Hugh Willey's (obxrealestateguy) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Sun Realty NC
A busy and stressful September 2018 has come to a close! I had 9 properties "under contract" as  Hurricane Florence approached our North Carolina coast and now I am happy to state that they have all successfully closed! I am truly grateful that Hurricane Florence spared us in the Outer Banks, NC....
Do your due diligence! Call and ask the HOA or HOA management company questions.  Keep these questions in mind: Have there been any special assessments before? Get the details and ask if there is discussion about having another one. Have there been any lawsuits or are any expected? Check court re...
Post Flo Update: I am happy to report that the northern Outer Banks was spared of significant damage from Hurricane Florence and that we are ready to get back to business as usual…I feel very fortunate to have dodged this storm.Visitors are currently allowed access to areas of Dare County north o...
During the home buying process, keep your eyes peeled for flaws/features that may make or break the decision to buy the property. After all, few people are willing to purchase a home that will cost them thousands of dollars to repair. Yet, it is important to realize the following…No House is Perf...
Is the property in a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA)? Lenders require property owners within a SFHA zone to carry flood insuranceIf there is no mortgage on a property, the owner may not be aware of the SFHA zone status of the property. Knowing a property’s SHFA status and flood insurance require...
Living in the Outer Banks has many pleasures and benefits, but coastal living also comes withchallenges. If you’ve been shopping for a coastal property, whether for a full time residence orsecond/investment home, you’ll have heard terms such as flood zones, base flood elevation(BFE) and the natio...
The secret’s out! A new island has appeared off the coast of North Carolina’s Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The mile-long sandbar, dubbed “Shelly Island” for its plethora of seashells and colorful pebbles, has been forming and growing since late spring. Apparently it’s the perfect spot to coll...
The Outer Banks (OBX) of North Carolina has been named the “South’s Best Island” by Southern Living in the magazine’s March 2017 issue themed “The South’s Best.” (see ). This narrow string of barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina earned the top spot and edged out o...
You don’t need to actually get in the water to get most of the benefits of living by the water, just being in the sea air can give you a boost — physically, mentally and emotionally.  When it comes to luxury real estate, ocean views are — unsurprisingly — the most coveted. Living near what scient...
Ready to start searching for your home on the OBX or Currituck? Take advantage of the snow day and start searching for your home. Call or e-mail with questions or to schedule a showing. getting's the snow to bread index map: #snOBX 2017On the street...Headed to...

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