When it comes to your home, you want it to be comfortable, cozy, and of course stylish. Take a few notes from the design trends we’ve gathered from across the internet, local businesses, and even our own homes to spruce up your own space!

Fresh Light Fixtures

Brighten up your kitchen with fun light fixtures! Property #5410 Ocean Star

Modern light fixtures like these found in the kitchen of Ocean Star #5410 can really brighten up your space! (Pun fully intended). With metallic colors like silvers, bronzes, and golds being especially trendy in home decor this year, you have so many options to make your home super up to date!

Make Use Of Natural Elements + Colors

Modern Beach House by Nicole Peters sure knows how to spruce up a space // image via Modern Beach House

Modern Beach House, a local Outer Banks interior design service and store hit the nail on the head with this buffet table display. The natural, tan colors of the table and the stark, white walls and topping are beautifully offset by the green plants! This look is easily achievable and can really brighten up your home. To see more great inspo and before and afters of local Outer Banks homes, take a look at the Modern Beach House website!

Shiplap Is Back

Don’t call it a comeback; shiplap is here to stay! Image via Pinterest

If you’ve ever set foot in a classic OBX beach box home, one thing you will see is dark and dreary shiplap and wood paneling. This can make the home look dark and dingy, but fear not, shiplap is making a comeback in a major way! A fresh coat of paint and bright interior furniture or furniture covers and take a drab room and make it fab in no time.

Create An Outside Oasis

Oceanfront porch swinging in style? Yes please! Image via Pinterest

When you’re on the Outer Banks, there’s nothing better than sitting out on the porch with a tall glass of sweet tea. Make sure your porch space is inviting and comfortable. Install porch swings or update the current seating you have with outdoor durable pillows and cushions for the ultimate relaxing space!

 

Make A Statement

Spice up your space with statement walls! Image via Pinterest

Tired of the same old paint? Make a statement with fun walls! You can get inexpensive wall paper and tile and create a focal point in a room to make it bright and inviting. You don’t have to stop at the walls either, a huge design trend for 2018 is statement floors and ceilings too! Think outside the box and be creative, just make sure you don’t go too overboard, pick one wall and off set the vibrancy with simple furniture and other decor!

 

Embrace MINIMALISM

Minimalism: A trend you can never go wrong with

Minimalism is a huge trend that we don’t see going anywhere anytime soon. There’s just something about clean lines, crisp colors, and the simplicity of a great room that makes it super relaxing and serene. Add pops of color to the walls and accent pillows to put a little color in the space. Fun lamps like the wave ones pictured in this bedroom from property Atlantic Breeze #5411 can really pull a minimalistic bedroom together!

Need an excuse to change your space? How about a new home! Browse the listings on the Resort Realty sales site and find your next home! Whether you’re looking to move to the Outer Banks for good, or find an investment property, Resort Realty and our specialized and friendly real estate agents are here for you!

Discover the beauty, history, and charm of Manteo! Nestled between park preservation land and the private marina, Heritage point is a beautiful soundfront community located on the north end of Roanoke Island in Manteo. In Heritage Point, you’ll be greeted by picturesque houses, lush landscapes, and an overall sense of a tight knit community.

About Heritage Point

Heritage Point is also a top-of-the-line boating community. Enjoy all the Outer banks waters have to offer with ample boat slips and a boat launch for residents to enjoy. For those that don’t have a boat (yet), the community boardwalk will lead residents to the beautiful soundfront beach – perfect for a picnic or soaking up the summer sun.

Things To Do

Residents of Heritage Point can stay active and healthy with tennis courts and the fitness center that are located centrally within the community. Plus, the Heritage Point community is located right near the bike path that stretches all along Highway 64 and through historic downtown Manteo. Enjoy all of the great dining, shop, and attractions, Manteo has to offer just steps away from the comfort of home!

Local Schools Near Heritage Point

Known for being nationally ranked, Manteo Elementary, Middle, and High are all located very close to Heritage Point, making this community perfect for families.

The peaceful setting, located near the Fort Raleigh National Park, large lot sizes, elegant homes, and private marina make it on the of premier communities on Roanoke Island!

Heritage Point At A Glance

In Heritage Point, it’s all about the laid back, coastal lifestyle! Search our listings or build your dream home! Whether it’s a second home or a new location for you and your family, let Resort Realty help you find your Outer Banks abode!

