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Real estate help in the outlying towns

Real estate help in the outlying towns




Sorry if this isn’t the right place for this but Yes I know this is obx and real estate is very hard to come by especially for non residents like myself. Are there any areas nearby (within 45 min) where I might find a piece of ground to build on? Like 1/2 acre or more? This would be for a permanent home site. All the brokers seem to have is either beachfront lots for 1/2 million dollars or large vacation houses. Is there a realty group who deals in the areas just outside of obx? I’m moving from TN soon and price range for a lot maybe around 20k cash. Any help greatly appreciated!


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Sorry if this isn’t the right place for this but Yes I know this is obx and real estate is very hard to come by especially for non residents like myself. Are there any areas nearby (within 45 min) where I might find a piece of ground to build on? Like 1/2 acre or more? This would be for a permanent home site. All the brokers seem to have is either beachfront lots for 1/2 million dollars or large vacation houses. Is there a realty group who deals in the areas just outside of obx? I’m moving from TN soon and price range for a lot maybe around 20k cash. Any help greatly appreciated!

Juan23


A half acre for 20k in ANY of the out lying towns is going to be hard to find. Most of the lots that size at that price will have difficulties associated with them like flood zones or they won't perk, etc.


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Village Realty has a office in Columbia.......Check in with them. Good Luck!


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If you are building your own house and put it up high on pilings and are willing to risk it maybe you'll be ok, We get big storms here and everything is close to sea level so... My grand parents lived in a flood zone right on the beach in the old days and never had money to pay for flood insurance so they built the house high and dry and had to make all the repairs themselves. I remember once the entire front porch was ripped off the house and my Granddaddy and my uncles just rebuilt it like it was nothing .They lived like that on the beach for 60 years. If you can do that then more power to you. People lived like that for on the coast for a long time before things got fancy. Check out Stumpy Point


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Village Realty has a office in Columbia.......Check in with them. Good Luck!

dawiggs


I agree they would be worth a call. Our MLS system covers the OBX from Ocracoke to Grandy and west to Manns Harbor (it goes farther but this is the main area). Going west the next MLS system is Albemarle and property over that way will usually list with a real estate company in that area, not here in ours too often.

MLS 115907 is a 1/5 ac lot in Aydlett for $35k.

MLS 117241 is a large lot for $60k in Aydlett.




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Village Realty has a office in Columbia.......Check in with them. Good Luck!

dawiggs
Thanks I’m gonna check them out!


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If you are building your own house and put it up high on pilings and are willing to risk it maybe you'll be ok, We get big storms here and everything is close to sea level so... My grand parents lived in a flood zone right on the beach in the old days and never had money to pay for flood insurance so they built the house high and dry and had to make all the repairs themselves. I remember once the entire front porch was ripped off the house and my Granddaddy and my uncles just rebuilt it like it was nothing .They lived like that on the beach for 60 years. If you can do that then more power to you. People lived like that for on the coast for a long time before things got fancy. Check out Stumpy Point

Beach Farmer
Geez! Yeah i could never live like that right on the beach but Im definitely considering the water and wind when building. How far inland do you think is a reasonably safe distance, like from major floods or damaging winds? I’ve looked at flood/elevation maps but it seems like at some point you just have to take the plunge and have a good insurance plan behind you lol! Thanks ??


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Outlying Towns? How Far? You have a choice of Currituck County on the North or Tyrell and Hyde on the South. I think the areas are vastly different. Currituck is more developed than below and offers a much wider range of amenities. The Topography is different. The Flooding problem (if there is one) will be more prevalent to the Southern Counties than Currituck.


RE: Real estate help in the outlying towns




If you are building your own house and put it up high on pilings and are willing to risk it maybe you'll be ok, We get big storms here and everything is close to sea level so... My grand parents lived in a flood zone right on the beach in the old days and never had money to pay for flood insurance so they built the house high and dry and had to make all the repairs themselves. I remember once the entire front porch was ripped off the house and my Granddaddy and my uncles just rebuilt it like it was nothing .They lived like that on the beach for 60 years. If you can do that then more power to you. People lived like that for on the coast for a long time before things got fancy. Check out Stumpy Point

Beach Farmer
Geez! Yeah i could never live like that right on the beach but Im definitely considering the water and wind when building. How far inland do you think is a reasonably safe distance, like from major floods or damaging winds? I’ve looked at flood/elevation maps but it seems like at some point you just have to take the plunge and have a good insurance plan behind you lol! Thanks ??

Juan23


Well. believe it or not Modular homes actually fare far better than stick-built in a storm. FEMA has the data on that. They are built to be transported on flatbeds and dropped on foundations with a crane without falling apart. I wouldn't worry about Ocean front unless you're Daddy Warbucks. In the old days poor people lived on the beach because there were no Satellites and most Southern beaches were Isolated places. I was an aid worker after Hurricane Andrew in Homestead Florida and I will tell you if something like that comes along you BETTER have insurance because that place looked like a nuclear bomb went off 10 miles inland. Of course there is alot more energy in those tropical waters so.... Just get the house up high and get wind rated siding and roofing materials. Better to have a small well built house than a big showy house with huge windows and sub-par materials. IMHO


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Well. believe it or not Modular homes actually fare far better than stick-built in a storm. ]


Truth. Was in the biz a long, long time ago. So long as site prep and "assembly" are per spec, modular is incredibly robust. Only "better" approach is this ridiculously expensive (but robust) route: Click to follow link...


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Try Zillow searches. You may end up out a little further, but you will find something in NC. Here's one in Columbia, NC.........


www.zillow.com/homedetail...


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Check Howard Hanna. They have some out-lying listings in Currituck Co. More homes than lots though.

www.howardhanna.com/


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Try Zillow searches. You may end up out a little further, but you will find something in NC. Here's one in Columbia, NC.........

surfisher
Everything in our MLS goes immediately to Zillow and Realtor.com in minutes. A home we have listed needed a picture added and I added it to our MLS and in 5 min Realtor.com had it online. Zillow was close behind so checking those places will find anything currently listed and active.


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Thanks for the help..I never would have thought modulars could withstand those conditions. I’ve heard that the framing has improved over the years and it does make sense when you consider some of the areas they deliver to. I’m gonna look into it for sure as an option if the pricing is right. I never could get into the extreme fanciness that some folks obsess with on those massive beach homes. I guess if it’s a rental or flip it makes sense but I could never spend that much money on a home where I’m gonna be outside most of the time anyways lol! Everyone is different though, finding a decent lot is probably gonna be my biggest challenge but I’m sure the wait will be worth it. Thanks again!


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