OBX Real Estate

After 2 consecutive years of record-setting tourism numbers many wonder, what 2014 holds in store for the Outer Banks? After an unseasonably cold Winter and a later than average Easter weekend, tourism seemed to be off to a slow start. 

If recent traffic and crowds are any indications, Summer is officially here. As the mercury has recently climbed so has the number of folks along the OBX. In the last week, there has been a noticeable increase in folks driving, shopping, and along the beach.

The early word from a number of Outer Banks property managers is that 2014 is going to be a strong season. Over the next 10 weeks or so we should see occupancy reaching 100% for many vacation homes and hotels. Depending on how this year's hurricane season turns

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Buy this Duck Home Direct from the Owner 

Located in the quiet community of Snow Geese South, this is a great chance to get a home in Duck, with a hottub & private pool, at a great price.  112 Snow Geese South is currently listed for $449,900.snow_geese_south_duck 

Well situated 112 Snow Geese South is located a short drive from the dining and shopping of Corolla and Duck. The home is located a short walk from both the Snow Geese South beach access and the Town of Duck multi-use path. (The Duck Trail is a seven-mile long, multi-use path that traverses the entire length of the Town. The trail is primarily located on the east side of Duck Road (ocean side), except for the portion that is within the Town’s Village Commercial area. -Town of Duck)   


In addition to great

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carova_beach_named_best_beachThe 4wd beaches of Carova have just been named as best beach by the readers of Coastal Living magazine. (hamptonroads.com/2014/01/magazine-readers-pick-currituck-obx-best-beach)  The 11 miles of Northern Outer Banks beaches beat out lots of other famous places and beaches.  The unique atmosphere of no paved roads and proximity to the wild mustangs make Carova a unique vacation destination.  

 

Carova joins a number of other Outer Banks beaches in being named among the best beaches in the world.  The choice of best beach by the readers of Coastal Living magazine is a great addition to awards received by other beaches along the OBX. In previous years, Dr. Beach has included the beaches of Hatteras (www.drbeach.org/10.html) and Ocracoke

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Red Sky Realty Group is excited to announce our new real estate referral program for the Outer Banks.  All of us understand how difficult a career in real estate can be.  We also realize how important is is to keep a relationship with past clients.  We structured our referral program to meet both of those goals.  

First let us professionally handle your trusted clients Outer Banks real estate business.  Then let us send you a check for 30%, as a sign of our appreciation for trusting us with your clients. 

We believe our referral program allows Realtors and real estate professionals to earn additional income, while giving them peace of mind that their trusted clients and being professionally cared for.  

Want to learn more about our program or Red Sky

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If you hadn't had enough Christmas fun on Saturday with the Manteo Christmas Parade and Town of Duck Yuletide Celebration you can always finish the day at the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island.  The aquarium is holding its annual Great White Fishmas onSaturday December 7th from 5:30 - 7:30

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The new event offers plenty of holidau fun for the entire family.  Lots of great things will be taking place like Reindeer games, cookie decorating, and even a chance to see a scuba diving Santa Claus.  Come out and enjoy some holiday fun at the NC Aquarium.  

The Great White Fishmas is being held from 5:30 - 7:30 pm on Saturday December 7th.  For more information on what's happening visit their website, North Carolina Aquarium Holiday Events

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christmas_2012_430_400This Saturday December 7th marks the 3rd Annual Duck Yuletide Celebration.  Enjoy lots of great festive happenings from the lighting of the Crab Pot Christmas Tree to the arrival of Santa Claus on a Duck Fire Truck. Music will be performed by Emme St. James & Her Jazz Gentlemen.  They will be preforming hits from their holiday CD, I'd Like You for Christmas.  

After the performance many businesses in Duck will be opened late with special promotions, holiday tunes, and refreshments.  While your there you can also vote in the Duck Holiday Window Decoration Contest.  The contest is running until December 20th, so be sure to cast your vote early.

Get out and get your holiday spirit on, with the Town of Duck on Saturday December 7th.  The festivites on the

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One of the highlights of the Christmas season on the Outer Banks is the usually still mild weather and plenty of good family fun during the entire month of December.  This Friday and Saturday, December 6th and 7th, are the annual Town of Manteo Christmas Tree Lighting & Parade. 

Everything kicks off Friday night at 6pm with the Grand Illumination.  This takes place in front of the historic Manteo courthouse on Queen Elizabeth street.  Downtown Manteo transforms into a holiday production for all ages.  Many performances will be taking place from local performers including the Manteo and First Flight Choirs leading up to the appearance of Santa Claus.

Saturday morning activities kick-off at 10am with pre-parade festivities.  The Big Little Town Christmas

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thanksgiving_on_the_outer_banks_in_the_1800sIf your looking for a way to burn off some of that Thanksgiving Dinner and getting up early for a 5K isn't your thing, take a trip over to Island Farm in Manteo.  They will be open from 10am - 4pm and will be sharing how a traditional family on Roanoke Island in the 1850s would be preparing for Winter.  

Activities on Thanksgiving include cooking on the hearth, candle making, preserving food, corn shucking, and even ox drawn wagon rides.  Take a moment before or after your Thanksgiving meal and get an appreciation for how life was early on in America.  

Island Farm is recreated as a farm from the 1850's.  Take a walk back in history and see how life was for those who lived in Manteo over 150 years ago. 

Island Farm is located in Manteo at 1140 US

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Thanksgiving is usually a bustling weekend on the Outer Banks.  Lots of folks come down to enjoy the long holiday weekend.  The Thanksgiving weekend will find restaurants and grocery stores with a larger crowd than usual.  Shops from the Tanger Outlets to Wal-Mart will be brimming with shoppers come Friday.  For many, Thanksgiving starts early with one of the annual 5K's.  

This year we find several races for runners and walkers to enjoy.  First in Duck, we have the running of the 18th Annual Active Turkey Trot 5K.  This year in Hatteras, we have the 2nd Annual Surfin' Turkey 5k & Drumstick Dash Fun Run at the Hatteras Village Civic Center on Route 12.The third 5K we have is the Outer Banks Running Club's Gobbler 5K and Fun Run. 

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