Resort Realty has been a leader in real estate on the Outer Banks for over 30 years. With the success of sales in 2017, the great reputation of Resort Realty real estate holds true! This past year was a great year in Real Estate sales for Resort Realty. Read on to see just how Resort Realty real estate did over the course of 2017!

Statistics For Resort Realty Real Estate

These statistics reflect just what Resort Realty has accomplished over this past year.

Resort Realty as of December 31st, 2017

Closed transactions year to date total: 265 units; up 30% from 2016

Closed sales volume year to date: $101,147,035; up 8% from 2016

Agents took 229 new listings; up 5% from 2016

Additional Statistics

Resort Realty is one of the leading real estate companies on the Outer Banks. These statistics, however, are based on information from the Outer Banks Association of Realtors MLS Data from January 1st, 2017 to December 31st, 2017. These statistics do not reflect just Resort Realty, but Outer Banks Real Estate as a whole:

Statistics of Single Family Homes

1,713 single family homes on the Outer Banks and Northeastern North Carolina were sold.

Average Days On Market: 148

Median Days On Market: 81

Media List Price: $339,000

Median Sold Price: $325,000

Total Sold: $694,117,817

Low Price: $13,000

High: $3,250,000

 Statistics of Condos & Town Homes

223 condos and town homes sold in 2017

Average Days On Market: 153

Media Days On Market: 88

Median List Price: $274,900

Median Sold Price: $262,500

Total Sold: $60,662,916

Low Price: $72,500

High Price: $825,000

Statistics of Lots & Land

547 lots sold in 2017

Average Days on Market: 240

Median Days on Market: 115

Median List Price: $80,000

Media Sold Price: $75, 000

Total Sold: $61,888,805

Low Price: $5,000

High Price: $1,700,000

Of these lots, land, single family homes, town homes, and condo listings, 6.01% of of the sales came from Resort Realty.

If you’re looking for your next home or Outer Banks vacation home, get in touch with our Outer Banks real estate agents at Resort Realty. With convenient office locations from Corolla to Waves, you’ll be sure to find the right agent for your OBX real estate needs. Visit the Resort Realty website to browse properties for sale and find your oasis by the sea today!

Looking for your next Outer Banks home? This beautiful, luxury, home could be yours! Located at 110 S Baum Trail in Duck, this 8 bath, 10 bath, 3 half bath home is for sale by Randy Jones of Resort Realty. This luxury listing also features amenities like a private in ground pool, hot tub, game room with pool table, direct private access to the beach, and so much more!

With 8 bedrooms, this Duck home provides enough room for everyone. Views of the sound and ocean, makes this spacious and luxurious home perfect for a second investment, personal Outer Banks vacation home, or even for year-round stay!

From the top floor living room, enjoy panoramic views. Perfect for relaxing after a long day at the beach or playing a game of poker!

The upscale kitchen features double wall ovens, gas stove top, 2 dishwashers, and granite counter tops. Perfect for any master chef!

The luxury bedrooms provide comfort and privacy, all with their own private bathrooms.

The Palmer’s Island community has just a few homes and offers uncrowded beaches. This home is also located near great shopping, dining, and historical attractions. This beautiful Outer Banks home is listed for $4,395,000.

For more photos, information, and even more real estate listings, visit the Resort Realty Real Estate Page or contact Randy Jones at (252) 202 – 2573 or at [email protected]

We are pretty well into the New Year and more than likely you’ve made a few resolutions for 2018! Why not change up your New Year’s resolution this year? Instead of making the usual pledge of getting a gym membership or starting a juice cleanse, why not make an investment resolution on the Outer Banks? (Or, if you’re ambitious, do all three!) Owning a second home on the Outer Banks could be an easy and profitable New Year’s Resolution.

Own A Piece Of Paradise

Owning an Outer Banks vacation home is like owning your own piece of paradise! You’ll make memories with your friends and family plus, you’ll give other families the opportunity to make memories on the Outer Banks as well!

Make a Quality Investment

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Investing in a vacation home on the OBX can be a great move financially, especially when you list your home with Resort Realty. With over 30 years of experience and being a leader in the Outer Banks vacation rental industry, we make sure you get the most out of your vacation home and ensure that your guests are happy and content on their vacation!

Our Professional Staff Has You Covered

At Resort Realty, our excellent staff want to make sure your home is taken care of and you get the maximum profit out of your investment. Our friendly and professional reservationists, housekeeping staff, maintenance staff, accounting, marketing, and property managers will make sure your house gets the rentals it deserves and shines in its best light!

