Stories by Outer Banks Association of REALTORS (OBAR)

Buy Your First Home in One Year: A Step-by-Step Guide

The ultimate timeline ensures the smoothest of transitions.  A real yard. Closets bigger than your average microwave. The freedom to decorate however you darn well please! Making the switch from renting to owning is exhilarating, but many rookie homebuyers find the process trickier to navigate than they expected.

Feb 6


5 Tricks to Keep Your Pipes from Exploding This Winter

Outer Banks Association of Realtors Even if you think they’ve already started to freeze. At some point soon the Outer Banks is going to actually get a hard freeze. As…

Feb 5


Mortgage Rates Approach 3-Year Low

Borrowing costs dropped to their second-lowest levels in three years, offering home shoppers an opportunity to lock in lower monthly mortgage payments.

Feb 3


Homeownership Rate Climbs to 6-Year High

According to REALTOR®Magazine, Americans are facing challenges to homeownership, particularly with shrinking inventories of homes for sale, yet somehow more are still finding their way to becoming homeowners.

Jan 31


OBAR Recognizes Chair and Affiliate of the Year

The Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® (OBAR) held its first membership meeting of 2020 at Captain George’s Restaurant last week. The meeting began with 2019 President Jean-Paul Peron of The Outer Banks Real Estate Company at eXp Realty recognizing two members for their volunteerism to the association.

Jan 28


2019 a Good Year for Real Estate

The Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Services Director Dan Sutherland has released the 2019 Year End Multiple Listing Services (MLS) Statistical Report for the 2019 year

Jan 20


Local REALTORS Honored

In 2019 the Outer Banks Association of REALTORS’® (OBAR’s), Young Professionals Network (YPN) introduced its first annual Top 19 in 19 Award. The Top 19 in 19 Award recognizes individuals who have gone above and beyond to make a difference in our local community. Of those nineteen winners, one would later be announced as the “Best in Class”.

Jan 17


REALTOR® Lori Brooks Named 2019 REALTOR® of the Year

Past President John Head, Colony Realty, presented the 2019 REALTOR® of the Year award to Lori Brooks, owner of Coastal NC Realty Group, LLC.

Dec 12


#BeTheLifeline this Wednesday

This Wednesday, December 4th from 12:00P-6:00P, the Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® (OBAR) will once again co-sponsor the OBX Community Blood Drive with the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church by the Sea (HRCC).

Dec 3


Open to the Public: REALTOR®Fest & Tech Fair Coming October 30th

Mark your calendars for October 30th, 2019 for the Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® REALTOR®Fest & Tech Fair being held at R/C Kill Devil Hills Movie Theatre. This fun, full-day expo combines networking, professional development, and more—all under one roof.

Oct 8


Surf Fishing for Disaster Relief

Get your fishing poles ready to raise money for area disaster relief efforts. Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® (OBAR) 23nd Annual Surf Fishing Tournament is scheduled for Friday, October 4, 2019 at Jennette’s Pier.

Sep 23


Price Gouging Law in Effect in North Carolina

The price gouging law that protects people from scammers is now in effect in North Carolina after Gov. Roy Cooper declared a statewide state of emergency to support relief efforts for Hurricane Dorian. Attorney General Josh Stein notified businesses and people today to be on the lookout for any issues.

Sep 3