Stories by Outer Banks Association of REALTORS (OBAR)

Real Estate Stats for June
OBX is Booming

The numbers do not lie! Real Estate in the OBX is booming. As of today there are 867 under contract listings (up 24 since the statistical report was posted on July 7th).

Jul 20


May 2020 Real Estate Statistics–Better Than Expected!

Since COVID-19 hit, real estate statistics have naturally been all over the place. While residential sales have dropped as predicted in the Outer Banks, there are still a lot of silver linings to consider.

Jun 15


After shutdown lull, OBX real estate heats up

(Outer Banks Association of Realtors) Since COVID-19 hit, real estate statistics have naturally been all over the place. While residential sales have dropped as predicted in the Outer Banks, there…

Jun 17


Worried about Losing Your Home?

Many residents may be at risk of losing their home during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® (OBAR) has a helpful guide, “Protect Your Investment: A Guide for At Risk Homeowners” now available for anyone with concerns about losing their home.

May 13


A Roaring Win for Local Food Pantries

Last year in response to the urgent need from local food pantries during the government shutdown, the Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® (OBAR) held a charity bowling tournament to help “fatten up” the food pantries. It was a Mardi-Gras themed event that resulted in raising $4,300 in cash donations, and the equivalent of 243 meals in non-perishables for local food pantries. Once again, the recipients for this year’s tournament were the local food pantries and the theme was the roaring 20s – “Bowling 20s for Roaring Tummies.”

Mar 5


January Real Estate Statistics

One month into 2020, and real estate in the OBX is thriving!  OBAR has been hearing about how members in sales have been really busy, and now we know why.…

Feb 25


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