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.
Spotted: Wild Banker Ponies of Corolla
This week’s Memory Monday entry comes to us from Patty Smith of Yorktown, Virginia who was lucky enough to spot the Wild banker ponies of Corolla on her recent visit to the Outer Banks.
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.
Relaxing Outer Banks Style
This week’s Memory Monday entry comes to us from Shirley Fuller, of Lynchburg, Virginia who stayed with Outer Banks Blue Realty in 2009 at our Southern Shores vacation rental, the “Rum Runner”.
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.
Wink’s Grocery Store in Kitty Hawk is Closed
Things in Kitty Hawk are just not the same this week as the new year brought to us the loss of a trusted friend and the closing the doors of our unofficial town hall. Wink’s grocery store in Kitty Hawk is closed. The familiar yellow happy face sign on the front of the store that had the right eye winking is down.
Outer Banks Named in “1000 Places to See Before You Die”
The New York Times Bestseller “1000 Places to See Before You Die” is a dreamers paradise. Sort of a life time bucket list the book makes one wonder about what it would be like to see the Highland games in Scotland, walk the Acropolis in Greece, and see the Penguin Rookeries in Antarctica.
How Pet Friendly is the Outer Banks???
This week’s Memory Monday Submission comes to us from Stephanie Clossin of Ashville, Pennsylvania. She and her family stayed in the “High Tide” vacation rental property in Nags Head September 19th through 26th.
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
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!