Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Questions about Closing

The somewhat common belief is that once a buyer and a seller have entered into a contract for the purchase or sale of a property, most of the work has been completed for the transaction to close. In fact, there are quite a few activities that take place between the time a contract is finalized and the actual closing date. Real estate columnist Tom Hranicka answers some of the most frequently asked questions about closings.
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Dare County Tourism Board awards 15 event grants

Earlier this spring, the Dare County Tourism Board approved 15 grant applications, providing $222,000 in assistance to fund 21 local events. The events are all designed to increase visitation during the "shoulder" seasons in the spring and fall and to contribute to residents' quality of life.
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Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Frequently Asked Questions

As summer approaches and the island becomes more active, I like to publish an updated version of an article that addresses some of the most frequently asked questions that I hear from prospective buyers and sellers. Many of the issues remain unchanged, but occasionally a new question will make its way into the list.  As an example, prospective buyers have been inquiring more frequently about plans to stabilize Highway 12 on the northern end of the island. 
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Hatteras Island Real Estate:  Oceanfront Property

Watching sunrises so beautiful they can bring tears to your eyes. Seeing the full moon fill the horizon and then leave a trail of sparkling diamonds in the sea as it travels west.  Looking with child-like wonder at the sky on a clear winter night, finding it impossible to believe that there could really be so many stars.  These and a hundred other sensations and sounds are both the dream and the reality of oceanfront living on Hatteras Island.

For millions of Americans, owning a home on the ocean is a lifelong fantasy.  The dream often starts when we are children and grows over time as fond memories of happy family vacations merge with summers spent working at the beach and good times shared with close friends.  As youth matures into adulthood, the cycle repeats itself, and those who once were children, bring families of their own to enjoy the sun and the sand and the sea.  For some, the lure of the ocean becomes so compelling that they decide to purchase oceanfront property.  Others make the decision for investment reasons.
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Hatteras Island Real Estate:  A statistical profile of the island

Real estate columnist Tom Hranicka has developed a statistical profile of Hatteras Island that includes a wealth of information, including population, real estate, businesses, visitation, and tax and tourism expenditures.  ....Read more

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