Spring Real Estate Season
Spring is the time to get your foot in the door and have all of the prepaid rental reservation money refunded to you at closing. Learn more about how to collect a RENTAL REBATE. Start shopping in the early part of the spring for that rental house so you can arrange the closing of it in the late spring. You will get the advanced rental money that the seller has been collecting right before the rest of the money starts coming in. So you get a check at closing and once a month for the next 3-5 months.
Traditionally, spring is the busiest time of the year for real estate sales on the Outer Banks. This is the time to start thinking about getting the things done to your new house before the summer influx of tourists. All of the businesses are starting to open up for the season, there are still lots of vacancies so you can come whenever it is convenient for you.
The rental season hasn't kicked into gear yet so looking at houses is very convenient. As the spring gets closer to summer there will be renters checking in and it will get progressively harder to look at properties. Looking at rental houses will soon be restricted to the 4 hour time frame between check out and check in on Saturday and Sunday only. Most rental companies won't let us look at houses when when they occupied by a vacationer. Weekday showings stop in late June. Beating the summer crowd means you will be able to achieve your goal without traffic denying you the opportunity to see everything before you make a decision.
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.
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
When you buy a house that already has rental reservations, there might have been money collected, and it belongs to you... read more
All of the Outer Banks is in some type of flood zone... read more
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
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
Just because you are at the beach does not mean that every location is a good one... read more
If there is a ground floor enclosure, you or your real estate agent need to do some investigating... read more
Not quite ready to take the big step? No hurry, just start doing your homework now... read more
The buyer and the seller each need to hire their own attorney... read more
The actual square footage of the houses might not be what is advertised... read more
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 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.Summer Once the the summer vacation season arrives it becomes much harder to look at homes for sale... read more Real Estate Forms For Buying
Here you will find some of the various forms used in purchasing real estate in North Carolina... HERE