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It’s a Wrap – Put a Bow on It!

The 26th Annual Outer Banks Home Builders Parade of Homes has now successful in the books. Some of the finest and most unique offerings we have ever been privileged to showcase were open for the four days of Parade. The panel of judges and touring public were most impressed by… Read more »

Building a Generational Shift

As mentioned in last week’s blog, our Association is experiencing a generational shift in leadership and participation. While we are not big on labels here, this is a nationwide phenomenon, and from our vantage point, we can say if the members we have are generally representative of the generation, our… Read more »

Through the Years – Turning the Pages of Time

1992 was the year. The sparsely populated development of Martins Point was the place. The very first Outer Banks Parade of Homes was opening in April. A small group of the “premiere builders” had gotten together to showcase their newly constructed homes in what would become a preferred, prestigious community… Read more »

Building Materials also Trend!

The “Old Nags Head” tradition of building functional and sturdy structures on pilings in the sand has withstood the test of time since 1855, when the first of the “Unpainted Aristocracy” cottages was built in what was then, and is now, a somewhat challenging environment. However, since those first summer… Read more »

2018 General Election Candidate Survey

The Outer Banks Home Builders Association and The Outer Banks Association of REALTORS® formulated a list of questions for 2018 General Election candidates pertaining to the real estate and construction industries. Flip through this book to read the answers submitted by each candidate. OBHBA and OBAR will co-host a Candidate… Read more »

25th Annual  OBX Parade of Homes is Diversity Tour

There’s none of that “if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all” attached to the Outer Banks Home Builders Parade of Homes. We could call this year’s Parade “The Diversity Tour.” And there is no better way to get your foot (feet actually) into the door of some of the… Read more »

Meet the 2017 Parade of Homes Builders

What’s New? Who’s New? Welcome to the 25th Annual Parade of Homes in the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina. What keeps it fresh? Fresh designs, new products, a scattered site format across 60 or so miles of coastline and new participating builders added to the mix. This is where… Read more »

March 23rd – 5:30-7:00 Outer Banks Home Builders Office – 105 W Airstrip Rd. Kill Devil Hills, NC Our members are inviting non-member builders, vendors/suppliers or subcontractors to come to our Brews, News & Food at the OBHBA office in Kill Devil Hills. All members and potential members are invited!… Read more »

Four days, 19 homes, 50 miles of beautiful Outer Banks scenery. Covering everything there is to see at the 24th Annual Outer Banks Parade of Homes sounds like an adventure easily accomplished. And yes, it is very do-able. However, after hosting 23 Parades of Homes, we have found there are… Read more »

After 24 years of showing off just how good Outer Banks builders and craftsmen are, here at the Outer Banks Home Builders Association we’ve managed to amass a number Outer Banks Parade of Homes fun facts to share. The first Parade of Homes was in April of 1992, scheduled to… Read more »

It’s been almost a quarter century since the Outer Banks Home Builders Association’s first Parade of Homes became a part of autumn traditions on the Outer Banks. We’ve never sat down and counted just how many homes have been a part of creating that tradition, but it’s a lot and… Read more »

Outer Banks Home Builders Association

“Promoting and preserving the integrity and value of the homebuilding community.” The Outer Banks Home Builders Association is a professional trade organization dedicated to informing, educating and promoting the members of the building industry. Commonly known as the OBHBA, we were officially chartered by the National Association of Home Builders… Read more »