Zillow Advice: Investing - Good news for the OBX Vacation Rental Home Market http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Good-news-for-the-OBX-Vacation-Rental-Home-Market/385025/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate The Outer Banks is a great ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Good-news-for-the-OBX-Vacation-Rental-Home-Market/385025/ The Outer Banks is a great place to vacation.&nbsp; I went there last year and was in a rental for a week.&nbsp; I think the cost to rent was around $10K.&nbsp; For investors, this is some great information. Thu, 14 Apr 2011 20:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Good-news-for-the-OBX-Vacation-Rental-Home-Market/385025/ 2011-04-14T20:59:00Z Good to hear! We have family ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Good-news-for-the-OBX-Vacation-Rental-Home-Market/385025/ Good to hear! We have family who own a vacation property there! I would be curious to see some stats for&nbsp;Avon, so I can pass the info along to them! Fri, 08 Apr 2011 17:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Good-news-for-the-OBX-Vacation-Rental-Home-Market/385025/ 2011-04-08T17:43:00Z Well we are happy for you....but ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Good-news-for-the-OBX-Vacation-Rental-Home-Market/385025/ Well we are happy for you....but you know you are not supposed to 'self promote' here , right? Fri, 08 Apr 2011 11:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Good-news-for-the-OBX-Vacation-Rental-Home-Market/385025/ 2011-04-08T11:05:00Z There was a typo in previous ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Good-news-for-the-OBX-Vacation-Rental-Home-Market/385025/ <p>There was a typo in previous post.&nbsp;&nbsp; Should be "8.3% in Corolla over 2009".</p> Thu, 07 Apr 2011 01:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Good-news-for-the-OBX-Vacation-Rental-Home-Market/385025/ 2011-04-07T01:18:00Z Yes, it been a tough real ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Good-news-for-the-OBX-Vacation-Rental-Home-Market/385025/ Yes, it been a tough real estate market...home values have soften...but, the GOOD NEWS is that we (Outer Banks area)&nbsp;experienced a 21% increase in sales volume in 2010 over 2009 according to Outer Banks Association of Realtor MLS statistical data.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br/><br/>With visitor spending in North Carolina rising over 9%, the&nbsp;Outer Banks Chamber&nbsp;and Visitors Bureau reported a record number of tourists visiting the&nbsp;Outer Banks in 2010.&nbsp;Retail sales receipts were up 15% in Dare and 83% in Corolla over 2009.&nbsp; Food &amp; Beverage sales were up 1.5%.&nbsp;<br/><br/>&nbsp; Wed, 06 Apr 2011 21:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Good-news-for-the-OBX-Vacation-Rental-Home-Market/385025/ 2011-04-06T21:50:00Z So where do you get the stat ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Good-news-for-the-OBX-Vacation-Rental-Home-Market/385025/ So where do you get the stat 20% growth. They are predicting strong growth here in the Raleigh /Cary market too, with strong being a conservative 2.5-3% growth. 20% is a lot! Tue, 08 Mar 2011 12:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Good-news-for-the-OBX-Vacation-Rental-Home-Market/385025/ 2011-03-08T12:54:00Z According to the Outer Banks, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Good-news-for-the-OBX-Vacation-Rental-Home-Market/385025/ According to the Outer Banks, NC&nbsp;Chamber of Commerce:<br/><br/><p>The Outer Banks was not immune to the 2008-2009 recession, but visitors continued to come to the area to enjoy its amenities. For example, a look at a major occupancy measure in Dare County (the Outer Bank jurisdiction that currently shoulders the bulk of the tourism hotels and restaurants) showed essentially flat visitation activity from the summer of 2008 to the beginning of 2010. However, <strong>the results showed that the year-to-year activity increased in the summer of 2010. Retail sales estimates support this upturn.</strong> So, while businesses in the area suffered like many in the rest of the nation, the regional downturn was not as severe. Tourists continued to come.</p> Tue, 08 Mar 2011 12:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Good-news-for-the-OBX-Vacation-Rental-Home-Market/385025/ 2011-03-08T12:16:00Z They come from a self promoting ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Good-news-for-the-OBX-Vacation-Rental-Home-Market/385025/ They come from a self promoting vacation home rental LLC&nbsp;<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.prlog.org/11211949-vacation-home-rentals-study-predicts-the-vacation-rental-market-will-grow-by-131-in-2011.html">here</a>&nbsp;based on their owner "panels" "feeling" about the market. Not what I call an independent source or method. It's promotion, not news. Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:04:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Good-news-for-the-OBX-Vacation-Rental-Home-Market/385025/ 2011-02-11T14:04:00Z What are you basing this ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Good-news-for-the-OBX-Vacation-Rental-Home-Market/385025/ What are you basing this information on? Where are the stats? Fri, 11 Feb 2011 13:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Good-news-for-the-OBX-Vacation-Rental-Home-Market/385025/ 2011-02-11T13:16:00Z