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25 04, 2018

Outer Banks Ranks #1 in Best Family Beach Vacations in the USA!

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Outer Banks Ranks #1 in Best Family Beach Vacations in the USA!

Outer Banks voted #1 in Best Family Beach Vacations in the USA by U.S. News & World Report®!



Outer Banks beaches are lauded for their consistent yet manageable waves and verdant landscapes. And you can count on OBX to deliver great summer weather. Plan on renting a cottage or condo – this will give you more space without being too far from the beach.

History drips from the Outer Banks: Here, aviators Orville and Wilbur Wright took their famous first flight (at Kill Devil Hills), the pirate Blackbeard fought his last battle (at Ocracoke) and the mysterious Lost Colony disappeared (where is anyone’s guess). But this chain of barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina – affectionately dubbed OBX – isn’t just for history buffs. Fishing, windsurfing and wildlife watching attract adventurous types, not to mention the 3,000 shipwrecks you can explore by scuba diving. Families gravitate toward the beaches, mini-golf courses and the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island.

Each island has its own charm: The old lighthouses, rugged dunes and secluded beaches in the south couple with vacation rentals, water sports and kitschy beach shops, such as the Stop-N-Shop Beach Shop, in the north, all to form a unique seaside destination. If you come to the Outer Banks expecting action, you’ll be disappointed. OBX is ideal for those looking to skip the overly touristy attractions and head straight for the unspoiled beaches. You won’t find big nightlife, but you will find an abundance of natural beauty. Beaches are more populated during the summer months, but with so many destinations spread out along the barrier islands, you likely won’t experience big crowds.

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11 04, 2018

Spring Fever Sales Incentive!

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8 12, 2017

Prices Going Up Jan. 1st, 2018! Do Not Wait!

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Base prices are going up $2,500 January 1st, 2018 with another $2,500 price increase in March 31st. Save your money and buy now, or pay more later. Contact sales agent, Heather Sakers at (252) 599-6814 or click here, or below to view our available Outer Banks homes for sale in Kill Devil Hills, NC.


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9 06, 2017

Outer Banks beach named among best in US, ranking says

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By TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press

SIESTA KEY, Fla. — North Carolina has one of the best beaches in the country, according to a new ranking.

Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach on the Outer Banks was ranked the third best beach in the country in a ranking by Dr. Beach. It was nudged out by Kapalua Bay Beach in Maui, Hawaii and top-ranked Siesta Beach in Sarasota, Florida.

The site uses criteria such as beach width at low tide, beach material and sand softness, among others, to rank each site.

Stephen Leatherman, aka Dr. Beach, a professor at Miami’s Florida International University, wrote of the Tar Heel site: “Ocracoke, once the home of Blackbeard the pirate, is still a special place—it is my favorite getaway beach. Here you will find some of the wildest beaches in the country. Big surf dominates in late summer so families with children may want to come earlier in the year. Don’t expect to play golf or stay at the Ritz; the main pursuits are swimming and beachcombing.”

The sand on Siesta Beach on Florida’s Gulf Coast is as fine as powdered sugar, a pure, sparkling white and soft as a kitten’s fur — all because it’s comprised of 99 percent pure crushed quartz.

For that reason, and many others, it was selected this year as the best beach in America by a professor who’s made a career ranking and studying beaches around the United States.

“The sand is outstanding,” Leatherman said. “Every time I go there, I’ve got to take a bag home with me. It’s almost sacrilegious to walk on it with shoes on.”

Top 10:

10. Beachwalker Park Kiawah Island, South Carolina

9. Coronado Beach, San Diego, California

8. Hapuna Beach State Park, Big Island, Hawaii

7. Caladesi Island State Park Dunedin/Clearwater, Florida

6. Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

5. Coopers Beach, Southampton, New York

4. Grayton Beach State Park Florida panhandle

3. Ocracoke Lifeguarded Beach, Outer Banks of North Carolina

2. Kapalua Bay Beach, Maui, Hawaii

1. Siesta Beach Sarasota, Florida

On a recent workday, Siesta Beach was packed with people, even though it wasn’t particularly sunny. The turquoise water was still gorgeous, the sand still fine. The beach is about 200-300 feet (60-90 meters) wide in some places, which means people can stretch out and not feel crowded. The beach was last year’s runner up and one of three in Florida on this year’s top 10 list.

