New Loan Limits for Nags Head Properties 12-8-23

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Shore Realty of the Outer Banks NC#127284

The increase in the maximum loan limits by the FHFA and FHA is good news for home buyers who want to purchase a property on the Outer Banks, a popular destination for vacationers and retirees. The Outer Banks consists of several towns and communities, each with its own character and appeal. Depending on the location, size, and condition of the property, the prices can vary significantly. Some areas may be more affordable than others, but also more vulnerable to natural disasters such as hurricanes and flooding. Therefore, home buyers should consider not only the price, but also the risk and insurance costs of owning a property on the Outer Banks.

One town that may be better situated to handle the increase in loan limits is Nags Head, which is located on the central part of the Outer Banks. Nags Head has a wide range of properties, from oceanfront cottages to soundside condos. The median home value in Nags Head is $540,000, which is below the new conventional loan limit of $766,550 and the new FHA loan limit of $498,257. Nags Head also has a relatively low risk of flooding, as most of the town is elevated on sand dunes. The town has a proactive beach nourishment program, which helps protect the shoreline from erosion and storm damage. Nags Head also offers many amenities and attractions, such as golf courses, fishing piers, historic sites, and parks.

Of course, Nags Head is not the only option for home buyers on the Outer Banks. Other towns and communities may have different advantages and disadvantages, depending on the preferences and needs of the buyers. The increase in loan limits will allow more buyers to access more properties on the Outer Banks, but it will also increase the demand and competition for those properties. Therefore, buyers should do their research and consult with a local real estate agent before making a decision.

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Greg Cremia


Shore Realty

Helping People Buy and Sell Outer Banks Real Estate Since 1989!



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