Outer Banks Articles

If you’re like a lot of people – like hundreds of thousands of people – you love the Outer Banks of North Carolina. You might consider us presumptuous drawing this conclusion so quickly, and we would agree with you . . . except for the fact that we’re right. You love the Outer Banks beaches, the Outer Banks watersports, the Outer Banks towns, Outer Banks shops, the Outer Banks events and Outer Banks activities…everything about this place (you wouldn’t be on this site if you didn’t). We do too. And, lucky for you, we also love writing about the Outer Banks. Locals and visitors alike value our Outer Banks information.

Outer Banks Articles Give You the Details

We write about how to negotiate dining out if you have a big crowd. We show you, step by step, how to pick a crab. We’ve written articles highlighting Corolla and the Currituck Outer Banks or about charming Manteo on Roanoke Island or telling you the mysteries of Ocracoke Island. We cover the events happening on the Outer Banks – and, boy, are there a lot of them to cover! Outer Banks activities, everything from water sports to walking tours to lighthouse tours to birdwatching trips, are focal points. Businesses, rituals and legends local to the Outer Banks are detailed in our articles. You’ll find out how that restaurant got its name or the modest history of that now booming business. We give you insider Outer Banks information about staying safe in the ocean; how to navigate those pesky turn lanes; which restaurants to check out for the best southern cuisine in the area and resorts’ present and future aspirations. Our Outer Banks articles are good reading. You’ll feel like a local with all the knowledge you’re sure to collect! And we’re adding to them all the time. Click on in to learn about the Outer Banks from the local’s side!

 

Top Ten Tips for Outer Banks Home Buyers

By Anonymous
By F. Jeffrey Scott When purchasing a home on the Outer Banks, there are things you can do to save time now and headaches later. These are the Top Ten areas where buyers waste time and set themselves up for potential problems after purchase. Follow these suggestions and give yourself more time on the beach! 1)... Read More

Get in the Game: A Guide for Renting Your Outer Banks Home

By Molly Harrison
Renting is a way to offset the costs of owning an Outer Banks vacation home. But renting your second home to vacationers is not as simple as installing a pool and putting up a “For Rent” sign in the yard. If you want to generate a reasonable amount of income, you’ve got to be a serious player in the rental game.... Read More

Keep It Local When Financing Your Outer Banks Property

By Editorial Staff
When financing an Outer Banks real estate purchase, going with a local lender just makes sense. “Local lenders are familiar with the different nuances found in this unique resort market,” says Outer Banks Realtor Jeff Scott. First and foremost, local lenders understand vacation rental homes, and most out of area... Read More

7 Steps to Owning an Outer Banks Vacation Rental

By Beth P. Storie
You’re lounging in the hammock of your Outer Banks rental home, a light breeze tickling your sun-tanned skin, when you slip into a daydream about one day owning your own little place by the sea and relaxing like this more often. You’ll rent the house, it’ll pay for itself, and you’ll have your own Outer Banks getaway... Read More

Agents of Change: Where Your Money Goes When You Pay an Outer Banks Real Estate Broker

By Molly Harrison
It’s a common misconception that all a real estate broker does is set up signs in yards, list properties on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), show a few houses here and there then sit back and rake in the big commissions. There’s a lot more to selling houses and properties than most people realize — much more. Real... Read More