Welcome to the 25th Annual Parade of Homes

The OBHBA 25th Annual Parade of Homes is set to open October 5 – 8, 2017. It is a Parade unlike any other tour you have attended – not only because of the sheer beauty of its coastal setting on about 65 + miles of our beautiful Outer Banks, but because of the diversity of this year’s offering of select homes. This is a scattered site tour, self-guided by you with your map in the center of the Parade magazine (or your GPS), allowing you to pace yourself and enjoy four relaxed, wonderful autumn days with us. If you only have a day or two, you can still choose the pace and the homes that most interest you.
Our participating builders and our local REALTOR® members are always happy to assist you and discuss your best options for investment, relocation as a year-round resident, or in transitioning to retirement – or just becoming the owner of a true second home where you can get away from it all whenever you wish. You can personally experience the entire spectrum of homes – from cute and cozy starter homes to those with too many bells and whistles to count. This year’s collection offers homes from 1,240 to 10,100 square feet of living space – making it fair to say that there is something for everyone.
The majority of our builders on the Outer Banks have many years of coastal building experience and know how to choose products that hold up best in our sometimes harsh coastal climate as well as those which least impact our fragile environment. The incorporation of smart product options and green features, combined with our members’ commitment to the structural integrity of a home is evident in the finished product that is not only efficient, practical and durable, but eye-catching and attractive as well.
When you purchase your ticket at any of the homes or from a sponsor’s location, you will receive the Parade of Homes magazine, containing all the information about the builders, their homes and the products. In the center of the magazine you will find a detailed map to help you locate and visit all the homes. The tour is also found in its entirety at www.obhomebuilders.org, so you can easily preview the offerings and determine your route in advance if you like to plan ahead. Your $10 ticket is good for all four days of the tour and proceeds benefit the local food pantry and other local charitable efforts. Take your time, talk with the builders and their representatives in the homes and most of all, enjoy your time in the Outer Banks!



Jake Overton
2017 OBHBA President





On behalf of the Outer Banks Association of Realtors, welcome to the 25TH Annual Parade Of Homes! The Outer Banks features some of the most unique opportunities to enjoy owning a home. From ocean to sound and light house to light house, thank you for coming and we hope you find a location to enjoy on vacation or to call home.

This community thrives and takes pride in real estate and we are fortunate to have our home builders working together as an association. Always educating on new practices and materials to ensure your project is completed with today’s best professional workmanship. Our Homebuilders Association is a collection of the most experienced in coastal construction, promoting and preserving the integrity and value of the homebuilding community. We give thanks for the Outer Banks Homebuilders members who live in the communities where they build; and, who are committed to building better homes as well as better lives through service to their community.

Whether you are building your dream home or updating and remodeling; If your plans include a permanent residence, a second home to build your family’s memories and legacy; or, an investment property, from bungalow to five-star resort… The Parade Of Homes is a fantastic opportunity to see the “best of the best” showcase what they have learned as master craftsmen and women. Feel free to ask them questions because they are happy to share how they apply their knowledge in building a quality Outer Banks home.

So welcome to the Outer Banks Home Builders Parade of homes! The builders, tradesmen, representatives and REALTORS® look forward to meeting you. Enjoy your tour and don’t forget to vote for your favorites in each category. When you find yourself saying, “some day I will” let us know and we will show you how to make your someday dreams come true.



John Register,
2016  OBAR President