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!


Five Things Your Realtor Should Do (And What You Need to Do)

By Jeff Scott
I recently was in the market to purchase a bicycle. For me this purchase seemed like a no-brainer. On my way over to one of the national chain stores that carries everything from baby food to big-screen TVs, I stopped by a local bike shop. While there the sales person took some measurements and asked me a few... Read More

Building on the Outer Banks: A Few Challenges You Need to Know About

By Jeff Scott
The idea of having a home at the beach and going through the process of planning, designing and constructing that dream can be a fulfilling and enjoyable experience. But the real enjoyment starts when the project is finished. Picture yourself during that first weekend living in your new home. You positioned the house... Read More

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