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IN NORTH CAROLINA, ALL REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS ARE CLOSED BY ATTORNEYS. The buyer and the seller each need to hire their own attorney. This attorney list does not include all of the attorneys on the beach nor is it designed to endorse anyone in particular. If you would rather work with someone not on this list please let us know. We have a good rapport with all of the attorneys on the beach.

Some states don't use closing attorneys in real estate transactions. In some areas escrow agents or title companies handle all the paper work involved with the transaction. I have heard this results in a much smoother less expensive way to close a real estate deal but I do not know for sure. We have always used attorneys and the attorneys own the companies that write title insurance on the real estate being purchased. There are no escrow agents or title companies around here.

All real estate closings in this area are handled by Attorneys. We have a good working relationship with all of the local Attorneys and below is a list of some of the better real estate Attorneys on the Outer Banks.

In Dare County (all area code 252):

Charles Evans 473-2171

Mike Casey 441-4125

John Gaw 261- 1688

Jay Wheless 473-5500

Linda McCown 473-2191

On Hatteras Island:

Dixon & Dixon 995-6086

In Currituck County:

James B. Innes 435-6000

Brumsey & Brumsey 232-2252

Exclusive Buyer Agency

Signing an exclusive buyer agency agreement/contract sounds like a good idea. Right? Having an agent work for you is a good idea, isn't it? The problem is the agent doesn't work exclusively for you but you will have to work exclusively with the agent... read more.

Out of State Purchases

If you find the property that you would like and are considering buying it but you live out of sate and you have to go back home, don't worry... read more

Rental Rebate

When you buy a house that already has rental reservations, there might have been money collected, and it belongs to you... read more

Flood Insurance

All of the Outer Banks is in some type of flood zone... read more

Home Inspections

We strongly recommend that every buyer have a home inspection done on the house or condo they are trying to purchase before the closing takes place... read more

Rental Agencies

There are many different styles of managing a vacation rental house. Each rental department has their own characteristics and there are deferent strategies involved... read more

Beach Access

Just because you are at the beach does not mean that every location is a good one... read more

Ground Floor Enclosures

If there is a ground floor enclosure, you or your real estate agent need to do some investigating... read more

Not Ready Yet

Not quite ready to take the big step? No hurry, just start doing your homework now... read more

Square Footage

The actual square footage of the houses might not be what is advertised... read more

Earnest Money

When an offer is written on a piece of real estate, one of the items that needs to be addressed is the earnest money... read more

Title Insurance

Title insurance protects your deed against any problems which show up after you make your home purchase... read more

Seasonal Buying Trips

Long distance traveling to look at houses you might consider purchasing requires some planning. Here are a few weather related tips for planning your trip.

Spring This is the time to get your foot in the door and have all of the prepaid rental reservation money refunded to you at closing... read more

Summer Once the the summer vacation season arrives it becomes much harder to look at homes for sale... read more

Fall This is when a seller is in their best position to make a deal... read more

Winter When the cold set in, the Outer Banks becomes deserted and deals can be found... read more

Vendors Information about the various service providers necessary to complete a real estate transaction can be found HERE.

Real Estate Forms For Buying

Here you will find some of the various forms used in purchasing real estate in North Carolina... HERE

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