12/2/08

No place like Hatteras Island for the Holidays

While December is a slow time of year around here, there are plenty of local holiday events to keep visitors, locals and homeowners entertained and in the holiday spirit. If you’re enjoying a holiday vacation, why not check out these events that are in the neighborhood. Continue reading


12/1/08

Surf or Sound Realty is Hatteras Island Food Pantry drop off location

Surf or Sound Realty is happy to announce that our Avon and Salvo offices will serve as drop-off locations for the Hatteras Island Food Pantry. From November through New Year’s, locals, visitors and homeowners can drop off non-perishable items, including food items, toiletries, pet food, and other every day necessities at either office location. These donations go to a very worthy cause: local families who are having trouble making ends meet. Continue reading


11/21/08

Where to watch the Big Game

<B>Sports Bar at Hatteras Belle</b>

Sports Bar at Hatteras Belle

Playoff season is just around the corner, and a concern for many diehard football aficionados is missing that big game while on vacation. But don’t cancel your vacation plans so you can stay home and root for your team just yet – there are plenty of spots on Hatteras Island where you can watch your team in action, and still enjoy your vacation when the game is over. Continue reading


11/19/08

Going Coastal on the Cheap: Ways to spruce up your vacation rental home without breaking your budget

In today’s economy, just because you have to scale back on your budget doesn’t mean you can’t provide an attractive and up-to-date rental home for your guests. There are a myriad of minor improvements you can make to your home over the winter off-season that will be a breath of fresh air to your favorite repeat renters, and provide a little extra coastal charm. Continue reading


11/17/08

Conserving energy (and money) on Hatteras Island

Hatteras Island homeowners face a unique challenge in conserving energy, as during the summer months, when the air conditioners whir and every light in a rental home might be on, the island uses an exorbitant amount of electricity. Thankfully, there are steps you can take to minimize your energy consumption, and bolster your wallet to boot. Continue reading