Stories by OBAR

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

Local REALTOR® Elected to NC REALTORS® Board of Directors

The Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® (OBAR) announced that member Kim Endre, of Resort Realty has been elected as the 2020/21 North Carolina REALTORS® (NCR) Region One Vice President.

Aug 29

July 2019 OBX Property Statistics at a Glance

July saw the highest number of “Under Contract” listings since September 2013 when OBAR first began tracking statistics. There was a total of 454 listings under contract. That is a 7% increase from this time last year.

Aug 27

Tips for an Easy Move into a New Home

The time has come for you to pack up your house and begin the process of moving into a new home. Whether the impetus for the move is a new job opportunity, a better financial situation, or something else entirely, everyone who has moved before knows that it’s a daunting and time-consuming process at best.

Aug 8

Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® Launches

In 2017, the Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® (OBAR) decided to initiate a progressive plan to bring a forward-facing real estate search engine website to its REALTOR® members and the community worldwide. The Multiple Listing Service (MLS) committee appointed a taskforce of eight members to research and implement a website that would allow anyone from around the world to access the most up to date active listings for sale in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Jun 27

Southern Shores re-examines requiring permits for parties

The Town of Southern Shores could be inviting itself to your party, and if you plan to serve alcohol, it might inviting the State of North Carolina. The Town Council is considering limitations on large private gatherings.

Jun 21

Local Bank Donates to REALTOR® Association’s Scholarship Fund

Townebank Mortgage celebrated the Grand Opening of their Regional Headquarters in Kitty Hawk with an Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting and social. During the event, the Townebank Mortgage presented Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® (OBAR) with a $5,000 check for their Scholarship Fund.

Jun 18

What the flood! Quiz helps Americans understand insurance

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) released a new online quiz, "What the Flood!," as part of its #YourRiskIsReal campaign, an ongoing effort to educate consumers about flood risks and the need to consider purchasing flood insurance.

Jun 13

Currituck OBX dune protection proposal touches off debate

County Commissioner Paul Beaumont sought to assuage concerns during a May 30 public forum over a new proposal to strengthen dune protections by prohibiting most oceanfront accessory structures, including swimming pools.

Jun 10

REALTOR® Association Holds 30th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

The Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® (OBAR) held its 30th Annual Charity Golf Tournament at the Kilmarlic Golf Club on Friday, May 31st, benefitting the Association’s Scholarship and Disaster Relief Funds. This year marked the 11th anniversary partnering with the Kilmarlic Golf Club and Director of Golf Bryan Sullivan, and the first time in over a decade that it rained.

Jun 5

OBAR Scholarships awarded to local high school students

Each year the Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® (OBAR) in partnership with the Outer Banks Community Foundation (OBCF) awards scholarships to local high school students. Funding for the OBAR Scholarship fund comes from REALTOR® and community donations through multiple events throughout the year, including Golf and Surf Fishing Tournaments.

Jun 4

Local REALTOR® Doug Brindley recognized as Good Neighbor

Longtime Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® (OBAR) member Doug Brindley of Brindley Beach Vacations and Sales was presented the Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Good Neighbor Award at a recent general membership meeting.

May 24