upfront with your tax refund.

Find an Outer Bank Real Estate Agent

Your tax refund could help you reach your home buying goals. Hiring a qualified Outer Banks realtor can help you make this process less over-whelming. Your agent can assist you in finding the perfect OBX home for you and work with you to make it happen.