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Once the the summer vacation season arrives it becomes much harder to look at homes for sale. Vacation rental beach houses are likely to have renters in them. It is up to the renters as to whether we are allower inside while they are on vacation. So, the only time they are available to see rental homes is between 10am and 2pm on checkout day.

Checkout day is also check-in day, we call it turnover day, and inbetween renters is the only opportunity we have to look at vacation rental houses in the summer. Looking at homes for sale is still possible we just have to plan around this time frame.

With only a 4 hour time frame to look at houses and travel times double because of the congestion you need to plan ahead. This is not the time of year to look at a bunch of houses spread out all over the Outer Banks. Plus if the renters have the house booked for 2 weeks then you won't be able to see it until they check out. Please call ahead to make arrangements so we can have everything set up to run smoothly.

Don't forget about the traffic. The trip to the Outer banks can take considerably longer with all of the summer traffic. Don't expect to drive here in the record time you made in May. The delays can be extensive and we will be on a strict timetable due to the renters trying to check in.

Here on the Island the locals try to not make left hand turns during the summer. We actually arrange our showings to take so we don't have to turn left. Right hand turns moving up the beach and then right hand turns coming back down the beach. Recently it took me 2 hours to get from Corolla to Kill Devil Hills on a Saturday in July and there wasn't an accident and I waited until everyone had checked out before I made the trip.

The summer time is a good time to drive around and learn the different neighborhoods and what your money will get you in the different areas of the beach. Call ahead and we can send you a list of OBX homes for sale in your price range so you can take some time and explore the OBX for what might someday be your dream beach house. 252-441-3416 OR 800-647-1868

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

Attorneys

The buyer and the seller each need to hire their own attorney... 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

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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