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The Best May 2018 Events on the Crystal Coast

May days here on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina are filled with natural wonders, family-friendly activities, beach and watersports, music festivals and more. Let's not forget about the symbolic start of summer with Memorial Day happening this month, too. Whew! Ar... View the full post »

Home Buying Costs You Need to Know About

Hey there first-time home buyers—this post is for you! Buying a home is a major investment and a most worthy endeavor. We want to make sure you have all of your bases covered as you embark on this exciting new adventure in your life. Preparing today for tomorrow's h... View the full post »

How to Pack a Capsule Wardrobe for the Beach

When it comes to packing for your beach vacation, why not make it as easy as can be? Forget lugging all those extras that you'll probably never use anyway and instead consider packing a capsule wardrobe for the beach. Travel capsule wardrobes are one of the keys to tr... View the full post »

2018 Hair Trends Perfect for a Day at the Beach

Summer beach season is almost here. Is your hair ready? We're here to help you with some the hottest hairstyles and trending beach hair that have been seen on the fashion runways for 2018. Don't worry, they are totally doable and very versatile. Many of these s... View the full post »

Quick and Easy Meals You Can Make on Vacation

Need some quick and easy meal ideas for your next vacation? We've got them! These recipes require only a few common ingredients and satisfy a wide range of tastes. They are family friendly and can easily feed a crowd. Try one or try them all! Don't stop here. Go a... View the full post »

April 2018 Events You Need to Know on the Crystal Coast

Happy Spring 2018! Have you made your Emerald Isle beach vacation plans yet? If not, now's the time. Come warm up on our sunny shorelines, sit back and relax on the pristine sands, and gaze out upon the sparkling blue-green Atlantic Ocean waters. A North Carolina beac... View the full post »

Do You Really Need a Property Management Company?

You have a rental property (or maybe more than one). What now? Should you hire a property management company or try to manage it yourself? While every vacation rental situation is unique, you can ask yourself a few simple questions to lead you in the right direction. Not ... View the full post »

Funny Beach Quotes That Will Make You Smile

It's beach time! To get you in the mood, we've rounded up some of the best beach quotes guaranteed to put a smile on your face and make you laugh out loud. Once you're done reading them, all that's left to do is book your next beach vacation. Go ahead... View the full post »

How to Beach-Proof Your Makeup in 3 Easy Steps

It's your long awaited beach vacation! You're excitedly heading out for a day at the beach eager to soak up the sun's rays, feel the sand between your toes and breathe in the salty ocean air. You want to look your best, of course, but you aren't sure how to transition your... View the full post »

Do You Know the Most Popular March Event in Emerald Isle?

March at the beach is bright, sunny, and filled with family-friendly fun for everyone in Emerald Isle, North Carolina. March also plays host to one of Emerald Isle's biggest and most popular events. Do you know what it is? Read on to find out the answer and see what else is happening on the ... View the full post »

Helpful Home Staging Tips You Need to Know

When it comes to staging your home to sell, there are a few things you need to know. We have gathered some of the top tips from HGTV experts and compiled the most important and helpful staging strategies designed to help your home sell. Highlight your home's strengths, downplay its weak... View the full post »

10 of the Best Questions to Ask Before You Book Your Rental

  Booking a vacation rental is a pretty simple task these days. With online booking, you're on your way to the vacation of your dreams with just a few clicks. Whether it's your first time booking a rental or not, it's important to get answers to any questions you have before you ... View the full post »

How to Be Stylish with 2018 Spring and Summer Fashion Trends

  Right from the fashion runways of New York, Milan and Paris, we've rounded up what's trending in 2018 for the spring and summer seasons. We've chosen some of the more wearable fashion trends that could actually be worn off the runway and in everyday life. As you start planning ... View the full post »

The Best February 2018 Events on the Crystal Coast

Welcome to February at the beach in Emerald Isle, North Carolina with some amazing, fun and family-friendly events and things to do. There is an incredibly full calendar of events this month, so you'll want to mark down your favorites. There are a lot of options for celebrating Valentine'... View the full post »

7 Selling Secrets Every Homeowner Should Know

  If you're getting ready to put your house on the market, then you'll want to know these home selling secrets straight from the real estate experts at HGTV. Selling your home can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. With the right support, a skilled real estate ... View the full post »