See Why Our Homeowners Love Us

We aim to keep our homeowners as pleased as our guests! See why listing your rental home with Resort Realty is the best choice you could make.

“…I very much appreciate your high standards and the attention that you have given to our homes.  It certainly brings peace of mind.  Especially during the busy rental season, with every little thing that can go wrong, I’m confident, cleanliness isn’t going to be one of them if you are in charge.  Thank you so very much.” –  Property owner of a Duck vacation rental home

“Thank you Resort Realty for a successful season with 16 rentals! This is my first year with Resort Realty and this was the most rentals I have ever had in the 30 years that I have owned the property. I truly appreciate everything you all do and I’m looking forward to next year!” – Property Owners of a Nags Head vacation rental home

Make This New Year’s Resolution Count

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Make your New Year’s Resolution of owning a vacation property on the Outer Banks come true! Take a look at all of the homes for sale on the Outer Banks and connect with one of Resort Realty’s experienced and friendly real estate agents. Then, when you find the perfect vacation home and you’re ready to make profit on your investment, contact a Owner Consultant by emailing [email protected] or calling (800) 458-3830. You can also get more information on our rental program on the Resort Realty Owner page of our website!

Looking for a new home on the Outer Banks? Look no further! If you’ve been thinking about downsizing, up-sizing, or even moving to the Outer Banks, we’ve got some great homes available for you! Resort Realty’s specialized, professional, and friendly insurance agents will get you in a new home with ease! Take a look at a few of the new listings we have and find your dream home!

 1370 N Highway 64/264 Lot #2 // Manteo – $259,000

3 Bed // 2 Bath // Single Family Home

This 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home is located in beautiful and historic Manteo. It’s close to great local dining, shopping, historical attractions, and great Middle, Elementary, and High schools. View more photos, information, and contact an agent here!

 

212 W Kitty Hawk Road Unit #212 // Kitty Hawk – $169,900

2 Bed // 1 Bath // 1 Half Bath // Condominium

Located in Kitty Hawk, this town home is perfect for a small family, someone looking to down-size, or even as an investment home! This cozy condo is perfectly located near shopping, dining, and direct access to the beach! Click here for more information and to talk to one of our amazing agents.

114 Peeler Place Lot #214 // Kill Devil Hills – $309,000

4 bed // 3 bathroom // Single Family Home

This beautiful Outer Banks home is located in the Bay Cliff Planned Community. You’ll have access to the Bay Cliff Community clubhouse with amenities like pool access, a fitness room, hot tub, and boat ramp. Plus, you’re located near great restaurants, bike paths, shopping, direct beach access and so much more! This could be your next Outer Banks dream home. Click here for more information and to get in touch with an agent.

24198 Dean Avenue Lot #40 // Rodanthe – $338,900

Welcome to Rodanthe! This 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home is located in a quiet neighborhood with easy access to the beach. Enjoy a private pool, open floor plan, and more! For more information, check out the listing details here.

 

26791 Colony Drive Lot #38 // Salvo – $325,000

This semi-oceanfront beach box is perfect for anyone looking for a permanent home, vacation home, or rental investment! Located in Salvo on Hatteras Island, this 2 bedroom 2 bathroom home features a screened in porch, outdoor shower, and fish cleaning table. The floor plan inside is open and the property is being sold with all furnishing. See the listing information here for more details and to contact an agent.

Take a look at all of the properties Resort Realty has for sale! With Resort Realty and our experienced team of agents, we can help you find the dream home you’ve been searching for.

Buying a condo or townhome can be a really great investment whether you’re planning on making it your forever home or plan on renting it out as a vacation space. 99% of the time, condos and townhomes come with HOA (Home Owners’ Association) Fees. There’s often confusion on what HOA fees are and what they go toward, so we’re here to help you answer the most common and important questions?

 

So what is an HOA fee anyway?

The community pool maintenance is done with your HOA payment || via We Heart It

HOA fees are monthly or annual fees that help with the upkeep of common areas of the community like the pool or the gym. HOA fees help keep all residents of the community accountable for keeping common areas in tip top shape and helps maintain the quality of life for all residents in the area!

 

What do HOA fees cover?

HOA fees can cover things like the community gym || via Pinterest

Most of the time HOA fees will cover what has been mentioned above; maintenance and upkeep of common areas. However, sometimes HOA fees cover things like cable, garbage pickup, and insurance like flood and wind. Do your research on the fees before you commit!

