Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 2:13pm. 37 Views, 0 Comments.
After five or six years of "soft" real estate sales and new home construction, 2013 seems to be the year when things are getting back to normal on the Outer Banks.
The evidence is everywhere--from Corolla to Nags Head houses are being built, properties are selling and there is certainly life in the market again.
The new community of Moongate, Resort Realty’s joint project with SAGA construction in Nags Head, is certainly evidence.
There are 14 buildable lots, three homes have been completed, another is under construction and two more lots are under contract waiting for plans to be approved.
The location is wonderful--just across the road from the ocean, Moongate is between the Beach Road and Bypass with the Outer Banks Mall just to the west--within very…
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 10:41am. 153 Views, 0 Comments.
This past weekend on the Outer Banks, was filled with things to do and, even though the weather wasn’t perfect, it was far from a wash out.
The social highlight of the weekend had to be the 3rd Annual Womanless Beauty Pageant. For all that it is loud and funny and a bit off-color at times, it is a remarkable example of all that is best about the Outer Banks community.
Eleven men, dressed in whatever women’s clothing they could find to fit--actually some of them looked pretty good--selling tickets and taking the stage for charity. Held at Kelly’s Outer Banks Tavern in Nags Head, it was the most successful to date.
The winner is selected through completely objective criteria---whoever raised the most money for the charity of their choice was crowned 2013…
Friday, April 19th, 2013 at 9:15am. 162 Views, 0 Comments.
After a $5 million makeover, the historic Outer Banks lighthouse opens Friday April 19th, 2013 to the public for the first time in its 141-year-old history. The public has not been allowed to climb the 214 steps to the top of the Bodie Island Lighthouse because it was a working lighthouse shining over Oregon Inlet, and then later due to the deteriorating condition, it was considered unsafe to climb.
The 141 year old lighthouse has 214 steps to the top and with the new, clean, 19th century lens, the lighthouse can cast light 20 miles out to the Atlantic Ocean. In addition, from 170 feet, climbers can see an unobstructed view of the marshlands that surround it as well as the Pamlico Sound.
Before the restoration project of the historic lighthouse began, Bodie…
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 at 9:46am. 137 Views, 0 Comments.
What a fantastic time of year on the OBX! Spring is here at last, the weather is spectacular, the ocean water temperature is still chilly, but there is a ton of local events and things to do on the Outer Banks.
One of the misconceptions about living and working in a vacation destination like the Outer Banks, is people have this belief that if it’s not summer, there’s nothing to do. “Not so!” says any Outer Banks local. In fact, over the past couple of years, the to-do list for the shoulder seasons or "off-season" events keeps getting longer and longer and more interesting. Over the next few weeks, there are more than a dozen OBX local community events that speak to the quality and heart of this community.
The Third Annual Womanless Beauty Pageant…
Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 12:49pm. 152 Views, 0 Comments.
April 11, 2013
This morning at the quarterly Outer Banks real estate meeting, Resort Realty sales agents celebrated the first quarter of 2013 with top producing agents.
Jim Wagner, Duck, NC Resort Realty agent, represented the company as the top producing sales agent.
The Nag Head, NC real estate team of Dick and Linda Harper represented the company as the top producing sales team.
Michael Siers, also an Outer Banks real estate agent in the Nags Head office, was recognized as the top listing agent for the company.
Other topics discussed at the meeting were new and growing Outer Banks real estate marketing initiatives and opportunities.
Resort Realty is a leading Outer Banks real estate company with three offices on the Outer…
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 at 9:25am. 236 Views, 0 Comments.
Spring has finally come to the Outer Banks . . . and not a moment too soon. In fact, a little bit late this year. This past weekend was absolutely spectacular, there were kites in the sky, sailboats on the sound, and the roads are filled once again with our OBX guests from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and just about every other state up and down the eastern seaboard. It looks like it might get a little bit chilly again for a few days, but the sun should be out, and there can be no doubt that the seasons have changed.
The Outer Banks shoulder seasons have been getting longer and longer--great news for Resort Realty property owners . . . but Easter really kicks off the spring and this year is no exception. In some ways it mirrors the symbolism of the…
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 at 7:52am. 520 Views, 0 Comments.
Spring is here at last. OK, maybe not officially spring, but 8 days and counting. On the Outer Banks, spring has sprung when the Outer Banks Taste of the Beach (www.obxtasteofthebeach.com) March 14-17 marks the end of the winter doldrums. An amazing long weekend that wraps up with a “Sunday funday” starting with the 24th annual Mike Kelly’s St. Partrick’s Day Parade and after, The Grand Tasting, which is the culmination of the week-long food event frenzy, and a unique food expo not to be missed.
Admittedly almost every town, city or county has some sort of a “Taste of”, but the Outer Banks seems to be the only place that has created a tour of the venue with an amazing culinary experience. Although there are two events that bring everyone…
Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 8:32am. 302 Views, 0 Comments.
Time to Fix-it-up | Your OBX property
Spring is almost here and we could not be more ready! Here on the Outer Banks, we haven’t had any blizzards or record snowfalls, or anything like that, but we’re really looking forward to spring, nonetheless. Of course, that also means our vacation season is coming up on us pretty quickly, too, so OBX property owners take note and make sure your home or homes are ready for your guests. This year is a little bit different than past years--Easter is very early--March 28, to be exact, and that does change things a bit. The time to get your property looking the way you want it to look and to get all those repairs done is shorter than in the past few years.And property owners in Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills and…
Monday, February 18th, 2013 at 12:05pm. 197 Views, 0 Comments.
February is a month of history. A month filled with education and celebration of African American history as well as recognizing leaders of our nation.
Events that took place on the Outer Banks during the Civil War, would become an integral part of American history. Events here on the OBX, very directly affected the status of slaves and a decision in 1863 by President Lincoln.
The first military success of the war for Union forces came in August of 1861 when they captured Hatteras Inlet from Confederate forces. Hampered by swarms of mosquitos and biting flies, a transportation network consisting of sandy intractable paths and miserable weather, union forces were slow to take advantage of their position.
It was not until February of…
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 at 2:19pm. 401 Views, 0 Comments.
Off-season Outer Banks events
The off-season on the Outer Banks is not such a secret anymore. The local's favorite time of year has also grown in popularity with visitors as well.
As locals, one of the nicest parts of living and working on the Outer Banks is the chance to reconnect with friends, neighbors and the community during this time of year. It’s an opportunity to take a deep breath, enjoy time with friends and recharge our batteries.
Of the many off-season events that take place on the OBX,the Frank Stick Memorial Art Show. The show is 35 years old and has become a remarkable piece of the Outer Banks social fabric. The hosts for the show for the entire 35 years have been Glenn and Pat Eure, owners of Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags…