Outer Banks ranked #1 Beach and #3 Best Active Destination in 2012 by 10Best.com!

Travel recommendation site 10Best.com announced winners of its inaugural 10Besties Readers’ Choice Travel Awards. With 20 nominees in each of 10 categories ranging from Best Beaches and Best Foodie Destinations, to Best Ski Resorts and Best Museums, 10Best’s readers were asked to vote for their favorite locations in each category. …

Penny Pool Heat Promotion

Save hundreds of dollars by reserving one of our vacation rental homes offering pool heat for just a penny! Please call our office to have pool heat added to your lease. Promotion valid for 2012 rentals that are booked between 2/14 – 10/23/2012.

Outer Banks Vacation Destinations for 2012!

All of us at Carolina Designs Realty would like to wish you a very happy new year!  There is still good availability for 2012. Please give us a call or visit our web site to see our great selection of premier vacation homes for a family vacation, retreat or personal …

PBS Network TV Travel Series on Families’ Vacation Destinations

Debuting this October, a new series on the PBS network TV travel series entitled “Getting Away Together” showing the growing trend in families’ gathering for vacation is now in production. A different group of family members or friends is featured on each episode as they travel to a beautiful destination, …

Outer Banks Baseball

Take me out to the ball game tonight!  The Outer Banks Daredevils Baseball Club is one of 15 teams in the Coastal Plain League. The CPL is a summer collegiate baseball league offering experience for college players in a wood bat environment and a chance to refine skills for the …

NC State Tax Rate Set to Decrease by 1%

Currently, the state sales tax rate is 5.75%. The North Carolina budget passed by the legislature in late May allows the temporary 1% state sales tax rate increase enacted by the 2009 General Assembly to expire. Therefore, the general state tax rate decreases by 1% effective July 1, 2011; changing …