 

Are there other rules in the Home Owner’s Association?

CC&Rs can restrict what’s by or on your door || via Pinterest

Sometimes there can be more rules that the Home Owners Association has put in place. These are called covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs). CC&Rs could include things like how many guests you can have at the pool, types of vehicles that can be parked on the street, what color you can paint your door, heights and types of fences you can put up, whether or not you can have a satellite dish, and the size and types of pets allowed. Not all complexes are the same or expect you to follow the same guidelines. It’s important that you research the CC&Rs and HOA policies before you commit to buying a home.

 

 

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If you’re the type of person that doesn’t like being told what to do, you should probably reconsider living in a community with HOA dues. HOA fees and rules tend to get a bad reputation but in reality, they help everyone in the community co-exist!

Buying a house is easily one of the most stressful but rewarding things you will ever go through. Some aspects of house shopping are obvious like having a list of home features that you would like or how far away from work you’d like to live. But what about everyday things that you would never think could affect the buying process? Tipsographic has provided a super helpful infographic on 8 Things Not To Do In Your Quest To Buy A House. Take a look and you may be surprised about what could affect the process!

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With these tips and with the help of your Resort Realty agent, you’ll be in your dream home in no time!

Congratulations! So you’ve closed on the sale of your home and the keys have been handed over to the new owner. You’ve come a long way and there have probably been some bumps in the road during your journey. Finding an agent, filling out paperwork, reviewing offers and counter offers; now that it’s over, what’s next?

Now that you’ve sold your home, it’s time to find someplace new. Across the city, country, or the globe; it’s best to work with someone that can help you every step of the way. As an affiliate of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, your Resort Realty agent can connect you with a relocation professional in your new destination so you’ll be in the best possible hands. So, why should you buy with a Resort Realty agent?

 

Home Selections >>

Buying a primary home, second home, or investment property on the Outer Banks can be an intimidating experience for some buyers. Resort Realty agents provide a broad view of the market, without wasting your time with inappropriate properties. Our comprehensive website, ResortRealty.com, makes it easy for you to view all the available homes on the market.

 

Second / Investment Home Financing >> 

Through the years, Resort Realty has created relationships with some of the area’s top lenders. Because buying a second home or investment property is much different than buying a permanent home, you will want a real estate agent that can provide you with the most up-to-date specifics on resort real estate financing.

 

Our Commitment to You >>

We are bound by fiduciary responsibilities to you as a buyer. We represent you as our client. Resort Realty agents take these duties very seriously, which is a significant benefit to you.

 

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If you’re planning to put your house on the market, it goes without saying that you’re hoping it sells as soon as possible and that it sells at your asking price. Image is everything and Resort Realty is here to help you prepare your home for sale. Check out our tips for Preparing Your Home for Sale!

 

Curb Appeal Is Key

Your home’s exterior is what is going to catch the buyer’s eye right off the bat. An overgrown yard, unattractive fence, or empty porch is going to turn them away.

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– Your front door is going to be one of the biggest first impressions; make sure it’s clean and painted if necessary

– Plants, door wreaths, a catchy welcome mat, and even new house numbers and little improvements that make a huge impact on how your house is seen

– Make sure your outdoor areas like porches, patios, and deck are neat and tidy

– Keep your lawn mowed and watered, weeds pulled, and bushes and trees trimmed

Touch Up The Inside

Prospective buyers often can’t see past the homeowners’ decor to see what’s most important about the house. Neutral, appealing decorations can help the buyer see important details like the floor plan and space the home has to offer.

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– Make sure you paint any room that needs a touch-up; neutral colors can help create a sophisticated backdrop

– Clean your windows, drapes, carpets, ceiling fans, and appliances as well as normal cleaning

– Increase the wattage in your lamps and fixtures (aim for a total of 100 watts for each 50 square feet)

 

Set The Stage For An Open House

You can’t decorate your home to please everyone, but neutral decor and minimal clutter will showcase your home in the best light.
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– Rearrange your furniture for a quick and easy new look

– Remove any unnecessary objects from counters, tabletops, and dressers

– Place fresh flowers throughout your home

– Set dining room tables and bars as if you were hosting a dinner party

– Up the coziness factor and arrange throw pillows and soft blankets on couches and beds to allow the buyer to feel more relaxed and at home

Follow these tips and your home will definitely be selling in no time!

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