Purchasing Coastal Real Estate


Looking for property near the ocean? With almost
330 miles of ocean shoreline, North Carolina boasts
some of the most spectacular beaches in the nation. But
before buying, you should be aware of other factors that
accompany the pleasures of owning property near the
Most oceanfront real estate in North Carolina is
located on barrier islands. These narrow strips of land
between the sea and sound are particularly vulnerable
to ocean forces such as storms and beach erosion that
can threaten your prospective property and undercut its
This brochure focuses on questions you should ask
as a potential purchaser of coastal real estate, whether
you are considering an undeveloped lot or an existing
building. (North Carolina Real Estate Commission)



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