Outer Banks X Factor

Recently I was having lunch in Raleigh with my oldest son, Andy, who is a freshman at NC State University.  We were discussing his economics class and he commented that economics and the law of supply and demand seemed to be common sense.  If you have a lot of something, …

Fall Into Outer Banks Deals

With the majority of homes fully booked during the summer season, investors choose the Fall season as their favorite time to visit the Outer Banks and view vacation rental homes for sale.  Buyers arrive to enjoy a milder climate, uncrowded beaches and a significant ease in traffic. From Corolla to …

Carolina Designs Realty hears from our owners…

Carolina Designs Realty hears from our owners… You speak, we listen.  Here’s what we’re hearing from our owners… I wanted to mention how pleased I am with Carolina Designs and the bookings on our property.  Job well done!” Homeowner of  #991 Coopersburger In Paradise   “We are very happy with …

Another Reason to Love Duck, NC

Businessweek.com posted an article 2/21/12, The Priciest Small Town in America, considering the Town of Duck, NC voted one of “America’s Best Little Beach Towns” by Travel + Leisure. Four-bedroom homes in Duck are listed for about $449,900, according to Zillow’s real estate website. Then, head 530 miles north to …

3rd Annual Night at the Races

Carolina Designs Realty is sponsoring a “horse” in the 3rd Annual Night at the Races benefit for the Corolla Wild Horses Foundation Saturday, march 17th from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.  For your ticket price you will receive $30.00 in play money to bet on six races, heavy hors d’oeuvres, …

Affordable Housing for lifeguards in Corolla

During in-season on the Outer Banks, 44 full-time lifeguards stand watch over swimmers in Corolla, but having lifeguards available during off-hours requires affordable housing nearby, Barry Richmond of Corolla Fire and Rescue told Currituck commissioners last week. Using community contributions, Corolla Fire and Rescue is poised to purchase of a …

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, …

Kudos to Our Exceptional Staff

“Eric Scott stopped by to address issues from your inspector to replace a few deck balusters.   While he was there, his attention to detail exceeded all expectations!  Eric replaced the exterior shower that had been rusted and unable to be properly used.  When I noticed a wasp nest, he went …

Happy Lucky Duck

A guest vacationing in #292 A Lucky Duck, a six bedroom, oceanside home in Four Seasons Subdivision in Duck, NC wrote: “We were really impressed with the service we received upon check in.  We left our cell phone number with your staff and as soon as our house was cleaned …

Carolina Designs Realty at Travel & Adventure Show in DC

Carolina Designs Realty was a featured vendor at the Travel & Adventure Show on March 12th and 13th, 2011 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, showcasing our great selection of vacation homes. Monica Thibodeau and Jean Sherwood greeted more than 8,000 potential guests during the event and offered …