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Buyer Tips Recap of OBX Real Estate in 2023 One of my favorite OBX photos from winters past. ❄️ Here is a quick recap of how OBX real estate did in 2023… For the full year, the Average Sales Price of $724,922 reflected only a modest 3% decrease compared to 2022. While the average sales price only saw a slight decline, we saw a […]
Buyer Tips Home Tour of 9 Sandfiddler Court in Southern Shores w/ Heather Sakers The Outer Banks, NC 2024 rental season is fast approaching, which makes it no surprise this Oceanside property in Southern Shores went under contract before I could even share the listing video with you! Whether you are selling or buying in the new year, I would love to connect and help you dive into the […]
Buyer Tips Heather Sakers’ Annual Donation to the Outer Banks Relief Foundation Matched 100% by CBSR ‘Tis the season of giving!🎄Turned in my annual donation to the Outer Banks Relief Foundation, which @outerbanksliving matched 💯% yet another year! 🙌🏻 If you are local to the OBX and not familiar with @obrelieffnd , its mission is ‘Assisting citizens in our community who are burdened with financial difficulties due to a debilitating disease […]
Buyer Tips Frontline Insurance Guidelines Update We met with Lindsey Dail at Towne Insurance this week to talk about the latest updates with insurance providers, and there are several things to note in regards to property on the Outer Banks.  Here are a few highlights of my top takeaways for our local market: Your insurance premium is always based on replacement […]
Buyer Tips How to Buy your next Resort Investment Property on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Just 2 lots off the Ocean in Kitty Hawk, how incredible would it be to call this home yours?  Do you dream of owning an investment property to create passive income and are ready to take the next steps to grow your wealth through real estate?  Do you also feel held back by large down […]
Buyer Tips 5 STAR REVIEW – 1st Time Outer Banks Vacation Home Buyer Buying an Outer Banks beach house in this ever changing market can be challenging and stressful.  You may find yourself up against multiple offers, offer deadlines, and inspection issues.  You need an experienced real estate agent with a creative, aggressive, and energetic approach to do the work for you.  Just read one of our 120+ […]
Buyer Tips Heather Sakers Team recognized as America’s Best Top 1.5% of Agents and Teams in the U.S. I am so honored to see the Heather Sakers Team recognized by Real Trends and Tom Ferry’s ‘Americas Best’, the top 1.5% of more than 1.6 million licensed Realtors nationwide! We work tirelessly for our clients because you deserve to be our top priority.  Your real estate goals and dreams are our full time job […]
Buyer Tips How to remodel a Kitty Hawk Oceanfront on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Ever wonder how these Outer Banks Oceanfront cuties get a full makeover?    The vacant lots themselves are typically not buildable and here is why.  To build brand new, the current rule of thumb is that the property has to be 60′ back from the 1st line of stable vegetation, and in some erosion cases […]
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Buyer Tips 5 STAR REVIEW – Heather Sakers Outer Banks Real Estate Team I know how hard I work to make my clients dreams a reality, but when you hear it from them it just hits different! “Heather Sakers is the reason we finally have our dream beach house. In a crazy market she sourced a house that wasn’t even on the market yet, led us through a […]
Buyer Tips JUST SOLD IN BEACON QUARTERS COROLLA, NC My buyer clients started dreaming about owning an Outer Banks property a few years ago. When they were ready to jump into the market, they found themselves up against low inventory and endless bidding wars. They were outbid on their absolute favorite property, but we did not give up on their search.  A few weeks […]
Buyer Tips The difference between ‘Advertised Gross Income’ and ‘Owner Gross Income’ for an OBX rental investment property. Investment property buyers should be using the ‘Owner Gross Income’ to determine a property’s cash flow.  You do not want to use the advertised gross income since this includes fees charged directly to the renters. I reached out to Michelle Copeland, a property manager with Seaside Vacations, and here is what she had to share: […]
Buyer Tips Outer Banks Real Estate Investment vs. 2nd Home Buyer We typically work with 3 types of buyers on the Outer Banks: Investment Buyers, 2nd Home Buyers, and Primary Home Buyers.  Given our vacation resort area, we usually see more investment and 2nd home buyers than primary home buyers.  What is the difference between an Outer Banks investment buyer and a 2nd home buyer? An […]