If you are looking at buying a house in the Outer Banks, give Scott Midgette, Outer Banks Realtor a call. He can help you in finding the perfect home. But if this is the first time you have entered the home buying process, you may feel overwhelmed. It can be a hassle trying to understand all of the relevant information for such a big decision. To help things go a little smoother, here are some tips for finding the perfect home to suit your needs.


“Location, location, location!”, it is not just a business strategy. No matter how perfect your new house may be, it won’t mean anything if you can’t enjoy the location that you are living in. That means everything including understanding the different towns on the OBX,school districts, local laws and regulations, recreational activities, and whatever else is important to your happiness. Location is one of the big draws to our Outer Banks listings, from ocean to sound and everything in between, Scott can help.

Leave Room to Grow

When it comes to buying a home, you don’t want to make such a huge commitment and then end up selling a couple years later. Chances are you will take a big loss on the house. Instead, make sure you can commit to at least five to seven years for your home to potentially gain value. But to make such a commitment, you are going to need a home that has room to grow into. Where this is extremely important is if you are thinking of having a family. However, even single people need to plan for long term necessities for their home. What are the things you are working towards? Does your home accommodate those needs? These are the questions you should be asking yourself before getting into a big investment like a home.

Consider Renovations

Home buyers can be divided into two groups: those that just want to move in and enjoy their home without missing a beat, and those that enjoy a project and want to work to make their home their own. Which one you are will greatly affect what types of homes you are looking for. If you are the type that just wants to enjoy your home after you buy it, the process may be a little easier, as you are mostly just looking for and testing the features that you want. If you are the type that wants to renovate, you are going to have to do a little bit of planning to make sure that your plans are feasible.

Hopefully these tips prove helpful in your search finding the perfect home. If you are looking at buying a house anywhere on the OBX, give Scott Midgette a call. He will be happy to answer any questions that you may have. Make sure to check out his online listings as well!