My experience in showing people Outer Banks real estate is that finding ways to simplify your OBX home search is a huge help and makes the process much smoother. Most times buyers don’t find a house that is in perfect condition and meets every last one of their wants and needs. Buying a home is like buying a car. You may find one that gets great gas mileage but it may not be strong enough to tow a boat or big enough for your entire family.
When looking to purchase an Outer Banks property it is best to make a list of those items you can not live without as well as those items you would like. Prioritize those features you would like to have from the highest to lowest. One last step is to think about those things you really don’t want in a house. This will help you make a more logical decision on your home purchase.
Here are a few common questions that can help simplify your OBX home search:
-How many bedrooms and bathrooms do I need?
-Do I want to have vacation rentals help pay for it?
-What is my limit to immediate improvements…Painting, flooring, remodeling?
-Do I have to have a water view or is just a big sky view enough?
-Do I want a large sundeck, covered deck or screened porch?
-Will traffic noise rule out a house?
-Do I want to be able to walk to restaurants?
-How far do I want to be from the beach?
-Do I have a favorite neighborhood?
Answering these questions will save you a tremendous amount of time. You can find more information to simplify your OBX home search on our Wants and Needs Page.