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





Welcome to the 25th Annual Parade of Homes, here on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Outer Banks Association of REALTORS is proud to be a supporter of this great event.

The Outer Banks Home Builders, and its members, strive for excellence in this chosen field, and it is evident as you make your way through these homes. All the homes selected provide an awesome opportunity to expand your horizons from simple elegance, to high-end entertainment areas. So, whether your dream is a new home or a remodel, contact one of their members.

As you travel the Outer Banks to preview and vote on the features of these great homes, take time to experience all that our area has to offer. From simple beach walks at sunrise to soundside tours at sunset, off shore fishing, parasailing, aerial sight seeing, arts and crafts, and fine dinning, the Outer Banks is a special place to relax and enjoy all that life at the beach has to offer you and your family.

As REALTORS® we enjoy helping folks find that perfect home, or property, to experience their dream of living on the Outer Banks. So, whether you are just starting to consider a purchase here, or you’re considering an additional investment, please contact a REALTOR® to help guide you through the possibilities and process.

Thank you for participating.

With kind regards,


John Head,
2017 President
Outer Banks Association of REALTORS.