My experience in showing people Outer Banks real estate is that 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 to answer that will help you narrow your 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?
-Do I want to be able to walk to restaurants?
-Do I want to have an easy walk to the beach?
-Will traffic noise rule out a house?
-Do I have a favorite neighborhood?
Answering these questions will save you a tremendous amount of time. You can find more information on simplifying your search for Outer Banks property on our Wants and Needs Page.