Best Places in the Outer Banks to Get Ice Cream

2022-06-28T23:09:12+00:00June 28th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Whether you prefer your frozen treat as an ice cream sandwich, as frozen yogurt in a cup, or topped with your favorite goodies, the Outer Banks has something delicious to offer.  Surfin’ Spoon Photo Credit: Surfin' Spoon Surfin’ Spoon offers a variety of frozen yogurt flavors. They usually have some that are

Mortgage Minute: The Rise of Adjustable-Rate Mortgages

2022-06-28T22:35:38+00:00June 28th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Have you ever been at the water cooler and heard someone talk about adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs)? The ARM is becoming more popular in the current market due to rising rates on traditional fixed-rate mortgages. But what is an adjustable-rate mortgage? An adjustable-rate mortgage defined ARMs have an interest rate that fluctuates throughout the loan's

Where to Celebrate the 4th of July in the Outer Banks

2022-06-28T22:28:42+00:00June 28th, 2022|Tags: , , , , , , |

There are many fun 4th of July events planned throughout the Outer Banks this year! Places to watch fireworks on Independence Day:  Hatteras Island Avon Pier - Fireworks at Avon Pier begin at 9:15 on July 4. The fireworks will launch off the end of the pier. The fireworks will be visible all along

Make This Light & Easy Patriotic 4th of July Dessert with Local Berries

2022-06-28T22:21:37+00:00June 28th, 2022|Tags: , , , , , , |

Try this patriotic flag cake on the 4th of July! The whipped cream frosting and fresh berries on this cake keep the dessert feeling light, and it's always a crowd pleaser. Starting with a boxed mix also means that you're not stuck in the kitchen during all of the Independence Day festivities. Enjoy! Ingredients:

Treat Yourself on National Donut Day at One (or More) Local Hot Spots

2022-06-03T21:17:45+00:00June 3rd, 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

Friday, June 3rd is National Donut Day and we’re celebrating by sharing some favorite local places to grab a sweet treat! Duck Donuts Photo Credit: Duck Donuts Now an internationally recognized name in warm, customizable donuts, with locations in multiple countries, Duck Donuts is a local favorite that got its start right

Pick Local Strawberries & Make This Delicious Strawberry Salad

2022-05-20T01:51:50+00:00May 20th, 2022|Tags: , , |

Spring means strawberries! Spend a sunny day outside picking your own bright, juicy strawberries at Point Harbor and then come home and make this fresh, delicious salad.  Strawberry Salad 6 cups spring greens 1 pint strawberries ½ red onion  Candied walnuts Roquefort or goat cheese  Salt  Freshly ground pepper Balsamic vinaigrette of your choosing 

Spring Cleaning: Pantry Edition – 5 Tips to Get Your Pantry Organized for Good

2022-05-24T15:34:42+00:00May 19th, 2022|Tags: , |

Start right: The first step may feel like a challenge but it’s going to be worth it! Take everything out of the pantry. There’s no way around it, the best way to start is with a clean slate. As you take everything out, take note of expiration dates and throw away anything that’s expired.

Fun Events in the Outer Banks this May

2022-05-04T13:46:24+00:00May 4th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

The sun is shining and the fun events are heating up in the Outer Banks. We’ve rounded up some great ideas to get you out and about to enjoy our gorgeous community!  May 6-7: OBX Rod & Custom Festival - If you love cars, this is the event for you! The event will include

Enjoy Warmer Spring Weather in the Outer Banks with These Outdoor Ideas

2022-04-13T12:43:59+00:00April 13th, 2022|

Spring is a wonderful time to live in or visit the Outer Banks. The temperatures tend to be warm and the natural landscape and wildlife come to life.  Patio Dining - enjoying a great meal in the sunshine with a beautiful view over the water is the perfect way to spend a Spring afternoon

9 Tips for New Home Buyers

2022-02-10T15:12:08+00:00April 13th, 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

If you are in the market to buy a new home, consider these expert tips to help get the most of your hard-earned money and a beautiful home you are proud to call your own. #1 Get preapproved – Being pre-approved means you know exactly how much you can afford and how much

Fire Up the Grill & Add Some Local Pimento Cheese to Your Burgers

2022-04-13T12:46:34+00:00April 13th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

What you need:  1 ½ lbs ground beef (80/20 works well for grilling)  Salt & ground black pepper to taste 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder  1 tub Far Out Foods Pimento Cheese (Original Southern or Fiery Jalapeno)  Buns Optional toppings - lettuce, tomato slices, red onion slices,

Fun Events in April in the Outer Banks

2022-04-12T23:58:31+00:00April 12th, 2022|Tags: , |

Looking for something fun to do on the weekend or during your vacation in the Outer Banks? We’ve got you covered with some suggestions from egg hunts to marathons. Get out there and enjoy our beautiful community! April 16 - Easter Eggstravaganza: If you’re looking for something to do with kids on Easter weekend,

10 Ways to Add More Value When Selling Your Home

2022-02-10T14:32:06+00:00March 26th, 2022|Tags: |

Just a few extra steps before you list your home, could reap great gains. Here are some helpful ways to add value and grab a buyer fast when selling your home. Declutter: It sounds obvious, but it is often overlooked. Just pack up the bits and pieces that make up daily living in

Make at Home: Grilled Calvino’s Outer Banks Sausage and Peppers

2022-02-17T20:23:55+00:00February 17th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Italian sausage, bell peppers, and onions are made easy on the grill. This classic combination of fennel-scented Italian sausage links on a bed of sweet and tangy peppers and onions is divine! You can also serve the sausage in buns and finely chop the veggies once grilled as a "relish" with a squeeze of

6 Ways to Spruce Up Your Yard for Spring

2022-02-21T14:25:21+00:00February 17th, 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

When it comes to backyards, Outer Banks backyards are popular gathering places. We love to entertain in the fresh coastal salt air. With spring just around the corner we’re already thinking about backyard barbecues and lawn games here at the beach. Here are some useful ideas to spruce up your patio, deck or yard

SAGA Realty & Construction Awarded Best of Houzz 2022

2022-01-26T19:50:25+00:00January 26th, 2022|

SAGA Realty & Construction's dedication to customer service recognized by awarding of Houzz Best of Service Award 2022 people’s choice award highlights top home professionals among the Houzz community, based on quality service and most popular designs Kill Devil Hills, USA, January 26, 2022 – SAGA Realty & Construction of Kill Devil Hills has

Outer Banks 2021 Real Estate in Review

2022-01-20T20:32:05+00:00January 17th, 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

2021 saw the highest number of sales in MLS History on the Outer Banks!  (Photo credit: by Milepost Living) The Outer Banks has proven to be a winner for buyers and sellers of real estate in 2021. With record-breaking sales, this sandbar is more than just a popular vacation destination; it’s also home

Outer Banks Off-Season Fun

2022-01-20T18:35:25+00:00January 12th, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

The fun continues on the Outer Banks when the crowds go home Summer is known as peak season on the Outer Banks, but the shoulder season and "off-season" are both wonderful times to visit these barrier islands. While there may not be the typical swimming and sun bathing, there is still a lot