“It’s nice and clean, that’s what I look for,” said Jamie Gaskin, a 59-year-old retiree from Lakeland, Florida, who was scoping out the beach for a family Memorial Day party. She especially liked the two-story pavilion, which boasts a snack bar and restrooms. It’s only two years old and even offers sweet crepes for breakfast and tapas dishes in the early evening.

“There’s plenty of tables to barbecue and to hang out. And the restrooms were nice and clean. I’d definitely recommend this,” she said.

Siesta Beach is on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, and is located just southwest of downtown Sarasota. The water is placid on most days — Leatherman says you can measure the waves “in inches” — and is shallow and safe for swimming, with no sharp drop-offs. Added bonuses include lots of parking, a trolley service to and from the island’s adorable downtown area and plenty of lifeguards. The beach also has natural dunes, which is a bit rare for Florida, and the fine sand is excellent for building sand castles.

“I look for kind of a balance between nature and a developed environment,” said Leatherman, who lives on the other side of the state, closer to Miami Beach. “Fourteen million people go to Miami Beach every year. There’s just too many people there. I think a lot of people are looking for more of a getaway.”

Leatherman, who is director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University, uses about 50 criteria to assess and rank beaches across the country. In recent years, he has given extra points to beaches that prohibit smoking, saying cigarette butts are not only environmentally damaging, but can ruin the experience for beach-goers. Safety and environmental management are other major factors, he said.

He’s rated beaches since 1991.

The Maui beach that came in at No. 2 on the list, Kapalua Bay Beach, is smaller than Siesta Beach. It’s crescent-shaped and flanked by palm trees. Unlike lots of Hawaii beaches, there aren’t many waves at Kapalua, he said, making it perfect for safe swimming.

“The coral reefs almost go right to the beach. There are tropical fish swimming all around.”

The third beach on the list, Ocracoke, is unique in both history and location. Leatherman points out that it was once the pirate Blackbeard’s old haunt. And it’s only accessible by a state ferry.

“The only negative I have, it seems like too many cars,” he said. “I wish they would turn car ferries to pedestrian ferries.”

Leatherman says he tries to select locations that are a bit off the beaten path, yet immensely rewarding once visitors arrive. Siesta Beach, he points out, is an outstanding place to watch the sun dip below the Gulf horizon — one more reason why it made the top of this year’s list.

Source: http://www.wral.com/outer-banks-beach-named-among-best-in-us-ranking-says/16723086/

27 01, 2017

Watch for seals and other marine life on Nags Head beaches this winter

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It’s that time of year again, we have a seal on the beach in Nags Head!

If you see a seal or any other marine animal on the beach, please stay at least 150 feet away from it. Typically, they are just resting. If you get too close to a seal, you could make it nervous and it may start eating sand, which is not a good thing.

The Town of Nags Head says a seal was spotted on the beach Thursday, this happens frequently during this time of year. Typically, they’re just resting.

If you see a seal or any other marine animal on the beach, stay at least 150 feet away from it. If you get too close to a seal, it may get nervous and start eating sand — which is not good.

If you find a seal and you think it may be sick or in danger, call the Network for Endangered Sea Turtles at 252-441-8622.

If you plan to drive on the beach in Nags Head this winter, please keep an eye out for marine life.

By Emily Satchell
WAVY.COM

24 01, 2017

Our last home for sale is our model home!

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17 01, 2017

Only One Home Left at Beacon Villas!

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7 01, 2017

New Interest Rate Change, Don’t Wait to Buy at Beacon Villas!

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22 12, 2016

U.S. existing home sales rise to near 10-year high!

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U.S. existing home sales rise to near 10-year high!

By By Lucia Mutikani Published December 21, 2016
WASHINGTON – U.S. home resales unexpectedly rose in November, reaching their highest level in nearly 10 years, likely as buyers rushed into the market to lock in low interest rates in anticipation of further increases in borrowing costs.

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15 12, 2016

Interest rates and inflation on the move Buy Now and Save Thousands

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