Where to Find Great Deals on Oak Island NC Real Estate

For anyone hoping to relocate to Oak Island, North Carolina, our professionals at Sloane Realty can find you some great deals on Oak Island NC real estate currently on the market. Whether you’re looking for your first home, a retirement home, or something in between like a vacation home to enjoy at your leisure, we have an assortment of properties that would superbly meet your needs.

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This beach cottage is located on Tranquil Harbor on Oak Island. You can just imagine what living in a place with a name like that would be like! With two bedrooms and two bathrooms it’s a manageable size for anyone. If you’re in search of a one story home, this is it! Act fast because Oak Island NC real estate never hangs around for long before someone buys it.

The Pirates Are Coming Festival will be held on nearby Bald Head Island beginning at 4:30 p.m. on August 2 and run through August 4. The pirates are coming and taking over the island for several days of unbridled revelry, with proceeds benefiting the Old Baldy Foundation. Events and activities include a Pirate Invasion, Pirate Block Party, sword fights, gun powder, pirate encampments, pirate parade and pirate costume contest, pirate schools, Duck Race, Silent Auction and more! Call 910-457-7481 for more information.

Another must-do event is the Port City Ribfest taking place at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington from August 9-10, 2013. Don’t miss it!

Loggerhead Sea Turtles Departing

tutleSea turtles likely have been nesting on Oak Island for as long as the island has existed. Matthew Godfrey, Ph.D., a biologist for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, says the main species nesting on Oak Island is the Loggerhead, with some occasional Green turtles. “We have records of nests of Loggerheads on Oak Island going back to 1984,” Godfrey says. “But, there are earlier records of Loggerheads in Carolina going all the way back to Mark Catesby, who reported them in 1743.”

Every year from May through August, late at night while most homeowners of Oak Island Realstate in North Carolina, are fast asleep, an amazing phenomenon occurs. Loggerhead turtles emerge from the ocean and drag themselves across the sand, leaving behind them what looks to be an oversized tire track. They search for the ideal spot between the dunes and the high-tide line, where they will dig a hole with their back flipper and lay their eggs a foot and a half deep. After covering their eggs with sand, they gradually make their way back to the ocean without a second look back.

The beach is closely monitored during the nesting months. Kellie Beeson, director of the Oak Island Parks and Recreation Department and part of the Oak Island Sea Turtle Protection Program, scans the beach daily looking for the inimitable turtle tracks and depressions in the sand. She marks off the nests with four stakes, yellow tape and a sign marked with the date — otherwise, you wouldn’t know the nests were there. Beeson then coordinates with volunteers to assist with the hatching process.

Overall, the incubation period is between 55 and 85 days. “We begin to monitor the nests on the 50th day, as average hatching is around 62 days this season,” Beeson says. Nesting typically ends mid-August, although eggs may continue to incubate into November.

It’s critical for the nests to be watched closely so the new hatchlings can get back to the ocean without falling prey to seagulls or ghost crabs. How many of the hatchlings survive is highly dependent upon the concentrated efforts of the Protection Program and its volunteers, as well as the residents. “We have hundreds of folks that assist but are either visitors to the island or are not able to make the 100 percent commitment required to be a nest parent,” Beeson says. “The number of folks that are unofficially involved with our program in any one season easily exceeds one thousand.”

When a nest hatches, volunteers are on hand with flashlights to help direct the baby turtles to the ocean. Since the turtles’ natural instinct is to follow the light reflected from the surface of the sea, which may not always be prevalent, the flashlight assistance is critical for them so they don’t go toward an artificial light opposite of the ocean. Once they make their way across the beach, they immerse themselves into the ocean to begin their life journeys.

The female hatchlings that survive to adulthood, after making their way through life in various parts of the ocean, will travel back some thousands of miles to return to where they were born, in this case Oak Island, to nest their future brood.

Contact one of our Sloane Realty sales professionals for information on Oak Island Real Estate.

Oak Island NC Vacation Rentals

Oak Island is located in beautiful North Carolina. It’s on the southern part of North Carolina coast.  This beach community is something special.  It’s accented with beautiful live oak trees and a gorgeous beach thats stretched over 9 miles.  This is a great place to bring the family for a vacation getaway.  Check out Oak Island NC Vacation Rentals if you’re looking for a great vacation.

Oak Island NC Vacation Rentals come in different sizes and locations.  They offer multi bedroom rentals for a couple or group, rentals on or near water, rentals in the wilderness, and more!  No matter what your needs and wants are Oak Island NC Vacation Rentals have you covered.

If you are in the area around December 5th, you’ll be able to enjoy the Christmas By The Sea Festival Parade.  It starts at 3pm and will be an enjoyable time for you and your family.

Oak Island Commercial Real Estate

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Oak Island sits on the Atlantic coast of Southeastern North Carolina.  It’s a very nice area and the community is family friendly.  It has a population of about 8,000 people, but during the summer it explodes to 40,000 or more.  It’s continually growing as more business’ and people move into the area.  You can take away the stress of finding great deals on Oak Island Commercial Real Estate by letting Sloane Realty take care of all your needs and wants when it comes to Oak Island Real Estate.

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Ocean Isle Beach Vacation Rentals

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Looking to vacation in Ocean Isle Beach North Carolina? Well, there is no better choice than to get yourself a Vacation Rental.  You can get condo, cottage, house, townhouse, or villa rentals  depending on your needs and wants.  It’s truly a spectacular vacation destination for all families.  When looking for Ocean Isle Beach Vacation Rentals, allow Sloane Realty to put you in your dream rental.

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