OBX Blue Associate Broker Interviewed by Foreclosure News Report

Congratulations to Outer Banks Blue Associate Broker Catherine Brown Strachan who was recently interviewed by the editors of “Foreclosure News Report” on the subject of “Vacation home Investors Flourishing in today’s Frugal Economy.” Excerpts of the Report, dated March, 2010 is as follows:

With the U.S. Housing Market struggling and recessionary fears lingering, one slice of the real estate industry is presenting great opportunities for investors: the vacation rental market. From the Sun Belt to the ski slopes, there are plenty of distressed seaside chalets and mountain dwellings waiting for buyers. READ MORE

Outer Banks Blue Named Greenest Outer Banks Rental Company

I just finished up a couple of advertisements for Outer Banks Blue Realty, located in Kitty Hawk NC. They are now the “Greenest Outer Banks Rental Company” and have been working very hard to eliminate the unnecessary and revamp the way business on the Outer Banks operates in conjunction with the environment. If you think about it, this really makes sense. Not that going green as a company doesn’t make sense everywhere, but it really applies to the relationship of businesses with this particular area. If you have ever been to the Outer Banks then you know why of course, it is beautiful and obviously an all-natural attraction for vacationers. The beaches are the main attraction for visitors, so why not help keep it that way? Keep the beaches, keep the local economy thriving, plain and simple. READ MORE

Nights in Rodanthe House Successfully Moved

As we look around the Outer Banks this week on “Everything Outer Banks” we thought it would be appropriate to pass along to our readers the big news in Rodanthe this past week was the moving of the star of the movie “Nights in Rodanthe.” The iconic house known to locals as “Seredipity,” but to movie goers as “The Inn at Rodanthe” was moved last week. READ MORE

Road from Vacation Back to Real World Could Use a Rest Stop

By: Burt Constable, Columnist Chicago Daily Herald

Everything Outer Banks is pleased to introduce Mr. Burt Constable to our readers today. Mr. Constable is a columnist for the Chicago Daily Herald, and he recently returned to Chicago after an Outer Banks Vacation. He writes about what we believe all Outer Banks vacationers deal with – vacation hangover! Please check out all of Mr. Constable’s columns at http://www.dailyherald.com/search/?tag=335 READ MORE

Vacation Rentals Looking Good in Recent Study

The current gloomy economic environment is evidently affecting consumers’ interest in certain types of lodging accommodations, as revealed in the just-released Ypartnership/Yankelovich 2009 National Travel MONITOR. All of the information seems to point favorably to vacaton rental homes as a lodging alternative, and specifically places like the Outer Banks! READ MORE

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