Outer Banks Oceanfront Home Sales
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There is a perfect beachfront house or condo waiting for you. You just have to find the right one and on this site finding the right property is easy to do. Every oceanfront property for sale in Corolla, Duck, Southern Shores, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and on Hatteras Island has a full page loaded with all the details, listing agent remarks, photos and features offered. Click on the links above to see what is for sale. No login required and full details along with the full array of photos are provided for each property.
Feel like watching your ocean front house get built? Then try looking at vacant lots or old houses on prime beach property waiting to be be moved away or torn down. The cost of building has fallen to the point where new construction is comparable to the pricing of some of the older houses.
Owning an ocean front house on the Outer Banks is a dream shared by a lot of people. Not many of them have the resources and/or the courage to actually make that dream come true. If you are one of the fortunate ones looking to buy an ocean front property then you should find this site useful.
This site has been built to provide the information necessary to make an informed decision when buying an ocean front property on the Outer Banks. Not all oceanfront homes are the same and the same can be said about oceanfront lots. The contour of the ocean floor varies which results in varying oceanfront erosion rates from one end of the OBX to the other.
Different areas have different rules on what you can do with your property. For example, there are some areas where you can not build a walkway across the dunes to access the beach and some where you can build a walkway and a dune top gazebo. Some properties share an access with the neighbors and some with 4 or 5 homes.
A good sand dune line running parallel with the ocean in front of your oceanfront home can be very comforting during a storm and the more dunes the better. The beauty of the ocean front dunes obscures the reality that these dunes were crafted with heavy machinery during the depression by the CCC and just how delicate they are.
There was a time when you could find different FEMA Flood Zones on the ocean front in different areas across the Outer Banks. There are even oceanfront homes perched up on top of a tall dune where flood insurance was not required. Oceanfront homes are all required to obtain flood insurance.
Not all ocean front views are the same. The style of the house, the size of the dune and the location of the neighboring houses all can affect the ocean view.
The same storms that sank hundreds of ships off the coast of the Outer Banks continue batter the line of oceanfront homes causing routine household maintenance not typical to most homes.
Up and down the Atlantic coast you can find private communities where they have private beaches just for the residents and their guests. You won't find any of those in North Carolina.
Some areas like Southern Shores, Corolla and Nags Head have very stable oceanfront beaches while some areas like Kitty Hawk, South Nags Head and the north end of Rodanthe, all have high erosion rates with up to 14 feet of ocean front eroding yearly. This is where you will find the really really discounted prices on oceanfront wash-ins.