Stories by OBAR

Homeowners insurance rate hikes up to 30 percent proposed

The North Carolina Rate Bureau (NCRB) submitted a Homeowners Insurance Rate Filing to the NC Department of Insurance NCDOI) on December 20th. The filing reflects an overall statewide average increase of 17.4% for homeowners, renters and condominium rates.

Dec 21


Drop-off location for Toys for Tots®

This year, the Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® will be a drop off location for the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots. The Association will be accepting new, packaged toys now through Friday, December 7th. The OBAR office is open from 8:30am-5:00pm Monday-Friday.

Dec 4


Give the gift of blood this holiday season

On Wednesday, December 5th, the Holy Redeemer by the Sea Catholic Church in Kitty Hawk is co-sponsoring a holiday blood drive with the Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® (OBAR). The blood drive, open to the public, is scheduled from 12:00pm until 6:00pm and will take place at the Holy Redeemer Church

Nov 28


What to expect during a home inspection

The first thing you need to know about a home inspection: You’ll feel all the feels. This is the 4th in a series brought to you by the Outer Banks Association of REALTORS®, designed to help educate and reduce stress in the homebuying process.

Nov 8


Steven Gillis State Farm team wins OBAR Surf Fishing Tourney

The Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® held its 22nd Annual Surf Fishing Tournament on Friday, October 19, 2018 at Jennette’s Pier. The Steven Gillis Agency State Farm team took first place with a total of 103 points

Nov 6


Board of REALTORS® fishing tournament set for Oct. 19

Get your fishing poles ready to raise money for local high school seniors and area disaster relief efforts. Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® (OBAR) 22nd Annual Surf Fishing Tournament is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 19 at Jennette’s Pier.

Oct 10


When you find the ‘one,’ here’s how to make an offer like a boss

You've inally found “the one” -- the house that was meant for you and meets a majority, if not all, of your needs. It is now time to make an offer. Follow these 10 steps, and you’ll be well prepared.

Oct 10


Top OBAR contest photos for August include stunning night sky

Bill Rosso won the first-place prize of a $100 Visa Gift Card with his photo of the Milky Way over Pea Island with Mars rising on the horizon.  Using his Canon 60D Mark II camera, Rosso captured the scene with a 30-second exposure.

Oct 8


OBAR & OBHBA hosting a candidate forum next week

The 2018 General Election is just around the corner. To learn more about the candidates on the ballot, the Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® (OBAR) and the Outer Banks Home Builders Association (OBHBA) invites the community to join them for a free Candidate Forum on September 26th.

Sep 20


Preparing for Florence: Info on flood insurance and beyond

As the Outer Banks prepares for the impact of Hurricane Florence, the Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® would like to remind residents of the importance of securing all home related documents, especially insurance policies.

Sep 11


The importance of choosing the right mortgage lender

The right lender can save you time, anxiety, and loads of cash. And the right loan officer — the professional who represents the lender — can be a powerful ally when you close on a mortgage. But it’s important to choose wisely.

Aug 29


Local REALTOR® elected to national board position

Congratulations to Stephanie Walker, REALTOR®, ABR,CRS,GRI,SRES of Stephanie Walker & Associates, on her election to the 2019 Board of Directors for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR).

Aug 17